XOXO AJ page

Hello and happy Saturday! This page started off with Dina Wakley gloss sprays and a stencil. I was just randomly spraying various colours onto the page and using a circle stencil by Carabelle Studio. Then the page got really crazy colorful and I had to do something.

So I drew a face and using black paint, painted the areas other than the face black. I really like doing this. That brings the page together and creates fun color pops to the black contrast.

And then I used some bits and bobs, strongly inspired by Deb Weiers work which I really, really admire. She makes awesome art! When feeling totally lost with my mojo, I tried bringing it back to life by trying out things others do so very well.

Creating this page made me smile again and felt better, than in a long time. But still no spark.. I´m hoping my mojo returns. I so want it to return. Maybe I´ve just run empty of art journaling mojo for now? Maybe I should try out another format, make ATC´s or cards or such? Maybe that is the problem. Next week I might try out doing something totally different for a change.

Hope your weekend is lovely!
xxx, Sanna

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Be you AJ page

Hello and happy Friday! Today I´m sharing a sneak into my art journal. I have been playing abit again, but still not quite feeling it. I had so much fun creating the previous months and now it´s like I am in the middle of a standstill. Oh well, here is today´s share anyways:

Making the paper out of which I cut the little circles was fun! I really felt inspired while making that. Maybe I should have just stopped there? However, I went on and did this page. Didn´t quite feel it and also had no clue where I was going with it. But I finished it anyways.

I had Dina Wakley Gloss Sprays and her Scribble Sticks and paints out. Also a stamp set by Tim Holtz. And some old alphas and Wycinanka chipboard for creating the title for the page. It was good to use up some older product.

So I finished this page, but I am still not feeling the mojo. Therefore, I think I just need to take a real break from my craft room for a few days. Reload my creative energies abit and then try again.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend and lots of happy, crafty moments!
xxx, Sanna

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Sent with love – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello lovelies and happy Friday & happy Valentine´s Day!!! Sending my love to all my friends and loved ones around the world!!! MWAH!! Since I cannot send a card to each and every one of you, I am sharing one here on my blog for all of you to see!

This one is a a clean and simple style card. I ´ve used ModaScrap paper on the background. Then added a die cut and inked heart with leftover negative heart pieces around the bigger heart piece.

Finally, I added stamping with black stamp ink and drew a faux stitching around the edges of the paper with a pink marker. That´s it! Really easy!

Add the products used on this card, except for the inks, are by Elizabeth Craft Designs. And the heart pieces are all leftovers from my other Valentine´s Day card project. Trying to get everything used up 🙂 – no leftovers here :).

Be sure to come back to my blog on Sunday, when I´ll be sharing another art journal page, that is part of my self-care theme for 2020.

See you then!
xxx, Sanna

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You fill my heart – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, I´m so thrilled to be able to continue sharing projects as a guest blogger here on Elizabeth Craft Designs blog again this year!!! For today´s post I wanted to create a Valentine´s Day card as sweet as sugar, but one that is still really easy to make. Just in case you want to make a series of them!

Here is how to create the card:

Step 1: Pick several sheet of Soft Finish Cardstock in various pink and light purple tones. I used a dark and light pink one as well as a very light purple/lilac tone.
Step 2: Die cut borders from the chosen cardstock colors – one border set per colour – using the Valentine´s Edges die cut set.
Step 3: Next adhere a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive onto a piece of white cardstock.
Step 4: Die cut the white, adhesive covered piece using the solid heart die of the Heart Cutouts die cut die.
Step 5: Next die cut the inner piece of the Heart Cutouts heart from the dark pink Soft Finish Cardstock. Adhere these pieces together.


Step 6: Place the heart into a coffee filter and pour Bright Cranberry Silk Microfine Glitter over the tiny hearts and brush the residue off with a paint brush. Pour the residue back into the glitter jar and polish the glitter using your finger.
Step 7: Take a piece of black cardstock and stamp a Valentine´s sentiment with embossing ink – using the Love Sentiments clear stamp set – and heat emboss using white fine embossing powder. Fussy cut – or use a banner die cut die – into right size.
Step 8: Adhere all pieces onto a white cardbase using Clear Double Sided Adhesive tape for the border pieces and the heart and 3D foam for the sentiment. Decorate with Craft Drops (optional).

I´ve also recorded a short process video for you to watch to give you a better idea on each and every step! I hope you enjoy it!

Wishing you a lovely, crafty day!
xxx, Sanna

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You fill my heart – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello there everyone, it´s my turn to share another tutorial over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. This time I again created a scrapbook layout and a set of cards. For this month´s tutorial I´ve also recorded a start-to-finish video for you to watch. But first, let me show you the layout.

Valentine´s Day being just around the corner, I wanted to create something love theme related, so I made a scrapbook page about my younger son and a set of love themed clean and simple cards with the new dies. Here is what I created:

Create this layout with following steps:
1) First take a patterned paper from the Fly & Scrap paper collection by Moda Scrap and a sheet of watercolor paper and white Soft Finish Cardstock.
2) Cut several Moda Scrap Leafy Branch die cut dies and cut the branches from the Soft Finish Cardstock with your die cutting machine. Also die cut a few heart forms with the new Buttons die cut die.
3) Take spray inks in purple and blue tones – try to get similar colors to match the patterned paper tones – and spray the die cut branches with the spray inks on a kraft sheet.
4) Now take a watercolor paper and a water mist bottle. There is plenty of residue spray ink on the kraft sheet from misting the branches. Apply some water mist onto the residue spray ink areas on your kraft sheet and then press the watercolor paper onto the wet ink areas to pick up the color with the paper. Dry the layer with a heat tool, then repeat the procedure until you are happy with the result.
5) Now cut the DIY watercolor paper and the Moda Scrap patterned paper in a manner that they together build a full 12×12 inch page. Adhere together.
6) Add ink splatters onto the DIY watercolor paper piece with the same spray inks you used to mist the die cut branches with. This is to mimic the ink splatters on the patterned paper. That way they will better match together.
7) Now start building your page together by adhering the die cut branches on top of the patterned paper feathers pattern and also some towards the DIY watercolor paper strip. Then add the photos in place and decorate the page with a sentiment and some sticker words.
8) Finally embellish with eyelets, liquid pearls and wood veneer hearts. In the end add a stamped sentiment with the Love Sentiments clear stamp set and black stamp ink.

Since there is plenty of DIY watercolor paper left over from the layout process, use those pieces for a set of cards.

Here is how to make the cards:
1) Take the Heart Cutouts die cut die and cut a heart from the DIY watercolor paper first.
2) Next take a residue piece of the Moda Scrap patterned paper and die cut two heart cutout pieces with it from that paper.
3) Take a spray ink and a water tank brush and color all the little hearts with dark purple spray ink. Leave to dry.
4) Adhere the full watercolor paper heart onto a white card base and embellish with the small colored heart pieces. Add a stamped sentiment from the Love Sentiments stamp set. Decorate with liquid pearls and a black pen.
5) For the last card, use the cutout heart die cut piece and a big piece of the DIY watercolor paper to adhere the heart onto. Fill all the open areas of the cutout heart piece with the purple colored small heart pieces. Adhere on place and decorate with liquid pearls.
6) Add a stamped sentiment from the Love Sentiments set and outline with a black pen.

I´ve again recorded a video for you to watch, to give you a better idea of each and every step of the creating process. Hope you enjoy watching the video and get inspired to create some purple toned projects for Valentine´s Day. Have fun and see you in March again,

Happy crafting,
Sanna

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