Sunday, May 4, 2014

All Mixed Up!

Welcome to my post for National Scrapbooking Day! I've been dabbling in Mixed Media, some days with more success than others.

I wanted to keep this simple enough that it could be made up quickly and easily. I often over think when I'm creating instead of just creating and this card I did my best to turn my brain off and just create.

I was surprised how quickly it happened when I just created without really thinking it out.

I started by cutting this manilla colored card stock as my base. I decided then, that this card would be for a man and chose my other card colors along that thought.

The first thing I did was to cut a piece of cheesecloth and gently tug it to distort it's shape. This would be the base to my design. The cheese cloth was glued down using glue sparingly. The card was then set aside to dry.

I love steampunk and so then I cut three gears on my Cuttlebug from the Sizzix Die called "Gadget Gears". The gears were then stamped with a back ground stamp called "Square Urban Stamp". It has a clock motif. The edges of the gears were inked a bit with Stazon black ink.

On the Cricut Cart, Go Canada, there is this lovely little Mountie I've been wanting to try. So I cut one out to fit my card.

Once my cheese cloth was dry, a rectangle in black was cut about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch smaller than the piece of cheese cloth.

It was time to put the card together. The black cardstock was glued on first, then the small and middle gears were added. The Mountie was placed on the right side of the card, slightly overlapping the black cardstock .
The words "Happy Canada Day" were hand written, trimmed and inked and then glued to the card as a sentiment.

Inside the card, a piece of cream colored cardstock was cut to fit inside and decorated with the last stamped gear as an accent.

Here is a list of some of my friends that are also creating projects for National Scrapbooking Day, pay them a visit as they are all super talented!

The Singing Shell -


  1. I love the way you incorporated that cheesecloth into you card. This turned out great!

  2. Really neat way to use cheesecloth! Love your card!

  3. I love seeing your journey into mixed media and using it in card making! Your card is great. I think the cheesecloth gives it more interest because of the texture. Guess what I am getting at the supermarket because of this post? :-)