Tuesday, November 5, 2013

My Favorite Things November Release Countdown Day 1

It's a happy day today! I have been keeping a secret and now I can share! This month I am guest designing for My Favorite Things! EEEE! I am so, so, so excited! MFT has beautiful stamps, and dies, and ink, and cardstock, and lots of other goodies! They always hit it out of the park each month with their releases, and let me tell you, I am one lucky girl because I get to play with it all, and share it with you! A huge thank you to Kim and her team for inviting me! Its an honor and you are all fantastic to work with!

MFT Nov Preview Warm Winter by Kimberly Crawford

Today I used this adorable image from Pure Innocence called "Warm Winter." These images are precious and I could not wait to color her!

See the shaped card base? I created that using Die-namics Blueprints 9. Blueprints die sets are incredibly clever. Its an entire set of dies that can create cards based on digital sketches that you receive with the dies. How cool is that? Instant card. But also a lot of dies to be creative with! This large tag will be getting a lot of use!

MFT Nov Preview Warm Winter cu 1 by Kimberly Crawford

I also used the cute scalloped border (trimmed from a larger image) and the stitched-edge rectangle from Die-namics Blueprints 9. Perfect card sized elements. Brilliant!

MFT Nov Preview Warm Winter cu 4 by Kimberly Crawford

And now for the coloring. Normally I would grab my Copic markers and go to town. But today, after I grabbed my patterned paper (Fancy Pants Happy Go Lucky) and looked down at my inks, I decided to watercolor. Its easy to do. Simply press your ink pads into a craft mat. Spritz with water and apply the color with a paint brush. Add more water for softer color. And be sure and use watercolor paper for this technique.

Tip: To create the peach color for her face, I mixed MFT Orange Fizz and Wild Cherry with a lot of water.

MFT Nov Preview Warm Winter cu 3 by Kimberly Crawford

Here she is, all colored. Man, I love these images!

Please be sure to head over to the MFT blog for direct links to each of the fabulous designers, more examples, and details regarding the November release. Oh, and did I mention, prizes?!!

I will be back often with more projects to share! thanks for stopping by!

~kimberly


Supplies:
Stamps-MFT Pure Innocence (Warm Winter) Available Nov. 12
Dies-MFT Die-namics Blueprints 9 Available Nov. 12


30 comments:

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMG that is big news! Congrat's!!! This is so adorable.

Jackie Pedro said...

Welcome, Kim! I'm so excited you're joining us this month! You started off with a home run! This is adorable!

Sherrie said...

So happy you are with us! Love your project.....coloured beautifully!

Tammy H said...

Adorable little winter image. Love the plaid background as well.

Cyndi said...

I am looking forward to seeing more of your work this week; love your watercolor technique. Congrats for joining the DT this month!

Lucy said...

Wow! Very adorable card and congrats on being guest designer! I love MFT's dies and stamps and all of their coordinating items. I'd love to win some!

Tracey said...

Congrats on guesting with MFT!! Love your card! So adorable!!

Elizabeth Garcia said...

Such a cute tag card. Great coloring technique.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

WOOHOO!!!!! You know I love your work, my friend! I love the new Blueprints and the cute little scallop across the bottom. EXCELLENT work. Can't wait to see the rest of the week!!

Tricia

Wendy said...

Way to go Kim! This is darling!

joy said...

Love this cute card - that is such a cute PI image! Thanks for the tip on mixing colors for the cheeks!

wendy said...

fabulous painting..lovely tag!

JoAnn said...

Love how you colored the adorable PI image, and used the Blueprints Die-namics for your tag shaped card. Great new products. TFS

designermc said...

Congrats on your GDT. Great die set, looks like a must have. Miss running into you. Hope all is well.
Nancy

Amy Rohl said...

Kim!!! Aack, this is just adorable, and I'm so excited to try the watercolor technic using ink pads - you are so clever and generous in sharing all of your tips and tricks! So glad you're playing along with MFT!

Colleen said...

She is so cute! Great job on the water coloring too, super cute card.

Kari V. said...

Love that watercolor technique! Looks fantastic!

F said...

Tooo cute! Love how you water colored it!

Marsha said...

So cute. Darling new image. Lovely card.

Michele Boyer said...

So VERY cute! I love the watercoloring!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous work, love the new PI!

Mona Pendleton said...

Adorable project Kimberly! Great to have you joining along this month with MFT :)

Cindi Flass said...

Adorable! I love your coloring.

Joan V said...

Oh my, this is so darling. Love it. Congrats on being guest designer.

Janelle said...

Love your choice of color combination. So cute!

Cynthia Clark said...

Congrats, Kim! I love this stamp.

Sherilin said...

Love the watercolor technique...and the tag card is adorable!

Felicia - Scrapper in the Making said...

WOWZA! Love that Plaid Background and your Water coloring My Friend is Gorgeous!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVE your gorgeous coloring on this!

Heidi Blankenship said...

Hey Girl! What a cute card! Congrats on your GDT spot--very cool! I have been taking a look around your blog and I love the projects you have been creating!! LOVE the little house/basket--so cute! Hope all is well with you! Hugs♥