Sunday, July 03, 2016

Stencil Sunday #53 + July Mixed Media Challenge

If you're looking for Day 5 of our 3rd Birthday Blog Hop & Linky Party, click here.

Welcome to another edition of Stencil Sunday with the STAMPlorations girls in the mixed media design team. This is one special Stencil Sunday post because it's the beginning of the new term!

Our mixed media design team is bigger, better, and more awesome! Last month, we introduced our new design team members in this post. New STAMPlorations girls Amy, Lynne, MariLynn, Melissa, and Sanna + familiar faces Monika and Sari join returning mixed media artists Asmah, Carol, Susanne, and Tanja. Together, these 11 talented artists will share inspiring mixed media projects month after month through out Stencil Sunday posts and mixed media tutorials! Needless to say, you will be in for the most amazing mixed media treat in the next 12 months!'s the first Sunday of the month, which means it's time for a new Mixed Media Challenge!

Thank you to everyone who linked up to the June Mixed Media Challenge! We'll announce the winner and top picks on on Wednesday, July 6. Let's start off with the girls' awe-mazing mixed media projects!

ARTplorations stencil: Rose Duet
STAMPloration stamps: Mixed Media Elements

ARTplorations stencil: Dots all over
STAMPlorations stamps: Mixed Media ElementsSketchy Alphabet

ARTplorations stencils: Leaf PrintsWeathered Wood
STAMPlorations stamps: Bloom FactoryMini Mixed Media Backgrounds

ARTplorations stencil: Happy Flowers
STAMPlorations stamp: Trendy Butterflies

ARTplorations Stencil: Hello & Company
STAMPlorations Stamps: Big Bloom Factory and Trendy Butterflies

ARTplorations Stencil: Bubble Dance
STAMPloration Stamps: Mini Mixed Media  and  Trendy Birds 2 

ARTplorations stencils: Dots all overHappy Flowers
STAMPlorations stamps: Art Marks

ARTplorations stencils: Feathers and Arrows, Large
STAMPlorations stamps: Trendy Birds

ARTplorations stencil: Bold Florals Mini
STAMPlorations stamps: Trendy Birds 2


Inspired to create your own mixed media projects? Link up below! Please just keep in mind these simple rules:
  • Your project(s) can be anything mixed media except a card (so no cards, please!).
  • You must use a stencil or stencils (any brand) in your project(s).
  • You can enter as many projects as you wish as long as they are in separate blog posts.
  • Your project photo must be posted in full in your blog post! Please don't link up to our challenge if you're only showing a sneak peek of it (as is the case when you made it as a design team project for another company). In the same vein, please do not link up your project if it's solely to promote another company.
  • You must display the challenge graphic below in your post and link back to this post (not just the main blog) in order to be eligible to win (and receive the corresponding prize).
  • Link up by July 31st, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time.

  • The winner (as voted by the design team) receives a $15 gift certificate OR her choice of ARTplorations stencils (either 2 standard size stencils or 1 large stencil).
  • The two (2) top picks (as voted by the design team) get to pick their choice of any 1 standard size ARTplorations stencil.

A gentle reminder: This is a non-card mixed media challenge, so please don't link up cards (we've got other challenges where you can enter your cards). You must use a stencil (or stencils) -- any brand or a homemade one -- in your project(s). If it's not obvious to us that you used a stencil, your entry may be deleted. Also, you must display the challenge graphic in your blog post; otherwise, your entry will not be eligible for the prizes.


  1. I always enjoy the inspiration from the Mixed media DT as it is always so varied and so very creative...thank you x

    1. Looking forward to admiring the new DT creative projects x

  2. The new DT members are off to a good start! Great work from everyone.

  3. Looking forward to more from the mixed media DT! These are all fabulous!

  4. I am really digging all these projects - they each have such an awesome-ness about them and they just ROCK!!

  5. What gorgeous makes by the DT :) Thank you for sharing.... not sure which one is my fave though ;)

  6. Wow, stunners all! Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

  7. Gorgeous projects from the dt. Love the cat and Lynne's bird. Hugz


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