Wednesday, May 22, 2019

MFT Sketch Challenge #438 - Guest Designer

Hi Friends!  I am over the moon excited to be the Guest Designer for May 2019 for the Weekly Sketch Challenge for My Favorite Things! This is my last week to design for the sketch challenge and I have had so much fun and enjoyment designing for MFT! 

For this week's sketch #438 - I used the sketch as a starting point for my design, but used it in a bit of a different way.

I wanted to use the new Watermelon Slice Die-namics on my card as my focal point.  So - I started off my creating my own colored card stock for my watermelons by using white card stock blending on some Distress Oxide Ink colors in Festive Berries and Abandoned Coral for the main part of the watermelon and for the rine Mowed Lawn and Twisted Citron.  I love the various color that the ink gives.  

After I die cut my watermelon pieces out, I adhered them together with liquid glue and added a bit of shimmer to them but flicking the shimmer on with my brush shimmer pen instead of traditionally brushing it on.  I did fully go over the seeds however :)  

I set aside my watermelon pieces and worked on the rest of my panel by taking a piece of white card stock and one of the Stitched Scallop Basic Edges Die-namics and created a banner edge to my white card stock piece.  I wanted something to contrast my watermelon pieces and the white card stock piece, so I added a piece of the Black and White Stripes 6x6 paper to my card base and adhered my white card stock piece with foam adhesive to pop it up off the card.  

Before adding my watermelon pieces, I added a soft yellow background by blending on Mustard Seed Distress Oxide ink in a circular motion. I then added on my watermelon.  For the sentiment I stamped out one of the sentiments from the new Sweet Sentiments stamp set in black ink and die cut it out with one of the new Skinny Strips Die-namics and added it to my card and my card is complete!

I hope you are able to join in and create with the new sketch!!  Thank you once again to the MFT gang for inviting me to design this month!  I've thoroughly enjoyed it and it has been a highlight in my crafty journey to this point!! Have a great rest of the week!



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