Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A Beautiful Day - MFTWSC #51

Are you ready for this week's MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge? Here’s this week’s sketch. You can find the sketch on the MFT blog and also in the MFT forum on SCS, as well as in the weekly newsletter. The Design Team will be on hand to provide plenty of inspiration to get you started.

I decided to go all scrappy with this card and I brought out the very first Inspired By Flowers set, Set 1. I've always LOVED this carnation image. I stamped it on some patterned paper, colored it with Copic markers, and went to town with the sketch. I stamped the sentiment, from the recently released Inspired By Months Of the Year on a Ticket Tab Die-namics die cut and attached it to the image panel with some zig zag stitching. I decided to leave the ends loose for a little textural interest. I used my Simply Scalloped, Medium Die-namics die for the border, did some more stitching, and added some twine and a button to finish off the sketch. I really like how this card turned out.

For the INSIDE of the card, I stamped the carnation again, stamped off once, and a sentiment from the set.

And that's it! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Inspired By Flowers (Set 1); Inspired By Months Of the Year (MFT)
Paper: Fossil, Black Licorice; For the Record 6 x 6 pad (Echo Park)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories/tools: Vagabond (Tim Holtz); Simply Scallops, Medium and Ticket Tab Die-namics dies (MFT); sewing machine, Copic markers, foam dots, twine, button


  1. This is so stunning! I love how you stamped on the newspaper background - such a fun look!

  2. Oh! This is SO elegant Bar! Totally gorgeous!!

  3. Barbara, this is GORGEOUS!!! I love that flower stamped on the newspaper background and coloured in red it really pops!!!

  4. Beautiful!!! The carnation is stunning!! makes me want to break out these papers :)

  5. Absolutely gorgeous card, Barbara. The carnation is spectacular.

  6. That poppy is just gorgeous on the newsprint. It just jumps out beautifully with such vibrant color. What a great idea you had here!

  7. Just beautiful! I love the image on the script paper!

  8. Oh wow this is so beautiful the image is coloured to perfection and love the beautiful background paper truly amazing.


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