Die wilde Maus – The Nifty Pixel Core Radiance kit

Hi there, I wanted to share another hybrid layout with you today. This I actually created a few weeks back, but only now got to sharing it with you. I just adore Em´s designs – they are very versatile and I love her use of patterns and colors. And even though this kit was called “Core Radiance” which obviously sounds sports related, I used it for amusement park photos this time. Just because the colors and and patterns were perfect for that purpose in my opinion.

Here is a reminder of how the kit looks like:

and this is my hybrid layout created using the kit:

and some detail shots:

After printing the papers with my Epson I went along and added some random background stamping around the areas where the photos would later be. The stamp is hand carved by me and I´ve just a Hero Arts black ink for stamping.

I then fussy cut all kinds of element details and sentiments and glued them down on their places for additional detail. I always add some alphas/ink/stickers to go with the hybrid pieces just to reduce my stash.

I did not add much more to the page, just outlined some pieces with a black pen and added a few ink droplets here and there.

Now hop over to the Nifty Pixel website for more inspiration and get yourself some digi kit goodness at TheDigiChick :-) .

Have fun with your hybrid/digi designs,
See you soon,
Sanna

A friend is – Mixed Media Card Challenge September reveal

And just like that another new month just started! It is time to share the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog´s September challenge:

So the theme is friendship and as an optional element you are asked to use a ribbon on your card.

And here comes the card I created for this months reveal:

and here is how I created the card:

First I applied some golden paste thru a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil (mini rug) onto the card base and let that layer dry.

While the card base was drying, I sprayed a piece of lace with apricot Chalkboard spray ink by Tattered Angels.

And while the ribbon was drying, I went over and stamped a friendship themed sentiment/quote (by Kaisercraft) on a piece of white cardstock with VersaMark ink and then applied clear embossing powder over it. Then I heat set the powder.

Finally I went over the embossed sentiment area with orange Distress Ink, fussy cut the piece and glued all the pieces on their place. Finally I also added a piece of matching orange ribbon to go with the lace and some golden pearls to match the pasted, stenciled background pattern.

I hope you find the time to join us for the September challenge!!! For more details (rules and more inspiration) go to the MMCC blog.

Happy creating,
xxx, Sanna

Spread your wings – more MMCC card challenge inspiration

Time for one more butterfly inspired card! As you might remember, this months challenge at The Mixed Media Card Challenge blog is all about butterflies (and gold).  I hope you have found time to play along with us this month – and if you haven´t there actually still is a little time to join in..

This is my second card based on this months theme:

For this one I first used a butterfly stamp from a Finnabair stamp set “Don´t forget to fly”. First stamped with VersaMark ink, then applied golden embossing powder and heat set it. After that I took some spray inks (green, yellow, blue) and colored the butterflies with them very freely.

I then added a golden yarn around the card, stamped a sentiment on a strip of white carstock, layered 3 flowers from my stash on top of each other and then applied some “Mini Prills” in the middle. For final touches I added some blue Glimmer Glaze splatters here and there and glued the background on a blue card base.

Now hop over to the MMCC blog for more card inspiration and submit your creation here. Have fun!!! Hope to see you there,

xxx, Sanna

The Nifty Pixel – Core Radiance kit release

Hello there everyone!! While we are struggling with a heat wave and sweating, others go to the gym to get their “sweat on”. Lol… it is quite hot where I live right now and as you can see, my brain has already started to melt ;-) . However, before I turn totally nuts due to the heat, I´d like to share the brand new “Core Radiance” digi kit (by The Nifty Pixel) with you.

Just fabulous, isn´t it? The name of the kit actually already says what the kit is all about, but due to the fun, bright colors and patterns it is also perfect for other themes too! My first layout with this kit is (kind of) sport related. We had been hiking with the family and I´ve collected some photos of our walk together for this hybrid page. This is what I ended up with:

The Nifty Pixel, by the way, has a new store/community home. You can now find all kinds of inspiration and the gorgeous kits at:

Go and check them out!! There is more to come, so hope to see you stop by here, at The NIfty Pixel blog and at The Digichick soon again!!! And now you should definitely also check out the creations of my lovely design team colleagues over here!

xxx, Sanna

Happy – August Mixed Media Card Challenge reveal

Hello everyone and happy August!!! Since it is the beginning of a new month again, it is also time to share the new Mixed Media August Card Challenge with you. Here it is:

This month´s challenge is to use BUTTERFLIES. Now we all like to use butterflies, don´t we, so I am guessing that there will be quite a few submissions this month. And the optional element this time is gold. So add a hint of gold to your project to make it extra classy and special!!!

And here is a little step-by-step on how I created the card:

I first rubbed three tones of Gelatos onto a white piece of paper, then added some water and by using my finger, mixed the water with the Gelato treated area together. It created a watercolor kind of effect on the background.

Next I applied some purple ink splatters from a spray ink bottle to give the background a more interesting look.

After that I used the The Crafter´s Workshop stencil to apply some metallic texture paste (gold) over the Gelato treated areas. I let the paste air dry and while it was drying, I started with my butterflies.

I first stamped the butterfly image onto the same piece of white paper with VersaMark embossing powder, then poured some Sticky Embossing Powder (by Ranger) over the stamped image, heat set it and quickly added a piece of gold foil over the embossed area and rubbed the foil with my finger onto the surface. That created a lovely golden butterfly which I then “colored” with green and yellow spray ink tones. After the ink was dry, I fussy cut the butterflies and glued them down onto the card over a piece of golden yarn. I also added some blue faux stitching around the edges and finally dabbed some black Glimmer Glaze here and there for additional detail. The sentiment is stamped with a black ink.

I used blue cardstock as my card base to add more contrast between the card background and the card base.

Hope you have enjoyed this little tutorial and will find time to join in with us at the August challenge!!! Don´t forget to stop by the MMCC blog every once and a while for more card inspiration for this month´s challenge! See you at MMCC, lovelies!!

Happy creating,
xxx, Sanna

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