TAGplorations February Challenge Reveal – STAMPlorations

Hi there everyone and  Happy February!!! The beginning of a month always means that it is time for a new challenge share!! Today I´m sharing the TAGplorations February Challenge Theme and my take on it:

So this months theme is love and as an optional element you are asked to use cupcakes. There are plenty of lovely cupcake themed products at the STAMPlorations store, just in case you don´t own any ;-)…

Here is my take:

I used the stitched tag die to cut the pink misted paper (using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Pink Poodle) with my Big Shot. Next I placed the Hidden Hearts stencil on top of the tag and brushed some Abandoned Coral Distress Oxide thru the stencil onto the background. I  really like to use this tone-in-tone look alot lately!

Next I stamped some flowers onto white cardstock and colored them with a water tank brush and Distress Oxides. Then I fussy cut the flowers and die cut the “happy” word and adhered everything on place.

A stamped sentiment on the bottom left corner, some Glimmer Glaze droplets and Nuvo Stars confetti finish off this tag. Now it´s again your turn to play – be sure to follow the rules, when submitting your projects (see the details here). Looking forward to seeing your projects!!

And as always, feel free to use my discount code at the STAMPlorations store to get 20% off your order!!

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna


Mixed Media Challenge Reveal – STAMPlorations

Hi there, it´s time to share this months STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge with you today.

This month, I again opened my art journal and played a little. This is my challenge reveal take:

It all started with the purple Glimmer Mist splodges that had already been there on the white page. See, I tend to grab a loose piece of paper OR my art journal when I have residue ink, paint or other media left over from one project I am working on  at the moment and very randomly adding the residue onto my art journal or a loose piece of paper. I then use these pages and pieces as my starting point for another project later. So that is what happened here. I had been misting with Glimmer Mist and there was so much spray ink left over that I randomly pressed my art journal page onto it to save the color. Those splodges create the base for this page.

For this page, I then started by adding stenicled layers. I stenciled Distress Oxides thru “Hidden Hearts”, “Super Bubbles” and “Bubble Dance” stencils in various oxide colours onto the background. I must say, I like blending those inks with my blending brush. The results are so nice and soft. A great contrast to the Glimmer Mist splodges! I´ve, by the way listed all products used on this page on the supply list, so you don´t have to wonder which tone is which :). After stenciling, I swapped to stamping. I took the lovely “Mixed Media Grunge” stamp set to create the arrows, circles and tiny dot patterns onto the page. Then I added a stamped sentiment as a centerpiece to the page using the “Wanderlust Expressions 1” stamp set.

For finishing touches I added Posca Pen details, Tattered Angels Chalkboard Ink and Glimmer Mist ink splatters. That´s my project for this months reveal. I hope you get inspired and play with us!!! Just remember to play by the rules (read here). Have fun!!

And as always, feel free to use the above Discount Code for 20% off your order at the STAMPlorations store!! Looking forward to seeing your projects and wishing you a happy crafty time!!
xxx, Sanna