Saturday, August 1, 2015

The Mixed Media Card Challenge #14 {Butterflies}

A new month means a new challenge here at The Mixed Media Card Challenge! This month, our theme is "BUTTERFLIES". Show use your mixed media card that's inspired by butterflies! "Gold" 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 August 25, 11:55 p.m. Pacific (GMT-7).
6. We'll announce the winner and highlights on August 31.
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So how did the design team interpret the theme? Take a look at the cards below. We hope they inspire you to play along with us! We look forward to seeing your beautiful cards!


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I made 3 different cards with an ARTplorations stencil and a STAMPlorations stamp set, some ink blending, homemade embossing paste, and gold embossing powder. This one is a very literal interpretation, don't you think? Come on over and check out the other two!
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Tissue tape from Tim Holtz glued with gel m├ędium on watercolor paper. Background with Distress Paint (Evergreen bough and Abandoned Coral). Some gesso. Butterflies with die cut from Kesi Art (French company) and colored with Glimmer Mist and paint Silks Gold from Colourarte.
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Stenciled brick background with Crackle Embossing Paste, stenciled right side with Distress Ink then sponged panel with Distress Ink. Die cut butterflies out of Paper Stash Wild Flower vellum and layered them over the brick. Added gold rhinestones, adhered large resin butterfly, stamped sentiment.
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Background is made from layered chipboard, matte medium, gesso, acrylic paint and Dylusions spray inks. Elements include large butterfly chippie painted with acrylic paint, leaves, resin flowers, flourish chippie with stickles, frayed cotton and gold mica flakes with heavy gel medium.
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Background made with gold embossing paste and ARTplorationsFoiled stencil then sprayed with Bo Bunny gold spray mist. Layers of washi tape, foiled golden doily, and mini pearls. Butterfly stamped with Black Soot Distress Paint, sprinkled with gold glitter, and painted with Distress Crackle Paint.
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Background made with stencil monoprint technique and ARTplorations Bloom Silhouettes stencil. Heat embossed Trendy Butterflies in gold and sentiment from STAMPlorations Bold Sentiments.
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Romantic card with gold flitters and pink butterfly. Background made by gesso and Izink.. Simple but mixed media card :)
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Light modeling paste with a stencil for background, gold Spray over when dried. The butterflies are gold heat embossed.
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Diecuts, gesso, Distress Paints, Distress Ink, black pen, white pen, pearls.
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Embossing Paste, Gold Embossing Powder, Woodgrain Stencil, Washi Tape, Sticker Stitches, Spectrum Aqua Watercolor Markers
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Mists, acrylic paints, heat embossing, gold + gel medium through , canvas, watercolour paper, being and metal washers
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Golden texture paste stencilled on the background, punched butterflies decorated with texture stamp. Sentiment framed with gold glitter embossing powder.
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SANNA
Background color splodges created with Gelatos, then added some purple spray ink splatters and gold metallic structure paste thru a stencil. Stamped the butterflies with embossing ink, then applied Sticky Embossing powder and gold foil over them and finally inked them with green and yellow spray ink tones. Finally added some black Glimmer Glaze splatters, pink pearls, golden yarn and a stamped sentiment.
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Watercolour background with Gansai Tambai, stamped butterfly black embossed, background stamping and masking embossed in gold and acrylic gold ink splatter.
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Gesso background, stamped butterfly colored with watercolors and Inktense pencils, faux texture with stamps.
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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.

6 comments:

  1. Absolutely wonderful DT makes ladies, one of you has used my current favourite Sheena Douglas butterfly stamp too ;)
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  2. OMG girls, Amazingly Amazing Samples!!! I am SO Inspired. TFS my friends

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  3. Well, I just adore butterflies, so I love the theme! You ladies rocked this theme with your fantastic inspiration cards! Each one is so different from the next, but each a beautiful take on butterflies! I hope to be able to enter this month's fun challenge! Hugs!

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  4. Thank you all for the wonderful inspiration and for the fun challenge!

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