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

We (heart) to swim – The Nifty Pixel, Cosmo Bloom

Hi there! Today I´m sharing yet another Cosmo Bloom digi kit creation with you. As you might know, I´m the hybrid kind of girl in this team, as I lack any kind of digi skills. But seeing the fabulous digi creations of my DT colleagues, I am starting to think I maybe should give digi a try at some point. But for now you will see just hybrid versions around here.

This is one more layout I just had to create from the recent Cosmo Bloom kit. Just love it! Here is my page:

I´ve kept to the patterned and painted papers on this page and just added a few elements here and there. The texture paste on the background just had to be. Applied thru a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil. And some glitter glue and yellow texture spray (Imagine Crafts) also in there on the background. The alphas are all from my older stash.

I´ve used some painted orange paper with the blue woodgrain pattern. Loved these! Orange is not even one of my fave colors and using so much orange here shows how absolutely gorgeous I think these papers are! And see those little clouds on the page? Aren´t they just adorable. And they look so 3D when printed! Almost like real clouds.

Here is the link for the Nifty Pixel site and a direct link to the store where you can go and put some Cosmo Bloom into your shopping basket :) . Have fun!

xxx, Sanna

I´m sew happy – more Mixed Media Card Challenge inspiration

Hello there! Here comes another inspirational card for the Mixed Media April Card Challenge! Make sure you join this fun challenge – it´s all about flowers and baskets! See here for more.

Here is my second inspirational card:

I first sprayed a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil with an orange Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist tone and then placed the spray inked stencil the wet side towards the paper and used a brayer to press the color into the paper. This is the result. Next I stamped some black swirls onto the background and hand drew a faux stitching pattern along the edges. The sentiment is a stamp by Close to my Heart. After that I just added a layer of Prima flowers and placed some rhinestones in the middle for additional detail.

So now is your turn – hope to see you join in on this fun challenge!!! Flowers – who can say no to those??!!!!

See you at MMCC lovelies,
xxx, Sanna

Maritime cards – Canvas Corp Brands

Happy Easter, everyone! I am not sharing Easter cards this year, as for some reason I ran out of time to create them :-) .

BUT I am totally ready for summer already. And thus will share some fun summerly maritime themed cards today:

The papers and and colors I´ve used on these cards are by Canvas Corp Brands (Tattered Angels sprays and Canvas Corp papers).

For this card I´ve first sprayed the background with a blue Plain Jane Baseboard spray (wave) and then cut a circle out of a piece of white paper. I then wrapped some multicolored twine around the circle and added a piece of “Nave and Ivory Anchor” paper underneath that piece. Next I just glued everything on place and added a hand written sentiment.

For the second card I matted the background with both the “Navy and Ivory Anchor” paper and “Coral & Ivory Big Dot Reverse” paper. Next I adhered a piece of “Canvas Fringe” to the card, added some staples and a chipboard anchor which I colored with a silver shimmer brush pen. Then just some faux stitching around the edges and a hand written sentiment and the card was done.

For my last card I first placed a stencil (The Crafter´s Workshop – XOXO) over a piece of white watercolor paper and sprayed some Marmalade Glimmer Mist over it. The blue splatters on the background were made with the Wave tone of the Plain Jane mist. Next I just cut a banner out of the “Navy and Ivory Anchor” paper (my fave paper – as you might have noticed :) !) and placed a white cardstock banner with a hand written text over it. Then just added some thin hemp string and a heart charm and some wood veneer as decoration.

I really like the Canvas Corp papers as they are very timeless and easily combineable. And the sprays..well, yes, you might already have noticed that I have a thing for spray colors. Enough said about that then…

Wishing you a lovely Easter time with your family and loved ones!
xxx, Sanna

Embrace

Hi there! Today just a quick share of two totally different artworks. First off an art journal spread I created for a swap. This is all about change – a theme that the recipient requested. I´ve been wanting to do a heart&black alpha combination for a while and here it is:

And the quote I found in the internet – love using good quotes on art journal pages! And now to totally something different, well not quite, this has a heart theme to it too ;-)

This is a page created with the Teresa Collins “Save the Date” papers. Love them! Such beautiful colors and patterns and even the surface pattern of the paper makes it feel a little bit more special. I´ve created this page based on a sketch by The Nifty Pixel. See for more sketch designs here!

Well, that was it for today, a few random shares :) ! Wishing you all a lovely day!
xxx, Sanna