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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Thanks for stopping by!

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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{Mixed Media Tutorial} Melissa Makes Brusho Tags – Tutorial for November 11, 2016

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Hi! I here to share that I have a new Mixed Media Tutorial up over at the STAMPlorations Blog today. In keeping with the back-to-school time of year, I’ve made a small, and reversible, chalkboard. Please go on over and visit the STAMPlorations blog to see all of the details. blog I hope you enjoy seeing the process I used to make them.

Thanks 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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The Fall 2016 Coffee Lovers Blog Hop – Coffee Cup Silhouette Die, Chevron Crazy + Brusho Crystal Colours

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Hi! I’m very happy to have you visiting my blog today. I know your time is precious and hope that you enjoy your visit.

   I have another card to share with you that I designed with STAMPlorations products for the Fall CLBH.

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 I love the new CUTplorations die and the brand new Coffee Cup Silhouette Die.CUTplorations-coffeecup-preview

 Besides the die, I also used the ARTplorations Stencils Some Birds and Chevron Crazy.

How I made this card:

    1. I made the background by reverse stenciling with Brusho Crystal Colours and the Chevron Crazy stencil.slide015
    2. I die cut the coffee cup in red and black card stock.
    3. I pieced the die cuts together and added white gel pen to color the steam.slide013
    4. I matted the cup and chevron panel with red card stock.
    5. Stenciled on the black birds.slide014
    6. Stamped and fussy cut the sentiment (Always Tea Time) and attached with foam tape.
    7. Added the matted panel to the Kraft card base.slide017

 I really enjoyed making this card and I hope that you enjoyed seeing it.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate your visit.

Grace & Peace,

Melissa

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The Mixed Media Card Challenge #26 – August – Rainbow with Gold Birds

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

Rainbow with the optional element of dragonflies.

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Here’s my card:

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   How I made this card:

  1. Ink blended a rainbow onto water cardstock.

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2. Stenciled on gold embossing paste through ARTplorations stencil Some Birds. Allowed to dry.

3. Flicked on water, added white gel pen and Stickles in several colors.

4. Adhered to a panel of yellow cardstock and then to the turquoise card base.

I made 4 of these cards for a private challenge which I belong to. Here are the 4 together.Slide001

And here are 2 of the 3 others.

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

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Stencil Sunday – July 2016 – A decorative plaque from a broken tile

Hi!  I’m very happy to be here with a post for STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday.

 

Here’s a plaque that I created using the ARTplorations Stencil – Happy Flowers and a stamp from Trendy Birds.

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It’s a a broken roof tile (I think that is what it is? Maybe one of my German friends will know?)  I found it in a pile of other broken roof tiles, pottery, shingles and bricks on a dirt road in the hills of the Oberammergau area of Germany. This was the largest piece there, most of the others were about the size of your hand. Making this plague reminded me of a  the Old Testament book of Isaiah, chapter 61.IMG_9771birdplaque

       How I made this project:

  1. Washed & dried tile.
  2. Sponged embossing ink through the flower portions of Happy Flowers – ARTplorations Stencil.

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  3. Added red embossing powder & heated with heat embossing tool.
  4. Sponged embossing ink through the stem portions of Happy Flowers – ARTplorations Stencil.IMG_9772birdplaque
  5. Added green embossing powder & used heat embossing tool to set.
  6. Added yellow Gelatos to center of flowers.
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  7. Sponged embossing ink all over flowers and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
  8. Stamped the bird (Trendy Birds) and the sentiment in black ink and added clear EP and heat set.IMG_8917birdplaque
  9. Added white acrylic paint to bird.
  10. Colored grass and sky with Gelatos, added clear embossing powder and heat set.
I had a lot of fun creating this plaque and I hope that you have been inspired to create your own mixed media projects! Please check out my teammates’, MariLynn’s and Susanne’s, projects here.
Thanks for stopping by!
Grace & Peace,
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