Happy – August Mixed Media Card Challenge reveal

Hello everyone and happy August!!! Since it is the beginning of a new month again, it is also time to share the new Mixed Media August Card Challenge with you. Here it is:

This month´s challenge is to use BUTTERFLIES. Now we all like to use butterflies, don´t we, so I am guessing that there will be quite a few submissions this month. And the optional element this time is gold. So add a hint of gold to your project to make it extra classy and special!!!

And here is a little step-by-step on how I created the card:

I first rubbed three tones of Gelatos onto a white piece of paper, then added some water and by using my finger, mixed the water with the Gelato treated area together. It created a watercolor kind of effect on the background.

Next I applied some purple ink splatters from a spray ink bottle to give the background a more interesting look.

After that I used the The Crafter´s Workshop stencil to apply some metallic texture paste (gold) over the Gelato treated areas. I let the paste air dry and while it was drying, I started with my butterflies.

I first stamped the butterfly image onto the same piece of white paper with VersaMark embossing powder, then poured some Sticky Embossing Powder (by Ranger) over the stamped image, heat set it and quickly added a piece of gold foil over the embossed area and rubbed the foil with my finger onto the surface. That created a lovely golden butterfly which I then „colored“ with green and yellow spray ink tones. After the ink was dry, I fussy cut the butterflies and glued them down onto the card over a piece of golden yarn. I also added some blue faux stitching around the edges and finally dabbed some black Glimmer Glaze here and there for additional detail. The sentiment is stamped with a black ink.

I used blue cardstock as my card base to add more contrast between the card background and the card base.

Hope you have enjoyed this little tutorial and will find time to join in with us at the August challenge!!! Don´t forget to stop by the MMCC blog every once and a while for more card inspiration for this month´s challenge! See you at MMCC, lovelies!!

Happy creating,
xxx, Sanna

This hobby makes me… – ScrapFriends inspirational video

Hi there! Today it is time fr me to share my very last ScrapFriends inspirational video with you. A fact that makes me pretty sad, as it has been such a fun time on this team. I have gained so many good friends during this term, learned tons and developed as a scrapper. It has been truly a positive experience. Angela has been so nice to us the whole time, always letting us do our own thing and encouraging us to just have fun with what we do. Will miss you, Angela <3!! Second my team colleagues have been just so much fun, both times round! The only negative experiences where things like when I had been thinking I was taping the video and then noticed that the camera was not on or did not work right or the hard drive broke down in the middle of it all. But these things obviously happen and have nothing to do with ScrapFriends themselves, have they :)!!

As this was my last video it got me thinking about this hobby and what had happened in my life during the past 1,5 year due to this amazing hobby and it made me feel quite thankful. Thankful for all the possibilities I had been given, for all the great experiences and for realizing that this truly is „my thing“. Sharing the videos, getting feedback, making tutorials and being creative is something that gives me so much back. What other people get from running a marathon I get from scrapbooking 🙂 :)!!!

I hope you enjoy this video and for those who have been wondering if I will continue keeping my YouTube Channel going…yes, I will :). I plan to put videos online there also in the future. So I hope to be seeing you around! *waving wildly to my mates*

Hei, tässä tulee vihoviimeinen ScrapFriendseille tekemäni videotutoriaali. On hirmuisen haikeaa postittaa tätä, koska olen todella nauttinut ajasta heidän tiimissään. Viimeiset 1,5 vuotta ovat olleet ihan uskomatonta aikaa. Olen oppinut hirmuisesti, kehittynyt skräppääjänä ja saanut paljon ihania uusia ystäviä. Siksi jäähyväiset ovatkin erityisen vaikeat!! Kiitos Angelalle ja tiimikavereilleni tältä koko ajalta!! Teitä kaikkia tulee kyllä ikävä!! Ja kiitos kaikille innokkaille videoideni katselijoille. Aion jatkossa jatkaa niiden tekemistä, joten YouTube-kanavani pysyy myös tulevaisuudessa linjoilla :). Kiitos kaikille tästä mahtavasta ajasta <3!

Hallo! Heute poste ich hier mein allerletztes Video für ScrapFriends. Diese Tatsache macht mich sehr traurig, da ich die letzten 1,5 Jahre wirklich genossen habe. Es war einfach eine wunderschöne Zeit im Team. Aus Teamkolleginnen wurden Freunde und die Unterstützung und der Zusammenhalt war unglaublich gut! Ich werde euch alle sehr vermissen!!! Ich habe auch in dieser Zeit wahnsinnig viel gelernt und mich weiter entwickelt! Danke für alles, ihr Lieben!!! Übrigens, ich habe nicht vor meinen YouTube Kanal zu schließen, es wird weitere Videos auch im neuen Jahr dort geben. Ich bin immer noch total überwältigt, dass so viele von euch immer wieder auf meinem Kanal vorbeischauen (und ich freue mich total auf Feedback..könnt ihr ruhig also öfters auch Kommentare hinterlassen :)…). Bis Bald!!

xoxo, Sanna

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