#the100dayproject2021 – first 4 days of faces

Hello everyone! Inspired by Dee Dee Catron I took the leap of faith and joined in for my first ever #the100dayproject this year. I had been following amazing fellow crafters do this challenge year after a year and admiring their awesome videos and results, but I was always too scared to try. I was afraid I wouldn´t have the time or it would be too overwhelming. But this year I thought: oh well, I might as well try it. What is the worst that could happen? That I wouldn´t succeed? And? Who cares? It´s me challenging myself here!! I am not competing with anyone here :)!

So far I´ve finished day 10/100 or more, so I´m still going strong. If you haven´t seen what I do, hop over to my Insta Account. I´ll be sharing a result/tag every day there. I´ll gather them together here on my blog a bit later for you to see. So if you want to follow „live“, make sure to click that follow button on my Insta :).

So this was „Day 1“

A „one-line“ face drawing on a pre-misted, die cut tag. Colored and drawn with Posca pens. For this video, go to my YouTube channel HERE.

This was „Day 2“

This tag was precut with a STAMPlorations die, then painted black and after that I drew the same face, like on day one, but this time with my WRONG HAND (in my case the right hand ;-)..). And again used Posca pens. Here is the video!

This was „Day 3“

For this tag I pretreated the background with Gesso, then I sketched a face on a piece of paper (very simple lines!) and after that I blocked my view and drew the face again without looking (from muscle memory/blind) onto the gessoed tag. This is so much fun and thru practise you will get better and better. Also, the results sometimes look so cool too!!! Here is the video for this tag.

And finally, this was „Day 4“

For this tag I had pre-misted the tag with spray ink in a lime green tone. I then took a good look at the tag and tried to see a form in the colorsplatter. And I did! I then sketched the face that I saw in the splodge of colour and added some detail with Posca Pens. Here is the video for this tag!

I hope you enjoyed the first 4 days of me sketching simple faces. I am by no means someone who considers herself as a talented face drawer!! So I´m just practising on a level that feels good for me and thus this 100 day challenge of sketching faces on tags works so good for me. I don´t set the bar too high and I am not expecting perfect results – if I did that, I wouldn´t have to start at all. I am just having fun and if you enjoy seeing what I do, do follow me on Insta for more :).

Have a great day!!
xxx, Sanna

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Travel more – Studio Tekturek

Hello everyone and happy Friday! Today it´s time to share my January Studio Tekturek design team project with you all. I am still totally in love with the Strawberry Shake summer 2020 collection and did a travel themed layout – and a video – with it.

I just love these colours and patterns so much! If you haven´t already, do check out their website for more and support a small, family owned company. Times like these are not easy on any of use – imagine building a business during a pandemic!! Here is the website link and here you can do some direct shopping (or ask your trusted store to order some of their papers).

I´ve used a white cardstock as my starting point and added some spray ink to the background (yellow and blue tones). Next I added a stamped pattern with a map and a light grey stamp ink tone for more interest. After that I drew and fussy cut the alphas and the hearts from the Strawberry Shake collection papers.

So you don´t even need a Cameo/Cricut or similar machine to create this layout. Just simple tool work! After that I fussy cut one journaling card (it had a nice sun on it) and cut the rays „loose“ from the background to make them stand out from the paper. After that I outlined the alphas and hearts with a black pen to give them a little more contrast. Then I just arranged everything and adhered them on place. For additional decor there are some Spiegelmom Scraps sequins as well as a Bramblefox acrylic decor piece on the page. And plenty of Studio Tekturek stickers from the summer collection. I finished the page off with a few black ink splatters and hand written journaling. That´s it!

Here is the step-by-step video – hope you like it, I´m sorry if it´s not perfect, but I just changed the version of my video editing programm and it´s a bit of a learning curve again…Next video will be better again.. sigh!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!!
xxx, Sanna

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6th Giving Thanks hop & Giveaway – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone and happy Friday!!! It´s time for another amazing STAMPlorations blog hop: the 6th Giving Thanks hop + giveaway!!!

And here is what I did for this hop:

It´s a set of three thank you-cards. And as I am so very grateful to be in this amazing team with the most lovely design team colleagues, I also want to give you something, so I´ve prepared two short videos for you to watch. Hope to inspire you a bit with them. Here are the first two cards and the video for these:

and for my last card I used residues from the first ones. Here is that particular card and following is the short video:

And now hop over to the STAMPlorations blog to see all the hop contributors lovely cards and hop along by everyones blog to be in for the prizes!!! If you get lost on the way, you can always start again HERE. Have a great time hopping!!!

The Hop Prizes are:

– 3 winners of a $15 prize code randomly drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and designers‘ blogs

Giveaway prizes:

– 2 winners of get their choice of STAMPlorations products with a combined MSRP value of up to $25

– 1 winner of their choice of STAMPlorations products with a combined MSRP value of up to $50

Extra prizes:

– a few surprise winners randomly drawn from our social media accounts (FB, IG, Pinterest, blogs) to win either prize codes or products

hop and giveaway are open until December 8. The winners will be announced on December 10th in the November winners post.

Happy hopping and good luck!!!
Sanna

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Celebrate!

Hello lovelies! Happy Wednesday!!! Today I´m sharing another stenciled card, using my new stencils at STAMPlorations. This stencil, actually, is not a new one, but it went thru a modification process, thus, „new“.

We changed the design into a slightly bigger one, because cutting it was a difficult process. A bigger design makes the cutting easier, so we changed it abit. A second designs that got changed, was Onions in Raws. Totally out of same reasons. So if you bought these two stencils by their reveal, the new ones are slightly different (bigger). The smaller designs will not be available anymore in the store.

For the background I used residue pieces where I pressed a misted stencil onto a white paper and got this colorful image. Then I added the RagRug pattern with black Distress Ink on top. For decor a stamped and fussy cut sentiment and a few older embellishments.

A perfect color combination for fall birthday wishes!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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November Stencil Challenge – STAMPlorations

Hello and happy November!!! New month means a new Stencil Challenge and here is my take for the November Stencil Challenge reveal at STAMPlorations.

This card is made using a white card base on which I mounted a misted, stenciled old book paper. For misting I used various Dylusions sprays with one of my new stencil designs, called Abstract Prehistoric Life.

After mounting the dried book paper onto the card base, I just added very little decoration. The Panda bear figure and a hooray sticker from my older stash. I love the look, it´s like the panda bear is in the middle of colorful leaves.

Now is your turn to play with stencils and submit your projects here. Please don´t forget to follow the rules if you want to be in for the win ;-). All rules and even more inspiration can be found at the STAMPlorations blog. Also throughout the month of November, if you order at the STAMPlorations store for a total of USD 10,- (total after discounts and before shipping), you get to choose an in-stock item at the store with a value up to USD 7,- for free. How cool is that offer?

Also, like always, do take advantage of my discount code at the store:

That´s it for today. I hope you will take advantage of this fabulous offer and also join the November challenges! Cannot wait to see what you create for them :).

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies (I again tried to find you alternative suggestions to replace the older product):