Saturday, September 29, 2018

Prayers Going Up

Sketch challenge card for MFT. I wanted to have the background a little lighter then it was but I think the effect was still okay. I colored the flower using Prismacolor pencils - not my favorite medium for coloring but it did turn out okay. This flower set called "Fancy Flowers" is retired but still such a pretty flower set. The following MFT products were used:

Sending Prayers Stamp Set
Prayer Die
Fancy Flowers - Retired I think

Fun Birthday Shaker

I made this fun birthday card for one of my contemporaries. I love the "Growing up is Optional" - makes me smile. This card is for The Birthday Project challenge on MFT. This time it was to make the card interactive. You can shake this card for fun. It really came together pretty quickly. I just love MFT's shaker elements. 

Products used:
Gift Shaker Window Frame
Cheerful Greetings

Monday, September 24, 2018

Sketch 403

I made this card for the weekly sketch challenge on My Favorite Things Stamps. I used the Painted Poppy stamp set and a sentiment from another company because it was exactly what I needed for this card. I usually make a card with a purpose. This is for a past co-worker who was just diagnosed with cancer. I had the back panel made with the diagonal distress ink stripe and then changed what I was going to use it for and made it work for this card. I stamped the poppy on vellum and then colored the reverse side with Copics. 

MFT Color Challenge 101

Are these not the cutest dragons ever???? Yup - love them. I made this just for fun. I am blessed with 26 grandchildren and #27 will arrive this winter. There are a few I don't see as often as I would like so this card will be sent to one of them. The colors were a challenge but I think I made it work. I colored using Copics and used the negative space for the miss you words. 

The wonderful MFT products that I used:
Magical Dragons stamps and dies
Miss You die
Stitched Basic Edges die

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Hello Beautiful

If you have followed my blog posts - funny really since no one does - this is the flower that I also colored for the MFT big contest. This is the card I ended up making with it. This flower was colored using Zig Clean Color markers and I made it for the sketch challenge over on MFT. The stamp set is Beautiful Bloom and Hello Beautiful. 

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Innovation Master

Last card for the big contest on MFT and the most challenging for me. I wanted to make a shaker card but that is not as much of a challenge for me. Since I had just purchased the Essential Sentiments Rip Strips and the Interactive Labels I decided to make a card using these elements. I created the background using some watercolor pants and just using a brush splatter to make it look festive. I used the I Heart Celebrating balloon dies and used the Glitter Paper pack that came in the Bundle of Balloons Card Kit. The Birthday Chicks made it cute for a fun interactive birthday card. The sentiment under the rip strip is from the Bundle of Balloons. 

Coloring Virtuoso

My entry for the coloring virtuoso contest on MFT. I did struggle with this one since I do not see myself as a "coloring virtuoso" more of a coloring constantly practicing virtuoso! I colored this flower from the Beautiful Bloom card kit set. This flower I colored using only 3 Copics - YR18, YR14, and Y32. I did a lot of blending. The card stock is also from the card kit. I used the Stitched Basic Edges and placed the sentiment (slightly curved) in the middle of the panels. I added 3 clear Nuvo drops up on the top right to add some interest. 

Below is the other flower I colored using 3 Zig Clean Color markers (mustard, wine red, and yellow) after embossing the flower. Then I had to choose which flower to use for the contest - I chose the top one because it was softer. Since my chances for winning are slim to nil I decided to make a card I knew I needed to send to some friends. The bottom flower will show up on a future card. :-) 

Clean and Simple Genius MFT

This is my entry for the CAS Superstar contest on MFT.

I like clean and simple so this was the first card I made. All card stock is MFT as is the Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot paper pack. I used the Stitched Basic Edges dies to separate the top and bottom of the white panel to add some interest. The stamp set is called Geometric Greenery. I embossed the leaves and then used some distress inks to color the leaves. A simple sentiment and done. 

Entered in the CAS Superstar Genius contest. Wish me luck!