Altered Christmas tree baubles – Ornament No.: 1

Hi there, I thought I´d be sharing 6 different kind of altered Christmas tree baubles along the twelve days. Let´s start with the super fast and easy one!

Sanna Lippert For starters I bought a set of decoupage Christmas tree baubles from an art supply store. First I covered the surfaces with white gesso.

Sanna Lippert Next I took some serviette varnish & glue (matte) and twisted hemp rope natural from the Canvas Corp rope selection. I like this one very much, because it is two toned! I covered the bauble with varnish & glue (a relatively thick layer is needed) and rolled the cord around the bauble starting from the very bottom of the bauble and rolled until all the way up. As an alternative you could also use a thick paper glue or gel medium etc. Then I let the ornament dry properly. The best way to dry it is to let it hang somewhere. And that´s it! That is how easy it was!!!

Sanna Lippert Here is a little detail shot of the first ornament. I will share close-ups and pretty detailed photos of all the ornaments in my final ornament post – hope you will come back to see the next five altered baubles I created :-) !!! Will be sharing one every second day. See you soon!

xxx, Sanna

Now & then (start to finish layout) – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello again! Today I´d like to share a fun project I created for/with the Canvas Corp Brands products. It made me especially happy to see them use this particular layout as one of their webshop category photo (see here). Thanks so much, Canvas Corp Brands, had my little proud moment when I saw it there <3!!

Here is my start to finish layout project:

Sanna LippertAs a base for this layout I use the thick hand made paper from Canvas Corp. It is perfect for misted projects, as it is thicker than regular cardstock and also absorbs and reacts diffeerently with inks and mists than regular paper. So I first marked the areas where I would want to place my photos and banners with a pencil, before adding some white light texture paste onto the background. I used a „numbers“ The Crafter´s Workshop stencil for this purpose.

Sanna LippertI also used a 6×6″ sized The Crafter´s Workshop stenicl to add additional texture and pattern here and there. I let the paste air dry.

Sanna LippertNext I misted the paper with water spray and then added blue, red and yellow spray ink. I let the ink spread quite freely around the paper.

Sanna LippertWhile the paper was drying, I started inking the canvas bunting pieces. Here I used a Simply Sheer dark red tone mist and blue and yellow Baseboard tones. I added all three colors to each banner and let them dry a little.

Sanna LippertI also added some black Glimmer Glaze splatters here and there. Me and black Glimmer Glaze – partners for life 😉 …

Sanna LippertWhile the banners were drying, I stamped some patterns onto the layout background using a hand carved stamp and blue ink.

Sanna LippertThen I drew some hearts here and there with black high impact paint and a thin paint brush.

Sanna Lippertand then again, some black Glimmer Glaze :-)

Sanna Lippertand next some doodles and arrows hand drawn with a black Sharpie.

Sanna LippertTime to put the banners and the photos on their places. I used Evalicious puffy stickers and cork stars (I think these are by Studio Calico..) as embellishments. Then I added some wood veneer letters, but they didn´t stand out enough from the background, so I painted them with black High Impact paint.

Sanna LippertNext I outlined the stenciled numbers with a pencil for more contrast.

Sanna LIppertand here is the finished layout:

Sanna LippertI hope you have enjoyed reading thru this little start to finish tutorial. Wish you happy scrappy times!!!

xxx, Sanna

ATC Tutorial – Canvas Corp Brands

Hi there! A while back I posted these ATC´s and promised to share the step-by-step with you. Well, here is how I created them:

Sanna LIppertFor this project I used a  light pink & a light purple Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, a 7gypsies stamp and some black Glimmer Glaze.

Sanna LippertI started with a piece of white cardstock that I had first pressed an inked The Crafter´s Workshop stencil onto and then cut the paper into ATC sized (3.5″ x 2.5″) pieces. Well, actually the inked ones were just a little bit smaller, because I had used pink cardstock to mat them onto. So the pink cardstock had the true ATC size.

Sanna LippertI then went along and stamped a sentiment from the 7gypsies stamp with black ink onto each stenciled piece. Next I added a piece of twine and used a stapler to attach it to the ATC´s.

Sanna LippertAfter that I added black Glimmer Glaze splodges here and there very freely, followed with light pink and light purple Glimmer Mist ones.

Sanna Lippert I then punched some Martha Stewart butterflies from a dark pink cardstock as decoration, adhered with with paper glue onto the surface, outlined the stenciled paper (& the butterflies) with a black pen and fussy cut sentiments from this Tattered Tangles paper for each ATC.

Sanna LippertSanna LippertThis is how the finished ATC cards looked like! There was yet another card for the October Breast Cancer Awareness theme that I created. It is a fairly easy one to do. I just fussy cut a sentiment from this Tattered Tangles paper, misted it with light pink Glimmer Mist,

Sanna Lippertthen cut the „black and kraft, live, laugh, love“ paper into right size, stapled a piece of pink cord onto it and finally adhered the paper onto a white card base. Fast and easy!

I still have a few unshared projects up my sleeve, so hope you come back to take a look what I have been upto :).

Have a great day,
xxx, Sanna

Wait, what was the theme again?

Hello there, everyone! While creating these cards for the November Mixed Media Card Challenge reveal, I just could not stop. I kept on creating and mainly used bits and pieces and scraps from my stash to do so. And while creating, I got a little bit off topic, so I actually could not use these four cards for the challenge. Can you guess, when I noticed that I had drifted far away from the original topic?? Yes, at the very end, when I had all these cards finished and got my camera out to take pictures!!! At that point it hit me what had happened. Oh well, such things happen while you are having fun ;-).

Sanna Lippert Here I´ve used some Glimmer Mist to create the background color splodges, then I just applied black Glimmer Glaze, some Basic Grey stickers and a stamped Kaisercraft sentiment. I don´t know if you can quite see it, but there is also some iridescent texture paste on the right side of the card. Applied thru a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil :-).

Sanna LIppertFor this card I again first applied some blue and yellow spray ink onto the background. Then added some metallic texture paste (Imagine Crafts) thru another The Crafter´s Workshop stencil and then used some Basic Grey stickers (from my older stash). Finally stamped the sentiment (Studio AE for Technique Tuesday), added some rhinestones and flowers.

Sanna LIppert This particular card is a border sticker buster :) – I´ve applied various Crate Paper border stickers (again older stash here!!) overlappingly, then added some doodling, a stamped sentiment and some pearl arrows. This one might be closest to the November MMCC theme, but still got disqualified by me :).

Sanna LippertAnd finally the „tricolore“ misted background (again Mists by Tattered Angels), then older white rub-ons (I think these were by Hambly?), a Kaisercraft stamped sentiment, some black ink splatters and a black pen outlining to finish it up.

Even though it´s a topic gone wrong kind of card set, I really like how these turned out. Fun creative times :).

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

So many of my smiles – MMCC November challenge Vol. 2

Hello lovelies, today I´m sharing my second take on the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog´s November challenge. This months theme is:

And my second take looks like this:

I have used a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil as a doodling guide and created an arrow pattern (one of the challenge requirements :-)..) to the background of my card. After that I went and colored the arrows with markers and highlighted some of them with a little glitter glue.

The sentiment I first stamped with VersaMark ink, then added a turquoise embossing powder over the stamped area and heat set it. Next I sprayed some lighter and darker orange Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist over the embossed area and around it, fussy cut the sentiment, outlined it and adhered the sentiment onto the card base. Even though the card looks very clean&simple, it actually has a few techniques and medias going on there :-).

Hope you will join us on this months challenge – just follow this link to do so!
Happy crafting, Sanna

#happybirthday Vol. 2

For starters let me apologize, if this card in any way will make you feel unwell. Yes, it is an anatomical heart on the top of the card. And yes, I have inked it to make it look as real as possible… the reason? This card was a custom order for a special kind of birthday (a medicine student).

And I really, really, really like the way it turned out. Boy, do I wish 3rd Eye never would have closed their doors – they had such special, versatile stamp designs. I loved their products! There are still some 3rd Eye products available at the Mixed Media Place store, just in case you are interested 😉 …

I´ve used blue spray ink to create the faux watercolor background. I think I am addicted to creating these backgrounds atm… Anyways, I had a great time creating this card. Hope the recipient will like it too…

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


There is just something about these Tim Holtz birdies that immediately make me smile! I just could not pass those in the store.

Sharing a little crazy birdie card today with you:

I am not very good in coloring images, but I tried my best with this one :-). The background is created with spray inks and water – simple, fun and easy! I so love to create this kind of backgrounds!!! That little „smile“ cut out is from my dear scrappy friend Lizzy – love it! I got a big bag full of such words – deffo going to use every single one of those (might be, I will need a refill soon *winks*…).

Have a great day, lovelies!!!
Happy crafting!!!
xxx, Sanna

Stories to tell

I love quotes!! I find them perfect for art journaling, cards, layouts, ATC´s and canvases. I collect all kinds of quotes to my Pinterest board to save them for later.

One of those just found it´s way into my art journal:

(in case you cannot read it, it says: Fill your life with experiences, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.)

Love this one! Talk about thoughts to live by…

So how did this journal spread come to life? Well, I had all kinds of media and bits and pieces from various projects still lying around on my studio desk and I didn´t want to clean up 😛 .. sooo… I just started adhering various sticker, ribbon and chipboard pieces onto my journal page spread, then added a thick layer of Gesso and let that dry. After that I just added some paint, spray ink, stamping etc. and in the end, this is what came out from the process.

I am not quite happy with the white outlining of the text…it just does not stand out from the background as well as I would have wanted it to..oh well… still looking for the perfect white pen…

so pretty much just playing around and experimenting :-)..

and then there was this other project I tried – transparent epoxy with molds. Liking the results alot!!! See the little „raindrops“? Just accidental droplets that fell onto the working surface, while pouring epoxy into the molds. I really like how those droplets turned out!!

Happy crafting, everyone!!!
xxx, Sanna

Spooky! – The Nifty Pixel

Happy Friday!!! I am so much looking forward to this weekend and hoping that I can squeeze in lots of creative free time in my studio. My hands are itching for some creative time!!!

I have not been creating that much the past months – I mean, I never quit creating, but daily life just got in between and I didn´t have the energy to create as much as I used to. Slowly, but surely I again feel the need to create more. And it feels good!

So without further ado, here is an overload of spooky,  hybrid cards!! Created with the lovely Halloween digi kit by The Nifty Pixel called Cadaverous Charm.

Be warned, some of the cards are, well, kinda different… Here goes:

I´ve used only one A3 sized piece of background paper (the star paper from the kit) on the background of almost every single card. Everything else is pretty much from the Elements Pack. I´ve just again printed those images onto a piece of A3 sized paper with my Epson color printer and fussy cut them. Some Glimmer Glaze, glitter glue, stencils & paste and white pen to go with it and these cards were ready in just no time!

And something I came up with while working on these cards – now this might not be anything that special for you, but I just never thought of the possibilities before… I printed the patterned papers from the kit into A3 size (that means FULL A3 paper size of patterned paper!!!). Now that opens up totally new possibilities. Why print only the regular scrapbooking paper size on the A3 sized sheet when it´s much more clever to use the whole sheet surface for printing. That way I can create a layout from the sheet and have enough „leftovers“ for cards and other stuff too!!! See here:

…and after realizing the obvious, I was like: „Why on earth didn´t I think of this in the first place!!!“ :) :) :)

Happy hybrid times, lovelies!!!
xxx, Sanna

Used products:
Cadaverous Charm Collection by The Nifty Pixel

You make me happy – MMCC November challenge reveal

Hello everyone and happy November!!! Gosh, where has the time gone??!! I have not even started on my Xmas cards yet and time is starting to run out..eeekk! BUT first things first. Let´s start by sharing the November Mixed Media Card Challenge with you:

This time the theme is FAMILY and as an optional element you are asked to use ARROWS. Now there are various possibilities to approach this theme. You could create a card for Thanksgiving, for example.

 I have used a more general theme. It is, in a way, a thank you card, I think. There is always that special someone in the family who can brighten up ones day, no matter how bad it has been until then. Well, this is the kind of card I´d like to give that special person to tell them how much I appreciate them being there for me.

And this is how I created the card:

I first wiped some Distress Stain (pink & purple) onto a working surface and then pressed a piece of relatively thick watercolor paper over the ink/color. Then I let the paper dry properly.

Next I took a 3rd Eye (sadly, the store has closed their doors, but you will find a stamp or two still sold HERE…) arrow stamp and stamped and arrow pattern with black ink over the „faux watercolor“ area.

After that I took some colored texture spray (by Imagine Crafts) and added droplets of white and black over the stamped area. This needs to dry a while.

While the droplets were drying I stamped a sentiment (stamp by Kaisercraft) and fussy cut it. I also used a nice feather (a present by my lovely scrappy friend Lizzy <3) to go behind the sentiment.

Finally I adhered everything, outlined the card with a black pen and added some glitter glue onto the arrows for additional detail. Fun and easy!

So now is your turn – hope you like this months theme and join us for another fun MMCC challenge over HERE!

xxx, Sanna