Monday, June 27, 2016

MFT Creative Construction with Blueprints--A Stitch in Time

For this month's Creative Construction with Blueprints Challenge, participating
Creative Team members are sharing projects using stitched elements from
our line of Blueprints. I love the stitching detail on dies, especially the
Blueprints that have stitched frames that you can use as compartments.

I chose to work with the stitched frame from Blueprints 29 as shelves for
 some potted succulents. I first stamped Bundles of Blossoms with Grout Gray
ink on white card stock. The frame was cut twice from Grout Gray card stock
and layered for dimension.

Assorted succulents and pots were gold embossed and colored with Peerless
watercolors, then die cut with the matching dies. I assembled them in the
frames and finished off the card with the sentiment.

Visit today's post at My Favorite Things to see how participating
design team members took on the Stitch in Time challenge!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Virginia's View Challenge #22--All About Colors

Followers of Virginia's View Challenge are so excited that she's back
and running her popular challenges this summer! I'm super thrilled to be
a guest for Challenge #22--All About Colors--and I've created two cards
to share with you today.

Both cards use the same background stamp--My Favorite Things' Bundles of
Blossoms Background--colored with different coloring mediums.

After white embossing the stamp on watercolor card stock, I used Zig Clean Color
brush markers to brush on colors in rainbow order, then blended them with 
a water brush. After it was dried, I cut a panel with a stitched rectangle die,
and adhered it to a cream card base.

The "thanks" was die cut three times from black card stock and glued
together to form a thick sentiment. The rest of the sentiment was white
embossed and trimmed to a banner strip. The sentiment was adhered to
the panel, and the card was finished off with some clear sequins.

For my second card, I white embossed the stamp on water color card stock
and ink distressed in rainbow fashion, fading off towards the top.
A bit of water was spattered over the surface, and cut with a stitched
rectangle die after it was dried.

The two part sentiment was die cut three times and glued together to form 
a thicker sentiment, then adhered to the panel. Once again, the card was
finished off with some clear sequins.

You have until the end of July to enter your colorful creations and enter as
many cards as you wish! There will be a Top 10 Favorites List, and a random
winner will be chosen from the Top 10 to win a $15 Simon Says Stamp gift card!

Hope to see you in the gallery!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch 178

Are you ready for the next sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch?
N@ Ali brings us the simplest sketch with so many possibilities!
Meet Sketch #178.

Here's my take on it, and yes, another little pig makes an appearance.

A piece of gray gingham was cut with the rectangle element from
Blueprints 24 and adhered to a top folding Stone Gray card. The little pig
was stamped with Bubble Gum Hybrid Ink and colored with Copics.

I die cut an oval shadow and adhered it to the card to ground the pig.
I added a couple of flowers and stamped the sentiment under him.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of my teammates interpreted
the sketch and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, June 30th
and you could be guest designing with us on a future sketch!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #286

It's time for a new Wednesday Sketch Challenge at My Favorite Things.
Here's Sketch #286.

And here's my take on it. I couldn't resist the backside of Birdie Brown's adorable
little piggy! A sheet of gray chevron paper was cut with the rectangle element from
Blueprints 24 and adhered to a white card base.

I adhered the farm fence and added a strip of grass over it. The little pig was stamped with
Bubble Gum Hybrid ink and colored with Copics, then diecut with the matching dies.
I colored and cut some flowers and popped them up over the fence and grass and
finished off with the punny sentiment.

Visit MFT's Card Challenges blog for all the details on how you could win
up to a $20 MFT gift voucher! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

MFT June Card Kit Release Day

Today's the day! You may now purchase My Favorite Things June Card Kit,
Make a Wish, in the MFT Store!

I have one more card to share using this fun kit and of course, I had to use
one of my favorite coloring techniques--ink distressing.

  The candles and sentiment were white embossed on watercolor
card stock, and the flames were embossed separately to get them as close
together as possible. A combination of Distress and MFT's dye inks were
blended over the embossed images, then spattered with water.

I adhered a strip of diagonal stripes on the card base, and trimmed the panel to fit.
The card was finished off with some clear sequins.

Remember to leave comments on all the participating designers' blogs by
Thursday, June 23rd for a chance to win a $50 MFT gift voucher!
Thanks for stopping by during the countdown, and happy shopping!