Cards, My Favorite Things

My Favorite Things Sketch 453

Hi Angels!

I am beyond tired but still headed out to the studio to play. Figured I would do a bits & pieces card ended up working this week’s MFT Sketch.

I did a play off my over the top card with the poppies from a couple of days ago. Here is what I came up with…..

Same MFT Etched Flower background but just stamped this time. I pulled a Colorburst watercolor powder scrap from my background box for the Poppy Blooms and added a sentiment from Well, Hello cut with Skinny Strips Die-namics. Overall a clean & simple, easy to create beautiful card.

Stay tuned for more stamp company fun. I do like challenges & challenging myself to create with one company’s products for a week is fun.

Find some creative time this weekend. It’s a great stress reliever.

Cards, My Favorite Things

Poppy Blooms

Hi Angels!

Thought I would pop in & post this beautiful card I designed today. I am featuring a favorite stamp company each week in September & this week it’s My Favorite Things stamps. Plus this is the final week of my 100 day Wild & Wonderful Summer posting. Today makes day 94.

I decided I wanted to play & create an over the top card today. I think this beauty fits the bill. Let’s see how I created it…….

I gold embossed MFT Etched Flower background on watercolor paper, then pulled out the MFT custom Colorbursts in Jellybean Green & Tropical Teal & had fun watercoloring. When you are playing, don’t forget to mop up the overflow, that’s how I did the shadow cut for the Beautiful Die-namics die cut.

For the MFT Poppy Blooms & coordinating dies, I used Distress Oxides in Squeezed Lemonade, Ripe Persimmon & Abandoned Coral & color blended them onto some white cardstock. I gold embossed the flowers on the ombre background. Pro Tip – make sure your Distress Oxides are dry before heat embossing.

I picked up a sampler pack of MFT cardstock & pulled out my sheet of Coral Crush to make my card base. Pictures can be difficult with so much shiny but I think this is a fair representation of the rich colors in the card.

Stay tuned here or over on my Facebook page for more inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to create this week.

Cards, My Favorite Things

MFT Camp Day 1 Watercolor

Hi Angels!

Life has been nothing but crazy lately but hopefully is slowing up some. It’s day 45 for my Wild & Wonderful Summer Challenge. I have been managing to post everyday even if it’s a bit after midnight. Of course I have always said the day doesn’t change for me until I’ve gone to bed, LOL!

I am hoping to participate all week in My Favorite Things Camp Create 2019 and day 1 is watercolor. I opted for watercolor resist. Let’s take a look….

I haven’t had a chance to play with the new Ken Oliver Color Burst colors designed specifically for MFT. There are three – Tropical Teal, Jellybean Green & Coral Crush. I chose the 1st 2 colors for my background & added in Prussian Blue. Love how it turned out.

I used MFT Friends with Fins Stamps & dies, Balloon Strings Background stamp and a Fishtail Flag Trio Die. The sea friends are stamped on mop up sheets from previous watercolor play. The mop up piece was a perfect match to the background. The picture doesn’t show it but the Balloon Strings background is embossed in a white/sparkle mix to add some shimmer to the card and provided the resist for the watercolors.

I get to put a badge on my blog everyday. How cool.

I better get my card uploaded over on the MFT blog inlinkz. I was hoping to get done much sooner but a migraine kind of interfered with my plans.

Hope you can join in the fun of Camp Create or plan a camp of your own or find a challenge for some summertime creating.