Monday, July 16, 2018

Fun in the Sun

Simon’s Wednesday Challenge is fun in the sun.  i have typed this and now I am going to create a card.  Let’s see how that goes.  My only idea right now is to use the Sunshine die I bought quite a while back. Tha’ts more like it.  One hour from thought to finish.   Using a brand new stamp that’s been sitting on my desk.  He’s so cute.

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Sparkly Giraffe-What’s Up

IMG_9462 (703x800)Playing along with Simon’s Monday Challenge to add a little sparkle.  I cut my giraffe out of yellow glitter paper.  These die cuts are from MFT’s Jungle Friends.  it looks so simple but me and lots of parts and pieces just don’t do very well together.  A three hour production, REALLY!!!???


Sunday, July 15, 2018

Some Summer Fun

Simon’s Monday Challenge for summer fun.  Is there anything better than listening to all those sweet summer birds chirping away in the early mornings and evenings?  I love to sit out on the deck in the evenings and just hear their various songs.  These images are from Gina K Hearts and Flowers kit.  I used a die to emboss the rectangle and then masked off the area to do a bit of sponging with oxide inks.  Hand drawn music notes.  Thanks for dropping by.  You’re tweet! IMG_9459 (800x605)

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

llama goodness

IMG_9452 (800x633)This creation is for MFT’s sketch challenge. Usually when playing with a certain company’s challenge I like to use their stamps.  This llama set was given to me by a friend and I’ve been wanting to use it and also a technique that uses the MISTI to line things up without moving your stamp.  It went really well with the little blanket.  I did use MFT dies and also the striped background stamp that i only partially inked.  The DP is also from MFT’s pack called Fun & Frolic.   Thanks MFT for letting us use other company’s stamps.  Here’s a picture of how the MISTI stamping went.  The added corner piece really made this easy to line up. I just kept moving it over by two squares and it worked perfectly.

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Monday, July 9, 2018

MFT color challenge 96

IMG_9448 (611x800)As long as I was in MFT mode I decided to hop on over to their color challenge which intrigued me and I didn’t really think I could pull that color combo off.  I thought about it a couple of days and what do you know, the perfect solution came to me. 

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Day 5 MFT 2018

IMG_9447 (800x612)The last day of summer school with MFT.  It’s been great fun and I’ve learned a lot.  I guess this was my most difficult challenge.  My personality is messy, spontaneous and on the fly.  It was a really challenge to lay everything out so neat and tidy but i do love the end result.  Thanks MFT for another great learning opportunity.  It was lots of fun.

Day 4 MFT summer school 2018

IMG_9446 (664x800)Complementary colors, those that sit across from each other on the color wheel. This is the MFT school lesson for Day 4.  I have an old colorwheel that i bought from SU many many moons ago.  I still pull it out for reference more than I would have guessed.  All Items except Nuvo drops are MFT.  Using MFT Morroccon Tiles plastic stencil run through my Big Shot gave some dimension to the first layer.
I used elements from Blueprints 6 and one of the layouts for a kick off point.  The  MFT Fancy Flowers stamps and dies are some of my favorites.  I used my free Happy Birthday die from MFT in a horizonal way and used the little triangles form the letter A cast offs to give a finishing touch to the sentiment.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Repeat after me

IMG_9444 (669x800)MFT Summer School Day 3  is all about repetition.  To me, the easiest way to get a repeat pattern is to use a stencil.  All supplies except nuvo drops are MFT.  I have long loved my sequins die for making clear sequins out of packaging material.  It’s been a useful item many many times for just the right touch.

Friday, July 6, 2018

squeek

IMG_9443 (680x800)Squeeking out a quick card.  This week is FULL with company from Alabama and then not feeling well for two days.  This is for MFT Summer School day two.  Primary Colors.  This Bold Background stamp from MFT worke great for this.