{Mixed Media Tutorial} Melissa Makes a Non-Tabbed Divider – March 24, 2017

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Hi! I here to share that I have a new Mixed Media Tutorial up over at the STAMPlorations Blog today. I made a divider to organize my ARTplorations stencils.

I also 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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Please go on over and visit the STAMPlorations blog to see all of the details. img_4253_edited-1I hope you enjoy seeing the process I used to make it.img_2679_edited-1Thanks so much for stopping by!

I hope you enjoy the tutorial and look forward to reading your comments over at the blog!

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.

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Purple Coneflowers with White Embossing

Hi! I’m here with a bright card on a gray wet day. Just a quick post because I am nursing my husband who has come down with a very bad cold/the flu and we are also trying to get ready for our moving company. They are coming on Monday!

I CASEd the lovely Anita’s beautiful creation for as this week’s Muse.

Here’s my CASE of Anita’s beauty.I decided to leave mine without a sentiment for now. I like that it is one layer. I heat embossed in white on fuchsia cardstock and then colored with a variety of Spectrum Noir markers and a black Sharpie.I’m going to share this on Instagram for The Daily Marker’s 30 Coloring challenge.

Do you use Instagram? I’d love to have you as a follower there! 🙂

Find me at honeybeelanecards.

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I used the same stamp as Anita. It is called Echinacea Field, by Imagination Crafts.

I happened to buy this stamp in Dunoon, Scotland this past summer after attending the Happy Little Stampers stamping retreat in Swindon. I had the pleasure of meeting Anita as she was there too. 🙂

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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For with God……

Hi! I’m happy that you have stopped by! Today I have a CAS shimmery flower card to share with you.slide01  slide01 I used my NBUS STAMPlorations Faith Expressions stamp set.

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I stamped the flower in embossing ink and then heat embossed with Hero Arts (my new favorite) gold embossing powder.slide02

I painted the flower with my pink and orange Zigs.

I added Glossy Accents to the flower centers.slide04

I added the sentiment, inking up the stamp with pink and orange inks.

slide05I have a discount code to share with you! Shery, of STAMPlorations, has generously given me a code to share.

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and receive 20% OFF  all regular and sale priced stamps, dies and stencils in the STAMPlorations store. slide02I added some pink and gold vellum to the white card base and attached the little flower panel with some foam tape.slide06Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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CASEing Kim for Time Out

Hi! I’m here with a  post of a card that I made by CASEing this terrific one by Kim.

Here’s Kim’s beautifully designed CAS card:

Here’s my definitely not CAS CASE of Kim’s card!slide001 slide002    I used the ARTplorations Stencil Big Bloom Factory on this card.

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First, I reverse stenciled by inking up the stencil with a black ink pad. slide001Then I printed with the inked-up stencil. Then, I sponged on the red, blue, yellow and green inks. slide003Next, I traced over the printed outlines with a black alcohol marker to darken the printed image. slide003I added white highlights by doing some more tracing and drawing with a gel pen.

The sentiment is from STAMPlorations Big Greetings set.

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Grace & Peace,

Melissa

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P.S. I’d like to remind you that the ARTplorations Stencil Hop starts today!

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The hop starts and my post will go live at 7 a.m. Pacific (GMT-8) on 14 December, 2016.

Please click on the photo below to go to my Day 1 post for the hop.

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