Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 386


Welcome to another weekly Sketch Challenge!
 
Turn each inspiring sketch into a mini work of art to add to your stash — you could also add $50 worth of brand new MFT to your collection! Now that is a win-win.
 

Below you'll find Sketch 386. Create cards, scrapbook layouts, home decor, treat containers, mixed media, etc. using this week's sketch and be sure to link your project below for a chance at the weekly My Favorite Things Gift Voucher.

MFT products are encouraged, but not required. We just want to see what this week’s sketch inspires you to create! You can enter your cards for this week's challenge in the Inlinkz Link Up at the bottom of this post.
 


Michelle is joining us again today with her take on this week's sketch challenge.



Michelle used the large circle element on the sketch as inspiration for her shaker martini glass. She did add circle detail to the background of her card with the Basic Shapes: Circles stencil and a gorgeous blend of inks, layerig the circles to mimic the look of bubbles. A simple sentiment embossed onto a black card stock banner completes her birthday-themed design.

Handmade card by Michelle Short featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Handmade card by Michelle Short featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Barbara used the layout of the sketch to influence her ocean backdrop complete with embossed waves and stamped fish. The subtle detail of the dry embossed sun rays adds texture to the design while the brightly coloured mermaid adds a fun, playful look.

Handmade card by Barbara Anders featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Layering the Mesmerizing Mandala Die-namics allowed Donna to create a large circular element that adds stunning detail and elegance to her card. Her embossed sentiment strip across the center of the design separates the colorful background with a heartfelt greeting.

Handmade card by Donna Mikasa featuring products from My Favorite Things #mftstamps

Congratulations, M&Kcreate! You are the randomly selected winner of last week’s sketch challenge. 
 
You can view all the entries for last week’s challenge HERE.
 
Now, it's your turn. You have until Tuesday, May 29th, at noon EDT to add your link and be eligible for the prize of $50 in MFT Cash to be spent in the MFT boutique. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance!
 
Download previous sketches in handy PDF format on our Printable Resource Page HERE.

Check out some of the other projects this week's sketch inspired our team to create:
 

Supplies featured in today's cards:

Watch for shout-outs on the blog every Tuesday, too! We'll feature fun, unique, clever, and noteworthy projects submitted using MFT products with design tips and trend talk. Who knows? You might be SPOTTED! Share your cards on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook using the hashtag #mftstamps

Join the fun at our MFT Insiders group on Facebook!



Tuesday, May 22, 2018

You've Been Spotted - May 22, 2018


Each week we see fantastic projects featuring My Favorite Things product, and we're always so thrilled to see what our customers and followers are creating!  

Today, we'd like to shine the spotlight on some awesome projects that have caught our attention in another edition of You've Been Spotted  

If you see your project featured, feel free to post this image on your blog and link to this post to show the world that you were spotted by My Favorite Things!
 

Kay Norman


Candles are iconic for birthday celebrations, so it only makes sense to feature them on a birthday card as Kay did on her gorgeous design. The polka dot detail gives the card a playful, festive look while the added sparkle on the flames adds realism and fun!

Allison Clark


Allison created a stunning card design featuring the A Tweet Hello stamp set along with a gorgeous color palette that complements her sweet lovebirds perfectly. The watercolored panel provides such a pretty backdrop for her scene with the added gold accents in both the sentiment and the Garden Gate, completing this elegant design.
 
Audrey Rodriguez


How fun is this design by Audrey!? We love how she stamped each of her martini glasses in a diagonal pattern to coordinate with the sentiment. Stamping them with lemon, apple, and chocolate colored inks is a great way to highlight each martini and really make them stand out on the card.

Jessica Wendin



Jessica created an adorable scene featuring the Little Buddies stamp set with a grid design for her background. Using the Horizontal Collage Cover-Up allowed her to do some die cut inlay with various patterned papers to give the card added interest and detail and the subtle blends of green, beige and black adds a great masculine feel to the design.

Amy Purdie


The color palette Amy used on her encouragement-themed card really makes the design stand out and coordinates so nicely with the sweet hedgehog images she colored. The shading and detail she achieved with her coloring adds so much depth and dimension to her characters and gives them an amazing life-like quality that we adore!

Supplies featured in today's cards:

Which design is your favorite this week? Be sure to leave these talented folks some love. And who knows? You might be spotted sometime soon!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

The Birthday Project - Delicious Birthday Delights

Despite different backgrounds, beliefs, and traditions, one thing we share that unites us and is worth celebrating is the birthday of friends and family. Recognizing the special day of someone you love with a handcrafted card straight from the heart is always a good idea and if stocking your stash with unique birthday designs is on the agenda, have we got the perfect challenge for you! 

Our monthly Birthday Project challenge features ideas for getting creative with your birthday card making. Our team is excited to share their ideas, and we’re ALL excited to see how the challenges inspire you!


Birthdays are kind of a perfect occasion for sweet-toothed birthday boys and girls. Cakes and cupcakes lead the charge, of course, bedecked by a festive candle! Join our designers this month crafting birthday looks featuring cakes, cupcakes, and candles.
 

Joy created a fun circular backdrop for her Birthday Chicks and their sweet treats.  She placed the large cupcake in the center of the design surrounded by the cute characters. She completed the card with a sentiment stamped directly onto the card base and added an assortment of clear sequins around her images.


Vika used the same cupcake image as Joy, but brought a kangaroo to her party! She created a panel to feature her scene making it stand out against her polka dot background and added foam adhesive under her images for added dimension.
 
Congratulations, Emily! You are the randomly selected winner of last month’s Birthday Project challenge.

You can view all the entries for last month’s Birthday Project challenge HERE.


Now, it's your turn. You have until Wednesday, June 20th, at noon EDT to add your link and be eligible for the prize of $50 in MFT Cash to be spent in the MFT boutique. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance! 

Check out some of the other projects this month's challenge inspired our team to create:




Supplies featured in today's cards:



Watch for shout outs on the blog every Tuesday, too! We'll feature fun, unique, clever, and noteworthy projects submitted using MFT products with design tips and trend talk. Who knows? You might be SPOTTED! Share your cards on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook using the hashtag #mftstamps


Join the fun at our MFT Insiders group on Facebook!