I made a card to enter into both the Sketch and Colour challenges on the My Favourite Things challenge blog.
The MFT sketch to follow was:-
and the MFT colour challenge was:-
I recently bought the I’m Owl Yours set of MFT stamps which I’ve used quite a bit since I got them so thought I might as well use them again – they’re so cute! And this is the card I came up with…
I used some black card for the background and a lemon coloured patterned paper for the strip near the bottom of hte card. I picked another patterned paper from the same paperstack for the blue rectangle and die cut a stitched frame on white card, which I coloured blue using Distress Ink in Mermaid Lagoon.
I stamped the owl onto a piece of white card and coloured in using Promarkers. I then cut it out by hand.
I used a MFT die for the clouds and cut out the balloon (also on white card) using a die from a Lawn Fawn set, which I then coloured using Memento ink. I attached some lemon twine to the balloon and stuck the other end to the owl’s wing. I decided this looked a bit like the balloon was floating and in the interests of having the card make sense (obviously an owl holding a balloon is really realistic) I wanted the owl to hold the twine so stamped, coloured and cut out another wing and stuck this on top of the twine. I used 3D foam squares to stick the balloon down.
I stamped the sentiment from the MFT set onto lemon-coloured card and then mounted it onto a navy blue piece of card. I then stuck this on using 3D foam squares.
Finally I used Glossy Accents on the balloon to make it shine and added a couple of enamel dots in light yellow and blue.
So that’s two challenges covered with this card and I’m quite happy with it!
- MFT I’m Owl Yours stamp set
- Promarkers in Cool Grey 1, Cool Grey 2, Soft Peach and Cool Aqua
- Distress Ink in Mermaid Lagoon
- Memento Dewdrop ink in Paris Dusk
- Balloon die from Lawn Fawn Admit One
- Stitched Rectangle frame die from Tutti Designs
- MFT die-namics in Cloud 9
- Ranger Glossy Accents
- Enamel Dots from Me to You
- Twine from The Works
- Lemon Patterned Paper & Blue Patterned Paper from a selection at Poundland