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

Cadverous Charm Hybrid ATC set – The Nifty Pixel

Hello and welcome to take a look at another hybrid project, created with The Nifty Pixel Cadaverous Charm digi kit. This is one spooky, Halloween themed kit!!! And I´ve tried to be as spooky as possible when creating these Artist Trading Cards 🙂 !!!!

Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC set

This is how I created this set:
Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC setMy starting point was all kinds of bits and pieces from last years Halloween card set (see here). I also used the A3 sized apothecary bottle background paper on these ATCs. Here is more on how I print the papers in full A3 size to have more paper to use for layouts and cards, ATCs, tags etc.

Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC set

Next I just fussy cut all the element pieces and some of the background paper into an ATC size (2 1⁄2 by 3 1⁄2 inches = 64 mm × 89 mm).

Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC setAfter that I took a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil and applied some black Gesso thru it onto the background. Since the stencil itself had a nice leftover layer of gesso still on it. I turned the stencil and using a brayer, pressed the residue gesso onto the background.

Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC set

Next I added some Imagine Crafts Irresistible Texture Spray onto the tags and let the layer dry properly.
Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC set Sanna Lippert Carverous Charm ATC setFinally I went along and added the fussy cut element pieces onto the tags. Also adding some fussy cut text from the patterned paper that is also in the digi kit. I outlined the ATCs with a black pen and added rhinestones from my stash and some Crackle Accents by Ranger to create a more interesting look. I really, really like this set, even though it is a bit spooky!

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I hope you enjoyed reading thru this little hybrid idea. Now hop over to the Nifty Pixel site to take a look at what my digi team colleagues have been creating! There is lots and lots of inspiration over there!!!

Happy hybrid creating,
Sanna

Art journal page – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, I recently went to Barcelona for a holiday and was fascinated by the city, the good food and of course Gaudi´s work. This art journal page has lots of color on it, like the tile bench in Parc Güell in Barcelona.  Sanna Lippert die cut detail art journal page My starting point for this journal page was a blank art journal page. I chose to use the Macarons die cut die set by Joset Designs as well as the Ribbons 1 set by Els van de Burgt Studio. To that I added some old book sheets and a page from the Through the Lens – Wood patterned paper set. Here is how I created the page:

Sanna Lippert die cut detail art journal pageSanna Lippert die cut detail art journal page1. Apply white gesso onto the art journal page. I added a relatively thick layer to create structure. Let the layer dry properly before moving to the next step.
2. Use the Ribbons 1 dies to cut „tree trunks“ from the Through the Lens – Wood paper.
3. Run the Macarons die cut set dies through a Big Shot and cut a sheet of old book paper with them.
4. Add lime, light blue and yellow spray ink to the gessoed background. Let dry.
5. Spray the Maracons book sheet pieces with orange, purple and yellow spray ink. Glue all pieces onto the background, starting with the „tree trunks“.
6. Add light and dark blue as well as black paint dots with a paint brush here and there for interest.
7. Next stamp with black waterproof stamp ink random patterns to the background.
8. Apply white and black texture spray splatters and drawn highlights with black and white pen.
9. Take a black pen and hand draw circles onto the paper. Paint the background (except the circle areas) with two layers of yellow paint. Let dry properly.
10. Die cut 2 sets of Alphabet 1 – Caps from black Soft Finish Cardstock.
11. Add some more stamping on top of the yellow paint. Adhere a die cut sentiment „never stop growing!“ onto the page.
12. Finally add some white texture spray details and date stamping.

Here is a video start-to-finish for you to watch for further detail:

And here are some detail shots of the finished page:

Sanna Lippert die cut detail art journal pageSanna Lippert die cut detail art journal pageSanna Lippert die cut detail art journal pageSanna Lippert die cut detail art journal pageI hope you get inspired to try out some art journaling. It´s a great possibility to add bits and pieces and use up the stash you have – even the dies – in a totally different way.

Have fun!
Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock
Alphabet 1 – Caps
Macarons
Ribbons 1
Through the Lens – Wood

Other:
Big Shot
White and black paint pens
Date stamp – office supply store
Black stamp ink – Hero Arts
Spray inks – Tattered Angels
Yellow acrylic paint – Tattered Angels
Paint brushes
Gesso – Liquitex

Flourish Art Journal Page

Hello lovelies! I totally forgot to share an art journal page with you that I created back in February!! I used different shades of red, pink, gold and black spray inks on the background with gesso, stencils, texture spray and paste. You can also find some random stamping and bits of washi tape in there too.

Sanna LippertWhen I had the first layer done, I painted random „leaves and petals“ with a black pen onto the page and then started applying the Tattered Angels Decor & DIY paint on top. I know I could have used any regular acrylic paint too, but I like the consistency of the TA paint for this purpose. It only requires one layer, dries smooth and is fast drying. Sanna LippertAfter finishing covering the areas with the Jade Decor & DIY paint and after it had dried, I started painting and stamping stems and details to the leaves and petals with a black paint pen. Next up was a white paint pen for more details. I also drew small white leaves onto the stems and tiny flowers in between for the fun of it. Sanna LippertFinally I added some white paint driplets on top and finished the page off with yellow and golden texture spray splatters. A little sentiment „flourish“ is there to remind me to cherish and enjoy life every single day. This page is yet another nice addition to my 2016 art journal which is coming together very slowly, but there is at least some sort of development going on :).

Happy creating,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
Tattered Angels Decor & DIY paint, Jade
Tattered Angels Simply Sheer spray inks
Tattered Angels Baseboard spray inks
Gesso
Texture spray
Stencils

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

Altered Christmas tree bauble – Ornament No.: 6

Today I will share my sixth and final altered Christmas tree bauble with you:

Sanna LippertStarting point again the same – cover the decoupage bauble with white gesso.

Sanna Lippert Take some lace ribbon, leftover chipboard pieces and some wooden pearls and layer them onto the bauble surface. For adhering I used a regular paper glue. Next cover the whole surface with a layer of gesso. Make sure you get all corners and edges covered. Let dry properly.

Sanna LippertThen place the ornament into a cardboard box for misting. Add several layers of spray ink. I used the Tattered Angels Plain Jane Simply Sheer Matte Mist tone Red Rose. In between layers I always let the surface air dry properly.

Sanna LippertFor the next step I used the High Impact Metallic White paint from Tattered Angels and applied paint droplets on the upper part of the ornament. To keep the paint from dropping all the way down used a heat gun to heat set the paint and keep it from dropping freely. This needs a little patience as you will need to „create“ one droplet at a time and heat set each one separately. But that way the droplets will have a more controlled form.

Sanna LippertFor final touches I again added some shabby white embossing enamel from Stampendous. Here again, like on the second bauble, I applied little areas at once, heat set those and then continued with the next area. Make sure you take enough distance in the beginning to „warm“ the enamel up and first then get close to it with the heat gun. This way it will not blow around, but stick right into the place it was supposed to be on. Finalize the bauble by adding half pearls here and there.

So this were all six altered ornaments I created for this Christmas. They will perfectly match our red and white tree theme and the good thing about these is that they will not break when they accidentally fall onto the floor :).

Like promised, here is the full set of ornaments.

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Sanna LippertNumber three:

Sanna LippertNumber four:

Sanna LippertNumber five:

Sanna Lippertannddd… Number six:

Sanna LippertI hope you have enjoyed reading these little step-by-step tutorials. If you have been creating your own baubles, leave me a link to this post, I´d like to come and take a look and leave you some love!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Altered Christmas tree bauble – Ornament No.: 5

Hello there! Today I´m sharing the fifth altered Christmas tree bauble with you:

Sanna LippertAs with the previous ones, I started by adding a layer of white gesso with a paint brush over the decoupage bauble surface.

Sanna LippertNext I used a paper glue and adhered yellow twine (by Whisker Graphics) and a piece of light blue lace ribbon over the bauble surface. I stopped around the middle and left the bottom part free of any decoration.

Sanna LippertNext I place the bauble into a cardboard box and misted it with the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist tone Marmalade. I added several layers of misting and always let one layer dry properly before adding another one.

Sanna LippertAfter the Glimmer Mist was dry, I added some Stickles glitter glue over the area that used to be the light blue lace/ribbon. After that I adhered some half pearls around the middle for additional detail and the ornament was done.

Now there is only one more left – make sure to come back in two days time to take a look :).

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Altered Christmas tree bauble – Ornament No.: 4

Hi there, time for the altered Christmas tree ornament number four!! If you just found me – these were numbers 1, 2 & 3 :).

Sanna LippertFor this one, as for the previous ones, the starting point was the same. Cover the surface with white gesso and let dry. Next place the bauble into a cardboard box for misting. I used the Tattered Angels Marmalade Glimmer Mist tone for misting. I always let the surface air dry and sprayed two layers of mist over each other. The surface looks „old“ with darker and lighter areas which gives it a more „vintage“ look.

Sanna LippertNext I wanted to add „frosting“, so I took a palette knife and applied light texture paste onto the upper part of the bauble. As it is a relatively thick layer, you will need to let it dry properly. You could use an empty toilet roll as a „stand“ for drying. I just used a piece of packaging that happened to be left over from the first bauble project.

Sanna LippertBefore leaving the bauble to dry, I added some red micro beads and a fine layer of Multi Crystal Glitter Mix over the texture paste. When you leave it to dry it will in the end stick to the paste on it´s own. No glue needed. Sanna LippertIn the end when the paste has dried overnight, it will turn light orange as it absorbs some spray ink from the surface. I really like how the „frosted ornament“ turned out. And this was the process behind bauble number four :). Only two left – see you in two days for ornament number five :)!!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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.

Inked background - Sanna Lippert

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