MFT's Layered Heart Die-namics. I used the larger of the two hearts, cut it out and zig zag stitched the edges together. I tied a bow using my recent favorite May Arts chevron striped ribbon and snuggled the end of the heart holder into the tied bow. It holds two pieces of chalk nicely so that it's always on hand when needed. I also added one box of white and one box of colored chalk. Both boxes are decorated to coordinate with this fun gift pack.
ALM set "You Rule" and PI set "You Make The Grade" to embellish the boxes of chalk. I used my fabulous Oval STAX Set 1 and Set 2 to create the focal point in order to house the sentiments. I have to say that I really love the colors and design of the Crayola boxes so for the white chalk box, I left a tiny bit of the box peeking out on the bottom while on the box of color chalk, I used the Solid Bracket Border Die-namics to embellish. Just keeping things interesting and fun! I added a few rhinestones to bling up the front in order to coordinate with the bling on the card. I used awesome Jody Boosters to attach the sentiment panels to the front of the chalk boxes.
I had SUCH a great time creating the decorative grouping that you see on the lower left hand side of the 12"x12" frame. All of the pieces were done by hand. I only have a small die in order to make rosettes from so for this, knowing I wanted a large version, I cut and scored everything by hand. I started with my red cardstock, cutting it at 2" wide by 24" long (made by adhereing two 12" pieces together). I scored at every inch, folded, adhered the two 12" strips together, and hot glued into a jumbo rosette.
Layered on top of the entire grouping, I used the adorable ALM Talk Nerdy To Me sweetie. I inked her with Momento ink onto Xpress cardstock and I colored her with my Copics. I used silver Sakura pen to coat the metal top of the pencil as well as the graphite. I coated the pencil wood with Versamark pen then in clear embossing powder and heat set. It has a super fabulous shine! I trimmed her out intentionally leaving a 1/8" border of white as I really, really love this look with certain images. I adhered her down and then as a final touch added the smallest Hearts A Plenty Die-namics cut in red felt to the top.
I must say, I LOVE the wonderful dimension this jumbo element adds to this creation.
Royal Roses cut from yellow and aqua felt.
Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics to add the PERFECT sentiment for a picture frame gift from the WTG set - Teacher's Pet.
I also created a coordinating card using this week's MFT sketch as my muse.
I stamped my image once onto Xpress cardstock (for the hands and books) then again on the blue dotted paper(body), tan cardstock (pants), red cardstock (apple) and for the body, I only inked the main image not the surrounding frame.
I finished off the interior keeping it bright and sweet with some Crate Paper ledger paper as the main focal point.
I have to, once again, thank Jody and Joanne for the wonderful challenge as well as the wonderful Design Team at MFT for the constant inspiration through weekly challenges and each and every spectacular release!
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Fabulous MFT products used in this project: