Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 239

Though July is almost over, the dog days of summer are on the way! Spend some time keeping cool in your craft room and playing along with this week's sketch.

Below you'll find Sketch 239. 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 an end, we must bid adieu to our super sweet and uber talented July Guest Designer Kalyn Kepner. If you've enjoyed seeing Kalyn's designs, be sure to follow her blog at Paper is Love.

Be sure to check back next week as we introduce another creative paper crafter who has been inspiring me for years. I'm sure you'll find her projects phenomenal, and I can't wait to see how she interprets our sketches here at the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog. 

Let's look at how Kalyn interpreted her final sketch with us:

Birthday Wishes Card by Kalyn Kepner featuring the Birthday Wishes & Balloons and Party Patterns stamp sets and Blueprints 26 Die-namics #mftstamps
The large central circle of the sketch looked like a balloon to Kalyn, so she pulled out her Blueprints 26 Die-namics. I love how she added accents with the Party Patterns stamp set and a cutie pie sentiment from the Birthday Wishes & Balloons stamp set. So colorful and FESTIVE!

The Challenge Team is at it again with inspiring creations. Let's see how they interpreted Sketch 239!

Merry Everything Card by Alice Wertz featuring the Birdie Brown Jingle All the Way stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

Alice is getting a jump start on her Christmas cards with this super fun Christmas in July design featuring the Jingle All the Way stamp set and Die-namics. The snowy circle is the perfect backdrop for Jolly Old St. Nick who seems to be jumping for JOY!

Like a Sister Card by Erin Lee Schreiner featuring the True Friends stamp set, Roses All Over background stamp, and Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

These days a large circle on a card design simply says, "Make me a shaker card, please!" Erin Lee was happy to oblige with this stunning and girly card featuring the magnificent Roses All Over background stamp. The shimmering pink sequins amidst all of the black and white truly make a statement in this opulent design.

Cool Day Cool You Card by Jill Dewey Hawkins featuring the Penguins in Paradise stamp set, Abstract background stamp, and Lisa Johnson Designs Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Circle Windows Die-namics #mftstamps

Jill's shaker card is a completely different ballgame with beads and a quirky sunbathing penguin from the Penguins in Paradise set. I love all of her little details that add interest to the card — from the background stamping to the stenciled panel to her signature wonky stitching. Such FUN!

Presents for You Card by Miriam Prantner featuring the Birdie Brown Birthday Bears stamp set and Oval STAX Set 2 Die-namics #mftstamps

Miriam elongated the circle into an oval that serves as a backdrop for our sweet guy bear-ing gifts. I love how she featured paper from our Plaid Patterns Paper Pack as a soft and subtle background.

Vera created a pretty window with the Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Circle Windows Die-namics to feature her elegant flamigo. I love how she placed a flower from the Modern Blooms stamp set in the place of the smaller circle of the sketch.

Butterfly Friend Card by Veronica Zalis featuring the True Friends stamp set, Garden Flourish Background stamp, and the Flutter of Butterflies - Lace and Solid Die-namics #mftstamps
Veronica's labor of love is a delight rendition of this week's sketch with pretty pastels, intricate heat embossing, and a splendid butterfly. The touches of black add a modern sophistication to her design.

Congratulations, Yenni Natalia! 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, August 4th, 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.

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 Instagram, Twitter, 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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