Friday, January 16, 2015

Challenge #7 {More Inspiration Cards}

There's still a little over 9 days left to play in this month's challenge, so share your NEW creations with us! Check out the inspiration cards we made and then link up your mixed media cards here!

I used various Distress Ink colours (wiped to the background) and then doodled (with a water tank brush pen and plain water) a firework image onto the background. When it was dry, I applied some glitter glue here and there for additonal detail. Then some white circles using a white pen and a doodled the frame with a black pen.

Stamps and ink, tissue paper, stencils with colored paste and die cuts.

I used stamps, Distress inks, stencil, drywall tape, and watercolor brush marker to create this CAS mixed media one layer card.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Challenge #7 {Inspiration Cards}

Have you played in this month's challenge? We've got a couple of mixed media cards below to inspire. Check them out and then link up your mixed media cards here!

I embossed and sponged the woodgrain background, punched the bottom edge, embossed the sentiment and die cut balloon dog, made a tissue paper banner using a fringe die, and added enamel dots.

I first stamped the circle (Dina Wakley stamp) onto the background and embossed with gold embossing powder (by Lindy´s Stamp Gang). I then used various Distress Ink colours to create the background and then added some water splatters here and there. I really like the effect it creates. After that I stamped the bird (by Viva Las VegaStamps) with black dye ink and colored it with markers. In the end the feathers got a little glitter glue treatment.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

The Mixed Media Card Challenge #7 {NEW}

Happy new year, everyone! With the new year comes a brand new challenge here at The Mixed Media Card Challenge. This month, our theme is "NEW". Lots of ways to interpret that theme -- you could use new supplies, have the word "new" in your card, use a technique that is new to you, or however else you'd interpret the theme. "Tissue" is an optional element.

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 January 25, 11:55 p.m. PST (GMT -800).
6. We'll announce the winner and highlights on January 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!

Clear embossed the fireworks, sponged card with distress inks, stencilled cityscape, iron-off embossing,  and added numbers and sentiment

Embossing paste stenciled stars coated with iridescent embossing powder. Oval panel layered with gesso and crumpled tissue paper; sponged with ink and sprayed with frost for shimmer. Pram is die-cut circle with lace and satin ribbon trim, wire handle and legs with button wheels.

Distressed ink blending on the sky, embossing glitter for the fireworks. Cameo cut skyline.

Distressed ink and water splattered sky, embossed fireworks, sentiment and city skyline, fussy cut and pop dotted, distressed ink die cut sentiment.

I used Brusho Colour Crystals for the fireworks, sponged the edges with Black Distress Ink and spritzed the edges with water. I Aged Silver embossed the City Scape, popped it up on foam and added tissue paper flags to the buildings. I used Label Letters for the sentiment.

Modified stencil design for the bird's rocky perch. Colored rocks with a special black calligraphy marker with techniques to create dimension. Stamped bird and water colored adding white accents with a Signo pen and archival ink. 

Carousel stamped with black dye ink, then coloured with markers and a silver glitter brush pen. Background inked with green Distress Ink, then added stripes with a water tank brush pen (only water), and additional water splatters added too. After that doodled the frame and the sentiment around the edges and added the year with stickers.

Layering, die cutting and texturing with tissue paper and embossing paste makes for my CAS mixed media card.

Fussy cut and layered image, painted with Distress Inks, purple Stickles fireworks, brads, wire.

Splattered Distress Stains, stencilled embossing paste, torn tissue, die cuts, staples.

Tissue paper, assorted distressed inks, water colors and Wink of Stella.

Background coloured with Pan Pastels. Glitter glue fireworks, house roof are black painted zig zag chipboard

Watercolors, mists