Wednesday, July 12, 2017

You are Amaze-ing

Hello friends - I am sharing the third Mixed Media card I created using a recycled shopping bag.  As I mentioned in the other two posts I had talked with my DH about masculine cards and he told me that men like - I went into The Studio and got out some recycled images - shopping bags can be fabulous and I love reusing them - especially for masculine cards -you can see the first card HERE.... and the second card HERE. 

 I might add at this point - I have quite a number of these bags and look forward to using the images in different ways - they are very kool!

The embossed background has been created using Spellbinders Em-bossing Fold'ers Grid 4.25 x 5.5 in Single Sided.  Such a great folder and the texture it gives - I have sponged the embossed area using light blue ink.  The card front has been popped up onto a pre-cut card base using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares. 


The image has been coloured using Chameleon Pens.  I have used a White Gel Pen to add light highlights.  The background has been stamped randomly using Spellbinders Seth Apter Spatter Stamps and Imagine Memento Ink in Rhubarb Stalk This has been sponged around the edges using brown ink  and popped up onto the centre of the card front using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares.  

The sentiment has been created using my P-Touch Label Maker and layered onto back card stock and adhered to the under the image using liquid glue.  The recycled corrugated cardboard has been adhered using liquid glue.  Washi tape has been added as an embellishment.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
Deep Ocean Challenge - Lots of Layers
Rubbernecker Stamps Challenge - Vintage or Newspaper
A Inky Mess - Anything Mixed Media Goes
Connie Can Crop - Use Your Stash
Crafty Girlz Challenge - Anything Goes + option of Masculine
Create and Inspire - Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers - Mixed Media
Mix It Up Challenge - Anything Goes + optional twist of distressing
Not Just Cards - Always Anything Goes
One Crazy Stamper - Anything Goes
Paper Creator's Crafts - Anything Goes
Sparkles Forum Challenges - Embossing - Heat or Dry
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge - Always Anything Goes 
The Corrosive Challenges Always Anything Goes
The Mixed Media World Challenge - Anything Mixed Media + Use Natural Materials
We Love 2 Create  - Always Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes

Thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

{{{hugs}}}and happy crafting


  1. Another stunning card Linda - you are really rocking these

  2. A real stunner Linda. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
    Cathy DT Member

  3. Beautiful card, wonderful accents. Thank you for joining us at Connie Can Crop.

    Sue - Connie Can Crop DT

  4. A gorgeous mixed media masculine card! Love that you used a shopping bag! Thank you for sharing your card in our challenge at One Crazy Stamper

  5. Fabulous masculine card, love the recycled bag! Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly and I hope you'll join us again soon, love Jacky x

  6. Fabulous card! Thank you for joining us over at Create & Inspire Challenges.
    Maria Albina (DT) scrapsdamaryv.blogspot.pt

  7. Beautiful card! Thanks you for joining with us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog. Good luck with your entry
    Maritza DT

  8. Wow! This is really awesome! Thanks for sharing and entering it into Connie Can Crop's monthly challenge!

  9. What a lovely combination of colour, texture and stamps....Love it! Thank you for linking to Mixed Media World Challenge #27 AMMG/Use Natural Materials.

  10. Very cool card. Thank you for sharing it at Connie Can Crop's monthly challenge, Use Your Stash. Good luck!

  11. Great card Linda! I looove using recycled materials too in my arts! Thank you for sharing with us at Mixed Media World!

  12. Wow, cool way to recycle your shopping bags. I love this very nice and masculine card. Tfs and for participating in Connie Can Crop challenge "use your stash". Good luck.


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