Thursday, December 15, 2016

Mixed Media Card Challenge #30 - Another Reminder

Hi there Mixed Media Card Makers! I hope you're enjoying the silly season so far and even getting some time to craft! I know I'm starting to feel a bit panicky because I haven't done all my Christmas Shopping and making cards relaxes me!

This is just another reminder about our December challenge, which is to include GOLD as a feature of your card, with the optional element being STARS.



Here are a couple more cards to give you inspiration.


Maria F.
Acrylic paint, heat embossing, vellum and stitching.

Liquitex Gold Acrylic Ink, Zig CCRB Markers, Green wink Of Stellar,
Gansai Tambi Watercolour, thread and pearls.


You have until 25 December to enter and you can link up here

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Mixed Media Card Challenge #30 [Reminder]

Hi there!

Just sending out a reminder about our December challenge. The theme is GOLD and the optional element is STARS. So many possibilities - it can be a Holiday card or not.

Here is a card from Melissa to give you some inspiration.


MELISSA
Homemade stencil, a variety of paints, Smooch Spritz, gold embossing paste, vellum, gold gel pen, dry embossing

You have until 25 December to link up you card here.
A friendly reminder: We are a CARD challenge, therefore please only submit card projects (no layouts, altered projects, ATCs, etc.).

Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Mixed Media Card Challenge #30 {Gold}

Welcome to a brand new challenge here at The Mixed Media Card Challenge! For our challenge this month, the theme is GOLD, and optional element: star. We hope you'll have a go at creating a mixed media card that follows the theme with or without the optional element. The team can't wait to see what beauties you'll be linking up!


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 December 25, 11:55 p.m. Pacific  time.

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Glue, heat embossing, vellum and washi.


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Spray ink universe background with white acrylic paint stars, die cut cardstock border with halfpearls, silk microfine glitter background in gold. stamped and inked sentiment. 


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Watercolours, mica spray, diecut, sequins, acetate.


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Gold gesso through a star stencil on a piece of watercolour paper. The gold gesso is used as resist with red watercolour. Sentiment from a french company with gold embossing powder.


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JENNY
Gold glitter paper,  Stamping, Zig Markers, Gansai Tambi Metallic Paint,
black gel pen, dry embossing


November Challenge Winner and Highlights

Hey there, mixed media card artists! It's time to announce the winner and highlights for the November THANKSGIVING challenge.

Here's the winning mixed media card as chosen by the design team:


Congratulations, Julie! Please grab your winner badge below to display proudly on your blog.


And now here are the highlights. The girls in the design team picked an entry to highlight. It's the entry that uniquely impacted us in some way -- a specific technique that was used, the colors, the creativity, or something in it that touched or impacted us.

Maria F. says, "Such an original and perfectly executed take on Thanksgiving!"

Melissa says, "Yumminess! I love the beautiful CAS Mixed Media beauty that Naki created! Her design made me go "OOOOO"....all that white, the texture and the gorgeous gourd and pumpkin. Ahhhhhh! Superb! Makes my CAS-MM-Card-Loving heart go pitter-pat!"

Sanna says, "There is just something about this card that immediately caught my eye - the tulle, the bold colors on the bingo card and the vintage image in the middle of it - interesting combo with a fun, colorful touch and style. Great, happy card!"

Thanks
Jenny says, "I love the vibrant colours, the embossing to add more interest and the diecut blooms and sentiment."

Shery says, "Love the gold splatters and the texture and the wonderful way Stephanie used leftovers."


Congratulations, ladies! Grab your badge below to display proudly on your blog.


Get your artsy supplies together and check back at 6 a.m. Pacific (an hour from now) for the December Challenge!


Be artsy. Be messy. Be creative! :o)

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

November Challenge - Last Reminder

Just popping in with a a couple more inspiration cards and to remind you about our November Challenge.  The theme is THANKSGIVING and the optional element is TABLE.


Zig CCRB Marker, Gel Pen, Wink of Stellar, embossing


You have until 25 November to link up here. Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Mixed Media Card Challenge #29 {Thanksgiving} Reminder

Hello again, mixed media cardmakers!  Just popping in with another gorgeous card from Sanna, to give you some inspiration.
This month's theme is 'THANKSGIVING', so that should be easy and the optional element is 'Table'.


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So now it's your turn. We'd love to see your creations. The challenge is open until 11:55 Pacific time on 25 November, and we'd love you to play along HERE.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Mixed Media Card Challenge #29 {Thanksgiving}

Welcome to a brand new challenge here at The Mixed Media Card Challenge! For our challenge this month, the theme is THANKSGIVING, and optional element: table. Your mixed media card can be all about Thanksgiving or it can be one that expresses gratitude, thankfulness, gratefulness. We hope you'll have a go at creating a mixed media card that follows the theme with or without the optional element. The team can't wait to see what beauties you'll be linking up!


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 November 25, 11:55 p.m. Pacific  time.

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Dry embossed background, eco dyed fabric piece, die cut & Distress inked mushrooms, black texture paste, Distress ink wiped background, twine frame, stamped and Distress inked sentiment.


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Smooshed Brusho Crystal Color, stamped with a real leaf, fussy cut, stenciled gold embossing paste.


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Stencilled embossing paste, Distress Inks, water flicks, Glossy Accents, diluted Inka Gold paste, diecuts.


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Stenciling with distress inks and embossing paste, Copic coloring, fussy cutting.


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Watercolors, Distress Spray Stain, Gesso, Distress Inks, Ribbon.


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Distress inks, water splashes and acrylic paints on the background.  Hand-drawn pumpkins, coloured with water-soluble crayons, colour pencils and acrylic paints.  Silk leaves cut from a leaf ribbon, glued on the background, decorated with orange bead seeds. Frame die-cut from heavy watercolour paper.


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Stencil monoprinting, Distress inks, and Inktense pencils


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

October Challenge Winner and Highlights

Hey there, mixed media card artists! It's time to announce the winner and highlights for the October BLACK AND PURPLE challenge.

Here's the winning mixed media card as chosen by the design team:


Congratulations,! Please grab your winner badge below to display proudly on your blog.


And now here are the highlights. The girls in the design team picked an entry to highlight. It's the entry that uniquely impacted us in some way -- a specific technique that was used, the colors, the creativity, or something in it that touched or impacted us.


Becca says, "I love the mix of burst purple bubbles and glimmery gems - and then to top it all off with an adorable kitten? Spooky & cute all in one design."


Melissa says, "This is a beautiful card, lovingly designed, with a gorgeous layout and perfect sentiment. The purple hues on this card are deep, rich and soothing. Autumn's style always make me smile or sigh contentedly. Here's another lovely example of her delightful work and for an excellent cause too."
Tenia says, "This card is just totally GORGEOUS!! That is all."


Sanna says, "This is such a fun card. I love the combination of the bold mixed media circle piece and the vintage background paper. It really works so well together and makes the little birdie really pop! And the card immediately made me smile too :)"


Maria F. says, "Just can't get over that amazing purple tone!"


Jenny says, "I love the way Taru has used the geli print. The print showing through adds great depth and the whole effect is dramatic."

Congratulations, ladies! Grab your badge below to display proudly on your blog.


Get your artsy supplies together and check back at 6 a.m. Pacific (an hour from now) for the November Challenge!


Be artsy. Be messy. Be creative! :o)

Saturday, October 15, 2016

October Challenge Reminder

Just popping in with another reminder for our October challenge. The Theme is BLACK & PURPLE, with the option of including TWINE. Perfect for Halloween or any other ideas you may have.

Here are a couple more cards from our Design Team.




Watercoloring, Stamping with black ink and real leaves, Stenciling with ARTplorations Some Birds, Dry Embossing, Heat Embossing, Fussy Cutting, Silver Glass Marker, Hand-written sentiment.

Shirley
Gelli print using acrylic paints and cardboard tube, white gel pen, die cut, twine.

You still have plenty of time to join in the fun - the deadline is 25 October and you can link up your card here.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Challenge #28 Reminder

Just popping in with some more inspiration from our Design Team  for our October challenge. the theme is 'BLACK & PURPLE'  and the optional element is  'TWINE'. The Challenge ends on the 25th October so you have plenty of time to join in the fun.



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 October 25, 11:55 p.m. Pacific  time.
                                                                   Melissa
Gelli plate print, acrylic paint, stenciling, white embossing paste, Spectrum Noir markers, watercoloring, fussy cutting, hand-written sentiment.



Stamping, embossing, sponging with dye inks and distress inks, die-cuts and
flocking powder

Tenia
Heat Embossing, Watercoloring with Spectrum Aqua Markers, Die Cutting, Twine, Washi, Sticker Stitches

You can see more inspiration cards and link up your cards here.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

The Mixed Media Card Challenge #28 {Black and Purple}

Welcome to a brand new challenge here at The Mixed Media Card Challenge! For our challenge this month, the theme is BLACK AND PURPLE, and optional element: twine. The theme's pretty easy, right? Create a mixed media card with just those two colors OR you can use those two colors together with other colors! We hope you'll have a go at creating a mixed media card that follows the theme with or without twine. The team can't wait to see what beauties you'll be linking up!


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 October 25, 11:55 p.m. Pacific  time.

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Black paper, pearlescent texture paste thru a stencil, twine, misted purple paper flower, layered paper flowers, purple brad, purple half pearls, stamped and fussy cut sentiment. 

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Watercolored with a variety of purples onto a watercolor paper background, stenciled on chevrons, stamped and fussy cut birds, dry embossed the panel and then added some glitter embossing paste and the sentiment.

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Watercolor paper - Modeling Paste through a stencil and painted with black gesso - Purple color with Vivid Ultra Metallics ans Silks Acrylic Glaze - Sentiment from 7Dots Studio

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Distress stains, stencil foiling, twine, Glossy Accents

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Texture paste and purple mists on the background. Center of the card front white washed with gesso; edges stamped with a pattern stamp. Die-cut main image.

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JENNY
Sponged background with Mask and Distress inks, stamped background with white ink,
perfect pearls, brushos, diecuts, twine and bling




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