Friday, June 1, 2018

The Final Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Wrap it Up

Sadly, this will be the final challenge of Mixed Media Monthly. However we are "Wrapping it Up" in style! Our sponsor this month is Eileen Hull and she sent each design team member a cut of her brand new die, the Wrapped Journal. The results were pretty spectacular so be sure to check out the main post and see. More will be revealed on our June 15th mid-month post as well. ;-)

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I'm still feeling like I'm in spring mode around here so I created my journal using spring colors, floral stamps and an embossed butterfly die cut:

Fastens with a velcro closure under the front piece.

Step 1 – I blended Oxide inks all over the front side of the journal and used the Harlequin stencil over it in places too. Then I lightly sprinkled it with water to activate the Oxide ink.

I also stamped on the cover afterwards using Twisted Citron Oxide Ink.

Step 2 – I used Twisted Citron Distress Spray Stain for the inside of the cover. I also stamped on it when it was dry.

Step 3 – The inserts are mini composition books I bought at the Dollar Tree store. They are the perfect size! I covered them with patterned paper and some stamping.

Step 4 – Using elastic for the binding makes it really easy to put the inserts in. Thread the elastic through the holes, pull it tight and tie it off. Then just slide the inserts under each elastic strap.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit us over at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog. Join in our last challenge ever! =(  sniff… it's been a good run. If you enter you'll have a chance to win a Passport Die from our fabulous sponsor this month, Eileen Hull!

I'm also entering this journal into the Mini Album Makers June Challenge. Always lots of wonderful art there to see so check them out too. =)

Eileen Hull Sizzix -
Tim Holtz Mini Detailed Butterfly ( Sizzix / SSS )
Tim Holtz Fall Foliage ( Sizzix / SSS )

Tim Holtz Ornate Trims
Tim Holtz Ledger Script
Tim Holtz Glorious Bouquet

Layering Stencil - Harlequin
Wendy Vecchi Stencil WVSFA006
Distress Spray Twisted Citron
Distress Ink - Dusty Concord, Peeled Paint
Distress Oxide Ink - Picked Raspberries, Seedless Preserves, Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick, Twisted Citron
Archival Ink - Leaf Green
Embossing Powder - Wendy Vecchi Violet
Tim Holtz Chitchat stickers

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. i love it Lisa!!! i need to find me some of those inserts!

  2. Beautiful bright journal Lisa! Sad to see the challenge come to an end. I have enjoyed seeing your projects. xx

  3. This is a great bright and simple journal, Thanks for sharing and all the inspiration along the way. Sad to see MMM go but then creativity always is always on the move Im sure there will be something else in store with all these creative and hardworking people. x Amanda

  4. Lisa, your wrap journal is beautiful, I really love your colour choices inside and out, they are so lovely. How wonderful to find the perfect sized inserts too, what a great find!

    Thanks so much for joining in our challenge this month at Mini Album Makers, always lovely to see you there. Hugs, Anne x

  5. Lisa beautiful colors and such a creative closure. I love when things work out just right! :-) Thanks for coordinating the challenge and keeping me on track...

  6. Beautiful project,Lisa,thanks for your inspiration!!!

  7. Oh, this journal just pushes all my buttons! I'm loving your bold colors and the creative closure! Sooo sad to see MMM closing it's doors; it has been one of the most inspirational blogs out there! Hugs!

  8. A wonderful journal with a very nice summery touch. The colors are wonderful
    refreshing and play great with the butterfly :)!

    Hugs Senna

  9. Oh Lisa! I just love how you used these pinks and green paints and inks to create this two-toned cover! It's so incredibly fresh and beautiful! I'm sad to hear than another beloved challenge is closing and wish you all the best as you reach out to new creative venues. We're thrilled that you shared with Mini Album Makers this month! Big hugs, Autumn

  10. This is just gorgeous with beautiful fresh zingy colours. I love the butterfly! How sad this is the final challenge, best wishes to you all xx

  11. What a cute album, in such “happy colors”. Great with the inserts as well.

  12. Love the bold bright colours, and you've made that Wrapped Journal look even more tempting. So sad to hear that Mixed Media Monthly is closing its doors - we'll all miss it. Thanks so much for joining us at Mini Album Makers for June.
    Alison x


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