Thursday, November 26, 2015

MFT Color Challenge 34

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope that you're enjoying some good food and great family time.

Once you're done celebrating, maybe you can play along with our new color challenge.

I pulled out the new Chunky Chevron Cover-Up.

I had all sorts of leftovers after I finished my official card, so I thought I would create some other cards and show some different ways to use the cover up.

For this second card I cut off the top two and bottom two rows and used them to frame a center sentiment.

Similarly, for this card I trimmed off two columns and also used a combination of inlaid and popped up and slightly offset chevrons.

Please stop by the blog and check out what the other ladies created and have a great Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

MFT Sketch 256

Another Wednesday, another sketch from MFT.

I went very CAS this week, creating a one layer card, which is not normal for me.

I love the dogs in the new Top Dog set.  They were stamped and colored with Copics with the sentiment acting as the middle feather.

OK, super quick today, there is a lot of food/Thanksgiving prep to do!

Be sure to stop by the blog to see what the rest of the team created!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Thankful Anemones

I thought I'd start out Thanksgiving Week with a thank you card.

I love the gorgeous florals in WPlus9's Watercolored Anemones set, but I'm not the greatest with multi-step stamps.

The good news is there's a full stamped image that you can use as a guide.  I stamped the full image on kraft with white pigment ink.  Then, with the help of a MISTI, stamped the individual parts of the flower in color.

Such a pretty look!

The sentiment is from an old Studio Calico set.

Hope your week is off to a great start.  I'm looking forward to a short work week and a lot of pie!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Christmas cards

So I've decided that the only sentiment set you really need this year is Hand Lettered Holidays.

It goes with everything!

I pulled out an old set (Cool Day) and a new set (Toasty Greetings).

No rocket science here.  Cute images, Copic coloring, and great sentiments.

Short and sweet today!

Hope your week is going well!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

MFT Sketch 255

Time for a new sketch from MFT!

This week I kind of just used the sketch as a suggestion/jumping off point.

I wanted to use some of the cute images from the Merry Christmoose stamp set.  They were stamped on kraft cardstock with a bit of masking and then colored with Inktense pencils.  Then I used a wet paintbrush to soften/blend the coloring.

The sentiment was stamped and embossed in white.  I added a little twine bow and mini clothespin for embellishment.

Head over to the blog to check out what the rest of the team created.  Hope you'll join in!

Monday, November 16, 2015

The 25 Days of Christmas Tags

I'm happy to be participating in Tracey McNeely's 25 Days of Christmas Tags event.

Today some of the Neat & Tangled and Little Tangles DT members are sharing tags.

I really enjoy making tags, and once I got started, it was hard to stop!  I ended up with three.

I used the new Classic Tag 1 die for each of these.  For this first one I clear embossed Origami Map on  a tag cut from watercolor paper.  The map was colored with Inktense pencils using a pencil to brush technique (where you just pick up color directly from the pencil using a paintbrush).

The embossing was ironed off, and then the sentiment, using Christmas Journaling and Bible Journaling Companions was stamped using Versafine and clear embossed.  I used Kuretake gold paint to color in the Joy.

Next up a super simple tag design that is perfect for mass producing and easy enough for your kids to help.  I used watercolor paper again, and randomly stamped the circles from Dala Horse in Delicata ink.  The circles were watercolored with Inktense pencils again using the pencil to brush technique.

The sentiment is from Bright Baubles and embossed in gold.

Finally, I had to pull out the Dala Horse Dies.  I created a tag for the N&T release with the Dala Horse stamp set here, but I wanted to show how perfect the dies are for Christmas too.  This was pretty simple.  The tag was die cut from a panel created using the Graduated Stripes Cover Plate.

The Dala Horse was popped up with some foam tape and then the sentiment, from Happy Holidays, was added.

Hope this gives you a few ideas for Christmas.  Be sure to stop by the Neat & Tangled blog, Danielle has a tag up there, and of course stop by Tracey's blog as well.  There are a whole lot of sponsors for this event.  You can leave comments on her 25 Days posts to enter as well as link up a tag.  Good luck!