Thursday, February 4, 2016

CAS(E) this Sketch 158

Here's CAS(E) this Sketch 158, compliments of teammate Sam.

I turned the sketch 90 degrees clockwise, and here's what I came up with.

I'm finding any excuse to use the handsome chef from Recipe for Happiness.
I stamped the Wonky Stitched Oval with the Mini Hexagon Background and layered
the chef and soup pot. The sentiment was white embossed on a strip of red cardstock
and I added two more banner strips following the sketch.

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the design team interpreted
the sketch and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, February 11th
and you could be guest designing with us on a future sketch!

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

MFT February New Product Launch & Release

Yay! Today is the day when you can purchase the spankin' new February Release
in the MFT Store! And be sure to leave comments at all the designers' blogs for
your chance to win one of two $100 gift vouchers! The more blogs you visit,
the better your chance of winning!

Before you run, let me share one last card with you. I'm using the cute cloud
and sentiment from Lucky together with the Stitched Rainbow Die-namics.

I created another atypical rainbow by using three colors of Distress inks
and I used only five of the six bands so the rainbow would fit on the panel.

After cutting a panel from watercolor card stock, I ink distressed a small portion
with Peacock Feathers, then spattered it with water. Three clouds were die cut and 
some shading was added on the bottom. I stamped and colored a face on one cloud
then mounted all of the pieces to the panel.

 I stamped the sentiment with Black Licorice Hybrid ink and adhered the panel 
to a Stone Gray card base. I finished off the card with some Sparkling Clear sequins.

 There you have it--My Favorite Things February Release! Be sure to leave
comments on all the designers' blogs, including this one. You have until
Thursday, February 4th to comment, and the winners will be announced
on February 5th on the MFT blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by during countdown week.
Good luck and happy shopping!

Monday, February 1, 2016

MFT February Release Countdown Day 1

It's the last day of My Favorite Things February Release Countdown!
All new products will go on sale Tuesday, February 2nd at 10PM EST.
Are you ready with wish lists in hand?

Today I'm sharing a card with lots of rainbow goodness thanks to the new
Die-namics Stitched Rainbow, and Color the Rainbow--this month's
free die set with a minimum $60 purchase.

When I die cut the rainbow from watercolor card stock, the pieces stayed intact,
so I decided to create an atypical rainbow. I ink distressed three colors of Distress inks
across the bands, and in the process, created five colors for the rainbow. And of course,
I couldn't resist splattering a bit of water over the inking.

Three puffy clouds were die cut and I inked the bottom edges to give them a bit of
dimension. The hybrid sentiment is made up of stamps from Rainbow of Happiness
and the die cut word from Color the Rainbow. I love a mixed font sentiment!

A Stone Gray panel was cut from Blueprints 24 and I adhered all of the pieces
and attached the panel to a card base. The finishing touch were some
Sparkling Clear sequins.

Be sure to stop by today's countdown post at My Favorite Things to see
more inspiration from the participating designers and leave a comment there
for your chance to win a $75 prize! Thanks for stopping by today.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

MFT February Release Countdown Day 2

It's two more days until My Favorite Things February Release!
Today I'm excited to share a fun stamp set that's perfect for any outer space
enthusiasts--Out of This World. Spaceships, and aliens, and stars, oh my!

For the celestial background, I ink distressed several colors of Distress inks and
spattered quite a bit of water over the surface. The images on the set are whimsical
and fun. I chose three and colored them with Copics, then cut them out with the
matching dies and adhered them to the panel.

The sentiment was white embossed on a strip of navy card stock and trimmed
into a banner, then stapled to the edge of the panel. The panel was adhered
to a card base, and I added some Sparkling Clear sequins. You can't tell from the
photo, but I added some sparkle with Wink of Stella on all the lights and windows.

Be sure to visit today's countdown post at the MFT blog for more inspiration
from the participating designers, and leave a comment there for your chance
to win a $75 prize. Thanks for stopping by!