Altered grater – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello lovelies! It is no secret that I like to go junking and collect all kinds of bits and parts to use on various mixed media decor pieces. Recently I came across some old kitchen cutlery and tools and the minute I saw the grater I knew I wanted to alter it to a wall decor piece of some kind. This was my starting point – a rusty, old grater (here already covered with a layer of gesso):

and here is what it looks like after several layers of Tattered Angels sprays and various media. The finished piece:

If you are interested on taking a better look at the STEP-BY-STEP on how this grater came together, hop over to the CANVAS CORP BLOG and read THIS POST  for all details! A full material list is also included there.

I had great fun creating this piece – I hope you enjoy the tutorial. Now all I need to do is to frame it and then it can decorate someone´s kitchen area!

Happy crafting lovelies,
xxx, Sanna

Materials used:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – SuedeAquamarineMarigoldCrumpetGraphiteIt’s Orange
Tattered Angels Simply Sheer – Soft Peach
Tattered Angels Baseboard – Gravel
Tattered Angels Chalkboard – FireflyPolka Dot Pink
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze – Java
Architextures Parchment Rub-On – Grow
7gypsies – Dome Studs
7gypsies – Cutlery Antique Silver
Canvas Corp – Farmhouse Kitchen Stripe on Ivory
Twine, Red Yarn
Old latin book sheets
Eco dyed canvas fabric
Wooden stars
Glossy Accents
Cigar labels
Tim Holtz Small Talk Stickers
Gel Medium, Gesso
Heat gun, Scissors, Old grater
Paint brush, Palette knife, Sewing needle

See the world – MMCC May reveal

Hello there lovelies! It´s again time to share this months Mixed Media Card Challenge blog´s May challenge. The challenge theme is REFLECTIONS and you can use WATER as optional element.

This is how I interpreted the theme:

Sanna LippertI created a sunset scenery. I first used Brusho with watercolor paper to create the water surface, then added yellow and white ink to create the reflection of the sun. For the sky I used Distress Inks (blue, pink and orange) and inked first the sun and then the blue sky. Next I placed a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil over the sky and applied some orange and pink ink thru the stencil onto the sky. The clouds are created with water and the birds are hand drawn.

Here are some detail shots:  Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Finally I wanted to add some interest to the water surface, so I rubbed Tim Holtz Rubbings onto it. The sun also has a layer of Gold Metallic creative Medium by Imagine Crafts on it for additional interest and dimensionality. The stencil here is also by The Crafter´s Workshop. The mountains on the horizon are fussy cut from Through the Lens – Stone patterned paper set by Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Sanna LippertI hope you find the time to join in on this challenge with us!!! Looking forward to seeing your creations!!!

See you at MMCC,
xxx, Sanna

„39“ – Off the Rails Scrapbooking

Hello there lovelies! Today I´d like to share with you a layout that I created based on a scrapbook kit (see picture). This is my first Off the Rails inspirational post for September :).

My inspiration for creating this layout started from the rub-ons that came with the kit. I love to use rub-ons, always have and always will. I really cannot say what it is with rub-ons, but I just find that they are the perfect embellishment as you can use them as little details or even a whole sheet at once and in many ways.

Picture 1 of Fortune Teller(picture and kit by Studio Calico)

Since these rub-ons happened to have numbers on them, they perfectly matched my photo which is one of my DH on his 39th birthday.

I have a confession to make, I am a kit subscriber since a couple of years, but I hardly ever use my kits as they are. I usually take one piece from one kit and combine that with another piece from another kit. I often even organize the goodies from the kits into my stash right away and then use them later in totally random order. But this time I wanted to use the kit as it is. Someone has gone thru a lot of trouble designing and planning these kits, so I thought I´d give it a try and use this particular kit as it is for this layout. Like I said, it all originally started from the rub-ons :).

 

After figuring out where to place the photo, I then added the rub-ons and went along from there. I must admit, it was really easy to just grab the goodies that were in the kit and combine them onto this page, because they perfectly matched each other. The only thing I added to the kit goodies were the big black title numbers. Everything else is from the kit. Oh, sorry, the misting is from my stash too.. :). I added that as an additional detail after finishing the rest :).

Here are some detail photos:

 

 

 

Are you a kit subscriber? How do you use them or do you just love to hoard them? I hope this post has inspired you to take a good look at your kit stash and dig into it, to use it!! That is what it is there for, isn´t it – to get scrapped :). Don´t hoard your stuff, use it – a good motto for today :). Have fun!!

xoxo, Sanna