TAGplorations December challenge reveal

Hello lovelies, can you believe it´s already December!!! And this means it´s time for this years last TAGplorations challenge reveal. In December you are asked to create a project featuring a tag around the theme „All About Christmas„.

As an optional element use GLITTER :).

Here is my take for the reveal:

This time I used red cardstock as my starting point, then added some Nuvo mousse thru a stencil and added die cut elements on top. And lots of glitter :).

And now to the steps:

* Die cut the nesting manila tag from red cardstock with the die cut die
* Place the Dots all Over stencil on top of the tag and apply Mother Of Pearl Nuvo Mousse thru the stencil onto the tag with a palette knife. Let dry.
* Die cut the winter landscape with the Stitched Winter Landscape die from Sugar Crystal glitter cardstock and cut into two, layer on top of each other and adhere on place
* Add a strip of washi tape for decoration, die cut the Warm Winter Wishes phrase from red cardstock and adhere on place
* Add some silver glitter swirls on top of the chimney for additional detail, finish off with a ribbon and the tag is ready

Now it´s again your turn to play along – just remember to play by the rules:

  • You can link up as many projects as you want (1 project per blog post!!!)
  • Projects can be anything but they must feature a TAG
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are allowed
  • To qualify for the prize, you must display the challenge graphic and link back to the challenge post (blogs only!!)
  • Prizes: $15 Giftcard for the winner and $5 Giftcard to three randomly picked participants

Have fun playing,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

TAGplorations November challenge reveal

Hello everyone, new month means it´s time for a new TAGplorations challenge!! This month´s challenge is all about GRATITUDE!

You are asked to create a project featuring a tag around the theme of giving thanks. As an optional twist you can use POLKA DOTS.

Here is what I did:

I´ve chosen to use totally different colors on this months tag, rather than taking typical fall colors out to play. I really like the strong contrast the Distress Paints created!!! The tag is created using Distress Paints on their own on the background and also with a stencil. I also used the stencil both ways, first dabbing the paint thru the stencil onto the background, then flipping it around to brayer the residue paint onto the other side of tag. This creates a really interesting look using both positive and negative sides.

Step 1: Take a piece of white cardstock, die cut with the nesting tag die cut die and apply three shades of Distress Paint onto a working surface. Apply a few spritz of water on top and dab and pull the color onto the tag.  Let dry.

Step 2: Take a dark green Distress Paint tone and the Dots all Over stencil and dabb the Distress Paint onto the tag thru the stencil. Next turn the stencil with the residue wet paint are around towards the tag and press the paint (using a brayer) onto the tag. Lift the stencil off and let dry.

Step 3: Stamp birds and sentiments with black ink using the For the Birds – June 2017 stamp set. Outline the birds with white gel pen. Decorate with polka dotted washi tape and a pink misted white resin flower. Add a pink ribbon to finish the tag.

Now it´s again your turn to play – remember to follow the rules:

  • you can link up as many projects as you want (1 project per blog post!!)
  • Projects can be anything but they must feature a TAG
  • Non-STAMPlorations products also allowed
  • To qualify for the prize, you must display the challenge graphic and link back to the challenge post (blogs only!!)
  • Prizes: $15 Giftcard for the winner and $5 Giftcard to three randomly picked participants

Have fun playing,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

After the rain… – STAMPlorations

Hello lovelies! A new month means a new challenge – which means it is time to share some mixed media & stencil projects with you again :).
This month I kept to a smallish sized project, an ATC. And I´ve only used a single stencil on my project, but it is all it needs in my opinion.
This is my project:
 Sanna Lippert
I´ve first used a piece of misted and painted residue paper as my starting point. Then I wiped some blue Distress Ink (faded jeans) into the background thru the Droplets Mini stencil. Next I outlined the raindrops with a blue Posca paint pen. Finally I fussy cut this digital coloring file into right size, colored it with Distress Crayons and added a hand written sentiment on top. Sanna LippertI am a summer person, thus the sommery theme, even though it is very much fall aready ;-). Now it´s your turn to join in with us on this months challenge!
Remember to read the rules on how to play along (read here). Basically you are asked to create a mixed media project – anything except a card! And you need  to use a stencil (any brand goes). But for further instructions, please check the STAMPlorations blog! Also go there for more Inspiration and see what my DT colleagues have created!!

oh, and there are also PRIZES to be won :)!!!  Hope to see you there!

xxx,
Sanna

 Supplies:

ARTplorations stencil – mini droplets
Digital coloring file – STAMPlorations
Coloring book – STAMPlorations
Distress Crayons – Ranger
Distress Ink – Faded Jeans – Ranger
Posca pen – blue
White gel pen
Black pen – Staedtler

You´re special – MMCC inspiration card

Hi there, how are you doing with this months Mixed Media Card Challenge? Need some additional inspiration? Well, then hop over to the MMCC blog to check out the additional inspirational cards my design team colleagues have been creating along the past weeks.

I also made another one for this months challenge – here it is:

Sanna LippertI first applied golden texture paste (by Imagine Crafts) thru a stencil (The Crafter´s Workshop) onto the background, then cut a smaller piece of white cardstock, inked it with orange Distress Ink and then stamped some apples with red ink onto it. Next I colored the seeds and the stem with black and brown markers. The leafs have a green glitter glue coating on them.

The sentiment is stamped directly onto the background and accompanied by rows of rhinestones which I colored with Copics to make them match the colors of the card.

Sanna LippertThere is still plenty of time to join this months challenge so I hope you will take the time and create a fun, mixed media card! I´d love to see what you make!

Happy creating,
xxx, Sanna

My favorite thing – the MMCC September reveal

Hi there! And just like that it´s September again. I hope you all had a lovely summer!!! Today I´d like to share with you the brand new Mixed Media Card Challenge blog´s SEPTEMBER challenge. The theme this time is: HARVEST BASKET and as an optional element you are to use: FRUIT.

Here is my take (obviously without the basket):
Sanna Lippert

My Card is full of pears – suitable for September as they usually are ripe around this time. I´ve inked the pear stamp with three different Distress Ink tones (orange, green and brown)  and then stamped the images in rows.

I also outlined the fruit with a black pen, added some transparent rhinestones on each of them and colored those with Copic markers green or orange. Then I stamped and fussy cut the sentiment and added yellow and green Glimmer Mist splatters onto the background as well as some black Glimmer Glaze spots.

Sanna LippertPears are one of my favorite fruit, so the sentiment is just perfect :). Now it is your turn – get your product out and create a fun mixed media card for this challenge!!!

See you at MMCC,
xxx, Sanna