Archive for ‘Mixed Media’

December 3, 2014

Paper craft project no. 311: Follow your bliss

Sharing a card I made this morning using a fun technique. I have a short photo tutorial over at the STAMPlorations blog if you’d like to see how I created the background.

Linking up my card to the following fun challenges: (1) Virginia’s View Challenge #10 – All Things Distressed (I used Distress inks and distressed the edges of the panel with the stamped sentiment); and (2) A Little Bit Crafty – Anything Goes…but not Christmas.

This card also doubles as a reminder for the current challenge at The Mixed Media Card Challenge. This month’s theme is “home” and the optional element is “lace”. The theme is pretty broad — and as you can see from my card, the theme is reflected in the sentiment: “doors” and “walls” are associated with “home” :o)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful day :o)

~Shery

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December 2, 2014

Paper craft project no. 310: Mixed media Christmas card

Hello! It’s my turn today to share a spotlight project the STAMPlorations blog. I made 4 mixed media Christmas cards. I used Distress paints, Distress inks, watercolor brush pens, PanPastels, washi tape, and drywall tape. Pop by the blog to see how I made this card and the other 3…I put together a photo tutorial here.

I’d like to link up my card to the current challenge at Virginia’s View Challenge, where the challenge is “all things distressed” and Simon Says Monday Challenge (Holiday Cards).

Thanks for stopping by!

~Shery

December 1, 2014

Paper craft project no. 309: Season’s greetings mixed media card

Back with another card — and this time it’s for The Mixed Media Card Challenge, where our theme this month is “HOME” and the optional element is “LACE”. I hope you’ll stop by the blog and check out the beautiful mixed media cards that the design team made. And we’d love it if you’d play with us too!

I did the background of my card using the same technique I did to create this card with some modifications. I stamped the newsprint in coffee archival ink then applied a thin layer of gesso. Then I painted stripes with Distress paints (mowed lawn, festive berries, mustard seed), added some splatters with Distress inks (blue sapphire), stamped the poinsettia, mixed Gelatos (gold champagne) with whipped spackle and applie it through a TCW reverse chicken wire stencils, and made the border by running the side of a green Japanese watercolor brush pen around the edges. I cut out the house, windows, and door from patterned paper and paper-pieced them. I stamped the Christmas tree in green archival ink on patterned paper and cut them out. I stamped the sentiment on scrap paper and swiped some peeled paint Distress ink over them. I adhered everything on my card with gel medium and I used a black marker to outline the house and trees.

Linking up my card to these fun challenges: (1) Weekly Christmas Card Challenge #53 – Anything Goes; (2) Sister Act Card Challenge #85 – Anything Goes; (3) Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes; and (4) Aud Sentiments Challenge #120 – Use a Sentiment for Any December Holiday.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Shery

December 1, 2014

Paper craft project no. 308: Merry Christmas mixed media card

Hello! Well, it’s been ages since I’ve posted! Chalk it up to a super-busy week last week with the Thanksgiving holiday.  I’m now playing catch-up with my to-do list! I’m sharing a card today for the December challenge over at Mixed Media Mojo. This month, the theme is “Winter Holidays” with “Ornament” as the optional twist. I hope you’ll come check out what my teammates created and then join in on the fun :o)

I skipped the twist and went with a quick card. I created stripes and dots on my card base with Distress paints (mowed lawn, festive berries, and mustard seed). I splattered shabby shutters Distress ink and stamped the poinsettia in mustard seed Distress ink. For the border, I just used the side of my Japanese watercolor brush pen and ran it along the edges. I added drywall tape and torn patterned paper then dabbed them with a bit of PanPastels. I mixed silver Gelatos with modeling paste and applied that over a stencil. I adhered a piece of burlap ribbon then stamped the poinsettia again on pre-cut diecut and colored it with Chameleon Color Tones. Last, I stamped the sentiment in jet black archival ink.

My card’s also a reminder for the current challenge at Time Out Challenges. The current theme is “embossing” with the optional twist of sparkle. There’s still a couple of days left to play. Create a project with the twist and you’ll be in the running to win a stamp set from our sponsor, Avocado Arts.

Linking up my project to these fun challenges: (1) Addicted to Stamps #92 – Lots of Layers; (2) Addicted to Stamps and More #123 – Holiday; (3) Just Us Girls #269 – Anything Goes; and (4) Sentimental Sundays #235 – Lots of Layers.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Shery

November 21, 2014

Paper craft project no. 304: Thankful mixed media tags feat. SRM Stickers + video tutorial

Hello! It’s my turn today on the SRM Stickers blog to share a project. I decided to create mixed media tags featuring some of my favorite SRM products. If I were to pick my absolute favorite from all the stickers by SRM, I’d say it’s the sticker stitches! I simply love them because they can add so much interest to any project. The sticker sentiments are fabulous, as are the punched pieces.

I created these tags from one sheet of 9″ by 12″ 140-lb cold-press watercolor paper. In addition to the fun SRM products, I used whipped spackle, Gelatos, Inktense blocks, Twinkling H2Os, Distress inks, Memento inks, modeling paste, Japanese watercolor brush pens, and the Trendy Leaves stamps. Here’s a video showing how I made these tags from start to finish. Hope you enjoy it!

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlJSn-Jn3pc%5D

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you’ll check out the SRM Stickers blog and poke around. There’s lots of awesome projects there by my teammates!

I hope you’ll also check out the current Mixed Media Mojo challenge, where the theme this month is “Thankful”.

~Shery

November 10, 2014

Paper craft project no. 299: Joy to the world mixed media tag

 

Have you checked out the Twelve Tags of Christmas event?

I’m happy to be part of Loll’s super-fun event. When Loll asked a couple of months ago if I’d be interested in being one of her guest designers for her mixed media tag event, I didn’t think twice about saying yes. It was a no brainer :o)

And here’s my tag:

12 Tags of Christmas Mixed Media Tag

 

I covered a manila tag with several layers of Pink Paislee designer paper (from the City Sidewalks collection),  inking and distressing the edges, and stamping some areas to give it a grunge feel. I also added bits of drywall tape for texture. On cardstock, I stamped the poinsettia and loosely watercolored it with Distress inks. Then I heat embossed the same poinsettia on red and gold vellum, fussy cut them, and layered the 3 poinsettias. I also heat embossed the sentiment on gold vellum, fussy cut, and adhered onto my tag. I finished the with jute twine (I grunged it up by rubbing different Distress inks on it.). Lots of textures on this tag with a shabby, grunge feel.

Please do check out the tags by other fabulous guest designers. And there will still be 4 more guest designers so best to follow Loll’s blog so you don’t miss out! And if you join in and create your own mixed media tag, you could win a $40 gift certificate from STAMPlorations! You have until November 16 to link up to the gallery.

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope to see your mixed media tag in the gallery, okay?

~Shery

November 1, 2014

Paper craft project no. 294: ‘Tis the season mixed media card + video tutorial

 


We have a brand new challenge at The Mixed Media Card Challenge! Our theme this month is Christmas with bells as the optional element. So create a Christmas-themed mixed media card with or without bells and link it up to our challenge! We’d love to see what you come up with. For our definition of a mixed media card, click here. The challenge runs until November 25 so plenty of time to create and play!

We have STAMPlorations as our sponsor too and there are 2 prizes up for grabs. Create a mixed media card that has the optional element for a shot at a $15 gift certificate. If you stick to just the theme, you still get a shot at winning 1 stamp set. Do check out the cards the mixed media card girls made — you’ll be blown away!

For my mixed media card, I used archival inks, Distress inks, Twinkling H2Os, Gelatos, water soluble oil pastels, and Chameleon Color Tones. I used Holiday Sketches: Christmas Bells and Holiday Sketches: Christmas Flower. Here’s a video showing how I created my card. It’s a shorty — a little over 9 minutes long, in fast-forward motion, captioned, and accompanied by Christmas music. I’d love to hear what you think!

[youtube:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfJoKY6f1so%5D

I’d like to enter my card to the following fun challenges: Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – Anything Goes; Brown Sugar Challenge #118 – Anything Goes; Weekly Christmas Card Challenge #48 – Anything Goes; Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra – Anything Goes for November; Crafty Catz Challenge #253 – Anything GoesSister Act Card Challenge #81 -Anything Goes, and Word Art Wednesday #156 – Anything Goes.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Shery

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