Thursday, August 09, 2018

You Are in Our Hearts–MFT Color Challenge #99


Hi, all, I'm back with the latest MFT Color Challenge! Are you ready? Here’s this week’s color combo: Latte, Cement Gray, Black Licorice, and Persimmon. All of the details about the color challenge are available on the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog as well as in the weekly newsletter. The MFT Design Team will be on hand to provide plenty of inspiration to get you started.


This was a pretty scary color combo at first, LOL! Then I started looking through my pins as I’m wont to do when I need inspiration and what did I find? A watercolor picture using pretty much these exact colors!!! So I completely took my inspiration from that piece of art and ran with it. To begin, I did a watercolor background on Ranger Watercolor paper using the gray and the persimmon colors, then splattered it with some black Liquitex acrylic ink once it was dry, then popped it up on a Sweet Tooth card stock base. Next I cut Birch Trees Die-namics from Sweet Tooth card stock and, since the solid trees were retired, I simply cut some Cement Gray strips to go behind them after marking the cuts with a Copic marker.


I adhered the trees, some directly and some popped up on foam, and added leaves cut from Latte and Persimmon card stock. I added Grassy Edges cut from Latte card stock and heat embossed a sentiment from From All of Us Stamp set on Black Licorice card stock cut with Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips and popped up on foam. I am loving how this turned out! I need to pin more watercolors, I guess ;-)

And there you have it! Remember, you can get all the details by visiting the
MFT Challenge Blog. You have the chance to win a $50 in MFT voucher. One winner is chosen at random each week!

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!


All products from My Favorite Things unless otherwise noted.

Stamps: From All of Us
Die-namics: Birch Trees, Grassy Edges, Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strips
Specialty Inks: Versamark
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Black Licorice, Latte, Persimmon
Specialty Papers: Ranger Watercolor Paper
Supplies: foam mounting tape, E-Z Runner, Peerless Watercolors, white detail embossing powder, Multi Medium Matte Glue
Tools: Smart Grid Paper Pad, Mini MISTI, Mini MISTI Grid Paper Pad, MISTI Bar Magnets, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Precision Tip Glue Applicator Bottle, Embossing Magic, Mini Mister, water brush, craft tweezers, plastic eraser, Copic marker
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, heat tool, black Liquitex acrylic ink



  1. I love your use of color and design!

  2. Wow! This is an amazingly creative card! I love your take on the forest!! Wicked cool! Thank you for sharing!


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