August 6, 2019

MFT & Friends * August Release

Yay! It's release day at My Favorite Things and I'm curious what your favorite thing from this release is. One new goodie I like a lot is the Squirrel stamp set. Aren't they just adorable?!


This is how I did it. I die cut the grass die from watercolor paper and did some ink smooshing with Distress Oxide Inks. I simply smooshed some ink on my glass mat, spritzed it with water and dipped the die cut piece in it. I used two shades of green, Twisted Citron and Mowed Lawn. I repeated the smooshing until I liked the result.

While the grass piece was drying, I did some ink blending using Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide and the mini cloud stencil. Then, I glued the grass on the sky panel. 

For my squirrels, I went for the no-line coloring technique. I stamped them in Distress Ink Antique Linen and colored them with watercolors. To add more interest to their fur, I went in with some colored pencils. 

I die cut the squirrels and the mushrooms and adhered them with some foam tape. The super cool grass die called Tucked-in Turf makes it so easy to make your critters look like they are sitting in the grass. I stamped my sentiment in the same Oxide Ink I used on the sky to match my scene perfectly. 


We're super excited for this release and to have some MFT Friends over at the blog. Join us on the blog for inspiration and a look at all the new goodies.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day, 
Nicole

32 comments:

  1. Sweet! Love this no line coloring design Nicole. The squirrels are simply adorable! n Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Adorable! And your sky and the grass is fantastic! Great card :-)

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  3. Love how your smooshed grass turned out!! Of course, the squirrels are adorable too!

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  4. Your no line coloring is wonderful! Such a sweet card that looks like it came out of a storybook!!

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  5. The DOxides grass is perfect! Beautifully made card and the squirrels are so cute and fun!

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  6. Aww that's so sweet and adorable! Beautiful scene! :)

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  7. I don't know how you made the foreground look so awesome. Great job.

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  8. The way you colored their fur is so nice. I can see the nap.

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  9. Great no line coloring! I Love these little squirrels!

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  10. How fun and beautiful is this card!

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  11. This is so cute! I love the dimension that ink smooshing gives the grass. It really looks like a sun-dappled lawn.

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  12. Such a gorgeous card! Really has that storybook illustration vibe going, which I completely love!

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  13. Fantastic card and the grass looks real.. thanks for the tips..

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  14. LOVE LOVE LOVE this! This set is one of my favorite from this release! Can't wait to get crafty! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  15. Great card! I love how you did your grass. I just ordered this grass die and as soon as it comes, I'm going to try this. Thanks for sharing your talents.

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  16. Your scene is darling and I just love all the nuts stacked high!

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  17. Love your scene! Great coloring of the squirrels and I love how you did the grass - very realistic!

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  18. Adorable card. I love those sweet squirrels.

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  19. Too cute. :) Love your coloring.

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  20. Such an adorable card!
    Thanks for sharing...

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  21. These are such adorable squirrels and you did a fabulous job with no line colouring.

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  22. This is a sweet one! Love the stacked nuts and your coloring is beautiful.

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  23. What a lovely and whimsical scene!

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  24. Such a sweet card. Your no line technique is incredible!!

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  25. Such an adorable card! I love your colouring!

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  26. Pretty coloring on this adorable scene! Love the darling squirrels!

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  27. Love all the painting you did on this card, it looks artistic and unique.

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  28. Such a sweet card and wonderful no line coloring.

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  29. loving this delightful card - the coloring on it is gorgeous

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  30. So cute and I like how you colored this scene.

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