Opportunities ATC set – STAMPlorations

Hello there, everyone! It´s again time for Stencil Sunday. This time I created a set of two ATC´s. I chose a very monochromatic color combination for these two. I seem to be drawn to monochromatic at the moment. And again, this is also a reminder to play along with the current STAMPlorations Mixed Media challenge!! Read all about it here!!

And now to my ATC´s – here they are:
I first cut white cardstock into a right size and misted those pieces with Silk Glimmer Mist. Next I cut some Canvas Corp fabric into a slightly smaller size than the ATC base and placed them into a cardboard box for misting. I placed a stencil over the fabric pieces and misted with purple Baseboard Mist over the stencil. I was not particularly careful, if the image was perfect. I like this look alot.

After misting, I placed a white cardstock piece over the misted, wet stencil and rolled over the surface with a brayer to make sure all the residue mist absorbed into the cardstock evenly. This way I used the residue ink.

I then glued the fabric onto the ATC base, added some purple lace and DIY gympum flowers which I had decorated with mist and glitter glue. I then cut a piece of the brayered cardstock, stamped the word opportunities with a STAMPlorations stamp onto the paper and fussy cut those. After adhering the stamped words onto my ATC cards I just outlined them with a black pen and added a couple of gems for additional detail. I hope you get inspired to play with stencils and while doing so, please do join our challenge!! Just remember, no cards allowed (for rules read here).

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

STAMPlorations – Create clear stamp set
ARTplorations – Hearts all over stencil
Tattered Angels – Iris Baseboard Mist
Tattered Angels – Silk Glimmer Mist

Hello love – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone and Happy 2017!! It´s time for my first blog post over at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog for this year and I wanted to create something monochromatic this time. It has been snowing where I live and the fresh falling snow inspired me to create this card. I wanted to make something simple, but still playful. My plan from the beginning was to  use kraft cardstock with an ivory card base.

Here is what I did:
1. Take the Circle Background die cut die and cut a slightly bigger piece of kraft cardstock. Then die cut the paper using a die cutting machine.
2. After die cutting the piece, remove the „loose“ pieces and separate the circle ones and keep those. Toss the other pieces, as you will not be needing them.
3. Adhere the plain background part onto the ivory card base.
4. Take the round pieces and place them into a cardboard box where you can mist them without making a mess on your desk. Take white acrylic paint and dilute it with water until it´s nice and fluid, but not too much. You will need to find the right consistency that works for you, so you might want to practice on a separete piece of paper first. Then take a paint brush, add some diluted paint onto the brush and start dabbing with another brush onto it. This way you will get nice even splatters and smaller splatters too. You can add bigger ones with the rear end of the paint brush, just by dibbing it into paint and then onto the paper. Again, you might want to practice first.
5. Let air dry and then adhere the round pieces on their places. Next take the General Sentimenst set and using embossing ink, stamp the image onto a piece of kraft cardstock. Then apply white embossing powder over it, remove the residue and heat set with a heat gun. After that take the Stitched Fishtail Banners set and die cut the embossed piece with one of those.
6. Finally, apply some shabby white embossing enamel on top of the card very freely, heat set with a heat gun. You need to heat set from underneath, otherwise the enamels will fly across the room.
7. Decorate with a piece of wood veneer or another embellishment of your choice.

I hope you enjoyed this simple idea and get inspired to try it out yourself! I just love the combination of white/ivory and kraft together, but you could always go for another monochromatic color combination, if you prefer another one more. Have fun!

Happy creating,

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Circle Background
Stitched Fishtail Banners
General Sentiments

White high impact paint by Tattered Angels
Paint brushes
VersaMark ink
Stamp block
Frantáge shabby white embossing enamels
Heat tool
Wood veneer heart

Make-it monochrome – The Color Room #169

Hello lovelies! Beginning on June (..but where is the warm, sunny weather???) and thus time for a brand new challenge over at The Color Room/Heart & Soul!! This time it´s all about being monochromatic and green tones are the colours you should use on your creations AND also please use fabric!!

I used sticky back canvas as my fabric piece on the layout and first pasted some green toned molding paste thru a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil onto a piece of cardstock, added some random stamping and misting and then cut that piece into different sized triangles and adhered those onto another piece of cardstock.

After that I just added some enamel dots, glazed buttons, green yarn and the photo as well as my title and the page was all done. My layout turned out to be pretty clean & simple, quite the opposite to the gorgeous, layered monochromatic artworks my team colleagues created. Go check them out over here!!! Beautiful work!

Hope to see you join in on this challenge and play along with us!!
Happy scrapping,
xoxo, Sanna


Your smile

Hello lovelies! Yesterday evening I finally tackled the second layout challenge for the supreme scrap tournament. The requirements were:

  • make a two page layout (free choice of page size!)
  • choose any theme
  • use only one colour (monochromatic)
  • use at least one photo
  • one photo must be partly on the left and partly on the right page
  • one photo needs to be black and white
  • use any embellishments, inks, media etc. as long as it is in the same colour as the rest of the layout

Now that is one hard challenge! I have done a couple of monochromatic layouts in the past, but usually used white or black to go with the mono colour which made it much easier. To use only one colour and nothing but that colour was REALLY hard! And all the extra requirements did not make the challenge easier at all :). But hey, it is supposed to be a challenge, so I´m not whining!!

Here is my take (a double paged layout with two 6×12 inch pages):

I chose green as my mono colour for this layout, mainly because I had quite a lot of green papers, embellishments and paint in my stash and secondly because my son happens to love this colour.

What did I do? I first stamped some images and used different shades of green embossing powder with them. After that I mixed molding paste with green paint and applied it randomly over the stamped images. Next I took a leftover negative chipboard sheet element, painted it green and after it was dry, applied a layer of green toned molding paste over it. Then I just cut my photo in two and glued the chipboard down. After that I applied spray ink splatters and paint splodges here and there and kept adding all kinds of little elements for decoration. The little dark circles here and there on the background are made with a dark green gel pen by hand. Finally I just created the title with foam Thickers (love that green tone!). Funny, how at first you think it is an impossible challenge to tackle, but in the end you are happy you did as it forces you to push your boundaries and makes you see things differently. I hope I can make it to the next round, as I am starting to enjoy the process. It´s challenges like these that make you discover new things. I like that!

Happy scrapping,
xoxo, Sanna

Used products:
zegary TES-206 clocks set of 3 - zegar  chipboards sheet  Funky! 2 

Monochromatic card

Hi there! This is my take on the second card challenge at the Supreme Scrap Tournament. Our task this time was to make a monochromatic 3D card. Other than that we were allowed to choose any theme we wantend to. Using a cutting maschine was not allowed so all cutting had to be done by hand.

Here is my take on the challenge:

and some details:

So what did I do? First I chose my colour which is „creme/buttery yellow“. Then I took some stamps and embossing powder, stamped and embossed the background, the banner, the leaves and the rose. For the banner I used cardstock and adhered it with 3D foam to the card base. The rose and the leaves is stamped and embossed on vellum, then hand cut with scissors and after that adhered with 3D foam. I additionally chose some chipbaord butterflies, applied some embossing powder over them and heated it to make them match the colour scheme. Next I applied some liquid pearls here and there for addtional details and my card was all done. I never make monochromatic cards, so this was a VERY big challenge for me.

Happy stamping,
xoxo, Sanna

Used products:
listek stempel TES-026S leaf small  mała róża stempel - TES-020S rose small róża stempel cieniowany - TES-020 rose stokrotka TES-203 daisy Stempel - Stencil Versamark Wasserzeichenstempelkissen Chipboard papillon