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Mixed Media Monthly Challenge – Glitter

Hello there and welcome to the 1st of February (my personal favorite day of the year) aaaaaaand the day where we at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog get to share a new challenge with you! This month it’s all about GLITTER!! Wooohooo! MMMC 21 - Glitter

We were so fortunate to receive some fabby paints from Paperartsy this month and one of the places you can get them is from Frantic Stamper, who is our generous sponsor this month with a $25 gift card!! Yay!!

Paper Artsy

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These paints were so much fun to work with. So fast drying and easy to layer to create a fun background for my piece.

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Here are just a few steps at what I did to create to it for this month’s Mixed Media Monthly Challenge featuring GLITTER!!

It was really easy brayer on the paint in the layers (although I found some of the colors didn’t “play” as well as I’d hoped and I added a different one when finished.)

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I stamped over the background with a JOFY Stamp Set (JOFY 14) called and used  Stamper’s Big Brush Pens in different colors to provide shading over the acrylic paints. Then I added some Glass Bead Glitter Gel to add glittery highlights to some areas.

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When I was at this point I wasn’t overly fond of the coral and the way it looked. So I applied the Bougainvillea paint  with my fingers and then blended it around with a damp, flat paintbrush.

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I added some extra stamping to the sides, a strip of glitter tape, a few rhinestones, and stamped a sentiment. Over the sentiment I added a layer of glaze to which I added some glitter. Most of this had to sit overnight to dry.

Here’s a close-up:

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and another

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Please follow these rules to be eligible for placements and prizes. Entries not following the rules of the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog will be deleted.

* You must use our challenge graphic in your challenge post.
* You must comment on at least 3 design team member’s blogs.
* Your post must link back to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge post.
* Add a link to your direct post, not your entire blog, a YouTube Video or a Pinterest Board
* You can combine with up to 4 other challenges.
* No Backlinking allowed! Any back-linked entries will be deleted.
* You can enter up to 5 times, create whatever you want, and HAVE FUN!

December MMMC – Silver and Gold

Hi everyone! It’s December 1st and that means there’s a new challenge at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog. So, the December MMMC – Silver and Gold:

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And, once again, we’re being sponsored by IndigoBlu. This challenge runs from Dec. 1 through Dec. 31

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Silver and Gold is so perfect for this challenge and this month as it will really let your creativity fly. So many wonderful ways to use this prompt. I was able to use one of the IndigoBlu Stamps (Madonna and Child) and the MegaFlake in Winter Dawn (part of the starter kit). I also did a watercolor background and a side panel using a stencil and some Gold TextureLuxe™.

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I colored the image in very lightly using ArtGrip® Aquarelle Watercolor pencils.

I think that the December MMMC – Silver and Gold will be a very popular challenge and I hope that you all can join in. Here are the rules listed below:

* You must use our challenge graphic in your challenge post.
* You must comment on at least 3 design team member’s blogs.
* Your post must link back to the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge post
* Add a link to your direct post, not your entire blog, a YouTube Video or a Pinterest Board
* You can combine with up to 4 other challenges.
* No Backlinking allowed! Any back-linked entries will be deleted.
* You can enter up to 5 times, create whatever you want, and HAVE FUN!

September MMMC – Inspiration Photo

Today is September 1st and that means it’s time for a new challenge over at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. The September theme is this Inspiration Photo:

Sept Chall PhotoTotally awesome, right? Oh!! And did I mention that I’m now part of their fabulous team? I AM!!! :D YAYAY!!!

Lookie…I have a badge and everything!! MMMCDTBadge

So ANYWAY!! For the month of September, the Design Team (and that includes ME!) is asking you to use the inspiration photo above and create your own mixed media piece.

For my piece I created a little canvas using Gelatos® from the 15-Ct Pastels Set and created circles on the pre-gessoed canvas using my fingers and a teensy bit of water. Once I was satisfied with the size of the circles I went over this with a stencil and Texture Luxe™ Pearl . I spritzed it very lightly with a granite colored spray and allowed it to drip just a bit. For embellishments I added 3 paper flowers and added pearls and one sequin to the centers of the flowers. To finish the piece I added a rub-on to create a personalized quote, which I covered with a touch of Gel Medium.

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Our amazing Guest Designer this month is the FABULOUS Julie Fei-Fan Balzer!! She created the most awesome art journal page for this month. Just love her style! Be sure to visit her blog (linked above) to get the deets on her stunning page.

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Our sponsor this month is Angela Magnuson owner/creator of Unity Stamps Company! Angela is offering one month FREE to Brave Girl University. Just be sure to link up your creation to the MMMC Gallery to be eligible.

Brave Girls UniversityThank you so much for joining me today and for sharing in my excitement. I’m really thrilled to be a part of this team. This team is crazy talented and I know you’ll be inspired by everyone!

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