Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Mixed Media Card Challenge #16 {Black and Orange} - More Inspiration

We've been loving all the Scary and Fall themed cards in this months challenge - such a colorful gallery of cards!

If you haven't yet entered or if if you want to enter again, you still have until 25 October to enter your cards here.

Here are a couple more cards from Maria and Elina to inspire you.

Perfect pearls brushed onto Versamark ink, embossing paste through stencil, dry and heat embossing and a scattering of gems.

Layers of ink on white cardstock, splashed with water. Darker splashes created using 'wrinkle-free Distress ink' technique. On card front a collage of stamped and die-cut/fussy cut images (inked and colored with markers).

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Challenge #16 {More Inspiration Cards}

Another week has flown by! Not long now till Halloween! There are lots of beautiful Fall themed cards and scary Halloween cards in the gallery!

We have some more inspiration cards for .....


Vellum, dry embossing, stamping, coloring and fussy cutting went into this cup of tea!

Dye ink, Memento Luxe ink, embossing, die cuts, perfect pearls and Wink of Stellar

You still have lots of time to join in the challenge - the deadline is 25 October. Click here to add your card to the gallery.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Challenge #16 {Inspiration Cards}

Hi, mixed media cardmakers!  We've got some gorgeous entries in our October challenge, take a peep here.  Our theme is black and orange with an optional element of glitter.

Here are some more fabulous cards for your inspiration.  I hope you'll join in with us!

On this card I used some Gesso, water-color smooshing and some Smootch Spritz on the background. I made 3 different cards with these stamps. Come on over and check out the other two!

Maria F.
Burnished glitter on adhesive sheet through stencil, heat embossed and die cut sentiment.

Distress ink stencilling, washi tape, Stickles, ribbon

Click here to add your creation to our gallery.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

September Challenge Winners

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

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

Congratulations, Kirsi! 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's Highlight:  #19 Kylie 
Maria says:  "Can't get that wonderful mass of blue goodness out of my mind!"

Becca's and Lee-Anne's Highlight:  #23 Jerrie
Becca says:  "The autumnal feel of this was totally on point, and I love the extra bits and bobs like the twine and the stitched-looking background"
Lee-Anne says:  "Love the autumn feel, including the twine"

Elina's Highlight:  #15 Karen
Elina says:  "Love the simplicity of this CAS card.  Great design, beautiful blue tones"

Lysa's Highlight:  #13 Kirsi
Lysa says:  "I just love her colored background.  This card makes me happy"

Melissa's Highlight:  #30 Susan
Melissa says:  "I love the brick arch, the vintage photograph look and the sentiment on Susan's fun and lovely creation.  This card made me laugh out loud :)  Super!"

Shirley's Highlight:  #11 Jerrie
Shirley says:  "I love the party feel of this card, it could be a poster!  The background looks like shadow on a wall, and I love the extra touches - the waxy treatment of the chillis and the letter tiles"

Congratulations, ladies! Grab your badge below to display proudly on your blog.

There's still plenty of time to enter this month's challenge

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

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Mixed Media Card Challenge #16 {Black and Orange}

A new month means a new challenge here at The Mixed Media Card Challenge! This month, our theme is 'BLACK AND ORANGE'. Show us your mixed media card incorporating the colours black and orange! The optional element is 'GLITTER'.

I did some ink-blending and cut the peony out with a cover plate die.

A piece of orange sprayed white cardstock as a background, covered with a flower stencil pattern. Partly used black acrylic paint and partly glitter paste. Then outlined the glitter pasted flowers with a black pen, added black ink splodges a ribbon and a layered flower. Finally stamped a sentiment with black ink and fussy cut it and glued it on it´s place.

Background made with various colored gelatos applied in a watercolor fashion. Stamped images using archival ink. Distressed wood frame made from a stamped image, dry embossing, disress ink and watercolor paint. 

Designer paper background colored with Stickles.  The watercolor paper pumpkin has been stenciled and colored with Brushos, Gelatos, Neocolor II crayons.  On top of that...Glass Bead Gel and Stickles.
Distress spray stain background, inked and spritzed die cut stamped owl with added micro beads, black embossing paste with word stencil, Remnant Rub sentiment, skull charm and sanded die cut bat.

Gelli print made with acrylic paints, lace, net ribbon and sun-ray stencil, NeocolourII crayon, glitter card die-cut numbers, glossy card die-cut sentiment

I used Spectrum Aqua Watercolor Markers, Die Cutted the cup and Kettle, stamped images and sentiment and added Washi Tape and Sticker Stitches

Easy card made by watercolour pencils, coloured flower and flitters.

Distress inks, black embossing powder and stickles

Background made with Gelatos and Distress Spray Stains, Foreground - Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, Gelatos, Distress Spray Stain droplets, Glossy Accents, Frantage.