MMCC July 2015 Challenge #13 – DLC!!! Blue Reminder Extra

I am so happy to be sharing some cards with you today as part of the MMCC Design Team. This month’s blue themed challenge is so much fun! Remember, you have until July 25, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT-7) to play!

Isn’t this a cool theme?! I liked it so much that I made a bunch if different cards for this challenge. I have 4 fairly similar cards to share with you in this post. For all of these cards I used lots of ink for sponging and stamped the background with Stamplorations Trendy Butterflies and SU Mixed Bunch Flowers. On 2 of the cards I used some ink-tinted Gesso and a Stamplorations Bubble stencil. There’s dry embossing, Stickles, vellum, ribbon, sequins, and heat embossing involved in multiple of the cards too. A mixed media party was goin’ on at my stamping table!

Here’s my first one:

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The second: (I used a Bubble Stencil from ArtPlorations for this and the next card.) IMG_8791edited

I’m going to play this “Just a Note” card over at SSS Monday’s Challenge: i scream for…these cards are all quite INKY!

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The third:

IMG_8803editedI am going to play this third card over at Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge.

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And the fourth:

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I’d like to play this last card over at WAW’s #193 Anything Goes.

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It’s blistering hot here today, 97 degrees F in the shade (36 Celcius). So, I’m pretty drained and will stop typing and share slide show  of some of the process that I used to make these cards.

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So! I hope that I have inspired you to play along with this month’s MMCC challenge. Please stop over to the blog for some inspiration from the rest of the design team and to link up your entry.

HOW TO PLAY
1. Create a mixed media CARD based on the theme, with or without the optional element.
2. Display the challenge graphic on your blog post and link back to this challenge post.
3. You may enter as many times as you want, as long as each entry is different.
4. You may combine a maximum of 7 challenges (6 other challenges plus ours).
5. Submit your projects by July 25, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT-7).

Thanks for stopping by!
XO
Melissa

Here are all of the other cards that I made for this month’s challenge. Click on any of them to go to 1 of the 2 other posts where they are located.

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Places I’m Playing:

Simon Monday Challenge Blog

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MMCC July Challenge #13 – Reminder

Hi! I’m here with another take on July’s MMCC image to remind you to play along with this month’s fun challenge over at MMCC!

I really having enjoyed using this graphic as inspiration. I made 4 more new cards for this challenge, but I posted them over here in order to keep this post not too long.

My card:

IMG_6343editedThe flower stamp is from Technique Tuesday’s “Carefree Cosmo” stamp set. The sentiment is from PTI’s Sentiment Splits stamp set.

To start, I used some dish soap bubbles, tinted with re-inkers, to create some different watercolor background papers. I chose one of these papers to use as the background panel for each of the cards in this post.

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Click on this photo for more information about how I made these papers.

Here’s the piece that I chose for this first card:

IMG_6322editedI added some splotches of Hero Arts blue ink to the original soap-bubble bg paper with Laura Bassen’s famous “smooshing” technique, stamped the flower image in SU’s Night of Navy and then did some water-coloring and drawing in a variety of other SU blues. I’m going to play this over at SSS Monday’s I is for.…Ink!

IMG_6349edited Next, I double heat embossed the flower with clear embossing powder. Then, I added some white with a gel pen and framed it in blue cs. I really like how this card turned out.

I usually lean toward the CAS design style, so playing with mixed media is going to be challenging and fun.

IMG_6351editedPlease stop on over to the blog for some inspiration from the rest of the design team, and to link up your entry. I hope that I have inspired you to play along with this month’s challenge.

HOW TO PLAY
1. Create a mixed media CARD based on the theme, with or without the optional element.
2. Display the challenge graphic on your blog post and link back to this challenge post.
3. You may enter as many times as you want, as long as each entry is different.
4. You may combine a maximum of 7 challenges (6 other challenges plus ours).
5. Submit your projects by July 25, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT-7).

Please go over and check out my 4 other new cards for this challenge here.

So! This is just 1 of the 8 cards that I made for this month’s challenge! You can see the first 3 here.

Thanks for stopping by!
XO
Melissa

 Places I’m Playing:

Simon Monday Challenge Blog