Hey stamping friends 🙂 I’m so excited to be stamping for a second day in a row! It’s another hot one out there in New England, about 93 degrees today, so I’m hiding out in my basement stamp room staying cool.
Oh my it’s been so long since I’ve stamped! I don’t know if it’s that my stamp room has no windows, or that I can’t stay inside for too long in the summer, but I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve crafted anything! Today it’s about 90 degrees out and very humid. I’ve already been outside long enough to vacuum the pool and get a sunburn so I think I’m done being outside for the day.
I’m so excited that I decided to peruse blogland, because I came across a fun series MFT Stamps is doing this month called Summer School! The lesson I’m beginning with is on Color Theory: The gallon/quart/pint rule. Now this is my kind of school 😉 Check out all the details here.
I feel like I use this rule in my stamping, but it was a nice reminder for sure!
I used this week’s Sweet Sunday Sketch for my card, along with the MFT Stamps set called Spring Tulips. My favorite part of this set? The matching die cut that cuts out all the fussy cutting! The DSP is from Doodlebug Designs, called Snips & Snails. Here are the Copics I used to color my tulip: YG03, YG05, YG07, YG09, Y11, Y15, Y18
Time to go check out the next lesson, hope you all have a fabulous day and thanks for stopping by!
Hey stampers 🙂 I hope you're having a wonderful weekend! I'm sad for it to end but it has been chock full of family time so it's all good. Today I'm playing along with two challenges, Sweet Sunday Sketch and MFT Stamps' Color Challenge.
For the Sweet Sunday Sketch, the challenge was to use any previous sketch…ooh I love them all it was so hard to choose! I finally decided on this one:
The MFT Stamps color challenge is the following:
Okay I have to be honest here, I looked at the colors, picked out my DSP and made my card, then read the names…I seriously thought it looked like a cornflower blue color before I read lavender. Oops, my bad! And, I left out green. The opposite side of the flag DSP has circles in all colors on it, and I didn't think about the color challenge when I decided to flip it over! Boy, I'm batting a thousand today! In any event, it was fun to play along lol.
I used MFT Stamps Pure Innocence Giraffe Girl, along with DSP from the Doodlebug Designs Snips & Snails pad. I colored my image with the following Copics:
This past weekend we went away to NH for some skiing and snowboarding at Loon Mountain. My boys are avid snowboarders and were so thrilled to get to such a large mountain! (See pics below) I haven't been skiing since Jeff and I were dating and I didn't even like it then, so I wasn't about to freeze my you know what off for something I don't even like!
So, while the boys were off playing on the slopes I did a little coloring at the lodge. Wow, how easy to assemble cards when you've got colored images ready to go! Here are the supplies I used for my card:
Welcome stamping friends! We're in the midst of a blizzard, but luckily the power has remained on (knock on wood) so I'm able to get crafty! We do have a generator, but before my husband left for storm duty he reminded me that it should only be used for essential items…I will probably deem my stamp room essential should the power go out 😉
I stopped over to the MFT Challenge Blog today to see what's new & exciting, and decided to join in their latest sketch challenge:
I would consider myself a beginner distress ink user, just barely touching the tip of the iceberg of everything that can be done with them I suspect! I used Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers on my background, then dripped on some water and used my heat tool to dry it.
I used a stamp set from MFT Stamps that I think is retired, called Big Birthday Wishes, and I colored her in with the following Copics:
Hey stamping friends 🙂 Today I'm playing along with the sketch challenge at My Favorite Things. You know I'm a huge fan of their stamps and dies, especially the sweet Pure Innocence collection! For today's card I used the Happy Mail set, which must have retired because I can't find it in the shop tonight. I thought she would be the perfect choice for a little Valentine card.
I moved my little heart accent over to the right side…I already felt like my card was a little heavy on the left with the girl over there so I wanted to balance it out a little better.
For my DSP I used My Mind's – Eye Love Me. I colored my image with Copics, of course. Here are the colors I used:
Hair: E30, E31, E33, E35, E37
Skin: E000, E00, E11
Dress/Shoes: B000, B00, B01 with a little W00 over to dull down the blue a little.