Hints of Spring – Mixed Media Card Challenge, Vol. 4

All good things are three four, right?!! Here come some more cards based on the March Mixed Media Card Challenge!! I promise that these are the last ones :).

Spring can be not only flowers and birds singing, but also lots of rain. At least where I live, we get quite a lot of rain during springtime and therefore I also created a card based on that side of spring :). Here it is:

I have first coloured a piece of watercolour paper with Distress Stains in blue and purple tones. After that I ran that piece thru my Big Shot for dry embossing. The embossing folder is by Tim Holtz. I accidentally placed the image wrong way around into the folder, so I got a negative image, which I actually was really happy about in the end, since I now could colour the „plaster/mortar“ parts with a blue Distress Ink to make them stand out more.

Sometimes crafting accidents turn out to be blessings :). Next I just stamped the umbrella man with a black ink and fussy cut him. Then I glued both him and the sentiment (Quintessential Quotes) on their places and added some Glossy Accents to create a „rain“ effect. My rain turned out quite big *LOL*, but I don´t mind. Even though I am not a fan of rain, I really like my rainy card a lot!

And then to outbalance the rainy mood card I created a happy and bright one too. For this one I used a watercolour leftover piece as a background. Every time when I create a project, be it a card or someting else, I keep a piece of watercolour paper next to me. When I have leftover media like ink on a stencil, or leftover paste or glitter that I don´t want to toss, I wipe them onto a piece like this. So in the end there are layers and layers of Distress Ink, spray ink, dye ink, paint, paste, glitter and various media on it. At some point, when suitable for another project, I take these pieces out and pick one. Like this one for this card.

I have also used parts of that paper piece to stamp the little birdie on with black ink. Next I´ve fussy cut it and glued it down onto the background. Since the background is very vivid, I only added the bird and a sentiment.

That´s it for March inspiration from my part – hope you have enjoyed this months challenge! See you at MMCC,

xxx, Sanna