Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 265

It seems like 2016 just got started, and here we are with our final sketch challenge of January. Time flies when you're getting creative, doesn't it?

Below you'll find Sketch 265. 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.

It's been such a pleasure having Yana Smakula as our Guest Designer this month! You can follow Yana at her blog HERE.
Let's see how Yana interpreted her final sketch with us:

Let’s Bond Card by Yana Smakula featuring the Label Maker Love and Laina Lamb Design Undeniable Chemistry stamp sets, and the Stitched Heart STAX and Laina Lamb Design Chemistry Set Die-namics #mftstamps

This week's sketch has a lot of action at the bottom, so Yana left a lot of white space at the top with her loose but lovely interpretation. The flag is there with the cute sentiment, and the beakers from the Chemistry Set Die-namics are placed in an imaginary square like the one in the sketch. I love how she added some girly sparkle to the images from the Undeniable Chemistry stamp set stamped in the background.

The My Favorite Things Creative Team has been busy getting creative! Let's see what they have up their sleeves for Sketch 265!

Adventure is Calling Card by Anna Kossakovskaya featuring the Birdie Brown Ewe Are the Best and Adventure is Calling stamp sets, Sweater Stitch Background stamp, and the Puffy Clouds, Wonky Stitched Oval STAX, Tag Builder Blueprints 5, and Birdie Brown Ewe Are the Best Die-namics #mftstamps

Anna Kossakovskaya turns the square into a large oval and then creates an adorable scene with some of the images from the Ewe Are the Best stamp set and Die-namics in place of the larger rectangle at the bottom of the sketch. I'm having a serious case of wanderlust and wishing for spring with this fresh and adorable design!

Birthday Balloon Card by Barbara Anders featuring the Top Dog, Amazing, Birdie Brown Birthday Bears stamp set and Die-namics, the Happy Trio Die-namics, and the Scattered Bars stencil #mftstamps

Barbara Anders creates a square with lovely watercolors and uses that square as a backdrop for three colorful balloons from the Birthday Bears stamp set and Die-namics. I love how she incorporated the colors of her balloons with enamel dots and an artfully designed rectangle using the Scattered Bars stencil. The bold heat embossed sentiment on plum makes an awesome impact and adds weight and balance to the bottom portion of the design.

Purrfect Friend Card by Jodi Collins featuring the Cat-tude stamp set and Die-namics, Miss Tiina Things with Wings stamp set and Die-namics, Mini Hearts Background stamp, and the Window and Puffy Clouds Die-namics #mftstamps

Jodi Collins sticks pretty close to the original sketch using the Window Die-namics as the square. Her funky cat from the Cat-itude stamp set is basking in the rays of a sunny day. It's the purrrrrfect card for a wonderful friend!

Love You More Card by Kay Miller featuring the Love You More stamp set, Mini Modern Blooms stamp set and Die-namics, Garden Flourish Background stamp, and the Leafy Greenery, Mini Delicate Doilies, Stitched Mini Scallop Square STAX, Double Stitched Rectangle STAX, Radial Stitched Circle STAX, Fishtail Flags STAX, and Blueprints 20 Die-namics #mftstamps

Kay Miller takes the opportunity to use the square of the sketch as the holding place for a gorgeous array of feminine beauty mixing in many elements from Mini Modern Blooms to doilies, greenery, and a scalloped square. The addition of the stamped background with the lovely white space makes this design a stunner.

Arrow Hello Card by Laurie Willison featuring the Arrow Greetings and Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

Laurie Willison keeps it simple with cool watercolor hues mimicking the square in the center of the sketch. With the addition of a bold black sentiment from the Arrow Greetings Die-namics, the simplicity makes this card a snap to recreate. The vellum allows the artistic background to show through. 

Amazing Chemistry Card by Yoonsun Hur featuring the Laina Lamb Design Undeniable Chemistry stamp set and Chemistry Set Die-namics, Roses All Over Background stamp, and the Doubly Amazing and Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

Yoonsun Hur is feeling the chemistry in this card filled with delicious juxtaposition. By elongating the largest rectangle in the sketch, she is able to dramatically showcase her magnificent technique using the Roses All Over background stamp, and then tops it off with two beakers from the Chemistry Set Die-namics. It's not often you see roses and science lab equipment all together, but here's proof of how beautiful it can be!

Congratulations, ZestyScrap! 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, February 2nd, 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

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As always, we are thrilled to have you participate in our inspiring sketch challenges!


  1. Thank you!!! I'm so happy! :)))
    Great new sketch and projects by DT! I'll play with you again!

  2. Aww... can't believe I missed the deadline. Made my card last night but hadn't taken a good picture yet... :/