Paper Smooches: Picture Perfect

Popping in for a quick post today! I have been pining to use the Paper Smooches Twiggy Florets stamp set. Because: This sentiment slays me! I think it is a riot and was the reason I ordered this stamp set! Paper Smooches has the greatest sentiments! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_wet my plants_wmI played off the six grid, stitching, and floral patterns. I used colored pencils, a white pen, and glossy accents. Kept it simple πŸ˜‰
hawkins_jill_wet my plants_00_wmPaper Smooches supplies: Twiggy Florets.

I’m (finally, once again) playing along with the latest Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge! Here is the inspiration photo for this Picture Perfect Challenge:


imageHave a Great Weekend!

Jill πŸ™‚

 

 

 

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MFT Summer School: Let me take your temperature, Color

MFT_SummerSchool3_MFTTVMy Favorite Things: Summer School Session Three rolls on! The final hoorah.
PrintColor Temperatures – Color hues to create a mood. Neutral (black, white, brown, gray), Cool (blues, purples, greens), and Warm (reds, yellows, oranges).

You want to pop over to the MFT Blog and read this lesson, along with the whole week if you missed those. Good stuff. You will be happy.

Here’s my take on the lesson: Neutral.hawkins_jill_sorry crash_wmThese little Bionic Bots are oh so fun. I thought this would make a good card for someone not feeling well or for someone needing a little pick-me-up. πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_sorry crash_00_wmHope you’ve learned a few things on the My Favorite Things blog this week. The MFT design teams rock. And the teacher? Well, we all know she rocks. πŸ™‚

If you missed my cards from earlier lessons this week, you can click on these links:

Also, you can find me on Instagram here: jilldhawkins, Facebook here: Fastest Turtle, or subscribe to my blog πŸ™‚

This card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

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Be sure to check out the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog for all the Sketch Challenges and Color Challenges!!PrintThanks for popping by! Thank you for all the great comments this week–very appreciated! Hope to see you again soon πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend!

Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Color Challenge #27 & Summer School!!

MFT_ColorChallenge_PaintBook_27It’s the 2nd Thursday of the month and Boom! Color Challenge #27 on the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog. PLUS–MFT Summer School!! πŸ™‚

My card for this Color Challenge:

hawkins_jill_gold star_wmThe new Fringe die has lots of possibilities. Here I die cut the Fringe with the Stitched Basic Edges die, to add a little interest. πŸ™‚

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(The Delicata Gold ink holds the embossing powder, but I decided to add another layer with Versamark as well. πŸ˜‰ )

PrintBonus! Today is Day Four of MFT Summer School: Session Three. Today is all about Color Saturation. Hop over to the MFT Blog to read about it all. Susan R. Opel will school us all real good! πŸ˜‰

Color Saturation – The intensity of color. The more white or gray that’s added, the less saturated the color becomes. Cards tend to work best when the saturation of the colors are on a similar scale.

Here is my card: I squealed with delight when I finished. You do that too sometimes right? πŸ˜‰

hawkins_jill_think happy_wmI definitely lean toward the bright/darker colors rather than the muted ones. I am often in awe of people who use the lighter colors successfully. I love these saturated colors together! πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_think happy_00_wmI die cut the new Four Way Chevron Cover-up several times and pieced together. Then I die cut that panel with the Stripes cover-up and pieced that together. Crazy clapping ensued. You just never know what things are going to look like and I do not enjoy wasting time. LOL πŸ™‚ This delights me ever so very much!

Β If you missed my cards from earlier lessons this week, you can click on these links: Monday & Tuesday & Wednesday (<–Including the new Sketch Challenge!)

My Color Challenge card was made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things:
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My Summer School card was made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things:

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My enabling and talented MFT Challenge & Inspiration teammates: Veronica Zalis, Vera Yates, Alice Wertz, Erin Lee Schreiner, Miriam Prantner, and Susan R. Opel!

If you’re on Instagram: jilldhawkins.

Find my takes on the previous sessions of MFT School:

Thanks for stopping by :)…Come by tomorrow for my take on the final MFT Summer School 2015 lesson! See you then! πŸ™‚

Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Sketch #241 & MFT Summer School!

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #241 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog today. Also, MFT Summer School: Session Three, Day Three! πŸ™‚

Here is this week’s sketch:
MFT_WSC_241This is my card for the week:hawkins_jill_lets be friends_wmThe Encouraging Words stamps set is fabulous.

hawkins_jill_lets be friends_00_wmI love to inlay die cuts, so I couldn’t wait to try out these Scribbled Rose dies. More to come with those! πŸ™‚

Next up: MFT Summer School! Session Three, Day Three πŸ™‚ Hop over to the MFT Blog for the REAL lesson and all the link ups to fabulous cards by the MFT Team! πŸ™‚

PrintToday’s Lesson: Hard vs. soft – For every hard line or edge you place on a card, the design is balanced by some softness, whether it be from a texture (like a ribbon) or a shape (like a circle); too much hard or soft might not work.

Here’s my take on this lesson:

hawkins_jill_for you_wmIt is definitely a literal take on this lesson, being that I used soft felt and all πŸ˜‰ But my thinking was the angles added an edge.hawkins_jill_for you_00_wmIf you missed my cards from earlier lessons this week, you can click on these links: Monday & Tuesday. Find me on Instagram here: jilldhawkins

My Sketch card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

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My Summer School card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

The MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog features cards every Tuesday that have been Spotted! πŸ˜‰

Tomorrow I’ll have the latest MFT Color Challenge AND the MFT Summer School lesson. Stop by! πŸ˜‰

Thanks for stopping by… Tomorrow I’ll be showing one of my FAVORITE cards to date. πŸ˜‰
Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Summer School: Asymmetry

MFT_SummerSchool3_MFTTVMy Favorite Things: Summer School Session Three rolls on! Day 2.
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Symmetry balanced proportions and Asymmetry The placement of non-identical forms to either side of a balancing point in a way that the two sides seem to be of the same visual weight but aren’t.

You want to pop over to the MFT Blog to be schooled. These lessons are well put together by Susan. πŸ™‚

Here’s my take on the lesson: Asymmetry.

hawkins_jill_lean on me_wmI’m all about symmetry in architecture. But there’s something about card making that makes it fun to rebel. πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_lean on me_00Hope you can check out all the fun on the My Favorite Things blog this week. The design teams have surely made plenty of cards to see and link to! A plethora of Inspiration!

If you missed yesterday, HERE is my card from that lesson πŸ™‚

This card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

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Be sure to check out the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog for all the Sketch Challenges and Color Challenges!!PrintThanks for popping by! Stop by tomorrow for the new MFT Sketch Challenge and my take on the next lesson!

Have a great Tuesday!

Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Summer School: Session Three. Go!

MFT_SummerSchool3_MFTTVMy Favorite Things: Summer School Session Three has a bell ringing on the MFT Blog this week! πŸ™‚ The fun kind of Summer School!

Today’s lesson:PrintCreate. Repeat. Create. Repeat. πŸ˜‰

Repetition: Repeating visual elements such as line, color, shape, texture, value, or image tends to unify the total effect of a card’s design as well as create rhythm.

You’ll want to hop over to the MFT Blog to read all the knowledge. Sure to be another week of Awesome there.

Here’s my take on the lesson: Stamp cute turtle. Smile. Repeat. πŸ™‚

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This turtle. Gah. Adore.

They are from the August Release: Birdie Brown’s Polynesian Paradise.

There is only one turtle in this set, but I needed one facing in the other direction too. So I stamped him/her on some acetate and used that as a reverse stamp. I think there is a *better way* to do this, but it worked. πŸ™‚ I added a little love, colored with pencils, matted, stitched and voila!!

hawkins_jill_saltwater kisses_00_wmHope you can check out all the fun πŸ™‚ The My Favorite Things blog is sure to rock this week.

This card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things:

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Don’t forget to check out the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog for all the Sketch Challenges and Color Challenges!!PrintThanks for popping by! Be sure to stop by tomorrow for my take on the next lesson!

If you like to toodle around Instagram, join me there too: jilldhawkins

Have a great week!

Jill πŸ™‚

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #281

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!! #281! Get crafty! πŸ™‚

Here’s this week’s sketch:

Here is my card for today:

hawkins_jill_gear bday_wmI do love these little Bionic Bots from the new release at MFT for August!! And I thought I’d give the set a girly shout out by making a card for someone we love πŸ™‚

hawkins_jill_gear bday_00_wmIt’s been awhile since I used actual glitter on a card. Everything in our house now has a little sparkly love. I forget the powers of glitter. πŸ™‚

My card was made with supplies from My Favorite Things:

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Be sure to hop over and check out all the fun the other girls made this week!! πŸ™‚

You can find all the past sketches HERE.

The Sweet Sunday Sketch team: Barbara Anders, Dana White, Jodi Collins, Karen Giron, Lisa Henke, Lori Tecler, Lynn Put, Sankari Wegman, Sarah-Jane Kale, Tracy Clemente and Vicki Burdick. πŸ™‚

Thanks for popping by this weekend!

Jill πŸ™‚