Thursday, September 26, 2019

CAS(E) this Sketch #341


Teammie Brian brings us this week's CAS(E) this Sketch.
Meet Sketch #341.




Here's my take on it.





It was serendipitous that I organized my dies, finding Penny Black's By the 
Numbers die that I enjoyed playing with. I diecut the piece from watercolor 
card stock and inked it with Hero Arts Reactive inks, then spattered it 
with water and gold ink.

I diecut the piece twice more from kraft card stock and adhered them to form
a thick chipboard piece. The piece was adhered to a kraft card base then 
topped with the gold embossed sentiment.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the team interpreted Brian's
sketch and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, October 3rd.
Hope to see you in the gallery!

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Here's More September Vault Release Inspiration


It's the second day of MFTs  September Vault Release. Today I'm sharing the
Game Controller Die-namics and Level Up Stamp Set which was so popular
during its first run. If you missed it then, now's the time to grab it!



The main piece was cut from dark gray card stock and inked on the edges
for a bit of dimension. The buttons were cut from black card stock and adhered
in their respective spaces. The colorful buttons were cut from MFT's card stock
and adhered in place.



I adhered the piece to a Grout Gray panel which was then adhered to a black
card base. The sentiments were stamped above and below the controller and I 
added some shine to the buttons.

This is such a fun set for gamers of all ages and, along with the rest of the September
Vault Release, is waiting for you now in the MFT Store! Happy shopping!
 


Tuesday, September 24, 2019

We're Opening MFT's September 2019 Vault!



 Once again, there's something for everyone, whether you missed it during 
its first Release, or find something completely new-to-you. And the best part is, 
they're all waiting for you NOW in the MFT Store!

I'm sharing a project using  Miss You a Latté from MFT's à la mode line.
I remember these stamps but I've never owned an à la mode girl before so 
I was happy to color her, especially with her large cups of coffee--so fun!



 The à la mode gal was stamped and colored with Copic markers. The cups were
colored in festive red and I added a small green heart on the cup cozy, then cut her
out with the matching Die-namics. I stamped a kraft card base with the Knitted 
Sweater background stamp in kraft ink for a tone on tone look and a bit of texture.



I cut out a rectangle large enough to frame the girl and white embossed the
sentiment on the side. The girl was popped up on the inside of the rectangle and
the back was covered with a kraft panel. The card looked a little plain so I added
two skinny strips on the card that was inked in ombré browns.

Grab this à la mode gal, and the rest of the September Vault Release, while you can.
Stop by tomorrow for more ideas and inspiration!



Thursday, September 19, 2019

MFT September Birthday Project--Barking Birthday Wishes


Our pets are part of the family and deserve a spot in our birthday greetings. 
Whether sending birthday wishes from yourself and your furry friends, or to a 
pet lovin' friend, adding a pup or kitty conveys an undeniable friendship. 

This month, join the Birthday Project Challenge by adding a dog, cat, or any mix
of the two on your birthday project.




For my project I put together Puppy Love and decided to gift him with a few
bones. After  adding some color to the background, I topped it with the grass and
tucked in some bones before adhering the pup. The card was finished off with
the sentiment.



Are you ready to join the challenge? Just add a pup or kitty to your project
and you could be the random winner of a $50 MFT gift voucher!
Visit the MFT blog for all the details and deadline and join us if you can.



CAS(E) this Sketch #340


Are you ready to play along with CAS(E) this Sketch?
Here's this week's sketch, compliments of Nathalie.




And here's my take on it.




I've had the Hero Arts chameleon stamp set for quite a while and thought he'd
be perfect for the sketch. He was white embossed and inked in rainbow colors
then popped up on a card base. The punny sentiment finished off the card.

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, Sept 26th
and as the weekly winner you'll be invited to guest with us on a future sketch!


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

MFT Starry Night Card Kit Release Day




It's time! You may now purchase MFT's Starry Night Card Kit in the MFT Store!
I have one more project to share with you using products in the kit together 
with products you may already have. 

(Note: All products in the kit are shown in boldface type.)


I painted a panel of watercolor card stock with the Color Burst powder that was
diluted with water and I love how it turned out! When the panel was dried, I
cut it with the Starry Night Vertical Die-namics and adhered it to a card base.



When I saw the sentiment, I looked for a critter that appeared to be wishing
upon a star and found Sweetest Somebunny. I stamped her and colored her
with Copic markers, then cut her with the matching Die-namics.

The two part sentiment was gold embossed and I popped up the bunny and
added a shiny silver star. I grounded her with some Copics and rounded off
the corners to complete the card.

Off you go to grab your Card Kit! Make sure you visit all participating
Creative Team members' blogs and leave a comment for a chance to be the
random winner of a $50 MFT gift voucher. Good luck and happy shopping!



Monday, September 16, 2019

More Starry Night Card Kit Inspiration



Are you ready for more project ideas using MFT's Starry Night Card Kit?
Today I'm sharing a card using products from the kit together with other products
that you may already own.



I smooshed some Chipped Sapphire Distress inks onto a craft mat, sprayed it with
water, then lay down watercolor card stock. When it was dried, I added more color
with an ink blending tool to give dimension to the sky.

I diecut the Starry Night Vertical Die-namics and adhered it to a white card base.
The little trick-or-treater was popped up on the card, and the sentiment was
stamped beside her.



I stamped a few bats in the sky and decided to finish off the card with a
big, bright moon.
Don't forget to visit the MFT blog for even more inspiration from participating
team members and leave a comment there for a chance to win a $25 prize!
Hope you'll stop by tomorrow for Card Kit Release Day!



Sunday, September 15, 2019

MFT Starry Night Card Kit--Day 1




Meet MFT's newest Card Kit--Starry Night--which goes on sale Tuesday,
September 17th at 10AM EST in the MFT Store.

Here's a peek at the Starry Night Card Kit. Visit the MFT blog for a detailed description
of the kit's contents. Note that all supplies used that are part of the kit are designated
in boldface type.


Do you spy more Ken Oliver Color Burst powders? There are three bottles in 
the kit with colors that coordinate with MFT's card stock colors--how cool is that?

For today's project, I used the powders as watercolor and mixed a small amount
with some water to "paint" it on watercolor card stock.



Before painting, I gold embossed the sentiment, which acts as a resist when
the panel was painted. I spattered some water and let the panel dry,



Our Town Die-namics was adhered to the panel, then small stars from the
Starry Night Vertical Die-namics were cut from glitter card stock and
adhered to the card.

Visit the MFT blog for more ideas and inspiration using the Card Kit and leave
a comment there for a chance to win a $25 prize! Please stop by tomorrow
for more ideas using this awesome kit!


Thursday, September 12, 2019

CAS(E) this Sketch #339


Are you ready to play along with CAS(E) this Sketch?
Here's this week's Sketch #339 courtesy of Chrissy,




And here's my take on it.




I substituted a leaf for the corner image and stamped both the card base
and square with a woodgrain design. I stamped the sentiment and popped
up the square on the card base.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch for more inspiration from the rest of the team and
join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, September 19th and as the
weekly winner, you'll be invited to join us on a future sketch!


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #454







And here's my take on it.



Using some Purple tape, I eyeballed seven sections and inked warm, sunny
colors in ombré fashion in each space. I spattered water on the bottom portion
to further fade off the color.

I adhered the panel to a kraft card base, then stamped the sentiment with
brown ink on a kraft card strip and adhered it per the sketch. Five sequins
in coordinating colors finished off the card.



Visit the MFT blog for all the details on how you can be the random winner of a 
$50 MFT gift voucher when you join the challenge. 
We hope to see you in the gallery!



Friday, September 6, 2019

CASology Week #351--LOL


It's been a while since I've joined a CASology challenge, and this week's
cue card caught my attention.




It has certainly been a rough few weeks worldwide, with Mother Nature wreaking
havoc and personally, I'm better understanding "global warming" with our record
breaking local temperatures soaring in the 90's 😎. Not much to laugh about.

So here's my take on the cue word.



I love this Birdie Brown penguin and try to find any excuse to use him. I
stamped and colored him, then stamped the sentiment underneath. He looked
a little too plain, so a Copic marker outline saved the day.

I hope this made you laugh, or maybe brought you a smile 😄.
Thanks for stopping by!
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ETA: My card was chosen as the winner for Week #351! Thank you, CASology!







Thursday, September 5, 2019

CAS(E) this Sketch #338


It's a retro sketch for CAS(E) this Sketch #338. Who remembers this one?




Here's my take om it back in 2013.




And here's my 2019 take on it.



I chose three leaves and ink distressed them in autumnal colors. They were
stacked and adhered to a white card base and finished off with the 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, September 12th
and as the weekly winner you'll be invited to guest with us!