AAA Cards Game #82 – Winter Chill

I’m happy to be here today with a post for AAA Cards Game #82 – Winter Chill.

Our sponsor for this game:

We’ll pick a top winner and some runners-up.
It could be you!
Our Guest Designer for this challenge is Katrina from Katrina’s Craftworks. Welcome, Katrina!

Here’s my card using the ARTplorations stencil Leaf Bliss: img_7023_edited-1

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I have a fun discount code for you! Shery, of STAMPlorations, has generously given me a code to share with you.

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and receive 20% OFF at STAMPlorations!

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I hope that you are inspired to play along. Make sure you stop by AAA Cards and visit all of the design team members’ blogs.

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Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

P.S. Here’s the coupon code again. There’s no expiration, as long as I’m a STAMPlorations Girl, this code will be valid.

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How To Play

AAA Cards is a bi-weekly challenge blog for Clean and Simple (CAS) Cards. Unless otherwise stated in the blog post for a particular challenge only players who submit cards will be eligible to be a winner.

We’d like you to……………………………………….

Play…. Play around with your interpretation of the theme each challenge
Enjoy… trying new things and experimenting
Be Inspired … by the DT’s examples of CAS cards
Create… something that makes you happy!

Some things to remember………………………… 

1. We are looking for CAS cards. Look here for AAA Cards definition of CAS.

2. We’d like you to mention and link to us within your card post and include the game image. Instagram users please use #aaacardchallenge.

3. It would be great if you visited other players and left them a lovely comment. It’s fun to make friends.

4. We’d love you to join our followers and help us grow.
5. Please remove that word recognition thingy in comments 🙂
6. Although we welcome player links ups from flickr & Splitcoaststampers please be aware that not all our DT belong to these groups and will have difficulties leaving comments. We do our best to cover each other, but apologize in advance if your entry doesn’t receive a DT comment.

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Chasing Mojo with Sweet Kobylkin – CASEing Ksenija 3

Hi! I’m here Chasing Mojo with Sweet Kobylkin. 🙂 This is a great idea that Ksenija had to help us get back into the creative mode after Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. I’ve been having a lot of fun CASEing multiple cards from those offered up at Sweet Kobylin.

I started by CASEing our hostess, Ksenija’s beautiful offering. I have CASEd her card 3 different ways!

Here’s the 3rd one:

slide01 slide02   I used a favorite, Technique Tuesday’s Carefree Cosmo stamp. 

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I stamped the sentiment in my favorite Hero Arts Blue ink. Then I masked off the sentiment and stamped the flowers in the same blue. slide03Next, I watercolored the petals with a few shades of red Kuretake paints.

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Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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Chasing Mojo with Sweet Kobylkin – CASEing Ashwini

Hi! I’m back again Chasing Mojo with Sweet Kobylkin. 🙂 This is a great idea that Ksenija had to help us get back into the creative mode after Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. I’ve been having a lot of fun CASEing multiple cards from those offered up at Sweet Kobylin.

I’ve been so inspired by many of the cards and would love to CASE them all! I wonder, is it possible?

For my card is this post I CASEd the lovely and unique one by Ashwini. I always seem to come across her beautiful creations and have admired them for quite some time. Have you visited her inspiring blog, Experiments With Card Making Etc?  If not, please do!

Here’s my CASE:

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  1. I started by creating my own stencil with some new Sizzix Butterfly dies. Iwas happy to try a variety of new techniques with these dies. Sizzix Thinlits Die Set Butterflies, Intricate, Pack of 8(These dies were part of my “Welcome Goodie Bag” from last Summer’s Happy Little Stampers inaugural retreat in Swindon.  Sizzix was one of the generous sponsors of the retreat. If you have a chance, you should go to the next HLS retreat! 🙂 )
  2. I applied blue and green inks through the stencil, removed the stencil and allowed the ink to dry overnight.
  3. After the ink dried, I added yellow watercolor paints around the butterflies, using a wet on wet technique.slide01
  4. Next, I die cut some of the intricate butterflies out of removal sticky label.
  5. After the panel was again dry, I re-positioned the stencil onto the panel and added the intricate butterfly die cuts into the negative spaces.slide1
  6. Using a paintbrush, I applied white acrylic paint through the butterflies.
  7. I added the sentiment and splattered on some brown watercolor paint.
  8. Finally, I added white gel pen around the sentiment and adhered some enamel dots. (I LOVE Ashwini’s rhinestones!)

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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{Mixed Media Tutorial} Melissa Makes a Hopeful Sign – Tutorial for January 20, 2017

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Hi! I here to share that I have a new Mixed Media Tutorial up over at the STAMPlorations Blog today. I made a plaque/sign for the wall in my soon-to-be new home in Maine!

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Please go on over and visit the STAMPlorations blog to see all of the details. I hope you enjoy seeing the process I used to make it.

I have a fun discount code for you! Shery, of STAMPlorations, has generously given me a code to share with you.

Use COUPON code STAMPGIRLMELISSA and receive 20% OFF at STAMPlorations!

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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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P.S. Here’s the coupon code again. There’s no expiration, as long as I’m a STAMPlorations Girl, this code will be valid.

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

You can check them out…….

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Chasing Mojo with Sweet Kobylkin – CASEing Ksenija 2

Hi! I’m here Chasing Mojo with Sweet Kobylkin. 🙂 This is a great idea that Ksenija had to help us get back into the creative mode after Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. I’ve been having a lot of fun CASEing multiple cards from those offered up at Sweet Kobylin.

I started by CASEing our hostess, Ksenija’s beautiful offering. I CASEd her card 3 different ways.

Here’s CASE #2:

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I did some cutting for CASology, die & fussy cutting with a utility knife.

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

Melissa

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