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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June Stencil Challenge – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone and happy June!!! It´s been raining and chilly almost throughout the month of May here, so I am truly hoping for a bit more sunshine and nicer weather for June *fingerscrossed*. But regardless of the weather, it´s again time to share the June STAMPlorations stencil challenge with you. Here is my take:

For the challenge reveal I created a stenciled and gelli plated card background which I then pimped up with Dina Wakley Gloss Spray misted stencil pattern on top.

So lot´s of colours and lots of layers. But still flat and easy to be put in an envelope and mailed.

This time of the year, when the garden starts to bloom, is my favorite time. So for June I deliberately chose these colours and flowers. There are also some rainbows hidden in the background to create texture.

I´ve totally neglected my gelli plate for a long time, so it was time to start using it again. I really do like the mixed media backgrounds you can create with a gelli plate. The make great card backgrounds too!

Now hop over to the STAMPlorations blog to see what the design team girls created for the reveal. And then, grab your stencils and play along with!! Just remember, that if you would like to be in for the prizes, you need to follow the rules :). They are really simple and always listed at the end of the challenge post at STAMPlorations blog.

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna

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March 2021 stamp release – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday! We are celebrating the March 2021 stamp release at STAMPlorations this week!! Today it´s time to showcase the Art Marks 3 clear stamp set, designed by Shery Russ!!!

And I´m so happy to be able to join this reveal party with a set of cards to showcase this versatile and awesome stamp! Here are some examples I did:

For the first card above I´ve used Distress Oxides in two tones on the background to stamp the repeated leaf pattern. On top of that is a Gelli Arts gelli printed acrylic image, where I´ve used the second leaf pattern from the stamp set, when gelli printing. You hopefully can see a hint of that pattern in the green and blue toned paint circle. I´ve then die cut the piece with a circle die cut die and added a doilie die cut piece underneath it and decorated the circle with Clear Stickers (also by STAMPlorations) and added a few older American Crafts paper flowers for additional decor. Now, yellow is one of my favorite colours, so I´m happy I could use them for this card.

For the second card (above) I´ve added a repeated stamping pattern with the heart stamp from the same stamp set using Distress Oxide stamp inks. The circle in the middle is again done with a gel plate (I´ve used the confetti stamp there, but I doesn´t show that much due to my colour choices). A die cut doilie underneath and again a Clear Sticker as a sentiment and two older American Crafts paper flowers for decor. This, by the way would make a great Mother´s Day card, too. So I might just use it for that purpose later :).

The last card I done using the same leaf stamp, like on the first card, but this time I used primary colours. The little red half circles are from the same stamp set and add a nice detail to the background. For a focal point I´ve added some older stickers, just because they perfectly match the colour comtination on the background, and decorated the circle stickers with Clear Stickers from STAMPlorations and a few buttons from my older stash.

The Art Marks 3 stamp set can be used to create nice card background and by changing to colour the look will always be different! I really love this stamp set for it´s versatility. It´s also perfect for tagmaking, art journal pages and anything mixed media – not only cardmaking. I hope I could inspire you with my cards today.

Wishing you all good luck on the prizes!!! Go to the STAMPlorations blog for all the details and remember to comment, to be in for the prizes :).

Have a great day!
xxx, Sanna

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Love, wish, dream AJ page

Hello lovelies and happy Sunday! Today I´m stopping by to share another colourful art journal page with you. This time I started with spray inks on the background.

After spraying the ink, I applied distress paint thru one of my stencil design stencil onto the page, then applied some old rub-ons. These must be 10 years old at least and they still worked!

After all this I added some black stamp images onto the background (Tim Holtz stamp designs from back in the day). There are also some colored tissue triangles, some hand journaling and a gelli plate blue paper that I cut into a tag form and added the stamping and faux stitching.

I needed some colour and bold patterns to cheer me up and this is what I ended up with.

Hoping your day has been nice so far?! Take care,
xxx, Sanna

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Raw – Art journal page

Hello everyone and happy Thursday! Today I´m again stopping by to share another art journal page with you guys. This one is a different kind of one. Are you ready?

So this is a face that was left over from a magazine transfer playtime with my gel plate. The face was covered with paint and looked so good that I didn´t want to throw it away. So I saved it and adhered it into my journal.

Then, inspired by something Dina Wakley did on one of her FB lives, I „painted“ the face anew. She had used scribble sticks on her live (if I remember correctly), but due to the color on the page, I chose to use Posca Pens. So I basically repainted the face using various tones of Posca markers and it was just sooo much fun. Besides, it´s a great way to learn how to color, where to add shadows and light. I am not saying this one is perfect, because it´s not. But I learned alot by doing this. And it was so much fun. And I think she looks really cool this way.

For finishing touches I just doodled the word „raw“ onto a gel plate paper piece and fussy cut that. Voilá!

That´s all for today. Hope you are all doing well?!
xxx, Sanna

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