Art journal flip-thru

Hello everyone, I really started art journaling in 2016. I had been dabbling in an art journal from time to time, but the real spark started 2016. There were still breaks in between creating and it was in 2018 that I did pages on more regular basis. Today I´m sharing a flip-thru video of this particular art journal with you guys.

Above is a peek into the journal. Since 2018 I´ve been creating in my journal much more regurlarly and it has become an outlet for feelings, thoughts and art experiments. I seem to grab the journal more often, when I´m feeling stressed, bothered about something or extremely happy.

In the beginning I could not see the „purpose“ of keeping an art journal, in between I could not live without having one. After this one was finished, I had already ordered a new one (the blue journal by Dina Wakley :)!). There cannot be a time without a journal, you see :).

So, I hope you enjoy my „journal journey“. Most of the pages I´ve shared previously here on my blog, some I haven´t. I love my journal and strongly recommend you trying one out too.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy crafting,
Sanna

Supplies (just a small selection of what I´ve used!):

3rd Stencil Reveal

Hello everyone!!! Today I´m very excited to be sharing my 3rd stencil release with you guys!!! I´ve got 5 new stencils coming out and on the following video you can take a look at the newest designs…eeek! I´m very excited about this release!!!!

I hope you enjoy my new stencils and give them a try yourself!!! Here are some projects, created with the new stencil, for additional inspiration :).

This card and the one underneath were created with the Art Flowers stencil using tinted structure paste and Nuvo Embellishment mousse. The clear stickers I´ve used on these cards are also by STAMPlorations. I love using them on my cards!!!

This one is done using the Onion in Raws stencil with Nuvo Glitter Paste. Also again featuring some of the clear stickers from STAMPlorations….and some of my beloved Sassafass stickers I have been saving for a special occation.

On this card I used the Retro Hearts stencil with Distress Inks and some stickers from my older stash. The stamped sentiment is from the Party Time STAMPlorations clear stamp set.

This softer toned card is done with spray inks using the Tapestry stencil. I really like this pattern on the card background.

And these two are done with the Peacock Feathers stencil. On the upper one I´ve used Distress Inks, then Distress Paints on top and outlined all with a black pen. For the lower one I´ve used only Distress Inks in various colours and then added some stamping with the For the Birds STAMPlorations stamps. Could not resist to add some Nuvo Drops onto the cards also.

Here is another Retro Hearts stencil creation. I´ve first inked thru the stencil with Distress Inks, then applied some Nuvo Glitter Paste on top thru the stencil again. This adds nice texture to the card.

For this butterfly card I added Distress Inks in pink, yellow and orange thru the Tapestry stencil onto the background. Really, really like this color combination with the pattern.

I could not resist and created a card with Distress Inks using the same technique like on the above card, but this time with Art Flowers.

And also did the same with Onions in Raws stencil on the following card. I added Sassafass stickers to go with the background as I found them very suitable for the fun, colorful background. The stamp is by STAMPlorations too (see full material list at the end of this post).

For my last card I just basically wiped all ink from my ink blending tools into a piece of residue paper starting with the Tapestry stencil and the layering the Retro Hearts on top of the previous pattern and adding orange Distress Ink thru it onto the background.

So that´s it! That is my 3rd stencil release with STAMPlorations. I hope you like the video, the ideas, the cards and the new stencils. For more details on my new and older stencils, go to the STAMPlorations store HERE :).

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Artist Trading Coin set

Hello and happy Sunday!! It´s again time to share the STAMPlorations Mixed Media challenge reveal projects with you. I created a set of artist trading coins again. Today´s coins feature flowers – I used the Maggie Holmes Flourish paper as my focal point on the coins. It was one of the papers that came with my The Wild Hare Kits January GDT kit. Still got some papers left from the kit :).

Here are the coins I created:

I´ve first die cut the coins with a Tonic Studios circle die, then wiped some of my Glass Bead and Glitter Gel that was mixed together with Mirroball Nuvo Glitter (residue paste from a previous project) and applied onto the background thru my stencil line stencil „Barley“.

Next I´ve misted the coins with Tattered Angels Verdigris Glimmer Mist – I adore this color! And then I´ve just added some adhesive ribbon (very old stash), some glass drops, some fussy cut roses from the previously mentioned Maggie Holmes paper line. For decoration I also added some older stickers and some fussy cut sentiment bits from Crate Paper „Here+There“ collection – also leftover bits from The Wild Hare Kits January GDT kit.

Here is a close-up of one of the coins. I also sneaked in some Nuvo Drops alongside the ribbon. You can see those better in this photo.

Really like how these coins turned out!!! Now it´s again your turn to play along – hop over to the STAMPlorations blog to take a look what my design team colleagues created for this challenge and then submit your project. Remember to play by the rules (they are noted at the blog in the rules section). Cannot wait to see what you come up with for April´s challenge!! See you at STAMPlorations blog!

And as always, I´m putting my discount code here, just in case you get into the mood to buy some product from the store. By applying „STAMPGIRLSANNA“ upon checkout you are eligble for 20% off your order!!! Enjoy!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:


Mixed Media Challenge, March – STAMPlorations

Hello and Happy Sunday! It´s that time of the month again – the brand new Mixed Media challenge reveal is live at STAMPlorations blog. So this means, it´s time for you guys to get crafty!
Here, for inspirational purposes, my take for this months reveal:

A set pf Artist Trading Coins with stenciling, misting, embossing and coloring as well as some rub-ons. I first applied some residue paste (Faber-Castell Glass Bead Glitter Gel) thru a stencil onto the background. The stencil I used is one of my own designs for STAMPlorations: „Fairytale Forest“. Next I misted the coins with Icicle Blue Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. 

Then I moved into stamping and embossing a „Heartfelt Hibiscus“ stamp image (also by STAMPlorations) onto white cardstock, then coloring the images with Distress Oxides and a Nuvo Water Tank Brush. For decorational elements I chose to use some 7gypsies Parchment Rub-Ons (the birds and the sentiments), some Nuvo Confetti Hexagons  and Nuvo Crystal Drops. I fuss cut the stamped images as well as the rub-on pieces and adhered everything on place. And finally adhered a small green button on each one.

So now is your turn, be sure to hop over to the STAMPLorations blog to see what my design team colleagues created for this reveal and then play along. Be sure to follow the rules. You will find them here.
And like always, feel free to take advantage of my personal discount code over at STAMPlorations store. You get 20% off your order by adding „STAMPGIRLSANNA“ upon checkout.

Hope to see your creations at the STAMP blog,
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Altered notebook covers – STAMPlorations tutorial

Hello everybody, today I am up with another mixed media tutorial over at the STAMPlorations blog!! As the year is slowly coming to an end, we automatically start thinking about the next year peaking around the corner. And we make plans. And when making plans, it is wise to write them down – our daily life tends to get us distracted and so we forget. But if you keep a little notebook with you, you will remember at least some of your ideas and plans. That´s what I did – I altered the covers and now the notebook is ready to hold thoughts, ideas and dreams :).

Here is how I created the covers:

1. Cut two slightly smaller pieces of corrugated cardboard than your notebook size.
2. Take white, turquoise and yellow green (or whatever colors you prefer!!!) acrylic paint and apply random layers onto the cardboard pieces with a palette knife. Let dry. Then add green and brown spray ink droplets and drips onto the surface.
3. Take the Art Splatters stencil and apply some iridescent creative medium thru it onto the pieces.
4. Next apply some Glossy Accents on top of the Splatters and adhere Art Stones onto those areas.
5. Take the same green and brown spray ink colors and apply those onto the art stones – the stones absorb the color and will look more interesting this way.
6. Take the Droplets Mini stencil and apply light blue acrylic paint with a foam brush thru the stencil onto the surface. Just random bits and bobs for interest. It does not matter if the result is not „perfect“.
7. Apply some more green spray ink splatters for interest if you feel like it.
8. Take the Bubbles Mini stencil and apply some relief modeling paste thru it onto the surfaces. Let dry.
9. Decorate with stickers, wood veneer and cork pieces. Then adhere a ribbon onto the book cover and place the altered cardboard pieces on top of the adhered ribbons. Let dry.

Here is a start-to-finish video for additional inspiration – hope you like it!

And some pictures of the finished piece:

 

How about you? Do you keep a small notebook with you and write down ideas and thoughts on your way to work or while waiting for an appointment etc.? If not, how about you start one – will be interesting to see how the filled notebook at the end of the year!

Have fun creating,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

ARTplorations – Bubbles Mini stencil
ARTplorations – Art Splatters
ARTplorations – Droplets Mini
Tattered Angels – High Impact Paint
Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist