Xmas cards in non-traditional colours – Off The Rails Scrapbooking

Hi there! Today I´d like to show you a set of cards that were inspired by December´s gorgeous non-traditional colour palette over at Off The Rails Scrapbooking blog.

 Here are my cards:

  
I used a Craftables metal die ( by Marianne Design) to cut the trees.

I then placed the die cut pieces onto my craft sheet and mixed some transparent texture paste together with golden glitter and applied it ont the Christmas tree thru a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil. I then let these pieces air dry and went along with doodling the edges of the purple papers.

For the first two cards I also hand drew and doodled the sentiment banners. The little rhinestones are in the colours of the colour palette.

 

 For these two cards I created the banners out of washi tape. Other than that I used same elements as on the previous cards. The papers are all from an older stash and actually none of them are „true“ Christmas papers. There are some halloween, some summer and even Valentine´s collections in there :-). What a good way to destash again! I am really discovering the possibilities of my stash lately!! You can go really far with older product too!

There is still time to join in on this challenge, so hope to see you at Off the Rails Scrapbooking Blog soon!!!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

Waiting for Christmas – The Color Room #175

Hello there, lovelies!!! And just like that first of December is here! I am slightly panicking about the date, as I have not done any Christmas preparations yet and there is still so much to do *sigh*. But now to more fun stuff than stressing about Xmas time…

First of the month means that there will be a new colour palette up over at The Color Rooms. This one is soooo pretty! I just love, love, love this colour combination!
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You are supposed to use this colour combination on your artworks and in addition incorporate some wrapping paper as a household item. On my layout I used the wrapping paper (the „ho,ho,ho“ one!) like regular background paper and sew it onto the cardstock base. Other than that I used the color combo on the various embellishments and kept the page very clean & simple.

The photo has a funny story to it. We had been visiting relatives over Christmas in Finland that year and had been spending lots and lots of time outside in the snow. It was sooo cold, that when I took this photo of my son playing outside, the camera almost „froze“ and refused to work properly. So therefore this blurry picture :). But it shows how much he still enjoyed the snow, despite the freezing cold weather… just had to keep this photo!!!

and here are some close-up photos of my page:

oh, and here is proof that I really used a wrapping paper ;-)…

I also made some cards!! I used the bits and pieces of the wrapping paper I had left over after finishing the layout. The baubles, the banner and the flag/tag are made out of it. I first adhered the wrapping paper on cardstock and then cut it in suitable sizes/patterns. The background is made with white spray ink and a stencil (by The Crafter´s Workshop). I´ve used this same idea on these cards previously.

A fun challenge, isn´t it? Hope you will all join in on this one!! Sadly, this will also be the very last challenge over at The Color Room – you can read more about it here. It has been a great pleasure being a part of the TCR team and I am very sad to see it close it´s doors. So let´s give TCR the best goodbye we can, shall we? I hope many of you will find the time to join in on this very last challenge, even though Christmas is around the corner.. Have fun with the palette and see you at The Color Room!!!

Thank you for having me Lydell and thanks for a wonderful time on the team <3.

Happy crafting,
xoxo, Sanna

A set of cards – The Color Room palette #171

Hello there lovelies! Today it is again time for another The Color Room/Heart&Soul challenge to go live!!! And without further explanation, here is the new colour palette:

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Lovely colours, aren´t they? And as an additional household item you need to use a fruit bag in some way (also know as netting).  Here is what I created:

A set of cards. I´ve used the netting as a stencil (since it was neon yellow – would not match the colours…) and dabbed acrylic paint thru it onto the cardstock on the background of each card. Here are some detail photos:

 I hope you will get inspired by this challenge and join in with us!!! I found using the netting very, very inspiring!! I bet you know who is going to keep some netting in her stash in the future too 🙂 🙂 :). See you at The Color Room/Heart & Soul, lovelies!!

Have a fun time scrapping,
xoxo, Sanna

Heurigenplatte – TCR´s Heart & Soul #167

Hello lovelies!! Today I´d like to share with you the new TCR/Heart & Soul color palette. This is also my very first page as a DT member for them – I am still pretty excited about that :)!! In addition to the color palette you will need to use a clothing tag on your project (. Now isn´t that a gorgeous colour combination?! Just screaming to be scrapped, right?! You have the whole month to join in – just follow this link to submit your creation!! Hope to see you there!!

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And this was my take! I used two clothing tags (the ones next to the yellow one are from clothes).

Wishing you a lovely April and hoping I will see lots of you over at TCR this month!! By the way, there is something new up at the TCR store – the classroom section will be offering classes you can take at the comfort of your own home. There will be PDF and video classes coming up and the first one is already available at the shop, so go and take a look!

Have a lovely day,
xoxo, Sanna

Your smile

Hello lovelies! Yesterday evening I finally tackled the second layout challenge for the supreme scrap tournament. The requirements were:

  • make a two page layout (free choice of page size!)
  • choose any theme
  • use only one colour (monochromatic)
  • use at least one photo
  • one photo must be partly on the left and partly on the right page
  • one photo needs to be black and white
  • use any embellishments, inks, media etc. as long as it is in the same colour as the rest of the layout

Now that is one hard challenge! I have done a couple of monochromatic layouts in the past, but usually used white or black to go with the mono colour which made it much easier. To use only one colour and nothing but that colour was REALLY hard! And all the extra requirements did not make the challenge easier at all :). But hey, it is supposed to be a challenge, so I´m not whining!!

Here is my take (a double paged layout with two 6×12 inch pages):

I chose green as my mono colour for this layout, mainly because I had quite a lot of green papers, embellishments and paint in my stash and secondly because my son happens to love this colour.

What did I do? I first stamped some images and used different shades of green embossing powder with them. After that I mixed molding paste with green paint and applied it randomly over the stamped images. Next I took a leftover negative chipboard sheet element, painted it green and after it was dry, applied a layer of green toned molding paste over it. Then I just cut my photo in two and glued the chipboard down. After that I applied spray ink splatters and paint splodges here and there and kept adding all kinds of little elements for decoration. The little dark circles here and there on the background are made with a dark green gel pen by hand. Finally I just created the title with foam Thickers (love that green tone!). Funny, how at first you think it is an impossible challenge to tackle, but in the end you are happy you did as it forces you to push your boundaries and makes you see things differently. I hope I can make it to the next round, as I am starting to enjoy the process. It´s challenges like these that make you discover new things. I like that!

Happy scrapping,
xoxo, Sanna

Used products:
zegary TES-206 clocks set of 3 - zegar  chipboards sheet  Funky! 2