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Thank You Mixed Media Challenges

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I've heard people talking about gelli plates.  Don't have one, but was so inspired by Steph Ackerman at Eclectic Paperie-that I had to try something!!
I've had a couple of rubber shims to use with my Big Shot-but I don't use them! I put some globs of paint on them, rolled over them, laid my Stencil by Retta on top and started playing! BUY STENCILS BY RETTA Make no mistake about it-it was Messy!!  Reminded me of finger painting mess! LOL But it worked!!
Below are some examples.  The right side I rubbed while the stencil was on top of the paint. Didn't get much color so I took the stencil off and rubbed the left side over top.  Look at the nice texture!!
 Here's another example.  I sprinkled black and purple paint watered down using a paint brush.
 Below is another example.
 My finished product!!  I inked the edges with Denium Blue distress ink.  Added a fussy cut stamped image from Unity Stamps.  The sentiment is a Stampin Up stamp (stamped with black stazon)

Mixed Media on Wood

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I did a mixed media project on a wooden plague.  It's a graduation present for my best friend. She's 50+ and just finished her Master's!!  That's a pretty awesome accomplishment.  She deserved an awesome gift.  I used a stencil by Retta in the corners.  Next added a layer of gesso.  Faber Castel Gelatos came next. Look at those colors!! Retta and I were on Skype at the time and she helped with wonderful suggestions of where to add which color.  (thanks Retta!!)
 The butterfly is a Stampin Up stamp that I embossed in white, sponged Tim Holtz distress inks on, then fussy cut it.  The gate and vines are SVG files (from Retta!!) that I cut using my cricut.

Below is a close up of the texture paste thru the stencil.  If your interested in getting some of Retta's stencils, go to Outlaw Women Scrapbook Emporium.  Her cutter files (SVG) can be found at her Etsy store Royal Inspirations by Retta


I'm entering the Eclectic Paperie Challenge. Using stencils.

Scraps Challenge

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Today was the perfect day to enter the challenge over at Our Creative Corner. Their challenge is to use scraps.  Who doesn't have tons of those??
I was cleaning up my desk and straightening out leftovers from previous projects. This card was made totally from scraps (well almost-the yellow cardstock was cut a couple of weeks ago)  The little girl is a business card from LaLa Land where I ordered some things.  The Dream sentiment inside and out was printed a while back for a journal I made.  The flower, birdcage, leaf die -I don't even know how long I've had it.  I always cut and make too many things!

The inside of the card -I save all paper scraps in a two 3 drawer bins.  I highly recommend it.  When I need a scrap-I already have them color coordinated.  I love it!

PTT#173 Sketch Challenge

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Today at Party Time Tuesday we're having a sketch challenge.  Due by 5/20/14 Challenge PTT#173

I know-I didn't include the pink!! I just couldn't do it to my grandson!  I couldn't figure out how to add it without looking girly!  But You've got to have all the colors to join our challenge.

It's being sponsored by:  PINQUE PEACOCK


PTT Mixed Media Canvas

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Did you see this hint and follow it here? This mixed media piece is one of my favorite canvas art that I've created.  There are lots of layers.  Stencils.  Paint.  The heart was handcut from cardboard.  I mostly used gelatos to color it.  I drew the girl and added her to the canvas separately.  The words were cut using my cricut in two different fonts.  To finish the edges, I use a sea sponge and added brown acrylic paint.



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Come on back-any time!  Hugs!

Giveaway Alert!!!! Fun Friday!!

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I, it's Karen Conner here today! Friday's are always the best day of the week. Last day to work. First start to the weekend. What can be more fun?? Right? I've recently lost my job and had an excessive amount of business cards laying around. I decided to make something with them! I glued them face to face and had enough to make little booklets. I made a total of 7 booklets. After they had dried, I laid them out on scratch paper and using a brayer, I laid the acrylic paint onto the surface with the brayer.  You get different shades and different amounts-that's ok. I used a blend of light green, yellow and vanilla. I let it dry really well. They I stamped some dots here and there with momento ink. They I embossed with glitter some stamped flowers.  Just stamped them randomly on one side only. I kept one side with just the paint so I could add my scriptures to them. I've been doing a bible study call "Living so that" by Wendy Blight.  It was terrific!  I…

Friends with Flair Friday!

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It's been a while since I've done a Friday Unity Challenge. I've been working on cancer cards since our Relay Survivor dinner is coming up. I knew this stamp would fit right in. I used my new designer paper from Stampin Up and Martha Stewart butterfly punch.

I love the pops of yellow.  That butterfly punch is so detailed & I love it too.

Will be linking up with Unity Stamp Company


Asian Inspired Sympathy Card

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As soon as I saw this SVG file from Retta-Make it Asian came to me. Instead of cutting it out-I used the SVG file & printed it. I fussy cut it out and inked the edges.  I used pop dots to put the wings on to give lots of dimension. The body of the dragonfly I added glitter glue.  Find Retta's SVG files HERE Totally shines! The circle it's sitting on is a piece of water color paper that I had left over from another project. The colors worked great together with the G45 paper pad. The sentiment was printed and then punched to fit the card. You can find the stencils, the Tim Holtz distress inks, the G45 designer paper right in Robyn's store.     Check it HERE.

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Have a beautiful Friday!!