Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 294

Welcome to a new sketch from the MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog. We're so glad you've decided to pay us a visit, and we hope that you'll be inspired!

Below you'll find Sketch 294. 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.

Join me in welcoming Amy Kolling back as our Guest Designer this month! Let's see how Amy interpreted this week's sketch:

Handmade card from Amy Kolling featuring Frightful Friends stamp set and Die-namics, Grassy Edges and Blueprints 13 Die-namics #mftstamps

Amy's take on the sketch is frightful fun with the Frightful Friends stamp set and Die-namics! In place of the vertical rectangle, she features one gorgeously spooky Bride of Frankenstein set against a mysterious dark sky and sinister fence. But somehow the lavender and green make this card as cute as can be! I love the little tuft of grass at the bottom to balance out the design.

The My Favorite Things Creative Team has been busy getting creative! Let's see what they have up their sleeves for Sketch 294!

Handmade card from Joy Taylor featuring Birdie Brown Penguins in Paradise stamp set and Die-namics, Scenic Safari and Blueprints 16 Die-namics #mftstamps

Sketch 294 affords a lot of options as you'll see from the examples our design team has created. Joy places a palm tree where the vertical rectangle of the sketch appears and a sandy hill to ground it and the cool dude from the Penguins in Paradise stamp set. The banner is the perfect spot for a sentiment, of course!

Handmade card from Keisha Campbell featuring Lisa Johnson Designs Spooky Sweets stamp set and Die-namics, Mini Hexagon Background stamp, Blueprints 29 Die-namics #mftstamps

Keisha mimics the rectangular shapes of the sketch with a frame die from Blueprints 29, and places too-cute-to-spook pumpkins from the Spooky Sweets Die-namics in a similar orientation to the sketch. The neutral background allows the jack-o'-lanterns to POP!

Handmade card from Amy Lee featuring Rainbow Greetings stamp set, Birdie Brown Magical Dragons stamp set and Die-namics, New York Skyline, Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX, Blueprints 25, and Blueprints 27 Die-namics #mftstamps

Amy envisioned a cityscape in place of the horizontal rectangle and adds a fire-breathing cutie pie from the Magical Dragons stamp set to give weight to the left side of her design. I love how pretty the lavender flagged sentiment looks adding balance to her design.

Handmade card from Anna Kossakovskaya featuring Birdie Brown Merry Christmoose stamp set and Birdie Brown Santa’s Elves stamp set and Die-namics, Blueprints 27 Die-namics #mftstamps

Anna's Christmas card inspiration continues with this uncomplicated design based loosely on Sketch 294. A sweet Christmas tree creates height on the left side of her card like the sketch, and her sentiment completes this simple, yet lovely design.

Handmade card from Barbara Anders featuring Make a Wish stamp set, Birthday Candles, Slider Channel Builder, Blueprints 25, and Blueprints 27 Die-namics #mftstamps

Barbara's take on this week's sketch is quite literal, and the result is fantastic fun! She adds more whimsy to the design with the Slider Channel Builder Die-namics, creating an interactive pull tab with an additional sentiment from the Make a Wish stamp set. 

Handmade card from Keeway Tsao featuring Cheeky Monkey and Get Down to Business stamp sets and Die-namics, and Blueprints 29 Die-namics #mftstamps

Keeway came up with a clever combination of stamps pairing the Cheeky Monkey and Get Down to Business stamp sets! I love the fresh color combination on this sweet masculine card. 

Congratulations, dvb_designs! 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, August 23rd, 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

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  1. Thank you so much! Can't wait to create with this sketch!

  2. Thank you for the challenge! This is my first time entering here :)

  3. Thank you for the fun sketch and DT inspiration!