Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 234

Summer is officially here, and it's time to have some fun! Grab a tall glass of lemonade and settle in for another awesome MFT Sketch Challenge.

Below you'll find Sketch 234. 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.

As another month comes to a close, we want to take time to say thanks and bid adieu to Joscelyne Cutchens, our June Guest Designer. You can continue to follow along with her Alabama adventures with a house full of boys and yard filled with sunflowers and chickens by bookmarking her blog, OHScrap!. While you're at it, make sure to bookmark our blog, too. 

We'll be back next week with another talented designer from Pennsylvania Amish country (but she herself isn't Amish). She'll be joining us as guest designer for the month of July!

Let's look at how Joscelyne interpreted her final sketch as guest designer:

Thank My Lucky Stars Card by Joscelyne Cutchens featuring the Laina Lamb Design Count the Stars stamp set and Stars & Wishes and Lucky Stars Die-namics #mftstamps

Joscelyne turned the sketch 90° again and replaced the circles with stars. The main elements of a sketch can be circles, stars, triangles, or even flowers. It's fun to let your imagination and some inspiring MFT product lead your design to a final product. 

The Challenge Team is at it again. Let's see how they interpreted Sketch 234!

Leafy Thanks Card by Alice Wertz featuring the WIld Greenery and Many Thanks Die-namics #mftstamps

Alice saw five circles in the sketch and gathered five leaves (from the Wild Greenery Die-namics set). The die cut sentiment serves as a line that anchors the leaves all together. If you look closely, you can see that she also stitched the leaves onto the card stock panel to attach them. Another excellent use of line! 

Learn more about using Line in your designs by revisiting our Summer School sesssion HERE.

Balloon WIsh Card by Erin Lee Schreiner featuring the Laina Lamb Designs Count the Stars stamp set and Die-namics and Balloon STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

Golden balloons (from the Balloon STAX Die-namics) light up the night sky on Erin Lee's card. The strings help give the balloons a sense of lift and the addition of the sentiment from the Count the Stars stamp set make this a dynamic and dramatic design.

Always in My Heart Card by Jill Dewey Hawkins featuring the Friends Like Us stamp set and Roses All Over background stamp #mftstamps

Jill embraced the five circles in the sketch and made them stand out in a saturated hue amidst her signature gray tones. You'll notice that she turned the sketch on its side. And though she used the circles, the design merely hints at the original sketch. The placement of the circles creates a sense of movement.

Learn more about creating Movement in your designs by revisiting our Summer School sesssion HERE.

They Shine for You Card by Miriam Prantner featuring the Laina Lamb Design Count the Stars stamp set and Stars & Wishes and Lucky Stars Die-namics #mftstamps

Miriam's card is a direct interpretation of the sketch from the horizontal orientation to the subtle vertical lines she created with white on white. The vellum strip allows the design to show through it. Her simple color scheme really makes the Lucky Stars and Stars & Wishes Die-namics shine. 

Slow Down Card by Vera Wirianta Yates featuring the Totally Happy stamp set and Roses All Over background stamp #mftstamps

Vera did something pretty nifty! She utilized the gorgeous Roses All Over Background stamp and colored in five roses as her take on the sketch. She chose to lower the sentiment strip to put it on one of the line of thirds.

Learn more about designing with the Rule of Thirds by revisiting our Summer School sesssion HERE.

Sweet Friend Birthday Card by Veronica Zalis featuring the Lisa Johnson Designs You're the Sweetest stamp set and Die-namics and the Blueprints 25 Die-namics #mftstamps

Veronica whipped up a delicious design with five tasty treats featuring goodies from the You're the Sweetest stamp set and Die-namics. The neutral background really makes the flavors take front and center.

Congratulations, MarjaS Scrapfun! 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, June 30th, 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!



Erin Lee





As always, we are thrilled to have you participate in our inspiring sketch challenges!

Susan R. Opel, Creative Ambassador for My Favorite Things

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