Friday, May 22, 2015

Challenge #11 {One Last Round of Inspiration Cards}

Just a little over 3 days left to play in our current challenge so get your wings-inspired mixed media cards linked up! We've got one last batch of inspiration cards to share:

Watercolors, heat embossing, die cuts, stitching.

Gelli plate, acrylic paints, stencil

Gesso, Distress paints, watercolor brush pen

Friday, May 15, 2015

Challenge #11 {More Inspiration Cards}

Have you linked up your mixed media cards to our current challenge? The gallery is open for another 10 days.

Some of the mixed media girls are back with inspirations cards:

Tissue wrap collage technique background, sponging, stamping, stickers, ephemera

Encaustic wax, glass micro beads, Wink of Stella, alcohol inks

Stencil trees with black watercolor pencils, stamped flowers with distress inks and stamp on Clearly for Art clear acetate for the butterfly to make it 3-D and colored with Sharpie Pens.

Gelliplate, Stencils, Acrylic Paint, Acrylic Ink, pan Pastels and embossing paste. 

Gelli plate, acrylic paints, stencil, diecut panel, distressing, and fussy cut butterflies for dimension

Friday, May 8, 2015

Challenge #11 {Inspiration Cards}

If you've created a mixed media card inspired by this month's theme, make sure you link up to the current challenge! We'd love to see it there :o) 

The mixed media card girls are back with more cards to inspire you. Take a look:

Watercolored into a rainbow, added Mr Huey white mist and Wink of Stella

Gold foiled glue "drops and stripes" on the background. Pink, purple and black misting. Distress inked chipboard two layer dragonfly and a fussy cut butterfly for the wings theme, misted paper towel ripped pieces under the fussy cut flower paper image. Random fussy cut leaves covered with glitter glue. Dragonfly treated with glitter glue for additional shine. Everything layered over each other.

Die-cuts with sponging and shaping for leaves and branch. Die-cut wreath cut into small pieces to form nest and flower soft added on top for extra texture. Birds are coloured with Copics and fussy-cut.

Designer Paper, Color Shine, Dylusion Spray, Embossing and foil

Gelli plate print, Distress Paints, Distress Inks, acrylic paints, twine, washi tape, gem

Layered fabric petals, white fabric leaves and a silver tulle flower. Prima butterfly stamped onto vellum, coloured behind with gelatos and fussy cut. Wood veneer sentiment and Distress Ink edges.

Tim Holtz water color paper, Dylusions Paints and stencils, Unity Butterfly stamp and sentiment, light modeling paste, white and black pens.

Friday, May 1, 2015

The Mixed Media Card Challenge #11 {Wings} + Design Team Call

Say hello to the month of May! That means it's time for a new mixed media card challenge theme. For May, our theme is "WINGS". Show us your mixed media cards that feature things with wings: butterflies, birds, dragonflies, fairies, planes, angels, etc. "Foil" 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 May 25, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT-7).
6. We'll announce the winner and highlights on May 31.

Our challenge blog turns one in July and I'm looking for a few new mixed media card artists to be part of the design team as we enter our second year. As a design team member, you'll:
  • create one mixed media card a month based on a theme (reminder cards are optional)
  • comment on your assigned entries
  • pick your favorite and vote on the winner
Interested? If you'd like to be considered, create a mixed media card based on this month's theme and link it up to the gallery. So that I know you're applying, add "DT" after your name (e.g., Your Name - DT).

Successful applicants will be notified by June 5, introduced here on the blog on June 20, and officially start their term on July 1. 


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!

Watercolored background with yellows, pinks, peaches. Some molding paste with a stencil and splatters

Watercolour Frost Sprayed background in three colours over top of stencil. Watercoloured image using same frost sprays and paintbrush.

Die cut, Distress Inks, Liquid Pearls, hessian, lace, gold thread.

Non-porous surface, alcohol inks, achival inks, distress ink, enamel accents, 2 stencils and 3 stamps.

Card stock layered with Foil Tape for die cut, embossed bee colored with Alcohol Inks and Rub N Buff Gold Leaf, stenciling, sponging, stamping and Big Chat Stickers.

Printed Tim Holtz tissue paper, ripped and then gessoed onto cardstock, oversprayed with Heidi Swapp bronze and swiped over, moths and butterfly coloured with gelatos, stamped and die cut sentiment, edges swiped with Distress Ink on a pearlised cardstock base.

Crackle paste paired with some mixed media grunge stamping, watercoloring and butterfly die cut makes for my mixed media card.

Gelli plate background with acrylic paints , butterflies stamped over masked area & coloured with distress markers. Stamped butterflies, coloured fussy cut and painted over with crackle paint

Big brush strokes made with mixture of sand texture and pearl acrylic paint, stamped sentiment

Ink, stencils, embossing paste, heat embossing, vellum, and stitching

Gray background misted with black and hint of gold. Butterfly stamped on a piece of watercolour paper, heat embossed with black embossing powder. Painted with vivid watercolours. Background embellished with an inked and stamped doily. Butterfly highlighted with white acrylic paint.

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.