Mixed media card

Hello and happy Monday lovelies!!! Long time no see here on my blog… I´ve been busy drawing faces on my Instagram account lately, so I have been therefore neglecting my blog abit. But there is a card share for today on the programm 🙂 ..

This card I done using a Gelli Arts gel plate with red acrylic paint. It resulted in a flower image in red and white. I then just simply inked the white areas with pink Distress Ink to change the colour. For the flowers I used the residue strips of the same paper and stamped and fussy cut the flowers and leaves.

For the sentiment I simply used a Clear Sticker by STAMPlorations. And for finishing touches I am working on reducing my button stash abit, so a button in the middle of the flower it was!

And the card is still very flat, so it´s perfect for mailing too. I hope you have a lovely week! Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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March 2021 stamp release – STAMPlorations

Hi and welcome to the stamp release bonus day!! Today we are still continuing with the new STAMPlorations stamp release celebrations!

Here are my bonus projects, created with the Art Marks 3 stamp set:

For these cards I´ve used a gel plate from Gelli Arts with acrylic paints by Dina Wakley Media in combination with Shery´s new Art Marks 3 stamp set. After creating the gelli printed images, I´ve punched them with a circle punch into smaller sizes. Before adhering them on place I stamped some random images onto the card base with the same stamp set.

For finishing touches I added a few Clear Stickers – also by STAMPlorations. This way you can create a set of fun mixed media cards, when you first play with your gelli plate and then add just tiny pieces onto cards. This way a few prints go a long way. Just remember to immediately clean your clear stamps after pressing them into acrylic paint, so they don´t get damaged.

For my last card I used a background that I created with a brayer and acrylic paints and on which I added some Art Marks 3 stamped images with black ink. That creates a fun mixed media card background that does not need that much of decor, because the background on it´s own if very bold. So I added a vintage number tag and a Clear Sticker for detail. That´s it!

I hope you´ve enjoyed this weeks reveal party with the design team girls and over at the STAMPlorations blog. If you missed a day, there is still time to join in by commenting on the participants blogs and on the STAMP main blog. Find more details on the main blog here. Have fun hopping and getting inspired and good luck on winning some awesome prizes!!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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#the100dayproject – Days 5-10

Hello and happy Monday! Today I´m stopping by to share my next faces drawn on tags for my personal #100daysoffaces 2021 challenge. If you want to see them go live every day, then you should follow my Instagram account for the daily posts. I´ll share them here on my blog in groups with links to the videos.

Day 5

For this tag I first die cut a piece of white cardstock with the STAMPlorations tag die and then misted the background with Dina Wakley Media Gloss Sprays and then drew the face in a few very simple lines using a Stabilo all black pen. For shading I used a water tank brush. That´s it!

Day 6

This tag is a Dina Wakley Media white tag that I pre-treated with acrylic paints and stencil using a Gelli Arst gelli plate. On top of that I drew a face and added colour with Neocolor 2 pens.

Day 7

This tag is die cut with a Tonic Studios nesting tag die and then misted with Dylusions Spray Inks in red and blue tone. After that I drew the face lines with a black Posca pen and added colour with Neocolor 2 pens.

Day 8

For this tag I first die cut it from grey cardstock with a Tonic Studios tag die and then added a splatter of black paint onto it. On the black painted area I then drew a face with a white Signo Uni-ball pen and added colour with Neocolor 2´s again.

Day 9

For this tag I had added Distress Oxides onto a white STAMPlorations tag die die cut piece as a background colour detail and then drew the face lines with a black Posca pen and added colour using various shades of Posca´s.

Day 10

Finally for my day 10 tag I first die cut it with a STAMPlorations tag die into shape from grey cardstock, then added spritzes and splatters with Dina Wakley Media Gloss Sprays. I „saw“ a face in the form (see the video for that!) and drew what I saw and it ended up like a Pocahontas or Walt Disneys Hiawatha´s sister kind of face. Drew with Posca´s.

So these were days 5-10. There is more coming. Remember always to check out the videos – you´ll find the links to them always under each photo. They are very short, so they won´t take too much time ;-).

Have a great week!
xxx, Sanna

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Wish Big – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello and Happy Monday! Today I´m up with a layout tutorial for the Elizabeth Craft Designs design team group post. I did some gelli plate play with acrylic paints and my DIY stamp, done a few years back with one of the dies available at Elizabeth Craft Designs. This was my starting point to this particular layout.

Here is how I created this page:

First I took some acrylic paints in light blue, light pink and light orange and my DIY foam stamp out. I applied the paints onto a gel plate with a brayer and then stamped with the dry stamp the pattern onto the paint. After that I just pressed the image onto white paper and repeated the procedure as six times to get six squares. After that I brayered some white paint onto the woodgrain paper and stamped random stamp patterns on top with the light orange paint and the same DIY stamp. If you are interested on seeing how I made the stamp, there is a tutorial up over at my YouTube channel.

Second I stamped some black stars onto the background using one of Sue Smiths stamp sets (see the full product list at the end of this post). After that I fussy cut the gelli plated squares and adhered them onto the background. Next I added some hand drawn outlining to them to make them better stand out from the background.

After that I stamped the „Wish Big“ sentiment onto the squares with black stamp ink and also stamped it onto a piece of leftover brayered paper with the same colours on it and fussy cut that piece with scissors. You will see that piece on the layout as part of the title. While the stamp ink was drying, I applied some „Artsy Scenery“ washi tape onto a piece of white paper and die cut the leaves using the Sidekick Essentials die set number 7. The washi tape covered leaves will create a nice detail to the mixed media page as decor. Before I adhered them onto the page, I ran them through a sticker maker, but you could apply Clear Double Sided Adhesive onto the back before die cutting them, so you have the same effect: DIY stickers! I just forgot that step, so I grabbed a sticker maker instead.

I also used the „Junk Journal Extras“ die to cut the lace border piece from a leftover gelli plate piece with my die cutting machine. I used a little bit different acrylic paint colours (stronger) to draw the eye towards the photo with this piece on the background.

Now all I needed to do was to arrange all pieces onto the page so that they pleased my eye. For additional decoration I took some older puffy stickers and star rub-ons from my own stash as well as a wood veneer piece to decorate the page a little more. I also matted the woodgrain paper onto a piece of dark blue/navy carstock to make the page „pop“ a little more.

There are so many fabulous products at the Elizabeth Craft Designs store that work great for scrapbooking. Just imagine what you can do with all the Planner Essentials and then take a look at for example the background dies. With those you could create cool background stamps for gelli printing, like I´ve done on this page. Just a few additional ideas to get you inspired :).

I hope you liked my project share from today! Be sure to check out what the design team girls did for this months group post!

Wishing you happy scrapping!
xxx, Sanna

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Hooray, sweet day! – Studio Tekturek

Hello everyone and happy Thursday!! Like promised on Tuesday, I´ll be sharing another small project with you, inspired by the layout project I shared this Tuesday :). Here it is:

I created a slimline card with the Studio Tekturek Strawberry Shake summer 2020 collection and as I was making it, I wanted to make a card in similar style. So I just kept on gelli printing the circles onto this piece of white paper and went from there. As my background I have the paper #1 from the summer collection. It works great as a card base – I just used the bolder design on the outside and the blue sky is on the inside.

I really like how this card turned out. I pretty much used the same products as on my layout, only here I used a different paper and the paper flowers are an addition.

If you want to know how this card came together, see the layout video for the technique on my Tuesday´s post. Oh, how I enjoy this collection and the candy colours!!!

Wishing you all a lovely day & happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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