Thursday, July 20, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #231

N@Ali brings us this week's CAS(E) this Sketch #231.

And here's my take on it. 

Yep, I managed to sneak a(nother) butterfly on my card. A wonky stitched square,
an ink distressed butterfly, and a sentiment on a strip. Sequins 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, July 27th!
Hope to see you in the gallery!


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #342

It's Wednesday, and that means it's time for a new Wednesday Sketch
 Challenge! Here's Sketch #342.

And here's my take on it.

Going through my dies, I noticed that there was a stitched cloud that resembled
the top piece on the sketch. I cut out the cloud and inked the edges lightly with
Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide ink for more definition.

The hot air balloon, kitty, and birds were colored with Copics and cut with the
matching dies. I adhered the cloud on the top of the card, a strip of patterned paper
on the bottom, per the sketch, then stamped a sentiment on top of it. The balloon,
kitty and birds were popped up on the card and finished off with enamel dots.

Visit the Card Challenges blog for all the details on how you can win a
$50 MFT gift voucher and join us if you can!

Monday, July 17, 2017

MFT July Release Replay

Creative Team shares more ideas and inspiration with the latest release.

Earlier on Instagram I shared a pic of some critters from the July release--
hippos and tigers and cats. I decided to use a Smitten Kitten on my project.

A watercolor panel was ink distressed with Distress Oxide inks  and spattered
with water. A circle was cut from the card and the panel was adhered to a
Natural card base. The circular piece was rotated and placed in the opening.

The Happy Birthday Circle Frame was cut from Sour Apple card stock and
adhered around the circle. The kitty was colored with Copics and cut with
the matching Die-namics, then adhered inside the clrcle.

I fashioned a little party hat from patterned paper, stamped the sentiment
and finished off the card with a few enamel dots.

Visit today's Release Replay post at My Favorite Things for more inspiration
from the design team using products from the July Release.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 13, 2017

CAS(E) this Sketch #230

This week's CAS(E) this Sketch #230 is from yours truly
and it looks like this.

Here's my take on it.

I'll admit that my own sketch stumped me. Thankfully, I was saved by an inked
piece that I found in my stash. This was an ink distressed panel that was
"stamped" with a stencil that was sprayed with water.

I trimmed the pieces, following the sketch, and adhered them to a card base.
I stamped the sentiment and finished off the card with sequins.

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, July 20th and as a
winner, you'll be invited to guest with us on a future sketch!


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Penny Black's Christmas in July--PEACE•LOVE•JOY

On my last day of guesting on the Penny Black blog, I pulled out my Copics
and colored pencils to color this little cutie.

After coloring the image, I masked her and inked in the sky with Distress Oxide inks.
Visit the Penny Black blog for instructions and details on how I created this card.

Thanks so much for dropping by during Christmas in July and I hope that you
found inspiration to get a head start on your Christmas cards!

Huge thanks to Jill and Penny Black for the invitation to share my ideas
with you using their awesome line of products! Happy Holidays!

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #341

Here's this week's Wednesday Sketch Challenge #341.

And here's my simplified take on the sketch.

After ink distressing a watercolor panel with Distress Oxide inks, it was
spattered with water and cut with the Basic Stitched Edges. I used the
circle from the Flop Card Circle Die-namics to cut an opening in the
center of the panel, saving the die cut circle.

The sentiment was white embossed and the panel was popped up on a Stone Gray
card base with dimensional adhesive. I rotated the circle element and adhered it
in the space. The rock, mermaid, and turtle were stamped and colored with Copics,
die cut with the matching dies, then adhered to the card.

Visit the Card Challenges blog for more inspiration, and for details on how
you could win a $50 MFT gift voucher!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Penny Black's Christmas in July--Merry Everything

Thanks for stopping by on another day of Christmas in July on the Penny
Black blog! Today my card features Snowy with another popular icon from
Penny Black--the adorable hedgehog!

I did a bit of fussy cutting after stamping and coloring the image with
Copic markers, and paired them with berry branches on my wintry scene.

For details and instructions on how this card came together, visit today's post
 on the Penny Black blog. And join me here tomorrow on my last day as a guest!