Thursday, March 15, 2018

Mid-Month Inspiration for Mixed Media Monthly

Hello there! The March Challenge over at Mixed Media Monthly is going strong and it's not too late for you to join in! Share your project with us and you'll be in the running for our monthly prize.

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Our sponsor this month is Marabu and they very generously sent the design team some of their products to play with. Here is what I received:

At the beginning of the month, I made a cheerful traveler's journal for the challenge. For some mid-month inspiration, I made a birthday card for a friend.

I used the Bird stencil and Art Spray to make a monoprint and then stenciled the flowers on with the Acryl Mousse.  The background is Distress Ink and I added details with my Inktense (water-soluble) pencils. The sentiment is stamped with foam stamps and paint and a traditional clear stamp. I used the Art Crayon to smudge a "frame" on the card base to make the front of the card stand out from the background.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the MMM challenge! We've had lots of entries already and we want to see yours too!

Marabu Products:
Acryl Mousse - Vanilla
Art Spray - Chilli
Art Crayon - Terra Cotta
Stencil - Bird w/ Flowers

Tim Holtz foam stamps - Cutout Script

black gel pen
Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Ranger Distress Inks - Iced Spruce, Broken China

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, your project is pretty and perfect for spring. Love that bird.

  2. Gorgeous card! It will make a great set with the fabulous travelers journal you’ve made!

  3. Another gorgeous project, love your red bird! I must find out if Marabu stencils are easy to find in the UK! Thank you x

  4. Hello Dear!!
    Gorgeous and a very striking background. I just love the layers you created. The so sweet and adorable birdie looking very beautiful. I am sure, your friend will love this gift so much. You have added the Happy Birthday sentiment in an unique way. Love it so much, my friend.
    I enjoy it so much. Thank you so much for such a beautiful inspiration.
    Wish you a very Happy Easter, My friend.

    Dr Monika Tripathi Shukla


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