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 November 25, 11:55 p.m. PST (GMT -800).
6. We'll announce the winner and highlights on November 30.
This month's challenge is extra special because we have a sponsor: STAMPlorations! [In the interest of disclosure, STAMPlorations is a company that I (Shery, the creator of this challenge blog), own.]
"California-based STAMPlorations is owned and managed by husband-and-wife team, David & Shery Russ. Shery is an avid paper crafter and loves graphic design so in June 2013, she and her husband opened shop and began selling stamps that Shery designed and/or illustrated. Proudly made in the USA, our clear stamps are manufactured from the finest, non-yellowing photopolymer resin. Our stamps are sized primarily for A2 (and smaller) cards and ATCs and have a graphic/mixed media feel. (Shery is a mixed media girl who has fallen in love with card-making.) We release at least 2 new stamp sets (in our standard size 3" by 5") every other month. In June 2014, we started releasing one 5" by 7" stamp set for the STAMPlorations bi-monthly stamp club in between official releases."
STAMPlorations is offering two prizes:
* $15 gift certificate to use towards products in the STAMPlorations shop
The winner will be randomly drawn from entries with the optional element (bells)
*choice of 1 stamp set (3" by 5")
The winner will be randomly drawn from all entries
So simply play this month and you get a shot at winning a prize.
How did we interpret the theme? Take a look below. Our mixed media cards feature the Christmas bells stamps provided by the sponsor.
Distress inks, silver foil heat embossed in black and fussy-cut, Copic colored ribbon with wink of stella for shine
Embossing and colored with Distress ink in various colors. Added gold leaf to bells
Dry and heat embossing, acrylic paint, distress inking, die cutting, gems.
Stamping, heat embossing in metallic finish on pearlised paper, fussy cutting and layering with foam dots
Dry and heat embossing, acrylic paints, gel pen, marker, staples
Stamping and heat embossing, distress markers and ink pads, silver paint pen and gold glitter pen, die cutting and rhinestones.
Misted and stamped background, melted wax crayon silver splodges with white ink splatters, hand drawn faux stitching with black and white pen, Christmas bells coloured with Wink of Stella silver brush pen and Copics and detailed with glitter glue.
Silver embossing paste over Check Mate Stencil on die cut arch, embossed stamping colored with silver Wink of Stella, enamel dot berries and silver pearls for dimension.
Embossing paste for snow and creating your own wood grain panel makes for my mixed media card.
Gesso + sand texture + glitter through stencil and watercolours in the background. Embossed and watercolour bells
Stamp and heat emboss bells on metallic textured paper. Color with sharpies and accent with pearl pen. Add pop dots. Stamp 2nd generation image for background and stencil.
Bells stamped on heavy watercolor paper, and coloured with grey and gold watercolors. Ribbon stamped twice on white cardstock, embossed with golden embossing powder, cut out, and pieces layered using 3D stickers. Masked circle dabbed with white acrylic paint, frame pierced with a sewing needle. Leaves die-cut from green cardstock.
Bells stamped on gift wrapping paper with newsprint design; ribbon and berries stamped on white cardstock, colored with alcohol markers, fussy cut, and layered onto newsprint bells. Panel watercolored with Distress inks, water-soluble oil pastels, and Twinkling H2Os, with the edges sponged with Distress ink and Gelatos. Card base stamped and spattered with Distress inks. [Video tutorial on blog.]
Wonderful Inspirations !ReplyDelete
Wow..I have just spent Quality Time admiring and getting Inspired by every single detail of every gorgeous and creative card:-) What a talented DT and fun prizes. Wow...again! TFSReplyDelete
Awesome creations, ladies!!!ReplyDelete
Beautiful, beautiful cards! Thanks for all this beauty you shared.ReplyDelete
This month I'll make sure to submit my card before the 25th :).
Thank you so much ladies! I really pushed myself to create two cards which have all the Mixed Media elements on them and I loved it! A fabulous challenge and fantastic DT inspirations - I hope to be back to play some more Karen xReplyDelete
Great challenge. Don't really like my card but join the fun anyway!!!ReplyDelete
Thank you for all the beautiful inspiration and for the fun challenge!ReplyDelete
So many gorgeous DT cards as always! Another amazing challenge, thanks and see you again soon! :)ReplyDelete
Gorgeous card #48 Maura - LOVE your beautiful snow scene - I tried to comment through SplitCoast but the system wouldn't let me today!ReplyDelete