Tuesday, July 1, 2014

The Mixed Media Card Challenge #1 {Touch of Nature}

Welcome to The Mixed Media Card Challenge #1! We're excited to get started with our very first challenge! Our theme this month is wide open to interpretation and we hope the mixed media projects we created will inspire you. We'd love you to play with us. This is your playground...where you can be as messy (or clean) as you want to be and where you can go beyond using just your inks and stamps! 

HOW TO PLAY
1. Create a mixed media CARD based on the theme, with or without the optional element.
2. For this challenge only, you may create a mixed media TAG based on the theme.
3. Display the challenge graphic on your blog post and link back to this challenge post.
4. You may enter as many times as you want, as long as each entry is different.
5. You may combine a maximum of 7 challenges (6 other challenges plus ours).
6. Submit your projects by July 25, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT -700).
7. We'll announce the winner and favorites on July 31.

And now here are the mixed media cards and tags the girls in the design team have created.


Manila tag, background created with embossing paste, 3 different colors of Dylusions sprays directly onto the stencil, then I layered the tag on top of the stencil to create the back ground. The bird is water colored.

Heat embossed birds, stenciled sun done with modeling paste and acrylic paint mix results in a CAS mixed media card.

Background partially embossed, inked with brown inks, and decorated with water splashes. Flowers stenciled with texture paste on pink cardstock, inked and stamped with text texture stamp. Leaves stamped, cut out, and inked with brown inks.

Acrylic Tag: alcohol inks and archival inks used on the back for the alcohol ink resist technique.Bird stamped on the front and enamel accents added. Focal background and card base water colored with distress ink. Sponging added texture to the meadow. Flower stamps inked and misted with water. Embossed band was sanded and inked.


Floral Wreath Tag: stenciling with ink and ink-colored embossing paste, stamped and die cut florals, Glossy Accent highlights, and sponging.

Background made with Studio 490 embossing paste through stencil, archival inks, chalk inks, gelatos and stamps on paper & lace. Gesso, inks and stamps on the rest of the layers to tie it all together.


LOLL
Fern with Tag:  watercoloring with distress inks, stencil, embossing paste

Bliss: Lots of texture with woodgrain paper, stitched canvas flag, grungeboard, mulberry paper, wood veneer, distress metallic paint, distress ink and gold embossing powder.


MARIA F.
Leaves and Tags; distress inking, embossing paste, die cuts, paper piecing



A faux watercolor pressed stencil image in several tones and a structure paste image with the same stencil. Nature: a twig from my garden with some twine around and fussy cut paper leaves. Then some stamping, color spray splatters and a stamped tag.

DP with nature & newsprint design distressed, inked, and stenciled using modeling paste; stitched die-cut circle on panel as aperture; stamped daffodil watercolored with Inktense blocks on card base; grunge floral strip stamped around card base and inked; sticker sentiment to finish the card.

Dyed cotton canvas, die cut, textured embossing powder, Distress Inks, thread




27 comments:

  1. Fab set of cards and great DT team x

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  2. Awesome creations, ladies!! What a fun challenge!! Can't wait to play!!! :)

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  3. Wow! Great selection of inspiring projects!
    Elaine

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  4. Beautiful and inspiring work from the DT! What a fun challenge!

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  5. Wow, so much wonderful inspiration and so many different styles. I'll do my best to take my time and play along with this new challenge. It really promises to be a lot of fun. Sonja

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  6. Gorgeous cards from all the DT members!

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  7. I was waiting for this challenge... in fact, I have already made a card, but didn't post, that fits right in the theme for this month :). Love the inspiration!

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  8. Love all the inspiration from the DT! Looking forward to playing along!

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  9. Love the design team cards/tags!! Hope to participate this month, if time allows!

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  10. Amazingly Creative cards/tags from your very talented DT! Congratulations on joining the popular Mixed Media Trend. I can't wait to play. TFS

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  11. Thank you so very, very much! I have wanted to find a challenge for mixed media cards as I do make cards for most of the time and want to stretch my mixed media skills! Thank you for sharing the stunning DT creations and for superb first challenge Karen x

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  12. Wow this looks good! I have always wanted to try a touch of MM on a card, now I have a good reason to try it!!

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  13. Gorgeous work, design team! True inspiration! Can't wait to go play!

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  14. Ladies, your artwork is incredibly beautiful. I loved seeing the mixed-media CAS cards along with the more elaborate ones. Thank you.

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  15. Thanks for such beautiful and inspiring creations by the design team!! Great job. This is going to be such a fun challenge.

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  16. Such amazing work on the blog - I love it! I am going to try to join in - so much beautiful inspiration here.

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  17. Great work from the team! As promised I'm back with an entry for this month's challenge. Wishing you a fantastic creative journey here at The Mixed Media Card Challenge. Jenny x

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  18. Wow, great inspiration from the team! This is going to be fun!

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  19. Great inspiration from the DT! And so many amazing creation posted by the talented participants already... I shall have a good browse! ;) Thanks, Ingrid xx

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  20. Thank you so much for starting this Mixed Media Card Challenge! You have a FABULOUS DT and they have made Beautiful inspiration pieces!

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  21. GREAT TEAM.... Lots of WONDERFUL created pieces of ART... am looking forward to playing along with you all.. Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

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  22. HI, could you delete my entry number 78 please, I deleted the post by mistake!

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  23. What a fantastic challenge blog! I'm so excited I found you! Wonderful creations by the DT and all the gorgeous entries. Looking forward to more!

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  24. beautiful Cards of all DT members, a great new challenge !!

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  25. So sorry, I misunderstood the rules and had your graphics on my sidebar. I have corrected it and it is now in the post with the card and links. Just in case that got me disqualified, I am # 81.

    Thanks again!

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  26. Wonderful inspirations!!!! Hope I can play!!!!

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