Happy Little Stampers April 2017 Mixed Media Challenge – Sprays

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

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Here’s my card. Thinking Spring!
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I started this card by creating a smooshed blue and yellow Brusho Crystal Color background panel.  Next, I used a butterfly die cut as a stencil and sponged on blue ink through the negative spaces. I stamped with the large script background stamp from Thinking of You stamp and the Happy Birthday in blue ink. I traced the large sentiment with white gel pen. img_5887_edited-1I started the panel with the Brushos last summer at the first HLS retreat in Swindon. I finished the card back at my house in Germany. I sprayed the panel with homemade blue alcohol ink and added blue gel pen around the stenciled butterfly.img_5888_edited-1

So!  Are you excited to join in with our Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media challenge?! I hope so. Make sure that you check out my teammates’ super creations at the challenge blog.

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Grace & Peace,

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AAA Cards Game #86 – Die Cuts

I’m happy to be here today for AAA Cards Game #86 – Die Cuts.

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Here’s my card:

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I ended up making 4 of these for a private card challenge that I belong to.

I used CUTplorations word dies “happy” and “BIRTHDAY” to die cut the words out of a panel I’d watercolored.

Here’s the card I made with the watercolored panel:

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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!

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

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Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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ARTplorations Stencil Hop – December 20, 2016

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

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Here’s my card using ARTplorations Retro Circles:

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I also used CUTplorations word dies “happy” and “BIRTHDAY”.

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

Starting on January 1, 2017…………

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

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Grace, Peace & Merry Christmas,

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Starry Birthday

Hi! I’m here with a quick post and a card inspired by this week’s cue card at CASology.

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I used an ARTplorations stencil, Stars Align.

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Grace & Peace,

Melissa

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Mermaid for CTS #140

Hi! I’m here with a card inspired by CAS(E) This Sketch #140.

Here’s my card.

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I used a NBUS mermaid stamp set that my parents sent to me. Isn’t she cute?!

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I also used another NBUS stamp, from PTI’s Ahoy stamp set.

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I masked off the mermaid and sponged ink on for the sky. I also used my NBUS Kuretake watercolor paints to color the mermaid. I also used some Glossy Accents and a white gel pen to do make the “splash” and a gold one to add some sparkle to the mermaid’s hair. I added silver to her tail and the water with a gel pen and more Glossy Accents to her shells too. 🙂

IMG_1528edited   I’m going to play along this at CAS(E) This Sketch, Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #200 Let’s Celebrate, Darnell’s NBUS Challenge #5 and SSS Wednesday’s Simon Says STAMPtember® Use A Stamp Challenge And Blog Hop.

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XO
Melissa

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