Good Sunday afternoon!! I've been busy prepping for a kid's class that I'm teaching starting tomorrow, in addition to a number of other fun creations I've been working on I've also been itching to create and write about this beauty!! (hehe) I have submitted this for two different MFT challenges. This week's sketch challenge:MFT!! The challenge for the Guest Spot for June is Blue Jeans and Bling. I had THE best time playing around with both of these challenges. I used American Crafts, Bazzill Basics, Berol Fine Art and SU! papers. I've used MFT's adorable PI - Making A List for my main image.
Here is a snapshot of the entire set:
I stamped PI twice on my white stock, on dark navy confetti, and on the blue gingham check paper. I paper pieced her dress (and ran a cute line of stitching along the hem with my sewing machine), her sleeve - out of the gingham paper, and I colored her arms/hands holding her list and head and trimmed them out. That way they don't look disproportionate to the rest of her body. I took this cue from my darling friend Joanne in her paper piecing tutorial here.
I followed the sketch making it a square rather than rectangular (always works better for me as it gives me more room to groove with!). I didn't have any actual denim fabric on hand but I did have this great navy paper that reminds me of the dressy jeans that are only reserved for Saturday night date nights! For her dress, I used a paper nail file and scuffed it up a bit to make it look a tad more worn in. I couldn't help but adding the tiny bit of gingham on her sleeve.
I used my SU! tab punch to hold my external sentiment "With Love" using the Essential Sentiments set.
I used a jumbo blue and white striped canvas flower (pre-done) as my accent. I frayed the edges up a bit so it didn't look SO crisp and "shiny" out of the package. I also love that it works with the "worn in" look of her denim romper.
My interior uses the same papers laid out in a simple design. I used this cute self-adhesive Studio G label to mimic the look of the fabulous MFT Die-namics.
I had a blast creating today and I hope you have been inspired to play along!!!