Make today count canvas

Hello there, lovelies. I am up over at the Canvas Corp Brands blog with an upcycled canvas project you might be interested in taking a look at. It is an older canvas I didn´t like that much anymore, so I took it, removed some bits and started all over again with it. Here is a look at my brand new upcycled canvas piece:

For a step-by-step TUTORIAL see this blog post over at the Canvas Corp Brands blog. I hope you get inspired by my upcycling project and take a second look at your own deco pieces that might be in need of some upcycling love 😉 …

Let´s stay creative,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Wishing you Happiness – STAMPlorations

Hello lovelies, it´s again time for yet another Stencil Sunday and since it´s also the first Sunday of the month, it´s also Mixed Media Challenge reveal time. That means there is quite a bunch of inspiration up over at the STAMPlorations blog prepared for you by my fellow design team colleagues and me. Here is what I did for this months reveal post:

These tags are pretty simple to make, so if you are in a rush and need a quick project, this might be something for you :). And as always, by changing the color combination and stamp images you can pretty much go to any direction and theme you want. I like basic ideas like this as they work as a nice starting point for a bigger project or can be used as such for a more cleaner and simpler look.

I´ve also prepared a short start-to-finish video for you to watch:

I hope you got inspired and find some time to join this months challenge!! Remember, there are always nice prizes to be won and you can basically create anything (except a card!). You can even use stencils from other brands on your projects, if you don´t happen to have any STAMPlorations ones. Read more about the rules here.

Finally, remember to take advantage of my 20% off shopping code (STAMPGIRLSANNA) at the store:
It´s good for both reduced and regular prized products. Happy shopping ;-)!

Hope to see you at STAMPlorations blog, lovelies!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
ARTplorations – Forest of Leaves stencil
STAMPlorations – Fond Expressions 2 clear stamp set
STAMPlorations – Buttercups & Butterflies clear stamp set
Tattered Angels – Java Glimmer Glaze
Tattered Angels – Orange Glimmer Mist
Stamperia crackle paste
Tattered Angels White Decor & DIY paint
Jet black stamp ink – Ranger Inc.
Distress Ink – Ranger Inc.

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):
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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

Travelling tags and more – Canvas Corp Brands

Hi there, I have actually managed not to post some of my work on my blog since Christmas… about time to change that! I did a series of tags and a canvas that went to the Canvas Corp Brands CHA 2016 booth and have been travelling with them ever since :). Lucky tags – I wonder if they´d take me instead of the tag *giggles*…

I´ll start with tag No.1:

Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertPretty much everything on this tag is Canvas Corp Brands product (the corrugated cardboard, the spray inks, the Tattered Tangles paper, the burlap and the stamping. The only thing that is not their product, are the stencils I used and the &-sign. Now to tag No.2:

Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertThis again, is a full Canvas Corp Brands product tag. It´s Christmas themed, since there was a little Xmas corner on the CCB booth at CHA. And then there was tag No. 3:

Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertThis one is quite clean & simple actually. I did add quite an amount of Distress Glitter on it :). And the bow, the bow was my personal favorite on it. I wanted to keep it as an eye catcher. Here again, mists, stamping and paper by CCB. And there was also a canvas I sent them: Sanna LippertI´m really happy this one made it to the display. I like the colors on it alot. Again, I´ve used all kinds of Tattered Angels goodness on this one. In addition corrugated cardboad by CCB, lots of misting, some die cut dies and some stamping.  Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertI really like the product lines at Canvas Corp Brands. Everything works together, older or new product! All paper lines are very timeless. I obviously have a weak spot for their color lines, but I recommend you check out their canvas, burlap and fabric lines too. And don´t forget the papers :). Love working with this company´s product!!!

I also sent some other work with all these pieces to CHA, but that has been already shared here at some point, so no need to mention those again.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

12 tags of 2015 – December w/ Canvas Corp Brands product

Hello there, lovelies! I´ve wanted to share this tag for months now, but never came found the time. This tag is created with Canvas Corp Brands product and after the 12 tags of 2015 – December tutorial by Tim Holtz. Here is what I did:

Sanna Lippert1. I took piece of Canvas Corp canvas and placed a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil over the surface. I used washi tape to adhere the stencil on it´s place. Sanna Lippert2. Next I sprayed some Baseboard Mist Paint (Gerber) spray ink over the canvas piece. Sanna Lippert3. I always use the residue ink too, by pressing a watercolor paper over the damp surface. That way I get a second image – it might come handy for a journal or another mixed media project later.  Sanna Lippert4. This is how the misted canvas looks like. Sanna Lippert5. My tag is not very chrismassy, as I used hydrangea petals (punch by Martha Stewart) for the wreath. Here I punched them from a piece of ivory cardstock (also by Canvas Corp Brands.) Sanna Lippert6. I then placed the petal over a dry baby wipe and misted them with Kiwi spray ink (by Tattered Angels – also a Canvas Corp Brand). Sanna Lippert7. Next I adhered the canvas and the wreath pieces on to a tag. I used a piece of golden yarn as a „wreath base“, adhering the green petals along it. Then I added a few silver rhinestones on top of the petals for additional interest. A green ribbon from my stash went on top. Sanna Lippert8. I used some Tim Holtz rub-ons on ivory cardstock, then misted the with Boardwalk Glimmer Mist over the area to create a grayish background. Sanna Lippert9. I cut the sentiments onto banners and adhered them onto the tag. Then I added some grey Glimmer Glaze splatters onto the background. A little Prima pebble also found it´s way onto the tag. Sanna Lippert10. Finally, some white platters had to be added too. I used the Liquitex Titanium White Ink for this purpose. Sanna LippertIn the end I resized the tag abit as I didn´t like the grey tone on top. Notice that I even did the sewing, like on Tim´s tag. And I am definitely really bad in sewing :-).  Sanna LippertThis is the finished tag – and some close-ups to follow too. Really enjoyed making this!!! Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert This tag has been touring with the Canvas Corp booth since CHA 2016. I´m kinda jelous of it, it get´s to see so many fairs I cannot attend 😉 …

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Bella BLVD & Canvas Corp Brands Team-Up week – You have my heart

bella boulevard hop banner 4Hello lovelies and welcome to the Bella BLVD and Canvas Corp Brands Team Up week!! I am very thrilled to be able to be part of this design team-up and today it´s time to share my final project – a super bright and happy layout:

Sanna LippertI started with a piece of Ken Oliver Water Media Paper. I always added a small splodge of water mist onto the paper, then opened a spray ink bottle and let ink droplets fall into the wet area. The colors need to dry completely before adding the second color, that way they don´t blend with each other. I wanted to create a half ciecle with the color splodges.

Sanna LippertNext I took a circle punch and punched quite a few circles out of the Sweet Sweet Spring collection papers (links to the used products at the end of this post). After that I inked the edges with faded jeans Distress Ink. When I had enough circles, I first adhered the white paper piece onto a light blue patterned paper and then glued all the circles overlappingly next to each other. Then I covered some parts of the colored circle with patterned paper strips and outlined those with a black pen.  Sanna LippertI added faux stitching around the edges with a black pen, adhered a Chipboard Script word „Hello“ on top of the patterned paper strips and using small alpha stickers, added some journaling underneath the title. Sanna LippertThere are also stickers from the same paper collection in there. I´ve outlined those with a black pen to make them stand out more from the bold background. Sanna LippertI again used black Glimmer Glaze splatters as contrast against the bold and colorful background and fussy cut some sentiments from the patterned paper to add around the photo. Sanna LippertThis is how the finished layout looks like:

Sanna LippertMake sure to check out both the Bella BLVD and the Canvas Corp Brands blog and social media sites all week, as there will be lots of fun projects to be shared. AND there will also be a GIVE AWAY at the end of the week at their blog, so you don´t want to miss that :)!!!

Canvas-Corp-Brands-and-Bella-Blvd-Prize-2-1160x1056To be eligible for THE PRIZE you will need to:

  1. Leave a comment on one of the Canvas Corp social media sites (Facebook, Instagram or Canvas Corp Brands blog and make sure you use the following hashtag: #BBCCBTEAMUP
  2. The prize will be chosen randomly from all of the comments based on the hashtag #BBCCBTEAMUP
  3. The give away/prize is open to USA and international hoppers
  4. It will have a value of over $100 <- make sure to play along :-)!!!!

I hope you enjoyed my first project – for more projects, go to the Bella BLVD and Canvas Corp Blog and keep an eye on their social media sites (all listed on the sidebar of their blogs!)

Happy creating,
xxx, Sanna

SUPPLIES:

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Dare to – MMCC March challenge reveal

Hello there, everyone! Another month, another new challenge!!! Did you have a good time with the February Mixed Media Card Challenge? I did! Now off to yet another fun and interesting challenge! This months challenge is all about TREES and as an optional element you should use BIRDS

march2016challengeAt first I thought it would be a hard one to do, but then I was going thru my stencil stash from The Crafter´s Workshop and there it was, the perfect tree stencil (well, it´s more of a tree trunk actually). I immediately got inspired to use it for this challenge. Here is how my card turned out:

Sanna LippertAnd this is how I created the card:

Sanna LippertAgain I used a piece of white cardstock as a starting point. I first added a stamped border onto the left side of the card. Stamped with black Archival Ink by Ranger. Next I placed the tree trunk stencil onto the paper and using a palette knive applied Turquoise Iridescent Creative Medium by Imagine Crafts onto the paper. Because the background is white, the turquoise iridescent tone will only lightly show, so it is more a resist area in the end.

Sanna LippertNext I added a layer Glimmer Mist onto the background. I used Sun Sisters, Kiwi and Tea Cup tones by Tattered Angels. I let the spray ink dry for a while, then I wiped with a damp cloth over the tree to remove the spray ink from those areas. Since the ink soaks into the paper a bit, the tree turns lightly „toned“ in the process, which I a very cool effect, actually. Totally accidental, but I really like the 3-toned trunk image!

Sanna LippertI however wanted the background to be much bolder, so I went and sprayed some Marmalede Glimmer Mist over the paper as a second spray ink layer. I only left the green area as it was. Now you could actually see the tree in there. Next I used a Finnabair sentiment stamp from the „Don´t forget to fly“ cling stamp set and stamped onto a strip of white paper with black ink. Then I glued the sentiment on it´s place with Aleene´s Tacky Glue. I then added some Studio Calico wood veneer pieces – incl. birds – all over the tree. There is also some stamping on the background – the stamp is from the same set like the sentiment. Finally I added „artistical“ leaves – created with green Glimmer Glaze droplets here and there next to the tree branches. Oh, and I also added some doodling around the edges. This is how the finished card looks like:

Sanna LippertI hope you will find time to join in  with us at the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog for this months fun challenge! See you there! Remember, you will need to create a card (the rules are at the right side bar on the MMCC blog). Now hop over to see what my design team colleagues created!!!

See you at MMCC,
Happy crafting,
Sanna

ATC card, Vol. 4 – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello lovelies! This is my last ATC for the Canvas Corp Brands Creative Crew ATC swap. This one is a 1 of 1 set :-). I created it on white cardstock base.

Sanna LippertThen I added a smaller piece of white cardstock on top, but decorated it first. There is first of all some 7gypsies stamping (this stamp) with VersaMark and Ranger Silver embossing powder on the background. Then I´ve misted the piece with pink and green Glimmer Mist. Next I stamped some Finnabair butterflies onto the background with a black ink. Then I added some silver Creative Medium thru a stencil onto the background (yes, again a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil I used). After that I used a stapler to attach a piece of twine. Next to that there is some corrugated kraft cardstock which I inked a bit.

Sanna LippertAfter that I added black and white ink splatters, a stamped and colored sentiment and butterfly as well as a wood veneer arrow,finished of with a layer of Stickles. Sanna LippertI hope the recipient liked her ATC. It is a special one as there is only one single piece of this one ever made :). So now I am thru with the ones I created. Here are the ones I received (so far):

Sanna LippertThe upper one from left top corner until right lower corner: Nancy Wethington, Zinia Amoiridou, Nancy Hawes, Marie Heiderscheit & Susan Salyer.

Sanna LippertThe second set from top left corner until the low right corner: Nadine Carlier, Barb Housner, Jorunn Langås Andreassen, Tamara Dinius, Tracy Sagriff. I adore every single one!!! <3

Sanna LIppertAnd this is how I store my ATC´s at the moment. The pockets are the prefect size for ATCs. There is still space for the two missing ones, and two more. I´ve also added a few other ones there I received along the past years. There are from my scrappy friends Riikka Kovasin, Tina Walker and Kim from Australia. Sanna Lippert  I like the fact that I could add this ATC sheet into a photo album or PL album. BUT then on the other hand I am thinking of getting two shadow frames for these and hanging them all on my studio wall. Have not quite figured out which way I will go. I have quite a few pieces of lovely art from my crafty friends, so these would make a really nice addition to those. I will keep you posted when I decide!!!

*edit* here is a photo of the last two ATC cards I received from Peggy Lee Baker (top left) & Sheila Rumney (top right)!

Sanna Lippert*edit* …and I also received this lovely ATC from Canvas Corp Brands office! Love it!!!

Sanna LippertHappy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

ps. thank you to every single one who sent me their lovely work! I really, truly cherish each and every one of them <3

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ATC set Vol. 2 – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello lovelies! On my previous post I told you about the Canvas Corp Brands Creative Crew ATC swap and that I had created several sets of ATC´s for that. Here comes the second set:

Sanna LippertMy starting point waas the 7gypsies kraft ACT card base package and some papers from the 7gypsies Ordre Du Jour collection. I chose a paper and cut it slightly smaller than the ATC bases were.

Sanna LippertI started by stamping onto the patterned paper with a  Susan K Weckesser stamp (from the Grandma´s Needlepoint stamp set) stamp and black waterproof ink.

Sanna LippertNext I went and mixed some Cardboard Chalkboard spray ink and transparent texture paste together. I then added some toned paste thru a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil onto the patterned paper pieces.

Sanna LippertBefore the paste was dry, I quickly applied some Multi Chrystal Glitter Mix onto the paste and let that layer dry. It adds a really nice vintagy shine to the surface and that goes really well with the colors and the papers. Sanna LippertAfter that I grabbed some more 7gypsies numbers, added some yellow sewign garn under them and glued some spray inked, punched stars and some random buttons as decoration on top.

Sanna LippertNaturally there also had to be some black Glimmer Glaze in there. It would not be me, if I didn´t add some black splatters :-). When the ATC´s were done, I adhered them onto the kraft ATC bases with a strong paper glue (Aleene´s). This is what they look like finished:  Sanna Lippertand here are some detail shots:Sanna LippertI added some doodled circles here and there in the end, for additional interest and outlined the stars with a black pen. I also wanted to add a motivational sentiment, so I did some hand written ones in matching tones. Sanna LippertThis was my second set of 4 ATC´s. I really enjoyed creating these and I hope the recipients also liked them.

There are still a few more to come, so I hope you come back soon to take a look at what´s coming next :-)!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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For the Love of Circles – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, time for my second Elizabeth Craft Designs project for February. This time I would like to share a set of two cards created using the Stitched and Fitted Circles dies. I love using basic forms in various ways since they are so very versatile and never go out of fashion! Here are the cards I created:

Sanna LippertSanna LIppertLets start with the first card:

Sanna Lippert1: Cut a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock into a size of 5 1/4 x 4.0 inch and place 5 circle dies over the paper to die cut those areas. Run thru the die cut machine. Remove the circles and save them for the second card.

Sanna Lippert2: Take a second piece of Soft Finish Cardstock in the same size and add purple, blue and red spray ink onto it. Let dry.

Sanna Lippert3: Adhere the die cut „negative piece“ over the misted one and ink the edges of the card base with light blue Distress Ink. The card base should be slightly bigger than the die cut piece, so that the inked edges show and create a nice contrast to the white top piece.

Sanna LippertSanna Lippert4: Take the Seeds of Thought Red Rubber Stamp – Take Time and stamp the sentiment inside the misted circle areas. Stamp only a part of the sentence per circle. This way the readers eye will wander from one circle to antoher.

Sanna LIppertSanna LIppert5: Add some random black ink splatters here and there for additional interest. Let dry properly and then ink the edges of the piece with black Distress Ink for more interest. Glue on card base.

Sanna Lippert6: For the second card use the die cut circle pieces, a 4 2/4 x 4 2/4 sized piece of Soft Finish Carstock and a greenish blue piece of cardstock as a card base.

Sanna LippertSanna Lippert7: Use the same spray ink tones to color the circles, like on the previous card. Next ink the edges with black Distress Ink for more depth.

Sanna Lippert8: Adhere the white Soft Finish Cardstock piece onto the card base, then adhere the circles in a group. Add faux stitching with a black pen around the edges.

Sanna LippertSanna LIppert9: Use the same Take Time rubber stamp to stamp a sentiment next to the circles. Add some black ink splatters for additional interest and let dry. Here are close-up photos of the finished cards.

Sanna LippertyThese cards are very easy to create, yet thru the bold colors used, the circle images really stand out. I hope you enjoy this simple and easy to do idea and get those circle die cut dies out for play!

Have fun!
Sanna

SUPPLIES:
Elizabeth Craft Designs –
1117 – Fitted Circles
1116 – Stitched Circles
RS008 – Seed of Thought Red Rubber Stamp – Take Time

PSF102 – Soft Finish Cardstock

Other –
Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels by Canvas Corp Brands
Greenish blue cardstock – Bazzill
Glimmer Glaze – Tattered Angels by Canvas Corp Brands
Distress Ink – Ranger Ind Inc
Black pen – Micron, Sakura
White Texture Spray – Imagine Crafts