Thursday, October 12, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #243

CAS(E) this Sketch #243 is a super simple one from me.

And here's what I came up with, thanks to an already colored witch sitting
in my stash of die cuts.

I tried monochromatic coloring with Copics on Birdie Brown's witch. She was
adhered to striped paper with an orange strip for a pop of color. I stamped
the sentiment and finished off the card with enamel dots.

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, October 19th.
Hope to see you in the gallery!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #354

Have you met this week's Wed Sketch Challenge? Here's Sketch #354.

And here's how I interpreted the sketch.

After preparing a top folded card, I cut a piece of patterned paper and ink distressed
around the edges before adhering it to the card base. A small rounded rectangle was
cut from watercolor card stock and ink distressed, then spattered with water.

Some leaves were white embossed, ink distressed, then cut with the matching
Die-namics. The fox was stamped, colored with Copics and (gasp!) I fussy cut
him before adhering him over the leaves. The card was finished off with a
white embossed sentiment on a speech bubble.

If you'd like to win a $50 MFT gift voucher, visit the Card Challenges blog
for all the details, and come join the weekly sketch challenge!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Essentials by Ellen October 2017 Release

The new Essentials by Ellen October 2017 Release went live two days ago and
it's chock full of fun and cuteness from Julie Ebersole and Brandi Kincaid.

I got to play with the Snailed It set, but unfortunately ran out of time (I'm 
currently away on a trip!) to share more than one project with you.
But it's a cute one!

I love the whimsical look of the images and stamping them in unexpected colors
made them look like they came out of a storybook.

Using the Misti, I stamped the images twice with sometimes two colors, then
added the grass with flicks from a Copic YG03 marker. I trimmed out the
panel and adhered it to a kraft card base, then finished off with the super 
cute and punny sentiment.

Stamping solid images with several colors gives the appearance of "no line"
coloring, doesn't it? Stress free no line coloring!

You can find the entire new release here in the Ellen Hutson store. I hope to
share more projects when I return next week! Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, October 9, 2017

MFT October Release Replay Challenge

It's time for MFT's October Release Replay Challenge, when the Creative Team
shares more inspiration and fresh ideas with the recent release.

I chose to play with the Drifts & Hills Stencil and created an ocean
 waves background for a sweet narwhal.

Using two Distress inks, I stenciled four sides of the stencil over a watercolor 
card stock panel, then spattered water over it and adhered it to a Stone Gray
card base. The narwhal was stamped, colored with Copics, cut with the  
matching Die-namics, then adhered over the stenciled piece.

The sentiment was white embossed on Blueberry card stock, then cut with
a sentiment strip and popped over the narwhal. Schools of fish were stamped
on the water, and the card was finished off with Nuvo Morning Dew Drops.

Visit today's Release Replay post at My Favorite Things for more inspiration
from the Creative Team using  products from the October release!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #242

Leigh brings us this week's CAS(E) this Sketch #242.

And here's my take on it. Big surprise--I didn't use a butterfly!

A Mondo Peony was white embossed and colored with Distress inks, then
fussy trimmed. A strip of striped patterned paper was adhered to the card, and
the flower was popped up over it. A sentiment and sequins finished off the card.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the team interpreted Leigh's
sketch, and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, October 12th
and you could be guesting with us on a future sketch!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #353

Here's this week's MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #353.

I pretty much stuck to the sketch with a Pure Innocence cutie.

The stitched rounded rectangle from Blueprints 31 was cut from In the Buff
card stock and lightly ink distressed around the edges, then adhered to a Primitive
Cream card base. Watercolor woodgrain card stock was cut with a circle die, then
ink distressed with Distress inks and trimmed per the sketch, then adhered
to the card.

The Pure Innocence girl was stamped, colored with Copics, and cut with the
matching Die-namics, then adhered to the woodgrain circle with dimensional
adhesive. The sentiment was white embossed on a fishtail sentiment strip, then
trimmed and popped up on the card. Enamel dots finished the card.

Visit the Card Challenges blog for all the details on how you can win a $50
MFT gift voucher as the random winner of the challenge!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

MFT October New Product Launch and Release

It's time! You may now purchase MFT's October Release here in the MFT Store!

Be sure to comment on all participating design team members' blogs for a chance
to win one of two $100 MFT gift vouchers. Before you go, I'd like to share one more
project with you, and possibly add to your shopping list.

These Lip Balm tags were so much fun to assemble, and you could crank out a bunch
of them for party favors or last minute stocking stuffers.

For each tag, I cut out two pieces of the same shape and die cut the lip balm window
from the top tag. You can cut these out of patterned or solid papers, but I chose to
ink distress in gradient shades, leaving the bottom white to be able to see the stamped
sentiment. And I kept it simple by not adding the frame around the opening.

I used strong tape adhesive to assemble each tag, adding the lip balm in the pouch before
sealing the two tags together. I finished off each tag with a bit of twine and a snowflake.

Aren't they fun? And they're a unisex project, because the guys in our life
need lip protection, too! 😉

And there you have it--My Favorite Things October Release! Don't forget to comment on all
team members' blogs by the end of the day on Thursday, Oct 5th. Thanks for stopping by
during the countdown and happy shopping!

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(Note: Winners have been chosen. Go here to see if you're one of them!)

MFT Tall Tag Duo Die-namics
MFT Lip Balm Window and Frame
MFT Sending Smooches
MFT Let it Snowflake Too Die-namics
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