DAP-journal – July 22nd, 2022

Hello and happy Sunday! Here is today´ s page share from my Daily Art Practice journal:

I really liked the look of the original almanac page and wanted to highlight those colours, so I simply picked a baby wipe that had all the gorgeous colours on it and adhered it onto my journal. I love the soft look so much. Then I simply adhered the almanac page on top, added a few bits of washi tape, some diy collage paper bits and 49andmarket fabric tape.

I wish I could be able to create a similar look on paper this easily. I thik I need to try and practice that at some point.

Have a great day!
xxx, Sanna


#tuac5minchallenge – Day 12

Hello and happy Thursday! Today it´s DAY 12 of The Ugly Art Club #tuac5minchallenge and here is my take:

And as usual, the video for you to watch:

Now as I am looking at this I suddenly notice that I´m kinda leaving the “ugly” art. At least I don´t think flowers are ugly, so I might need to rethink what “junk” pieces I pick as my starting point. This is all junk on this piece – leftover paper with leftover inks and stamped images on it, so therefore I chose it. But it kinda looks very cute… hmmmm… I´ll try and do better next time..

Have a great day!
xxx, Sanna


#tuac5minchallenge – Day 2

Hello and happy Monday! Today I´m sharing my DAY 2 take for The Ugly Art Club 5 minute challenge. I was way more relaxed making this one :). But I still need to cut down steps so badly. I think it works better for me when I do just tiny bits and maybe continue on the same piece for another 5 minutes the next day.

Anyways, here is day two:

I wanted to add some sarcasm to today´s project. Just felt like it today. And I tried to be loose doing the background. Just adding random things. Still managed to just not think much about what I´m doing. So no proper plan. I don´t know if it´s ugly enough :). I need to practise on that still. I want to go really crazy with the 5 minutes and produce nothing particular and recognizable. Just maybe use colours and materials, but not words next time. We´ll see…

Here is the video to day 2:

Have you tried this yourself yet? Or are you considering joining? I´d love to see your takes, lovelies! Let´s have some fun :).

Have a great day!
xxx, Sanna


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


Art journal flip-thru

Hello everyone, I really started art journaling in 2016. I had been dabbling in an art journal from time to time, but the real spark started 2016. There were still breaks in between creating and it was in 2018 that I did pages on more regular basis. Today I´m sharing a flip-thru video of this particular art journal with you guys.

Above is a peek into the journal. Since 2018 I´ve been creating in my journal much more regurlarly and it has become an outlet for feelings, thoughts and art experiments. I seem to grab the journal more often, when I´m feeling stressed, bothered about something or extremely happy.

In the beginning I could not see the “purpose” of keeping an art journal, in between I could not live without having one. After this one was finished, I had already ordered a new one (the blue journal by Dina Wakley :)!). There cannot be a time without a journal, you see :).

So, I hope you enjoy my “journal journey”. Most of the pages I´ve shared previously here on my blog, some I haven´t. I love my journal and strongly recommend you trying one out too.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy crafting,

Supplies (just a small selection of what I´ve used!):