Saturday, February 27, 2010

MFT Guest Designer Challenge



Hi friends, lots of good stuff to cover today! First, today is Day 1 of five days of My Favorite Things previews, a.k.a. MFTeasers, all leading up to a new release this coming Wednesday, March 3. Today we're showing off I Want Candy, previously available only as part of a kit, but now available on its own. Love all the sweet little images and sentiments in this set! For a list of links to all the MFT designers who are posting teasers today, visit Kim's blog anytime after 11 am EST.

Second, did you know that each month My Favorite Things has a challenge to determine our guest designer for the next month? This month, Megan Lock and I are hosting the challenge, which is to use book text or music paper (or both) on your project. It's such a trendy look, so if you haven't tried it already, now's a good time! The deadline for entering is Tuesday, March 2, 10 pm EST, and to be entered you upload to Splitcoaststampers using keyword: MFTGUESTDT0310. Visit THIS POST in the My Favorite Things Member Company Forum for all the details.

Finally, today's card is my sample for this week's Sketch For You To Try. This is the last week to participate in the ginormous giveaway that Jen has put together, too! Here's the sketch:





And here's some amazing inspiration:

Jen del Muro with guest designer Mona Pendleton
Amy Rohl
Kelly Lunceford
Leigh O'Brien
Susan Liles

Remember, to be entered into the drawing, add your sketch card to the appropriate sketch slideshow at i{heart}2stamp.com. You can enter as many times as you like, but the deadline for the prize drawing is Tuesday, March 2. Can't wait to see who the lucky winner is!

Okay, a little bit about my card: the sweet lollipops and "Sweet Treats" sentiment are both part of I Want Candy. The lollies are paper pieced with various patterns from the My Mind's Eye Home photo mat pad and given a Diamond Glaze coating for some fun shine. Here's a close-up of that:



I framed the lollipops with a Tattered Angels Framed Fonts Glimmer Chip. Behind the frame is some old book paper, and then some paper pleated music paper is tucked behind the ribbon. All the edges have been heavily distressed, both with a distressing tool and some ivory acrylic paint.

And here's a look at the inside:



Thanks for visiting!

22 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Very YUMMY Amy, Lovin this so much.

Shelly said...

Wow! This is absolutely beautiful! I love all your details and the inside just knocks this one out of the park! Fabulous creation!!!

Linda aka backroads girl said...

Love your card for SFYTT! And I love that you often show the finished inside of your cards. I've been struggling, and I thought: AMY! She has great finished cards. You've given me some great ideas!

Hugs, Linda

Daniela said...

This is adorable!

Mimi H. said...

Beautiful card! love the layering of different patterns.

Leigh OBrien said...

This is jaw dropping, as usual, Amy! You never cease to amaze me with your creativity!

Merilee Lane, Where Life is But a Dream said...

Amy, another beautiful card. I love the colors you've used and the mix of text and music notes. The inside of your cards are always just as pretty as the outside. I love your work.

Lea L. said...

Ooooh...I am loving that stamp set! I may have to splurge and pick this one up!!

♥Lea

Kelly Lunceford said...

What a super sweet design! I Love your details...I know I always say that, but I really, really do!

Melody said...

I LOVE this!

Christi said...

OMG this is yummy!! I love everything about this!!

Jana Weaver said...

beautiful card Amy...love how you pleated the music paper on here!! Ok...off to design my card for the challenge!!

Eva said...

This is soooo very beautiful!!!! Adore the colors and papers you use and that ribbon is amazing!

Barbara said...

Simply gorgeous, as usual. Your details amaze me.

Amy Rohl said...

Sweet and gorgeous, inside and out, Amy! Love that frame, the pleated sheet music and the colors--so fresh!

StampOwl said...

Delicious looking card Amy ... love love love it

Michele Boyer said...

So very cute, Amy! I love the distressed edges and the frame!

NancyS said...

This is as adorable on the inside as the outside. Love how you incorporated the musical notes! You're terrific.

texasjodylynn said...

Beautiful! What a fun way to use this set!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Clever, sweet and gorgeous!! All in one package!! That's why I'm in constant awe of you!!

Kim said...

Gorgeous!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Too sweet Amy!!

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