Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Mixed Media Card Challenge # 24 Reminder

Hi there Mixed Media card makers.  You still have a couple of days left to enter this challenge and we have a couple more cards from our design team to give you some inspiration.  Just to remind you, this month's theme is 'SUNSET' and the optional element is 'Postage Stamp'.

                                                                            Maria F.

                                            Distress inks, Perfect pearls, stencils and die cuts,


Alcohol Inks, Copic Re-inkers and Markers, Yupo, Distress Markers and Zig CCRB Markers

The deadline is 25June and you can link up your cards here.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Mixed Media Card Challenge No. 24 [Reminder Post]

Hi there Mixed Media card makers.  We have a couple more cards from our design team to give you some inspiration.  Just to remind you, this month's theme is 'SUNSET' and the optional element is 'Postage Stamp'.

Acrylic paints rolled with a brayer and brushed on the background, printed silhouette image transferred with gel medium, seled with varnish. Sentiment text heat embossed with black embossing powder.
Distress Inks, water, Distress Crayons, clear stencil paste, washi tape

Aren't these cards wonderful - so different and inspiring!
So now it's your turn - you have until 25 June. You can link up your cards here.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The Mixed Media Card Challenge #24 {Sunset}

Welcome to a brand new challenge here at The Mixed Media Card Challenge! For our challenge this month, the theme is SUNSET, and optional element: POSTAGE STAMP. Lots of ways you can go with the theme -- your card can feature a sunset and even shadows; you can create a card with the colors of the sunset (yellows, oranges, reds); or you can include the word "sunset" in your card. So have a go at creating a mixed media card that follows the theme with or without a postage stamp. 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 June 25, 11:55 p.m. Pacific  time.


Gelatos, Kuretake water colors, Zig Brush Water Color Pens, silver gel pen, Glossy Accents, homemade stencil.

Distress Watercolor paper - Postage stamps printed from Pinterest glued with gel medium - Background with gelatos - Stamps from Simon Says Stamps with Black Archival Ink - Sentiment embossed with ZING black powder.

Distress Inks, Pan Pastels, Stamping, Washing Tape and Die cuts

Brayering distress inks onto glossy CS, heat embossing, using vellum.

Patterned paper background, a white cardstock piece inked with Distress Inks, stamped post stamp as a sun & colored with Disttress Ink, stenciled texture paste sunrays, stamped & fussy cut trees, hand drawn birds, stamped sentiment, adhered with 3D foam.

Encaustic wax applied with a craft iron, distress inks, distress markers, white gel pen, postage stamp.

Masked the "moon" and used Dylusions paints around it. Added texture pasted to the "moon" using the stars stencil from Tim Holtz. Stamped using Unity Stamp and embossed the sentiment. 

Stamping, Heat Embossing, Watercoloring, Sequins, Washi Tape, Sticker Stitches, Splatter 

Made with Distress Inks, Distress Crayons, and glitter gemstones. 

Dry brushed acrylic paints; modeling paste mixed with acrylic paints and applied through stencil for texture.

May Challenge Winner and Highlights

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

Maria F. says, "So much mixed media goodness to take in."

Jenny says, "Great example of using a transparency to create a mirror image and a fun take on the challenge."
Sanna says, "This card immediately made me smile. Great technique and such a fun card!!"

Elina says, "This card is an amazing piece of art. Beautiful sketching, carefully chosen colours, gorgeous details. ♥!"

Yasmina says, "A gorgeous card, i really love how she watercolored this stamp."

Melissa says, "Suchi's lovely colors and sponging, superb stamping and a tremendous tutorial made me love this card! Ahhhh, so soothing and beautiful! The quote she shared at the end of her post makes me smile too!"

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 May Challenge!

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