Sunday, 7 May 2017

May Mixed Media Challenge

Hello, Crafty Friends!

Welcome to May 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 May is ... a set of Butterfly ATCs ....

... which I made as an entry for a swap over on Facebook (UK Stamper's Forum). This was one project where I had to just go with the flow. I stared off with a shaving foam background which I made some time ago using red, orange and green. I stenciled over it using Starlight paint through the Doily Squares stencil. You can't see the colour, but you can still pick up the texture underneath the red. I added some dotty Washi tape and Dry Wall Tape (plasterboard tape) before deciding that it all needed to be covered with a little gesso and red Liquitex ink.

Now this is where I tried out something new. I picked up the Daisy Play stencil and my oil pastels, used white for the daisies and yellow around the edges. I die-cut the solid Flutter Zen 1 butterfly, stamped with the sentiments from the Art Marks set and painted it with Cosmic Skin Dazzle Paint.

I stamped the butterfly from the Trendy Butterflies 2 set, coloured with Promarkers, layered as seen, added some shading and glossy accents. It is worth to note here that the glossy accents reacted with the red Promarker and changed the poppy red to what looks like burnt orange.

I then added rub-on borders and sentiments and finished off with sequins and copper Stickles.

I hope you feel inspired to dig into your crafty resourcefulness and create something to enjoy  .... why not link it up with the Mixed Media Challenge over at STAMPlorations. The theme for the Mixed Media Challenge 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.

Ooops, almost forgot to mention the prizes: one winner as chosen by the Mixed Media DT will receive a $10 gift certificate and two Top Picks will receive a $5 gift certificate each, all of course redeemable at the STAMPlorations Shop ... but that's not all ... if there are 25 or more entries one lucky randomly drawn winner will receive two standard sized stencils of their choice.

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 from the STAMPlorations Shop, remember to apply my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA (not case sensitive) at check out for a 20% discount*** on their stamps, stencils and dies:

ARTplorations Stencils/Masks: Daisy PlayDoily Squares
Both are new stencils and should be listed in the shop shortly.

STAMPlorations Stamps: Trendy Butterflies 2Art Marks,
SheryRuss_TrendyButterflies2-preview preview-SheryRuss_ArtMarks1

CUTplorations Dies: Flutter Zen 1 Layering Dies

*** The personal discount coupon STAMPGIRLMONIKA works on already reduced items too, but can not be combined with any other coupon codes.


  1. A fab set. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  2. You so look like you had fun making these. That's why I so enjoy reading the blog to see how you've made it. You don't always appreciate it all just by looking. Your attention to detail is amazing and love this very creative project. Thank you for the inspiration x

  3. Brilliant! Thanks for sharing the how to. the brightness.

  4. Hi Monika, thank you so much for letting me know that I had used the wrong links to the Stamplorations mixed media challenge. I have now updated the post and I think it has all the correct information and is properly linked too. I will try to remember to do this in future too, so many many thanks Karen x

  5. Great ATC's love the butterflies x


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