Sketchy Ombre’

Was finally able to do the last challenge of My Favorite Things’ Camp Create Session 2.  This one was Awesome Ombre’.


I also followed their Wednesday Sketch Challenge, which was a fun one, too.

8-16-19 MFT Sketch Ombre

I used ink to make the tag ombre’.  It is much darker at the bottom than in the middle though it doesn’t show too well.  Used dark to light shades of purple for the die cut sentiment, as well.  The “bling” over the hole in the tag is a dark purple, though it kind of looks blue in the picture.  It really matches the darkest purple quite well.

Used the MFT Hello Beautiful stamp set and the MFT Beautiful Die-Namics for the sentiment.

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



So MFT Camp Create Day 4 was Monochromatic Magic.  So everything shades of the same color.  As Turquoise is my favorite, I went with light turquoise, turquoise, dark turquoise, and teal.  Definitely had fun with this one.


I used the MFT Marble Background stamp for this, covered the whole panel with Sheer Shimmer spray and cut out the sentiment with the Happy Christmas Die-namics.

8-15-19 MFT Monochromatic

I even took the time to use Nuvo Mousse to ink the edges of my white card base, so it went with the colors and sparkles, too.

Now, I am off to get ready to go to church and worship God with a bunch of other ladies this evening, so I won’t even get started on today’s challenge.  Thank you for spending some of your time with me.

Stamped Background

I promise, this is the last one for those same 2 challenges.  MFT Color Challenge and Background Bonanza.  This wasn’t even close to all the ideas that popped into my head, but I definitely wanted to try these 3.


For this one, I used the same MFT Magical Mandala Background and Seasonal Sentiments stamp sets.  This time I used ink cubes to ink the stamp itself, then stamp it.

8-14-19 MFT Color Background 3

I did spray the background with Sheer Shimmer spray and added a few sequins in purple and pink.  The sentiment tag is popped up with foam tape and the edge of it sparkles, as well.  Had to make the card go with the sentiment.

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


Watercolor Background

I went with the MFT Color Challenge for this week again, as well as the Background Bonanza.  They are great colors and I came up with a lot of background ideas.


So this time, I used white embossing powder (would have used clear on my white watercolor paper, but it had gotten a smear of ink from the alcohol ink background on it) and embossed the MFT Magical Mandala background stamp.  Then had some fun with a couple of watercolors (Peony and Violet) that went wonderfully with the color challenge colors.  The sentiment is from the MFT Seasonal Sentiments set and was embossed in white on gray card, then popped up.  I did cut out the mandala piece before embossing the sentiment.  There’s a bit of gray with silver ribbon on there to add a bit of fun and sparkle to this Christmas card.

8-14-19 MFT Color Background 2

This was fun.  Mess, but fun to make.

Thanks for spending some of your time with me today!

Embossing Powder

MFT’s Color Challenge for this week is beautiful.  And, as their Camp Create Day 3 challenge was Background Bonanza, I decided to do both.

Color Challenge Palette 8-14-19


However, my embossing powder that in my sample looked very much like Razzle Berry, did not turn out quite the same color when used on an alcohol ink background.  I’m not sure if it picked up color from the purple alcohol ink, or if it’s more reflection of all the purple and gray surrounding it.

8-14-19 MFT Color Background

I used one of my favorite stamps from the MFT Season Sentiments (retired), unfortunately, even using my stamping platform and restamping with Versamark several times, there was one section that refused to take ink.  I tried using a Sakura Stardust pen in a bright pink color to fill in the color that was missing, but that didn’t work well, either.  I’m still using this as a Christmas card, but I’m not too happy with it.  Well, I love the background and most people wouldn’t look close enough to notice it has problems, but as I created it, it is glaringly obvious to me.  Oh well.

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


My Favorite Things Camp Create Session 2 Day 2 is on masking.


Here’s what I came up with:

8-13-19 MFT Masking

This is Phoenix, AZ.  We don’t do Ugly Christmas Sweaters as much as we do Ugly Christmas shirts.  I masked 5 times to create this.  I used copy paper for my shirt mask.  First I used the negative, to stamp the deer head on the shirt.  I masked off part of the stamp as I stamped it, as I didn’t want the entire image, just the head.  Masked that off, then stamped the “plaid” of the shirt.  It’s funny, but just the thickness of the copy paper made it so my background stamp wouldn’t go all the way to the edge.  And, yes, I used a LOT of pressure and stamped more than once.  Oh well.  After that, I colored my deer, then masked the entire shirt and heat embossed the sentiment.  That’s from another retired MFT stamp set called Seasonal Sentiments.  It’s a wonderful set.  Masked off the back of the card so I could lay it out flat, then inked the entire front.

I cut out the mask for that deer right on the lines of a sticky note.  The plaid didn’t go between the antlers and up close to the deer, either.  It’s amazing how thick a very thin piece of paper actually is.

Added a few sequins for fun and have another Christmas card done.

Thanks for spending some time with me today!


My Favorite Things is back with Camp Create Session 2.  Day’s one challenge is to do an Inlaid techniqueWeb

Basically, that is using a die, or something else to cut out a section, then putting a different piece of paper, cut with the same die, etc. to fill in the section.  Simple enough and fun to do.  The person doing their instructions used copy paper to adhere each piece in place, so at the end, her piece was a bit thick in places.  I actually just cut the first pieces, left them on the cutting plate, inlaid my pieces, then cut the next layer, etc.  At the end, I took a smaller piece of copy paper with adhesive all over and laid the pieces in place.  Much lighter and not difficult.

8-12-19 MFT Inlaid

Made this using MFT products, but I think all of them, except the clouds, have long been retired.  MFT Homespun Birdhouse Die-Namics and the accompanying stamp set.  The sun is a daisy die.

I’m going to try and do each of the challenges this week.

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