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Before we get to today’s post, we have our randomly selected December Vault Launch winner. Our lucky winner has won a $50 Shopping Spree to the MFT boutique. Enjoy!
Bridget Weed (December 18 @ 11:34 pm)
Bridget, check your email later today for your prize!
Emily Midgett is joining us today. Her two cards couldn't be more different but somehow, both are equally amazing. Welcome, Emily!
Hi there! Emily Midgett from Sixth Street Sundries here with my first guest post for My Favorite Things! I’m so excited and honored to be here working with these beautiful new products. I have two projects to share with you today using the Magical Friends and Rose Garden stamp sets. Let’s get started with the details!
To start, I stamped the large image of the dragon with the little girl on its back from Magical Friends using Copic-friendly black ink on some Copic-friendly white card stock. I then used my Copic markers to color the image and die cut the completed image using the coordinating dies.
Next, I used the Scene Builder stamp set to create a little pastoral scene on an A2 card front, stamping the hillside and clouds using more Copic-friendly black ink. I used my Copic markers to color the shrubbery and trees, adding some green grass to the hillside. I then used a blending brush to lightly blend some pale blue ink around the edge of the card front to create a pretty blue sky.
After the card front was complete, I stamped a greeting from Magical Friends on a die-cut Stitched Sentiment Strip. I popped the die cuts up on the card front using foam adhesive to create lots of dimension.
For my second project, I wanted to do some watercoloring with the beautiful Rose Garden image! This image is so gorgeous, it was just begging for some no-line watercoloring.
I began by stamping the large bouquet image several times from the Rose Garden using some very pale gray ink on watercolor paper. I added very diluted pink and purple to the entire A2 panel, mottling the color here and there with a very wet paintbrush. After it had dried completely, (I zapped it with my heat gun to speed up the drying process) I began adding watercolored details to the flowers themselves.
I have been practicing adding more interest to my watercolored pieces in an attempt to keep them from looking too flat. I tried to keep the colors of the flowers light, allowing the contrast of the pale pinks and purples of the base layer to shine through on the highlights of each petal. I also added some touches of yellow and blue to the petals, making each petal unique. After the panel was dried, I trimmed it down and matted it on an A2 panel of pale aqua card stock.
Finally, I die cut a lovely scripty Happy Birthday from some white card stock and, adhered it to the watercolored panel.
Well, that’s all for my projects today! I hope you’ve enjoyed these projects using some of the newest goodies from My Favorite Things. Thank you so much to the ladies at MFT for having me as a guest! Have a marvelous day!
Which of Emily's incredible looks is more your style? Why not switch things up and challenge yourself to try something new? You can't go wrong with either look so work on mastering a new skill! Tag us with #mftstamps when you share — we always love checking out your MFT creations.
And thank you to My Favorite Things! What an awesome prize to win. I’m heading to my wishlist right now! Merry Christmas to me!
Congrats, Bridget! The roses are nice, but I am loving Emily’s scenic dragon card! Thank you for the inspiration :-)
Congratulations to Bridget! :) Both of Emily’s cards are beautiful!
Beautiful cards!! :)