Sunday, March 20, 2016

VIDEO: My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #272 & Color Challenge #41

You guys!  I am a card making machine this weekend!  Usually I'm thrilled to find the time to film one video and maybe get another one edited and posted on the weekends but something has gotten me all kinds of inspired today and I just can't stop creating!


I really wanted to play along with the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #272 and the MFT Color Challenge #41 and I noticed that the deadlines are like, soon.  So I decided to get creating and combine both challenges into one card.  Now, I gotta tell ya that this Color Challenge was particularly tricky for me because I live in Oregon and I am a Beavers fan, not a Ducks fan.  And the Ducks colors are green and yellow, which are the colors for this challenge.  So I really had to dig deep to make these colors cute. Thankfully, MFT stamps are super stinking adorable so they look good in any color! 



I started by using my MISTI to stamp some of the florals from the Circle Scribbled Flowers stamp set onto a strip of Neenah solar white.  This card was a good lesson for me because my original plan got completely ruined by some bad masking.  BUT I was able to adjust and save the project - which I think ended up way cuter than my original design anyway!  Just a little reminder to not scrap a project unless you're 100% sure there is no way to save it!  A mess-up is just an opportunity to think outside the box!


I managed to incorporate all four colors from the challenge into the strip at the top of the card from the Sketch Challenge.  I was pretty proud of myself.  The adorable kitty and fish from Cat-itude brought in even more of those colors and I used my dark green ink to color some white cardstock the exact same shade of green as my background for my sentiment strip.  The vellum circle completes the design from the Sketch Challenge and still allows that pretty pattern to shine through!


Thanks so much for joining me . . . again!  Since it's spring break for the hubby and kiddo I would imagine I'm going to be kind of busy this week with family time after work.  So it may be a bit until I'm able to post again.  Good thing I got a couple up this weekend, eh??  Have a fabulous week and I'll catch you next time!  Bye!

[VIDEO COMING SOON!!]

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VIDEO: Ma'at Silk Coloring Pages on Your Projects

Good evening!  I hope you all have had a splendid weekend!  It's gone by in a total rush for me!  Yesterday was a birthday party for my best friend's daughter's first birthday and a long afternoon at urgent care for my kiddo (she's fine, just a little infection but man will that suck up your day!) followed by staying up WAY TOO LATE organizing my craft room.  On the plus side, I have finally put away all of my stamp sets and my label maker ran out of label right after the last one so clearly it was time to call it quits!  


Today's project is a very special one as I am teaming up with Maisie, the owner and creator of Ma'at Silk!  Maisie is an extremely talented artist and she designs digital coloring sheets that you can just print right off on your home computer and color to your heart's content!   I love her whimsical style and the incredible value of her digital coloring sets - you get several images, each in multiple colors to fit your coloring needs from black to a very light tone for no-line coloring, and even some super fun extras!


I am featuring the Sunday Clothes collection and using one of the extras that it comes with to create a super cute, Alice in Wonderland inspired card.  Using these images on your cards, scrapbooks, or whatever type of crafting you like to do is a really great way to stretch their value and to create something totally unique!  Coloring is so trendy right now and it's so fun to think that once you're done with all that beautiful coloring you can put it to good use on a project!


For a full video tutorial on this card, check out the link below.  You can check out Ma'at Silk at their websiteEtsy shop, or YouTube channel!  I highly recommend subscribing to Maisie's channel!  She's a great colorist with tons of good tips!  Thank you to Maisie for allowing me to showcase her art here on my blog and YouTube channel!  And thank you to all of you for stopping by!  Until next time, bye!


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