Monday, January 11, 2010

My Favorite Mondays

Since I'm totally getting back into my My Favorite Things stamps, I decided to start making Monday s MFT Mondays! I should have something created with the awesome sketch Frances made for last week's Wednesday stamp club, but I haven't finished that yet, so instead I'm sharing the project I made for the most recent MFT Guest Designer contest.The challenge was to take inspiration from new years and make something that sparkled. I decided to make a gift out of some glitter, and top it off with the mushroom topper and then make a matching card. I so love this little fairy girl, and I really loved paper piecing her dress with this gorgeous Basic Grey Bittersweet paper I recently purchased. I used a diferent pattern from the Bittersweet pack for the mushroom and a layer on the card. I also added some glittered garnishes to make dots on the mushroom...love those things!!For the sewing on the card base, I tried to use my old machine, but it just isn't working nowadays...so I used it to punch the holes (wow was that ever faster than using my paper piercer!!) and then I hand stitched the thread through. I used a scallop edge punch on some chocolate chip cardstock to layer under the bittersweet designer paper, and for even more sparkle, I added a self-adhesive rhinestone to each "bump."For the main image, she is of course colored with my copic markers, and then I cut her out with one of my new nestie label sets. LOVE this shape!! After piecing her dress, I added some sparkle to her wings and wand with my spica clear glitter pen. I just love these sweet little Pure Innocence sets - they are SOOO much fun to color and dress. Can't wait for my latest order to arrive with all the newest little sweeties!!Speaking of MFT - did you all see the AMAZING card Jody made with the new Pure Innocence Whee stamp?? The one where the little girl actually swings in her tree?? Wasn't that amazing? Well, she created a tutorial for us all so we can make one too! I can't wait to try it out myself, but you all should go take a look and try it for yourself as well (and perhaps win the card for yourself - but I'm hoping to do that!!)

4 comments:

  1. What a gift...love the idea! And that paper pieced dress and coloring...you rock Jana!

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  2. This is beautiful!! I love that ribbon!

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  3. What a clever gift idea!! Super cute!

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  4. Precious!! I love the gift idea!

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