December Mixed Media challenge – STAMPlorations

Hi there everyone, it´s time to share the STAMPlorations December Mixed Media Challenge with you today! For today´s challenge reveal I´ve created a set of Artist Trading Cards.

Here is my set of ATC´s:

I´ve first applied a layer of DIY glitter paste onto the bigger paper (on the background) thru a stencil. Then I misted that piece with brown Glimmer Mist spray. I did the same with the top paper pieces (first misting with pink Glimmer Mist and then applying the DIY glitter paste thru the stencil onto the paper. After the paste was dry, I adhered the pieces together, added some residue tinted texture paste treated music notes paper on top.

Next I decorated the ATC´s with 7gypsies Architextures decor pieces, some paper flowers, printed masking tape and Glimmer Glaze.

On the second card I´ve used a velvet ruffle flower instead of paper flowers, everything else is the same as on the previous ATC. By now you should be familiar with the rules, on how to play along, but if not, be sure to check them out here! Playing along is really easy and the rules are very simple to follow, so do take some time to play along with us also this month!! There are fab prizes to be won, too! Read more here on the STAMPlorations blog. Even though it´s December and we all tend to be very busy this time of the year, maybe you will still find some time to play and join this challenge. It´s a fun one – hope to see you at STAMPlorations!!!

xxx, Sanna

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Be the game changer – STAMPlorations challenge

Hello there – it´s time to share the STAMPlorations Mixed Media November challenge reveal post with you today. For this months post I´ve created a set of ATC´s.

Here they are:

When I started creating these artist trading cards, a quote kept coming to my mind all the time. So I named this set after that quote: „Don´t judge a book by it´s cover“. See the look of these ATCs? They are supposed to remind one of a book cover :-D.

At least that was what I was aiming for when creating these. I´ve first adhered patterned paper onto the ATC base, then applied white and red Distress Paint thru the Bubbles Mini stencil onto the paper. After that I added black Glimmer Glaze droplets and outlined the pieces with a back pen (faux stitching).

Then I added a piece of corrugated cardstock and green burlap with a piece of twine. These are supposed to create a book spine look. finally I added some silver thread, buttons and a stamped sentiment which I fussy cut and adhered to the base with 3D foam.  That´s it! I hope you get inspired to try out some mixed media yourself and join in on this months challenge! Here you will find all the details on how to play along and what to create! Just remember that almost anything goes, except a card & that you are asked to use at least one stencil on your project. Now hop over to the STAMPlorations blog to see what my DT colleagues have created for this months reveal.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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October Mixed Media Challenge – STAMPlorations

Hello there lovelies! After a summer break it is again time to start with STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenges!!

Yay!!! So without further ado, here is my project for the October Mixed Media Challenge reveal:

I created a stenciled, heat embossed tag with some stamping on it. See all the steps to create this tag on the following video. Hope you enjoy it!

Now it´s your turn again to get creative and join this months challenge over at the STAMPlorations blog (here). Make sure you follow the rules (here) to be eligble for the prize!! See you at STAMPlorations!!

Want to get 20% off your STAMPlorations order? Just add code „STAMPGIRLSANNA“ upon checkout!

Let´s stay creative,
xxx, Sanna

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Make Art Discoveries – STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday

It is Sunday which means that it is time for another STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday! For this weeks inspirational post I created a mixed media home decor piece – a wall hanging of a kind. I call it „Make Art Discoveries“.

It all started with the mini hanger which is by Jillibean Soup. It comes in a set of two and measures ca. 5,5 inch in width. I started with a piece of kraft cardstock that I sprayed darker with Tattered Angels Baseboard tone Cardboard. Next I cut a piece of eco dyed fabric (learned how to do it from my lovely friend Tina last summer) into a suitable size. I added some hand stitching around the edges. Now I am not very talented with yarn and needles, but it doesn´t matter if the result is not that perfect. Next I placed the ARTplorations „Hidden Hearts“ stencil onto the fabric and added green iridescent creative medium onto the fabric thru the stencil. The media is by Imagine Crafts and I love it!!! Since it is iridescent on a light background you will not see it in the photos that well..therefore I took this against the light photo above. Here you can really see the shimmery background pattern quite nicely. After the paste was dry, I glued the fabric onto the background with a strong fabric glue (Beacon Adhesives). Then I started adding bits and pieces.

The butterfly on top is a flea market find. It is a cookie/pastry form which I filled with a turquoise burlap piece, then applied some turquoise Silk Microfine Glitter on top and finished off with a layer of Judi Kins Diamond Glaze. I let it dry a little before adding the word (thank you, Lizzy, love these words you made!!), the red yarn and the half pearl on top. Finally I finished it off with some green glass glitter. It needed to dry out properly before I could use it, so I left it to rest for days.

The next piece is a found object – a regular stone. I just added the work „make“ (from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Big Chat sticker sheet). And decorated the edges with Gold Stickles.

The wooden scrabble letters are by Papermania Bare Basics. I adhered those onto the chipboard piece with gel medium (by Faber-Castell). The chipboard piece is misted with grey spray ink (I used the same Hidden Hearts stencil to create the pattern) and then decoreated with Gold Stickles.

On the very bottom there are two wax seals I made and on top of those I added a Tim Holtz Idea-ology word band „Discoveries“. The orange paint is the Heavy Body Tangerine paint by Dina Wakley. I attached the word band with a piece of twine. All pieces and the eco dyed lace piece underneath are adhered on their places with gel medium. Once it is dry the pieces will not come off :). I also added a few stamples here and there for additional grungy detail and to make sure the fabric piece can carry the weight of the decorational elements.

Finally I added a few white paint droplets here and there very freely to finish this piece. It will decorate my art corner in our house later. I sure had a fun time creating this stenciled mixed media piece. I hope you will get inspired to create something fun for your home with stencils too!!! And don´t forget to check out the current Mixed Media Challenge over at the STAMPlorations blog. There is still enough time to join in with us!!!

Happy creating!!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
ARTplorations – Hidden Hearts stencil
Dina Wakley – Heavy Body Paint Tangerine
Imagine Crafts – green iridescent Creative Medium
Tim Holtz Idea-ology – word bands, Observations
Papermania – Bare Basics Caption Wooden Letters
Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Big Chat stickers
Tattered Angels – High Impact Paint white
Recollections – Green Glass Glitter
Beacon Adhesives – Fabric glue
Ranger – Stickles Gold
Canvas Corp – Teal Burlap
Judi Kins – Diamond Glaze
Wax stick & seal
Stapler
Eco dyed lace and fabric
Red Yarn and needle
Tattered Angels – Baseboard Cardboard
Studio Calico – Clay Mister Huey´s
Gel Medium – Faber-Castell
Wycinanka – Chipboard
Elizabeth Craft Designs – Silk Microfine Glitter
Jillibean Soup – Mini Metal Hangers
Twine

Troubles melt – STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge

Hello everyone, a new month always means a new challenge. Today is again reveal day over at the STAMPlorations blog. Hope you will find time to play along with us on this month´s Mixed Media Challenge!!! Here goes:

This is my piece for this months challenge reveal. I chose to use the ARTplorations stencil „Where Troubles Melt“. I wanted to create a decoration piece for my studio to remind me that home IS the place where there should not be any troubles. Since someone broke into our house last month, it has been a little bit hard to feel carefree and safe at home since then. So this piece should work as a reminder for us to get there again.

Here is a little tutorial on how I created this piece:

1. These are the materials: a Ikea plastic frame, a piece of white cardstock and a ARTplorations stencils.

2. Place the stencil onto the piece of white cardstock (in a spraying box) and spray a layer of light grey spray ink on top. Use a piece of cloth to remove the residue ink and let dry.

3. Add a black outlining to the misted words to make them stand out from the background.

4. Add alpha stickers to build a full sentence: „home is where troubles melt like lemon drops“5. Decorate with fussy cut, stamped flowers and puffy pink hearts. I also decorated the backside of the frame, since it is open to both sides. I basicalle repeated the same steps, just by changing the stencil to ARTplorations „Art Happens“ stencil and the spray color to a vintage green tone. Here are the photo steps once more:

And this is the finished backside of the frame. This now decorates my craft area, the „art happens“ side facing my art corner and the other side facing the lounge area. I really like the way this turned out!! It is pretty clean and simple and I feel it is just right that way. Using stencils can be this simple too – doesn´t always need to be tons of media and layers, I think. So I hope you will find the time to play along – would love to see what you make for this months challenge (remember there are also prizes to be won!! – read about the rules and how to play over here). See you at the STAMPlorations blog, lovelies!!!

HOW TO PLAY:

  1. create and link up a mixed media project, anything goes, except a card.
    2. use at least one stencil (any brand!!!)
    3. linky closes at the end of the month
    4. Prizes are a $10 gift certificate for the winner, $5 gift card for two top picks & for more than 25 entries one random winner will get 2 standard sized stencils!!!

Stay creative and stay safe!!!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
ARTplorations – Where Toubles Melt
ARTplorations – Art Happens
STAMPlorations – Buttercups & Butterflies clear stamp set

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

Song lyrics art journal sheet – STAMPlorations

Hello there, everyone! It´s time for a new month and a new challenge! Are you ready for December Mixed Media Challenge over at the STAMPlorations blog? I hope you are :).

My take this month is an art journal sheet, inspired by lyrics. I really like to turn music on when creating and at the moment I am totally fascinated by Elle King. I love to listen to her songs when creating and while I was playing around in my art journal, a song came on that really moved me. So I decided to write the lyrics down on my page.

Sanna Lippert - song lyrics art journal page

I first started with an orange and yellow paint on the background (brayered onto the surface). Then I added some green and hot pink paint and left the page to dry properly. Something I´ve learned the hard way after ruining MANY journaling pens… you need to let the paint dry. If it´s not dry, you WILL ruin the pen you write with. There are no excuses on this…none. So, I made sure every layer dried before going over to the next one. I left the page open on my craft table and went away (NOT easy for me, as I am very impatient…). Then, when the surface had dried, I drew two heart shapes onto the sheet and started adding the dark blue paint. And AGAIN left it to dry overnight!!! I am so proud of myself. It payed off! Next I took the light blue paint and added the droplets with a pencil – yes, I dipped a pencil onto the paint and then onto the page. Results in nice circles :).

Sanna Lippert - song lyrics art journal page

After the little light blue circles had dried up, I added the raindrops with white paint by dabbing thru the stencil with a foam brush. Again some drying time was needed before adding the birdies. I used a foam brush, black paint and a stencil for the birds too.

Sanna Lippert - song lyrics art journal page

And then, finally, when the final layers were dry, I took my uni-ball white pen and wrote down the lyrics of one of the songs I had been listening to white creating. These have a special meaning to me  and I love Elle´s voice/sound!!

Now is your turn. Put on some music you love and start creating. And then submit to December´s challenge at STAMPlorations!! I´d love to see what you make. And remember to read the rules before joining in to make sure you are eligible for the prize :). See you there!!!

xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
ARTplorations – Some Birds
ARTplorations – Mini Droplets
Tattered Angels – High Impact paints
Sennelier Abstract innovative acrylic paints
Signo uni-ball white
Foam brush

Brayered, stenciled mixed media tags – STAMPlorations

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Hello everyone, I am up over at the STAMPlorations blog today with a set of mixed media tags. Every time I create a project, I keep a piece of heavyweight white paper next to me. This piece serves as a residue spray ink/paint/paste surface. I dab, wipe and press all the residue media onto this piece and put it aside, when it is totally covered. Then I take a second one and so on. This way I have a pile of half finished background papers in my stash that I then use for a starting point on future projects. This is how I started with this tag set too.

Here are the steps I did (please also see the video for further details):

1. Take a half finished misted heavyweight background paper piece and cut it into smaller pieces.
2. Take Distress Paints and different brayers and created random patterns onto the misted pieces.
3. Apply some Distress Paint onto the credit card and wipe the paint onto the background pieces. Dry with a heat gun.
4. Fussy cut the papers into tags.
5. Apply yellow, light pink and orange spray ink onto the tag backgrounds. Let dry.
6. Take various ARTplorations stencils and apply blue Distress Ink thru them onto the background.
7. Take a STAMPlorations stencil and stamp the images with black ink onto the tags.
8. Color some of the images with Posca paint pens.
9. Add further details for interest with yellow, black and white texture spray.
10. Apply Liquitex Ink! Iridescent Bronze ink onto the tags for more interest.
11. Add random doodling and writing onto the tags with a black and a white pen.
12. Outline with a black pen.
13. Add ribbon, old book paper pieces and flowers for additional detail and decoration.

Here is the video step-by-step:

This is what the finished tags look like:

and some detail shots:

I hope you enjoy this tag idea and get those stencils and stamps out and play alittle yourself!!! I really enjoy creating these colorful tags!

You might also want to check out the STAMPlorations blog for inspiring tutorials and fun challenges (this will take you there) AND the store for fun product (click here). 🙂

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
ARTplorations – Droplets Mini
ARTplorations – Some Birds
ARTplorations – Art Splatters
ARTplorations – Bubbles Mini
STAMPlorations – Trendy Birds 2
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Old book paper
Flowers
Black & White pen
Black stamp ink
Posca pens
Distress Paint – Ranger
Distress Ink – Ranger
Liquitex Ink! – copper
Imagine Crafts – Irresistible Texture Spray

Create something today… – STAMPlorations

Hello lovelies! It is agan time for another Stencil Sunday with STAMPlorations! This Sunday´s project is an art journal sheet, a pretty dark one actually. But first, here are the details for this months challenge (just click the image to go to the page). Hope you´ll join in with us!!! There are prizes to be won too *winks*

And now some details on how I created my art journal sheet:

Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet

I first gessoed the art journal sheet with white gesso. Then I dabbed some Distress Paint directly to the brayer and applied it with the brayer onto the page. Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet

Next I placed the Bold Florals ARTplorations stencil onto the page and applied modeling paste onto the sheet thru it. I slightly dried the surface with a heat gun, but only for a few seconds. Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet

Then I took the Create STAMPlorations clear stamp set and pressed the word „ART“ into the slightly dry modeling paste flowers. It left a mark (almost impossible to see on this picture). Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet

I left the paste to dry properly and when I came back to the piece, I didn´t really like the colors I had chosen. They were too soft for my mood that day 🙂 – so I changed them… Some black gesso on top of it all and then I let it to dry again. Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet

After the black gesso was all dried up, I took the Bundled Sage Distress Paint and dabbed some paint onto my finger. I then carefully wiped/dabbed the paint onto the stenciled, modeling paste flowers. This made them stand out more and if you look closely, you might even see the little words (ART) standing out from some flower petals. Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet

Finally I outlined the flowers with a white Posca pen, added pink, yellow and green details in betweenthe flowers and then took a white gel pen and doodled the branches (colored them in with dark green Posca pen) and added a hand written sentiment. I really, really like how this page turned out. I think I will need to try this technique out a few more times :).

Here is the finished page:Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheetNow is your turn! Join the mixed media challenge at the STAMPlorations blog (remember to follow the rules) and have fun creating!!!

xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
ARTplorations stencil: Bold Florals
STAMPlorations stamp: Create
Posca pens
Black Gesso
Modeling paste
Distress Paints
Brayer

Altered writing block cover – STAMPLORATIONS

Hello lovelies, it is again time for September´s Mixed Media Challenge & Stencil Sunday at STAMPlorations. My project for this months challenge reveal is an altered writing block cover:

Sanna Lippert - altered, stenciled and stamped writing block coverI´ve prepared a little start-to-finish photo tutorial for this one:

Sanna Lippert - altered, stenciled and stamped writing block coverI started with a notebook I bought some time back at IKEA :). It has lots of sheets for writing down ideas, sketches or anything else creative. However, I wanted to alter the cover to look more like „me“ :). Here is what I did:

Sanna Lippert - altered, stenciled and stamped writing block coverI first applied a layer of white gesso to cover the speech bubble abit and prepare the surface for paints and spray inks. Sanna Lippert - altered, stenciled and stamped writing block coverNext I applied some light pink and sunny yellow Glimmer Mist onto the surface (by Tattered Angels). Sanna Lippert - altered, stenciled and stamped writing block coverAfter that I glued some random old book paper strips onto the background and stamped the „be free“ sentiment onto the right lower corner. Sanna Lippert - altered, stenciled and stamped writing block coverNext I mixed some texture paste and Inchworm Chalkboard Glimmer Mist together and applied a random layer onto the background thru the „X Marks the Spot“ ARTplorations stencil. Sanna Lippert - altered, stenciled and stamped writing block coverWhen the first layer was dry I applied some silver texture medium thru the „Bubbles“ ARTplorations stencil onto the background and stamped some flying birds from the STAMPlorations „Trendy Birds 2“ stamp set with black ink. I love this stamp set!!!Sanna Lippert - altered, stenciled and stamped writing block coverFinally I stamped with the „Create“ STAMPlorations stamp set and black ink onto a old book sheet and fussy cut and glued the pieces on their places. Next I added all kinds of bits and pieces (die cutting leftover pieces, ink splatters, old paper flowers from my stash, ink splatters, rhinestones etc.) onto the cover page until I was happy with the result. This is how the finished piece looks like: Sanna Lippert - altered, stenciled and stamped writing block coverNow it feels so much more like me :). NOW IT´S YOUR TURN, click on the image underneath to jump over to the STAMPlorations blog to take a look at the other projects my team colleagues created AND join in on the challenge (just note that you need to create a mixed media piece by using at least one stencil and anything goes, EXCEPT CARDS!!! The linky closes at the end of the month and there are prizes to be won 🙂 !!
Have fun!!!!

I am also submitting this notebook to the Craft Stamper September Take It Make It Anything Goes challenge!

CRAFT+STAMPER_TIMI+CHALLENGEFor STAMPlorations challenge, click the image underneath!

See you at STAMPlorations blog, lovelies!!!!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
ARTplorations stencils: X Marks the Spot & Bubbles
STAMPlorations stamps: Trendy Birds 2 & Create
Gesso – Liquitex
Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels (Silk, Sun Sisters)
Chalkboard Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels (Inchworm)
Hero Arts Chalkboard Black
White and black pen
Silver Creative Medium – Imagine Crafts
Texture paste
Texture spray – Imagine Crafts
Die cut pieces – Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper flowers
Rhinestones
Old book page