Sunday, July 26, 2015

My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch -MFTWSC238

I have a quick card to share with you for this weeks MFT Wednesday Sketch.  I have been very busy and did not have much time to craft.   So I made a quick card for the challenge.

Stamps:  MFT Chalkboard Greetings
Ink: Versamark
Papers: MFT Pink Lemonade, Sno Cone, PI Kraft, 6x6 Dear Lizzy Neapolitan
Tools: MFT Pierced Rectangle Stax, Party Balloons, Blueprints 11 & 16, Hero Arts white embossing Powder, Clear Wink of Stella, SU Bakers Twine

Thanks for stopping by!  

Sunday, July 19, 2015

One last card for today...... Birthday Bears and MFT Secondary Colors Summer School

One last card to share for today....... I also made a shaker Birthday card using my Birdie Brown Birthday Bears.  

I used the My Favorite Things Summer School Challenge to make a card with secondary colors: orange, green and purple.   

I colored my bear in with Copic markers.  The background was watercolored with my Gansai Tambi Watercolors.     

Stamps: MFT Birdie Brown Birthday Bears
Inks: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice, Versafine Black Onyx
Papers: Recollections White, Watercolor, Neenah Solar White 80 lb. 
Tools:  MFT BB Birthday Bears dies, Jumbo Peekaboo Pierced Circles, Sakura White Gel Pen,  Martha Stewart Glitter Hearts and Stars

I have been trying to Copic color on different card stock.    When I am doing animals, I like coloring on the Neenah, but when I am coloring people, I prefer the Copic Xpress.    Not sure exactly why but for me the hair and skin look better on the Copic Xpress.  

Hope you have had a wonderful weekend!    Enjoy your week!   

Thanks for stopping by!   

My Favorite Things Weekly Sketch Challenge

I have several cards to post tonight.....hope you can visit a while.    I combined some MFT Summer School and the weekly sketch challenge.     I tried to stick to primary colors but ended up adding just a hint of green.   My niece is a teacher and I thought I would send her this card!   She will be starting at a new school, so I wanted to send her an A+ because she is so sweet!  

This is a set that I recently picked up that was on sale at MFT.    I had always wanted it but had not gotten.  They ran a sale not too long ago and scooped it up.  I love the Birdie Brown images and there is about 4 sets that I have not gotten yet, but I plan to! I believe that the Apple is retired but you can still find it on line at different shops.   I colored her with Copic markers.   

Stamps:  MFT BB Class Act, Writing Tablet Background, Linen Background
Inks: MFT Steel Grey Hybrid, Red Hot Hybrid, Versamark, MFT Black Licorice Hybrid
Papers:  MFT Nightshift Navy, Red Hot, Steel Grey, Copic Xpress it, Jellybean Green
Tools: MFT Blueprints 13, Button Border,  Pierced Fishtail Flag Stax, Apple

I am entering this card in the weekly sketch challenge and the Summer School Challenge for Primary Colors.  

Thanks for stopping by! 

My Favorite Things Summer School - Monochromatic

I decided to join in with the My Favorite Things Monochromatic Summer School and used black as my starting point.     I absolutely loved this card and this card from the Design Team.    I need to give it a try and try to color an image monochromatically.    I am going to practice some this week, I will share if it looks decent.  

I think of monochromatic as like a paint strip with gradient hues of the same color.    When I looked thru my paper stash, I tend to focus on the blues and grey's in my stash.     I need to branch out and get some more colored card stock in different hues.   I love this look.

Stamps:  MFT Background Swiss Dots, Houndstooth, Balloon Strings
Ink: Versamark
Papers: MFT Grout Grey, Smooth White, Steel Blue, Steel Grey, SU Basic Black
Tools: Hero Arts Fine Clear Embossing Powder, MFT Happy Hellos die, Horizontal Stitched Rectangles

I really liked how it turned out.   Thanks for stopping by!  

Sunday, July 12, 2015

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge- Shaker card!

Happy weekend!    I have finally conquered the shaker card and now making them is not so painful!   I have been on a kick with them lately trying to conquer my frustration over this process!   Practice helps tremendously! HA!

I have some new products that I tried on this card, some new stamps from My Favorite Things, Sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and my Zig Clean Color Markers.     I used my new Birdie Brown Birthday Bears to make a sweet birthday shaker card.   I followed the sketch from this weeks My Favorite Things Weekly Sketch Challenge.

Stamps:  MFT Birdie Brown Birthday Bears, Swiss Dot Background, Happy Birthday Background. Linen Background
Inks: MFT Hot Fudge Hybrid Ink, Sour Apple Hybrid, SSS Sea Glass
Papers:  MFT Sour Apple, Smooth White, Watercolor Canson
Tools:  MFT Cross Stitched Circle Stax, Stitched Rounded Rectangle Stax, Inside & Outside Diagonal Stitched Rectangle, Pretty Pink Posh Sequins, Martha Stewart Sequins, Pico Irresistible Clear, Wink of Stella Clear, Zig Clean Color Markers

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Spread a little Sunshine!

Hope your week is going well.   I am sharing a super quick card made with some Mama Elephant stamps.   I have been trying to pull out some stamps that I have not inked up very much and give them some love.  

Stamps:  Mama Elephant In My Heart, In Sunshine, MFT Swiss Dot Background
Inks: Mama Elephant Sunshine, SSS Sea Glass, MFT Hybrid Black Licorice
Papers: Neenah Solar White, SU Soft Sky
Tools: ME In My Heart Die, Femme Frame

Thanks for stopping by!   

Sunday, July 5, 2015

My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge

I made a card for a friend of mine having some surgery next week.     I wanted to make her a card to send her a little cheer.   I colored my images super soft and used my Memento Rich Cocoa pad instead of black ink for my images.    The photo below shows the details that the circle cross stitch stax adds.  

Stamps:  MFT The Whole Herd, Green Pastures
Inks: Memento Rich Cocoa, MFT Hybrid Hot Fudge, SU Soft Suede
Papers: MFT Insulation Pink, Sweet Tooth, Neenah Solar White,  Peebles Walnut Grove Patterned 6x6 pack
Tools: MFT dies for Whole Herd and Green Pastures, Stitched Vertical Rectangle Stax, Sakura White Gel Pen, Copics

Hope that she likes it!  

Thanks for stopping by!   

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July!

Hope you are having a wonderful holiday!    I got this stamp when it retired from My Favorite Things last year and it is perfect image for today.    Thanks to all the men and women who serve in the services we are able to enjoy our Freedom today.   Lady Liberty was colored with Copic markers and then add some sparkle with a Wink of Stella Glitter pen.

Stamps:  MFT Pure Innocence Lady Liberty, Striped Background
Inks: MFT Hybrid Black Licorice, Versamark, SSS Fog
Papers: Neenah 110 lb, MFT Steel Grey
Tools: MFT Inside & Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangle, Hero Arts White Embossing Powder, Wink of Stella Clear, Copics

Happy 4th of July to all!