Stencil Sunday – November 13 – Shaker Easel

      Hi! I’m here with a quick post for today’s STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday.

I have a fun birthday shaker easel to share with you.slide03slide01

To make this, I used a variety of ARTplorations stencils and a wide variety of techniques and mediums too.slide06slide03

I used the ARTplorations Stencils Vintage Dresses, Flourishes, Hearts in Bubbles and Dots All Over. slide04I also used the CUTplorations Hugs Word Die.slide05

slide01Thanks for stopping by and make sure you stop over and check out my Design Teammates’ super creations!

Grace & Peace,

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Don’t forget our current mixed media challenge! I want to invite you to create and link up non-card mixed media projects. The theme is always anything mixed media goes except a card and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. The linky closes at the end of the month.

Prizes: $15 gift certificate OR choice of any 2 ARTplorations stencils to the winner
choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil to the top picks.

 

STAMPlorations/ARTplorations/CUTplorations products used in this project:

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{Mixed Media Tutorial} Melissa Makes Brusho Tags – Tutorial for November 11, 2016

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Hi! I here to share that I have a new Mixed Media Tutorial up over at the STAMPlorations Blog today. In keeping with the back-to-school time of year, I’ve made a small, and reversible, chalkboard. Please go on over and visit the STAMPlorations blog to see all of the details. blog I hope you enjoy seeing the process I used to make them.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

I hope you enjoy the tutorial and look forward to reading your comments over at the blog!

Grace & Peace,

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CUTplorations/ARTplorations/STAMPlorations Products:

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http://stamplorations.auctivacommerce.com/Big-Greetings-Shery-Russ-Designs-P5501390.aspx

P.S. Have you seen my other STAMPlorations Mixed Media tutorials?

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STAMPlorations – Holiday TAGplorations – Reminder 2

Hi! I’m excited to be here for  STAMPlorations with another reminder post for the first ever Holiday TAGplorations event.

I made a bunch of tags for the kick-off day and as a reminder the day before yesterday. You can see those here or here if you’d like. Remember to comment and link up over at the 4 November post. 🙂

Get ready for our 1st Holiday TAGplorations event!

I have 3 tags to share with you today.

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I heat embossed the framed coffee cup, masked off the mug, sponged on the red stripes and sponged on the brown around the edges.

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This next tag os a long one! I used the smallest die in the luggage tags die set and did some partial die cutting to make the tag base. The mugs are from the Anywhere There’s Coffee set. I fussy cut those. The rainbow cord is from Really Reasonable Ribbon, but I’m not sure if they carry it anymore.

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The next tag is another long one and could also be used as a bookmark. img_3561_edited-1I used the smallest rectangle in the Rectangle Nesting Dies and did some partial die cutting again. I also did some masking and elongated the Framed Tea Cups stamp.

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After heat embossing in white, I added Brusho Color Crystals and spray starch. I can’t decide if I’ll use this as a tag or put it in someone’s stocking as a bookmark. 🙂 I love rainbows. It would be fun to get one in my stocking on Christmas morning!

I hope that you enjoyed seeing these tags today. Thanks for stopping by!

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Event details:

*When: Beginning November 4, Friday, 8 a.m. Pacific/Los Angeles Time (GMT-7)

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*Commenting and linking up is from November 4 to November 25, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (3 weeks)

*Winners will be announced on December 9 in the November Challenges & Hops winners post

*Prizes:
10 prizes (with a value of $178+) will be distributed among randomly drawn winners:
– (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $15 gift certificate to the store
– (3) randomly drawn participants to the TAGplorations linky party will each receive the Luggage Tag Dies
– (3) randomly drawn participants to the TAGplorations linky party will each receive the ATC Tag Builder Dies
– (1) randomly drawn participant to the TAGplorations linky party will receive a $25 gift certificate to the store

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Happy Little Stampers November 2016 Mixed Media Challenge – Alcohol Inks

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

Our  challenge:

slide01I started this card with a yellow card base and stamped the flowers in embossing ink and heat embossed in red.

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I used Happy Little Stampers’ Doodle Flowers.

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slide03The way these flowers turned out reminds me of a book from my childhood called Andy Pandy – in the country. I used some smooshed Brusho Crystal Colors to create a background paper for the fussy cut flowers.

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Have you read this before? I’ll bet some of my U.K. friends have. I love it. 🙂 I’d show you some more photos of it, but my copy is in long-term storage in Albuquerque and I’m in Germany now. 😦 You never know what you’ll miss when you put things into storage!

Anyhow, the fussy cut flower on the sentiment strip especially reminds me of an illustration of Looby Loo and some red poppies. I’d love to see that page, so if you have a copy and want to email it to me please do!

I colored in the background and the flowers with Copic and Spectrum alcohol markers.  slide04So! I hope that you have enjoyed seeing my bright flowery card on what might be a gray day in you part of the world? Are you excited to join in with our Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media challenge?!

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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Mixed Media Challenge + Stencil Sunday – November Mini Calendar

Hi!  I’m very happy to be here for STAMPlorations with a mixed media project for Stencil Sunday and the November Mixed Media Challenge.

Remember to add the following challenge graphic to your post in order to be eligible for the prizes each month.
The winner will receive a $15 STAMPlorations gift certificate or 2 ARTplorations stencils. And the top picks receive an ARTplorations stencil of their choice.

Here’s a mini calendar page that I made using 2 ARTplorations stencils:slide4

The calendar measures approximately 5 3/4″ x 8 3/4″ or 14.5 x 22.25 cm matted.

  1. First, I created the chevron background and reverse stenciled by printing with the Chevron Crazy stencil, inked up with Brusho Crystal Colors and water.slide04
  2. After the paint dried, I applied red orange and yellow ink through the chevron stencil to fill in the negative spaces.slide03
  3. Next, I carefully applied red embossing medium through the ARTplorations Coffee Cup stencil. slide2
  4. To give the cup the raised chevron pattern, after the cup outline dried, I masked off parts of the Chevron Crazy stencil and stenciled more red embossing medium through the chevron onto the cup. slide02
  5. I added some coffee to the cup, as well as some shading and highlights around and on the cup, with a brown marker and a white liquid chalk pen.
  6. I designed the little calendar as a word document and printed it onto white cardstock. It measures about 4″ x 2 1/4″ or 4 cm x 5.75 cm.slide3
  7. I inked the edges of the calendar by swiping it across a red ink pad and attached it with foam tape.slide018. I matted the project in white card stock and mounted it on some Brusho Crystal Color tinted water color paper.

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I had a lot of fun creating this calendar page and I hope that you have been inspired to create your own mixed media projects! I’d be very glad to have you join us for the mixed media challenge this month. I’m so excited to be here with you and I can’t wait to see what you make!

Please remember that this is not a card challenge…it’s anything BUT a card.  🙂

To be sure that you’re eligible for the prizes each month, please create a mixed media project, add a link to the challenge and also remember to show the Mixed Media challenge graphic. Please check out what the rest of the design team has made here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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 For your convenience here our challenge rules:
  • Your project(s) can be anything mixed media except a card (so no cards, please!).
  • You must use a stencil or stencils (any brand) in your project(s).
  • You can enter as many projects as you wish as long as they are in separate blog posts.
  • You must display our STAMPlorations/ARTplorations mixed media challenge graphic  in your post and link back to the challenge post (not just the main blog) in order to be eligible to win (and receive the corresponding prize).
  • Link up by November 30, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time (GMT-7).

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