Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 243

We're squaring things up this week with our sketch! Join us for an inspiring jumping off point for your creativity.

Below you'll find Sketch 243. 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.

It's been a fantastic month with Danielle Flanders as our August Guest Designer. What a pleasure it's been to have her with us each week. Be sure to visit her blog Homespun with Heart for much more paper crafting inspiration.

It's hard to believe that the summer has flown by, but next week we'll be welcoming our September Guest Designer (an avid fan of MFT products!), and the September release from My Favorite Things will be available to fill all of your crafty desires! It's good to be alive!

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

Tickled Pink Card by Danielle Flanders featuring the Laina Lamb Designs Tickled Pink Stamp set and Flamingos Die-namics #mftstamps
Danielle decided to mimic the frame in the sketch by using a piece of vellum layered over a gingham patterned paper. Using this technique creates a framed look and softens the gingham just a bit. Since Danielle didn't have a butterfly die, the Flamingos Die-namics serve as the focal point instead of the butterfly in the sketch.

The Challenge Team is at it again with inspiring creations. Let's see how they interpreted Sketch 243!

Flamingo Well Together Card by Alice Wertz featuring the Laina Lamb Designs Tickled Pink stamp set and Flamingos Die-namics #mftstamps
Alice elongated the sketch and got inventive with the Tiny Triangles stencil and watercolors. The Flamingos Die-namics never looked better with this pretty watercolor treatment.

Pretty Hi Card by Erin Lee Schreiner featuring the Watercolor Flowers stamp set and Happy Hellos Die-namics #mftstamps

Erin Lee gathered a glorious array of flowers in place of the butterfly in the sketch using the Watercolor Flowers stamp set. The simple hi makes for a cheery summertime greeting.

Make Happy Card by Jill Dewey Hawkins featuring the Lisa Johnson Designs Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Circle Windows, Stripes Cover-Up, and Brushstroke Birthday Greetings Die-namics #mftstamps
Jill jumped at the chance to get a little Die-namics crazy after checking out Sketch 243. She die cut the Stripes Cover-Up Die-namics out of each color, and then inlaid alternating strips. She then die cut again in the opposite direction, and then inlaid strips for her checkerboard look. She finished it off by die cutting the whole kit and kaboodle with the Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Circle Window Die-namics.

Heartfelt Hugs Card by Miriam Prantner featuring the Four Way Chevron Cover-Up Die-namics and the Lisa Johnson Designs Whimsical Wishes stamp set and Scribble Roses and Scribble Roses Overlay Die-namics #mftstamps

Miriam chose a neutral color palette for this heart-strings tugging card for a friend who might be hurting. Her lovely treatment with the Scribble Roses Die-namics all set on the Four Way Chevron Cover-Up is an appropriately subdued take on the sketch.

Colorful Bird Card by Vera Wirianta Yates featuring the Birds of Paradise stamp set and Herringbone Bricks stencil #mftstamps

Vera chose to feature one of the winged beauties from the Birds of Paradise stamp set as the focal point of her card. I love that this card could be sent for just about any reason to give the recipient a smile. What a treasure!

Butterfly Enjoy Card by Veronica Zalis featuring the Brushstroke Birthday stamp set, Roses All Over background stamp, and the Flutter of Butterflies - Solid and Lace Die-namics #mftstamps

Veronica took the sketch literally by featuring the Flutter of Butterflies Die-namics, but her gorgeous color choices and delicious background stamping give this card top billing.

Congratulations, Craft Cradle! 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, September 1st, 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. OMG! Thanks for making me the winner - such an honour considering there are so many talented crafters here. Have always loved how the challenges allow us to share our creations whilst learning from each other. Thank you so much, Team MFT!

  2. Thanks for the fun sketch and fabulous inspiration!