Sunday, March 1, 2015

The Mixed Media Card Challenge #9 {Hints of Spring}

Goodbye, February. Hello, March! Are you ready for a new mixed media card challenge theme? For March, our theme is "SPRING". Show us your spring-themed works of art -- we'd love to see them! "Bird" is an optional element.


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 March 25, 11:55 p.m. PST (GMT -8).
6. We'll announce the winner and highlights on March 31.


How did we interpret the theme? Take a look below. We hope our mixed media cards inspire you to play along with us! We look forward to seeing your beautiful cards!


I watercolored the background and embossed with a wood grain stamp and various other stamps with white embossing powder. The heart is done the same way and the bird is watercolored.
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Brusho watercolour background mixed with shimmer paint, then sponged over top with a leafy stencil. Die-cut branch and leaves which are sponged and shaped with stylus for dimension.
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Stamped and stenciled backgrounds and sentiment. Embossing paste. Heat embossing on vellum. Distressed edges.
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Rubbed card base through Distress Stains and water, sponged Distress Inks through Dot Fade stencil, flicked with water, embossed layered sun die and bunny die, used a rub-on bird.
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Textured patterned paper paired with spring field of poppies created by masking and coloring makes for my Mixed media card.
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Stamped image, masked with masking fluid before watercolouring and stamping the background.
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Pink Distress Stain on the background to create a faux watercolor effect. Some partial stamping with grey dye ink, Glimmer Glaze splatters in pink, an old sticker, some wood veneer birdies and tiny leftover paper hearts here and there. In addition doodled frame with a grey pen.
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Watercolour paper with distress ink background, stamping, stencilling, 
Twinkling H2os and machine stitching.
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Small bits of pink tissue, paints, texture paste through stencil, stamping, clear gesso, more paints and stamping in that order to create the background.
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Background-smooshed distress stains and dry embossing with Gold lame accents. Butterfly embossed with distress inks. Accented with Inka Gold and Mica Gloss and gold foil.
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Acrylic paints, chalk paints, gelli print, modelling paste through stencil, black and white pens on bird.
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Gelato watercolour with salt background with Gelato watercolour bird fussy cut and pop dotted


A friendly reminder: We are a CARD challenge, therefore please only submit card projects (no layouts, altered projects, ATCs, etc.). Non-card projects will be deleted.

8 comments:

  1. These are so pretty ladies! Just makes me happy knowing spring is around the corner:)

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  2. Wow, wonderful inspiration pieces!

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  3. Gorgeous samples from your very talented DT. TFS

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  4. Wonderful inspiration by your design team!

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  5. I am so inspired by the Gorgeous creations of the DT, as always!

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  6. Lovely inspirations...thank you for this challenge! :)

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  7. Thanks for all the fabulous inspiration and for the fun challenge!

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