One slice?

Hi! I’m here with a card inspired by this week’s CASology challenge:

I had several ideas for this week’s cue word. I’m excited to share my first idea with you today.Slide47I made some blueberry pie. It’s calorie free too!Slide45  Here’s a quick slide show of the process I used:

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Thanks for stopping by!
XO, Grace & Peace,
MelissaSlide46I was very happy to have my “owl” card chosen by Ardyth for an honorable mention for last week’s challenge at CASology. Thank you Ardyth!

P.S. Have you been making Christmas cards lately? I have! If you are interested I’d be happy to have you check out this post here with a couple of cards I made with my own sketch/water color painting. 🙂Slide25


The Mixed Media Card Challenge #18 – Celebration

Hi! Thank you for spending some of your time to visit me. 🙂 I’m very happy to be here today with two cards for The Mixed Media Card Challenge!

The Mixed Media Card Challenge

Here’s our December Challenge Graphic:

I had a lot of fun making the 2 cards in this post.

Slide25I started this card by doing a sketch/watercolor painting of some holly which I had picked from my yard. For the second card I also made a stencil! 🙂


Card #1 – The original water color:



How I made this card:

  1. Sketched the holly with pencil on water-color paper. Slide12(Sorry I did not take a photo of the uncolored sketch.) Here’s a photo from a different holly sketch that I did. IMG_1071editedIf you are interested you can click on this photo to be taken to a post about the card I made with it. I like to do a rough tracing of leaves, flowers, branches etc. and then sketch in more details while looking at the plant.
  2. Water colored the sketch. I used these: 3. Traced the leaves and stem with a silver gel pen.
  3. Added Glossy Accents to berries and let dry.Slide13
  4. Applied VersaMark ink to edges of leaves with a marker.Slide15
  5. Heat embossed leaves with white EP.Slide5
  6. Stamped sentiment.
  7. Assembled panels onto card base.


I also scanned the painting into my computer and printed out several copies in order to be able to play with this image. I wanted to be able to render it in multiple different mixed media ways. I’d like to play this first card at Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #211 : Anything Goes and Emerald Creek Dares: Bringing Bits of Cheer.Slide26

Card#2 – I used 1 of the printed images with a home made stenciled background:Slide22

I’d like to play this card at Christmas Card Throwdown’s: PICK A PREVIOUS 2015 CHALLENGE.

I chose  the August Color Challenge – Tradional Red & Green.

How I made Card #2:

  1. After scanning and saving it as a PDF, I printed out the image.
  2. I added paint, marker & Stickles to the holly.

Slide133. I fussy cut the image out. IMG_1310edited

4. Using the negative from the fussy cutting as a stencil, I sponged various green inks as well as silver ink onto the card base. IMG_1306editedIMG_1308editedIMG_1305edited

5. I traced some of the leaves in white gel pen. I also embellished the back side of this card. Slide23

6. The sentiment is heat embossed in white.


 Do you embellish the insides or backs of your cards? I enjoy doing it very much! 🙂 I’d like to play this second card over at Virginia’s View Challenge #21: All About Glitter.


Here are some of the works in progress. I also printed 2 of the images on VELLUM, which is the optional element for this month’s challenge. Please come back on Tuesday, December 8th to see 1 of the cards I made with the vellum.Slide18

Please check back at The Mixed Media Card Challenge Blog on the 8th, 15th and 22nd of December for some more cards that I’ve made with this image.

Thanks for stopping by!
XO, Grace & Peace

Slide19 Do you like to draw?

Please stop by the challenge blog and checkout my teammates’ wonderful creations. I hope that you are inspired to play along!

Thanks for stopping by!

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 December 25, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-8).
6. We’ll announce the winner and highlights on December 31.


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