Friday, October 24, 2014

DS174 - The Nice List

I have been off the MFT Design Team since the end of June and I went a little crazy buying a bunch of new stamp sets from different companies that I had been eye balling, but had no time to use.  Then, MFT released this awesome new stamp stamp set called Jingle All the Way and I had to have it..........along with a few other things.  :)   I am a huge fan of Torico and her Birdie Brown line and I just could not resist these happy little Santas!  So, I inked up one of them to play along with this week's Deconstructed Sketch challenge #174.

He makes me want to dance!  I used some distress inks to create the sky and used the new MFT Die-namics Stitched Snow Drifts (say that 3 times fast) as well as some Aleene's True Snow to create the snowy scene.   I used some ribbon from the Really Reasonable Ribbon October 2014 Ribbon Club kit.   That's a really good deal, by the way!  Sign up and receive a cool stash of ribbon automatically each month for only $9!  

Here's a close up of this cute little guy that I colored with copics.   

skin - E11,E21, E00, E000, R02, R20, R30
suit - R59, R29, R24, R05, C9, C7, C5, C3, YR23

Here is the sketch:

Ready to play along with us?  Before you head on over to link up your entry on the Deconstructed Sketch blog, be sure to check out some crafty inspiration from the Deconstructed Sketch Girls!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Thankful for You

Today I am combining the latest SugarPea Designs Challenge #10 (the theme is "Give Thanks" with a little sketchy inspiration from the Retro Sketches #137.  

My card features the SugarPea Designs Bountiful Blessings stamp set.  
I just love this sweet little scrarecrow!  

I stamped the MFT Woodgrain Background stamp ink onto kraft card stock.  I used painter's tape to tape off the area so that I could stamp only in the space in which I wanted to stamp.   I use dthe new MFT Die-Namics rectangle STAX for the image panel and die cut the image itself using teh MFT Die-namics Circle STAX.  

I colored my image with copics and used a white gel pen to add the freckles to her cheeks. 

We only have a few rules…
  • Play along with ANY stamp you’d like – Winner is chosen at random to keep things fair, but if the winners project features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the voucher to $15
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with any other challenge(s)
  • Upload to your blog or other online gallery using keyword: SPD10 so we can easily find your work.
  • Add your name and link to your card or project in the InLinkz on the SugarPea Designs blog


I you would like to make Bountiful Blessings your own, you can find it HERE!


Here's the Retro Sketches #137 sketch:

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Elf Shaker

When I was doing a little shopping over at Simon Says Stamp, I came across this adorable "Elf Shaker" stamp set by Art Impressions.   An action wobble is included with the stamp set!  How fun is that!  

I created a little video to show you how I used my tools from Perfect Paper Crafting to create this card.  Specifically, the Perfect Tears, the Perfect Layers Mini, and the Perfect Mat.  

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if you decide to make any of the Perfect Paper Crafting tools your own! 

Here is a close up the snow I added using Aleene's True Snow and a bit of glitter. 

Here is the finished card.  I paper pieced the present with some patterned paper from the Carta Bella Bundles Up 6x6 paper pad.