Altered wood block home decor piece

Hello everybody, we have had a little summer break from the regular STAMPlorations posts and they will be returning very soon, but it is not quite time for that yet. Therefore, today I´d like to share a „just for fun“ STAMPlorations tutorial with you.

I´ve created a home decor piece out of a wood block my dear husband cut for me into a shape of a house. I wanted to use motivational stamp sentiments as a focal point on this piece and built the layers and decoration around it. Here is what I did:

I also created a fast forward video with all the steps until to the finished block for you to watch. Hope you enjoy and get inspired to play a little with your stamps, stencils and media! Remember, there is no right or wrong, no right colors or wrong colors – just use what you have and like! Remember to have fun :).

Just in case you are interested on some products I´ve used on this project, I´ll add the LinkDeli links which will directly take you to each product (some products may not be available anymore, as they are from my older stash, but I will replace those with similar ones).

As always, if you would like to purchase any of the STAMPlorations products used on this project, feel free to grab my personal 20% off discount code (STAMPGIRLSANNA) and use it upon checkout at their store. It is valid for both regular prized as well as reduced product!

Happy creating & let´s stay creative!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

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:

ATC in a pocket – STAMPlorations

Hello, time for another STAMPlorations mixed media tutorial! While organizing my stash a cards & pockets product by Canvas Corp Brands cought my eye. I immeditely thought of an interactive Artist Trading Card project that I wanted to create.

Here is how I created the project:

1. Take the kraft paper pocket and the ARTplorations „Some Birds“ stencil. Apply black waterproof ink thru the stencil onto the surface to create a row of birds starting to fly.

2. Next take the card inside the pocket (if you don´t have the exact same pocket, use a small kraft envelope for this purpose) and use a light orange and bright yellow spray ink tone and ink the background in those colors.

3. Take a leftover piece/random piece of paper that goes with the color sheme and apply black ink thru the „Some Birds“ stencil here and there. Then use various sized circle punches and punch circles (with the bird images on them).

4. Take a piece of old book paper and the ARTplorations „Hearts all Over“ stencil. Apply red waterproof ink onto the paper thru the stencil.

5. Wrip the edge of the paper and adhere the piece onto the left side of the misted card. Next assembly the punched circles onto the ATC. Glue down and cut residue/overlapping parts away with scirssors.

6. Attach a light blue mini clothespin on top of the card. That makes it easier to pull the card out of the pocket. Apply white texture spray onto the ATC surface and let air dry.

7. Stamp sentiments from the STAMPlorations „Trendy Birds 2“ clear stamp set with black ink onto old book paper. The one with the „you can fly“ text will be adhered onto the pocket and the „spread your wings“ sentiment goes to the ATC.

8. Outline the stamped sentiments with black paint pen.

9. Finally, outline the black birds on the pocket with a white paint pen to create more contrast.

Here is also a start-to-finish video about the creating process:

I hope you get inspired to get your product out and play!!! Have fun!

xxx, Sanna


Supplies: 

STAMPlorations – Trendy Birds 2 clear stamp set

ARTplorations – Hearts All Over stencil

ARTplorations – Some Birds stencil

Altered clothes tag – STAMPlorations

Hello lovelies, it´s again time for another Stencil Sunday project post! It is a weekly feature brought to you by the STAMPlorations girls in the Mixed Media design team. Every Sunday, there is a post up over at the STAMPlorations blog, where team members share their mixed media projects showcasing ARTplorations stencils and STAMPlorations stamps.  You willl find more information about this Sunday´s projects by visiting the STAMPlorations blog (do also check the teamies links to their blogs for deeper information on each project)!

Here is my project:

Altered clothes tagStep 1: I had a really nice sized clothes tag on my son´s sweater which I wanted to alter to a present tag. I first covered the logo with a piece of old book paper. Then I took the Trendy Birds 2 stamp set and stamped some flying birds onto the background with a black ink.

Altered clothes tagStep 2: Next I placed the Bubbles Mini stencil over the tag and applied transparent texture paste thru it onto the tag. I let the layer dry overnight.

Altered clothes tagStep 3: After the layer was completely dry, I applied some Tea Dye and Evergreen Bough Distress Ink onto the tag with a blending tool.

Altered clothes tagStep 4: After that I added a punched yellow flower and a yellow button to the tag with a strong paper glue. Next I stamped a sentiment (Trendy Birds 2 set) onto a piece of book paper, fussy cut it and glued it onto the tag. Finally I added a piece of lace which I colored with green Distress Ink. In the end I also added some white texture spray splatters on top of the tag for additional interest.     Altered clothes tag This is how the finished present tag looks like. It will add a nice, personalized detail to a future present :). In fact I might add it to my wedding anniversary present for my husband this weekend :). Altered clothes tagAnd the July Mixed Media Challenge runs until the end of the month! If you want to play, you still have a little time left to get messy and share your non-card mixed media projects. It’s anything mixed media except a card…and you must use a stencil (any brand or even a homemade one!) in your project(s). For the complete challenge info + prizes, click here.

Happy crafting!
Sanna

Supplies:
ARTplorations – Bubbles Mini
STAMPlorations – Trendy Birds 2
Distress Ink – Ranger Ind. Inc.
Texture spray – Imagine Crafts
Black ink – Hero Arts
Punch – Martha Stewart
Lace, blending tool, book paper

Happy Valentine´s Day – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Scrappy friends are such a blessing! And sometimes they are there to push ones creativity into new directions (=out of ones comfort zones). That is the story behind this card I created:

Sanna LippertI was challenged by Lizzy to create a white on white project. I chose to create a card. So I only used a white card base, white cardstock, white flowers (yes, different shades, but still white, a Tim Holtz stamp, texture spray and various products from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

Sanna LippertOh, and I was being a bit rebellious in the end and added a very tiny heart sticker which happens to be light green. So I guess I did not quite qualify for this challenge after all… However I like the little hint of color in there – just a little tease in the middle of the white monochrome theme.

Sanna LippertI embossed the background using the „Feathers“ embossing folder. Then I added some Fitted Frames 5 – Lace Circles die cut pieces (again in white) over the embossed paper.

Next I added various sized paper and fabric flowers, stamped a sentiment with this Tim Holtz stamp and added some texture spray (Imagine Crafts) droplets here and there. Finally I adhered the puffy sticker heart and applied some Stickels for additional glitter. This is how the finished card looks like.

Sanna LippertWell, it was a fun challenge to try out, but I think I am more a color girl than a plain white on white one. Besides, have you ever seen a Valentine´s Day card this white? Looks more like a wedding card to me, but like I said, it was a challenge. My dear friend will have this card in her mailbox, so I hope she appreciates my efforts :).

Happy Valentine´s Day everyone and happy crafting!
xxx, Sanna

SUPPLIES: For more Elizabeth Craft Designs products, go HERE.

You make me happy – MMCC November challenge reveal

Hello everyone and happy November!!! Gosh, where has the time gone??!! I have not even started on my Xmas cards yet and time is starting to run out..eeekk! BUT first things first. Let´s start by sharing the November Mixed Media Card Challenge with you:

This time the theme is FAMILY and as an optional element you are asked to use ARROWS. Now there are various possibilities to approach this theme. You could create a card for Thanksgiving, for example.

 I have used a more general theme. It is, in a way, a thank you card, I think. There is always that special someone in the family who can brighten up ones day, no matter how bad it has been until then. Well, this is the kind of card I´d like to give that special person to tell them how much I appreciate them being there for me.

And this is how I created the card:

I first wiped some Distress Stain (pink & purple) onto a working surface and then pressed a piece of relatively thick watercolor paper over the ink/color. Then I let the paper dry properly.

Next I took a 3rd Eye (sadly, the store has closed their doors, but you will find a stamp or two still sold HERE…) arrow stamp and stamped and arrow pattern with black ink over the „faux watercolor“ area.

After that I took some colored texture spray (by Imagine Crafts) and added droplets of white and black over the stamped area. This needs to dry a while.

While the droplets were drying I stamped a sentiment (stamp by Kaisercraft) and fussy cut it. I also used a nice feather (a present by my lovely scrappy friend Lizzy <3) to go behind the sentiment.

Finally I adhered everything, outlined the card with a black pen and added some glitter glue onto the arrows for additional detail. Fun and easy!

So now is your turn – hope you like this months theme and join us for another fun MMCC challenge over HERE!

xxx, Sanna

We (heart) to swim – The Nifty Pixel, Cosmo Bloom

Hi there! Today I´m sharing yet another Cosmo Bloom digi kit creation with you. As you might know, I´m the hybrid kind of girl in this team, as I lack any kind of digi skills. But seeing the fabulous digi creations of my DT colleagues, I am starting to think I maybe should give digi a try at some point. But for now you will see just hybrid versions around here.

This is one more layout I just had to create from the recent Cosmo Bloom kit. Just love it! Here is my page:

I´ve kept to the patterned and painted papers on this page and just added a few elements here and there. The texture paste on the background just had to be. Applied thru a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil. And some glitter glue and yellow texture spray (Imagine Crafts) also in there on the background. The alphas are all from my older stash.

I´ve used some painted orange paper with the blue woodgrain pattern. Loved these! Orange is not even one of my fave colors and using so much orange here shows how absolutely gorgeous I think these papers are! And see those little clouds on the page? Aren´t they just adorable. And they look so 3D when printed! Almost like real clouds.

Here is the link for the Nifty Pixel site and a direct link to the store where you can go and put some Cosmo Bloom into your shopping basket :). Have fun!

xxx, Sanna