Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 247

If you're looking for inspiration and a jumping off point in your creative endeavors, then you've landed in just the right spot! We've got another great sketch to get you started.

Below you'll find Sketch 247. 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.

Lindsay Amrhein is at it again as our September Guest Designer! It's been a pleasure having her with us this month, and we'll get to see even more from her next week on September 30th!

It's a known fact that Lindsay makes some pretty awesome cards, but did you know that she scrapbooks, too? If you follow this link to her blog, you can see an array of inspiring pages that she has created and shared. One thing that's great about ANY sketch is that with a little imagination you can create cards, scrapbook layouts, tags, and even home decor from them. We love seeing our sketches used in innovative ways!

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

Floral for Being There Card by Lindsay Amrhein featuring the Thanks So Much stamp set, the Fall Florals stamp set and Die-namics, and the Stitched Cover-Up Companion Vertical Die-namics #mftstamps

For this week's sketch, Lindsay used the Stitched Cover-Up Companion - Vertical Die-namics since the shape of it fits the sketch so perfectly! She chose to place the bold sentiment in the large space at the top of the sketch and features pretty pastel flowers from the Fall Florals stamp set and Die-namics along the belly of the sketch. The lower section of the Cover-Up Die-namics makes for a PERFECT shaker card. Want to learn how to create a shaker card? Check out this video on the MFT YouTube Channel. 

The Challenge Team is at it again with inspiring creations. Let's see how they interpreted Sketch 247!

Poppy Friend Card by Alice Wertz featuring the Lisa Johnson Designs Delicate Pretty Poppies stamp set #mfttamps

Alice's subtle tone on tone card base and panel make for a simple background to feature the stunning flowers from the Delicate Pretty Poppies stamp set. The jauntily tied hemp creates the line that appears in the sketch and the bit of doily stands in for the small banner at the top.

Animal Print Hi Card by Erin Lee Schreiner featuring the Cheetah background stamp and Happy Hellos Die-namics #mftstamps

Erin Lee went a little wild with the sketch by featuring the Cheetah background stamp. She keeps the banner at the top of the sketch with her sentiment but eliminates the band at the middle. Totally kosher! With all of that color, she didn't want to cover it up!

Urban Just Because Card by Jill Dewey Hawkins featuring the Label Maker Sentiments stamp set and the New York Skyline and Stiched Rectangle Frames Die-namics #mftstamps

Jill turned the sketch on its side but kept the feel of it with the banner and the Stitched Rectangle Frames Die-namics. Jill's use of the New York Skyline Die-namics creates a definite mood. Jill and Erin's cards have a lot of similiarities, but put them side by side, and they have totally different looks and moods. Love that about sketches.

You're the Friend Card by Miriam Pranter featuring the Lisa Johnson Designs Delicate Pretty Poppies stamp set and Etched Flower Background stamp #mftstamps

Miriam didn't let the frame box her in! It's there, but she choose to let her gorgeously stamped, embossed, and watercolored Etched Flower Background stamp dominate her design. The black strip with the gold embossed sentiment gives this card an über sophisticated feel. 

Delicate Thinking of You Card by Vera Wirianta Yates featuring the Fall Florals and Lisa Johnson Designs Fall Foliage stamp sets and Die-namics #mftstamps

When looking at Vera's card, you can see that she uses the sketch as the basic framework for her lovely card. The banner at the top, the margin around the outside, and the band across the middle with her sentiment are all there. Her design gets its zing from the lavish bouquet of flowers that she created using the Fall Foliage and Fall Florals stamp sets and Die-namics. 

Tweet BIrthday Card by Veronica Zalis featuring the Birdie Brown Polynesian Paradise stamp set and DIe-namics, the Birds of Paradise stamp set and DIe-namics, and the WIld Greenery DIe-namics #mftstamps

Veronica adds a whole lot of texture and depth in her interpetation of this week's sketch with various Die-namics. Her colorful bird from the Birds of Paradise set perches dramatically on the sentiment strip and the pretty hibiscus takes the place of the banner in her tropical scene. My favorite part of this design? How the Wild Greenery oozes outside the lines, because it's a jungle out there!

Congratulations, Lorelle Chin! 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 29th, 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! The cards made by the DT are absolutely jaw dropping gorgeous!

  2. Fabulous cards by the DT, lots of inspiration for this great sketch!!

  3. Thanks for the fun sketch and fabulous DT inspiration.