The Mixed Media Card Challenge #22 – April – Sunshine – Reminder 2

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 #22 – April – Sunshine.

Here’s our challenge graphic:

Here’s my card:

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I smooshed yellow ink, stencilled with an ARTplorations stencil and a yellow Gelatos stick, sponged a darker yellow through a chevron stencil

and then stamped with some of the large Trendy Butterflies stamps. I’d like to play this along at Double D Challenges:’YELLOW’ A Happy Place To Be.stmp1082.jpeg

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IMG_6705editedNext, I inked up a large sentiment stamp with more a rainbow of Gelatos. IMG_6707editedHowever, when I stamped the sentiment, it did not come off as clearly as I would have liked, so I re-stamped, slightly off the color, with black. This card makes me a bit uncomfortable, as it is not as “clean” as I like my mixed media to be….I went with it anyway. 🙂

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Next, I added some small black Trendy Butterflies. I’d like to play this along at ARTplorations Flash Stencil Project Linky Party.

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I had a lot of fun making this card! 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 April 25, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-8).
6. We’ll announce the winner and highlights on April 31.

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ATSM Challenge #165 – Photo

    Addicted to Stamps and More!

 I’m so happy to be joining you as a member the of ATSM Design Team today with a card for this week’s Photo Challenge #165 !

Here’s this week’s photo:

This week our sponsor is Stamplorations.

The prize is a $10 gift certificate for the store.

Here’s my card:

Slide1I made this using the Trendy Butterflies stamp set. I had a lot of fun making this! I love the masking/sponging/ink blending technique which I used. I’d like to play this at Less is More’s Week #244 Colour Challenge: Jewel colours.

and Word Art Wednesday’s Week #204: Anything Goes.

IMG_8140editedI heat embossed the butterflies by stamping with the back sides of the stamps over the previously stamped black butterflies.

I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with for this challenge! Be sure to stop by the blog to see all of the inspiration from the rest of the team and to play along.

IMG_8138editedThanks for stopping by!
XO
Melissa

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MMCC August 2015 Challenge #14 – Butterflies – Reminder

Hi! I’m back with a reminder post and 2 cards for this month’s MMCC #13. This month’s theme: Butterflies with an optional element: gold.

Here’s the August Challenge graphic:

Butterflies!? Yes, I have to admit, I have a thing for butterfly stamps, punches, dies and stencils. This may be honeybeelane’s blog, but Honeybee has a crush on butterflies. 🙂 You can check out the other butterflies by clicking the tab entitled “Honeybee love butterflies” at the top of the blog.

For this post I have 2 different cards with an Artplorations Stencil and a Stamplorations Stamp set, some ink blending, homemade embossing paste and gold embossing powder. First, I sponged some different yellow inks onto water color paper.

Then I trimmed the water color paper into 3 pieces. I placed the stencil onto the paper, applied the embossing paste and then let it dry. Then, I replaced the stencil and stamped VersaMark onto the embossing paste. I removed the stencil and added the gold embossing powder and heat embossed.

IMG_6270editedI’m going to play this first card over at Time Out’s Challenge #37: Friendship is Golden.

Next I stamped the butterflies into place.

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I die cut, trimmed and punched the respective cards and added the different sentiments.

Yes, lots more “out of my comfort zone” with these babies! The colors, the stencil with embossing paste, the non-CASishness of these all….Phew. I had lots of fun though. 🙂

So! I hope that I have inspired you to play along with this month’s challenge.

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. PDT (GMT-7).

Thanks for stopping by!
XO
Melissa

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MMCC July 2015 Challenge #13 – DLC!!! Blue Reminder Extra

I am so happy to be sharing some cards with you today as part of the MMCC Design Team. This month’s blue themed challenge is so much fun! Remember, you have until July 25, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT-7) to play!

Isn’t this a cool theme?! I liked it so much that I made a bunch if different cards for this challenge. I have 4 fairly similar cards to share with you in this post. For all of these cards I used lots of ink for sponging and stamped the background with Stamplorations Trendy Butterflies and SU Mixed Bunch Flowers. On 2 of the cards I used some ink-tinted Gesso and a Stamplorations Bubble stencil. There’s dry embossing, Stickles, vellum, ribbon, sequins, and heat embossing involved in multiple of the cards too. A mixed media party was goin’ on at my stamping table!

Here’s my first one:

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The second: (I used a Bubble Stencil from ArtPlorations for this and the next card.) IMG_8791edited

I’m going to play this “Just a Note” card over at SSS Monday’s Challenge: i scream for…these cards are all quite INKY!

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The third:

IMG_8803editedI am going to play this third card over at Stamplorations Anything Goes Challenge.

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And the fourth:

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I’d like to play this last card over at WAW’s #193 Anything Goes.

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It’s blistering hot here today, 97 degrees F in the shade (36 Celcius). So, I’m pretty drained and will stop typing and share slide show  of some of the process that I used to make these cards.

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

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 July 25, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT-7).

Thanks for stopping by!
XO
Melissa

Here are all of the other cards that I made for this month’s challenge. Click on any of them to go to 1 of the 2 other posts where they are located.

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Stamplorations Sketch Challenge #36- Guest Designer!

I am excited to be a guest designer for Stamplorations #36 challenge this month!

Here’s my card: Slide3and the inspiration sketch

stamplorationschallengesketch36I used the Shower of Flutters – ARTplorations Stencil along with the Trendy Butterflies Stamp Set from Stamplorations for this card.

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I have been having a lot of fun with this stencil! You can see some of the other cards that I have made with it here, here or here. This time I chose to mask off part of the card front to imitate the design of the sketch.

Slide2Thank you, Shery, for choosing my card as STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge #33 Winner and giving me the privilege of Guest Designing for Sketch #36!

Slide1Thanks for stopping by!
XO
Melissa

stamplorationsgdblogbadge-MelissaLaneP.S. Besides some fun news of receiving the HM at CASology for this Popcorn card, I also have some other exciting news this week. I’m Guest Designing, not for just 1 but for 2 challenges over at Stamplorations! Check out my other card here. Go on over to the Stamplorations blog to play along at the Sketch and/or the Monthly Challenge. 🙂