Hi, crafty friends!
I hope you are all health and safe! Most of us are in the middle of creating Christmas cards for our relatives, friends and our loved ones! If you are one of those who love creating these than there is a wonderful challenge theme for you starting today at Anything But Cute - You've Got Happy Mail!
For this challenge, our super talented Niki would love to see some mixed media Christmas cards, tags, ATCs or whatever papercrafts you are mailing to a friend, inspired by the Spirit of the Season!
I wanted to add some untraditional Chrismas colors to my card so I used pink color and here is my card I created for this challenge:
I cut two different sizes tags out of my canvas gessoed sheets using two Sizzix dies and sprayed them with my Distres stain spray in Bundled sage.
I also cut two pieces out of the same canvas sheet with my scissors and sprayed them using the same Distress stain spray. Then I pulled out my Tombow brush watersoluble markers in some festive colors and draw some swirl shapes. I used my waterbrush pen over the swirls to achieve a watercolor look.
I used my Distress stain spray in Festive berries through my Swirl Tim's stencil to create background on my bigger canvas piece.
The same stencil and Distress stain spray in Fores moss has been used in creating background of my smaller canvas piece. I used the same sprays and stencil on my both tags, as well.
I put some chese cloth and mesh ribbon between the layers. To embellish my tag card I used one of the Tim's photo cards with Santa and created a frame using my string and some white paper roses. I used my Ecoline in pink to color the roses randomly and to create some splatters here and there.
The sentiment was handwritten on a piece of canvas and I added white and black twine for some dimension. I used my Sharpie white pen to create some white splatters randomly.
I hope you are inspired to create a Christmas card for someone you love!
At Anything But Cute we just love to see all the seasoned and expert mixed media artists, but we also want to encourage those who are just getting their feet wet. Our design team will always be on the lookout for these exceptional projects and artists. You just never know when we might be giving out something special to a talented mixed media newcomer. We all have to start somewhere, right?
Challenge runs until January 4th, 2016 - we can't wait to see what you come up with!
Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment! It means much to me!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Hugs! Branka x