Sunday, July 12, 2015

MFT Sketch Challenge #236

Happy Sunday! I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. This past week was a bit busy with a mess of doctors appointments. I try to do my major once a year visits in the summer because during the school year it is so hard to get there.

I have been trying to straighten up my craft room but I have to tell you, how do you purge? I just cannot do it. I see all these people put up their stuff for sale but every time I put a pile a side, I wind up taking one thing out, then another, and another...until nothing is left to give away. I do tend to use certain stamp sets over and over but then I go back and pull others out for sentiments that I like etc... I am lucky enough to have a whole room but I do not use the space to my advantage. Anyone want to come over and help me clean? What I put aside, you can take and then I won't be able to second guess myself!

Another thing I have been playing around with this week is my Zig watercolor markers. I can admit that I am NOT the best at using them and it will be a large learning curve for me. One of the images I used to color them with is from My Favorite Things "Penguins in Paradise" stamp set. I decided to use the image for MFT's Sketch Challenge #236.

I originally stamped a different image to paint but because I was impatient with drying time, the colors ran into each other and so I started painting this image instead. I used distress ink on the background to create a "sky" and some "sand" to make the penguin a bit more grounded.

I cut the image out with an MFT pierced circle die when everything was dry and put it aside. I then embossed and die cut a piece of PTI Hawaiian Shore's card stock and layered it onto a top folding A2 card that I created out of MFT Berrylicious card stock. Next I die cut a piece of white card stock and stamped a sentiment from the same stamp set. I adhered that into the middle of the card to match the placement from the sketch.

Next I adhered the banner that I cut out of patterned acetate. I thought the pink polka dots would look good with the penguins cheeks.

Using foam adhesive, I adhered the circle over the banner and then added the sequins. My last step was to cover the floaty in clear Wink of Stella and cover it with Glossy Accents. I think this penguin is so cute!!

I will continue to experiment with the Zig Clean markers, as well as pull out some of my other painting mediums to try. I have to admit that I am not great at "experimenting" though. I only get to spend so much time crafting and hate when my projects do not come out. Am I the only one?

I appreciate you taking the time to stop by my blog today. I hope you have a great night!!