Thursday, September 26, 2013

MFT Sketch Challenge

Last night I made a card for the Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch Challenge at My Favorite Things... that's a mouth full... It is my first time joining a MTF challenge and my card had to be based on this sketch.

And this is the card I made.

I've never been a fan of doilies, because I've always thought of them as the sticky piece of paper stuck to the bottom of my afternoon tea snacks. When I first started seeing them on cards, I was a bit surprised. 
I received some doilies in a card kit a while back and they've been laying in my embellishment drawer since. When I saw this week's sketch on MFT I thought of the doilies instantly.
At first I left the doily white, but it blended into the background and got lost. So I thought by adding some Distress Ink to it it would make it stand out more. It did the trick but I'm not sure I like the dirty-looking doily... I think I'm gonna need more practice incorporating doilies in my cards.

The images and sentiment on this card came from the DC Contempo Cage stamp set by My Favorite Things.

I stamped the little bird on a light pink pattern paper, the wings on a green pattern paper and paper pieced them together to give it some dimension.

Thanks for visiting,
Cheryl ~ 


  1. Very pretty. Love the background papers and the cute tag.

  2. I think your card is beautiful! I have that stamp set, so I'm pinning this for inspiration. By the way, I love the doily!