Fun times mixed media layout – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello there, it´s my time to share another guest design blog post over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. Today I´d like to share a mixed media style scrapbook layout with you for a change. I´ve also created a clean and simple card with some of the residue just for fun and will show that at the end of this post. Hope you enjoy today´s inspiration!

This is the finished layout and in the following I will show you how I created it:

Step 1: First take a piece of patterned paper from the Fly & Scrap paper collection. Use this as background for the layout.
Step 2: Next take another piece of neutral paper and mist it with similar colors like on the original paper design of the first paper chosen.
Step 3: Now die cut the misted paper piece with Stitched Fishtail Banners die cut die. Cut the whole paper and use any leftover pieces on cards and other future projects.

Step 4: Then apply some white gesso with a scraper onto the background around the area the photos will be later.
Step 5: Stamp anchors with the Ahoy stamp set and black stamp ink onto the background very randomly.
Step 6: Arrange the banners on top of the gessoed area once it is dry, but don´t adhere them on place yet.
Step 7: Take a sheet of A4 sized Soft Finish Cardstock and die cut some Garden Notes Ladder Fern pieces for the page.
Step 8: Mist the ferns with green spray ink and let dry or use a heat tool for faster drying.

Step 9: Adhere the banners and the ferns on place and stamp some sentiments for additional interest onto the background with a sentiment stamp from the Ahoy stamp set.
Step 10: Fussy cut some flowers from the cover sheet of the Fly & Scrap paper pack and adhere next to the photos in clusters. Embellish the page, add a title and the journaling and finish off with faux stitching around the edges.

To give you a better idea of each and every step, I´ve prepared a start-to-finish video for you to watch:

I had a few leftover pieces and a simple card idea in mind, so I also created a fun card with just a few simple steps:
Take the Fly & Scrap paper pack cover sheet and a white card base as a starting point.

Adhere some of the striped pattern onto the card base, but leave approximately 1,5 cm strip of white paper to show on the very left side of the card.

Then stamp a sentiment onto one of the previously die cut banner leftover pieces with black ink. Resize if necessary.

Add a strip of Clear Double Sided Adhesive next to the striped paper piece and apply Violet Silk Microfine Glitter onto the adhesive strip.
Decorate the card with faux stitching, wood veneer pieces, a stamped and fussy cut flower and brads and some black ink splatters.
A lovely summer themed card is finished in no time by repurposing the cover sheet of the paper packaging (nothing goes to waste here)! I hope I was able to inspire you a bit with my projects – see you next month for another tutorial!!

Happy crafting,


Masculine, rustic boho style layout – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello there, everyone and happy Saturday!!! It has been a LONG, LONG while, since I made a scrapbook page. I have been „distracted“ by other types of projects recently. Then this photo fell into my hands, while cleaning up the mess the burglars left behind when they broke into our house earlier this year…and I don´t know if it was due to the emotional ups and downs after the burglary or something else that made me feel the urge to document some stories again.

I wanted to document my thoughts about my dad onto this page. He sadly didn´t get to live a very long life and I never really got to say goodbye. So there are lots of things that still dwell in my mind from time to time. I wanted to record these things, put them on paper. The journaling, because very personal, is hidden inside the envelope. I put it there, so my boys one day can read it and get a better idea of our family history. It is part of their story too.

So a big part of my layout making is documenting, putting thoughts and feelings down on paper. BUT I also have fun with the product!!! 🙂

I´ve used plenty of Canvas Corp Brands (Tattered Angels, Canvas Corp & 7gypsies) product on this layout. In the video you will find all the used product listed and will get a better idea on how I proceed when creating a layout. Hope you like it!

For more details and a full supply list with links, please also see the Canvas Corp Brands blog HERE.

Happy scrapping,
xxx, Sanna

Loved much? – Canvas Corp Brands

Starting off with a white paper is one of my favorite things to do when scrapbooking. Creating a unique background to each layout is such a fun, creative process and there is for sure no second page alike. The Tattered Angels Mixed Media Origins papers are also perfect for this purpose! You can color them in with watercolor, paints, mists, inks, pastels and more. Here is the paper I started with:

And here is what I ended up with after mixing lots of yummy Tattered Angels color and Canvas Corp fussy cut papers together:

SONY DSCIf you haven´t tried the Mixed Media Origins papers yet, here are a few good reasons why you definitely should:

1. the paper feels like fabric
2. it is extra strong and you cannot tear it easily
3. the paper will dry flat after applying water and heavy paints
4. it can be fussy cut into smaller pieces and holds its shape
5. the paper is two sided so you have your choice in designs (now, we all know how hard it is to choose a side, so you might actually want to buy doubles 😉 …)
6. coloring is very much in trend now, so why not create your own coloring book style layout backgrounds with these papers?

I wanted to use there photos, as they have a special meaning to them. The great cousins meet after a long time (in London, as it happens, how practical that the paper is London/UK themed! And a total coincidence!!!).  Two of the kids are almost grown up, and the other ones still very little. There is so much admiration from the little ones towards the big ones, and the grown up boys patiently play and goof around with the small kiddos.  Then comes the sudden attack of affection. What special memories!!! I just needed to capture these precious moments on a layout.  I chose to print my photos in black and white, and use lots of happy Tattered Angels colors on the papers. In a start-to-finish video tutorial you can see how this layout comes together.

SONY DSCSupplies:
1. Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist: Olive Vine, Aquamarine, Italian Sunset, Turquoise, Sugar Maple, Summer Glow, Marigold & Tea Cup
2. Tattered Angels – Chalkboard Mist: Alaskan Salmon
3. Tattered Angels – Plain Jane Baseboard: Iris & Cardboard
4. Tattered Angels – High Impact Paint: Antique Gold, Black & Light Blue
5. Canvas Corp – Mixed Media Origins collection – Melody
6. 7gypsies – Ordre du jour 8×8 paper variety pack
7. Canvas Corp – Mix & Match pad – Spring Showers
8. White paint pen – Dylusions by Ranger
9. Wood veneer – Studio Calico
10. Canvas Corp – Turquoise and Orange burlap yarn strips
11. Black pen – Staedtler
12. Alphabet thickers – American Crafts
1. Paint brushes
2. Heat tool
3. Precision scissors
4. Stapler
5. Paper glue – Aleene´s

Here is a how to video for my scrapbooking layout.

 Step 1: Mist the background with Tattered Angels mists.  Add white color with the paint pen to the words in the middle of the Origins papers, and add High Impact Paint splatters here and there. Color some details along the edges of the paper. (see the video for reference on the different steps)
Step 2: Next, use paint brushes for coloring the flower pieces from the mix & match pad.
Step 3: Fussy cut all of the flowers and butterflies, and fussy cut words from the Ordre Du Jour paper pad.
Step 4: Assemble the photos on top of the colored pieces, and then add the burlap yarn, the fussy cut words, and wood veneer around the photos.
Step 5: Lastly, add journaling and the title with white alphabets. Have fun!
SONY DSC SONY DSCI hope you get inspired to try some of these papers and colours out yourself!!!
Happy scrapping,
xxx, Sanna – Mixed Media Layout Class

Hi there! The lovely Katarzyna Juszkiewicz contacted me a few days back and asked me if I´d want to visit Poland :). Well, that question of course got me curious and we chatted a bit. It turned out that she is organizing the Craftshow in Cracow and was asking if I´d be interested to hold a class there. Well, of course I am! First, I get to see Cracow – a gorgeous Polish city and also meet some Polish scrappers IRL!! How could I say no!!! Now all you need to do, is to sign in on this class!! Also feel free to spread the word :).

The website is mainly in Polish, but I helped myself with Google translater and it worked out really well.

And here is the direct link to my class information.

I will be using products by The Crafter´s Workshop, 3rd Eye Craft and 7Dots Studio just to name a few. If you have any guestions, either leave me a message OR send me an email OR contact Katarzyna (her email is noted in my class data section at the website).

Cracow, hoping to be there soon :),