Friday, April 28, 2017

MFT May Release Countdown--Day 4

Welcome to Day 4 of My Favorite Things May Release Countdown!

This month's Birdie Brown is Mermazing--a set of adorable mermaids and
friends, and everything you need to build an underwater scene. Today
I'm sharing two cards with ink distressed backgrounds and "wonky" edges.
I'll explain how the wonky edges came to be after showing you the cards.

For the first card, I added the rocks and popped up the turtle and mermaid that
were both colored with Copic markers. I white embossed the punny sentiment.

For the second card, I stamped seaweed along the bottom, then added
three clown fish and a mermaid, and finished off with the sentiment. Also,
both cards have Nuvo Morning Dew on them that look like water drops!

Still curious about the wonky edges? Before I ink distressed each panel, I tore  
Post It Tape in half lengthwise to get uneven edges. I removed the tape after I was
happy with the inking, and spattered water over the surface, then let them dry.

Not a fan of wonky edges? Then omit the tearing and run the tape on the 
edges of the card, then ink distress for a straight edge.

Visit today's countdown post at My Favorite Things to see what the rest of
the Creative Team is sharing, and leave a comment there for your chance
to win a $75 prize! Thanks for stopping by today!

Thursday, April 27, 2017

MFT May Release Countdown--Day 5

Are you ready for My Favorite Things May Release Countdown? And, check out
the snazzy new Countdown graphics by Laina Lamb.!

This month's release is filled with summertime goodness! Day 5 starts off with
Beach Scene Builder Die-namics, and being born and bred in Hawaii, I couldn't
wait to put together this tropical scene.

I used every die in the set and cut the pieces out of colored or watercolor
card stock then ink distressed them with Distress Oxide inks. I adhered
all the pieces to build my tropical scene, and stamped the waves in the ocean.

I chose a simple sentiment made with a lower case alpha set and finished off the
card with a frame. And see that long, low cloud? It was designed as an island but
since this is "my" scene, I turned it into a cloud.

Visit today's countdown post at My Favorite Things for more inspiration and peeks
at the May release. And be sure to leave a comment there for a chance to win a
$75 prize. Thanks for stopping by today!

CAS(E) this Sketch #219

Teammie Jen brings us CAS(E) this Sketch #219.

Oooh, I love a simple sketch! Here's my take on it.

Why yes, there's been a flurry of butterflies on my cards lately. Truth is, I have a ton
of butterflies ink distressed and waiting to flutter onto a card. Whimsical Woodgrain
was stamped on a Stone Gray card base, and the sentiment banner and butterfly
were adhered over it. Done!

Visit CAS(E) this Sketch to see how the rest of the design team interpreted the
sketch and join us if you can. Link up your card(s) by Thursday, May 4th and
as the winner you could be our next guest designer!