Sunday, August 19, 2018

MFT Beautiful Bloom Card Kit Day 1



This month's My Favorite Things Card Kit is Beautiful Bloom and it's perfectly named.
There's a big, bold, gorgeous bloom just waiting to be colored in your favorite medium
and a word die that comes with its own "shadow"--so cool!

Here's a peek at the Card Kit. Visit today's post at My Favorite Things for 
a detailed description of the kit's contents.



Here's my card for today. All products found in the kit are designated in bold type.


The bloom was white embossed three times on watercolor card stock. I used
Distress inks with ink daubers to add color to each bloom and background.
Water was spattered over it and left to dry.

"Beautiful" was cut from white card stock and the shadow from Steel Grey card
stock and adhered together. "Hello" was white embossed on a strip of gray card
stock. The two part sentiment was adhered to the card finished off with sequins.

Visit today's Card Kit post at My Favorite Things for more inspiration from
the Creative Team and get ready to purchase your kit on Tuesday, August 21st!


Thursday, August 16, 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch #285


Chrissy brings us CAS(E) this Sketch #285 and it looks like this.


Here's my take on it--an "all dies" card.


I die cut three shapes, ink distressed them and spattered them with water.
HUGS was die cut into the largest shape, the spaces filled in with the
respective letters using Stone Gray card stock. Sequins 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, August 23rd and
we hope to see you in the gallery!


MFT August Birthday Project--CAS Birthday


Go for a clean and simple look that minimizes extras and puts the focus squarely
on the occasion with this month's Birthday Project Challenge.
Here's my challenge card.


Three candles and their respective flames were ink distressed and popped up
on a card. The sentiment was stamped beneath it and the flames were blinged
with Nuvo Glitter Gloss. Easy peasy and it makes my CAS heart happy!



Visit the Card Challenges blog for all the details on how you can win a
$50 MFT gift voucher as the winner of the Birthday Project Challenge!
Hope to see you in the gallery!
 

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

MFT Wed Sketch Challenge #398



Ready for a new My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch Challenge?
Meet Sketch #398.

And meet my take on it.


Two starry skies were created on Steel Gray card stock circles with paint
splatters and die cut stars. The little bunny was stamped, colored with Copics
and cut with the matching Die-namics.

A strip of striped paper was adhered to a top folding card and the circles were
adhered over it, per the sketch. I popped up the bunny and finished off the card
with the punny sentiment.



Visit the Card Challenges blog for all the details on how you can win a
$50 MFT gift voucher as the random winner of the challenge!
Thanks for stopping by and we hope to see you in the gallery!



Tuesday, August 14, 2018

MFT & Friends--August 2018 Release


For this month's MFT & Friends, the Creative Team (and friends!) is sharing
fresh ideas and more inspiration using the August Release.

For my project, I used Fluttering Friends, paired with alcohol inks. I loved teammie
Rachel's card that she shared here, and chose colors similar to hers.


Blue and purple alcohol inks were dropped on Yupo paper and the colors were
moved around with ink blending solution. While it was still "tacky", I placed some
teal colored foil over it and then let the piece dry.

I used the Alcohol Lift Ink and stamped the dragonflies over them, then rubbed off
the ink to let the stamped images show through. I trimmed the piece and adhered it
to a Stone Gray card base.



The two line sentiment was trimmed to create a one line sentiment and stamped
vertically next to the panel. Sequins finished off the card.

Visit today's MFT & Friends post for more ideas and inspiration from the
Creative Team and friends.
 

Thursday, August 9, 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch #284


CAS(E) this Sketch #284 is a retro one from teammie Sam.


Here's my simplified take on it back in May 2014.



And here's what I came up with in 2018--another simplified take.


A butterfly was ink distressed with two colors and spattered lightly with water.
A hexagon shape was cut from wood grain card stock and adhered to a Stone
Gray card base. The butterfly was adhered to the hexagon shape and the
sentiment was stamped on the bottom. Enamel dots 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, August 16th and as
the weekly winner, you'll be invited to guest with us on a future sketch!



Wednesday, August 8, 2018

MFT August Just Add Color




For this month's Just Add Color team challenge, I colored my favorite image--
the Pure Innocence ballerina, Tu Tu Sweet.



I knew that I wanted to color her tutu in peach tones (E93, E95) and added
shadows with E11.

And to give her skirt a sheer, sparkly look, I dotted it with a white Gelly
Roll pen. Here's my card using her, in case you missed it.



Visit today's Just Add Color post to see how participating Team Members
took on this month's coloring challenge, and be inspired!



MFT Wed Sketch Challenge #397



It's Wednesday, and that means a new Wednesday Sketch Challenge!
Here's Sketch #397.



And here's my take on it.


In the Buff and Latté card stock were stamped with a woodgrain stamp and cut with
the rectangle and circular elements from Blueprints 31. A small circle was inked with 
two Distress inks and adhered behind the circle. The hedgehog and butterfly were
popped up on the element and the card was finished off with the sentiment.



Visit the Card Challenges blog for all the details on how you could be the random
winner of a $50 MFT gift voucher. Hope to see you in the gallery!



Tuesday, August 7, 2018

MFT August New Product Launch and Release



It's time! You may now purchase My Favorite Things August Release.
All new goodies can be found here in the MFT Store! Before you go, I'd like to
share one more project with you and possibly add to your shopping list. 

Birdie Brown is gearing up for Halloween with the cutest little critters in
Frightfully Sweet.


Her images fit nicely in MFT's cover up Die-namics with small compartments
that make for quick cards. I chose two elements from Blueprints 29 and made
a slightly smaller than A2 sized card.


The critters and candies were stamped, colored with Copics and cut with the matching
Die-namics. The stitched panels were cut from watercolor card stock and I ink distressed
a night time sky. The sentiment was white embossed on the top piece, then all three
pieces were popped back in their respective spaces.


The critters and candies were added on the frame and small stars were added on the sky.
I finished off the card by adding some shine to the candies and pumpkins with Nuvo 
Crystal Glaze--my new favorite product for adding glossy shine!


And there you have it--My Favorite Things August Release!
Be sure to visit all participating Creative Team members' blogs and leave a
comment by the end of the day on Thursday, August 9th for a chance to win  
one of two $100 MFT gift vouchers!
Good luck and happy shopping!

Monday, August 6, 2018

MFT August Release Countdown Day 1



It's the last day of My Favorite Things August Release Countdown!
All new products will be available for purchase tomorrow, August 7th
at 9PM EST in the MFT Store!


Today I'm sharing a sentiment set that I've always wanted that uses the pronouns
 "we" and "us". From All of Us is perfect for those times when you want to include
someone else or even a group to share in the card/project you've designed.
It's easy peasy now with this sentiment set!

 
I did a ton of masking with the new Cute Cats set and colored one cat as differently
as I could. To dress them up, I added bows and bowties for a festive touch.The two
line sentiment was cut apart and turned into a one line sentiment.


The panel was mounted on a Cement Gray background. Their eyes were enhanced
with a black gel pen and highlights on their noses were added with a white pen.

Visit today's Countdown post at My Favorite Things and don't forget to leave
a comment there to win a $75 prize. Hope to see you here tomorrow for the
New Product Launch!