Wednesday, July 29, 2015

MFT Sketch 239

Ready for a new sketch?  I obviously cannot get enough of these bears!

But really, can you blame me?  I used a combination of coloring and piecing on the bear and gifts, and swapped out the circle for an oval.  

Head on over to the blog to check out the rest of the team's projects!

Monday, July 27, 2015

A little fun with the Gelli Plate

A couple weeks ago Ellie and I got out the Gelli Plate and made a couple dozen prints.  For anyone who wants to do some crafting with kids I highly recommend the Gelli Plate, it's so fun and easy, you really can't make mistakes, and it's totally addictive.

Anyway, I had a little time over the weekend and thought I would put those prints to good use.

The print on this first card features the Positive Sign stencil as well as the Headphone Dienamics and one of the Keep On Rockin' sentiments.

For the second card I pulled out the newest Blueprints dies and Totally Happy sentiment set.  The balloons were both shaded with some tone on tone inking, although it's hard to see it on the blue balloon.  The print features the Fishnet stencil.

Short and sweet for today.  Hope your week is off to a great start!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Charmed Birthday

I decided to play along with Jenn Shurkus' 10th Anniversary Blogiversary challenge.  You need to pick one of her projects and use it as inspiration.

This is the card that I chose.  I really like the splatter and the mix of textures.

For my card I pulled out the adorable Charmed set from Mama Elephant designed by my friend Elena.

I wanted to do a really soft version of Jenn's card.

I started by splattering several colors of Distress Ink on a watercolor paper panel.  Then I added a bit of translucent embossing paste over a Tim Holtz layering stencil and added a very light dusting of Prisma glitter while it was still wet.

Meanwhile, I stamped the Charmed images on watercolor paper with Versafine Smokey Gray in second generation.  Those were painted with Kuretake watercolors and then die cut.

Once the base panel was dry (I did that earlier in the day), I adhered the stamped images with foam tape.

I think this one is destined to be Ellie's birthday card this year.  It's cute and pretty and sparkly and right up her alley.

I'm also linking up with Simon Says Stamp Challenge since this week's challenge is Sparkle and Shine.

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock:  Canson - Watercolor paper; MFT - Grout Gray
Stamps:  Mama Elephant - Charmed
Ink:  Versafine - Smokey Gray; Ranger - Worn Lipstick, Scattered Straw, Mowed Lawn, and Antique Photo Distress Ink
Other:  Mama Elephant - Charmed Dies; Dreamweaver - Translucent Embossing Paste; Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz Layered Stencil Lace; CTMH - Prisma Glitter; Kuretake - Gansai Watercolors; Scotch - Foam Adhesive; Tombow - Mono Adhesive

Thursday, July 23, 2015

MFT Color Challenge 26

We've got a new color challenge for you.

Here's what I came up with.  Don't you love that Jumbo Die-namics Cover Up?

This one is pretty CAS and self-explanatory.

While the neutral Whip Cream gets the lion share of the space on this card, I think that it really makes the actual color challenge colors pop.

Ok, hop on over to the challenge blog and check out what the other ladies created, hope you have time to play along this week!

MFT / Xyron Collaboration

Hey everyone!  This week My Favorite Things is collaborating with Xyron.

I do not know what I would do without my Xyron machines/sticker makers.  I have a 5" Creative Station, a 1" sticker maker and a 1 1/2" one too.  They get lots of use when I'm adhering small die cut pieces, especially letters as well as when I'm doing heavy duty inlay.

Today, however, I'm showcasing a new favorite, Magnet Tape!  This stuff is fantastic and I'm so happy to have discovered it.  Unlike some of the magnet tapes of old, this is VERY thin, easily ripped by hand, although the dispenser is just like a scotch tape one and it easily tears off, very sticky (it's not going to fall off) and the magnet part is actually quite strong.  This is going to be a staple for kids projects around our house for sure.

I decided to create a magnet farm scene for our refrigerator.

I used the Die-namics Barn dies and The Whole Herd stamp set.  The images were colored with Copics and the barn assembled and then I ran all the pieces through my laminator.  I very carefully cut the barn doors open and trimmed out the window and around the animals, and then it was just a matter of applying the magnet tape.

My girls are on the hairy edge of playing with refrigerator magnets, but they noticed these immediately when they walked into the kitchen the next morning, and really, who can resist Birdie Brown images?

Please head over to the MFT blog to see the rest of today's projects.  And be sure to check out Xyron's Facebook page where they are sharing projects as well.