Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Time to Celebrate–CTD #312


Hey, everyone, it’s time for another Color Throwdown Challenge! This week Miss Broni has an awesome color palette for us, based on a gorgeous inspiration piece—I LOVED creating with this color palette!!

swatch 312

This card started with a Kraft Card Stock base, I added a panel of Grout Gray Card Stock stamped with Grout Gray Ink and Wood Plank Background, then a strip of glitter paper. Next up is a panel of Orange Fizz Card Stock stamped with Steel Gray Ink and Happy Birthday Background, popped up on foam. I added a clock, made with MPD Time Pieces Die-namics and MPD Timeless stamp set using Black Licorice Card Stock, Sweet Tooth Card Stock, and Steel Gray Ink, also popped up on foam. The sentiment was both stamped and die cut from MPD Timeless and Celebratory Greetings Die-namics, on a strip of Grout Gray Card Stock. I added a gear, cut from MPD Time Pieces Die-namics and Black Licorice Card Stock, some hemp cord, and enamel dots to finish it off.


A sentiment from LJD Celebrate You is stamped on the inside.


And that’s it from me! Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play the
Color Throwdown challenge. If you don't, just use the closest you have. So, c'mon over to the Color Throwdown blog and play along with us this week. Please use the link service to post your card and please link directly to your card so we can find it easily. And please include a link in your post to the Color Throwdown. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD312 so we can see your beauty all in one place. Hope to see you there! Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week, including our incredibly talented October Guest Designer, Tara Godfrey!

Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!)   
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis
Tammy Hershberger
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Tara Godfrey – October Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you again soon!

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MPD Timeless, Wood Plank Background, LJD Celebrate You, Happy Birthday Background (MFT)
Steel Gray Ink, Grout Gray Ink (MFT)
Kraft Card Stock, Grout Gray Card Stock, Orange Fizz Card Stock, Sweet Tooth Card Stock (MFT); glitter card stock
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
MPD Time Pieces Die-namics, Celebratory Greetings Die-namics, hemp cord (MFT); foam tape, enamel dots

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

MFT September Creative Challenge: Halloween Happenings + a Video


Hi, everyone, it’s time for this month’s MFT Design Team Creative Challenge! Our theme for this month is Halloween Happenings. I’ve got a card and a couple of treat containers for you—it’s a pretty long post so grab your favorite beverage and put your feet up :)


Today’s video will show you how I created the water color background with Scattered Bars Stencil and how I created the card and the witch’s hat treat box. You can see the video by clicking on the button below or HERE on YouTube.

Here’s a close up of the card elements, including the water color stenciled background, some embossed stenciling, and a Copic colored image.


Using a water brush and water color paper, I stenciled on Steel Gray Ink, Sour Apple Ink, Orange Fizz Ink, and Grape Jelly Ink with Scattered Bars Stencil, trimmed off 1” (saved for future use) and popped it up on a Black Licorice Card Stock base, onto which I stenciled some embossing paste using Starry Night Stencil. I stamped the image, from Witch Way Is the Candy? with Black Licorice Hybrid Ink on a Witch Way Is the Candy? Die-namics, cut from X-Press It Blending Card, colored it with Copic markers, and popped it up on foam. The sentiment is from the same set, stamped on Sweet Tooth Card Stock and also popped up on foam.

Here are the Copic markers I used on this card:


Another sentiment from the set was stamped on the inside.


My witch’s hat treat box was created with
Cone Treat Box Die-namics and Circle STAX Set 2 Die-namics, decorated with some baker’s twine.


Here’s another view:


And, finally, I made a treat sack from MFT felt to look like candy corn :)


I used Sweet Tooth Felt, Lemon Drop Felt, and Orange Fizz Felt.


Here’s how I started:


This shows how I pinned the sections together before stitching them.




Next I stitched the side seams, stuffing the threat ends from the previous stitching inside.


And here is is all stitched up, ready for some goodies and to be tied together with some twine.


A Pierced Traditional Tags STAX Die-namics tag was stamped with the sentiment, also from Witch Way Is the Candy?, and tied on with black twine.


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Witch Way Is the Candy? (MFT)
Black Licorice Hybrid Ink, Orange Fizz Ink, Sour Apple Ink, Grape Jelly Ink, Steel Gray Ink (MFT)
Black Licorice Card Stock, Sweet Tooth Card Stock, X-Press It Blending Card (MFT); water color paper (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Witch Way Is the Candy? Die-namics, Circle STAX Set 2 Die-namics, Cone Treat Box Die-namics, Pierced Traditional Tags STAX Die-namics, Sweet Tooth Felt, Orange Fizz Felt, Lemon Drop Felt, Scattered Bars Stencil, Starry Night Stencil (MFT); foam tape, Copic markers, black hemp, baker’s twine, sewing machine/thread, water brush 

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