Mixed Media Challenge + Stencil Sunday – October 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 October 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

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I used my Gelli Plate to print the back ground for this mini calendar.

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

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  1. First I masked off the un-inked Gelli, by setting the Some Birds stencil on top and then I placed the small positive birds into the negative spaces.
  2. I removed the stencil and the small bird stayed behind on the Gelli Plate.
  3. Next I carefully brayered on blue, purple and fuchsia acrylic paints on the Gelli Plate and over the little bird masks.
  4. I carefully and quickly removed the little birds and printed onto mixed media paper. The bird shaped white spaces were left behind.

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5. I sponged black ink through the Leaf Print stencil.

6. Then I stenciled on gold texture paste.

7. 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.

8. I inked the edges of the calendar by swiping it across a gold ink pad and attached it with foam tape.

9. I matted the project in black cardstock and mounted it on some gold foil cardstock.

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

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The Fall 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Coffee Cup Silhouette Die, Chevron Crazy + Brusho Crystal Colours

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Hi! I’m very happy to have you visiting my blog today. I know your time is precious and hope that you enjoy your visit.

   I have another card to share with you that I designed with STAMPlorations products for the Fall CLBH.

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 I love the new CUTplorations die and the brand new Coffee Cup Silhouette Die.CUTplorations-coffeecup-preview

 Besides the die, I also used the ARTplorations Stencils Some Birds and Chevron Crazy.

How I made this card:

    1. I made the background by reverse stenciling with Brusho Crystal Colours and the Chevron Crazy stencil.slide015
    2. I die cut the coffee cup in red and black card stock.
    3. I pieced the die cuts together and added white gel pen to color the steam.slide013
    4. I matted the cup and chevron panel with red card stock.
    5. Stenciled on the black birds.slide014
    6. Stamped and fussy cut the sentiment (Always Tea Time) and attached with foam tape.
    7. Added the matted panel to the Kraft card base.slide017

 I really enjoyed making this card and I hope that you enjoyed seeing it.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate your visit.

Grace & Peace,

Melissa

STAMPlorations/ARTplorations/CUTplorations Products used on the chalkboard card in this post:

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The Fall 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Framed Coffee Cup Stamp & Brusho Crystal Colours

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        I have another another bright Fall card to share with you. I designed this with STAMPlorations products for the Fall CLBH.

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STAMPlorations is one of the FAll CLBH sponsors and Shery has a bunch Coffee & Tea lover themed products in her store.slide011

Here’s a closer look at my card:slide005 I love this new STAMPlorations stamp, Framed Coffee Cup.preview-FramedCoffeeCupBesides the stamp I also used the ARTplorations’ Stencils Some Birds and  Chevron Crazy.

How I made this card:

  1. I made the background by stenciling on water color paper with Brusho Crystal Colours and the Chevron Crazy stencil.slide003
  2. I stamped the Framed Coffee Cup in embossing ink and then heat embossed in white embossing powder on the chevron background. slide007
  3. I added some details and shading to the cup with some Zig Clean Color Brush Pens.slide004
  4. I added some steam with a liquid chalk pen.slide010
  5. I stenciled on the birds.slide006
  6. Matted the chevron panel.slide009
  7. Added the matted panel to the black card base.

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 I love how this card turned out and I hope that you enjoyed seeing it.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate your visit.

Grace & Peace,

Melissa

STAMPlorations/ARTplorations/CUTplorations Products used on the chalkboard card in this post:

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UPDATED Monday, October 3, 2016: I am happy to share that this card was chosen for a prize (a Winnie & Walter Gift Card) at the Fall CLBH! Thank you, Amy & W&W!

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Mixed Media Challenge + Stencil Sunday – September Mini Calendar

Hi!  I’m so happy and excited to be here with as a member of the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Design team with a project for Stencil Sunday and the September 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 – Happy Flowers,

Some Birds and Chevron Crazy.

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

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I inked up the backside of the Happy Flowers stencil in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then printed on mixed media paper. I put the stencil ink side down and then covered it with printer/copy paper and rubbed firmly, but carefully to transfer the ink.

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Then I stenciled the Happy Flowers through the front side of the stencil with red and green ink. Next I stenciled on Some Birds in black.

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I made the background frame with the Chevron Crazy stencil and Some Birds.

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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. I inked the edges of the calendar by swiping it across a black ink pad and attached it with foam tape.  I matted the project in white cardstock and mounted it on my chevron panel.

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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 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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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 September 30th, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time (GMT-7).

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The Mixed Media Card Challenge #26 – August – Rainbow with Gold Birds

Hi! I’m here with a card for The Mixed Media Card Challenge for August:

Rainbow with the optional element of dragonflies.

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Here’s my card:

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   How I made this card:

  1. Ink blended a rainbow onto water cardstock.

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2. Stenciled on gold embossing paste through ARTplorations stencil Some Birds. Allowed to dry.

3. Flicked on water, added white gel pen and Stickles in several colors.

4. Adhered to a panel of yellow cardstock and then to the turquoise card base.

I made 4 of these cards for a private challenge which I belong to. Here are the 4 together.Slide001

And here are 2 of the 3 others.

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I had a lot of fun making these cards! 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 August 25, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-8).
6. We’ll announce the winner and highlights on August 31.

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

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