Embrace

Hi there! Today just a quick share of two totally different artworks. First off an art journal spread I created for a swap. This is all about change – a theme that the recipient requested. I´ve been wanting to do a heart&black alpha combination for a while and here it is:

And the quote I found in the internet – love using good quotes on art journal pages! And now to totally something different, well not quite, this has a heart theme to it too 😉

This is a page created with the Teresa Collins „Save the Date“ papers. Love them! Such beautiful colors and patterns and even the surface pattern of the paper makes it feel a little bit more special. I´ve created this page based on a sketch by The Nifty Pixel. See for more sketch designs here!

Well, that was it for today, a few random shares :)! Wishing you all a lovely day!
xxx, Sanna

Hints of Spring, Vol. 3 – Mixed Media Card Challenge

Hi there, today I´m sharing yet another card I created for this months Mixed Media Card Challenge.

I am totally in love with the „Save the Date“ collection by Teresa Collins and even though this paper is not quite shouting spring, I just had to use it :). I love the b&w stripes!! To add a little spring feeling, I´ve used bright and happy colours to go with the b&w background. Here are some detail photos of how I made the card:

I took several Distress Stains colours and wiped them onto a piece of white cardstock and let the layer dry properly.

Next I stamped a birdie (Stamp by Hero Arts) with a black dye ink (also by Hero Arts) over the coloured area. While I was at it, I made two – never know when you will need a second birdie for something :). After that I fussy cut them.

I then glued the birdie on it´s place and added some wood veneer arrows to go with it. Also a green rhinestone as an eye :). I then covered the arrows with glitter glue and then cut a little strip of coloured paper and hand wrote the sentiment on it. That´s it!

Oh, and of course I had to add some colour splatters here and there, you know me ;-). This time with pink Glimmer Glaze. And I also outlined the birdie image with a black pen to make it stand out more.

So now it´s your turn – there is still plenty of time to play along, so I hope to see you at MMCC!!!

xxx, Sanna

Hints of Spring Vol 2. – Mixed Media Card Challenge

Hello there, time to bring you some additional inspiration to the March Mixed Media Card Challenge :)! This months theme is Spring and the optional element this time is a bird.

And here are some additional cards I created based on this months theme:

On the above card I´ve used some paper leftovers from the Teresa Collins „Save the Date“ collection kit. In addition I´ve punched out some butterflies, again using a purple sprayed leftover paper piece. I then added some yarn in matching colours and outlined the butterflies with a white pen. A pearl in the middle is for additional interest and the little puffy sticker (by Evalicious) is my sentiment.

This is a very clean&simple card, but I like how it turned out and I again got some stash busted too :).

My next card is very different to what I usually make, but I took out some older (as in: I´ve had them for a looong time :)!!) Hero Arts stamps and stamped the brach, fussy cut it (yes I did – and it´s very thin!!), coloured the leaves with a green marker and glued it down on the dry embossed piece. The clouds pattern comes from a Stampin´ Up! dry embossing folder – I just love it! I´ve also inked the clouds with a blue Distress Ink afterwards to give the sky more interest. Next I took a leftover piece (when I make mixed media stuff, I always save the colorful, random leftover pieces for such purposes as these!) of watercolor paper, stamped the birdies on it various times to get different coloured wings and bodies and then did some paper piecing and glued everything on their places. The wood veneer heart is covered with glitter glue and inside I´ve applied some Glossy Accents and poured some micro beads into the empty space.

Quite a lot of work for such a simple looking card, come to think of it ;-). By the way, the sentiment says: You are staggering!

So this was my take – now it´s your turn! Excited to see what you will make out of this challenge! See you at MMCC,

xxx, Sanna

Christmas cards – Pipilonias kreative Welt

Hello lovelies! I am in the middle of the Christmas card production and here are two sets that were quite fast to do:

The first set of cards was really fast and easy to make. I just cut a journaling card or aDie-Cut and glued it with 3D-glue pads onto the backgroundpaper. After that I just added some glitter glue around the edges.

For the second 6 cards I just cut the Teresa-Collins-paper into right sized pieces and then used the matching Die-Cut pieces from the same collection for decorating. In addition some glitter glue, Fun Flock and Distress Glitter for detail. The circles, snowflakes, stars and hearts are from the Adhesive Value Kit by 3L. I covered them with either some flocking or Distress Glitter.

As you can see, my Xmas card workshop is coming along 🙂 :).

Happy crafting, Sanna

Materials:

Papers: Candy Cane Lane – BoBunny, Santa´s List – Teresa Collins; Glitter glue: Rayher Hobby, 3D foam glue pads, double sided tape; Stamp ink: Hero Arts – wet cement; Flocking: Stampendous; Distress Glitter: Ranger; Adhesive Value Kit: 3L