Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tonight's the night & Day 5 of the MFTeasers!

Who's That Girl?

She's a Shop-a-holic!

...and speaking of shopping: Tonight's the night!
It's the release party & the Blog Hop and Shop too
(links are below, if you're curious)

MFT Baby Bump

If you'd like to see the other days, you can find them here:

1...Release Party & Blog Hop n Shop info
2...New & Nifty Mom & Baby Teaser sets for MFT
3...Details of this Baby Bump project

My Favorite Things release...

tonight in the MFT forum here on SCS.

The release parties with this gang are some fun, let me tell you. :-D
Hope to see you there!

...and the Blog Hop & Shop is tonight as well
at 10:00 PM EST here
on Kim's blog


New Baby & Mom sets:

  • Baby Bump (The image used here.)
  • Baby Bump additions
  • Clearly Sentimental About Babies
  • Clearly Sentimental About Mothers
These will be released, tonight with all the rest!
(Wednesday April 7th) in the MFT boutique here.


This set comes with THE most perfect sentiments
Like... "The baby made me do it" LOL

(You'll see them used brilliantly in the other Teasers by the MFT gals)
BUT...I just had 'cheat' and make up some silly
sayings that popped in my head:

MFT Baby Bump detail

"Shopping for 2" "Shopping & Popping"
"Shopping Day & Night" "Shopping 24-7"

To get the image on textured black, I did this stuff:
  1. Stamped a tiny text stamp on a Perfect Paper Panel in Versamark.
  2. Swiped black ink over it (to get ghosting) & heated it dry.
  3. Stamped the Baby Bump image over it in silver ink & embossed it.
  4. Coloured some areas with white marker (CTMH)-sidewalk, pants, arms.
  5. Paper pieced her shirt on white & shaded it with gray Copic.
  6. Paper pieced the bags (on cardstock stamped with a text stamp on it)
  7. Coloured the bags with Copics & dotted with a white Sakura Souffle pen (with Copic over it)
  8. Assembled everything & added silver metallic pen dots.

The MFT digi papers
are embroidered with pink knots
& faux stitched with silver pen:

MFT Baby Bump embroidered Simply Spring Houndstooth digital paper

The Houndstooth paper (from Simply Spring) printed awesomely
on the fast setting in gray scale (uses barely any ink) but I love the pattern.

(The grey is printed on white Sweet Tooth cardstock &
the black pattern is printed on gray cardstock.)

Colouring ribbon with Copic markers is a cheap trick that
I find extra fun. It not only lets you add a pattern if you want to, it also
stiffens the ribbon, so you can shape it into a perfect bow (!) GRIN :-D

This started out life as white Taffeta ribbon:

MFT Baby Bump - BOW coloured with Copics

It became pink polka dotted ribbon this way:
  1. Tied the bow (Just a basic bow.)
  2. Coloured it with a quick base of Sugared Almond Pink RV02.
  3. Shaped it (it gives you some working time if you colour reasonably quickly.)
  4. Added the dots in Rose Red R85 by drawing them on.
  5. Adhered it to the card (the center first & then the tails)
...and that's it!

Thanks so much for visiting.
Hope your day is filled with craftiness!


Maggie said...

ya got me singing the song in my head 'tonight's the night'
love ya
tanned Auntie

Virginia L. said...

I love your blog and your card!! So fun and creative! Thanks also for stopping by my blog!

Christina Fischer said...

Way cool, Mel!!! I love the layout and fun colors!

Barbara said...

What an awesomely FUN card!! Love your colors!

Melody said...

So fun and creative!

g said...

just awesome! i love the silver embossed image on the black/grey- way cool!

Mary Rose Gurica said...

hi Mel wish that was you lol nice work as usual,love Lady

Suzana said... beautiful and so creative!

Jana Weaver said...

So the colors, and those jewels!!

Dawn said...

can't believe alllll those knots!!
well, yes I cute!

hey...this isn't an announcement is it? teehee..move, new condo, new kitty.. teehee

Renee said...

i love this card. The colors are great. great job!!

Kerry J. said...

Love it!! So different and so perfect!

Allison said...

Long time, no blurf Ms. Mellie! Awesome creation as rocked the non-traditional colors for this one!