Stay home – AJ page

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday! Today I´m stopping by to share an art journal page with you. I wanted to document the day when we officially started social distancing here in Austria for later reference.

This day also happened to be my cruciate replacement surgery day. Two scary things at once.. It was pretty scary for me going into a hospital during this time, too. But I was already home after 3 days and they had not had any infections in that particular hospital so far.

I used one of my own stencil designs for the background (on a piece of tissue paper) and then added fussy cut alphas and images to create the journaling as well as the “guardian angel”.

The rest is done with Posca pens. The colours on the background are residue paints, inks and sprays from previous projects. Also I added some stamping around the edges, using a Concord&9th stamp.

I felt that I needed to create this page into my art journal, just to document the date and remind me of this unreal time. I hope you all are safe and healthy!!!

It´s truly a really strange time we are living in at the moment. I wonder how long this situation will now go on – looking six months back none of us would have thought it would come to this, right? Sending a big thank you and my respect out to everyone, who puts themselves at risk every day to keep us healthy and safe.

Hoping you are all safe and healthy, let´s keep it that way and keep the infection curve as low as possible.
xxx, Sanna


You´re amazing!

Hello there! A few weeks back I was lucky enough to win some Concord & 9th stamps (well, a gift card to their store actually = stamps :-)… ) at their Instagram giveaway! I actually squealed when I noticed that Tina and me had won :-). I have been following their Instagram account for a while now – they have really, really great stamp designs and matching dies and a very inspiring Insta feed! After my parcel arrived and I had first admired the stamps for a while, I then recalled seeing a challenge blog go online too. So I went and looked it up and here I am, joining in on their challenge for the first time.

The challenge #7 is called: “Case A Designer

So I went looking for a card design/designer to case and found this beautiful card, created by Lynn Put. I chose to case her card called “You are Loved”. Here is my take on the case:

Lynn had used watercolors and watercolor paper on her card. I chose to create a faux watercolor effect with green toned Distress Inks onto a white cardstock base with the Lace Leaf Stamp Set. I then added a stamped leaf from the same set on one of the green areas and took a sentiment from the Above Average Stamp Set and stamped a sentiment directly onto the card like Lynn had done with the flower stamp on her card too. She had used sequins and stickles and I chose to use liquid pearls on my card. Finally I adhered a metallic green (you cannot sadly see the metallic tone here on the photo that well) toned piece of cardstock underneath the stamped piece to create a similar effect like on Lynn´s card. She had used a pink strip.

This was a fun challenge – I have not cased a card before, I think. But I really liked the idea. And I had a fun time creating this card with my new stamps. Can you still hear me grinning, while writing this post? 🙂 One happy girl here!!

Wishing you all a fabulous day,
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Above Average Stamp set
Lace Leaf Stamp set
Distress Ink – evergreen bough, peeled paint, twisted citron, cracked pistachio
Hero Arts Chalkboard Ink
Nuvo Chrystal Drops – Antique Rose