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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Stencil Sunday – February 12 – Heart Tag

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

and a reminder for the Mixed Media Challenge.

 

I have a hearty tag to share with you today.

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To make this tag, I used the ARTplorations stencil Hearts All Over, embossing pastes, inks, a CUTplorations ‘hugs’ die, glitter paste, ribbon, twine and a button.

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

at checkout and receive 20% OFF at STAMPlorations!

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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 date, as long as I’m a STAMPlorations Girl, this code will be valid.

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This 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.

Please 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.

Also, don’t forget!

Get ready for Love TAGplorations!

 

 

ARTplorations products used in this project:

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Mixed Media Challenge + Stencil Sunday – February 2017 Mini Calendar

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

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!

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

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

  1. First, I created the heart background with the ARTplorations Hearts In Bubbles stencil with red embossing paste and then pink watercolor paint.
  2. I added gold embossing paste through the ARTplorations Chevron Crazy stencil.
  3. I matted the panel with vellum, gold foil cardstock and then pink cardstock.img_3980_edited-1
  4. I added some more hearts with the ARTplorations Hearts All Over stencil and pink embossing paste.
  5. I used the ARTplorations Dots All Over stencil to add white and silver embossing paste.img_3989_edited-1
  6. When the paste dried, I sponged on gold pigment ink.
  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 red and then gold ink pad and added some pink dots as well and then attached it with foam tape.img_3987_edited-1I 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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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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Mini Calendar Gallery: (For more details use the search option on the right. Search for Calendar, Mini Calendar or Mixed Media Calendar.)

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 February 28, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time (GMT-7).

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Stencil Sunday – November 13 – Shaker Easel

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

I have a fun birthday shaker easel to share with you.slide03slide01

To make this, I used a variety of ARTplorations stencils and a wide variety of techniques and mediums too.slide06slide03

I used the ARTplorations Stencils Vintage Dresses, Flourishes, Hearts in Bubbles and Dots All Over. slide04I also used the CUTplorations Hugs Word Die.slide05

slide01Thanks for stopping by and make sure you stop over and check out my Design Teammates’ super creations!

Grace & Peace,

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Don’t forget our current mixed media challenge! I want to invite you to create and link up non-card mixed media projects. The theme is 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.

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

 

STAMPlorations/ARTplorations/CUTplorations products used in this project:

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Stencil Sunday – Friendship Canvas – October 23, 2016

Hi! I’m here with a post for today’s STAMPlorations’ Stencil Sunday for October 23.

I have my first ever mixed media canvas to share with you today. slide2   To make this canvas, I used a variety of ARTplorations stencils and a wide variety of techniques and mediums too.  This is a photo of my friend, Cindy, and I last Spring when she came to visit me.

I started working on this canvas months ago and set it aside because I just could not get it to work out the way I wanted it too. I don’t seem to have a good photo of the original try, but you can see it in the top left corner of the photo below:

slide3Originally, I had used blues and greens and lots of white and had stamped a sentiment and some butterflies and stenciled some hearts too. The cool colors did not make me happy. Also, I had used a smaller version of the photo and had adhered it directly onto the canvas. I had stamped a sentiment over the edge of the photo and, anyhow, I did not like the results. So I picked it up again recently and reworked the colors to compliment the tulips in the photograph. slide5I added some more texture with heat embossing and embossing paste.slide3The ARTplorations stencils,  Retro Circles, Dots All Over, which I used on this are all beautiful and fun to play with. I also used some STAMPlorations stamps (Framed Tea Cups and Big Bloom Factory(fussy cut the flowers)) and the CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.

Cindy and I love tea and have enjoyed having tea together at our houses. Can you see the Framed tea Cups? I stamped them on either side of the framed photo.

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Now, I’m quite pleased with the results.

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

Grace & Peace,

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Don’t forget our current mixed media challenge! I want to invite you to create and link up non-card mixed media projects. The theme is 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.

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 used in this project: Retro Circles Stencil, Framed Tea Cups,

Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies, Big Bloom Factory,

Dots All Over

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