#613 – MFT Sketch and Color Challenges

Hello! I was rearranging some MFT related Pinterest boards the other day and got super inspired by all the cards I had pinned there.. I mean, their DT has always created the most adorable, beautiful and charming cards – how could one not get inspired. More reason to make them – the MFT Sketch and Color Challenges!

I usually make a single card for both the challenges. But this time, I thought of separating the two.. more cards to make, right?! πŸ˜€ Here’s what my inspired self created –

You Are Amazing

For my first card, the inspiration comes from three sources, actually – thee sketch from Stamplorations, the colors from MFT Color Challenge and the layout from The Flower Challenge. I chose distress inks to stamp and color the flowers from MFT Modern Blooms stamp set, using a brush to lightly spread the colors to show off the texture of the paper also. I used normal inks for the leaves, and distress inks again for the stencilled background.

Here’s the supply list –

My Favorite Things Modern Blooms stamps
My Favorite Things Flashy Florals stamps
My Favorite Things Wonky Chevrons stencil
My Favorite Things Geometric Greenery stamp (partial sentiment)
Stamplorations Amazing die
clear rhinestones

You Are Amazing

I am submitting this card to the following challenges –

MFT Color Challenge #68

Stamplorations May Challenge (I used the sketch and stamping)

The Flower Challenge #8: CASE The DT Member – I chose Karren’s card. I love the stencil background.. partially done, and then the flowers stamped on top. Such a simple beauty!

And here’s my second card –

Friend, Sending you Hugs

For my second card, I used a bit of no line watercoloring. I must say, the image for this card came pretty immediately as soon as I saw the sketch. I’ve completely used distress inks on this card, including the background stamping and the sentiment.

Supply list –

My Favorite Things Some Bunny stamps
My Favorite Things Fresh Cut Grass die
My Favorite Things Friend die
My Favorite Things Scattered Surface background stamp

distress inks

Friend, Sending you Hugs

Submitting my card to the following challenges –

MFT Sketch Challenge #331

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CAS-aul Fridays #173: Birtday Card + 6 of the same item (I used 6 of the small flowers…he he.. )

Stempel Garten Challenge #61: Wildlife

Happy Little Stampers: May Watercolor Challenge: Anything Goes

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#565 – MFT Color and Sketch Challenge

PE: Spotted by My Favorite Things Challenge blog!!

My Favorite Things - Spotted

Hello! Its been quite some time since I made a card, just because I felt like making a card.. and today, I did just that! πŸ™‚ It wasn’t my best, since its been some time, I felt happy just making something… that’s the real point after all, right?! πŸ˜‰

My inspiration this time came from the MFT Color and Sketch Challenges.

MFT Color Challenge #312

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #60

And here’s the card I made –

Find Joy In The Ordinary

I chose MFT Flash Florals for the flowers in focus and to make the backgrounds too. Then a fishtail frame and solid piece for the piece in between using MFT Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner. Only the sentiment is not from MFT, it is from Neat & Tangled Scandinavian Prints.

Find Joy In The Ordinary

Off to try and make some more now! Hopefully, I will get my crafty mojo running and get a couple before long! πŸ™‚

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#509 – MFT Challenges

Hello! One of my favorite companies, My Favorite Things has two challenges running – one for a sketch and the other, colors. I am always in awe of the wonderful creations by the DT – they are always, always scrumptious! So inspiring! And I just had to try and make something too! πŸ™‚

Some Bunny

I first stamped and fuzzy cut the bunny, the balloon, the clouds and the flowers from MFT Some Bunny after stamping them using MFT Hybrid ink – I hadn’t yet decided whether I wanted to color them or not..I left them as is in the end.

For the background, I used Simon Says Stamp Seeing Spots and Pumice Stone distress ink. I cut out a square panel for the sky background, I used only Broken China distress ink, creating a gradient by blending the ink softly and then adding more of it only at one end. Now, I hadn’t added any texture to either first – I actually added it after I had finished the entire card – I found it was completely uninteresting, with only ink blended and nothing else. So, I dabbed them with a brush, only just wet with water, adding a little ink here and there, when I deemed necessary. I did the same with the grass, which I die cut using MFT Fresh Cut Grass and colored using Shabby Shutters distress ink

Some Bunny

For finishing, I added a frame I die cut using SSS Stitched Squares, foam mounted the bunny and the scene, added a strip of green checked washi tape, and stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Pumice Stone distress ink.

Submitting this card to both MFT Color Challenge #50 and Wednesday Sketch Challenge #291

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#502 – Stamped Flowers

…and I am back to stamping flowers! πŸ˜€ That’s the best and sure shot way of getting a beautiful card, I guess!

You Are Amazing

My first card consists of MFT Modern Blooms. I used simple stamping technique with Memento Dandelion, Memento Pear Tart, Hero Arts Soft Pool and PTI Sweet Blush inks to prepare a panel of these pretty flowers. Once done, I trimmed it to stripes, mounted them on the card base using foam tape. I then addded a strip of kraft card stock, adhered the ‘you’ from MFT Love & Adore You and then the stamped sentiment piece, from Paper Smooches Fancy Frames, stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black. I then used some kraft die cut buttons from Impression Obsessions Buttons die cuts to embellish.

You Are Amazing

Submitting this card to ColourQ Challenge #350 and MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #289

My second card is completely done using the Waffle Flower Leafy stamp set (except for a little die cutting and embellishing, of course! ;))

Thank You

I first stamped the sentiment and the flowers and leaves outlines using Memento Tuxedo Black, then stamped the counterpart – solid stamps of the same images using colored inks – Hero Arts Bubble Gum, Butter Bar, Neon Blue and Memento Bamboo Leaves.I stamped the images such that they were forming circles around the sentiment – going clockwise for the first circle, then anti-clockwise the next, and so on.

Once done, I die cut a circle from one of the edge. Now, I wanted the die cut to be partially stamped wit the images (notice the bottom half without the continuation of the flowers and leaves?), so I re-stamped the images in the same position using my trusty MISTI. πŸ™‚ I like the effect, but I am not sure whether this was the best design to showcase it.. Anyway, I proceeded to trim the outer panel, and to round the corners before tying some string on it and adhering it to the card base. I then adhered the round panel directly to the card base and finally embellished it some more using dots of silver stickles (glittering enamel dots??)

Thank You

Submitting this card to Waffle Flower July Challenge (I’ve only taken the colors for inspiration) –

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#501 – CASEing Yoonsun Hur

PE: Spotted by My Favorite Things!!

My Favorite Things - Spotted

Honorable Mention at The Heart Desired Challenge!!

The Heart Desires - Honorable Mention

Its been quite some time since my last post! I actually made these cards a week ago, but am posting them only now….And as the title denotes, I am CASEing a couple of cards by the amazingly talented Yoonsun Hur!

Celebrate

My first card is a CASE of this card by Yoonsun. If you’ve seen my posts from beloew, you’ll know I love bold and bright colors – and Yoonsun’s card, where she combined this bold look with the muting kraft – just stunning!

For my card, I used flowers and leaves fromΒ  My Favorite Things Modern Blooms and a variety of inks, then using another flower center stamp, stamped the dots in black and grey. I also added the dotted lines using Winnie & Walter Scenery: Stripes. Finally came the sentiment – I used Lawn Fawn Cole’s ABCs dies for the sentiment.

Celebrate

Did I mention that I really loved the bright and bold look? πŸ˜€ Anyway, I did add a bit of embellishing using some gold and bronze sequins.

This card is made especially for My Favorite Things challenge, who are celebrating 10 years – what an awesome achievement!! πŸ˜€ The challenge isΒ 10th Birthday Celebration Bonus Challenge, where we are to include 10 in some way in our creations. In my card, I’ve used 10 stamped elements (including flowers and leaves) and the sentiment carries 10 letters too! πŸ˜›

I am also submitting the card to the following challenges –

Virginia’s View (Summer Challenge) #22: All About Colors

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Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Flora & Fauna

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The Heart Desires Challenge #2 (I’ve borrowed a few colors from the theme, and the flowers look quite tropical!)

For my second card, I was inspired by this card of Yoonsun. Now, I really love watercoloring – and watercolor backgrounds are just awesome – more so when done my a coloring genius like Yoonsun.. but I degress..

You Are My Person

The only mistake I made in this card’s watercoloring – I chose the wrong watercoloring medium – I used watercolor cakes – I should have used inks.. but anyway, the end result is not so bad… and the lesson is learnt! πŸ˜€

So, for this card, I used mostly solid or thick-outlined stamps from Neat & Tangled Paper Cut Flowers and Ellen Hutson Bold Blooms and used Zing white embossing powder. Unfortunately, I did somehow end up smudge up the embossing, even after embossing twice, to avoid the exact thing! Talk about ironic! πŸ˜€

The sentiment, from Ellen Hutson Mondo Magnolia is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. Finally the card is embellished using some silver sequins (which are looking black in the image).

I am submitting this card to Ellen Hutson Mix It Up Challenge: Neat & Tangled and Seven Hills Crafts July Challenge: Color Challenge –

Seven Hills Crafts

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#486 – A Few Cards Over the Weekend (2)

For my first card –

Some Bunny

A very simple one layered card – I used the stencil Mini Flower Frenzy from The Crafter’s Workshop and blended in Scattered Straw, Tattered Rose and Tumbled Glass distress inks. I then added a few water splatteres. Once it dried, I stamped the bunny and the balloon from My Favorite Things Some Bunny in MFT hybrid ink and watercolored it using Walnut Stain distress ink. I then stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Some Bunny

Also submitting this card to One Layer Simplicity Challenge #28: Stencil, MFT Card Challenge: Color Challenge #46 andΒ Addicted to CAS #89: Petals

And my second card –

Just Because

For this card I chose flowers from Micia Full Bloom and Blooms of Mine stamp sets. After stamping them using MFT hybrid black ink, I watercolored them using blue distress inks and fuzzy cut them. I then positioned them on a card panel and stamped the leaves in Memento Tuxedo Black. I then foam mounted the panel on the card base before adhering the flowers – I adhered a few directly using glue, while foam mounting a few others.

Just Because

The sentiment, from Neat & Tangled Everyday Labels, is stamped using Hero Arts Field Green ink, trimmed and foam mounted. I used my MISTI here, since I had to stamp it several times, to get a clear print. πŸ™‚ I added a few transparent sequins for embellishment.

Submitting this card to Fusion Challenge: Something Blue, Addicted to Stamps #196: Anything Goes and CASual Fridays: Florals

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#471 – Mother’s Day Wishes

PE: Winner at One Layer Simplicity Challenge!!

One Layer Simplicity Challenge - Winner

Hello! And a Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers!

Made this card to my dear Ma – she’s the best in the world!! πŸ˜€ I made her a flower-themed card, since she is really fond of flowers! Quoting her – “flowers always look good, no matter how you make them!” I couldn’t agree more! πŸ˜€

Mother's Day

I chose Paper Trey Ink Rustic Cream cardstock to make this one-layered card.

Mother's Day

The flowers are from Hero Arts Flower Garden, My Favorite Things Mini Modern Blooms and WPlus9 Fresh Cut Flowers. I used Milled Lavender DI, PTI Winter Wisteria, Mustard Seed DI, Spiced Marmalade DI, Tattered Rose DI, PTI Melon Berry, Cracked Pistachio DI, Memento Bahama Blue, Evergreen Bough DI, Shabby Shutters DI, Crushed Olive DI, Memento Pear Tart, Memento Bamboo Leaves, PTI Classic Kraft inks for stamping. I then stamped the dots using Shabby Shutters DI and PTI Fine Linen ink. The sentiment is from Fiskars Celebrate Family, which I heat embossed in gold.

Mother's Day

Instead of adding lots of glitter and/or sequins, as I mostly do, I decided to keep it fairly clean, and opted to use my Uniball gold gel pen. I just added a few dots, in the flowers’ center and along with the rest of the dots surrounding the flowers.

Mother's Day

Of course, I had to make an envelope to go with it. After making so many cards, I am happy to report that I can make a fairly good one without any mistakes – and I am happy since I am not using any tools other than my trusty pencil, scale and scissors! πŸ˜€

Well, for this one, I first stamped the sentiment from Lawn Fawn Sally’s ABCs and the flowers from Hero Arts Flower Garden and drew over them using Uniball Signo silver gel pen. I am glad it came out so nice and bright on the paper! πŸ™‚

I am also submitting this to One Layer Simplicity Challenge #27: Fruit Smoothie (I used some inks with fruits’ names in them), The Card Concept #54: Spring FlowersThe Card Concept #54: Spring FlowersThe Card Concept #54: Spring Flowers and Simon Says Stamp: Work It Wednesday (April): Flowers

SSS - Work It Wednesday

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