Monday, January 21, 2013

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 create with our Circle STAX. Be sure to check out the MFT Blog for a list of all participating designers who have a project to share with you today.
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There are so many creative things you can do with circles! I thought it would be fun to do a little birthday banner and matching card.

This was so fun to create using both sets of Circle STAX from MFT!

I could dangle this banner it is on my daughters light fixture in her bedroom.

This banner is sewn together....really simple way to create this....shown below :)
Here is a combination of STAX 1 and STAX 2 to make it so that I only needed a couple passes through my machine to cut all the circles I needed for my banner.
See them all cut! Double sided patterned paper works the best...these are some papers from an Echo Park pad I have.
Sewing is simple! Just sew and as you get to the end of one circle then lay down the next need to stop or back stitch.
I stamped little Birthday Girl on X-press it blending card with Memento "Espresso Truffle" ink.

Here is a little close up of my circle STAX sweet! Some are flat and a few of the front ones are popped up on foam tape.
A look at the inside. I curled the sentiment on the block to go around the shape of the balloon and paper pieced a small scrap of patterned paper.

Below is a close up of the coloring and you can see how I attached the twine.
Copic colors:
Skin (E000,01,11,33, BV31,R20)
Hair (Y11,21,26 and E33)
Dress and shoes (R30,32)
Ground/grass (YG03,61,63,67,blender)


Monique1971 said...

She looks so cute with all these balloons!

wendy said...

fun fun fun

Michele Boyer said...

SO cute, Sherrie! The extra banner is adorable!!

TaraG said...

OMGosh, SUPER cute, Sherrie! Love your gorgeous colouring and making the balloons with the Circle STAX is such a great idea! LOVE the circle banner!

Winnie said...

She is darling! I had to Pin her. Love the balloons and how you colored her. I wish I could sew!

Melody said...

Sweet, fun card Sherrie! And I love the circle banner idea.

Leslie said...

Gorgeous! The card, the banner, just lovely!!!

Alina said...

lovely ideas, Sherrie!

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Michele said...

Love your card! Your coloring is always perfection! Love the circle garland too!

jana said...

This is so darling!

Carolyn Peeler said...

I LOVE this card Sherrie. So adorable. I pinned it ☺

Laura M. said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing :)