Monday, January 2, 2012

We Can All Twinkle, for MFT Guest Designer Challenge

I made this card for the MFT Guest Designer Challenge this month using the MFT Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch #52.
Featured is the Pure Innocence "Being Cute Is What I Do" girl, with a sentiment from "The Great Outdoors" set.  The technique for the GD challenge was paper piecing, so I pieced her outfit, but these images are so perfect for doing that, anyway.  Papers used are Cosmo Cricket's Odds and Ends.  I pieced the legs separately to keep the stripes running parallel with her legs, and lined up the flowered paper so that a stem and flower lined up with the stamped flower on her shirt.  I just added a tiny bit of Copics to fill in the rest of the stamped flower.
Also featured are several MFT Die-namics.  I used the larger fishtail banner from the 1st Place Award set, the Stacking Stars, and the border under the main image is the bottom half of the negative part of the Star Border!
To go along with the "twinkling" theme, the center of the star is glitter paper, and I added some rhinestone flourishes.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

A Lego Countdown to Christmas (2011)

We got a Lego Star Wars' Advent calendar for my son for Christmas.  He loved opening the little doors each day to find a small figurine or ship to build.  I documented this favorite gift in a gridded photo layout and used lots of old and new products.
Papers are Scenic Route and Dream Street.  I used sticker strips and circles from Scenic Route and Basic Grey.  I accented the centers of the circles and the little flowers on the one strip with a Viva Pearl Pen in black.  The title was cut using SCAL.  And the small scalloped shapes on the right and bottom were cut using the Verve Tiny Sweet Scallop dies.  The bottom one with the year is stationary, but the one on the right that says pull accesses my hidden journaling.