Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 308

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Now, let's get to today's inspiring Sketch Challenge!

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 308. 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.

The My Favorite Things Creative Team has been busy getting creative! Let's see what they have up their sleeves for Sketch 308!

Handmade card from Donna Mikasa featuring Playful Pups and Birdie Brown Adorable Elephants stamp sets and Die-namics, Etched Tribal Background stamp, and Grassy Edges and Double Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

Donna envisioned the circle as a delightful piece of sky for one of the Playful Pups to romp. The Grassy Edges Die-namics is the perfect anchor for the sweet doggie chasing after a pretty butterfly.

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

Handmade card from Shemaine Smith featuring Birdie Brown Beast Friends and Lisa Johnson Designs Spring Wreath stamp sets and Merry Christmas, Split Chevron Cover-Up, and Pierced Circle STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

Shemaine goes for a pretty direct and super cute interpretation of Sketch 308! Her Split Chevron Cover-Up Die-namics backdrop expertly showcases an adorable focal point in pretty colors. The sparkle of the Merry Christmas Die-namics add some festive zest to the cute little guy from the Beast Friends stamp set!

Handmade card from Jody Morrow featuring Sweet Sloths stamp set and DIe-namics, Single Stitch Line Rectangle Frames and Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics #mftstamps

Jody flipped the horizontal element in the sketch to the top of the circle — a fitting place for one of the Sweet Sloths to hang out against a blazing jungle sun. Those clouds, though. So cute.

Handmade card from Francine Vuillème featuring All Occasion Sentiments, Large Desert Bouquet, and Sweet Sloths stamp sets, and Circle STAX Set 1 Die-namics #mftstamps

I'm simply enamored with Francine's take on Sketch 308! She uses the circle as a frame for a bold, vibrant, and colorful background for her dramatic leaf silhouettes. Leaving the rest of the card pure white with a few well-placed and saturated sequins is simply divine!

Handmade card from Anna Kossakovskaya featuring Birdie Brown Happy Hedgehogs stamp set and Die-namics, Geometric Grid Background Stamp  #mftstamps

Anna's white card base expertly showcases a mushroom, a log, and a happy hedgehog all set against a gradient circle she created using the Geometric Grid Background stamp. Love it!

Handmade card from Vika Salmina featuring Birdie Brown Polar Bear Pals stamp set and Die-namics, Stepped Up Chevron and Tag Builder Blueprints 6 Die-namics #mftstamps
Vika used one of the elements from the Tag Builder Blueprints 6 Die-namics to create her circle. Her cool color palette she chose with the Polar Bear Pals stamp set and Stepped Up Chevron is soothing and pretty!

Handmade card from Julie Dinn featuring Birdie Brown Lucky Dog stamp set, Playful Pups stamp set and Die-namics, Stitched Circle STAX, Stitched Rectangle STAX, Blueprints 2, and Blueprints 13 Die-namics #mftstamps

Create a fun background with the paw prints from the Lucky Dog stamp set to add a playful touch to a card using the Playful Pups stamp set. It's fun to mix elements! And the warm browns and red of this design feel all cuddly like a new little puppy!

Congratulations, ginadapooh! 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 29th, 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 My Favorite Things group on Facebook!








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