#finishedinfeb Challenge – product pack reveal

Hello everyone and happy Thursday! Today I´m quickly sharing one of my February projects that I´m planning on doing: the #finishedinfeb challenge, organized/started by Donna.

And since February is just around the corner, I have gathered some older product together that I bought ages ago, but never used so far! Believe me, there are very many options in my stash still, but I randomly just grabbed this pile.

As I don´t own that many UFO´s (unfinished objects), I chose the way of using product that has been waiting for it´s purpose too long. This is my crazy pile. Really random product from stickers to tags to stamp set and papers. I´m challenging myself to use the product in the photo above to create card(s). Let´s see how many I manage to make, but I´ll make at least one :). Feel free to join too! Just tag Donna when you create something yourself, so she can see you joined in. This is just for inspiration, everyone, no strings attached or prizes to be won. Just for the fun of it! And to get UFOS done and/or reducing that stash of ours. I look forward to this!

I might add a bit of media to a card or two, because that is how I roll, but I try to keep to the products shown above. I´ll be sharing the card(s) here as they get done and do a final post end of February to share all the results from this challenge. Wish me luck!

Oh, and since I´m sharing my plans. I also decided to join in on the #100dayproject for the first time this year. Starting day is the 31st of January and I´ll be drawing a face on a tag. One tag a day for 100 days. Let´s see how long that will work out – but I´m very motivated. I´m also eager to see how I develop during the hundred days. Should be lot´s of fun. I´ve pre-cut and pre-prepared 100 tags with a layer of paint/spray inks/other media and will only concentrate on doing the 1 drawing a day. I´m am not a talented drawer, so I´ll do abstract, simple faces foremost. If you want to see my development, follow my Instagram account here. See you!

That´s all for today – looking forward to interesting February and 100 days :).
Take care!
xxx, Sanna

December Stencil Challenge – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone and welcome to the December Stencil Challenge reveal!! I am still crazy creating in my art journal. I just cannot seem to stop.. Here is what I created for this months STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge:

It´s a stenciled and misted background created with lots of Distress Inks and my stencil line stencils and in addition I gave a try to one-line-face-drawing (well, kind of one-line). It didn´t always work out as I planned, but I managed to create a cluster of faces onto the page. This is something we also played with at Louise Nelson´s class at Okka Treff last year.

I love the randomness of these faces! I just could not leave them without colour, as I originally planned, so I added some colour to the eyes and lips at least. And I also sneaked a small journaling onto the page. It says: „Fear is a choice“ and it is so true! Danger is real, but fear is always a choice we make.

So this is my take for the December Stencil Challenge. Remember, you can always create anything you want, just as long as your project features stencils and as long as you play by the rules. Like always, there a prizes to be won – so go check out the other girls inspiration projects and grab your stencils and give them a play! Have fun!!!

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna

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Get inspired by a moodboard – Paperilla-lehti

Hi there lovelies! Today it is again my turn to share with you a project at the Paperilla magazine´s blog. This time it is all about getting inspired by a moodboard. This particular one was put up by myself, the photos are all from Pinterest (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6).

this is how my „DIY“ moodboard inspired layout turned out:

I got inspired mainly by the colours. In addition I lined the bright papers that are tucked behind the photo somewhat in the middle of the layout ( the line up is inspired by the pile of pillows and the ball of wool photo). See the photo on the lower left corner of the moodboard. I took some stars into my layout from there, but then I also divided/cut my background papers to match the 2/3-1/3 division of the photo background. Colours are obviously inspired by all the photos. Then I drew some signs onto the background. They build the journaling of the page and are also inspired by the lower right corner photos. I drew all the text and images myself. The biggest sign is also inspired by the right upper corner signs (see the numbers there :)..). So a moodboard can be interpreted in such many ways. Some of them very obvious and some of them can be just tiny parts from here and there that lead to an idea.

Even thought I am not a fan of my own handwriting, I chose to do all the journaling and drawing myself. Since this is a page about me, I found that I should stay true to myself and use my own handwriting. Would be interesting to see how you would interpret this moodboard! Next time, when you are looking for inspiration, why not gather some images together and build your very own moodboard and get inspired by it!! And if you are not familiar with photo editing programs, just cut and gather some nice images together and glue them down on a piece of paper or hang them on a wall in front of you. AND have fun!!!!

Happy scrapping,
xoxo, Sanna