Monday, June 13, 2011

MFT Creative Challenge!

MFT is working harder than ever to inspire you, and we have come up with something we think you'll really enjoy. Our Design Team Creative Challenge is a new monthly feature, where we challenge our design team to explore their creative side using a specific theme, product or technique. 


This month, we've all been challenged to paint!  Visit Kim's Blog for a full list of designers that have taken up the challenge!


Here is the card I created...




I used the Pink Paisley Butterfly Garden papers and MFT's Pure Innocence Blooming Good Day stamp set. Is she not adorable? I mean, I say that all the time right... but seriously, is she not?! hehe! I colored her up with my Copic markers and paper pieced her dress. I layered her on top of a Dizzy Doily I cut out in cream cardstock. The sentiment is stamped on one of the fishtail banners included in the First Award Ribbon Dies-namics set. All the edges are distressed in Vintage Photo Ranger Distress Ink for a shabby look. I replaced the flower with a pink mini Iamroses flower from my stash... in fact, I created a whole garden of flowers for PI girl using flowers from my stash and MFT's Rolled Flower, one of my all-time favorite Die-namics! I also popped in a few butterflies from the Butterflies Die-namics.


Now, how did I incorporate paint onto my project? See the little picket fence and the heart? Both are little wooden pieces that I distressed using Acrylic paints and Crackle Medium to give both a worn look.


Click HERE to watch my video on how to achieve this crackle, worn look. I hope you give it a whirl on your next project, it's super fun!


More pics...


close-up...




at an angle...


Inside my card, I just stamped PI girl again, included a sentiment from the Pure Innocence Rose stamp set. I cut out the birdcage from the Butterfly Garden paper collection for use on another project, but thought I'd pop it inside this card. :-)


Now don't forget to check out Kim's blog to see what the other MFT designers whipped up for today's Creative Challenge!

hugs!






  (*I used the little heart from the Notched Tag set)

27 comments:

Stephanie said...

aaa!! :) I adore this card.. really super cute special! :) love it

Gabby said...

This card is absolutely fabulous! Love every design element. The crackled fence and heart is rad and I love all the flowers ... the coloring of the image ... the inside ... just fabulous! :)

mforquer said...

OH MY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GORGEOUS - enough SAID!
hugs,
M

Melody said...

I knew you would do something wonderful!! Love all the pretty details!

StampOwl said...

love your crackled pieces on this Arlene

Karen Motz said...

That painted fence is adorable and all those flowers are gorgeous!!!

Helen said...

So cute! A great card.

Erin Smetak said...

Beautiful scene you've created! LOVE the picket fence!

Megan said...

Arlene, this is totally cute! The paint gives it the perfect amount of distress!

bsmagalotti said...

Gorgeous card Arlene.

Lisa H. said...

beeeeeautiful! looove the crackle paint, it's perfect on the fence posts.

carold said...

Really cute card.

Lacee broyles said...

This is super duper cute!!!! Lovin that picket fence and your crackle work!!!

sunnysideup/doreensng said...

Wow Arlene,Love the garden ! and the crackle heart and fence.Another lovey card!
hugs
Doreen

Rina said...

love all the textures and the color AR, and i love your super duper coloring too <3

Kim said...

That is just beautiful Arlene!

Chelsea said...

So cute!!

dani.beckman said...

So much to love on this card... How can I possibly pick my favorite part... The adorable girl, the flowers she is watering, the butterflies dancing around, the curled wires, the list goes on and on!!!! The crackle fence is awesome too.... And..... Well, I'm going to run out of room.....

gburgo said...

beautiful card!!

Lily55 said...

love the card, and how you did the interior -- i'll have to remember that technique of repeating the stamp but without the color. thanks so much.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

What a BEAUTIFUL garden Arlene! I knew I would be blown away when I arrived here and I was right! GORGEOUS!

texasjodylynn said...

Super cute! I love your crackle accents!

Mahmood Ali said...

Amazing!!! such a beautiful cards i like it because of its designing and color combination...
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Roberta said...

WOW how nice! TFS

Bonnie P said...

Love the way you put so many things together. Very pretty.

Jo said...

she totally looks like she's watering the plants =)

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is so amazing!!

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