Sunday, April 22, 2018

MFT Stitched Blooms Card Kit Day 1



My Favorite Things newest Card Kit will definitely give you a healthy dose of
Spring fever and get you ready for Mother's Day cards and projects.

Here's a peek at the Stitched Blooms Card Kit. Visit today's post at My Favorite 
Things for a closer look and a detailed description of the kit's contents.
Do you spy coordinating colored envelopes? So pretty!




Today I'm sharing a card using most of the supplies in the kit.



The flowers and leaves were cut from the card stock in the kit and I added some
shading on each flower using ink daubers and Distress inks.


I also cut along the dotted line on the smaller flowers and cupped them to form a more
 dimensional flower before adhering them to a larger flower beneath.



Before adding the flowers and leaves to the kraft card base, I added some stitched
lines and finished off with the sentiment cut from brown card stock and enamel dots
in the center of the blooms.

The Stitched Blooms Card Kit will go on sale Tuesday, April 24th at 9PM EST.
Meanwhile, visit today's Card Kit post at My Favorite Things for more inspiration
from participating team members, and leave a comment there to win a prize!



Thursday, April 19, 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch #268


Are you ready for this week's CAS(E) this Sketch?
Here's Sketch #268, compliments of Chrissy.
 

And here's my take on it.


I'll admit to being a little stumped with this sketch, then thought about creating
a scene on the right side of the card. I adhered polka dotted patterned paper
on a white card base, popped up some clouds and a puddle jumper, then finished
off with the stamped sentiment. 

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of my teammates interpreted the
sketch and join us if you can. Link  up your project(s) by Thursday April 26th
and as the weekly winner, you'll be invited to join us on a future sketch!



MFT April Birthday Project



Shaker cards are ridiculously addictive - both to create and to play with. That
“shooka, shooka” sound your recipient will hear before they even open the envelope
is a sure sign that something AMAZING will be found within!



Join the team this month as we share inventive birthday-themed shaker cards
and you could be the random winner of a $50 MFT gift voucher.
Here's my shaker card which came together quickly thanks to a circle die
and some chicks that were in my stash, waiting to be used on a project.


I stamped an In the Buff panel with Balloon Strings in Versamark ink. After
die cutting the scalloped circle through it, I adhered a piece of acetate over it.
Foam tape was doubled up around the circle. I stamped the sentiment on a
scrap of Limelight card stock, then cut out a circle to fit over the opening.



 I added several spoonfuls of sequins in the opening, then covered it with the green
circle. I adhered the panel to an In the Buff card base, then added the five chicks on top.

Visit the Card Challenges blog for more shaker inspiration from participating Team
members. Join this month's challenge with your shaker projects and you could be the
winner of a $50 MFT gift voucher! Hope to see you in the gallery!



Wednesday, April 18, 2018

MFT Wed Sketch Challenge #381



Here's this week's MFT Wed Sketch Challenge #381.


And here's how I interpreted the sketch.


A circle was cut from watercolor card stock and ink distressed with two colors
of Distress Oxide inks then spattered with water. A toad that was colored earlier
was adhered to a lily pad then popped up on the circle.

It's difficult to see, but I white embossed Balloon Strings (one of my favorite
background stamps) on the card base for a bit of interest. I adhered the circle
onto the card base and finished off the card with the stamped sentiment and
enamel dots.

Visit the Card Challenges blog for all the details on how you could win a
$50 MFT gift voucher as the random winner of the challenge!



Thursday, April 12, 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch #267


CAS(E) this Sketch #267 is courtesy of yours truly, and it looks like this.



And here's my take on it--a busy little scene!


I thought of a scene on a Polaroid photo. I ink distressed a panel and spattered
water on it, then drew some grass on the bottom with a Copic marker. Two
clouds and the sun were adhered on the top of the scene and three ducklings
(one, a runaway!) were adhered to the grass. The card was finished off
with the stamped sentiment.

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, April 19th and as
the winner, you'll be invited to guest with us on a future sketch!



Wednesday, April 11, 2018

MFT Wed Sketch Challenge #380



Are you ready for this week's Wednesday Sketch Challenge? Here's Sketch #380.


And here's my take on it.


I created an underwater ocean with the Drifts and Hills Stencil and several colors
of Distress Oxide inks. The panel was cut with a circle die and adhered to a Stone Gray
card base. The mermaid was stamped, colored with Copics and die cut with the matching
Die-namics and popped up on the ocean. I added the white embossed sentiment, and
adhered the turtle and clear drops.

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



Tuesday, April 10, 2018

MFT and Friends--April 2018 Release



My Favorite Things MFT & Friends, formerly Release Replay, is a monthly
feature where the Creative Team (and special guests!) shares fresh ideas and more
inspiration with the newest release.

For my project, I chose to create an interactive card using the Toad-ally Awesome
set that I colored earlier.


The background was made by "smooshing" Distress inks on watercolor card stock
and cutting the panel with the wonky stitched dies. The toad was positioned on
the card and the sentiments were stamped above and below him.

A mini Action Wobbler was adhered to the frog then adhered to the card. I added
googly eyes on the toad and a sprinkling of sequins around him.

I was having technical difficulties inserting a short video of the toad in action. 
Please follow this link to my Flickr photostream to watch him move. And visit
today's post at My Favorite Things for more inspiration from the rest of the team.



Thursday, April 5, 2018

CAS(E) this Sketch #266


CAS(E) this Sketch #266 is a retro one from Jackie Rockwell.


Here's what I came up with back in May 2013.



And here's my take in 2018.


Once again I flipped the sketch--or simply moved it up a bit. Striped patterned paper
was adhered to a white card base. Three Painted Flowers and leaves were popped up
per the sketch and the card was finished off with the stamped sentiment.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of my teammates interpreted the
sketch and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, April 12th.
Hope to see you in the gallery!


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

MFT April Just Add Color



A new feature at My Favorite Things is Just Add Color. The Creative Team will
share projects from the recent release with the focus on color and coloring.
I want to mention that I am not a certified Copic Designer--I just like to color.

When I first saw the Toad-ally Awesome stamp set, it was love at first sight. I'm 
pretty sure I squealed, then grabbed my Copic markers and started coloring them.


I used the following Copic markers: YG01, YG03, YG09 and YG17. I started by coloring
each frog with the lightest marker, YG01, then added more shading on the lower part
of their bodies, feet, and arms. 

Finally, to give their bodies a bit of texture, I "dotted" them with the tip of a "0"
marker--the colorless blender. The hearts were colored with R08 and R29, and
highlights were added with a white Gelly roll pen.

Stay tuned--I'll be putting these critters on future projects. Thanks for stopping by
today and letting me share my coloring process with you!



MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #379



Here's this week's My Favorite Things Wed Sketch Challenge #379.


And here's my take on the sketch--with a twist.


I decided to use the sketch in landscape format and white embossed leaves from Bold
Blossoms on a Stone Gray card base. I die cut white card stock with a scallop edge die
and adhered it over the card. The sentiment was white embossed on light pink
card stock and cut with the banner, then adhered to the card. Three enamel dots
finished off the card.

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