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Old 03-19-2015, 10:12 AM   #1
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Default MIX113 - It's Hip To Be Square Episode II

Challenge Title: It's Hip To Be Square Episode II
Hostess: UnderstandBlue (Lydia)
Keyword: MIX113

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Ready for a new Mix-Ability challenge?!! We hope you're having fun with these! Our goal is to make mixed media easy, approachable and FUN! We want to convince you that no matter what your style is - you can DO it! Have you seen our Mixed Media forum? I have found so much inspiration there!

Lately my life has been FULL of little grids. I am playing with grids in my MISTI, I attended QuiltCon where I saw some amazing things done with squares, and of course - my calendar art journal.

I also have an undying love of graph paper and love incorporating it into my artwork. So today's challenge is all about those little squares in graph paper.

So your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to do the following:

1) Get a sheet of graph paper - or do what I did, and use the attached file to print onto marker cardstock, plain cardstock or watercolor paper, depending on what mediums you're using.
2) Stamp a large, solid stamp image on top of this paper, using a very light colored ink that will be harmonious with the colors you choose. (The ink counts as medium #1)
3) Using a second medium, use a variety of colors to fill in the squares the image covers, as you can see in my sample.

Don't just go light to dark - you can see I'm using a large balloon image - but I made sure to scatter light and dark throughout.

I chose alcohol markers for mine, and I used 8 different analagous colors to get a lot of variety.

If you don't have a large solid stamp image, then use dies - print the graph paper out, then die cut yourself a large shape and proceed with the technique!

It was so fun to do this - I hope you enjoy it!

My sample is attached.

I can't wait to see what you do!

Remember to use the keyword MIX113 when uploading your creations to the gallery, come back and post a link, and let us "ooooooh" and "ahhhhhh" over your works of art!

Here are some samples to inspire you!
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Lydia, that is super-cool! So glad to be off work today and have time to play. I hope I can find my grid paper, LOL, I took it out the other day to deconstruct a knitting design I no longer have the printed chart for. This reminds me of your stand-in. "Pixelated" challenge a couple of years back.
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Looks fun! I have to get on my computer to print. Hope to get to this!
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This was super fun but time consuming. I loved it. Here is my card:
MIX113 Hip to be square 2 -stained glass by MariLynn - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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MIX113 Mixed Feelings
The title says it all!
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Here's mine - it's on its way to someone special today, who will surely 'understand' it...

MIX113 Pixellated Poppy by dini - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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A fun challenge, thanks

Inspire MIX113, F4A268 by kiagc - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Hi Lydia.....what a great idea....your card is beautiuful....can't wait to give it a try. I have a question.....What do you mean by marker card stock and plain card stock?

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I used a checkered embossing folder, and stamped my flowers and colored them in, and fussy cut them out. This was a really fun challenge once I got into it! LOL
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Thanks, Lydia....I loved this challenge......here's my card.
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Wow! Great challenge! Hope I can find time to play, Lydia!
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Here is my card! Don't laugh!!
MIX It's square! by Stamperrobin - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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I love this challenge! I'm going to hunt for some grid paper. I have to have some in the mess of a scraproom somewhere!
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Lydia this was a super fun challenge. Here is my card: Love the Rain by Shoe Girl - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Not very good but I gave it a try

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Oh, this was a fun challenge!! Here is my "Hip to be Square" card

MIX113_AYSI080_FM202 Thinking of You by Julie Gearinger - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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