TAGplorations – All About Winter – January 2018 – Reminder

Hi! I am happy to be here with you for a super fun monthly challenge at STAMPlorations, TAGplorations.

The theme for this month is:
 
“All About Winter”
with an optional twist of Texture Paste
I have a card to share with you today.
 

I used CUTplorations Curly Label/Tags Nesting Dies and Tag O’Coffee.

I also used blue ink and texture paste with the ARTplorations stencil Leaves 1 – Sanna Lippert Designs.

I’m happy to be part of this fun Tag challenge at STAMPlorations and hope that you will join in and play along.

Check out the TAGplorations PRIZE details and COUPON code below.

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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Use my coupon and receive 20% off your STAMPlorations order.

 Important info:

1. The TAGplorations Challenges will start on the 1st Tuesday of the month.
2. We will have a mid-month reminder on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
3. Projects are to based on our monthly theme (with or without the optional twist).
4. We will be featuring CUTplorations tag dies.

FYI:

  • Players can link up as many projects as you would like (1 project per blog post please)
  • Projects can be anything, HOWEVER it must feature a TAG
  • STAMPlorations product is not required
  • Prizes: $10 GC for the winner; $5 GC each to the 2 top picks
  • If there are more than 50 entries: 1 player will be randomly drawn to win her choice of CUTplorations dies worth up to $20.

STAMPlorations/CUTplorations products:

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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.

Our  challenge:

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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