MFT Sketch Challenge #378

Wow, I haven’t done a Sketch Challenge since July of last year! I have such a large stack of unused stuff that I’m making it a goal to create more this year and get through my never ending to-use pile.

I took this week’s Sketch Challenge quite literally and I didn’t deviate too much from it.


This is what I came up with:


I used the third largest square from MFT’s Stitched Square Stax and cut myself a window. I thought it would be cute if farm animals were peering through a window and so I looked at my stash to see what I haven’t used yet and MFT’s Small Brick Stencil popped out at me. I grabbed my unopened jar of Texture Paste and tried to do some stencilling. I mixed the Texture Paste with Distress Oxide Inks Fired Brick and Candied Apple and applied it on my card front. I’ve never used texture paste before. It’s kind of fun but kind of messy. Thankfully I have a craft mat!

I set the panel aside to dry and proceeded to stamp and colour and die cut my stamped images from MFT’s The Whole Herd stamp set. I used the following Copic Markers:

Cow: E95, YR00, C7, C5, R20, 0, E31, E33, E49, E47
Pig: R22, R20, E33
Goat: B02, B00, RV21, 0, Y08, Y06, E31, E33, C1
Horse: E41, E43, E47, E49
Chicken: Y08, Y06, YR16, YR02, R17, R14, R20
Chick: Y08, Y06, R20

I grabbed Mama Elephants Landscape Trio and die cut the cloud border from scrap cardstock. I didn’t care too much about how it was cut, I was just going to use it as a stencil. I took the inner stitched square and ink blended the cloud border with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to create a background.

I glued the square down onto a card front panel and adhered my animals in place. I later added the stitched hillside (Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders) die cut from a piece of textured green card stock and glued the animals over top. I popped the brick panel up on 3M foam tape.

I die cut a stitched banner from MFT Blueprints 20 and heat embossed, “Herd you had a birthday”, in WOW Opaque Bright White Embossing Powder. I popped the sentiment up on 3M foam tape and added the little chick to make it seem like he was running on top.

If you’re interested in this Sketch Challenge, you can check it out here.

This card was entered in Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge and Wednesday Challenge.

The Whole Herd stamp set was actually the very first MFT stamp set I ever bought. I’ve had it for so long but it’s still one of my absolute favourites!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

2 thoughts on “MFT Sketch Challenge #378

  1. Lorraine Aorraine A says:

    Gorgeous card Diana πŸ™‚ I have spent ages here admiring this, the little farm animals are super cute and I love how you framed them, the brick wall is fabulous! I have this set and am going to have to CASE this!!! LOVE it πŸ™‚

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x


  2. Andrea Ockey Parr says:

    This is so absolutely adorable! I love the way you created a scene that is so fun to peek in on. And each animal is colored perfectly! I also really like your goal of using what you have to create new art. I need to adopt that philosophy and am so glad you shared your talents (and great ideas) with us for this week’s Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!


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