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MFT And Friends May Release

It’s Release Day! The MFT May Release is now available in the MFT Shop. All of the new products you’ve seen these past 5 days can be found HERE. I picked the new Stacey Yacula’s Always Bring A Smile Stamp Set to showcase today.

Stacey’s illustrations always take me back to my vintage childhood books. Her whimsical lines make watercoloring so easy. I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers on watercolor paper for my coloring. I always color with a swatch sheet next to me, mainly because I just pull markers and see if I can get good blends. For example, I used a blush pink and warm gray on the mushroom stem. There’s no rules, right? I colored in the scene, and then I got to the sleeping critter.

I do not know how to watercolor critters. I tried, but didn’t have good results. I will keep practicing, but until then… I stamped the image onto white card stock, colored him with Copic Markers, then fussy-cut him out. I glued him to the panel, attached the panel to a card base, and finished with a sentiment.

There’s tons of amazing inspiration being shared today over on the MFT blog. Be sure to stop by for more details on today’s release, giveaways, and meet this month’s guest designers. Thanks so much for stopping by!

68 Replies to “MFT And Friends May Release”

  1. Fabulous card and amazing shading. I am seriously jealous you all the DT skills. Thanks for sharing your talent!

  2. You sure made me smile… This set is one of my favorites in this release. I have a couple of Stacey’s stamp and just love her work. I think your water coloring is so good and I know you will get the critters too… He looks amazing resting under the mushroom. Nicely done.

  3. Wonderful cozy feeling & coloring of the woodsy critter & scene.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  4. So lovely! I love the watercolor look with these sweet stamps. Your completed panel looks perfect with the kraft card base.

  5. That is about the sweetest cards that I have ever seen. Gorgeous colors..
    Thanks so much for sharing

  6. I completely agree with you that Stacey’s style is classic storybook in the best ways. I’m really impressed with how seamlessly you blended the watercolor background with the copic critter; I had no idea until I read your post. And wow, do I love that sentiment, especially right now. What a fabulous card!

  7. Beautiful card, Angelica! Gorgeous coloring! Such an adorable stamp set! Love that you put it on a kraft card base!

  8. This looting looked just like a watercoloring but amazing that it was with comics. It has the same effect. Cute card.

  9. Wow! I wouldn’t have realized you hadn’t watercolouring the critter too, he fits in seamlessly!

  10. Adorable and even though the squirrel and the scene were colored differently, they work so well together.

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