Sunday, 1 April 2018

Sweet Mixed Media Card

I have a Design Team project to show you today for our April Challenge at Hiraf Blog. This months challenge has a dreamy pastel mood board.

I have created a collage/mixed media style card based around those beautiful pastel colours and sweet things using an image from my stash of some yummy macaroons

I used some DIY texture paste through a Handmade stencil to create some depth and dimension, then added a bit of stamping before adding the colour with my DIY ink sprays {you can find the recipe for the sprays below}.

Finally I used some distressed inks to distress the edges of the card and two word tags to complete the look.

TPC Studio "Cupcakes"
Stazon jet black
DIY alcohol ink sprays
TH distress ink pads .. mustard seed, tumbled glass & worn lipstick
Heavy weight paper (local store)
Sizzix/Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Mixed Media
Prima Marketing/Finnabair Metallic Mica Powder
Tacky Glue
DIY modeling paste
Bling from my stash


How To Make Your Own Alcohol Inks 

Rubbing Alcohol
Small Spray Bottles
Inexpensive Markers (similar to Sharpies)

INSTRUCTIONS:- {Ensure you wear gloves this can be a bit messy}

1. Fill up the spray bottle to about half full with the rubbing alcohol.
2. Pull apart the markers one at a time and remove the ink foam tube, drop this immediately into the alcohol and leave to soak out all the ink for a few hours (you can carefully cut the tube in half to fit if needed)
3. Remove the tube and squeeze out all the liquid into the bottle. Replace the spray top and shake gently to mix
I ended up with a nice selection of colours which were really quite vivid. Happy Spritzing :)

اهلا بكم اصدقاء حرف

عدنا لكم بتحدي جديد وآلوان زاهية ، لوح الالهام لهذا الشهر بعنوان " حلم

احلامنا دائما ما تبدا صغيرة ،صادقة ، ومليئة بالحب ، كوردة زاهية ، كابتسامة طفل في عالم من الخيال " حلم هو بداية !

في انتظار مشاركاتكم

مدونة حرف

I hope you found some inspiration today. Thanks for stopping by.❤

I will be entering this piece into the following challenges:-
inking technique!- Work It Wednesday March 2018 #328 - #329 - Anything Goes
Pile It On Challenge #141 - Think Small


  1. This is a lovely card Zahraa. The fresh vibrant colours are so cheerful to see after all this damp weather here in the UK.
    The colours you achieved in the ink sprays are awesome. Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us.
    Happy crafting xxx

  2. Beautiful project. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  3. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing your technique and alcohol spray recipes!��

  4. Beautiful colors and a fantastic take on your inspiration! Thank you for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  5. Loving EVERYTHING about this glorious card - fabulous colors and textures - thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  6. Very cool. Your colors immediately caught my eye in the gallery. Love to see you created your own supplies.

  7. What a sweet project. I love your colours and thanks for the tip for home made alchohol inks. Be sure to stop by Pile It for our next Challenge too. Keti (DT)