MMCC October 2015 Challenge #16 – Black & Orange – Reminder

I am very happy to be here today with a reminder post for The Mixed Media Card October Challenge #16 {Black and Orange}.

Click on the photo below to see the other cards I’ve made for this challenge.


Here’s the October Challenge Graphic:

I have to say that orange is not one of my favorite colors, but I did get into it once I got started. Hey! I even liked it enough to make 3 fairly different cards to share with you in this post! I made 6 cards in all for this challenge, so I guess I got over my aversion to orange! If you’d like, you can see the others here and here.

Here’s card #1:

IMG_8078editedI used Penny Black’s Foliage Fancy for all 3 cards in this post. I also heat embossed all of the leaves in black and used a water-color smooshing technique on all of them as well. I’d like to play this first card at Word Art Wednesday’s Challenge #204 Anything Goes.

I used a utility knife and partially cut out the leaves on this first card. I used foam tape to pop up the cut-out parts.

IMG_8081editedCard #2:

IMG_8094editedI’d like to play this card at SSS Monday’s Challenge: Autumn Is In The Air.

IMG_8100edited On this third card I used some Gesso, more water-color smooshing and some Smootch Spritz on the background. After stamping and heat embossing the leaves in black, I also added some Glossy Accents to each of the 3 leaves.

Card #3:

IMG_8086editedI’d like to play this card at Colour Me’s CMCC#92 – Colour Me… Monochromatic!

IMG_8089edited IMG_8084edited I hope that I have inspired you to play along with this month’s challenge. Please stop over to the blog for some inspiration from the rest of the design team and to link up your entry.

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. PDT (GMT-7).

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I’m very pleased to share that Card #3 was chosen By Valentyna at Colour Me as a “Colour Connoisseur!”  Thanks so much. 🙂

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Precious Friend

Today I made a set of CAS Teacup cards. I used my Stampin’ Up Tea Shoppe large tea cup stamp. I really love playing with this imageIMG_9560editedIMG_9480edited

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 Sorry, these photos aren’t too great. It was about 100 F here today, we have had the Rolladens all closed up to keep the house cool. When I went outside the sun was blazing and I couldn’t wait to get into the relative coolness (no air conditioning) of the house. So it was a quick photo session!


I can’t decide which card I like the most. I really do like the pink version, but I’m going to play the black one over at CASology’s Week 158:Precious.


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Tea, Take 2

Here’s a card that was inspired by this week’s CAS(E) this Sketch #108 challenge. I’m also going to play this over at CASology’s Week 132: HOT.


A more masculine version of this card. I’m going to play this over at The Male Room’s Challenge #03- Valentine.


Gayatri’s inspiring sketch for CTS…

Here’s another look….IMG_9843edited

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Blue Tea for Two

Another quick post! A card for Muse’s Challenge #101:


Inspired by this week’s Muse, Marion.

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A-MUSE-ing tea

Another quick post! A card for Muse’s Challenge #101:


Inspired by this week’s Muse, Marion.

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