Sunday, November 11, 2012

MFT Teasers-Day 5

** please see my previous post for this week's CR84FN Challenge**

We are on day 5 of the November My Favorite Things teasers. Today is the à la mode preview. We took a short break with these girlies and I'm happy to see them back in the their holiday best! Two sets releasing this month: Sparkling Season & You Shine! Makes me Happy!!!
Up first is the YOU SHINE  ALM.  I used Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch to show her off.



 I used some Basic Grey holiday papers and pieced up her sweater with a polka dotted print.  The rest of her was colored up with Copics. Each light bulb was topped with some Crystal Effects. Love the realistic shine it gives them. 

I cut out an oval (Oval Stax 1 & 2) and matted her on to a larger oval Die-namics in PAVER RED CS.  The card base is Sweet Tooth and then I used Hot Fudge to matt the other layers. 


I accented her with a FISHTAIL FLAGS STAX  (original and Layers). Then tucked in a LET IS SNOW snowflake and a star from STAR STAX DIE-NAMICS.  The star was a great spot to add my sentiment. To pull out a little more of the deep, rich red, I tied on a PAVER RED BUTTON with some Twine. 

 Up next is my second ALM card, but this time I used the SPARKLING SEASON STAMP SET

Have you played along with this month's Guest Designer Contest??? There is still time to play.   You can read all about it HERE. 

This is the sketch for this month's Challenge:

And Here is my card. I have had this idea in my head for weeks.  It was nice to finally let it come out and play ;) 
ETA:
Following the sketch, I used the PEEK A BOO SQUARED DIE-NAMICS, pieced up with different holiday papers for the different circles. Pretty quick to do, thanks to this Die-namics. 



 I stamped her on to x-press blending card stock and colored her with copics. After some self-teaching, practice,  and reading  up on some coloring tips from the newest Copic Coloring magazine, I have been really working on shading and hair techniques. I think I am getting better.




I did piece up the ornament and gave it a touch of sparkle with a red rhinestone. Paper is Authentique-Festive. 


 I gave the sentiment a little wave by bending up the ends and placing a double layer of dimensionals in the middle. The SENTIMENT STRIPS DIE-NAMICS  was the perfect size for this sentiment. I stamped the words with MFT WILD CHERRY INK and sponged the edges with the MFT JELLYBEAN GREEN INK

Here is the finished inside of my card. I added another sentiment from the set, stamped again in MFT WILD CHERRY INK and added a few holly leaves from the cool new JUMBO STOCKING DIE-NAMICS. A  few red rhinestones to make it sparkle!


Here are the details about the upcoming release:
  • You can attend the New Release Party on November 13 from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can WIN PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on November 13 at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is going on now!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics.
  • If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW.  Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily.  The winners will be posted on November 13 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.

36 comments:

Pauline said...

These are all great fun Christmas cards! I love the festive colours and sweet images!

Gypsy 2 said...

The colours you chose were perfect for beautiful festive cards.Love them!

Liz said...

Great paper piecing n coloring love it all

Alina said...

Wonderful card!

Monique1971 said...

Love the festive papers and colors. And those stamps are so cute!!!

TaraG said...

Oh both cards are just gorgeous, Lisa! The You Shine girl is colouring to perfection! Love the Sparkling Season girl too and the beautiful layout on that card...GORGEOUS!!!!
Hugs,t

jonim52 said...

Both cards are super cute! Love the lightbulbs!

Jennifer Scull said...

oh how I love the festive fun of your cards! :)

Cindi Flass said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the papers.

Casandra Bennett said...

Beautiful cards. I especially love the design of the first one and the way the lights look like they are shining for real.

wendy said...

really fun and festive Lisa!

Debbie Carriere said...

Beautiful cards, Lisa!! Love the shiny bulbs!

Wendy said...

LISA!!! These are amazing!

fawn said...

lovely cards!!! fun christmas colors

Tracey said...

These are both beautiful!! Love your cards!!

Mary Gillmarten said...

Fun card! Love the one you did with the sketch!

BethieJ said...

Both cards are FABULOUS!!!! Such CUTE images!!!
Have a GREAT day!

Karen Motz said...

These are both so pretty!

Angel said...

so VERY pretty! love them both!!!

Deborah Frings said...

Love the Christmas lights and the glossy accent - super sweet card. Love the big gingham bow on the other card. Super!

Kimberly S. said...

BEAUTIFUL cards!! I love the layout you did on both of them, and the papers you used are gorgeous!!

Alina said...

two very pretty cards, Lisa!

scrappingnana said...

Beautiful cards. Love the colors of each one and the shiny bulbs. The new ala mode images are adorable. TFS

Angie said...

Wow!!!! Gorgeous cards!!! Oh my!!! I do love your 2nd one!!! Both are so sweet, I am just a little more partial to the 2nd ALM.

Shari said...

Lisa, both cards are wonderful! Love the papers you chose and all those beautiful layers!

Hugs;
Shari

zehra said...

Gorgeous cards, lively work

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh what sweet cards Lisa! Great job with all the paper piecing!

Golda said...

Very pretty!

Amber Milone said...

Such sweet cards! I really love the christmas papers!

starqueen said...

Hi Lisa,
Two beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing!

Memories 2 Keepsakes said...

Love both of your cards! Super adorable. I can't wait to get these stamps!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

So super cute, I love this!

Larissa Heskett said...

These are BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE this FUN stamp!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Caroline said...

Great cards! I can't decide which a la mode I like the best...I think I'll have to get them both!

Jan Garber said...

Two adorable cards and your coloring is terrific!

Kelly Braund said...

So cute!