Introducing M3 (Mixed Media Monthly) at The Lilypad

Yay, it’s Friday!! 😀 And it’s a very special Friday at The Lilypad, because not only is the shop filled with awesome new releases and the quarterly store-wide 30% sale is going on and there’s a free with purchase kit.. but especially because today is also the kick off of a new exciting monthly subscription called Mixed Media Monthly (M3).

I made 2 digi pages with the August M3 collab and add ons, and 2 hybrid ones. I had so much fun with it!! Are you ready for an overload of color?? 🙂 Let’s start with the digital pages.

Sketchbook 01 by Lynne Marie
The Dirty Dame font by Heather Joyce and Valorie Wibbens

I would say that my digital scrapping style leans towards the minimalist side, but I had so much fun adding brushes and embellishments on my page! These colors are right up my alley!


Artsy BitsJust My Type and Sketchbook 01 by Lynne Marie
The Dirty Dame font by Heather Joyce and Valorie Wibbens

This page was inspired by the gorgeous butterfly in Lynne Marie’s Sketchbook 01 add on, and then I layered brushes and stamps on top of the colorful background to tone it down a bit and add interest. I love how it turned out! OK, let’s move on to the hybrid pages now. These were done with the August M3 collab.

I used the gorgeous cut filed in the M3 collab to cut out a stencil with my Silhouette machine out of transparency paper. It worked beautifully!! Then I painted over the mask using Tim Holtz distress paint (picked raspberry, fired brick and spiced marmalade, top to bottom) and Heidi Swapp mists (gold and citron). Here’s a closer look:

{ENABLER ALERT}  I’ve only had this gold mist by Heidi Swapp for less than a week, but let me tell you… I am in L-O-V-E! It’s the most perfect gold color ever! I bought the Studio Calico gold Mister Huey in the past but it’s not nearly quite as good. The Heidi Swapp one has such perfect coverage, it looks like liquid gold! These pictures don’t even do it justice, but it is so good.

I added some doodling in black pen on the background to tie in with the digital printed out elements (everything printed on Canon matte paper). And yes, that is indeed the same picture I scrapped in the digi LO above. What can I say? Our outfits were just perfect for this M3! 🙂

On to the next page. This one came about because after painting and misting the background for the page above, my stencil was covered in paint and looked very pretty, so rather than just rinse it off I pressed it onto white cardstock to create another background.

I keep going back and forth, but I may love this background even more than the previous one..

I misted the wood veneer using Peach and Primrose Heidi Swapp mists.

I placed the wood veneer in the holes of the mask, and added more splatters of gold mist.

Gold stitching of course.

This is a piece of a gorgeous paper in the M3 collab, printed out on Canon matte paper. I had so much fun getting messy with these hybrid pages!

Finally, I also made a page with some non-M3 new releases.

A New Chapter by Valorie Wibbens
Today Is Stamps and Tags by Paislee Press
The Dirty Dame font by Heather Joyce and Valorie Wibbens

I love how this page turned out. The design was inspired by the “Change Ahead” element and I went with it!

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