Artist Trading Coin set

Hello and happy Sunday!! It´s again time to share the STAMPlorations Mixed Media challenge reveal projects with you. I created a set of artist trading coins again. Today´s coins feature flowers – I used the Maggie Holmes Flourish paper as my focal point on the coins. It was one of the papers that came with my The Wild Hare Kits January GDT kit. Still got some papers left from the kit :).

Here are the coins I created:

I´ve first die cut the coins with a Tonic Studios circle die, then wiped some of my Glass Bead and Glitter Gel that was mixed together with Mirroball Nuvo Glitter (residue paste from a previous project) and applied onto the background thru my stencil line stencil “Barley”.

Next I´ve misted the coins with Tattered Angels Verdigris Glimmer Mist – I adore this color! And then I´ve just added some adhesive ribbon (very old stash), some glass drops, some fussy cut roses from the previously mentioned Maggie Holmes paper line. For decoration I also added some older stickers and some fussy cut sentiment bits from Crate Paper “Here+There” collection – also leftover bits from The Wild Hare Kits January GDT kit.

Here is a close-up of one of the coins. I also sneaked in some Nuvo Drops alongside the ribbon. You can see those better in this photo.

Really like how these coins turned out!!! Now it´s again your turn to play along – hop over to the STAMPlorations blog to take a look what my design team colleagues created for this challenge and then submit your project. Remember to play by the rules (they are noted at the blog in the rules section). Cannot wait to see what you come up with for April´s challenge!! See you at STAMPlorations blog!

And as always, I´m putting my discount code here, just in case you get into the mood to buy some product from the store. By applying “STAMPGIRLSANNA” upon checkout you are eligble for 20% off your order!!! Enjoy!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


Guesting at Jehkotar challenge blog

Hi there everyone, I had the pleasure to meet Taru aka Jehkotar last September in Finland in person. She is a lovely, hands-on-type of person, who has energy and creativity stored in her enough for more than one person! In addition to many design team memberships, regular in-person classes, Facebook lives etc. she also runs her own challenge blog. I know, right?!! Her day has to have more hours than mine 😉 …

Hei, minulla on kunnia olla Jehkotar Craft Challenge Blogin vieraileva tähti tässä kuussa! Valitsin bingo-rivin inspiraatioksi vasemmasta reunasta (kohopasta-teippi-liima). Tämän postituksen lopusta löytyy suomenkielinen video katseltavaksi, jossa rakennan tagin vaihe vaiheelta. Kiitos Taru, kutsusta, tämä oli kiva haaste!!!

When she asked me if I´d join her challenges as a guest, I immediately agreed. So my guest month is April. Every month the challenge consist of an inspirational photo, bingo chart and a song. You can pick whichever of these or combine multiple themes together. I´ts been a while since I did a craft bingo and I must say, I kinda missed it!

Here is the April bingo chart that I used as my inspiration:

and here is what I created:
I chose to use the left vertical line with GLUE & TAPE & PASTE on my tag.

About the tape: it´s a Tim Holtz tissue tape which I misted with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists (see the video for that here). For the background I adhered a patterned paper onto the tag surface using paper glue. Then I mixed some glass bead glitter paste (Faber-Castell) with Tattered Angles PlainJane Matte Mist (Wave) and Nuvo Turquoise Glitter together. I applied the paste thru my STAMPlorations Fairytale Forest stencil onto the tag.

Next I added another GLUE detail: I applied some glue with a Nuvo Glue Pen onto the background and then applied Nuvo Copper Gilding Flakes onto the adhesive areas (see above). For decoration I adhered a plastic flower – misted with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists (see video to that theme here) – with the Tonic Studios PVA glue onto the tag. The glue dries transparent and will hold the flower well in place.

I also added some Crystal Drops (which consist of glitter and some type of dimensional paste/adhesive) next to the plastic flower. In a broader sence the Crystal Drops can also be seen as adhesive or even paste  in my opinion. So I´m hoping I´m still moving inside the rules with this product choice ;-)…

For finishing touched I added some fussy cut sentiment from a 7gypsies paper pad and some ribbons and cord. The sentiments are adhered on place with 3D foam tape squares. Which again, in my opinion, can be seen as glue/adhesive or even tape ;-).

As you can see I was very creative in finding products for this tag that would fit the categories I chose. To play safe, maybe you don´t want to strech the rules as much as I did. But I had a great time creating this tag for the challenge!!

For all the Finnish participants and readers, I´ve recorded a process video IN FINNISH. Hope you enjoy!!

Thank you so much for having me, Taru! I really enjoyed creating with the bingo-chart! Wishing everyone a great time with this challenge and happy crafting!
xxx, Sanna


Mixed Media Challenge, March – STAMPlorations

Hello and Happy Sunday! It´s that time of the month again – the brand new Mixed Media challenge reveal is live at STAMPlorations blog. So this means, it´s time for you guys to get crafty!
Here, for inspirational purposes, my take for this months reveal:

A set pf Artist Trading Coins with stenciling, misting, embossing and coloring as well as some rub-ons. I first applied some residue paste (Faber-Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel) thru a stencil onto the background. The stencil I used is one of my own designs for STAMPlorations: “Fairytale Forest”. Next I misted the coins with Icicle Blue Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. 

Then I moved into stamping and embossing a “Heartfelt Hibiscus” stamp image (also by STAMPlorations) onto white cardstock, then coloring the images with Distress Oxides and a Nuvo Water Tank Brush. For decorational elements I chose to use some 7gypsies Parchment Rub-Ons (the birds and the sentiments), some Nuvo Confetti Hexagons  and Nuvo Crystal Drops. I fuss cut the stamped images as well as the rub-on pieces and adhered everything on place. And finally adhered a small green button on each one.

So now is your turn, be sure to hop over to the STAMPLorations blog to see what my design team colleagues created for this reveal and then play along. Be sure to follow the rules. You will find them here.
And like always, feel free to take advantage of my personal discount code over at STAMPlorations store. You get 20% off your order by adding “STAMPGIRLSANNA” upon checkout.

Hope to see your creations at the STAMP blog,
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


Artist Trading Coins

Hello and Happy Wednesday! Today I would like to share a set of Artist Trading Coins with you. I recently created a set of shaker cards and had a few circle pieces (in the right size!) left over from the cards, so I used them for ATCs.

First I applied some Glass Bead and Glitter Gel thru the STAMPlorations Lupinus stencil onto the surface. Next I misted the Backgrounds with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. After that I added some washi tapes and some flower ribbon to the pieces. I finished the coins with 7gypsies parchment rub-ons by applying those on white cardstock, then fussy cut them and colored them in with Glimmer Mists.

I could not resist but to add some Nuvo Crystal Drops onto the birdhouse in the end. Just a small, additional glitter detail.

I really enjoy creating Artist Trading Coins at the moment. Have you tried them yet?
Wishing you a great day,
xxx, Sanna


Cardboard house-box, altered – STAMPlorations

Hi there everyone, it´s my turn to share another Mixed Media Tutorial over at STAMPlorations blog today. I´ve again prepared another altered cardboard house for today´s post. Here is what the finished project looks like:

Like on my last months post, I altered this tiny house with stencils, adding texture, depth and layers using two different ones. For today´s post, I thought I´d tape a process video for you to watch – hope you like it!! So happy to see my tiny cardboard house collection growing !!

Here are the steps:
1) Apply a layer of gesso onto the cardboard base, let dry properly.
2) Take the “Lupinus” stencil and apply Faber-Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel thru the stencil on all four sides and the roof. Leave open, untreated areas on all sides of the house. Let dry.
3) Paint the house with acrylic paint/chalkboard paint in “Tan” tone. Let dry.
4) Rub flower/plant themed black rub-ons onto each side of the house and to the roof areas using an ice-cream stick or a rub-on tool.

5) Mix some Mirrorball glitter with the Glass Bead Glitter Gel together. Apply with a palette knife onto the house walls and the roof areas using the “Barley” stencil. Let dry properly.
6) Add black ink droplets on all stenciled areas. Let dry.
7) Decorate with DIY paperclay and resin flowers and pink misted velvet ribbon.
8) Rub sentiment rub-ons onto white cardstock, mist the cardstock with light green spray ink and fussy cut into banners. Adhere with craft glue onto the roof next to the flowers.

This house is quite tiny indeed, I´ve taken a photo with the flower and the pineapple and the pineapple looks huge next to the house, which only measures 8 cm´s in height (approx. 3,5 inch).

I hope you have enjoyed this month´s tutorial idea and get inspired to play with your stencils and paints. While you are at it, do submit your projects to our mixed media challenge!!

I´m leaving you today with a reminder to remember to take advantage of my personal discount code. Feel free to add “STAMPGIRLSANNA” upon checkout to receive 20% off your order!! It´s valid for regular and sale items :).

See you next month with another mixed media project again,