Saturday, November 1, 2014

Nov Mixed Media Card Challenge - Christmas - Bells Optional

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It's the first of the month - and Shery has a new Mixed Media Card Challenge for us!
This month we have a sponsor for the challenge - STAMPlorations - see below how you can win some stamps!

In honor of our sponsor - the Design Team is using Stamplorations' Holiday Sketches - Christmas Bells stamp set on our Mixed Media Cards.
To add texture to my card -  I used silver embossing paste with a Check Mate stencil -  randomly adding the paste over the stencil leaving some open spots.  After the paste dried, I die cut the panel with Tim Holtz Arch Frame Die.
I embossed the bell stamp with Wendy Vecchi Watering Can Embossing Powder, then colored the bells with a silver Wink of Stella.  I colored the ribbon with a red sparkle Spica Pen and some of the plaid lines with a Black Glaze pen - which leaves a lovely texture as you can see in the close up below.  I colored the holly with a Sparkle Green Gelly Roll pen and added home made enamel dots for the berries.  I cut out the bell and adhered it over the arch with foam tape.
I stamped the sentiment in Watering Can Ink and die cut it with a Stitched Mat rectangle die from Lil Inker Designs.  To finish it off, I added 3 silver half pearls. 
You will find lots more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team over at the Mixed Media Card Challenge Blog -  we hope you will join us and link up your Christmas theme card!  You have until Nov 25th to get it done!

Here's how you can win by linking your card this month:
Prizes:
1 winner - $15 gift certificate (randomly drawn from entries with optional element)
1 winner - choice of stamp set from select categories (randomly drawn from all entries)

Remember - mixed media means using texture, dimension and techniques! 

Stamps:  Christmas Bells - Stamplorations
Paper:  Soft Stone - PTI, Brushed Silver - SU
Ink:  Wendy Vecchi Archival Watering Can
Accessories:  Wendy Vecchi Silver Embossing Paste, Silver half pearls - Michaels, Wendy Vecchi Watering Can Embossing Powder, Heat tool, Silver Wink of Stella, Sparkle Red Spica, Sparkle Green Gelly Roll - Sakura, Black Glaze Pen - Sakura, home made enamel dots from Perler Beads, Arch Frame Die - Tim Holtz Alterations/Sizzix, Stitched Mat Rectangle die - Lil Inker Designs, Glue N Seal - Ranger, Check Mate Stencil - Wendy Vecchi.

17 comments:

Buttons said...

Loving the simple elegance of this well balanced design. Jenny x

Far North said...

Beautiful silver shine! Love the dimension on your bells!

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Julia! Love the checkerboard background and all the shimmery silver goodness! Thanks for the inspiration!

Tenia Nelson said...

Very very pretty!!!

shirley-bee said...

Love that silver chequerboard background, Julia!

Deepti said...

Love the embossed checker board BG :) looks perfect with the bells !

Redanne said...

I love the card too, especially the checkerboard background and the bells look wonderful too - great work! Hugs, Anne xx

Lyndal said...

LOVE the arched window & texture paste background Julia!

Lisa Lara said...

Great idea and I love your bg Julia.

*Vicki* said...

Absolutely beautiful Julia! Love the shimmery bells! ;)

Loll Thompson said...

Fantastic design Julia! Love the silver bells hanging in the arched window -- so creative and clever. The checkerboard embossing add lots of interest, shine and dimension -- wow! Loll xx

Shery said...

That arched frame/window reminds me of the huge cathedral windows. So love the silver, white, and red color combo and textures on your card, Julia! It's gorgeous!

Charlene said...

Just gorgeous Julia!!!

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful! The perfect image for a Christmas mixed media card! Wonderful done!

Becca Cruger said...

Love that silver paste. Your design almost reminds me of a church window. Really cool!

Bonnie said...

Love all the shiny silver! Gorgeous bells!

Lee-Anne said...

This is just amazing...love the silver checkerboard, Julia! So, so pretty!