Keep taking chances Art Journal page

Hello and happy Sunday!!! Today I´m stopping by to share another art journal page with you. I´ve used some of my stencil designs on this one. I wonder if you can guess which ones?

I´m again working in my Ranger Inc. art journal that has various types of pages in it. I love these kraft pages! It´s so much fun creating on them. For this page I´ve used Dina Wakley Media paints, washi, scribble sticks and her stamps. Oh, and fussy cut bits from her Collage Collective book.

Now can you see what stencils I used? It´s the Amaranth and the Art Flowers 2 stencil, both used for „negative print making“ with acrylic paints. I´ve only used parts and I love the images they create! Definitely going to do this more often!! Other than that, it Scribble Sticks, Dina´s paints added in various ways and some older neon spray inks.

January feels like it´s going to be mainly art journaling and mixed media related :). BUT if you come here tomorrow, you might be in for a scrapbook layout :).

Just a little heads up, if you are interested in my stencil designs at STAMPlorations – here is a discount code for you at their store:

Hope your weekend was nice! Wishing you a good start into the new week!
xxx, Sanna

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One Little Word 2021

Hello and happy Saturday!!! I have been thinking about my word for 2021 for a while now and it was not as an easy choice as last year! I´ve been thinking about the perfect word to carry me through 2021, but I just couldn´t put my finger on one single word and say: „that´s it!“. So I´ve chosen three words for 2021 to guide me through the year.

Here is a page desplaying my chosen words:

So the words I chose are: dedication, growth and strength. I plan to carry these words in my mind and heart throughout the year and hope to reach the goals I´ve set myself.

This word should guide me in all areas of life through this year. Whatever I decide to do, I´ll do it with commitment. Whether it´s sports, work, crafting, family life, me or anything else.

Growth on the other hand is growth as a person, on a mental level and development in all areas. Again whether it´s work, sports, my art or me in general.

And last but not least, my third word: strength. This brings all the previous words together and connects them to a stronger bond. Here, I also want to develop my strengths – whether it´s sports, arts, work or any other areas of my life. I will need strength to carry on and to remind me that I want to be dedicated and grow and develop.

For creating this page I used plenty of various media. Stencils are from my stencil line at STAMPlorations, Dina Wakley paints were added and Dylusions sprays were used. The stamps are also by STAMPlorations and I´ve also added some tissue here and there, gifted to me by a lovely ATC swapping partner from all the way in Australia. I´ve also got some Tonic Studios Crackle Paste on the page as well as Posca pens. And some date stamping to record the date.

I also felt the urge to use bold, strong colours again for a change. It´s been a while I´ve used them and at the moment I just cannot get enough of them.

Last year my word was self-care and little did I know how well it fit the year 2020, when I chose it. It honestly scared me a little how well the word matched the year, so that is also why I´m putting extra thought to this years word(s). As I am asking the universe for these things, I might as well do it with my whole heart. Fully committed. I am a little fearfull (which should be a good thing, right?) of putting the words out there and hope that at the end of the year I´ll be happy I chose these words.

I hope you enjoy my art journal page share today! Wishing you all a lovely start into 2021! Have a great weekend!!
xxx, Sanna

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January Stencil Challenge – STAMPlorations

Hello and happy 2021!!! I think the most of us are happy to see 2020 go, right? Let´s celebrate that with a brand new STAMPlorations January Stencil Challenge, shall we?

My card matches the mood – A celebration card for saying my goodbyes to 2020… ;-). Even our Christmas tree got the pandemic mood as it started dropping it´s needles on 24th already. Never have had that happen ever before! And our gingerbread house also fell apart on it´s own during the holidays. Never hat that happened ever before. 2020 has been a horrible year. I am glad it´s done now. Here´s to hoping that 2021 will be a better one!!! We are on lockdown (3rd one already) while I write this, so the start is not any different, but hopefully the vaccination will do the trick and we can retourn to a more normal life at some point.

For this card I used the new, modified „Rag Rug“ stencil. It´s slightly bigger than the original design, so it´s easier to cut. Therefore, if you purchased the previous one and were wondering, how come this looks so much bigger, that is the simple reason. Also, there will be only this version of the stencil available at the STAMPlorations store from now on.

I first inked the background yellow and then after placing the stencil on top, applied various distress ink tones thru the stencil onto the background to create the overall look. For decor I added some older stickers, a few sequins and for finishing touches, a stamped sentiment.

Now is your turn! Let´s make 2021 special and have fun with the stencil challenges at STAMPlorations. Remember to play by the rules (listed at the end of the challenge!) to be eligible for the prizes and have fun with this months challenge! Cannot wait to see what you make! Happy 2021!!!!

Happy Stenciling,
xxx, Sanna

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Most wonderful time

Hello and happy Sunday! How are your holidays going? I hope you had a lovely Christmas and got to spend some time with your (closest) family members. At least that was the situation here in Austria. Some did a test to be able to meet grandparents and some just continued with distancing like on any other day.

Here is one more card I forgot to share with you. It´s also a Christmas card. Done using one of my new stencils, called Winter Flowers. I´ve first inked the background light green, then added red Distress Ink thru the stencil onto the background and mounted it on a piece of darker green cardstock.

For decor, there are just small dots of Nuvo Glitter Drops. And a STAMPlorations clear sticker, mounted on a green cardstock piece as a centerpiece. Simple and easy.

I´ve started totally motivated after Christmas and I´m trying to do good things to me. Starting health wise. So more excersize will be on the menü this year. I want to feel better and fitter again. So far so good 🙂 it´s been two days, so it´s still been easy. But I need to keep to it from now on, like forever to achieve a permanent change :). Keep your thumbs up for me, will you?

Happy Sunday!
xxx, Sanna

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Simple Christmas cards with patterned paper

Hello lovelies and happy Wednesday! Today I´m stopping by to share another quick set of Christmas cards. For these cards I again used some older produt from my stash and added Canvas Corp papers as well as some stenciling and stamping to them.

Basically I´ve just taken a leftover stenciled piece (left card) and added it on top of the patterned paper. Before adhering it on place, I bound a ribbon around the background paper. I have so many ribbons that I really need to find a place for them! Christmas cards always look great with small ribbon elements, so there.

For the second card I just fussy cut the Canvas Corp paper, added a ribbon around it for fun detail and adhered it onto the background paper with 3D foam pads. That way it has more dimension.

So very easy cards to do. The glitter piece is done using Nuvo Glitter Paste and a STAMPlorations stencil, but it´s a leftover from a previous card already, so I just used the piece up here. Then just added the stamped holiday sentiment – this time stamped with red. I usually mainly use black, but wanted to try another color here.

And that is my Christmas card share for today. I´m really happy to be using up older product on these cards. They also work very well with new product, too. And the stash busting can continue :).

Hope your week is getting along well!
xxx, Sanna

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