Friday, August 7, 2015

My First MFT Challenge

Happy Friday! I spent a fine afternoon crafting on the deck in the sunshine. As a result, I have a card to enter in this week's My Favorite Things (MFT) Sketch Challenge! (I also have a few sparkly deck boards now, but that's for a different project. :D) 
Here is the sketch:

The horizontal bar under the four squares made me think of the little bench in the MFT set I Knead You. Since you can always talk me into making a cat card, that's what I went with. 

As always lately, I coloured the cat to resemble our guy Duncan — although his napping toy of choice is a big furry mouse rather than a ball of yarn. (I'm not sure Duncan meeting a ball of yarn would be such a wise idea.) Originally I had the four squares matted and framed as awesome wall art, but it was too overwhelming. I sponged the edges of the blue patterned paper panel... it's the second time I've done that lately. I think the summer heat may be getting to me. :D To accommodate everything, the card is a little bigger than the average A2 size. 
I'll be back in ten hours or so with the latest Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge! Hope you'll be back too. 

Supplies: Neenah solar white cardstock, Strathmore mixed media paper, Echo Park Here & Now patterned paper, MFT I Knead You stamps and dies, MFT black liquorice hybrid, Memento angel pink, teal zeal, lilac posies, grape jelly & broken china & gathered twigs distress inks, distress markers, EK Success 1 1/2" square punch, pop-dot squares

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Dotty Jo said...

I love it - what a great way to use the smaller stamps from this set! Jo x

Leslie Hanna said...

You thought "cat", I'm thinking "washi tape". :) Love the four stamped panels - that guy is dreaming!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Eek!!! Mini Duncan is so cute!! You colored him perfectly. I love the four's like a window or speech bubbles (which is probably what he would say). 😊

Ardyth said...

This is adorable! What a creative idea and I love the use of the square of dp and then the red so that the cat pops!

Alice said...

so cute and sweet! lovely card! thanks so much for playing along with MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge!