Welcome to this month's Release Countdown with My Favorite Things! You will find complete details each day on the MFT Blog, including how you can win prizes and full reveals of featured products.
This month we are getting spooky and so much more! I cannot wait to show you all the amazing products MFT has in store for the August release!
Look at these darling country-shabby images from this set called Trick or Treat! I have been using my colored pencils again and kind of stumbled across a pretty cool technique. I wanted to create a more solid background behind this scene I stamped with Hybrid Black Licorice ink. As I thought about my pencils and how waxy they are, I thought of a technique I did as a kiddo and as a teacher. When you watercolor over waxy crayons, it creates a resist. Why not with waxy pencils?! Check out the video tutorial below to see how this works!
Direct link: Color Pencil Resist Technique
Once I finished my image, I layered it onto a piece of Sour Apple cardstock. For the card base, I stamped Star Background with Sweet Tooth ink. A strip of Orange Fizz cardstock was added to the center. It was not really enough on its own, so I stamped it with the new Cheesecloth Background with Orange Fizz ink. Man, I just LOVE these images, the scene, and how the technique turned out!
Staying with the shabby look, I knew when I picked up this chalkboard easel from Michael's the other day, it would be perfect to use for a scene with Trick or Treat!
I stamped the sentiment and other images with an ink made for smooth surfaces. How cute is that!?!
Then I used Die-namics Trick or Treat to cut out the images from Smooth White cardstock. I colored them using colored pencils and Gamsol. Its not the fanciest color job, but its cute and works perfect for these images! I made another tutorial about how to use the Gamsol. Its brief, but shows you how easy it is!
Direct link for those that need it: Blending Color Pencils with Gamsol
There you have it! Another release is underway! I look forward to sharing a bunch of projects with you over the next week! Head over to the MFT Blog for all the details. I didn't even share HALF of what is being shown today! Go! :)
thanks for stopping by!
Supplies for Halloween Hello card:
Supplies for Chalkboard: