Sunday, March 1, 2015

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 217


LJD Pretty Poppies - MFT Stamps
Blueprints 14, Fishtail STAX - MFT Die-namics
Colors - Blu Raspberry and Nightshift Blue Inks
Background Papers - Carta Bella
Embossing Folder - Crafter's Companion

Monday, February 23, 2015

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 216



Pure Innocence Image and Sentiment - MFT Stamps
Blueprints 10 - MFT Die-Namics
Background Paper and Cardstock - Close To My Heart

I stamped this little sweetie out and colored her with Spectrum Noir pencils and Gamsol then fussy cut her out. That's what we did before there were dies to match our stamps! Inside, I stamped her again, kind of double stamping, and colored her very lightly.

The sentiment is from another set. I used my leftover curved scrap from the front to make the rainbow, just scribbling a little line and blending with Gamsol.


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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Simple Bracelet - Hemp and Buttons or Beads




Two strands of hemp, and a Latte Button with four holes will work best. Bring the ends up through the bottom of the button. This creates a loop underneath.
Put the ends through that loop and your button is secured. Repeat on the opposite side.
To make the bracelet adjustable, you’ll wrap one set of ends around the other and create a loop, pulling that same set of ends back through to make a knot. I like to put little knots in each end to prevent accidentally pulling them all the way through when taking your bracelet off. Flip the bracelet over and repeat the same looped knot.
Now, when you tug on the ends, the bracelet tightens. To loosen, gently push on the knots.

To add beads, I took a third piece of hemp and ran it through the loops I created to secure the button, then through the beads. I took the ends of the pieces securing the button and went around the beads, holding them in place, then making knots.
Make your other knots the same way as above – they’ll just be a bit larger.
These are so simple, easy and affordable, and also great fun to make with kids.









Sunday, February 15, 2015

MFT Color Challenge: #15


Image - Pure Innocence - MFT Stamps
Numbers - Die-Namics

Playing along with the colors for MFT's Color Challenge. My pop of red is on this little girl's dress, shoes and the flower in her hair. She is ready to play Hide and Seek.

Quick, run and hide. I loved playing Hide and Seek as a kid, the way my heart pounded as I perched in my hiding space, hoping I wouldn't be the first one found. What was your favorite game to play as a child? Do kids these days even KNOW how to play?

Cherry Crisp, Kraft, Sno Cone, and Nightshift Blue.
I think I need to work on my photos, because in person, it looks a lot like the colors shown below.


Why don't you play along?


MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 215


Pure Innocence Image and Sentiment - MFT Stamps
Blueprints 7 - MFT Die-Namics
Duck Sticker - Elizabeth Crafts

I used a quotation bubble from Blueprints 7 Die-Namics set instead of a pennant. I colored my rubber ducky with Spectrum Noir pencils and Gamsol. The "POP" and bubbles are from a Pure Innocence set and make a fun background.


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Sunday, February 8, 2015

MFT Stamps - Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 214


Pure Innocence Image and Sentiment - MFT Stamps
Blueprints 2, 5 and 8 - MFT Die-Namics

I varied a little bit again, adding an image on the left and another semi-circle - the semi-circle is actually the leftover from the one on the side. Waste not, right?

Grab your popcorn and your favorite drink, it's Grammy Night!


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Saturday, January 31, 2015

MFT Stamps - Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch 213



I varied from the sketch just a bit because my sentiment wouldn't fit on the smaller Fishtail STAX Die-Namics. I love the ideas for layering that some sketches provide. I also like to be able to use stamps for other themes. This is a photography set, but I put a little sports encouragement spin on it.

The patterned paper is Lori Whitlock's "That's My Boy" from Echo Park. The orange is the reverse side of the patterned paper.
Cardstock is from Gina K.
The "Starry Eyed" embossing folder is from the Angelica & Adam Collection at Crafter's Companion.


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