MFT June Ingenious Inking DT Challenge - Compatible with Copics

June 23, 2015

Chances are, you loved coloring as a child. Chances are even greater, that you still love coloring as an adult. You may not make time for it anymore but we hope this month’s challenge changes that. Coloring is a relaxing and beautifully effective way of enhancing your stamped images. Not all inks are a great match for coloring but the MFT Hybrid Inks are a perfect companion to this technique.
It's NO secret that I LOVE coloring with Copics. My first choice of coloring medium is always Copics. LOL. So this month's challenge is pretty easy for me.;)

As some of you may already know, I usually use dark brown ink when I stamp an image to color, because I tend to choose soft colors for my coloring. It may not be a big difference, but I believe that this makes the colored image look softer and lighter.

For today's card I stamped the image, which is from Perfect Harmony set, with Chocolate Brown Hybrid ink. If I wanted to color her hair in grays and black, I would use Black Licorice Hybrid ink to stamp it. But this time I knew I would color it with light browns (as usual) to match her well with the other colors, Lemon Chiffon and Wild Wisteria.
I love that the MFT Hybrid inks dry fast and never cause bleeding when they are used with Copics. The colors are slightly less brilliant compared with the MFT Premium Dye inks, but I think there isn't a big difference. (See the photo above. I stamped the background patterns with Lemon Chiffon Hybrid ink and Grape Jelly Hybrid ink.)

Visit the MFT blog to see what the other DT members have come up with for today!

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MFT June Die-namics Design - Shape it Up

June 19, 2015

For this month's MFT Die-namics Design DT challenge we are featuring STAX Die-namics, especially the most elemental shapes - Circles, Ovals, Squares, and Rectangles.

I  love that MFT has a variety of stitched STAX - basic stitch, cross stitch, and zig zag stitch. For my card today I picked up the Cross-Stitch Square STAX and Cross-Stitch Rectangle STAX.

I used the smallest die from Cross-Stitch Square STAX to create a background for the newest PI girl, Tutu Cute.

She was colored with Copics and die-cut with the matching die.
The smaller rectangle panel was stamped with Lace Background in Insulation Pink and die-cut with Cross-Stitch Rectangle STAX. The larger rectangle panel was also stamped with Lace Background. I die-cut it with a stitched rectangle die from Blueprints 13 and matted it with a small scalloped rectangle panel which was die-cut using Blueprints 20.

Just wanted to show you a little shimmer on her dress I added using a Wink of Stella pen.:)

You'll find a list of the DT members participating today's challenge on the MFT blog. Hop around their blogs to get inspired by their creative use of MFT STAX Die-namics!

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WSC 233

June 17, 2015

Quickly popped in to share a card I made for this weeks MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge (WSC233).

I admit that I was totally inspired by Kay for this card. I Knead You stamp set, Build-able Blooms stamp set, and Concentric Circles Stencil. Without seeing THIS adorable card, I never thought of combining these ingredients.

Visit the MFT Challenge & Inspiration blog to see the original sketch and challenge details. You'll also see the gorgeous and creative projects that the MFT Challenge team have come up with! I'm amazed by their creative and innovative take on the sketches EVERY week!

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