Monday, April 9, 2018

Raven myth thinking of you card with video tutorial
Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "Mythology/Inspired By A Story".

The myth I've chosen is the one of Huginn and Muninn, the two ravens of the god Odin. Huginn (thought) and Muninn (memory) depart daily from Asgard and fly over all nine worlds of Nordic mythology. At the end of the day they return to Asgard, sit on the shoulders of Odin and whisper all the news from the different worlds in his ears.


First I gave the background a color and a shimmer with Nuvo Mousse Old Navy and Seaspray Green. Then I started building up the background with 4 different colors of Infusions (In the Navy, Sleight Blue, Green Man and Black Knight). For some texture I added Nuvo Mousse Black Ash with the Latticework stencil.


The ravens are from the Feather and Ravens die set. I've given them more definition with Nuvo Mousse Pure Platinum. In addition to my usual washi tape, I also used the Film Ribbon.



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Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sandra! I love the myth you chose, I learned a lot today! The background is fabulous and the ravens are awesome! The whole design and story behind this is brilliant! :-)

Lols x x x

Macarena said...

So cool! I do n't know the myth but love this card and its deep dark colors. What a creepy climate! I love the moussed base which gives a slightly shine to the rest of layers of colors. Hugs, Marzena

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

WOW! First of all, thank you for reminding me of this story! I totally forgot about it and WOW!!! your interpretation of it is AMAZING!!! Love the dramatic feeling you created!! Love love love it!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is such a beautiful piece! I really like your inspiration and how you totally captured the right vibe here. It looks amazing and I especially love the little details of the splatters and splats in the background.

Stephanie Leykauf said...

I just love the way you layer in the textures and interest in your backgrounds! So cool!!

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Maura Hibbitts said...

Really cool interpretation of the Raven myth, Sandra! Kind of dark and spooky, but I think a lot of the myths were too. You've reminded me of how much I liked reading Norse mythology as a kid. I think you've caught the essence of the story, especially with the raven flying off into the dark heavens. xx Maura

Anna-Karin said...

We talked about Hugin and Mumin just the other day when discussing the origins of the names of the days of the week, and started talking about the old Norse mythology. This is really stunning Sandra! I love the dark background with all the texture.

Emma Williams said...

Amazing background as always and I'm fascinated with the inspiration behind this project ~ you've captured such a dramatic feel with your background and it's worked so well with all the elements! Hugs :)

Meihsia Liu said...

Love love love the fabulous background you created on this project, Sandra. The colors and texture are amazing. :)

Kath Stewart said...

amazing background Sandra, dark and moody which shows off the ravens perfectly, hugs kath xxx

Barbara Schiassi said...

LOve love love this dark card!!! Love how you used white color to highlight the raven, background is amazing as always! barbara