Stenciled birthday cards – STAMPlorations

Hello and happy Wednesday! Today I´m stopping by to share two stenciled cards, created using my stencils at STAMPlorations.com. Here is the first one:

I had the distress oxides out and wanted to play with my stencils a little bit more, so I took a white card base and inked the background with light orange and yellow tones. Then I placed the Cornflower stencil on top and applied purple oxide ink thru the stencil onto the card. After that I took the „Rag Rug“ stencil and applied some orange distress oxide over the whole card. The background looks kind of fun this way.

Then I just added various stickers and embellishments from my older stash. For the second card I used the „Dream Flower“ stencil with yellow and orange and red oxide ink tones. On top I added buttons, stickers and some white pen „faux stitching“.

I really like how these cards look. Lots of pattern, colour and details to look at. Perfect for a fun and lively person to receive such a card.

That´s all for today. I´ll be sharing an art journal page on Friday. Hope you stop by to take a look! See you then! Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Smile – Art Journal page

Hello everyone and happy Monday! Today I´m quickly stopping by to share another art journal page with you. This one is just experimenting with various products.

I´ve used Nuvo Shimmer Powder, Brusho´s, Distress Crayons, Distress Paint and Stabilo pen as well as Posca pens on this page.

It´s just about random play and seeing how various products react to each other. So no deeper meaning behind this page. Just applying various media and seeing how they react with each other.

I hope you had a great weekend and are hanging in there? I have reached day 35 by now here and there have been ups and downs along the road.

Have a good day, everyone!
xxx, Sanna

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Art journal page – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone and happy Friday!!! Today I´d like to share an art journal page with you. For this page I´ve again used some of my stencil designs, accompanied by other STAMPlorations products.

I really like to create random things on my art journal. It keeps my mind away from things that worry or bother me. This page is a result of a creative session of that kind too. I didn´t give the page much thought, but just rather went where my feelings took me.

I always add any residue ink left from a project I am working on at that moment to my art journal page. Like on this page, you can see the yellowish color and the random stencil pattern on the background – those were there already when i started. I just built on top of them and started by adding the Cornflower stencil pattern onto the middle of the page with blue ink.

Next I applied a layer of black ink using the Some Birds stencil. Love the feel of taking a flight this bird pattern creates to the page.

Next I took some residue pieces (gessoes and inked) and stamped some art related sentiments onto them with black ink. Next I took the RagRug stencil and added some patterns to the background using pink ink tones. Then I adhered the sentiment pieces onto the page and outlined them and the birds with Posca pens. I also added a border around the page using the same pens.

Here you can see the finished page:

And some detail photos:

It´s a wild patterned page with no particular meaning, just having fun and playing and letting my feelings come to life on paper. That´s it for today. Wishing you all a lovely weekend!!!

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna

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Art Journal Page – STAMPlorations

Hello there and happy Sunday! Today it´s again time for the STAMPlorations Mixed Media challenge reveal for May. I created an art journal page for this months reveal.

Here is what I created:
And here are the steps:

I started with a yellow Distress Oxide background – applying the ink onto the page with a blending brush. Next I placed the RagRug stencil onto the page and applied orange Distress Ink tone on top of the yellow color thru the stencil.

I gradually moved towards darker colours and also changed the stencil in the process. For example, I created a frame with the Fairy Tale Forest stencil and green Distress Oxide tones. I wanted to leave a „white space“ into the middle of the page for the text. After that particular stencil I took the Dream Flower stencil and a coral Distress Oxide tone and brushed the ink next to the green frame  with the blending brush.

Finally, I again changed the stencil and took a purple Distress Oxide tone and applied it thru the Cornflower stencil along the sides of the page. Now my „frame“ was ready for some text I wanted to add to the page.
I first wrote the text using a black pen, then doodled a scalloped frame around it and colored it with a green Posca marker.

I had a great time creating this page – it was quite meditative, actually, to layer the stencils, the inks and the patterns overlappingly on top of each other. It´s almost like the sun is peeking thru the middle of the page framed by all those flowers and leaves.

Oh, and remember that you can get 20 % off your order by using following code upon checkout at the STAMPlorations store: STAMPGIRLSANNA. Enjoy!

So now is again your turn. Create a mixed media project using a stencil and submit it to the challenge. But before that, hop over to the STAMPlorations blog to get inspired by the artworks my design team colleagues created for this months reveal.

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna

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