Tuesday, 24 March 2009

MFT Idol Week 2 Project

Edited to Add: Here is the link for voting! Voting is open from 10pm EST Wednesday until 10pm EST Thursday. You can vote for as many contestants as you like, but you can only vote once. My user name is kerryj106. Thanks so much for your support!

What the heck was I thinking when I decided this was the project I wanted to do this week? Our challenge was masking and so I decided I wanted to make a counting book for my daughter. She loves books, and loves counting so it seemed like a good idea at the time.

I am really happy with how it turned out, it was just a LOT of work! I altered a board book with Basic Grey Oh Baby paper and then found images that I could mask in groups. I didn't want to just have a page with a number and an image, so a good friend of mine took my ideas and wrote me a story to go with my images. And it all rhymes! How cool is that?? Thanks so much Laural - you rock!!

I masked Isabelle's tutu for the first page. The second page is actually the only image which wasn't masked. But I flocked it - does that count?!

The cupcakes were masked together and the ice cream scoops were masked onto each other and onto the cone.

The clouds were masked together into a group/storm (I also rock and rolled them) and the sundaes were masked into a group as well. The sundaes are one of my fave MFT images to mask.

On the seventh page, I used the pot from the Chives stamp, and masked it so that I could mask and stamp some flowers coming out of it. I wish I had polka dotted rubber boots - they're just so cute!!

The gifts were masked and stamped 3 times and the balloons were masked and stamped 10 times. Hey I just noticed that the balloons are kind of making a heart shape - cool (and totally unintentional!)!

The books were masked and selectively inked in order to get 11 of them. The butterfly was also masked and stamped repetitively. I pierced some trails on the lower butterflies and added some Doodlebug paper frills for grass.

I think my daughter is going to get a kick out of her personalized book!

Hey will you come vote for me again tonight and tomorrow over in the MFT forum on Splitcoast? I'll edit tonight with the link for voting. Voting is open from 10pm EST Wednesday to 10pm EST Thursday.

Hope you're having a great week! I'm off to copic certification in Toronto today - yippee!!!


Jamie said...

Kerry this is the most fabulous project ever!!! It is amazing.

Laural Dawn said...

That is beautiful!
You're so talented. And, enjoy your certification.

Cathy said...

WOW! Kerry, this is so awesome! Totally worth all the effort and I think it's great that your friend made a rhyming story to go with. BTW, I absolutely think that the flocking counts!

Karine said...

This is an amazing book, Kerry! I am overwhelmed by the amount of work you put into this! Great job!

Tracey said...

This is holy cow amazing Kerry! LOVE this!! Wanna make one for my little girl?!?! ;) I love all of the masking on this. a fabulous idea! Gorgeous!!

Have a blast at the Copic class!!!

Rosella said...

WOW Kerry! What a beautiful project! Absolutely LOVE it!!
Have fun in Toronto!!

Julia Stainton said...

Hi Kerry! This is the most darling little book! Good luck!!! I had so much fun meeting you today at the Copic Class!


TaraG said...

Oh Kerry, this darling book is super duper fabulous and even more fabulous IRL,smile!!! I had so much fun today!! It was a really great to meet you and I just love your blog!!! Sooo many stunning creations...I'll definitely be back and I've subscribed so I won't miss anything! My daughter, Hannah, is 9 years old and she absolutely loves your Coraline card and I do too and your MFT wall art...sensational!!!!! I going ot go vote now...good luck!!!

Donna B. said...

oh my GOODNESS! THIS IS THE BEST! You sure got my vote (you had it last week too, btw!) good luck!!

Randee E said...

I LOVE it! Just the cutest. You definitely went all out with the masking. You got my vote :0)

Anonymous said...

I love it!!!! trust me everyone, it's even more stunning in person. on my way to vote. It was awesome meeting you at the Copic class!

(Nerdette) Stephanie said...

This is an incredible project Kerry. I was able to borrow the hubbies puter to vote while mine is being fixed. Out standing job!

Amy Sheffer said...

Way beyond incredible, Kerry!! Love this!!!

Inklings of Ellie and Plum said...

WOW! I hope you win - your projects have been so amazing and creative:-)


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