6th Giving Thanks hop & Giveaway – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone and happy Friday!!! It´s time for another amazing STAMPlorations blog hop: the 6th Giving Thanks hop + giveaway!!!

And here is what I did for this hop:

It´s a set of three thank you-cards. And as I am so very grateful to be in this amazing team with the most lovely design team colleagues, I also want to give you something, so I´ve prepared two short videos for you to watch. Hope to inspire you a bit with them. Here are the first two cards and the video for these:

and for my last card I used residues from the first ones. Here is that particular card and following is the short video:

And now hop over to the STAMPlorations blog to see all the hop contributors lovely cards and hop along by everyones blog to be in for the prizes!!! If you get lost on the way, you can always start again HERE. Have a great time hopping!!!

The Hop Prizes are:

– 3 winners of a $15 prize code randomly drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and designers‘ blogs

Giveaway prizes:

– 2 winners of get their choice of STAMPlorations products with a combined MSRP value of up to $25

– 1 winner of their choice of STAMPlorations products with a combined MSRP value of up to $50

Extra prizes:

– a few surprise winners randomly drawn from our social media accounts (FB, IG, Pinterest, blogs) to win either prize codes or products

hop and giveaway are open until December 8. The winners will be announced on December 10th in the November winners post.

Happy hopping and good luck!!!
Sanna

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Stencil challenge reminder – STAMPlorations

Hello lovelies and welcome to the June STAMPlorations stencil challenge reminder post! Whew, what a sentence!! 🙂 Without further ado, here is my take for the June reminder post:

I again created a double spread into my art journal. The theme of these pages is: The Story of Living Things. I bought an old book about „living things“ a year ago from a trift store. I thought now was a good time to start using it!

During the social isolation the nature got a well deserved pause from us humans and this art journal is a „hommage“ on all living things, except us humans.

On this page I used glossy paint and spray ink on the background. It created a faux wooden pattern. On top are clear stickers from STAMPlorations as well as white texture paste applied thru one of my stencils. The birdies on a branch are by STAMPlorations as well as is the stamp set I used to stamp it with. The leaves are hand drawn on old book paper and the text is from the trift store book.

For the second page I used white paint and spray ink on the background to create a resist area. Then I stamped with STAMPlorations stamps onto the background and added a green tinted texture paste thru one of my stencil designs around the edges. The focal point of this page are the flowers, stamped on an old book page, then misted and highlighted with Posca pens.

I really enjoyed creating this inspiration spread for the reminder post! Now is your turn. There is still plenty of time to play along. Remember to follow the rules and have fun with this months challenge!!! Can´t wait to see what you create!

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna

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Wall art piece

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday! I am currently recovering from a cruciate replacement surgery and as I am writing this, I am still in the hospital (hoping to be able to go home soon). Thus, the regular posting here on my blog has been interrupted, because of that reason.

Therefore I am today sharing another wall art piece with you, that I created as a class sample a while ago.

This piece has lots of mixed media bits on it and was inspired by nature. When taking walks and traveling, I often pick pebbles, rocks, twigs and moss to take home with me and these pieces often end in a mixed media art piece later.

So for this piece I used a rock and a stick from nature to build my guardian angel. I added stenciling with Nuvo Glitter paste and one of my own stencil designs at STAMPlorations.

There is also plenty of misting on the background in various earthy colours, some canvas, tissue paper wings and natural toned cord on this piece. I also added a rub-on picture behind the „angels“ head as a centerpiece.

I love creating canvases like these! This particular piece I later gifted a dear crafty friend, who lives in Thessaloniki :). I hope it brings joy to it´s new owner :).

That´s all for today. Now back to resting and recovering! That will be on my programm mainly for quite a few days now and then slowly getting into physiotherapeutical things and hopefully after 3 weeks, can toss the crutches too.

Hoping you all are healthy and keep that way, even though there is the situation of Covid-19. Let´s take care of ourselves and stay safe. Wishing you all a lovely day.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Original – STAMPlorations March challenge reveal

Hello everyone and happy Sunday! It´s again time for the STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge reveal over at the STAMPlorations blog. I´ve created a canvas for this months challenge reveal.

Here is what my canvas looks like:

It´s the second piece of a series that I started a while back white holding a class. This particular piece is the second part of the set of canvases and it basically says: „We are all originals, there is no second person just like me“.

For this canvas I used plenty of gesso, modeling paste, tinted rope and ribbons, tinted canvas, spray inks, glass beads, black paint splatters and my stencils from the STAMPlorations line. I also added some Tim Holtz deco pieces onto the canvas as well as old book pages.

I really like how this page turned out. Now´s your turn to get crafty and create something featuring a stencil. Also remember to link back to the STAMPlorations reveal post, when posting your project and also feature their challenge image on your blog. Have fun crafting!!! Cannot wait to see what you create!

Have a great start into the month and happy crafting!
xxx, Sanna

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Brothers & Friends – The Wild Hare Kits

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday! Today I´m sharing yet another The Wild Hare November Deluxe Kit project with you. This one is also featuring the October TWHK cut file and a start-to-finish process video. I hope you get inspired!

For this layout I first cut the „Enjoy Today“ cut file with my Silhouette Cameo several times and then misted the sentiments with various green and blue toned spray inks.

Next I sewed the sentiments on place with my sewing machine and started adding embellishments.

I used Spiegelmom Scraps sequins, Jen Hadfield „This is family“ papers and stickers, 1canoe2 Willow die cut shapes and paper as well as Heidi Swapp „Honey & Spice Florals paper as well as washi tape from the same collection.

And the title is made with American Crafts golden Puffly Letter Stickers (Thickers). I also added some stamping and a hidden journaling behind the photo.

and finally, here is the video for you to watch:

I hope you enjoyed watching the video and got inspired to scrap a little yourself! And if you are interested in trying out a kit yourself, hop over to the Wild Hare Kits website here to fill out your style profile to get started! And if you share your TWHK projects on social media, remember to tag us with #thewildharekits, so we can find you. See you soon with another scrappy project tomorrow (psst… it´s the November #30daysofthankful minibook I´m sharing). See you then!

Happy scrapping,
xxx, Sanna

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