Be Okay – Off the Rails Scrapbooking, March challenge

Hello there! Today I´d like to share with you the layout I created based on the lovely March color palette over at Off The Rails Scrapbooking Blog. I´ve also gathered some step-by-step photos for you. Hope you enjoy!

First I took the “Tattered Lace” stencil (by The Crafter´s Workshop) and applied some “Vintage Photo” and “Gathered Twigs” Distress Ink thru it onto the kraft cardstock. I pretty much followed the sketch regarding the placement of the stenciled areas.

Next I stamped with a Hero Arts background stamp onto the background using VersaMark ink. After that I applied some golden embossing powder over the stamped areas and heat embossed them. The embossing powder is by Lindy´s Stamp Gang (King Midas Gold).

On this picture you can see the nice golden embossing powder on the background. After that I applied some May Mists “Licorice” here and there.

Before I stamped the background I took some random residue circle pieces I had kept from a previous project, inked their edges with a black ink and then applied them onto the background after the embossing part was done.

I then went along and added some twine, washi tape and a piece of brown wrapping paper onto the background. After that I stamped with a roller stamp using the “Gathered Twigs” Distress ink. I also inked the edges with an ink blending tool.

I then went along and added all kinds of little bits and embellishments, some additional stamping and wrote the journaling and added the title. I also added some plain chipboard clouds and covered them with a “Soft Pewter” Glimmer Glaze tone.

Here are some close-ups from the layout. I´ve hand written the journaling on to small kraft cardstock pieces and outlined them with a black pen.

It has been a while since I last made such a monochromatic layout, but I must say I really, really enjoyed creating this one. A very personal page with a hidden journaling.

What a gorgeous color palette this months mood board has!! And the sketch is just fabulous.

I sure hope many of you will find the time to play along!! Enjoy!!!

xxx, Sanna

Hints of Spring – Mixed Media Card Challenge

Hi there! Another month, another challenge :)! It again time to share the new card challenge at the Mixed Media Card Challenge Blog and this month it´s all about:

And here is how you can 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 March 25, 11:55 p.m. PST (GMT -8).
6. We’ll announce the winner and highlights on March 31.

This was my take on the challenge:

This is what is “on” the card: Pink Distress Stain on the background to create a faux watercolor effect, some partial stamping with grey dye ink, Glimmer Glaze splatters in pink, an old sticker (destashing!!), some wood veneer birdies and tiny leftover paper hearts here and there. In addition I doodled a frame with a grey pen.

I hope you will find some time to play along this month!! It´s a really fun challenge you can interpret in so many ways!!! See you at MMCC, lovelies!

xxx, Sanna

Tags & Stencils

Hi there, today I´d like to share with you some quick and easy tags I created. They are perfect for little presents and also can be added as decorational elements to different kinds of artworks.

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I first took a piece of watercolor paper and created multi-colored backgrounds with Distress Inks and water. After that layer was dry I mied some texture paste together with various acrylic paint colors and then just started adding the paste onto the watercolor paper pieces.

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After that I added some ink splatters here and there in various colors that matched the color scheme of the particular tag. I then went and added all kinds of decorational elements and even stamped some sentiments to my tags. Finally I just added a piece of ribbon on top. While I was at it I created quite a few backgrounds at once. It is kind of addictive once you start.

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For this last tag I just changed the texture paste to embossing paste and mixed it together with some green glitter. Once the paste is dry the glitter will not come off and it is much more cleaner and easier to work with the glitter once mixed together with the paste.

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I also glued some of the backgrounds onto card bases to create a series of small cards. I used some stamp images to highlight the cards and added a suitable sentiment to go with the image.

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On projects like these I like also to use up some older stash. For example the big flowers are ones I bought when I first started scrapbooking and that is a while back. When you mix and match you can use up quite a few older products at once :). I hope you give this idea a try! Have fun!

Happy creating,
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

The Crafter´s Workshop Stencils – Positive, Persian Gate, Vineyard, Coptic Impressions, Alhambra, Labyrinth, Kasias Letters, Random Stars, Netting, Sea Creatures, Abstract Leaves
The Crafter´s Workshop Fragments – Filmreel Fragments
The Crafter´s Workshop Balzer Bits – View Master Bits
Ink – Distress Inks by Ranger
Archival ink – Ranger
Acrylic paint – PaperArtsy
Spray ink – Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels
Stamps – Dina Wakley for Ranger
Other – Brads, Flowers, Ribbon, Glue

Love life – final MMCC February inspiration

Hello there! I´ve got one more LOVE themed card to share with you this month :). This is also made for and based on the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog´s February challenge theme! And that is LOVE and buttons :). Here is the direct link:

and here is my final take on the challenge:

I again used a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil to create the netting pattern with embossing paste. Next I applied some pink spray ink with a paint brush over the pasted area. After the surface was dry, I applied some black ink splodges, some yarn and a piece of silver netting ribbon as well as a resin flower. This time I interpreted the theme a bit different, instead of writing just “love”, I wrote “love life”.

Sure has been a fun month creating all the “LOVEly” cards :). I sure hope you have had time to join us!! If not, there is still just a little bit time left to do that :-D! See you there!

xxx, Sanna

Love – more February MMCC inspiration

Hello there lovelies! I have been very busy creating love themed cards this month. So here comes another one I made based on Mixed Media Card Challenge blog´s February theme. Remember, it is all about love and buttons, right? Love is the main theme and buttons an optional element.

and here is my 4th card for this challenge:

I first used a dry embossing folder to create the background pattern for this card, then inked over it with orange and pink Distress Ink and highlighted the edges with some more pink. After that I cut a heart shape out of a piece of leftover paper, covered it with Glossy Accents and spinkled some Mica Fragments over it. Next I placed the gold-white-striped heart over it, added the ribbon bow and some rhinestones. Finally I also stamped some hashtag words here and there. I am quite addicted to these hashtag stamps by Tim Holtz ;-).

So, if you haven´t joined in yet, now´s the time!! This is an easy and fun challenge to play along with – hope to see you at MMCC,

xxx, Sanna