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Old 06-18-2014, 11:38 AM   #1
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Default MIX73 - Round and Round (June 20, 2014)

Challenge Title: Round and Round
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Keyword: MIX73

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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 new Mixed Media forum? I have found so much inspiration there! One day someone was talking about a fun art journaling technique for doing something very simple - just painting circles. Techniques like this help you (or me, anyway) try to build some looseness and abstraction into their work.

So let's go round and round - this week's challenge is to make circles! Here's the technique -
  • First, create a circle or circles with a dye-based ink - use several colors. Make LOOSE circles with an aquapainter and reinkers (what I did) or watercolor, or with your fingers. Try not to concentrate too hard - abstract is what you want.
  • Next, add highlights with white paint - I did this with my fingers.
  • Finally, stamp outlines with black paint on the edge of a glass or a plastic cup, a paper towel roll - anything round with a thin edge. This last step makes the design really pop.
Here's the original tutorial I found to inspire this challenge.

Remember to use the keyword MIX73 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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Old 06-18-2014, 12:59 PM   #2
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Yippee! I am so ready for something different than what I've been focusing on this week. I am aching to get my paints and other mixed media toys out for a play date!
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Thanks Lydia for a fun challenge and your lovely inspiration!

Heres mine;

MIX73 Circles by Biggan - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Here's my card! So sad I forgot to take a picture of my pretty background before I covered it up! I need to remember that trick about cutting out the center, too. :P

MIX73 - A Good Day by dini - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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OOOoo Lydia this was fun!! Thanks for the challenge! I liked your tale of the runaway lasagna.

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This is so funny - just last night I was looking at stuff online (very rare for me, but I was looking for ideas for something in particular) and one of the videos I saw was someone drawing circles and then turning them into flowers.
Mine made me think of frogspawn, LOL, but my little frog that I made got lost in the pattern, so he's still sitting on my desk.
So not me, but a lovely fun way to spend a Friday afternoon after work - thanks, Lydia.
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I didn't have the stuff to do the circles as was explained, but used what circles I had. This was a fun challenge!!

Here is mine
MIX73: Circle of Flowers
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Fun, fun, fun challenge:

Mix73, Cool Circles by Benzi - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Looks like we all enjoy a bit of finger painting since "fun" is the word we're all using! Thanks Lydia! Here's mine:

Seize the circles
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I'm giggling at 'frogspawn'...
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Yay...I got to play! So much fun!

Here's mine:

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What a wonderful challenge. Thanks Lydia. I made 3, I was having so much fun. Here are my cards:
Butterflies and bubbles 1 by MariLynn - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
Butterflies and bubbles 2 by MariLynn - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
Bubbles and butterflies 3 by MariLynn - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Here's mine! MYSTICAL, in blues and purples.
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Here is my round and round card
MIX ART by Stamperrobin - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Oh, this was fun!! Lydia, I hope it was OK to create my circles using the Gelli Plate along with the Packing Tape Technique (I also added some circles with Dry Embossing but hard to see in the photo)

MIX73 Butterfly Packing Tape Fun by Julie Gearinger - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Here are the last two cards using the tape strips that I created on the Gelli Plate

MIX73 More Fun With Packing Tape by Julie Gearinger - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers

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I have been playing with this and have several sheets drying. Don't know what to do with them yet, but did a page in a journal. Will photo it when it dries.
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Here's mine! This was a super fun challenge, Lydia!!

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Here is my Circles & Wheels. I will load my journal page later. Nap time is calling my name! This was fun. Thank you Lydia.
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Here`s my Circles and Wheels too, Only a plain card but I enjoyed playing, thanks Lydia.

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Here is my first Art Journal page.

thanks Lydia!
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Finally posting I seem to always come in later in the week.. I know I saw this design on line and I can't remember who it was that I was inspired by.. So whoever thank you..

Round and Round by marney - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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I had such fun finger painting circles for this challenge that I did it again for a postcard made for a swap I take part in.

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Hi I am late but loading my circles now.. great challenge, wonderful idea for bg. Love it!Round and Round by redi2stamp - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Its been far toooo long since I last uploaded ... but I did get a chance to play! not a strict interpretation! I did these also as 4 x 6 canvas for my stamp group:
Bronze circles by rgrohall - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
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Loved the look!! Just had to make a card.
here is my card:

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Thanks for this challenge! My second submission. Don't worry I won't keep counting each future one. LOL.

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