Thursday, November 21, 2019

Guest Designer - Sandra Rupp

It is time to introduce our Guest Designer for the Lovely Leaves challenge.  Say hello to Sandra Rupp who was the top pick from the It's Halloween challenge.  Sandra can be found on Instagram at srpaperlove.

First I want to send a heartfelt "HELLO" to you Creatives and also a big "THANK YOU" for giving me the chance to be a Guest Designer at the Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog.

I live and work in a really romantic City called Heidelberg, germany. Ever since I can remember I have been a crafter with heart and soul. Dirty fingers, colors, pastes, paper, stamps and dies mean the world to me. For about 10 years I was a Demonstrator for a well known German Hobby Company. In this time I had the special fortune to work at German fairs and also to meet greats like Tim Holtz and other famous artists.

Due to the illness of my parents, whom I love very much, I had to take a break. In 2017, I had to say goodbye to my mother. She supported me in all creative projects and that's why I decided to start stamping and mixed media again. I´m sure, that she´s looking from heaven above to see what I do.

But now I want to tell you something about my idea for the theme "Lovely Leaves".

First I thought about leaves in every season of the year. They look so different in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. My idea was born: choose always the same stamps and dies and put them in scene appropriately. This is also important for beginners, because at the beginning we often do not have a range of materials. So I wanted to show how different they can look if you change colours and backgrounds.

Here are the dies, stamps and stencils I used to create every season.

First I used Structure Paste in Gold to stencil the Canvases. After the paste has dried, I sprayed with different colors matching to the Season.

Next I stamped several leaves and colored them in suitable seasonal colors. After cutting them out I did what I really love most and took out my boxes of ribbons, die cut elements, gemstones, embellishments and flowers. Once sorted by seasonal colors it was a pleasure to finish.

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We certainly are fortunate to have not one but four gorgeous projects from Sandra and they definitely show the versatility of our crafting supplies.  To see more of Sandra's work, check out her Instagram page.

When you have finished come on back and share your leafy project with us.  The challenge can be found HERE and runs through 11:55 pm on Tuesday, December 3rd.

Don't forget to check in on Saturdays to see what our designers have for you when they present the Saturday Showcase.


  1. Gorgeous creations. Love them all. Great idea, thanks for the inspiration.

  2. GASP!!!! Wow! Wow, Wow! Leaves have never looked more beautiful, no matter what the season! Sandra, your mixed media canvases are absolutely brilliant, and what a clever way to use those products! Your collage work is amazing on each one (but Autumn is my favorite)! I could sit and stare at each one of these all day long!

    It was a treat to have you as our special Guest Designer today and to learn more about you. I just may have to get an Instagram account so I don't miss a thing you make! Sending hugs and thanks for all your hard work! Sara Emily

  3. WOw Sandra, what a wonderful way to show the use of the same set of products. Each looks so different. Fabulous projects! Thanks so much for joining us here at the Funkie Junkie Blog.

  4. Fabulous art and inspiration! Thank you for sharing your beautiful set of seasonal leaves!

  5. Not one, but FOUR incredible projects Sandra!!!! Each one is beautiful - those seasonal shades shine through and the way you've incorporated leaves into each of them is superb. Thank you so much for sharing your creative talents with us here x