Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Feeling Funky! **MFT HOP AROUND THE BLOCK**

Hello and welcome to another MFT "Hop Around the Block"!! If you have just happened onto my blog - pop on over to Kim's blog and start the blog hop from there - trust me - you won't be disappointed!!! ;) This is an exciting release as we are introducing a new illustrator to the already talent-packed MFT Presents line...so without further ado....MFT proudly presents...Sara Williams!! For those of you who do not know - Sara is the sister of our very own Susan Liles - what a talented family that is, huh?? There are 2 new sets being released today - 2 GORGEOUS flower-y sets by Sara - "Funky Flowers" and "Spring Sprouts". This first card I have for you today uses the "Funky Flowers" set - this set is wonderful for making beautiful flower images - it comes with lots of different blooms, stems and vases so you can make your own gorgeous flower arrangements. I did a bit of masking using Eclipse Masking Tape to make my arrangement - Susan has a wonderful masking tutorial for today's installement of HTDT? over on the MFT forum at SCS in case you were wondering to yourself "how did we do that?" - LOL! My image was colored in with Copics - which leads me to a bit of another sneak-y peek-y for you...check this out...
Here's a close-up of the image - I did this image with layers upon layers of Copic ink and not a brush stroke in site - hmmmm...must be the AMAZING blendability of an awesome new coloring paper I've recently been introduced too...it's a beautiful 130 lb. cardstock and let me tell you - Copics blend like buttah on this stuff!! I did the vase on this image with 3 layers of color plus the Colorless blender to get that transparent vase look and not only is there not a brush stroke to be found - but the color didn't "fan" out either - check out how clean and crisp my ink black outline still is. It doesn't bleed thru the back of the cardstock either - it absorbs the ink perfectly!! So how can you get your hands on some of this awesome cardstock?? Well - all I can tell you is to stay tuned - it will be made available soon on the MFT site - ohhh...and I forgot to tell you the best part - it will be available in paks of pre-cut A2 sized coloring panels - how cool is that?? Keep your eyes peeled for this paper - you're gonna LOVE it!!!

A couple of other bits of info about the card above - the big flower behind the image was done using my circle nesties. The orange striped paper is from the Stephanie Fizer Fall Digi Paper pak from MFT and the sentitment is from the MFT "Sassy Sayings" set - isn't that font perfect for these funky flowers??

I've got one more card to share with you before you go - this card was done with the new "Spring Sprouts" set - aren't they adorable?? And check out that sentiment from the set - SO cute!! I decided to stay bright and funky with this set as well - wouldn't this be a fun card to give to a little someone - maybe after like a preschool or Kindergarten graduation?? The flowers are all from this set - colored again with Copics on that amazing new MFT coloring paper. The patterned paper on this card is from the DCWV Grade School Stack - for the background - I pieced 1 in squares together on a piece of 4X5 white cardstock - trimmed it down to the size I needed for my card front and then machine stitched at all the "seams". I wanted something to go under the main image - serached and searched for some funky ribbon - didn't have any that matched - so I opted for a strip of pleated paper - Amy did an awesome HTDT? tutorial on paper pleating last week and I am totally hooked!! I needed a super-strong adhesive to adhere all those layers of cardstock to that paper pleat - so I tried out some of my new Helmar Premium Craft glue and it worked perfect - and lucky enough - I managed NOT to glue my fingertips together in the process - LOL!!

Thanks SO much for stopping by - sorry to keep you so long - I'm just super-excited by all this great new stuff - continue on your journey today by hopping over to the SUPER talented Paula's blog for some amazing eye candy!! Enjoy!!

25 comments:

Becky said...

This is beautiful.. You coloring is awesome.

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

2 really beautiful cards. love your color combos.

StampOwl said...

love them both Candice ... I think we have been channeling a little hehe ... you will see next week ;)

Sara said...

That is WAY TOO COOL how you used the vase swirls for stems!!! And that big flower you made is absolutely fabulous!!!! I'm loving this blog hop!!!!!

Kelli said...

AAARGGH!!!! I JUST received THREE packs of paper from ANOTHER site that is "THE" paper for copics, well perhaps I can sell it cuz I KNOW I'm gettin this stuff... I swear you guys could sell me snake oil if you told me it'd make me a pro color-er.... LOL

Kerry J. said...

Love the cards Candice!! Love your big flower on the first one and your paper pleating on the second. And if you LOVE the new paper, I am so getting it!!

Rebecca said...

I love the flower and the paper pleating!! These are both so cute!

StampinCathy said...

Wow your cards are just breath taking. I just love the colors and details you added to both your cards. Thanks for this inspiring eye candy.

Aunt T said...

Wow - both cards are gorgeous. I love them both and yes, I am ordering the bundle as soon as I finish up the blog hop :)

Teresa

JenMarie said...

Oh wow, gorgeous creations!

Karen said...

Beautiful!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the colours on the first one and the patchwork on the second!!

Shannon said...

Beautiful card!!!!! I love the DP and the colors.

shel9999 said...

Your cards are always so cute, so perfect! Your coloring...always amazing!

JessicaK said...

Wow. In awe of the coloring on the flowers and vase with these cards.

JessicaK said...

Wow. In awe of the coloring on the flowers and vase with these cards.

Susan said...

What cute cards. Love the idea of putting the bigger flower behind the others.

Christina Fischer said...

Gorgeous cards, Candice!! The colors and details are fantastic, and your coloring is beautiful as usual! :)

paulatracy66 said...

Candace!! sistah, do you love the orange color as much as I do?? It seems like it and both cards rock!

Cindy Haffner said...

Perfect, ewxcellent job.

Amy Sheffer said...

Love these, Candice! The flower stems on the first are so fun and funky, along with the big flower and the raffia! And the second - so bright and cheerful! I'm hooked on that paper pleating now, too - I can't stop! Yours looks awesome!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Absolutely delightful -- both of 'em! Great job, Candice!!!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Wow, both of your cards are amazing! Your designs are so cool and your coloring is fantastic! God Bless!

Angella

jeannen2 said...

Very nice cards! Love the coloring! TFS! Jeannie

texasjodylynn said...

Gorgeous cards! Love them both! Clever design on the first one!