So many of my smiles – MMCC November challenge Vol. 2

Hello lovelies, today I´m sharing my second take on the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog´s November challenge. This months theme is:

And my second take looks like this:

I have used a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil as a doodling guide and created an arrow pattern (one of the challenge requirements :-)..) to the background of my card. After that I went and colored the arrows with markers and highlighted some of them with a little glitter glue.

The sentiment I first stamped with VersaMark ink, then added a turquoise embossing powder over the stamped area and heat set it. Next I sprayed some lighter and darker orange Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist over the embossed area and around it, fussy cut the sentiment, outlined it and adhered the sentiment onto the card base. Even though the card looks very clean&simple, it actually has a few techniques and medias going on there :-).

Hope you will join us on this months challenge – just follow this link to do so!
Happy crafting, Sanna

A friend is – Mixed Media Card Challenge September reveal

And just like that another new month just started! It is time to share the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog´s September challenge:

So the theme is friendship and as an optional element you are asked to use a ribbon on your card.

And here comes the card I created for this months reveal:

and here is how I created the card:

First I applied some golden paste thru a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil (mini rug) onto the card base and let that layer dry.

While the card base was drying, I sprayed a piece of lace with apricot Chalkboard spray ink by Tattered Angels.

And while the ribbon was drying, I went over and stamped a friendship themed sentiment/quote (by Kaisercraft) on a piece of white cardstock with VersaMark ink and then applied clear embossing powder over it. Then I heat set the powder.

Finally I went over the embossed sentiment area with orange Distress Ink, fussy cut the piece and glued all the pieces on their place. Finally I also added a piece of matching orange ribbon to go with the lace and some golden pearls to match the pasted, stenciled background pattern.

I hope you find the time to join us for the September challenge!!! For more details (rules and more inspiration) go to the MMCC blog.

Happy creating,
xxx, Sanna

H2O – Pipilonias kreative Welt

Hallo there! I don´t usually scrap in pastellic tones (so might as well add this to the list of strange things going on here lately…). Well, this time I did. That is probably because after seeing the new Simple Stories papers, I just had to use them. And the lovely ScrapBerry´s embellishments go perfectly together with the papers.

I also used some Distress Glitter Rock Candy to create some very subtle dots onto the background.  I first covered the area with transparent struckture paste (thru a stencil) and then quickly applied some Distress Glitter over the area, before the paste was dry.

These feathers I fussy cut from a Kaisercraft paper and added some glitter glue and Distress Glitter onto the as additional decoration.

The rhinestone arrows are by ScrapBerry´s and the Enamel Dots by My Mind´s Eye.

So how are you doing with your summer photos? Already scrapped them all?? I must admit that I have piles and piles of them still to scrap :). Makes me consider maybe starting on Project Life – there, I said it… I´ve been avoiding PL products for a while now on purpose, as I know that one I get started I´m hooked. But since this summer I´ve started to consider doing PL…maybe not in a traditional way of doing weekly spreads, but maybe going more into a spread a month direction, or maybe quite freely, like when there is something going on, I´ll create a spread and when not, I´ll just let it be :). You know, getting a more relaxed take on PL and not stressing about it.

Have fun scrapping!!
xoxo, Sanna


Papers: Simple Stories – Hello Baby Simple Basics Kit, Kaisercraft – Bow and Arrow, Carta Bella – Ahoy There,  Rhinestones: ScrapBerry´s – Around the World; Wood veneer: Studio Calico; Enamel Dots: My Mind´s Eye; Twine: Garn & Mehr; Stickers: My Mind´s Eye; Distress Glitter: Rock Candy; Stencil: The Crafter´s Workshop; Alphas: Pink Paislee; Glue: Aleene´s, Glossy Accents; Other: transparent structure paste, staples, glitter glue.

The Mixed Media Card Challenge #1 – a touch of nature

Hello lovelies!! Remember the new mixed media card challenge site I was lucky to join? Well, it is time for the first challenge reveal over there today!!!

This challenge can be interpreted quite freely, just make sure you follow the challenge rules (you can also find these rules on the right sidebar of the site):

1. Create a mixed media CARD based on the theme, with or without the optional element.
2. For this challenge only, you may create a mixed media TAG based on the theme.
3. Display the challenge graphic on your blog post and link back to this challenge post.
4. You may enter as many times as you want, as long as each entry is different.
5. You may combine a maximum of 7 challenges (6 other challenges plus ours).
6. Submit your projects by July 25, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT -700).
7. We’ll announce the winner and favorites on July 31.

This was my take for the challenge reveal:

I used a stencil to first create a faux watercolour image with it (Distress Inks applied over the stencil, then some water and finally press the image onto paper). After that I applied a layer of molding paste over the stencil (same one). Next I stamped the tag, did some outlining and added the color splatters and the wooden embellishments. After that I just took a twig (from my garden), added some twine around it and glued it down onto the card. The leaves are fussy cut from a residue piece of paper.

I am really excited about this first challenge – you just need to go and check out the cards my team colleagues created!!! So, so very inspiring!!!! Loving this challenge site already ♡ …

Hope to see lots of you join in on this challenge, you have time until the 25th of July!!!
See you there,
xoxo, Sanna

Used products:
      Texture Clear Stamp - You!