Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 217

We love our sketches, and we hope that you do to. It's a privilege to bring you a creative kickstart each week!

Below you'll find Sketch 217. 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.

Laura Williams is with us for one last week as a guest designer here at the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog. She's shared four great projects with us, and we're so glad she joined our little party. 

Don't lose track of Laura's great style! Be sure to bookmark her blog and see what she's up to on a regular basis.

Next week we'll have the pleasure of introducing you to another inspiring guest designer. Be sure to check back  for awesome designs and clever and innovative takes on the sketches for March. You won't be disappointed!

Here's what Laura created using this week's sketch!

Laura's prettily paper-pieced tulips are the flags in the sketch. Do you see how she did that? She turned the sketch 90 degrees to the right. It's a pretty and clever way to extend the use of every sketch!

Perhaps I am biased, but your Challenge Team is pretty amazing! They've knocked it outta the park again with six phenomenal cards.

WOW, Alice! This colorful card successfully conveys the energy of the sketch. I love how instead of lining up the curves from the Ride the Wave Die-namics, she interlocked and inlaid them. In keeping with the sketch, there are five waves for the five flags. I kinda want to snack on the deliciousness of this clever card.

Erin Lee's flags are gathered together to create a resting spot for one cute and cunning fox. Super LOVE how she attached the flags with staples (easy!), and the frame pays homage to the stitching around the perimeter in the sketch.

Always one to play with the orientation of the sketch, Jill turned the vertical sketch horizontally. Her cool color combination all comes together on the focal flag with hip curved stripes and a graphic font.

Miriam went for the straight-forward approach, but her soft blue color palette makes this card perfect. And I just LOVE the cool stitching detail on the right. I need Miriam to come teach me how to do that!

Like Laura, Vera used the tulips as the flags and turned the sketch in the same direction. You'll notice that Vera included five tulips stems stamping two and stamping AND die-cutting the three in the foreground. 

Veronica's soft and sweet pastel card is the polar opposite of Alice's graphic card. And THAT is what is so very cool about sketches. Take a look at any sketch, and your innate style is bound to come into play. Veronica's parade of bunnies serve as the fifth "flag" from the sketch, and they are anchored on a flag so that they don't look like they are floating. All of the layers and stitched dies that she used create a marvelous design! And I just noticed that the bunnies are wearing shoes - how cute is that? 

Congratulations, Vicki! 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.

You have until Tuesday, March 3, 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.

Join the fun at our MFT Challenge & Inspiration group on Facebook!



Erin Lee





A final challenge for you: When you add your project to the link below, get into the habit of commenting on the project uploaded directly before yours. One by one we can start a love-leaving revolution!

Susan R. Opel, Creative Ambassador for My Favorite Things


  1. Sweet DT creations. Love that sketch. And love how Alice used the curved dies.

  2. Weeeeeee!!! Y'all completely rocked the Sketch this week!! Love each card's uniqueness!!! :) Rock on MFTC&I Team! :) And Laura!! Wow, it's been a pleasure AND an inspiration! You're delightful! :)

  3. Beautiful cards from the DT! I love the wonky waves!

  4. Such a cute sketch and can't wait to try it. The design team has done an awesome job with the sketch and love how each one has a different take on it...they are gorgeous.

  5. All stunning cards and love the fun sketch!!!

  6. What a GREAT idea re the commenting Susan! Love it and it's really not hard.

  7. Hoping everyone remembers to leave 1 comment--great idea! I really love the creative idea of using tulips for the flags & the other cards are inspiring, too! Hoping to play along this week. Thanks for always leaving sweet comments, Susan!

  8. Love the concept of a love-revolution! We all need that.

  9. Fantastic idea for commenting! Thanks for all the amazing inspiration DT!

  10. Cardmaking is such a breathe of fresh air. I truly love how many ways a sketch can be interpreted. Endless possibilities. Thank you to the design team for sharing with us your lovely creations, each of which are unique! On my way to leave some love on the entries <3