Sunday, May 8, 2011

MFT - May Sketch Challenge - Week One

So ya...If you haven't yet realized it...I'm officially an MFT junkie!!  This being my birthday month means that I have some extra bucks to spend on the fabulous new goodies that were released this month...oh and then some.  (wink!)

I love participating in the MFT weekly sketch challenges hosted here!  This week is no exception!!  I took the sketch and created a birthday card for a dear friend of mine.  She loves purple and chocolate so what better MFT set to create with than PI - A Box Of Love
I started with a card base of SU! Chocolate Chip cardstock at 5.5" square.  I stamped my image twice on white cardstock and once on purple DP.  I first colored my entire image on the first copy of white cardstock.  I then paper pieced her dress out of the purple DP.  I colored only the box of chocolates from my second copy on the white cardstock with my Copics and paper pieced them.

I used a combination of my Nestie circles and my Cricut - Home Accents cartridge for my circles and scallops.  I used my sewing machine to carefully stitch around the circle and my main panel was complete.

I followed the sketch using four different kinds of designer papers in the back.  They are mostly Recollections brands from Michael's.  For my accents I've used a strip of bling, three MS self adhesive pearls and the oh so fabulous MFT - Die-Namics Rolled Daisy Die that I JUST got in the mail yesterday!  I created the daisy, rolled it together, held it in place with a brad and a glue dot.  I then painted it generously with a coating of Glossy Accents and sprinkled it with purple glitter.
I used my newly acquired MFT Die-Namics Sweet Stack to create the single layer sentiment panel on the interior of my card.  
I used the same papers on my interior to complete my creation.

I hope you come along and play with this oh so fun MFT sketch!!

Wishing everyone a very creative week ahead!!


Sparkly Engineer said...

The purples are all so pretty. Cute card.

Melissa said...

I'm in love with the purple card featuring the little girl with the chocolates, I also love the sayings. Sweet stamps!