Monday, 22 December 2014

The Mixed Media Card Challenge


The Mixed Media Card Challenge is well underway, and this month's theme is home, with an optional element of lace.


I used a stamp that I designed earlier this year, which will be available in 2015.  The background is Distress Inks, overstamped with Versamark and silver-embossed.  The roofs have been washed with Wink of Stella and the eaves with Stickles, although neither show up in the photo.  I added dimension with a diecut tree chopped in half and affixed them to either side of the card and topped the branches with a little more Stickles.  The sentiment is from STAMPlorations.

Check out the challenge details here.  The challenge is open until 11:55 PST on Christmas Day, if you have a little spare time on your hands ;)

I'm entering this into Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Winter Inspiration


ETA: I'm also entering it into Artist Trading Post Exchange - Let's Celebrate:



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Here's a one-layer card made with the same stamp:


Talking of one-layer Christmas cards, Shery has a new blog starting in 2015 covering just that: One Layer Christmas Card Blog - check it out and meet her design team.  (Where does she get all her energy????)

And if you're stuck for what to buy your crafty friends for Christmas, how about a STAMPlorations gift certificate?  Order before 24 December and you get an extra 20% on your value.


21 comments:

  1. Put that stamp on my wish list! Love both these cards (and how you masked it in the first one) and this stamp will be perfect for many uses! A very happy Christmas to you and your family, Shirley!

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  2. Was hoping that you designed those houses! Can't wait for them to become available! Love them (and the cards you made!) Happy Christmas!

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  3. Looks fabulous! Can't wait to get my paws on that stamp - I love it! Jo x

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  4. Love both your cards Shirley. Great stamp design.

    Just had to close out the year by wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    Blessings
    Jim

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  5. I will be looking forward to seeing your house stamp in 2015! What fun and happy cards!
    Sending wishes for a Merry Christmas and an artsy 2015!

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  6. I adore these cards, and am so happy that this stamp will be available next year. I clicked over from my feedly to see what stamp you used. Love it!

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  7. Gorgeous cards Shirley ...... love the stamp (another one for my wish list!) Just got my hands on your last designs ..... fab-u-lous!!
    Have a very Merry Christmas hun, and a Happy, Healthy New Year! xx

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  8. Totally love both cards, Shirley! I am SO in love with the houses! I'm excited for January -- more stamps!!! ;o)

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  9. I love this mf!! You designed a stamp...even more wonderful. The look of your houses is so whimsical I love it and now I want it too!! Will be watching for your designs...squeal...so exciting.
    hugs,
    Karen

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  10. I can tell already that this is going to be a cute set! Love what you've done with it, especially that whole Christmasy scene in the first card.

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  11. Love both of these great cards! Love how you halved the tree for the edges! Very cool!

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  12. I love the new houses stamp. I think I have nothing such in my stash, this will be a great addition! Fun scenic card, the trees were a fab idea (I see some Stickles in the photo by the way!). Have a very merry Christmas!

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  13. What a great village stamp Shirley! love how you've used it on both cards - the silver stars and white tree overlay look beautiful on your Mixed Media Card - wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

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  14. Greetings from Scotland! Your village design reminds me of the village we are staying in. Beautiful cards. I love the way you've included the trees. Sending you warm Christmas wishes.

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  15. I love those funky little houses, Shirley. They suit your watercoloring style. I also like the border on the second card. Merry Christmas!

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  16. Two awesome cards with your designed stamp Shirley. You are so creative and I can't wait until your next stamp release! Merry Christmas! Loll xx

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  17. Gorgeous cards Shirley :-) I love this image !! absolutely fabulous and the cards designs are both stunning ! LOVE them :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    luv
    Lols x x x


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  18. Oh my, these village houses are fabulous and so funky, Shirley ... another addition to my wish list! Both cards are brilliant ... I'm particularly taken with the second ... it sings to my CAS loving heart! Anita :)

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  19. Fabulous cards Shirley! Love the funky houses ! Thanks for joining us at ATP Exchange. Sue C x

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