Sea Sketch

MFT Sketch

Made this following the MFT Sketch Challenge this week. Used their Friends with Fins set, as well as a piece of background watercolor paper that I made and some fun Elizabeth Craft Designs Shimmer Sheetz that I embossed. There is also a vellum circle behind the dolphin.

Whale Slider

Had a lot of fun using the same set and some other background paper that I made a while back to make this slider card.

Thank you so much for spending some of your valuable time with me today.

Off Sketch

Sending Love

So, for the MFT sketch this week, I started with this, which isn’t exactly the sketch. Definitely had fun making it.

I also made a splatter card that has nothing to do with the MFT sketch, but was super fun to make. I was really glad I put work clothes on and took it outside.

Splatter

Thank you for spending some of your valuable time checking these cards out. Enjoy the rest of day, or evening that God has blessed you with.

What do you get?

What do you get when you combine 3 challenges? A doggone glittery card.

I used the current MFT Sketch Challenge, the current ModSquad challenge, and the current Double D challenge to come up with fun one.

The ModSquad challenge is to “Step Up Your Stencil. The Double D challenge is “Colorful”.

So, I used one of my MFT stencils and put some Deco Transfer Gel through it. Pulled it up, then started adding glitter that went along with my Kleenex box piece. (Yes, I do save the sides on the pretty tissue boxes.) After that was dry, I chose some ribbon that went with my colors, as well as some sequins. Definitely had a lot of fun dressing up my stencil with glitter and sequins, as well as some matching ribbon. The stamp set is also an MFT set. Every Corgi I color winds up looking somewhat like my dog. But he’s absolutely adorable, so it’s understandable.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me this weekend. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Josh Set 2

This is the other half of the set I made for my nephew’s 20th birthday.

His last one is the one on the right.

These were a lot of cards. I made all but these last 2 on the same day. It was a great way to use up pieces that I had done for other cards, but weren’t quite right. It was also looking at pieces and figuring out what I could do with them that would be fun cards. A few I adjusted to make work, too. My “pieces” bin is much emptier, now. I did get to have fun creating. And, he will have 12 cards to give, as needed.

Thanks for spending more of your valuable time with me today. Go enjoy this day of rest God has given us. Yes, do rest, it helps.

As my parents put an air sterilizer on their house, that works with their air conditioner, we are having a small family party for my nephew. It’s safe and we’re still a small group, so it’s nice to be able to get together with family. It’s been way too long, too.

Josh Set 1

For my nephew’s 20th birthday, I met a set of cards for him. This is the first half of the set.

The first one in this group is being entered in the MFT Sketch challenge for the week. Other than that, I just had fun creating. Some I like a lot, some not as much. But, knowing what cards he will want to give is a gamble.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today. There will be another post coming, with the other half.

Sunflowers

This is the only card I’ve had time to make this week, so I wanted to make the right one for a specific person. I don’t know her very well, but after praying, this felt right. I did use the MFT Sketch challenge for the week, with a bit of a twist, as well as the ModSquad challenge, and the Double D challenge. Yes, I’m counting sunflowers as a garden harvest. I have grown them in my garden and you eat parts of them, so definitely a harvest.

Pocket full of sunflowers

Made this with a very old MFT set called Pretty Pocket and a couple of their Die-namics. As long ago as I got them, I’m positive they are all retired.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today. Have a wonderful rest of your week!

Good Vibrations

So, I’m in charge of the WeCraftCards.com challenge for this week.  I picked the song Good Vibrations by the Beach Boys.  Here’s the official video for it.

So, my challenge is to make a card with a part on a spring.  For mine, I used Action Wobbles.  Actually on one of them, I used the Simon Says Stamp type of mini, which is smaller than the Action Wobble mini.

You’ve seen most of these before, but here are my Good Vibrations cards:

8-17-20 Good Vibrations 1

8-2-20 MFT SS D1

8-16-20 MFT Sketch

You don’t even have to have any wobbles to make this work.  You can accordion fold a small strip of paper to make your own spring.  Or, a piece of wire can be twirled around a pencil to make a metal one.  There are so many ways to make an image, or portion of a card move.

Come join in the fun at WeCraftCards.com this week!

Circus

I saw the MFT Sketch Challenge for this week and nothing really popped into my head.  Usually, I get more ideas than I could possible do.  But, I’ve been wanting to do another wobble action card, so as I was looking through my stamp sets, I saw this MFT set The Greatest Show, that a friend gave to me and thought that bear definitely looked like he should be in action.  It would have worked well as a slider, too.

So, I played.  I actually colored these images with alcohol markers, which I rarely use, as I don’t take the time to play and learn how.  So, a friend, who is really good with alcohol markers, told me to do some highlighting with colored pencils.  Had some fun with that.

8-16-20 MFT Sketch

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today.  I hope you had a wonderful weekend and that you saw blessings from God in your life.  Watch for those blessings.

Under the Boardwalk

For July and August, all the challenges at WeCraftCards.com have been based on songs.  This week was “Under the Boardwalk”.  I had some fun ideas for this, but not a lot of time.  So, here’s what I came up with for it.  Please note that it looks much better in person.

8-15-20 MFT Boardwalk

Supplies:

  • Hero Arts ink: Soft Granite, Crimson
  • MFT ink: Extreme Black
  • Ranger Distress Ink: ground espresso, tumbled glass, salty ocean, chipped sapphire
  • Prismacolor Pencils: 10%, 30%, 50%, 70%, 90% Cool grey, Spanish orange, Chocolate, Dark umber, Dark brown
  • Gellyroll 08 white gel pen
  • Blank fine point pen
  • Sakura Stardust pen
  • Stamp sets: Sunny Studio Sea You Soon, Cardmaking & Papercraft Day at the Seaside

You can’t see it in the picture, but there is a bit of sparkle in the sand and the sea.

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Simple Sketch

It seems like simple sketches bring forth so many different ideas.  They also look like they should be quick and easy, but that isn’t always the case.

Did this for the current MFT Sketch challenge.  Also for the ModSquad challenge of patterned paper.

8-9-20 MFT Sketch

So simple, yet took a long time to complete.  You can’t see it in the picture, but every 1/8″ inch, there is a score line on the base card.  It adds some fun texture, without eliminating the white space.

Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today!