Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Ready to blog hop again, MFT-style? I hope so! If you've haven't come here from Michelle Giraud's blog, you may want to start at the beginning with the MFT Lady herself, Kim Van der Sanden. Then just follow the links from blog to blog, taking in all the fun eye candy along the way, and eventually you'll work your way back here! If you did come from Michelle, thanks for hangin' out with us! I'm not the tail end, but pretty close. Once you're finished here, head over to our closer for tonight, Joanne Basile, who has not only her usual dose of gorgeousness but also the photopolymer pot o' gold!
Tonight, My Favorite Things Presents has released two stamp sets by a new illustrator, Sara Williams. Many of you may already be familiar with Sara's amazing web design work on some of your favorite and best-looking stamping blogs, including MFT's very own Susan Liles (Sara's sister, in fact), Joanne Basile, and Jen del Muro (and maybe some of the others, too). I'm so excited to see her venture into designing stamps now!
I've used some of the mix-'n-match flowers and vases from the set called Funky Flowers. I wanted to make this card fit with the funky, whimsical nature of the set, so I mixed in the zebra stripe paper and added some turquoise buttons for some extra pop. The vase is paper pieced using a celery green paper that I've touched up with some Prismacolor pencil shading. I tied some burlap string around it, from which hangs a vellum "You Rock" tag. The white trim along the bottom is something I picked up in the trims and lace section at my local Hancock Fabrics.
Be sure to stop by the MFT Member Company forum on SCS for our regular What's Up Wednesday activities. Susan has provided this week's HTDT ("How's They Do That") tutorial and and is hosting a companion WUW ("What's Up Wednesady") challenge. Both are all about masking, a perfect technique for working with flowers!
Hope you're enjoying the hop! Thanks for visiting, and don't forget to hit Joanne's blog next!
Stamps: Funky Flowers and Essential Sentiments (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Papertrey White, SU Basic Black, GCD Studios zebra print dp, Pebbles Inc green dp
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, SU Soft Sky
Accessories: Stardust Stickles, burlap string, Prismacolor pencils, Spellbinders tag die, SU turquoise buttons, Michael's ribbon, fabric trim, foam adhesive