Arschkarte

Hello and happy Wednesday! We all know how it feels to draw the short straw… This card is exactly about that. I did a junk art / ugly art style card with Gloss Sprays, stenciling, gel printing, embossing enamel and some Dina Wakley collage collective pieces, combined with Klartext stamps.

This stamp set is quickly becoming one of my favorites! It suits so many everyday situations and has perfect sentiments for those „not so perfect“ days. A mixed media heavy background works so well with this stamp set, too. I really enjoyed creating this card!

And I even managed to add in some bits from my junk bags. I´ ve previously used the ribbon for gel printing and saved the inked pieces for later – they work so well on this card and nothing goes to waste!

Hope your Wednesday was great!? I had a really nice day chatting with a friend, who I haven´ t seen in ages! By the way, If you´ d like to see a card video tutorial for a change, do stop by on my blog on Sunday, when I´ ll be sharing a set of cards created for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

See you then,
xxx, Sanna

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Alles Liebe

Hello and happy Sunday! For today´ s project share I have created another card – this time for a birthday – using the Dani Peuss Klartext stamps. This one is called „Pfingstrosen“ and it is a lovely flower set.

I took a piece of white paper, inked it with Distress Inks in two blue tones and added water droplets to the background to create some pattern to the colour. Next I stamped and heat embossed the flowers to the backround paper with white heat embossing powder. After that I added embossing enamel to some areas. For the sentiment I wripped a piece of vellum and heat embossed the birthday sentiment with gold embossing powder using the Klartext „Folg deinem Herzen“ stamp set.

For finishing touches I added a few golden enamel dots. This adds nice detail and a little additional texture to the card, but does not make it too bulky for shipping.

That´ s it for today! See you again tomorrow with anothr project share. Enjoy your Sunday,

xxx, Sanna

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#finishedinfeb – final set of cards

Hello and happy Sunday! Today I´m sharing my very final set of cards, created for the #finishedinfeb challenge with my pre-selected stash of product.

Here is the last set of two cards:

For the very last card (the one on the right) I cheated just a tag and used embossing powder instead of stamp ink and also added a tiny bit of embossing enamel to the background. I tried very hard to use only the products chosen, but by the last card I just could not resist adding that tiny touch of mixed media look.

And now to what is left!! I used up all the washi tape, all heart stickers, all puffy stickers and all premade tags. I have only 3 pieces of PL cards left, a few banners (mostly because my StazOn dried up and I could not stamp the shiny surface with a regular stamp ink, otherwise I would have used them more). AND I used almost all of the Studio Calico paper – only 3 sheets of paper left in the end. What´s left is plenty of the Carta Bella paper, because there is quite much inside such a paper pack. It´s amazing that his tiny pack of product produced a total of 25 cards in one month!!! Here is what I am left with after this challenge:

When I started this challenge, I figured I´d do maybe 5-6 cards and look where I am now! 25 clean and simple cards done in one month with this tiny product stash (see photo below)!

I am pretty proud of myself and would like to say a big thank you to Donna for bringing this challenge to life! I have enjoyed doing it and noticed that I work really well, when I set myself daily challenges/goals. This will for sure not be my last challenge to myself. I have had a great time doing it! Done good stash busting, filled my card box up and enjoyed every minute of it.

Hope you enjoyed seeing these posts and watch me do CAS cards!!! Let´s see what I do next. I think I need a new challenge :).

Wishing you all a fabulous Sunday and a good start into March! Only approximately two weeks to go and we have been dealing with Covid for a WHOLE YEAR now. A full year! And who knows how long this will continue.. how are you guys doing? I am slowly but surely turning into a grumpy person ;-). I think I´ve just reached that point of emotional scale that grumpyness is my fave option. Trying to be cheerful and positive is not on my list anymore ;-). I just wish there would be something positive to look forward to, that might lift the spirits. But when there is no visible end to a situation, how do you keep positive?

Anyways, thank goodness there is crafting. I´d go nuts without it! Hoping you guys are coping better!!
xxx, Sanna

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Flowers Artist Trading Coins – STAMPlorations

Hi there everyone, and welcome to the first STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge reveal for 2019.

I created a set of artist trading coins for this months reveal –  I hope you get inspired by them:

I used the Flowers 1 stencil to create these coins. Here are the steps:
I first die cut the circles with a nesting die in the right size using white cardstock. Then I misted the circles with pink and green spray ink tones.

I had so much spray ink left over on my working area that I took my art journal out and pressed the spread into the wet residue ink. I love this pattern that got created in the process! This will make a great starting point for an art journal spread!

Next I added some parchment rub-ons onto the circles very randomly. There is no particular order here, I just went with what felt good.

After that I added some washi tape for decoration, placing the strip next to the rub-on images. After that I took the Flowers 1 stencil out and applied some Nuvo Mousse onto the white space areas.

I then finished the coins off with some enamel accents and a fun word stickers from my older stash. For final decoration I added a button and some sequins.

Now it´s your turn to play. First be sure to check out there rules at the STAMPlorations blog, go leave some love to the design team and STAMPlorations blog and get inspired by the projects the team girls have created and then have some mixed media fun yourself!! I cannot wait to see what you create for this months challenge.

Also, always feel free to use my discount code at the STAMPlorations store. Just add „STAMPGIRLSANNA“ upon checkout to receive 20% off your order!! Happy shopping &

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Remember When – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello lovelies! I love up-cycling old items and as I recently got some old kitchen items gifted to me by a family friend, I immediately knew I wanted to alter them to various types of home and/or wall art items. So let´s start with the first object – a kind of grating aid, I suppose. It is build out of wood, so it must be quite old and has metal pins sticking out  of the middle to maybe hold a piece of vegetable still when grating. Hard to tell, as I haven´t seen such a piece in action, but that is what I supposed it to be. And here is what I ended up creating out of it:

I first painted the base with Tattered Angels Color Wash paints in Latte and Old Bronze tones. After the paint was dry, I started adding details to the piece.

I added some embossing ink stripes here and there on the very top and bottom of the wooden piece and applied some turquoise ultra thick embossing powder to the areas. Then I wiped the embossing ink around the edges of the piece and added golden embossing powder to the areas. After that I took out some stencils and added Nuvo Mousse thru the stencils to create a leafy pattern.

Next I started building layers. I weaved a hemp cord across the metal pin area and then added some glass beads onto the top and bottom areas to keep the cord on place. Next I took some Paper Whimsy wooden alterable elements and painted those with white paint and golden Nuvo Mousse. The bigger piece also got some 7gypsies rubons added onto the surface. The white pieces have a very thin layer of glitter glue on top of the paint for additional shine.

Creating this type of pieces is very intuitional for me. I go with what feels good for me at the moment, just picking a color combination I want to use and then I just let the piece guide me. I wanted to add wings to the piece, so I embossed Paper Whimsy wings with thick turquoise embossing powder and also added some embossing enamels on top for a more interesting look.

I added some Dresden Paper „rays“ under the wings for an additional detail and poured blue glitter onto the areas in between the rays. And also added some white embossing enamel here and there to better combine the bottom piece with the wings. On the very top there is a resin flower I created with molds a while back. I´ve used golden Glimmer Mist to alter the colour of the flower – you can see that done on this particular video of my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist video series.

I have used gel medium for adhering all pieces on place as I really want them to stay put, since this piece is designed to be hung on a wall. The remember when chipboard piece really fits this project perfectly in my opinion and adds a nice details to the altered item.

Next time when you are junking, take a second look at those small kitchen items you can find at a garage sale or junk store. You never know what you might find! I really like how this piece turned out.

I hope I could inspire you to take a second look at items you would have otherwise threwn away! It can be so much fun giving them a new life as a piece of altered art!!
Happy crafting,
Sanna

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