Calm AJ Page

Hello everyone and happy Friday!! I have been playing in my Dylusions Creative Journal again and I must say I love this bigger size.

For this page I started with various spray inks on the background. The leaf pattern is misted thru a leftover die cut paper sheet. I also pressed various leftover spray inks from stencils onto the background. Thus the random color „splots“. Next I added some old rub-ons onto the background. I´ve had them for years and they still worked!

Then I drew the face. This time I only added some colour to the eyes and the lips. On top of it all I painted some patterns with Distress Crayons.

On top of that I added some red spray ink thru one of my own stencil designs. Then I wrote the quote and fussy cut some Dina Wakley washi tape circles and adhered them to the page. For finishing touches I added a little stamping.

I had a fun time creating this face. It´s again a little bit different that then previous ones. Still dabbling there to find the way to draw them the way I enjoy the most.

Wishing you a creative weekend!
xxx, Sanna

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Time – Art journal page

Hello everyone and happy Saturday! Today I´m again sharing a page from my art journal with you. This one is very dear to me, as there is a full page of journaling hidden underneath layers of paint.

I´ve played in a bigger journal this time (one from Dylusions) and had a blast creating with Dina Wakley´s paints.

I started by writing my thoughts down onto the background and then brayering some acrylic paint over the text with a brayer. Then I did some scratching with a prick tool to add texture here and there and after that I painted the face.

For finishing touches I added some doodling and the word time onto the lady´s face with Posca pens. Also some crayon platters and some stenciling with spray inks was added for finishing touches.

She looks a little bit sad and tired. I really captured current my mood into this face and that makes me happy. Because I felt lost, sad and tired at the moment I created her. So it was a perfect outlet for me!

Wishing you a lovely weekend – hope you find some time to create yourself too!
xxx, Sanna

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Best day card

Hello everyone and happy Saturday! Today I´m sharing the last card of the mixed media die cut card series that was inspired by a Tim Holtz FB live.

For this card I used two circles from a bigger sheet of paper. Here is again the first layer of that particular piece of paper:

I really like how this card turned out. I´ve again used words that my dear friend Lizzy created for me.

Other than that I´ve used same techniques as on all the previous cards. For decor I used only Nuvo Vintage Drops.

I really enjoyed creating these cards!! Hope I could inspire you with my cards :).

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Happy card

Hello and happy Friday! I´m sharing another quick card today with you that resulted from a Tim Holtz FB live in combination with some leftover pieces from previously shared (here) ATCs.

I used the ATC leftover strips on this card (the die cut circles) and inked the background with a Distress Stain in yellow. Then I added some ink splatters in green und golden Distress Stain splatters. The flowers are from my old stash and the sentiment was created for me by a dear friend – thanks Lizzy!

I really like using these circles and having so much fun creating these circle cards :). I hope I could inspire you to create crazy backgrounds and cut them into smaller pieces to use them on various projects!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Birthday cards

Hello and happy Thursday. Today I am stopping by again to share another set of cards, created while watching a Tim Holtz FB live.

Like I mentioned on my previous post, the cards started off with a bigger piece of paper that I had been playing on, while watching Tim Holtz demo on Facebook. This was my starting point:

This time I chose to create clean and simple birthday cards! The circles really stand out nicely from the plain white background.

So next time when you sit down, just make a mess, play around with your products and then, when you are finished, make die cuts and create fun cards. 🙂

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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