Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 242

Happy Wednesday, friends! We're coming at you with another great sketch to get your creative juices flowing. We hope you'll take the time to participate in this week's challenge.

Below you'll find Sketch 242. 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.
Say hello once again to Danielle Flanders our August Guest Designer. We're so glad that she's been able to fit some MFT time into her busy schedule!

Danielle has an eye for pretty things. With two little girls, she loves to fill her house with all sorts of girly things. You can definitely see that portrayed in her lovely designs. If you're on Pinterest, you can follow Danielle to see the things she's pinning — from sewing to photography to all sorts of glorious paper crafting techniques, there's much to inspire on Danielle's boards. And while you're at it, be sure to follow My Favorite Things for all of your favorite products used in clever and fantastic ways!

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

Thanks for Being There Card by Danielle Flanders featuring the Encouraging Words stamp set #mftstamps

The beauty of this week's sketch is its simplicity allowing a myriad of interpretations. Danielle stamped the sentiment from the Encouraging Words stamp set in Versamark ink and heat embossed it with white embossing powder to create a resist. She then lightly traced an oval with pencil around the sentiment to resemble the oval in the sketch and watercolored over the white embossed sentiment inside the oval. For the rest of the card, she created her own background with watercolor pencils. The leaves were drawn with a green pencil first, then the little flowers colored with various watercolor pencils. Finally she used a tiny bit of water on a clean brush to smooth out the flowers and add a yellow background in the spaces between the flowers. What a lovely result!

The Challenge Team is at it again with inspiring creations. Let's see how they interpreted Sketch 242!

Thanks a Latte Card by Alice Wertz featuring the Birdie Brown Polynesian Paradise stamp set and the Laina Lamb Designs Perk Up stamp set and Coffee Cup Die-namics #mftstamps
Alice shifted the meat of the sketch to the right and used the doily as the oval of the sketch. It's a perfect place to feature the Coffee Cup Die-namics stamped and colored BEAUTIFULLY with florals from the Polynesian Paradise stamp set.

Bear Hugs Card by Erin Lee Schreiner featuring the Birdie Brown Birthday Bears stamp set and Die-namics and the Balloon STAX Die-namics #mftstamps
Erin Lee interpreted the oval as a festive balloon which she cut with the adorable patterned paper from the Dots & Stripes Fresh paper pack. The cute bear takes the place of the circle in the sketch. You'll notice he is on the right of her card rather than the left because he is then looking in to the design.

Inlaid Hi Card by Jill Dewey Hawkins featuring the Four Way Chevron and Stripes Cover-Up Die-namics #mftstamps
Jill concentrated on the circle and flag of the sketch in this die cut dream. Though there is no oval to be seen, the arrows of the Four Way Chevron Cover-Up Die-namics give the illusion of an oval, and the word bubble and sentiment give an extra dose of fun to her design. And does anyone else's wrist ache a little bit just thinking about all of the die cutting that Jill did? I thought so.

Mahalo Card by Miriam Pranter featuring the Birdie Brown Polynesian Paradise stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

Miriam used the oval to highlight a lovely Hawaiian princess from the Polynesian Paradise stamp set. She sticks pretty closely to the sketch with her sentiment and pretty flowers emulating the circle and flag of the original sketch. 

Sunny Smiles Card by Vera Wirianta Yates featuring the Birdie Brown Polynesian Paradise stamp set and Die-namics and the Tiki Hut Die-namics #mftstamps

Vera put the Tiki Hut Die-namics to work as the oval of the sketch, and she turned the sketch on its side to accommodate her fresh and sunny scene. The sentiment is shrunk and shifted to the right, but her enamel dot gives a nod to the circle in the sketch.

Wonderful Friend Card by Veronica Zalis featuring the Friends Like Us stamp set and the Lisa Johnson Designs Scribble Roses stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps
Veronica pulls off a lovely design with lots of delicious background stamping on her oval and the card base. The circle becomes the perfect spot for a sweet bouquet of pretty roses, and the sentiment tops off this special creation.

Congratulations, Wanda Cullen! 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 25th, 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. So excited to see I was last week's winner for the sketch challenge! Thanks for the GC and can't wait to go shopping! Always love seeing your talented team's creations!

  2. Thanks for the awesome sketch! :)