Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 246

Hello again from Challenge-land! I don't know about you, but the weather is changing in my neck of the woods, and I'm feeling creative and inspired. We hope that you are, too, and that you make this blog one of your favorite stops each week!

Below you'll find Sketch 246. 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.

Let's welcome Lindsay Amrhein once again as our September Guest Designer! It's always so fun to get to know our guests, don't you agree?

Lindsay has been making cards for some time, and in 2010 she had her first card published with many to follow! She was invited to contribute to a party ensembles book put together by Paper Crafts magazine, and she considers that the proudest crafty moment of her life. It's fun when your hobby turns into something even more special.

Let's see how Lindsay interpreted this week's sketch:

I'm So Grateful Card by Lindsay Amrhein featuring the Fall Florals stamp set and Die-namics and the Thanks So Much stamp set #mftstamps

For this week's sketch, Lindsay elongates the square card into a vertical card, and the circle becomes the perfect place to feature the Fall Florals stamps and Die-namics. Your first instinct when looking at this sketch might be to go graphic with triangles and hard edges, but Lindsay shows the versatility of the sketch expertly!

The Challenge Team is at it again with inspiring creations. Let's see how they interpreted Sketch 246!

Whimsical Fall Thank You Card by Alice Wertz featuring the Birdie Brown Harvest Mouse and Label Maker Sentiments #mftstamps

Alice creates a jubilant autumnal scene featuring one of the adorable mice from the Harvest Mouse stamp set. Set in the Cross-Stitch Circle STAX Die-namics, the card evokes a sweet and homey feel much like a favorite blanket.

Made My Day Poppies Card by Erin Lee Schreiner featuring the Lisa Johnson Designs Delicate Pretty Poppies stamp set, Wavy Greetings stamp set, and Abstract background stamp #mftstamps

Erin Lee features the Abstract background stamp in the circle as she follows along with the sketch. The pretty flowers are from the Delicate Pretty Poppies stamp set, and the curve of the sentiment from the Wavy Greetings stamp set is right on the money!

Happy 5 Round Card by Jill Dewey Hawkins featuring the Big Numbers, Brushstroke BIrthday Greetings, and Pierced Circle Frames Die-namics #mftstamps
Jill focuses solely on the round portion of this jaunty sketch and mimics it by using a white on white version of the Abstract Cover-Up Die-namics for the background of her round shaker card. By adding in a sentiment from the Brushstroke Birthday Greetings Die-namics and a bold numeral from the Big Numbers Die-namics, Jill creates an all die cut masterpiece that her 5-year-old son is sure to love!

Keep Up the Good Work Card by Miriam Prantner featuring the Birdie Brown Class act stamp set and Jumbled Letters stencil #mftstamps

It's back to school time for the kids, and Miriam's design based on the sketch would be great for an end of the marking period surprise! The Class Act stamp set has lots of fun school-related stamps and sentiments for the entire school year.

Birthday Birdie Shaker Card by Vera Wirianta Yates featuring the Birdie Brown Polynesian Paradise stamp set and Die-namics and the Birthday Centerpieces Die-namics #mftstamps

The Birthday Centerpieces Die-namics fits perfectly with this sketch, and Vera's beautiful, shimmery shaker created with it is a fun spot to feature this adorable bird from the Polynesian Paradise stamp set and Die-namics!

Poppy Friend Card by Veronica Zalis featuring the Lisa Johnson Designs Delicate Pretty Poppies stamp set, Poppies and Leaves Die-namics, and Abstract stencil #mftstamps
Veronica stays quite true to the sketch with this absolutely LOVELY square card. She creates the backdrop for the pretty orange poppies using the Abstract stencil. I just adore her color choices — so delightful as our minds begin to click into fall mode in the Northern Hemisphere.

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.

Congratulations ALSO to Greta, AJ Bodine, and Monika Reeck! You've won a one month membership to StampNation! Please send me an email at sropel87@gmail(dot)com and tell me that you're a winner. I'll forward your information to Catherine so that she can get you set up!

Download previous sketches in handy PDF format on our Printable Resource Page HERE.

You have until Tuesday, September 22nd, 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.

Want to challenge yourself even MORE? Head to the MFT blog to see how YOU can be a Card Design Superstar! Simply click on the photo below for all of the juicy details. The deadline is THIS Friday!

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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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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