Canvas Corp Brands and Relics & Artifacts collaboration

Hello there lovelies! I have been very lucky to have been able to take part on the #RACCBmatchup (read more here and here). Here is a peek into my project – go to the Canvas Crop Blog for a full step-by-step tutorial and more pictures!!!

Here are the products I used on my project (and a few random bits and bobs from my own stash).

This is how the front and the back of my „display book“ look like. I call it the „Talking book“ and it has a few quotes noted in it that I found suitable for the the „Something old, something new“ collaboration theme. My viewpoit to the theme is life and how what you should keep in mind living it.

And there is of course more – you can win fabulous prizes by following the rules noted under this picture:
#RACCBmatchup giveaway

What would a match up be without a fun prize!!!!  Here is your chance to get your hands on a $25 Gift Certificate from Relics and Artifacts and a $25 Gift Certificate from Canvas Corp Brands.  Here is all you need to do….

  • leave a comment here on any or all of the Match Up Posts during the month of July with Relics and Artifacts and CCB.  You can leave one on each post for more chances to win.  Don’t forget to include #RACCBmatchup so we can find you!!!
  • and/or leave a comment on the CCB Facebook page. Don’t forget to include #RACCBmatchup so we can find you!!!
  • and/or leave a comment on any of the CCB Instagram posts where you see any of the projects from the CCB team or the RA team.  Don’t forget to include #RACCBmatchup so we can find you!!!
  • You can follow along by searching #RACCBmatchup too.  If you love what you see and would like to join our Facebook group the CCB Collective – ask to join today.
  • You can find all Relics and Artifacts in their shop – www.sandraevertson.com
  • check out their blog and follow them on Instagram
  • We will be sharing projects the entire month of July – learn new techniques, see how new products are used and be inspired with great ideas from the RA and CCB designers.

    This is one of my favorite projects from this year so far!!! I really loved being part of this collaboration. These two brands work so well together – it´s a match made in heaven 😉 !!!Happy crafting,
    Sanna

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Inspired by Iceland Art Challenge

Hello lovelies, I´ve again joined an art challenge organized by my dear, talented, friend Tina and a bunch of other creative geniuses. These collaborations/challenges are always so much fun. They push ones creativity, force one to walk out of one´s comfort zone and in the process you always discover something new. AND you get to know lots of creative peeps a lot better! It´s friendly and supportive. Just the way I like it :).
Inspired by Iceland Art Challenge

This time the challenge is about Iceland – there are no other requirements or rules. We were supposed to get inspired by Iceland in general and create something/anything around that theme. What we created, was totally up to us. There are some things that immediately come to mind, when thinking about Iceland: volcanic island, ice, water, northern lights, rocks, fays/elfs, ponys and Björk (love her music!) just to mention a few.

For me, growing up in Finland, it felt comfortable to think about my childhood, the things I grew up with and combine those things with Iceland in my art piece. So I went for an approach towards nature. Ancient Finns believed in all kinds of sprites, feys and elfs, so there are some similarities there to Iceland and I used those as a starting point. In Iceland they even have an elf school (see here).

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So I created a forest fay/elf. I tried to use as much natural materials as possible. There is felt, wood, stone and wool on my artwork. Some pieces are eco dyed (felt/lace). I tried to combine as many family „roots“ into this piece too – the wool I used is from Finland, the stone is from Greece, the wood piece if from Austria (and the eco dyed felt is a present from Tina – which just perfectly fits into this challenge, being organized by her). These countries above pretty much sum up our family roots. The fay is something that is typical for Iceland. And the word love: thru love all these different places or roots are combined together in our family.

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I feel really strongly connected with my piece, it is way more than just a piece of artwork you put on display. It has a story, a special meaning to me. It has inspired me to make more – I want to make a series of these, representing other things important to me.

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In the beginning, when I signed in for this challenge, I was a little bit unsure what to make. Iceland as a theme felt challenging. And I had never been there! It´s hard to be inspired by something you have never been to, I thought. So what to make? BUT then when all these bits and pieces fell into place, it was pure pleasure creating this piece. It is one of my faves ever. You know, sometimes you make something that is more than an artwork. It develops a spirit of it´s own. That is how I feel about this piece.

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I would like to thank Tina for always challenging us, pushing our boundaries and getting us involved with projects that help us develop. That is at least how I feel about this challenge. Thank you so much Tina, I loved this one!!! Happy to do another one, whenever you feel like it <3!

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Let´s stay creative,
xxx, Sanna

Here is a link to all the participants artworks – please do visit them and leave some love. We all love to read your comments!


SUPPLIES BY:
Canvas Corp – Canvas
Tattered Angels – Gilmmer Mist, Simply Sheer, Chalkboard Ink
Tattered Angels – High Impact Paint
Liquitex – Gesso
Fabric adhesive – Beacon Adhesives
Ranger – Glossy Accents
The Crafter´s Workshop – stencils
Other:
Wool, lace, felt, yarn, stone, embellishments

Jolly Christmas cards – Canvas Corp

Hello lovelies, today I´m sharing another set of Christmas cards with you. This time in classical red-white-green tones. I used the Canvas Corp Mix & Match paper pad called Jolly Christmas for this set with some red and green spray inks by Tattered Angels.

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These three cards are really easy and simple to make. The only „messy“ part is the coloring of the canvas pieces with spray inks :). Other than that it´s just mainly paper layering. So if you need a few quick and easy cards, this type might be the one to go for.

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The fun part about the Canvas Corp Mix & Match paper pads is that you have pattened papers and special papers (like the corrugated cardstock above) in the pad with some burlap and canvas in matching colors. So you can pretty much work with one set and make a pile of themed creations with just one set. The have a set for different themes, like gardening, coffee, kitchen, bewerages, baking, travel etc. Go to the Canvas Corp shop and type „mix and match“ into the search icon and you will find all the sets available :).

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These cards are also created with the same paper pad as a starting point. I then die cut a word with a die cut die  (by Elizabeth Craft Desings) as a centerpiece for my cards. The canvas behind the die cut word is also from the paper pad, but I toned them red and green with Tattered Angels Glimmer and Chalkboard Mists. Sanna Lippert - Jolly Christmas cards Here is a short video about the creating process, if you´ d like to watch it :).

Wishing you all a lovely, creative weekend!!!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Wonderful season – STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday

Hello lovelies, it is again time for some more stencil inspiration over at the STAMPlorations blog!!!

Also don´t forget to play along with the December mixed media challenge!!! The tag I created this time is again a Christmas tag. I´ve actually used every single one I´ve created during the past weeks already on Christmas pressies. I think I might still need a few more :).

Here is how I created this tag:  Sanna LIppert - christmas tag with stencils

I first placed the Bloom Factory stencil over a white tag, then took some Distress Inks (purple, green, blues) and started inking the tag thru the stencil. I started with the lightest colour on the top, then moved over to the darker ones towards the end of the tag. Finally I inked the edges with the purple ink. Since the ink underneath has different tones, the end result of the purple ink also varies from one part to another. This creates a really fun look!

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Then I let the tag dry abit and mixed some white acrylic paint with water and dabbing a paint brush against another I created a white paint splatter layer on top. I let that layer dry properly before decorating the tag. I used the Fond Expressions 2 stamp and added a hand written word to the tag. The birdies have a glitter coat and the bauble is colored with the Distress Inks too and then decorated with some glitter glue.

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Now hop over to the STAMPlorations blog to take a look at what my team colleagues created for today´s post!! Then I hope you get inspired and join in with us!!!
Have fun creating,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
ARTplorations – Bloom Factory stencil
STAMPlorations – Fond Expressions 2 clear stamp set
Distress Inks by Ranger
Bauble from a paper by Canvas Corp
Glitter glue by Ranger
White acrylic paint
Embellishments

Embossed Christmas cards – Canvas Corp

Hello lovelies!!! A countdown to Christmas has started over at the Canvas Corp Brands blog and there is lots and lots of inspiration for everyone to see! So I highly recommend, you keep an eye on the blog and what is going on over there. The projects are for sure going to get you into CREATIVE Christmas spirit :)!!

I joined the fun with a set of 12 Christmas cards. Yes, TWELVE!!! I am coming closer to my goal of getting all the handmade Xmas cards done (and mailed) in time this year…

Here is what I did:
Embossed, stamped Xmas cards - Sanna Lippert And I only needed two sheets of 12×12 paper for these cards!!! One plain kraft cardstock and one Snowflakes on Kraft Reverse. Both from the Canvas Corp store. A little paper goes a long way, as you can see.

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I´ve used 4 different embossing powders (see the video in the end for more details!) on my cards – a plain black and white one, seafoam white and a glitter black. Those colors worked so well with the kraft cardstock and in combination with the black patterened paper.

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The only thing I needed to add was some fussy cut fabric pieces from the Jolly Christmas Fabric Panel. I colored the fabric with markers and decorated them with some glitter glue.

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A little bit of canvas fringe for additional decoration and stamped, fussy cut sentiments by Elizabeth Craft Designs to personalize the cards and then you only need to adhere everytthing on their places. Fun, fast and easy!  And I love the look of black and kraft and fabric/canvas together. A little bit retro, a little playful and not too bulky so they will fit into an envelope well too.

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I love this snowman :)!!! Such a cute fabric sheet with all the picture on it. And now to the video:

That´s it for today! Hope to see you come by soon, I´ve got more projects to share soon!

I am also submitting these cards to the ANYTHING GOES challenge over at the Simon Says Challenge Blog 🙂 !!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

1. Canvas Corp – Snowflakes on kraft reverse paper
2. Canvas Corp – Plain kraft cardstock
3. Canvas Corp – Canvas fringe
4. Rick rack ribbon – black
5.Canvas Corp – printed canvas sheet – Jolly Christmas
6. Coloring pens
7. Glitter glue – Stickles (Star Dust)
8. Embossing powder – black, glitter black, seafoam white, white
9. Snowflake stamp – Hero Arts
10. Paper glue
11. White card bases
12. Black stamp ink
13. Winter sentiments clear stamp set – Elizabeth Craft Desings
Tools:
1. Acrylic block for stamping
2. Heat gun
3. Paper trimmer
4. Scissors
5. Brayer

Postcard SWAP – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello lovelies, I really enjoy art exchanges and was happy that the Canvas Corp Brands design team organized a postcard SWAP. Barb Housner was so kind to take over the organizational part, we only needed to create a postcard and send it to our swap partner.

This is what I made:
Sanna LippertSince we were supposed to send a real postcard (which means putting it into NO envelope!!!) I was a bit scared if I created a bulky mixed media style card it would not survive in the mail. Therefore I came up with a one layer card and still added quite a lot of media. And while I was at it, I created a set, because it was fun to see how different color combinations would look out :).

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And I even created a Video on the process. It is very short and quite simple to do, but just in case you would like to try the technique yourself, here´s the video:

and here are closeups of the last two cards:

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I received a lovely card from my DT colleague in Greece – thank you Kyriakos :)!!! Well, actually there were two he sent me, later he sent me another one which GLOWS in the dark!!! How amazing is that!!! And some sand and sea shells from Greece. See for Details here and here

Now hop over to the Canvas Corp Brands blog to see what everyone created and leave my colleagues a message on their blog – we all love to read your comments!!! 🙂 🙂

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
1. CCB – Postcards – 12 pieces in 4×6 inch size
2. CCB/Hampton Art stamp set – IC0307
3. Tattered Angels – Chalkboard, Alaskan Salmon
4. Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist Marigold
5. Tattered Angels – Glimmer Glaze: Pewter, Kelly, Java
6. Tattered Angels – Decor & DIY paint: scarlet, jade, ebony
7. Embossing powder – clear
8. Embossing ink – Ranger
9. White ink – Liquitex
10. black and white pen

Tools: Heat gun; Acrylic blocks; Washi tape; Scissors; Black stamp ink; Baby wipes; Paint brush

Birthday Calendar Book – Canvas Corp Brands

Hi there! How do you keep track of upcoming birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and other special events?  Do you make handmade cards for each one?  And how do you KEEP TRACK on all those occations? I used to have a table calendar for those occations which however meant that I needed to copy various dates from one year to the next to be able to keep track. The electronical devices are great for keeping track on important dates, but they are not as fun as a table calendar. I used the 7gypsies Book Stand and book covers with inside pockets to create this fun table stand calendar.  The 7gypsies book stand sizes perfectly for a 5×7 book vertically or a 4×6 horizontally. The stand comes with the upright, crossbar, stand, 2 rings and 10 4×6 photo holders.  The only thing I changed were the book rings. I wanted them slightly bigger than the ones that come with the set. Thus the blue ones on this project.

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We all use our mobile devices and social media for keeping up with family, friends and colleagues. I however find that it is nice to have a calendar on my desk to write things down in an old fashioned way. So why not also create a separate birthday table pocket calendar to keep up with anniversaries, birthdays and other important dates! The 7gypsies display stand is just perfect for this purpose. It comes with album sleeves and in addition is very decorative, when finished! I now have my very own DIY table birthday calendar, separated in quarters and each quarter had 3 sleeves/pockets for writing down each months important dates. I just need to flip thru it and open the right month and there is no more forgetting about birthdays, anniversaries and other major dates!

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Here is how I created the calendar:

Step 1: Use a Crop-a-dile to punch holes onto the album covers for hanging – cover with eyelets. SONY DSCStep 2: Place stencils onto the album covers (both back and front) and add golden texture paste onto the surface thru the stencil using a palette knife.
SONY DSCThe thick book covers makes them perfect for adding a nice thick layer of golden texture paste thru a stencil.  SONY DSCI really like the vintage look of this stencil on the front and back of the book covers.
SONY DSCSONY DSC SONY DSCStep 3: Mist the French Script canvas piece with blue Glimmer Mist, mist a piece of ivory cardstock or a tag with light pink Glimmer Mist. Now punch butterflies from the light pink toned paper. SONY DSCMist paper to the color you wish and punch, cut or die cut into the shapes you need.
SONY DSCMist is great when applied to canvas or fabric – the colors are so deep and rich. SONY DSCStep 4: Add 7gypsies rub-ons onto white cardstock, fussy cut a sentiment. Then decorate both the back and the front piece of the calendar with the previously misted elements, the canvas flower, buttons, rope and canvas/burlap pieces.
SONY DSCPunch holes in your book covers where you want them, the stand is flexible to allow you to create your own spacing.  SONY DSCStep 5: Cut papers into the photo sleeves from the Postale Collection paper (or use a paper of your choice from the versatile 7gypsies paper collection).  You can use the papers of your choice to fill in the page protectors.
 SONY DSCStep 6: Cut 4 white cardstock pieces to serve as folders between the quarters, use Glimmer Mist to add color. Spray ink the folder pieces with the lighter tone, then spray the punched tabs. This time use darker colors for more interest and contrast.
 SONY DSCChoose a fun assortment of Mist colors to mist your tabs.
SONY DSC SONY DSCStep 7: Stamp with the 7gypsies Distress Words stamp and black stamp ink onto the misted pieces. Adhere the tabs onto the sides and attach them with a stapler. Decorate the quarter divider pieces with alpha and number stickers, buttons, rub-ons, doodling – whatevery you prefer. This is a good spot to mix in a few older products too.
 SONY DSCStep 8: Organize the dividers and the sleeves onto the binding rings that comes with the display stand. If they are too small, save them and change for larger ones.
 SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSCStep 9: Here is what the finished project looks like. And some detail shots of the project 🙂
SONY DSCThe stand allows you to flip a page each day or flip through as needed.  And it adds a nice decorational touch to the room it is displayed on.
SONY DSCThe page protectors are perfect for 4×6 photos, postcards or even recipes for example.SONY DSCSONY DSCSONY DSCSONY DSCI hope you get inspired to create your own stand project. It does not have to be a birthday calendar, it can be a minibook, an ATC display or a card display – whatever you feel like creating! I love this stand, it is so very pretty and adds a nice touch to my working area and studio!!
Happy Creating!!!

Sanna

Tools:
1. Crop-a-Dile – We R Memory Keepers
2. The Crafter´s Workshop stencils
3. Palette knife
4. Golden texture paste – Imagine Crafts
5. Tab punch & Butterfly punch
6. Eyelets & stapler
7. Black pen

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

Trick or Treat Halloween Tag – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello and Happy Halloween! Today I´d like to share with you a fun Halloween tag. I´ve used a selection of various Canvas Corp Brands products on this one – 7gypsies, Tattered Angels and Cancas Corp.

Here is how I created the card:

I first fussy cut a frame from a 7gypsies tissue paper sheet. I also chose to use two tags of various sizes in combination.

Next I used Ranger´s Matte Medium for adhering the tissue frame onto the bigger tag. You could also use plain tissue paper and create your own frame onto it with a frame stamp.

Next I grabbed a 7gypsies stamp and added random stamping onto both tags with a waterproof ink (Archival by Ranger).

After that I used both Glimmer Mist and Chalkboard Mist to color the tags in purple and orange tones and let them dry. You can naturally choose another color combination of your choice, but in my opinion purple and orange make a nice Halloween combo.

When the first layer of spray ink was dry, I added some color splatters in the opposite tone onto each one and used a heat gun to dry them.

Next I added a piece of gaffer tape (but you could also use self adhesive ribbon or washi tape or twine for this purpose too) for decoration onto the smaller tag and glued the number 31 onto it. I also outlined the tag with a black Sharpie and added some stapled details for additional interest.

Following the same idea I also outlined the bigger tag using a black Sharpie. Then I added a black skull sticker into the middle of the tissue frame and glued a chipboard skull over it that I had first misted with orange spray ink.

Then I went over to the last fun part of finishing the tag with various details. I used 7gypsies rubbings, black twine, orange and black Glimmer Glaze, a metal pin, some cork stars and other little bits and pieces from my stash to add even more interest to the tags.

I glued the tags together with a strong paper glue, but you could also just staple them together.

Finally I also added a dymo sentiment on top of it all.

And if you are not that keen on using skulls, you can replace them with any other halloween themed motive of your choice. The fun part about creating tags is that you can add layers and layers of color, mediums, stamping, rub-ons and embellishments of your choice and you will always end up with a different kind of tag. There are no limits in how you choose to create your tag – don´t overthink it, just have fun!!

And when finished, you can add the tag to go with a Halloween present basket or use it as part of your Halloween table decoration – whatever you prefer, there are so many possibilities. You can even add the tag to a card or on a scrapbook layout.

Wishing you all a Happy Halloween weekend!!! Have fun!!
xxxx, Sanna

Used materials: for more information read the detailed blog post HERE on the Canvas Corp Blog – you will find direct links to the used products there too.

2 cute 4 words – The Nifty Pixel

How about some sketch goodness??? There is a re-release of the Page Drafts „Hearts a Flutter“ sketch series over at the Scrap Stacks Store – designed by the fabulous Em Straface aka The Nifty Pixel. Here is a peek (and a LINK to the store :)…):

And here is my take on the sketch down left:

I´ve used the lovely „Sweet thing“ digi kithybrid again, of course – and created this layout with those goodies. And here are a few close-ups:

The only extras here are the black Glimmer Glaze, the black pen and the alpha stickers. Everything else is from the kit. Hope you give these sketches a try. I don´t often do multiple photo layouts, but I just could not help myself when I saw the sketches. Had to go for 3 photos :).

Happy (hybrid) scrapping,
xxx, Sanna

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