The Mixed Media Card Challenge #18 – Celebration – Reminder Post I

The Mixed Media Card Challenge

Thanks for dropping by! I am excited to be here today with a couple of cards for The Mixed Media Card Challenge’s Reminder Post #1.IMG_2000edited

These are cards #3 & #4 in my series of Hand Sketched Holly cards.


Our December Challenge Graphic:

My first card with the holly printed on our optional element, vellum: Slide30I’d like to play this card at SSS Monday’s Holly Jolly Stamping and at Artplorations Flash Stencil Project Linky Party.

Some of the steps of how I made this:

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  1. Drew the holly, water colored the drawing, scanned the painting into my computer, printed out the image of my holly painting onto vellum and then fussy cut it out.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2. I used an Artplorations stencil & metallic stencil color to make the frame for this card. (I’d like to play this card at STAMPlorations Anything Goes Challenge.)
    preview-web-stencil-008-bubbles.jpegIMG_1439edited3. I added Glossy Accents to the berries.IMG_1389edited

4. I heat embossed the sentiment in white EP on black card stock.

My second card in this post, Card #4 in this series:IMG_2016editedI’d like to play this card at Just Us Girls Word Week #322: Merry, SSS Wednesday’s: Let it Snow and at The Paper Players Theme Challenge #274: Let it Snow.IMG_2003edited

I like this card a lot. 🙂


Please stop by the challenge blog and checkout my teammates’ wonderful creations. Yasmina and Lysa have some inspiration for you this week. I hope that you are inspired to play along!

Thanks for stopping by!
XO, Grace & Peace


P.S. If you are interested, I’d be happy to invite you to please check back at The Mixed Media Card Challenge Blog on the 15th and the 22nd of December for some more cards that I’ve made with this image.

UPDATED WED DEC 16: I am happy to share that card #1 in this post was chosen (randomly) by Shery and the STAMPlorations Girls as the winner of their Flash Stencil Project Linky Party.  Woohoo! Thanks so much! Can’t wait to get messy with some new ARTplorations stencils! 🙂

Places I’m Playing:

Card #1

Simon Monday Challenge Blog





Card #2

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog




P.S. If you’d like to see my original post for this challenge with cards #1 & 2 in my series of Hand Sketched Holly, please go here or click on the photo below.IMG_2032edited



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.

19 thoughts on “The Mixed Media Card Challenge #18 – Celebration – Reminder Post I

  1. Melissa your cards are gorgeous! I can’t believe you drew the leaves, you are so talented! The texture and attention to detail is amazing. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Paper Players!

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  2. Wow, all of your cards are beautiful! I love the technique with the Vellum….so pretty. The card with the holly in the snow is stunning! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

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  3. hello Melissa! your hand drawn holly is aaaammmazing…I luv holly; it is one of my all time favorite things to use on cards, next to hearts and stars. Although I do not use holly much, I am always taken back by it….FAB! I adore card #4, what did you use for the snow, it is stunning? I am so glad you played along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

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  4. Melissa, your cards are gorgeous! Love your hand drawn holly, and great idea to reproduce it with the computer. My favorite is the one with the textured snow. Your glossy berries look like they are covered in ice. So glad you joined us for the Holly Jolly stamping challenge at Simon Says Stamp this week! May your days be merry and bright! Maura

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