Hello and happy Friday! It´ s been one week of Daily Art Practice now. Only 51 more weeks to go (oh my..!). So far I´ ve enjoyed the short daily processes alot. The more time consuming part of this is obviously preparing the post and the video. It all actually takes more time than just creating the piece. But I am trying to keep it all very simple and don´ t edit that much. That way it´ s easier to prepare. Here is day 6:
I used Dina´ s Gloss Paints on the background. I love the bright colours in combination with the almanac page´ s pink tones. I added some Nuvo Drops thru a STAMPlorations stencil in there too, then some old random rub-ons, but they fit in perfectly with the “Denglisch” sentiment, actually. Just a fun thing, not planned, and it turned out good. Now to the video:
I have already prepared a place for these 3 tags from the past days – they will be interactive on a page and behind them will be at least one more day or maybe even two. Let´ s see how my plan works out. Here are some details:
Hallo ihr Lieben! Heute möchte ich Euch wieder eine Karte zeigen, die ich in Mixed Media-Stil gestaltet habe. (FOR ENGLISH JUST HIT THE GOOGLE TRANSLATE BUTTON ON THE SIDE BAR!) Ich habe kürzlich ja meine neun meis geliketen Werke aus dem Jahr 2021 auf Instagram geteilt. Da waren ganz viele Mixed Media-Werke dabei und das hat mich wieder daran erinnert, welche zu gestalten. Mixed Media macht mir unheimlich viel Spass!! Deswegen heute auch wieder eine Karte in diesem Stil.
Auf dem Hintergrund habe ich ganz viele Dina Wakley Gloss Sprays verwendet. Diese Pinktöne lassen mein Herz höher schlagen :). Und dazu die mit Sprühfahben behandelte Borte und ein gestempelter Spruch von Klartext. Passt alles einfach super zusammen!
Auf dem Hintergrund habe ich auch etwas Krakelierpaste von Tonic Studios mit einer Schablone von STAMPlorations verwendet. Dazu einige freihändig geschnittene Regentropfen, ein paar Wörte aus einem Griechisch-Deutsch-Wörterbuch und ein Paper Doll von Tim Holtz. Ganz viele verrückte Details miteinander gemischt auf einer Karte und ich mags genau so. Bunt und lebendig!
Ich wünsche Euch einen schönen Feiertag und ein schönes, langes Wochenende!!! xxx, Sanna
Hello and happy Friday! I have a card share up for today, even though I first planned on not posting until January. Oh well! But then I played a little and as a result this card was born :).
I did the #bestnine2021 grid the other day and noticed that most of the projects on that list were mixed media ones. And while I saw them, I remembered how much fun I had while creating the projects. And as a result, this card was born.
If you are interested on seeing my top nine posts from 2021 – here they are:
Most of the projects are from the 5 minute mixed media project sessions. And funny enough, my first reel got really many likes too and landed on this grid. And really many peeps also liked my CAS Christmas tags I did with Klartext stamps. So many of you also love clean and simple in addition to mixed media. I do jump in between both styles, depending on what I´ m working on. What is not on this grid are some of the faces I did for “the100daychallenge”. I personally liked them alot, but I guess they were not everyones cup of tea :). I like doing these grids at the end of year – mainly to see a selection of a years work, rather than to see what someone liked and didn´ t like.
Another interesting thing I like to do, is the Year Of Colour grid/report. I find it interesting to see what colours dominated in my work during a certain time period. I am a huge fan of yellow – always have been, since I was little. I cannot say why, it just is a colour that makes me feel happy and makes me smile. What surprises me this year, is the amount of red in that picture. So much red!! I haven´ t been feeling red for a while. Therefore it is a big surprise. The blues, the greens and even the purples are more me.
I find strong pink tones very appealing at the moment, like on the card here – maybe that will be my dominating colour next year? Who knows :). I haven´ t decided on my word for 2022 yet. Have you? For some reason I long for peace. Might be that my word turns out to be calm, peace, calmness, peace of mind or something like that.
How about you? Did you do your #bestnine this year? I´ d love to see them!! Also, what were your colours this year and why do you think those colours in particular accompnied you? Also what about your word for 2022? Any preferences there? I´ d love to hear from you!!!
For the first card I used the Snowflakes stencil with white embossing ink to create resist areas. Next I applied Brusho´s onto the paper in blue and purple tones. Since the surface was very damp, I quickly pressed a second paper on top of the inked area to lift the ink off for my second card. This way I could create two backgrounds with one step. All the lift-ink paper residues served as my deer and sentiment background for this card too. I simply adhered the clear sticker sentiment onto the inked lift-ink paper piece as well as fussy cut a small piece as a background for the deer.
The deer image is stamped and heat embossed with silver embossing ink, then fussy cut and adhered on top of a layer of yarn. This adds a nice texture to the card. I finished the deer off with a craft drop red nose. For a funny card I could even have applied wobbly eyes on the deer, but for this one, I didn´t. This image is so versatile, because it is so simple in design. That way it can be altered for whatever look you need.
For my second card I used the “lift-off” ink background that resulted from my first card, then applied a DIY glitter paste thru the Snowflakes stencil on top. You can create the glitter paste from loose glitter and transparent texture paste really easy. Next I fussy cut a background paper piece to from a banner for the card and adhered the clear sticker onto it. Now to stamp and heat emboss a Sketchy Yule Tree for a focal point of the card and decorate with craft drops. This card has more texture due to the DIY glitter paste, but is still flat enough for easy postage.
For the third card I created another Brusho background. This time in green, red and purple tones and applied white gesso on top thru the Christmas Tree 1 stencil. I could not resist adding a die cut winter scenery to the card, so I used the Stitched Winter Landscape die an a wintery patterned paper for this purpose. For stamped detais I used the Art Marks 2 stamp set. If you look closely, you can see the darker blue dots on the trees, outlined with a white gel pen. That is done with one of the stamp in the stsamp set.
For the sentiment I chose the Merry clear sticker set, but cut the sentiment in half and used only the upper part of it. I also decorated the card with wood veneer stars and some glitter glue for additional detail. These are true mixed media Christmas cards this time. It was so much fun creating these and playing with colour, stamps, stencils and stickers! I hope this will inspire you to get your stash out and play a little yourself! If you do, please share with us at STAMPlorations, so we can come and admire your work.
Hello and happy Monday! While I was creating the Trifecta cards which I posted yesterday, I just could not stop at 3 cards. So I made one more :).
Pretty much the same techniques here like on the cards shared yesterday, but in different colours and I used a STAMPlorations clear sticker for the sentiment as well as for creating the heart patterns.
I just inked a piece of paper in pink, then adhered the newspaper clear stickers on top and then fussy cut hearts out of that piece. Easy & FUN!
Hope your Monday was okay and not too stressful! xxx, Sanna