#tuac5minchallenge – Day 3

Hello and happy Wednesday! It´s time for another The Ugly Art Club #tuac5minchallenge share. This is my day three:

And here is the making of this piece on a video:

I reduced my steps for this one and kept everything really simple. And in the end I ALMOST had time left over – just almost. I happen to love yellow, so there is that sunny background piece for starters. And then it´s Dina Wakley paint, some Viva Las Vega Stamps stamping, a piece of an old magazine (in German and it says: “The last rose” which unluckily in German is “Die letze Rose”. And in the finished piece you just can see the word “Die” which you could interpret as an english word and the meaning is not that good… I might go back and add something there later. Because the word gets misunderstood easily.

I added some inked, dried baby wipe, cord, another piece of tissue paper, a alcohol inked silver gloss paper piece that I had done using a Tim Holtz die by Sizzix. On top of it is a can opening lid and a brad. Just random things. And the droplets are Distress Crayon mixed with water.

That´s today´s take. I was much more relaxed doing this. I think I´m getting the idea slowly. Already enjoyed doing this abit more.

Have a great day,
xxx, Sanna


Here we go again.. – Studio Tekturek

Hello everyone and happy Saturday!!! How come it´s already end of August?? Where did this month go? Eek..soon the school starts again and fall is here. It´s been a strange summer for sure. But on the positive side, my mojo is back and I feel better again. Not so drained anymore. And today I´m also sharing my first DT project, created using the gorgeous Studio Tekturek Strawberry Shake collection.

Here is the crazy layout I created with the happy and bright summer collection:

There is a story behind these silly photos… These were taken by me in March while at the hospital (during guarantine, I might add!). A day after my cruciate surgery I was all alone in a 3-bed-room and bored. Also, I might have been unter the influence of painkillers still and I took these photos :).

I found that they work so well with this sugar sweet collection that I made them the focal point of this layout. I´ve used plenty of Strawberry Shake papers, stickers and alphas on this layout. Only the spray ink, stamping, acrylic embellishments are not from the collection, but from my own stash.

I´ve recorded a start-to-finish video to go with this layout, so you get a better idea of each an every step. Hope you like the video and get inspired!!

And if you fall in love with this colorful collection, do contact your local scrapbook store and ask them to stock up some Studio Tekturek at their store ;-). I´ll be posting a tutorial on the 29th of every month during my DT term, so if you liked what you saw, do come back for more next month!!

Wishing you a fabulous weekend and happy scrapping!
xxx, Sanna


Be all there – AJ page

Hello and happy Saturday! Today I´m again dropping by to share another art journal page with you guys. For this one I also did a tape transfer image and it worked out better than the last one.

Maybe, because this one is black and white or the old paper was of better material (for that purpose?).

The rest is just crazy color areas, stenciling and stamping plus some white space.

I have again used paints and inks by Ranger Inc. and the stamps are by Viva Las VegaStamps. The stencils are from my stencil line as STAMPlorations. I had lots of fun creating this art journal page. It was a tad harder to do, due to the very small size of the journal.

But playing in my journals seems to be the thing that relaxes me the most at the moment. And being on knee recovery journey still, I need to find crafty things to do, that can be done anywhere, since sitting long periods by my craft table is not the best option yet.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!
xxx, Sanna


Zufrieden – AJ page

Hello everyone and happy Saturday! How is your social distancing going? We are still hanging in there. As a creative I at least have enough supplies to keep myself busy.

Today I´m again stopping by to share an art journal page with you guys. On this page I again played with Distress Crayons (among other things..).

This page was again strongly inspired by a demo Tim Holtz did on FB live a few weeks back. He showed a fun technique with Distress Crayons and I used that technique for this page too. I added 3 circles into the middle and adhered/treated them with matte medium. After the layers were dry, I applied Distress Crayons on top.

Then I placed one of my STAMPlorations stencil designs on top of the circles and partly removed the crayon layer with a baby wipe thru the stencil. That way the newspaper layer peeks thru the “white” areas. I love this technique! It´s so simple and easy and so much fun!

I played with German words on this page. It´s all about one´s mindset behind the “journaling”. And I also added one of my fave Viva Las Vega Stamps into the middle circle. That is colored with Posca pens. This is a crazy page, but I liked creating it :).

What have you been upto lately? Are you creating a storm or do you find it hard to create while we are social distancing? I must confess, I have not only been creating, but also shopping supplies online – these FB lives by Dina Wakley and Tim Holtz are going to make me go bankrupt soon 😉 …

Wishing you a great Saturday!
xxx, Sanna


Never assume – Art journal page

Hello lovelies! It´s time for another art journal page share. For today´s page I´ve again used gelli plate tissue paper magazine transfer images as my focal point. This is what the finished page looks like:

The background had a layer of purple spray ink already on it, so I painted on top of it with yellow and green acrylic paint. Then I added a few strips of old book paper here and there and created “lines” next to them with ocher acrylic paint tone.

I then added stenciled images with STAMPlorations “Leaves 1 and Leaves 2” (from my line of stencils there) onto the page and stamped with a Viva Las VegaStamps stamp images onto the backgrond before I moved over to adding the tissue paper magazine transfer images onto the page. I then highlighted some of the images with Posca pens and for finishing touches added some more stamping onto the bottom area (again using Viva Las VegaStamps) and finished everything with a powerful quote.

That´s all for today. Be sure to come back on Friday for another project share! Wishing you a great day and see you soon,
xxx, Sanna