Posts tagged ‘The Mixed Media Card Challenge’

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 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

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!

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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

October 20, 2014

Paper craft project no. 285: Poinsettia holiday card

2014-10-20 Vintage Poinsettia Christmas Card

Happy Monday, friends! Can you believe October is coming to a an end in 11 days? Where’d the month go? Anyway, it is time for a new sketch challenge over at the STAMPlorations blog. Here’s the sketch:

Pretty simple, huh? Lots of possibilities in that one. Joining us in this challenge as guest designer is Leslie of The Crooked Stamper. You gotta see her awesome take on the sketch! Then there are the STAMPlorations girls and their projects — come check them out because we have a wonderful array of projects that are sure to inspire! We’d love for you to come play with us! You don’t have to use STAMPlorations stamps to play, but if you have them, we get really happy to see projects featuring our stamps :o)

For my card, I went with a Christmas card with a hint of vintage. This is one of those cards where I didn’t know how it was going to turn out. I started with a Pink Paislee paper with a vintage Christmas design — trimmed it to size, die-cut an oval in the middle using a Lil’ Inker die, embossed with a Sizzix poinsettia EF, distressed the edges, and sponged with bright green shade PanPastel and VersaMagic gingerbread chalk ink. I stamped the Christmas block in VersaMark ink before sponging it with permanent red shade PanPastel. Next I stamped the poinsettia on a pre-cut diecut of the stamp in Memento tuxedo black ink and colored it with Spectrum Noir markers. I toned down my DP background by laying a piece of white vellum on it before adhering the poinsettia using foam tape. I thought about adding a sentiment but decided against it since my background already had text in it. I simply finished the card by spattering antique bronze Distress paint because I thought the vellum was looking a little boring :o)

My card is also a reminder for The Mixed Media Card Challenge — we’re looking for vintage-inspired mixed media cards this month, with key as an optional element. The challenge closes on October 25 so there’s still time to play with us over there! Don’t think you can do a mixed media card? It isn’t as hard as you think! Here’s our definition of a mixed media card as it pertains to our challenge.

Linking up my card to these 3 fun challenges: Festive 48 – Week 41 (Any Christmas Card Goes); Sister Act Card Challenge #79 – Anything Goes; Simon Says Monday Challenge – Anything Goes; and Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper October challenge – Anything Goes (I used PP from the City Sidewalks pack by Pink Paislee).

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful week!

~Shery

October 1, 2014

Paper craft project no. 276: Life loves the passionate

2014-10-01 Life loves the passionate MMCC

This month at The Mixed Media Card Challenge, we’d love to see cards with a vintage theme with or without the optional element (key)! Easy peasy! You ought to check out the blog and see the gorgeous vintage-inspired mixed media cards that the girls in my design team made! After you’re done looking, how about creating one and sharing with us? The challenge is open until October 25 so you can’t say you don’t have time ;o)

For my mixed media card, I started with this beautiful paper with a vintage ledger design from 7Gypsies. I stamped some sunflowers and artsy words (STAMPlorations) and keys (Stampabilities) in VersaMagic chalk inks before sponging Jumbo Java chalk ink all over. Then I randomly applied rub-ons from 7Gypsies before distressing and inking the edges. For some 3D texture,  I added bits of drywall tape and applied rustic hinge Distress paint to blend it into the background. I took two ATCs with vintage designs (The Paper Studio) and did the same thing — rubbed on rub-ons, stamped, distressed, inked. On one of the ATCs, I decoupaged this lovely vintage girl. I have a couple of containers full of vintage images that I had printed at Staples (color laser copy images are great for decoupaging because the inks don’t bleed and the print is smooth and vibrant) and I found this girl — she was the perfect focal image. The sentiment is a sticker (I cut it out) from Cosmo Cricket’s Tiny Text (I love using them in my ATCs!). I found some scrap ribbon (Pink Paislee), doily (SRM Stickers), and die-cut flower (K&Company), so all I needed to do was layer everything and put this baby to bed :o) Oh, the card base I used is 120# (480 gsm) premium heavy recycled taupe brown card stock. I love this card stock!

I’m linking up my card to these fun challenges: Artistic Inspirations #111 – Anything Goes; Card Mania Challenge #56 – Doily; My Craft Creations – Anything Goes; and The Pink Elephant Challenge #270 – Anything Goes.

Thank you for stopping by!

~Shery

September 22, 2014

Paper craft project no. 270: Thanks mixed media card

2014-09-22 Thanks mixed media card

Short and sweet post today (because I’m [still] dealing with nasty allergies, sorely lacking sleep, and neck-deep with work I gotta finish). My card is for The Mixed Media Card Challenge – there’s 3 more days left to play and create an autumn-inspired mixed media card. (Click here for our definition of a mixed media card.) We have Add A Little Dazzle sponsoring us this month and I just love their craft metal sheets! If you create an autumn-inspired mixed media card with the optional element (metal or leaves or both), you get a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to use towards products in the AALD Boutique.

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September 8, 2014

Paper craft project no. 257: Thank you CAS mixed media card

2014-09-08 CAS Autumn thank you

Happy Monday! Have you checked out The Mixed Media Card Challenge? We’ve got a fun theme for September: Autumn Colors with Metal or Leaves as optional elements. Add A Little Dazzle is sponsoring us this month and they’ve got great craft metal sheets!

I exercised a little restraint this time and went for a CAS mixed media card. (I had to channel my inner Deepti and Loll for this one or else, I would have gone crazy with the modeling paste and inks.) I applied modeling paste through a Hero Arts stencil. Once that was dry, I sponged mustard seed, spiced marmalade, and barn door Distress inks, and partially stamped text in black for added texture (Vignette: Live Love Laugh). I diecut some leaves from Add A Little Dazzle craft metal sheet and I colored them with Adirondack alcohol inks (watermelon, sunshine yellow, and sunset orange) before adhering to my card base. Last, I stamped the sentiment (Sentiment Builders: Thank You) in VersaMagic red brick chalk ink.

Linking up my card to these fun challenges: Just Us Girls #257 – LeavesThe Paper Players #212 – Happy Fall Y’all, and Ooh La La Creations Challenge #164 – Clean and Simple.

 

Thanks for stopping by!

~Shery

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