{Mixed Media Tutorial} Melissa Makes a Cool Autumn Inspired Calendar – Mixed Media Tutorial for October 23, 2017

Hi! I’m here to share another mixed media calendar with you today.  The tutorial is up! Please stop in over at the STAMPlorations blog to get all of the details. I hope you enjoy seeing the process I used to create it.
 Here’s the mini calendar page that I made.

I used the following STAMPlorations products for this tutorial:

I look forward to reading your comments over at the STAMP blog.

 Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
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AAA Cards Game #101 – Inspired by a Film

I’m very happy to be back with you for Game #101.

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Here is my card, using W & W’s “So Tweet.”

Before you scroll down and look to see the answer, want to take a guess at what film inspired my card?

I’ll give you a little help. I have 2 hints for you.

  1. Scroll back up, count the birds. The number of birds represents the number of the very important main characters in the film.

2. Okay, now what is one of the things that birds are best known for doing?

Here’s a photo hint:

Okay, now scroll past the next photo (showing the inside of the card).My card was inspired by The Sound of Music. Image result for sound of music movie

Can you see how I identified the various children?Why does the first child have a letter?

Now, for you big “Sound of Music” fans, what is the name of child/bird to which the balloon belongs? Do you remember their introduction scene and the following conversation with Maria?

Why would I give one particular child a balloon and why would I choose to make it pink in particular?

I really like how this card turned out. 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.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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LOVE TAGplorations – Day 1 – February 8, Wednesday

Hi! I’m here for the first day of the LOVE TAGplorations event.  The event will last for 7 days, with the final day being Valentine’s Day. The STAMPlorations Girls will be showcasing love-themed or Valentine’s Day tags. You can play along too!

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Here’s my tagged card.

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I started by stamping the bird from STAMPlorations Trendy Birds 2, carefully inking up the stamp with a variety of colors, onto some white cardstock.

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I masked off the bird and branch with some removable sticky label. Next, I sponged yellow and light green ink through the ARTplorations stencil Leaf Prints.

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Then, I used the another ARTplorations stencil and added some tinted embossing paste with Retro Circles.

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I made a tag using the CUTplorations Luggage Tags Nesting Dies.

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I added pink embossing paste to the tag with the Dots All Over ARTplorations Stencil.

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After the tag dried, I sponged on some deep pink ink onto the card front and the tag, using the Zen Hearts ARTplorations stencil.

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img_7197_edited-1Then, I die cut the “XOXO” sentiment with the CUTplorations XOXO Word Die out of the tag and inlaid another white die cut into the tag.

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I rounded all of the corners of my mixed media bird panel, the yellow mat, and the card base.   Lastly, I assembled the panels to the card and attached the tag sentiment and a bit of turquoise twine. img_7141_edited-1

I had a lot of fun making this tagged card! Make sure you stop by and check out the STAMPlorations Girls’ superb creations!

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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