Celebrate – SST, card challenge – round 5

Hello there!! Time to share my card for the final round of the Supreme Scrap Tournament 2014 :). I had been creating this yesterday evening and had my fingers covered with so much glue, that I had to take breaks from creating to clean them in between :D. Like share a few posts back, we first had to choose a bunch of trash and two pieces of patterned paper. I will show my choices here again – it will hopefully help when trying to figure out the numbers on finished card.

and this is what I created:

We were supposed to use at least half of the patterned paper and I wanted to use as much as I could, so I cut the papers in half creating triangles and glued them together slightly overlapping each other. Then I just started creating DIY flowers by cutting strips of paper/fabric/foil (tissue paper, brown packaging paper, pillow case fabric, paper towel) and rolling them into flowers (this is the part where I had more glue on my fingers rather than on the papers :)…). After I had made a reasonably big amount of flowers, I started to fussy cut leaves. They are made out of gold foil (chocolate paper), perfume packaging, bubble wrap, corrugated cardboard and out of the paper clips.

I also used white gesso and stamped with the bubble wrap and with the Glue Glider tape roll pieces some patterns on the patterned papers. The cord/yarn I is peeking thru here and there between the flowers and the flowers and leaves hold it down. I then cut the Glue Glieder tape roll piece into smaller pieces and added those between the flowers for additional decoration and cut some leaves out of the gessoed (from stamping) bubble wrap. There is also the little crown glued down on one of the white “roses” with a glue dot. Remember, I got that from a bra of mine ;-)…

I wanted to add as much flowers as I could, so they actually go over to the backside of the card, too. The sentiment “Celebrate” I wrote using a black pen. It is written on a piece of corrugated cardboard and accompanied by a little flower, some leaves and cord.

If you open the card, you will find the same papers inside the card too and there is a little brown packaging paper piece fussy cut and glued down inside as a place for additional text/wishes. Oh, and the size..this card has the size of 12×6 inches. I didn´t use any die cutting machine for this one. Everything is hand cut and self made. I really had a fun time making this card and I have truly never, ever spent so much time creating a card, but then again, rolling those flowers took AGES :). But if was fun! I´ve really had a good time making these projects!!

Here are some detail photos:

Happy Friday and good luck everyone!! It has been a lot of fun!
xoxo, Sanna

Scrap your trash.. – SST tournament 2014, final round

Hello! I am still pinching myself for making it to the final round in the card challenge group of the Supreme Scrap Tournament 2014!!! I therefore have the honour to place this badge onto my blog :). Eeekkkkk!!

Well, and now it is time for the final round..has me a bit nervous already and it even got worse today, as I saw the requirements go online :-o. The final round consist of two steps.

Step 1:
1. Collect at least 10 different materials/objects that you would normally throw in the trash!
So collect stuff that you can’t buy in a store as a craft element/embellishment.
Examples are: labels of clothes, paperclip, aluminium foil, napkin, piece of cloth.

2. Collect a minimum of 2 sheets of scrapbooking paper size (30,4 x 30,4 cm)

3. Posting your choice:
Make a photo of these objects and the sheets that you choose and post them in this thread before Tuesday, March 25, 21.00 CET Monday, March 24, 20.00 CET (on request of one of the finalists)

and this is what I collected together:

1. one patterned paper in pink with little dots on it
2. one patterened paper in creme with golden stripes on it
3. a piece of an old pillow case fabric
4. a brown packaging paper that comes with each Studio Calico kit I get
5. two different perfume packages
6. a piece of white tissue paper from a shoe box
7. a piece of bubble wrap (was a part of packaging I got)
8. paper clips
9. a little golden crown embellishment (from a bra of mine – LOL!!!)
10. corrugated cardboard (a piece from a kit packaging)
11. a piece of paper towel I used for drying/cleaning my acrylic block after stamping
12. a piece of chocolate wrapping gold foil paper
13. a piece of Ingvild Bolme embellishment packaging
14. some white yarn that came with a present packaging
15. the green pieces are plastic parts from a Glue Arts glue glider tape roll

This should be interesting 😉 !!!
xoxo, Sanna

Life is meant to..

Hello lovelies! Time to post yet another SST card challenge. I was lucky to make it ot round 3!! Here are the requirements:

1. General:
Make a card with lots of doodling on it.
2. Theme: Free
3. Colour: Free
Size: Free
5. To be used:
– Minimal of 3 elements on the card on which you doodle,
Doodle a quote directly on the card,
– All doodling must be hand doodled!

6. Not allowed:
– No premade embellishments,
– No images or stamps are allowed on this card, no cut out images (from patterned papers, prints, internet etc.)
Flowers in any form. You can’t even doodle flowers on your card. You can doodle anything else.
Alphabet stickers, alpha thickers, diecut or punched alpha, handcut alpha, stamped alpha, punched alpha, alphabet using a stencil or any other alphabet embellishment.

7. You can use:
– Cutting machines and punches, except for alphabets and flowers

Here is what I did: I first doodled the banner by hand, then added some shadows by hand and finally wrote my quote directly onto the card and banner. Next I drew thick black sunrays and alled plenty of doodling in between. All hand drawn. After that I doodled some more in between the rays – every ray with a different pattern. Next I used a Memory Box star die cut die to cut the stars out of white cardstock. After that I punched some circles using a circle punch (again white cardstock). Then I went along and doodled some patterns on them and colored the card partly (banner) and the elements with Copic markers (again by hand). Some elements are glued down directly onto the card and others with 3D foam for more interest. On the yellow stars I applied some Glossy Accents in the end for additional detail. That is my take on this one. TFL!

Happy crafting,
xoxo, Sanna

Your smile

Hello lovelies! Yesterday evening I finally tackled the second layout challenge for the supreme scrap tournament. The requirements were:

  • make a two page layout (free choice of page size!)
  • choose any theme
  • use only one colour (monochromatic)
  • use at least one photo
  • one photo must be partly on the left and partly on the right page
  • one photo needs to be black and white
  • use any embellishments, inks, media etc. as long as it is in the same colour as the rest of the layout

Now that is one hard challenge! I have done a couple of monochromatic layouts in the past, but usually used white or black to go with the mono colour which made it much easier. To use only one colour and nothing but that colour was REALLY hard! And all the extra requirements did not make the challenge easier at all :). But hey, it is supposed to be a challenge, so I´m not whining!!

Here is my take (a double paged layout with two 6×12 inch pages):

I chose green as my mono colour for this layout, mainly because I had quite a lot of green papers, embellishments and paint in my stash and secondly because my son happens to love this colour.

What did I do? I first stamped some images and used different shades of green embossing powder with them. After that I mixed molding paste with green paint and applied it randomly over the stamped images. Next I took a leftover negative chipboard sheet element, painted it green and after it was dry, applied a layer of green toned molding paste over it. Then I just cut my photo in two and glued the chipboard down. After that I applied spray ink splatters and paint splodges here and there and kept adding all kinds of little elements for decoration. The little dark circles here and there on the background are made with a dark green gel pen by hand. Finally I just created the title with foam Thickers (love that green tone!). Funny, how at first you think it is an impossible challenge to tackle, but in the end you are happy you did as it forces you to push your boundaries and makes you see things differently. I hope I can make it to the next round, as I am starting to enjoy the process. It´s challenges like these that make you discover new things. I like that!

Happy scrapping,
xoxo, Sanna

Used products:
zegary TES-206 clocks set of 3 - zegar  chipboards sheet  Funky! 2 

Monochromatic card

Hi there! This is my take on the second card challenge at the Supreme Scrap Tournament. Our task this time was to make a monochromatic 3D card. Other than that we were allowed to choose any theme we wantend to. Using a cutting maschine was not allowed so all cutting had to be done by hand.

Here is my take on the challenge:

and some details:

So what did I do? First I chose my colour which is “creme/buttery yellow”. Then I took some stamps and embossing powder, stamped and embossed the background, the banner, the leaves and the rose. For the banner I used cardstock and adhered it with 3D foam to the card base. The rose and the leaves is stamped and embossed on vellum, then hand cut with scissors and after that adhered with 3D foam. I additionally chose some chipbaord butterflies, applied some embossing powder over them and heated it to make them match the colour scheme. Next I applied some liquid pearls here and there for addtional details and my card was all done. I never make monochromatic cards, so this was a VERY big challenge for me.

Happy stamping,
xoxo, Sanna

Used products:
listek stempel TES-026S leaf small  mała róża stempel - TES-020S rose small róża stempel cieniowany - TES-020 rose stokrotka TES-203 daisy Stempel - Stencil Versamark Wasserzeichenstempelkissen Chipboard papillon