Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Happy Ornaments Mixed Media Christmas Card

Ho Ho Ho everyone, thanks for stopping by at this busy time of the year.  Deb here today to share a mixed media Christmas card I made for our current Winter Holidays with the twist of adding Shimmer challenge, hope you will enjoy seeing it.

I started out with a stenciled background using Tim Holtz's Birch Trees stencil.  I lightly sprayed some Antique Linen Distress spray onto 110 lb white cardstock, then did a stencil monoprint of the birch trees with multiple shades of light brown and grey Distress inks.  After drying the monoprint, I lined the stencil up again and stenciled through it with Weathered Wood and Stormy Sky Distress inks, adding drips and drops of water as well.

To define the birch tree images further, I used a water soluble graphite pencil to outline the trees and softened the lines with a paint brush dipped into a bit of water.  As a finishing touch, I spattered the stenciled background with diluted white acrylic paint for a snowy feel (sorry, didn't get a picture of that step!).

Three ornaments from Tim Holtz's Festive Sketch stamp set were stamped onto Distress Mixed Media Heavystock with Wendy Vecchi Archival inks in Red Geranium, Forget-Me-Knot and Leaf Green and then coloured and shaded with multiple colours of Distress inks and a waterbrush.

The ornaments were then embossed with some Emerald Creek Craft Supplies Iridescent Shimmer embossing powder to bring the December twist of 'shimmer' into play and fussy cut.

To bring a bit more shimmer and shine to my card, I die cut the words 'happy holidays' with Tim Holtz's Holiday Words #2:Thin dies into some gold foil cardstock.

The edges of the stenciled background were distressed and inked with some Frayed Burlap Distress ink and the gold foil die cut was applied to the bottom.

A card blank was created from some kraft cardstock and the stenciled background adhered with some double sided tape.  More cardstock was coloured with several shades of green Distress inks and I die cut some greenery with Tim Holtz's Mini Holiday Greens dies (sorry, missed getting a picture of that step too!).  The greenery was adhered to the top of the card

and white gesso 'snow' was added here and there with a sprinkling of Clear Rock Candy Distress glitter for more sparkle.

The fussy cut ornaments were mounted onto some fun foam for dimension and hung from the greenery above with pieces of metallic gold embroidery floss.

And more white gesso sprinkled with Rock Candy Distress glitter was added to the tops of the ornaments.

I am ashamed to say that this was the first time I'd used the Holiday Words Thins dies but I do love that font!

Wish the shimmer would show up better in the pictures, this card really is very lovely in real life.  You can catch just a glimpse of it in this side on shot.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by today and I hope that you will be able to join in our December challenge.

I'd like to take this opportunity as well to wish you and yours a joyous holiday season and I will see you all again in 2017!

Hugs, Deb xo

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Guest Designer Marjut Laine

Today we Welcome our talented Guest Designer Marjut Laine. Who is sharing this beautiful Winter Holiday Card with us.


1. First of all I started embossing white stars on to a cardboard.



2. Secondly I colored the base using Distress Ink and mists.


3. On the base I placed some washitape.

4. After that I decorated with silvery stars, text stickers, straws and some gauze.


5. Last things I added were cracking paste, snowflakes and a pearl.


Thursday, December 1, 2016

December Fun

Welcome to December!  Can you believe 2016 is over already?  How is it that we are in December?  Anyhow......  I just wanted to shout out to everyone who played along with us all year long THANK YOU!  I'm looking forward to a great 2017!  

Thank you to the players for December as everyone shared fanastic projects!  Our Mixed Media Mojo Diva and January guest is Electra - Wishin I knew How to Blog - CONGRATS!!! Please contact me riaann at optonline dot net to claim your badge and get your Guest DT information.

This month we are thinking Winter Holidays with a Sparkle Twist!

                                   Check out what our amazing Design Team came up with:

Marjut - December Guest Designer

I hope you will play along with us this month! Please link up below a new project created for this challenge and do not combine with more than 6 other challenges. Limit to 3 entries per person. You can be the next Mixed Media Mojo Diva!

I hope you will come play along!


Monday, November 14, 2016

Turn Turn Turn Art Journal Page

Hello everyone, thank you for stopping by!  Deb here today and since it is Monday that means it's time for a new art journal page.  I made my Turn Turn Turn art journal page to incorporate some of the metallic leaves I didn't use on my first project this month for our Autumn with the twist of Metallics challenge.

I've a few step out photos on how I made it, enjoy!

I started out with a single page from my art journal (which I have had to take apart since it was getting to thick to close, I can't stop adding embellishments!).  I stamped the page with Tim Holtz's new Pine background stamp and Tree Branch Archival ink and then coloured the page with Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap Distress stain.

The word TURN was stamped several times on the page with Ground Espresso Archival ink and I then spattered the whole page with diluted white, orange and brown acrylic paints.

I die cut the Bird Branch die from some crackled cardstock I had in my stash from another project.  I cut the bird off and saved him for a rainy day!

The branch was a little too pale for my design so I coloured it first with Ground Espresso Distress stain and then intensified the colours here and there with Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo Distress crayons.

The Weathered Clock was die cut from some chipboard packaging and embossed with Burnt Copper Leaves embossing powder.  Love this embossing powder!

And then the page was assembled.  I made a tag by painting a piece of cardstock with Frayed Burlap Distress paint and then running it through my printer to print the sentiment (the font is called Beyond Wonderland).

The tag shape was cut out and some oak leaves were punched from a remnant of Distress ink coloured cardstock with a couple of Recollections punches.  The edges of the tag were edged with some gold Decofoil.

The leaves are Ranger Foil tape mounted onto cardstock, die cut with the Layered Leaf

and Arbor dies and then coloured with alcohol inks.

Here's a close up of the Pine background and spatters, such an easy way to get some texture and interest on your background.

I hope that you've enjoyed seeing my Turn Turn Turn art journal page, I really enjoyed making it and was humming The Byrds song the entire time I was putting it together.

You still have plenty of time to enter our November challenge so hope you will head into your craft space and make something to link up.  I can't wait to see it, happy creating!

Deb xo

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Autumnal Loom

This month Theme is Autumn Twist Metallics.

I added some pigment powders into a water filled spray bottle and shook it gently to mix.The pigment powder leaves a lovely sparkly sheen on the paper

I sprayed the watercolour paper and also added some watercolours in Autumnal shades. I stamped the sentiment using a metallic inkpad in Mineral.


I decided to create a loom and weave it with leaves, berries etc from the forest, along with my chosen sentiment.


I hope that you will enjoy creating something for this months challenge.




Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Mixed Media Media November

Hi there!  I hope everyone had a fantastic October!  Thank you so much for all those who played along with us in our Spooky challenge!  

Our October Mixed Media Diva is:

Check out her fabulous creation:

Congrats!!!  Please contact our Guest Designer Coordinator Jannet - (gillslap AT for your badge and information on being our next Guest Designer!

Now for November we are thinking Autumn and Metallics!

Check out what our amazing Design Team has come up with:


I hope you will play along with us this month! Please link up below a new project created for this challenge and do not combine with more than 6 other challenges. Limit to 3 entries per person. You can be the next Mixed Media Mojo Diva!

I hope you will come play along!


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Guest Designers Dots To Lines

Today we welcome are extremely talented and lovely Guest Designers Aditi Mahajan & Sunila Mahajan.

We are so excited with halloween project of ours. This is our work as a guest designer for Mixed Media Mojo October, 2016 The theme is Spookiness and the twist Bats.

So we created a mixed media canvas.


We prepped our canvas with white gesso and stuck die cuts of bats, some wooden pieces, hay, coconut shavings and a few dusty attic chipboards. We then covered all our elements on the canvas with heavy white gesso. Once dry we did the same with black gesso. We added crackle texture paste to the sides and in between our chipboard elements.


Next we started adding in colour with ColourArte pigments-green and gold. We added our highlight colours with Lindy's Stamp gang Rizzos Rowdy Red and Tears on my Pillow Tangerine. We built our canvas further using silks in red, orange and green. We also sprayed Lindy's Blazing Black to further our spookiness!



Once we were happy with our colours we painted a chipboard gate with the same colours and arranged our die cut elements. We coloured our elements with the same Blazing black spray and metallic acrylics.and adhered them onto our board.