Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Mixed Media Card Challenge #1

Oh the fun we're gonna have! Have you heard? There's a new monthly challenge in town, The Mixed Media Card Challenge (MMCC for lazy me) and our first challenge starts today. Woohoo.

Wondering what it's all about? Basically a card with ...


Check out this link. Challenge owner, Shery R., has elaborated on what we are expecting of you.

I am thrilled to be a part of the design team cuz there is some amazing talent creating some amazing cards here. You must check it out - even those of you who don't like to get inky fingers (yep, I know you're out there ;))

Each month there will be a new challenge with a theme. And an additional element which is optional. So the theme of Challenge #1 is "A Touch of Nature" (optional element: tag). Which basically means create a card,  reflect nature (however you interpret that) and include a tag in some way if you'd like. And rememer ...  texture, dimension and techniques.

Here's what I made.

And here's what I did:

1. Stamped card base with triangle BG using gray, teal and purple. Just inked up the stamp randomly.
2. Stamped white CS panel with triangle BG in black.
3. Distressed panel with gray, teal and purple.
4. Stamped panel with coffee stain stamps using water.
5. Stamped panel with small leaves using gray, teal and purple. (should have taken a photo here)
6. Stamped black leaves on panel and onto card base.
7. Mixed embossing paste with black acrylic paint and applied through doodle and dots stencils.
8. Die cut tags from panel.
9. Paper-pieced tags onto card, a few with foam adhesive.
10. Stamped sentiment onto vellum, applied purple ink to reverse and stapled onto card.
11. Scrubbed inky fingers ;)

Texture? Yep, embossing paste, staples.
Dimension? Yep, sentiment on vellum, raised tags.
Techniques? Yep, distress inking, stamping with water, paper piecing.

Messy. But I'm still claiming that it's a CAS card. Thus "cassy". Me likey.

So, how 'bout it? Give some technique you've been dying to try a go. Or pull out those old acrylic paints. Or grab or make a stencil. Channel your Dyan Reaveley and get messy. Make a card. C'mon and join us!

p.s. You're gonna love this... the challenges run from the 1st to the 25th every month. EZPZ.

Supplies organize your life:
Paper:  cardbase The Paper Studio, Neenah
Stamps: triangle BG Kaisercraft, coffee stains STAMPlorations, tiny leaves Alexandra Renke, big leaves Claudine Hellmuth, sentiment Kesi
Ink : Distress Iced Sprice, Peacock Feathers, Shaded Lilac, Memento Black, StazOn
Tools: dots stencil TCW, doodle stencil Pink Paislee, die PTI
Other: structure paste, acrylic paint


~amy~ said...

congrats! What a fabulous card, love the pops of black!

Julia Aston said...

What a great composition on this Maria! love all the blue tags and shapes and the overlay of the black foliage!

Tenia Nelson said...

Cassy......LURVE it!!!! This card rocks, dearie!! Hope all is well.....:)

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous card! Love your design with the tags and foliage! So glad to be on the team with you!

Deepti said...

What am awesome card, I like the floating tags on the BG :) so unique and I am so happy to be on the DT with you !

Irish Cherokee said...

This is a nice surprise. Out of the box art at its best. Very creative.

Hussena said...

Wow !! your card looks just awesome ..Love it !

Maria said...

This is great! Love all the texture and colors and your touch of nature is great! Happy to be on the team with you!

Shery Russ said...

Dontcha love having inky fingers? Great stamping, Maria! Lovin' how you stamped the leaves in black -- I stared for a bit and thought you stamped on transparent tape or something! So happy we're teaming up again! :o)

Loll said...

Fabulous card Maria. Yes, let's get inky!! :) Am so excited to be on this team with you ... we are going to have a lot of fun! Loll xx

alexandra s.m. said...

Beautiful card Maria!
Thank YOu~

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...you never disappoint! I love your incredible design.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Definitely cassy! I just love that you added so many tags! I really love the layered effect!

Far North said...

Love your creativity...so exciting that we will be playing together throughout the year! The fun is just beginning!

Lyndal said...

LOVE your gorgeous inked tags Maria! So happy to be on this fabulous DT with you :)

sannalippert said...

great "cassy" card :). so glad to be on this team with you - I think we are going to have lots of fun during this term :)

shirley-bee said...

So clever (had to read and re-read the instructions to check how you did this. I'm no good at reading recipes either, just wing it. No wonder DH does all the cooking). Glad to be on another team with you, it's gonna be a cracker!

Clare said...

So. Freaking. Cool. I'm seriously in awe of your techniquey self right now!

Anita in France said...

Very, very cool, Maria ... texture-y, dimension-y and so cas-sy! Les Bleus went down fighting to the very last second ... Anita :)

Unknown said...

Pure fabulousity, as always, Maria! Ingrid xx

Lee-Anne said...

Texture plus on this beauty, Maria! Love the colors and all the little tags!

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