Beautiful moments card set

Hello everyone and happy Monday! I have not been feeling my mojo lately, thus the absence/pause here on my blog. Also, I had been on holiday. No, we didn´t travel far, but stayed in the country and tried to plan our few days stay-away-from-home-but-stay-safe type of vacation as safe as we could. I´ll be sharing a photo-heavy post about that some time this week. Be sure to come and read it, it´s something very special, at least if you ask me :).

But now to today´s project share:

It´s a mixed media style card set of two cards. I created the banner pieces following one of Tim Holtz´s tutorials/lives on Facebook a while back. And ever since I have been looking for a perfect spot for these banners. Finally I realised they´d make for great cards!

For both cards I applied texture paste thru a stencil (my own line at STAMPlorations) and then colored the paste parts with Distress Crayons. After that I added some stamping with Elizabeth Craft Designs stamps.

I will be sharing more card projects on my blog throughout this week (plus our special travel story), so do stop by later this week to see what I´ve been upto.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Stencil challenge reminder – STAMPlorations

Hello lovelies and welcome to the June STAMPlorations stencil challenge reminder post! Whew, what a sentence!! 🙂 Without further ado, here is my take for the June reminder post:

I again created a double spread into my art journal. The theme of these pages is: The Story of Living Things. I bought an old book about „living things“ a year ago from a trift store. I thought now was a good time to start using it!

During the social isolation the nature got a well deserved pause from us humans and this art journal is a „hommage“ on all living things, except us humans.

On this page I used glossy paint and spray ink on the background. It created a faux wooden pattern. On top are clear stickers from STAMPlorations as well as white texture paste applied thru one of my stencils. The birdies on a branch are by STAMPlorations as well as is the stamp set I used to stamp it with. The leaves are hand drawn on old book paper and the text is from the trift store book.

For the second page I used white paint and spray ink on the background to create a resist area. Then I stamped with STAMPlorations stamps onto the background and added a green tinted texture paste thru one of my stencil designs around the edges. The focal point of this page are the flowers, stamped on an old book page, then misted and highlighted with Posca pens.

I really enjoyed creating this inspiration spread for the reminder post! Now is your turn. There is still plenty of time to play along. Remember to follow the rules and have fun with this months challenge!!! Can´t wait to see what you create!

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna

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Fall 7 times – The Wild Hare Kits

Hello lovelies and happy Wednesday!! Today I´m sharing my first March The Wild Hare Kits project with you guys over at The Wild Hare Kits blog. There were some unexpected problems regarding my March kit, as it decided to take a world tour before arriving to me  (currently in Sydney, Australia and not here yet). So I had to make a plan „B“ on what to create with for this month. I took all my previous The Wild Hare Kits and pulled product together from those.

Here is the result of the DIY kit building:

You can see on the video what products I chose to use for this layout – all from my leftover kits! Since the kits always have so much in them, it is really easy to put together small layout kits with the residue pieces! I love my DIY March layout kit so much! And besides, I get to use up all my residue pieces this way.

For today´s layout I used the mothly sketch very loosely.

I´ve also recorded a start-to-finish video for you to watch. Hope you like it!! I´ve got Crate Paper Flower Market, Dear Lizzy She´s Magic, Pinkfresh Studio Office Hours, Bramble Fox embellishments and Jen Hadfield This is family featured on my layout.

I hope I could inspire you to take a second look on those leftover kits of yours and get your scrap on with them. And when you share your WHK projects, remember to use #thewildharekits, so we can find you!! We´d love to see what you guys create with the kits!

Happy scrapping,
xxx, Sanna

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Distress Glitter ATC set – STAMPlorations

Hello there lovelies, another Stencil Sunday is here!! I hope you are enjoying the inspiration delivered by us STAMPlorations girls :). Every Sunday either all or part of the team share an inspirational project created using at least one STAMPlorations stencil. Today is my turn again and here is what I did:

This is how I created the ATCs. My starting point was a piece of plain white cardstock – everything in color is added details :).

Step 1: I cut the plain white cardstock into ATC sized pieces (2 1⁄2 by 3 1⁄2 inches (64 mm × 89 mm)) and added green and blue spray ink onto the background. Next I used a heat gun for drying the ink.

Step 2: Then I place a misted piece under the ARTplorations Square City stencil and adhered the stencil onto the working surface with washi tape. That keeps the pieces from moving around. Next I applied a layer of transparent texture paste thru the stencil with a palette knife onto the surface.

Step 3: For the first ATC I then poured loose Distress Glitter onto the wet texture paste surface and dabbed the residue off with my finger. I let the piece air dry. Using the glitter this way it will stick to the paste when dry and stay shiny.

Step 4: For the next two pieces I mixed the transparent texture paste and the Distress Glitter with a palette knife together and first then applied the paste onto the tag like explained on Step 2. When you use the Distress Glitter this way, it will not result in a soft and shiny surface. It is more a grainy texture with color than a shine surface. If you would use a regular glitter, the result would still stay shiny when dry. That is the difference between Distress and regular Glitter and this technique.

Step 5: I took a piece of patterned paper and a STAMPlorations Trendy Feathers 2 clear stamp set and stamped feathers onto the paper with black ink.

Step 6: Next I took a STAMPlorations Fond Expressions 2 clear stamp set and stamped a sentiment onto a piece of vanilla cardstock. I then fussy cut the stamped sentiments.

Step 7: Now all I needed to do was to decorate the ATC background. I adhered the feather, some pink yarn, a button and the sentiment onto the tag. You cannot see it here, but I also added some white ink splatters in the end for additional detail. Those can be seen on the finished ATC´s.

Hope you have enjoyed today´s Stencil Sunday inspiration by the design team girls!!! Remember you can also join in the fun with us by submitting your mixed media stencil project (any brand goes!!!) to the monthly challenge!!! Just remember, NO CARDS allowed :). For details, go HERE :).

I for myself am submitting this project to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog´s: Bit O´ Green challenge.

Let´s stay creative,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
ARTplorations Square City stencil
STAMPlorations Fond Expressions 2 clear stamp set
STAMPlorations Trendy Feathers 2 clear stamp set
Distress Glitter – Ranger
Transparent Texture Paste – Ranger
Stamp ink – Hero Arts

Starting from the Same Place Artist Collab

Hello lovelies!!! Remember my talented, lovely crafty friend Tina? She came up with the idea to gather together a group of crafty peeps and create something together. The challenge was to create with the same materials. We all received a very generous package of goodies to use as our starting point – thus the name: Starting From the Same Place! This is what we received in the mail:

Starting from the SAme Place Artist Collab

The kits were all pretty much the same, except for the resin pieces, they are a bit different from kit to kit. The Fabric-Tac (a fabric glue) was generously sponsored by Beacon Adhesives, and Amazing Casting supported the challenge with resin pieces created with their fab mold making goodies. Other than that we had some eco dyed fabric, twine, a view-master and a Stencil girl stencil in the kit, just to mention a few.

We were a big group of participants (over 60 peeps!!!)  from all over the world!! To take a look at the participants creations, visit the Amazing Casting blog and/or Tina´s blog or Susan´s blog.  They have links to most/all participants projects at their blogs. I am sooo excited to see what everyone created! I´ve only seen small sneaks so far, so I am as excited as you..

And finally – what did I create??? Recently I have been eating lots of japanese/chinese food at work and it has become a running gag, me saving all the fortune cookie quotes. They used to hang on my pinboard in the office, now most of them are gathered together into the minibook I created for this collaboration. Yes, a minibook :). Haven´t done one in ages. Tina might have something to do with the fact I went for a minibook. I admire her work very much. Here is my „book of good fortune“:

Starting from the same place artist collab

This is the cover, I´ve layered the velvety green fabric piece with the mechanic parts – both in the kit – (no idea how those little blue things are called…got to ask hubs..), then added some golden yarn from my stash and layered that under the resin butterfly which was in the kit. The butterfly has some gesso, glitter and paint on it. The transistor piece (also in the kit) creates the body for the butterfly. Before I glued all pieces with the Beacon Adhesive Fabri-Tac glue on their places, I adhered the twine underneath. That way it is sure to stay put on it´s place. Some plastic buttons and a few enamel dots from my stash decorate the cover. The minibook itself is built from greyboard and an eco dyed piece of fabric that came with the kit. I didn´t use a sewing machine once when creating the mini. The Fabri-Tac is a high quality adhesive and perfect for this purpose!! I was not familiar with the product, but I can say I really liked it.

Starting from the same place artist collab

Here you can see the backside of my mini – I can close the minibook (which is quite bulky!) with the twine piece this way.

Starting from the same place artist collab

Here is a little overview of the finished mini. Starting from the same place artist collab Starting from the same place artist collab

The pages inside the book are either fabric (some are my own eco dyed pieces from the time when Tina visited me this summer) and some were in the kit. The paper pages are also from my stash and went thru an eco dying process too. They therefore look very worn out and even a bit damaged. But that adds a nice touch to the book, I think. Starting from the same place artist collab

Here you can see some resin pieces (created with Amazing Casting product) that were in the kit. I´ve added a chipboard butterfly from my stash on top. Also the cord is from my stash as is the heart ribbon. I stenciled some vintage photo Distress Ink thru the Stencil Girl stencil onto the pages and misted all the fortune cookie quotes with a Tattered Angels light orange toned Glimmer Mist before adhering them into the book.

Starting from the same place artist collab

The thicker cardboard pieces were first covered with transparent texture paste which I applied thru the Stencil Girl stencil onto the paper. Next I colored the cardboard with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. This created a nice resist effect.

Starting from the same place artist collab

The die cut pieces that came with the kit got a layer of various Tattered Angels spray inks on them before becoming part of the minibook decoration. The little glas beads were also part of the kit and add a decorational effect to the die cut pieces. The die cut alphas are from my stash (by Elizabeth Craft Designs).

Starting from the same place artist collab

I´ve also added some stamping here and there for additional decoration. The stamps are by Carabelle Studio. I stamped both on fabric and paper and it worked out really nicely. The leaf pattern is colored with Distress Crayons. Some more stenciling going on on this page and black ink splatters, of course. I just could not resist adding those :).

Starting from the same place artist collab

The View-Master creates an interactive pocket into the book and I´ve added some sticker works on top and inside the pocket for interest and fun detail. When Tina was here, we of course visited a flea market and that playing card is from the flea market. I just had to add it to this project to remind me of the special time with a great crafty friend!

Starting from the same place artist collab

Here you can see some more stamping made with Carabelle Studio stamps, this time on fabric. Stamping really looks good on fabric in my opinion. Also can you see the leaf pattern on the paper piece on the left side? That was one of the amazing results of my first eco dying experiment with Tina. I left some empty space on each page to be able to add some more good fortune cookie quotes to a later time. Starting from the same place artist collab

My mini measures approximately 13cm x 8,5 cm. I have it on display in my craft room.

Starting from the same place artist collab

This has been a fabulous, exciting and very inspiring collaboration. Thanks to everyone who supported with material and thanks for Tina for sending the goodies and coming up with this fun project! It has been pure pleasure!!!  Here is a sneak of some of the projects the participants made:

And now, I don´t know about you, but I am for sure going to check out the Amazing Casting, Tina´s blog and Susan´s blog for the projects the other participants created!!! Please do visit them and leave some love – if you read carefully, you might even find a little giveaway along the way 🙂

Oh what fun it was being part of this collaboration!!
See you soon lovelies! Stay inspired and keep on creating,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies I used are by:
Amazing Casting Products
Beacon Adhesives
Stencil Girl
Tattered Angels by Canvas Corp Brands
Elizabeth Craft Designs
Ranger Ind. Inc.
Carabelle Studio