June Stencil Challenge Reminder – STAMPlorations

Hello and happy Tuesday! Have you played along with the STAMPlorations challenges yet? No? Well, there is still enough time to join in with us!! For some extra inspiration, there is again a bunch of lovely work up over at the STAMPlorations blog to get inspired by.

Here is what I created for the reveal:

For this card I created a gelli printed background image with Dina Wakley heavy body paints using my stencil (available at STAMPlorations) called Art Flowers.

After creating the background paper, I cut it into size and took the residue piece to stamp and fussy cut the flower petals out of leaves from the STAMPlorations „Bloom Doodles“ stamp set and added a clear sticker (also by STAMPlorations) to the card. Very simple and easy, but thru the background colours, the card is really cheerful and bold.

Now hop over to the STAMPlorations blog to see more inspiration and then join in with us on the stencil fun! Please do remember to check out the rules on the main post, so you are qualified for winning prizes.

I hope you get inspired by this card and play a little yourself!
Happy stenciling, Sanna

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May stencil challenge reminder – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone! It´s middle of the month, so it´s again time to put out a kind reminder to you guys that there is still plenty of time to join in on some stencil challenge fun at STAMPlorations. This months challenge is still live and we´d love to see you play along!

https://stamplorations.blogspot.com/2021/05/may-challenges-extras.html

For this months reminder post I again played in my art journal. This time creating a face. I´ve been doing #the100dayproject2021 over at my Insta account drawing faces on tags and try to do some faces also in my art journal (bigger size!!) from time to time. Once you get used to a smaller size, it´s not the easiest to scale into bigger size, so that definitely need some practizing. And what better place to add some fun stenciling, than a page with a face?!

I had rolled some leftover paint from my brayer into the background (pink salmon/peach and light blue) and it looked so good against the kraft paper that I wanted to paint a face around the colours. I used Neocolor 2 crayons for coloring and painting the face and Stabilo all black for outlining. I also hid some older rub-ons here and there onto the page.

And for finishing touches I used one of my stencils (Flowers 2) to create details to the face. Now is again your turn! Hoping to see you play along this month and submit lovely stenciled artwork to the May challenge!!!

Remember to play by the rules – otherwise you cannot be counted in for the monthly prizes!! You will find the rules at the end of the main challenge post always.

Also, like always, do take advantage of my discount code at the STAMPlorations store!! It´s 20% off your order :). See you at STAMPlorations, lovelies!!!

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna

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May Stencil Challenge – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone and welcome to the STAMPlorations May Stencil Challenge reveal. It´s again an new, fresh, month and that always means that new challenges go live on STAMPlorations! I hope I can inspire you to join in with us at the Stencil challenge this month with my happy card.

For the May challenge I played with my Gelli Arts gel plate and my stencils. I love doing these mixed media backgrounds using the stencils. It´s always so exciting to see what kind of results come of out gel printing play time. This is also a really fun way of playing with ones stencils, by the way :).

For this one I used the Peacock Feathers stencil from my stencil line at STAMPlorations in combination with a gelli plate and skin toned and orange toned acrylic paints. After creating the background I did a few smaller prints with a set of small square gel plates and Art Marks 3 stamp set by STAMPlorations. The then became the background for the stamped flower images. Which were stamped with the Bloom Doodles stamp set and black stamp ink.

After that I just fussy cut the images and created the flower cluster onto the card. For finishing touches I added a Clear Sticker (also by STAMPlorations) sentiment.

That´s it! Now is again your turn to get creative with stencils. Please remember to play by the rules!! They are always listed at the end of the challenge and are really simple to follow, so remember, if you want to be in for the prizes, play according to the rules :).

As always, do take advantage of my discount code upon ordering from the STAMPlorations store. Just add „STAMPGIRLSANNA“ upon checkout for 20% off your order!

Hope to see you join in with us and have some fun times with your stencils!!! See you at STAMPlorations, lovelies!!!

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna

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Mixed media card 2

Hello and happy Monday! I´m just quickly stopping by to share another mixed media card with you, created the exact same way like the one I shared yesterday!

The steps are also exactly the same like on my previous card, so hop over to yesterday´s card to read more about the process.

Thus, I´ll keep today´s post short and wish you all a lovely week! It should get really nice temperatures here this week – so much looking for sunshine and flowers. At least something nice to look forward to!!!

Have a great week!
xxx, Sanna

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Doubt kills the dreams! AJ page

Hello and happy Tuesday!! How´s your week been so far? Monday was ok for me, but then today when I woke up, I just was at a point, where I said, I cannot take this anymore. It´s the third lockdown now here in Austria and so far I was able to motivate myself to keep positive and just take one day after another. But today was another story! It just all felt totally meaningless. I just wanted to pull my blanket over me and forget about the world out there. Of course it did not work out, I had to pull myself together and force myself to go to work and function.

That´s it! I´m just functioning, but the joy is gone. And that is what you can also see in my art journal pages. Depending on what kind of mood I am currently on, the pages turn out happy and bright or chaotic and depressive or something in between. Without my journal I´d be lost!

Like this page, it´s totally crazy. I just went with it, put layers on top of each other and went crazy with them. Because at that moment, this is what I felt like. And then this page emerged. I´ve, by the way, used some of Tina Walker´s printed tissue paper on this page! She has some really cool stuff at her Etsy store, do check it out!! And the washi – hidden in between layers – is also by her :). She and Dee Dee have been upto some very cool creative stuff. Check out Tina´s Etsy shop here and Dee Dee´s uber cool stuff here :).

As chaotic as this page is, it made me feel better afterwards. And that is the goodness on art journaling, at least for me! It´s my emotional outlet! And on times like we live right now, one certainly needs some kind of outlet!

Wishing you a lovely evening!
xxx, Sanna

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