Saturday, July 23, 2016

Mixed Media Card Challenge

Hello! Here's a friendly reminder that the July Challenge is still running! Only 2 days left, so I hope you'll play along :o)

Here is one more card made by the fab Maria to inspire you. Check it out and then link up your mixed media cards here!

                                                                               Maria F.

Inking through stencil, stamping, multi-colored heat embossing, vellum.

Isn't it gorgeous!!! So what are you waiting for - go get your sparkle on!!! The deadline is 25 July and you can link up here.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Mixed Media Card Challenge #25 [Sparkle]

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

The theme this month is 'SPARKLE' and the optional element is 'GEMS' - which is lots of fun! We all love a bit of bling!!!

Stamping, Heat Embossing, Washi, Sticker Stitches, Splatter, Die Cutting, Faber-Castell Paper Crafting Crayons


Inked background, patterns created with water and watercolours. Stamped main image heat embossed, quote text stamped and painted with watercolours. Frame machine-sewn.

Fabulous cards! Now it's your turn! You have until 25 July and you can link up your cards here.

Friday, July 1, 2016

The Mixed Media Card Challenge #25 {Sparkle}

Welcome to a brand new challenge here at The Mixed Media Card Challenge! For our challenge this month, the theme is SPARKLE, and optional element: GEMS. Lots of ways you can go with the theme -- use mediums that make your card sparkle; go with ink or paint colors whose names suggest sparkle (e.g., gold, silver, sapphire); include an object that sparkles or the word "sparkle". We hope you'll have a go at creating a mixed media card that follows the theme with or without gems. 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 July 25, 11:55 p.m. Pacific  time.


A black paper background, pearlescent blue texture paste thru a stencil, glitter paste thru a stencil, stamped and inked and fussy cut sentiment, gem flowers and rhinestones.

Masking, water-coloring, Stickles in 3 colors, Smooch Spritz and some gems.

Twinkling H2Os from ColourArte (watercolor with shimmer) on watercolor paper. Radiant Gel (Dimensional iridescent paint ) with a Stencil.

Heat embossing, Perfect Pearls, foam, sequins.

Gelli print using acrylic paints, stencils, mask and bubblewrap, Stickles, thread, gems.

Background made with sponged Distress Ink and gold texture paste. Feathers dipped in glitter, gold gemstones, embossed sentiment. Raffia behind feathers.

Peerless Watercolor, Zig CCRB Markers, Gold Embossing Powder, Stickles, Wink of Stella, die cuts and gems

June Challenge Winner and Highlights

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

Here's the winning mixed media card as chosen by the design team:

Congratulations, Cris G.! 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.
Jenny says, "I just love how Chris has put the cityscape and sunset on the coffee cup and the fun sentiment - brilliant design."

#6 Conil
Maria F. says, "Love this evening sky. Such luscious colors."

#8 Irena's art
Sanna says, "Such a pretty card and I love those birdies. And really nice sunset colors on the background."

#4 Cornelia
Shirley says, "Wonderful skyline card. The simple addition of the birds adds perspective and I love the sponged sky."
Elina says, "Love the pure black skyline and the strong contrast between the black silhouette and the vibrant sunset background colors. Looks amazing!"

#9 Lizzy Hill
Becca says, "I love the messy background and the inky splatters everywhere. Such a clever Christmas card!"

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 July Challenge!

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