#the100dayproject2021 – first 4 days of faces

Hello everyone! Inspired by Dee Dee Catron I took the leap of faith and joined in for my first ever #the100dayproject this year. I had been following amazing fellow crafters do this challenge year after a year and admiring their awesome videos and results, but I was always too scared to try. I was afraid I wouldn´t have the time or it would be too overwhelming. But this year I thought: oh well, I might as well try it. What is the worst that could happen? That I wouldn´t succeed? And? Who cares? It´s me challenging myself here!! I am not competing with anyone here :)!

So far I´ve finished day 10/100 or more, so I´m still going strong. If you haven´t seen what I do, hop over to my Insta Account. I´ll be sharing a result/tag every day there. I´ll gather them together here on my blog a bit later for you to see. So if you want to follow „live“, make sure to click that follow button on my Insta :).

So this was „Day 1“

A „one-line“ face drawing on a pre-misted, die cut tag. Colored and drawn with Posca pens. For this video, go to my YouTube channel HERE.

This was „Day 2“

This tag was precut with a STAMPlorations die, then painted black and after that I drew the same face, like on day one, but this time with my WRONG HAND (in my case the right hand ;-)..). And again used Posca pens. Here is the video!

This was „Day 3“

For this tag I pretreated the background with Gesso, then I sketched a face on a piece of paper (very simple lines!) and after that I blocked my view and drew the face again without looking (from muscle memory/blind) onto the gessoed tag. This is so much fun and thru practise you will get better and better. Also, the results sometimes look so cool too!!! Here is the video for this tag.

And finally, this was „Day 4“

For this tag I had pre-misted the tag with spray ink in a lime green tone. I then took a good look at the tag and tried to see a form in the colorsplatter. And I did! I then sketched the face that I saw in the splodge of colour and added some detail with Posca Pens. Here is the video for this tag!

I hope you enjoyed the first 4 days of me sketching simple faces. I am by no means someone who considers herself as a talented face drawer!! So I´m just practising on a level that feels good for me and thus this 100 day challenge of sketching faces on tags works so good for me. I don´t set the bar too high and I am not expecting perfect results – if I did that, I wouldn´t have to start at all. I am just having fun and if you enjoy seeing what I do, do follow me on Insta for more :).

Have a great day!!
xxx, Sanna

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#finishedinfeb Challenge – product pack reveal

Hello everyone and happy Thursday! Today I´m quickly sharing one of my February projects that I´m planning on doing: the #finishedinfeb challenge, organized/started by Donna.

And since February is just around the corner, I have gathered some older product together that I bought ages ago, but never used so far! Believe me, there are very many options in my stash still, but I randomly just grabbed this pile.

As I don´t own that many UFO´s (unfinished objects), I chose the way of using product that has been waiting for it´s purpose too long. This is my crazy pile. Really random product from stickers to tags to stamp set and papers. I´m challenging myself to use the product in the photo above to create card(s). Let´s see how many I manage to make, but I´ll make at least one :). Feel free to join too! Just tag Donna when you create something yourself, so she can see you joined in. This is just for inspiration, everyone, no strings attached or prizes to be won. Just for the fun of it! And to get UFOS done and/or reducing that stash of ours. I look forward to this!

I might add a bit of media to a card or two, because that is how I roll, but I try to keep to the products shown above. I´ll be sharing the card(s) here as they get done and do a final post end of February to share all the results from this challenge. Wish me luck!

Oh, and since I´m sharing my plans. I also decided to join in on the #100dayproject for the first time this year. Starting day is the 31st of January and I´ll be drawing a face on a tag. One tag a day for 100 days. Let´s see how long that will work out – but I´m very motivated. I´m also eager to see how I develop during the hundred days. Should be lot´s of fun. I´ve pre-cut and pre-prepared 100 tags with a layer of paint/spray inks/other media and will only concentrate on doing the 1 drawing a day. I´m am not a talented drawer, so I´ll do abstract, simple faces foremost. If you want to see my development, follow my Instagram account here. See you!

That´s all for today – looking forward to interesting February and 100 days :).
Take care!
xxx, Sanna

Magic Art Journal page

Hello and happy Monday! We had a gorgeous sunshiny day here today and I really enjoy seeing the yellow break thru the dull gray sky. Finally! And thus, today´s dominant colour is also yellow! One of my long time fave colours!

This page is a combination of various media on top of each other. On the bottom of it all there are various color splodges of glorious Gloss Sprays! I´ve then added patterns with my Rag Rug stencil (the new, bigger pattern) first with Gloss Sprays by Dina Wakley and then added plenty of layers, some asemic writing some Scribble Stick details (like the plus pattern), some Collage Collective pieces and some stamping done with a Dina Wakley stamp set.

The other papers were gifted to me by Katja Joulak in an ATC swap. Thank you! And bits and bobs of Tonic Crackle Paste here and there too and on top some Distress Crayons with the fade technique Tim Holtz shared last spring in his many FB lives. And plenty of rub-ons hidden here and there. They are really old ones and still work!

Today´s message is: sometimes you just have to make your own magic and don´t forget to appreciate the little things like sunshine, blue sky and birds singing. Believe me, I´ve had it with this lockdown (I am still sticking to the rules and regulations), but when there is nothing to look forward to. Nothing that really can motive one to keep going, it gets really hard. Really, really hard. I am cheering myself with pages like this! Lots of layers, colour and brightness! I hope I could lift your spirits with today´s color combo a little bit! See you soon – there is a scrapbook project coming up on Friday :).

Do stop by and take a look!
xxx, Sanna

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What counts AJ page

Hello everyone and happy Sunday! Today I´m stopping by to share with you some sunshiny yellow in combination with light blue/turquoise. Basically summer colours really. These colours make me happy and bring me joy and lift my mood!

This is just a fun, litte page experiment with Dina Wakley Scribble Stics. I used then almost solely for this page. I just added colours that felt good that particular moment. I actually started with the circles. I drew random circles with magenta onto the journal page, then added lots of happy yellow and combined that with lime and turquoise.

Then I added the black scribbles, drawn with my right hand (which is not my writing hand!) and fussy cut some Tina Wakley scribble girls washi tape into the circles. For finishing touches I made splatters with Dina´s Scribble Sticks, added golden paint troplets which I „rolled down“ with a straw to create that smeared, flat image. And then I wrote the „thought bubble“ alongside the black lines.

I like the brightness and happiness of this page so much. We are still on lockdown (except we get to go to work in the office on some days, rest is home-office) here and it will go all the way to 8th of February now. And who knows how long after that still.. So we need some happiness here, urgently. I hope I could brighten up your day also abit with this page!

xxx, Sanna

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Today I feel good AJ page

Hello and happy Saturday! We had a gorgeous sunshiny winter day yesterday and I´ve missed the sunshine so much already! This lockdown is hard enough on it´s own and when the weather outside is dull and grey and depressive, it does not help at all. I personally immediately notice a change in my mood, if there is sunshine and I can see the blue sky outside!

Thus, today´s page – „Today I feel good“ :).

I work in the Ranger art journal at the moment (the black one) and there are various pages in that journal. This is a canvas page and I´m loving the feel of this type of a page. I added only a little; various paints on the background, on top a layer of stenciled Tonic Embossing Mousse thru one of my own stencil designs (available at STAMPlorations). Then some „asemic writing“ on top and on top of that all, a fussy cut collage collective book piece from Dina Wakley. Then I just added the word and some rhinestones to highlight the eye/eyebrow.

I love art journaling at the moment. It helps me get thru all my feelings and moods. I have in addition started to work more consequently on my condition and added sports to my routine. It´s now been four weeks in a row that I´ve been able to keep it up. And it makes me feel much better, bit by bit. As you can see, I am trying to live according to my 2021 words: growth, strength and dedication. I´ve set myself goals and want to reach them. At fifty, life inevitably changes and I notice the change and want to find new paths. It´s time. So I work on them, tiny bits every day – change is change, no matter how small!

If I got you interested in my stencils, do take advantage of my discount code at the Stamplorations store:

Wishing you all a lovely weekend!
xxx, Sanna

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