Mixed Media Card Challenge – September challenge, Vol. 3

Hello there! Just a reminder that there is still time to join in on the September Mixed Media Card Challenge!! This is my 3rd card this month 🙂 – yes, I really like the colour palette and the theme.

I have first added various Distress Inks tones thru a stencils (The Crafter´s Workshop) onto the background and then stemped with a Hero Arts stamp (Old Letter Writing – my fave stamp!) over the area. I then dry embossed and die cut some leaves from a metal sheet (by Add A Little Dazzle) and finally added some paper roses for additional decoration.

Just in case you forgot, here are details on how to join in with us:

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 September 25, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT -700).
6. We’ll announce the winner and highlights on September 30.

This month’s challenge is pretty special too because we’ve got a fabulous sponsor: Add a Little Dazzle!

„We specialize in an exclusive line of craft metal sheets that helps you take your crafting to the next level. Whether you are a seasoned or new crafter, our craft metal sheets will help you create unique projects that will make you stand out among the crowd. Are you ready to take your crafting to the next level? Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets will help you turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.“
Add A Little Dazzle is offering a $15 gift certificate to use towards products in the AALD Boutique.
We will randomly pick a winner of the gift certificate from all the entries that have the optional element (metal or leaves or both). So if you want a shot at this month’s prize, create a mixed media card that has metal (craft metal sheet or any kind of metal) or leaves or both.
Have fun and see you there!
xoxo, Sanna

The Mixed Media Card Challenge – Autumn Colors, Vol. 2

Hi there, lovelies!!! I just love these challenges at The Mixed Media Card Challenge blog.. and by the amount of submissions we get every month, you do too :)!!! That makes us very happy, so keep ´em coming :)!! It´s time to share another inspirational card that is based on this months challenge theme and colours. Hope you get inspired and join us on this fun challenge!

Like on my previous card, I´ve played with the gorgeous metal sheets by Add a Little Dazzle again. Here is what I did with them:

I used a piece of silver colored sheet and run that thru my Big Shot (this flower patterned dry embossing folder is by Cuttlebug). Next I added some alcohol inks over the sheet (in reddish tones) and finally wiped over the embossed areas with a brown Archival Ink. That way the alcohol ink vanished from those areas and is replaced by the brown tone of the ink. It makes the pattern look more interesting.

…and this is what my card looks like. I´ve used this piece both on my original card and on this second one and I´ve still got plenty to play with. For this card I fussy cut the metal sheet into a leaf form and glued it down on it´s place. On the background there is a toned (acrylic paint) struckture paste in there. I´ve applied it onto the background thru a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil. Then just random color splatters here and there and a sentiment and some doodling around the edges. The cute little birdie is by Wycinanka.

Wishing you a lovely day and hope to see you join in with us on this lovely September challenge. There is a fabulous prize waiting for one lucky winner – so make sure you go by the rules to be in for the win :).

Happy crafting,
xoxo, Sanna

September challenge – The Mixed Media Card Challenge Blog

Hi there lovelies! Time to share with you the new MMCC September card challenge!!! This time it´s all about autumn and autumn colours. As an additional element please use either metal or leaves (or both :-)..).

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 September 25, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT -700).
6. We’ll announce the winner and highlights on September 30.

This month’s challenge is pretty special too because we’ve got a fabulous sponsor: Add a Little Dazzle!

„We specialize in an exclusive line of craft metal sheets that helps you take your crafting to the next level. Whether you are a seasoned or new crafter, our craft metal sheets will help you create unique projects that will make you stand out among the crowd. Are you ready to take your crafting to the next level? Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets will help you turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.“
Add A Little Dazzle is offering a $15 gift certificate to use towards products in the AALD Boutique.
We will randomly pick a winner of the gift certificate from all the entries that have the optional element (metal or leaves or both). So if you want a shot at this month’s prize, create a mixed media card that has metal (craft metal sheet or any kind of metal) or leaves or both.

This is what I made:

I´ve first stamped leaves onto the background (by Stampendous) and then added a piece of dry embossed, alcohol inked metal (by Add a Little Dazzle) on the bottom part of the card. In the middle there is a piece of inked resist canvas in there. Embellishments are just a few simple buttons combined with a Wycinanka leaf chipboard.

I love seeing your submissions to the challenges, so I hope you get inspired also this time and join in with us :)!!! Have fun and see you at MMCC!

xoxo, Sanna