15 November 2017


Hi there, I'm back with another Sketch Challenge.  
I don't know about you but the colouring part is the easy bit, it's the card design I sometimes find more of a challenge, so the sketches really help.

Todays sketch is a very simple one, so I kept the whole design clean and simple.  I chose a leaping Santa from Jingle all the Way, stamping him with Hybrid Cement Gray ink and colouring the image with Copics.
The Frame element was created using Stitched Mini Scallop Square Die-Namics and Stitched Square with MFT Smooth White.  I added a touch of colour behind Santa with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and dots of Nuvo Gloss Simply White to finish.

As for the sentiment, I stamped Happy Christmas from Snow Globe Sentiments with Versamark ink on vellum, heat embossing it with White Embossing Powder.  It was then cut out using an Essential Fishtail Sentiment Strip.

To add a little dimension to the card I adhered Santa with foam squares.

Now it's your turn, use the sketch above, create a masterpiece and post it on the MFT Challenge Blog. You could be the lucky winner of a $50 Voucher from mftstamps.com.

Happy Colouring
Skin: E30, E41, E42, E43, R20, W8
Hat: B0000, C0, C1, C2, C4, R22, R27, R39, R89
Suit: R22, R27, R39, R89
Gloves: B0000, C0, C1, C2, C4
Belt: YR23, YR27, W4, W6, W8
Boots: W4, W6, W8
Beard: W0, W1, W2, W3

8 November 2017


It's Wednesday, so that means it's time for another Sketch Challenge on the MFT Challenge Blog,
who wants to play along with me?

I decided to get a little Yeti from Beast Friends inky and have some fun with Copics, Caran D'Ache pencils and a white gel pen to create his fur.

The hombré background was created using Tumbled Glass and Broken China Distress ink.

The little guy is not remotely worried about sitting on the ice as he's enjoying a mug of hot chocolate, whilst wrapped in a lovely warm scarf, no wonder he's looking pleased with himself.

I stamped a sentiment from the Hug in a Mug set, with Milk Chocolate and Blue Yonder Premium ink, adding highlights to "Hot Chocolate" with a white pencil.

Now it's your turn!

Use the above sketch and create a crafty project for your chance to win
a $50 voucher at mftstamps.com

I look forward to seeing what you create.
Happy Colouring

Face: E0000, E000, C00, C0, C1, C2, R20, YG61, YG67, W8
Scarf: G40, G12, G21, G46, C1, C3
Fur: B0000, B000, W0, W1, W2, W4
Mug: R22, R27, R29, R39, W5
Background: C00, C0, C1, C2, B0000


Well, the day you have all been waiting for has finally arrived.
To celebrate the launch I created this fun scene with a Ski-Jumping Bear!

The adorable little bear is from the new Ski-sons Greetings stamp set and Die-Namics.  I opted to stamp him in Hybrid Cement Grey ink, enabling me to use the no-lines technique, giving a softer look to the image.  As you can see, I gave him a stripy scarf and added texture to his sweater as well as giving him fuzzy fur (my students will recognise these techniques)

Colouring the background was so much fun.  I first cut out a piece of Copic suitable card with a Stitched Square die.  Then, having Googled for images of snow scenes, I picked one that inspired me to draw and colour my own upon which to have my bear flying down the slopes.  I used a Picket Fence Distress Marker to add the snow to the pine trees, ensuring that I had finished my Copic colouring first.  

To add dimension and a little comedy to my card I attached my die cut bear to the card with a mini wobble spring.

in store at MFTstamps.com

Happy Shopping!

Fur: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, W1, E11
Nose/Snout: E40, E41, E43, W1, W5, W7
Eyes: E97, E99, W8
Scarf: YG61, YG63, YG67, C0, C2, C3, C5
Sweater: BG72, BG75, BG78
Skis: W1, W2, W3, W4, W5
Trees: BG90, BG93, BG95, BG99, C1, C2
Snow/Mountains: BG0000, C00, C0, C1, C2, C3, BV0000, B41, V20
Sky: B000, B91, B32
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