Monday, December 17, 2012

MFT Creative Challenge

The MFT Design Team Creative Challenge is a monthly feature, where we are challenged to explore our creative side using a specific theme, product, or technique. This month, we were challenged to do some background building using our MFT Stamps and Die-namics.  Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for a list of all participating designers who have a project to share with you today.

Background building.....hmmm, quite the challenge for someone who is used to using all the pretty patterned papers that are out there...but this project is pure stampiness!

There are some step by step photos at the bottom of this post to help with explanations. I decided to do something light and pretty today. I pulled out my Inspired by Butterflies set and thought it would be fun to ink them in a new way.

I airbrushed glossy paper and added the background pattern by stamping the graph paper notes stamp with copic blender solution. I then inked up my butterfly directly with my copic markers and then misted my stamp with blender solution and then stamped.

Here is a shot of the inside of the card. I misted my stamp again with blender solution and did "second time stamping" for the inside so that it would be lighter.
Here is a close shot of the ornament. This is ceramic and non porous. I stamped the graph and butterfly in the same manner as I did on the glossy card. To create the area for the sentiment, I simply went in with my water pen filled with blender and dabbed out this center area. I like how it sort of frames the sentiment.
To make this dazzling edge....I used my X-press it high tac tape and sprinkled glitter over the surface. Pretty!
So here are a few step outs. I started with blank glossy paper and airbrushed a coating of both G20 and G21.
I poured some copic blender solution into a misting bottle and misted the graph paper stamp and then applied it to my glossy. I was left with the graph paper pattern resist.
These are the copic colors I used to color up my butterfly. It doesn't matter if the ink dries so there is no hurry in coloring.
Wet the ink by misting it with blender before stamping. This will give a soft (impressionistic) look to the stamp.
I decided to double stamp the sentiment, first in white and then in espresso. This adds nice dimension.

I hope this inspires you to get a little inky today! I'm off to check out what the other girls have created!

Enjoy your day!

Stamps: Inspired by Butterflies, Graph Paper Notes (My Favorite Things) Ink: Espresso Truffle Memento Ink (Tsukineko), Snow Cap Adirondack Pigment ink (Ranger) Paper:Kraft (MFT), Solar White (Neenah), Glossy White (Ranger) Accessories: Medium Leafy Flourish, Royal Rose, Mini Rolled Roses Die-namics (MFT), Markers, Airbrush System, Blender Solution (Copic), Waterpen, Pleated Ribbon (Melissa Frances)


Jenny said...

this is really neat and so different!! I totally want to try this now! thanks for the inspiration :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Stunning projects Sherrie! Love the beautiful ornament! You make me want to dust off that Copic air compressor! Happy Holidays!

Lisa H. said...

oh, wow! THIS is stunning. love the colors and what a cool techniue. You do magic with those markers :)

Casandra Bennett said...

I needed to see some fresh color...been working with red and green too long. :) Love those rolled roses with the green sparkles and that flourish, but of course the true beauty of your projects are the gorgeous stamped butterflies.

Cindi Flass said...

Wow these are gorgeous! I love the colors and technique you used. The ornament came out stunning!

Barbara said...

BEAUTIFULLY done, Sherrie!

Queen Mary said...

Sherrie, thanks for sharing this technique! I am not a copic queen - just a wanna be princess so far, but I love the idea of using the colorless blender with a stamp! LOVE IT!! And such beautiful creations!

Karen Motz said...

Gorgeous! I love how you stamped with blender solution for the grid. Cool technique!

thebridgeamit said...

i really enjoyed this post as well. what a great technique! what a beautiful project!

Tonya said...

These are so beautiful!