You are fab! – more MMCC inspiration

Hello everyone! Time to share the last two cards for the July MMCC challenge :) .

On the first card I have use a piece of blue burlap as a background, then added a blue cardstock and stamped with a blue ink onto it (using a Prima stamp). After that I fussy cut the flower pots from a piece of patterned paper and then glued the flowers with glue dots on their places. The sentiment was created with tiny alpha stickers and in the end I added some black Glimmer Glaze splatters as additional detail to the card.

The last card I a last piece from the 12×12 inch background piece I created in the beginning. I´ve added some faux watercolor using a blue spray ink, then added some stamping with a hand carved stamp and blue ink and after that I´ve added some glue here and there and poured some embossing powder over the glued areas. I then heat set the powder and after that added all kinds of bits and pieces from my stash. There is some washi tape, some rhinestone arrows, some stickers and also some blue Glimmer Glaze in there. This has been a really fun challenge!!! I hope you have found the time to join in with us! Have a great start into the new week, lovelies!!!

See you at MMCC,
xxx, Sanna


Beach time – Canvas Corp Brands

Hi there! I scrapped again – this time in A4 format. I just love this format!!! It is perfect for smaller photos and/or a one photo layout. I wanted to leave lots of empty space on this layout and clustering everything around the single photo. I´ve actually used only a few elements on this page – there a quite a few tags from the “Get Away” tag set and then just a few bits and pieces of paper/burlap to go with those. The tag set is such a fun one to use. The tags have perfect sayings/words on them that kind of form the journaling of the page.

I´ve added those tags around the photo, then cut a strip of the star paper and a piece from a Tattered Tangles paper to go with the tags. A small piece of burlap had the perfect color to go with the beach themed photo and then just a few random splodges and splatters of Glimmer Mist to combine everything together and the layout is almost done.

I´ve colored the Tattered Tangles piece with the same Glimmer Mist tones as I have used on the background. This way everything works well together.

Next I just added some travel themed metal embellishments and a few additional splatters of black Glimmer Glaze here and there. Some faux stitching around the edges and my clean & simple beach themed layout was done.

If you would like to go shopping, here are a few direct links to the products I´ve used on this layout: Cardstock, star paper, Tattered Tangles paper, Get Away Tags, Burlap, Patina Glimmer Mist, Glimmer Glaze.

Wishing you lovelies a gorgeous day – have fun scrapping!!!
xxx, Sanna

Such a lovely day – More MMCC inspiration

Happy Wednesday everyone! Time to share some more card inspiration for this months Mixed Media Card Challenge! This moths challenge is all about the color blue. Sounds like a fun challenge!! I hope you will find some time to play along with us.

Remember the 12×12 inch paper piece I created for this challenge? This particular piece is from the upper right corner of that paper sheet.

There is some blue spray ink, some blue stamping (hand carved stamp), some blue toned iridescent paste as well as some hand drawn blue marker circles on the background. I´ve then added a blue burlap piece onto the card, assemblied some paper flowers and My Mind´s Eye brads next to the burlap ribbon. After that I´ve used a blue sticker sentiment (I think that was by My Mind´s Eye too). Finally, I added some blue rhinestones as well as blue Glimmer Glaze droplets onto the card as additional detail.

So now it´s your turn – if you haven´t played along yet, there is still plenty of time to do so! Hope to see you at MMCC!! Have fun with the challenge!!

xxx, Sanna

Misted and stenciled layout background – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello there, everyone! Summer is finally here! We´ve had our share of some pretty hot weather the past days. Even though it has been so warm, you will not hear me complain. I love summer, I really, really like the warm weather more than the cold and dark winter days. You might have also noticed that many of my layouts have summer photos on them. A coincidence? I do not think so ;-) .

And therefore, I will be sharing another summer themed page right now :-) . This one features my boys on a vacation a few years back. Half buried into the beach sand playing with their Pokemon figures. Fun times & great memories.

I´ve used quite a few Canvas Corp Brands products on this layout. Starting from the kraft cardstock, spray inks, canvas ribbon and the little paper embellishments. I wanted to add different layers of ink, paste and paint here and there and kept the colors very natural (yellows, browns, blueish green/patina & sandy tones). Here is a little video on what I did – it has been a while since my last one… hope you like this one!

And here are a few close-up photos. The stencil I´ve used is by The Crafter´s Workshop. I´ve tried to add all product infos to the video, but if you have any questions, leave me a comment and I will do my best to answer them :) .

These little black & white maritime tags are so cool as you can change their color to match any project just by spraying them with some spray ink. I´ve pretty much misted every item on this layout, by the way. The journaling is written on a DIY kraft tag and hidden behind the photo.

Here is a close-up of one of my favorite spray ink tones – the Glimmer Mist Verdigris. It has beautiful golden/bronze glimmer combined with a beautiful blueish ink tone.

Cannot wait for our next vacation – could be that you will be seeing some more vacation & summer themed layouts in the future too. Have fun scrapping and put your mixed media goodies in action ;-) !!

xxx, Sanna

Sweetness – more Mixed Media Card Challenge inspiration

Hello there, lovelies! Like promised I am today sharing some more mixed media card inspiration. Remember the first post? I created a 12×12 inch sheet at once and used different parts of it as a background for my card(s).

This is the second card from that sheet. I´ve used the upper left corner for this one.

There is some misting on the background, some iridescent paste (applied thru a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil) and some hand carved stamp stamping. All kept in various blue tones. Then I just added an old ribbon from my stash, some paper flowers, enamel dots and a sticker sentiment. I´ve also added some blue Fragments (glued down with Glossy Accents).

I hope you will find time to join us and play along. Here is a link to some more card inspo :) . Have fun with the challenge!!

xxx, Sanna

Smile – The Mixed Media Card Challenge July reveal

First of July, can you believe it?!! Where has the time gone? Therefore it is again time to share the new Mixed Media Card Challenge with you :) . This time the theme is to use the color BLUE and as an optional element you can add a VASE.

I´ve created several cards for this months reveal. I will be revealing those bit by bit during the next weeks. Here is a peek on the background starting point.

I´ve used a big 12×12 inch watercolor paper as a starting point and first misted it with water spray, then added blue spray ink onto the surface and let it spread freely around the paper and form random patterns.

When the paper was dry I next added random stamping with blue ink here and there using various hand carved stamps from my stash. I then went along and kinda split the paper in 4 areas and added various media on these areas. There is pearlescent paste on one corner, added thru a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil. On the other corner I´ve added some Fragments (as a “glue” I used Glossy Accents). On the lower left corner I´ve applied paper glue and dabbed some embossing powder on those areas. I then used then heat set it with a heat gun. And finally, on the right bottom corner I´ve added Glossy Accents here and there and then poured a layer of Distress Glitter on those areas. I´ve kept all media in blue tones.

The only thing missing is a vase :) . On this particular card you see the Distress Glitter piece. I´ve then added a few pearl arrows from Prima (colored blue with a marker), a blue twine around the circle, a flower and a brad as well as some outlining with a blue pen and a stamped sentiment (again using a hand carved stamp here).

Now it is your turn – but before you get those blue papers and inks and media out, make sure to hop over to the MMCC blog to take a look at the gorgeous cards my design team colleagues created. Also make sure to come by later this month for more inspiration :) . Have fun with the challenge and see you at MMCC!!!

xxx, Sanna

2 cute 4 words – The Nifty Pixel

How about some sketch goodness??? There is a re-release of the Page Drafts “Hearts a Flutter” sketch series over at the Scrap Stacks Store – designed by the fabulous Em Straface aka The Nifty Pixel. Here is a peek (and a LINK to the store :) …):

And here is my take on the sketch down left:

I´ve used the lovely “Sweet thing” digi kithybrid again, of course – and created this layout with those goodies. And here are a few close-ups:

The only extras here are the black Glimmer Glaze, the black pen and the alpha stickers. Everything else is from the kit. Hope you give these sketches a try. I don´t often do multiple photo layouts, but I just could not help myself when I saw the sketches. Had to go for 3 photos :) .

Happy (hybrid) scrapping,
xxx, Sanna

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Designer inspired – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello there and happy weekend, everyone!!! Where do you get your inspiration for a project? I get inspired by various things I see, like magazines, paintings, nature, photos, even everyday objects like buildings. We were asked to think about a “designer inspired” project for a Canvas Corp. Crew challenge and I must admit, the minute I read the task, I knew where I would go for my inspiration :) . I am a girl who loves colors. I mean, I admire those simple, pastellic and white soft layouts that are out there, but I somehow never manage to create such. I usually go for color. And when speaking of color, there is one Finnish company that knows their way around bold colors and patterns. They are called Marimekko. I am sure you have heard of them :) . If not, here is a link to their website

They have some very cool fabric patterns out on the market, as well as fun and bold clothing, bags and home articles. Their latest collection has some really fun fabric designs and as soon as I saw this dress, I knew I wanted to use the pattern as an inspiration for a card background. It has those nice color splatters as well as the kind of watercolor effect on it.

And these two cards were inspired by the above dress. The designer behind the dress is Aino-Maija Metsola.  So how did I create this card background then? I took a piece of watercolor paper and the Plain Jane Baseboard paints. I first sprayed the background with water, then dabbed a paintbrush into the yellow/blue spray ink color and drew random lines with the paintbrush. When that layer was dry, I just again gathered some color with the paintbrush from the ink bottle and then dabbed random splatters onto the background. After that I added the embellishments and a stamped sentiment (stamped with this 7gypsies stamp).

I really like the yellow color, but the effect on the blue card turned out even better, so that was my favorite with this technique in the end. And I also colored the lace ribbon with some blue toned spray inks too, so they better match the background. Here I again used this 7gypsies stamp for the sentiment. And in the end also added some Glimmer Glaze splatters onto the surface for additional decoration.

And then I saw this dress on the Marimekko website. What fun colors and patterns there! Just perfect inspiration for a card background too. This dress is designed by Piia Rinne. I used this idea for the next two cards I made.

On the first one I used the same background technique like on the first cards shown previously, but added various colors. All colors I used are from the Plain Jane Baseboard line. After that layer was dry, I grabbed a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil and added some texture paste onto the background thru it. Then I added some black Glimmer Glaze splatters and a stamped sentiment (with this stamp).

For the second card I just used a dry paint brush with the Baseboard ink and drew wavy lines. In between the colors I always let the layer dry properly to keep the lines from mixing together. When the background was done, I again used the TCW stencil with texture paste to add some dots over the first layer. I then added some blue Glimmer Glaze splatters and finally stamped a sentiment and added the embellishments in the middle.

And then I saw the next dress, also designed by Piia Rinne. I just love these patterns and colors!!! And there are so many more to get inspired by when you visit the website.

Here is first sprayed water mist onto a piece of white watercolor paper until it was quite damp. I then took a dry paintbrush and dabbed it into a spray ink bottle until it was soaked with that particular color. I then just held the damp paintbrush over the paper and let color drop down from it. When it touched the paper surface it started to freely spread around and form random patterns. After one color I went over to the next one and so on until the background was full of ink/paint. Then I just added black Glimmer Glaze splatters, a stamped sentiment and the embellishments and the card was done.

Here are a few step-by-step photos about the various processes starting with the materials:

Here I have added some purple ink onto the damp background. I love to watch the color spread around freely and form totally random patterns.

On the left side card I´ve drawn lines onto the damp paper and let the color spread on it´s own. On the right side the colors were dropped from above and formed splatters which then spreaded on the paper on their own. Same idea, but a totally different look.

And here a photo of the same finished card backgrounds.

And a close-up :) .

Then one of my fave products, the Glimmer Glaze paint line. I love adding shiny splodges onto my projects :) .

and here a look of the card backgrounds I created, before glueing them onto the card bases.

I sure had a lot of fun with this “Designer Inspired” challenge. Now make sure you hop over to the Canvas Corp. Blog to see what my design team colleagues have created. There are some really great projects up on their blog to get inspired by. I hope you will also get inspired to take a second look on your fave designers work and maybe add an idea or two onto your next project. Have fun!!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Now go shopping for art supplies: Canvas Corp Store
clothing/bags/home articles

What a trip! – The Nifty Pixel Sweet Thing digi kit

Hi there, ready for some more “Sweet Thing” digi kit inspiration?? This kit is designed by the fabulously talented Em Straface aka The Nifty Pixel and I absolutely adore this one. Well, as you might know, I love all her kits, so this one is again no exception, but this particular one is perfect for example for those summer vacation photos :) .

Here is a preview of the kits contents (and if you click the photo, the link will take you directly to the ScrapStacks store):

And this is the page I created:

I used a grid form and lots of photos on this particular layout and I´ve written a few words about the process over at the Nifty Pixel blog, so hop over there to read more about it there :) .

I hope you get inspired to try some hybrid scrapbooking, too!
Happy scrapping,
xxx, Sanna

Don´t forget to fly – June MMCC, Vol. 4

Hello there! Today I will share my last take on the June COLLAGE challenge over at the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog. There is still a little time to play along with us, so I hope you grab your tools and dig into your stash and get creative :) .

This months challenge is a really fun one. It is about creating a collage of some kind and as an additional element you can use a frame. I´ve again created my kind of collage and first glued all kinds of paper/tape/ribbon pieces onto a piece of cardstock, then used a Tim Holtz butterfly die cut die to cut some butterflies out of that particular paper and then created a frame (again with a die cut die and my Big Shot). I´ve colored the frame with yellow and green spray ink and then stamped some circles with Finnabair stamps onto the background.

Next I outlined the frame with a black pen, then glued the frame with the butterflies onto the card base, added a stamped sentiment in the middle and finally some enamel dots.

It is a quite fast card to create, although there are so many bits and pieces in there. And the fun part is that you can use all kinds of residue paper pieces and old product to create the collage butteflies. I bet flowers would look cool this way too. Will need to try that out some time later. I´ve really enjoyed this moths challenge alot, hope you do too and join in with us! We love seeing your creations!!

See you at MMCC,
xxx, Sanna