2 May 2018

MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge | Hippo-Bird Day!

Hello there, I am delighted to be guest designing with My Favorite Things this month for their Wednesday Sketch Challenge. Sketches are a great way to get the creative juices flowing and although you do not have to stick to the sketch 100%, it is a good starting point. Today we are using Sketch 383.
My card today uses the adorable Happy Hippos set which is one of my favourites. As soon as I saw the sketch, I thought the circle piece would make a great sky background. I started off by cutting a square of white cardstock and then stamping the hippo, balloons and bird on to it. I made masks for these and then made a circle window mask. This was added on top of the images and then using Broken China Distress Oxide and the Cloud Stencil I created a sky background.

The masks were removed and then the images coloured using Copic Markers (the colours I used are listed below the supplies section). I took a piece of paper from the Itsy Bitsy Polka Dot Pastels Paper Pad and cut the bottom in to a fishtail flag with scissors. This was added to a white A2 card base with tape runner. I then added the image panel on top with foam tape.
I took the sentiment from the Happy Hippos set and stamped it with Versamark Ink on to black cardstock. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. This was cut in to a strip and added to the card with thin foam tape. To finish, I added Aqua Shimmer pen to the balloons, followed by a coating of Crystal Glaze.

Here are the links to what I have used on the card. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. Products marked with an asterisk (*) were kindly sent to me to use.
COPIC MARKERS: Hippo - W7, W5, W3, W1, W0, W00. Bird - Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11, YR15. Balloons - V25, V22, V20.
Do head over to the MFT Challenge Blog for more details on the challenge and sketch, along with lots of inspiration. There is a $50 gift certificate to MFT Stamps up for grabs! Thank you so much for visiting me today, I hope you have a great day!


  1. What a super cute card Michelle! Such an adorable set and I love the circular cloud aspect. It’s all so sweet! Lisa xx

  2. I just love all the layers, especially the spotty paper underneath. I grounds it really nicely. Super colouring as always! xx


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