Sunday, January 08, 2017

Stencil Sunday #78 + January Mixed Media Challenge

Welcome to another edition of Stencil Sunday with the STAMPlorations girls in the mixed media design team.'s the first Sunday of the month, (well it's the second actually but we had a little holiday) which means it's time for a new Mixed Media Challenge!

Thank you to everyone who linked up to the December Mixed Media Challenge! We'll announce the winner and top picks on Tuesday, January 10, together with all of last month's challenge and blog hop winners.

We're tweaking our challenges this year. We've updated the Challenge Rules and Guidelines page to reflect these changes so please check out that page so you don't miss out (especially on the prizes).

And speaking of prizes, starting this month, one winner (voted by the design team) will receive a $10 gift certificate to the store, while the two top picks will each receive a $5 gift certificate. If there are at least 25 entries, we'll also draw a random winner and she gets to choose any 2 standard size stencils.

And last, all Mixed Media challenge players get a chance to win a $25 gift certificate -- we will randomly draw this winner from all the entries from 4 challenges (CAS Card, Theme & Sketch, CUTplorations, and this challenge) so the more you play, the better your odds are at scoring some spending money.

So let's get on with the program. Check out the girls' awesome mixed media projects this month.


ARTplorations FlourishesRetro Circles stencils

Dots and Dashes stencil

Just Squares stencil
Houses stamps

 Some Birds stencil
 Trendy Feathers 2 stamps

Happy Flowers (large) stencil

Delicate Leaves stencil

Color Blooms coloring book
Dragonfly Waltz stencil
Thanks and Smile dies

Nestled CirclesMerry Go RoundX Marks the Spot stencils
 Mixed Media ElementsMixed Media GrungeFollow Your Arrow stamps

Stained Glass stencil
Art MarksBold Sentiments: Create Bold sentiments:Explore stamps

ARTplorations Retro Circles
Amazing Word Die Luggage Tags Dies


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 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 January 31st, 11:55 p.m. Pacific time.

  • The winner (as voted by the design team) receives a $10 gift certificate.
  • The two (2) top picks (as voted by the design team) each receive a $5 gift certificate
  • If there are 25 entries, one player will be randomly drawn to win her choice of 2 standard size ARTplorations stencils.

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.


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