This is the mixed media journal cover and tag that I taught at the recent MFT Retreat using BB Mermazing Stamp Set and BB Mermazing Die-namics among other projects. I love how it turned out and I think the attendees had fun creating their version of it.
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Thursday, June 22, 2017
Hi, all, I'm back with the latest MFT Color Challenge! Are you ready? Here’s this week’s color combo: Blueberry, Blue Yonder, Cement Gray, and Cherry Crisp. All of the details about the color challenge are available on the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog as well as in the weekly newsletter. The MFT Design Team will be on hand to provide plenty of inspiration to get you started.
Well, these colors screamed patriotic project to me! And since I’d recently used BB Strike up the Band for another card, a little parade banner occurred to me :) I started by stamping Sheet Music Background on Sweet Tooth card stock with Black Licorice hybrid ink and cutting it out with Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX Die-namics. I created my “bunting” by using Tiny Check Paper Pack for the bottom, Sweet Tooth card stock for the middle, and Blueberry card stock stamped with Tiny Stars Background and heat embossed with white detail embossing powder for the top layer. They were all cut with Stitched Dome STAX Die-namics and adhered to the banner with foam mounting tape, then I added LLD Stitched Alphabet Die-namics for the “USA” letters, also popped up on foam.
The images were stamped on my new FAVORITE Copic paper, No-Line Coloring card stock. I’ve been using it for regular Copic stamping and, although the MFT store says there might be some bleeding with black and other dark inks I’ve seen NONE. I heat set my Black Licorice hybrid ink the first couple of times to be safe but have stopped doing that and it’s perfect. I love it because it is not *quite* as stark white as X-Press It Blending Card (some think it has a purplish cast but that never has bothered me once images are colored). My only real complaint about it is the weight—it’s too thin to pop up on foam well. The No-Line Coloring card stock is 100lb and perfect for that. I am officially in LOVE with it!!
OK, so I stamped the images, cut them out with the coordinating dies, colored with Copic markers, and popped them up on the banners with foam tape. Then I strung the banners together with baker’s twine and it was done!
And there you have it! Remember, you can get all the details by visiting the MFT Challenge Blog. You have the chance to win a $20 in MFT voucher. One winner is chosen at random each week!
Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!
Stamps: BB Strike up the Band, Sheet Music Background, Tiny Stars Background (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice hybrid ink, Versamark (MFT)
Paper: Sweet Tooth card stock, After Midnight card stock, Tiny Check Paper Pack, Silver Sparkle card stock, No-Line Coloring card stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond; BB Strike up the Band Die-namics, Stitched Dome STAX Die-namics, Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX Die-namics, LLD Stitched Alphabet Die-namics, foam mounting tape, Multi Medium Matte Glue, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, waterbrush, Peerless Watercolors, white detail embossing powder, Embossing Magic, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Fineline Glue Bottle (MFT); heat tool, Copic markers
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Hi, everyone, I’m back with this week’s MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge! Are you ready? Here’s this week’s sketch. All of the details about the sketch challenge are available on the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog as well as in the weekly newsletter. The MFT Design Team will be on hand to provide plenty of inspiration to get you started.
So, I might have employed a little creative license with this sketch, LOL! I couldn’t figure out what else to do with that die-cut sentiment so I added a piece of patterned paper on which to adhere it. Other than that, I pretty much followed it ;-)
I decided to make a shaker element out of the heart so I used the new Heart Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics—only I didn’t have room for the frame so left it off. I did use the Heart Shaker Pouches and, peeps, I have discovered Prills!!!! All this time I’d been thinking they were larger than they are and avoided trying them, but I actually SAW them at the MFT store at retreat and bought a few jars to try out and I love them! I needed to order a few things last week so I ordered the rest of the colors LOL!
They are SO cute and perfect for shaker elements! You’ll be seeing a lot of them from me in the future. You can see their size compare to the Sparkling Clear Mix Sequins that I’m using with them.
And that’s it from me today! Remember, you can get all the details by visiting the MFT Challenge Blog. You have the chance to win a $20 in MFT voucher. One winner is chosen at random each week!
Thanks for stopping by! See you soon!
Paper: Sweet Tooth card stock, Fuse Green card stock, Olive card stock, Free Spirit Paper Pack (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond, Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle STAX Die-namics, Heart Shaker Window and Frame Die-namics, Twice the Thanks Die-namics, Coral See Prills, Ribbit Prills, Stop Whining Prills, Sparkling Clear Mix Sequins, foam mounting tape, Multi Medium Matte Glue, MISTI, Square Bone Folder, Scor-Buddy, QuickStik Pick-up Tool, Fineline Glue Bottle, Heart Shaker Pouches (MFT)