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™‚

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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™‚

MFT Summer School: Monochromatic

PrintPrintIt’s the Final Day of Summer School on the MFT Blog today. MFT Summer School: Session Two!

Today’s lesson: Monochromatic. This is definitely a fav of mine! Especially grays. πŸ˜‰

Be sure to head over to the MFT Blog to read all the knowledge! Susan seriously rocks at breaking it down. I mean, obviously right? She was a teacher! πŸ™‚

Here is the Summer School, Session Two download for your reference πŸ˜‰

Here is my card for today: hawkins_jill_for you_wmI watercolored again πŸ™‚ After I dry embossed the Jumbo Dot Cover Up, I watercolored random dots. Then I added some white dots, because it needed a little smidgen of something… πŸ™‚hawkins_jill_for you_00_wmThe My Favorite Things blog is where you can link to the other amazing cards…and learn how to WIN some goodies! πŸ™‚

If you missed my other Summer School posts this week, here they are: Monday. Tuesday. Wednesday (+ the Sketch Challenge!) and Thursday.

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

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Be sure to follow the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog for the Sketch Challenge and the Color Challenge!!PrintThanks for joining me today and everyday this week!! Really appreciate the nice comments! MFT Summer School Rocks! πŸ™‚

Have a great weekend!

Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Summer School: Secondary

PrintDay Four of fun on the MFT Blog! MFT Summer School: Session Two! They have been enjoyable. I love this stuff. πŸ™‚PrintToday’s lesson: Secondary. That is, to say, Orange, Green and Purple. I’m trying to embrace purple πŸ˜‰ Be sure to head over to the MFT Blog to read all the knowledge!

There is also a great download for your reference πŸ˜‰

Here’s my card:

hawkins_jill_i heart you_00_wmI am fascinated with the Abstract stamp, die and stencil. So cool. πŸ™‚ hawkins_jill_i heart you_wmThose are the Hip Clips–new dies by Laina Lamb. Fun! πŸ™‚

The My Favorite Things blog is where you can link to the other designer’s cards…and learn how to WIN some goodies! Yes!! πŸ™‚

If you missed my other Summer School posts this week, here they are: Monday. Tuesday. Wednesday (+ the Sketch Challenge!).

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

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Be sure to follow the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog for the Sketch Challenge and the Color Challenge!!PrintThanks for stopping over! Be sure to stop by tomorrow for the last day of MFT Summer School! πŸ™‚

Have a great Thursday!

Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Sketch #237 AND Summer School!

photoMFT Sketch Challenge #237 on My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration is starting today. In July here, we have Kalyn Kepner with us! Whoot!

Here is this week’s sketch:
MFT_WSC_237:This is my card for the week:

hawkins_jill_make a wish_wmI cannot get enough Abstraction! πŸ™‚ Now it is in stamp and stencil form! LOVE.

hawkins_jill_make a wish_00_wmI used watercolors to paint the whole panel. It probably would have gone faster if I had done a couple triangles at once with the same color. But no. Did one. At. A. Time. It isn’t perfect, but I don’t think watercolor should be? I like things crisp, so this was good to do something different.

Bonus: Today is the 3rd day of MFT Summer School!

PrintBe sure to head over to the MFT Blog to read the lesson and link up to the other cards the MFT design team made. πŸ™‚

Today is all about: Primary! Primary colors: Red, Yellow and Blue.

Print I took a little tweek on the red. πŸ™‚

Here is my card:

hawkins_jill_happy birthday_inWMI have been itching to inlay this die!

hawkins_jill_happy birthday_in_00_WMIf you missed my other Summer School posts this week, here they are: Monday. Tuesday.

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:

Don’t forget to check out the MFT Challenge and Inspiration blog every Tuesday to see if you’ve been spotted!

Thanks for stopping by…
Jill πŸ™‚

MFT Summer School: Complementary

PrintDay TWO of fun on the MFT Blog! MFT Summer School: Session Two! Sharpen your pencils! πŸ™‚

Today’s lesson:PrintComplementary sometimes just happens, but it is a quick way to pick your colors if you get stuck. They are opposite colors on the color wheel…such as yellow/purple, orange/blue, red/green…Β You’ll definitely want to hop over to the MFT Blog to see what Susan wrote up for today’s lesson. That’s where the real schooling is πŸ˜‰

There is also a great download for your school notebook πŸ˜‰

Here’s my card:

hawkins_jill_you're the coolest_wmThis was a very happy accident. I wasn’t making this card! I was going to edge a piece of card stock with this Notebook Edge die:

As I did, I got this negative piece and thought it was TOO fun to just leave in the scrap pile…so these little strips happened instead. Hence this card.

hawkins_jill_you're the coolest__00_wmThis reminds me so much of that pom-pom fringe that was used to often in the 70’s/80’s? I remember pink curtains somewhere in my world that had that pom-pom fringe. Awesome. πŸ™‚ Stretching those supplies! Hooray! πŸ™‚

Hope you can check out all the surely fun projects today too πŸ™‚ The My Favorite Things blog is where to hop to!

If you missed my post yesterday, you can link to it HERE.

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

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Be sure to follow the My Favorite Things Challenge & Inspiration blog for the Sketch Challenge and the Color Challenge!!PrintThanks for stopping over! Be sure to stop by tomorrow for this week’s NEW Sketch AND Lesson Three for the week!! πŸ™‚

Have a great Tuesday!

Jill πŸ™‚