Thursday, 3 November 2016

MFT Sketch Challenge #305

Hello everyone,

I am participating today in the My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge #305 which you can see pictured below.

I chose to use a mouse from the adorable set "Harvest Mouse" for my focal image which I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with Copics and cut out with the coordinating die. I used a Copic marker to colour all around the outside of the image so that it would not stand out as white against the blue background.

My card began with a basic white card base over which I added a layer of chocolate. I used the MFT Homespun Stitch Lines die along the side and along the bottom to add a bit of interest.

Over that I layered a piece of rust cardstock and then an oval matted with the same chocolate cardstock. I sponged on some Distress Ink in Broken China and stamped the leaves and a bit of the bushel basket of apples at the bottom. They were also coloured with Copics.

I cut out several leaves with the MFT Falling Leaves dies and coloured them with Distress Ink in Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge and Festive Berries. I like that the veins in the leaves still show through.

A small piece of gingham ribbon was used for the "banner" and then it was just a matter of arranging the leaves around the focal image.

Thanks so very much for stopping by today. Please do leave me your comments as I do so love to read them all. Have a wonderful day.

  ~ Melanie ~


  1. Beautiful card. I love the fall theme. I have tried to order this set 3 times and it's always out of stock. Thanks for creating with us this week for MFTWSC305.

  2. Oh, Melanie, what a darling and wonderful fall card! And you've really done a fabulous job with the sketch! Love the great colors and that sweet little mouse! And you've staged this card well next to the fabulous pumpkin! Hugs, sweet friend!