Daily Art Practice – April 9th

Hello and happy Monday! Today I am stopping by to share another page from my daily art practice journal. This is April 9th, done with the April 9th almanac page as the starting point:

These are colours that I find hard to use together. I did some Neocolor II´ s onto the background and added some Stabilo all black pen marks on top and finished everything with white gesso marks and a Klartext stamp sentiment.

The sentiment translates to something like: cheer up! I am kinda sad that summer is again almost over and totally not ready for fall weather. These colours remind me of fall, maybe that is why I was not that fond of making this page?

Wishing you all a lovely start into your week! See you soon,
xxx, Sanna


Daily Art Practice – Day 14

Hello lovelies! Today´ s daily art practice is live. I again added the past 4 days to this page – first: to save space and second: to make the journal more interactive. I am really having fun with this Artist Almanac inspired journal atm. Here is today´ s page:

The page on the right is the one for today. I got some vintage photos into my hands recently and I am so, so eager to use them and such a journal is a perfect place. Also the pose of that lady is perfect for today´ s Denglisch sentiment which translates to: you are getting on my nerves / you´ ve been asking for it.

and here are some detail photos:

See you again tomorrow!!!
xxx, Sanna


Daily Art Practice – Day 12

Hello and happy Thursday! Today´ s Daily Art Practice with the Artist Almanac 2022 is again done and dusted. I had so much fun with this one too. I took my Neocolor II crayons out and played with them and very, very old border stickers. And I had so much fun!

I used colours that I don´ t usually use that often. Red and yellow. I love yellow, but red is at the moment not on my “fave list” for some reason. I feel more drawn to earth tones for some reason. And yellow :). But because there was red on the almanac page, I chose to use it.

I fussy cut the almanac page into tiny bits and added them to the background. And I love how you can see the border sticker peeking thru from the back also. And of course another “Denglisch” stamp in there :).

Hope to see you tomorrow, when I share my Thursday almanac page creation. Take care until then,
xxx, Sanna


#tuac5minchallenge – Day 5

Hello and happy Thursday! Today it´s DAY 5 for me with the #tuac5minchallenge called to life by The Ugly Art Club. Without any further ado, here is my take:

I so so love how this turned out. I used plenty of “junk” here again. Bits of old book, then japanese magazine pages which I got gifted from my boys who are anime fans. They knew I´d love newspaper bits in foreign language. See, the good thing is I have no idea what is standing on this piece, for me it´s just beautiful letters as texture in the background. On top of that I have a bottle label and old rub-ons and a very pretty Prima flower. I wish I had more of these from back in the day!!

I got inspired by a fellow participant (Lisa Goddard) to try out stitching! She did a beautiful piece a few days ago and I noticed she had managed to add in stitching! I wanted to try out how that would go. Well, let me tell you that if I hadn´t added it, I would have had more time to add other things that I now didn´t have time for. But I´m proud to have tried it out. You can do it, but you need less steps afterwords to finish in time.

This piece is sarcastic regarding the text. The bottle label as a focal point and then underneath it says in German: “Mittel um gesund zu werden” which translates to: “Means to get well”. That I did on purpose ;-)..

See you tomorrow again!
xxx, Sanna


Wishing you Happiness – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone, it´s again my turn to share a mixed media tutorial with you over at the STAMPlorations blog. This time I created a set of fall coloured tags. Here is how they turned out:

I´ve used various STAMPlorations products on my tags (die cut dies, stencils and stamps). The paper is from my older stash, but it works really well with the fall color theme. 

I´ve added a heavy body orange acrylic paint thru a stencil onto the background of each tag. After that I stamped some flowers onto the leftover paper pieces and fussy cut those. Then I added some color to them with Neocolor II water-soluble wax pastels and decorated them with liquid pearls.

There are all kinds of bits and bobs on these tags – including some washi tape, twine, Glimmer Glaze, ribbons and Distress Stickles. I really like playing with the STAMPlorations product lines. Everything works together so well and it is so much fun to add layers and details.  Of course I´ve again also prepared a start-to-finish video for you to watch! I hope you like it!

Let´s stay creative,
xxx, Sanna