Hi there! Welcome to the MFT DT April Creative Challenge! Just in case you are not familiar, the MFT Design Team Creative Challenge is a monthly feature, where we are challenged to explore our creative side using a specific theme, product, or technique. This month, we were challenged to "Jazz up our blooms with pattern".
I painted a sweet owl on a canvas then embellished her with a variety of jazzed up die cut canvas blooms and leaves:
Shown below is a die cut canvas Pretty Posie featuring a star pattern which was made using the Graduated Stars Stencil then colored using the new Hybrid Razzle Berry ink pad and topped off with a Razzle Berry button:
I also jazzed up several die cut canvas Splendid Sunflower leaves (steps shown below):
I couldn't stop at just one ~ I embellished her with an additional trio of jazzed up die cut canvas blooms (steps shown below):
For the title, I stamped / heat embossed a sentiment from Dandelion Wishes then randomly added texture and design using the Damask Stencil:
For color inspiration, I joined along with the current MFT Color Palette Challenge which is to use: Natural, Razzle Berry, Blu Raspberry and Gumdrop Green. You still have time to play!
In case you are curious about how I made today's project, I took some step shots along the way:
I started with a blank 11" x 7" canvas board which I randomly applied acrylic paints that coordinated with the colors featured in the MFT Color Palette Challenge to create the background. I painted the owl, stamped a sentiment, stenciled on detail then embellished with my homemade jazzed up blooms.
To create the blooms, I die cut canvas using the following fabulous Die-namics dies: Die-namics Flower Medley, Die-namics Botanical Beauty, Die-namics Pretty Posies and Die-namics Perfect Petal Trio:
I added texture and design using the various stencils along with Gel Medium. Shown below is the Checkerboard Stencil. I repeated this step using the various stencils adding texture and design to the other die cut flowers: Graduated Stars Stencil, Swiss Dots, Graduated Diamonds,
I jazzed up the Splendid Sunflower leaves by using the emboss / resist technique. I stamped / heat embossed the text image from Collage Backgrounds:
Lastly, I colorized the leaves and blooms using the following MFT inks: Hybrid Gumdrop Green, Hybrid Razzle Berry, Hybrid Blu Raspberry, and Natural then adhered a coordinating button to each layered bloom:
Thanks so much for visiting! Please be sure to check out the MFT Blog for a list of all the designers who will be joining along.
Be Sweet ;)