You are funky – MMCC #23

Hello there lovelies and happy Sunday!!! I stumbled upon the current The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog´s April challenge and I immediately wanted to create a card for it. I´m joining for the very first time (I think) OR my last submission goes back such a long time, that I cannot even remember… a shame actually. But what can you do – my daily life keeps me very busy and I hardly ever find the time to join in on challenges. Well, at least until today/for now. I´m joining in on the  mixedmediamc #23 challenge with the following card:

Here is how I interpreted the challenge:

Sanna LippertI first cut a piece of watercolor paper that I had colored with Brusho. Next I stamped with a Birgit Koopsen star stamp set onto the background. After that I added strips of clear double sided adhesive tape (treated with microfine glitter) onto the background, then some die cut elements and alphas. I hand draw tiny dots, stars and triangles onto to background. Next I stamped the eyeglasses onto the brushoed paper, added faux stitching with a thick pen, applied silver texture paste thru a stencil, adhered the die cut circle and colored it with acrylic pen, added the puffy silver dots, the DIY resin flowers, the die cut sentiment and word stickers. The Bursho toned piece is adhered with 3D foam which makes it dimensional. Also the roses are very much dimensional as is the paste. So I hope this card fills the requirements :).

Here is a detail shot for a second look (here you can better see the dimensionality):

Sanna LippertI enjoy using strong colors so much at the moment – they immediately make me feel better and smile!!!

Thanks for dropping by <3 !
xxx, Sanna

Happy Valentine´s Day – MMCC February release

Hello there, lovelies! A new month means a new challenge over at the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog. February´s challenge is all about the color RED and as an optional element you are asked to use HEARTS. Perfect for Valentine´s, right?

february2016challengeThis is what I created:

Sanna LippertIt is a very layered Valentine´s Day card I ended up creating. And I´ve again added a little step-by-step for you to watch:

Sanna LippertFirst I sprayed a piece of white paper with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Cross My Heart) and let that layer dry.

Sanna LippertNext I grabbed a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil (love this heart stencil!!) and applied some Imagine Crafts silver metallic creative medium thru the stencil onto the misted paper. I let it air dry before moving over to the next step.

Sanna LippertNext I took a hand carved heart stamp and Archival Ink (jet black) and stamped some hearts here and there (very randomly) onto the background. Next I took various stickers from my stash (they are very old and adhered them onto the card. There are both Basic Grey and Creative Memories stickers in there.

Sanna LippertNext I had created a rosette flower with a Tim Holtz die cut die and misted it with dark blue, pink and light blue Glimmer Mist. There is also a litte Basic Grey heart sticker in the middle of it, outlined with a black pen and then covered with Glossy Accents for additional dimension. After that I went along and added some red sewing garn around the piece for additional interest.

Sanna LippertFinally, as I still cannot live without black and white splatters, there had to be some white Texture Spray (by Imagine Crafts) and for black splatters my all time fave Glimmer Glaze by Tattered Angels.

Sanna Lippert  Before adhering the misted and decorated piece onto a card base I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of white paper with black Archival Ink, cut the sentiment in 3 pieces and wiped some pink ink onto the pieces. Then I adhered them and some sequins, wood veneer and cork hearts here and there and the card was finished.

Sanna LIppert Sanna LippertThere is quite a lot of „stuff“ on this card, not typical for me, I guess, but I very, very much enjoyed creating these layers. So now it is your turn, hop over to the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog to see more inspiration created by my design team colleagues!!! Just remember to create a CARD for the challenge and follow the rules! Hope to see you at MMCC,

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Misted and stenciled layout background – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello there, everyone! Summer is finally here! We´ve had our share of some pretty hot weather the past days. Even though it has been so warm, you will not hear me complain. I love summer, I really, really like the warm weather more than the cold and dark winter days. You might have also noticed that many of my layouts have summer photos on them. A coincidence? I do not think so ;-).

And therefore, I will be sharing another summer themed page right now :-). This one features my boys on a vacation a few years back. Half buried into the beach sand playing with their Pokemon figures. Fun times & great memories.

I´ve used quite a few Canvas Corp Brands products on this layout. Starting from the kraft cardstock, spray inks, canvas ribbon and the little paper embellishments. I wanted to add different layers of ink, paste and paint here and there and kept the colors very natural (yellows, browns, blueish green/patina & sandy tones). Here is a little video on what I did – it has been a while since my last one… hope you like this one!

And here are a few close-up photos. The stencil I´ve used is by The Crafter´s Workshop. I´ve tried to add all product infos to the video, but if you have any questions, leave me a comment and I will do my best to answer them :).

These little black & white maritime tags are so cool as you can change their color to match any project just by spraying them with some spray ink. I´ve pretty much misted every item on this layout, by the way. The journaling is written on a DIY kraft tag and hidden behind the photo.

Here is a close-up of one of my favorite spray ink tones – the Glimmer Mist Verdigris. It has beautiful golden/bronze glimmer combined with a beautiful blueish ink tone.

Cannot wait for our next vacation – could be that you will be seeing some more vacation & summer themed layouts in the future too. Have fun scrapping and put your mixed media goodies in action ;-)!!

xxx, Sanna

Sweetness – more Mixed Media Card Challenge inspiration

Hello there, lovelies! Like promised I am today sharing some more mixed media card inspiration. Remember the first post? I created a 12×12 inch sheet at once and used different parts of it as a background for my card(s).

This is the second card from that sheet. I´ve used the upper left corner for this one.

There is some misting on the background, some iridescent paste (applied thru a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil) and some hand carved stamp stamping. All kept in various blue tones. Then I just added an old ribbon from my stash, some paper flowers, enamel dots and a sticker sentiment. I´ve also added some blue Fragments (glued down with Glossy Accents).

I hope you will find time to join us and play along. Here is a link to some more card inspo :). Have fun with the challenge!!

xxx, Sanna

(heart) you & don´t forget to fly – June MMCC, Vol. 3

Hello there, lovelies!!! Time for some more Mixed Media Card Challenge inspiration for the June challenge :).

Here are my two cards:

I have again glued bits and pieces of paper/ribbon and/or washi tape onto a piece of paper, then cut those into a „frame“ form with a die cut die. Next I added some additional layers using a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil with a silvery paste.

Both cards have the same frame form as a base. To the green-yellow toned card I also added some flowers from my stash, some additional enamel dots, a stamped and fussy cut butterfly as well as a stamped sentiment.

For the second card instead of adding flowers I just added a few stickers and enamel dots for decoration and then outlined both the frame and the card with a black pen.

I hope you will find time to play along with this months fun „COLLAGE“ challenge!!! As an optional element use a frame and when finished, go here and add your link! Hope to see you at MMCC,

xxxx, Sanna

Trust your journey – Canvas Corp Brands

Sometimes it is so hard to see the deeper meaning of the twists and turns of our life, don´t you think? And it is a good thing that we cannot see what lies ahead of us! But I have been told that life just does not throw all those things in our face for the fun of it, no, there is always a reason for everything. But the way life rolls, we just sometimes are not able to see the „why“ in that particular moment. Usually we see the deeper meaning of those happenings much, much later.

Sometimes we struggle and even fall, and those things teach us something about ourselves and life in general. Sometimes it is hard to trust the journey. I need to remind myself once in a while that I need to learn to trust the journey I am at. This is what this page is about. And since it is a very personal page, I´ve added lots and lots of journaling, however it is well hidden behind the folder :). I´ve also created a little step-by-step how I went along creating this layout:

I have chosen a Board and Room Gypsy Moments paper as my background. The Gypsy Moments collection is by Canvas Corp. First I applied some gesso with an old credit card thru a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil onto the background and let it dry.

Then I did some black background stamping over the gessoed areas and after that I added some black Glimmer Glaze paint splatters onto the background and let those air dry.

Next I added some pink and brown Glimmer Glam splodges here and there. I applied the paint with a paint brush by dabbing it.

Next I spray inked some white flowers and a white clay flower (which I chose not to use in the end) with purple Glimmer Mist and bold red Plain Jane Simply Sheer mist.

I then inked some chipboard images with pink and brown Distress Ink to give them more interest.

Now that my background elements were ready, I started layering some pink burlap, some wire and a Gypsy Moments File Folder onto the layout. I also added some golden yarn, the chipboard elements and stickers in clusters around the file folder. I wrote the journaling inside the file folder. There is plenty of space in there for that :).

I folded the flowers in half and tucked them underneath the file folder and applied some glitter glue over them as well as over the chipboard pieces. If you look closely, you can see that I have added some hand drawn leaves here and there to go with the chipboard. Just a fun additional detail on the background.

I added some word stickers here and there to go with the title. Together they add to the journaling and actually also form a quote of their own. A golden clothespin is holding the photo on it´s place. And finally, this is the end result:

This is quite a different kind of layout to what I usually do, but I had a feeling that these papers need a little bit of a different take on them and I like my shabby chic kind of layout a lot!

Thanks for stopping by!!
xxx, Sanna

Breathe – The Crafters Workshop farewell post

Hello there, everyone, I am here today with my last The Crafters Workshop post. I can´t believe how fast time has flown. I have enjoyed every second of it. This has been such a great team to be in and I am glad I have had the pleasure of being a part of The Crafter´s Workshop family. Truly great memories!!

So today it is time for me to say goodbye and share one last project with you. As my final post I created an art journal spread using a ton of stencils (all stencils I´ve used here, are also available at Here is what I did:

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First I applied gesso on my art journal pages and let the layer dry properly.

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Next I took some semi opaque matte mist in purple, pink and yellow (by Tattered Angels) and sprayed random circles onto the gessoed surface and again let the layer dry really properly.

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After that I took various 6×6 inch stencils and started dabbing heavy body acrylic paint (by Dina Wakley) thru the stencils with a foam brush onto the background. I used turquoise, tangerine, lime and magenta here. And again after applying the paint I needed to let the layer dry – this is really hard for me as I am not very patient :).

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Then I took some profile stencils and added those in the middle of my art journal spread. I used black acrylic paint here. I wanted to add another bold pattern to go with the profiles, so I chose to use the number stencil. I again used black paint here and applied the paint with a foam brush.

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I felt that the right side profile was not standing out enough, so I colored her hair with a black Sharpie and after that I added some metallic creative medium thru some stencils onto the ladies hair. I also sprinkled some shabby white embossing enamel here and there for additional interest and then heat set the enamel with a heat gun.

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I then wanted to add some fun hashtag words to go with my journaling, so I stamped words that fit the theme of my page with a black ink and wrote the text along the edges of the spread. I really like how bold and retro this spread looks like. Here are some detail photos so you can see the enamel and creative medium details better:

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and here is my finished art journal spread:

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It has been such a pleasure being a part of The Crafter´s Workshop family. Thank you so much for your lovely comments, it has been an amazing time designing with TCW stencils. And what a great team of colleagues I have had the pleasure to work with – they have all been such an inspiration! – and what a fab company to work with! I am sure the new team will rock your socks off with their artworks!! I know I am going to be keeping an eye on them and already looking forward to the inspiration they will be sharing!!

ps. a few weeks back I taped a video in Finnish about some fun and easy stenciling techniques and while I was at it, I thought, I might as well do an English one too, so here it is, just a little extra to go with my post:

Thanks for a great time and see you around,
xxx, Sanna

10 or more ways to use stencils – Paperilla

Hello there lovelies! Today I´d like to share with you a few of my favorite stencil techniques. As you may already know, stencils are one of my go-to products. They are so easy to use in various ways and you can create so many different effects with them. I love my stencils :)!

Therefore, my technique post today over at the Paperilla blog is all about stencils. I even created a video. This time it is all in Finnish, just follow this link for the video :).

In the end I ended up creating quite a pile of cards and a layout. Here they are (bare with me, it´s getting photo heavy now…):

(Embossing powder, spray ink, resist)

(Spray ink, Pan Pastels, stamping, Distress Glitter, embossing paste)

(Pastes, watercolor, Distress Ink, „Letterpress“, spray ink)

(Distress Ink, watercolor, DIY glitter paste)

(Gesso, Distress Ink, embossing powder, spray ink)

(dry embossing)

(Watercolor, doodling)

(stamping, embossing paste, spray ink)

(Acrylic paint, cut outs)

…annnnd a layout (texture paste):

OK, I know, it is quite a few. But I just love using stencils. And this is not even all you can do with them :). All the stencils I´ve used on the video are by The Crafter´s Workshop – if I got you curious, here is a link to take a better look at their huge selection :)!

And now hop over to see the whole post over at the Paperilla blog, because the team there has been creating some extra projects to go with my video (it´s all in Finnish this time, sorry!) :). Enjoy!!

Hope this post gets you inspired to try out some stenciling techniques!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Stencils by The Crafter´s Workshop: Impressions, Mini Patterns, Mini Striped Flower Circle, Signals, Spiral Staircase, Windmills, Daily Buzz, Tangled Web, Geo Explosion, Oblong, Pods on Sticks, Thoughts, Daisy Splash, Hot Air Balloon Fragment)
Pastes: Studio 490, Viva Decor, Imagine Crafts, Pagro
Spray inks: Tattered Angels, Imagine Crafts
Distress Inks & Glitter: Ranger Industries
Gesso: Liquitex
Stamps: My Mind´s Eye, Tim Holtz, Studio AE
Other: Heat gun, Embossing powders, fine glitter, PanPastel, watercolour palette, foam brushes, black pen,

Iridescent Creative Medium with Stencils – The Crafters Workshop

Hello everyone, sharing my second to last post over at The Crafter´s Workshop blog today (where has the time gone!? – I sure will miss this team…) I have a new addiction and that is the Imagine Crafts iridescent paste!! I just love it! It is absolutely gorgous against a black background. And needless to say The Crafter´s Workshop stencils and that paste are a match made in heaven!

Here are four cards I created using the paste with stencils and I am totally in love with how the backgrounds turned out:

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Just look at that fabulous shine when light hits the dry pasted surface!!!

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And creating the backgrounds is super easy! You just grab the tones you like, place a stencil of your choice over the black cardstock and apply the paste:

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I used the iridescent green, pink, blue and purple on my cards. The paste is white when applied, but already has a little shine/shimmer to it. The whole beauty of it will show after it has dried up. And just look at the new stencils in combination with these pastes, aren´t they just gorgeous?

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After removing the stencils (remember to clean them after using them with the paste) leave the paper to dry and when it´s all dry, you can go and finish the cards or whatever projects you were planning on creating. This is what I did:

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I have also used a colored texture spray (the white on on the cards) to create some more interest and contrast to the backgrounds. This texture spray is also a product by Imagine Crafts.

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I kept each card in one color tone (monochromatic) to make the paste stand out more. Only the white texture spray adds a little color contrast. I also did some serious stash busting by using older flowers and embellishments on the embellishment clusters.

Wishing you a lovely day,
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Believe Script – The Crafters Workshop 6×6
Mini Stepping Stones – The Crafters Workshop 6×6
Mini Rug – The Crafters Workshop 6×6
Mini Tiled Flower – The Crafters Workshop 6×6
Iridescent Creative Medium (pink, green, blue, purple) – Imagine Crafts
Colored Texture Spray (Wedding Dress) – Imagine Crafts
Black cardstock – Bazzill
White Cardstock – American Crafts
Other – Flowers, Rhinestones, Stamps, Stickers, Wood veneer, Chipboard, Buttons

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