Happy day – TAGplorations challenge reminder

Hello there, everybody! I hope you haven´t forgotten about the new TAGplorations monthly challenge over at STAMPlorations blog. It´s a fun one, so I hope you find time to play along. Incase you haven´t already, here is a kind reminder to do so :-)…

With a reminder tag project:

I´ve used pretty much the same techniques like on my reveal day project (see here) on these tags, except that I´ve added a die cut word on top of the colored and stamped image and some word stickers to go with that. And this time I didn´t make a card, but left the tag as it is. I figured, I could combine the cards and the tags with giving them to someone with a present, maybe.

I´ve again added some faux stitching and used Distress Ink for coloring. The stamped image is again heat embossed with white embossing ink and the die cut word as well as the alpha stickers got a layer of Glossy Accents on them for dimension. The little flags on the upper right corner are from a stickers sheet by Jenni Bowlin. Again trying to use some of my older stash here and there :).

I really do like these framed flower stamp images from STAMPlorations alot. I´m not very talented in coloring, but these are fun to color, because it does not show here if you are not that good at it :). So now it is again your turn to get creative! Do take a look at the project my DT colleagues have created for your inspiration and then grab some goodies and start creating!! There is still plenty of time to join in!!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:


But first Coffee – Studio Forty

Hello there,  it´s my turn to share a layout created with Studio Forty product with you today.  Are there any coffee lovers out there amongst you? Well, I need to confess that I tend to drink quite a lot of coffee and I just love the smell of freshly brewed coffee. The coffee themed stamp set in the shop is super cute, so I used that stamp set as my starting point for this page:

I´ve used various stamp sets on this layout for various reasons. I like owls – and I am a night owl – so I figured it would be a perfect match for this page to use some owls with the coffee theme. I stay up late and then I am sleep deprived and then I need coffee to wake up and keep me going… see where I am getting? So basically that is what this page is about.

I´ve used Tattered Angels spray inks to color the fussy cut,  stamped images. I first stamped them onto white cardstock with waterproof black ink, then colored with matching spray ink tones.

I added a layer of spray ink to the background using a piece of plastic as my transfer medium for the ink. That creates a nice random pattern, but bigger color areas than if I would add the color as direct splatters from the bottle.

I first stamped the owls and all other images with black ink onto a thicker paper that absorbes spray inks well, then I used a fine paint brush to apply the ink. The owls add a fun detail to the page.

Also fussy cutting the stamped images adds more interest and texture to the layout than just directly stamping onto the background paper. Besides, this way you have more control of your images and should one of them not turn out nice, you can simply toss that one and stamp another one and your page will not be ruined by a poorly stamped image.

I´ve again added a date stamp onto the page just to document when I created it and what kind of ideas had been going thru my mind on that day. So this layout is almost like everyday diary keeping.

That´s it from me today. When was the last time you documented something about your everyday life, habits or thoughts?

Happy scrapping,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Coffee themed tag – Coffee Lovers blog hop

Hi there everyone, I am up today with one last – although I could go on and on with these coffee themed projects, as I AM a coffee addict 😉 – project for the  Spring Coffee Lovers blog hop.

This time I ended up creating a coffee themed tag. Here it is:
And this is how I created it:

First I took a plain white tag and misted it with a Tattered Angels Cardboard toned Chalkboard spray ink. I sprayed the tag really wet so that the color would start „running“ on the tag surface and then quickly dried the surface with a heat gun. That way I got this really cool background look. Looks like spilled coffee :)..! And next I stamped the A Cup Of Roses clear stamp image onto a piece of beige patterned paper. The paper had platters on it, which makes it look like it has been stained by coffee/tea. Perfect for this theme then! I colored the image with markers again – using mainly Copic markers and adding white dots with a white gel pen. Finally I decorated the rose petals and the coffee cup with Rose Gold and Stardust Sticles to add some sparckle to the image. Next I took the Bloomin´ Spring Coffee Basket stamp set and used the sentiment stamps with black ink for the tag background. I repeatedly stamped the images next to each other mainly concentrating on getting the coffee name parts visible on the tag. Then all I did was to fussy cut the Cup of Roses image and adhere it onto the tag. I also stamped a sentiment onto a white paper and inked it with darkish yellow spray ink tone to match the tag colors and adhered the stamped sentiment underneath the rose image. Finally I added some ribbons to the tag and the project was done. I really like the colors on this tag. I am not that big a fan of brown but when I see it on a project, it gets me every time – maybe it´s because it reminds me of coffee 😉 ….

And now hop over to the STAMPlorations blog to read more about this hop! Have fun!!! And do join in too!!!

Let´s stay creative,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
STAMPlorations A Cup Of Roses clear stamp set
STAMPlorations Bloomin´ Spring Coffee Basket clear stamp set
Tattered Angels Baseboard spray ink – Cardboard tone
Archival jet black stamp ink
Stickels Rose Gold and Stardust
7gypsies Ordre Du Jour 8×8 paper collection
Ribbons
Copic markers
Signo uni-ball white

Coffee themed bag – Coffee Lovers blog hop

Hello there again, everyone! Time to share another Spring Coffee Lovers blog hop project with you today.

I could not stop with the ATC cards, but had to make another project :). This time, I altered a fabric bag to a customized present bag. Here is what it looks like:

I can fill it with goodies and give it away on a suitable occation. Here is what I did:

I first took a waterproof black ink and applied ink onto the STAMPlorations „A Cup of Roses“ clear stamp. I love this stamp!!! It is soooo pretty!!! Then I took some markers – both water soluble and permanent ones, as I am not going to add anything wet inside this bag, so it does not matter which ones I use. When coloring, I added a piece of thick cardstock inside the bag to keep the marker color from seeping all the way thru the bag and leaving ugly color spots on the backside of the bag. I also stamped a sentiment from the same stamp set on the bottom of the bag.

I don´t have much practise at coloring, so I went for a more „artistic“ look instead of trying to get a realistic result :). Finally after finishing the coloring, I added white gel pen dots onto the coffee cup and added some Frosted Lace Stickles around the rose petals for additional detail and the bag was finished. Here is a close-up of the finished project. I really like how it turned out. I have a few more bags in my stash, so I might make some more to give away :). And now, hop over to the STAMPlorations blog to read more about this fun coffee themed spring hop!! Do join in the fun!!!

Let´s stay creative,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
STAMPlorations A Cup Of Roses clear stamp set
Copic markers
Faber-Castell markers
Signo uni-ball white pen
Stampin´ Up! markers
Archival Ink jet black stamp ink
Fabric bag
Frosted Lace Stickles

Coffee themed ATC set – Coffee lovers blog hop

Hello there, everyone and welcome to the Spring Coffee Lovers blog hop. This hop is a sponsored by STAMPlorations (among many other amazing super sponsors).

There are some really great coffee themed products available at the STAMPloratios store and as an coffee addict, I could not pass this hop. Here is my project and a few details on how I created it:

This is a set of 3 Artist Trading Cards and I´ve used the „Bloomin´ Spring Coffee Basket“ clear stamp set on this set of ATCs. My first stemp was to cut vanilla toned cardstock into ATC size (….) and add some patterned papers onto the background. I used 7gypsies Ordre Du Jour papers as I found they would match the blog hop theme very well. And they remind me of old cáfe wallpaper decor somehow :). After cutting the papers into righ size I took a piece of vellum and black waterproof ink and stamped the Coffee Basket onto the vellum. Once dry, the ink does not smear.

Next I fussy cut the stamped baskets and flipped them upside down and started coloring from the backside (just to make sure my alcohol markers would not smear the stamped image – this way nothing can happen!). I used browns, pink, blue and yellow Copic marker tones. After coloring the images I only had to adhere them onto their places with clear double sided adhesive and  add stamped, fussy cut sentiments on top. The words are from the same set. I just used them partially.

For decoration I added some sewing yarn and a button on each ATC. Also there is some glitter glue here and there for additional shine. Finally I wiped some black ink around the ATC edges. These are the finished ATCs and here is a close-up of one of them: 

And now hop over to the STAMPlorations blog to find out more about this hop (there are also prizes to be won, so make sure you join in the fun!!!). Have fun!!!

Let´s stay creative,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
STAMPlorations Blooming Spring Coffee Basket clear stamp set
7gypsies Ordre Du Jour 8×8 paper pack
Copic markers
Hero Arts black stamp ink
Archival jet black stamp ink
Vanilla cardstock
Stickles Glitter Glue (Rose Gold and Star Dust)

Just a little something – STAMPlorations

Hello lovelies!!! It´ again time for another Stencil Sunday post over at the STAMPlorations blog. This time I created a Christmas tag (again) – well, there are going to be a few presents that need to be decorated with tags, so I still need to make a few :). So this is my contribution to this Sunday´s stenci inspiration post. Here is what I did:

Sanna Lippert - stenciled, colored tag

  1. Take a manila tag and the Leaf Bliss (L) STAMPlorations stencil and start outlining with a red pen (for the berries) and a green pen (for th leaves) along the stencil pattern. You can move the stencil around abit to get the end result you prefer. Sanna Lippert - stenciled, colored tag
  2. After you have outlined all the patterns you want, take a red and a green marker (I used COPIC pens) and color the patterns with the markers. Fast and easy!! Sanna Lippert - stenciled, colored tag
  3. Next take the STAMPlorations Fond Expressions clear stamp set and stamp with a black ink a sentiment to the tag. I think that the „just a little something for you“ works for a Christmas present as well as for another occation too, so I chose that for this particular tag. Sanna Lippert - stenciled, colored tag
  4. And finally, add soem white highlights (Signo uni-ball white) to the berries and draw an outlined with a black pen along the edges (faux stitching). Add a red ribbon and the tag is done. Sanna Lippert - stenciled, colored tagYou can create your own coloring pages, colored backgrounds and colored details to all kinds of artwork pieces using this technique! And it´ very relaxing too (and very fast to do)!!  Sanna Lippert - stenciled, colored tag Sanna Lippert - stenciled, colored tag

I hope you enjoyed this little step-by-step idea and get your stencils out for play. Now it´s your turn and when you are finished with your piece, do join in with us and submit your work to the STAMPlorations blog for THIS CHALLENGE!

Then jump over here and get inspired by my design team colleagues!!! There are prizes to be won and joining in is very easy (just make sure you follow the rules)!!!
Hope to see you at the STAMPlorations blog!!!
Happy stenciling!!
xxx, SannaSupplies:
ARTplorations: Leaf Bliss (L)
STAMPlorations: Fond Expressions
COPIC markers
Red and green pen
Black and white uni-ball pens
Black stamp ink

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

Bright and Jolly Christmas cards – Canvas Corp Brands

Happy Sunday, lovelies!! How about another set of Christmas cards today? For this set of six I again used the fun Jolly Christmas Mix and Match paper pad by Canvas Corp Brands. Here you can see the finished cards:

Sanna LippertThe All Wrapped Up Reverse paper was just screaming for some coloring :). So I colored. I used blue, red and green Glimmer Mist tones and a water tank paint brush for coloring. Then I added some green and red burlap on top with a stamped, fussy cut sentiment.

Sanna LippertSanna LippertFor decoration I just added a few felt ornaments and/or some chipboard buttons from my older stash. The stamps I used are again by STAMPlorations.

Sanna LippertSanna LippertSanna LippertI really like this set very much – it is fun, playful and bright even though there is quite a lot of black on in there too. This was the collection my handmade cards this year. I hope you have enjoyed reading thru all these posts. Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy Holiday Season!!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Fun and bright Christmas cards – Canvas Corp Brands

Happy Thursday everyone!!! Time for my next set of Christmas cards! For this set I used the Jolly Christmas Mix and Match pad. It has everything you need packed in one neat set! I especially liked the Candy Canes and the Jolly Christmas on White images. They are perfect for coloring…and coloring actually is very much in trend at the moment.

Here is the finished set of four cards:

Sanna LippertI first cut the Candy Canes paper into a right size to match my white card bases. Then I used some burlap in natural and red tone.

Sanna LippertSanna LippertNext I fussy cut some images from the Jolly Christmas on white patterned paper and colored them with green, brown and orange Glimmer Mist.  I then layered all these pieces over each other and then stamped the sentiment. The stamp set is by STAMPlorations.

Sanna LippertSanna LippertSanna LippertSanna LippertFinally I just outlined the patterned paper with a black pen, added some black Glimmer Glaze droplets for additional detail and treated some parts of the colored images with Crackle Accents. These cards were really easy to create too, thanks to the nice mix and match paper pad.

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