May 21, 2013

Creative Challenge - May Flowers

The MFT Design Team Creative Challenge is a monthly feature, where we are challenged to explore our creative side using a specific theme, product, or technique. 

This month, April Showers bring May Flowers!  Look forward to an assortment of flower-filled creations from today's participating designers.  Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for a list of all the designers who have a project to share with you today. 

I wanted to try pairing some mixed media products/techniques with clean and simple design - I had fun making my two cards for today!

Both my cards today feature the Mini Chicken Wire stencil and luscious MFT Felt. I combined some modelling paste with Making Memories paint in Cornflower Blue and spread it over the stencil with a spatula. I let these pieces dry overnight.

This card features the new Cheerful Blessings stamp set. I masked off the sentiments so I could stamp in two colours. This flower is the awesome Sunflower Die-namics.

Inside the card I have sponged over the stencil with Berrylicious ink and stamped a second sentiment.

My second card features the bold Western Sentiments stamp set. 

For this card I covered an entire panel with the modelling paste. I love the hint of pink showing through. The sentiment was stamped on the circle from Blueprints 3. I went back to basics for this card, using some of the very first flower Die-namics ever, the Rolled Flower and Mini Rolled Roses. I finished the card with some pearls.

Inside the card I've stenciled the pattern again, I just love being able to decide exactly where the sponging will allow the pattern to show.

Don't forget to stop by the MFT Blog for all the flowery goodness the DT have to share today!

Here are the wonderful My Favorite Things goodies I've used today:

Stamps: Cheerful Blessings, Western Sentiments (MFT Stamps) Paper: Pink Lemonade, Smooth White (MFT Cardstock) Ink: Premium Dye Ink in Hot fudge, Lemon Drop (MFT Stamps)  Dies: MFT Die-namics - Rolled Flower, Mini Rolled Roses, Fishtail Flags STAX, Blueprints 1, Blueprints 3 (MFT Stamps) Other: MFT Felt - Bubblegum, Sweet Tooth, Lemon Drop, Orange Fizz, Hot Fudge; Pearls, Corner Rounder Punch, Mini Chicken Wire Stencil (MFT) Modelling Paste, MM Paint in Cornflower Blue


  1. WOW!! LOVING these FUN cards!! I am a HUGE fan of the Felt Flowers SWOON!! I also really like your stenciling it looks so neat with that added texture!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  2. Loving these felt flowers!! Gorgeous cards!

  3. so cool and really pretty, Sarah. love the texture that modeling paste adds. your flowers are great, too.

  4. OOOOOH! Sarah, these are FANTASTIC! LOVE the layouts and the patterns you added with the stencils!!


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