#629 – Sketches and Colors

Hello! I made these two cards a couple of days ago, intending to join a couple of color and sketch challenges.

Thank You

Here’s what I used –
My Favorite Things Fancy Flowers
My Favorite Things Simply Circles
My Favorite Things Geometric Greenery
My Favorite Things Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banners
Gansai Tambi watercolors

I am joining the MFT Sketch Challenge #337 and MFT Color Challenge #71 with this card.

Sketch Challenge 337 #mftstamps

For my second card –

Celebrate

Here’s what I used –
Reverse Confetti Buds n Blooms
Die-versions Celebrate die
Itsy Bitsy Scalloped Circles die
Basically Essential Remember and Thanks stencil
We R Memory Keepers Weave embossing folder

With this card, I am joining the Reverse Confetti June Sketch Challenge and Color Throwdown Challenge #447.

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#623 – Rainbow Butterfly Thanks

PE: Top Pick at The Challenge!!

The Challenge - Honorable Mention

Hello! First off, sorry about the grainy photos, I shot them at night, and couldn’t get a clear shot, no matter how much I tried… 😦

Made a rainbow striped card, totally inspired by a list of challenges (listed below, of course!)… and the butterfly.. simply because its been awfully long since I used one! 🙂

Thanks

I used Winnie & Walter Scenery:Stripes stamp set to stamp the rainbow stripes. I then die cut the butterfly from My Favorite Things Flutter of Butterflies, then the sentiment from Winnie & Walter: In A Word: Thanks die, then die cut the banner using My Favorite Things Stitched Jumbo Fishtail Banner.. the sentiment and the banner were a little overlapping, forming a sort of double die cut.

Thanks

Finally foam mounted the banner, and then adhered the butterfly directly on the card base. A few clear rhinestones for embellishing finished the card.

Submitting my card to the following challenges –

Just Us Girls Challenge #396: Word Week: Die cuts

The Challenge #85: Inspiration: Celebrate

My Favorite Things: Wednesday Sketch Challenge #336

Sketch Challenge 336 #mftstamps

Seven Hills Crafts: June Challenge: Die cut a Die cut

Winnie & Walter Rerun Challenge #20: Scenery: Stripes

Winnie & Walter - Rerun

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#619 – MFT Color and Sketch Challenges

PE: Winner at Sovushka Slavia challenge!!

Hello! I am joining the My Favorite Things Color and Sketch Challenges again…

Here’s my first card, for the Color Challenge #70

I am also joining Sovushka Slavia Card Sketch challenge #70

You Gnome Me So Well

Supplies Used: MFT You Gnome me and MFT Mini Modern Blooms along with distress inks for coloring. The scallop/flower die cutting is using Sizzix Flower Layers and Leaf dut cuts.

My second card for the MFT Sketch Challenge #334

Sketch Challenge 334 #mftstamps

So Very Thankful

Supplies Used: MFT Geometric Greenery, Reverse Confetti Edgar’s Confetti Cuts, Concord & 9th Lace Leaf

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#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?! 😀 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

Sketch Challenge 331 #mftstamps

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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#595 – Grateful Butterflies

Hello! Its been quite some time since I joined a couple of challenges that I used to joined in so often. I just thought last month that I would love to at least have a few challenges that I would try my best not to miss. Made this card for two such challenges –

Grateful

I used MFT Lace Background, embossed it with black embossing powder, blended in some Faded Jeans distress ink. Once the background was dry, I diecut the butterflies from MFT Flutter of Butterflies and then added the sentiment from MFT Geometric Greenery on top.

Grateful

Submitting this to the following challenges –

My Favorite Things: Color Challenge #64

Sovushka Slavia Card Sketch Challenge #67

Happy Little Stampers March CAS Challenge: Die Cuts

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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! 🙂 It wasn’t my best, since its been some time, I felt happy just making something… that’s the real point after all, right?! 😉

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! 🙂

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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! 🙂

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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