Thursday, July 28, 2016

Tag You're It Challenge #52

When I saw that the guestie for Tag You're It Challenge #52 was blogging pal
Amy Tsuruta, I just had to make time and play along. Here's her inspiration tag.

Isn't that thee cutest little mug? And knowing Amy, there's probably java 
in there. Here's how I was inspired.

A Mason jar of blooms and glittery gold sentiment. The tag came together
quickly thanks to a stash of die cuts I had on hand. Sometimes it pays 
to be a hoarder.
I'm off to peruse the gallery. Thanks for stopping by!

CAS(E) this Sketch 183

Here's CAS(E) this Sketch 183, brought to you by Chrissy.

And here's how I interpreted the sketch.

I inked the abstract brush stroke in three colors of Distress inks and spritzed
them with water before stamping them on watercolor card stock. A butterfly
was ink distressed, spattered with water, then adhered to the panel and
the card was finished off with the sentiment. I love a simple sketch!

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the design team interpreted
the sketch and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, August 4th
and we hope to see you in the gallery!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #291

 Are you ready for a brand new MFT Wednesday Sketch? 
Meet Sketch #291.

And here's my literal take on it.

I'm still in birthday mode, and chose a balloon for the round element
on the sketch. Patterned papers helped with the rest of the design and
I finished off the card with some Sparkling Clear sequins.

Visit the Card Challenges blog for all the details and deadline, and join us
if you can. You could win up to a $20 MFT Gift Voucher!

Monday, July 25, 2016

MFT Creative Construction with Blueprints--Birthday Tags

This month, the design team was challenged to craft BIRTHDAY TAGS  to celebrate
the occasion we all love to craft for with designs that will be as cherished as the gift itself.

I was planning to make cute tags, but decided to go floral. I love Funky Flowers
and chose the largest pointed petal bloom which is my fave.

I gold embossed the flowers and leaves  on watercolor card stock and ink distressed
with Distress and MFT dye inks, then cut them out with the coordinating dies.
Whimsical Woodgrain was stamped on Latté card stock with Natural ink and die cut
with one of the tags from Tag Builder BP 5, and also the little notch reinforcement.

The sentiments are from Sweet Succulents, and were gold embossed on Black
Licorice card stock and cut with the banner die. The flowers, leaves, and sentiments
were adhered to the tags with dimensional adhesive and finished off with twine.

For more birthday tag inspiration, visit My Favorite Things to see how participating
design team members took on this month's  challenge.