Monday, August 22, 2016

Mixed Media Card Challenge #26 [Rainbow]

Hey there Mixed Media Card Makers! Just popping in with a few more cards from the design team to give you a bit of inspiration.

The theme this month is 'RAINBOW' and the optional element is 'Dragonflies' - which is lots of fun! We all love colorful rainbows!!!


Ink-blending, Stickles, white gel pen, gold embossing paste, water colors.

Maria F.
Glossy cardstock, alcohol inks, stamps, Dymo label.

PaperArtsy Infusions, gold mica spray, Stickles, Wink of Stella

If you are quick, you still have time to enter the challenge - the deadline is 25August and you can link your cards up here.

Monday, August 1, 2016

The Mixed Media Card Challenge #26 {Rainbow}

Welcome to a brand new challenge here at The Mixed Media Card Challenge! For our challenge this month, the theme is RAINBOW, and optional element: DRAGONFLIES. Work with however you interpret the theme: add a rainbow, use all or some of the colors of the rainbow, include the word "rainbow" or use a sentiment about rainbows... We hope you'll have a go at creating a mixed media card that follows the theme with or without dragonflies. The team can't wait to see what beauties you'll be linking up!

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  time.


White cardstock base, faux watercolor background (Glimmer Mist), die cut rainbow, clouds and sun, Glimmer Misted rainbow rays, silk microfine glitter sun and clouds. Hand drawn dragonflies, a stamped and fussy cut sentiment. 

Watercolored rainbow on water color paper, stenciled homemade tinted embossing paste, sprayed Smooch Spritz, stamped.

Die cutting and debossing with dies.

On a piece of watercolor paper, i used Vivid (new paint from ColourArte) with a palette knife. I choose the rainbow colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and purple) and then i made some splatters with Twinkling H2Os. With the same Twinklings i add colors on a paper and cut these little dragonflies (Magnolia Die). 

Background made with watercolors, clouds made with Distress Inks and Wink of Stella, images colored with Spectrum Noir Markers, starry sequins.

Cardboard, Watercolor Markers, Heat Embossing, Splatter, Stenciling, Stamping, Washi Tape, Stickers, Twine

Inked background splashed with water. Rainbow colored with watercolor pencils. Background white washed with white acrylic paint. Stamped face colored with markers, hair hand drawn, decorated with paint and gel pens, and fussy cut. Quote text heat embossed.

Smooshed and spritzed Distress Inks, iridescent texture paste and stamping on background. Diecut/dry-embossed dragonfly dipped into Distress Inks and painted with Wink of Stella.

Clear gesso, Gelatos on card base; acrylic paints, stamps, and Gelli plate for the die-cut stitched panel; sentiment die-cut from monoprint.