Happy Little Stampers September Mixed Media Challenge – Collage

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

Here’s my collage.

My father took this photo of my mother and I. Isn’t it lovely?!

My mother made the dress for herself. Doesn’t she look beautiful?

And how about that steaming-hot, roasted turkey? Mmmmmmm! Are you hungry now?

I AM!

Okay! Back to business.

I used Happy Little Stampers Thinking of You, Doodled Flowers and Butterfly Birthday.

Can you find where I used all of the different HLS products?

I so enjoyed making this collage and hope you enjoyed this post.

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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{Mixed Media Tutorial} Melissa Makes a Sunflower Summer Inspired Calendar – Mixed Media Tutorial for August 11, 2017

Hi! I’m here to share another mixed media calendar with you today. I hope you enjoy seeing the process I used to create it.
Here’s the mini calendar page that I made.
Please head on over to STAMPlorations’ Blog to see more of the calendar page and  the process that I used to make it.

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I hope that you enjoy the tutorial and look forward to reading your comments over the STAMP blog.
Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
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P.S. Here’s a coupon code for you. There’s no expiration, as long as I’m a STAMPlorations Girl, this code will be valid.
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Mixed Media Challenge + Stencil Sunday – May 2017 Mini Calendar

Hi!  I’m very happy to be here with as a member of the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Design team with a project for Stencil Sunday and the May 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 the ARTplorations stencils/masks Retro Circles, Just Flow and Where Trouble Melts.

  I also have a discount code for you!

Shery, of STAMPlorations, has generously given me a code to share with you.

Use COUPON code

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at checkout and receive 20% OFF at STAMPlorations!

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

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 come back on May 12th and I will have a Mixed Media tutorial of how I made this calendar to share with you.

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 May 31, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time (GMT-7).

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{Mixed Media Tutorial} Melissa Makes a Springy Calendar – April 7, 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’m sharing how I made my project for this month’s Mixed Media Challenge.

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I also have a discount code for you!

Shery, of STAMPlorations, has generously given me a code to share with you.

Use COUPON code

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at checkout and receive 20% OFF at STAMPlorations!

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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.img_5833_edited-1

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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ARTplorations Stencils:

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MMCC October 2015 Challenge #16 – Black & Orange

I am very happy to be here today as a member of the MMCC Design Team.

This is my second post for today. If you are looking for my HLS Sketch challenge post please click on the photo below:

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Here’ the October Challenge Graphic:

I have to say that Orange is not one of my favorite colors, but I did get into it once I got started. I liked it enough to make 2 fairly different cards to share with you in this post. Maybe orange is growing on me?!

Here’s my first one:

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I did some ink-blending and cut the peony out with my PTI Peony Cover Plate Die. Then I cut out 2 more, one in black and one in the spotted vellum. For extra dimension I also partially cut 3 more peonies and added 2 or 3 extra layers to some different petals. I’m going to play this first card at DL. ART Thankful Thursday Challenge #165 THEME:  FALL, Virginia’s View #19: All Things Colored, SSS Monday’s Challenge- Ombre, SSS Wednesday’s Anything Goes and Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #203: Anything Goes.

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I made a second card and this time used the positive part of the orange ink-blended peony from the first one.  I’m going to play this second card at Uniko’s Challenge #25 AUTUMN / FALL with an optional twist of THANKS

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I also added a butterfly, stamped with Uniko’s English Country Garden – Butterflies stamp.

The vellum is from SU’s Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack.

UPDATED SATURDAY OCTOBER 10. Please click on the photo below to go to my reminder post and see 3 more cards that I made for this challenge.

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So! I hope that I have inspired you to play along with this month’s challenge. Please stop over at the MMCC blog for some inspiration from the rest of the design team and to link up your entry! 🙂

HOW TO PLAY
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 October 25, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT-7).

Thanks for stopping by!
XO
Melissa

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