Mixed Media Challenge + Stencil Sunday – April 2017 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 April 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 Leaf Prints and Some Birds and Dots All Over.

I also have a discount code for you!

Shery, of STAMPlorations, has generously given me a code to share with you.

Use COUPON code

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and receive 20% OFF

upon checkout at STAMPlorations!

The calendar measures approximately 5 3/4″ x 8 3/4″ or 14.5 x 22.25 cm matted. img_5830_edited-1

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img_5836_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!img_5837_edited-1 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 come back on the  7th of April and I will have a Mixed Media tutorial to share with you. I made a second version of this calendar.

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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.

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Grace & Peace,

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

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More Pretty Leaves

Hello & welcome. I have 4 leaf print cards to share with you today.Slide08I have been enjoying using REAL LEAVES to stamp with recently. There is so much beauty in creation and I find it fun & challenging to try and capture a little bit of it on paper.

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So, yesterday I inked up some leaves from my yard with some Craft/white ink and/or with red & yellow re-inkers and 3 different Stickles colors (which added some texture to this first card) and then stamped with them.  I’m very happy with how these cards turned out.

Slide02I’d like to play this card at Virginia’s View Challenge #20 and SSS Monday: Thanks/Thankful.

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I love how nature sings of God’s glory and mercy. I have also been doing some sketching recently too, trying to capture some of the beauty of creation through drawing some of the flora in my yard.

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I’d like to play this at Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #210: Anything Goes.Slide07 Slide2

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I’d like to play this last card at CASology’s Challenge: Pretty.Slide05 Slide06

Are you interested in seeing some other leaf prints that I’ve made? Please click on the leaf print “Tag” or “Category” at the bottom of this post.

Thanks for stopping by!
XO
Melissa

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Pretty Leaf

Hi! I’m here with a quick post with a card for CAS(E) this Sketch #149 and CASology’s Week 173: Pretty.

I made a birthday card for my husband. His birthday is on the 28th. Here it is:

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I inked up a leaf from my yard with some Craft/white ink along with red & yellow re-inker inks and 3 different Stickles colors and then stamped with it. I used Happy Little Stampers’ Everyday Sentiments on this card too. I’m very happy with how this turned out. I’m also going to play this at Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #210: Anything Goes. I stamped a bunch of different leaves today, but I’ve put those away for another time. I have an unexpected date to go on!Slide1

 My husband is coming home early so we can go out for a walk. We have not had any alone time for a long while, so I’ll hide this card and go get my sneakers on.  After the month we’ve had it’s going to be good to hold his hand and walk in the woods. Well, that’s it for me for now.

Thanks for stopping by!
XO
Melissa
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Updated Wednesday Nov 18: I made some more leaf cards today. You can see them over here:

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AAA Cards Game #52

I’m happy to be here with you today with a post for AAA Cards Challenge #52: Thanks/Thanksgiving as a member of the AAA Cards Design Team.

Here’s my card:

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1. I inked up a leaf from a tree in my yard. I used the inked up leaf as a stamp,  pressing down & rubbing on the back of the leaf with piece of scrap paper.

2. After letting it dry, I fussy cut the leaves out & used a pinked die to trim the edges.

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3. Then I spritzed the stamped leaf with some water and let the ink run.

4. I used my heat gun to dry the leaf and then spritzed on some Smooch Spritz and traced the outside with a black journal pen.

5. I stamped on the sentiment & then affixed the leaf panel to the card base with foam tape.IMG_9418editedcrop

I hope that you are inspired to play along. Make sure you stop by AAA Cards and visit all of the design team members.

Thanks for stopping by!

XO

Melissa

Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge #1!

Happy Little StampersHi! I’m very excited to be here with you today. I have a fun new opportunity to share with you, Happy Little Stampers new Mixed Media Challenge!

Our first challenge:

This challenge is sponsored by

Winner receives one stamp set from HLS!

I made 4 different tags to share with you.  All sentiments are from Happy Little Stampers Bold Birthday Sentiments.

Tag #1 Front:

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Tag #2 Front

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To makes tag #2:

1. I inked up a leaf from a tree in my yard. I used the inked up leaf as a stamp,  pressing down & rubbing on the back of the leaf with piece of scrap paper.

2. After letting it dry, I fussy cut the leaf out.

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Tag #2 Back

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Tag #3 Front

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Tag #3 Back

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Tag #4 FrontIMG_9098editedTag #4 – close up on shaker

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

Thanks for stopping by!

XO

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