Hints of Spring, Vol. 3 – Mixed Media Card Challenge

Hi there, today I´m sharing yet another card I created for this months Mixed Media Card Challenge.

I am totally in love with the „Save the Date“ collection by Teresa Collins and even though this paper is not quite shouting spring, I just had to use it :). I love the b&w stripes!! To add a little spring feeling, I´ve used bright and happy colours to go with the b&w background. Here are some detail photos of how I made the card:

I took several Distress Stains colours and wiped them onto a piece of white cardstock and let the layer dry properly.

Next I stamped a birdie (Stamp by Hero Arts) with a black dye ink (also by Hero Arts) over the coloured area. While I was at it, I made two – never know when you will need a second birdie for something :). After that I fussy cut them.

I then glued the birdie on it´s place and added some wood veneer arrows to go with it. Also a green rhinestone as an eye :). I then covered the arrows with glitter glue and then cut a little strip of coloured paper and hand wrote the sentiment on it. That´s it!

Oh, and of course I had to add some colour splatters here and there, you know me ;-). This time with pink Glimmer Glaze. And I also outlined the birdie image with a black pen to make it stand out more.

So now it´s your turn – there is still plenty of time to play along, so I hope to see you at MMCC!!!

xxx, Sanna

Hints of Spring Vol 2. – Mixed Media Card Challenge

Hello there, time to bring you some additional inspiration to the March Mixed Media Card Challenge :)! This months theme is Spring and the optional element this time is a bird.

And here are some additional cards I created based on this months theme:

On the above card I´ve used some paper leftovers from the Teresa Collins „Save the Date“ collection kit. In addition I´ve punched out some butterflies, again using a purple sprayed leftover paper piece. I then added some yarn in matching colours and outlined the butterflies with a white pen. A pearl in the middle is for additional interest and the little puffy sticker (by Evalicious) is my sentiment.

This is a very clean&simple card, but I like how it turned out and I again got some stash busted too :).

My next card is very different to what I usually make, but I took out some older (as in: I´ve had them for a looong time :)!!) Hero Arts stamps and stamped the brach, fussy cut it (yes I did – and it´s very thin!!), coloured the leaves with a green marker and glued it down on the dry embossed piece. The clouds pattern comes from a Stampin´ Up! dry embossing folder – I just love it! I´ve also inked the clouds with a blue Distress Ink afterwards to give the sky more interest. Next I took a leftover piece (when I make mixed media stuff, I always save the colorful, random leftover pieces for such purposes as these!) of watercolor paper, stamped the birdies on it various times to get different coloured wings and bodies and then did some paper piecing and glued everything on their places. The wood veneer heart is covered with glitter glue and inside I´ve applied some Glossy Accents and poured some micro beads into the empty space.

Quite a lot of work for such a simple looking card, come to think of it ;-). By the way, the sentiment says: You are staggering!

So this was my take – now it´s your turn! Excited to see what you will make out of this challenge! See you at MMCC,

xxx, Sanna

Welcome home – Mixed Media Card Challenge, more inspiration

Hi there! Today I´d like to shortly remind you of the ongoing December challenge over at the Mixed Media Card Challenge Blog. The theme is „home“ and as an optional element you are asked to use „lace“.

This is the second card I created based on this months theme:

I´ve first used a Hero Arts background stamp and hear embossed some clear embossing powder. The I applied some Distress Ink in several colours onto the background. After that I heated a wax silver crayon to create those random splatters. Then a ribbon and a chipboard house with a sentiment „welcome home“ next to it. The house is first coloured with „Wink of Stella silver brush pen“ and next covered with some glitter glue. Finally I added some „faux stitching“ around the edges.

That is my take, now it´s your turn to create a card based on this theme! You still have a little over 10 days to join in! Hope to see you at MMCC, lovelies!!

xxx, Sanna

Stamped cards – Pipilonias kreative Welt

Hello there! As you might have noticed by now, I have a thing for stamps..lol..! I love to create backgrounds for cards and layouts using stamps. For these cards I used the Avery Elle stamp set and nothing else.

This is the stamp set I am talking about:

 http://www.pipilonia.at/Avery-Elle

and this is how the cards look like:

I used Hero Arts Shadow Inks for stamping and created a „faux woodgrain“ pattern onto the card background using the longest stamp of the set. After that I stamped a background on a separate piece of paper with the smaller brush stamps. The sentiment I then stamped using the Hero Arts Chalkboard stamp ink. Some „faux stitching“ here and there and both cards were finished in a flash.  Hope you get inspired and have fun with some stamping!!!

xoxo, Sanna

Materials:

Stamp set: Avery Elle – Brushed Clear Stamps; Stamp inks: Hero Arts Shadow Inks, Pen: RICO Design; Rhinestones: ScrapBerry´s

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