Friday, January 20, 2017

STAMPlorations Theme & Sketch Challenge #39 mid-month reminder

Hello and good morning crafty peeps!
I'm popping in today with my reminder post for the

 (Our definition of Mixed Media: using stamps and ink + at least two other elements
(techniques and/or products))

You can choose the theme, or the sketch, or both!
I went with both again:

 Here's the inside:

I started by die cutting the CUTplorations Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting die from water color paper. I painted yellow acrylic paint on it. While that was drying, I stamped, colored and fussy cut the Tropical Drink. When the panel was dry, I used the ARTplorations Gridlocked stencil and sponged orange and red inks over it. I spritzed some black ink onto the panel and once that dried, I stamped the sentiment from Fond Expressions 2. On the inside of my card, I cut another panel and stamped Happy Birthday from the Balloons and Banners stamp set.

I hope that you get to play along this month at the STAMPlorations January Theme & Sketch Challenge! You have until January 31st to link up. I hope to see your project in the gallery!

Also, thru the end of March, you can use my special discount code:

for a 20% discount!

(this is not case sensitive, and cannot be combined with other discounts)

Thanks for visiting, and I hope you have a fantastic day!

Stamps: STAMPlorations - Tropical Drink Lg, Fond Expressions 2, Balloons and Banners
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Tangelo, Lady Bug; Staz On - Jet Black
CS: Strathmore water color paper; TE; Crafter's Companion; Darice
Accessories: ARTplorations - Gridlocked stencil; CUTplorations - Crazy Double Running Stitch Rect Nesting dies; Spectrum Noir markers; Liquitex - Primary Yellow acrylic paint; paint brush; GC; MISTI; Delta Art - carbon black mister; Sakura - white Gelly Roll pen
Adhesives: SA by 3L - tape runner, 3D foam squares


  1. OH WOW! Chris this is awesome - so grungy. Love the bright background and the colours in that cool drink. I hope you didn't drink the whole bottle while making this card.

  2. Such a bright and cheerful card, just what I need today as it is so grey and cold here. :)

  3. Ohhhoo! This card is so summer-y and cool!! Love it Chris!! :)
    Suchi xx

  4. Absolutely LOVE that background you created! And your tropical drink is so bright and vibrant. This is awesome, Chris!


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