Friday, February 15, 2019

Tag You're It Challenge #81



Tag lovers unite! I'm sure you've heard the news--Tag You're It Challenge is back!
 I was thrilled when Tracey invited me back on the team with a new bi-monthly
format and new challenge themes, too.

Challenge #80 started on February 1st and today we bring you Challenge #81.
Here's the inspiration for this week--a color challenge.



The challenge is to incorporate Pantone Color for 2019--Living Coral on your tag.
Here's my tag for the challenge.




I used my favorite Altenew bloom and ink distressed and smooshed Abandoned
Coral over all three pieces. Watercolor Stripes was stenciled over a Neat and Tangled
tag and stamped with the hybrid sentiment.




After flicking some black paint over the tag, I assembled the flower then adhered it,
together with the leaves, to the tag. A hand dyed nylon ribbon threaded through the hole
finished off the tag.

Visit Tag You're it Challenge for more inspiration from the members in Group B
and join us if you can! The deadline for submitting your tag(s) is Wednesday,
February 27th. We hope to see you in the gallery!


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Thursday, February 14, 2019

CAS(E) this Sketch #309


Chrissy brings us this week's CAS(E) this Sketch #309.



I have to admit to being a bit stumped with this sketch, then I decided to go
graphic with hexagons.



Assorted hexagon shapes were cut from watercolor card stock, inked with
Distress inks and spattered with water. I adhered them to a white card base,
then topped them with the white embossed sentiment and finished
off with a few enamel dots.

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, Feb 21st.
Hope to see you in the gallery!



Thursday, February 7, 2019

CAS(E) this Sketch #308


CAS(E) this Sketch #308 is a retro one from CTS creator, Jackie Rockwell.


Here's my take on it back in 2013.




And here's my 2019 take.




I adhered a piece of dotted paper on a white card base, topped it with three
bitty birthday bears and 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, February 14th and as
the weekly winner, you'll be invited to guest with us on a future sketch!



Wednesday, February 6, 2019

MFT Wed Sketch Challenge #423



Here's this week's Wednesday Sketch Challenge #423.


And here's my take on it. I used the Heart Trio Shaker Window Die-namics and
turned the sketch to landscape format.



The heart trio was cut twice from watercolor card stock and ink distressed, then
spattered with water. The hearts were inked and popped back in their respective spaces.
Strips of striped patterned paper were adhered to the top and bottom of a white card
base. The ink piece was trimmed on the top and bottom and adhered to the card. The
sentiment was stamped on the card and finished off with clear sequins.



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



Tuesday, February 5, 2019

MFT February Release and MFT & Friends



Yes, it's time to shop the My Favorite Things February Release!
All new goodies can be found here in the MFT Store.

It's also time for MFT & Friends, when the Creative Team and guests share
more inspiration and ideas using the new release.



I'll have to confess that I'm in love with the Raccoon Cutie and chose to make a
Valentine card with him.
 


The raccoon's body and tail were cut from Cement and Gravel Gray card stock,
his eye patches from Grout Gray, and his nose, mouth and eyes from black card
stock. Before assembling, I ink distressed the pieces with gray ink for dimension.

A sentiment was white embossed on a pink heart before being ink distressed with
a darker shade of pink. A panel was dry embossed with a heart background stencil,
then adhered to a white card base.




The raccoon's head and tail were adhered to the card and I opted not to use the
rest of his body since it was going to be hidden by the heart. His paws were wrapped
around the heart and the heart was popped up on the raccoon. I finished off the card
with small pink hearts and a dot of white ink on his eyes brought him to life.



So off you go! And be sure to comment on ALL participating Team Members' blogs
by Thursday, February 7th for a chance to win one of two $100 MFT gift vouchers.
Thanks so much for stopping by during the Countdown, and happy shopping!




Monday, February 4, 2019

MFT February Release Countdown Day 1



It's the final Countdown Day until MFT's February Release.
All new goodies go on sale tomorrow, February 5th at 10AM EST!

Today's project features the new Happy Birthday Blend Stamp and Die-namics, paired
with an adorable Party Penguin.



The blended sentiment was inked with four different dye inks and although it's
not a necessity, having the Misti makes it so easy to line up. I die cut the sentiment,
and cut several more to adhere together to form thick, chipboard pieces.

The penguin was inked with dark brown ink, and its beak and feet with yellow ink.
I added blush to its cheeks and a bit of color on his tummy. A panel was cut with the
wonky stitched rectangle die, then adhered to a Grout Gray card base.



 I stamped the sentiment and decided to adhere the penguin to the card with an
Action Wobbler. The finishing touches were the party hat and confetti from my stash.
I wish you could see the little guy doing his happy dance!

Be sure to stop by My Favorite Things for more peeks at the February Release and
leave a comment there for a chance to win a $75 prize.
Hope to see you tomorrow for Release Day!


Sunday, February 3, 2019

MFT February Release Countdown Day 2



It's two more days until My Favorite Things February Release!
All new goodies will go on sale Tuesday, February 5th at 10AM EST
in the MFT Store.

The new Card Sized Confetti Stencil Set will add a colorful background to your 
project. You'll be able to layer as little or as much confetti as you want on your 
card with two stencils in the set.



I prepared a card base and ink distressed yellow ink, darker on the top and
fading to the bottom. I stenciled the confetti background in two colors of ink 
using both stencils for a fully covered background.



The stack of Birth-Yay critters were stamped, colored and cut with the matching 
Die-namics. Three more pieces were cut from white card stock and layered to form a
thick, chipboard piece with the stamped image on top. I stamped the sentiment, adhered
the critters, then finished off the card with clear sequins.

Remember to visit today's Countdown post at My Favorite Things for more peeks at 
the new release and leave a comment there for a chance to win a $75 prize!



Saturday, February 2, 2019

MFT February Release Countdown Day 3



We're halfway to MFT's February Release! All new goodies will go on sale
Tuesday, February 5th at 10AM EST in the MFT Store.




This month there are two Pure Innocence cuties with a birthday theme.
For the Birthday Girl was stamped, colored with Copics and cut with the matching
Die-namics. I borrowed the pup from Birthday Buddies and colored and cut him out
and set both images aside.



The Snowfall Background became confetti with tone on tone stamping on a
kraft card base. A stitched dome piece was stamped with the sentiment from
Birthday Bears, then adhered to the card. The little girl and pup were popped up
on the card and finished off with three small hearts.

Visit today's Countdown post at My Favorite Things for more peeks at the new
Release and leave a comment there for a chance to win a $75 prize.
Hope you'll stop by tomorrow for more Countdown fun!



Friday, February 1, 2019

MFT February Release Countdown Day 4



It's four more days until My Favorite Things February Release!
This month we're welcoming a second critter to the Die-namics family-- 
Raccoon Cutie. And what a cutie he is!

When my (teacher) daughter saw the raccoon she shared with me the story of  
"The Kissing Hand" by Audrey Penn which became the inspiration for my project.
Chester the Raccoon is afraid to go to school so his mother shares a family secret 
called the Kissing Hand to reassure him of her love whenever he felt sad or lonely.



All the pieces were cut from shades of gray and black card stock and ink distressed
before being assembled. Highlights were added to the eyes and nose with a pigment pen.
A strip of grassy border was adhered to the card to ground the raccoon.



The speech bubble with the heart was a good substitute for a sentiment as I wasn't
sure what I was planning to use. A tiny heart on the paw finished off the card..

And this month's Release from Birdie Brown is Birth-Yay--a menagerie of critters
celebrating birthdays in style.


The images were stamped, colored with Copics, then cut with the matching Die-namics.
A card base was prepared with patterned paper and  a scalloped border panel.
The toucan, cake, monkey and turtle were adhered to the card and the white
embossed sentiment was adhered below them. Clear sequins finished off the card.

Visit today's Countdown post for more peeks at the new release and don't forget
to leave a comment there to win a $75 prize!