Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 219

March is filled with so much promise! A few of my perennials are making an appearance, and that just makes me happy. You know what else makes me happy? You being here with us!

Below you'll find Sketch 219. 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.


We are totally stoked to have guest designer Kelly Griglione with us again this week!

When asked what she loves most about paper crafting and card making, Kelly says she loves getting an idea in her head and then seeing if she can make it work. She challenges herself to think of ways to use a product in unexpected ways rather than the obvious. "The feeling I get when satisfied with the outcome of a project is just the best!" 


Let's see what clever idea she has to share with us this week!



Talk about CLEVER! Kelly placed a 2x3 photo of her son at bat in the TV and then added chipboard for stability and self-adhesive magnet to the back. The focal point becomes a fun magnet for the refrigerator. This would be such a neat gift for grandparents or a fun favor at a party. 

How did our Challenge Team interpret the sketch this week? Let's check it out!



Whimsical bunnies, shiny carrots, pretty flowers, and girly bows from the Somebunny set create a totally cute panel on Alice's card. The jaunty angle of the sketch is perfect for this adorable design.


Erin always wows with color choice, and this card is no exception. She stays pretty true to the sketch, but the rounded corner appears at the bottom right rather than the top left. Her focal panel combines stamping and die cutting for an eye-catching and decidedly feminine design.



Jill flipped the sketch and embraced the angles with scallops and stitching. Her sentiment really pops with the background shadow created with the orange banner.


Miriam's card is a testament to what I love about sketches. We've seen cute, feminine, and graphic interpretations of the sketch from Alice, Erin Lee, and Jill, and now Miriam pops in with a decidedly masculine card. THAT is awesome and shows the versatility of sketches.


Vera eliminated the flag of the sketch, but by stamping the sentiment on the angle, the inspiration is still obvious. Also notice how the little girl and her doggie are resting on the seam of the two patterned papers. This allows them to both appear grounded rather than floaty.





Veronica did so many fun things with this card. I love how she created the slanted panel with the balls of yarn stamped all over to create a pattern. What an inventive way to use the little stamps in your sets! One great design tip here - the fish thought bubble hits the seam of the background and the panel giving it just the right balance.

We have a special guest with us today. Please say hello to Kathy Racoosin of The Daily Marker. Kathy loves to stamp and color, and she is hosting a 30 Day Coloring Challenge on her blog. From March 4 - April 2, she's challenging everyone to take at least 5 minutes a day to just color because practice makes perfect and creating every day is soothing.

Kathy had the chance to do some coloring with these cute MFT stamps! Check it:



Now head on over to The Daily Marker to see what else Kathy has to share, AND as an added bonus, she is doing a colorful My Favorite Things Dye Ink giveaway.




Congratulations, Megan Beth! 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 17, at noon EDT 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!






Kelly



Alice



Erin Lee



Jill



Miriam



Vera



Veronica





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

38 comments:

  1. FUN, FABULOUS & BEAUTIFUL sketch, cards and magnet!!!
    I am TOTALLY INSPIRED - THANK YOU for sharing :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Awesome creations. Lovely colored images.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Fab creations. I came over to have a look at Kathy's cards, but now I'm also tempted to join the sketch challenge.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Please do, Marianne! We'd love to have you!

      Delete
  4. I love the cat card dreaming of his fish. So cute.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love love love the trio.......but really I love them all.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh my gosh! Great cards by the DT and Kathy, wow, that coloring!! Superb. My biggest challenge is what great new stamp set and Die-Namics to pick!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Beautiful sketch! Especially love the bunny card. Well, the bunny cards, since I also love Kathy's creations... Can you say I'm partial to bunnies?

    ReplyDelete
  8. cute cards. I especially enjoyed Kathy Racoosin's bunnies!!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. What a fun sketch, and love today's inspiration. Thanks for the chance to win the ink set.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Beautiful cards created by each lady! Visiting from Kathy's blog to see those cutie patootie bunnies! What a vibrant colorful card Erin created too! :) This is why I love cardmaking so much!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Great sketch and inspiration! Stopping by from KAthy's blog!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Great sketch! Love the inspiration

    ReplyDelete
  13. These cards are fabulous and I like that sketch. Thanks for the inspiration. I would love to win those inks..the colors are beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Great Design Team samples of the sketch, love this. Fabulous Guest designer, and a chance to win ink too! Whoot.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Wonderful cards by the DT & Kathy! Thanks for all the inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Well, now I just have to order these stamps........sooooo cute!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win the inks!!!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Such beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing, these stamps and inks are adorable and beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Such beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing, these stamps and inks are adorable and beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  19. awesome cards everyone! i can't wait for my new mft goodies to arrive!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Such wonderful creations everyone!! Love the inspirations!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Love love your work. And this stamp pads 😍

    ReplyDelete
  22. Love all the colorful cards!! Keep up the good work!!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Great cards from the design team and guests. Kathy, TheDaily Marker, sent me here to take a look .

    ReplyDelete
  24. Such fabulous cards and the 3 bunny set of mini cards from Kathy are so Springy and Sweet :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. The DT ;projects are all gorgeous! Kelly knocked it out the park with her awesome live TVs!! Congrats Kathy beautiful colouring!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Thanks for sharing your talented designer ideas with us!

    ReplyDelete
  27. wow--what a great sketch and wonderful ideas! Love the mini tv!!

    ReplyDelete
  28. awesome cards, I lvoe how coloring Kathy, she inspiring me!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Such cute cards and such happy colors!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Such a fun sketch and love the samples!!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Love the cards, so cute and fun colours.

    ReplyDelete