Friday, April 22, 2016

Mixed Media Card Challenge #22 One more Inspiration Card

Hi there Mixed Media Card Makers!

Just popping in with an amazing card from Shirley to inspire you. You still have time to join in the challenge - the deadline is 25April. The theme is SUNSHINE and the optional element is BRICKS.


Gelli print with acrylic paints, Distress Inks, black fineliner, white highlighter, black Neocolour II crayon, diecut, washi tape.

See, I told you it was amazing! You can enter the challenge here.

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Mixed Media Card Challenge #22 More Inspiration

Hi there Mixed Media Sunshine Lovers! Yes we're half way through the month and I need my sunglasses to look at all the amazing sunny cards!

If you hadn't guessed already, the theme is SUNSHINE and the optional element is bricks. You can enter the challenge here.

Fancy PP, acrylic paint, embossing paste, felt.


Smooshed ink, Gelatos, stencils, stamps.

Now it's your turn to spread some sunshine and don't forget to link up your card here.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Mixed Media Card Challenge #22 [SUNSHINE]

Hey there Mixed Media card makers.  We have a few more cards from our design team to give you some inspiration.  Just to remind you, this month's theme is SUNSHINE and the optional element is BRICKS.

An old book sheet inked with spray inks, stenciled golden texture paste sun and inked clouds, die cut die patterned paper brick wall turned into townscape, stamped sentiment, hand drawn birds. 


Sponged ink, sprayed with water, added die cut circle, stamped.

Distress Inks, Perfect Pearls, Stencilling, Stamping and Embossing

Maria F.
Dry and heat embossing. Embossing paste. Watercolors. Puffy stickers.
So now it's your turn to join in the fun - you can enter your card in the challenge here.

Maybe all these sunny cards will give Mother Nature a hint! I've been seeing lots of pics of snowy scenes on Facebook.

Friday, April 1, 2016

The Mixed Media Card Challenge #22 {Sunshine}

Welcome to a brand new challenge here at The Mixed Media Card Challenge! For our challenge this month, the theme is SUNSHINE, and optional element: BRICKS. So have a go at creating a mixed media card that follows the theme with or without bricks. 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 April 25, 11:55 p.m. Pacific  time.


An old book sheet covered with clear double sided adhesive, embossed shimmer sheets cut with die cut dies, then adhered onto the background. A layer of silk microfine diamond glitter, colored with alcohol markers. Hand written sentiment, badge and ink splatters.

JULIAAlcohol inks on Yupo paper, embossing paste, sun rays and brick stencils, Small Talk sticker, smudged stabilo pencil outline.

CAS style mixed media featuring chalk paint, Polychromos pencils, Gamsol, PITT Artist Big Brushes, Wink of Stella and Stickles

Background on a watercolor paper with Twinklings H2o and stamps. Flowers from Prima Marketing and sentiment Tim Holtz stamps. I've got a video tutorial on my YouTube channel.

Background made with Distress Paint; sun rays made with texture paste & Perfect Pearls; ship is stamped, embossed, & watercolored; sentiment is embossed.

Distress Inks, Acrylic Paint, dry embossing, Prima flowers, brads, washi tape, Posca pen, Gelato.

Painted with, orange, yellow and turquoise Gelatos, stenciling with ARTplorations Chevron stencil, some stamping and die cutting.

Distress Inks, Distress Markers, Tap Paper Transfer, Stencilling, Stamping, and Machine Sewing

Dylusions paint, Tim Holtz, "RAY" stencil using Golden yellows, Prima stencil and white Golden paints for dots. Sentiment Unity Stamp Co.

Background rays stencilled with gold colour cracle paste, misted and inked with yellow colour. Hearts die-cut, texture added with a stencil and white texture paste. Coloured with red mists, decorated with machine-sewn stitches.

I created this card using Paper Crafting Crayons, Stencil, Watercoloring, Dye Inks, Watermark ink, Heat Embossing, Patterned Paper, Vellum, Stickers, Washi Tape, Staples, Sequins.


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

March Challenge Winner and Highlights

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

We have 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.

Lee-Anne says, "Love all the details and texture on this!"

Jenny says, "I love the Color Burst effect, the light shining through the trees and the adorable bird perched on the sentiment!"
Yasmina says, "I love her card and this cutie bird."
Maria F. says, "Those sun rays and that birdie looking back at them... framed with leaves of a tree. Ann's card just takes me right there to that spot!"

Becca says, "This whole scene took my breath away. The vibrant night sky is amazing and I love the silhouetted house and trees. So much talent all in one place!"

Melissa says, "I love Susan's use of sprays, embossing paste, copper, ink, and embossing powder! Oh wow! I love that copper tree. The sprayed background with the stenciled stars is beautiful."

Elina says, "Love those hand-carved stamps! Simple but yet very powerful. The black stamped images are a great match to the brusho coloured background."

Shirley says, "The lace and patterned paper on the background add a wonderful softness and vintage feel to this card. Great sentiment too!"

Sanna says, "Love the dimensionality and the design on this card! Very eye-catching, great 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 April Challenge!

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