Tagplorations October Challenge – Fall

Hello there everybody, today marks the start of a new challenge at STAMPlorations blog, called TAGplorations. It is a tag theme related challenge, posting monthly challenges on the first Tuesday of the month (and a mid-month reminder/inspirational post on the 3rd Tuesday of the month). The challenges are all about tags and there will be a monthly theme around which you will be asked to create your tags. This months theme is FALL 🙂.

Here is my take on the theme:
You will also be given a color scheme or something else optional to work along the main theme. This time the optional theme is color. So use the colors RED, GOLD and ORANGE on your tag as an additional/optional twist to the fall theme.
For more details on the challenges, rules etc. – hop over to the TAGplorations blog (here). Here are some details: players can link up as many projects as they want (BUT ONLY 1 project per blog post), projects can be anything but it must feature a TAG, STAMPlorations product is not required, prizes are $10 Gift Card for the winner; $5 Gift Card each to the 2 top picks and If there are more than 50 entries -> 1 player will be randomly drawn to win her choice of CUTplorations dies worth up to $20. So what are you waiting for!! Join in with us for a fun tag challenge :)!!!

I did a inked background, added some stenciled elements on top, then some stamping (the sentiment) and finally added a Distress Oxide inked piece of paper that I had stamped fall leaves onto and fussy cut them on top of my tag. The leaves have golden details (heat embossed) on them. Finally some golden droplets here and there to finish off the tag. Annndddd… I´ve created a short start-to-finish video for you to watch as a bonus for the first TAGplorations challenge reveal. Hope you like it!!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:


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!

Abstract art journal spread - Sanna Lippert

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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

 

Tangled greetings – Canvas Corp Brands

Hi there and happy Friday! We have gorgeous sunshine here today and I´m really enjoying the rays of sun – funny, how they immediately bring a smile on my face!! So it´s end of February already. My month was full of ups and downs and I will share more about it in due course, when the time is right. Don´t worry, nothing like I´m seriously ill or something, just normal ups and downs life sometimes throws on our paths to see if we can cope with them and maybe also to learn us to cherish the days more when there are no obstacles on our way. I´ve been told, it´s going to be all good and something better always evolves from change, but I´m afraid you see these things first afterwards and I´m not quite there yet, so cannot quite see it yet ;-).

So instead I´m going to enjoy the sunshine and the gorgeous weather today. Boy have I missed the sun!!! :). And now for the most important part – a few cards!

I made these with various Canvas Corp Brands products. Mainly used the Tattered Tangles papers and some Tattered Angels mists. Can´t go wrong with those, right? 🙂 So what´s Tattered Tangles then, you are probaby thinking. They are pre-made papers with all kids of zentangles on them (here is a link for you to see what Zentangles is all about). Canvas Corp. has all kinds of pre-made papers in this style. The idea is to use them as they are or as a base for further „zentangling“. Sometimes it´s hard to draw the first line on white paper and these papers will help you start :). Then there are papers that have motives on them, like presents. I´ve used those on my cards. You could either decorate them a little bit more (= add more zentangles) or leave them as they are and give them a touch of color instead. That is what I´ve done on these cards. I just colored them with alcohol markers. Really easy to do and the paper absorbs other colors too. You could use mists, glazes, crayons and regular coloring pens even. I wanted to get a strong color so I chose alcohol markers.

For the background I´ve added a piece of watercolor paper which I sprayed with similar tones of Glimmer Mist. That way both the present image and the background go nicely together. The background is really easy to do, just spray some color onto the background, use a heat gun to dry it and if preferred add some more color and heat dry again.

After coloring the present images and creating the background I just glued everything on their places. I used 3D foam pads to glue down the presents. That way they stand out a little bit. I´ve also added a slight layer of glitter glue on the bow to give it a touch of sparkle.

Finally I just used some hand carved stamps (made by a lovely friend of mine – thank you!) to stamp the black dye ink sentiment on the cards. I find the the style of the stamps goes really well with the tangled papers. That´s it, the cards are all done. This is really easy and fast to do – and fun – so I hope you give these papers a try! There will be another project coming up soon, same kind of papers, but totally different direction – can´t wait to share it with you as I had so much fun making it! 🙂

Ok, I´m off now. Wishing you all a lovely, sunshine filled weekend!!!
xxx, Sanna

Buckets full of water – The Crafter´s Workshop

Hi there! It is again time for another The Crafter´s Workshop blog post :). Today I´d like to share yet another simple and fun stenciled background idea and layout. Instead of using plain modeling paste, try mixing it together with acrylic paint or „coloring“ it with spray inks. Then just wipe it onto your layout background thru a stencil and you have immediately created an interesting detail and a unique background.

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This layout is about my darling boy pouring a bucket full of cold water over himself and enjoying every second of it. These photos date back to summer 2013, so he apparently was way ahead of his time doing his own version of the „ice bucket challenge“. I had a great time creating this layout! Hope you get inspired to grab a few inks, some modeling paste and a stencil and play a little!!

Have fun!
Sanna
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Used materials:
Spotted (12 x 12 inch) – The Crafter´s Workshop
Papers and embellishments – Studio Calico KitsWhite ink – Dylusion
Black ink – Tattered Angels

Kursinfos – Pipilonias kreative Welt

*sorry, this post is only in German this time as it is all about the classes I will be holding in the near future in Vienna*

Hallo ihr Lieben! Wir haben ein paar nette Kurse für euch vorbereitet und würden uns sehr freuen, wenn ihr mit uns ein paar kreative Stunden bei Pipilonias kreative Welt verbringen möchtet. Ich kann es kaum erwarten, gemeinsam mit euch wieder basteln zu können!!

Der erste Kurs, den wir mit Sindra gemeinsam halten werden, ist ein Minialbum. Wir bauen einen Albumcover, gestalten es mit ganz vielen tollen Materialien und verzieren die Innenseiten des Albums mit verschiedenen Resist-Techniken. Ich kann euch nur sagen, dass wir sehr viel Spaß hatten beim Gestalten des Musterstückes und denken, dass euch der Kurs auch gut gefallen wird.

Dann gibt es ein Homedeco-Projekt, das wiederum in eine ganz andere Richtung geht. Industrial chick, vintage und Steampunk lassen bei diesem Kurs grüssen! Das Dekostück kann sowohl auf dem Kaminsims oder auf der Wand Platz finden. Hier werden wir auf jedem Fall wieder unsere Finger schmutzig machen und mit diversen Techniken spielen! Hier ein Bild vom Material, die wir verwenden werden (Fotos vom Projekt folgen in Kürze):

Weiters wird es auch einen Layered Stamping Kurs wieder geben – weitere Kurstermine folgen (haltet bitte das Kursprogramm gut im Auge 😉 )!! Wir werden einen Layouthintergrund mit ganz vielen verschiedenen Stempeln und Stempelfarben gestalten und dazu die Seite fertig dekorieren. Hier ein paar Detailbilder für euch:

 Ich hoffe wir sehen uns bei Pipilonia!! Ich freue mich schon auf euch!
Eure Sanna