Oh snap card

Hello there everyone and happy Saturday! Today I´d like to share a simple and easy to do card with you. I love stencils, as you might have noticed by now 🙂 – and the background of this card is done using a stencil. It´s a very simple and easy to do technique, you just mix embossing paste/transparent texture paste with paint and apply it onto a piece of paper thru the stencil.

Let dry, cut into right size, adhere on card base and decorate. That´s all there is to this card. I´m trying to reduce my older stash abit, so I creating cards, tags and ATC´s and adding plenty of product from my stash onto them.

It´s really important to actually use the product we have, as they too have a best before date on them. So make sure you use your pastes, inks, paints and other products! Don´t let them get out of style/dry out – have fun using them!!! Wishing you a creative day &

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:


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:

April showers ATC set – STAMPlorations

Hello lovelies, it is again time for another Mixed Media challenge!!! New month always means new challenge, so here goes:

My take for this months reveal is a set of Artist Trading Cards. The theme I went with is April showers :)… very suitable, eh?

Here is what I did:
First take a piece of dark blue cardstock and but into the right (ATC) size. The take a piece of leftover, misted, stenciled paper (my piece is from this project) and some wood veneer clouds.

Punch flowers from the leftover music note paper with a flower punch (or use a die cut die).

Take a raindrop stencil and draw along the raindrops with a white gel pen onto the background.

Remove stencil and add some additional effects with the pen for a more interesting look.

Embellish! Use pieces of ribbon/burlap, the wood veneer pieces and the punched flowers to decorate the ATCs. Add red liquid pearl dots into the middle of the flowers for dimension.

Take a piece of old paper and add handwritten sentiments to the ATCs. Outline along the edges and glue on place. That´s it. Very easy to do. Here is the finished set:

Now is again your turn to get started! Hope you will find the time to play along and join in on the April challenge with us! Remember, anything mixed media, but cards, is allowed. Use at least one stencil (any brand) and follow the linky rules. That´s it! And you can again win some STAMPloration product goodness!!! And you can always use my discount code when shopping at the store, too :)! Have fun!!

See you at STAMPlorations blog,
Let´s stay creative,
xxx, Sanna

STAMPlorations supplies:
ARTplorations – Droplets mini stencil
ARTplorations – Leaf Prints 2

Other:
Blue cardstock
Wood veneer clouds
Teal burlap
Tattered Angels spray inks
White acrylic paint
White gel pen
Black pen
Flower punch
Golden yarn
Aleene´s Tacky Glue
Red liquid pearls

Altered notebook covers – STAMPlorations tutorial

Hello everybody, today I am up with another mixed media tutorial over at the STAMPlorations blog!! As the year is slowly coming to an end, we automatically start thinking about the next year peaking around the corner. And we make plans. And when making plans, it is wise to write them down – our daily life tends to get us distracted and so we forget. But if you keep a little notebook with you, you will remember at least some of your ideas and plans. That´s what I did – I altered the covers and now the notebook is ready to hold thoughts, ideas and dreams :).

Here is how I created the covers:

1. Cut two slightly smaller pieces of corrugated cardboard than your notebook size.
2. Take white, turquoise and yellow green (or whatever colors you prefer!!!) acrylic paint and apply random layers onto the cardboard pieces with a palette knife. Let dry. Then add green and brown spray ink droplets and drips onto the surface.
3. Take the Art Splatters stencil and apply some iridescent creative medium thru it onto the pieces.
4. Next apply some Glossy Accents on top of the Splatters and adhere Art Stones onto those areas.
5. Take the same green and brown spray ink colors and apply those onto the art stones – the stones absorb the color and will look more interesting this way.
6. Take the Droplets Mini stencil and apply light blue acrylic paint with a foam brush thru the stencil onto the surface. Just random bits and bobs for interest. It does not matter if the result is not „perfect“.
7. Apply some more green spray ink splatters for interest if you feel like it.
8. Take the Bubbles Mini stencil and apply some relief modeling paste thru it onto the surfaces. Let dry.
9. Decorate with stickers, wood veneer and cork pieces. Then adhere a ribbon onto the book cover and place the altered cardboard pieces on top of the adhered ribbons. Let dry.

Here is a start-to-finish video for additional inspiration – hope you like it!

And some pictures of the finished piece:

 

How about you? Do you keep a small notebook with you and write down ideas and thoughts on your way to work or while waiting for an appointment etc.? If not, how about you start one – will be interesting to see how the filled notebook at the end of the year!

Have fun creating,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

ARTplorations – Bubbles Mini stencil
ARTplorations – Art Splatters
ARTplorations – Droplets Mini
Tattered Angels – High Impact Paint
Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist

Dare to – MMCC March challenge reveal

Hello there, everyone! Another month, another new challenge!!! Did you have a good time with the February Mixed Media Card Challenge? I did! Now off to yet another fun and interesting challenge! This months challenge is all about TREES and as an optional element you should use BIRDS

march2016challengeAt first I thought it would be a hard one to do, but then I was going thru my stencil stash from The Crafter´s Workshop and there it was, the perfect tree stencil (well, it´s more of a tree trunk actually). I immediately got inspired to use it for this challenge. Here is how my card turned out:

Sanna LippertAnd this is how I created the card:

Sanna LippertAgain I used a piece of white cardstock as a starting point. I first added a stamped border onto the left side of the card. Stamped with black Archival Ink by Ranger. Next I placed the tree trunk stencil onto the paper and using a palette knive applied Turquoise Iridescent Creative Medium by Imagine Crafts onto the paper. Because the background is white, the turquoise iridescent tone will only lightly show, so it is more a resist area in the end.

Sanna LippertNext I added a layer Glimmer Mist onto the background. I used Sun Sisters, Kiwi and Tea Cup tones by Tattered Angels. I let the spray ink dry for a while, then I wiped with a damp cloth over the tree to remove the spray ink from those areas. Since the ink soaks into the paper a bit, the tree turns lightly „toned“ in the process, which I a very cool effect, actually. Totally accidental, but I really like the 3-toned trunk image!

Sanna LippertI however wanted the background to be much bolder, so I went and sprayed some Marmalede Glimmer Mist over the paper as a second spray ink layer. I only left the green area as it was. Now you could actually see the tree in there. Next I used a Finnabair sentiment stamp from the „Don´t forget to fly“ cling stamp set and stamped onto a strip of white paper with black ink. Then I glued the sentiment on it´s place with Aleene´s Tacky Glue. I then added some Studio Calico wood veneer pieces – incl. birds – all over the tree. There is also some stamping on the background – the stamp is from the same set like the sentiment. Finally I added „artistical“ leaves – created with green Glimmer Glaze droplets here and there next to the tree branches. Oh, and I also added some doodling around the edges. This is how the finished card looks like:

Sanna LippertI hope you will find time to join in  with us at the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog for this months fun challenge! See you there! Remember, you will need to create a card (the rules are at the right side bar on the MMCC blog). Now hop over to see what my design team colleagues created!!!

See you at MMCC,
Happy crafting,
Sanna

Go for gold

Hi lovelies, today I´d like to share the video process of a layout that is featured in an article I wrote for the AUG/SEP issue of Scrap365. Btw… I hope you have put your order in already??? 🙂

I am not sharing any close-ups of the page here, as you will find the whole article (with 2 layouts) in the current issue. I hope you enjoy the video 🙂
xoxo, Sanna