Thursday, June 30, 2016

MFT July Release Countdown Day 5

It's time for My Favorite Things July Release Countdown!
There's a birthday theme running through this month's release because MFT
is celebrating 10 years in business! Join us and let's celebrate BIG!

I'm starting off with balloons, using the new Big Balloons Stencil which has five
balloon stencils on one sheet so you have a variety of styles to play with.

I overlapped each balloon and inked them with Distress inks in rainbow order.
I spattered on water and added highlights with a white pigment pen and a white
colored pencil, and I also drew in squiggly balloon strings.

I added the sentiment and a sprinkling of clear sequins. The panel was cut with the
rectangle element from Blueprints 29 and adhered to a Stone Gray card base
that was stamped with Balloon Strings background.

Stop by today's countdown post at My Favorite Things to see more peeks
of this month's release and leave a comment for a chance to win prizes!
Thanks for stopping by today!

CAS(E) this Sketch 179

Here's CAS(E) this Sketch 179, compliments of Chrissy.

And here's my literal take on it.

Yep, I went with the obvious--a wreath. I inked up LJD Spring Wreath with
Distress inks, spritzed with water, then stamped it on watercolor card stock,
offsetting it slightly a second time. Flowers were inked the same way, and cut
with the matching dies. I dotted the centers of each flower with a Copic marker,
then adhered them to the wreath.

The panel was cut with the rectangle element from Blueprints 29, and adhered 
to a Grout Gray card base. Stamping the sentiment finished off the card.

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, July 7th.
Hope to see you in the gallery!

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!