Sunday, June 24, 2018

MFT Birds of a Feather Card Kit Day 1



Are you ready to meet My Favorite Things newest Card Kit?
Birds of a Feather will land in the MFT Store on Tuesday, June 26th at 9PM EST.

Here's a peek at the kit. For a closer look and detailed description of the kit's contents,
visit today's Countdown post at the MFT blog.


Today I created a clean and simple card focusing on a single bird. All products from
the kit are in marked in bold.
 
 
The bigger bird's body and wing were cut from Poppy card stock and ink
distressed to give the bird some dimension. The beak and feet were cut from  
Pineapple card stock and adhered to the bird's body. I perched him on a leafy
branch and stamped the sentiment beneath him.


His eye is a Black Nuvo drop that I made earlier and store in a container. I added 
a white highlight to his eyeball with a drop of white paint and highlights on his 
wing with a Gelly Roll pen.

Visit today's countdown post at My Favorite Things for more inspiration from 
participating Team members and leave a comment there for a chance to win a prize.
Then get ready to purchase the kit on Tuesday, June 26th at 9PM EST.
Thanks for stopping by today!

 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch #277


Here's CAS(E) this Sketch #277 from teammie N@ Ali.


And here's how I interpreted this super simple sketch.

Using Zig markers, I colored swatches of ink in rainbow order on watercolor
card stock, then brushed over them with water. After it dried, I cut through it
with the banner die.



 I die cut a white card base with the same banner die, then puzzle pieced the 
colored pieces into their respective spaces. The stamped sentiment finished
 off the card.

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, 
June 28th. Hope to see you in the gallery!



MFT June Birthday Project--Beary Happy Birthday


We can bearly wait to see what you create in response to this month’s challenge!
From itty bitty cubs to burly brown bears, you’re sure to find the perfect den for
them on your next birthday look.

Here's my card for this month's challenge using Birdie Brown's Bitty Bears.


Three Bitty Bears were stamped, colored with Copics and cut with the matching
Die-namics. WiSH was die cut into a card base. The letters were ink distressed and
popped back into their respective spaces. Shiny gold card stock was used for the
candle's flame.

The first part of the sentiment was stamped on the card and the bears were
popped up on the card. A strip of striped patterned paper finished off the card.

Why not join us and add a birthday bear to your next card?


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



Wednesday, June 20, 2018

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #390




It's Wednesday--time for a new Wednesday Sketch Challenge!
Meet Sketch #390.


And here's how I interpreted the sketch.



Sour Apple card stock was cut with the Mod Square STAX, then stamped with
the Radiating Halftone Background. The two squares were adhered to a Grout
Gray card base then topped with Painted Flowers and leaves. The card was
finished off with the stamped sentiment.



Visit today's Card Challenges blog for all the details on how you can be the
random winner of a $50 MFT gift voucher!



Monday, June 18, 2018

MFT Annual Retirement Sale!


Every year My Favorite Things permanently retires stamps, Die-namics, stencils, and
patterned papers to make room for new goodies to add to your inventory. Check out MFT's  
SALE section to see what's slashed 50% off and grab them before they're gone for good.


Today I'm sharing my projects using all of the Pure Innocence images that will be retiring.

(NOTE:  Updated since 2:00AM this morning)


Top row left to right: Milk & Cookies, Loads of Thanks, Beach Day
Middle row: Jumping with Joy, Happy Together, Steeped in Love
Bottom row: Hula Hoop, Fresh Squeezed, Dashing By

This is just a sampling of what's retiring and some may already be gone. Hurry over to the
 SALE section in the MFT Store and start shopping now! Good luck grabbing your goodies!


Thursday, June 14, 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch #276


Chrissy brings us this week's CAS(E) this Sketch! Here's Sketch #276.


And here's my take on it.




I stamped the Mondo Hydrangea (my favorite mondo bloom!) with Distress inks
and messy watercolored them with Zig markers and a waterbrush. Some extra
blooms were stamped near the main cluster and colored in the same way.



The panel was trimmed and adhered to a gray card base. The stamped sentiment
finished off the card.

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, June 21st and as
the weekly winner, you'll be invited to join us on a future sketch!


Wednesday, June 13, 2018

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #389



It's time for a new Wednesday Sketch Challenge! Here's Sketch #389.




The Fun in the Sun cutie is possibly my favorite Pure Innocence image, ever.
She was stamped, colored with Copic markers and cut with the matching Die-namics.
And I didn't forget her eye protection, too.

The wavy background was stenciled with Sweet Tooth pigment ink on kraft
card stock and highlighted with a Gelly roll pen. I popped up the girl and added the
white embossed sentiment. Enamel dots finished off the card.



Join the weekly challenge and you could be the random winner of a $50
MFT gift voucher! Visit the Card Challenges blog for all the details and deadline
and we hope to see you in the gallery!


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

MFT & Friends--June 2018 Release



For this month's MFT & Friends I chose to share a project with Beach Buds
and remind you about a special MFT campaign during the month of June.



When you purchase this set, know that it benefits a worthwhile cause because
the ocean is, in some way, an integral part of all our lives.



The pelican was stamped, colored with Copics and cut with the matching dies.
I fashioned a pier post using Whimsical Woodgrain on kraft card stock. The
sentiment was white embossed and cut apart in segments.

An ocean background was created on Yupo paper with alcohol inks and trimmed
with the wonky stitched die. The pelican and post were popped up on the card and
the sentiment was adhered next to them. Sequins finished off the card.

Visit today's post at My Favorite Things for more inspiration from the
Creative Team--and guests!--using the June 2018 release.
 

Thursday, June 7, 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch #275


CAS(E) this Sketch #275 is a retro one from founder Jackie Rockwell.



I missed playing with this sketch back in 2012. Here's my 2018 take.

I pretty much followed the sketch and even managed to use some flowers.
The circle was cut with a Peek-a-Boo Window and I added some Stitched
Blooms. The stamped sentiment finished off the card.

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, June 13th
and as the winner you could be joining us on a future sketch!



Wednesday, June 6, 2018

MFT June Just Add Color



This month, like I almost always do, I colored the Pure Innocence Beach Cutie
first and I was pretty proud with how her ombré outfit turned out.


But it was the Toucan Do It set that I enjoyed coloring the most. By no means am
I a coloring expert. I don't pay much attention to where the light source is coming
from or where the shadows should fall. I just enjoy coloring (most of the time!)
and if an image looks "flat" after I've colored it, I add more shading or highlight
with a white pigment pen.


I don't have the exact Copic marker colors that I used, but I can tell you
that the dark toucan was colored with C markers and the other birds were
colored with an assortment of B's and BG markers. I used a white Gelly Roll
pen on most of them for added highlights.



I added a bit of color around their pupils and a dot of highlight from a white
Gelly Roll pen which gives them a lot of character.

Visit today's post at My Favorite Things and check out the coloring skills of the
rest of the Creative Team, and be inspired!