Daily Art Practice – Day 4

Hello lovelies! Today´ s art practice is live! This time it´ s a tag. I will be doing these smaller pieces from time to time to add them to my journal. I am creating more interactive pages, because I have to fit in a full year and it only has a limited amount of pages :).

Here is the video:

The stamped sentiment under the date is again from a Klartext stamp set called “Denglisch” (see supply list). And here are some more photos:

I just wripped the beautiful 4th of January almanac page into smaller pieces to add it to my tag as a background. I found it quite hard to put it into pieces, because I liked it so much as it is. :). Who else identifies with this?

See you again tomorrow! Oh, and I will of course be posting other stuff here too, not just these daily practices. So some days you will find more than one post going live. Going to be a busy, busy year for me ;-). Wish me luck!

Happy crafting,
xxxx, Sanna


TAGplorations challange reminder, vol. 1

Hello and happy Tuesday!! Today I´m sharing another masculine tag project with you guys. This one is my first challenge reminder post for the TAGplorations June Challenge over at STAMPlorations blog. Remember to play along with us!!

For this tag I again used the same techniques like on my first tag (read more about it here). But for this one I chose ot use a little bit different colors. That, basically is the only difference – the techniques I used, are the same.

I thought it would be fun to add a lawm mower image to the tag – as that usually is a dad chore in the household :). And besides, it is a machine, i.e. it represents “the manly life” *lol*..

I hope you get inspired to play with us at the TAGplorations challenge this month! It´s a fun challenge.

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna


Smile tag – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone and happy Friday and a big yay for the weekend!! Today it´s my time to share a mixed media tutorial over at the STAMPlorations blog again. There´s a bold and colorful tag waiting for you at their blog, inclusive a video start-to-finish.

Here is what I did: I´ve used stencils in layers on this tag and I love how the strong, bold colors make this tag really pop. For a full tutorial and A VIDEO, hop over to my full blog post with all steps at the STAMPlorations blog – HERE. I hope you like what you see  and get inspired to play a little yourself!!!

Happy stenciling!
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


Create memories tag set

Hi there lovelies! Today I´m sharing a set of happy orange toned flower tags with you. These are created with plenty of STAMPlorations product, but also feature the absolutely GORGEOUS flower stamps by Rubber Dance, who´s owner happens to be Susanne Rose. I have admired her work for a long time now. Love, love, love her happy colored, bright artwork!!

So I created these two tags for their Forever Stamping challenge :). Here are my tags:

I´ve inked the die cut tags with Distress Inks first, then added a stencil on top and created the flower pattern. After that I stamped the beautiful Rubber Dance Doodle Flowers (I am in love wth these ones!!!) on white cardstock with black ink.

I had a scrappy friend over, who recently bought herself the Brother Scan n´ Cut and she cut the stamped images for me with her new machine. Dear Santa, Easter Bunny or whoever happens to listen: that machine is on my wishlist, on the very top of it!!

After the images were cut, I colored them with a water tank brush and Distress Inks. Then I only needed to adhere them on place, stamp the sentiments and add the ribbons and some star confetti for decor. That´s it.

I am not an orange person, but these tags turned to my liking and really made me happy.

That´s all for today. Wishing you a great start into the new week!
Happy crafting,