Wednesday, October 1, 2014

The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #5 - Ribbon, Twine and Fibers



It's time for our 5th Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!1 This month our challenge is to use Ribbons, Twine or Fiber in your Mixed Media Project. Our sponsor is May Arts and they are generously offering 3 full spools of fall inspired ribbon to our lucky random winner. 

This month I made a Halloween canvas. I colored the background with different paints in halloween colors of orange, green, purple and black. I used some stencils and stamps and made sure to cover the sides. I used the spider web stencil designed by Mona Pendleton for My Favorite Things as a main accent. I sprayed adhesive and covered the web with black glitter. I used some gold glitter on the Time Holtz 31 silver numbers and attached them to the canvas with small black brads from Stampin' Up. I also stamped a Tim Holtz spider on the bottom of the "1" in Ranger archival black ink. 

I had a bag of glittered Halloween shapes from K&Company that I used for the haunted house, spiders, skulls and accents on the word tiles. I added some black ink and goggley eyes to the spider. To make the word tiles I painted some Tim Holtz grungeboard shapes with Distress Crackle paint in Peeled Paint and then rubbed Distress Stain in Tea Dye on the tiles. The letters are Tim Holtz grungeboard letters that I covered with a mixed purple blend of Stickles. On the bottom of the canvas I added a black web-like trim from May Arts and on top of it I added the gold mesh from May arts (see bottom picture for a close up). I love the texture these fibers add to the canvas. 

This canvas was so fun to make. I hope you are inspired to make something really cool this month. I can't wait to see what you come up with!!!




Sunday, September 28, 2014

Christmas Card Challenges #44

It's time for another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges. Our challenge this week is everyone's favorite - Anything Goes. I used stamps, dies, papers and ink by Papertrey Ink in Hibiscus Burst and Hawaiian Shores. The white card stock is by Neenah. I'm excited to see what you come up with this week for this fun challenge. Thanks for stopping by!



Sunday, September 21, 2014

Christmas Card Challenges #43

It's time for another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges. Our challenge this week is to get inspiration for you card from our Inspiration Photo. For the background I used Crate Paper - Snow Day on the top and Lawn Fawn on the bottom. The bottom paper gave a little bit of a candy cane feel to me. I paper pieced the mug from DCWV paper. The stamp set is from Mama Elephant. I added some Pretty Pink Posh white sequins for "marshmallows" on the top of the mug. Finally, I inked the edges with a chalk ink edger in Attic Dust.

I'm excited to see what you come up with this week for this fun challenge. Thanks for stopping by!

Here is the inspiration photo:


Here is my card:




Thursday, September 18, 2014

Rachel's Birthday Blog Hop

Today is a special day. It's Rachel Kleinman's birthday. Yay!! Rachel is my crafty BFF. She's also co-founder of the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge with me. She is so nice and fun and super crafty. Unfortunately, she has had a not so great week so I asked all the Design Team Members from the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge to create birthday cards for her and have a little blog hop in her honor to wish her a happy birthday and help her feel better.

Here's a selfie we took last month. She came to visit me and we spent a few days in Charleston, SC. I've grown up in SC and love it here. It's so much fun to show off the cool places in my state to first timers like Rachel. We had a great time. 


This is the card I mailed Rachel. We both really love Papertrey Ink and I made this card a few months ago for a Make It Monday challenge. I thought it would be perfect for Rachel because she loves these colors and like me she loves the PTI graphic images. So, here it is.


I want to wish Rachel a very Happy Birthday and an amazing year ahead that promises to be VERY eventful. Now, you should move along to Lynn Adams blog to see the pretty card Lynn made for Rachel. Also, be sure to head on over to Rachel's blog and wish her Happy Birthday. I know she would love that! Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Christmas Card Challenges #42

It's time for another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges. This week we have a color challenge.  I used a JOFY stocking stamp by Paper Artsy. I colored it with Copic markers that were close to the colors in the picture. The larger dies are Nestablitlies and the smaller label die is from Papertrey Ink. The sentiment is from Cosmos Cricket - Chalkboard Cheer mini stack. The stripes reminded me of candy canes. I adhered the stocking and the sentiment label with foam tape. I can't wait to see how you all interpret these colors this week. I can't wait to see what you create this week. Thanks for stopping by!

Inspiration photo:

My card:


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