Saturday, April 29, 2017

MFT May Release Countdown--Day 3


It's 3 days until My Favorite Thing May Release. Yes, we're halfway there!
And all new products go on sale Tuesday, May 2nd at 9PM EST.


Today I'm sharing this month's Pure Innocence cutie--Beach Day.


The background is the new Mermaid's Tail that was white embossed and
painted in with Peerless watercolors and a water brush, then adhered to a white 
card base when it was dried. The little girl and her sand castle were colored with 
Copics and cut with the matching dies. And the sunglasses? She borrowed them
from another Pure Innocence girl.


A sandy slope was cut with Die-namics Ocean Waves and adhered to the card.
The little girl and sand castle were popped up on the card and finished off with
the frame. A white embossed sentiment banner completed the card.

For more inspiration from the Creative Team and peeks at the new release,
visit today's countdown post at My Favorite Things and don't forget to leave
a comment there for a chance at winning a $75 prize!



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. So.cool!

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!