Thursday, June 27, 2019

CAS(E) this Sketch #328


It's time for a visit to the vault with a retro sketch for CAS(E) this Sketch #328.




Here's my take on the sketch way back in 2013.




And here's the simplified 2019 take.




A cute little cloud huggin' sun, a strip of patterned paper, and a stamped
sentiment plus a sprinkling of sequins. Done!

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, July 4th and as the
weekly winner you'll be invited to guest with us on a future sketch!


Supplies:

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

MFT Wed Sketch Challenge #443


Welcome back to this week's MFT Wed Sketch Challenge.
Here's Sketch #443.



And here's my take on it.



Yep, I substituted the cute little pup for the star. All the pup's pieces were cut
from white card stock, then ink distressed or colored with Copic markers.
A kraft panel was stamped with the All Lined Up Background and cut with
the scalloped element from Blueprints 27.

The panel was adhered to a Natural card base and the pup was assembled
and popped up over it. The sentiment was white embossed on red card stock
and cut with the banner die and positioned as if the pup is holding it.



Join the weekly sketch challenges and you could be the random winner of a
$50 MFT gift voucher. Visit the MFT blog for all the details and deadlines and
play along! We hope to see you in the gallery!



Tuesday, June 25, 2019

MFT Flowers in Bloom Card Kit Release




It's time! You may now purchase MFT's newest Card Kit---Flowers in Bloom--
in the MFT Store! And visit all participating team members' blogs and leave a
comment by Thursday, June 27th for a chance to win a $50 MFT gift voucher!

Before you go, I'd like to share one more project with you using this fun and fabulous kit.



 The flowers were clear embossed on Bristol card stock and colored with with Zig markers
and a water brush. Three more die cuts were cut from white card stock and adhered
together with the colored image on top to form a thick chipboard piece.

A strip of dotted patterned paper was adhered to the card base. The flower stems were
trimmed to fit a landscape card and adhered to the card. I stamped the sentiment and
finished off the card with black enamel dots.

Now off you go to grab your Flowers in Bloom Card Kit! Thanks so much for
stopping by during the Countdown, and happy shopping!



Monday, June 24, 2019

MFT Flowers in Bloom Card Kit Day 2



Are you ready for more inspiration with MFT's Flowers in Bloom Card Kit?
This fabulous kit will go on sale tomorrow, June 25th at 10AM EST
in the MFT Store.

I'll have to admit to not being a "flower person" but these flowers are so
easy to color in whatever coloring medium you choose and they make me
feel like I know what I'm doing. 😉



For today's card, I white embossed the blooms on watercolor card stock then
colored them in with Zig markers and a water brush. When the panel was
dry, I cut them out with the matching Die-namics.



I ink distressed a separate panel with Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink
then spattered it with water. A frame was adhered over it and the panel was
adhered to a Grout Gray card base. I added the blooms and finished off
with the white embossed sentiment.

Be sure to visit today's Card Kit post and don't forget to leave a comment there
for a chance to win a prize. See  you tomorrow for Release Day!



Sunday, June 23, 2019

MFT Flowers in Bloom Card Kit Day 1



This month's Card Kit from My Favorite Things is full of floral and watercolor goodness!
Here's a peek at Flowers in Bloom, which goes on sale Tuesday, June 25th
at 10AM EST in the MFT Store.

For a detailed description of the Kit's contents, visit today's post at MFT.



For today's card, I white embossed the flowers, slightly off center on 
watercolor card stock. I "dropped" color into each petal with a Zig marker,
then added water to help the color spread.




I trimmed the panel and adhered it to a Limelight card base. The "hello" was
also cut from Limelight card stock and inked on the bottom before being
adhered to the card.



A strip of diagonal striped pattern paper was adhered under the sentiment
and the card was finished off with sequins.

Visit today's Card Kit post for more ideas and inspiration from the team
and don't forget to leave a comment there for a chance to win a prize!



Thursday, June 20, 2019

MFT June Birthday Project--Peek-a-Boo Surprise


While some surprises are less-than-welcome, a birthday surprise is an exception. 
If the honoree isn’t the surprise party type, crafting a card that features a peek-a-boo 
element is a perfect compromise.

With a variety of Die-namics options — from flip-up windows to interactive wheels,
you’re sure to come up with the perfect peek-a-boo design for this month’s
Birthday Project Challenge.



I chose an aquatic theme for my project, with the Stitched Interactive Window Trio--
my favorite interactive Die-namics. I ink distressed a panel, then cut the windows
into it. Three fish were white embossed and ink distressed then cut with the
matching Die-namics.



The panel was adhered to a white card base. Each window was opened and a sentiment
was stamped inside. I adhered the fish to the windows, then added coral, seaweed, and
rocks on the bottom of the card. I stamped the sentiment, then finished off the card
with clear drops.


Add an interactive, peek-a-boo element to your Birthday Project and you could be
the random winner of a $50 MFT gift voucher! Visit the MFT blog for all the details
and deadlines and we hope to see you in the gallery!



CAS(E) this Sketch #327


It's time for a new CAS(E) this Sketch. Here's Sketch #327--from me!




Can I  just be honest and say I was stumped by my own sketch? But I persevered
and came up with this simplified take after turning the sketch 90° clockwise.
 


I tore the edge of light blue card stock for the waves and adhered the "ocean" to a light
blue card base. I added the little girl and sun, then finished off with the sentiment.

We'd love to see your take on the sketch! Link up your card(s) by Thursday, 
June 27th and as the winner, you'll be invited to join us on a future sketch. And
be sure to visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how my teammates tackled this sketch!




Wednesday, June 19, 2019

MFT Wed Sketch Challenge #442







I'll admit to being a bit stumped and almost skipped this sketch, but then I
thought of turning the curved edge into clouds, which was the perfect whimsical
setting for a little fairy.

 
A watercolor panel was inked with several colors of Distress Oxide inks,
spattered with water, then cut with the Stitched Cloud Edges. The panel was
trimmed and adhered to a white card base. The fairy was stamped, colored
with Copics and cut with the matching Die-namics

The fairy was popped up with dimensional adhesive and the sentiment
banner was adhered over her. The card was finished off with a silver
glitter strip and some stars.


Come and join the challenge and you could be the randomly selected
winner of a $50 MFT gift voucher! Visit the MFT blog for all the details and
deadlines and we hope to see you in the gallery!



Friday, June 14, 2019

Paper Smooches Cuppa Sunshine


Have you seen Paper Smooches' June 2019 Release? It's just bursting with
sunshine goodness! I may have squealed when I saw the Cuppa Sunshine dies
and the samples from the design team convinced me that I "needed" it.
Here's my first card using the new dies. Isn't that mug the cutest?



I ink distressed the solid cup piece with the new Hero Arts Reactive Inks.
They blend so smoothly over white card stock. The overlay was cut from white 
card stock and adhered over the solid piece.




Smiley faces were stamped on the sun and cloud. The mug was grounded with a strip 
of green patterned paper and finished off with the sentiment and rising steam.



I wish that I had a mug like this--it would definitely make every day great! 😉
Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:


Thursday, June 13, 2019

CAS(E) this Sketch #326


Here's this week's CAS(E) this Sketch #326, courtesy of teammie Brian.




And here's my take on it.




Simon Says Stamp's Clustered Leaves Wafer Die was cut from watercolor
card stock and ink distressed with green inks. It's a large diecut piece so I
trimmed it to fit a card base then topped it with the scalloped piece.
The sentiment is from Paper Smooches.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how he rest of the team interpreted Brian's
sketch and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, June 20th.
We hope to see you in the gallery!



Supplies:

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

MFT Wed Sketch Challenge #441





And here's my take on it.



I white embossed a Brilliant Bloom and leaves and colored them with daubers
and Distress inks, then cut them out with the matching Die-namics. Squares of
white card stock and printed paper were layered on a Grout Gray card base per
the sketch. The stamped sentiment finished off the card.



Join the weekly sketch challenge and YOU could be the random winner of a
$50 MFT gift voucher! Visit the MFT blog for all the details and deadlines.
Hope to see you in the gallery!