Thursday, October 11, 2018

You Are a Gift–MFT Color Challenge #103


Hi, all, I'm back with the latest MFT Color Challenge! Are you ready? Here’s this week’s color combo: Wild Wisteria, Limelight, Blu Raspberry, and Gravel Gray. 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.


I really love this color combo and I wanted to use something from the just-released products from MFT so I looked at PI Holiday Greetings. Once I saw this sentiment, that is not specifically Christmas-oriented, I knew that’s what I would use. I started with the background by sponging some sky with Blu Raspberry dye ink. Then to create the sense that little PI was downtown shopping, I made the corner of a building with English Brick Wall Stencil and some molding paste. After it dried I sponged some Cement Gray dye ink on it and popped it up on foam. I added Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics and a strip of Gravel Gray card stock for the sidewalk. To complete the background I stamped and colored some trees from Cool Christmas, then fussy cut them out to streamline the look.


Then I stamped the image on No Line Coloring card stock with Extreme Black hybrid ink, cut it out with the coordinating Die-namics, and colored with Copic markers before popping it up with foam. The sentiment was heat embossed on Black Licorice card stock cut with Hearts in a Row – Vertical and also popped up on foam for the finish. I was quite please with how this turned out!

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: PI Holiday Cheer, Cool Christmas
Die-namics: PI Holiday Cheer, Puffy Clouds, Stitched Snow Drifts, Hearts in a Row – Vertical
Stencils: English Brick Wall
Dye Ink: Gravel Gray, Blu Raspberry
Hybrid Ink: Extreme Black
Specialty Inks: Versamark
MFT Card Stock: Sweet Tooth, Gravel Gray, Black Licorice, No Line Coloring
Supplies: foam mounting tape, E-Z Runner, 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, craft tweezers, plastic eraser, Mini Ink Blending Tool, sponge daubers, palette knife
Other: Die-cutting machine, paper cutter, Copic markers, Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper



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