Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Final MFT Camp Create Cards

Mr Random may not find me, but I had a great time making 6 cards I really like for MFT Camp Create.  Today are my last 2 entries.  First is the card for Day 4: Monochromatic Magic.  I think it also qualifies for Day 3: Background Bonanza.  
My Zigs have been neglected lately, so decided to use 3 greens with the MFT Geometric Grid Background which I white embossed.  Finally used some of the MFT Wild Greenery dies & colored the cuts with the same pens, but used a lot less water. Couldn't resist adding some Wink of Stella, but still think this could go to a guy or a gal.  
I only applied glue to the ends tucked under the sentiment banner made with a white embossed stamp from MFT Totally Happy.  Finished off with PPP clear dots & mounted the panel to a white linen card.  I'm also entering CropStop, Stamping Sensations & Word Art Wednesday.
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Last card for camp is my hubby's anniversary card--2 weeks early, for a change--haha!  It's another entry for Day 3: Background Bonanza, but this time I used the MFT Graduated Hearts stencil with Heidi Swapp silver Art Screen Ink which has a lovely shimmer.
The background for the hearts was made by smooshing DI wilted violet & blueprint sketch on watercolor paper.  I used the same 2 inks & my Mini MISTI for the sentiment stamp from an unlabeled MFT stamp set.  
I fussy cut the image & added a little heart gem I colored with a black Copic & covered with a thin layer of black Nuvo drops. Think hubby will like this one--he's not much into red, but he does like blue & purple.  I'm also entering CropStop & Word Art Wednesday.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
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Monday, August 21, 2017

The Eclipse was Awesome!

We had clear blue skies--perfect for viewing the total solar eclipse!  It was truly an amazing experience!  
It's great that MFT gives everyone lots of time to enter Camp Create.  I have 4 more cards done, but I'll just show you 2 of them today.  First is one I made for Day 3: Background Bonanza & I happened to use an ombre color scheme, so I'll also add it to Bonfire Bonus: Awesome Ombre.
I used DI candied apple, abandoned coral & fossilized amber with MFT Concentric Circle stencil.  Then I cut out the sentiment using MFT High Rise Lower Case Alphabet.  The bird die cut is from MFT Contempo Cage. I'm also entering CropStop.
Next is my card for Day 5: Delightful Diecutting.  I don't have candle dies, but I loved how Stephanie used them.  I did basically the same idea with MFT Primitive Pumpkins dies & stamps.
I used DI carved pumpkin & added WOS to the pumpkins. The sentiment strip is popped up with foam tape.
I'm also entering SSS Wednesday.  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Fishy Fun with a new technique

My brother-in-law loves to fish.  Recently a sweet friend gave me the Penny Black fish dies, so had to use one for his BD card.
Luckily, one of the Pinterest emails had a Ranger video showing how to paint with Liquid Pearls.  I have 6 bottles because I love the beautiful, shimmery colors.  However, I've never been successful using them to make pearls.  Now they'll be more than decorations for my craft table!  
I was playing around with Distress Ink techniques using several shades of blue.  Didn't really turn out, but decided it'd work for the sea by cutting it apart with Spellbinder edge dies I won at The Playground.  The sentiment is a very old PB stamp I always reach for--just love that font which I think works for guys or gals.  I didn't like how stark the clear dots looked, so used soft green sequins for the bubbles.  Really had fun making this card--a bit different.  I'm entering The Playground, SSS Monday, Country View Challenges, DRU, SSS Wednesday & Word Art Wednesday.
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Hubby's washing off the deck where we'll be sitting tomorrow morning watching the total eclipse.  How lucky to be in the path of totality & not even have to leave home!  Hoping the clouds & smoke stay away!  Thanks so much for taking time to stop by.
Edited to add: Also entering Inkspirational.

Friday, August 18, 2017

MFT Camp Create

I always love MFT Camp Create--lots of inspiration & prizes! Here is my entry for Day 2: Magnificent MaskingThe video showed how to make the perfect horizon--check it out.  For my card, though, I masked an oval area & blended DI lucky clover & cracked pistachio for the grass and blueprint sketch & mermaid lagoon for the sky on linen cardstock. 

Then I stamped Peaceful Wildflower images in Vintage Sepia with the mask in place using my stamp positioner to get darker images. I splattered some white paint & added the oval frame which is stacked 3 high.  I used the same blue inks to stamp the sentiment from the same set & added 3 white sequins.  Gotta get applesauce made today--keep putting it off.  Thankfully we didn't have quite as big a crop of apples as usual.  My Day 3 card is already made & I'll be working on the other challenges. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by. I'm also entering Country View Challenges, CropStop, DRU, SSS Wednesday, Stamping Sensations & Word Art Wednesday.
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Wednesday, August 16, 2017


Finally have my laptop back--not that they fixed it!  They gave me 3 different stories--so frustrating.  I can still use it & hopefully the battery will continue to charge.  Decided to try an original power cord instead of the universal & see if that solves my problem.  At least the part I bought wasn't expensive & who knows--may eventually need it.  Fritz is almost transitioned fully onto the new dog food & he's doing good.  Still not really wanting to play, but certainly more interested in his world.  The backyard squirrel is driving him crazy! 
Onto cards beginning with PTI CAWU.  This month I was inspired to case Lizzie's gorgeous autumn leaves card.  She gave me the perfect layout to use with the image from Autumn Adornments.  
I stamped in Versamark & embossed with 4 Zing! powders. Luckily, one of my rectangle dies was the right size for my window inside the dots done with PTI Mix & Mat Flourishes. Love the font of the sentiment from PTI Take Three: Fall.  It's stamped in VersaMagic Gingerbread, clear embossed & trimmed into a flag only attached on the left edge. They don't show much, but I did add 3 yellow Nuvo drops.  I'm also entering CCCB, Paru's Card Making Challenges, SSS Wednesday & Word Art Wednesday.
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Next is my card for MFT Camp Create Day 1: Inlaid Made Easy.  Barbara's multi-inlaid scene is fabulous, but I went very simple & just inlaid the beautiful Leaf-Filled Flourish after inking it in PTI Aqua Mist & SSS Mint Candy.  
The panel was inked in HA Cornflower & spritzed heavily with Perfect Pearls. The sentiment from On the Line was stamped several times in the same ink.  Love being able to use the flower center from Prima Donna Petals for small blooms.  
I inked them with SSS Apricot, covered them in Stickles & added tiny blue gems.  These inks were the closest I could get to MFT Color Challenge 75. I'm also entering Country View Challenges, CropStop, DRU, SSS Wednesday & Word Art Wednesday.  Thanks for your patience as I catch up with all of you.  I truly appreciate your friendship.

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