Friday, March 2, 2012

MFT Teaser Time! I'm All Ears...

I want to first and foremost thank you all SO much for your kind words, sweet comments and lovely compliments.  You have no idea how much they mean to me!!  Today I'm so happy to introduce you to another crazy adorable Claire Keay set - Funny Bunny.  Oh my goodness...it's the perfect addition to the already sweet and fun Claire Keay line at MFT. 

My papers are all from MME - Stella and Rose - Hattie line.  S-CRUMP-TIOUS!!!  I inked the sweet bunny twice, once onto Xpress blending paper, and again onto the blue polka dotted paper.  I colored the image with my Copics and then paper pieced the bunny "suit" on top.  When adhering the suit down, I purposefully did not adhere the left arm that's holding the carrot.  I then pieced the carrot using orange cardstock and carefully tucked it under his hand.  I also pieced the inside of the bunnies ears.
Once again, I drew inspiration from my "sketch" book which consists of all sketches that I love.  I keep them bound with a huge binder clip right next to my desk so when I need a sketch they are right there waiting for me!   I used MFTWSC43 for this particular creation.  I inked one of the sweet sentiments "I'm All Ears" on the side of the main panel.  

I added two flowers created with the GORGEOUS (get out your pencil and paper...add it to your list...go ahead...I'll wait ;) Royal Rose Die-namic.  It's stunning!!  I did one in 100% wool felt and the other in denim.  I love the contrast of textures and fibers.  Swoon.

I also used the Jumbo Monarch Border to embellish either sides of the main panel.  I added some stitching and the exterior was complete.  I tried adding pearls, gems, etc but nothing was thrilling me and I'd decided to create this for my darling son to slip into his lunch box some day soon so I felt it was happy just the way it was.

I kept the interior very simple and crisp.
I used the same bold colors and stitched simply around the edge.  I added another sweet sentiment 'Some Bunny Loves You'.  Just darling.

I was so excited about the Big Greetings Set - which is the Triple Scoop Set this month, that I just had to make a mini mixed media piece for my darling son's upcoming 6th birthday.  He keeps all of the cards and creations that I make for him on his nightstand and looks at them when he's falling asleep (hear that?  yes...those are my heart strings being tugged!! =).  So I wanted something else small: it's a 4x4 canvas panel.
 I started by sanding my canvas lightly so that the stamped words would come out crisp.  I then stamped the greetings so that it sort of looked like a bit of newspaper print.  I used about 9 or 10 different sentiments.  I used Momento Ink in red and black.  I then coated the entire panel in Sparkle Mod Podge.  I knew it was going to smear the words but I also I knew that my decorative cluster was going to be crisp and sharp so I was looking for that distressed contrast that would come by adding the Mod Podge.
I let it dry for a bit but got impatient (shock!) and hit it with my heat gun.  Voila.  I then gathered my MFT Stacking Star Die-namic and pulled out my turquoise and orange 100% wool felt.  I used a chipboard embellishment that my son...yes, my son picked out at Michael's.  When stuff catches either his or my daughter's eyes...I take it seriously because 99% of the time they find something awesome at either Michael's, JoAnn's or ACMoore.  I think it's because they have a much lower vantage point than I do (not that I'm tall by ANY means) but they see things differently and it simply rocks.

But I digress - I dried it with my heat gun and then started to embellish a simple little cluster pulling in two photo corners adhered together and stitched for a bit of extra detail. 

I know this photo is a bit dark, but I intentionally turned off my flash so that I could capture the shine and sparkle and texture that this panel has.

I added a Happy Birthday, also from the set as the main sentiment since I will be giving it to him next week on his big day!!  A tiny clothespin and a little bling and I was happy. 

Thank you SO much for coming by again today!  I hope you're enjoying the teasers thus far!  There's SO much more in store for you all!!  See you tomorrow for another fantastic Teaser Day!

Crafty Hugs!
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:



39 comments:

StampOwl said...

I see we both gave our funny bunny a polka dot outfit hehe. Love your creations!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

so cute, love your paper peirced bunny

Mary J said...

Wow, these are just brilliant!

Linda McClain said...

Oh, I love Claire! You're rocking the release, love. Gorgeous!

Maria C said...

great job. love it.

zehra said...

Oooohhhh, so beautiful I love the paper pieced bunny, I absolutely love the fact that your son keeps his on the nightstand, so sweet. I love the panel you created for him, what I love evn more is that you include the tutorial, makes me see all the details and adore it even more. Love your work

Kristy Hansen said...

I love that you went a different way in colors with the Funny Bunny. I love those papers! Your special gift for your son is such a cute idea. I didn't know they had sparkle Mod Podge. Got to check that out. Love how it turned out. ksh

Cindi F said...

Gorgeous creations! Love the paper piecing on the bunny and the papers are so great! The canvas is amazing!

Lisa H. said...

wow! so eye catching. love that sparkly background. and your bunny card is darling!

Debbie Carriere said...

Love your bunny card!! Brilliant bunny suit!! And that canvas rocks!!! Your son sounds like a sweetie!!! My oldest is the same way, he will be 7 in a few weeks :)

kathy/North Carolina said...

I love the polka dots! Fun technique, too!

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Cute funny bunny! I like that set a lot!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Oh my WORD girlie! You ROCK!! This card is a STUNNER! LOVE the papers, all the layers, the flowers...love it all! I also ADORE the mixed media piece...that ROCKS!

Angie said...

ooohh! You pulled my heartstrings too!!!! What a wonderful visual of your son enjoying your projects!!!! Both projects are sweet!!!

wendy said...

great projects...cute bunny card!

Megan said...

The sparkle is totally fabulous and the paper piecing on that bunny is darling!

Angel said...

Darling bunny card! and FAB project for your sweet kiddo!

Annette said...

aww that bunny card totally puts a big smile on my face...your projects are always so cute...love them

Mommy said...

I am going to have to get some sparkley mod podge! I love your card!!!!! Awesome job! Super sweet!

Coleen said...

That canvas is awesome!

marose6@comcast.net said...

wow! awesome job! loving the modpodge. what a great encouragment! love the dies and accents too. Thanks for sharing.

Elle said...

You can't get cuter than this!

DonnaMundinger said...

WOW hon, you are going to TOWN! One gorgeous project after another. You rock! xxD

Kimberly S. said...

Awwww...love the paper pieced bunny suit!! Those ARE beautiful papers!! The canvas card is VERY cool!! Great job on everything!

Barbara said...

Love your bunny and that fabulous background you created on the second card!

tweetybugshouse said...

very creative thanks for sharing

Dawn said...

So gorgeous!

Laraine R said...

Great card! Love the canvas piece!

Trisha said...

Awesome cards, Meredith. Your bunny card is so antiquey looking (don't you just love how I make up my own words?) Great job on both.

A Crafty Person said...

Lovin' the polka dot bunny boy! Darling card.

Memories 2 Keepsakes said...

I love the card to pieces. I can't get enough of that paper collection myslef.. and that denim flower.. LOVE IT!

XoXo,

Katie

Megan McDonald said...

love the canvas what a great keepsake.

mplsbetty said...

Love the paper pieced bunny. That is fabulous!!

Rosie Gustafson said...

Love the bling. Beautiful.

Rosie Gustafson said...

Love the bling. Beautiful.

Heather said...

Cool, love your polka dot bunny :)

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Cute card. Love the funny bunny stamp.

Miriam Prantner said...

I just love these projects! That denim flower on the first card is awesome, and what a cool idea to use sparkle modge podge! I am going to have to try this!

Larissa Heskett said...

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