May 13, 2020


Hi everyone! How are you? Today I have a slightly different project for you. I love mixed media but I wanted it to be simple. I watched many video tutorials but nothing caught my eye and I thought everything was too much for me until I found this channel on YouTube - Susanne Rose Art. Her simple mixed media art really inspired me to take courage in creating these lovely little cards but I definitely gave my twist to it. Her videos are perfect for beginners like me :D


  • I started by die-cutting the cute Crab and Starfish thinlit dies by Sizzix called Under the Sea out of white cardstock through Sizzix SideKick Machine.
  • I took small sized cards, gave a dark blue water color wash to the background.
  • I also water colored the die-cuts in Yellow, Orange and Red.
  • I let the cards and die-cuts dry completely.
  • Once they are dry , I adhered news print pattern paper as shown above.
  • I also gave a wash of Gesso by Papericious.
  •  Also added splatters of blue, white and nude water colors to mimic under the sea.
  • Finally I adhered the cute things, the sentiment was hand written and finished the card with a twine.

Very simple, right! If possible I shall share a video with you making cards in my own version. I love using news print and text on my projects also.

I'm entering this cards for Daring Card Makers Inky Background Challenge and Craftangles Anything Goes Challenge. I hope you like my project. Thank you so much for visiting and I'll see you next time.


  1. Fantastic take on the inky theme - I love your choice of colours and all those splatters! Thanks for playing along with the Daring Cardmakers this week :-)

  2. These are so cool and so much fun! I really struggle with mixed media cards. I can't seem to relax and just get a bit messy but I LOVE the style. One day maybe I'll get better at it.

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