Don´t force pieces – Art Journal page

Hello lovelies, time for another art journal page share! February was a month I created quite a few pages into my art journal. I just felt like creating a page every other day. And it felt good!!! Could be that all the things that happened to us/me in February made me create all those pages. Who knows…

I seem to create art journal pages to keep an emotional diary of some kind. Every page is combined to feelings I had been experiencing/going thru around that time. That is why I also always add a date to the page I create. And quotes, yes, they follow me around :). Again a very quote dominated page, that I created:

I didn´t use gesso on this page at all. I played with Glimmer Mists and used them like water colours and I love how this page turned out. It feels so me. The colours are very much me too. I think you could call this technique intuitive. I added colours, let them spread on their own and then added lines and patterns to emphasize the edges of various colours.

And I love this quote!!! Need to remind me over and over again that there are things we cannot force. Some things happen, others don´t, however hard we want them to happen. Such is life. What I don´t like, is my handwriting. I cannot seem to get it right, always looks a bit odd…but here, even the letters worked out great. Maybe the secret is to keep it simple. Maybe my handwriting is like this… I love brush lettering and calligraphy, but I would need to be patient and practice lots…which is not going to happen any day soon, so better be happy with what I got… *laughing*.

I think I am going to call my 2017 art journal the „Talking to myself“-book, as I always seem to end with some kind of wise words on color and media :-).

Wishing you all a lovely, creative day!!!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – yellow, brown, red, silver, green and blue
Pen – Staedtler
Texture spray – Imagine Crafts
Stamps – 7gypsies (retired)
Old book pages
White signo uni-ball pen

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

Opportunities ATC set – STAMPlorations

Hello there, everyone! It´s again time for Stencil Sunday. This time I created a set of two ATC´s. I chose a very monochromatic color combination for these two. I seem to be drawn to monochromatic at the moment. And again, this is also a reminder to play along with the current STAMPlorations Mixed Media challenge!! Read all about it here!!

And now to my ATC´s – here they are:
I first cut white cardstock into a right size and misted those pieces with Silk Glimmer Mist. Next I cut some Canvas Corp fabric into a slightly smaller size than the ATC base and placed them into a cardboard box for misting. I placed a stencil over the fabric pieces and misted with purple Baseboard Mist over the stencil. I was not particularly careful, if the image was perfect. I like this look alot.

After misting, I placed a white cardstock piece over the misted, wet stencil and rolled over the surface with a brayer to make sure all the residue mist absorbed into the cardstock evenly. This way I used the residue ink.

I then glued the fabric onto the ATC base, added some purple lace and DIY gympum flowers which I had decorated with mist and glitter glue. I then cut a piece of the brayered cardstock, stamped the word opportunities with a STAMPlorations stamp onto the paper and fussy cut those. After adhering the stamped words onto my ATC cards I just outlined them with a black pen and added a couple of gems for additional detail. I hope you get inspired to play with stencils and while doing so, please do join our challenge!! Just remember, no cards allowed (for rules read here).

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
STAMPlorations – Create clear stamp set
ARTplorations – Hearts all over stencil
Tattered Angels – Iris Baseboard Mist
Tattered Angels – Silk Glimmer Mist

Jolly Christmas cards – Canvas Corp

Hello lovelies, today I´m sharing another set of Christmas cards with you. This time in classical red-white-green tones. I used the Canvas Corp Mix & Match paper pad called Jolly Christmas for this set with some red and green spray inks by Tattered Angels.

Sanna Lippert - Jolly Christmas cards

These three cards are really easy and simple to make. The only „messy“ part is the coloring of the canvas pieces with spray inks :). Other than that it´s just mainly paper layering. So if you need a few quick and easy cards, this type might be the one to go for.

Sanna Lippert - Jolly Christmas cards

The fun part about the Canvas Corp Mix & Match paper pads is that you have pattened papers and special papers (like the corrugated cardstock above) in the pad with some burlap and canvas in matching colors. So you can pretty much work with one set and make a pile of themed creations with just one set. The have a set for different themes, like gardening, coffee, kitchen, bewerages, baking, travel etc. Go to the Canvas Corp shop and type „mix and match“ into the search icon and you will find all the sets available :).

Sanna Lippert - Jolly Christmas cards

These cards are also created with the same paper pad as a starting point. I then die cut a word with a die cut die  (by Elizabeth Craft Desings) as a centerpiece for my cards. The canvas behind the die cut word is also from the paper pad, but I toned them red and green with Tattered Angels Glimmer and Chalkboard Mists. Sanna Lippert - Jolly Christmas cards Here is a short video about the creating process, if you´ d like to watch it :).

Wishing you all a lovely, creative weekend!!!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Craft Apron – Canvas Corp Brands

Hi there lovelies! Are you a messy or a clean scrapper/crafter? I am a messy one AND don´t even ask me how many trousers and T-shirts I´ve ruined in my studio so far. Yes, I am the kind of crafter, who comes home & FORGETS to change into art creating gear (= old clothes that ARE ALLOWED to get dirty) and just starts creating in whatever I am wearing at the moment. I always say to myself that I will be carefull (ha!). Does n-o-t work!!!  And when I am in a mood for creating, I usually make a mess with some kind of media… there has been several accidentals dots and droplets on my keyboard (so far I have managed to get rid of them all), on my desk, on the floor (even though it is protected!!!) and of course, on my clothes. THUS, I really needed a craft apron (to be honest, it would be even more practical if it was an overall *giggle*)!!

Said and done – craft apron it was that I needed! Canvas Corp Brands have a few to choose from and I went for the plain fabric one with two front pockets. The back canvas fabric apron really looks good too – I might need to get one of those later (thinking of adding some stitching/embroidery to that one – would look really cool, I think). But first I need to learn how to do that :).

So back to the one I got myself. It looks like this in original:

Apron - canvas corp brandsWhen I got it, I already knew I would alter it abit 🙂 … here is how it turned out:
Sanna LippertI started off by adding a layer of water mist onto the surface, then sprayed blue, red pink and purple spray ink tones from Tattered Angels onto the surface and let those spread across the fabric. At some areas, like the edges, I added the spray ink with a paint brush. I made sure there was some color under the pockets too. The fabric is relatively thick material, so it didn´t soak thru it onto the backside at all.

Sanna Lippert

After the first spray ink layer was dry, I stared adding some High Impact Paint (also by Tattered Angels) details onto the surface. I used bottle caps for the circles, and stencils for the abstract patterns. The flowers are made with foam stamps using the Decor&DIY paints by Tattered Angels.

Sanna Lippert

I then added some paint droplets with a paint brush – again using the Decor&DIY paints from Tattered Angels. Finally, when all paint layers were completely dry, I took some Finnabair stamps and added stamp images with black waterproof ink onto the surface (butterflies & circles).

Sanna Lippert

And then, when everything was completely dry andI didn´t want to play with any more inks and paints, I took a Dina Wakley stencil and some Imagine Crafts pearlescent creative medium and applied that thru the stencil onto the fabric. I was a bit afraid if the medium would really stick to the fabric when it dries and let me tell you, it does. Sticks to it and doesn´t come off!!!

Now, this apron will for sure not look like this after several crafty sessions in my studio, but I don´t mind. That´s the way it should be. And maybe, just maybe it will save a few clothes from getting too „artsy“ too 😉 … How about you? Do you have one and have you altered it??

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Lobster, Fully Purple, Bahama blue, Patina
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint – Turquoise, Light Pink, Light Blue, Hot Pink
Tattered Angels Decor&DIY paint – Sable, Chrystal, Mankato
Craft Apron – Canvas Corp Brands
Finnabair stamps
Foam stampss
Dina Wakley stencil – Affirmations
The Crafter´s Workshop stencils
Carabelle Studio stencil
Black waterproof stamp ink
Purple Pearlescent creative medium – Imagine Crafts
Bottle caps, paint brush, water spray bottle

Thank you – Mixed Media Card Challenge inspiration

Hello lovelies!! Here comes some more inspiration for the November Mixed Media Card Challenge! I hope you are joining our fun challenge this month!!!

november2016challengeHere is my second inspirational card:

Sanna Lippert - thanksgiving die cut die card

and some details:

Sanna Lippert - thanksgiving die cut die card

I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist spray ink on the background. Then I outlined the cardstock piece with a black pen. Next I inked a VivaLas VegaStamps stamp with three different red tones & some orange, green and brown tones and stamped the multi-colored image onto a piece of white paper. I then fussy cut the images and adhered them onto the green background. After that I stamped an Ali Edwards stamp with black ink onto a piece of white cardstock, fussy cut along the edges and inked it with green Distress Ink. I really, really like the shiny green background color with the bold red fruit images on it.

Now is your turn – there is still plenty of time to join in with us on this fun challenge!!! Hop over to the MMCC blog and play along! See you there!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

Supplies:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – green
Distress Ink – Ranger
VivaLas VegaStamps fruit stamp
Studio AE stamp by Technique Tuesday

Happy Winter – STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday

Hello everyone!!! Today is again time to remind you of the NOVEMBER Mixed Media Challenge at the STAMPlorations blog. The whole design team has been creating some inspirational projects for you, so do check them all up over HERE :).

Here is what I made for November – as you can see, I am slowly but surely starting to get into Christmas project creation mood ;-). Here is my first Xmas tag:

Sanna Lippert - Leaf print stencil Xmas tag Sanna Lippert - Leaf print stencil Xmas tag

I´ve first misted the background with light blue Chalkboard Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels). Next I applied blue pearlescent creative medium (Imagine Crafts) thru the Leaf Prints 2 stencil (by STAMPlorations) over the misted layer. THEN I added turquoise blue Glimmer Mist over the whole surface. After that I used the CUTplorations „Warm Winter Wishes“ die cut die and cut the sentiment from white paper (I used those for another project that I´ll share with you later) and only used the negative piece. I matted this piece with red patterned paper and then started layering old book paper, eco dyed ribbon, cork stars, golden yarn and stickers over each other. I used the Christmas Reindeer stencil (also by STAMPlorations) – well, actually the mask piece of the stencil – as a drawing guide and then fussy cut the reindeer and misted it with grey Glimmer Mist and adhere it on it´s place. I had a lot of fun creating this piece 🙂

This tag will make a nice addition to a Xmas present, I think. So now is your turn! You don´t have to create anything Christmas themed, though!! Please read the rules before you link up – no worries, they are easy to follow!! Hope you find the time to join in with us!!!

Have fun creating!!
Sanna

Supplies:
Christmas reindeer – ARTplorations stencil
Leaf Prints 2 – ARTplorations stencil
Warm Winter Wishes – CUTplorations die cut die
Grey and turquoise Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels
Light blue Chalkboard Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels
Iridescent blue creative medium – Imagine Crafts
Old book paper
Eco dyed ribbon
Golden yarn
White cardstock
Red patterned paper
Cork stars – Studio Calico

Mixed media tags

Hello there! I am slowly, but surely, developing a serious addiction towards tag creating :-)… I think they are fabulous projects to make! You can add them later to be a part of another project or put them on a present AND they are smallish thus relatively fast to create. So if inspiration hits and you are just not up to creating a scrapbook layout or working on a canvas, tags are a nice size to go to. These two I created just for fun to participate on a FB online crop.

Sanna Lippert - mixed media tags

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I´ve used plain white tags as background and first applied droplets and layers of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist onto the tag. I let those dry properly before moving to the next step. Next I added Distress Paint circles onto the first tag by pressing the dabber directly into the tag. After that I took a Dina Wakley stamp and stamped the „text“ onto the background, then added some details with Posca paint pens. Finally I added bits of cardstock residues from my previous projects and stapled them down. Then I only needed to add a little stamping and the ribbon.

Sanna Lippert - mixed media tags

Sanna Lippert - mixed media tagsFor the second tag I also started with Tattered Angels spray inks. Then I added all the same elements like onto the first tag and finally stamped a few words and the ribbon.

These were so much fun to make! I really like the colors on these tags too :). What have you been creating lately? I know I should be thinking about Xmas cards, but I am still not quite in the spirit for that :)…

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Tattered Angels – Inchworm
Tattered Angels – Sun sisters
Tattered Angels- Safety Orange
Posca pens
Dina Wakley stamp set (Textures) – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Irresistible black texture spray – Imagine Crafts
Distress Paint – Ranger Ind. Inc.
STAMPlorations clear stamp set – Create
Ribbon

Altered mobile phone cover – Canvas Corp Brands

I bet we all have been there… who doesn´t know the problem with mobile phone covers? They tend to start looking „old and used“ at some point. No matter how high quality they are, they still tend to get cracks and loose color.

I had a yellow leather mobile cover that was not that yellow anymore. I had taken the cover off my mobile phone and was just about to toss is and then I got the idea to alter it. Why not apply some Decor & DIY Saffron paint onto the surface and just see what happens!!! And so I did!! This is a result of that experiment. I had fun dabbing bright yellow paint onto the cover and then of course had to add ink splatters too. I am now excited to see how long this surface lasts. Should it not work, I´ve got nothing to loose, since it was in poor condition anyway and if it lasts, I´ll be happy to use this cover for a long time!

Tattered Angels PaintsHere is  what I used for the cover:
1. Tattered Angels – Decors & DIY paint, Saffron
2. Tattered Angels – Chalkboard Glimmer Mist, Inchworm
3. Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist, Turquoise blue
4. Black and white texture spray
5. Clear stamps
6. Old book paper
7. Black stamp ink
8. Matte medium
9. Foam brush
10. Spray varnish
11. Resin

DIY Cell Phone CoverSince the old mobile phone cover was leather based, I directly added the DECOR & DIY paint (Saffron) onto the cover. I dabbed two layers with a foam brush and let the surface dry in between layers. Painted Cell Phone Cover

When the paint was relatively dry, I added some black and white texture spray splatters as well as green and blue Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and Chalkboard ink splatters.
glimmer mist paint
Since those are water based, I had to add a layer of spray varnish on top to keep the splatters from bleeding.

create cell phone coverFinally I took a piece of old book paper and stamped a light bulb and a word “create” with black ink onto that paper. Next I fussy cut the pieces and adhered to the mobile phone cover with Matte Medium. I finished the cover with a second layer of spray varnish and let if to dry properly before using it.

After waiting for the varnish to dry over 24 hours, I noticed that it got relatively sticky, so I went and applied a thin layer of resin on top of the cover with a paint brush and let that layer dry overnight. That helped alot and now all the ink splatters and layers are covered under resin and I have a feeling this will hold well in day to day use.

Have fun creating!!!
xxx, Sanna
ps. for more inspiration, check out the following sites:

Birthday Calendar Book – Canvas Corp Brands

Hi there! How do you keep track of upcoming birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and other special events?  Do you make handmade cards for each one?  And how do you KEEP TRACK on all those occations? I used to have a table calendar for those occations which however meant that I needed to copy various dates from one year to the next to be able to keep track. The electronical devices are great for keeping track on important dates, but they are not as fun as a table calendar. I used the 7gypsies Book Stand and book covers with inside pockets to create this fun table stand calendar.  The 7gypsies book stand sizes perfectly for a 5×7 book vertically or a 4×6 horizontally. The stand comes with the upright, crossbar, stand, 2 rings and 10 4×6 photo holders.  The only thing I changed were the book rings. I wanted them slightly bigger than the ones that come with the set. Thus the blue ones on this project.

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We all use our mobile devices and social media for keeping up with family, friends and colleagues. I however find that it is nice to have a calendar on my desk to write things down in an old fashioned way. So why not also create a separate birthday table pocket calendar to keep up with anniversaries, birthdays and other important dates! The 7gypsies display stand is just perfect for this purpose. It comes with album sleeves and in addition is very decorative, when finished! I now have my very own DIY table birthday calendar, separated in quarters and each quarter had 3 sleeves/pockets for writing down each months important dates. I just need to flip thru it and open the right month and there is no more forgetting about birthdays, anniversaries and other major dates!

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Here is how I created the calendar:

Step 1: Use a Crop-a-dile to punch holes onto the album covers for hanging – cover with eyelets. SONY DSCStep 2: Place stencils onto the album covers (both back and front) and add golden texture paste onto the surface thru the stencil using a palette knife.
SONY DSCThe thick book covers makes them perfect for adding a nice thick layer of golden texture paste thru a stencil.  SONY DSCI really like the vintage look of this stencil on the front and back of the book covers.
SONY DSCSONY DSC SONY DSCStep 3: Mist the French Script canvas piece with blue Glimmer Mist, mist a piece of ivory cardstock or a tag with light pink Glimmer Mist. Now punch butterflies from the light pink toned paper. SONY DSCMist paper to the color you wish and punch, cut or die cut into the shapes you need.
SONY DSCMist is great when applied to canvas or fabric – the colors are so deep and rich. SONY DSCStep 4: Add 7gypsies rub-ons onto white cardstock, fussy cut a sentiment. Then decorate both the back and the front piece of the calendar with the previously misted elements, the canvas flower, buttons, rope and canvas/burlap pieces.
SONY DSCPunch holes in your book covers where you want them, the stand is flexible to allow you to create your own spacing.  SONY DSCStep 5: Cut papers into the photo sleeves from the Postale Collection paper (or use a paper of your choice from the versatile 7gypsies paper collection).  You can use the papers of your choice to fill in the page protectors.
 SONY DSCStep 6: Cut 4 white cardstock pieces to serve as folders between the quarters, use Glimmer Mist to add color. Spray ink the folder pieces with the lighter tone, then spray the punched tabs. This time use darker colors for more interest and contrast.
 SONY DSCChoose a fun assortment of Mist colors to mist your tabs.
SONY DSC SONY DSCStep 7: Stamp with the 7gypsies Distress Words stamp and black stamp ink onto the misted pieces. Adhere the tabs onto the sides and attach them with a stapler. Decorate the quarter divider pieces with alpha and number stickers, buttons, rub-ons, doodling – whatevery you prefer. This is a good spot to mix in a few older products too.
 SONY DSCStep 8: Organize the dividers and the sleeves onto the binding rings that comes with the display stand. If they are too small, save them and change for larger ones.
 SONY DSC SONY DSC SONY DSCStep 9: Here is what the finished project looks like. And some detail shots of the project 🙂
SONY DSCThe stand allows you to flip a page each day or flip through as needed.  And it adds a nice decorational touch to the room it is displayed on.
SONY DSCThe page protectors are perfect for 4×6 photos, postcards or even recipes for example.SONY DSCSONY DSCSONY DSCSONY DSCI hope you get inspired to create your own stand project. It does not have to be a birthday calendar, it can be a minibook, an ATC display or a card display – whatever you feel like creating! I love this stand, it is so very pretty and adds a nice touch to my working area and studio!!
Happy Creating!!!

Sanna

Tools:
1. Crop-a-Dile – We R Memory Keepers
2. The Crafter´s Workshop stencils
3. Palette knife
4. Golden texture paste – Imagine Crafts
5. Tab punch & Butterfly punch
6. Eyelets & stapler
7. Black pen