Thursday, January 18, 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch #255


(Note: For the My Favorite Things Birthday Project post, click here or scroll down. Thanks!)

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CAS(E) this Sketch #255 is a little number from me. And it looks like this.


And here's my take on it.


The hot air balloon and pup were stamped, colored with Copic markers and cut
with the matching die-namics. A portion of a stitched cloud was cut and adhered
to a blue card base. The hot air balloon was popped up over the clouds and the
card was finished off with the sentiment and sequins.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the team interpreted the sketch
and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, January 25th and
we hope to see you in the gallery!



MFT January Birthday Project Challenge


It's a new year and My Favorite Things has come up with a new monthly challenge!

The Birthday Project challenge will be posted on the third Thursday of the month and
 feature ideas for getting creative with your birthday card making. Enter the monthly
challenge for a chance to win a $50 MFT gift voucher!

This month, we're focusing on the word "celebrate". Incorporate the stamped or
die cut word into your birthday card design and leave no question as to the mood
of your greeting.


For my project, I white embossed the word "celebrate" diagonally on watercolor
card stock and ink distressed with gradient warm colors. The panel was trimmed
and adhered to a white card base.

I chose a Bitty Bear to let the background stand out. He was stamped and colored
with Copic markers, then cut with the matching Die-namics. The sentiment was
white embossed on a strip of brown card stock and adhered to the card together
with the bear. Sequins finished off the card.

Visit the Birthday Project post over at the Card Challenges blog for all the
details and deadlines and join the inaugural challenge!
Hope to see you in the gallery!


Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge--ADD A SENTIMENT



Welcome back to a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! This week,
the challenge is to ADD A SENTIMENT and the featured company is Clearly Besotted.

You don't have to use Clearly Besotted products to enter the challenge, but if 
you have them, we'd love to see them on your projects!


I chose Clearly Besotted's Tickle My Fancy stamp set and white embossed
different feathers on watercolor card stock. I ink distressed over the feathers in
green and blue distress inks then spattered water and white paint.



The panel was trimmed and adhered to a gray card base. I added a strip of 
black and white diagonal striped paper and white embossed the sentiment on
a piece of black card stock. I rounded off the corners of the sentiment strip
and popped it up on the card. Clear sequins finished off the card.

http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/
Visit today's post at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog for more
inspiration from the design team,
https://simonsaysstamp.com
The prize is a $50 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.
Come and join the challenge and we hope to see you in the gallery!




MFT Wed Sketch Challenge #368



Are you ready for this week's My Favorite Things Wed Sketch Challenge?
Here's Sketch #368.


And here's how I interpreted the sketch.


Whimsical Woodgrain was stamped in Versamark ink on Summer Splash card stock
then cut with the Mod Rectangle Die-namics and circle Die-namics per the sketch.
The piece was adhered to a Grout Gray card base.

Flowers and leaves were adhered to the card and tinished off with the white embossed
sentiment and Sparkling Clear sequins.

Visit the Card Challenges blog for all the details on how you could be the random
winner of a $50 MFT gift voucher. Hope you'll join the challenge!



Monday, January 15, 2018

MFT January Release Replay



It's time for My Favorite Things Release Replay when the Creative Team
shares fresh ideas and more inspiration with the latest release.

Personally, I love Release Replay because it gives me a chance to share a
project with a product that initially stumped me, and I decide to give a closer
look. Case in point, the In Paris stamp set.


I was so intimidated with the small images and some of the details seemed pretty
intricate. I knew that I'd mess it up if I used Copic markers so I decided to use Zig
markers and a waterbrush. And I did some "messy" watercoloring since the
images have a more whimsical look.


All the images were quickly colored and cut with the matching Die-namics. I colored
in a sky, grass, and road, then adhered all the images over it. The piece was
framed and finished off with the sentiment. 



Overall, I really like how this scene turned out, even though the Eiffel Tower is
way too close to the houses. But for "whimsical Paris" it's just fine.

Visit today's post over at My Favorite Things to see how the rest of the Creative
Team took on the Release Replay challenge!


Thursday, January 11, 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch #254


Here's CAS(E) this Sketch #254 brought to you by Leigh.


And here's my simplified take on it.


A woodgrain rectangle piece was ink distressed and adhered to a card base.
Flowers and leaves were adhered and finished off with the white embossed
sentiment on a fishtail banner.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the team interpreted the sketch
and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, January 18th and
as the winner, you'll be invited to join us on a future sketch!



Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge--USE PATTERNED PAPER


(Note: For my MFT Wed Sketch Challenge post, please click here or scroll down)

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Are you ready for a new Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
This week the challenge is to use PATTERNED PAPER and the featured company 
is Doodlebug Designs. You don't have to use Doodlebug papers to enter, but if 
you own them, then feel free to use them!



For my card, I used Doodlebug's Gingham-Linen Rainbow Petite Prints, and paired it
with Paper Smooches' Cozy Coffee cup. I created a 4x6 card base since I wanted to 
use three cups on the card. The cup pieces were cut and ink distressed and I used 
patterned papers for the cozy portion of the cups.



The sentiment from What's Brewing was white embossed and adhered to the card. 
The card was finished off with a few enamel dots.
Visit Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge blog for all the details and deadlines
on this week's challenge. Grab your patterned papers and join us and you could 
be the random winner of a $50 Simon Says Stamp gift voucher!




MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #367


It's Wednesday, time for a new MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge!
Here's Sketch #367.


And here's my simplified take on it.


I started off by adhering the striped diagonal paper to a Stone Gray card base.
The little girl was stamped and colored with Copics, then cut with the matching
Die-namics. She was popped up on a wonky stitched rectangle that was cut
from woodgrain card stock.

The piece was adhered to the card base and finished off with the white embossed
sentiment and a sprinkling of hearts, highlighted with a white Gelly pen.

Visit the Card Challenges blog for all the details on how you could be the
random winner of a $50 MFT gift voucher. Hope you'll join us!



Tuesday, January 9, 2018

MFT January New Product Launch and Release



It's time! You may now purchase My Favorite Things January Release here
in the MFT Store! Visit all participating team members' blogs and leave a comment
for a chance to win one of two $100 MFT gift vouchers!

Before you go, I'd like to share one more project using Ewe and Me Forever--
with the cutest sheep that can be used for any occasion.



Two sheep were stamped and colored with Copics, then cut with the matching
Die-namics. A stitched dome was cut from watercolor card stock and ink distressed
then spritzed with water. I adhered the piece to a white card base, then added the
fence on top.

The two sheep were popped up over the fence and pink hearts were added. I finished
off the card with the sentiment and a strip of patterned paper.



There you have it--My Favorite Things January Release! Don't forget to comment
on all Creative Team members' blogs. Thanks so much for stopping by during the
countdown and happy shopping!

(Edited to add: Winners have been chosen. Go here to see if you're one of them!)



Monday, January 8, 2018

MFT January Release Countdown--Day 1


It's the last day of My Favorite Things January Release Countdown!

Have you got your wish lists ready? Get ready to purchase the new release
tomorrow, January 9th at 9PM EST in the MFT Store!

Today I'm sharing a project using a new stencil, an awesome sentiment,
and this month's "free with $60" die.


  After ink distressing watercolor card stock with Distress inks, I wet the 
Full of Heart stencil and placed it on the inked surface and left it on for
about a minute. The result is a reverse stenciled image made with water.


The sentiment was white embossed and the panel was cut with the wonky 
stitched rectangle die. The stitched heart was cut into the sentiment. Three
more hearts were cut and layered and topped with the colored heart.


The panel was adhered to a pink card base and the stacked hearts were
placed in the negative space, matching up the sentiment. The card was
finished off with some clear sequins.

Visit today's Countdown post at My Favorite Things for more peeks at the
new release and don't forget to leave a comment there for a chance to win a
$75 prize. Hope to see you tomorrow for Release Day!