Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Holiday Window–MFTWSC #199


Hey, there! It’s Wednesday noon so it must be time for this week’s
MFTWSC! Are you ready? Here’s this week’s sketch. All of the details about the sketch challenge are available on the MFT blog as well as in the weekly newsletter. The Design Team will be on hand to provide plenty of inspiration to get you started.

Am I the only one who looks at this and thinks “window”? I just HAD to do a scene using this sketch—how could I NOT, LOL!?

So, I started with a Berrylicious card stock card base and worked from there. I added Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics, cut from Sweet Tooth card stock, Tree Lines Die-namics using Kraft card stock, Jellybean Green card stock, and Gumdrop Green card stock for the outside scene. Square Grid Cover-Up Die-namics was cut from Sweet Tooth card stock and popped up on the scene. I made a Winter Wreath Die-namics cut from Sour Apple card stock, Jellybean Green card stock, and Gumdrop Green card stock with a Wild Cherry card stock bow. The sentiment is from DC Ornament Banner Builder and was stamped on a strip of Sweet Tooth card stock with Black Licorice ink and popped up. A single tree from Tree Lines Die-namics was added to the sentiment strip.

A sentiment from
Seasonal Sentiments was stamped on the inside.


And that’s all for today! Thanks so much for stopping by—see you soon!

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DC Ornament Banner Builder, Seasonal Sentiments (MFT)
Black Licorice ink, Sweet Tooth pigment ink (MFT)
Berrylicious card stock, Sweet Tooth card stock, Wild Cherry card stock, Jellybean Green card stock, Gumdrop Green card stock, Sour Apple card stock, Kraft card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Winter Wreath Die-namics, Stitched Snow Drifts Die-namics, Square Grid Cover-Up Die-namics, Tree Lines Die-namics (MFT); red pearls, foam tape

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Grateful–CTD #315


Hey, there, and welcome to this week’s Color Throwdown Challenge! This week the most fabulous Jodi is hosting for the first time and she has chosen some luscious fall colors for us.

swatch 315

I started with a Primitive White card stock base, then trimmed down another piece of Primitive White card stock and dry embossed a frame in the center with two sizes of Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics. I masked the framed area off and splattered some ink from my mini mister sprays in the challenge colors. I used MIX-ables Sheer Shimmer Mist and the following to mix up my sprays: Jellybean Green refill, Banana Split refill, and Tangy Orange refill.

Next, I added a sentiment, using Words of Gratitude Die-namics, cut from gold mirror paper. Then I cut some leaves, using Falling Leaves Die-namics, from Banana Split card stock, Jellybean Green card stock, and Tangy Orange card stock, added adhered them together, and splattered them with gold spray. I curled up some gold thread, adhered the leaf cluster, and it was done.

A sentiment from Thankful Thoughts was stamped on the inside with Chocolate Brown ink.


And that’s it from me! Remember, you do not have to have the exact colors to play the
Color Throwdown challenge. If you don't, just use the closest you have. So, c'mon over to the Color Throwdown blog and play along with us this week. Please use the link service to post your card and please link directly to your card so we can find it easily. And please include a link in your post to the Color Throwdown. If you upload your card to a public forum, please use the keyword CTD315 so we can see your beauty all in one place. Hope to see you there! Be sure to check out what the other team members have come up with this week, including our incredibly talented October Guest Designer, Tara Godfrey!

Barbara Anders (<--- You are here!)   
Broni Holcombe
Joan Ervin
Jodi Collins
Lori Tecler
Monika Davis
Tammy Hershberger 
Vickie Zimmer
Wanda Cullen
Tara Godfrey – October Guest Designer

Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you again soon.

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Thankful Thoughts (MFT)
Chocolate Brown ink, Jellybean Green refill, Banana Split refill, Tangy Orange refill (MFT)
Primitive White card stock, Tangy Orange card stock, Banana Split card stock, Jellybean Green card stock (MFT); gold mirror paper
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Falling Leaves Die-namics, Stitched Rectangle STAX Die-namics, Words of Gratitude Die-namics (MFT); gold thread, foam tape, gold spray

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Fall Banner–In the Background + a Video


Hi, everyone! I finally got around to making a new Fall banner to match my dining room colors and I love how it turned out! I used NO patterned paper—everything is stamped with MFT products, as are all of the die cuts, and I’m going to walk you through each pennant. My light box is not large enough to photo it so I had to take it outside and hang it on a piece of paneling to get the whole thing, so I apologize for the less-than-stellar photo quality—hopefully the close-ups will be adequate.

First of all, some generalizations: all large pennants on the whole banner start with corrugated paper and all of the pennant base layers are cut with Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX Die-namics. I needed a bright blue and since MFT doesn’t have that I used SU! Brilliant Blue card stock for the blue mats and Brilliant Blue ink. I used these MFT inks: Jellybean Green ink, Orange Fizz ink, and Safety Orange ink, and Kraft ink for sponging edges. Additionally, these dies were used on this banner: Large Leaf-Filled Flourish Die-namics, Open Scallop Doily Duo Die-namics, Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics, High-Rise Alphabet Uppercase Die-namics, Mix & Match Banners Die-namics, and Falling Leaves Die-namics. Orange Fizz card stock, Safety Orange card stock, Jellybean Green card stock, and Primitive White card stock were used throughout, as well.

Now on to particulars and first up is the left end pennant.


My first pennant “patterned paper” was stamped using Trendy Triangles stamp set and the rosette paper was stamped with LJD Art Expression Text. The leaves were adhered together with hot glue, the stems tied with hemp cord, and the whole thing adhered with more hot glue.

To explain this one in a little more detail, I have a video showing how I stamped up this paper. To view, click on the button below or you can see it HERE on my YouTube channel.

Next up is the “F” pennant.


The patterned paper for this pennant was stamped with an image from Plaid Builder Background and the rosette with LJD Darling Dots.

On to the “A”…


Background paper for this was stamped with images from LJD Easter Bunny and the rosette was made using MPD Damask Designs.

…and the first “L”…


Again, I used Plaid Builder Background for the fishtail layer and Diamonds & Dots Borders for the rosette.

…the second “L”…


This background paper was made using LLD Mod Borders and the rosette with the hounds tooth image from LJD Spring Backgrounds.

…and finally, the left end.


This pennants background paper was stamped with a leaf image from LJD Homespun Hearts and the rosette used a single image from Plaid Builder Background. The leaf cluster is a mirror image of the left end pennant.

At each far end and between larger pennants is a smaller pennant. They were cut with Mix & Match Banners Die-namics and embellished with a blue button and a hemp cord bow. 


Here’s a peek at it hanging on my corner china cabinet in my dining room:


And at a little distance showing it in the overall décor of that corner. I love it, plain and simple.


And that’s it for today! Thanks so MUCH for stopping by and your always encouraging comments. See you soon!

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Trendy Triangles, Diamonds & Dots Borders, Plaid Builder Background, LJD Darling Dots, LJD Easter Bunny, MPD Damask Designs, LJD Art Expression Text, LLD Mod Borders, LJD Homespun Hearts, LJD Spring Backgrounds (MFT
Kraft ink, Jellybean Green ink, Orange Fizz ink, Safety Orange ink (MFT); Brilliant Blue ink (SU!)
Primitive White card stock, Jellybean Green card stock, Orange Fizz card stock. Safety Orange card stock (MFT); corrugated paper, green glitter paper
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Large Leaf-Filled Flourish Die-namics, Open Scallop Doily Duo Die-namics, Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX Die-namics, Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics, High-Rise Alphabet Uppercase Die-namics, Mix & Match Banners Die-namics, Falling Leaves Die-namics, hemp cord (MFT); hot glue/gun, buttons, ScorTape, jute twine

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