Thursday, February 1, 2018

Mixed Media Monthly February Challenge!

Hello there! It's February (I'd swear it was just January 1st!!) and that means it's time for a new challenge over at the Mixed Media Challenge Blog. This month it's a photo inspiration challenge which means that you look at the challenge graphic below and make a super cool project inspired by it and then post it in the linky on the challenge post and then you will be eligible to win a $25 gift certificate to spend at our sponsor, Topflight Stamps. Whew! Get all that? ;-)

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I took the opportunity to make a Valentine's Day card for my wonderful hubby:

The background stamp is a fabulous steampunk stamp from a Carabelle set called 'The Heart Has its Reasons". The background is done with Distress Crayons, tissue tape and stenciling.

Overlaying it are die cut gears colored with more Distress Crayons and a Tim Holtz Findings heart charm paired with a Paper Doll.

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to head on over to the MMM blog and check out all the inspiration in the challenge post! We'd love to see you join in and share your work with us. Many thanks as well to Topflight Stamps for sponsoring us this month.

Sizzix - Rondeaux #659706, retired

Carabelle  - The Heart Has its Reasons

Tim Holtz Paper Dolls
Tim Holtz Clippings Stickers
Tim Holtz Mini Fasteners
Tim Holtz Treasures Adornments Findings
Distress Crayons - Set 2, Set 3, Metallics
Distress Markers - Tattered Rose, Broken China, Vintage Photo, Worn Lipstick
Tim Holtz Layering Stencils - Mini Set 1
Stabilo pencil

I am also entering this into the SanDee & amelie Steampunk Challenge for February, Anything Goes. Go check them out for a dose of steampunk goodness! ;-)

Sizzix & Simon Says Stamp links in this post are affiliate links which do not affect the price you pay but allow me to earn a small percentage of a sale. Thanks! (My husband also thanks you!)


  1. Lisa, this is such a creative way to say I Love You to your hubby! I love how you've used that stamp; dripping love out of the faucet. Your paper doll brings a lovely gift with her, too! Very cool Valentine! Hugs!

  2. Fabulous background work and stamping!! Love all of the gears too!

  3. How gorgeous!! Thank you for the inspiration!

  4. Wonderful card! I love the steampunk design that you created - perfect 😁. Happy weekend! J 😊

  5. I have the same Stamp and i like bow you Sue the. Very nice. Thanks for showing us on SASPC.
    Alexa DT

  6. Fabulous stamping work on a beautiful card! Many thanks for sharing with us SanDee's and Amelies Steampunk Challenge!

  7. Love your Valentine Lisa! you even have hearts on the cogs! What a great image in the background and I love the heart held by the vintage woman!

  8. Beautiful card! Love the vintage/industrial look of it!

  9. I love your card! That steampunk heart is awesome! :)

  10. merci de votre participation à notre challenge
    Sandee & Amelie's

  11. Wow!!!! I love the card so much!!! You have created an awesome steampunk style background!!! Love it so much, thanks so very much for sharing such an amazing inspiration my friend.


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