MFT Summer School

So, last week, My Favorite Things had “Summer School”.  Each day, they highlighted a different type of card.  So, I did my best to do one for each.

The first day, they were highlighting “White Space“.  They also talked about the rule of thirds.  Please, check out their “lesson”.  I don’t tend to follow the rule of thirds, when I make cards, but I tried for this one.  (I usually just find what looks appealing to me and then see if my husband likes it, or makes a funny face while taking his time answering.)

7-10-18 MFT White Space

Day two they highlighted using Primary Colors.  They wanted red, yellow and blue on a card.  I added some white on mine and just had some fun with it.  As I’m also using this for Simon Says Stamp’s Wednesday challenge, I only added touches of yellow.  So, my bling is yellow.

7-10-18 MFT Primary

Next up was a day on Repetition.  Seems easy enough and I think I tend to use this fairly frequently.  I used a word for my repeated piece.  As you’re supposed to use odd numbers, I did it an odd number of times, too.

7-10-18 MFT Repetition

Day four was using Complementary Colors.  I had lots of ideas for this one, but wound up going fairly simple.  Granted, I’m working on my coloring with alcohol inks, so it’s not fabulous, but not as bad as I feared it might be.  Oh, just as a note, I’ve been using the Gina K amalgam ink to stamp with and it works well with alcohol ink, water colors, and colored pencils.  It’s supposed to do well if you blend your colored pencils with gamsol, but I haven’t personally tried that, yet.

7-10-18 MFT Complimentary

Borrowed a friend’s stamp set for this one.  Isn’t it so adorable!  Yes, I tend to go overboard with colors when given color challenges.  The only non purple or yellow on this is the girl’s skin, hair, and the edge I left when I trimmed the image.  Purple hair just didn’t seem right for this cutie pie.

Day five was all about Symmetry.  Not difficult to do, but not as easy as you would think, either.

7-10-18 MFT Symmetry

All of the stamp sets are from My Favorite Things.  I won’t tell you which ones, so you can spend some time looking through their amazing sets.  They are all fairly easy to find, however.

Thanks so much for spending some time with me today!

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Leftovers

Okay, food leftovers you have for lunch, the next day, usually.  But, what do you do with card leftovers?  Well, I used the leftovers from my MFT Card Sketch entry to make a reverse entry for it.

7-8-18 MFT Sketch 2

I used the MFT Stamps Beast Friends set.  I used a Sakura Stardust pen to go over the “Rare” and add a bit of sparkle to it.  Now, you can’t tell it didn’t stamp completely, too.  So that was an easy way to add some interest and fix a goof.  I used my lightest gray Spectrum Noir marker to add a bit of shadowing to my black and white image, then sprayed it with Imagine Sheer Shimmer Craft Spray in Sparkle to make it look “snowy”.  As it’s had looks like it is supposed to be holding something and not waving, like I had thought, I found a fun Queen & Co jewel that went with my colors and put that in the hand.

This was a fun way to use that leftover piece from the original sketch challenge and do the sketch in reverse.

Thanks for spending some more time with me today!  Have a great rest of your evening and a wonderful start to your week.

Sketch Challenge

I did this card for this week’s MFT Sketch Challenge.  I had a few ideas, but went with this one.

7-8-18 MFT Sketch 1

Made my own layered background and used some different colors for an alligator.  Definitely had fun with it.

I used different Distress Oxide Inks, the MFT Stamps set Aussie Animals, and the Altenew Layered Dahlia Stencil A.  The alligator is popped up with some pop dots.  I also sprayed the background piece with Imagine Sheer Shimmer Craft Spray in Sparkle.

Thanks for spending some time with me.

Red White and Blue Bleached

So, the MFT July Release challenge was to use bleach.  Let me tell you, not all bleaches are the same.  They all smell pretty awful, but they don’t all work the same.  I bleached the flowers and the bud on this with the store brand bleach that I have.  It is over a year old, but I don’t use bleach all that often.

On the two flowers, I went over the petals with some watered down white paint, to get the washed out look I was going for.  I left the bud alone, so you could see how little my bleach actually bleached.  Yikes!

7-8-18 SSS RWB

I am using this for the Simon Says Stamp Red White and/or Blue challenge for this week.

I used two different Gina K stamp sets for this: Thank You Friend and Wealth of Wishes.  I also used her Blue Denim and Red Hot papers.  The white card is Neenah Solar White 110lb.  The embossing powder I used is Ranger Liquid Platinum.  The embossing folder is Elizabeth Craft Swirly Curves.

Thanks for spending some time with me today.

Summer Fun

Having some fun with summery images.

7-3-18 MFT Color 95

Summer colors, too.

7-3-18 MFTWSC391

I used colors from the current MFT Color Challenge and the MFT Sketch Challenge.  Using this for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge, too.

MFT Polynesian Paradise is the stamp set I used for both of these.

Had a lot of fun with these.  It took a while to figure out the “sketch” part of it, but used my main piece to put the pieces in place on the other card.

Thanks for spending some time with me today.  I hope you got a smile out of these.

Food Cards

Simon Says Stamp has paper challenges each week.  This week, the Monday challenge was to feature food or drink.

The first card I did for this challenge was typical food.  I used the Queen & Company Fruit Basket set and made a watermelon slice card.  Typical food card.

6-29-18 Watermelon

Used the following:

  • Queen & Company Fruit Basket set
  • Gina K Connect Glue
  • Gina K Jellybean Green card
  • My Favorite Things Wild Cherry card & ink
  • Distress Ink – Spun sugar
  • Neenah Solar White 110lb card
  • My Favorite Things Marbled Background

Now, I had an idea for a pancake card, which rather looks more like bacon, but it really is supposed to be pancakes.  I made two of these.

6-30-18 Pancake 26-29-30 Pancake 1

For these, I used:

  • My Favorite Things Recipe for Happiness
  • My Favorite Things Marbled Background
  • White, Gray and Black card
  • Black and White patterned paper
  • Distress Brushed Corduroy ink (bottom)
  • Gina K Kraft ink (top)
  • Black embossing powder
  • Vellum

I hope you enjoy these.

Thanks for spending some time with me today.

Tic Tac Toe

One of our wonderful hosts at WeCraftCards.com challenged us with tic tac toe.  This is the board he gave us:

Shades of Purple                       Patterned Paper                             Sticker

Bird/Bee/Butterfly                     Ribbon                                             Shades of Green

Polka Dots                                   Shades of Blue                                Flowers

So, I’m working on making one for each possibility.  If all goes well, I’ll get it done.  But for now, I have 3 done.

Here is the one for bottom left to top right:

6-23-18 Travel

Here is the one for the top row:

6-23-18 Purples Sticker

And for the right column:

6-23-18 Green Summer

I also wanted to do cards for for the monthly challenge on A Blog Named Hero and the Monday and Wednesday Simon Says Stamp Blog challenges.

So, here are the first few.  Now, back to work on the rest!

Thanks for spending some time with me today.