Monday, June 29, 2015

MFTWSC234 Enjoy the Celebration of YOU!

Hi all!  I'm back with the first card I made for the MFTWSC challenge.  I preempted it yesterday with my rainbow Love Wins card.

I really like this sketch and it works so well with the Horizontal Stitched Strips.  Clearly, I had July 4th in mind when I made this card.  I used the Lucky Stars dies to cut some pretty silver striped metallic leftover Christmas paper!  The sentiment is from an Ala Modes set -- Big Birthday Wishes.

Challenge Submissions
Card Challenges -- MFTWSC234 (entry #2)
Pile It On Challenges -- #75 Flag Colors
Jo's Scrap Shack -- Red, White & Blue
Craftin Desert Diva's -- Red, White & Blue
Creative Craft Cottage -- Spots or Stripes
4 Crafty Chicks -- #252 Patriotic

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Sunday, June 28, 2015

MFTWSC234 Love Wins

Hi all!  Happy Sunday!  It's been such a momentous week in the US with Supreme Court decisions.  The decision that brought tears to my eyes was the ruling on gay marriage on Friday.  We have many friends and family who are impacted by this decision.  I'm just so happy that they can marry the one that they love and have it recognized.

Yesterday I created a card for the current MFTWSC sketch and was about to post it today, but then I looked at it and thought "this should be a rainbow."  So I sat back down again and created this...
It just fit perfectly! I cut rainbow strips with the smallest Horizontal Stitched Strips die in Pure Poppy (PTI), Orange Fizz, Banana Split, Sour Apple, Nightshift Blue, and Grape Jelly (MFT).  I glued them down to a panel of Solar White.  My remnant of watercolored paper was still sitting on my desk and I was able to eek out five hearts using the smallest Pierced Heart STAX die.  For my sentiment, I typed love wins in a nice font and cut it out with the thinnest Vertical Stitched Strips die.  The sentiment is popped up and I added in some bling.  #LOVEWINS

Challenge Submissions
Card Challenges -- MFTWSC234

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

MFT Summer School - Rule of Thirds & Line

Hi all!  I'm squeaking in with two cards today for the MFT Summer School lessons.

First up, is my card for the Rule of Thirds lesson, which was the first lesson.
I started with a Grout Gray card base and a panel of Neenah Solar White cut with Blueprints 13.  I cut a rainbow from the traditional rainbow colors and a pair of clouds.  I added sequins to my clouds.  After piecing my rainbow together and gluing it down, I popped up my glitzy clouds at each end.  The sentiment is from the Ala Mode set of the same name.

To see how I decided upon my card layout, here's my rainbow on my grid of thirds.

Next up is my card for the line lesson.  I've been playing with my cover plates quite a bit lately and decided I wanted to create my lines in the Hugs & Kisses cover up plate.
So I cut my Hugs & Kisses cover up plate four times -- Neenah Solar White, Razzle Berry, Pink Lemonade and Bubblegum.  When I cut it with the white, I was fortunate that most of the x & o stayed in the die cut.  I taped up the back side with scotch tape over the rows I wanted to keep (and replaced any x & o that fell out).  Then I added in rows of pink.  I stamped "miss you" from the Written in Watercolor set in Razzle Berry twice with my MISTI for a nice crisp sentiment.  It sits within a Stitched Circle Frame of Razzle Berry.  To finish it off, I added in sequins in all of the o centers in a complimentary color.

Challenge Submissions
MFT Summer School -- Line
MFT Summer School -- Rule of Thirds
Crafty Gals Corner -- Anything Goes

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

You're Like a Sister to Me

Hi all!  Happy Wednesday!  We are enjoying an absolutely beautiful summer day here.  Sunny, warm and not too humid.  It should be a repeat tomorrow and we are hoping for a beach day.

Today I have a card for the MFT Summer School Day #2 Composition: Focal Point.
I had inked up a piece of Neenah Solar White with the Diagonal Stripe Background in Limelight, but then changed my mind on my project, so it was just sitting on my desk.  Today I was looking for a quick card to make -- my desk is a fiasco and my creative muscle is being a wimp lately  so I'm looking for any little bit of help.   I started with my diagonal strip background {cut, of course, with Blueprints 13} and a Grout Gray base.  I pulled out True Friends and picked the "You're Like a Sister to Me."  I stamped the sentiment twice in Steel Grey with my MISTI on Solar White.  I cut a Stitched Circle Frame in Razzle Berry and framed my sentiment.  Then I cut a strip of Limelight with a Vertical Stitched Strip die.  Since I've used my flutter of butterflies a lot and I initially kept all of the dies linked, I had a lot of extra butterflies available.  I took two solid and two lace butterflies and alternated them in a pretty stack.  To finish it off, I added in some pretty green translucent sequins and a spritz of MIX-ables Sheer Shimmer.

Challenge Submissions
MFT Summer School Composition: Focal Point
Stampotique Designers Challenge -- #198 Give Wings
Fresh Brewed Designs -- anything goes

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Watercolor Butterflies

Hi all! Happy Friday!  Happy last day of school for my kids!  My kids have been fortunate to have really excellent teachers and have really excellent experiences.  My son commented this morning that he wished it was the first day of school and not the last because he loved his teacher so much.  My next trick will involve us all making it through the summer without getting our last nerves!

I did have a bit of time to play this morning before picking them up.  To say that I adore the Flutter Butterflies - Lace dies from MFT would be an understatement.  Today's Summer School session involved white space and I'm really happy with how this turned out.
I scribbled some gelatos in rainbow colors on a piece of watercolor paper and then wet it.  After drying it a bit, I cut the two largest butterflies.  I cut a panel of Neenah Solar White with Blueprints 13 and stamped a sentiment from Tickled Pink in Steel Grey.  The panel is popped up with dimensionals and I glued the butterflies down, only in the center.  To finish it off, I added just a trio of sequins.

Challenge Submissions
MFT Summer School -- White Space
Addicted to Stamps -- Clean and Simple
The House That Stamps Built -- Photo Inspiration
Inky Chicks -- Butterflies

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