Beauty „tag“

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday! Today I´m again sharing another „tag“ from my play time with Dina Wakley´s gloss sprays.

For this one I´ve used all kinds of residue pieces I had left over from previous play. The background has a layer of residue paint on it, on top of that there is a layer of Lindy´s spray ink.

Then, on top of that is a piece of Dylusions Creative Journal packaging paper that I applied some night gloss spray onto. There is also some magenta (does not show in the picture, sorry) gloss spray pressed onto the paper from a stencil. That was residue that I just could not wipe away.

Beneath the Dylusions paper there is stamping made with grey StazOn (stamp by Tim Holtz – Tiny Text). And on top of that paper, there is a cluster of Collage collective paper strips and a piece of used, dry, color covered baby wipe. All attached together with a tiny attacher. Then a hand written (thanks Lizzy!) sentiment and a few buttons.

I´m loving these „tags“! Creating them is almost meditative for me and I don´t think much when making them. Just putting stuff on paper :). So much fun!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Congratulations card

Hello everyone! I´ve still got one more card created with the residues of the card I shared yesterday.

On this card, instead of using texture/modeling paste with a stencil on the background, I used a embossing folder to create a pattern. Similar look, different technique.

Other that that it´s the exactly same idea and product. So if you missed yeterday´s video, go here, to see it. Just instead of applying paste, run a piece of white cardstock thru your die cutting machine with an embossing folder.

I am not a great coloring person. I think it´s because I don´t have the patience to color layers and shadows and shading. So I do this type of coloring. And it´s ok for me :). So if you are a really talented colorer (is that a word?), feel free to do some amazing coloring work on the flowers. I bet they´d look amazing that way too. I didn´t do it, because I can´t :). That simple.

Wishing you a fabulous, creative day!
xxx, Sanna

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Do Good AJ page

Hello there and happy Monday evening! I´m stopping by to share an art journal page with you. This one is just random play, while trying to get my mind free of things bothering me.

How´s your Monday getting along? I feel drained after work today – already can hear my bed calling my name *LOL*. I think it´s partly because of the back paint I´ve been experiencing lately. Still some side-effects emerging from time to time, post surgery, I think.

Art usually helps – but I feel too tired for that even. What is your recipy for overcoming total tiredness? Except for the obvious – sleep? When I´m this drained, it usually affects my mood in a bad way and I really hate, when that happens. So if you have any tips for survival, I´m all ears!!!

Like mentioned before, this page is just a result of random play. I misted a background with spray ink, putting fussy cut circles here and there. Then I outlined the circles with black paint, waited for that layer to dry and added Distress Crayons. I also removed some of the crayon with a baby wipe (thru a stencil). That way the stencil pattern appears. The stamping is a planner stamp set by Elizabeth Craft Designs and other than that I used a STAMPlorations stencil to create the crackle paste images. For finishing touches I added a quote.

OK, that´s all from me today. I´m feeling bedtime coming earlier today 🙂

This week can only get better from here on 😀 – wishing you a lovely, creative week!!!
xxx, Sanna

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Father´s Day cards

Hello and happy Monday! Are you familiar with the Planner Essentials series at Elizabeth Craft Designs? No? Well, I think you should take a look at it. They have a great selection of dies that are perfect for planner keeping, but can be also used for something else too. Like cards, for example :)!

I have been avoiding this line on purpose for a while, not because I don´t like it, BUT because I knew it would lead to another addiction. And that, in a long run, is bad for my wallet :). But here we are… I gave in.

The new art journal and planner essentials series work so well together that I just could not resist. I now have a few and I´m afraid it will not end there. Oh dear! Anyhow, I tried them on cards and they are perfect for cardmaking too. Here is another result:

On the first card I used both the Art Journal line stencils as well as Planner Essentials dies (see the supply list at the end for details) on a card. It turned out very masculine due to the papers, so I made Father´s Day cards.

For the second one I used only the die cut dies with patterned paper and stamped sentiment. The wood veneer pieces are from my older stash and fit the masculine theme and feel very well. So I added those too.

I have another idea swirling in my head, but it´s a bit more time consuming to make, so you will have to wait a while for that share. Hope you enjoyed today share. Stay tuned for a few artist trading cards later this week :).

Some of the products (like the wood veneer) are quite old, so I could not find them to add into the supply list, so I tried to find similar/suitable alternatives for you :).

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Card set and ATC

Hello everyone and happy Sunday! I recently received some happy mail from Elizabeth Craft Designs and could not wait to play with the new products. So here is the first set from that play session:

I adore the Budding Florals die set and created a few clean and simple cards with it. These cards are so easy to make:

Just pick a piece of patterned paper or cardstock you like, cut into size and then place the die cut die onto the right edge of the paper, run thru the die cutting machine and remove the die cut itself. Save that for later.

Next take a second (into size cut) piece of paper and repeat the first step. Now adhere the background piece on place. Then swap the die cut pieces with each other and adhere onto the empty area. Decorate with sequins and a stamped sentiment. Done!

For the ATC I simply used the leftover patterned paper piece and die cut one golden pattern on top, adhered it on place and then put some yellow twine around the center. A button (DIY with resin and a mold) decorates the center and a stemped sentiment finishes the artist trading card off. That´s it!

I hope you enjoyed this little card share! Be sure to stop by next week for a few more shares, created with the new ECD product!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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