Tuesday, November 22, 2016

November Challenge - Last Reminder

Just popping in with a a couple more inspiration cards and to remind you about our November Challenge.  The theme is THANKSGIVING and the optional element is TABLE.

Zig CCRB Marker, Gel Pen, Wink of Stellar, embossing

You have until 25 November to link up here. Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Mixed Media Card Challenge #29 {Thanksgiving} Reminder

Hello again, mixed media cardmakers!  Just popping in with another gorgeous card from Sanna, to give you some inspiration.
This month's theme is 'THANKSGIVING', so that should be easy and the optional element is 'Table'.


So now it's your turn. We'd love to see your creations. The challenge is open until 11:55 Pacific time on 25 November, and we'd love you to play along HERE.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Mixed Media Card Challenge #29 {Thanksgiving}

Welcome to a brand new challenge here at The Mixed Media Card Challenge! For our challenge this month, the theme is THANKSGIVING, and optional element: table. Your mixed media card can be all about Thanksgiving or it can be one that expresses gratitude, thankfulness, gratefulness. We hope you'll have a go at creating a mixed media card that follows the theme with or without the optional element. 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 November 25, 11:55 p.m. Pacific  time.

Dry embossed background, eco dyed fabric piece, die cut & Distress inked mushrooms, black texture paste, Distress ink wiped background, twine frame, stamped and Distress inked sentiment.


Smooshed Brusho Crystal Color, stamped with a real leaf, fussy cut, stenciled gold embossing paste.


Stencilled embossing paste, Distress Inks, water flicks, Glossy Accents, diluted Inka Gold paste, diecuts.


Stenciling with distress inks and embossing paste, Copic coloring, fussy cutting.


Watercolors, Distress Spray Stain, Gesso, Distress Inks, Ribbon.


Distress inks, water splashes and acrylic paints on the background.  Hand-drawn pumpkins, coloured with water-soluble crayons, colour pencils and acrylic paints.  Silk leaves cut from a leaf ribbon, glued on the background, decorated with orange bead seeds. Frame die-cut from heavy watercolour paper.



Stencil monoprinting, Distress inks, and Inktense pencils

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

October Challenge Winner and Highlights

Hey there, mixed media card artists! It's time to announce the winner and highlights for the October BLACK AND PURPLE 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.

Becca says, "I love the mix of burst purple bubbles and glimmery gems - and then to top it all off with an adorable kitten? Spooky & cute all in one design."

Melissa says, "This is a beautiful card, lovingly designed, with a gorgeous layout and perfect sentiment. The purple hues on this card are deep, rich and soothing. Autumn's style always make me smile or sigh contentedly. Here's another lovely example of her delightful work and for an excellent cause too."
Tenia says, "This card is just totally GORGEOUS!! That is all."

Sanna says, "This is such a fun card. I love the combination of the bold mixed media circle piece and the vintage background paper. It really works so well together and makes the little birdie really pop! And the card immediately made me smile too :)"

Maria F. says, "Just can't get over that amazing purple tone!"

Jenny says, "I love the way Taru has used the geli print. The print showing through adds great depth and the whole effect is dramatic."

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 November Challenge!

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