Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 259

You've made our nice list for stopping by today! We hope you enjoy sketch 259 and all of the inspiration it has to offer! 

Below you'll find Sketch 259. 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.

Amber Kemp-Gerstel is with us again at the 
MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog as our December Guest Designer!

Amber touts her blog Damask Love as a crafting blog committed to sharing inspiration and instruction with DIY gals worldwide, no matter their level of experience. She's an avid DIY-er, but she found herself intimidated by tutorials around the web. Her goal is to make DIY doable for anyone. 

You might think that Amber has a glorious spread of a craft space, but earlier this year she transformed her guest room/craft space into a nursery/craft space. You can check out her small but mighty space HERE. It's all about cute and useful storage that keeps this space in check!
Let's see how Amber interpreted this week's sketch:

You Got This Card by Amber Kemp-Gerstel featuring the Encouraging Words stamp set and Blueprints 17 Die-namics #mftstamps

Amber keeps her interpretation simple with focus on the three horizontal strips of the sketch. The first two are colored flags and then BAM with the sentiment from the Encouraging Words stamp set on a larger flag. Brilliant!

The Challenge Team is at it again with inspiring creations. Let's see how they interpreted Sketch 259!

It’s Been Too Long Card by Alice Wertz featuring the Sweet Safari stamp set #mftstamps

Alice does something pretty nifty with the giraffe from the Sweet Safari stamp set. The giraffe's head serves as a replacement for the three horizontal lines on the top right of the sketch. And can I say that I am continually blown away with her no-line coloring? I attempted it for the first time last weekend, and it is NOT easy!

Sending Birthday Love Card by Erin Lee Schreiner featuring Roses All Over background stamp and the Label Maker Sentiments stamp set #mftstamps

Erin Lee's interpretation of the sketch is straightforward and STUNNING. With a little bit of Electric Red dye ink, she creates a gorgeous and sumptuous card using the Roses All Over background stamp as the star of the show on the main panel. The Label Maker Sentiments finish off the design perfectly.

Citrus Happy Holidays Card by Jill Dewey Hawkins featuring the Hand Lettered Holiday stamp set, Leafy Greenery Die-namics, and Circle Burst stencil #mftstamps

Jill admittedly veers from the sketch, but I see the correlation. Do you? The three branches from the Leafy Greenery Die-namics serve as the three horizontal lines, and the Circle Burst stencil give the design the suggestion of the dots in the sketch. And what a fun color combination for the holidays! Totally unexpected.

Merry Bear Card by Miriam Pranter featuring the Birdie Brown Cool Day and Hand Lettered Holiday stamp sets #mftstamps

Miriam follows the sketch closely with the stacked sentiment and gets the chance to feature one super COOL bear from the Cool Day stamp set. The snow flurries and enamel dots add fabulous movement to her design.

Tons of Fun Card by Vera Wirianta Yates featuring the Birdie Brown Adorable Elephants stamp set and Die-namics #mftstamps

Vera hearkens to the three horizontal lines with a balloon and two butterflies from the Adorable Elephants stamp set  and Die-namics (so cute!). The Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX Die-namics makes for a super sweet frame for her delightful scene.

Cheers to the New Year Card by Veronica Zalis featuring the Hand Lettered Holiday stamp set, Garden Flourish background stamp, and Leafy Greenery and Stitched Mini Scallop Circle STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

Veronica's version of the sketch made me gasp when I first saw it (I'm not gonna lie!)! The delicious gold leaves, dots, and sequins, the textured panel paired with lovely font from the Hand Lettered Holiday stamp set and the lush ribbon make for an absolutely magnificent new year greeting!

Congratulations, Mary-Anne V! 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, December 22nd, 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


  1. Thank you so your challenges and very happy to participate when I can!

  2. Thanks for the fun challenge and DT inspiration!