Altered Christmas tree bauble – Ornament No.: 3

Hi there! Today is again time to share another altered Christmas tree bauble! This is ornament number three:

Sanna LippertStarting point again the same – first cover the bauble with white gesso and let dry.

Sanna LippertThen take a piece of patterned paper and wrip it into small pieces. I used the Red & White Dot Reverse patterned paper by Canvas Corp for this purpose. It is nice and bright and goes well with the Christmas theme. Now grab the serviette varnish & glue (or matte medium if you prefer that) and add a layer on the top of the gessoed bauble. Then layer pieces of wripped paper onto this area overlappingly. Make sure they stick to the bauble properly and then add another layer over the paper with the paint brush. Repeat until you got all areas covered. Let dry.

Sanna LippertNext add red ribbon across the bauble and tie a knot for hanging on top and add a white button on the bottom for additional detail. Tie a bow over the button. Then add half pearls in a row into the middle. I used a regular paper glue for this purpose.

Sanna LippertNext cover the upper part (spare the ribbon areas) with White Metallic High Impact paint and quickly apply some Multi Crystal Glitter Mix over the wet paint. This way it immediately sticks to the paint layer and you will not need any additional glue. Let dry.

Sanna LippertFinally add smaller half pearls over the red ribbon areas for additional detail. The third ornament is now finished. This one is quite sparkly and shiny, but it will fit perfectly into the Christmas tree decoration we have :).

In two days I will be sharing ornament number 4 – hope you will come back to see how it turned out.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

September challenge – The Mixed Media Card Challenge Blog

Hi there lovelies! Time to share with you the new MMCC September card challenge!!! This time it´s all about autumn and autumn colours. As an additional element please use either metal or leaves (or both :-)..).

HOW TO PLAY
1. Create a mixed media CARD based on the theme, with or without the optional element.
2. Display the challenge graphic on your blog post and link back to this challenge post.
3. You may enter as many times as you want, as long as each entry is different.
4. You may combine a maximum of 7 challenges (6 other challenges plus ours).
5. Submit your projects by September 25, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT -700).
6. We’ll announce the winner and highlights on September 30.

This month’s challenge is pretty special too because we’ve got a fabulous sponsor: Add a Little Dazzle!

„We specialize in an exclusive line of craft metal sheets that helps you take your crafting to the next level. Whether you are a seasoned or new crafter, our craft metal sheets will help you create unique projects that will make you stand out among the crowd. Are you ready to take your crafting to the next level? Add a Little Dazzle Craft Metal Sheets will help you turn the ordinary into the extraordinary.“
Add A Little Dazzle is offering a $15 gift certificate to use towards products in the AALD Boutique.
We will randomly pick a winner of the gift certificate from all the entries that have the optional element (metal or leaves or both). So if you want a shot at this month’s prize, create a mixed media card that has metal (craft metal sheet or any kind of metal) or leaves or both.

This is what I made:

I´ve first stamped leaves onto the background (by Stampendous) and then added a piece of dry embossed, alcohol inked metal (by Add a Little Dazzle) on the bottom part of the card. In the middle there is a piece of inked resist canvas in there. Embellishments are just a few simple buttons combined with a Wycinanka leaf chipboard.

I love seeing your submissions to the challenges, so I hope you get inspired also this time and join in with us :)!!! Have fun and see you at MMCC!

xoxo, Sanna

„Simply Stencils“ – Art journal pages with the May kit

Hi there! I had a great time playing with the May kit and here are two art journal pages I made (warning!! long and photo heavy post coming up :)…):


btw. these are my first „simply stencils“ May projects, but I have a feeling there will be some more to come :)…
Here are a few details on how I created these two pages. Lets start with the upper one first:

I first covered the paper with white gesso, let it dry and then went on by applying the Fresco Finish translucent paint onto the page (Beach Hut & Pumpkin soup from the kit – more colours on the store). After the paint was dry I sprayed some „New Sprout“ spray ink here and there.

I then applied some black artist oil pastel color onto the mask that comes with the kit and placed the mask over the page. Next I just used my finger for rubbing all the color from the mask onto the page.

After that I used some Dina Wakley mixed media stamps with blue Staz-on ink (April kit) and Hero Arts shadow dye ink (cup o´ joe) for stamping random images onto the background.

I then took a piece of vellum book paper that was in the kit and dabbed some fluid chalk ink over it. I just love the soft look these inks create on the vellum. Then I let the ink dry properly.

After the paper was dry I stamped a few stamp images with blue Staz-on ink onto the vellum paper. The stamp is by Dina Wakley (from the Scribbly Birds set).


Next I just glued the vellum piece „into“ the typewriter and added some doodling and ink splatters.

Here are some detail photos:


Here are some step-by-step photos of the second page:
I again used the Fesco paints and a green oil pastel pen for the background.
Next I used the pastel peach chalk ink for creating flower patterns.
Then I mixed some molding paste with the blue Fesco paint to create a light blue paste and applied it over the stencil using a palette knife.
Then I went and outlined the flowers with a black Copic brush pen.
After that I took a dry embossing folder and placed a piece of vellum paper over it and then scratched some green oil pastel colour onto the paper. This way you can „copy“ the pattern onto the paper. I remember using this technique with coins and a pencil when I was small :). I then used this piece for creating a typewrite sheet for my page. As you will see on the main photo, I later changed the colour to yellow, as I didn´t quite like the green rose pattern.

 Here are some close-up photos of the second page. As you can see I´ve also added some oil pastels over the flowers to create more depth and separated the two background colours from each other by creating a doodled leaf pattern.


There are also some black and white doodled accents here and there on the page and I have outlined the stencil pattern with a thin black pen for more contrast.

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 Have fun with your kit!
xoxo, Sanna

Used products:
May 2014 Mixed Media Kit