MFT - Weekly Sketch Challenge 394

Hello everyone!  It's time for a new Weekly Sketch Challenge from My Favorite Things!  If you've never played along with one of these challenges, you're missing out!  It's a great way to push your creativity and challenge yourself by trying to come up with something that fits the sketch but is all your own.

I decided to use this week's sketch as a window.  I wanted to make the card look like the inside of a house with the curious little garden gnomes peeking in from the outside.  I had a lot of fun interpreting this sketch and also tried something that I've never really done before....draw my own background!

In order to do the background, I first diecut a window using the newly released Gift Shaker Window & Frame Die-namics from a 4.25" x 5.5" piece of Tim Holtz Distress Woodgrain Paper.  I then used my Misti to place my gnomes over top of this piece to show where on the window I wanted them peeking in.  Before I stamped the images, I removed my woodgrain piece of card stock and replaced it with a piece of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110 lb Card Stock.  I then stamped my images with black ink and colored them with Copic Sketch Markers.

I got the idea for my background from last month's marker coloring class from Kit & Clowder.  If you've never taken one of Alyce's classes, you need to!  She is a wonderful teacher and is full of knowledge on proper coloring techniques. 

Once finished with my background, I used some adhesive and attached it to the back of my woodgrain piece of cardstock with the window.  I added a frame from Kraft Card Stock.  Lastly, I heat embossed my simple sentiment onto a piece of black card stock with white embossing powder and attached it to the front of my card.

Here is a look at this week's Sketch Challenge.  I would love to challenge you to create something this time around!  Your design does not have to be perfect to win!  For every card entry, you earn the chance to win a $50 MFT Gift Voucher!

Also, for more inspiration on this sketch, make sure to stop by the MFT Challenge & Inspiration Blog to see the amazing creations designed by the other participating DT members!

If you liked this card and want some more crafty inspiration, don't forget to check out my INSTAGRAM feed!

Wishing you all a lovely day!

♥ Rachel


  1. Fabulous card! Love how you made the die cut a window. Awesome that you created your own background. Those gnomes just make me smile. Thanks so much for sharing, Rachel! :)

    1. Thank you so much, Jeanne! 💗 It was quite a challenge to draw the fence with Copics since it’s so small. I love the gnomes too. One of my favorite sets from Birdie Brown ☺️ Hope you have a wonderful day! 💕

  2. Honestly Rachel you inspire me each and every time you post a creation. I love love your creations! I am hoping to get crafty this weekend! Thank-you for the inspiration!

    1. You are so sweet, Christine! Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I truly appreciate them! ☺️💗💗