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

Altered present box – STAMPlorations

Hello lovelies! Time to share the STAMPlorations March Mixed Media Challenge with you today!!!

The weather has been lovely here the past days and it is slowly starting to feel like spring. I love the fact that the days get longer and the birds are starting to sing. Immediately lifts my spirits!! I might have been inspired by spring on my March reveal mixed media piece :)…. there is a little birdie sitting on top of my altered box. And the happy, bright colours might also have something to do with my anticipation for spring :)…

Here is what I did:
And this is how I altered the wooden box:

I first applied a layer of gesso onto the box. Then went over all sides, besides the bottom, obviously, with the „Ethnic Organic Two“ STAMPlorations stencil and applied modeling paste thru the stencil onto the surface. This took a while, as I always had to let 1-2 sides dry properly before moving over to the next one.   After finishing all sides I placed the wooden box into a misting box (I made myself one, after spraying my keyboard and my working area several times with various spray colours…) and misted the box – both inside and outside – with blue Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist tone „Jack Frost“. Then I decorated the lid with a little bird and two paper flowers. I misted those again with purple and yellow Glimmer Mist tones and added glitter glue here and there for additional interest.

Finally I stamped a Dina Wakley stamp sentiment on a sheet of old book paper and fussy cut that into stripes and adhered them onto the lid.

As you can see, the box is misted both outside and inside.

I can either use this box as a decorational piece or give it away as a present. Just add the present inside and it is ready to go :).

This is a very tiny box. It only measures 10 x 6 x 5 centimeters. I have been thinking of adding a bigger and a smaller one to go with it. That away they would look pretty nice together as a group.

Now it is your turn to create and link up non-card mixed media projects. The theme is always anything mixed media, except a card and you are asked to use at least one stencil (any brand!!!) on your project. The Linky closes at the end of the month. And there are prizes to be won:

– $10 gift certificate to the winner voted by the Mixed Media team
– $5 gift certificate each to the 2 top picks
– AND If there are 25 or more entries: 1 random winner wins any 2 standard sized stencils from the store

so what are you waiting for? Hop over HERE and get inspired by the design team samples and join in with us!!!

Annnddd….just a kind reminder, in case you are in need of stamps, stencils and/or die cut dies, you just might want to add this code upon checkout for 20% off your order at STAMPlorations store 🙂

xxx, Sanna

Used product:
ARTplorations: Ethnic Organic Two stencil
Tattered Angels – Jack Frost
Simply Sheer – Strong Pink
Tattered Angels – Summer Glow
Modeling paste
Dina Wakley – Scribbly Birds stamp set
Gesso

The journey is.. – The MMCC October reveal

Hi there, time to share the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog´s OCTOBER challenge with you. This time the theme is: BLACK AND PURPLE and as an optional element you should use: TWINE.

Here is my take:
Sanna Lippert A black paper is my starting point. I then applied purple pearlescent texture paste onto the piece of paper thru a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil. After the surface was dry, I added some twine around the paper. Next I misted a paper flower with purple Glimmer Mist and added a black paper flower under it – all topped with a purple brad.

Finally I stamped a sentiment onto white cardstock, fussy cut it and glued it onto the card. Some purple rhinestones add more detail.

Sanna LippertI hope you get inspired by this challenge and create a mixed media card. I´d love to see lots of you join in on this months challenge!!!

See you at MMCC,
xxx, Sanna

English Roses – ATC cards

Hello there, lovelies! I could not resist but joining this months Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog´s challenge #24. Such a fun challenge! See for yourself:

I chose to create ATC cards (a set of 4 actually) and I used both butterflies and blooms on them. I named this set „English Roses“ because of the color combination I used. I kinda got inspired by this photo of a flower store in Richmond on our stay in London, such lovely flowers and colors in there.

These are the ATC cards, I am joining this months challenge with. I have added book paper, ink splatters and drippings and punched, spray inked punched butterflies (Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels). Underneath it all is a light blue flower stencil (The Crafter´s Workshop) pattern, created with a paste that I mixed from chalk paint and transparent texture paste. On top, a rolled DIY fabric flower (rose?) and some yarn.

Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertI only had enough fabric for three DIY flowers, so I took some paper flowers from my stash for the fourth one. Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertCreating these ATC cards was again combined with some lovely chatting with scrappy friends via Skype. Do you scrap with your friends online? We do. And it was my turn to come up with a challenge, so I asked them to use flowers and butterflies and a book page on their projects (and how practical, most of that just happens to match the Mixed Media MC challenge – so I am hoping they will be joining in this months challenge too with their creations). And since we now all created ATC cards, we will be swapping with each other.  Always great to get real mail!!!

And since I am allowed to join in on additional challenges too, I´m adding these ATC cards to the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge from the 25th of May, 2016: Anything goes.
Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog
I´ve never played along with them yet – there is always a first time for everything, right? 🙂

Happy creating,
xxx, Sanna

For some of the used product, look for these links:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
The Crafter´s Workshop stencil
Imagine Crafts texture sprays
Paper Artsy Paints
Dylusions pens
Liquitex Titanium White Ink!

Mum – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello there, everyone! Today I´d like to share with you a Mother´s Day card I created using mainly the Elizabeth Craft Designs products. This is how the card looks like:

Sanna LippertHere is a little step-by-step on how I created the card:

Sanna LippertFirst I took a piece of yellow cardstock and placed an Elizabeth Craft Designs stencil repeatedly over the paper and inked thru it with an orange Distress Ink tone.

Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertNext I cut a Garden Notes Grapewine Wreath Round image from a green patterned paper several times. After that I took a strip of Brusho colored watercolor paper and used an Anemone die cutting die to cut several flowers. Sanna LippertI then adhered the stenciled cardstock piece onto a white card base. After that I adhered the wreath and leave pieces onto the yellow background.

Sanna LippertAfter I had first built the flowers I glued them on their places and added some details with a pearl pen.

Sanna LippertSanna LippertFinally I used the Alphabet 2 – Lower Case die cut set and the Banners die cut set to cut the images and hung the banner with twine from one end of the wreath to the other. I attached small silver puffy dots on top at both ends and outlined the card edges with a matching toned marker. For the banner pieces I used the Through the Lens – Metal paper set.

Sanna LippertI hope you have enjoyed reading thru this little tutorial!!

Have fun creating,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Yellow cardstock – American Crafts
Flower stencil
Susan´s Garden – Anemone
Garden Notes Grapevine Wreath Round
Banners
Alphabet 2 Lower Case
Through the Lens – Metal
White Soft Finish Cardstock
Green patterned paper – Creative Memories
Card base – white
Pearl pen
Twine – Whisker Graphics
Silver Puffy Dots – Studio Calico
Distress Ink – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Brusho

XOXO – The Mixed Media Card Challenge, May

Hello there, lovelies!!! This month I was not able to finish my card for the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog´s May challenge in time – SORRY for that! BUT there is a reason for that.. I have recently gone thru quite a big life change and I am struggling with time management. I have been chasing my tail the past weeks and this time I just did not make it in time. However, the good thing is that we share more inspiration during the month, so I can today share the May MMCC challenge with you!!

This is again a fun one! You need to use WINGS and foil on your card. By the way, while creating, make sure you join in with a CARD as this is a card challenge :-).  I am sure we will again get lots and lots of submissions to such a fun theme!! Cannot wait to see what you create!!

Here are the rules, how to play along:

1. Create a mixed media CARD based on the theme, with or without the optional element.
2. Display the challenge graphic on your blog post and link back to this challenge post.
3. You may enter as many times as you want, as long as each entry is different.
4. You may combine a maximum of 7 challenges (6 other challenges plus ours).
5. Submit your projects by May 25, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT-7).
6. We’ll announce the winner and highlights on May 31.

ANNNNDDD…. the MMCC blog is soon celebrating it´s first birthday and there is a
DESIGN TEAM CALL open on this occation!! Here are the details:

Our challenge blog turns one in July and I’m looking for a few new mixed media card artists to be part of the design team as we enter our second year. As a design team member, you’ll:
  • create one mixed media card a month based on a theme (reminder cards are optional)
  • comment on your assigned entries
  • pick your favorite and vote on the winner
Interested? I you’d like to be considered, create a mixed media card based on this month’s theme and link it up to the gallery. So that Shery knows you’re applying, add „DT“ after your name (e.g., Your Name – DT).
Successful applicants will be notified by June 5, introduced on the MMCC blog on June 20, and officially start their term on July 1. Good luck, everyone!
And now for my May card. Here it is – a shabby chic/romantic card this time around.

I first cut the background paper into right size, then added some pva glue here and there, let it dry and then applied some gold foil over the glued areas. I LOVE this effect and it is sooo easy to do. When that was done, I went and added some pink, purple and black misting here and there. Next I took a piece of paper towel (a leftover from a misting project), wripped a suitable sized piece and glued it onto the background. Next I fussy cut a flowery patterned paper piece and inked it a little bit. That was then glued down over the paper towel piece.

Then I just went and added some fussy cut leaves (I used the same paper as on the background) and applied glitter glue on them for additonal detail. The dragonfly is a chipboard image from Wycinanka and consists of two pieces. I inked one piece with pink and the other with dark brown ink an glued them together. Then I applied some glitter glue on top. There is also a little butterfly flying around the card – also fussy cut from the patterned paper piece. And on top of it all a few paper flowers :).

I´ve by the way used a Polish Kit Project kit for this card – all the pieces, except for the spray inks and the foil come from that kit.

Now it is your turn – hope you have fun with this challenge!!
See you at MMCC,
xxx, Sanna

Life is a garden – Canvas Corp Brands

Happy April, everyone! How´s the weather at your end? We´ve had our share of rain, storms and hail mixed with beautiful sunshine days – typical April weather, so to say. And how´s your gardening getting along? We have started..but mainly kept with sowing some seeds and waiting them to grow. We like to work in our little garden with cherry and plum trees and a small vegetable garden. Here is a garden themed layout, I created with the new Watering Can collection while waiting for this years season to start:

and here is a little step-by-step about how this page came together:

I first sprayed the lovely bicycle paper (Bikes and Baskets on Ivory) background with a light yellow, light blue and light pink Glimmer Mist. And then added some wripped and misted old book page pieces onto the background.

Next I started adding all kinds of little bits and pieces in clusters around the photos. Some paper roses, spray inked pieces of tissue paper, pearl swirls (now that sounds funny written like that :)..). The watering can and the journaling pieces are from the Garden Sayings on Ivory paper.

The are also some wood veneer hearts here and there as well as some sticker words to add to the journaling of the page.

I´ve even added some clay elements here and there which I made myself with molds. These are also colored with Glimmer Mist to add to the color scheme of the page.

Thanks for coming over and taking a look! Always lovely to hear from you guys, so would love if you left me a comment <3 !

Happy gardening, lovelies!
xxx, Sanna

Smile – The Mixed Media Card Challenge

Hello lovelies and happy April!!! It is again time for another brand new mixed media card challenge over at the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog. This month it´s all about FLOWERS! As an optional element you can use a BASKET

Here are again the rules, how to play along:
1. Create a mixed media CARD based on the theme, with or without the optional element.
2. Display the challenge graphic on your blog post and link back to this challenge post.
3. You may enter as many times as you want, as long as each entry is different.
4. You may combine a maximum of 7 challenges (6 other challenges plus ours).
5. Submit your projects by April 25, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT-7).
6. We’ll announce the winner and highlights on April 30.

And this is the card I created:

I have used light pink Distress Stain on the background first. Then placed a Tim Holtz stencil over the surface and wiped some pink Distress Ink thru it onto the background. After the ink was dry I applied some Viva Decor glitter paste here and there over the „rays“ for additonal shine. After that was dry I applied some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist splatters here and there. After that I stamped some flowers onto a piece of white cardstock (w/ Distress Ink) and punched them out. Then clustered them with yarn and some wooden buttons onto the card and added a sentiment. The sentiment is fussy cut – I really like the look it creates.

So now it´s your turn, create a flower card and join this months challenge :)! And for further inspiration make sure you check the beautiful cards my DT colleagues created. And don´t forget, there will be more inspiration coming later this month, so make sure you come back :).

xxx, Sanna

Wonderful day

Hi there! Today I´d like to share with you two really simple and easy cards. I´ve used water based markers with a water tank brush to colour the images. But before I started coloring them, I adhered some peel-off stickers to the card base. Then I just went along and used the markers with the water tank brush to apply the color.

After that I added some black Glimmer Glaze droplets, did the outlining with a black pen and stamped the sentiments with Wycinanka stamps using black ink. Fast, simple and easy! Again something to add to my card box to wait for their destiny :).

I am joining the Creative Colors #29 challenge with my cards. I´ve used the color palette and if you look closely, you can see some dots on one of those cookies. I´ve added some peel-off sticker dots here and there to my cards. I hope that counts :). And my yellow is more like a dark yellow, as I didn´t have a bright yellow in my stash…

Wishing you a great day,
xxx, Sanna

Mixed media tin – Paperilla-lehti

 Hello lovelies, it is my turn today to share a project at the Paperilla blog. This time I tuned an empty metal coffee tin into a pink flower dream :). I´ve also prepared a video for you. Hope you enjoy!!!

..and here are some detail photos:

You could fill the tin with candy or cookies or something else lovely and take it with you as a little present for a family member or a friend.

Happy crafting!!!
xoxo, Sanna