5 June 2019

MFT Sketch Challenge | Fish You Were Here

Hello there, I am delighted to be guest designing for the MFT Sketch Challenge this month. The June release is fantastic and I will be sharing cards using it for the sketch challenge every Wednesday. Today's card uses the new Fish You Were Here set. The sketch calls for three circles and I thought it would be fun to make them portholes looking through to the fish in the sea.

I started off by die cutting my holes for the portholes. I took a panel of white cardstock and cut circles in to it using the MFT Circle Stax 1 and Circle Stax 2 Die-namics. I then needed to create the porthole frames. I used the same dies and cut the outside circle first and then cut the inside one to create a circle frame. I die cut the little circle pieces from the MFT Tag Builder Blueprints 6 Die-namics from more white cardstock and adhered these on to the frames for the porthole details. These were then added around the apertures on the panel with MFT On Point Precision Glue.
I placed the panel over a white A2 card base and using a pencil, mapped out where the apertures will be. I took the fish from the MFT Fish You Were Here set and stamped them on to the card base with MFT Extreme Black Ink. I made masks for these and then blended Distress Inks around them to create the sea. I used Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire. I splattered the card with water, removed the masks and let sit to dry.
Once dry, I coloured the fish with Copic markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area). I then placed the aperture/porthole panel of top with foam tape. I took a sentiment from the Fish You Were Here set and stamped it on to MFT Black Licorice Cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. This was cut in to a strip using the MFT Skinny Strips Die-namics set and added to the card with more foam tape. To finish off, I added a few Clear Round Drops around the sentiment.


Here is sketch 440, which we are using today:

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COPIC MARKERS: Green fish - YG17, YG23, YG03, YG01. Pink Fish - R85, R83, R81. Yellow Fish - Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11, YR16, YR15, YR12. Purple fish - V08, V17, V15, V12. Aqua fish - BG15, BG13, BG11, BG10. Yellow & orange fish - Y17, Y15, Y13, YR07, YR04, YR02.

I had a lot of fun making this card! Those fish are so cute! I hope you will check out the challenge. Thanks so much for visiting me today. I hope you have a great rest of the day!


  1. This is just far too cute! I can't believe how good it looks as portholes down to the little rivets on the outside. Your Colouring as always is amazing xxx


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