Friday, October 02, 2015

Mix-Ability challenge: HOPE

This week I'm hosting the Mix-Ability challenge over at Splitcoast - I made it easy to combine with the Hope You Can Cling To challenges we've posted so far... I love that cause so much, and I'd love to see us add some of our mixed media pieces to the pile. The challenge is simply to create a card with a theme of HOPE.

I started by masking off the left 1/3 of my panel, and stamped the image first - I used my MISTI for 3 good impressions with MFT hybrid ink to get a rich black image.

I swiped a pink ink pad from the masked line, then spritzed a Brusho spray that I'd made with one of the reds. After that I masked the image with a simple circle, sponged black ink and then splattered some white acrylic paint. I drew in the black dividing line against the paper mask with a Distress marker.

I hope you'll join us! Breast cancer affects all of us, and this month of challenges is such a blessing, and so close to my heart. If you're not familiar with this crafty cause, here's a little explanation from Splitcoaststampers:

"Splitcoaststampers is proud to partner with the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center for our sixth annual month-long card drive to benefit those affected by breast cancer.

Whether your stamps cling to acrylic, wood, or to your hard drive, they hold the power to convey hope and lift the spirits of anyone who sees what you create with them. That is the inspiration for our “Hope You Can Cling To” stamping campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

We encourage paper crafters across the globe to put their talents to work creating beautiful handmade cards to send to patients and their families at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, and, in the process, turn our gallery pink!

Hope is powerful medicine."
Thanks for stopping by!

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