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

Hello cards – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everybody, time to share my first Elizabeth Craft Designs post for February. When I first saw the Ribbons 1, Ropes 1, Chains 1 and Jewels 1 die sets I immediately wanted to create with them. They are so very versatile and can be used for so many kinds of projects! I chose to die cut some Clear Double Sided Adhesive with them and then cover those pieces with Silk Microfine Glitter. Boy, does that combination look fantastic!!!

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Here is how I created the first card:

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Sanna Lippert

1. Cut a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock using the second largest Stitched Rectangles die from the set.

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2. Place the die cut piece into a cardboard box and color it with green, yellow and red spray inks.

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3. Add some blue ink splatters onto the background. Let dry thoroughly.

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4. Cut a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive and a matching size piece of solid color cardstock big enough to get coverage for 6 die cut strips, 5 from the Ribbons 1 set and 1 from the Chains 1 set. Run thru a die cutting machine. Save the extra adhesive-covered piece for later; you can use the areas in between for other artworks. This way nothing goes to waste.

Sanna Lippert

Sanna Lippert

5.  Adhere the Clear Double Sided Adhesive die cut Ribbons and Chain onto the misted rectangle piece. Apply Fire Opal Silk Microfine Glitter over the piece, use a paint brush to wipe off residue glitter and your fingertip to polish the glitter, bringing out the sparkle.

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6. Use Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape (6mm) to adhere the glittered and misted piece onto a solid color card base.

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7. Place the Circles and the Hello die onto a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock that has been backed with Clear Double Sided Adhesive and run them thru the die cutting machine. Since the word Hello is small, you can cut it 4 times from this small piece.

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8. Now place the die cut pieces over the glittered Ribbons. Add some leftover circles as „dots“ here and there on the card.

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You can also add a few white ink splatters to accompany the white „dots“, if you like.

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Sanna Lippert

This is what the finished card looks like.

The second card is more clean & simple – this is how I created it:

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1. Cut a piece of Soft Finish Cardstock into a size of 4,0×5,5 inch. Adhere onto a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Place one flower die from the Bunch of Flowers 4 die  set onto the lower right corner of that cardstock piece and run it thru a die cutting machine. Remove the flowers and save them for later.

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2. Take a second piece of Soft Finish Cardstock, adhere onto a piece of Clear Double Sided Adhesive and run thrua die cutting machine using the Jewels 1 die. cut as many pieces as you can and save the negative piece for another project.

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3. Place a strip of Clear Double Sided Adhesive onto a piece of white card stock. Pour Fire Opal Silk Microfine Glitter onto that area and polish it with your fingertip to bring out maximum sparkle. Next place the piece of white cardstock you previously cut with the flower die over the card base and adhere it on its place.

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4. Then adhere the Jewel 1 die cut strips next to each other onto the cardstock piece. After that place the die cut flowers over the glittered flower areas in a manner that still allows the glitter to be seen. Adhere a rhinestone in the middle. Use four Jewel circles and adhere those onto the corners of the flower die cut image.

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5.  Use the last Hello die cut die piece that was left over from the previous card and color it with a gold/copper gel pen to match the color of the Silk Microfine Glitter. Adhere the word onto the card on top of the flower images. Now the card is finished.

Sanna Lippert

Sanna Lippert

This is how the finished card looks. I hope you like these ideas and get inspired to try them out yourself!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

SUPPLIES:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –
1123 Jewels 1
1126 Chains 1
1122 Ribbons 1
1125 Ropes 1
1030 Bunch of Flowers 4
1120 Stitched Rectangles
1028 Circles
787 Hello
609 Fire Opal – Silk Microfine Glitter
Soft Finish Cardstock – 8,5 x 11″
Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Other –
Big Shot die cutting machine – Sizzix
Washi Tape
Gel Pen (copper) – Sakura
Glimmer Mist spray ink – Tattered Angels by Canvas Corp Brands
Paint brush
White Texture Spray – Imagine Crafts