Sunday, July 31, 2016

Just hanging around: MFT Sketch Challenge

A quickie post for this week's Sketch Challenge at My Favorite Things...

I've been coloring scads of the cute kittens from MFT's I Knead You using my Kuretake Clean Color markers.  It's been good practice and I have premade images ready to use all the time.  
This card was quick and easy to make, and can be used for just about anything. 

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Summertime: Share Joy Challenge

My 17 year old stepson has been staying with us all summer.  It's an annual thing, so nothing really new.  But, this year did prove to be quite a bit more fun than the last several.  Case has grown into a nice young man.  We don't have much in common, so bonding has always been tough, but with the Pokemon Go craze the last few weeks has given us something to do together.  As silly as the game is, we've had a lot of fun.  

A rare photo fo Case and I, here we are at the San Antonio Riverwalk hunting for Pokemon.  

After about 2 weeks of us playing, his dad got involved...

This summer, I also discovered a new papercrafting company and I just love their products.  Check out Taylored Expressions here.  I'll be adding some of their cutest stamps to my wishlist for sure!  

They also have a weekly card challenge called the Share Joy Challenge that I'm excited to participate in.  Not only do the folks at TE's Shared Joy Challenge ask for particpants to share their card designs, they also ask us to share who we are sending our cards to. What great encouragement to spread happiness! 

Here is this week's Share Joy Sketch and Inspiration Challenge. 

I chose to enter the sketch challenge.  Since I don't have any TE products yet, I used the Time to Blossom stamp from Verve Stamps and plaid paper from My Favorite Things.  

 I've been trying to get into the watercolor trend, but the idea of the free-flowing colors really throws me for a loop.  But, here's a good try...

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Prehistoric Fun in the Sun: MFT Sketch Challenge 288

After several weeks away from doing the types of crafting I enjoy most, jumping back into the craft room this weekend was a lot of fun!  I've kept up with all of the My Favorite Things releases and challenges, and have been wanting to get back into the swing of things, so here we go! 

I had a little bit of trouble coming up with something to do with the MFT Sketch Challenge #288.  It took me a few tries to put together something that I liked.  

I just love the dinosaurs from Prehistoric Fun and this time I used my new Kuretake Fude Clean Color Markers to watercolor this little guy and the foliage behind him.  I'm equally in love with my Clean Color Markers... so many ways to use them!  While most excellent for water coloring, they have also become my go-to markers for coloring small images without special effects. 

Thanks for stopping by! 

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