Alles Gute!

Hello and happy Monday! Here is one more stash-busting-project based card. I hope you are not getting tired of these? I love making them and discovering, how quite old produkt works together with newer ones. And the funny thing is, they REALLY do! Even the colours match! How amazing is that!??

For this card I again used the Pink Paislee Truly Grateful tiny 2×2 inch paper pads to create the „quilt-style“ background. The size is perfect for a card background!

And for decor I used really quite old embellishments (chipboard flowers etc.). These are mostly by Basic Grey (I think) and Cosmo Cricket and go quite a long time back in time. At least 10 years if not longer…

For additional decor I added hand drawn faux stitching and a stamped sentiment from my Stampin´Up! stamp collection. That´s the whole magic behind this card. And it´s still quite flat, so it should be not problem to mail it to someone.

I hope your week got a good start and you get to enjoy summer abit. I have a few things planned, crafty wise, but this time it´s more home improvement type of crafting. I am planning on painting a room and decorating it totally new. I might even add a few photos during the process to my blog, if you are interested. So let me know :).
xxx, Sanna

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Today we celebrate… – card

Hello and happy Tuesday! Today I´m stopping by to share another mixed media style card with you. This one has lots of lovely Dina Wakley Gloss Sprays on the background. I just love the effects you can create with them!

Thanks to the bold background, there is not much more needed to decorate the card. I love the white space and the bold colours on the backgrond, so I kept the rest very simple. Just a fussy cut collage image from Dina with some Nuvo Embellishment Mousse stenciled thru my stencil design (at STAMPlorations) and a simple white banner with a stamped sentiment.

Inside the sentiment continues with „….You!“ ;-). I also managed to detash one small button again. I have so many of them that they will last me FOREVER! Plenty of lessons learned there to only buy what you can use! And also USE the product, don´t hoard it!

Wishing you a lovely start into a new week! How´s life at your end? Here it´s been crazy busy yet again. So many things happening all at once that I would just love to shout outloud „stop“ and make time to freeze for just a moment to be able to adjust to all that is going on.

Have a great, crafty day!
xxx, Sanna

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Owl card

Hello and happy Sunday! Today I´m stopping by to share a clean and simple birthday card with you. I really like this owl stamp, therefore I built my card aroud it.

I first took the Onions in Raws stencil and applied Distress Ink Speckled Egg tone thru it onto the white card base. Then I stamped the owl with black stamp ink and colored it with Distress Oxide tones in brown, grey and blue.

The stamp image has a matching die for it, so I just die cut the owl and adhered it to the card with 3D foam. For finishing touches I added a Stampin´ Up! stamp sentiment and some Nuvo Drops. That´it. I really like creating these very clean and simple and even monochromatic cards at the moment.

Wishing you all a fabulous Sunday and a good new week!
xxx, Sanna

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#the100dayproject – faces 16-20

Hello and happy Saturday! Today I´m shortly sharing the next faces of my personal #the100dayproject2021 challenge. Like mentioned before I´m drawing a face a day on a pre-prepared, die cut tag. If you want to follow me face drawing journey „live“, you should follow my Instagram account (here). And you can also watch the videos directly on my YouTube channel (here).

Day 16

Watch the video to this face HERE!

Day 17

Watch the video to this face HERE!

Day 18

Watch the video to this face HERE!

Day 19

Watch the video to this face HERE!

Day 20

Watch the video to this face HERE!

My take on face drawing is an artsy, abstract one. I am not trying to learn how to draw realistic faces, because at the moment a) it is not my interest and b) I don´t think I am very good at that type of drawings. But this type of mixed media face drawing just interests me very much and I also enjoy it alot!

I´ve still got quite a few days to go until day 100, but it has been lots of fun so far. So be sure to come back next week to take a look of the next 5 :). I wish you all an amazing weekend!!!

xxx, Sanna

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Today I feel good AJ page

Hello and happy Saturday! We had a gorgeous sunshiny winter day yesterday and I´ve missed the sunshine so much already! This lockdown is hard enough on it´s own and when the weather outside is dull and grey and depressive, it does not help at all. I personally immediately notice a change in my mood, if there is sunshine and I can see the blue sky outside!

Thus, today´s page – „Today I feel good“ :).

I work in the Ranger art journal at the moment (the black one) and there are various pages in that journal. This is a canvas page and I´m loving the feel of this type of a page. I added only a little; various paints on the background, on top a layer of stenciled Tonic Embossing Mousse thru one of my own stencil designs (available at STAMPlorations). Then some „asemic writing“ on top and on top of that all, a fussy cut collage collective book piece from Dina Wakley. Then I just added the word and some rhinestones to highlight the eye/eyebrow.

I love art journaling at the moment. It helps me get thru all my feelings and moods. I have in addition started to work more consequently on my condition and added sports to my routine. It´s now been four weeks in a row that I´ve been able to keep it up. And it makes me feel much better, bit by bit. As you can see, I am trying to live according to my 2021 words: growth, strength and dedication. I´ve set myself goals and want to reach them. At fifty, life inevitably changes and I notice the change and want to find new paths. It´s time. So I work on them, tiny bits every day – change is change, no matter how small!

If I got you interested in my stencils, do take advantage of my discount code at the Stamplorations store:

Wishing you all a lovely weekend!
xxx, Sanna

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