I miss the sunshine! AJ page

Hello and happy Friday! My art journal pages reflect my current moods, so today is not like Tuesday was :). It´s a tad brighter with a message. So I survived my emotionally bad Tuesday and noticed that I miss the variety. The variety of possibilities, the variety of experiences and just being able to do things again. I miss going out, meeting friends and loved ones, eating out, smiley faces, travelling, swimming in the sea, free walks outside, the sunshiny feeling inside that all the above things generate. Thus this page:

So who´s with me on this? How many of you miss all those little things? that actually are the bigger things!! I just added colour as my first layer. Lots and lots of luscious Dina Wakley Gloss Spray colours. Ah, the joy of colour made me happy for a while at least!

Then, sketching the alphas on paper and covering everything else in black. I love, love, love this effect. The contrast makes me happy! And then some flowers and leaves with Posca pens for decor. That´s it! No more magic to this page, just happy colours with a message.

I hope you weekend will be nice! I will spend some time crafting for sure to keep my mind busy. Then combined with some sporty activities should lift my spirits to survive the upcoming week again. What do you do to keep your spirits high these days? I´m looking for ideas :-).

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Stray strong – Art journal page

Hello and happy Tuesday!! Today I´m again stopping by to share another page from my art journal. I´m working in my Ranger art journal at them moment, so I have various type of pages I can play with. Today, it´s a kraft paper page.

I have some stencil prints on the page (see the turquoise Gloss Spray pattern?). It´s done with my new stencil called „Amaranth“ and with Dina Wakley Gloss Spray. I love the look of that simple print in the bold and bright turquoise against the kraft background.

The other patterns are either Dina´s paints or her Scribble Sticks. The tag is covered with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse, Elizabeth Craft Designs washi tape and Dina´s older sentiment stamps (see details on the supply list).

Then there is some asemic writing, done with a white Posca pen. The tree is colored with a black scribble stick. After that I added a layer of Nuvo Crackle Paste on top. I love the look! That is pretty much it. The swirly black thing is done with Dina´s black paint.

That´s all for today! I´m at work again, so for me holidays are over. We are still on the 3rd lockdown here in Austria and it will go on a while still (almost to the end of the month). Still, I am hoping this year will be better to all of us. We sure all do need some good news for a change, right?

Do come back on Thursday to see what I created for my Elizabeth Craft Designs monthly post :). See you then!


Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Art AJ page

Hello and happy Sunday!!! Now this is just random play, but I love the colours. A little something to bring me joy while I´m still missing my mojo. I just added stuff until I felt like there was nothing more to add – also obviously because the page was already so full (LOL).

I first painted the background in two colours – apricot and blue and then went from there. I added some writing with Posca pens onto the background. Just random things I felt like writing down.

Next I took the Carabelle circle stencil out and added some DWM gloss sprays thru it onto the background. Next I added random splots of spray onto the upper part and let them from droppings to the page. While that was drying I sprayed some residue chipboard with the gloss sprays and also pressed some gloss spray to the „tag“ and then stamped the words onto the tag.

For finishing touches I added the sprayed chipboard and some fussy cut circles from another AJ page shared here previously. Then I did some details with Posca pens and added some Thickers for additional detail. That´s it!

Making this crazy mess felt much better already. So I´m hoping my mojo will soon return from whereever it went :).

Have a great Sunday and a good start into the new week!
xxx, Sanna

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XOXO AJ page

Hello and happy Saturday! This page started off with Dina Wakley gloss sprays and a stencil. I was just randomly spraying various colours onto the page and using a circle stencil by Carabelle Studio. Then the page got really crazy colorful and I had to do something.

So I drew a face and using black paint, painted the areas other than the face black. I really like doing this. That brings the page together and creates fun color pops to the black contrast.

And then I used some bits and bobs, strongly inspired by Deb Weiers work which I really, really admire. She makes awesome art! When feeling totally lost with my mojo, I tried bringing it back to life by trying out things others do so very well.

Creating this page made me smile again and felt better, than in a long time. But still no spark.. I´m hoping my mojo returns. I so want it to return. Maybe I´ve just run empty of art journaling mojo for now? Maybe I should try out another format, make ATC´s or cards or such? Maybe that is the problem. Next week I might try out doing something totally different for a change.

Hope your weekend is lovely!
xxx, Sanna

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Rainbow of happiness AJ page

Hello and happy Monday! Today I´m stopping by to share another face experiment from my art journal. This one is a little bit crazy, because of the smiley face and the strange darkish purple face.

See, I started the page with my brand new Dina Wakley gloss sprays and I just sprayed them directly into the page without gessoing it or anything. I just had gotten hold of them and was practically just spraying around to see what happens and how they react. I did lots of gorgeous colours like magenta, turquoise, yellow and purple from her spray line. Then I was like: „now what?“

Then I thought that as I had already gone crazy with rainbow colours, why stop there! So I simply drew a face on top. And not just any face – a smiley face! I am really bad at teeth..but who cares. Practise makes better, right?

So the teeth might not be perfect, but I really like her eyes (the iris!). They look so real. I am not going to lie, that was just a lucky accident that they turned out so nice. The rest is more or less crazy. LOL!

BUT, since I did all the colours of the rainbow, I added a fun rainbow quote to the page to finish it off. Et voilá! And because she looks all happy and is smiling, I just needed to add a flower into her hair!

Wishing you a fabulous week and lots of sunshine!
xxx, Sanna

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