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Just Us Girls #197: Mixed Media & Kraftin Kimmie #187: Christmas in July

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Hello!  This week's Just Us Girls challenge is to play with some Mixed Media!  This would have TOTALLY freaked me out, BUT the brilliant Tobi recently did a post on using Gesso on the There She Goes blog and I've been dying to try it out!!  This cute little tag is playing double duty and is also for my Kraftin Kimmie challenge which is Christmas in July)!  This week's hostess for the KK Challenge is none other than the Fabulous Miss Kimmie herself πŸ™‚  Head over to the KKS Blog to see how you can win ya some free rubbah and for deets on this week's Frugal Friday Sale!

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For my Up on the Rooftop tag background, I used a Barn Door & Pine Needles Distress Ink Pads.  I smeared them on some wax paper, spritzed them with water and then applied my White CS to soak up some of that ink (I followed this video on SCS for the idea with the inks!).  After blowing my paper dry, I applied the Gesso… this was too much fun!  That uber-cute little Elf is Up on the Rooftop by Kraftin Kimmie, I got him last year before Christmas but never got to ink him up… I think he is absolutely perfect for this tag & background panel!!  I am so totally in love with the look of this… I can't wait to get my "hands dirty" learning more mixed media techniques!!!  Thanks for popping by, hope to see you again soon πŸ™‚  Have a fabulous weekend πŸ™‚

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