Sunday, November 1, 2015

The Mixed Media Card Challenge #17 {Family}

EEK!!! It's the 1st of November, which means it's time for a new challenge! I hope you all enjoyed Halloween!

This month's theme is 'FAMILY'. Show us your mixed media card incorporating anything to do with family. The optional element is 'ARROWS'.

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. Pacific (GMT-8).
6. We'll announce the winner and highlights on November 30.

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!

Background is texture paste and acrylic paint through stencils, sprayed with pigment powders diluted in water. Layered paper under sentiment which is also sprayed with pigment powders. Black arrow embellishments. White chalk paint arrow. 


Die cut the leaves around the edge of the dark green card base. Then applied a layer of Gesso, sponged on some gold metallic ink and then stamped the leaves in white.


A one-layer design with stencilled background using Distress Inks.  Then some clear heat-embossed pigment inks for the top and bottom strips.  And finally...a few micro beads.


I used a photo of my grandniece framed in a Cabinet Card, stapled on Film Strip Ribbon, Tissue Tape, a metal File Tab colored with Alcohol Ink, Chit Chat Stickers framed with a Stabilo pencil, and embossing powders on a die cut acorn and pumpkin.


I used a Prima's vintage image with children, layers with papers, inks sprays, modeling paste through stencil, flowers and metal embellishments colored with inks.


Gelli Plate background made with acrylic inks, stencils, lace and punchinella; diecuts; Distress Inks; white pen; Fran-tage embossing powder


Sprays, texture paste, heat embossing, stencils and stamps in background.  Sentiment stamped and cut out.


Distress Stain "faux watercolor" background on thick watercolor paper, colored texture spray droplets in black and white, stamped arrows and stamped sentiment, highlighted with glitter glue and a feather. 


Made in honor of my dad, for when we picked out trees and made Christmas wreaths in my childhood. Background made with Perfect Pearls, used Old Paper and Vintage Photo Distress Inks to age the edges, Spectrum Noir Alcohol markers to color the main image, rhinestones, and gold jingle bells complete the look.
Gelliplate background using various paints/ background stamping/ black embossed sentiment and white embossed bird / outline using Copic outline pen


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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.