Happy Little Stampers June Mixed Media Challenge – Glitter

Hi! I’m very happy to be here with you today with a card for Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge.

Our  challenge:

Here’s my card using Happy Little Stampers Thinking of You, Doodled Flowers and Butterfly Birthday.img_4053_edited-1Lots of messy, lovely mixed media techniques went into the making of this card.

img_4055_edited-1I used watercolor paper, ink-blending/sponging, stamping, img_4054_edited-1masking, stenciling, gel pens, img_4056_edited-1Glossy Accents, Stickles,img_4057_edited-1 gold pigment ink, fussy cutting and foam tape.

img_4051_edited-1I enjoyed making this card and hope you enjoyed this post.

So?! Are you excited to join in with our Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media challenge?!

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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AAA Cards Game #85 – Oscar Red Carpet

I’m happy to be here today for AAA Cards Game #85- Oscar Red Carpet.

Thank you to our sponsor:

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 My inspiration:OscarChrissy

Here’s my card:

img_7592_edited-1  I made my card using a homemade stencil which I cut with a Happy Little Stampers Butterfly die.Butterfly Diesimg_7600_edited-1

  The sentiment is from Doodled Flowers.

Doodled Flowers

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img_7598_edited-1I hope that you have been inspired to play along with us this game. img_5096_edited-1Make sure you stop by AAA Cards and visit all of the design team members blogs.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge – March 2017 – Watercolor- Smoosh

 Welcome back to Happy Little Stampers’ Watercolor Challenge. We are very excited about this challenge and are guessing by the number of you who joined us last month that you are too!

This month’s challenge:

As always at Happy Little Stampers’ challenges……..we have a prize for you!

We would like to welcome our Guest Designer, Linda, for this challenge!

Here’s my card using Mix Mash, HLS Doodled Flowers and Butterfly Birthday.img_6196_edited-1

To start, I “smooshed” some blue and green paint onto the card front with my stamp press.

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Then I created a “background stamp” of sorts by adhering lots of stamps fromMix Mash, Doodled Flowers and Butterfly Birthday onto my stamp press all at once.

I love this stamp press! So much so, that I have 2.

I have to give a shout out to Fiskars. I had an issue with one of the presses (some of the hardware, little rubber O-rings, got stretched out and went missing) and after telling them about it via their website they sent me a new one! I did not have to return the one with the problem.

 img_6177_edited-1Using my “background stamp” I stamped the butterfly and flower images all at the same time, making 4 cards for a private challenge while I was at it. img_6163_edited-1These cards remind me of The Secret Garden, the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Image result for the secret garden black and white imagesWith loving, tender care the children in the book, with the help of an elderly gardener, discover the joy of caring for a neglected garden. They see life flourish in the garden, and in themselves, as they spend time there nurturing it.

My family and I enjoy listening to an Audio Drama version of the book. Here’s a link in case you’d like to check it out.

The Secret Garden (Audio Drama), Focus on the Family Radio Theatre

After smooshing and stamping, I added the fussy cut flower, the sentiment, and some white gel pen accents.

img_6193_edited-1I love how these cards turned out! Try making your our “background stamp” and let me know what you think.

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All of our Happy Little Stampers’ Watercolor Challenges are Anything Goes with an optional twist. The only rule is that you use water coloring or a watercolor technique on your entry. You may enter as many times as you like and you do NOT have to use HLS products to enter.

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My teammates and I are excited about this monthly watercolor challenge and we sure do hope that you are going to enjoy joining in too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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Butterfly Birthday

Doodled Flowers

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Happy Little Stampers February 2016 Mixed Media Challenge – Tear/Rip

Hi! I’m very happy to be here with you today with a card for Happy Little Stampers February 2017 Mixed Media Challenge.

Our  challenge:

Here’s my card.
  img_5341_edited-1 Washi tape, stenciling, stamping, die cutting, sponging, and of course, tearing/ripping went into the making of this card.
I used Happy Little Stampers’ Butterfly Birthday and Butterfly Dies.
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This level of grungy mixed media is out of my normal comfort zone. I considered reworking it or ditching it all together. I showed it to my husband and told him what I was thinking.img_5326_edited-1
He gave me some advice,”Well, be honest. Share that this is not your favorite card or style. You don’t always have to love everything you do. Maybe it would be refreshing for someone to read that you are sharing something that you are not really super crazy about.”
So, here we are. Grunge Melissa-style. Hmmm. I’ve seen some people who do lovely work with this style, but it is not really my favorite. img_5321_edited-1
I stamped the butterflies in a dark brown. After waiting a while, apparently, not long enough, I added the white embossing paste stenciled hearts. The brown ink bled through and gave the hearts a dirty, grungy appearance. I’m not a big fan of that. This is what I would do differently next time.
Any advice? Will the ink bleed through no matter how long I wait?
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Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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Happy Little Stampers March CASE the Designer Challenge

Hi! I’m happy to be here with you today for  HLS’ CASE the Designer Challenge.

Here’s our CASE the Designer for March, Kim’s, card:
I love the color blocking of Kim’s card. What a sweet scene!
Here’s my CASE:
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This is a brand new type of design for me – all of the different little panels. Also, some of the stamps, the tulips, the clock, the leaves are all NBUS! 🙂 I used most of the colors from Kim’s card, yellow, blue, red, green, white and black on my card.
IMG_4770 copy I chose to use a variety of square and rectangle die cuts and then adhered them with foam tape. This card was a challenge for me, but I really like how it turned out! I would like to play along at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday’s Anything Goes, SSS Monday Challenge blog’s” Take a Leap into the Unknown because of the new type of design and layout. I’d also like to play along at Darnell’s NBUS#6: Anything Goes ChallengeColourQ’s #330:
 
IMG_4802edited_edited-1 Please stop over at the challenge blog to see the super CASEs by my teammates on the HLS CAS Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace

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