Rubber boot princess – Paperilla lehti

Hi there! Today it is again my turn to share with you a little technique tutorial for the Paperilla magazine´s blog. Enjoy!

I started by stamping some Prima Marketing frames (set is called Optimist) with a black Hero Arts chalk ink onto the white cardstock. See how I drew lines on both sides with a pencil? That was my measurement for the space I needed to line 3 frames next to each other.

This is how the stamped frame background looks like when finished.

Next I chose some of my favorite Distress Ink colours and coloured the frames using the inks and a water tank brush.

This is how the finished coloured background looks like. I first added a lighter layer of colour and then went over the frame only on one side with a darker tone to create a shadow.

I then took a piece of light pink cardstock and used all my Martha Stewart border punches and created pretty borders. After that I glued them overlappingly on both sides of the white cardstock. Now the base of the layout was done.

I then went on and added some washi tape, some sequins and lots and lots of flowers (I know, right?!!) and a really long title with shiny silver glitter alphas :). I bet you are not used to seeing such pinky, flowery, girly pages around here on my blog *laughing* !!?? I was really shocked too, while creating this, but honestly, I really, really like the end result (scary, isn´t it.. ;-)..).

This is the finished page:

So now I´ll leave you all to recover from your shock ;-)… See you around and have fun scrapping!

ps. I bet you noticed that long title on this one? well, it is in Finnish :). It says nothing else than „rubber boot princess“. A good scrappy friend of mine once asked me why I scrap/use English titles on my layouts on regular basis. Well, it is kind of a complicated issue for me. When I started scrapping, I only used Finnish (my mother tongue). However I was not always happy with it as not many people in my family would be able to read that later on in time (we do live in Austria…). I then slowly started to wonder, if it would be better to scrap in German, but it was always a struggle. I didn´t feel comfortable with scrapping in German – maybe it had something to do with the grammar and with the fear of not getting it right. I didn´t want to make mistakes when writing and I was not always able to speak from the heart when writing in German (it is, still, my third language..). So I ended up doing a mixture of all things. One time scrapping in Finnish, then again in German and then jumping over to English. I still quite cannot figure out what works for me the best. It is hard to choose, when you speak German at home every day, but your „real“, „deep“ language is something else. What language to pick? Should I risk making the mistakes I am for sure going to make when writing in German? So, somehow I then ended in doing all my writing/titles in English. I mean I do lots of titles in English first of all, because they are much shorter than they would be in German and/or in Finnish :). And then either do just a little journaling and that will be in English too. Sometimes, however, I write the journaling in Finnish and from time to time I do it in German too. But then I mainly hide it behind the photos. That way I don´t have to worry about getting it right or wrong – my family will know what I wanted to say and will not care for the mistakes :). So I don´t know if this answers any of my friends questions. I bet she is now even more confused ;-)…I know it still confuses me, but I try not to make an issue out of it. I just go with my gut feeling and create what feels right at that time. Would be really interesting to know how other multilingual peeps solve this? And how about if you lived abroad for a long time – did it change your scrapping – language wise? If any of you read this, drop me a line, I´d love to hear from you :). Happy scrapping!!

Bloom – Canvas challenge with the Frog Dog Studio girls

Hi there! Remember this canvas I did for Frog Dog Studio in May?

Well, Tina suggested that we´d make a little challenge based on this piece, so we did. The five of us (Sue, Tina, Susan, Melissa and me) took this canvas as a starting point and did our versions of it. This is what I came up with:

Can you see those little „chrystals“ hanging down from the canvas. I´ve had them for AGES, but never found a good place for them and while choosing the colours (Fresco Paints by PaperArtsy) for the background, it came to me that they would perfectly fit in here. So I drilled 3 holes onto the canvas and used a piece of wire to adhere the chrystals onto the canvas.

Other than that I have used very similar techniques as on my original canvas – more about those here. The chipboard pieces are by Wycinanka scrap & decou and I´ve colored them in with a water tank paint brush and Distress Inks. The flowers are from Prima (one of the Finnabair collections) and I´ve brushed some matte raspberry Ayeeda Paint with a very dry paint brush over them.

The „bloom“ sentiment is hand written with one of my new favorite pens, the Wink of Stella Brush silver pen. I love the subtle shine you can create with this pen.

So now it´s time to take a look at what the other girls have created!! Please keep on hopping over to their blogs and take a look at their lovely creations – you won´t regret it!!! And do leave comments while visiting the blogs, we all love reading them :).

Here is our little inspirational canvas „blog hop“ round of girls for you to hop thru:
1. Melissa
2. Sanna (you are here)
3. Sue
4. Susan
5. Tina

Have fun and hope you get inspired to create 🙂 !!!
Wishing you all a lovely week!!
xoxo, Sanna

Used products:
Ayeeda Paint - Matte Raspberry
Kuretake Zig Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pen - Clear - KURETAKE MS-55-999 Fresco Finish Acrylic PaintsPaper Roses - Blue

My Mr.

Hello lovelies! We´ve had a gorgeous sunshine day here today and I would like to share a bright and sunny layout with you :).

I had been scrapping together with scrappy friends again and this layout resulted from that day. It is based on the Stuck?! Sketches recent sketch and the color scheme is inspired by the „Inspired By“ challenge. I had such a great time creating this layout.

Happy scrapping,
xoxo, Sanna

Used products:
Cardstock: Coconut swirl (glatt); Patterned paper: Basic Grey: Fresh cut 6×6 paper pad; Stamps: Avery Elle – Handwritten notes, Prima Marketing – cling stamp set; Flowers: Santoro; Tiny Word Stickers: My Mind´s Eye; Water Tap: Prima Marketing – Junkyard Findings; Bling: Rhinestone arrows – Prima Marketing; Ink Daubers: Hero Arts (butter cup, pale tomato, tide pool); Glitter glue: Rayher Hobby; Stamp ink: Archival (jet black), Hero Arts shadow ink (pale tomato); Color Shine: Heidi Swapp (citron); Glimmer Glaze: Tattered Angels (oil slick); Chipboard: Scrapfellow (butterflies); Other: Aleene´s Tacky Glue, 3D Foam tape.

All you need is love – Pipilonias kreative Welt

Hallo ihr Lieben! Heute möchte ich euch ein kleines Step-by-step Tutorial mit euch teilen. Ich habe diese süßen Papiersäckchen von Fancy Pants gesehen und wusste sofort was ich damit gestalten würde. So landeten sie auch schon in meinem Warenkorb :).
Für das Layout braucht man ein Blatt weißen Cardstock, etwas Patterned Paper (Basic Grey – Fresh Cut), die Säckchen von Fancy Pants und Sprühfarben (Heidi Swapp – coral, seafoam, citron). Dazu kommen dann später noch einige Stempel, eine Schablone und verschiedene Dekoteile.

Als erstes habe ich den Hintergrund mit Sprühfarben eingesprüht und hie und da einige Farbkleckse verstreut.

Danach habe ich mit einer Schablone von Tim Holtz „Sonnenstrahlen“ auf dem Hintergrund mit Stempelfarbe gewischt.

Dann habe ich einige Wörter auf dem Hintergrund gestempelt (Avery Elle – Handwritten notes).

Als nächstes wollte ich graue Farbtupfer (passend zu den Sonnenstrahlen) auf dem Hintergund haben, also habe ich etwas Tinte vom Hero Arts Ink Dauber auf dem Akrylblock gespresst und die Farbe dann mit Hilfe von einem Wassertankpinsel „aufgehoben“.

Die Farbtupfer kann man keieren, wenn man entweder auf dem Wassertankpinsel kopft oder..

man zeichnet sie direkt auf das Papier :).
Ich habe dann noch in den Säckchen passende Tags aus einem Reststück Papier herausgeschnitten und danach alles zusammengeklebt und das Layout dekoriert. Das Journaling, das sehr persönlich ist, habe ich auf die Tags geschrieben und diese in die Säckchen hinein versteckt.

Und so schaut das fertige Layout aus:

und hier noch einige Detailfotos:

Ich hoffe, euch hat meine kleine Anleitung gefallen! Viel Spaß beim Scrappen!!

I have based my layout on the current Challenge YOURself color palette and challenge #3 and am submitting this layout to their challenge. The tutorial is in German, but I hope you can get the idea from the photos and/or use the translater for help. This was a fun one and I had a great time creating this page!

Happy scrapping,
xoxo, Sanna

Verwendete Materialien:
Cardstock: Coconut swirl; Patterned Paper: Basic Grey – Fresh cut 6×6 paper pad; Stencil: Tim Holtz (Rays); Mists: Heidi Swapp; Glue: Aleene´s Tacky Glue; Paper bags: Fancy Pants – happy-go-lucky!; Stamp ink: Hero Arts (wet cement), Ranger Archival ink (jet black); Ink Dauber: Hero Arts (wet cement); Stamps: Avery Elle – Handwritten notes; Heart Stickers: Studio Calico; Little alphas: Studio Calico; Luxe Alphabet: Pink Paislee (silver); Rhinestone arrows: Prima Marketing; Junkyard Findings – water taps: Prima Marketing/Ingvild Bolme; Other: water tank pencil.