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Sunday, August 7, 2016

ARTplorations August Mixed Media Challenge

Happy Stencil Sunday everybody!  Every Sunday the ARTploration design team will post some projects featuring stencils (hence Stencil Sunday - grin) Here is my project for this Sunday - Truth Cards: 

And "What is a Truth Card?" you ask.  A truth card is a message from the universe that speaks directly to your soul.

You can make it for yourself or give it to someone else.

You can use any images or colors or techniques you want to in the creating - there is no wrong way to make a Truth Card.  The only rule is that it must be positive, uplifting and/or empowering - No negativity here!

To create these truth cards I started with some scrap cardboard that I had covered in inky paper towels and other scrap papers.   I used my Shower of Flutters stencil as a mask and a sponging tool to cover the entire card card in white gesso - so now the butterfly images were the brightest part of the cards.   After that I just let my creative muse take me where ever she wanted to go!

I outlined some of my butterflies in black pen to make them pop, stamped my sentiment from the STAMPloration Bold Sentiments: Create stamp using some Ranger Archival waterproof ink...

and embellished and accented my cards using Rangers Diamond Stickles and Glossy Accents. The entire process took about 45 minutes from start to finish!

Now, as it's the first Sunday of the month not only is it Stencil Sunday, but it is also time for a new Mixed Media Challenge over at the STAMPlorations Blog.  

Link up your Anything-but-a-card mixed media project that uses a stencil or mask, and every  month the mixed media design team vote on their favorites; there are prizes to be won!  I hope my project inspires you to create a mixed media project of your own and to link up this month - come Play! (see some guidelines below)

  • 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 August 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.

As always, thank YOU for popping in to see what I am up to and please DO leave me a comment if you like what you see!

Scrapbook Lynne Mizera
for the ARTplorations Design Team

STAMPlorations products used on this project:

ARTplorations Stencil Shower of Flutters 
STAMPlorations Stamp Bold Sentiments: Create

Other products used on this project:


  1. These are gorgeous, Lynne! Because of you, I am now saving my messy, inky paper towels instead of throwing them away! Got a question: what did you use to adhere the scrap paper and paper towels to the cardboard?

    1. Thank you Sweetie! And I am happy I have inspired you! I use 2 different products to adhere the paper towels and tissue: The Inexpensive option is matte Mod Podge cut 50% with water (but this will yellow over time which means your project will get darker and darker) or the Expensive option Liquitex matte or glossy fluid medium which does not yellow and also works really well on delicate paper like wet tissue and wet paper towel... Hope this helps... And thanks for the lovely comment!

  2. What a fabulous and up lifting idea for these truth projects. Fun project and very artsy. Thanks for the tip on liquitex and mod podge that you left for Chris. Always happy to learn new things. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous project x

    1. MAC Sweetie! I just love opening up a blog post to see your name in the comment box these days.... THANK YOU For all your kind words this month, they really do have a positive impact on my life... I think I will call You MY truth card! Grin

  3. Wonderful truth cards - love 'em.

    1. Thank YOU Win! Don't you just love when something is not only a lot of fun to make, but also turns out this nice?


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