Flowers Artist Trading Coins – STAMPlorations

Hi there everyone, and welcome to the first STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge reveal for 2019.

I created a set of artist trading coins for this months reveal –  I hope you get inspired by them:

I used the Flowers 1 stencil to create these coins. Here are the steps:
I first die cut the circles with a nesting die in the right size using white cardstock. Then I misted the circles with pink and green spray ink tones.

I had so much spray ink left over on my working area that I took my art journal out and pressed the spread into the wet residue ink. I love this pattern that got created in the process! This will make a great starting point for an art journal spread!

Next I added some parchment rub-ons onto the circles very randomly. There is no particular order here, I just went with what felt good.

After that I added some washi tape for decoration, placing the strip next to the rub-on images. After that I took the Flowers 1 stencil out and applied some Nuvo Mousse onto the white space areas.

I then finished the coins off with some enamel accents and a fun word stickers from my older stash. For final decoration I added a button and some sequins.

Now it´s your turn to play. First be sure to check out there rules at the STAMPlorations blog, go leave some love to the design team and STAMPlorations blog and get inspired by the projects the team girls have created and then have some mixed media fun yourself!! I cannot wait to see what you create for this months challenge.

Also, always feel free to use my discount code at the STAMPlorations store. Just add „STAMPGIRLSANNA“ upon checkout to receive 20% off your order!! Happy shopping &

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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DIY Christmas present idea – Lavendar potpourri bags

Hello everyone! Today I want to share a fun and easy to do DIY Christmas present idea with you.  We had such an amazingly warm summer this year in Austria that our lavendar grew like crazy. So I had plenty of dried lavendar at my hands and didn´t know what to use it for, until this idea came to me: DIY lavendar potpourri bags! If you have presents to send abroad, like I do, then you will probably appreciate every lightweight present idea there is. This one is lightweight AND almost all supplies can be found at home.

So I took out some old linen fabric, dried lavendar, and Architextures „Grow“ Parchment Rub Ons and  started to create my lavendar bags.

Materials I used:
7gypsies – Parchment Rub Ons, Grow
Old linen fabric, Bone folder
Dried lavendar, Sewing machine, ribbon of your choice

Start by sewing bags from the old linen fabric with your sewing machine. Choose a size you find suitable. Since I had quite much lavendar, I made my bags bigger.
Next cut images from the parchment rub on sheet free, place them face down onto a linen bag and using a bone folder, rub them onto the fabric.

Be careful to keep your image in one place to guarantee a regular image. I found that rubbing with the bone folder into one direction worked the best for me. You might prefer another technique. Just give it a try and you will soon find out what works best for you. When you have rubbed the whole image down to the fabric, remove the parchment piece and continue this process until you have decorated all sewn bags.

Here are the bags I created:

When you are done rubbing the images, fill the bags with lavendar. My whole kitchen smelled amazing while filling the bags!!! Too bad there are no such things like scratch and smell blog photos :)!!!

Finally I just tied the bags with ribbon in various colours. You can pick the color after the recipients favorite color. That way each bag has a more personal feel to them.

Here are the finished bags:

The parchment rub ons transfer really nicely into a soft fabric like this! I really love using these rub ons for their great quality!!! Since these bags are not meant to be washed in the washing machine, I dind´t have to worry about the image coming off later. They will just hang in a closet and smell good, so transferring the images like this is no problem.

I hope I could inspire you to create fun DIY potpourris like this of your own!!!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

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Seasonal tags with Glimmer Mists

Hello there everyone, have you been following the Creativation 2018 in Phoenix via social media? Well if you have, you might have noticed the Canvas Corp Brands booth there. It looks fabulous. So much to look at, new product and just eye candy everywhere.

I have been following my team colleagues feeds and have really enjoyed seeing everyone there, thus, I haven´t had THAT much time to be creative (first things first! LOL).  For such moments, there is always a plan B to make something small – tags, ATCs,  and small mixed media projects. I chose tags this time – here is what I created:

I started with the snowflake tag. First I die cut the snowflake from white cardstock, then took a black tag and placed the stencil on top. After that I applied the Aquamarine Glimmer Mist through the stencil. This is an imporatant step for the base of tag 2: now carefully remove the wet, misted stencil and press the residue spray ink onto a piece of white cardstock. This creates the background for the fall tag. Then finish the snowflake tag by adding faux stitching with a white gel pen around the edges and adhere the with Jack Frost misted snowflake as a centerpiece. Decorate with Nuvo Drops and a 7gypsies brass stud. Add a word sticker and ribbon.

Next create the fall tag – take a Mixed Media Origins Fall paper and color the fall leaf images with yellow, brown and orange Glimmer Mist tones (see material list for details). Next fussy cut the leaves and die cut a tag from the already misted stencil pattern area. Add black ink splatters with black Glimmer Glaze and let dry properly. Adhere the leaves overlappingly, attach a word sticker or two. Add faux stitcing with a black gel pen and finish off with a ribbon.

For the rose tag – first die cut a tag from white cardstock, then apply a layer of Silk Glimmer Mist to the tag piece, let dry and then add random stamping with a writing background stamp and ink. Take a Mixed Media Mini Origins Art Collection paper from the Wings series and color the rose image with various shades of red and pink Glimmes Mist and green Glimmer Mist(see the material list for all used colors in the end of this post). Then fuss cut the piece and adhere to the tag with paper glue. Add some lace and ribbon as well as a heart shape for decoration. Finish off with faux stitching around the edges, some twine and ribbon as well as a word sticker.

    For the travel/explore tag take a Maze cardboard piece and trace a tag pattern onto it, then fussy cut. Next apply Sugar Maple Glimmer Mist over the background and let dry. Now take a small manila tag and mist it with Summer Glow Glimmer Mist and add a Architextures Parchment Rub-on onto the manila tag. Cut a piece of Ordre du Jour paper and add it onto the tag for additional detail. A a with Linen Glimmer Mist misted inspirational tag on top. Then adhere the yellow misted manila tag to the tag. Decorate with a brown misted paper rose, some fussy cut leaves and a Architextures Trinkets Ink Pen. Finish off with a word sticker and some rope and twine.

I love creating tags, the more I make the more ideas I get. And you can take the same basic materials and just change the color sheme and you are good to go and create a tag for yet another theme/season. Tags are also a great way for using up little scraps and altering/including even older materials from your stash. And they are quick to make and a nice addition to a present!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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