Tuesday, July 12, 2011

{MFTWSC28} Friends Forever

So guess what?? Remember my Fred Bear Roasting Marshmallow card that I made for my dear old dad a few posts back? The one that I submitted for the My Favorite Things Guest Designer contest?? Well, I WON!!!! I was just so excited and honestly shocked that my card was chosen...you never know when you love something, if others are going to feel the same way! There is always that uncertainty when it is something handmade that you are putting out there for others to 'judge'...it's a little like wearing your heart on your sleeve I guess- kind of a vulnerable feeling. But it seemed that they liked what they saw:) I am very thankful, that's for sure:):)
So my first duty as Guest DT is to participate in MFT's weekly sketch challenge. This one was kind of a doozy for me, as the panel seems really long and I have small issues with things on a tilt;)
But I went with it and like the results (again, that feeling of wondering if I am alone on that thought;)!

I decided that I wanted to use the stamp set 'Jolinne Heart on A String'. I thought that the balloon she is holding would be perfect as the flower embellie on the sketch, so I flipped the sketch upside down, made the card square (5 7/8 x 5 7/8) and came up with this:

I coloured Jolinne with copics (skin- E00, E01, E11, E13, R20; lips- R24; hair- E34, E57, E47; shoes/sash-E74, E77, E79). I stamped her once on white x-press blending CS, and then a second time, colouring her head/hair and legs and cutting them out to pop up for dimensional effect. Her dress and the balloon are paper-pieced and I glued linen thread along the stamped line of the balloon string and added a double bow to the balloon. Jolinne was cut out and is sitting on a wood veneer ledge on a rectangular debossed, stitched panel (which is on boosters as well). Her balloon is up on dimensionals as well. I zigzag stitched around the green panel. In place of the tilted horizontal narrow strips, I tied ribbon across the entire width of the card front, with a little bow attached to the bottom ribbon. I don't have the new file tab dienamic, so I used the Rounded Banner Trio Dienamic in it's place and stamped a sentiment from Jolinne Friends Forever set. I used 2 copper brown brads along the side to follow the sketch.

Want a chance to win a weekly MFT gift voucher? All you have to do is play! Just link up your creation to the SCS gallery, using the keyword MFTWSC28.

Supplies- Stamps- MFT Heart on A String, Friends Forever; Ink- memento; DP- jillibean soup, yellow dot (balloon)- scrap stash; CS- SU early espresso, old olive, Xpress blending CS white; Dies- MFT rounded banner trio dienamic; Ribbon, linen thread- SU; brads- American Crafts; Other- copics, dimensionals (SU), sewing machine, thread, bigshot, embossing folder


Jackie Pedro said...

Jenny, your coloring is OUT OF THIS WORLD!! Awesome card, girl!!!

g said...

this is so gorgeous!! i love your fab coloring & layers! sa-weet!

Sarah Gough said...

You rocked it Jenny, so glad to have you with us this month!

Inge said...

Fabulous creation! Love this Jenny, her paperpieced dress, the balloon and the embossed background, wow!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

Jenny - this is off the hook STUNNING!!! You SO deserved the GDT spot!!! Your creation for the contest was AHHHHHHHHHMAZING as is this gem!! Jolene looks so real!! Your coloring is divine and your mix of papers and textures is out of this world!!


Crafty Hugs!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

so darn cute and your coloring is so fabulous!

Karen Motz said...

Seriously Jenny... Who could ever forget your Fred Bear Marshmallow card?!?!?! And this one is equally as stunning!!'

Linda McClain said...

Great card. You're rockin' the design team already.

Jessie/knightrone said...


Lisa H. said...

I don't know how you do it...but your coloring on her hair is amazing! looove the highlights. beautiful work, girlie!

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