It’s time to get your sketch on. I adore sketch challenges and that’s why every week (if at all possible) I love creating along with the MFT Stamps Sketch Challenge. It’s hosted on the Card Challenges Blog and every Wednesday there is an awesome sketch layout to inspire you. Sketches are a wonderful jump start to creativity and a challenge is always a great way to get your creative time started. There’s nothing worse than staring at your desk not knowing what you want to make.
This week’s MFT Stamps sketch is #MFTWSC280. There’s fun layers and details on this very symmetrical design. I’ve paired it up with some sweet die cuts, stamps and a great pop of color. I hope you’ll join in the challenge for some creative time! You can find all the details here on the MFT Challenge Blog.
I’ve paired up two background stamps on this design to add lots of fun pattern to it. Mixing and matching stamps is just like mixing and matching patterned paper. Changing the scale of the print keeps things from looking too busy.
When mixing and matching patterned paper, I often look for colors that go together or have some of each of the colors in them. This is easy within a paper line. With stamps it’s a little bit different. I find that by stamping both patterns onto white cardstock, the white background of each makes them work together easily.
In this case, the Myriad Dot Background is stamped in Red Hot Dye Ink and the Lace Background is stamped in Cotton Candy. It’s a sweet mix of a patterns and color. The sentiment is also die cut from Red Hot card stock using the Hello There Die-namics.
To add another pop of color to this design I’ve pulled out some Banana Split cardstock and die cut some rolled roses using the Rolled Scalloped Rose Die-namics. I absolutely adore this die as it’s perfect for making floral embellishments in any color! It looks great paired up with the Layered Leaves Die-namics and I’ve die cut them here in white. Leaves do NOT always have to be green! They also look great worked into the color combo. Check out different floral fabrics you may have or see. Once you start looking for this design feature, you’ll notice it more and more.
While you’ll find the sketch challenge on the MFT Card Challenges Blog, I’ve also added in my color combo here for you to use or Pin if you wish. It’s bright and sweet and a very Primary color combo. It really makes me think of vintage fabrics.
You can find all the supplies used listed and linked below for your convenience. I hope you find some time to get sketchy! There’s always a chance to win something fab! Don’t forget, details and inspiration are here on the MFT Challenge Blog.