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:
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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