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!!