Create a fun card in no time! – Off the Rails Scrapbooking

Hi there! It is my turn today to share another inspirational post over at the Off The Rails Scrapbooking blog today and I am keeping to the lovely color scheme of September and sharing with you a REALLY fast AND easy card tutorial. It takes approximately 5-10 minutes to create this card :). And, by the way, this also is another possibility to use up those older products from your stash :).

This is what you will need: a card (in the size you prefer), some old letter stickers you would not use anywhere else anymore, a dauber ink, a spray ink, some stamps, a stamp ink and a clear acrylic block for stamping. Oh, and sequins with glue dots (forgot to add those to this photo, sorry!). You can of course use any color you like, I just kept to the September color scheme here too.

Now choose a sentiment you would like to have displayed on your card and assembly it on the card base using the letter stickers.

Next add some dauber ink (or watercolour or distress ink etc.) over the sticker sentiment, make sure it creates a relatively strong contrast against the card base colour.

Next add some color splatters with the spray ink you chose previously. You could of course skip this too, if you don´t like splatters :).

Next stamps random patterns here and there (over the sentiment and next to it) with the darker blue stamp ink.

Now remove the sticker alphas! That creates a nice “fake resist” sentiment onto the card. Should you get some uneven letter results, just correct them using a white pen. No one will notice :).

After that you can go on adding some embellishments if you want to. I added some golden sequins for more interest. Now the card is done.

This is how the finished card looks like. Easy peasy :). Have fun creating!!

xoxo, Sanna

Cutie – Off the Rails Scrapbooking Fabric challenge

Hello lovelies! It is again time for another Off the Rails Scrapbooking Challenge. This time it is all about FABRIC – always a good addition to a layout, card or on a mixed media project!! This is my page for the challenge reveal. See those circles on the background? They are all from an old T-Shirt :).

and here are some detail photos of the page:

I have incorporated many of my favorite products: stencils (The Crafter´s Workshop), mists, stamps and rub-ons. I really enjoyed creating this page 🙂 – hope you will get inspired to play along too!! Would love to see you guys join in! The winner of this challenge will get a GDT spot at OTR!! How cool is that!!

So go on, get your scrappy stuff out and start creating.. and HAVE FUN!!! See you at Off the Rails!!

xoxo, Sanna


Different Ways to Create Colour Spatters – OTRS tutorial

Hi there! Today I´d like to share with you a few ideas how you could create color splatters on your projects. 

You can use a watertank paint brush, regular paint brushes, spray inks, pigment inks, Distress inks and ink daubers for creating splatters. They all create a different look, so it is lots of fun to play with them all. Even PITT artist pens can be used to paint “splatters” :). 

But first I wanted to create a watercolour background and used distress inks for that purpose. I first pressed some red, blue and yellowish ink onto a craft sheet and then sprayed some water over the area. 

Now all I needed to do was to press the paper onto the colored craft sheet and lift it up. I just love this look. It is so easy to make and the results are always a surprise. I then sprayed the craft sheet with some more water mist and lifted it up and let the residue color drop onto the background. As the ink is mixed with water, it will immediately soak into the paper and create watercolour looking splatters. 

Next I took some Hero Arts ink daubers and dabbed some color into an acrylic stamping block. Then I applied some water mist over the color. 

Now all I needed to do was to lift the acrylic block over the background paper and let the wet color drop randomly onto the paper. This being a dye ink, it did not soak into the paper that much and therefore created stronger and more vibrant splatters. 

Another possibility to use the ink daubers is to pick up the color with a water tank paint brush and and then by dabbing the paint brush you can create very fine small color splatters. 

Another possibility is just to directly paint “splatters” onto the paper. This way you get a more controlled look as you can freely choose the place and size of the splatter you want to create. 

Acrylic paints are also great for creating splatters. You can create a much more “bulky”/raised color splatters depending on how thick you leave the paint. I used a golden acrylic paint and mixed it with some water to make it slightly more fluid. Then I just grabbed a regular paint brush (well, actually two) and dabbed the paint brushes onto each other over the paper. 

I really like the look of these golden textured splatters in between the watery splatters. It created a nice contrast. 

You can even use paint markers to create a splattery look on your layout. I added some random blue and pink “splatters” here and there with a PITT artist pen (Faber-Castell). 

Then there are many sorts of spray inks and pigment ink on the market that can also be used to create color splatters. My all time favorite one for black spaltters is Glimmer Glaze “oil slick” by Tattered Angels. I just love the nail polish kind of shiny, sharp look it creates on a layout. My favorite white color is the Liquitex Ink! Titanium white. 

This is only a small selection of products, just something I had at home. There are naturally many more product possibilities out there in the market that can be used for the same purpose. 

This is how my finished layout looks like. 

 And here are some close-up photos of the splatters I created. By the way, the stencil I´ve used on this page is by The Crafter´s Workshop (Retrobursts).

 I hope you have enjoyed this little step-by-step and will take a second look at your products and try out some color splatters on your next artwork :).

Happy scrapping!
xoxo, Sanna

This smile – OTR May challenge

Hi there! Time to share the first May challenge at “Off the Rails Scrapbooking“. This round you will need to combine “Stripes and polka dots” to be in. This is my take on the challenge:

and here are some detail shots – I´ve used pastellic tones for this page again. Can´t seem to get enough of those at the moment :).

I used a frame stamp by SODAlicious and doodled some hearts inside the frames. The papers are by My Mind´s Eye and Basic Grey, spray ink by Lindy´s Stamp Gang and Tattered Angels. Embellishments, and washi are by Freckled Fawn, MME and SODAlicious :).

The lovely Rachael Funnell is sponsoring the prize this time, so if you would like to go and leave her some love for her generosity, here is the link to follow. Hope to see you at Off the Rails, lovelies!!!

xoxo, Sanna

A new layout and some scrappy news :)

Hi there and Happy Easter!! Today I´d like to share with you some happy scrappy news I have been keeping to myself for a while now. I was contacted by the lovely Amanda from Off the Rails Scrapbooking a while ago and she asked me if I´d be interested in joining her design team. It sounded like a fun team to be in – and I´d have the possibility to be on the team with some former team colleagues too, so I just could not say no 🙂 . So here I am, a proud and spanking new design team member of the very talented bunch of ladies at OTR!! I am very excited to be in this team and can´t wait to get to know you all better!! Looking forward to a fun time together!! Also sending a special greeting to Felicity here <3 !!!

I am happy to be able to share with you my very first OTR team layout today. It is for the April sketch challenge and I hope many of you will join in and play along with us! Also make sure to check back at their blog on regular bases, as there is a lot going on at OTR!!

Above is the current sketch and the colour palette. You are additionally requested to use paints and/or inks on your page and here is my take on it:

I used a Kaisercraft and a Prima Marketing stamp, some Tattered Angels and Studio Calico ink sprays, Basic Grey papers and some embellishments from a Studio Calico kit on my layout. The blue flair badge and the chipboard is by 3rd Eye Craft.

See you at OTR and wish you a lovely Easter Sunday!!
xoxo, Sanna