Mixed media card

Hello and happy Sunday! I´d love to share a fun card idea with you that will always result in unique backgrounds that will never ever be the same!

Just grab a pile of stencils and your gel plate and create backgrounds with them! Take pastel colours for a softer look or go crazy with colour, like I did here! A red and yellow acrylic paint combination is a bold one :).

And then after finishing a few backgrounds, just grab some stamps and clear stickers (or rub-ons) and finish off your card. For this one I used my Peacock Feathers stencil with the Bloom Doodles stamp set and Hey Sunshine! clear stickers.

And while you grab your gel plate (mine is by Gelli Arts, by the way), make sure you make several prints at one sitting. That way you will have a bigger pile of prints ready and waiting for you, when you need a quick and fun card or when card-creating inspiration hits you.

By picking more toned down colours the overall look of the card totally changes. So just go with the colours you (or the card recipient) like :).

Wishing you a great day,
xxx, Sanna

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Nasty look AJ page

Hello lovelies! Today I´m stopping by to share another art journal page with you. For this one I´ve used plenty of stencils, because I love them :).

I started by pressing the Peacock feathers stencil (painted with green Distress paint) onto the page twice. That created the lovely negative image of my stencil design pattern. Next I grabbed the Molecules stencil and applied some blue Distress Paint thru it directly onto the background. I was not very specific about getting a perfect pattern. I was just playing.

Then I let the background dry and applied yellow spray ink and the washi tapes. I also misted one Dina Wakley tissue paper red and adhered that onto place with matte medium. Then I added some more stenciling (red leaves pattern) again using a Distress Paint. For finishing touches I grabbed a gelli printed piece where I had added a residue green tinted paint thru a stencil onto and fussy cut 2 little circles. I inked around the edges and adhered them on place.

To finish off the page I stamped a Dyan Reaveley sentiment onto an old book paper, fussy cut that and adhered it on place. And then just added a few droplets of red and black ink.

I really like how this turned out! And creating it was so much fun!!
Hope your day is a good one,
xxx, Sanna

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STAMPlorations stencil challenge reminder

Hello everyone and happy middle of January! Today it´s again time to share some stencil inspiration with you and remind you to play along with us at STAMPlorations stencil challenges!

Here is what I created for the reminder post:

I´ve used the Peacock Feathers (but only parts of it – can you tell?) and the Lupinus stencil on this page. And again, my stencil inspiration post is an art journal page and yes, again it is a face. This time a more happier one that the one from the reveal post. A totally different type of face..

I´ve played with acrylic paints on this page, added them in layers and created a face of my kind. I´m still practicing and trying to find the way to draw faces the way that is most „me“. Still searching and experimenting. But I like the process. I think this is not quite my way to go, as I like the more silly/abstract & crazy looking faces more. I´m not the realistic face type of person, I think. But I really enjoyed the process. Experimenting, adding shadows and lights, and then finally going crazy with stencil patterns on top and making the face more „me“. Without the stenciling I just found her too „neat“…

So this is my take. I hope you find time to play along with the stencil challenge at STAMPlorations in January. Remember, you can do anything, as long as you feature a stencil. Also remember to link back to the original reveal post on your blog when sharing your project and don´t forget to add the challenge image to your blog either. That´s it! Hoping you´ll join us and get those stencils out :).

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna

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STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge reveal

Hello everyone and welcome to January 2020!!! Today it´s again time to share this months STAMPlorations challenges and today it´s Stencil Challenge Reveal time.

I again created an art journal page for this months challenge reveal – here it is:

For this page I´ve first added all kinds of color residues onto the background, then added stencil images with STAMPlorations Festive Boomdala stencil as well as some of my stencil line stencils, like the Lupinus one. Then I drew an abstract face onto the page, painted the background area black and added bits and bobs, like Japanese magazine bits here and there. Also, there are paint details as well as tissue paper pieces here and there. The sentiment on the black background just came to my mind when I was looking at the facial impression of my abstract girl image. So I added it to the page.

That´s my take for this months challenge. Remember, you can create anything, as long as you have used a stencil! Also remember the STAMPlorations reveal post on your blog and feature the challenge image on your blog to be eligible for the price. That´s it! Hope you play along with us!!! There are also prizes to be won – read more about the challenge HERE!!!

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna

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