Hi friends and welcome to another weekly Wednesday Sketch Challenge!

Below you’ll find Sketch 558. Create cards, scrapbook layouts, home decor, treat containers, mixed media, etc. using this week’s sketch and be sure to link your project to the MFT blog for a chance at the weekly My Favorite Things Gift Voucher.

And here it is my inspiration, that features the recent re-released Christmas sELFies stamp set.

As soon as I saw this sketch, I thought to use this stamp set. When it came out, I couldn't resist to purchase it, I love those square illustrations! And, sine there are exactly 6, it was perfect for my sketch.

Each square stamp measures 2,25"x2,25", but it was too large for my card. So, I created a grid with masking paper, because I needed smaller squares. The ones in the card are 1,75"x1,75" with 0,25" white orizontal spaces and 0,5" the vertical one. I stamped all the images in my grid using a black copic friendly ink and I then used a black fineliner to create the "new" smaller square lines.

I then colored it all, using the combos you can find below. I went for a new-to-me color palette: teal, pink, red and olive green, I really love how those fit together!

When everything was colored, I started thinking to the sentiment. I firstly white heat embossed one of the Itty Bitty Holiday sentiments on a piece of red cardstock, but I didn't like it because it was exactly on Santa's red hat. So I white heat embossed the same one on a piece of Prickly Pear cardstock and it was much more better.

To complete the card, I matted the scene using a glittery red cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by, I really hope you will like my card! Be sure to check the MFT blog to see all the other DT's creations.

Hugs from Italy,

Copic Color Combos

Skin: E15 - E13 - E11 - E00 - E000

Red Combo: R89 - R46 - R27 - R14

Teal Combo: BG15 - BG32 - G00

Pink Combo: RV09 - RV04 - RV02

Green Combo: YG95 - YG93 - YG91

Reindeer: E39 - E23 - E55 - E53

Snowman and bear: BG11 - G000

Santa's beard: W3 - W1

Background: BV29 - BV25 - BV23

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Hi friends, welcome to the final day of the Hello Bluebird Release Preview!

The Hello Bluebird September release is epic! There are ten lovely new Clear Stamp Sets (nine with matching Companion Dies) and eleven new Stand-Alone Dies. The release will be live on TODAY at 7pm Mountain Time.

Today's card features many of the newest products, including Bouquet Buddies, Balloon Bouquet, Nesting A7 and Big Greetings.

I really wanted to use the Bouquet Buddies solid stamps, but I wanted a more "fall" look. The color choice took me a while, but definitely worth it! I used Altenew Mini Cubes ink, those inks are perfect when you have layering solid stamps like the ones in the set. I used Rocky Shore ink for the leaves and some orange, violet and pink combo for the flowers. The pink ones are made with Coral Berry and Ruby Red, the violets ones with Pale Mauve, Amethist and Plum and finally the orange combo includes Sunkissed, Orange Cream and Firebrick. Before die cutting all of those, I added some details to the leaves, using a brown pencil: I really thinks this helps to give some depth to the solid stamping.

I then moved to my critter, which I stamped on some Neenah Solar White cardstock and colored using the combo written below.

The newest Big Greetings is simply perfect to add an elegant sentiment to your scenes, and it has coordinating dies too. I stamped the Thanks word using Versamark and I bronze heat embossed, for a warmer touch. I die cut it and added two more die cuts to create some dimension.

I finally started working on a really simple background: I've used the newest Nesting A7 dies to create a 3,75"x5,75" rectangle and I stamped the Diamond Daze Background using Altenew Pink Diamond mini cube.

I added everything and as a finishing touch, I matted with a 4"x6" Glittery Cardstock and I added some clear sparkling sequins.

Thanks for stopping by, I really hope you will like my inspiration, head over to the Hello Bluebird Blog to see many others and for a chiance to win a $50 Hello Bluebird gift certificate to the shop. You have until 4:00 PM (MST) to leave your comments on their blog.

Hugs from Italy,

Products Used

Hello Bluebird - Bouquet Buddies

Hello Bluebird - Balloon Buddies

Hello Bluebird - Big Greetings

Hello Bluebird - Nesting A7

Hello Bluebird - Diamond Daze Background Stamp

Copic Color Combos

Fox: E18 - E08 - E97 - E95 - E42 - E30

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Yeah! The September MFT&Friends Release is now live!

The newest release is full of Christmas proucts, it is really great and includes so many stamps, dies, and some paper pads too!

Today's card features Special Delivery critters, as well as the newest Joy, Peace, Love and the Christmas Greetings Background.

It is really a simple card, with only a little bit of coloring, that could be used to mass produce Christmas cards.

I just wanted to use those critters in a different way than putting them into the car, so I instantly thought to use one of the giant Joy, Love, Peace scripts to create a large sentiment strip and let those critters coming out from it. I stamped them all on a piece of Transotype Perfect Coloring paper and colored them using the combos you can find below. It is only a little bit of coloring, so it is a quick process. When I finished, I die cut them and put them aside while working on the background.

I took a 5,5"x1,25" strip of Amarena Cherry cardstock and die cut the big XMAS word from Joy, Peace, Love dienamics. I also stamped the newest Christmas Greetings background using some Sno Cone premium dye ink on an A2 piece of Smooth White cardstock and I die cut the panel using the second largest die from A2 Double Stitched Rectangle. I then layered this panel with a slightly larger piece of Gold Sparkle cardstock, in order to create a small sparkling frame around the panel. With the largest A2 Double Stitched Rectangle, I die cut a piece of Sno Cone cardstock, to match the stamped background and I layered behind the two I have already prepared.

I also stamped one of the smallest Itty Bitty Holiday sentiment on Smooth White cardstock and die cut it with Itty Bitty Strip dienamics.

I now had all the pieces ready for the card: I used liquid glue and foam tape to arrange everything and finish the project.

Thanks for stopping by! I really hope you will like my project and be sure to leave a comment telling me what are your favorite of the release. And check the MFT blog too, there is a blog hop and you can win a 100$ shopping spree!

Hugs from Italy,

Copic Color Combos

Bunnies: E44 - E43 - E42 - E41 - E40 | RV34 - R11

Light bear: E57 - E35 - E55 - E53 - E51 | RV34 - R11

Penguins: C8 - C6 - C4 | E50 | RV34 - R11

Dark Bear: E79 - E74 - E71 - E42 | E53 | RV34 - R11

Bird: B04 - B02 - B00

Red combo: R89 - R29 - R24

Blue combo: B06 - B04 - B02 - B00

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