Holiday Happiness

Hi there! Just some bits and pieces with an older photo on this share today :) . I loved creating this simple and easy going layout :) . Just added bits and pieces here and there without any further plan, adhered the photo in the middle and that was it!

Not much media in there, no big techniques going on, just fun details and pieces and lots of hidden journaling :) . Feels good to make a clean and simple page once and a while!

ps. while you are reading this, I will be sitting in an airplane on my way home from a special trip! More to come on that one :)

Wishing you a lovely day,
xxx, Sanna

Breathe – The Crafters Workshop farewell post

Hello there, everyone, I am here today with my last The Crafters Workshop post. I can´t believe how fast time has flown. I have enjoyed every second of it. This has been such a great team to be in and I am glad I have had the pleasure of being a part of The Crafter´s Workshop family. Truly great memories!!

So today it is time for me to say goodbye and share one last project with you. As my final post I created an art journal spread using a ton of stencils (all stencils I´ve used here, are also available at Scrapbook.com). Here is what I did:

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First I applied gesso on my art journal pages and let the layer dry properly.

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Next I took some semi opaque matte mist in purple, pink and yellow (by Tattered Angels) and sprayed random circles onto the gessoed surface and again let the layer dry really properly.

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After that I took various 6×6 inch stencils and started dabbing heavy body acrylic paint (by Dina Wakley) thru the stencils with a foam brush onto the background. I used turquoise, tangerine, lime and magenta here. And again after applying the paint I needed to let the layer dry – this is really hard for me as I am not very patient :) .

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Then I took some profile stencils and added those in the middle of my art journal spread. I used black acrylic paint here. I wanted to add another bold pattern to go with the profiles, so I chose to use the number stencil. I again used black paint here and applied the paint with a foam brush.

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I felt that the right side profile was not standing out enough, so I colored her hair with a black Sharpie and after that I added some metallic creative medium thru some stencils onto the ladies hair. I also sprinkled some shabby white embossing enamel here and there for additional interest and then heat set the enamel with a heat gun.

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I then wanted to add some fun hashtag words to go with my journaling, so I stamped words that fit the theme of my page with a black ink and wrote the text along the edges of the spread. I really like how bold and retro this spread looks like. Here are some detail photos so you can see the enamel and creative medium details better:

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and here is my finished art journal spread:

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It has been such a pleasure being a part of The Crafter´s Workshop family. Thank you so much for your lovely comments, it has been an amazing time designing with TCW stencils. And what a great team of colleagues I have had the pleasure to work with – they have all been such an inspiration! – and what a fab company to work with! I am sure the new team will rock your socks off with their artworks!! I know I am going to be keeping an eye on them and already looking forward to the inspiration they will be sharing!!

ps. a few weeks back I taped a video in Finnish about some fun and easy stenciling techniques and while I was at it, I thought, I might as well do an English one too, so here it is, just a little extra to go with my post:

Thanks for a great time and see you around,
xxx, Sanna

Sea days – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello everyone! Today I´d like to share a little step-by-step maritime layout with you. I´ve used some cool papers and products by Canvas Corp Brands on this one.

We did quite a lot of travelling last summer and really enjoyed it a lot. There photos were taken from you ship tour towards Finland. It was our very first sea tour with the whole family and very exciting for all of us. I might add that I get sea sick, so I might have been the most nervous one of us all when boarding the ship. But, it all went well and we all enjoyed the journey very much :) .

Here is the finished layout: and this is what I did:

These are the materials I used: papers by Canvas Corp from the Classic Nautical collection, some hemp twine, a black ink by Hero Arts, some die cut (Tim Holtz) chipboard pieces, word stickers, Tattered Angels Glaze and Mists, a 7Gypsies stamp and some paper glue and scissors.

I first applied some water with a paint brush onto the background – the areas where the photos will be later, are marked with a pencil.

Next I added some Turquoise Blue Glimmer Mist with a paint brush onto the wet areas and let it spread and soak into the paper freely on those places.

After it had spreaded thoroughly, I dried the paper with a heat gun.

Next I added some black ink onto the Distresses Words stamp, but only to some areas.

I then stamped around the blue misted areas with the black ink to add random stamping here and there.

Next I cut “circles” out of the hemp cord and layed them onto the background. As you can see I also had cut some “Navy and Ivory Anchors” and “Red and Ivory Big Stripe” papers into smaller and wider stripes for both the left and right sides of the layout.

Next I painted the die cut pieces with a light blue chalk paint and cut them in half and adhered them with paper glue on their places. After that I placed the photos where they should be in the end and glued them down too.

Next I applied some word stickers here and there and outlined those with a black pen. Also added some black Glimmer Glaze splatters around the photo cluster areas and let the Glaze air dry.

Finally I took some chipboard clouds, painted them with a blue Glimmer Glaze and while it was still wet, added some Multi Chrystal Glitter Mix over the glazed areas. This way when the Glaze dries the glitter will stick to it and not fall off later.

I then glued the clouds on their places, added the title and the layout was done. Here are some detail photos:

I hope you have enjoyed this little tutorial. I love the blue, white and red combination! It is so happy and fresh! This was just such a lovely summer holiday – good memories!!! This Classic Nautical collection is one of my faves – and perfect for these photos too :) !!!

Happy scrapping,
xxx, Sanna

Celebrate – Canvas Corp Brands

Hi there, remember how I promised to share a masculine birthday card a while back? Well, here it is! Made with the fabulous Vino & Ale collection papers by Canvas Corp Brands. This is such a fun collection – I have had such a great time creating with this one :) .

Here is what I used: Frosty Mugs on Ivory Reverse, On Tap on Ivory, Kraft Cardstock, Burlap, Golden Clothespins, Sugar Maple Glimmer Mist, Banana Pudding Chalkboard Mist.

I first folded a piece of kraft cardstock into a card base, then cut the Frosted Mugs paper into a right size and added a slightly smaller burlap piece to that.

Next I fussy cut a beer mug out of the On Tap on Ivory paper and used a paint brush with the Sugar Maple Glimmer Mist to color in the lower part of the mug. For the foam I used the Banana Pudding Chalkboard Mist tone, but you could use any other lighter tone here too. I know the Banana Pudding is not in the collection anymore.

After coloring the mug in I added some 3D foam on the back.

After that I glued all the papers and the mug image on their places over each other, stamped a “celebrate” sentiment on kraft cardstock with a black ink. I then cut the sentiment into a  banner form and adhered it to the mug with a golden clothespin. That´s all!

Here is the finished card:

Such a fast and easy card to make and will for sure make a beer lover happy :) . You could even add a gift card inside the card for a recipients favorite beer garden to go with the card :) .

Happy scrapping,
xxx, Sanna

Samos – The Nifty Pixel, Cosmo Bloom

Hi! Lets roll it one more time for the Cosmo Bloom digi kit by The Nifty Pixel. Here is my third page created with that digi kit – and mine is hybrid, as always. These, like the photos on my previous page, are quite old already (thanks, Zeneva, for bringing that subject up – made me realize how fast time flies and how old I have gotten in the meantime ;-) …). Well, not going to get deeper into thinking about that fact then :-) , but rather instead share the page with you. Here it is:

I love these trips and vacations we do/did as a family. Such good, precious memories!!! This one is obviously from Samos, a Greek island. A special place for our family! And there they are, my little babies walking with me along the beach and discovering all the little wonders. And boy were they cute *sigh*! One proud mum here :-D

Ok, back to the page and the goodies! I´ve again used some painted paper on the background and added bits and pieces from the paper pack. Love that b&w flower paper and the geometrical turquoise&white one! And the elements, they look so real!! And those cute clouds are my faves! Apart from the journaling, the black splatters (Glimmer Glaze) and the alpha stickers and the glitter glue spots all the elements and papers are from this months kits!

Happy scrapping lovelies!
xxx, Sanna

Happy everything – more Mixed Media Card Challenge inspiration

Hi there! I´m up with another Mixed Media April Card Challenge inspiration card today. This one is again totally different to the previous one. That being bold in orange and red, this one is totally sweet and light in color. Oh, the theme this month is flowers and baskets, by the way.

and this is the card I was talking about:

I´ve used a light yellow vellum piece on the background and heat embossed flowers onto it with white, light blue and light pink embossing powders. After that I just wrapped some twine around the vellum and adhered that piece to the card base. Next I´ve stamped a sentiment and created banners out of the words. In the middle there is a huge Prima flower as a decorational element. That´s it! Oh, not quite! I almost forgot that I also added some shabby white embossing enamel (Fran-táge) here and there on the background too. But that´s all :) .

I´m hoping you will find some time to play along with us this month – it´s flowers, so why not make a lovely Mother´s day card for example? :) . Hope to see you at MMCC!!!

xxx, Sanna

10 or more ways to use stencils – Paperilla

Hello there lovelies! Today I´d like to share with you a few of my favorite stencil techniques. As you may already know, stencils are one of my go-to products. They are so easy to use in various ways and you can create so many different effects with them. I love my stencils :) !

Therefore, my technique post today over at the Paperilla blog is all about stencils. I even created a video. This time it is all in Finnish, just follow this link for the video :) .

In the end I ended up creating quite a pile of cards and a layout. Here they are (bare with me, it´s getting photo heavy now…):

(Embossing powder, spray ink, resist)

(Spray ink, Pan Pastels, stamping, Distress Glitter, embossing paste)

(Pastes, watercolor, Distress Ink, “Letterpress”, spray ink)

(Distress Ink, watercolor, DIY glitter paste)

(Gesso, Distress Ink, embossing powder, spray ink)

(dry embossing)

(Watercolor, doodling)

(stamping, embossing paste, spray ink)

(Acrylic paint, cut outs)

…annnnd a layout (texture paste):

OK, I know, it is quite a few. But I just love using stencils. And this is not even all you can do with them :) . All the stencils I´ve used on the video are by The Crafter´s Workshop – if I got you curious, here is a link to take a better look at their huge selection :) !

And now hop over to see the whole post over at the Paperilla blog, because the team there has been creating some extra projects to go with my video (it´s all in Finnish this time, sorry!) :) . Enjoy!!

Hope this post gets you inspired to try out some stenciling techniques!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Materials:
Stencils by The Crafter´s Workshop: Impressions, Mini Patterns, Mini Striped Flower Circle, Signals, Spiral Staircase, Windmills, Daily Buzz, Tangled Web, Geo Explosion, Oblong, Pods on Sticks, Thoughts, Daisy Splash, Hot Air Balloon Fragment)
Pastes: Studio 490, Viva Decor, Imagine Crafts, Pagro
Spray inks: Tattered Angels, Imagine Crafts
Distress Inks & Glitter: Ranger Industries
Gesso: Liquitex
Stamps: My Mind´s Eye, Tim Holtz, Studio AE
Other: Heat gun, Embossing powders, fine glitter, PanPastel, watercolour palette, foam brushes, black pen,

Life is a garden – Canvas Corp Brands

Happy April, everyone! How´s the weather at your end? We´ve had our share of rain, storms and hail mixed with beautiful sunshine days – typical April weather, so to say. And how´s your gardening getting along? We have started..but mainly kept with sowing some seeds and waiting them to grow. We like to work in our little garden with cherry and plum trees and a small vegetable garden. Here is a garden themed layout, I created with the new Watering Can collection while waiting for this years season to start:

and here is a little step-by-step about how this page came together:

I first sprayed the lovely bicycle paper (Bikes and Baskets on Ivory) background with a light yellow, light blue and light pink Glimmer Mist. And then added some wripped and misted old book page pieces onto the background.

Next I started adding all kinds of little bits and pieces in clusters around the photos. Some paper roses, spray inked pieces of tissue paper, pearl swirls (now that sounds funny written like that :) ..). The watering can and the journaling pieces are from the Garden Sayings on Ivory paper.

The are also some wood veneer hearts here and there as well as some sticker words to add to the journaling of the page.

I´ve even added some clay elements here and there which I made myself with molds. These are also colored with Glimmer Mist to add to the color scheme of the page.

Thanks for coming over and taking a look! Always lovely to hear from you guys, so would love if you left me a comment <3 !

Happy gardening, lovelies!
xxx, Sanna

Celebrate – The Nifty Pixel, Cosmo Bloom

Hi there, everyone! Time for some more The Nifty Pixel Cosmo Bloom goodness! This time I´m sharing a quick card I created by using just a piece of the digi cardstock and the lovely digi numbers and alphas from the Cosmo Bloom kit.

Here is what I did: I just cut the pinkish cardstock into right size, glued it down onto the card base and then punched with a circle punch around the numbers. This is sooo fast and easy to do! And next I just needed to assembly the numbers onto the card and glue them down, then add some golden texture spray splatters and a fussy cut, stamped sentiment….annnd the card is done!

Super easy and super fast! Here is a direct link to the Nifty Pixel blog for more inspiration and if you follow this link, it will directly take you to the store, where you can do some Cosmo Bloom digi kit shopping!! Have fun!

xxx, Sanna

Iridescent Creative Medium with Stencils – The Crafters Workshop

Hello everyone, sharing my second to last post over at The Crafter´s Workshop blog today (where has the time gone!? – I sure will miss this team…) I have a new addiction and that is the Imagine Crafts iridescent paste!! I just love it! It is absolutely gorgous against a black background. And needless to say The Crafter´s Workshop stencils and that paste are a match made in heaven!

Here are four cards I created using the paste with stencils and I am totally in love with how the backgrounds turned out:

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Just look at that fabulous shine when light hits the dry pasted surface!!!

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And creating the backgrounds is super easy! You just grab the tones you like, place a stencil of your choice over the black cardstock and apply the paste:

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I used the iridescent green, pink, blue and purple on my cards. The paste is white when applied, but already has a little shine/shimmer to it. The whole beauty of it will show after it has dried up. And just look at the new stencils in combination with these pastes, aren´t they just gorgeous?

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After removing the stencils (remember to clean them after using them with the paste) leave the paper to dry and when it´s all dry, you can go and finish the cards or whatever projects you were planning on creating. This is what I did:

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I have also used a colored texture spray (the white on on the cards) to create some more interest and contrast to the backgrounds. This texture spray is also a product by Imagine Crafts.

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I kept each card in one color tone (monochromatic) to make the paste stand out more. Only the white texture spray adds a little color contrast. I also did some serious stash busting by using older flowers and embellishments on the embellishment clusters.

Wishing you a lovely day,
Sanna
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Materials:
Believe Script – The Crafters Workshop 6×6
Mini Stepping Stones – The Crafters Workshop 6×6
Mini Rug – The Crafters Workshop 6×6
Mini Tiled Flower – The Crafters Workshop 6×6
Iridescent Creative Medium (pink, green, blue, purple) – Imagine Crafts
Colored Texture Spray (Wedding Dress) – Imagine Crafts
Black cardstock – Bazzill
White Cardstock - American Crafts
Other – Flowers, Rhinestones, Stamps, Stickers, Wood veneer, Chipboard, Buttons