Alpha Flower ATC

Hello and happy Thrusday! This week I´ve sent quite a few envelopes on their way into different locations around the world. I posted a photo of my ATC´s and offered them for swapping. And I honestly didn´t think there would be so many interested 🙂 – so only after one weekend my ATC pile is down to a half of it´s original size. Therefore, time to make MORE :).

So today I´m again sharing an ATC with you. Again using the new Elizabeth Craft Designs product I received last week. This time it´s the alphas.

I had been playing with Distress Inks and Stains on a piece of white paper a while ago and chose to use that piece for an artist trading card background. I then added the stamping. I simply inked the whole stamp set with black ink, while it was still attached to it´s original packaging. This way I had a random alpha pattern on the background.

Then just a few elements, like burlap, twine, a brad and a flower as a centerpiece and for finishing touches some Nuvo Vintage Drops in white. I love the white! Goes with EVERYTHING! I call this card „Alpha Flower“ :-D.

I am totally liking the new Art Journal line at Elizabeth Craft Designs. So stay tuned for more artwork with that. I might need to go shopping for some more *looks innocently into the sky* :).

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Happy card

Hello and happy Friday! I´m sharing another quick card today with you that resulted from a Tim Holtz FB live in combination with some leftover pieces from previously shared (here) ATCs.

I used the ATC leftover strips on this card (the die cut circles) and inked the background with a Distress Stain in yellow. Then I added some ink splatters in green und golden Distress Stain splatters. The flowers are from my old stash and the sentiment was created for me by a dear friend – thanks Lizzy!

I really like using these circles and having so much fun creating these circle cards :). I hope I could inspire you to create crazy backgrounds and cut them into smaller pieces to use them on various projects!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Father´s Day cards

Hello everyone and happy Monday! Today I´m stopping by to share a set of Father´s Day cards. I created these cards from a piece I had been testing various Distress Crayon ideas onto.

I have layers of Distress Crayon added onto a big piece of paper. I was basically testing the ideas Tim Holtz had been sharing on his FB lives onto this particular piece of paper. In the end I had a big piece of bold colours and layers and I didn´t know what to use it for first.

Then I figured I could die cut the piece into smaller circles and use them to create fun cards. I have quite a few and today I´m starting sharing them with the first two. The fun thing is that they all have same techniques on them, but due to the big surface I was working on, every single one has different colours and patterns on them. So in a way, each is a very unique one.

And since the circle centerpiece is very bold on it´s own, I left everything else very clean and simple.

That´s it for today! Do come back this week to see more cards created this way. Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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ATC card set

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday! Today I´m stopping by to share a fun Artist Trading Card set with you guys. This one was again inspired by one of Tim Holtz´s Facebook lives. I was watching his live and took some paper and paints out and went from there. This is the end result:

I played with Distress Paints on the background and lifted some paint thru a stencil to create a pattern. Then I added rub-onsand some old book paper pieces here and there. On top of that layer there is some stamping with Dina Wakley stamps. I created a big piece of paper while I was at it and later cut that piece into artist trading card sized pieces. I then fussy cut the ladies from a vintage womens fashion image book and added a stamp sentiment by Dyan Reaveley on top. Some rhinestore stars finish these pieces off.

I had so much fun creating the backgrounds. I really enjoy watching Tim´s lives so much. I am also trying to use product that I have instead of bying new stuff all the time. I have plenty of Ranger product at home already and they want to be used too :).

Wishing you all a lovely week!
xxx, Sanna

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It´s who you think – AJ page

Hello everyone and happy Monday! Today I´m again sharing another art journal page with you. I am so into creating in my journal these days, it´s like an addiction or morewhat it´s become a daily routine.

For this page I´ve used plenty of residue piece left over from previous pages OR product that was still on my table from previous day. That I discovered, works really well for me. Like continuing from where I stopped the day before. And that slowly brings me to a table full of product and a little corner to work in, until I clean the table and put everything away to be able to work again. And then, of course, the same procedure happens again, and again :).

I started this page by spraying yellow spray ink onto the background. I love using yellow! And then I just without thinking adhered the red tissue leftover pieces onto the page with matte medium. I didn´t give the form any thought, just adhered what I had (and in the end I love the look!). There is also some blue Distress Paint prints ont he page (leftover paint from a stencil I used on another page). I even fussy cut a piece of my working surface (the white paper) and adhered that onto the page (the one with the Mona Lisa stamp on it). See, I had some residue paint wiped onto the working surface and I liked the look, so I used it. Also some paint leftover leaf prints added with a stencil here and there. Then a Tim Holtz quote stamp image, a DIY die cut star rubber stamp image stamped with a black ink and decorated with Posca Pens. And lots and lots of other residue pieces!

Love how this page looks like and it is basically made out of residue junk :).

Wishing you a lovely Monday! I´ll be at work first time today, wish me luck that my tendons and muscles play along. It will be so acward going to work after a long social isolation!!

xxx, Sanna

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