Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 266

Welcome to our first sketch challenge of February. It's so fun to be able to inspire you week after week here at the MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog!

Below you'll find Sketch 266. 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.

Let's give a warm and hearty welcome to Vanessa Menhorn, our Guest Designer this month! 

Let's see how Vanessa interpreted her first sketch with us:

Out of This World Card by Vanessa Menhorn featuring the Out of This World stamp set and Die-namics, Starry Night Background Builder stamp, and the Stars the Sky - Horizontal Die-namics #mftstamps

Vanessa stuck close to the sketch, and she obviously had a BLAST playing with the brand spankin' new Out of This World stamp set and Die-namics! She also used some other great products from the February release — the Starry Night Background Builder stamp and the Stars in the Sky - Horizontal Die-namics — to create the feeling of outer space.

The My Favorite Things Creative Team has been busy getting creative! Let's see what they have up their sleeves for Sketch 266!

You Are Beautiful Card by Anna Kossakovskaya featuring the Label Maker Love stamp set, Mini Modern Blooms stamp set and Die-namics, and the Square Grid Cover-Up Die-namics #mftstamps

Anna Kossakovskaya uses the Square Grid Cover-Up Die-namics to perfection to create this lovely design. Her sentiment using the Label Maker Love stamp set hits the same spot as the sketch and looks gorgeous with her floral landscape.

Birthday Bouquet Card by Debbie Olson featuring the Lisa Johnson Designs Birthday Greetings stamp set, the Large Desert Bouquet stamp set and Die-namics, and the Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX and Fishtail Flags Layers STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

Debbie Olson turns the sketch on its side (very cool!), and gathers a lovely lavender bouquet using the brand new Large Desert Bouquet stamp set and Die-namics. The sentiment on the flag makes her design a great rendition of sketch 266.

Good Luck Card by Francine Vuillème featuring the Lucky, Miss Tiina Tweet on You and Things with Wings stamp sets, and the Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle STAX and Stitched Cloud Edges Die-namics #mftstamps

Francine Vuillème flips the sketch upside down and places the branch from the Tweet on You stamp set in place of the horizontal element from the sketch. I love how the crisp white panel using the Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics makes the pretty cloud effect on the inner panel shine. 

They Shine for You Card by Julie Dinn featuring the Laina Lamb Design Count the Stars stamp set, and the Stars in the Sky - Vertical, Blueprints 24, and Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

Like Vanessa, Julie Dinn closely follows the sketch, and while the two of them both make designs with a starry sky, Julie's has a more sophisticated feel to it than Vanessa's card for a child. It just goes to show how versatile our sketches can be!

Love You Card by Keisha Campbell featuring the Distressed Patterns stamp set, Mini Hearts Background stamp, and the Heart STAX, Straight to My Heart, Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX, and Inside & Out Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

Keisha Campbell anchors her horizontal sentiment on a pretty pink heart giving this design lots of pop! This simple sketch allows you to play with Die-namics layering and background stamping which Keisha executes with great panache.

Farm-tastic Day Card by Torico featuring the Farm-tastic stamp set and Die-namics, Mini Hexagon Background and Etched Tribal Background stamps, and the Farm Fence, Grassy Fields, Stitched Cloud Edges, Cross-Stitch Rectangle STAX, and Blueprints 25 Die-namics #mftstamps

Torico envisions a pretty spring day in her adorable interpretation of Sketch 266. The main panel allows you to dream up anything you can think of, and why not a cute scene using the all new Farm-tastic stamp set and Die-namics and the sweet new Farm Fence Die-namics? It's fresh and fun against her Mini Hexagon background.

Congratulations, Diane Jaquay! 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 9th, 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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1 comment:

  1. So many possibilities with this sketch ... and such wonderful inspiration from the DT ... thank you! Anita :)