Sunday, March 4, 2012

MFT Teaser Time! Dig Deep...

Greetings MFT Friends and Fans!!  So happy to be with you on another wonderful Teaser day!!  Today it's all about the fabulous 'a la mode' sweeties!!  There are two amazing sets being shown today.  I am showing a set called "It's Getting Deep".  I have a dear friend who, when times are tough, will use the expression "You have to dig deep" and for me it's about soul searching and finding the courage to deal with whatever may come your way.  

Here is my tribute to my darling friend who is always there for me.
 
I started by inking my sweet ALM in Momento ink and coloring her skin and hair in with my Copics.  I then paper pieced her outfit and shovel.  I used silver embossing powder to coat the shovel to make it look a bit more realistic.  I love how it shines once it's heated and melted!  I couldn't quite figure out how I wanted to do the 'dirt' so I ran out to my kiddies sandbox and scooped up a teaspoon of very clean sand.  I used my quickie glue pen to hold it in place temporarily and then secured the sand in place with a nice thick coating of Glossy Accents.  It looks SO fun!!  
I used my new MFT Oval STAX 1 & 2 to cut her out and matte her.  I clipped a small piece of the dirt mound off when cutting her out so I simply tucked it back under like a puzzle piece and adhered it with a bit of Glossy Accents.  

All papers are MME - Miss Caroline - Dilly Dally 6x6 pack.  LOVE!!!  

For the interior, I used the recently released Mix and Match Banners set, cutting one of each using the scraps that I had on my table.  I stitched the outside edge and stamped my sentiment and outline image in SU! Cherry Cobbler ink.
I do hope you are enjoying these Teaser days as much as I am!!  I will see you all again tomorrow for another amazing day of Teasers!!

Many Crafty Hugs!  
(and thank you, again, for the amazing words of encouragement you have been leaving me every day!!)
Meredith

Administrative Bits and Bobs:

You can attend the New Release Party on March 6th 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 March 6th 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 March 6th just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
 Here are the details about the upcoming release on March 6th at 10 PM EST:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on March 6th 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 March 6th 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 March 6th just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
Fabulous MFT Die-namics used in today's project:





36 comments:

texasjodylynn said...

Your card is SO cute and that dirt looks so realistic. Nice texture on your card!

Melody said...

Adorable! Love the layout and the red thread!

Annette said...

so cute...I love all your stitching and great layers...awesome fun card..

Jan Garber said...

So many pretty papers and details on your card!

StampOwl said...

awesome card

Gabby said...

Cool card! Like all the papers and her plaid and polka dot, pieced outfit! :)

Mary J said...

Oh my, I am in love with your gorgeous card!!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Meredith - you do the best job with this stuff, they should hire you to work for them. :) LOVE IT!!!!!

Kristy Hansen said...

You used some unique techniques==the background paper, the stitching, the buttons, and the dirt. Great card! ksh

Maria C said...

awesome job. love it.

Angie said...

The oval stax are awesome! Love how you were able to use 3!!! What a super fun idea for the sand! Wonderful shiny shovel!!!!!

Elle said...

Love the shovel and the dirt-great job!

wendy said...

so creative...real sand very unique! lots of details on your card!

Lisa H. said...

oh, THIS is sooooo beautiful and fun. the stitching is awesome, so is her pieced up outfit....well done!!!

Cindi Flass said...

Great card! Love the colors and the dirt looks great!

Angel said...

too cute, love her outfit!

Mommy said...

Love your "dirt" and the emobssed shovel! What a great card!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so cute

conil said...

This card really speaks to me. Love dishing the dirt. Your coloring is fabulous.

Playing with Paper said...

Fun card!!

Coleen said...

Real sand....hilarious! I've loved all of your projects. You've made a great guest designer!

tweetybugshouse said...

love your card nicely done.

Megan McDonald said...

real sand a great idea. love also the crazy stiching in the background.

Dawn said...

So cute Meredith!

Laraine R said...

Great card! Love the stitching!

Trisha said...

Boy did you do a great job on your dirt. What an awesome card. Love the yellow checks and the pretty coloring.

A Crafty Person said...

Totally RAD! This new stamp is fun.

Kimberly S. said...

Cute colors and paper piecing! What a great card!!

Karen Motz said...

Love all your amazing paper piecing! So FUN!!

zehra said...

Love your coloring, your stitching, awesome card

Rosie Gustafson said...

Love how you used paper piecing on the card, very cute.

Barbara said...

Such a fun card! Perfect!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is great! I love the red stitching, the sparkly shovel and the fabulous piecing!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

She is TOO cute! LOVE her plaid pants!!

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG!! THis is TOO CUTE!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Cute card. Love the plaid pants and her red shoes.