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Mixed Media Challenge #32

Welcome to Mixed Media Challenge #32! The very first mixed media challenge of 2017. Can you believe it? 2017. It HAS to be better than 2016.  And we’re starting it off right with this amazing challenge from the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog.

The challenge this month is to create a project using a stencil!  (The above graphic MUST be used in your own blog post.)

The January Sponsor for the Mixed Media Challenge #32 is Mary Beth Shaw of StencilGirl Products.  Mary Beth is offering the lucky random winner a $25 gift certificate to the StencilGirl Store. How awesome is that?

The Mixed Media Challenge Blog is also welcoming a brand new Design Team Member  — LYNNE FORSYTHE !! She is an amazing mixed media artist who currently designs for CanvasCorp Brands, UmWow Studios, and Yvonne Blair Designs/Impression Obsession. We are so lucky to have her as part of the team. Welcome, Lynne!

Okay, so here is what I created with my stencils for the Mixed Media Challenge #32 – Put a Stencil On It.

It’s a 6″ x 6″ piece of watercolor paper mounted on canvas. There’s quite a bit of subtle layering going on that can’t be seen unless you were to examine it in person — and I like that. The nuances, the surprises, the small things you can’t see on a computer screen. These things make me happy.

I imagine you might wonder why I chose such a deep brown on the edges when the center is to vibrant? I thought the interior needed grounding. Like a pulse that oftentimes gets out of control. The brown serves as a ground to that vibrancy. The batik look and feel of this particular stencil works well with a mix of bright, fluid colors.

I hope you’ll join us for the first challenge of this New Year and challenge #32…WOW!

Here are some simple guidelines to follow: 

Please follow these rules to be eligible for placements and prizes. Entries not following our rules 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. (If you’re here? That’s a start!)
* 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!

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Happy 2017

Happy 2017!! Wait what? Okay so, it’s not quite 2017 YET! But I did make a very cool Happy 2017 card that’s on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® blog today. You really should check it out. 

Let me show you a very quick peek at the card. And then you have to head over to their blog to get all of the nitty-gritty details on how I made it. Sound good?

The stamp set and die are both from Essentials by Ellen and are called Advent (designed by Julie Ebersole). All of those  luscious sequins are from Pretty Pink Posh.

For close ups of this card, please head over to the Scrapbook by Adhesives by 3L® blog. Using the Keepsake Envelopes make any card special and can be used in so many amazing ways.

I wish you all a very happy and healthy 2017.  

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Essentials by Ellen Holiday 2016 Release Hop

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Hey there!! Welcome to the Essentials by Ellen Holiday 2016 Release Hop! I’ll be showcasing several of the new stamp sets and dies on my post today! You should have arrived at my blog right from the CLASSroom.

And, best news?!!! I get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set!  The winner may choose ANY  Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set  (Maximum value $25 USD) currently in stock at Ellen Hutson.com  How awesome is THAT?!! To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on today’s post  by Tuesday, October 25th

There is also an amaaaaaazing Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, also by Tuesday, October 25th.

 ALL winners will be announced at the CLASSroom on Friday, November 4thPlease check there on that date to see if you are a winner and for further details on claiming your prize!

 If you get lost along the hop, please visit the CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

 Most of all….Have fun and enjoy the blog hop! YAYAYAY!!!

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I am so excited to showcase the drop-dead GOR-JUS Essentials by Ellen Clear Stamps, Season to Sparkle by Julie Ebersole and the coordinating die set Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Season to Sparkle by Julie Ebersole.  This set is so amazing. I think my jaw dropped when I saw it for the first time. So, so pretty! The sentiments included in the stamp set are just perfect, too.

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I was going for a bit of a Northern Lights/Aurora Borealis feel with my watercoloring.  What do you think? And rather than use silver embossing powder I used pewter. I love that it’s a tad less “harsh” in tone. Y’know? The pewter EP looks phenomenal against the jewel tones from the cardstock and my Aurora, too. So happy with this card. :)
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For my second card I used the stand alone Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Geo Tree by Julie Ebersole. This card is so much prettier than what you can see. Which bums me out. The tree behind the geometric tree is water-colored with Distress Crayons in bright Greens and Blues. And a few sequin “ornaments” have been hung. I love the effect.   The shiny bits are FOIL!! 

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I wanted to keep this card simple, so NOT normal for me…I know! To do this the geometric tree shape was die-cut out of Essentials by Ellen, Woodgrain Embossed Cardstock. Everything was layered from the back panel up. And to add a bit of dimension? 3D Foam Adhesive from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®, of course. The final touch was a few more sequins and another stand alone die: Essentials by Ellen Designer Dies, Believe by Julie Ebersole.

 

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There are so many amazing products in this release you will want them ALL!! And I don’t blame you. Everything is gorgeous. I’ll link you to the entire release below.

Next up on the hop? The ever so amazing * SANDY ALLNOCK * !! I know she’ll knock your socks off with her creativity and beautiful coloring skills.

Don’t forget: If you get lost along the hop, please visit The CLASSroom blog for a complete list of all the designers.

Have fun Hoppin’ and Shoppin’ this brand new Release from Ellen Hutson !

COMMENTING IS NOW CLOSED – THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HOPPIN’ BY!

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Fuse-Able Thank You

Wow! Busy day! I’m also on The CLASSroom Blog today with a #TexturalTuesdays post and a cool Fuse-able Thank You card that I made using the We-R-Memory Keepers Fuse Tool!

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My Fuse-Able Thank You card was really fun, but took me forever to make. This tool gets extremely hot. Like a glue gun where you scream and your fingers are instantly welded together. (Ask me how I know.)  Or maybe it’s just me that screams like a small child with hot tools? (Please tell me I’m not the only one.)

Anyway, I would suggest watching a plethora of videos before even thinking of starting with the We-R-Memory Keeper Fuse Tool. If my card looks vaguely familiar? It’s because I CASE’d Julie Ebersole’s amazing card from YouTube HERE <— (click). Not gonna lie. Her brilliance blew my mind and I loved the way she used the patterned paper and went from there. That Julie is one creative chica!

Without scorching my fingers off I even made a teensy pocket for a few glittery hearts. A hole was punched and baker’s twine was threaded through to attach the small pocket to the larger one.

I can see a lot of variations of the above card, especially for Christmas. How fun would that be? Even making a small version for a little something special for each card. I LOVE that idea!! I might have to start now as I’m a renowned procraftinator. ;)

All of my supplies are listed below and these are affiliate links for Ellen Hutson.com. I thank you, in advance, if you shop through any of my links.

 

*Scroll DOWN if you’re looking for the Lawn Fawn Blog Hop!! :) 

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Mixed Media Monthly Mid Month Inspiration

Happy Thursday! Today is all about the Mixed Media Monthly Mid Month Inspiration post on the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog. Wow!! That’s a mouthful, isn’t it?

Normally we are a one post per month challenge. Or usually so. However, this month, due to the generosity of Canvas Corp Brands, we are also doing a Mid Month Inspiration. Lots of ways to get YOU excited about our Rustic Challenge.

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If you’re looking at my card below and scratching your head saying to yourself, “That doesn’t look very rustic”. Well, I would have to agree with you — to a point.

For this card I used a collection of Canvas Corp Brands paper that utilizes a beer theme on a muted background. I also used a recipe card. Downloading a free PDF for a beer mug to make the shaker was the most difficult part of the card. For the actual shaker portion of the card Keepsake Envelopes from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® came to the rescue! It’s filled with a variety of sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

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Don’t forget that this is still just the middle of the month for this challenge! So you still have plenty of time to enter.

Here are the rules to follow. Make sure to read them. ;)

Please follow these rules to be eligible for placements and prizes. Entries not following our rules 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. (If you’re here? That’s a start!)
* 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!

You have until 11:55 pm EST on September 30th to enter!

Don’t forget to link up your creation on the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog. I can’t wait to see what you create!

Lisa Sig

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