#tuac5minchallenge – DAY 10

Hello and happy Tuesday! It´s day 10 with the Ugly Art Club 5 min challenge for me – I cannot believe I have made it to day 10 already (and btw. I still have no idea whatsoever on how long this challenge will continue..). But here is day 10:

I´ve changed the format and did a tag this time. I still have some pre-prepared tags from the face drawing challenge left over and I thought it would be a good place to use them up. And it´s good to have some bits prepared already when you start with the 5 minutes… because it´s VERY short a time frame.

I personally find that this challenge is way harder for me than the face drawing one. Why? Because I am supposed to do something else every day in such a short time frame. And there is only so much you can do. Doing heavy media would mean drying times. And I´m way too impatient to wait for the next day :-D. I want to finish in that time frame. Therefore it gets harder to decide what to do each day. But should I find myself stressing too much about it, I will change the process and just start one piece, do a few steps, let dry and work on it again the next day. But today was fun. Simple and easy steps and got lots of junk used up too. Win win :).

I also lost a piece of book paper (very tiny) while filming and spend a ages looking for it – never found it. So you´d think that by now I knew I should prepare everything BEFOREHAND, but I still loose pieces, seach for stuff and be my chaotic self. And that in the 5 minutes frame is just dumb. But that´s just me.

I hope you still enjoy the video and the art piece I made. See you again tomorrow!
xxx, Sanna

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Card set and ATC

Hello everyone and happy Sunday! I recently received some happy mail from Elizabeth Craft Designs and could not wait to play with the new products. So here is the first set from that play session:

I adore the Budding Florals die set and created a few clean and simple cards with it. These cards are so easy to make:

Just pick a piece of patterned paper or cardstock you like, cut into size and then place the die cut die onto the right edge of the paper, run thru the die cutting machine and remove the die cut itself. Save that for later.

Next take a second (into size cut) piece of paper and repeat the first step. Now adhere the background piece on place. Then swap the die cut pieces with each other and adhere onto the empty area. Decorate with sequins and a stamped sentiment. Done!

For the ATC I simply used the leftover patterned paper piece and die cut one golden pattern on top, adhered it on place and then put some yellow twine around the center. A button (DIY with resin and a mold) decorates the center and a stemped sentiment finishes the artist trading card off. That´s it!

I hope you enjoyed this little card share! Be sure to stop by next week for a few more shares, created with the new ECD product!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Book of Quotes

Hello everyone and happy Saturday! Today I am again sharing a project with you that I created a while back, but haven´t shared properly here on my blog yet. While I am still recovering from my knee surgery at home, I am posting on more irregular basis the first days.

Today´s project was again a project for a class I held a while back in Finland. It´s a tag book designed to store favorite quotes, but you can also use it as a travel journal, a minibook or whatever you want. As I have a thing for quotes, I decided to gather some of my faves inside this minibook.

I´ve used kraft cardstock to create the covers. And all throughout the minibook there is plenty of stenciling done with my own stencil line stencils, available at STAMPLorations. I´ve used various stenciling techniques

You can check out my YouTube channel and the stencil fun playlist there to find some tutorials on some of my favorite stenciling techniques.

That´s all for today´s share. Still recovering and resting and getting better, so I won´t be hanging around here so much in the beginning. More projects coming next week, when I´ll share my March The Wild Hare Kits kit projects with you.

By the way, not all products, I´ve used on this minibook, are available, so I´ve tried to look for similar product for you for the supplies list…

Until then, stay healthy, stay safe and happy crafting!
xxx, Sanna

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TAGplorations June challenge reminder, vol. 2

Hello there and happy Friday!!! Have you played along with the TAGplorations June Challenge already? This months theme is „All About Dad“ and you are asked to use stencils on your tag projects. I know right, so easy!!!

Here is my second challenge reminder post for that particular challenge – I do hope you join the fun with us!

On this tag I am still continuing with the similar theme, like on my two previous tags (here and here). This time I took a bolder color to combine with green as it better fits the tag sentiment. Orange, in my opinion, is a stand out color :).

For the tag itself, I again used the same techniques like on the previous tags. Funny, how the exact same idea looks quite different, when you change a color or two!!!

Here also the sentiment is a bit different. It´s more bold :). And we know dads love to stand out and feel special, so what better way to say it, than with this stamp sentiment! The bird is just a random idea, but in a way it also fits (bird,  hatching, birth/born) :).

That´s all from me today. Do play along with us – there is still time to join in!!!

Wishing you happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Artist Trading Coins – Fly

Hello everyone and happy Thursday! Today I´m stopping by to share a set of Artist Trading Coins with you. Here is what I created:

I first inked the white cardstock circles with green and pink Distress Ink tones which I had added onto my working surface. By spraying a little bit of water mist on top of the ink, they created these fun faux watercolor backgrounds.

Next I took some 7gypsies rub-ons and added them onto white cardstock, colored them with Distress Inks and then fussy cut them.

After that I added some ribbon, a Rubber Dance stamped leaf image, a star pin, alpha stickers and some black ink splatters onto the coins and they were done. Here is the full set.That´s it for today, I hope you have enjoyed my artist trading coins. See you soon again with a card project!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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