Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 214

Like clockwork, we're back with another Wednesday Sketch Challenge here at the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog! 

Below you'll find Sketch 214. 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 worth up to $20.

Today we are excited to welcome our very first Guest Designer at the MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog. Say hello to Laura Williams!

Laura's creative journey began when her mother became a Close To My Heart consultant when she was in middle school. Their days spent crafting together awakened her artistic side. In 2007 she got serious about card making and began to submit her work to magazines for publication. She went on to become a member of the last group of Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine's Go-to Gals where she learned a lot and met a bunch of amazing and talented friends.

Laura got her hands on some awesome product from My Favorite Things and got the chance to create for Sketch 214. Take a look at her project!

Laura used the curve of the half circle in the sketch as her inspiration to use the new Headphones Die-namics and Keep on Rockin' stamp set (released last night!). Don't you just love how she stamped the power and pause buttons for a background and then softened them with a vellum overlay? Totally cool!

Our Challenge Team has also been busy crafting their little hearts out. Here's a look at their handiwork this week.

Look what Alice did! By turning the sketch 90 degrees, the half circle is at the bottom. If you follow Alice, you know she does a lot of cool things with doilies, and this is no exception. The doily becomes the resting spot for the feet of the little darling and the sentiment. Notice the shadow Alice created to ground the sweet girl from the You Have My Heart stamp set.

Erin's approach to the sketch is straightforward, but her bold color sense makes this card sing. Such a sweet breath of fresh air in the middle of winter with the pretty new Spring Tulips stamp set and Die-namics which released just last night.

Jill's tasty treat shines with her delicious use of the brand new (released last night!) Donuts and Sprinkles stamp set and the Donuts Die-namics. I'm über impressed with her inlaid sprinkles. That girl has PATIENCE.

Miriam has created a MASTERPIECE using dies, ink, and paste. First she die cut a circle to create the base of the globe, and then she die cut the globe several times to create enough thickness for a homemade stencil. Using green ink mixed with paste and her stencil, she created a totally touchable planet Earth, a perfect rendition of the sketch.

I love the warm colors and images that Vera chose for her card this week! It makes me long for adventure and sunshine on my face. I also love how she took the dots in the sketch and substituted little flags instead. It really adds to her balanced (and forever cute!) design.

OK, check it. Veronica turned the card base of the design at 90 degrees, but left everything else in the sketch intact. Pretty sweet idea, huh? It gets even sweeter with the addition of the brand new (released last night!) Candy Jar Companions stamp set and Candy Jars Die-namics. It's fresh and candy-licious with no worry about cavities!

You have until Tuesday, February 10, at noon EST to add your link and be eligible for the prize of up to $20 in MFT Cash to be spent in the MFT boutique. Winners are chosen at random, so everyone has a chance! The weekly prize is a $15 Gift Voucher to My Favorite Things, but if you use MFT stamps and/or dies in your project, you’ll receive an extra $5.

We'll also occasionally feature cool interpretations of the sketch on the blog and give shout outs to fun, unique, and noteworthy projects. Who knows? You might be SPOTTED! Share your cards on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook using the hashtag #mftstamps.

Congratulations, Geri! You are the randomly selected winner of last week’s sketch challenge. You can view all the entries for last week’s challenge HERE.

Download previous sketches in handy PDF format on our Printable Resource Page HERE.








It's your turn to do something DARING with this week's sketch! I dare you.

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  1. So many amazing cards! Great job teamies!!

  2. I love having Laura here--and these cards!?! Geesh, you all brought it. Snap snap :) good stuff ;)

  3. Fantastic examples from the challenge team! I love the globe card by Miriam and Alice's card with the doily! Fun to see old favorites used in the midst of the excitement of a new release!

  4. AMAZING +AWESOME cards from the Designers today!!! So impressed - each one is just so cool and fantastically done!!!

  5. Such a talented DT. Thanks for the inspiration ladies.

  6. oh my goodness, I just came from Alice's blog to see her adorable card with the doily and her awesome coloring skills. And am blown away with awesome MFT products used and magnificent DT skills. You go girls!

  7. Beautiful cards and LOVE seeing Laura here guest designing!!!