MFT Sketch #275

Here’s my take on MFT Sketch Challenge #275! (My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog.)photoAlmost a literal take…almost ๐Ÿ™‚ hawkins_jill_even though_wmI stamped the flowers with watered down Distress Inks. Kind of a fun-little-something-different. Then I watercolored the background by mixing distress colors. I must get my hands on that Twisted Citron Distress Pad. ๐Ÿ˜‰

hawkins_jill_even though_00_wmThis one is going postal today. โค

My card is made with supplies at My Favorite Things. Dienamics: Blueprints 24, Stitched Fishtail Flag STAX. Stamps: Build-able Blooms, Friends Like Us.

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Thanks for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚

The Day Marcie Threw It Down…

It’s awesome to have crafty friends, as they understand and speak the same crafty language. My one such friend, Marcie Sharp, has been collaborating with a bunch of peeps for some fun blogging. ๐Ÿ™‚ Marcie had this great idea to challenge each other out of our comfort zones. Which, let me tell you, I was ALL about. Because, let’s face it, we like our grooves, right?!ย  ๐Ÿ™‚ Marcie totally called me out to do a feminine, elegant, layered card. You want me to do WHAT now?! Haaaaaa!! I did say this would be fun! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Lots to say, but here’s my card:

hawkins_jill_birthday wishes_wmSo naturally, my first thought was flowers. It was the layers/feminine I knew I’d struggle with. I didn’t realize until I finished, but I rebelled when it came to the colors. They are not necessarily feminine, per say. But I guess it was my unconscious trade-off to making this challenge my own. I still laugh seeing it now. ๐Ÿ™‚

hawkins_jill_birthday wishes_00_wmI definitely pictured something way more *pretty* in my mind, but this is what came out. I do think it is: A) lovely overall B) a fun color combo C) definitely not something I would normally make D) falls slightly short of my overall “elegant” goal. But I definitely went out of my zone and tried, which is what it was all about, I do believe. ๐Ÿ™‚

AND let me say, the card base is stamped with MFT’s All Over Roses BG stamp. The first thing I grabbed, was the Grid BG Stamp, because I wanted to ground it graphically. But thinking in our challenge terms, I grabbed the Roses. So, that’s something! ๐Ÿ™‚

Be sure to head over HERE and find out what Marcie whipped up. My Challenge to her: WATERCOLOR!! I know it is going to rock, as Marcie really covers a gamut of card making styles, often. So it was hard to Challenge her! I think Marcie probably hustled me, because I’m certain she’s a closet watercolor master, but has claimed the opposite. ๐Ÿ™‚

My card is made with the following supplies at My Favorite Things: Die-namics: Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX, Build-able Bloomsย  Stamps: Build-able Blooms, Birthday Wishes & Balloons, Roses All Over BG. Card stock.

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HUGE HUGE Thanks to Marcie for inviting me along, the challenge, and for laughing with me (in fear! haaaa!)! ๐Ÿ™‚ It was a fun challenge and a lesson about my style! ๐Ÿ™‚
Have a great weekend!
Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

Another Sweet Sunday Sketch: #271

Hope your weekend has been splendid! It’s time for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!! #271! Hop over to see all the fun the team made ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s the sketch for this week:

Here is my card for the week:

hawkins_jill_you're like_0_wmI’m unsure as to who made this!? Between the color combo and flowers (yes, again!), I need to check my temperature. Haaaaa! I try to stretch out of my comfort zone now and again, and let me tell you, this one is a huge stretch for me. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Should hold me over for awhile.

hawkins_jill_you're like_wmI had to splatter the inside of the card to balance myself out a bit. LOL.

hawkins_jill_you're like_00_wmOh, and be sure to stretch your dies! I did so a few times on this one with both the Blueprints 23 and the Jumbo Fishtail Banner STAX. You can get a bigger bang from your supplies. ๐Ÿ™‚

Be sure to check out the Sweet Sunday Sketch Blog for all the different takes! ๐Ÿ™‚

This card was made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things:



You can find all the past sketches HERE.

Thanks for stopping by this weekend! Be sure to join us!

Jill ๐Ÿ™‚

You deserve a Sweet Sunday…

SSSC_Grab-ItSweet Sunday for the Sketch Challenge!! #268!! Such a fun variety of styles–go see what the team made on the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge Blog!

Here’s my card:

hawkins_jill_grateful_wmThis Build-able Blooms set has met the ink in my world. I think these stamps are officially smokin’ from the use they’ve gotten in the last week. And I just received a couple new ink pads, so I think they better get ready for round two! I’m not a “flower” person per say. I like flowers, I like what others make with flowers, but they just don’t seem to be my *thing*. But now!? Bwaaah! ๐Ÿ™‚ Maybe I’ve finally met the *right* flower? Oh I laugh! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s the Sketch for the week: sure to check out the Sweet Sunday Sketch Blog for everyone’s takes on the Sketch! ๐Ÿ™‚

This card was made with the following supplies by My Favorite Things:

You can find all the past sketches HERE.

Thanks for stopping over! Hope you’ll join us!

Jill ๐Ÿ™‚