A Moment Art Journal Spread

Hello everyone and happy Thursday!!! I´m continuing with some art journal madness today again. It feels comfortable creating in my art journal at the moment, so I am sticking to it. Today, be prepared for another crazy colorful take:

Boom! How´s that for color?! This page started off with a mineral water bottle I got from my son featuring an artsy label on it. He had saved the bottle because he thought I might love it :). How well does he know me, huh?

Well I certainly loved the images on the bottle label, so I fussy cut them out and used them on this spread.

But first, I ceated a base for the spread. I used Magenta and Lemon Yellow paints with my Evolution stencil. I added some newspaper strips here and there, accompanied by washi tape strips and black pen and pencil marks.
Then for the next layer I added some turquoise acrylic paint – again using the Evolution stencil with it. Then I took a Carabelle Studio eye stamp (love this one!) and added random stamp images across the page.
For the next layer I adhered the fussy cut bottle label images onto the page, next adding some watercolor paint and blue Nuvo embellishment mousse to any white areas and colored the stamped eyes with watercolor paints also. I doodled some random patterns here and there with Posca pens, also outlining the faces with the same pens.

Then I wrote a quote with Posca pens to finish off the pages. Here are some detail shots of the pages:

Lots of layers on these pages :). I love creating this color explosion!!! That´s it for today, lovelies!

Wishing you a great end of the week, take care,
Sanna

Supplies:


At Home Art Journal Page

Hello lovelies and happy Tuesday! I hope you had a good start into the new week? Mine was nice, I´m slowly starting to feel better after my knee surgery – baby steps, but steps anyways! Yesterday marks 5 weeks in recovery and I am slowly getting better! Yay!!! I am not my old self yet, but I am slowly working myself back to mobility again. It was kinda hard for me to accept the fact, that it will take so much time and effort, honestly. And I know it´s not the end of the road yet, but I feel better than a few weeks back, so reason enough to celebrate little achievements. Thus this page:

I´ll also share some layers until the finished page – here is what I started with:

A layer of Mister Huey´s watercolors to start with (remember those by Studio Calico?). And then some stamping with Nuvo Hybrid Poppy Red stamp ink and the Rubber Dance Doodle Flowers stamp set.

Next some Finnabair Art Basics heavy gesso here and there.

After that some rub-on alphas, random pencil marks and fussy cut paper triangles for texture.

Next I took a palette knife and applied some acrylic paints with it very randomly onto the background. Then I draw along the color lines with Posca pens added a few rub-on animals and a Distress Oxide and Nuvo Embellishment Mousse painted die cut tag (by STAMPlorations) onto the page. Added sentiment onto that and started painting the rub-on animals with watercolour paint.

For fnishing touches I outlined the animals and the triangles with black Posca pen.

It´s a very bold page I created. I just went with what felt comfortable for me and apparently strong colors and bold is what I am going towards at the moment.

Have a great week, everyone!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:


Fairytales Art Journal Sheet

Hi there, lovelies and happy Sunday! I´ve been trying to create in my art journal on more regular basis the past days. Just adding color, texture and quotes or sayings to a page. Nothing too complicated or too time consuming. And it feels good to just add a few lines, a few colors and a date. I find it really good to add a date to every page to tell  me when I did what. I think it will be also interesting to see how my pages develop from one date to another. Here is what I did yesterday (I´ve done a few before this, but sharing those later..):

I had a piece of blue paper with a speech bubble on it that said: „No one is too old for fairytales“. I felt I wanted to add that sentiment into my art journal. It´s slowly turning into an artful quote book. Almost every page has a quote or saying of some kind on it. I really like collecting quotes this way.

I´ve painted the background dark with acrylic paint, then let the paint dry REALLY well, before adding the hand drawn leaves, firefly´s and „flowers“. I´ve learned my lesson after destroying ton´s of black and white pens in the process of being totally impatient. The paint really needs it´s drying time and there is no way around it. After that you can doodle, journal and add details with pens and markers and it will work out. I did my doodling with a white gel pen (uni-ball), then added some colour with Posca pens.

It´s a fairytale forest of a kind, I guess. I´ll leave you with this page today. I created it with nothing special in mind, just had a fun playtime in my art journal and added another page with a date. I am hoping that I will develop during these daily (well, at least weekly) exersizes and that when I look back in a year or so, I will be happy I took the time. Will also be interesting to see what kind of themes come up :). Very relaxing, too, this kind of art time :). Have a great day!!!

Let´s stay creative,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
POSCA pens
Signo uni-ball white
Liquitex black acrylic paint
Paper with a quote

Flourish Art Journal Page

Hello lovelies! I totally forgot to share an art journal page with you that I created back in February!! I used different shades of red, pink, gold and black spray inks on the background with gesso, stencils, texture spray and paste. You can also find some random stamping and bits of washi tape in there too.

Sanna LippertWhen I had the first layer done, I painted random „leaves and petals“ with a black pen onto the page and then started applying the Tattered Angels Decor & DIY paint on top. I know I could have used any regular acrylic paint too, but I like the consistency of the TA paint for this purpose. It only requires one layer, dries smooth and is fast drying. Sanna LippertAfter finishing covering the areas with the Jade Decor & DIY paint and after it had dried, I started painting and stamping stems and details to the leaves and petals with a black paint pen. Next up was a white paint pen for more details. I also drew small white leaves onto the stems and tiny flowers in between for the fun of it. Sanna LippertFinally I added some white paint driplets on top and finished the page off with yellow and golden texture spray splatters. A little sentiment „flourish“ is there to remind me to cherish and enjoy life every single day. This page is yet another nice addition to my 2016 art journal which is coming together very slowly, but there is at least some sort of development going on :).

Happy creating,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
Tattered Angels Decor & DIY paint, Jade
Tattered Angels Simply Sheer spray inks
Tattered Angels Baseboard spray inks
Gesso
Texture spray
Stencils

English Roses – ATC cards

Hello there, lovelies! I could not resist but joining this months Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog´s challenge #24. Such a fun challenge! See for yourself:

I chose to create ATC cards (a set of 4 actually) and I used both butterflies and blooms on them. I named this set „English Roses“ because of the color combination I used. I kinda got inspired by this photo of a flower store in Richmond on our stay in London, such lovely flowers and colors in there.

These are the ATC cards, I am joining this months challenge with. I have added book paper, ink splatters and drippings and punched, spray inked punched butterflies (Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels). Underneath it all is a light blue flower stencil (The Crafter´s Workshop) pattern, created with a paste that I mixed from chalk paint and transparent texture paste. On top, a rolled DIY fabric flower (rose?) and some yarn.

Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertI only had enough fabric for three DIY flowers, so I took some paper flowers from my stash for the fourth one. Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertCreating these ATC cards was again combined with some lovely chatting with scrappy friends via Skype. Do you scrap with your friends online? We do. And it was my turn to come up with a challenge, so I asked them to use flowers and butterflies and a book page on their projects (and how practical, most of that just happens to match the Mixed Media MC challenge – so I am hoping they will be joining in this months challenge too with their creations). And since we now all created ATC cards, we will be swapping with each other.  Always great to get real mail!!!

And since I am allowed to join in on additional challenges too, I´m adding these ATC cards to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge from the 25th of May, 2016: Anything goes.
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
I´ve never played along with them yet – there is always a first time for everything, right? 🙂

Happy creating,
xxx, Sanna

For some of the used product, look for these links:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
The Crafter´s Workshop stencil
Imagine Crafts texture sprays
Paper Artsy Paints
Dylusions pens
Liquitex Titanium White Ink!