Scribble stick face

Hello and happy Tuesday!! So I have been doing #the100dayproject for the first time and I´ve been drawing faces on tags for that. It´s almost done now and in between the smaller sized faces I did a few in my art journals too. This one, for example, was one done in just a few minutes with Scribble Sticks by Dina Wakley.

I challenged myself to draw a face as quikly as I could on a canvas page. It was tricky, as canvas moves under the crayon. I also just drew and didn´t presketch anything! Thus the wonky proportions :).

But it was really fun to try this out. I might leave this page as is or come back to it later and add bits and bobs or only use parts of the face or add tags on top. I haven´t figured that part out yet. But it was a fun exercise nevertheless!

We´ll see how this page develops from here ;-). Have a great day!
xxx, Sanna

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May Stencil Challenge – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone and welcome to the STAMPlorations May Stencil Challenge reveal. It´s again an new, fresh, month and that always means that new challenges go live on STAMPlorations! I hope I can inspire you to join in with us at the Stencil challenge this month with my happy card.

For the May challenge I played with my Gelli Arts gel plate and my stencils. I love doing these mixed media backgrounds using the stencils. It´s always so exciting to see what kind of results come of out gel printing play time. This is also a really fun way of playing with ones stencils, by the way :).

For this one I used the Peacock Feathers stencil from my stencil line at STAMPlorations in combination with a gelli plate and skin toned and orange toned acrylic paints. After creating the background I did a few smaller prints with a set of small square gel plates and Art Marks 3 stamp set by STAMPlorations. The then became the background for the stamped flower images. Which were stamped with the Bloom Doodles stamp set and black stamp ink.

After that I just fussy cut the images and created the flower cluster onto the card. For finishing touches I added a Clear Sticker (also by STAMPlorations) sentiment.

That´s it! Now is again your turn to get creative with stencils. Please remember to play by the rules!! They are always listed at the end of the challenge and are really simple to follow, so remember, if you want to be in for the prizes, play according to the rules :).

As always, do take advantage of my discount code upon ordering from the STAMPlorations store. Just add „STAMPGIRLSANNA“ upon checkout for 20% off your order!

Hope to see you join in with us and have some fun times with your stencils!!! See you at STAMPlorations, lovelies!!!

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna

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Mixed media card

Hello and happy Thursday! Today I´m stopping by to share one more mixed media card with you. I again did the background using Gelli Arts gelli plate with my stencil designs.

I first did the pattern with the gel plate and a stencil design of mine using red acrylic paint on white paper. For the next step I took orange toned Distress Ink and inked the white areas with it. It´s a nicer contrast for the eye and the strong red/white tones.

For the flower and petals I used a STAMPlorations stamp set on a residue piece of that gelli printed paper and stamped the images with black ink. For finishing touches I added a clear sticker (also by STAMPlorations) and a red button into the middle of the flower. The card is still flat enough to fit into an envelope :).

Wishing you a great day!
xxx, Sanna

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Follow your heart – card

Hello and happy Monday! Today I´m stopping by to share a mixed media card with you again. This one is full of colour and has a fun paper doll on it. All in all a very easy card to make, but still so much fun!

I´ve misted the background paper with Dina Wakley gloss sprays in 4 different colours. After it was dry, I added a few splatters of whit eon top and then decorated with card with a Tim Holtz paper doll, who has silver rays behind her hat and a big rhinestone heart.

Her being a girl scout I found the sentiment „follow your heart“ more than suitable for this card. It can be given away for a graduation or a childs move to college or leaving home and pursuing their own dreams. I so enjoy making this type of cards!!

Hoping your week is a good one!
xxx, Sanna

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April stencil challenge reminder – STAMPlorations

Hello and welcome to the STAMPlorations April Stencil Challenge Reminder reveal post! If you haven´t played along with us as the STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge yet, there is still time to do so :). I hope you inspire you to play along by sharing my contribution for the reminder post too!

This is my card for today´s post. I´ve used the Abstract Prehistoric Life stencil from my stencil line to create the two-toned background pattern with acrylic paints. On top of that there is a layer of Glimmer Mist in lime green.

And on top of the mist layer there is some random stamping in grey and black. The stamp is also by STAMPlorations and called „Art Marks 3„.

After creating the „background paper“ I adhered it onto a card base and added some beloved and old Sassafras stickers for decor in a cluster. On top of that I adhered a STAMPlorations Clear Sticker. That´s it!

Now is again your turn! Please make sure to follow the rules (they are listed at the end of the original challenge post). And now, be sure to check out everyone´s inspirational projects (we always hope they get your mojo going) and then do join in on some stencil fun with us!!!

And like always, feel free to use my discount code upon checkout at the STAMPlorations store for 20% off your order :).

See you at STAMPloration, lovelies!
xxx, Sanna

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