Be the game changer – STAMPlorations challenge

Hello there – it´s time to share the STAMPlorations Mixed Media November challenge reveal post with you today. For this months post I´ve created a set of ATC´s.

Here they are:

When I started creating these artist trading cards, a quote kept coming to my mind all the time. So I named this set after that quote: „Don´t judge a book by it´s cover“. See the look of these ATCs? They are supposed to remind one of a book cover :-D.

At least that was what I was aiming for when creating these. I´ve first adhered patterned paper onto the ATC base, then applied white and red Distress Paint thru the Bubbles Mini stencil onto the paper. After that I added black Glimmer Glaze droplets and outlined the pieces with a back pen (faux stitching).

Then I added a piece of corrugated cardstock and green burlap with a piece of twine. These are supposed to create a book spine look. finally I added some silver thread, buttons and a stamped sentiment which I fussy cut and adhered to the base with 3D foam.  That´s it! I hope you get inspired to try out some mixed media yourself and join in on this months challenge! Here you will find all the details on how to play along and what to create! Just remember that almost anything goes, except a card & that you are asked to use at least one stencil on your project. Now hop over to the STAMPlorations blog to see what my DT colleagues have created for this months reveal.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:


Happiness ATC set – STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday

Hello lovely people, it´s again time for another STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday. How about some „May Flowers“ themed ATC´s for this Sunday´s post? With lots of color, layers and happiness :). Remember, last month I did a set themed „April Showers“, so I thought I might as well add to the theme and do „May Flowers“ this month :). Here they are:

And this time I decided to make a little star-to-finish video to go with the set:

I really like how these artist trading cards turned out & I can´t wait for summer to finally arrive. I am missing sunshine, swimming, sitting in the garden and watching flowers bloom and just relaxing in the sun. Who´s with me? 😉

What I did is I first added a layer of Distress Paint, then some stamping and after that added a spray ink toned paste thru the Daisy Play (one of the newest stencils at the STAMPlorations store) stencil. Finally I added some product from my older stash to embellish the ATC´s.  Here are some close-ups of the ATC´s:

Here´s to a hopefully gorgeous and sunny June :). Hope you all have a lovely Sunday!!!
Just in case you feel the urge to shop some today, feel free to use this code at the STAMPlorations store: It´s good for all product – reduced and regular prized. Enjoy!!!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Used product:
ARTplorations Daisy Play stencil
Distress Paint – pink, yellow, green
Elizabeth Craft Designs stamps
Glimmer Glaze Java
Ramblin´ Rose Pink spray ink
Nuvo Drops – Antique Rose
Modeling paste
Neon pink Mister Huey´s spray ink
Jet Black stamp ink
Sewing yearn, flowers, paper ribbon

Brayered, stenciled mixed media tags – STAMPlorations

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Hello everyone, I am up over at the STAMPlorations blog today with a set of mixed media tags. Every time I create a project, I keep a piece of heavyweight white paper next to me. This piece serves as a residue spray ink/paint/paste surface. I dab, wipe and press all the residue media onto this piece and put it aside, when it is totally covered. Then I take a second one and so on. This way I have a pile of half finished background papers in my stash that I then use for a starting point on future projects. This is how I started with this tag set too.

Here are the steps I did (please also see the video for further details):

1. Take a half finished misted heavyweight background paper piece and cut it into smaller pieces.
2. Take Distress Paints and different brayers and created random patterns onto the misted pieces.
3. Apply some Distress Paint onto the credit card and wipe the paint onto the background pieces. Dry with a heat gun.
4. Fussy cut the papers into tags.
5. Apply yellow, light pink and orange spray ink onto the tag backgrounds. Let dry.
6. Take various ARTplorations stencils and apply blue Distress Ink thru them onto the background.
7. Take a STAMPlorations stencil and stamp the images with black ink onto the tags.
8. Color some of the images with Posca paint pens.
9. Add further details for interest with yellow, black and white texture spray.
10. Apply Liquitex Ink! Iridescent Bronze ink onto the tags for more interest.
11. Add random doodling and writing onto the tags with a black and a white pen.
12. Outline with a black pen.
13. Add ribbon, old book paper pieces and flowers for additional detail and decoration.

Here is the video step-by-step:

This is what the finished tags look like:

and some detail shots:

I hope you enjoy this tag idea and get those stencils and stamps out and play alittle yourself!!! I really enjoy creating these colorful tags!

You might also want to check out the STAMPlorations blog for inspiring tutorials and fun challenges (this will take you there) AND the store for fun product (click here). 🙂

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
ARTplorations – Droplets Mini
ARTplorations – Some Birds
ARTplorations – Art Splatters
ARTplorations – Bubbles Mini
STAMPlorations – Trendy Birds 2
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Old book paper
Flowers
Black & White pen
Black stamp ink
Posca pens
Distress Paint – Ranger
Distress Ink – Ranger
Liquitex Ink! – copper
Imagine Crafts – Irresistible Texture Spray

Mixed media tags

Hello there! I am slowly, but surely, developing a serious addiction towards tag creating :-)… I think they are fabulous projects to make! You can add them later to be a part of another project or put them on a present AND they are smallish thus relatively fast to create. So if inspiration hits and you are just not up to creating a scrapbook layout or working on a canvas, tags are a nice size to go to. These two I created just for fun to participate on a FB online crop.

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I´ve used plain white tags as background and first applied droplets and layers of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist onto the tag. I let those dry properly before moving to the next step. Next I added Distress Paint circles onto the first tag by pressing the dabber directly into the tag. After that I took a Dina Wakley stamp and stamped the „text“ onto the background, then added some details with Posca paint pens. Finally I added bits of cardstock residues from my previous projects and stapled them down. Then I only needed to add a little stamping and the ribbon.

Sanna Lippert - mixed media tags

Sanna Lippert - mixed media tagsFor the second tag I also started with Tattered Angels spray inks. Then I added all the same elements like onto the first tag and finally stamped a few words and the ribbon.

These were so much fun to make! I really like the colors on these tags too :). What have you been creating lately? I know I should be thinking about Xmas cards, but I am still not quite in the spirit for that :)…

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Tattered Angels – Inchworm
Tattered Angels – Sun sisters
Tattered Angels- Safety Orange
Posca pens
Dina Wakley stamp set (Textures) – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Irresistible black texture spray – Imagine Crafts
Distress Paint – Ranger Ind. Inc.
STAMPlorations clear stamp set – Create
Ribbon

Abstract art journal spread – STAMPlorations

Hello lovelies, it is again time for another STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday! This time I created an abstract art journal spread and made a little start-to-finish video to go with it!

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Abstract art journal spread - Sanna Lippert Abstract art journal spread - Sanna Lippert Abstract art journal spread - Sanna Lippert Abstract art journal spread - Sanna Lippert I´ve used plenty of green Distress Paint as a base. The reason is I was creating another project and poured way too much paint onto the painters tray..cannot waste good paint, can I? So I wiped the residue onto my art journal and some more onto spare papers. Could be that you will see lots of greenish creations popping up here on my blog in the future *giggles*.

I really liked how the paint looked on the art journal sheets so I continued from there and created an abstact art journal spread using lovely STAMPlorations products. Here is the start-to-finish video of the creating process:

I hope you will find some time to join this months Mixed Media Challenge over at the STAMPlorations blog?!!! It is a fun one as you can create pretty much anything, just remember NOT to make cards :).  Even the theme is free! More details and rules to play along over here!

 I hope you enjoy watching the video and get inspired to create something fun yourself!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna
Supplies:
ARTplorations – Bubbles Mini stencil
ARTplorations – Art splatters stencil
STAMPlorations clear stamp set – Create
Ranger Distress Paint – mowed lawn
Posca paint pens
Liquitex Ink! Titanium white
Irresistible black & white texture spray – Imagine Crafts

 

Create something today… – STAMPlorations

Hello lovelies! It is agan time for another Stencil Sunday with STAMPlorations! This Sunday´s project is an art journal sheet, a pretty dark one actually. But first, here are the details for this months challenge (just click the image to go to the page). Hope you´ll join in with us!!! There are prizes to be won too *winks*

And now some details on how I created my art journal sheet:

Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet

I first gessoed the art journal sheet with white gesso. Then I dabbed some Distress Paint directly to the brayer and applied it with the brayer onto the page. Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet

Next I placed the Bold Florals ARTplorations stencil onto the page and applied modeling paste onto the sheet thru it. I slightly dried the surface with a heat gun, but only for a few seconds. Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet

Then I took the Create STAMPlorations clear stamp set and pressed the word „ART“ into the slightly dry modeling paste flowers. It left a mark (almost impossible to see on this picture). Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet

I left the paste to dry properly and when I came back to the piece, I didn´t really like the colors I had chosen. They were too soft for my mood that day 🙂 – so I changed them… Some black gesso on top of it all and then I let it to dry again. Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet

After the black gesso was all dried up, I took the Bundled Sage Distress Paint and dabbed some paint onto my finger. I then carefully wiped/dabbed the paint onto the stenciled, modeling paste flowers. This made them stand out more and if you look closely, you might even see the little words (ART) standing out from some flower petals. Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet

Finally I outlined the flowers with a white Posca pen, added pink, yellow and green details in betweenthe flowers and then took a white gel pen and doodled the branches (colored them in with dark green Posca pen) and added a hand written sentiment. I really, really like how this page turned out. I think I will need to try this technique out a few more times :).

Here is the finished page:Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheetNow is your turn! Join the mixed media challenge at the STAMPlorations blog (remember to follow the rules) and have fun creating!!!

xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
ARTplorations stencil: Bold Florals
STAMPlorations stamp: Create
Posca pens
Black Gesso
Modeling paste
Distress Paints
Brayer

Fake doodling – The Crafters Workshop

Hello there, today I´d like to share a layout with you that I created for/with The Crafter´s Workshop stencils. I recently made a page with lots of doodling/zentangles on it (see here for details) and while I was creating it, I really fell in love with the vivid black and white background. So I figured, I could create a sort of „fake doodling look“ on a layout by using a black ink spray and a stencil.

Here is what I did:Sanna Lippert

First I took the „Circles in Lines“ 12×12 inch stencil and placed it over a piece of white cardstock. Then I just sprayed a relatively thick layer of black spray ink over the stencil, but left the right side of the stencil partly unmisted. This way the pattern vanishes towards the other side of the page. I let the color dry properly and immediately cleaned my stencil – otherwise I would have had black spray ink all over the place :).

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Next I took some Distress Paints and pressed big moist splodges of paint onto the background and then tilted the page so that the color could form driplets. I always did one color after another and in between made sure that the previous layer was all dry. This takes a while, but it is worth the wait.

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Next I took a lighter and a silver wax crayon and heated the crayon under the fire until it started to melt. I then immediately shaked/tapped the crayon so that the melted wax created splodges onto the cardstock. This is a really cool and fun way to use a wax crayon, but remember to be careful with the lighter and don´t burn yourself!

Now all I needed to do was to add some embellishments, a photo, the title and some journaling onto my layout. Here is how it turned out:

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As you can see, there are some buttons here and there. I happen to have a few (understatement of the day..) in my stash, so this was the perfect spot to destash a little. The colors of the buttons match the Distress Paints perfectly!

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I´ve also used some wood veneer here and there and added some sticker words to add to the journaling of the page. And some matching spray ink color splodges also had to accompany the Distress Paints in the end. You know me, cannot live without color splatters :).

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I know this is not REAL doodling, but the stencil pattern and the black color make it look almost like doodling at first glance. And besides, I love combining black with bright colors, so I had a really good time creating this background. How about you, what is your favorite combination at the moment?

xxx, Sanna
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Materials:
Circles with Lines – The Crafter´s Workshop
Spray ink – Studio Calico Mister Huey´s (black, dewey, buttercup, bonny blue)
Distress Paint – Ranger Ind. Inc. (spiced marmalade, mowed lawn, broken china, spun sugar)
Buttons – Basic Grey
Wood veneer – SODAlicious, Freckled Fawn
Stickers – Authentique
Thickers – American Crafts
Glue – Aleene´s Tacky Glue
Wax crayon – Stockmar
Pen – Staedtler

Bits and Fragments with paint – The Crafters Workshop

Hi there, I created a few cards using the Crafter´s Workshop stencils again :). Remember the cards I made a while back using Fragments and Bits with spray inks and a Big Shot? Well, the other day I tried the same idea, only changed the spray ink to a regular paint.

Here is how I did the backgrounds: Sanna Lippert I first cut some watercolor paper into suitable sizes and sprayed them with yellow, blue and green spray ink.

Sanna LippertNext I took out some stencils and started dabbing some Distress Paint onto them. I started with the small „Fifties Clock“ stencil and orange paint.

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After I had enough paint on the stencil, I carefully placed it over the spray inked background and since this particular stencil was too big to fit into the Big Shot, I used a brayer to apply the paint onto the card background. Works as well as the Big Shot, except that you will not get a letterpress kind of image out of this technique.

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For the next card I used the „Single Feather“ Balzer Bit and green Distress Paint. This time I ran the paint covered stencil thru the Big Shot and the image is similar to a letterpress image.

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I did the same with blue Distress Paint and „Crosshatched Frags“. I really like this one a lot!

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Finally I used the „Pods Fragments“ stencil and dabbed pink, orange and red Distress Paint onto the surface and ran it thru the Big Shot again. There are so many variations you can create with this basic idea.

And here are the finished cards:Sanna Lippert

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After finishing the backgrounds I glued them down on white card bases and added stamped sentiments, some doodling around the edges and ink splatters in various colours. There are also some silver and gold wax crayon splodges here and there. If you want the images to stand out more, you can go around them with a black pen, like I did on some of the cards.

I hope you will give the small stencils (Bits and Fragments) a try! They are quite a lot of fun to play with!

xxx, Sanna
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Materials:
Distress Paint (blue, green, pink, orange, red) – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Pods Fragments – The Crafter´s Workshop
Crosshatched Frags – The Crafter´s Workshop
Fifties Clock – The Crafter´s Workshop
Graceful Flower – The Crafter´s Workshop
Single Feather – The Crafter´s Workshop
Numbers Bits – The Crafter´s Workshop
Silver & gold wax crayons – Stockmar
Stamp ink – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Stamps (Dylusions & Tim Holtz) – Ranger Ind. Inc. & Stampers Anonymous
Stamps – Technique Tuesday (Studio AE)
Other – Watercolor paper, White cardstock, Big Shot, black pen
Spray ink – Studio Calico (green, blue, yellow)