Mixed Media Challenge Reveal – STAMPlorations

Hi there, it´s time to share this months STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge with you today.

This month, I again opened my art journal and played a little. This is my challenge reveal take:

It all started with the purple Glimmer Mist splodges that had already been there on the white page. See, I tend to grab a loose piece of paper OR my art journal when I have residue ink, paint or other media left over from one project I am working on  at the moment and very randomly adding the residue onto my art journal or a loose piece of paper. I then use these pages and pieces as my starting point for another project later. So that is what happened here. I had been misting with Glimmer Mist and there was so much spray ink left over that I randomly pressed my art journal page onto it to save the color. Those splodges create the base for this page.

For this page, I then started by adding stenicled layers. I stenciled Distress Oxides thru “Hidden Hearts”, “Super Bubbles” and “Bubble Dance” stencils in various oxide colours onto the background. I must say, I like blending those inks with my blending brush. The results are so nice and soft. A great contrast to the Glimmer Mist splodges! I´ve, by the way listed all products used on this page on the supply list, so you don´t have to wonder which tone is which :). After stenciling, I swapped to stamping. I took the lovely “Mixed Media Grunge” stamp set to create the arrows, circles and tiny dot patterns onto the page. Then I added a stamped sentiment as a centerpiece to the page using the “Wanderlust Expressions 1” stamp set.

For finishing touches I added Posca Pen details, Tattered Angels Chalkboard Ink and Glimmer Mist ink splatters. That´s my project for this months reveal. I hope you get inspired and play with us!!! Just remember to play by the rules (read here). Have fun!!

And as always, feel free to use the above Discount Code for 20% off your order at the STAMPlorations store!! Looking forward to seeing your projects and wishing you a happy crafty time!!
xxx, Sanna


Flowers Artist Trading Coins – STAMPlorations

Hi there everyone, and welcome to the first STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge reveal for 2019.

I created a set of artist trading coins for this months reveal –  I hope you get inspired by them:

I used the Flowers 1 stencil to create these coins. Here are the steps:
I first die cut the circles with a nesting die in the right size using white cardstock. Then I misted the circles with pink and green spray ink tones.

I had so much spray ink left over on my working area that I took my art journal out and pressed the spread into the wet residue ink. I love this pattern that got created in the process! This will make a great starting point for an art journal spread!

Next I added some parchment rub-ons onto the circles very randomly. There is no particular order here, I just went with what felt good.

After that I added some washi tape for decoration, placing the strip next to the rub-on images. After that I took the Flowers 1 stencil out and applied some Nuvo Mousse onto the white space areas.

I then finished the coins off with some enamel accents and a fun word stickers from my older stash. For final decoration I added a button and some sequins.

Now it´s your turn to play. First be sure to check out there rules at the STAMPlorations blog, go leave some love to the design team and STAMPlorations blog and get inspired by the projects the team girls have created and then have some mixed media fun yourself!! I cannot wait to see what you create for this months challenge.

Also, always feel free to use my discount code at the STAMPlorations store. Just add “STAMPGIRLSANNA” upon checkout to receive 20% off your order!! Happy shopping &

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


December Mixed Media challenge reveal

Hello everyone and happy 2nd of December! Its time for the very last STAMPlorations mixed media challenge reveal in 2018.

This time I created a fun tag:

  Believe it or not, I started off with a piece of plain white cardstock :)!

Then I applied some Barn Door Distress ink with a blending brush I bought from Søstrene Grene recently. This brush is actually a make-up brush, but it works so well with inks and stencils too :)…

After that I took the Plaid Maker ARTplorations stencil and placed it on top of the red inked tag. I applied Black Soot Distress Ink with the brush thru the stencil onto the tag. First vertically,

..and then horizontally and I had a gorgeous plaid patterned background as a result. I love how this turned out. The plaid maker stencil is really so much fun to create such backgrounds with!

To highlight the pattern a little more, I took a metal ruler and a white gel pen and drew some white lines on top of the widest black stripes. This gives it even a more genuine plaid pattern look.

Finally, I die cut a white circle from a Pearl Ripple patterned paper (Tonic Studios) to place my sentiment on. The die cut sentiment is by STAMPlorations and was die cut from Godl Dust paper by Tonic Studios. I love the gold glitter paper, it adds such a nice festive touch to any project!

For finishing touches I added a golden ribbon and some blue resin stars onto the tag. I can see this tag hanging on a present that has been wrapped in kraft/brown packaging paper. It will work so well and be a great eye catcher on the present 🙂 … Now´s again your turn! Remember to read the rules and play by them to be eligble for the prizes! Hope to see your projects at STAMPlorations blog!!!

ps. Should you still need a present or two, do take advantage of my discount code at the STAMPlorations store. Add “STAMPGIRLSANNA” upon checkout and you get 20% off your order! Enjoy!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


Improve Art Journal Page – STAMPlorations

Hello everybody and happy November!! It´s the beginning of the month which also means it´s time for another Mixed Media Challenge at the STAMPloratons blog. Here is my take for this months challenge:

I played a little in m art journal again, this time using metallic blues and bright pink tones combined with some stamping, white gesso and bright and happy Posca pen colors.

I just cannot stop using quotes on my art journal pages. They seem to attract me more than regular journaling. Really cannot tell why it´s easier for me to go for quotes than more personal journaling. But as long as it feels good for me, I´ll stick to it. 

Now it´s again your turn to play along with us. Hop over to the STAMPlorations blog and take a look at what the other team girls created for your inspration and then grab some stencils and other mateirlals and play along!!! Remember to play by the rules – you can find them listed here. See you at STAMPlorations blog, lovelies!

Remember to grab my personal discount code to get 20% off your next order at the STAMPlorations store :). Have fun shopping!

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna


Heavy Stuff – STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge

Hello there, lovelies and welcome to a new Mixed Media Challenge with the STAMPlorations blog and store!

For today´s challenge reveal I deciced to create a funky art journal page with a stamped image and some meaninful sentiments. Here is what I did:

This page is a reminder for myself to try and keep the thoughts around the good stuff, to do more of the stuff I love and enjoy and just not to dry and drag and dwell in the ugly and challenging stuff too much.

Here are the steps on how I created this page:

First I applied some grey acrylic paint with a palette knife very generously and randomly onto the page.

Next I took a Rose Portrait paint tone and applied it onto the surface and then placed the stencil on top. Now I took a baby wipe and wiped some of the paint off the page, this created a really nice heart pattern (you can see a better result in the picture underneath).

Following the rose tone I applied some Cerulean Blue Hue paint with the palette knife thru the Dots all over stencil onto the page. I also repeated this step with Lemon Yellow paint tone and the same stencil, however I forgot to take a photo of that step. Sorry for that! That is what happens when you get excited about the creative process and forget to take step-by-step photos :).

After stenciling the paint I took a piece of tissue paper and stamped some Noteworthy 2 stamp set sentiments onto the tissue paper with a black ink.

I also used a Stampotique stamp by Daniel Torrente (the girl above) and repeated the previous step.

Then I very randomly fussy cut the pieces and adhered them onto the page with a decoupage adhesive.

Finally I mixed some heavy body Magenta paint (Dina Wakley) with a modeling paste and applied the tinted paste thru the Oh My Stars! stenci onto the page.

In the end I outlined the stars with a black pen, added some white paint splatters and dots for additional decor and colored the girl image with Posca pens.

Since this challenge is again for the Things with Wings theme, I also drew some wings for the girly image and colored them with Posca pens.

I really like the quirky, fun look of this page and the message it´s sending. There has been so much going on lately and not all the stuff happening has been good, so I felt like creating a reminder for myself to keep the happy stuff in my mind instead of dwelling in the hard stuff. So in a way this page is a uplifting one (<- wings, fly, lifting up, flying high) … so it´s just perfect for this months theme! 🙂

Hope you will play along with us and give this theme a twist of your own! Cannot wait to see what you guys create!!!!

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna