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Ellen Hutson 12 Tags With A Feminine Twist 2016 & Mixed Media Monthly

It’s that time again over at the Ellen Hutson Classroom for the 12 Tags with a Feminine Twist.  If you want to double down, you can combine this with the “Mix-it-up” challenge also featured in the classroom.  The Mix-it-up” challenge features Art Impressions so I have used a holiday set I picked up at Michael’s last year but doesn’t appear to have a specific name on the package.

I’m also entering this tag into the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge “Merry & Bright”.


For the Ellen Hutson portion of the “Mix-it-up” Challenge I used the “Merry & Bright” die but only used the “&” and a …  which is part of the letter “i” to imply Madge may have something else in mind!  The other component of the Mix-It-Up up challenges is to use Red, Teal and Green.

For my mediums, I colored her with my Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and instead of a waterbrush to move the paint, I used a Wink of Stella pen.  Perfect for the holidays.   The background tag is covered with Distress Paint in Evergreen Bought & Peacock Feathers then stamped with Hero Arts Silver using the Hero Arts Snowflake background.  I then foiled around the edges, a technique on Day 3 over at the Ellen Hutson Blog.


I’m sure many of you have noticed that I’m not posting much these days.  I’ve removed myself from all but two of the many design teams that I was working on but do plan on sharing intermittently as I find time to create.
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Ellen Hutson: Pin-Site Challenge; Art Impressions

Ellen Hutson: 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist 2016 – Used Foil

Mixed Media Monthly Challenge “Merry & Bright”

Simon Says Stamps: ATG

Cards in Envy – Sparkle & Shine Challenge

Hello Friends!  It’s Monday morning and time for a new Cards in Envy challenge. Today we are celebrating “Sparkle & Shine.”  You have until Sunday, January 17th to submit your entry.  As our name states, your card must fit nicely in a standard sized A2 envelope with no big lumps, bumps, or large embellishments.

I kept my card fairly simple and gold heat embossed a Club Scrap sentiment and border.  I then ran the whole thing through an embossing folder and backed with gold paper.

Sparkle & Shine

We sure hope you’ll join the “Sparkle & Shine” challenge at Cards in Envy in celebration of the new year.  We can’t wait to see your cards. Have fun!

Technique Junkies – Celebration Christmas

Hello fellow Technique Junkie Friends.  This is my second post for the Technique Junkies Design Team in celebration of 30 Days of Christmas using the fabulous Technique Junkies collection. 

Today I have a great technique from the Artistic Effects CD called, “Watercolor Gesso Tutorial.”  I began by creating the background using Neo II Watercolor Crayons and Gesso, then masked and stamped the beautiful “Snowflakes” in silver hero arts ink and Wilted Violet Distress Ink.

The “Magic of Christmas” sentiment is stamped and embossed for a focal point by adding foil card stock to each side.  To finish I added gems and called it Christmas!

Magic of Christmas

I hope you’ll join us over at the Technique Junkies Design Team Blog for more Christmas ideas going on through November 15th.  You can purchase your Christmas stamps at the Technique Junkies store.

The Crafty Nurse

Technique Junkies – Christmas Day 14

Hello Junkies!

The Crafty Nurse here celebrating the 30 Days Of Christmas here on the Design Team Blog.  I am absolutely in love with the “Christmas Dove” stamp and couldn’t resist using it again for my Day 14 post.

To create the card I used the Rubbed Gelato’s Technique from the Artistic Effects CD.  This begins by stamping “Christmas Dove” on watercolor paper and heat embossing with white powder.  I then applied the Rubbed Gelato Technique and created a shaker card for some fun.  The silver frame is a My Favorite Things die.  To create some additional visual interest, I stamped one of the many fabulous Snowflakes stamps on the card edges then finished with the “Merry Christmas 2” sentiment.

We would love for you to keep following the Design Team Blog for more Christmas ideas using the Technique Junkies stamps.  There is only a few days left to grab the Christmas stamps at 20% off through October 31st.

By for now,

The Crafty Nurse

Cards in Envy Christmas Carol Challenge!

Oh my, how did it get to be the middle of December already?  It’s time for another Cards in Envy Challenge and we are singing this challenge by making a card that reflects Christmas Carols!  How fun, huh?  Simply make a card that fits into a standard A2 envelope by Sunday, December 28th and you will have a chance to be featured on the Cards in Envy Blog.

For some inspiration I’ve chosen a Our Daily Bread stamp called “O Christmas Tree”.  The background is a watercolor wash over white heat embossing.  Really easy technique.  The “town” edge die is from Memory Box and the tree with bow is from the November’s Simon Says Stamp card kit.  I finished off with a silver foil frame using a Lawn Fawn Stitched Die and a sentiment from Clearly Besotted’s “Ornamental Style”.  Hope we see what you are singing about this week!

O Christmas Tree-wmEntered in:

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