26 April 2017

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #330

Hi everyone! Welcome to this week’s MFT Sketch Challenge! Here is what I came up with: 





Most of the supplies I used for this project are linked in the link-up tool at the bottom of this post. For this card, I decided to feature the Tiki Party stamp set. The palm tree and the sentiment are from this set. I sponged the background sky with Distress inks. I added tiny splatters over the Kraft cardstock using a spritzer tool to make it look like sand. I die cut the sand / beach with the Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics. The card base was made from Milk Chocolate prestige cardstock.


Here is the sketch #330 for this week’s challenge:



Head over to the MFT Challenge blog for more details if you’d like to play along and to check out what the other design team members have created with this sketch! 



Don’t forget to check my MFT Gallery on Pinterest for more inspiration!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Francine


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25 April 2017

My Favorite Things – Blueprint Sketches

This time we are showcasing Blueprint Sketches. You can find all Sketches in the Printable Resources section on the MFT blog HERE, and all Blueprints HERE. This is what I came up with:  





Most of the supplies I used for this project are linked in the link-up tool at the bottom of this post. I used the fabulous Blueprints 17 for this chalkboard card. Then sentiments are from the Big Birthday Sentiments and Uncorked sets. I heat embossed them with white embossing powder. The banners were cut out with Blueprints 17 from the Sweet Celebration patterned paper. To create a chalkboard effect, I used the chalkboard technique: I picked up some White Pigment ink that I smeared in a circular motion over the embossed sentiments using my fingers and also a wet towel. I added some stamped doodles (hearts) with White Pigment ink as well as enamel dots. The sketch I used is on the bottom right (click to the image to get the PDF): 




Head over to the MFT blog to check out what the rest of the design team has created!



Don’t forget to check my MFT Gallery on Pinterest for more inspiration!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Francine


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22 April 2017

Sunny Studio Stamps – New Summer Release

Hi stampers! So glad to join Sunny Studio Stamps as a guest this month and I’m thrilled to play with the newest summer collection! The sets are awesome!

Today, I have two cards for you showcasing the newest Two Scoops and the A Bird’s Life stamp sets. The idea was to create two cards with a similar design but using different style of stamps. Here is what I came up with:




For the first card, I used the A Bird’s Life set. I created a cute scene with the branch, the nest and the birds. I drew a hat with a black marker for the flying bird to make him look more festive. I blended Distress ink over a cloud stencil to create the sky. I added enamel dots to add a touch of color. A birthday card with a lot of colors is always fun! For the second card, I used the same layout elements:




I chose to feature the Two Scoops set. This is a layering stamp set and there are no images to color. The style of both cards is different. This one is more modern. As I did for the first card, I blended the bottom of the card front with Distress ink. This time, I didn’t use a stencil but I splattered some water over the sponged background to add more interest. I also added a colorful strip on the left edge and I stamped the sentiment on a white label (here a speech bubble) that I adhered to the card with foam pads for more dimension. I also used enamel dots (they have a droplet shape here). On both cards, I moved the focal image off-center and trimmed any excess that extended over the sides of the cards. As you can see, with the same elements and a similar layout, you can create completely different creations! I hope you like the idea. By the way, that layering stamp set is AWESOME and look so realistic! I love it! The stickles on top of the soft ice cream adds so much sparkle and interest! 



For more inspiration, don’t forget to visit the Sunny Studio Stampsblog. Thanks for visiting my blog today and have a great weekend!

Francine

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