Sanna Lippert Designs stencil reveal blog hop REMINDER

Hello there lovelies! I am just quickly dropping by today to remind you to JOIN the STAMPlorations stencil blog hop featuring my very first stencil designs. For the reminder post, I´ve made a little project again – a set of ATC´s.

I´ve loved reading your comments and seeing projects done by everyone! I must say that it sure is a special feeling seeing my designs being used by other creatives. I´ve enjoyed seeing every single project and am still in awe of all the creative ideas the STAMPlorations girls have come up with!! So make sure you check out their work and leave some love at their blogs!!! It´s very much worth it. Plus, there are also prizes to be won!

GO TO THE ORIGINAL BLOG HOP POST HERE to get started!!!!

See you at STAMPlorations blog and store!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:


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

Misted Christmas cards – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello there everyone!! The past weeks and days have been absolutely crazy at work – I have had absolutely no proper time to prepare Christmas at home, so to all friends, loved ones and family members: I am sorry if your Christmas cards didn´t arrive in time this year. I have been chasing my tail the past weeks and just didn´t find the time to send them on their way early enough. And as you are reading this, it might be, that I am still at work…

And since time is a luxury at the moment, I have had to come up with fast and easy to do ideas for Christmas cards for this season. This set is one of those :-). Very fast and very easy to do and still lovely to look at (at least in my opinion :-)!!).

Sanna Lippert So assuming you don´t have any Christmas/Holiday themed papers and accessories in your stash (haha, I know, but assuming you would not have :-)…), how could you create Xmas themed cards without those papers? Easy! Take a piece of white paper and a water resistant pen. Draw some Christmas presents onto that piece of paper.

Sanna Lippert Next go along and use a water tank paint brush for coloring those drawn images. I used various Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist tones for coloring. They even add a slight shine and sparckle to the presents!! When dry, fussy cut the images. And if you are talented in drawing, you can do Christmas trees, Santa´s and pretty much anything. And the you could color them with markers/pens/paint/watercolors/spray inks etc. Anything you have already!

Sanna Lippert Then add a piece of misted paper to the card base – I misted these pieces with Tattered Angels mists. And finally add a stamped sentiment. The stamp set is by STAMPlorations, by the way.

Sanna Lippert Finally just decorate and adhere the presents onto the card using 3D foam and/or a paper glue. The foam will add a little more dimension and interest. For decorating I just used some shabby chic embossing enamel. Not much more you need. You can go on adding bits and pieces depending on what you have at home. I punched a few snowflakes from a piece of white paper for a fun detail. This is how the finished card looks like. And everything from my „regular, not Christmas“ art stash :).

Sanna Lippert For the next card I´ve used similar ideas, but added just a few bits of Christmas themed papers. I first misted a piece of paper with green Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels, then added some punched snowflakes and finally decorated with red burlap and some patterned paper from the Jolly Christmas mix and match paper pad by Canvas Corp. You really don´t need much paper for this card, so the paper pad will go a looong way if you use it this way.

Sanna Lippert For the last card I just misted the background with Glimmer Mist and fussy cut a piece of glitter paper to go under the house row chipboard piece (by Wycinanka). Then I just added a sentiment – also to be found in the Jolly Christmas paper pad by Canvas Corp. I also again added some embossing enamel onto the sky. It should give a feeling of snowfall.

Sanna Lippert Here are a few close-up photos of my finished cards!

Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Hope you like the ideas and get inspired to try and create Christmas cards with what you already have in your stash. I just love using spray inks and it makes it so easy to create bright and happy Christmas cards with them. Have a great, creative day, lovelies!!!

xxx, Sanna

Misted Christmas cards – Canvas Corp Brands

Happy Monday everyone! How about another set of Christmas cards? These again are fairly easy to create. You just need a piece of this patterned paper on ivory, a few of your favorite Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist tones, some burlap to go with the mists and finally some chipboard, a piece of twine, some Christmas sentiment stamps and a paper glue. And if you want, a few half pearls to finalize the „ornaments“.

Here is a finished set of cards:

Sanna LippertI first cut the patterned paper into a right size, then I misted the pieces with blue, green and brown Glimmer Mist.

Sanna LippertSanna LippertSanna LippertNext I added some white paint droplets onto the background. Then I cut the burlap (black, blue & green) to match the size of the chipboard ornaments (these are by the way by Wycinanka). I then first glued the piece of burlap down onto the card, then adhered the chipboard piece.

Sanna LippertSanna LippertNext I added the twine and painted some parts of the ornament with red glimmer mist. I also added a few red pearls here and there for additional decoration.

Sanna LippertSanna LippertFinally I just added a stamped sentiment on a banner (the banner is cut from ivory carstock). 

Sanna LippertSanna LippertOn some cards I used a white pen (Signo Uni-ball) for adding highligh instead of the red Glimmer Mist painted parts.

Sanna LippertNaturally you could also leave the paper as it is. Just adhere it down to a card base as it is and then add some chipboard elements over it. These can be plain or painted like on my last card. The paper is really lovely also as it is!

Hope you have enjoyed reading thru this post,
wishing you all a happy Holiday Season!!

xxx, Sanna

Wonderful day

Hi there! Today I´d like to share with you two really simple and easy cards. I´ve used water based markers with a water tank brush to colour the images. But before I started coloring them, I adhered some peel-off stickers to the card base. Then I just went along and used the markers with the water tank brush to apply the color.

After that I added some black Glimmer Glaze droplets, did the outlining with a black pen and stamped the sentiments with Wycinanka stamps using black ink. Fast, simple and easy! Again something to add to my card box to wait for their destiny :).

I am joining the Creative Colors #29 challenge with my cards. I´ve used the color palette and if you look closely, you can see some dots on one of those cookies. I´ve added some peel-off sticker dots here and there to my cards. I hope that counts :). And my yellow is more like a dark yellow, as I didn´t have a bright yellow in my stash…

Wishing you a great day,
xxx, Sanna

Time

I am totally addicted to art journaling at the moment! I am not much of a diary keeper, but I find that the artistic way of putting ones random thoughts and feelings down on paper really has something to it! If is very freeing and in addition you play with your favorite media and maybe even discover new ways of using them and/or new techniques as a side product along the way!

Here is my recent spread – this, like the previous one – was for an art journal swap. So these are already on their way to the recipient. I really hope she likes them as much as I enjoyed creating them!

I think I am going to create some more in my art journal. Really enjoy this process and have the feeling it does my soul good :)!

See you around, lovelies!
xxx, Sanna

Summer journey – January OTR moodboard

Hello there lovelies!! Have you already seen this months mood palette at Off The Rails Scrapbooking Blog? It is absolutely gorgeous – and summery. At our side of the hemisphere were are „enjoying“ the fabulous winter weather and in Australia they are relaxing in the sunshine – hence this kind of mood palette. I just love the color combo, so it was truly a pleasure creating for this one :). Here is the palette:

And here is my take on it. If you look closely, you can see that I have used quite a big about of photos on my layout. And you will probably also notice that there are a couple of familiar faces on those photos too :). Well, I sure enjoyed meeting Riikka, Minna, Elina and Finnabair in Finland last summer and such good memories need to be scrapped! And this colour palette is perfect for these photos.

I´ve used papers by Amy Tangerine – I just love this collection!! And there is also some Wycinanka chipboard here and there. And flowers – yes, quite a few actually :).

So now it is your turn – still plenty of time to join in with us!!! Hope to see you at OTR, lovelies!!

xxx, Sanna

Christmas present idea – Off The Rails Scrapbooking

Hi there! Sanna here today with a little present idea for Christmas. I collect all kinds of junk – even my kids and husband ask me if I can use a certain piece for something, before throwing them away. And near relatives and good friends have now gotten to know the family habits too. That is why I am lucky to receive all kinds of empty, unwanted boxes to add to my stash. The others don´t need them, but I see potential in them. This box, for example, was a perfume packaging that was about to land in the trash can.

I love this kind of boxes as they are very robust and easy to alter. Now that Christmas is around the corner (oh no, already!!??), it´s time to start thinking about presents, right? What better way to reuse this perfume packaging, but to revamp it  and then give it to a loved one, family member or a friend as a little present.

 

So what did I do with the box? As you might see in the lower part, there is still some mint green peeking thru. Well, that is the original colour of this box. It also had a very nice matter finish, so I didn´t want to cover it all up, that way the outside and the inside of the box match each other.

 

 I then added some wooden „feet“ to the box. I glued them down with my all time favorite „Aleene´s Tacky Glue“ and they really stay put! I then used some papers my Maja Design. I cut them into the right size and glued them on their places with decoupage glue/Modge Podge. I covered both sides of the paper with that glue, that way the paper will not wear up when using the box. Also the doily will not break, when covered with decoupage glue. After the paper layers had dried, I applied some velvet and pom pom ribbon around the box lid and a resin lock for additional detail. I glued all parts and pieces down with Aleene´s Tacky Glue.

 

The chipboard pieces are by Wycinanka and I covered them with white paint and then added some light grey paint here and there for a shadow effect and finally added a layer of glitter glue over the grey areas. The flowers are by Prima Marketing and I added some glitter glue on the petals for more shine. I then took an old door knob and adhered it into the middle. The box can now be opened easily.

There is also some glitter glue around the banners on the top. Just for additional detail and shine. This box makes a pretty neat present box for Christmas (oh, and by changing the papers and colours, you can create a totally different look, of course). It can be a gift on it´s own or filled with chocolate, candy or something else nice. So next time, before throwing those perfume boxes away, take another look at them and reuse them. Christmas is coming, lovelies, so time to start creating ;-)… Have fun!!!

xoxo, Sanna

Fun Ride – The Color Room #173

Hello there! Time for the challenge #173 at The Color Room :). This time the challenge is just gorgous! I know, I say it every time and think that that particular challenge is the best, but then there of course always comes the next challenge..and it also turns out to be fabulous, so what can I do.

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Time time round the challenge is a very fun one as the household item happens to be a credit card!! How cool is that, as there are a gazillion possibilities to use a credit card – if you don´t believe me, go and check out what my design team colleagues have come up with!! Lots of ideas on how to use a credit card!!

And this is my take on the challenge. The patterned paper was just perfect for this palette, so I just used it and added some stencilin and stamping. And that „net“ pattern that you can see on the background here and there is made using the credit card. I used it as a stamp and stamped a kind of „net“ pattern with it :).

Here are some close-ups on that :).

OK, so now you have a whole month (well, 29 days and counting) to link up your artwork to the TCR blog and join in the fun with us! I bet your fingers are already itching…I know mine where, when I first saw this palette :)!! Have lots of fun and looking forward to seeing what you create!!! See you at TCR!!!

xoxo, Sanna

The Mixed Media Card Challenge – Autumn Colors, Vol. 2

Hi there, lovelies!!! I just love these challenges at The Mixed Media Card Challenge blog.. and by the amount of submissions we get every month, you do too :)!!! That makes us very happy, so keep ´em coming :)!! It´s time to share another inspirational card that is based on this months challenge theme and colours. Hope you get inspired and join us on this fun challenge!

Like on my previous card, I´ve played with the gorgeous metal sheets by Add a Little Dazzle again. Here is what I did with them:

I used a piece of silver colored sheet and run that thru my Big Shot (this flower patterned dry embossing folder is by Cuttlebug). Next I added some alcohol inks over the sheet (in reddish tones) and finally wiped over the embossed areas with a brown Archival Ink. That way the alcohol ink vanished from those areas and is replaced by the brown tone of the ink. It makes the pattern look more interesting.

…and this is what my card looks like. I´ve used this piece both on my original card and on this second one and I´ve still got plenty to play with. For this card I fussy cut the metal sheet into a leaf form and glued it down on it´s place. On the background there is a toned (acrylic paint) struckture paste in there. I´ve applied it onto the background thru a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil. Then just random color splatters here and there and a sentiment and some doodling around the edges. The cute little birdie is by Wycinanka.

Wishing you a lovely day and hope to see you join in with us on this lovely September challenge. There is a fabulous prize waiting for one lucky winner – so make sure you go by the rules to be in for the win :).

Happy crafting,
xoxo, Sanna