Happy Monday! Before I get to the MDS Monday sketch for this week, I just wanted to say a few words about last week’s announcement from Stampin’ Up! to stop supporting the My Digital Studio software effective May 31, 2015. It goes without saying that all the designers at MDS Monday are extremely sad about this decision. We obviously love the program and adore using it. We are still in the process of determining how we’ll proceed with the MDS Monday website, including future challenges and how long we’ll keep it going. In the meantime, we are exploring options for alternative digital software, printing, and backing up MDS content, projects, and software. We plan to share this information during upcoming weeks. So please stay tuned, and continue to enjoy the weekly challenges for as long as we can still use MDS.
Beth has a fun sketch for this week, that works well with one, two, or even multiple photos.
I took this photo of my kids and nephews last Christmas. It makes me laugh every time I see it. Michael (the upside down one) is the oldest of the cousins, but that doesn’t stop him from being one of the goofiest! He’s really into Parkour, and is frequently flipping, doing handstands, or upside down. Of course, my daughter loves being the only girl cousin and the center of attention. It’s fun to see how well they all get along and how much fun they have together.
This is one of those pages that came together really easily. I mostly used one kit — Watercolored Winter. It’s one of my favorites because of the watercolor style of the papers and embellishments, and it works great with winter photos.
For my title, I used the search tool on My Digital Studio to find a stamp brush with the word “crazy” in it. I found one in the Fantabulous You download and cropped it out. Then, I used the ABC-123 Sketch and Outline Alphabet stamp brushes to write out the word “COUSINS.” The big snowflake is from the Snowday Woodcuts download. I re-colored it white and increased the drop shadow to 50% to really make it pop. That particular download re-colors really well. Finally, I added some Silver Baker’s Twine.
Here’s Beth’s sketch for this week:
Downloads used on my page: