Happy Little Stampers March 2017 Mixed Media Challenge – Books

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.
I started this card by creating a smooshed Brushos background panel.  Then I stamped with some real leaves, inked up with green ink. I made the basic panel with the Brushos and the leaves first summer at the first HLS retreat in Swindon. I finished the card back at my house in Germany. At my house, I stamped with the large script stamp in gold metallic ink. img_4067_edited-1I traced the leaves with white gel pen and added the stamped book spine and a piece of self-made Scripture designer paper.
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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.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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The Mixed Media Card Challenge #29 – November – Thanksgiving

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Hi! I’m here with a card for The Mixed Media Card Challenge for November:

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The background, I made with some Brusho Crytal Color, smooshed onto some watercolor paper.

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       I stamped with a real leaf, inked up with various inks, mixed with glitter, and then fussy cut the leaf out. slide004

I used the ARTplorations stencil Weathered Wood and stenciled with gold embossing paste.

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I mounted the leaf with foam tape and added the sentiment to the card.

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Lastly, I attached the panel to a card base.slide002I had a lot of fun making these cards! Make sure you stop by The MMCC blog and check out my teammates’ superb creations!

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

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Updated Sunday, November 13: I’m happy to share that this card was chosen as an honorable mention at ABC!

HOW TO PLAY
1. Create a mixed media CARD based on the theme, with or without the optional element.
2. Display the challenge graphic on your blog post and link back to this challenge post.
3. You may enter as many times as you want, as long as each entry is different.
4. You may combine a maximum of 7 challenges (6 other challenges plus ours).
5. Submit your projects by November 25, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-8).
6. We’ll announce the winner and highlights on November 3o.

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Bokeh Hearty Leafy Hugs

Hi! I’m excited to share this card with you today!

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Here’s a photo to give you an idea of how I used a homemade leaf stencil (made with a Papertrey Ink Grateful Leaf Die) to achieve the hearty bokeh effect.img_3252edited

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Did you know that hugs truly are good for your health? Look it up!

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I removed the stencil/mask and added some yellow hearts around the edges of the leaf.

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I added 1 paper and 1 vellum leaf outline and hugs (CUTplorations) die cut.

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I offset the die cuts so that the stem and an outline of the leaf would show.

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Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

Melissa

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The Mixed Media Card Challenge #28 – October – Black and Purple

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Hi! I’m here with a reminder post for The Mixed Media Card Challenge for October:

Here’s my card:

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I water colored with a variety of purples onto a watercolor paper background and then stamped with black ink and real leaves from my yard. slide04I attached the purple panel to a piece of black card stock and then stenciled with ARTplorations Some Birds and then heat embossed and added silver glass pen highlights.slide03

I dry embossed the panel.

Lastly I attached the fussy cut sentiments from the STAMPlorations sets BOLD SENTIMENTS: Explore and Trendy Birds 2.slide02

I had a lot of fun making these cards! Make sure you stop by The MMCC blog and check out my teammates superb creations!

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,
Melissa

HOW TO PLAY
1. Create a mixed media CARD based on the theme, with or without the optional element.
2. Display the challenge graphic on your blog post and link back to this challenge post.
3. You may enter as many times as you want, as long as each entry is different.
4. You may combine a maximum of 7 challenges (6 other challenges plus ours).
5. Submit your projects by October 25, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-8).
6. We’ll announce the winner and highlights on October 31.

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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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