Saturday, September 24, 2016

Challenge #27 One More Reminder

Hi there Mixed Media Cardmakers.  Just popping in to remind you that you still have a couple of days to play along in our September challenge. The theme is HARVEST BASKET and the optional element is FRUIT.

Here is a card from Maria to give you a bit more inspiration.

                                                                            Maria F.

                          Stamping, heat embossing, watercoloring, splatters, texture paste.

You can see more cards from and Design Team and link up you card here.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Challenge #27 Another Reminder

Hi there Mixed Media Card-makers! Just another reminder about our September challenge.
The theme is 'HARVEST BASKET' and the optional element is 'FRUIT'.

Here is another gorgeous card to give you inspiration.



You have until 25 September to play along and you  can link up your card here.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Mixed media Card Challenge [Reminder]

Just a quick reminder about our September challenge. The theme is HARVEST BASKET and the optional element is FRUIT. Have some fun with this theme - you don't have to take it literally - you can interpret in any way you like.

Here is another card to give you some inspiration and you can check out the design team cards here.

Color Shine spray, Stamping with dye inks. die cuts , wood veneer paper and distress stain

You still have 2 weeks to play along and you can link up your cards here.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

The Mixed Media Card Challenge #27 {Harvest Basket}

Welcome to a brand new challenge here at The Mixed Media Card Challenge! For our challenge this month, the theme is HARVEST BASKET, and optional element: FRUIT. Work with however you interpret the theme: feature a basket in your card, use colors reminiscent of autumn/fall, include things that you would put in your own basket, and so on. We hope you'll have a go at creating a mixed media card that follows the theme with or without fruit. 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 September 25, 11:55 p.m. Pacific  time.


Three toned stamped pears, transparent rhinestones coloured with alcohol markers, spray ink splatters, stamped sentiment.

Homemade stencil, masking fluid, water-coloring, tinted embossing paste, stamped sentiment.

Watercolor, distress inking, die cutting, splatters.

Distress Inks, Clear Embossing Paste, hessian, gold mica spray, Glossy Accents

Base watercolor paper (5x5"), Primary Elements from ColourArte, The Crafter's Workshop Stencils, Clearly Besotted Stamps.

Masking fluid for covering the layered stamped image. Distress inks, water splashes, stamped patterns. Gold colour crackle paste. Alcohol markers for colouring.

Dry Embossing, Heat Embossing, Watercoloring with Spectrum Aqua Markers, Washi Tape, Splatter, Stickers

Distress Ink background with gold texture paste, image colored with Spectrum Noir alcohol makers and Distress Markers, vellum, twine, and embossing. 

Stamping, sponging, dye inks, Zig markers, vellum and wood


A friendly reminder: We are a CARD challenge, therefore please only submit card projects (no layouts, altered projects, ATCs, etc.).

August Challenge Winner and Highlights

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

We have two winners this time, as the votes were split between these two great mixed media cards. The winners, in numerical order:

Congratulations, ladies! 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, "I can't get enough of those wonderful rainbow colors in Nancy's alcohol ink background."
Shirley says, "Love those bright pools of alcohol ink!"

Jenny says, "I just love the effect of the embossing paste leaves over the rainbow."

Sanna says, "This card is just sooo pretty! I cannot stop looking at it again and again! Really great technique and beautiful result!! AND I also adored the cards by Elaine, Deidre, Mimi, Autumn  and Nancy - just to mention a few!"
Elina says, "Such a beautiful and unique design. Soft and beautiful rainbow colours. Love everything about it!"

Melissa says, "Ooo, ooo OOO! I love this lovely card by Sue. A beautiful rainbow, graphic black dragonfly and texture paste? How more perfect could this be for this challenge!?"

Becca says, "It is so grungy and vibrant at the same time - a feat that's hard to accomplish!"

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 September Challenge!

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