I decided to join the Finnish Creative Midsummer Challenge on FB. There is a new theme up for every day until Midsummer and one can freely choose what type of project one wants to make. First day´s theme was bug/insect:
I used a gelli printed background paper in green, then did a diy tag from a leftover paint piece, added a brad and some stamping with a Dina Wakley stamp and grey Hero Arts ink. The owl is by Gummiapan and I stamped it onto a inked piece, then added some Neocolor here and there for even more depth.
The clouds and the flowers as well as the sentiment are done with a Louise Nelson designed stamp by AALL & Create. And then finally, where are the bugs/insects? The tiny butterflies on the background are my contribution to the insect theme.
I really enjoyed playing with these strong colors on this card! xxx, Sanna
Hello and happy Sunday! Today I am sharing another Trifecta cardmaking card set with you. As usual I am using STAMPlorations Stencils, Stickers and Stamps for creating these cards.
This is what I did this month:
When I create, I keep a white paper underneath my working surface where I usually wipe off residue paints, pastes and inks. These papers usually turn out quite fun in time, so I wanted to use them as my starting point for this months Trifecta cards. Have you ever tried creating this type of cards? It´ s fun and if you feat starting with a blanc paper, this might help you too!
For the steps thist time, I recorded a video:
And here is card number two:
Finally, here is card number 3:
I hope I could inspire you to try out this idea and work your way to a card background from there. If you get inspired by today´ s post, do come back and share a link to your social media site, so that I can come over and see what you did. I´ d love to see how your cards turned out!!
See you guys next month again with another fun set of cards!! Until then, take care! xxx, Sanna
Hello lovelies and welcome to another Trifecta Cardmaking share with STAMPlorations products. Today I share a set of cards, done in a bit different designs, but the starting point was always the same basic technique/end product.
This is the first card I made:
and here are some detail photos:
For the second card I again used the same idea: a gelli printed paper I had created with STAMPlorations stencils on old music notes. Here is the second card:
On the first card the bold background covers the whole card base, that way the end result looks totally different. Here the overall look is more clean and simple due to the white space and only a small gelli circle as a focal point. Here are some detail photos:
And now to the 3rd card:
On this one again as my starting point I used a gelli printed and stenciled paper. This time I took a leaf stamp and stamped with it onto the paper and then fussy cut the pieces. That way I have multi-colored and multi-patterned leaves on a plain background and it is still the same basic idea. On all cards I this way again have stencils, stamps and stickers used – but in a different way on each one. The clear stickers make great sentiments for the cards. And now to the steps. This time round I recorded a step-by-step video for you to watch so you can get a better idea. Hope you like it!
I hope you enjoyed this months Trifecta cards and ideas! If you want to know how to do the stenciled papers, there are plenty of tutorials on YouTube (or check out Birgit Koopsen´ s Instagram Account – there are plenty of ideas up there!). I also made a similar technique with foam stamps and paints, but you could use stencils instead. That video is HERE. Oh, and here are some detail photos of the last card:
See you again in March with another Trifecta tutorial. STAMPlorations is taking a break in February from regular posts.
Hallo ihr Lieben! Heute möchte ich Euch wieder eine Karte zeigen, die ich in Mixed Media-Stil gestaltet habe. (FOR ENGLISH JUST HIT THE GOOGLE TRANSLATE BUTTON ON THE SIDE BAR!) Ich habe kürzlich ja meine neun meis geliketen Werke aus dem Jahr 2021 auf Instagram geteilt. Da waren ganz viele Mixed Media-Werke dabei und das hat mich wieder daran erinnert, welche zu gestalten. Mixed Media macht mir unheimlich viel Spass!! Deswegen heute auch wieder eine Karte in diesem Stil.
Auf dem Hintergrund habe ich ganz viele Dina Wakley Gloss Sprays verwendet. Diese Pinktöne lassen mein Herz höher schlagen :). Und dazu die mit Sprühfahben behandelte Borte und ein gestempelter Spruch von Klartext. Passt alles einfach super zusammen!
Auf dem Hintergrund habe ich auch etwas Krakelierpaste von Tonic Studios mit einer Schablone von STAMPlorations verwendet. Dazu einige freihändig geschnittene Regentropfen, ein paar Wörte aus einem Griechisch-Deutsch-Wörterbuch und ein Paper Doll von Tim Holtz. Ganz viele verrückte Details miteinander gemischt auf einer Karte und ich mags genau so. Bunt und lebendig!
Ich wünsche Euch einen schönen Feiertag und ein schönes, langes Wochenende!!! xxx, Sanna
Hello and happy Friday! I have a card share up for today, even though I first planned on not posting until January. Oh well! But then I played a little and as a result this card was born :).
I did the #bestnine2021 grid the other day and noticed that most of the projects on that list were mixed media ones. And while I saw them, I remembered how much fun I had while creating the projects. And as a result, this card was born.
If you are interested on seeing my top nine posts from 2021 – here they are:
Most of the projects are from the 5 minute mixed media project sessions. And funny enough, my first reel got really many likes too and landed on this grid. And really many peeps also liked my CAS Christmas tags I did with Klartext stamps. So many of you also love clean and simple in addition to mixed media. I do jump in between both styles, depending on what I´ m working on. What is not on this grid are some of the faces I did for “the100daychallenge”. I personally liked them alot, but I guess they were not everyones cup of tea :). I like doing these grids at the end of year – mainly to see a selection of a years work, rather than to see what someone liked and didn´ t like.
Another interesting thing I like to do, is the Year Of Colour grid/report. I find it interesting to see what colours dominated in my work during a certain time period. I am a huge fan of yellow – always have been, since I was little. I cannot say why, it just is a colour that makes me feel happy and makes me smile. What surprises me this year, is the amount of red in that picture. So much red!! I haven´ t been feeling red for a while. Therefore it is a big surprise. The blues, the greens and even the purples are more me.
I find strong pink tones very appealing at the moment, like on the card here – maybe that will be my dominating colour next year? Who knows :). I haven´ t decided on my word for 2022 yet. Have you? For some reason I long for peace. Might be that my word turns out to be calm, peace, calmness, peace of mind or something like that.
How about you? Did you do your #bestnine this year? I´ d love to see them!! Also, what were your colours this year and why do you think those colours in particular accompnied you? Also what about your word for 2022? Any preferences there? I´ d love to hear from you!!!