Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 252

October is coming to an end, but the fun on this blog will NEVER stop! So join us for another fantastic and totally versatile sketch!

Below you'll find Sketch 252. 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.

Our October guest designer Jocelyn Olson has been such a joy this month, don't you agree? You can catch more of her super cute designs by following her blog Red Balloon Cards

By the way, do you follow this blog, too? We'd love to have you along for the ride. You just never know when something fun will pop up here. 

Next month we'll be welcoming another savvy card maker who's been around for a while. We can't wait to welcome her and see what she makes!

Let's see what sort of innovative way Jocelyn interpreted Sketch 252:

Frozen Flamingo Card by Jocelyn Olson featuring the Laina Lamb Designs Flamingos Die-namics and the Snow Drifts and Jumbo Dot Cover-Up Die-namics #mftstamps
Jocelyn says she was laughing the whole time she made this card, and what could be better than that? She places one of our summery Flamingos in a snowy scene for a fun pastel take on a holiday card. Wrapped in a scarf amidst some Snow Drifts (sitting in for the stripes of the sketch), the flamingo simply preens in her frozen environment. 

The Challenge Team is at it again with inspiring creations. Let's see how they interpreted Sketch 252!

Merry & Bright Card by Alice Wertz featuring the Hand Lettered Holiday stamp set and the Birdie Brown Santa's Elves stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

Alice makes a curious elf from the Santa's Elves stamp set the focal point of her card and uses washi tape and sequins to follow along with the sketch. What a fun and vibrant color scheme for a whimsical Christmas card!

Super Day Card by Erin Lee Schreiner featuring the Birdie Brown You're Super stamp set and Die-namics and the Radial Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

Erin Lee pairs a powerful color combination with a beautifully colored and strong super girl from the You're Super stamp set and Die-namics. I love how she slanted the lines to give an extra dose of energy to her design. The enamel dots add to the movement of the design and go well with the sketch, too.

Pink Cup Card by Jill Dewey Hawkins featuring the Laina Lamb Designs Stay Cool stamp set and Cool Cup Die-namics and the Snow Drifts Cover-Up Die-namics #mftstamps
Jill stirs up a pretty design in pink with the help of the Stay Cool stamp set and Cool Cup Die-namics as her focal point. By using only a portion of the Snow Drifts Cover-Up Die-namics and strips of pink and gray card stocks, she creates a frothy take on the stripes in the sketch. And with a few flicks of ink, there's a fun splatter to match the sketch. 

Happiest Holiday Elf Card by Miriam Prantner featuring the Birdie Brown Santa's Elves stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

Miriam places her focal point on the left side rather than the right for a different look with this versatile sketch. Her color choices are more muted making this a card that might be fitting for one of the guys in your life. I especially love the subtle trees she stamped in the background for some depth without bulk. 

Merry Christmas Card by Vera Wirianta Yates featuring the Hand Lettered Holiday stamp set and the Birdie Brown Santa's Elves stamp set and Die-namics and the Cross-Stitch Circle STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

Vera enlarges the circle and cuts it off to fit her focal point elf. Instead of stripes, she creates the lines in the sketch with the English Brick Wall stencil. A few well placed sequins, and this sweet Christmas card is ready to be sent!

You Crushed It Card by Veronica Zalis featuring the Laina Lamb Designs Soda Pop stamp set, Soda Pop Bottles, and Bottlecaps Die-namics #mftstamps

Veronica refreshing card features the Soda Pop stamp set and Soda Pop Bottles Die-namics as well as three papers from the Farm Fresh Gingham Paper Pack. Her added elements of the sparkly circle, background stamping, and enamel dots all lead to a vibrant and original design.

Congratulations, Kris B.! 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, November 3rd, at noon EST 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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