Wednesday, May 1, 2013

MFT's May Teasers Day 2 - Dare to Dream

Thanks for stopping by for Day 2 of MFT's May Teasers. I am excited to be sharing my project with our new designer's, Mona Pendleton, first stamp set, Dandelion Wishes, and the coordinating Die-namics, Dandelion Stems and Toppers


One of my daughter's loves journal's so I decided to created her something special from the plain, kraft journal I've had in my stash forever.

Mona's products are described as Mixed Media for the Modern Crafter. I have been watching videos, reading blogs, and collecting a few new products. I love the creative process and am excited to be trying out some new mediums. We will see how it goes! This is my first project I dared put on my blog!


First I cut a piece of Kraft Card Stock to fit the front and the back of the journal. Then I cut a sheet of sticky back canvas and adhered it to the Kraft.

Then I used the new Mini Chicken Wire Stencil to create the pattern on the canvas with distress ink and then added machine stitching with a heavy weight thread around the edge.


I had these wooden embellishment in my stash. I used Black Licorice Ink to sponge on black to the wooden pieces. Then I stamped one of the sentiments from the stamp set.


I used Faber-Castell Gelatos to color my flowers. I layered three colors directly onto the stamp, misted the stamp with water, and stamped on card stock. I used Gesso for the white dots in the center of the flowers.

The leaves are stamped with MFT Ink in Gumdrop Green.

I used Mod Podge to adhere the flowers to the canvas, and then added a light coat of Mod Podge to the front cover. I added a Tim Holtz clock embellishment and black book binding tape.


I decide to go all out and create a tag and wrapping paper. I used the Tag, You’re It Die-namics to cut out the tag. The sentiment is as also included in the stamp set.


Then I stamped the Dandelions and Leaves randomly on kraft paper in Lemon Drop and Gumdrop Green Ink.


And here's the finished package. I love the organic, natural feel.

  • You can attend the New Release Party on May 7th  from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can WIN PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on May 7th at 10 PM EST.  You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
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Thanks for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with another teaser.

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26 comments :

  1. OMG! These are fabulous. LOVE!!! Don't be afraid to try new stuff and show it off, your designs are so amazing.

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  2. Gorgeous! Love the stencil! The dandelion set is amazing!

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  3. Holy cow Melody, such GORGEOUS projects!!!! I love how you stamped using gelatos! I haven't tried that yet ~ thanks for teaching me a new trick :) Your custom stamped wrapping paper and tag looks like it belongs in a specialty boutique!

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  4. This is gorgeous! I love how you stamped on canvas and the journal came out beautiful. Such a great idea to make a matching tag and paper. She'll love it!

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  5. WOW...this is so beautiful, your daughter will love it...we all DO!!!!

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  6. this is absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about it! :)

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  7. Wow, this is fabulous. A great gift. Love it.

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  8. Oh my! You did a great job with this and all the fun techniques! Wonderful. Now I see what you needed that binding tape for... hee hee See you tonight!!!

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  9. What a gorgeous project!! You do FANTASTIC with mixed media!

    Tricia

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  10. fabulous project, Melody, thanks for the inspiration! I love the wrapping paper!!!

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  11. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE, LOVE, LOVE everything about your designs!!!!

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  12. Don't be afraid! It's fabulous work! And your gift paper and tag are beautiful!

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  13. This project need only one word Melody.......Fantastic!!!!
    I am in love with the new products to be released this month!

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  14. These are just absolutely FABULOUS! LOVE the journal cover for your daughter! The stitching is a great detail and I love your flowers and chicken wire BG. Also the wrapping paper and tag and wonderful bow are a gift all by themselves!

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  15. All Fabulous creations Melody love the colors you used :)

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  16. Love the altered journal and the theme of the gift carried out all the way through the wrapping is a great touch to any gift! :)

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  17. Love the journal !! I'm just starting to get into this whole mixed media thing. It's soooo much fun !

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  18. Getting excited about the mixed media concepts too. I can imagine your daughter's first journal entry will include comments regarding your amazing sense of style and talents in creating this gift.

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  19. Stunning projects!!! Love the idea of making your own wrapping paper! Beautiful tag!!! Amazing journal!!!

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  20. These are definite Wow projects!

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  21. Wow, who wouldn't love a gift like this? Very well done!

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