Wednesday, December 28, 2011

My Favorite Things Teaser Time - WTG?

I hope that you all had a truly wonderful and magical holiday season.  It was wonderfully busy and fun for me and my family.  I am now looking forward to settling in for a nice wintery season filled with calm, zen and crafting!!  (wink!)

I'm super thrilled to be here with the amazingly talented MFT gals, once again, for another SPECTACULAR release.  You are going to be in awe with all of the gorgeous products that are being displayed this week and released on Tuesday!!

First up is this month's Who's That Parisian Girl?  Seriously...SERIOUSLY?!?  How tre-romantic!!  I love her.  I've stamped her onto Copic Express Blending paper and then colored her with my Copics.  I then paper pieced her entire outfit, shoes and scarf included!!  In order to piece her purse (say that three times fast!) and hand to ensure the proper dimension, I pieced each side of the purse and layered another hand on top.  I took a black, fine line Micron pen and hand drew her sassy, fishnet stockings.  I added tiny brads in the corner of her panel and set her aside to chill.
I then started to layer my background.  I have some vintage European postcard style prints that I keep in my delicious box of all things vintage.  And although you cannot see the majority of the image I liked the European vibe that it lends.  I layered it with some gorgeous Fancy Pants paper that I recently acquired.  I then decided to make my own background paper using all of the sentiments that are included in this set.  There are eleven (yes - eleven) small sentiments - that doesn't include the others!  It's a big set =)  I lined them all up on my Scor-mat moving them around until I had them all just where I liked them.  
I then took my stamp press and picked up all of the sentiments together at one time (that's the key).  I used my black Momento ink and stamped over and over again on a large piece of leger paper.  I LOVE how it came out!  Simple and elegant.  I matted this piece onto some corrugated cardboard and wrapped the entire panel in a piece of lush, velvet ribbon.  
I then set to work on my Eiffel Tower.  Oh it's just SOOOOOOOOOO awesome!!  I wanted my tower to be more like a chipboard embellishment so I cut it five times using scrap cardstock, once using my designer paper and once using very thin cardboard (from the back of one of my paper packs).  I adhered them together with Glossy Accents and then cut one last tower using black cardstock being careful not to lose any of the "windows" as I wanted the spaces to really show through. 

For my interior, I used another piece of ledger paper - which I love as it adds a sweet design element without too much fuss - to stamp a fabulous sentiment/quote by Audrey Hepburn (love) as well as a non-colored version of the Parisian lovely.  There is an Eiffel Tower stamp included in the set that I stamped in Versamark over the sentiment and heat set with clear embossing powder.  I know it's very faint but the intent was to make it look almost like a watermark.  I used my Solid Bracket Border Die-namic cut using corrugated cardboard in the center of my interior panel and the newly released By The Letters Die-namics to create chipboard letters to spell out "Te Oui" (translation - Yes You).  I used thin cardboard which I covered in my patterned paper.  I adhered the two together using my Xyron and I then coated each letter in Glossy Accents and let them dry overnight.  I adhered them to the interior of my card using more Glossy Accents to ensure that they would not eventually pop off which can happen over time depending on the type of adhesive.  I did some stitching around the edges to polish everything off. 
OK friends and MFT fans, that's all for me today!!  Be sure to stop by the MFT Blog today to see a full list of designers participating in teasers today!

And, as always, here are the important administrative bits and bobs!!  Thanks so much for popping by today!  I hope you were inspired, as I always am by the amazing MFT products!

Here are the details about the upcoming release on January 3rd at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on January 3 from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on January 3 at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW.  Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on December 6 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.

Fantastically Fabulous MFT products used in today's creation:

Holiday Hugs!
M
eredith
xoxo

40 comments:

StampOwl said...

loving her fishnet stockings

Melody said...

Adorable and creative!! Love her stocking and how you used the sentiments to make your own paper!

Kelli Hull said...

Cute Meredith!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so adorable

zehra said...

What a delightful card, all that explanation is fabulous, love it

Carolina Little said...

You did a great job as a guest designer. Your card is beautiful with great details!!! Love those stockings!!!

Crystal R said...

Congrats on the design spot this month. Its clear why you were chosen as this card is very cute.

Bridget said...

You've done some fabulous paper piecing and bg work - love your creative take on this, Meredith - and fishnet stockings (or tights as we call them here) - wow!

Susan said...

You DREW those stockings! How amazing is that! And perfect :)

Debbie Carriere said...

Gorgeous card!! Love the stockings and the background stamping is fab! Awesome work,as usual :)

Maria C said...

awesome. love it.

Janet said...

My two favorite things are the fishnet stockings (you rock!) and the heart paper for the tower. Stunning!

Elizabeth C. said...

The detail in her shirt, skirt, and pocketbook are amazing! She really pops but has depth and dimension! I'm bowled over!

Lisa H. said...

sooooo FAB!!! love her stockings and the custom word background....always love that look! great card and happy teaser week!

Tanya said...

wow, so much amazing goodness going on here! love her textured skirt, and check out those fishnets, so cool! Beautiful card!

jan farnworth said...

really cute.

Karen Giron said...

Oh my word, Meredith!! You have knocked this one out of the park. I adore those stockings and I {heart} your heart Eiffel Tower! GASP!!! So fabulous, girl!

Miriam Prantner said...

What a neat card. Love how you created the background paper with all the phrases and the stockings look great too!

Eva said...

Gosh, this is so beautiful!!! Love what you did with the stockings....very creative for sure!

Clarissa said...

Wow! What a fabulous fun card!! Love it.

Dawn said...

Beautiful card Meredith! Love the background paper you created!

Michele Boyer said...

Love that textured skirt and mix of sentiments!

Trisha said...

Oh my goodness, love your card. Great mesh stockings, textured skirt and polka dot sweater. Wonderful.

Lisa said...

Very cute!!!! Love your card!

Elle said...

I think her stockings are brilliant! What a grand idea!

Kerry Johnson said...

Wow - look at all your fabulous paper piecing! I'm blown away!! Just fabulous Meredith! Not to mention her fishnets! Awesome!

Teresa said...

Love your card...those fishnet stockings are amazing!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Very cute Meredith! Love the Eiffel Tower! :D

Stephenie said...

Wonderful paper piecing!

mplsbetty said...

Such a fun, wonderful card!! :) Love it.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Love her stockings. They look like something my sister would wear! : )

Shannon - Desert Designs said...

Love the stockings and the dimension!

Gabby said...

Wow! Very nice details on your card! The piecing is very ambitious and looks good! :)

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Love the creativity of your card, the fishnet stockings are the best. I really like the way you created the background paper.

Papercrafting Beach Bum said...

Ok, super cool. LOVE the stockings and the pattern paper you created with the sentiments.

Angie said...

Oh my!!!! What a lot of work went into this card!!!! it is amazing!!! I love the paper pieced purse (but I am not going to try and say it 3 times fast!!!)

Marta said...

Elegant, pretty, and fun!

Marta
Sassyscraps1@yahoo.com

PEA said...

so fun but the stockings are pure genius!

Allie Gower said...

Oh my gosh, how fun! I love her stockings, what a unique touch. I'm so glad you are guest designing this month, what a treat for all of us lookers!

Diana said...

Cute card, love your background stamp with the sentiments