Friday, August 28, 2015

MFT September Release Countdown--Day 4

Ooh là là! A little bit of Paris has come to My Favorite Things, four days
before the September release!

There are several new skyline dies and today I'm sharing the Paris Skyline.
After die cutting the skyline on watercolor paper, I used a combination of inks
to add some color and spattered white paint over it when it was dry.

I added a strip of paper from the Dots and Stripes Neutral Paper Pack, and the
sentiment is from the new Laber Maker Sentiments. Some enamel dots were added
for a pop of color.

Next, Birdie Brown introduces Mon Cheri, a little cutie who's strolling through
the streets of Paris, doing a little shopping or sightseeing. She was die cut with
the matching dies and colored with Copic markers. I added some dots to her dress
with a white pigment pen.

The background uses another Paris Skyline die cut that was colored with
Zig Clean Color markers and trimmed to fit the Grout Gray card base.
I added a strip of diagonal striped paper to ground her, stamped the
matching sentiment that comes with the set, and added a few clear sequins.

Speaking of window shopping, here's another card using Mon Cheri, paired with
the new Die-namics Boutique Window that was so much fun to put together.

I stenciled the English Brick Wall for the background, then die cut the window
and added some yummy desserts behind the window pane. And although
it's hard to tell from the photo, I added a piece of acetate for the "glass".
Here's a closer look.

Be sure to visit today's countdown post at My Favorite Things for links to
participating designers and leave a comment there to be eligible for prizes!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

First card:

Second card:

Third card:


  1. Wonderful cards Donna, all of them, but the first one is just WOW! Love the touch of the white paint spatters.

  2. Wonderful, wonderful cards Donna - love every single detail!

  3. Ohh la la is right! Oh Donna you've created the Paris city lights so beautifully! Who wouldn't love to stroll the streets with this petit sweet? Every bit of detail is charming, Donna...
    =] Michele

  4. Ooh la la, I'm loving these cards. Can't even pick a favorite. You add such pretty colors to your cards no matter what medium you use.

  5. Seriously, these three cards are all stunning!!! You are the master when it comes to cityscapes!! LOVE them!

  6. Donna I just love all of your cards. Love how you watercolored the paris skyline. Your composition in all three cards is just fabulous. Love how you created the background with the brick stencil, looks so cool.

  7. All 3 are perfect! I love your window on the brick wall, sweet!

  8. Love your cards using their new release products x

  9. So Stunning Donna! Wow on your background die technique!

  10. Love your cards! The Paris skyline is so awesome with the gorgeous watercolors!

  11. Love how you put treats in the window! Very impressive!

  12. All three so beautifully done, Donna! Great layouts and beautiful coloring!

  13. You created wonderful scenes on thes cards. Love how she is standing outsice the bakery.

  14. Swoon!!! Your city scapes are absolutely gorgeous, Donna! I love the dreamy effect with your water colors on the first two cards, and your Copic coloring is amazing! Love the effect of your white splatters, too!

  15. I do remember Paris and the wonderful pastries just like yours! Three beautiful cards!

  16. I do remember Paris and the wonderful pastries just like yours! Three beautiful cards!

  17. I can't get over your use of color. You do such an absolutely stunning job! Thank you for sharing!

  18. Fantastic cards! I love the inking and splatter on the skyline dies!

  19. Love ALL of these. The scenes you created is sooooo cute.

  20. all your cards are so beautiful, buth your first and second card are really stunning!!!

  21. Beautiful and fun cards! I love what you've done with the cityscape die.