Fairytales Art Journal Sheet

Hi there, lovelies and happy Sunday! I´ve been trying to create in my art journal on more regular basis the past days. Just adding color, texture and quotes or sayings to a page. Nothing too complicated or too time consuming. And it feels good to just add a few lines, a few colors and a date. I find it really good to add a date to every page to tell  me when I did what. I think it will be also interesting to see how my pages develop from one date to another. Here is what I did yesterday (I´ve done a few before this, but sharing those later..):

I had a piece of blue paper with a speech bubble on it that said: „No one is too old for fairytales“. I felt I wanted to add that sentiment into my art journal. It´s slowly turning into an artful quote book. Almost every page has a quote or saying of some kind on it. I really like collecting quotes this way.

I´ve painted the background dark with acrylic paint, then let the paint dry REALLY well, before adding the hand drawn leaves, firefly´s and „flowers“. I´ve learned my lesson after destroying ton´s of black and white pens in the process of being totally impatient. The paint really needs it´s drying time and there is no way around it. After that you can doodle, journal and add details with pens and markers and it will work out. I did my doodling with a white gel pen (uni-ball), then added some colour with Posca pens.

It´s a fairytale forest of a kind, I guess. I´ll leave you with this page today. I created it with nothing special in mind, just had a fun playtime in my art journal and added another page with a date. I am hoping that I will develop during these daily (well, at least weekly) exersizes and that when I look back in a year or so, I will be happy I took the time. Will also be interesting to see what kind of themes come up :). Very relaxing, too, this kind of art time :). Have a great day!!!

Let´s stay creative,
xxx, Sanna

POSCA pens
Signo uni-ball white
Liquitex black acrylic paint
Paper with a quote

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

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

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!

Honeycombs & Bees – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hi there, it´s my turn to share a project at Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today and I´m sharing a set of cards created with the Honeycomb and the Bee dies from the new collection.

Sanna LippertWhen I first saw the Honeycomb die, I immediately knew I´d like to create cards with a bright background and add white Honeycomb details on top. This is how I created the cards:

Sanna LippertStep 1: I first took a 10 x 14 cm sized piece of white cardstock and colored it with Brusho. Next I applied a Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet onto a piece of White Soft Finish Cardstock. After that I cut 8 Honeycomb pieces and 3 sets with the Bee set from the cardstock.

Sanna LippertStep 2: I then adhered the die cut pieces onto the colored background piece. I saved all the negative images/inlay pieces of the Honeycomb die for my next project. Some I added here and there onto the card background for interest.

Sanna LippertStep 3: Since I had cut the Bee parts from white cardstock, I colored them with a yellow and black marker and assembled the pieces together.

Sanna LippertStep 4: I wanted to add a bit of sparkle onto the bee wings, so I dibbed them into Silk Microfine Glitter – Warm Diamond and polished the glitter. Since the pieces are so small, you can apply the glitter by dibbing it directly into the glitter jar. Then dabbing the residue off and polishing the surface with your finger.

Sanna LippertStep 5: Adhere the assemblied Bee onto it´s place on the card.

Sanna LippertStep 6: I used a black paper pen to add some spots to describe the bee´s flying route.

Sanna LippertStep 7: Use a Seeds of Thought Red Rubber Stamp – Take time or The Best things in Life or Planted in Faith stamp with black ink to stamp a sentiment for each card.

Sanna LippertStep 8: Cut some flowers from White Soft Finish Cardstock with the flower that is in the Beehive die set. Fussy cut the stamped sentiment and adhere it into the open space in the middle of the card. Color the flowers and adhere them onto the card for additional detail. Add outlining to the stamped sentiment with a black pen.

Sanna LippertRepeat the steps on all of the cards. This is how the finished cards look like:

Sanna LippertI created all three cards after each other, but you could also work on them all at the same time, repeating each phase on the particular card. And with the inlay pieces of the Honeycomb die I´ve created another fun project which I will be sharing very soon.

I really enjoyed creating the bright and happy cards. If you prefer a more subtle look, you can use colored Soft Finish Cardstock with white Soft Finish Cardstock and create a very different look.

Happy crafting,


Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Bee – coming soon
Honeycomb – coming soon
Beehive – coming soon
Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet
Silk Microfine Glitter – Warm Diamond
Seed of Thought Red Rubber Stamp – Take time
Seed of Thought Red Rubber Stamp – The Best things in Life
Seed of Thought Red Rubber Stamp – Planted in Faith
Soft Finish Cardstock, White

Brusho Crystal Colour
Yellow, black, white, red and turquoise marker
Black paper pen
Black stamp ink
Glitter glue

Travel layout – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello there, time for my second March project for Elizabeth Craft Designs! I love to use bits and pieces that I have left over from previous projects in my next artwork. That is exactly what I did when creating the Travel Layout. I used all the leftover pieces from the altered savings bank to create an A4 size layout. This is how I created the layout:

Sanna Lippert1: Take an A4 size piece of white cardstock and use a paint brush to add blue ink onto the background. Let dry. Gather all the leftover pieces from the previous project.

Sanna Lippert2: First, adhere the gelli print leftovers onto the painted blue area. (These pieces are backed with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet, no glue needed for this step). Next, adhere the leftovers from the book page at the top and bottom. Continue adding leftover numbers and alphas here and there. Color the small alphas with a yellow paint marker. Add strips of Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape and apply some Fire Opal Silk Microfine Glitter over the adhesive strips. Polish with your fingertip to bring out the maximum sparkle. Refer to the project photo for length and placement of tape strips.

Sanna Lippert3: Using permanent black ink, stamp Seeds of Thought Red Rubber Stamp – The Best Things in Life onto a piece of ivory cardstock. Cut apart the stamped sentiment so each word is on its own block.

Sanna Lippert4: Adhere the stamped words onto the background and add the focal photo. Using an office supply store date stamp, add the date onto the background for added interest. Outline some of the die cut numbers with a black pen for more depth. Apply white and black ink splatters for an extra touch. Let dry.

Sanna Lippert5: Finally, use a stapler to add small metallic lines here and there. (Staples are purely decorative.) Add some doodling around the edges of the layout with a black pen. Here are some close-up shots of the finished layout:

Sanna LippertSanna LippertSanna LippertSanna LippertSanna LippertI hope you get inspired to use all those leftover pieces from your projects for a fun layout or card background!
Happy scrapping,

Elizabeth Craft Designs –
1116 – Stitched Circles
1075 – Alphabet 2 – Lower Case
1076 – Numbers & More 2
1033 – Leafy Branch
1144 – Cupcakes
Clear Double Sided Adhesive
Silk Microfine Glitter – Fire Opal
Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape
RS009 – Seeds of Thought Red Rubber Stamp – The Best Things in Life

Other –
Yellow Paint Marker – Liquitex
Glimmer Mist Patina – Tattered Angels by Canvas Corp Brands
Paint brush
Old book sheets
Glimmer Glaze black – Tattered Angels by Canvas Corp Brands
Liquitex ink – Titanium White
Gelli Plate – Gelli Arts
Stencils – The Crafter´s Workshop
Acrylic paint – Liquitex
Signo Uni-ball white pen
Black pen – Faber-Castell
Archival black stamp ink – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Foam alphabet stickers – American Crafts
Date stamp – office supplies store
White & Ivory Cardstock  – American Crafts

Altered Savings Bank – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello there, time to share my first March project for Elizabeth Craft Designs. I have recently discovered how much fun it can be creating your own home décor objects. I like to make practical things with a purpose besides looking good, hence, a savings bank made from a box as an altered object. I can use it to hold money I’m saving and it is a pretty accent for a mantel, shelf or table.

Sanna LippertThis is how I went along altering the box:

Sanna Lippert1:  I first took out my Gelli Plate, some stencils and acrylic paints and created random, layered gelli prints. When I do this, I always make several at once to have enough material to choose from and to use on various projects.

Sanna Lippert2: I first adhered the house pieces together and added a layer of tissue paper onto the surface. Next I applied a layer of gesso over the tissue paper and let it air dry.

Sanna LippertSanna Lippert3: I then chose a gelli plate print and used both the Fitted Squares and Fitted Rectangles dies to cut 6 pieces with the smallest square die, one piece with the smallest rectangle die and 2 pieces with the 3×3 inch square die.

Sanna LippertSanna Lippert4: Next, I cut several circles with the smallest Stitched Circles die and colored the walls of the savings bank with blue spray ink. I used a paint brush to spread the color.

Sanna Lippert5: Adhere the window, wall and door pieces as shown.

Sanna Lippert6: Next adhere the roof tiles. start with the bottom row and work up to the top with rows overlapping and offset. Trim excess at the roof line.

Sanna Lippert7: Back a book page with Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet and die cut branches, numbers, hearts and flowers. See the supply list for the names of the dies that I used. TIP: Save all of the leftovers from the gel print and the book page – you’ll need them for the project I’m posting on March 24!

Sanna Lippert8: I had some alphas left over from  a previous project (For the Love of Squares) so I used those for decorating the house walls. Next outline the windows, doors and walls with black and white pens to add contrast and interest.

Sanna Lippert9: Adhere the pieces die cut from the book page onto the saving bank; outline with a black pen. Color the alphas with a yellow paint marker.

Sanna Lippert10: Add white ink splatters onto all sides and use a small round cap and a credit card to create additional detail with black acrylic paint. When the white ink splatters are dry, add some black and white ink/paint droplets onto the roof for a fun detail. This is the finished project:

Sanna LippertSanna LippertSanna LippertSanna LippertSanna LippertIn case you would like to create the same kind of savings bank for yourself or as a present to give someone, you could repurpose an empty milk carton or a candy box. And if you don´t happen to have a gelli plate to create such bold colored papers, why not grab a few of Els’s Through the Lens paper designs. For example the Metal and Wood Series would be a perfect match for this project!

Hope you get inspired to create an altered project yourself!
Have fun,

Elizabeth Craft Designs –
1119 – Fitted Squares
1121 – Fitted Rectangles
1116 – Stitched Circles
1115 – Fitted Frames 5 – Lace Circles
1075 – Alphabet 2 – Lower Case
1076 – Numbers & More 2
1033 – Leafy Branch
1144 – Cupcakes
Clear Double Sided Adhesive
Silk Microfine Glitter – Saffron

Other –
Acrylic Gesso – Liquitex Basics
Yellow Paint Marker – Liquitex
Glimmer Mist Patina & Key Lime Pie – Tattered Angels by Canvas Corp Brands
Paint brush, old credit card
Tissue paper
Old book sheets
Glimmer Glaze black – Tattered Angels by Canvas Corp Brands
Liquitex ink! – Titanium white
Gelli Plate – Gelli Arts
Stencils – The Crafter´s Workshop
Acrylic paint – Liquitex
Signo Uni-ball white pen
Black pen – Faber-Castell

Enjoy life twenty four seven – Frog Dog Studio

Hello there! Sanna here again with a wall art altered project I made using the April Main Kit and the Add-On Kit. This project is also part of my monthly „simply stencils“ series. Hope you like it!

I started by cutting images from the ARTchix Ephemera Sheet (June 2013 Mixed Media Kit). I chose images and colours that would match the blue tissue paper.

I created this art project on a piece of really thick grey cardboard and before gluing anything I gessoed the background and the clipboards.
Next I took the blue piece of dekopatch tissue that was in the Mixed Media Kit and adhered it onto the background with a decopatch glue.
After that I took some tissue tape (from the March Add-On Kit) and adhered it onto the background pretty randomly.

Then I chose two rubber stamps (handwriting and a swirl stamp) and stamped a pattern with the blue and red Staz-On Midi Ink Pad here and there on the background.

After that I adhered the ephemera sheets on the clipboard pieces and directly onto the background. I used a decoupage glue from Marabu for this purpose.
White the clipboard pieces were drying I place the background piece into a cardboard box and added some IZINK gold here and there. After applying the ink I sprayed the areas with water mist. This way the ink spreaded and ran across the background. I really like this effect and the gold shimmers beautifully!
After finishing and drying the layout of golden droplets I also applied some Liquitex Titanium White Ink onto the background using the same technique. I just love the milky look it created onto the surface.

Now it was time for the background to dry, so I went over and mixed some glitter paste with Alumidust Powder (red plum).
Then I applied the paste thru a stencil onto the clipboard pieces for more structure and detail. These now needed to dry properly.

Finally I also added some random black ink splatters to the background. I used a black Glimmer Glaze for this purpose.

Then I went along and adhered the clipboards onto the background and started decorating the artwork.
I had previously made some resin pieces (see the silver Alumilite powder on the bottom of the molds for metallic effects!) from both Amazing Clear Cast and Amazing Casting Resin and I had also added some golden or silvery shine to the pieces. They were nice additional details for the „canvas“.

The chipboard piece (bird) is treated with IZINK gold before adhering it to the clipboard.
The „metal“ key is a resin piece I created from with the molds. I first made a bluish clear resin (toned with the Alumilite Blue Dye colour) and before pouring it into the mold, wiped some Alumilite Metallic Powder Silver onto them. As an end result I got this gorgeous key.

The words are from the March Add-On Kit and by Tim Holtz.
I hope you have enjoyed this little project and get inspired to create!

Have a lovely day,