We’re moving on with Day 2 of previews of My Favorite Things June 5 release! Today we’re sharing samples using Inspired by Travel and Fred Bear and The Pinwheel.
Obviously, I went with the bear. On the actual stamp, Fred is holding a pinwheel. But I chose instead to make my own. I used a small square from Square STAX, cut from each corner toward the center (but not all the way into the center), bent in every other piece and added a brad.
I used Square STAX for the focal square as well as the matting. Having both sets (1 & 2) provides the perfect amount of layering! Along the bottom of the dark teal panel, I placed a strip of our new Notched Border. And I used layers of Flower Trio to create the flowers.
After stamping the sentiment onto a Fishtail Flag, I trimmed the left edge to a tag shape and inserted the string, tucking both ends through holes punched above and below Fred’s hand.
On the inside, I used a sentiment from Fred Bear in Flight.
Since I’ve had quite a few questions on how I color Fred, I thought I’d take this chance to show you. You can click on the photos to see a larger pic.
When I color fur, I “dob” on the color using the side of my marker. Looking at the photos, you’ll see the rectangular “dots.” I don’t use the tip of my marker nor do I color in a sweeping or circular motion (on any part of the image). Using the side of the marker creates texture, and the color goes on fairly quickly.
Note: In the fifth photo, when I say “Blend E35 edges with E33” I mean to add more dots of E33 along the edges of the E35 dots.
Left to right, next row, left to right… (in case it isn’t clear) 😉
Here are the details about the upcoming release:
- You can attend the New Release Party on June 5th from 8-10 PM EST here in the MFT forum where you can enjoy fun, games and PRIZES!
- The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, will take place June 5th at 10 p.m. EST. You’ll find all the newest products here at release time.
- The guest designer contest is ON! Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
- Teaser prizes continue so be sure to leave comments as you look! You can find direct links to all participating DT HERE. Each day, two prize vouchers are held by two members of our design team. You’ll have all week to comment on each of the posts and all winners will be posted on Kim’s blog on Tuesday, June 5th around 7:30pm.
I’ll be back tomorrow with Day 3 of previews! Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: MFT “Fred Bear and the Pinwheel” and “Fred Bear in Flight” Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Tangelo Paper: MFT Tangy Orange Replenishments, X Press It Blending Card, Bo Bunny “Hello Sunshine” (6×6) Accessories: Copic markers (E31, E33, E35, R20, YR31, C00, C1, BG10, YR09-string), MFT Square STAX, Fishtail Flags STAX, Flower Trio and Notched Border Die-namics, string, brads, foam tape. Finished size 5″ x 5″.