Wednesday, April 23, 2014

You’re My Best Friend–MFTWSC #173

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Hey, there! It’s Wednesday noon so it must be time for this week’s MFTWSC! Are you ready? Here’s this week’s sketch. All of the details about the sketch challenge are available on the MFT blog as well as in the weekly newsletter. The Design Team will be on hand to provide plenty of inspiration to get you started.

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Several weeks ago, several members of my Color Throwdown team got together for a weekend of fun. We laughed A LOT, ate too much, talked incessantly, and created a little. One thing we did was practice using a Gelli plate. This background paper is one that I did and I kinda like how it turned out so I decided to use it on this card.

I started with a Sweet Tooth card stock base, then added my Gelli plate creation, popped up on foam. I then cut some Sweet Tooth card stock with Designer Labels 3 STAX Die-namics, stamped the sentiment, from Complimentary Greetings with Steel Gray ink, and adhered it to the card. I cut Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics from Steel Gray card stock, popped it up on foam, and added a Blu Raspberry button, tied with gray twine. To finish it off, I added some enamel dots.

Another sentiment from the set was stamped on the inside with Steel Gray ink.


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And there you have it! Thanks so much for stopping by—hope to see you playing along this week!


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~Supplies~
Stamps:
Complimentary Greetings (MFT
Ink:
Steel Gray ink (MFT)
Paper:
Sweet Tooth card stock, Steel Gray card stock (MFT); GP 110lb card stock for Gelli plate paper
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Designer Labels 3 STAX Die-namics, Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics, Blu Raspberry button (MFT); enamel dots, Gelli plate, paints, foam tape, gray hemp

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Aloha–CTD #289

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Hi, everyone, and welcome to this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge! Monika is our host this week and she’s been inspired by this gorgeous butterfly image


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These colors made me think “tropical” for some reason so that’s the direction into which I went. Not sure I arrived, LOL, but I headed there. I started by making a Hibiscus Die-namics flower using Grapesicle card stock, Insulation Pink card stock, and Gumdrop Green card stock. I made the center spike from a pipe cleaner that I colored with a Copic marker. The background was air brushed with Copic markers in the attempt to create a sunset. I left it “splotchy” intentionally to create the illusion of clouds. The sentiment was made by cutting Sweet Tooth card stock with LLD Little Lowercase Letters Die-namics and popping them up on foam. This panel was popped up on a Sweet Tooth card stock base and finished off with some matching sequins.

The inside has a sentiment from MPD Tropical Sensations, stamped with Black Licorice Hybrid ink.


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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 CTD289 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!

Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!)   
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Lori Tecler
Melody Rupple
Monika Davis
Tammy Hershberger
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Jeanne Jachna – April Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


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~Supplies~
Stamps:
MPD Tropical Sensations (MFT)
Ink:
Black Licorice Hybrid ink (MFT)
Paper:
Sweet Tooth card stock, Grapesicle card stock, Insulation Pink card stock, Gumdrop Green card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Hibiscus Die-namics, LLD Little Lowercase Letters Die-namics (MFT); hot glue, pipe cleaner, Copic markers, air compressor, sequins, foam tape

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Patterned Blooms–MFT April Creative Challenge

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Hi, everyone! And welcome to MFT’s April Creative Challenge! The MFT Design Team Creative Challenge is a monthly feature where we are challenged to explore our creative side using a specific theme, product, or technique. This month we’re Jazzing Up Our Blooms!  Look forward to an assortment of creations from today's participating designers as we create projects with patterned blooms.  Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for a list of all the designers who have a project to share with you today.


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What a fun challenge this was! I made two cards with patterned blooms and I love how they both turned out. The first one started with a Primitive White card stock base, then I added a panel of Berrylicious card stock stamped with Steel Gray ink and On the Diagonal Background, popped up on foam. I cut a LLD Insert It – Instaframe Die-namics from Steel Gray card stock and stamped the sentiment, from LJD Gift Card Greetings II, with Sweet Tooth pigment ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder and popped that up on foam as well. Then I added a Leaf-Filled Flourish Die-namics cut from Fuse Green card stock and a Mini Hybrid Heirloom Rose Die-namics cut from more Primitive White card stock stamped with LJD Art Expression Text and Steel Gray ink. I finished it off with some matching enamel dots.

The inside has a sentiment from Simply Fabulous Sayings.

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My second card started with a Primitive Cream card stock base. Then I added a Kraft card stock panel that was stamped with LJD Darling Dots and Natural ink and matted with Red Hot card stock.

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Next I cut two sizes of Pierced Traditional Tags STAX Die-namics, one from burlap and one from Primitive Cream card stock. I stamped the sentiment, from LJD Birthday Greetings, on the card stock version, clipped it to the burlap version with a mini clothespin, and popped it up on foam. I added a piece of scrap card stock to the back of the burlap tag first to give it some body.

Then I stamped some more Primitive Cream card stock with the hounds tooth image from LJD Spring Backgrounds and Red Hot ink, cut out some Pretty Posies Die-namics, and assembled the flowers. I added a Chocolate Brown button to the center of each, tied with hemp cord, and attached the flowers to the card. I finished off with some Royal Leaves Die-namics cut from Chocolate Brown card stock.

The inside has another sentiment from LJD Birthday Greetings.


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And that’s it! Thanks so much fro stopping by today!


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~Supplies~
Text Bloom Card:
Stamps:
LJD Art Expression Text, On the Diagonal Background, LJD Gift Card Greetings II, Simply Fabulous Sayings (MFT)
Ink:
Steel Gray ink, Sweet Tooth pigment ink (MFT)
Paper:
Primitive White card stock, Steel Gray card stock, Berrylicious card stock, Fuse Green card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Mini Hybrid Heirloom Rose Die-namics, Leaf-Filled Flourish Die-namics, LLD Insert It – Instaframe Die-namics (MFT); foam tape, enamel dots, embossing powder, heat tool


Hounds Tooth Bloom Card:
Stamps:
LJD Spring Backgrounds, LJD Darling Dots, LJD Birthday Greetings (MFT)
Ink:
Natural ink, Red Hot ink, Chocolate Brown ink, Kraft ink (MFT)
Paper:
Primitive Cream card stock, Red Hot card stock, Chocolate Brown card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Pierced Traditional Tags STAX Die-namics, Royal Leaves Die-namics, Pretty Posies Die-namics, Chocolate Brown button, hemp cord (MFT); burlap, foam tap, mini clothespin


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