Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 250

There's a chill in the air here in many parts of the United States, and the cards created with Sketch Challenge 250 reflect that! What will you create this week?

Below you'll find Sketch 250. 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 again to our October guest designer here at the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog, the super-talented Jocelyn Olson! It's so fun to get to know creative people and be inspired by them each week.

Not only is Jocelyn a talented and creative soul, she wears many hats. She is a wife, mom of two great kids, avid papercrafter, bright color lover, non-fiction book reader, Brady Bunch fan, and expert Polly Pockets dresser. In her spare time, she works as a consultant for states on Federal education and special education programs. That's a full plate and an awesome life!

Now let's get down to business and see how Jocelyn interpreted this week's sketch:

Happiest of Holidays Card by Jocelyn Olson featuring the Birdie Brown Santa's Elves stamp set, and the Sweater Stitch background stamp #mftstamps

Jocelyn concentrated on the center of the sketch and in place of the circle used one of the curious little guys from the Santa's Elves stamp set. I love how she makes it appear as if he is popping up from behind her two die cut shapes. And the addition of the texture that she created using the Sweater Stitch background stamp is too perfect.

The Challenge Team is at it again with inspiring creations. Let's see how they interpreted Sketch 250!

Sweet Thank You Card by Alice Wertz featuring the Birdie Brown Harvest Mouse stamp set and Die-namics and the Cross-Stitch Circle STAX and Stitched Jumbo FIshtail Banner STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

Alice's design has fall appeal with a cozy mouse (from the Harvest Mouse stamp set), and her mixture of patterned papers. She switched up the mid-section of the sketch with a banner rather than a rectangle giving her design the feel of a winner's badge. Very fun!

Cheers to the New Year Card by Erin Lee Schreiner featuring the Hand Lettered Holiday stamp set and the Streetlights, Snow Drifts Cover-Up, Lucky Stars, Blueprints 22, and Radial Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

Erin Lee tends to do unexpected and dramatic things! She used the new Snow Drifts Cover-Up Die-namics and simply cut it in this delicious color called Green-Eyed Monster (#wishlist). You'll notice she shifted the main elements of the sketch to the right to accomodate her vision. It's all about the inspiration!

Let Me Take an Elfie Card by Jill Dewey Hawkins featuring the Birdie Brown Santa's Elves stamp set and the Precious Polaroids and High Rise Alphabet Lowercase Die-namics #mftstamps
Jill dreamt up a hilarious design featuring one of Santa's Elves. He has some toys to make, but first, let him take an *elfie! When you come up with a hilarious and clever sentiment, don't forget that you can use our alphabet and word Die-namics to make your card say whatever you want.

Let Me Take an Elfie Card by Jill Dewey Hawkins featuring the Birdie Brown Santa's Elves stamp set and the Precious Polaroids and High Rise Alphabet Lowercase Die-namics #mftstamps

Miriam's design is downright STUNNING! Her take on the circle in the sketch is the famed London Eye which she stamped using the London Mouse stamp set. Her artistic treatment of the sky and sophisticated color choices along with the eye-catching London Skyline silhouette make this an utterly magnificent design!

Magic of the Season Card by Vera Wirianta Yates featuring the Winter Wonderland stamp set and Die-namics and the Lisa Johnson Designs Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Circle Windows Die-namics #mftstamps

There's an absolute sweetness to Vera's pretty design showcasing the Winter Wonderland stamp set and Die-namics. Nestled inside a Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Circle Window, the snow scene is filled with MAGIC. I'm particularly impressed with her precise placement of prills to create the snow drifts and flurries in the sky. Well done, Vera!

Merry & Bright Card by Veronica Zalis featuring the Lisa Johnson Designs Trim the Tree stamp set and Die-namics, Hand Lettered Holiday stamp set, and the Four Way Chevron Cover-Up Die-namics #mftstamps

Veronica veers rather far from the sketch, but who cares? This card is gorgeous! There's an oval in place of the circle, a brilliant background, a pretty satin bow, and the new Trim the Tree stamp set and Die-namics featured under a lovely layer of vellum all topped with an appropriately posh sentiment from the Hand Lettered Holiday stamp set. Simply marvelous.

Congratulations, Tricia Barber! 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, October 20th, 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

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