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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STAMPlorations – Holiday TAGplorations – Day 1

Hi! I’m excited to be here for  STAMPlorations for the first day of our Holiday TAGplorations event.

Get ready for our 1st Holiday TAGplorations event!

I have a bunch of tags to share with you today. img_3136_edited-1

I used the CUTplorations Luggage Tags Nesting Dies to make all of my tags. I also used lots of different ARTplorations stencils on these tags. Please see the bottom of the post.

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First, I’ll give you a closer look at the 5 Thanksgiving tags that I made.

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Printed with inked up real leaves

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I used Brusho Crystal Colors, heat embossing and ink-blending on the tag above.

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This next tag has a smooshed background as the tag base (variety of coral colored inks with red Stickles mixed in). I also stamped in red with the real leaves (attached) on the base tag, die cut another tag from a disposable coffee cup and added the inked up leaves to the fussy cut mug. img_3165_edited-1

I love the honeycomb stencil that I used on this next tag.

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As you can see, I designed, and then printed, my own digital sentiments on vellum. I included a PDF of the sentiments for you to use. Please click here or on the image below to be taken to the printable version.

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My own watercolored holly print.

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I hope that you enjoyed and were inspired by my tags today. Please do come and play along!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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Event details:

*When: November 4, Friday, 8 a.m. Pacific/Los Angeles Time (GMT-7)

*Where?

*Commenting and linking up is from November 4 to November 25, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (3 weeks)

*Winners will be announced on December 9 in the November Challenges & Hops winners post

*Prizes:
10 prizes (with a value of $178+) will be distributed among randomly drawn winners:
– (3) randomly drawn winners from all comments left on the STAMP blog and participating designers blog will each receive a $15 gift certificate to the store
– (3) randomly drawn participants to the TAGplorations linky party will each receive the Luggage Tag Dies
– (3) randomly drawn participants to the TAGplorations linky party will each receive the ATC Tag Builder Dies
– (1) randomly drawn participant to the TAGplorations linky party will receive a $25 gift certificate to the store

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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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Happy Little Stampers October 2016 Mixed Media Challenge – Nature

Hi! I’m very happy to be here with you today with a card for Happy Little Stampers October Mixed Media Challenge.

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Here’s my card using Happy Little Stampers Thinking of You, Everyday Sentiments, Butterfly Birthday:

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Although this is a mixed media card, I wanted to keep it on the clean side and allow the beauty of the fern shine. So, I made the white space left behind by the embossing be my focal point. While the warm colors may be vibrant, I think the fern remains the star and are complimented by the HLS products.

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How I made this card:

  1. I created my background by stamping in embossing ink with a live fern.
  2. I then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.img_1380_edited-1 3. I then added Brushos (in brilliant red, scarlet and yellow) and used spray starch and plastic/cling wrap to add some bright color to the panel.img_1395_edited-1

4. After the panel dried, I stamped with the script block stamp from HLS’ Thinking of You. img_1898_edited-1

5. Then I framed the panel with black card stock.

6. I created the card base and before attaching the panel I randomly stamped a butterfly from Butterfly Birthday  around the edges of the card base with light yellow ink.

img_1874_edited-17. I also stamped and heat embossed a butterfly onto gold vellum. img_1897_edited-18. I fussy cut the butterfly, but I could have used my HLS Butterfly Dies.

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  9. I stamped the sentiment, using the “Happy” and “Anniversary” stamps from Everyday Sentiments. img_1875_edited-110. I heated embossed the “Happy” in gold embossing powder on black card stock.img_1896_edited-111. I fussy cut the ‘Happy’.

12. I assembled the different pieces onto my card base.

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I enjoyed making this card very much and hope you enjoyed this post.

So?! Are you excited to join in with our Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media challenge?!

Thanks for stopping by!

Grace & Peace,

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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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