Event #2 for the MFT Creative Olympics is a winter-themed card in any style. I realized I don't have a lot of wintery MFT stamps, but I did find one that fit the bill. This little set is pretty cute and the extra bonus...I used an old MFT set - Mermaid (sentiment).
Yep, getting some cards added to the stash and meeting my goal of using old and new products this year. Yay!
What a fun idea to have a crafty Olympics challenge while the Olympics are going on (something to do during all of those commercials! LOL). The first challenge is a slalom challenge: use stamps from 3 or more MFT stamp sets. I was a bit daunted by this at first but as I thumbed through my stamp sets I randomly pulled some out and they totally worked together.
The little bees have some Wink of Stella on their wings. I tried to capture the glimmery bits, but it's hard to get them.
Doesn't that sound a little menacing (or exciting or adventurous)? I love the sound of 'into the abyss' (probably because I used to go scuba diving a lot). I made this for a SwapBot ATC swap with a masking tape technique theme.
I had this big ol' green mixed media panel sitting on my desk and cut up part of it for the background. Thinking the masking tape might rip the background I de-stickified it by taping it to my arm a couple of times (art & exfoliation all in one step!). I like that you can still see the background through the blue paint I added over the tape. I sprayed some green shimmery mist over the whole surface, too, but this is hard to pick up with the camera.
The diver is lifted off the background with some foam tape for a little extra somethin', somethin'.
The person I'm sending this to likes steampunk style so I'm hoping this fits the bill.
As luck would have it, this card fits right in with the VLVS monthly inspiration pic, don't you think? (Think 'under the sea'...)