Showing posts with label Mixed Media Card Challenge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mixed Media Card Challenge. Show all posts

Friday, April 1, 2016

April Mixed Media Card Challenge - Sunshine

Happy April Fools Day!  Do people still play tricks on each other today??!!  Well, it's no trick that we've got a brand new Mixed Media Card Challenge for you today!  The theme?  Sunshine with the optional element of bricks!  Perfect for spring and all the sunshine we hope we will be having!
 I incorporated both into my design this month.
I started by dabbing Adirondack Alcohol inks in Shell Pink, Citrus and Aqua along with some Alcohol Blending Solution and Gold Mixative onto a 5" x 7" panel of Yupo Paper (see Tim Holtz YouTube tutorial here).  I placed the Ray Stencil over the panel and dabbed Alcohol Blending solution through the stencil to remove most of the Alcohol ink in the stencil area.  Then I dabbed some Butterscotch Alcohol ink at the base of the rays to create the sun.
I used  Basically Bricks stencil with White embossing paste along the bottom half of the panel - just putting paste on partial areas so as not to cover the sun.  I had actually colored the white embossing paste with Shell Pink Alcohol Ink -  but as the paste dried - it absorbed the colors from the panel so looks mostly greenish!  I added a Small Talk Sticker that I outlined with a black Stabilo pencil then went over it with a wet finger to smudge it.
 I just noticed that it looks like blue clouds at the top of the sun rays - not planned but kind of cool!
 I hope you'll join us in this month's Mixed Media Card Challenge -  you will find lots of Design Team inspiration as well as the link for your creations here.

Paper:  Yupo Paper, White, True Black - PTI
Ink:  Adirondack Alcohol Inks - Shell Pink, Butterscotch, Citrus, Aqua, Alcohol Blending Solution, Gold Mixative.
Accessories:  Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste, Wendy Vecchi Basically Bricks, Rays Stencil - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, Small Talk Idea-ology, Black Stabilo Pencil.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Fusion March 17th - Everything's "Owl" Right

Happy St. Patrick's Day! -  It's also a new Fusion Card Challenge Day - and instead of shamrocks - we're being inspired by Owls!
I was totally inspired by the owls this week rather than the sketch and here's my card:
First I did a watercolor wash on the stitched edge water color paper panel in blue and green.  Next,  I stenciled the tree.  I stamped the owl in Archival black on a piece of Yupo (have you heard of this? it's fairly new - and I'm not really sure how to use it yet - have to check out YouTube!), clear embossed it and then water colored it with Zig Clear Color pens and a water brush.  I fussy cut the owl and layered it on the card with foam dots.
What inspires you for this weeks Fusion Card Challenge?  The owls or the sketch or will you do both??
  Link your cards up here.
You will find all of the Design Teams cards there too - they are also linked below.
Julia Aston - me!

Stephanie Severin
as well as our March guest designer!
Kate Lorenzi

I'm also linking my card to the following challenges:
CAS Mix Up - I also used stenciling
And I just had to post this card I made  - after all  it IS St. Patrick's Day!

Stamps:  QT Hooty Owl - Pink Cat Studios
Paper:  Arches Watercolor Paper, Vintage Cream - PTI, Yupo.
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, Wendy Vecchi Archival Tree Branch and Leaf Green.
Accessories:  Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Wendy Vecchi Layered Tree Stencil, foam dots, Zig Lear Color Brush Pens Cobalt Blue, Yellow, Orange, Watercolor  paints - Blue and Green, waterbrush pen, paint brush.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March 2016 Mixed Media Card Challenge - Trees

It's the 1st of March - and along with the new month comes a new Mixed Media Card Challenge.  Shery has chosen the theme Trees with the optional element of Birds.
I used both elements on my Mixed Media Card this month - using stencils, inks, embossing paste, stamps and a die cut piece of lace!
First I used the WV Checkmate stencil for the background sponging over it with WV Tree Branch and Blue Sky Inks.  Then I used WV Layered Tree stencil and added the tree sponging over the stencil with WV Potting Soil ink.  I mixed a little bit of WV White Embossing Paste with a drop of WV Fern Green re-inker and rubbed it through the leaf part of the Layered Tree Stencil with a palette knife.  The Happy Birthday is from Crazy Talk stamp set and the text is from Ledger Script, both by Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous. The stripes at top and bottom were made using WV Dots and Stripes stencil with WV Watering Can Ink.
  I had a strip of die cut lace on my work table  - (cut some time ago to use, but then didn't!) - it's cut using Vintage Lace Die from Tim Holtz and I used Linen Vellum Cardstock - so it's a little see-through - and seemed perfect sitting over the stripes stenciling there at the bottom! (Kent thought it was a fence)
The birds are another stencil - Some Birds from ArtPlorations.  I had meant to stencil them before stenciling the leaves on the tree - but forgot to - so I stenciled  them on either side of the leaves.
So I made a 2nd card with the birds flying behind the tree as I originally intended - a little more realistic perhaps?   I like both versions!  Kent, on the other hand, likes the first one with the birds on either side of the tree because he says he can tell they are birds.
Here's a close up of the birds - flying behind the tree!
So- please join us this month and link up your tree mixed media card over at the Mixed Media Card Challenge!  You'll also find lots of inspiration there from the rest of the talented Design Team!
Stamps:  Ledger Script and Crazy Talk - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous
Paper:  White, Linen Vellum Cardstock - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black,  Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink Watering Can, Sky Blue, Potting Soil, Tree Branch and Fern Green Re-inker.
Accessories:  Vintage Lace Die - Tim Holtz/Alterations, Stencils - Wendy Vecchi Layered Tree and Dots and Stripes, ArtPlorations - Some Birds, Palette knife, foam dots.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Mixed Media Card Challenge - Feb 2016 - Red - Optional: Hearts

It's the first day of the month - and time for the February Mixed Media Card Challenge!  The challenge this month is Red - Optional elements: Hearts - just in time for Valentine's Day - although as you can see in the inspiration photo - it doesn't have to be for Valentines!
I'm making Valentines to sell at my church next week - so I did go with the Valentine Heart theme for my card.  My card is larger -  6 1/4" "x 6 1/4" to accommodate this lovely Heart and Flowers Stencil from Stencil Girl.  First, I stenciled on a panel of white card stock using the  Wendy Vecchi Check Mate Stencil with Wendy Vecchi Geranium Ink,  Then I laid the heart stencil over the panel and went over it with Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste.  I doodled a dotted line around the heart to more clearly define it using a black Stabilo pencil.
I used Tim Holtz Movers and Shapers Mini Lovestruck dies to cut the cupid and heart out of red Kraft Core Cordinations papers.  I lightly sanded them after cutting to reveal some of the kraft core.  I glued the heart to cupids hands and layered them over the  embossed heart with foam dots.  I stamped the sentiment directly onto the panel.
Since my card is oversized - instead of making it a card that opened - I made it an easel card that will stand up for display by adding a die cut easel on the back.  I also die cut a tag and adhered it to the back so the giver could write something to the receiver.   The to: and from: are from Tag Collection 1 by Waltzingmouse.  I looped some Maraschino twine through the hole and adhered the tag with foam dots.
You'll find the Mixed Media Card Challenge and link up here.  You will also find lots of inspiration from the rest of the very talented Design Team there!
Stamps:  Crazy Talk - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous, Tag Collection 1 - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White, True Black - PTI, reds - Kraft Core Coredinations.
Ink:  Wendy Vecchi Archival Geranium Red, Archival Jet Black, True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Heart Grid Stencil - Stencil Girl, Check Mate Stencil - Wendy Vecchi/Stampers Anonymous, Dies - Movers and Shapers Mini Lovestruck and Small Easel Die - Tim Holtz/Alterations, Tage Sale #2 - PTI, mini sander - Ranger, Palette Knife, Black Stabilo Pencil, foam dots, Maraschino twine - The Twinery, red rhinestones - Kaiser Craft, white embossing paste - Wendy Vecchi.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Retirement - a New Beginning - Mixed Media Card Challenge

A friend at work asked me to make a personalized retirement card for a woman in her department. I wanted it to be bright and cheerful. (I was totally inspired by my friend Loll's card here.)  Here's the card that I made.  It's an over sized card so lots of people can sign it.  I simply folded an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of card stock in half for the card base.
For the background, I first sponged over the panel with Ranger Distress Wild Honey Ink.  Then I laid the Dot Fade Stencil by Tim Holtz over the sponging and spritzed over the stencil with water.  I removed the stencil and dried the panel with my heat tool.  It left a great water spot look
I stamped the cone flower and stem onto watercolor paper, colored them with Ranger Distress Markers and went over the colors with a water brush.  I dried them with a heat tool and brushed over the flower head with a clear glitter Wink of Stella. (it's really sparkly IRL!) I fussy cut them and adhered  them on the panel with foam dots, curling up the petals a bit.  I stamped the sentiment on a white rectangle and MARIE on a piece punched with a circle punch.  To finish it off I added three sequins, adhered the panel to a piece of Shimmer Gold paper and then to the card base.

This card fits the January Mixed Media Card Challenge
I used stencils with water, watercoloring and stampings as my mixed media.
Retirement is a new beginning! and I used sequins!
Just a reminder you have until January 25th to enter the Mixed Media Card Challenge - check it out here!
Stamps:  Simple Alphabet - PTI, Happy Retirement - American Art Stamp, Tim Holtz Flower Garden.
Paper:  Watercolor paper,  White, Vintage Cream and Shimmer Sampler - PTI.
Ink:  Archival Jet Black, True Black- PTI, Wild Honey Ranger Distress
Accessories:  Dot Fade Stencil - Tim Holtz, mini mister - Ranger, foam dots, Clear Glitter Wink of Stella, Ranger Distress Markers - Brushed Corduroy, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmelade, Spun Sugar, Lemonade Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, 1" circle punch - EK Success, waterbrush pen.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Mixed Media Card Challenge - Jan 2016 - Beginnings

If you're looking for my A Vintage Journey post - please scroll down or click here
Happy 2016 everyone!   Along with the New Year - we are also welcoming the first of the New Year challenge over at Mixed Media Card Challenge! For the month of January,  Shery's theme is Beginnings - with the optional use of sequins.
I interpreted the Beginnings theme as a new life - and made a sweet baby boy card that I will be needing to mail out towards the end of this month.
 I stamped the white card base with a retired grid stamp in Kraft ink.  I used Tim Holtz Marbled Stains technique on the blue panel from Page 46 in his Compendium of Curiosities Vol II book.  I started with a piece of Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper (matte coated cardstock).  I brushed some Ranger Distress Picket Fence Paint on my craft made.  Then I sprayed 3 Distress Stains around the edges of the paint - I used Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Scattered Straw.  Then I dragged the panel through the mix until it was covered.  I dried it a little with my heat tool, and then spritzed it with water to marble it.  After it was dry, I laid a star stencil over the panel and spread white embossing paste over portions of it.
After the embossing paste was dry - I cut out the circle using a Stitched Mat Circle die from L'il Inker Designs.  I adhered the panel over the card base with foam dots.   And I added the optional sequins onto my card using Shaker Mix Vanilla Frost from Waltzingmouse.  Here you can see the marbled look a little better.
I die cut the deer using Wee Folk dies from the Mini Market Kit by PTI and stamped it with the coordinating stamp in Kraft Ink.  I layered it inside the circle with foam dots and stamped the sentiment, also from Wee Folk, directly on the card base.
So please join us for our first challenge of 2016 - what does Beginnings mean to you??  A new year, a new life, a new boyfriend, a new job??!  
You'll find more inspiration from the fabulous design team as well as challenge details and link  - here.
Stamps:  Wee Folk Mini Market Kit - PTI, Distressed Grid Background Stamp - Cornish Heritage Farms (retired)
Paper:  White - PTI, Specialty Stamping Paper - Ranger
Ink:  Classic Kraft, True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Picket Fence Paint, Ranger Distress Stains Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Scattered Straw, Stitched Mat Circle Die - Lil'Inker Designs, Sequins Shaker Mix Vanilla Frost - Waltzingmouse, water spritzer - Ranger, foam dots, Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste, Star Gazzer Stencil - MFT, heat tool.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Mixed Media Card Challenge - Dec 2015 - Celebration

It's December 1st and time for the last of 2015 Mixed Media Card Challenge!
This months Challenge theme is Celebration - optional element: Vellum
I went with the celebration theme but did not opt to use vellum.  To create my card - I first stamped one of the women, from the Silhouetted Women stamp set by Dina Wakley, onto a panel of kraft card.
I created a skirt on the woman using Paperartsy Opaque Haystack and Opaque Snow Flake acrylic paints.  I used the same paints for the brushstrokes on the background.  The black streaks were created with a black Stabilo pencil that I rubbed over with a wet finger to blur.  
I die cut the Birthday out of black card and stamped the HAPPY above it on the panel.  They are from the Birthday Cheer die and stamp sets from PTI.  I added 3 Winter Blend sequins from Avery Elle.  I sponged around the edges of the kraft panel with Ranger Distress Ground Espresso and adhered it to a slightly larger panel of Harvest Gold card and finally to the white card base.
We hope you will join us this month for the Celebration Theme challenge over at the Mixed Media Card Challenge!  You will find some terrific inspiration from the talented Design Team as well as the challenge instructions and link,  here at the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog.
Stamps:  Silhouetted Women- Dina Wakley/Ranger, Birthday Cheer - Papertrey Ink.
Paper:  Kraft, White, Harvest Gold, True Black - PTI.
Ink:  True Black - PTI, Archival Jet Black, Ranger Distress Ground Espresso.
Accessories:  Paperartsy Paints - Opaque Haystack and Opaque Snow Flake,  Birthday Cheer Die Set - PTI.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

November Mixed Media Card Challenge - Family

It's the first of November and time for a new Mixed Media Card Challenge!  Here's what Shari has for us this month:
For my Mixed Media Creation this month, I used a photo of my sweet 3 year old grandniece, Mila, that her mother recently took when their family went to a farm for apple picking.  They had a bunch of stacked bales of hay that the kids could play on and Mila and Landon started throwing the loose hay into the air -  I love how Katie caught the thrown hay in mid air!
First, I inserted the photo into a Cabinet Card Frame.  I added a strip of Regions Beyond Tissue tape along the bottom and stapled a strip of Film Strip Ribbon up the side. I layered Alpha Tiles over the Film Strip.
I colored a metal File Tab with Espresso Adirondack Alcohol Ink, added the word Family to it and  pinched it onto the top edge.  I added some Chit Chat Stickers about family (story, laughter, together, blessed, love and memories)  
I die cut the Mini Acorn and Pumpkin and embossed them with Wendy Vecchi Orange Blossom and Tree Branch Embossing powders.
I love making cards using family photos -  they make great keepsakes and are such a nice way to preserve the memory of a special day!
We hope you will join us this month with your Mixed Media Card in the theme of Family with the optional element of arrows!  You'll find all the info about the challenge as well as some wonderful inspiration from the rest of the Design Team here.
Ink:  Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink Tree Branch and Orange Blossom.
Accessories:  Idea-ology Alpha Tiles, File Tabs, Chit Chat Stickers, Label Letters, Film Strip Ribbon, Regions Beyond Tissue Tape;  heat tool, Black Stabilo Pencil, Wendy Vecchi Embossing Powders Orange Blossom and Tree Branch, Espresso Adirondack Alcohol Ink, Mini Attacher - Ranger, foam dots.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

October Mixed Media Card Challenge - Black and Orange

If you are looking for my Fusion Challenge post - please scroll down or click here.
Welcome to October 1st and the new Mixed Media Card Challenge - Black and Orange with the optional element: Glitter.
I've been in the Halloween mode for the last couple of weeks - so that is what I used for my card theme.  The owl is from a wonderful stamp set from Waltzingmouse called A Great Big Owl - and he is, isn't he??!!!
Let me show you how I put this together.  First I sprayed a panel of watercolor paper with Spiced Marmalade and Black Soot Ranger Distress Spray stains.  I sprayed the orange first, dried it with my heat tool and then added the black so I wouldn't have TOO much black.
I stamped the owl onto white card stock, sponged over it with Ranger Distress Spiced Marmalade ink, then flicked water on it to create water spots.  Distress Ink is waterbased and so will react with water.
I die cut the owl, his feet and the branch with Big Owl die set from Waltzingmouse.  The little die that cuts around the 'toes' of the owl allows you to perch him on the die cut branch (how clever!).  I also added some Copper Micro Beads on a few spots with Glossy Accents. 
I added a Happy Halloween  Remnant Rubs/Curiosities to the top of the stained panel.
And stenciled 'FRIGHTFUL' using Tim Holtz Halloween Stencil - masking the word I wanted and using Wendy Vecchi Black Embossing Paste.
I added a die cut bat to the top corner with a foam dot.
(I got  the bat free in an order from Funkie Junkie.  It was cut out of Core-dinations Kraft Core black so I sanded it a bit so the kraft showed through.)
A close up of the Copper Micro beads and the black rhinestone eyes.   
That's  my optional element: Glitter - it does sparkle IRL - not so much in the photo!)
I looped a piece of twine through a tiny skull charm (another free gift received with a Funkie Junkie order) and tied it to the tree branch - for a little added 'frightfullness!"  Spooky/cute right??!

Please check out the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog for all the challenge details and some pretty awesome inspiration from the rest of the Design Team!!    How will you be inspired by Orange and Black???  Can't wait to see!!

I'm also linking my card to the following challenge:
The Card Concept - Mixed Media Style

Stamps:  A Great Big Owl - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White, True Black -PTI, Watercolor paper - Ranger
Ink:  Ranger Distress Spiced Marmalade, True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Micro Copper Beads - Finnabair Art Ingredients, Black rhinestones - Kaiser, Halloween Stencil -Tim Holtz, Black Embossing Paste - Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi, Glossy Accents - Ranger, Idea-ology Remnant Rubs/Curiosities, Big Owl Die Set - Waltzingmouse, foam tape,  Skull, twine and bat die - Funky Junkie Boutique.