Follow your heart – card

Hello and happy Monday! Today I´m stopping by to share a mixed media card with you again. This one is full of colour and has a fun paper doll on it. All in all a very easy card to make, but still so much fun!

I´ve misted the background paper with Dina Wakley gloss sprays in 4 different colours. After it was dry, I added a few splatters of whit eon top and then decorated with card with a Tim Holtz paper doll, who has silver rays behind her hat and a big rhinestone heart.

Her being a girl scout I found the sentiment „follow your heart“ more than suitable for this card. It can be given away for a graduation or a childs move to college or leaving home and pursuing their own dreams. I so enjoy making this type of cards!!

Hoping your week is a good one!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

DIY colorful Dresden Paper images

Hello everyone! I have so much enjoyed watching the Facebook Lives by Tim Holtz recently! And a few weeks back (I think, I lost count of days and weeks) he shared this idea with his embossing glazes and crayons in combination with his Sizzix Impresslits die cut dies. I so fell in love with the results, BUT I don´t have the glazes yet, so there goes that idea (for now).

But he said something in his video that got me thinking. He said, he originally designed the dies to create DIY Dresden papers and didn´t do that much anymore, because it was just that, DIY Dresden.. I had some VERY OLD alcohol inks (old school, like Tim says!) in my stash and some silver mirror cardstock that would make perfect Dresden papers. So this idea came to my mind when I played with the silver paper and tried alcohol lift-ink on it and just played around. It was this what if moment you get while experimenting and just playing with product without any particular plan: I could do DIY alcohol ink colored Dresden images – that for sure would look cool!! And it did!!!

Here are the results:

For first step just apply the alcohol inks onto a silver mirror paper either directly (let flow, spread and dry on their own or use a felt piece to apply and then let properly dry out).

Next take any of Tim´s Impresslits dies out and die cut the alcohol inked papers. And BAM! Just look at this gorgeousness!!! I am in love! Sooo many cool colours. And they somehow remind me of vintage christmas tree baubles!!! Like the ones our grandma´s used to decorate the trees with. So until I get any of the glazes, I am going to use all my silver mirror paper pieces and old alcohol inks and make these! These pieces will make great additions to any mixed media project.

Thank you Tim for the inspiring video that got me into doing this :)! Love the results.

Happy crafting!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Remember When – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello lovelies! I love up-cycling old items and as I recently got some old kitchen items gifted to me by a family friend, I immediately knew I wanted to alter them to various types of home and/or wall art items. So let´s start with the first object – a kind of grating aid, I suppose. It is build out of wood, so it must be quite old and has metal pins sticking out  of the middle to maybe hold a piece of vegetable still when grating. Hard to tell, as I haven´t seen such a piece in action, but that is what I supposed it to be. And here is what I ended up creating out of it:

I first painted the base with Tattered Angels Color Wash paints in Latte and Old Bronze tones. After the paint was dry, I started adding details to the piece.

I added some embossing ink stripes here and there on the very top and bottom of the wooden piece and applied some turquoise ultra thick embossing powder to the areas. Then I wiped the embossing ink around the edges of the piece and added golden embossing powder to the areas. After that I took out some stencils and added Nuvo Mousse thru the stencils to create a leafy pattern.

Next I started building layers. I weaved a hemp cord across the metal pin area and then added some glass beads onto the top and bottom areas to keep the cord on place. Next I took some Paper Whimsy wooden alterable elements and painted those with white paint and golden Nuvo Mousse. The bigger piece also got some 7gypsies rubons added onto the surface. The white pieces have a very thin layer of glitter glue on top of the paint for additional shine.

Creating this type of pieces is very intuitional for me. I go with what feels good for me at the moment, just picking a color combination I want to use and then I just let the piece guide me. I wanted to add wings to the piece, so I embossed Paper Whimsy wings with thick turquoise embossing powder and also added some embossing enamels on top for a more interesting look.

I added some Dresden Paper „rays“ under the wings for an additional detail and poured blue glitter onto the areas in between the rays. And also added some white embossing enamel here and there to better combine the bottom piece with the wings. On the very top there is a resin flower I created with molds a while back. I´ve used golden Glimmer Mist to alter the colour of the flower – you can see that done on this particular video of my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist video series.

I have used gel medium for adhering all pieces on place as I really want them to stay put, since this piece is designed to be hung on a wall. The remember when chipboard piece really fits this project perfectly in my opinion and adds a nice details to the altered item.

Next time when you are junking, take a second look at those small kitchen items you can find at a garage sale or junk store. You never know what you might find! I really like how this piece turned out.

I hope I could inspire you to take a second look at items you would have otherwise threwn away! It can be so much fun giving them a new life as a piece of altered art!!
Happy crafting,
Sanna

Supplies: