Stencil Sunday – May 14, 2017 – Butterfly Hugs Tag

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

This is also a reminder that you have a few days to play along with this month’s Mixed Media Challenge.

I have a tag to share with you today.

To make this tag, I used an ARTplorations stencil, 2 STAMPlorations stamps, 2 CUTplorations dies, silver, blue and turquoise ink, Zig markers, twine, and vellum.

I have a 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!

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

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.

slide1_edited-1This post is also a reminder for you. 🙂 Don’t forget our current mixed media challenge! I want to invite you to create and link up non-card mixed media projects. THEME = 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.

In order to be eligible for prizes at our Mixed Media Challenge, please use this Mixed Media CHALLENGE graphic (not the Stencil Sunday graphic at the top of this post) in your blog post (see below) when you are entering our Mixed Media Challenge.

Use this graphic in your post (above) to be eligible for prizes at the Mixed Media Challenge. 🙂

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

ARTplorations/CUTplorations/STAMPlorations products:

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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

STAMPGIRLMELISSA

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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Places I’m Playing:

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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 Products:

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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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The Mixed Media Card Challenge #30 – December – Gold

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Hi! I’m here with a reminder post & card for The Mixed Media Card Challenge for December:

Here’s my card:

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How I made this card:

  1.  Sketched and painted the holly.Slide122. Scanned and printed my painting onto card stock.

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You may remember some cards that I made with my painting last year.

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3. This year, I made a homemade stencil with a star die.

4. Then I stenciled gold embossing paste onto the holly panel.slide0015. I stamped the sentiment. (Simon Says Clear Stamps BLESSED SSS101370)

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6. Then I embellished with a gold gel pen, enamel dots, and Glossy Accents.

7.  I framed the panel with black cardstock and mounted it to card base.

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I had a lot of fun making this card! Make sure you stop by The MMCC blog and check out my teammates’ superb creations! Get ready for shakers and glitter and glue! Oh, my!

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace & Merry Christmas!
Melissa

Do you love Christmas music? I do! I recently discovered JJ Heller’s new Christmas album. Here’s one of her songs for your listening pleasure. 🙂

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  December 25, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-8).
6. We’ll announce the winner and highlights on December 31.

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The Mixed Media Card Challenge #28 – October – Black and Purple – Reminder

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Hi! I’m here with a reminder post & card for The Mixed Media Card Challenge for October:

Here’s my card:

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I made a Gelli plate print using a variety of purple acrylic paints and the ARTplorations stencil Leaf Prints. I re-stenciled with white embossing paste, offset to create a shadow effect. I also watercolored with a variety of purples onto a watercolor paper background and trimmed pieces to fit into the corners.

Slide01I used some Spectrum Noir markers to add some more shades of purple to some other strips and the sentiment. I also did some fussy cutting and added a hand-written sentiment.

I had a lot of fun making this card! Make sure you stop by The MMCC blog and check out my teammates’, Jenny and Tenia’s,  superb creations!

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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. Pacific (GMT-8).
6. We’ll announce the winner and highlights on October 31.

P.S. If you like fun tutorials and mixed media projects check out my tutorial over at STAMPlorations:

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The Mixed Media Card Challenge – Challenge #27 – September – Harvest Basket

Hi! I’m very happy to be here with a card for TMMCC’s Challenge #27.
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Here is my card.
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How I made this card:
1. Created my own stencils using the following clip art images as a starting point.
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2. Traced apple in foreground and added successive apples and pears, masking off each in turn.
3. Using masking fluid, masked off some of the fruit.
4. Water-colored fruit and abstract “basket” background.
5. Stenciled on tinted embossing paste. (ARTplorations Leaf Prints )
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6. Finished by stamping the sentiment, matting on red cardstock and mounting on white card base.
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  I had a lot of fun making this card! Make sure you stop by The MMCC blog and check out my teammates superb creations!

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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 September 25, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-8).
6. We’ll announce the winner and highlights on September 3o.

Places I’m Playing:

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