„Happy place“ Art journal page

Hello everybody, today I´m sharing another art journal page for a change. This page is created using Distress Inks and Oxides with a DIY foam stamp. I recently created this set of cards using the same foam stamps and since I had left the stamps out on my table, I used them to create a fun stamped art journal background for this page.

What I´ve done is I first stamped the image randomly onto the page using Distress Oxides and the foam stamp (here is the video on how to make the stamps). I then let the ink dry properly and started coloring the images with Distress Inks and a water tank brush by Nuvo.

I then stamped these DIY face stamp images onto the page with black ink. The image is done on a class held by Louise Nelson last fall in Norway. I then added details using a white gel pen and outlined some of the leaves and flowers to make them „pop“ from the background. Then I added roller stamp sentiments here and there very randomly and applied some black ink splatters for detail. I also outlined the page with a black pen and added a sentiment into the outline-pattern.

Crafting is my go-to thing for relaxation and piece of mind and this page is about that. I enjoyed creating this sheet and really like the bold and colourful background alot.

That´s it from me today. Be sure to come back for some layout fun, created using the Wild Hare Kits October kit, next week.

Until then, happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Die wilde Maus – The Nifty Pixel Core Radiance kit

Hi there, I wanted to share another hybrid layout with you today. This I actually created a few weeks back, but only now got to sharing it with you. I just adore Em´s designs – they are very versatile and I love her use of patterns and colors. And even though this kit was called „Core Radiance“ which obviously sounds sports related, I used it for amusement park photos this time. Just because the colors and and patterns were perfect for that purpose in my opinion.

Here is a reminder of how the kit looks like:

and this is my hybrid layout created using the kit:

and some detail shots:

After printing the papers with my Epson I went along and added some random background stamping around the areas where the photos would later be. The stamp is hand carved by me and I´ve just a Hero Arts black ink for stamping.

I then fussy cut all kinds of element details and sentiments and glued them down on their places for additional detail. I always add some alphas/ink/stickers to go with the hybrid pieces just to reduce my stash.

I did not add much more to the page, just outlined some pieces with a black pen and added a few ink droplets here and there.

Now hop over to the Nifty Pixel website for more inspiration and get yourself some digi kit goodness at TheDigiChick :-).

Have fun with your hybrid/digi designs,
See you soon,
Sanna

You are fab! – more MMCC inspiration

Hello everyone! Time to share the last two cards for the July MMCC challenge :).

On the first card I have use a piece of blue burlap as a background, then added a blue cardstock and stamped with a blue ink onto it (using a Prima stamp). After that I fussy cut the flower pots from a piece of patterned paper and then glued the flowers with glue dots on their places. The sentiment was created with tiny alpha stickers and in the end I added some black Glimmer Glaze splatters as additional detail to the card.

The last card I a last piece from the 12×12 inch background piece I created in the beginning. I´ve added some faux watercolor using a blue spray ink, then added some stamping with a hand carved stamp and blue ink and after that I´ve added some glue here and there and poured some embossing powder over the glued areas. I then heat set the powder and after that added all kinds of bits and pieces from my stash. There is some washi tape, some rhinestone arrows, some stickers and also some blue Glimmer Glaze in there. This has been a really fun challenge!!! I hope you have found the time to join in with us! Have a great start into the new week, lovelies!!!

See you at MMCC,
xxx, Sanna

 

Such a lovely day – More MMCC inspiration

Happy Wednesday everyone! Time to share some more card inspiration for this months Mixed Media Card Challenge! This moths challenge is all about the color blue. Sounds like a fun challenge!! I hope you will find some time to play along with us.

Remember the 12×12 inch paper piece I created for this challenge? This particular piece is from the upper right corner of that paper sheet.

There is some blue spray ink, some blue stamping (hand carved stamp), some blue toned iridescent paste as well as some hand drawn blue marker circles on the background. I´ve then added a blue burlap piece onto the card, assemblied some paper flowers and My Mind´s Eye brads next to the burlap ribbon. After that I´ve used a blue sticker sentiment (I think that was by My Mind´s Eye too). Finally, I added some blue rhinestones as well as blue Glimmer Glaze droplets onto the card as additional detail.

So now it´s your turn – if you haven´t played along yet, there is still plenty of time to do so! Hope to see you at MMCC!! Have fun with the challenge!!

xxx, Sanna

Smile – The Mixed Media Card Challenge July reveal

First of July, can you believe it?!! Where has the time gone? Therefore it is again time to share the new Mixed Media Card Challenge with you :). This time the theme is to use the color BLUE and as an optional element you can add a VASE.

I´ve created several cards for this months reveal. I will be revealing those bit by bit during the next weeks. Here is a peek on the background starting point.

I´ve used a big 12×12 inch watercolor paper as a starting point and first misted it with water spray, then added blue spray ink onto the surface and let it spread freely around the paper and form random patterns.

When the paper was dry I next added random stamping with blue ink here and there using various hand carved stamps from my stash. I then went along and kinda split the paper in 4 areas and added various media on these areas. There is pearlescent paste on one corner, added thru a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil. On the other corner I´ve added some Fragments (as a „glue“ I used Glossy Accents). On the lower left corner I´ve applied paper glue and dabbed some embossing powder on those areas. I then used then heat set it with a heat gun. And finally, on the right bottom corner I´ve added Glossy Accents here and there and then poured a layer of Distress Glitter on those areas. I´ve kept all media in blue tones.

The only thing missing is a vase :). On this particular card you see the Distress Glitter piece. I´ve then added a few pearl arrows from Prima (colored blue with a marker), a blue twine around the circle, a flower and a brad as well as some outlining with a blue pen and a stamped sentiment (again using a hand carved stamp here).

Now it is your turn – but before you get those blue papers and inks and media out, make sure to hop over to the MMCC blog to take a look at the gorgeous cards my design team colleagues created. Also make sure to come by later this month for more inspiration :). Have fun with the challenge and see you at MMCC!!!

xxx, Sanna