Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 241

It's Wednesday again. Funny how that happens every week. ;) We're glad to have you here with us to celebrate with some cool creativity!

Below you'll find Sketch 241. 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.

Danielle Flanders is here again this week as our August Guest Designer! What a delight to have her contribution with our weekly sketches, don't you agree?

Danielle is a former K-8th elementary teacher and holds a BS in Speech Pathology and Audiology. I know from experience that life as a school teacher gives you a certain stamina that is unbelievable. Obviously, taking time to create is a way to combat a hectic lifestyle. It's the process of letting your mind wander and using your hands to make something pretty that can sooth our busy lives. Thank you for your time spent in the classroom, Danielle!

Let's look at how Danielle interpreted this week's sketch:

Trick or Treat Card by Danielle Flanders featuring the Frightfully Fun Halloween stamp set and Die-namics and the Four Way Chevron Cover-Up Die-namics #mftstamps

Danielle scared up a fun rendition of the sketch using the brand new Frightfully Fun Halloween stamp set and Die-namics. In place of the stars, there's a cave full of bats, but somehow with the lavendar polka dot circle, they don't seem at all scary. I love her tone on tone use of the Four Way Chevron Cover-Up Die-namics!

The Challenge Team is at it again with inspiring creations. Let's see how they interpreted Sketch 241!

Sunny Smiles Card by Alice Wertz featuring the Birdie Brown Polynesian Paradise stamp set and Die-namics and the Blissful Blooms stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps
Alice turned the sketch into a long thin card and used an oval instead of the circle in the sketch. The sweet flowers take the place of the stars, and the oval is the perfect spot for an interactive shaker card. The images from the Polynesian Paradise are just so much FUN.

Pastel Make a Wish Card by Erin Lee Schreiner featuring the Laina Lamb Designs Lucky Stars Die-namics and the Brushstroke Birthday Greetings and Stitched Circle Frames Die-namics #mftstamps
Erin Lee created a pretty shaker card, too, with the help of some statement making Die-namics — Brushstroke Birthday Greetings, Lucky Stars, and the Stitched Circle Frames.

Friends Forever Card by Jill Dewey Hawkins featuring the Encouraging Words stamp set and the Lisa Johnson Designs Scribble Roses Overly and Stitched Circle Frames Die-namics #mftstamps
Jill saw the circle as the perfect spot for a bold sentiment, and a juicy array of inlaid roses flourish on the neutral background. Instead of the sentiment on the horizontal strip, the bold green line creates a sense of balance in her design.

Wish Big Card by Miriam Prantner featuring the Laina Lamb Designs Count the Stars stamp set, Lucky Stars and Stars & Wishes Die-namics #mftstamps

Miriam took the sketch at face value and created a gorgeous starry night featuring several products from our Count the Stars series. I love how she created depth for her nighttime sky with the combination of stamped and die cut stars.

Aloha Card by Vera Wirianta Yates featuring the Birdie Brown Polynesian Paradise stamp set and Die-namics, Birds of Paradise stamp set, and Lisa Johnson Designs Jumbo Peek-A-Boo Circle Windows #mftstamps

Vera saw the circle of the sketch as a way to feature one of the fabulous birds from the Birds of Paradise stamp set. Her gorgeously colored bird set inside the scalloped circle window make for a delightful tropical hello.

Aloha Sunshine Card by Veronica Zalis featuring the Birdie Brown Polynesian Paradise stamp set and Die-namics, Pineapple Background stamp, and Palm Tree Die-namics #mftstamps
Veronica super-sized the circle to create this absolutely ADORABLE beach scene with our sweet girl dancing on the beach with waves in the distance and a regal palm tree giving her shade. The circle is a great place to create a scene with your favorite stamps and dies!

Congratulations, Zehra! 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.

If you haven't had the chance, be sure to check out the fun at the My Favorite Things blog as we are celebrating our 3rd and final session of MFT Summer School! There are more inspiring challenges and lots of great education to up the amp in your card making!

You have until Tuesday, August 18th, 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


  1. Another awesome array of such different takes on the same sketch ladies! Danielle makes me want to bust out the lavender! Such a fun take on both the sketch and Halloween. I call that serious inspiration. :)

  2. Great sketch and fabulous inspiration from the DT!!

  3. Bloomin heck I missed getting my entry in grrrr