Thursday, December 15, 2016

Mixed Media Card Challenge #30 - Another Reminder

Hi there Mixed Media Card Makers! I hope you're enjoying the silly season so far and even getting some time to craft! I know I'm starting to feel a bit panicky because I haven't done all my Christmas Shopping and making cards relaxes me!

This is just another reminder about our December challenge, which is to include GOLD as a feature of your card, with the optional element being STARS.

Here are a couple more cards to give you inspiration.

Maria F.
Acrylic paint, heat embossing, vellum and stitching.

Liquitex Gold Acrylic Ink, Zig CCRB Markers, Green wink Of Stellar,
Gansai Tambi Watercolour, thread and pearls.

You have until 25 December to enter and you can link up here

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Mixed Media Card Challenge #30 [Reminder]

Hi there!

Just sending out a reminder about our December challenge. The theme is GOLD and the optional element is STARS. So many possibilities - it can be a Holiday card or not.

Here is a card from Melissa to give you some inspiration.

Homemade stencil, a variety of paints, Smooch Spritz, gold embossing paste, vellum, gold gel pen, dry embossing

You have until 25 December to link up you card here.
A friendly reminder: We are a CARD challenge, therefore please only submit card projects (no layouts, altered projects, ATCs, etc.).

Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Mixed Media Card Challenge #30 {Gold}

Welcome to a brand new challenge here at The Mixed Media Card Challenge! For our challenge this month, the theme is GOLD, and optional element: star. 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 December 25, 11:55 p.m. Pacific  time.


Glue, heat embossing, vellum and washi.


Spray ink universe background with white acrylic paint stars, die cut cardstock border with halfpearls, silk microfine glitter background in gold. stamped and inked sentiment. 



Watercolours, mica spray, diecut, sequins, acetate.


Gold gesso through a star stencil on a piece of watercolour paper. The gold gesso is used as resist with red watercolour. Sentiment from a french company with gold embossing powder.

Gold glitter paper,  Stamping, Zig Markers, Gansai Tambi Metallic Paint,
black gel pen, dry embossing

November Challenge Winner and Highlights

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

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

Congratulations, Julie! 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, "Such an original and perfectly executed take on Thanksgiving!"

Melissa says, "Yumminess! I love the beautiful CAS Mixed Media beauty that Naki created! Her design made me go "OOOOO"....all that white, the texture and the gorgeous gourd and pumpkin. Ahhhhhh! Superb! Makes my CAS-MM-Card-Loving heart go pitter-pat!"

Sanna says, "There is just something about this card that immediately caught my eye - the tulle, the bold colors on the bingo card and the vintage image in the middle of it - interesting combo with a fun, colorful touch and style. Great, happy card!"

Jenny says, "I love the vibrant colours, the embossing to add more interest and the diecut blooms and sentiment."

Shery says, "Love the gold splatters and the texture and the wonderful way Stephanie used leftovers."

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 December Challenge!

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