Congratulations – card, vol. 2

Hello and happy Monday! Today I´m again stopping by to share another clean and simple card with you! One of my all time favorite colours is yellow. I´ve loved yellow since I was little. It is a colour that immediately lifts my mood!

For this card I used the STAMPlorations „Rag Rug“ stencil from my stencil line there with yellow Distress Ink. The stamp and die set is by Pinkfresh Studio/Altenew and I love using this kinds of stamps to „color“ flowers. This way I don´t have to worry about adding the shading to the right spots, because it´s always right.

For additional decor I added some Nuvo Drops in Emarald and a stamped sentiment (from my older Stampin´Up! stamp collection). That´s all there is to this card. I love the white space on it and the colours. Makes me happy! I hope this card lifts your spirits today too! Here´s to a great week!
xxx, Sanna

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Congratulations – card, vol. 1

Hello and happy Thursday! Today I´m back with another clean and simple card share using a Pinkfresh Studio / Altenew stamp and die set with my stencil design from STAMPlorations.

I´ve used the „build a flower“ stamp set and then die cut it with the matching die to create the flower. For the background I used Distress Ink in Speckled Egg tone with my RagRug stencil. The stamped sentiment is by Stampin´ Up! And the dots are done with Nuvo Vintage Drops. Very clean in style, but I just love the white space here!

Today would have been my dad´s 81st birthday. He has been gone for 29 years now. I´ve spent 24 of those years abroad. Today I´m again thinking about him on his birthday. Thus a birthday card share for today. I hope you have a good one, dad!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Thankful for you – card, vol. 3

Hello and happy Monday! I´ve still got a few clean and simple cards to share that I did a while back. Here is again one of them:

For this card I used the Pinkfresh Studio/Altenew stamp set for creating the flowers. It also come with a matching die cut set, which makes creating these flowers so very easy! And the Thankful sentiment is also in the set. So I did a red toned flower this time and added red stenciling onto the background, using one of my own stencil designs (available at STAMPlorations).

As much as I love doing really bold and sometimes very crazy mixed media heavy cards, I also enjoy these clean and simple ones as much. Therefore, one day you will see me do this type of card and the other totally something else :).

Wishing you a lovely day! Hope the weather at your end is better than here, it´s been cold and rainy for weeks now. I wouldn´t mind the sun showing itself for a change!!

Happy creating,
xxx, Sanna

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STAMPlorations Mixed Media challenge reveal – June

Hello everyone and Happy Sunday!! Today it´s time to share the June STAMPlorations Mixed Media challenge with you. Like always you are asked to create a mixed media project (cards also allowed), that features at least one stencil.

And this is what I made for this challenge reveal: a set of Art themed artist trading cards.

I started by cutting a piece of residue ink colored (from a former project) piece of watercolor paper into the right ATC size. Then I applied three tones of Distress Ink thru the Rag Rug stencil onto the surface very randomly.

After that I took the Blooming Buds clear stamp set and stamped flowers and leaves also very randomly onto the background using grey stamp ink by Nuvo.

For my next step I again took some leftover die cut rectangles which I had gessoed first and then applied Distress Ink on. I took the Life in Full Color stamp set and stamped an art related quote with black stamp ink onto the colorful background. I love how these little pieces turned out!

Now all I needed to do was to cut the above sentiment pieces into a right size and adhere them onto the stenciled background piece.

For finishing touches I added some faux stitching around the edges and some marks here and there, done with a black pen. And for sparckle I added a few silver sequins by Nuvo. Oh, and there is a small strip of washi tape attached to the samped sentiment piece also. Almost forgot to mention that.

That´s it. I love the colors and the look of these ATCs!! Now´s your turn again. Create a stenciled mixed media project of any kind and submit it to the June MM challenge at the STAMPlorations blog. Looking forward to seeing your fun, colorful and artsy projects!!

ps. remember to take advantage of the above Discount Code at the STAMPlorations online store :). Enjoy!

Happy stenciling,
Sanna

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Art journal page – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone and happy Friday!!! Today I´d like to share an art journal page with you. For this page I´ve again used some of my stencil designs, accompanied by other STAMPlorations products.

I really like to create random things on my art journal. It keeps my mind away from things that worry or bother me. This page is a result of a creative session of that kind too. I didn´t give the page much thought, but just rather went where my feelings took me.

I always add any residue ink left from a project I am working on at that moment to my art journal page. Like on this page, you can see the yellowish color and the random stencil pattern on the background – those were there already when i started. I just built on top of them and started by adding the Cornflower stencil pattern onto the middle of the page with blue ink.

Next I applied a layer of black ink using the Some Birds stencil. Love the feel of taking a flight this bird pattern creates to the page.

Next I took some residue pieces (gessoes and inked) and stamped some art related sentiments onto them with black ink. Next I took the RagRug stencil and added some patterns to the background using pink ink tones. Then I adhered the sentiment pieces onto the page and outlined them and the birds with Posca pens. I also added a border around the page using the same pens.

Here you can see the finished page:

And some detail photos:

It´s a wild patterned page with no particular meaning, just having fun and playing and letting my feelings come to life on paper. That´s it for today. Wishing you all a lovely weekend!!!

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna

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