Mixed Media Challenge + Stencil Sunday – January Mini Calendar

Hi!  I’m very happy to be here for STAMPlorations with a mixed media project for Stencil Sunday and the January Mixed Media Challenge.

Remember to add the following CHALLENGE graphic (not the Stencil Sunday 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.

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Here’s a mini calendar page that I made using 2 ARTplorations stencils:

img_3990_edited-1    The calendar measures approximately 6 1/4″ x 10 1/4″ or 16 x 26 cm matted.

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!

  1. First, I created the background by heat embossing with silver embossing powder and using the ARTplorations Flourishes stencil.
  2. After the embossing powder dried, I then watercolored the embossed panel with a variety of blue-hued paints.img_4002_edited-1
  3. Next, I framed the panel in white cardstock and attached it to a blue cardstock panel. (I used some super dark blue cardstock that I bought at a lovely shop in my mother’s hometown of Dunoon, Scotland. Valerie, of Coleman Cards & Crafts, keeps a great selection of lovely heavyweight cardstock in her store.)
  4. I added blue embossing paste through the ARTplorations Retro Circles stencil.
  5. I sponged on some silver ink to soften the bright blue embossing paste. img_3993_edited-1
  6. I designed the little calendar as a word document and printed it onto white cardstock. It measures about 4″ x 2 1/4″ or 4 cm x 5.75 cm.img_4001_edited-1
  7. I inked the edges of the calendar by swiping it across a silver and then a blue ink pad.
  8. I added some doodled circles in blue and silver gel pen.
  9. I also outlined the letters and numbers in white and silver gel pen and I attached the calendar the background panel with foam tape.               img_3996_edited-1

I had a lot of fun creating this January 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 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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P.S. Here’s the coupon code again. There’s no expiration date, 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 January 31, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time (GMT-7).

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ARTplorations Stencil Hop – December 19, 2016

Hi! I’m excited to be here with you for another day of the ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop.

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Here is my card, using ARTplorations Flourishes Stencil: img_4505_edited-1I also used the largest of the CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies and STAMPlorations Sketchy Alphabet.

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

Starting January 1, 2017……

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

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Here’s a quick slideshow of some of the process that I used to make the 1-layer card front.

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Grace, Peace & Merry Christmas,

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Starting January 1, 2017:

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STAMPlorations/CUTplorations/ARTplorations Products:

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ARTplorations Stencil Hop – December 16, 2016

Hi! I’m excited to be here with you for another day of the ARTplorations Stencil Blog Hop.

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Here’s my card: img_4914_edited-1First, I created the background by sponging green ink through a paper doily onto white cardstock.

img_4917_edited-1I did some strategic masking and used the ARTplorations Stencils Coffee Cup,img_4909_edited-1 Dots All Over,img_4910_edited-1and Flourishes to create my pretty red cup and saucer.img_4919_edited-1 I also used the CUTplorations die “thanks”.

img_4908_edited-1Grace, Peace & Merry Christmas,

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ARTplorations Stencils:

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Tracey McNeely’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags – Day 26 with STAMPlorations

Hi! I’m happy to be here for Tracey McNeely’s  25 Days of Christmas Tags with today’s sponsor, STAMPlorations, on this 26th day!

I have 3 tags to share with you and here they are:

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I designed my own sentiments and printed them on vellum (Stampin’ Up’s works very well) and I also made a PDF version of them for you.

Please click here or on the image below for a printable version of my sentiments.

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I’m like to play this 1rst tag at Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #153 – Silver and Gold Theme.

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  I’d like to play this next tag at  Simon Says: Christmas To Die For. img_3848_edited-1

I stenciled over a print of my own holly sketch/painting and then used 2 sizes of the TAGplorations luggage/tag nesting dies to make a frame for the tag. I love the red and white striped paper.

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 There are lots of prizes and sponsors, including STAMPlorations. Be sure to visit Tracey’s blog for all of the details. Her linky will close December 2, 2016 at 12:00 am (EST). Prizes will be announced on December 9th on her blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace, Peace & Merry Christmas,

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Places I’m Playing:

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STAMPlorations/CUTplorations/ARTplorations Products:

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