Sweet Winter Wishes * MFT Sketch Challenge 514

Hello and welcome to a new Wednesday Sketch Challenge inspiration. We're hosting sketch challenges every week for you to get inspired, join the fun and get a chance to win a wonderful prize!


 Idea: 
  • Originally, I wanted to use some patterned paper for the background but as you can see, this card took another turn. The center part is pretty close to the sketch but the stripes on the sides are just loosely inspired by it. 


 Instructions: 
  • mask off the right and left side of you card panel using masking tape/paper
  • use a dark blue Distress Oxide ink for ink blending to create the sky
  • use a stencil to create some snowy hills using the same blue ink but with a lighter hand than before
  • remove the masking tape and use the stencil again to expand the snowy hills
  • stamp your images on alcohol marker friendly paper using a matching ink
  • color your images and cut them out
  • adheres the colored images to your panel using foam tape, make sure there's enough space for the sentiment left
  • stamp your sentiment

 Tip: 
  • Crossing clean lines with a fun design element can make your cards more interesting. I expanded the snowy hills outside of my main background and also adhered one cloud on the edge of the focal background.

Join the fun and meet us on the My Favorite Things Blog for more information about how you can play along and to get inspired by the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a happy day,
Nicole


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Holiday Greetings * MFT Sketch Challenge 513

Hello and welcome to a new Wednesday Sketch Challenge inspiration. We have weekly challenges for your to play along, inspired by fun sketches.


 Idea: 
  • I wanted to create a non-cute, more masculine Christmas card and incorporate the pretty Wood Plank Background stamp. 

 Instructions: 
  • stamp the Wood Plank Background with light brown ink on a white panel at an angle
  • stamp the background again on another piece of paper (for the center piece)
  • do some light brown ink blending on both stamped background pieces
  • cut your center piece to size
  • stamp a sentiment on your center piece and decorate it with twigs and berries (I used Distress Oxides to do my stamping)
  • stamp two brush stroke stamps to your background using a brown ink, this will be like a frame for your center piece
  • die cut two Stitched Ric Racs
  • adhere your center piece to the background using foam tape
  • glue the Ric Racs to the center piece

 Tip: 
  • Distress Oxides are not only fun for ink blending, you can also stamp quite well with them!




Join the fun and meet us on the My Favorite Things Blog for more information about how you can play along and to get inspired by the Design Team.


Thanks for stopping by!
Have a colorful day,
Nicole



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Warm Wishes * MFT Vault Release

Hello, I'm so happy your here. Today is release day at My Favorite Things for the October Vault. We're re-releasing products that were well loved but discontinued for quite some time. Now, they are having a comeback and we're very excited about that!

 Idea: 
  • I wanted to use the girl from the Warmest Wishes set, which is a winter set, for a fall scene and combine it with the beautiful Modern Trees. I haven't used the watercolor stamping technique for quite some time and thought, this would go well with the fall scene I had in mind.



 Instructions: 
  • stamp the girl with water resistant ink onto watercolor paper
  • ink up the tree trunks with brown dye ink, spritz the inky stamps with water using a water mister and stamp them on your panel
  • repeat this step for the fall leaves on the trees using yellow and orange dye inks
  • use watercolors to paint a soft background, I actually used my dye inks and mixed them with water for this project
  • let the background dry
  • color the girl with watercolors or - like I did - using watercolor markers
  • paint some shadows below her feet and at the bottom of every tree trunk
  • add darker colors to the front and get lighter to the back
  • let everything dry 
  • stamp your sentiment with a crisp black ink

 Tip: 
  • Watercolor stamping is a fun way to use solid stamps. You'll get a new look for your projects and more out of your stamps.



Thanks for stopping by!
Have a cozy day,
Nicole

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