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Mixed Media Christmas Tags

Saturday, December 8th, 2018

Hello and Happy Saturday,

I am back on the blog today with two mixed media Christmas Tags.

I had a lot of fun just getting inky and seeing where it all took me.


I started with Tim Holtz Manila tags, white gesso and the Stampers Anoymous  Music and Advert stamps set

I had never used gesso up until recently and wow its a game changer.  I inked up the  the music stamps  with the gesso and pressed it on to the tags, set it  aside to dry for a few minutes and went back in and inked with distress oxides.


I used candied apple, barn door and festive berries for the background of one tag, and mowed lawn, pine needles and lucky clover for the second tag.  I absolutely love how they turned out.

I went back in with walnut stain and stamped the another background stamp, and then added glitter paste to the tags (Further details on my blog  Nancy Grace Creations).

I stamped out the Santa from the Classic Christmas set,  on to some Kraft cardstock and cut him out.

I added some detail with my Prisma colour pencils.  For the wreath I used the lawn fawn large wreath die, and cut out numerous  branches from gold, silver and green cardstock.

You can find the full details on my blog, Nancy Grace Creations with a lot more pictures as well.

Scrap’n Stamp Canada also has 25% off Ranger products, so if you feel inspired by my tags you can stock up on some supplies  🙂




Believe in the Magic

Sunday, October 28th, 2018


Good Morning  and Happy Sunday.

I am on the blog today sharing with you a cute little Halloween style card. I am playing off the colours for our very first challenge that is still going on till Nov 1 over on our  Scrap’n Stamp facebook Challenge  page so please come on over and play along.  For my card I pulled out a stamp set I have been longing to use but had not had the chance to. The cute little Magical Day set From My Favourite Things.

It all started off with the black layer of the background. I was literally just playing around to see how well the Oxides inks would stand out on it.  To my happy surprise I really liked the look, so I went with it.  I mushed the ink on to my Glass Media Matt and dragged the black card stock through the ink. I didn’t use water as the card stock wasn’t  going to hold up well wet.  I also ended up pulling out my Fine Tech paints and splattered some orange and purple just to make things stand out a little more.

Once I was happy with the background I set it aside to dry and went on to stamp my images. I decided to stamp the bear and his little bunny using Versa Fine Black Onyx ink and then go over it with clear embossing powder.  I knew I wanted to watercolor the image in and this made it easier to contain the movement of the ink.  From there it was time to color, so I pulled out my Zig Clean Colour real brush makers, a paint brush and some water and went to town.

Once I was done with the images I set them aside to dry and went back to my background panel.  It felt a little plain so I  thought I would add some texture and interest using my stencil and some texture paste.  I mixed in some glow in the dark embossing powder to the paste and stenciled it over. I then added more of the embossing powder once I removed the stencil as I wanted to make sure it would really glow in the dark.

Now it was time to figure out the rest of the design for the card. I went through my stash of backgrounds, paper and dies to see what I wanted to create.

I decided to pull out more of the Alcohol ink background panels I had previously made and incorporate it into this card. ( Really hitting the PURPLE GREEN AND ORANGE colour challenge here)   I die cute some vellum using my stitched circle dies, as well as the ‘believe’ sentiment die which I cut out three times Gemini so I could layer it for more dimension.

The card itself is a bit bigger then an A2 but not by much. It measures 4½ x 5½. I cut down and layered the alcohol ink panel on to some mirror card stock that measures 4 1/8 x5 1/8 , I also layered the black distressed panel on to the same purple mirror card stock which measured 3 3/8 x 5 5/8 

I stamped and die cut a black banner using the MFT Die Stitched Banners and heat embossed in white embossing powder. I popped all the layers up to give some extra dimension and interest. For the vellum circle I went over it with Nuvo Aqua Shimmer brush as I wanted give it that magical look. I also went over the “Believe” sentiment.  In person this is very very sparkly 🙂  For finishing touches on the front of the card I added some sparkling clear sequins.

I also decided to finish off the inside of the card. I pulled out the same starry stencil from Tim Holtz and my Distress Oxides and added some detail all around as well I stamped the little bear again using a light gray ink with a coordinating sentiment from the stamp.


Sorry for the long winded nature of this post I try so hard to keep it short but fail each time lol..

I hope you found some inspiration and that you come on over the facebook page and share your creations with us.

Have a wonderful Sunday and a beautiful week ahead.



Tuesday with Tara {take 167}

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Happy Tuesday!  I wish I could say that autumn is in the air… and maybe it is where you are, but for me it’s just a bunch of wind & rain (Thank you Hurricane Florence!).  There are some leaves changing and falling thanks to all the wind though, and since autumn is my favorite season I’m embracing it and dreaming of pumpkin spice and all that!  Today’s card is another one using a mixed media panel I created, this time with some autumn colors added into the mix. (Here’s some more cards I made with the same starter panel technique: a pink funky one, a softer mint one & a summery blue/green one)

I inked the edges with some Distress Oxide because I love the contrast of Peacock Feathers & rust together.  I then sprinkled some Color Burst in Burnt Orange onto the panel and misted very lightly with water so it would retail the variety of colored flecks in the bottle.  I also added a few touches of Liquid Metals in Copper.  Yum.  I love how it picks up on the embossing paste especially!

I finished off my card with a Rust panel which I embossed a pretty sentiment onto (from the MFT pretty poppies set) and adhered a leaf which I die cut from book paper to tie in with those elements on the mixed media panel.  A bit of teal twine finishes off the panel- I mounted it with foam tape so it would lay flat on the textured panel.

I hope you like my card!  If you’re a lover of autumn leaves like me, be sure to check back on Sunday Sept. 23  for our next blog hop!  It should be pretty fabulous!


Inky hugs,



Materials Used:

Distress Oxide Ink in Peacock Feathers

Color Burst in Burnt Orange & Liquid Copper

Mixed Media Panel (pre-made by me in black & white, more details on this blog post)

rust cardstock, book print paper (from a thrift store), thin teal twine

leaf die (I used a smaller version of this one from Tim Holtz/Sizzix)

Sentiment from Delicate Pretty Poppies Set by My Favorite Things (just realized now that I intended to order this new poppy set instead, but am loving the sentiments with the one I got!  A happy oops- all the poppies are gorgeous!)

Ivory Embossing Powder