Wednesday, May 20, 2015

MFT Sketch 229

Ready for another sketch?  This week I turned the sketch on the side, and pulled out these adorable animals again.  Seriously are they not the cutest thing ever?

The critters were colored with Copics.  I threw in a few clouds from the Build-able Blooms set so the sky wasn't so bare, but other than that stayed pretty true to the sketch.  I'm also loving that rolling hills die with the cute little fence...its like an instant scene.  

OK, please head over to the blog and check out what the rest of the team created and get the details on how to enter.

Be-You-Tiful Peonies

It's my turn on the Jane's Doodles blog today.  I pulled out one of my very favorite sets, Pretty Peonies.

The flowers were stamped, with a bit of masking, and then colored with Copics.  To make the flowers pop a bit.  I outlined them with a fairly broad stroke using my palest gray (C1) and then went in just on the edge of the flower and added a very thing line of a darker gray (C2).

For the sentiment, I used the Be-YOU-Tiful die from Ellen Hutson.  It was cut four times.  I stacked/adhered the bottom three layers together first.  The last layer was clear embossed several times to get the look of an epoxy sticker and then adhered to the top of the stack which was then attached to the card.

Aren't those big blooms just gorgeous!  Happily, my real peonies are just getting set to burst, they are my very favorite flower and I look forward to this couple of weeks all year!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  CTMH - White Daisy cardstock; MFT - Steel Gray and Black Licorice cardstock
Stamps:  Jane's Doodles - Pretty Peonies
Ink:  MFT - Hybrid Black Licorice Ink; Versamark
Other:  Ellen Hutson - Be-YOU-Tiful die; Copic Markers; CTMH 0 Clear Embossing Powder; Tombow - Mono and Multi Mono Adhesive

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

My Favorite Things CREATE Magazine Feature

Have you seen the latest issue of CREATE magazine?

What happens when you give several designers the same product and ask them to create something unique?  In this case several MFT designers used the same product to create projects.  I was given the Proof Positive Cover-Up Die, and this is what I came up with:

I used it to create a modified color blocked panel and then added some fun speech bubbles.

I was having so much fun, I decided to create a second card.

For this one I again selectively replaced the positive signs to create a frame in the center.  I stitched along the rows of the inlaid positive signs and folded the up the edges to add some dimension and texture to the card.

A vellum backed frame for the sentiment finished it off.

You definitely want to check out the entire magazine/feature, there are some really fantastic projects to see!

Monday, May 18, 2015

My Favorite Things / PageMaps May Sketch

It's the final month of our collaboration with PageMaps.  So you have one more bonus sketch/change to win some cash to spend in the MFT store.

Here's how I interpreted the sketch:

This one was lots of fun.  I pulled out my Pierced Star STAX and a really old 6x6 pad.  The steel gray panel is actually popped up with foam tape, here's a detail shot:

OK, head over to the blog and check out what the rest of the team made and get all the details on how to enter.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

MFT Color Challenge #21

Time for another color challenge!

I kind of feel like I cheated on this one, but I really do like the look of color blocking and these colors really seemed to lend themselves to it.

Pretty simple.  I just cut four strips of color, the top and the bottom were cut a little thicker since  knew I was going to use the stitched rectangle to trim it down.  Then I die cut an oval from the center of the color blocked panel to create the window.

One of the flowers from the Wildflowers stencil was added to a white panel of paper using gold embossing paste.  After it had set, the panel was adhered to the card base and the color blocked piece was added using foam tape.

The sentiment was embossed on the curved banner which was then adhered using two layers of foam tape.

For some extra oomph, I added some black splatter and gold sequins.

OK, that's all for me today.  Please stop by the blog to see what the other ladies created.