Monday, August 31, 2015

August Challenge Winner and Highlights and a New Bundle of Joy!

Hey, mixed media card artists! We had a  gallery full of gorgeous butterfly-inspired mixed media cards. Thank you so much for playing! :o) Time to announce the winner and highlights.

Here's the mixed media card that the design team voted as the winner:

#38 Ann Chuang

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

Congratulations, Ann ! 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 inspired us.

Becca's  Highlight - #15 Scrumplescruch - This design made my jaw thud to the floor. The vibrant color, the gorgeous texture, the stitchwork - everything about it is lovely. 

Elina's Highlight #25 - Bonnie: Beautiful bright colours and eye-catching patterns in the green panel. Very creative CAS design containing just the right amounts of elements.  

Jenny's #23 Christine A (highlight) I love combination of the poppies and butterflies, the shading, stencilled embossing paste and the shimmer!

Julia's  Highlight #38  Ann Chuang (highlight) The colors of Ann's drippy painted background are beautiful with the black embossed butterfly! 

Lee-ann said #38 Ann Chuang (highlight) - Wonderful colors and the gold!

Lysa said #38 Ann Chuang (Highlight)-I Love the use of so many colors!

Kripa's Highlight  #27 loll - to me this is a perfect mm cas card. So much oomph and such pretty details on the butterfly.  

Shirley said  #27 Loll.  For me, Loll's card just goes to show that you can have mixed media and CAS in the same card.  By using small amounts of the various media, and tight grouping the elements, this card packs a huge punch.

Melissa's Highlight #24 Joan W - I love Joan's bright and beautiful card with the reverse stencil technique and the lovely, cheerful, relaxing & pretty colors. Definitely a "Pinnable" card for me!! :)

Sanna said #24 JoanW - such a beautiful card with gorgeous stencil techniques and absolutely beautiful background, colors and design! 

Michaela's Highlight: #41: Suzz´s stamping: Love this card, love colors, love work with stamps, love highlights with white gel pen... simple.. just love this card

Tenia's Highlight- #7 Mona. Wow.....that's all I got on this beyond GORGEOUS creation!!

And now for some exciting news ....

It's a STAMPbaby! A Surprise Blog Hop for Shery!

In case you don't know already, Shery the creator of this challenge, also owns the fantastic stamp company - STAMPlorations. The design team are throwing a linky party to celebrate the birth of Shery's little girl. 
You too can join in the fun. Head on over to the STAMPlorations blog to link up your card to show Shery some love!!!

Get your artsy supplies together and check back in a few hours for the September challenge. We'd love to see your mixed media cards!


  1. Wow! Some beautiful creations have been highlighted. I was thrilled to be amongst the ones shared! Thank you Michaela!

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  4. Thanks for voting me as the winner and choosing me as the highlight! Thank you Julia,Lee-ann and Lysa!

  5. Thankyou Becca for choosing my card, I am so pleased you liked it, the standard of mixed media cards in the challenge were amazing and I am lucky to be among the chosen, it is a great feeling.

  6. Congrats to all! So many beautiful projects! Thank you for featuring my card ~ so honored!!!