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The MFT Superstar contest is here and I always look forward to it every year! So much that I could shake myself up from my self-imposed crafting hiatus to participate in it.
This is the 1st category – Clean and Simple Genius. There are two other categories. So please don’t forget to check out my subsequent posts with my entries in those categories.
Coming back to the CAS category , I really believe the title makes sense. Because creating a simple card whilst telling a story through it, simultaneously is a genius task indeed.
For my card, I thought a lot about what kind of story I wished to tell through my CAS card.
After going through a lot of ideas, I finally realized that no story is complete without friendship.
So here it is my take on friendship.
It is about two friends living in a village. One of the friend owns a pair of pretty yellow boots which the other loves and adores. After a while, that same friend migrates to the city with her family. But before leaving, gifts her friend, her favorite yellow boots. And then they part with a heavy heart. The two friends soon lose touch.
Years go by. One day the city friend visits the village and is keen to meet her village friend. But she gets to know that her village friend has shifted to another village a few years back. Determined to meet her friend, she travels to the other village. After reaching there, she sets off in search of her friend’s house.
After knocking on a lot of doors, tired, she sits around the corner of a pretty cottage. As she turns her neck, what does she see! Her favorite yellow boot, now full of pretty flowers, set on the wall next to her. She is happy beyond measure. And also contented and grateful, for being blessed with a friend who cherished their friendship all these years! And then goes inside and knocks on the door with a smile not just on her face but in her heart too!
Hope you liked my story. Thank you for taking the time to read it!
Moving on to the card :
I stamped the pretty shoe from the ‘You Gnome Me’ stamp set with ‘Grout Gray’ ink by MFT.
I love this ink : it is awesome for no-line coloring!
I colored this pretty image with my Zig clean color real brush pens. I also added a few details like the tiny flowers popping out, with my markers directly. I did this to add my own touch of uniqueness. And also to show that friendship blooms in unexpected places!
Also painted the wall on which the shoe is standing with the same markers. I just went with the flow.
I love the no-line coloring effect. It gives a timelessness feel to the card.
After I was satisfied (kind of) with my coloring, I stamped the sentiment from the ‘Polynessian Paradise’ stamp set by MFT.
As always I had the urge to keep adding more details to my card, but better sense prevailed 😉
Hope you like my card and also the story behind it.
Do let me know in the comments below what friendship means to you.
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