An Exciting Announcement & CASEing Danielle

Hi! I have a fun and exciting announcement to make! I am officially one of the new STAMPlorations Mixed Media Design Team members!

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You can go here to see the full announcement.

 I’m also here with a quick post with a card that I CASEd from the lovely Danielle Flanders.

Here’s Danielle’s card:

Here’s my CASE:

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Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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I’ve got Sunshine on a Rainy Day

Hi! I’m here on a rainy day with a sunshiny card.

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I masked off, sponged a yellow circle, replaced the positive circle mask and stenciled on the chevrons (ARTplorations).   IMG_9467edited

Stamped the heart banner, fussy cut, added the sentiment and popped it all, attaching to a fuchsia card base.

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If you like this card and it made you smile, I’d be happy for you to check out my Pinterest board and follow it if you’d like.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

Melissa

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ATSM Challenge #197 – Make Your Mark

Hi! I happy to be here today with a card for ATSM Challenge #197: Make Your Mark.

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Prize: $12.00 gift certificate
Here’s my card:
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I started by printing this sweet digital image, Love Your Frog, provided to me by our sponsor, on white card stock.

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 I used a variety of Copic markers and colored in the cute little frog and then fussy cut it out.
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Next I made my background. I used a homemade bubble recipe which I tinted with re-inker ink.
Here is a short slideshow of the process I used to make the bubbly background panel:

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I very much enjoyed making this fun card and hope that you are inspired to play along this week! Make sure you stop by the blog and check out my teammates’ beautiful work! Please do check our rules at the top of the challenge blog page if you are new to our challenge blog.

 Thanks for stopping by!
Grace& Peace
Melissa

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Happy Little Stampers June Mixed Media Challenge – Texture

Hi! I’m very excited to be here with you today with a card for Happy Little Stampers May Mixed Media Challenge!

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Our Guest Designer this month is Sarah Emily from Sara’s Closet. Please go and see the wonderful art which she created and welcome her. 🙂
Here’s my card:
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Bits and pieces from multiple projects. Papers, all with different media – acrylic paint, water color paint, sponged ink, smooshed reinkers, wrinkled and ink smooshed tissue-paper, Zig water color brush tip markers….. pieces I just could throw away.IMG_7548edited_edited-1 I adhered them onto removable sticky label, trimmed the edges, added the HLS sentiment and dry embossed the panel. I added a thin frame and an embossed Happy Little Stampers butterfly die cut. Finally I adhered the panel to an embossed card base.
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 So! Are you excited to join in with our Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media challenge?!

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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Trust in the Lord – Pansy Water Color

Hi! I’m here with a quick post inspired by PTI’s Make It Monday #251: Gradient Watercolor Die Cuts by Dawn McVey.

Today I have another sketched and water colored card to share with you.

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If you’d like, please take a look at a CAS Pansy card that I made yesterday:

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Another look at today’s:

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And a quick slideshow of some of the process:

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Thanks for stopping by!

Grace& Peace,
Melissa

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