Monday, May 14, 2012

My Favorite Things - Wednesday Stamp Club

Greetings Friends!!  Posting today bringing you my interpretation of this week's MFT sketch challenge.  I know I've said it before but over the years of enjoying, learning and sharing this amazingly fun craft I've found that time and time again sketches are just such a fantastic point at which to jump from when you are feeling low on mojo and/or time.  The sketches and samples that the designers at MFT post weekly are classic, imaginative and always easy to follow.  Every week there is a sweet prize to win as well as lots of fun inspiration to oooh and aahh over!

Without further ado, here is this week's sketch:
And here is my interpretation using Pure Innocence - Cowgirl.
I inked her with Momento and colored her with my Copics.  I paper pieced her hat, dress, vest, shoes and arms. 
I dug deep into my scrap bins to pull out some fun purple designer papers to pair them with some of my favorite Bazzil colors in Bling (yellow), Mermaid (turquoise) and Classic Purple.  I layered and stitched and went a little rogue by adding a few extra Rolled Rose Die-namics Flowers with designer paper and felt.  I anchored two of the Country Charms Die-namics tied to the felt flower with rustic twine. 
 I recently acquired an awesome selection of resin flowers in all colors and sizes and they just needed to adorn the center of my flowers.  I use hot glue to hold them all together and to attach them to the card to make sure they simply don't move.

I finished everything off adding a Photo Corner Die-namics to my main image to trim down the expanse of white space that was showing and I used my Oval Tab Die-namics to house my sentiment.  I chose to round my sentiment to mimic the shape of the oval tab so that left me with a bit of extra space showing directly under the sentiment.  To add a bit "more" to this area, I trimmed out a second Oval Tab using the yellow designer paper from Recollections, and I simply trimmed off the oval part leaving a simple strip that I adhered and then stitched to the sentiment tab.  I love how it came out, simple and bold. 

My daughter has recently started riding lessons and is totally enamored of the entire world of Equestrians.  I am going to be tucking this into her lunch box tomorrow!  Thanks for popping in today!! 

Crafty Hugs!
Meredith

5 comments:

Jackie Pedro said...

DARLING, Meredith! LOVE the bright purple!!

Joanne Basile said...

What a FUN color scheme! Gorgeous!

zehra said...

You are such a sweet mother

Leah Crowe said...

Oh, this is sooooo darling Meredith!!! Your daughter will be over the moon delighted to get this in her lunch box. :) Loving your take on that sketch too!

*Alison* said...

WOW.. your coloring is amazing and the sewing details are so fun!
Thanks so much for entering into the DT Call over at TAWS..This is going to be so hard to pick just one of you..
HUGS
Ali
-owner of the Alley Way Stamps