Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Mixed Media Card Challenge #18 {Celebration}

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 (GMT-8).
6. We'll announce the winner and highlights on December 31.

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!

Stamped background with archival ink, heat embossed tree with splatters of acrylic paint mixed with water and alcohol ink on the star

I used opaque acrylics to paint the skirt over the stamped silhouette woman, I used the same paints for brush strokes on the background, adding black streaks with a Stabilo pencil blurred with a wet finger. I added a die cut sentiment and sequins and sponged the edges of the panel.

Sketched the holly with pencil on watercolor paper. Water colored the sketch. Traced the leaves and stem with a silver gel pen. Added Glossy Accents to berries. Applied VersaMark ink to edges of leaves with a marker. Heat embossed leaves with white EP.

Designer paper, Distress Paint (brushed and stencilled), Distress Inks, vellum, ribbon, brads, net flower, stamens, die-cut leaf sprig, clear Gelli pen.

Vellum die cut leaves - died with Distress Spray Stain, Distress Inks, gold texture paste, metal embellishments, plastic beads, gold embossing powder, gold ribbon.

Light blue vellum stamped with a Hero Arts Snowflake stamp, then embossed with white embossing powder, a chipboard frame embossed with white pearl embossing powder, then stamp kissed with the Hero Arts snowflake stamp. Matted with glitter paper. Decorational elements: blue rhinestones and white texture spray.

Background painted with several Distress Paint colors; white acrylic paint added with a brayer. Decorated with a texture stamp. Petals of the die-cut flower inked before rolling, glued down on a vellum circle. Leaves die-cut from white cardstock, glued on background.

Watercolor markers, Pigment Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, Journaling Card, Twine, Vellum, Washi Tape, Sticker Stitches, Stencil

Layered stamping on green card stock, gesso  and silver embossing on chipboard tag, glitter paper on card base and silver metal stars for bling.

Used dies to make a stencil for embossing paste, cut stars from glitter CS and cut vellum balloons for shaker element. Stitched balloon.

Collage paper from 7 Dots Studios with gel medium, added yellow primary element and red brusho with water, gesso clear on the emellishments before adding color.


  1. How fun and creative are all your cards!

  2. Wow...Stunning samples by your amazingly talented Mixed Media Team! TFS and inspiring us all year girls :-) Hugs, Nancy

  3. Gorgeous samples! Thanks for the fab inspiration and fun challenge! Always enjoy playing here!

  4. Such fun & amazing cards from the DT ♥♥