Art journal page

Hello and happy Friday!!! Yay to weekend!!! I haven´t been sharing any art journal pages in a while here, so today I´m doing so. This one is in a big Dylusions journal and created using Dina Wakley paints and Scribble Sticks as well as her Collage Collective book.

I´ve first done a stencil pattern with leftover paint onto the background (using my Onions in Raws stencil). Next I used a huge brush to add the blue swirlish pattern to the page. Then I added some diluted magenta paint into the middle. After that I drew circles with Scribble Sticks in orange and green.

After that I grabbed a Viva Las VegaStamp and stamped the pattern with black ink. Then I added some asemic writing (thanks to Tina I figured out how to do that! It´s my first try, so bare with me…) to the page and topped everything off with fussy cut Collage Collective book bits.

That´s it! I like how this page turned out. Especially the fact that I now know how to do asemic writing. It still needs plenty of practise, but I kind like doing it, so it will be a plesure practising.

Happy weekend, lovelies!!!
xxx, Sanna

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Stenciled birthday cards – STAMPlorations

Hello and happy Wednesday! Today I´m stopping by to share two stenciled cards, created using my stencils at STAMPlorations.com. Here is the first one:

I had the distress oxides out and wanted to play with my stencils a little bit more, so I took a white card base and inked the background with light orange and yellow tones. Then I placed the Cornflower stencil on top and applied purple oxide ink thru the stencil onto the card. After that I took the „Rag Rug“ stencil and applied some orange distress oxide over the whole card. The background looks kind of fun this way.

Then I just added various stickers and embellishments from my older stash. For the second card I used the „Dream Flower“ stencil with yellow and orange and red oxide ink tones. On top I added buttons, stickers and some white pen „faux stitching“.

I really like how these cards look. Lots of pattern, colour and details to look at. Perfect for a fun and lively person to receive such a card.

That´s all for today. I´ll be sharing an art journal page on Friday. Hope you stop by to take a look! See you then! Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Set of simple birthday cards

Hello and happy Monday! Today´s the first day of school for my younger son – his last year at gymnasium. Where does the time go? Soon they´ll be moving out and start their own lives!! Eek, I am not ready for it quite yet! I think I need a pet to keep me busy?? Maybe a dog!! That would be nice!!

And now to today´s post. A set of easy to do cards! For these cards I pretty much did the same steps as for the card I shared last Friday (here). Except for the background I added a patterned paper from my older paper stash. And the fussy cut flowers were replaced with fabric or paper ones.

I really like how Distress Oxide looks on dark cardstock, so I kept doing this technique on several cards. And you don´t need much – just a stencil and a few nice Oxide colors.

And for decor, just add what you have. Combine older papers with never ones, add brads, flowers, gems or wood veneer or acrylic embellishments. Whatever you prefer! Assembly on a card base, adhere on place and you´ve got yourself a set of fun birthday cards in no time!

I wish you a nice and stress-free week and happy crafting!! See you again later this week with another card project :).

xxx, Sanna

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Birthday cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello there and happy last of August!! So summer 2020 is pretty much done and dusted. How was it? For sure different to any other summer I can remember. We stayed at home so much that I have a feeling I have forgotten how to socialize!! I had plenty of crafting time in my hands, but got relatively little done. Really peculiar! The old me would have said: „yes, let´s do this and craft ´till we drop!“ But the new me was drained and empty. I think it´s the uncertainty or the everyday life that kinda puts one „on hold“. And as you are „on hold“ longer, you kind of loose interest on everything.

But luckily, the last days, I´ve felt a little spark again towards crafting. And I just sat down and did random things, like a set of cards. If felt better again, so I´m hoping this feeling will last and get stronger as days go by. Also, the weather is getting colder, so that might spark my crafty mojo more again. Let´s see :).

And now the fun stuff – I did these cards and love how they turned out:

I started with a light blue piece of cardstock and a stencil of mine – Dream Flower – and applied Distress Oxide tones (orange, purple and brown) thru the stencil onto the paper. Then I let the layer dry and after that I stamped the sentiment with black stamp ink on top (the stamp is by Elizabeth Craft Designs).

Next I matted a white card base with some old Basic Grey paper and placed the stenciled and stamped piece on top. A fabric flower and a brad as well as a stamped sentiment for finishing touches, and the card was done.

I also did a second card the same way, only changing the „congrats“ to „happy birthday“ and changing the colors a little bit. I really like the look of the centerpiece with stenciling and stamping on top of each other!

That´s all for today. I hope you have a great first week of September!!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Beautiful moments card set

Hello everyone and happy Monday! I have not been feeling my mojo lately, thus the absence/pause here on my blog. Also, I had been on holiday. No, we didn´t travel far, but stayed in the country and tried to plan our few days stay-away-from-home-but-stay-safe type of vacation as safe as we could. I´ll be sharing a photo-heavy post about that some time this week. Be sure to come and read it, it´s something very special, at least if you ask me :).

But now to today´s project share:

It´s a mixed media style card set of two cards. I created the banner pieces following one of Tim Holtz´s tutorials/lives on Facebook a while back. And ever since I have been looking for a perfect spot for these banners. Finally I realised they´d make for great cards!

For both cards I applied texture paste thru a stencil (my own line at STAMPlorations) and then colored the paste parts with Distress Crayons. After that I added some stamping with Elizabeth Craft Designs stamps.

I will be sharing more card projects on my blog throughout this week (plus our special travel story), so do stop by later this week to see what I´ve been upto.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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