Thursday, July 30, 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch 134

Are you ready for CAS(E) this Sketch 134? Here it is, compliments of Chrissy.

And here's my take on it.

You gotta love a penguin with a cocktail! The little guy and palm tree were colored
with Prismacolor pencils and Gamsol--something I haven't used in a while.
I diecut the circle from striped paper and trimmed it to fit the corner of the card.
The sentiment was stamped on a banner flag and all the pieces were adhered.

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, August 6th.
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge

I'm playing along with MFT's Wednesday Sketch Challenge 239.

Here's my literal take on it.

Totally literal. Right down to the Cross Stitched Circle STAX. I ink distressed
the larger circle with Tropical Teal and Fuse Green dye inks and adhered the adorable,
ice cream lovin' penguin who was colored with Copics.

The sun was also cut with the smallest Cross Stitched Circle from the Dots & Stripes
Sorbet Paper Pack. The sentiment was white embossed on a scrap of brown card stock
and everything was popped up on the kraft card base that was stamped
with the Myriad Dot Background.

Visit MFT Card Challenges for all the details on how you can enter your project
to win up to $20 to shop in the MFT Boutique. And while you're there, see how
the rest of the awesome design team interpreted the sketch. You'll be blown away.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Rainy Day Thanks

If you're feeling adventurous, head over to the Hero Arts blog to see how I used a
background stamp in a completely different way. Here's a peek at the card.

For the full card reveal as well as instructions on how the card came to be,
stop by the Hero Arts blog. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 27, 2015

MFT July Ingenious Inking--Resistance is Futile

For this month's Ingenious Inking, the design team was challenged to use
different methods and formulas of ink to create resist on our cards and projects.
Here's my project using Peerless Watercolors on an embossed background.

I was totally inspired by this card from Karin. I white embossed Balloon Strings
Background on watercolor paper, then brushed water across the surface.

I picked up different colors from the Peerless swatches with a waterbrush
and painted in the different areas. The embossing not only resists the ink,
but forms a barrier that keeps the color within the embossed lines.

I chose a birthday sentiment since we're still celebrating MFT's 9th birthday,
and finished off the card with a few enamel dots.

Stop by the MFT blog to see the other designers who took on the resist challenge.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

MFT Die-namics Design--Rise to the Occasion

Join us for this month’s Die-namics Design as we go up, up, and away with projects
featuring balloon Die-namics. Patterned, painted, textured, and peek-a-boo--
so many fun embellishing options with this iconic image that just says party.
Celebrate with us, won’t you?

I'm celebrating with the gorgeously huge balloon from Blueprints 26 and I used
the bottom right Blueprint sketch found here. The Star Celebration Background was
white embossed on watercolor paper and ink distressed with Razzle Berry Dye Ink,
then die cut with the balloon die.

The balloon string and knot were cut from Black Licorice card stock,
and the hybrid sentiment is from Count the Stars and Die-namics Brushstroke
Birthday Greetings.

For more inspiration using MFT balloon Die-namics, visit the blog for links
to participating designers and see how they "rose to the occasion".