XOXO – The Mixed Media Card Challenge, May

Hello there, lovelies!!! This month I was not able to finish my card for the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog´s May challenge in time – SORRY for that! BUT there is a reason for that.. I have recently gone thru quite a big life change and I am struggling with time management. I have been chasing my tail the past weeks and this time I just did not make it in time. However, the good thing is that we share more inspiration during the month, so I can today share the May MMCC challenge with you!!

This is again a fun one! You need to use WINGS and foil on your card. By the way, while creating, make sure you join in with a CARD as this is a card challenge :-).  I am sure we will again get lots and lots of submissions to such a fun theme!! Cannot wait to see what you create!!

Here are the rules, how to play along:

1. Create a mixed media CARD based on the theme, with or without the optional element.
2. Display the challenge graphic on your blog post and link back to this challenge post.
3. You may enter as many times as you want, as long as each entry is different.
4. You may combine a maximum of 7 challenges (6 other challenges plus ours).
5. Submit your projects by May 25, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT-7).
6. We’ll announce the winner and highlights on May 31.

ANNNNDDD…. the MMCC blog is soon celebrating it´s first birthday and there is a
DESIGN TEAM CALL open on this occation!! Here are the details:

Our challenge blog turns one in July and I’m looking for a few new mixed media card artists to be part of the design team as we enter our second year. As a design team member, you’ll:
  • create one mixed media card a month based on a theme (reminder cards are optional)
  • comment on your assigned entries
  • pick your favorite and vote on the winner
Interested? I you’d like to be considered, create a mixed media card based on this month’s theme and link it up to the gallery. So that Shery knows you’re applying, add „DT“ after your name (e.g., Your Name – DT).
Successful applicants will be notified by June 5, introduced on the MMCC blog on June 20, and officially start their term on July 1. Good luck, everyone!
And now for my May card. Here it is – a shabby chic/romantic card this time around.

I first cut the background paper into right size, then added some pva glue here and there, let it dry and then applied some gold foil over the glued areas. I LOVE this effect and it is sooo easy to do. When that was done, I went and added some pink, purple and black misting here and there. Next I took a piece of paper towel (a leftover from a misting project), wripped a suitable sized piece and glued it onto the background. Next I fussy cut a flowery patterned paper piece and inked it a little bit. That was then glued down over the paper towel piece.

Then I just went and added some fussy cut leaves (I used the same paper as on the background) and applied glitter glue on them for additonal detail. The dragonfly is a chipboard image from Wycinanka and consists of two pieces. I inked one piece with pink and the other with dark brown ink an glued them together. Then I applied some glitter glue on top. There is also a little butterfly flying around the card – also fussy cut from the patterned paper piece. And on top of it all a few paper flowers :).

I´ve by the way used a Polish Kit Project kit for this card – all the pieces, except for the spray inks and the foil come from that kit.

Now it is your turn – hope you have fun with this challenge!!
See you at MMCC,
xxx, Sanna

Discover – Mixed Media Card Challenge Vol. 3, October

Hi there! Time for the third inspirational card for the October challenge at the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog :). I hope you already played along with us, if not, you have still a few days to do so!

I created a total of 3 cards for this months challenge. They are all a bit different in style and colours. This last one in particular. So why do I think this card is vintage? Well, those precut chipboard pieces (to me) look kind of vintage. The Jenni Bowlin stamp at the background also is kind of vintage looking in my opinion.

The background is created first by using Distress Stain to create a faux watercolour background. I then added some stamping and some embossing enamel and after that just layered the embellishments overlappingly.

Here is a little closeup on the card. So now it is your turn, hope to see you at MMCC! Oh, and just in case you forgot, here are the rules:

HOW TO PLAY
1. Create a mixed media CARD based on the theme, with or without the optional element.
2. Display the challenge graphic on your blog post and link back to this challenge post.
3. You may enter as many times as you want, as long as each entry is different.
4. You may combine a maximum of 7 challenges (6 other challenges plus ours).
5. Submit your projects by October 25, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT -700).
6. We’ll announce the winner and highlights on October 31.

Happy crafting!
xoxo, Sanna

Life is an adventure – Mixed Media Card Challenge Vol. 1, October

Hello there, lovelies! A bit late, but still 1st of October tonight and therefore time for the new Mixed Media Card Challenge for October!! This time it´s all about vintage. As optional aelement you can add a key.

I am not very good at vintage. So I went and googled the word vintage and found a definition for it that I could live with. In fashion you could call old jeans „vintage“ so I figured, I could use older product to create a „vintage“ card. And this is what I came up with:

Those velvet ribbon flowers for me represent vintage in a way. Also the old fashioned stamp images of keys, locks and swirls are kind of old looking too :).

Also a little bit about how I created the card: I first applied/wiped a layer of Distress Stain onto the background to create a kind of „faux watercolour“ background. After that I went along and stamped the stamp images in two tones of browns over the blue layer. Next I hand drew (very freely) some lines with a golden glitter glue to create a „net“ over the previous layers and finally I also added some blue and white inks splatters here and there.

For decoration I chose an old Basic Grey sticker, doodled with copper glitter glue around it and then added the flowers. The sentiment stamp is by Ali Edwards for Technique Tuesday and I cut it in half.

Now it is your turn to create a vintage card for this challenge!! We are very eager to see what you come up with!! See you at MMCC :),

xoxo, Sanna