{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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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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ARTplorations Stencils:

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

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More Pretty Leaves

Hello & welcome. I have 4 leaf print cards to share with you today.Slide08I have been enjoying using REAL LEAVES to stamp with recently. There is so much beauty in creation and I find it fun & challenging to try and capture a little bit of it on paper.

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So, yesterday I inked up some leaves from my yard with some Craft/white ink and/or with red & yellow re-inkers and 3 different Stickles colors (which added some texture to this first card) and then stamped with them.  I’m very happy with how these cards turned out.

Slide02I’d like to play this card at Virginia’s View Challenge #20 and SSS Monday: Thanks/Thankful.

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I love how nature sings of God’s glory and mercy. I have also been doing some sketching recently too, trying to capture some of the beauty of creation through drawing some of the flora in my yard.

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I’d like to play this at Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #210: Anything Goes.Slide07 Slide2

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I’d like to play this last card at CASology’s Challenge: Pretty.Slide05 Slide06

Are you interested in seeing some other leaf prints that I’ve made? Please click on the leaf print “Tag” or “Category” at the bottom of this post.

Thanks for stopping by!
XO
Melissa

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AAA Cards Game #52

I’m happy to be here with you today with a post for AAA Cards Challenge #52: Thanks/Thanksgiving as a member of the AAA Cards Design Team.

Here’s my card:

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1. I inked up a leaf from a tree in my yard. I used the inked up leaf as a stamp,  pressing down & rubbing on the back of the leaf with piece of scrap paper.

2. After letting it dry, I fussy cut the leaves out & used a pinked die to trim the edges.

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3. Then I spritzed the stamped leaf with some water and let the ink run.

4. I used my heat gun to dry the leaf and then spritzed on some Smooch Spritz and traced the outside with a black journal pen.

5. I stamped on the sentiment & then affixed the leaf panel to the card base with foam tape.IMG_9418editedcrop

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

Thanks for stopping by!

XO

Melissa

Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge #1!

Happy Little StampersHi! I’m very excited to be here with you today. I have a fun new opportunity to share with you, Happy Little Stampers new Mixed Media Challenge!

Our first challenge:

This challenge is sponsored by

Winner receives one stamp set from HLS!

I made 4 different tags to share with you.  All sentiments are from Happy Little Stampers Bold Birthday Sentiments.

Tag #1 Front:

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Tag #2 Front

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To makes tag #2:

1. I inked up a leaf from a tree in my yard. I used the inked up leaf as a stamp,  pressing down & rubbing on the back of the leaf with piece of scrap paper.

2. After letting it dry, I fussy cut the leaf out.

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Tag #2 Back

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Tag #3 Front

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Tag #3 Back

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Tag #4 FrontIMG_9098editedTag #4 – close up on shaker

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So! Are you excited to join in with our inaugural Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media challenge?! I hope so. Make sure that you check out my teammates’ super creations at the challenge bog.

Thanks for stopping by!

XO

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Inspired by CAS(E) this Sketch #145

Hi! I’m here fun card with colors from SSS Wednesday, the splatters from Seize the Birthday, the leaves from Fusion & Leigh’s Sketch for CTS #145.

IMG_9135editedTo makes this card:

1. I inked up a leaf from a tree in my yard. I used the inked up leaf as a stamp,  pressing down & rubbing on the back of the leaf with piece of scrap paper.

2. After letting it dry, I fussy cut the leaf out.

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3. Then I spritzed the stamped leaf with some water and let the ink run.

4. I used my heat gun to dry the leaf and then traced the outside with a black journal pen.

5. I created the bg with a couple of water-color techniques & some sentiments from Happy Little Stampers Bold Birthday sentiments. I’m very happy with how this turned out.

I’d like to play along at Seize the Birthday (with the twist), Fusion, Virginia’s View Challenge #19CAS(E) this Sketch #145, SSS Monday’s Wonderful Watercolor, SSS Wednesday’s Color Inspiration, and Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #205: Anything Goes.
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XO

Melissa

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