Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Welcome to the MFT blog hop! If you didn't come here from Jody's blog, then you'll want to zip on over to Kim's blog so you can start at the beginning and get the full experience. I'll see you when you get back. And if you did come by way of Jody, thanks for hopping with us!
I'm excited to show you What A Girl Wants, a new set in the MFT Presents line by a new illustrator, Amanda Baird. I *love* this image!! I'll confess when I first saw it, I was sort of intimidated by her. I mean, let's face it ... she's hip, chic, sophisticated, and I'm, well, none of those things, lol! But once I saw her shopping list, I knew we could be friends ;)
I was going for kind of an urban grunge look on this one. I love the big-city look of all the heavy distressing combined with the bling and satin ribbon. I colored her tiara with a silver Spica and her gloves with a clear Spica. The wall and shopping bags are paper-pieced, and everything else is colored with Copics. Let's imagine that today she's window shopping outside of Anthropologie. Next time I stamp her, maybe the atmosphere will be more like Tiffany's or Gucci. I can imagine so many different looks. (But of course her bags will still be filled with coffee, stamps, and chocolate ... in that order!).
Along with What A Girl Wants, MFT is also releasing a fun, new BC Dzyns set called Text Ya Later. Check out the MFT Forum for this week's How'd They Do That Tutorial, where Candice shows us the ins and outs of coloring various skin tones and make-up with Copics. She's hosting a corresponding What's Up Wednesday Challenge, too. In the store, you'll find some fun new products, including Perfect Paper Panels, a luxurious, ultrasmooth, ultra thick white paper that's perfect for coloring. MFT has conveniently packaged it in pre-cut A2 panels (5.5 x 4.25). Mine did not arrive in time to use for today's card, but I'm hearing it is absolutely divine! Last, have you seen the Bubble Bin this week?? (One of my "purr"sonal favorites is in there at a crazy low price!)
That's it for me today. Your next stop on the hop is the wonderfully talented ..... Candice Lighty! Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: What A Girl Wants (My Favorite Things)
Paper: SU Basic Black, Neenah white, Pink Paislee "Vintage Moon" dp and acetate overlay
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Vintage Photo Distress
Accessories: clear embossing powder, Copic markers, foam adhesive, SU mini binder clip and spiral punch, Hero Arts bling, clear and silver Spica pens, Offray ribbon, distressing tool, white gel pen
Size: 5 1/2" square