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CC3- Challenge #4


Another CC3- Challenge #4 Layering Stencils
 
My youngest son turned 13 yesterday!!!!  Yep, 3 teenagers in the house. I spent a few hours yesterday making cards and other goodies for his birthday.  I will be posting those soon.  But I wanted to share with you my first embossing paste project. 
 
I had used a gesso'd page from my mixed media journal.  I stamped the seahorse from nautical blueprint.  A layer of stripes stencil in faded jeans distress paint give it an under the sea vibe!

 
I'm new to mixed media so I don't have any "sprays".  But I did use some of my re-inkers to ink the background.

 
I used my bubbles stencil.  I'm sure I have it too thick.  But that's
OK, I'm learning.
 
 
I stamped my mini's on watercolor paper, inked and then fussy cut.  A coat of clear rock candy makes a great sparkle.


I smooshed some of my bubbles.  I guess they weren't dry yet. 

 

UPDATE; Mix it Up post

With my excitement to show you my first mixed media pages I forgot to add the paste to my pages.  I have fixed my post with an UPDATE...Click HERE for these added photo's!

 
Thanks for swinging by.  Watch for more project I made for my son from ALL my family!  Be sure to check out this challenge sponsor, The Funkie Junkie Boutique!
 
Challenges to check out!
 Studio L3 Compendium of Curiosities 3 click HERE for challenge # 3
Craft Hoarders Anonymous
Simon Says Monday Challenge

 
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Comments

  1. Great job! The great thing about mixed media pages is that there is no wrong or right. Just do what you want and it always turns out great in the end. :) It's so much fun! The possibilities are endless. :) Love it!

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  2. I love the colors and textures here. The "bubbles" surrounding your sea horse are fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #10!

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  3. Looks like you had great fun with this piece Nicole and it had turned out beautifully. I love the layers and textures you created. xx

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  4. AWESOME, I love love love this... Thanks for playing along with the CC3 Challenge x

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  5. Congrats on your son's birthday! This is another fab mixed media creation!! You can keep them coming as far as I'm concerned, they look great!!!

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  6. Love the way this turned out.. have ordered those stamps and should have them next week .. so love them take care

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  7. Love the theme of this. Seahorses make me happy :)
    Your texture looks fantastic here.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

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  8. This is very cool, Nicole and I don't think your paste is too thick. Its fun to experiment with the thickness of it for bolder or more subtle texture. Great work!

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  9. Love the seahorses! And the texture and colors are so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  10. Those stamps are so fun! Love the dots too! Thanks so much for joining us on this texture challenge at CC3Challenge!!!

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  11. Your piece is quite beautiful. The best thing about mixed media is there is no right or wrong way to do it. I love the colors and the texture you achieved! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  12. This nautical themed page is very cool! I love your use of Tim's blueprint stamps on this. The bubbles stencil makes great underwater bubbles, doesn't it? :) Great colors, too. For a first attempt....you did a fab job on this! I can't believe you've not used the embossing paste before....this looks great! :) <3 Candy

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  13. Gorgeous page! Love the pretty color palette and all the texture! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  14. Great mixed media page!!
    I love that you used the bubble stencil with the sea theme.
    I also love the colours and the use of the textured paste.

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  15. Fabulous Mixed Media page Nicole, love all the details and textures. Happy Birthday to your son. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  16. I love how thick you have the paste! I tend to be very stingy with mine! Happy bday to your "baby"! My baby will be 14 in August! How did that happen?! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  17. Love all the texture and the colors. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  18. What a great take on the challenge! Thanks for playing along with us for the Craft Hoarders Anonymous and Stencil Girl Blog Hop!

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