The Ugly Art Club – 5 min. challenge

Hello everyone, have you been following the Ugly Art Club on Instagram? I stumbled upon them, because I follow DeeDee and Tiffany on Insta and I found the idea very interesting. Do 5 minutes of art EVERY DAY, no matter how pretty or ugly. Just sit down for 5 minutes and do some fun creating. It could be cookie decorating, knitting, mixed media, or whatever it is that tickles your fancy. I am going to do mixed media with paper and stuff. And junk.

So here is day one of #tuac5minchallenge:

And here is the video 😉 – you will see me panicking about the time, because I set a timer. BUT it was fun, even though I´m totally freaked out about the time running. What did I learn from day one?

I learned that:

  1. You have no time to think what to do next. Which is good, because you are not able to overthink.
  2. You should check that your tool work, before you start. LOL!
  3. It would be good to have all kinds of alternatives AROUND, because 5 minutes is SOO short a time.
  4. Because I didn´t have time to think, I made very random choices, which maybe in the long run teaches me something.
  5. I didn´t think what I was doing much, because of the time running. Which is good.
  6. I think there is potential to develop thru the 5 minutes in your creative ways and discover something new. This is FUN!

I don´t know if I´ll be able to make a piece every day. Or a video. But I also might just try to make a project over several days, 5 minutes a day. Well see. But I´m going to give this challenge a try – in my own tempo.

Thanks for watching and stopping by!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Wall art piece

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday! I am currently recovering from a cruciate replacement surgery and as I am writing this, I am still in the hospital (hoping to be able to go home soon). Thus, the regular posting here on my blog has been interrupted, because of that reason.

Therefore I am today sharing another wall art piece with you, that I created as a class sample a while ago.

This piece has lots of mixed media bits on it and was inspired by nature. When taking walks and traveling, I often pick pebbles, rocks, twigs and moss to take home with me and these pieces often end in a mixed media art piece later.

So for this piece I used a rock and a stick from nature to build my guardian angel. I added stenciling with Nuvo Glitter paste and one of my own stencil designs at STAMPlorations.

There is also plenty of misting on the background in various earthy colours, some canvas, tissue paper wings and natural toned cord on this piece. I also added a rub-on picture behind the „angels“ head as a centerpiece.

I love creating canvases like these! This particular piece I later gifted a dear crafty friend, who lives in Thessaloniki :). I hope it brings joy to it´s new owner :).

That´s all for today. Now back to resting and recovering! That will be on my programm mainly for quite a few days now and then slowly getting into physiotherapeutical things and hopefully after 3 weeks, can toss the crutches too.

Hoping you all are healthy and keep that way, even though there is the situation of Covid-19. Let´s take care of ourselves and stay safe. Wishing you all a lovely day.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Seed – STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge reminder

Hello lovelies and happy Sunday! Today it´s again time to share the March STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge Reminder projects with you.

Here is my take:

This is actually the first piece to the two-piece-set of canvases I created. I shared the second piece on March 1st for the reveal post (here). This is the beginning of the series and it basically says, that life begins from a seed. So the starting point is the same, but the second piece says we are all different originals :). That´s the idea behind this set of two, basically.

For this canvas I used plenty of spray inks, some glitter paste (tinted and transparent) and also lots of found objects, mainly from the nature. Also I´ve added a tinted piece of canvas with rub-ons on it to the background.

This piece is actually a little bit older than the second part of this set. I craeted this piece while holding a class a while ago, but I´ve never shared this piece anywhere and since I now made a set out of them, I found that I should share them both.

That´s my take for the reminder post. There is still enough time for you to join the March STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge. Hope you will do so! Cannot wait to see what you make!!!

Wishing you a great day and happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Original – STAMPlorations March challenge reveal

Hello everyone and happy Sunday! It´s again time for the STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge reveal over at the STAMPlorations blog. I´ve created a canvas for this months challenge reveal.

Here is what my canvas looks like:

It´s the second piece of a series that I started a while back white holding a class. This particular piece is the second part of the set of canvases and it basically says: „We are all originals, there is no second person just like me“.

For this canvas I used plenty of gesso, modeling paste, tinted rope and ribbons, tinted canvas, spray inks, glass beads, black paint splatters and my stencils from the STAMPlorations line. I also added some Tim Holtz deco pieces onto the canvas as well as old book pages.

I really like how this page turned out. Now´s your turn to get crafty and create something featuring a stencil. Also remember to link back to the STAMPlorations reveal post, when posting your project and also feature their challenge image on your blog. Have fun crafting!!! Cannot wait to see what you create!

Have a great start into the month and happy crafting!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Make today count canvas

Hello there, lovelies. I am up over at the Canvas Corp Brands blog with an upcycled canvas project you might be interested in taking a look at. It is an older canvas I didn´t like that much anymore, so I took it, removed some bits and started all over again with it. Here is a look at my brand new upcycled canvas piece:

For a step-by-step TUTORIAL see this blog post over at the Canvas Corp Brands blog. I hope you get inspired by my upcycling project and take a second look at your own deco pieces that might be in need of some upcycling love 😉 …

Let´s stay creative,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies: