Sunday, June 17, 2018


Hello, crafty friends!!

Today I wanted to share how I create my clouds background.  I cannot claim this to be my own technique since many other crafters do it this way, but I wanted to create this video to show you how I do it!

Distress Ink
Clouds Background

These are some of the cards where I have used this technique.  



Youtube Video

I created the template as I mentioned in the video from a picture I saw online and I printed it onto cardstock an cut it to make it.  It works great!

I hope this technique helps you!  You can use any drawing of clouds you like!

As always, keep getting crafty!!

Yours truly,

The Unexpected Crafter
Coloring and Crafting Simply Stated


Just a reminder that there is still time to play in our June Challenge/Summer Fun.
Our rules are pretty straight forward and as long as you follow them, you will be eligible for the winner's prize of 3 digis of your choice from our Sasayaki Glitter Etsy Store.  We will also have a Top 3 who will each win one digi of their choice from the Sasayaki Glitter Etsy Store!!


  1. Our challenges start on the 3rd of the month and close as the next month's challenge begins. 
  2. In order to claim your prize, please make sure you follow our blog and/or join in our Facebook fan group
  3. Please link up with a NEW creation - no backlinking allowed. Link to the specific post with the project you are entering into the challenge, not to your blog in general.
  4. You must follow the theme of each challenge.
  5. You may use any image you wish.  Although we would love to see an image from Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamps, it is not required to come play along.  Your creation, however, must include some type of image - digi stamp, clip art, rubber/clear stamp, etc.
  6. You can submit any type of papercraft or altered project, you are not limited to just cards.  In fact, we encourage all types of creative projects :)
  7. Please mention our challenge and link back to us in your challenge post.  
  8. Maximum of 3 entries per challenge, no combined challenges limit.
  9. Entries that do not follow the rules will be deleted.
                  We would love for you to also join our Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamp Facebook Group  and share your creations made using images from Sasayaki Glitter Stamp on Etsy .We will have contests, games and promotions over there from time to time.

                  Now time for some amazing inspirations from our DT

                   Nathalie using Image #124 - The Mermaid

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                  Friday, June 15, 2018


                  It is time again for another Oldies but Goodies with Sasayaki Glitter Stamps! Our designers get to share some of our favourites with you. We hope that you will find some new favourites of your own by seeing some of ours.
                  Please stop by and give some love to the design team, they do such an amazing job.

                  Chrissy using Peggy and Puppy

                  Tracey using Beautiful Fairy

                  Maria using Beautiful Mermaid

                  Brenda using Mermaid Texting
                  Rose using Mermaid Texting

                  Beautiful Fairy coloured by Sandy

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                  Tuesday, June 12, 2018


                  We’ve had some really beautiful weather here in Southern Finland this week. Bright, sunny and warm – just perfect for being outside. Exactly like in the stamp image I chose to use in my latest video for Sasayaki Glitter!
                  First I printed my image, which is Mia In The Garden, onto some alcohol marker friendly paper. I then die cut it out using a Lawn Fawn Stitched Oval die before colouring it with my Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers.
                  The exact colours I used for the image can be seen in the video above. I started by colouring her skin and hair, then stopped to compare colours on my patterned paper before colouring in the other elements.
                  The paper I used is from the Crelando Spring and Easter Patterned Paper pack. I picked out the pink and blue-green tones, and used those to colour Mia’s outfit as well as the butterflies.
                  I didn’t live how the image panel looked against the patterned paper and felt something more was needed. I used my Ranger Emboss It Pen to fill in the area of the oval outside the stitched line, then coated it with Love From Lizi Golden Crown Embossing Powder and heat embossed it. I chose the gold because it picked out the golden elements on my patterned paper.
                  I then adhered the focal panel to the patterned paper and attached the whole thing to a card base.
                  I’m really happy with how this card turned out. It’s a very pretty image and fitted beautifully with the patterned paper. I do enjoy trying to match my colouring to patterned papers if I’m using them, because it really helps to pull the card together and give it a cohesiveness.

                  Monday, June 11, 2018


                  Hello lovelies, I am here to introduce to you another amazing  Guest Designer, Julie Odil. We've had the pleasure of having Julie as our Designer before and we are thrilled agreed to seeing her fabulous work again!
                  Julie had the chance to play around with Image #156-Mia and Flower
                  Check out this gorgeous card she has came up with.

                  Love the colours she has chosen for this project. It is so happy and colourful.

                  Make sure to swing by her blog and check out her other gorgeous projects.

                  Thanks for stopping by! We hope to see you soon here.

                  Make sure you go over to Sasayaki Glitter Digital Stamps and take a look at  all our Digital Stamps. There are something for every taste.

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                  Thank you for visiting today and I hope you have a lovely week!


                  Sunday, June 10, 2018

                  Summer Fun

                  Hi!  Brenda here sharing a cute Sasayaki Glitter image today that I just had so much fun using! The image is called Summer Fun and can be found in the shop here. She is so perfect for this time of year in the US (and actually any time of year here where I live 😎).

                  I used a new to me technique of distress oxide inks on glossy paper with a final coating of distress glaze which helps to enhance the different colors/shades. This was so much fun to do and seemed to turn into the perfect pool for this cutie.

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                  Tuesday, June 5, 2018


                  Happy Wednesday everyone!! It is time to introduce our wonderful June Guest Designer ... 

                  Our June Guest Designer is:

                   Kitty using Gift Amy
                   Kitty using Image #158

                  We loved both of her gorgeous projects.

                  Please make sure to stop by her blog and check out her other beautiful makes.

                  Thanks for stopping by!

                  Naz, kel, and the Sasayaki Glitter DT