Sunday, 4 September 2016

September Mixed Media Challenge

Hello, Crafty Friends!

Welcome to this first Sunday in September and the start of a new Mixed Media Challenge over at STAMPlorations. As you know Anything Mixed Media Goes as long as it is not a card and you use at least one stencil.

My DT contribution for September is ... a coaster ....

... which is now adorning my craft table for somewhere to rest the all important brew on.

Here are the basic steps on how I made it:

  • die cut a large circle to fit a chipboard coaster base
  • blend the background using turquoise, yellow and pink inks (I used Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo SU inks)
  • use white Craft ink through the Dots And Dashes stencil
  • sponge pink (Melon Mambo) through the Gridlocked stencil
  • stamp the foot prints and sentiments from the Born to Roam stamp set
  • apply Sparkle Medium (Cherry) using the Some Birds stencil
  • stamp, colour and fuzzy cut the globe and sentiment from Born To Roam, create a shadow for the globe using copper coloured chalk and attach in place
  • add sequin and coat with ModPodge
I hope you feel inspired to create something different .... why not link it up with the Mixed Media Challenge over at STAMPlorations. The theme is always Anything Mixed Media Goes except cards which means projects such as tags, ATCs, canvases, layouts, art journal pages etc,are perfect for entering, and you must have used at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. The challenge will close at the end of the month. You can find the full challenge details plus more Mixed Media inspiration here on the STAMPlorations Blog.

That's it from me for today. I shall be back soon with another project to share.

Have a lovely day!

Monika xxx

here is what I used:
ARTplorations Stencils: Gridlocked. Dots And Dashes, Some Birds 
preview-web-stencil-038-gridlocked preview-web-stencil-054-DotsandDashes preview-web-stencil-037-somebirds

STAMPlorations Stamps: Born To Roam


  1. Came to see your coffee mug and found this wonderful, rainbowed earth. Very cool project, Monika.

    1. Ooops, Maria. Had CASEplorations scheduled for 7am Pacific instead of 6am. It's published now. :-/


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