Make today count canvas

Hello there, lovelies. I am up over at the Canvas Corp Brands blog with an upcycled canvas project you might be interested in taking a look at. It is an older canvas I didn´t like that much anymore, so I took it, removed some bits and started all over again with it. Here is a look at my brand new upcycled canvas piece:

For a step-by-step TUTORIAL see this blog post over at the Canvas Corp Brands blog. I hope you get inspired by my upcycling project and take a second look at your own deco pieces that might be in need of some upcycling love 😉 …

Let´s stay creative,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

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

Travelling tags and more – Canvas Corp Brands

Hi there, I have actually managed not to post some of my work on my blog since Christmas… about time to change that! I did a series of tags and a canvas that went to the Canvas Corp Brands CHA 2016 booth and have been travelling with them ever since :). Lucky tags – I wonder if they´d take me instead of the tag *giggles*…

I´ll start with tag No.1:

Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertPretty much everything on this tag is Canvas Corp Brands product (the corrugated cardboard, the spray inks, the Tattered Tangles paper, the burlap and the stamping. The only thing that is not their product, are the stencils I used and the &-sign. Now to tag No.2:

Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertThis again, is a full Canvas Corp Brands product tag. It´s Christmas themed, since there was a little Xmas corner on the CCB booth at CHA. And then there was tag No. 3:

Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertThis one is quite clean & simple actually. I did add quite an amount of Distress Glitter on it :). And the bow, the bow was my personal favorite on it. I wanted to keep it as an eye catcher. Here again, mists, stamping and paper by CCB. And there was also a canvas I sent them: Sanna LippertI´m really happy this one made it to the display. I like the colors on it alot. Again, I´ve used all kinds of Tattered Angels goodness on this one. In addition corrugated cardboad by CCB, lots of misting, some die cut dies and some stamping.  Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertI really like the product lines at Canvas Corp Brands. Everything works together, older or new product! All paper lines are very timeless. I obviously have a weak spot for their color lines, but I recommend you check out their canvas, burlap and fabric lines too. And don´t forget the papers :). Love working with this company´s product!!!

I also sent some other work with all these pieces to CHA, but that has been already shared here at some point, so no need to mention those again.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

12 tags of 2015 – December w/ Canvas Corp Brands product

Hello there, lovelies! I´ve wanted to share this tag for months now, but never came found the time. This tag is created with Canvas Corp Brands product and after the 12 tags of 2015 – December tutorial by Tim Holtz. Here is what I did:

Sanna Lippert1. I took piece of Canvas Corp canvas and placed a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil over the surface. I used washi tape to adhere the stencil on it´s place. Sanna Lippert2. Next I sprayed some Baseboard Mist Paint (Gerber) spray ink over the canvas piece. Sanna Lippert3. I always use the residue ink too, by pressing a watercolor paper over the damp surface. That way I get a second image – it might come handy for a journal or another mixed media project later.  Sanna Lippert4. This is how the misted canvas looks like. Sanna Lippert5. My tag is not very chrismassy, as I used hydrangea petals (punch by Martha Stewart) for the wreath. Here I punched them from a piece of ivory cardstock (also by Canvas Corp Brands.) Sanna Lippert6. I then placed the petal over a dry baby wipe and misted them with Kiwi spray ink (by Tattered Angels – also a Canvas Corp Brand). Sanna Lippert7. Next I adhered the canvas and the wreath pieces on to a tag. I used a piece of golden yarn as a „wreath base“, adhering the green petals along it. Then I added a few silver rhinestones on top of the petals for additional interest. A green ribbon from my stash went on top. Sanna Lippert8. I used some Tim Holtz rub-ons on ivory cardstock, then misted the with Boardwalk Glimmer Mist over the area to create a grayish background. Sanna Lippert9. I cut the sentiments onto banners and adhered them onto the tag. Then I added some grey Glimmer Glaze splatters onto the background. A little Prima pebble also found it´s way onto the tag. Sanna Lippert10. Finally, some white platters had to be added too. I used the Liquitex Titanium White Ink for this purpose. Sanna LippertIn the end I resized the tag abit as I didn´t like the grey tone on top. Notice that I even did the sewing, like on Tim´s tag. And I am definitely really bad in sewing :-).  Sanna LippertThis is the finished tag – and some close-ups to follow too. Really enjoyed making this!!! Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert This tag has been touring with the Canvas Corp booth since CHA 2016. I´m kinda jelous of it, it get´s to see so many fairs I cannot attend 😉 …

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

See the beauty – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello there lovelies!!! I was really happy to hear that Canvas Corp Brands wanted to keep me in their team for another year. I am really enjoying being part of the team – what an  inspiring and fun bunch of people they are!!! Here´s to old and new DT colleagues and fun creative times with them!!!

Remember last year when I created this 4×4 inch canvas for the DT introduction? Well, I thought it might be time to create another one for 2016 ( I know I´m a bit late with posting this 4×4, but better late than never, eh?). Last year was all about pink, this year I went a shade darker. It´s purple I felt drawn towards to! I know a few of my scrappy friends will raise an eyebrow or two after reading my color choice..lol! BUT, it felt good to go purple this year. So I did!

Here are the materials I used for my canvas:

Sanna LippertThe canvas is a actually a canvas board in 4×4 inch size, as I didn´t happen to have a „real“ canvas in that size at home. I might actually consider framing the canvas board behind a shadow frame before hanging it onty my wall.

About the materials: I used one piece of the Archival Cast Figureheads, 2 silver feathers, silver yarn, Frantage Glitter Mix, Micro Beads, various shared of purple spray ink ( Glimmer Mist Tea Cup, Glimmer Mist Cranberry Zing, Glimmer Mist Black Cherry & Plain Jane Baseboard Iris) a black pen, Gesso and Texture paste. There is also a chipboard piece from my very old stash and a hand made clay rose. And that´s pretty much it. I did a couple of layers of misting and gessoing before I was satisfied with the result. Here is what I ended up with:

Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertSo this year I am going for color. I´ve figured I might as well accept the fact that I am (at least at the moment) a color girl. I adore the soft and white layouts, when other crafty peeps create them (just look at my fave layouts at Pinterest, and you see what I mean) BUT I cannot create such. I end up using bold colors. So bold & colors it be for 2016!

Here ´s to another creative year with Canvas Corp Brands! I am very much enjoying being part of this team! Make sure you stop by the CCB blog on regular basis, so much inspiration and beautiful artwork is being shared over there by my lovely DT colleagues!!!

Happy creating!!
xxx, Sanna

(heart) Home – Canvas Corp Crew Member

Hello there everyone and Happy Valentine´s Day!!! Today I can officially share with you the news that I have joined the Canvas Corp Brands Creative Crew. And it is a HUGE team I am a part of with lot´s of fab designers there!! I am ever so thrilled to be part of this amazingly talented team and am very much looking for this creative, fun ride! I hope you will stop by once and a while to see what I have been up to :). Here is more about how the team came together (just follow this link).

Canvas Corp challenged us (to help you best get to know each member and to help each member to show off their personal creative style) to create a 4×4 stretched canvas and are sharing them with you on their Canvas Corp Brands Website.  You can visit the personal blogs/pages of every designer through the linked projects here & learn more about each crew member. Enjoy the creative journey of viewing each of the 4×4 canvases. Please also take the time to vote for your favorite canvas here on the Canvas Corp blog! One of the crew members will win some CCB Bucks if you do so, so we would appreciate the love and support!

Here is my canvas I made for this introduction challenge:

I was very lucky to be able to visit CHA this year for the very first time and got the possibility to get to know the Canvas Corp team in person. While chatting with them at the convention I told them that due to having two boys I am not a very flowery, pastellic kind of person at all and I make more masculine pages due to having boys. Well…that is what I told them and I also really meant what I said, but then this happened *grin*. As my first project for them I ended up creating a 4×4 inch canvas in PINK, WITH FLOWERS, GLITTER and ALL THAT STUFF :).

I have used a light pink Glimmer Mist over a layer of clear gesso. Then mixed some texture paste with the same Glimmer Mist tone and applied the paste thru a stencil (by The Crafter´s Workshop) onto the background. After that I added a darker shade of Glimmer Mist on some parts of the background and added black and grey Glimmer Glaze droplets here and there.

Next I took some seam binding, colored it with Glimmer Mist to match the canvas colors, cut a piece of grey patterned paper into a heart form and added a pink burlap piece on top. I then made some clay roses with molds myself and colored them with pink Glimmer Glam to match the pink monochromatic color scheme. Next I stamped a sentiment with a 7gypsies stamp, but only used the word „home“. After that I just layered all pieces over each other and added some rhinestone swirls for additional detail.

The Canvas Corp team had some good laughs when I submitted my pink creation, as that was not exactly what they had been expecting me to do. I had a good time creating this one and it is kind of perfect for Valentine´s Day too.

xxx, Sanna

Wall decor w/ stencils – The Crafters Workshop

Hi there lovelies! I´m up with this pastellic 6×6 inch canvas over at The Crafter´s Workshop blog today. I find that this particular piece would make for a nice Valentine´s or Mother´s Day present.

I used the „Indian Leaves“ 12×12 inch stencil on the background as well as on the pink flowers.

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First I treated the canvas with white gesso and when it was dry, I added some light texture paste thru the stencil onto the background. When the paste had dried up, I sprayed some Glimmer Mist colors (pink, purple, blue and green) onto the background and let the colors dry properly. When the background was all dry, splodged some darker pink color spray here and there for additional interest.

Sanna LippertWhile the spray colors were drying, I took a piece of watercolor paper and inked the pattern thru the stencil onto the paper and cut circles in various sizes. I then inked the edges of the flowers with the ink blending tool and scrunched each circle up a bit. Then I layered them to create flowers and added a brad in the middle.

After that I just needed to glue the flowers down onto the canvas, add some stenciled, fussy cut leaves (created with the Mini Abstract Leaves stencil), rhinestones and a stamped, fussy cut sentiment onto the canvas.

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Here is close-up on the finished piece. I like the happy and cheerfull end result. Can you tell, how much I am already looking forward to spring? 🙂

Have a lovely, creative day!
xxx, Sanna
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Materials:
Indian Leaves, 12×12 inch stencil – The Crafter´s Workshop
Abstract Leaves, 6×6 inch stencil – The Crafter´s Workshop
Glimmer Mist (pink, purple, green and blue) – Tattered Angels
Distress Inks – Ranger
Stamp – Technique Tuesday
Rhinestones – Zva Creative
Other – Texture Paste, Brads, Glue, Palette knife

Be your own kind of beautiful – The Crafter´s Workshop

Hello there everyone, here is a canvas I created using Viva Las VegaStamps and The Crafter´s Workshop stencils.

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I have used various stencils and stamps on this project and here is also a little step-by-step tutorial for you:

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I first gessoed the canvas and then applied 4 tones of acrylic paint onto it.

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Next I took the „Baubles“ 12×12 inch stencil and traced the pattern with a pencil onto a piece of white cardstock.

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After that I fussy cut the image using a precision knife. I only used a piece that would fit the size of my canvas.

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After that I misted the piece,

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and then added some stamping.

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I then added some black patterns for contrast onto the canvas background using the „Beaded curtain“ 12×12 stencil.

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I also grabbed a piece of tissue paper and stamped some black butterflies onto it. I then used „Glue n´ Seal“ to adhere them to my canvas later.

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I love in droplets, so I therefore had to add some also to this piece.

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After the droplets were dry, I adhered the fussy cut stencil image piece over the canvas with „Glue n´ Seal“.

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Next I took the „Texturized“ 12×12 inch stencil and applied some texture paste over the canvas mainly to the upper right corner.

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I then took some flower ribbon and cut suitable pieces out of it and adhered those over the texture pasted area.

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After the glue and paste had dried, I went and sprayed some yellow and pink spray ink over the paste and the ribbon.

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White the spray ink was drying, I took the piece fo white cardstock which I had used previously for the fussy cut stenciled image and stamped an image with black ink onto it. I then went along and used a butterfly die cut for cutting and

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then misted it with blue spray ink.

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I then glued it over the flowers with „Glue n´ Seal“ and adhered a light bulb over it. The light bulb I treated with some gesso and glitter glue for additional interest and to alter it abit. After that I just hand drew a sentence on white paper, spray inked the words and glued them on their places. This is what my finished canvas looks like:

I hope you have enjoyed this little step-by-step!
Have fun creating,
xoxo, Sanna
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Used products:
Stencils – The Crafter´s Workshop (Baubles, Beaded Curtain, Texturized)
Stamps – Viva Las VegaStamps
Spray Inks – Tattered Angels, Lindy´s Stamp Gang, Dylusions, Studio Calico, Heidi Swapp
Adhesives – Glue n´ Seal
PaintsDina Wakley for Ranger, Paper Artsy Fresco Finish
Stamp ink – Ranger Archival ink, jet black
Other – Flower ribbon, Light bulb, Sizzix butterfly die, Tissue paper, Texture paste, Glitter glue
White ink – Liquitex Titanium white
Pen – Sharpie
Gesso – Liquitex

Easy DIY background pattern – The Crafters Workshop

Hi there! It is again time for another The Crafter´s Workshop post and today I´d like to share with you a layout I created based on a piece of white cardstock. I love to create my own layout backgrounds and one of my go-to products for that are stencils.

This pattern is really easy to make. You first take a piece of plain cardstock (it does not have to be white, you could use other colours too). I then place a stencil, in this case the 12×12 inch „Mechanogrid“ stencil, over the paper and take two tones of Distress Ink and an ink blending tool. I usually start with the darker colour and apply it here and there. I leave white areas for the next colour. When I was finished with blue I changed to green and applied it thru the stencil in all white areas and slightly over the blue toned edges. That way the result is smooth.

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Next I took a piece of blue canvas and cut a wide strip for my background. I then chose the „Hourglass“ 12×12 inch stencil to create a white pattern onto the canvas using some gesso. I just dabbed the gesso with a sponge onto the canvas thru the stencil. Then I let it dry properly.

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Before gluing the canvas on it´s place I have added colour splatters in various colours onto the background for more interest.SONY DSC

Now the background is finished and I just needed to add some paper for detail and I chose labels in similar colours as my background and canvas were. In addition one of the labels adds to my layout title perfectly. Love it when that happens :). SONY DSC

Now I just layered the labels and glued the onto their places and then added some small embellishments for additional detail. SONY DSC

I also added some outlining with a black pen around the edges of my page. I seem to be drawn to that recently. And black ink splatters – but you know that by now, I think ;-). Here are some detail photos:

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I hope you have enjoyed this little step-by-step tutorial. This is a really easy to do technique and I hope you will give it a try!!

Happy scrapping,
Sanna
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Used products:
Cardstock (white) – Bazzill Basics
Stencils: Mechanogrid & Hourglass (12×12) – The Crafter´s Workshop
Distress Ink: Shabby Shutters, Broken China – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Blue Canvas – Canvas corp.
Gesso – Liquitex
Enamel hearts – Studio Calico
Wood veneer – Studio Calico
Glimmer mist – Tattered Angels
Alphas – American Crafts, Glitz Design
Patterned Papers – Studio Tekturek
Pen – Sakura
Glue – Aleene´s Tacky Glue

Bloom – Canvas challenge with the Frog Dog Studio girls

Hi there! Remember this canvas I did for Frog Dog Studio in May?

Well, Tina suggested that we´d make a little challenge based on this piece, so we did. The five of us (Sue, Tina, Susan, Melissa and me) took this canvas as a starting point and did our versions of it. This is what I came up with:

Can you see those little „chrystals“ hanging down from the canvas. I´ve had them for AGES, but never found a good place for them and while choosing the colours (Fresco Paints by PaperArtsy) for the background, it came to me that they would perfectly fit in here. So I drilled 3 holes onto the canvas and used a piece of wire to adhere the chrystals onto the canvas.

Other than that I have used very similar techniques as on my original canvas – more about those here. The chipboard pieces are by Wycinanka scrap & decou and I´ve colored them in with a water tank paint brush and Distress Inks. The flowers are from Prima (one of the Finnabair collections) and I´ve brushed some matte raspberry Ayeeda Paint with a very dry paint brush over them.

The „bloom“ sentiment is hand written with one of my new favorite pens, the Wink of Stella Brush silver pen. I love the subtle shine you can create with this pen.

So now it´s time to take a look at what the other girls have created!! Please keep on hopping over to their blogs and take a look at their lovely creations – you won´t regret it!!! And do leave comments while visiting the blogs, we all love reading them :).

Here is our little inspirational canvas „blog hop“ round of girls for you to hop thru:
1. Melissa
2. Sanna (you are here)
3. Sue
4. Susan
5. Tina

Have fun and hope you get inspired to create 🙂 !!!
Wishing you all a lovely week!!
xoxo, Sanna

Used products:
Ayeeda Paint - Matte Raspberry
GAŁĄZKA KWITNĄCEJ WIŚNI - dekory
Kuretake Zig Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pen - Clear - KURETAKE MS-55-999 Fresco Finish Acrylic PaintsPaper Roses - Blue