Thursday, January 13, 2022

mft's color challenge 181

How do you find your creative mojo when it goes missing?

I just joined the MFT design team and decided to play along with their sketch challenge yesterday (see more on that here). It was so much fun that I decided to play along with today's color challenge...and I think I'm hooked on challenges!

I've never really tried doing challenges before but one thing I have always done to jumpstart my creativity is to limit my supplies in some way. Doing the MFT challenges is even better because they have already given you the guidelines!

Here is the palette for this challenge...

These colors are just perfect for Valentine's Day and this is what I made...

For this card I created a DIY stencil by die cutting the MFT Heartfelt Love die from a scrap of cardstock.

I used the stencil with MFT's pink & cherry inks to create an ombre love background. 

And while I have a tendency to just eyeball things, I wanted this pattern to be as clean & symmetrical as possible so I started by measuring & drawing a line across the middle. Then I made a line 1/8" above that and used that as the place to start my stenciling. I separated each line of loves by putting 1/8" between the top of the previous love & the bottom of the next one. Am I making any sense? LOL! Next time I'll just make a video.

After stamping, coloring & die cutting the kitty (which I colored with T1, T2 & T4 gray Copics because they match MFT Gravel Gray), I made an extra little slit in his tail to fit in the embossed sentiment strip.

A few black hearts and some faux ink splatter with a marker and ta-da!

MFT Supplies Used:

Wanna learn more about MFT's color challenge? Pop over to their blog!

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