Mixed Media Challenge Reveal – STAMPlorations

Hi there, it´s time to share this months STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge with you today.

This month, I again opened my art journal and played a little. This is my challenge reveal take:

It all started with the purple Glimmer Mist splodges that had already been there on the white page. See, I tend to grab a loose piece of paper OR my art journal when I have residue ink, paint or other media left over from one project I am working on  at the moment and very randomly adding the residue onto my art journal or a loose piece of paper. I then use these pages and pieces as my starting point for another project later. So that is what happened here. I had been misting with Glimmer Mist and there was so much spray ink left over that I randomly pressed my art journal page onto it to save the color. Those splodges create the base for this page.

For this page, I then started by adding stenicled layers. I stenciled Distress Oxides thru „Hidden Hearts“, „Super Bubbles“ and „Bubble Dance“ stencils in various oxide colours onto the background. I must say, I like blending those inks with my blending brush. The results are so nice and soft. A great contrast to the Glimmer Mist splodges! I´ve, by the way listed all products used on this page on the supply list, so you don´t have to wonder which tone is which :). After stenciling, I swapped to stamping. I took the lovely „Mixed Media Grunge“ stamp set to create the arrows, circles and tiny dot patterns onto the page. Then I added a stamped sentiment as a centerpiece to the page using the „Wanderlust Expressions 1“ stamp set.

For finishing touches I added Posca Pen details, Tattered Angels Chalkboard Ink and Glimmer Mist ink splatters. That´s my project for this months reveal. I hope you get inspired and play with us!!! Just remember to play by the rules (read here). Have fun!!

And as always, feel free to use the above Discount Code for 20% off your order at the STAMPlorations store!! Looking forward to seeing your projects and wishing you a happy crafty time!!
xxx, Sanna


Stenciled Christmas cards

Hello lovelies! I know I already said it´s the last set of Christmas cards for this year, but then something happened…inspiration hit me one more time and I created one more set of cards. Now this is the final set for 2018, I promise!!!

See, I found these premade Christmas themed die cut pieces in my stash and wanted to use them, so I grabbed some stencils and created a simple „frame“ for them with stencils. Then just a few bits and bobs got added here and there and here are the results:

For this card I created a border with the Lattice stencil using two green tones of Distress Ink.

Here I´ve placed the Christmas Tree stencil a little bit overlappingly and added two tones of Distress Ink, so the pattern looks like rows of Christmas trees. For this card I´ve only partially stenciled the pattern using two Distress Ink tones to create a background for the tree – still leaving quite much white space onto the card.

On this one, the presents are lying on a „stenciled ground/floor“ :).

And finally, another one with the partially stenciled background in to Distress Ink tones. Have a lovely Christmas time everyone!!!

Merry Christmas,
xxx, Sanna


Tag with wings and stenciling

Hello there and happy Friday! Today I´d like to share another tag with you. Here is what it looks like:

I started creating this tag the same way I had been experimenting with the SØSTRENE GRENE blending brush and my stencils previously – by adding ink with the blending brush thru the stencil onto the paper. This time I didn´t use as dark colours  as the first time, but kept just to the Salty Ocean tone.

Next I die cut the paper with the Mixed Scalloped & Straight Edge Rectangle Layering Die Set into several pieces. The I die cut a scallped edge piece from white cardstock to go with the inked pieces.

After that it was just adding, playing, layering and decorating the tag and it was done in no time. See, I used all kinds of bits and bobs I had created while I recorded the Glimmer Mist videos for Tattered Angels. See the velvet ribbon, it´s misted with Glimmer Mists (see the video here) and the wings. They are also misted with Glimmer Mists (see that video here). And the chipboard circle – also a misted piece (see that video here).  For finishing touches I added a wooden pearl, some twine and Nuvo Glitter Drops. I like this fun looking tag alot. And due to the light colours and the centerpiece design, it can be used to go with practically any type of present.

That´s all for today, lovelies. I´ll be sharing a condolence card on Monday. I find those the hardest ones to make.

Until then, happy weekend and happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


Christmas Card Wednesday, No. 7

Hello everyone and welcome to the second to last Christmas Card Wednesday. Today I´ll share  a set of 3 cards with you – created using STAMPlorations and Tonic Studios product.

Today´s cards started off  from last weeks idea plus from playing around with stencils and the new blending brushes I bought from SØSTRENE GRENE recently.

Here is how it all started:

I was testing the blending brushes with Distress Inks (works like a dream with stencils, by the way!) and created this background piece with the Trees 1 stencil.

I also had made quite a few of these cardstock pieces, treated with the Nuvo Embellishment Mousse. Like I noted in my last weeks post, I really like the look of the mousse treated cardstock when it´s die cut.

So for this clean and simple card I used the Indian Gold mousse for the die cut tree (die by STAMPlorations) and the Burnished Bronze mousse for the sentiment (die cut die again by STAMPlorations). Now this card was SO easy to do. Just die cut the mousse coated paper and adhere everything on place, then decorate with a few sequins. And it still looks very noble when light hits the card in a right angle.

For my second card I used the blending brush with a stencil, but first inked the background with a lighter colour Distress Ink tone. Then placed the stencil on top and added Distress Ink in two darker tones. After I was finished with that layer, I added some Indian Gold mousse with the blending brush here and there thru the stencil for an additional fun detail.

After that I just die cut the sentiment from blue embossed paper which came with the Tonic Craft Kit No. 6. Also a very simple and easy card idea And also a very flat card, so it will be easy to mail too.

And for my last card from this set I simply combined the ideas. I created a stenciled background with blue and pink Distress Ink tones, adding some Burnished Bronze mousse details here and there. Then I die cut the tree from Burnished Bronze mousse treated cardstock and a sentiment die cut from Indian Gold mousse treated cardstock. I then die cut a hole into the middle of the stenciled piece with an oval die cut die, added a scalloped edge die cut frame from white cardstock on top and adhered everything on place. For decoration I added golden sequins, some faux stitching and a silver star. I had a great time creating these cards, I hope you enjoyed this weeks idea. There will be one more Christmas Card Wednesday coming up next week, then we are done for this year.

Happy crafting,
xx, Sanna


Christmas Card Wednesday, No 6

Hello there and welcome to another Christmas Card Wednesday. This week I am sharing two very easy to do cards. I saw a video by Jennifer McGuire recently and she did the ink pad and embossing folder technique on her video, so I decided to try it out.

I happen to be a fan of the Hero Art´s Shadow Inks and she used those to create the look on her video, so I gave it a go too.

Here is what I ended up making:

Now the the details: 

I inked the embossing folder with the „Soft Pool“ shawod ink tone, then placed a piece of white cardstock into the Tonic Studios embossing folder and ran the whole „sandwich“ thru the die cutting machine. As a result I got a light blue hue background with dry embossed music notes which were not toned, but white (see Jennifer´s video here on her channel).

She used another ink tone on her video to ink the dry embossed images, but I decided to take an ink blending tool and dab some golden Nuvo Embellishment Mousse onto it (very lightly!) and then carefully ink the embossed areas with the mousse. I did a few sets like this while I was at it, so I can use the backgrounds on other projects later too.

Then I took one of the blending brush  & Nuvo Embellishment Mousse treated cardstock pieces and ran a Tonic German Sentiment thru my die cutting machine. This works really well with the mousse, you just need to let it dry completely before die cutting it.

I cut the same sentiment in bronze and gold colour and then adhered the sentiments onto the card bases.

One of the cards got decorated with tiny Nuvo Mirroball Stars (adhered with Nuvo Glaze) and the other one got some Harvest Moon Glitter Accent details on it, next to the sentiment. I really like how these cards turned out. And the look of the Nuvo Mousse coated die cut sentiment has me swooning. I am for sure going to use more „moussed“ sentiments in the future too! Such a cool look!

That´s it for today. On Friday I´ll be sharing another STAMPlorations Mixed Media tutorial with you, so if you are interested, do stop by!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna