Hello – October Mixed Media Card Challenge reveal

Hello there, everyone! Another new month, another new challenge!!! This month we want to see cards created with BLACK & ORANGE and you can use GLITTER as an additional element!

I could have easily created a Halloween themed card – after all it is an October challenge!!! Or even a Thanksgiving card would have been suitable for these colors, but I went with a more general theme. Here is what my card looks like:

I´ve used orange ink to ink the background, then added a layer of glitter paste and black acrylic paint thru a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil over the inked area. After that I cut the piece into a right size and when the glitter paste was dry, I outlined the glitter petals with a black pen. That way they stand out more from the background.

Next I added some black Glimmer Glaze droplets and glued the background onto a white card base. After that I added a ribbon and some flowers and stamped and fussy cut the sentiment.

So nothing really THAT fancy going on here, but nevertheless lots of various media and techniques going on. And still easy to do.

I hope you will find some time to join in with us at the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog!!! I´d love to see what you come up with!! For further details, read the RULES over at the MMCC blog (right side bar) and while you are there, get inspired by the fabulous cards my team colleagues have created!!!!

Happy October and happy crafting!!!
xxx, Sanna

…and action! – Page Drafts Reveal #35

Hello everyone! Beginning of the month means that it is again time for another fabulous Page Drafts sketch release!! This time the set of sketches is called “Star Bright“. Now who doesn´t love a star or two? I know I do – they are my go-to elements on boy layouts instead of flowers.

This is an overview of the gorgeous sketches for this month – make sure to hop over to the Page Drafts site to see the full designs and what my lovely design team colleagues made out of them!

I had a great time creating with these sketches and ended up with a total of 3 finished layots :). What can I say..I am kinda addicted to Page Drafts, I guess 😉 …

This is the first one – made after sketch #35.1:

and this is the second one – created after sketch #35.3

and last but not least – a layout created after sketch #35.4:

Make sure you go and check out the full reveal here. I hope you will be as excited to create with these fabulous sketches as we are!! See you at Page Drafts!

xoxo, Sanna

Life is an adventure – Mixed Media Card Challenge Vol. 1, October

Hello there, lovelies! A bit late, but still 1st of October tonight and therefore time for the new Mixed Media Card Challenge for October!! This time it´s all about vintage. As optional aelement you can add a key.

I am not very good at vintage. So I went and googled the word vintage and found a definition for it that I could live with. In fashion you could call old jeans “vintage” so I figured, I could use older product to create a “vintage” card. And this is what I came up with:

Those velvet ribbon flowers for me represent vintage in a way. Also the old fashioned stamp images of keys, locks and swirls are kind of old looking too :).

Also a little bit about how I created the card: I first applied/wiped a layer of Distress Stain onto the background to create a kind of “faux watercolour” background. After that I went along and stamped the stamp images in two tones of browns over the blue layer. Next I hand drew (very freely) some lines with a golden glitter glue to create a “net” over the previous layers and finally I also added some blue and white inks splatters here and there.

For decoration I chose an old Basic Grey sticker, doodled with copper glitter glue around it and then added the flowers. The sentiment stamp is by Ali Edwards for Technique Tuesday and I cut it in half.

Now it is your turn to create a vintage card for this challenge!! We are very eager to see what you come up with!! See you at MMCC :),

xoxo, Sanna