Daily Art Practice w/ 2022 Artist Almanac – Day 3

Hello everyone and happy Monday! For me it means a workday again after a few days off. Today´ s piece is therefore a very simple one. BUT I committed on doing a short art practice every day and I am doing my best to do so :). Here is today´ s take:

If you are wondering about the brown piece on the top, it´ s the pocket from yesterday. I am trying to fit as many as possible bits into this journal and as it had only a limited amount of pages, I need to get creative. See the video for details :).

I did the background with Distress Paint (brushed corduroy) and Distress Ink (Seedless Preserves). Trying to keep to the colours of today´ s almanac page. The stamp is again by Klartext (another “Denglisch” stamp there). The sentence translates to something like: life is not always easy / life is not a picnic. For the rest of the almanac page, I just fussy cut it into triangles and arranged them in a row to point towards the area underneath the pocket (like, see here!).

Here you can see how the pocket from yesterday is on top of today´ s focal point. Just to make it all a bit more interactive. The leaves I had already done some time ago and they were on my desk, so I used them for color contrast. I also decided to stop putting up a timer, because it is too stressfull trying to keep track if it is working etc. I might just take a regular kitchen timer for the next videos.

Thanks for stopping by again today! See you tomorrow!!
xxx, Sanna


You matter

Hello and happy Monday! While I was creating the Trifecta cards which I posted yesterday, I just could not stop at 3 cards. So I made one more :).

Pretty much the same techniques here like on the cards shared yesterday, but in different colours and I used a STAMPlorations clear sticker for the sentiment as well as for creating the heart patterns.

I just inked a piece of paper in pink, then adhered the newspaper clear stickers on top and then fussy cut hearts out of that piece. Easy & FUN!

Hope your Monday was okay and not too stressful!
xxx, Sanna


Trifecta cards – November

Hello everyone and happy Sunday!!! It´ s time for the STAMPlorations November Trifecta card share today and I have some fall colored cards to share with you – again with a step-by-step photo tutorial. Hope you enjoy!

Card 1:

Here is how I did the first card:

I started with the Radial Slimline Stencil on a piece of white cardstock and first applied yellow Distress Ink onto the background and then applied the red ink thru the stencil onto the paper. 

After that I took orange Distress Ink and applied it thru the stencil to the lower areas of the rays. 

And finally I used strong pink Distress Ink tone to apply to the upper areas. Now I was done with stenciling.

Next I stamped the Bloom Border #1 stamp and heat embossed the image with white embossing powder. After that I used watercolour pencils to color the image.

After coloring the image I applied white pearl-tinted watercolor splatters both on to the background as well as on to the colored flower border. Then I fussy cut the flower image with precision scissors.

For finishing touches I added some very tiny fabric flowers to go with the Inspirational #1 and Hey Sunshine Clear Stickers. I also added some Nuvo Drops for decor here and there.

Card 2: 

Here is how I did this card:

I started by using the same Radial Slimline Stencil, like on my first card, but in a different way. I applied “rays” in red, pink, orange and yellow Distress Ink tones to create an “ombre” look onto a slimline sized white cardstock piece.

Next I used the pearl-tinted watercolors to add highlights to the rays with a water tank brush.

After that I used the Hello You stamp set to add some stamping to the background with grey stamp ink.

Next I took a dark grey watercolour pencil and added droplets to the background for additional decor.

After that I stamped some Bloom Border #1 images onto white cardstock and fussy cut the images.

After adhering the stamped flower images on place I cut a a Good Things clear sticker sentiment into sections and adhred them next to the flower images onto the card.

Card 3:

This is how I created this card: 

I started by inking a white cardstock piece with light yellow Distress Ink.

Next I took an orange toned Distress Ink color and used the Radial slimline stencil to apply ink thru it onto the background. Note how I turned the rays to face each other on this card.

After that I inked a small residue piece of cardstock with the same light yellow tone as the background previously and added a Inspirational #1 clear sticker sentiment onto it and fussy cut it into a banner. I also used one leftover Bloom Border #1 image and fussy cut tiny bits of it to add next to the banner on the finished card.

Before adhering everything on place I added some stamping to the background using in red and grey tones using the Art Marks 2 stamp set. 
As you can see, these cards were all done using the exact same stencil and they still look very different, because I tilted and/or used the stencil in various ways. This way you can get the most out of a single stencil, by finding new ways to use it. I hope I could inspire you a little to use the 3 S´s  (stamps, stencils and stickers) in your next projects! They are the perfect match and you can use these same ideas not only on cards! Try the same techniques in your art journal, on artist trading cards, wall art projects and even scrapbook layouts. 

See you again next month with another Trifecta share! Have a great day and hope you can sneak in some creative time to make fun Trifecta cards!


Just for you

Hello and happy Sunday! Today´ s card is again a card that started off from a leftover background piece like the one I did yesterday and the post before that! For this one I again used leftover rhinestore swirls and a Elizabeth Craft Designs stamp set called “Hugs“.

This one was also very fast and easy to do. I just used the background as it is and then added the stamped and fussy cut sentiment on top with 3d-foam pads and decorated everything with rhinestone swirls.

Very much white space, lots of clean and simple, but oh so fun to do!
I hope your Sunday is full of crafty fun times and relaxation!
xxx, Sanna


Wish big

Hello and happy Wednesday! Today´ s share is a quick and easy-to-do card. I have been taking a little pause from the blog because of a) I had a flue and b) I had been organizing my crafty space. But today I´ m stopping by to share something I created from found scraps and old bits + a new stamped image.

I spent two days just organizing my area and boy did I find lots of product I had totally forgotten I even had!!! And the clean-up was LONG DUE! I found this leftover piece of a stencil print and it was so cute I could not throw it away. So I did a birthday card instead!

In the middle I have a Sue Smith stamp (by Elizabeth Craft Designs) that I stamped with black ink and then fussy cut and adhered on place with 3D-foam pieces. Some old (who remembers these still?) rhinestone swirls for decor and the card was done!

I really like the simplicity of this card. Hope your day was a good one!! See you soon again – I might have a few more destash-cards to share the next days :).

xxx, Sanna