Sunday, 4 June 2017

June Mixed Media Challenge

Hello, Crafty Friends!

Welcome to June, 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 June is ... a set of ATCs ....

I recently did a little trial using pigment powders through stencils on various types of card inked with Stampin'Up! and Distress Inks. I wanted to see what the differences were. I must say that I allowed the inked pieces to dry overnight. Overall the results were pretty similar, I used three of the pieces as background for today's ATCs and decorated them with some stamping, doodling, colouring, rub-ons and some die-cut pieces I had lying on my desk.

This ATC uses one of the backgrounds made with the Forest Of Leaves stencil on Centura Pearl Card inked with Worn Lipstick DI. I simply added some stamping using some Mixed Media Elements stamps and a sentiment from the Life In Full Color set combined with some splatters, doodles, die-cuts and alcohol marker colouring and finished off with some metal embellies.

This little beauty uses a background made on mixed media card inked with Bundled Sage DI and yellow brusho through the Square City stencil. I simply added some stamping using the Life In Full Color set, colouring with alcohol markers, doodles and Stickles

For my last ATC I used a background made from Centura Pearl card inked with Regal Rose SU ink and brusho through the Overlap stencil. The little green giraffe (Tweet LoveTweet Love Coordinating CUTplorations Dies) had been sitting on my desk for a while waiting to be used. I think my inner 6 year old saw it and wanted some playtime! Splatters, doodles, sentiment (Life In Full Color), rub-on flower, Stickles and metal embellishment were what she wanted.

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: Forest Of LeavesOverlapSquare City
preview-web-stencil-forest-of-leaves preview-stencil-overlap preview-stencil122-SquareCity

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


  1. Thank you for the inspiration and for the technique of using DI's and Brusho's through a to try. Such fun tags, great colours and fun layouts x

  2. Fabulous ATCs! Gorgeous colours. Creative Blessings, Tracy x


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