October Stencil Challenge – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone and welcome back to the STAMPlorations Stencil challenge!! It´s good to be back after the summer break inspiring you all with the challenges! We are hoping to see lots and lots of entries this month :). So get your crafty on and join the fun with us!

Here is my artwork for the reveal:

I played in my Ranger (black) Art Journal and created this page. I´ve got plenty of spray ink layers going on on the backgrond. Done with some of my new stencils (Amaranth, Abstract Prehistoric Life and Abstract April Showers).

The panda bears are talking to each other on this page. They say: “Help! I am falling!” and the second one answers: “Don´t worry! I´ll catch you!”. As life has been tough during the summer and spring, I felt like creating a page like this at this point of the 2020 pandemic.

Now it´s again your turn. Do check out the STAMPlorations blog for more details (+ play by the rules!) and inspiration!! Hoping to see many of you join in!!

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna


Art journal page

Hi there lovelies and happy weekend! Wishing yours filled with lots of sunshine, swimming, fun times with the loved ones and also some crafty time :). I am dropping by to share another art journal page with you today – something totally random, very colorful and done out of a momentary feeling which led to these results:

I´ve added lots of bits from magazines and newspapers to this page. Just fun colorful things here and there.

On the bottom I´ve used my Molecules stencil and some yellow acrylic paint. Everyting else is just paper layers. Some are colored with watercolors to make them stand out more. For finishing touches I added some Posca pen decorations, some white gesso and random rub-on residue bits. I love working in my art journal lately and I´m trying not to thing much when I start – not over-analyzing anything, just letting the feeling carry my forward. Feels good to just let things happen on their own. Messy fun!

See you soon again,
xxx, Sanna


Fun Ride – The Color Room #173

Hello there! Time for the challenge #173 at The Color Room :). This time the challenge is just gorgous! I know, I say it every time and think that that particular challenge is the best, but then there of course always comes the next challenge..and it also turns out to be fabulous, so what can I do.


Time time round the challenge is a very fun one as the household item happens to be a credit card!! How cool is that, as there are a gazillion possibilities to use a credit card – if you don´t believe me, go and check out what my design team colleagues have come up with!! Lots of ideas on how to use a credit card!!

And this is my take on the challenge. The patterned paper was just perfect for this palette, so I just used it and added some stencilin and stamping. And that “net” pattern that you can see on the background here and there is made using the credit card. I used it as a stamp and stamped a kind of “net” pattern with it :).

Here are some close-ups on that :).

OK, so now you have a whole month (well, 29 days and counting) to link up your artwork to the TCR blog and join in the fun with us! I bet your fingers are already itching…I know mine where, when I first saw this palette :)!! Have lots of fun and looking forward to seeing what you create!!! See you at TCR!!!

xoxo, Sanna

Hello – you are brilliant

I love the challenges over at Paperdvizhnik!! They have such fab, artsy sketches and very cool color combos. Too bad that I hardly ever find the time to join in on their challenges. But now I did. And I loved it. I am definitely not a fan of orange, but quess what, I loved using it here!! Loved, loved, loved the combo (challenge no. 43) and how the colours look together. I think I will need to change my opinion on the colour orange 😀 !!

Have you noticed that I have a circle phase going on? Might have something to do with my custom stamp set by 3rd Eye??? Could be..(oh, by the way, if you are interested in ordering the stamp and it sould be temporarily out of stock, make a preorder directly via email to 3rdeye(at)wp.eu).. Anyhow, I really, really like to use circles recently. Don´t know why, but they make me happy. And it´s good to do things that make you happy, right? So I´m sticking to my circles then *laughing*.

Another funny thing: I have quite a few flair badges in my stash, but can you imagine that these were the only two that perfectly fit the color sheme. Only these two!!! I had pink, blue, green and yellow ones (plenty!!), but only one in B&W and one with white and orange. I´m thinking I might need to change my shopping habits in the future. Like in not only picking the colors I like, but trying to get a wider color range of product. You never know when it might come handy ;-)..

Other than that I have used the new Dina Wakley heavy body acrylic paints on the background. Love the colors!! Bright and happy!! Goes perfectly with the b&w SODAlicious paper :).

And of course some stamping (the title is a custom carved stamp image) and Glimmer Glaze in there too (not surprised, are you ;-)..)…and rub-ons…all kinds of things I love to use :).

So this is my take on the challenge. And I also spotted a nice challenge over at Skrapki-Wyzwaniowo. That one is about a song (challenge no. 103). I bet you all know the Lionel Richie song “Hello”? My title is inspired by this song. So I am also submitting this layout to that challenge. Ahh, feels good to find some spare time to join in on a couple of challenges :).

Happy scrapping,
xoxo, Sanna

Stenciled layout background – The Crafter´s Workshop

Hello there! Today I´d like to share with you a mixed media layout background on which I used several stencils from the new The Crafter´s Workshop stencil collection. Here is a little photo step-by-step on how I crated the background:

I first applied some yellow and light pink spray ink onto the white cardstock and let that dry. Next I took the Retrobursts stencil and placed it over the paper and applied some grey dye ink with a ink blending tool thru the stencil.

Then I took the Texturized stencil and first added some blue Distress Paint thru it onto the background. Then I just turned the stencil around and pressed the paint that was on the stencil surface onto the paper. This created a nice negative image and no paint went to waste.

I then did the same using another pattern form the same stencil with a green Distress Paint. Here I again used both the positive and the negative image.

And this is how the finished background looks like. I also added some color splatters and stamping for additional detail.

SONY DSCThen I went along and started layering patterned paper. I used a piece of old book paper that I had misted with spray inks first. See the cross pattern – that is a residue paste from a previous project. I usually wipe all residue paste onto a random piece of paper (mostly using a stencil), that way no paste goes to waste. The stencil I used here is also from the new The Crafter´s Workshop stencil collection (“Crossed“).

And this is how the finished layout looks like. I´ve added lots of little embellishments (precut paper embellishments, puffy stickers etc.) as additional detail.

Happy stenciling,
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Products I used:
Retrobursts 12×12 inch stencil – The Crafter´s Workshop
Crossed 6×6 inch stencils – The Crafter´s Workshop
Texturized 12×12 inch stencil – The Crafter´s Workshop
Distress Paint, Moved Lawn – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Distress Paint, Broken China – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Puffy Stickers and badge – Evalicious
Spray ink yellow tones – Dylusions (Lemon Zest), Heidi Swapp Color Shine (Mustard), Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Sun Sisters)
Pink spray ink – Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze (Vintage Pink)
Stamp – 3rd Eye Craft
Stamp ink – Hero Arts, Soft granite