The Mixed Media Card Challenge #19 Reminder 2 – January – Beginnings

The Mixed Media Card Challenge

Hi! Thank you for spending some of your time to visit me. 🙂 I’m very happy to be here today with a reminder for The Mixed Media Card Challenge’s Challenge #19 – January – Beginnings.

Here’s our January Challenge Graphic:

The card I have to share with you today makes me happy. I salvaged a panel that I thought I had ruined and it turned into one of my favorite mixed media cards! Yay!IMG_3279edited

I have added this card to my new Mixed Media Gallery page. If you have time, I’d like to invite you to please visit it here.

 How I made the card in this post:

  1. I used a embossing-paste-slathered stencil to stamp/create a print on water color paper. Here’s the card that I originally stenciled.

    IMG_3141editedI used the left over embossing paste from the above card to create the beginnings of the panel in today’s post.

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2. I set the panel aside and let it dry for a few days. The embossing paste was very thick.IMG_3293edited

2. I replaced the stencil onto the panel, sponged embossing ink through the stencil and added white embossing powder.

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3. Here’s where I almost ruined the panel. I sponged black ink through the stencil and hated it!

4. So, I wiped it off with a paper towel and then heated embossed with more white ep on top of the black ink.IMG_3300edited

5. Not quite satisfied, I got out my acrylic paints and repainted a rainbow on top of the now muddied embossing paste.IMG_3301edited

6. I dabbed the paint off of the white embossed areas and reapplied the heat tool to brighten the white.IMG_3310edited

7. I die cute a square for my sentiment. That resulted in my embossing paste getting a bit squished, which was disappointing, but quite a bit of texture did remain.

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What about you? Do you try to fix your mixed media boo-boos? Or do you do what I normally do with big messy mistakes? Chuck ’em?! 🙂 I am glad that I didn’t do that this time! I’m very happy with my result.

         I’d like to play along at at STAMPlorations Never-ending Anything Goes Challenge, Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog’s: Best friends (Doesn’t this verse describe the kind of best friend you want to have and be?), Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #217 Anything Goes and CASEplorations January Challenge: CASEing the incredibly talented and fun Laura Bassen.

Please stop by the challenge blog and checkout my teammate’s wonderful creations. We have quite a variety of cards for you to enjoy this month. I had a lot of messy fun making these cards.  I hope that you are inspired to play along!

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 January 25, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-8).
6. We’ll announce the winner and highlights on January 31.

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Good News in Black and Red

CASology Cue Word for Week 141 is “News.” I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get tired of the “news”. When I saw the cue word though, what popped into my mind was how I love goods news! Then, a Bible verse, Phil 4:8, came to mind.

Here is card that I made using that verse.

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I used PTI’s Happy Hearts and A Cheerful Heart stamp sets for this card.

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I made 2 other slightly different versions of this card. Look here and here.

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The New King James Version of this verse speaks of a GOOD REPORT! I’m currently having to trust God with lots of doctors appointments and test results. I got 1 good report yesterday and will be having another big test tomorrow. Honestly, I’ve been dreading tomorrow’s test, so keeping my mind focused on this verse today as been a struggle. God knows all about me though, and He has good plans for me, He won’t abandon me and I will think on these true things, this good news report.

Thanks for stopping by!

XO

Melissa

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Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.  Philippians 4:8 (KJV)

Good news rainbow

CASology Cue Word for Week 141 is “News.” I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get tired of the “news”. When I saw the cue word though, what popped into my mind was how I love goods news! Then, a Bible verse, Phil 4:8, came to mind.

Here is card that I made using that verse.

IMG_3088edited I used PTI’s Happy Hearts and A Cheerful Heart stamp sets for this card.

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I made 2 other slightly different versions of this card. Look here and here.

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The New King James Version of this verse speaks of a GOOD REPORT! I’m currently having to trust God with lots of doctors appointments and test results. I got 1 good report yesterday and will be having another big test tomorrow. Honestly, I’ve been dreading tomorrow’s test, so keeping my mind focused on this verse today as been a struggle. God knows all about me though, and He has good plans for me, He won’t abandon me and I will think on these true things, this good news report.

Thanks for stopping by!

XO

Melissa

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Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.  Philippians 4:8 (KJV)

Good News Report – Think About Such Things

 CASology Cue Word for Week 141 is “News.” I don’t know about you, but sometimes I get tired of the “news”. When I saw the cue word though, what popped into my mind was how I love goods news! Then, a Bible verse, Phil 4:8, came to mind. I am also playing this over at Word Art Wednesday.

Here is a card that I made using that verse.

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I took a photo to quickly show/explain to you how I made this card.   Note that I stamped the sentiment on the Post-It tape and fussy cut it out. Then I masked off the center with the fussy cut sentiment sticker. Hopefully the rest of the procedure is clear.IMG_3049edited2

I used PTI’s Bitty Bouquets and A Cheerful Heart stamp sets for this card.

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I made 2 other slightly different versions of this card which you can see here and here.

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The New King James Version of this verse speaks of a GOOD REPORT! I’m currently having to trust God with lots of doctors appointments and test results. I got 1 good report yesterday and will be having another big test tomorrow. Honestly, I’ve been dreading tomorrow’s test, so keeping my mind focused on this verse today as been a struggle. God knows all about me though, and He has good plans for me, He won’t abandon me and I will think on these true things, this good news report.

Thanks for stopping by!

XO

Melissa

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Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.  Philippians 4:8 (KJV)

P.S. Edited Wed April 15: This card was chosen for an Honorable Mention at CASology by Judy! Judy said, ” Melissa framed her black and white verse beautifully by masking her one layer card.” Thank you, Judy!

Tartan Inky Background, A Masking Technique

Today I have a masculine tartan card to share with you.

It’s a pretty CAS card and I’m very happy with how it turned out.

CraftsyeditedtartanI used a masking technique that I learned in a class by Laura Bassen over at Craftsy. It’s a super class and I highly recommend it. This is a new technique for me and I think that I will be using it quite often. Laura is a super teacher. I would gladly take more classes from Laura. My daughters, ages 18, 12 and 10 give the class two thumbs up too. 🙂

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The sentiment is from PTI’s “A Cheerful Heart” stamp sent. This is the first time that I’ve used this particular stamp from the set. So, I’ll be entering this into CAS-ology’s and Darnell’s NBUS challenges. I really like this stamp set. Like all of the PTI stamps I have, they are beautiful and wonderfully easy to use.

The design for this card was inspired by Michele’s sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch – #106. I’m having a lot of fun with this sketch! I am also playing along over at SSS’s Monday (Inky Background) and Wednesday (It’s a Guy Thing) Challenges.

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge BlogSimon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge BlogNever-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)

Here’s another look at my card.

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Thanks for stopping by!
XO
Melissa

P.S. I was so happy to be chosen for an Honorable Mention for this card!

 

Ardyth’s Choice: Melissa’s card is a great CAS example of keeping a busy pattern in a small area! 

Supplies:

Stamps: PTI A Cheerful Heart

Ink: SU Night of Navy, Garden Green, Tim Holtz Barn Door

Paper: Bazzill Marshmallow

Tools: Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool, Post-It Label Roll

Other: Foam tape