Hi there! I'm all unpacked and settled in after returning home from teaching at the very first MFT retreat / workshop in Eustis, Florida. The event was so well organized and ran quite flawlessly which is not surprising because Kim runs a tight ship and does not do anything less than first class! It was great to catch up with friends and make many new ones :) I'm hoping it becomes an annual event and I hope I'm invited to be part of it again! Based on from what I gathered, all the participants were very pleased with the classes and thrilled with their swag bag that was JAM packed with MFT goodies!
Monday morning, my sweet friend Sue Lelli picked me up at the Orlando airport and drove me back to her home near Tampa, where I stayed until Tuesday evening. We had so much fun! We had lots of retail therapy both crafty and non-crafty, we stayed up until nearly 3 am creating, and we went to the beach on Siesta Key, where we walked for miles and played in the sand. Needless to say, I slept all the way home on the flight to Phoenix! We had someone take our photo next to a gorgeous sandman that someone had made for all to enjoy! ;)
I made this small hanging for Sue expressing my gratitude for her amazing hospitality and sweet friendship :) The girl featured on the tag was made using a stamp I purchased while shopping with Sue who couldn't quite see how I would put her to use. I hope she likes her now that the image is more than a line drawing on a piece of rubber!
I added texture to the background using the MPD Square Motif stencil and fiber paste. Once dry, I spritzed on homemade mist made using MFT Blue Raspberry mist.
I stamped a sentiment from MFT Sew Nifty on a die cut made using Die-namics First Place Award Ribbon Die.To create the girl, I stamped the image several times on various pieces of cardstock, colored using various markers, paper pieced her outfit and headband, adding a strip of cloth lace under the bottom hem of the dress. Once everything was adhered, I randomly stamped the chicken wire image from MPD Distressed Background Blocks.
Thanks so much for visiting ~ I hope you have a great day / evening!