Be Okay – Off the Rails Scrapbooking, March challenge

Hello there! Today I´d like to share with you the layout I created based on the lovely March color palette over at Off The Rails Scrapbooking Blog. I´ve also gathered some step-by-step photos for you. Hope you enjoy!

First I took the “Tattered Lace” stencil (by The Crafter´s Workshop) and applied some “Vintage Photo” and “Gathered Twigs” Distress Ink thru it onto the kraft cardstock. I pretty much followed the sketch regarding the placement of the stenciled areas.

Next I stamped with a Hero Arts background stamp onto the background using VersaMark ink. After that I applied some golden embossing powder over the stamped areas and heat embossed them. The embossing powder is by Lindy´s Stamp Gang (King Midas Gold).

On this picture you can see the nice golden embossing powder on the background. After that I applied some May Mists “Licorice” here and there.

Before I stamped the background I took some random residue circle pieces I had kept from a previous project, inked their edges with a black ink and then applied them onto the background after the embossing part was done.

I then went along and added some twine, washi tape and a piece of brown wrapping paper onto the background. After that I stamped with a roller stamp using the “Gathered Twigs” Distress ink. I also inked the edges with an ink blending tool.

I then went along and added all kinds of little bits and embellishments, some additional stamping and wrote the journaling and added the title. I also added some plain chipboard clouds and covered them with a “Soft Pewter” Glimmer Glaze tone.

Here are some close-ups from the layout. I´ve hand written the journaling on to small kraft cardstock pieces and outlined them with a black pen.

It has been a while since I last made such a monochromatic layout, but I must say I really, really enjoyed creating this one. A very personal page with a hidden journaling.

What a gorgeous color palette this months mood board has!! And the sketch is just fabulous.

I sure hope many of you will find the time to play along!! Enjoy!!!

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

A day in Paradise – The Crafters Workshop

Hello there, lovelies! I created quite a different style of layout the other day. The reason? I recently added some PanPastels to my stash and they are so fabulously soft in tone and colour that I just needed to create a very pastellic, romantic kind of layout.

Here is what I did:

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I took a 12×12 inch piece of white cardstock, placed the “Ripples” stencil over it and wiped some PanPastels thru the stencil onto the white cardstock surface. I used purple, yellow, green, blue and orange pastels on the background.

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I then went and applied some washi tape around the edgesand layered some patterned paper on the top and bottom of the page. Next I went over these layers using a grey pastel tone and the “Sea Creatures” stencil. After that I took the “Punchinella” 6×6 inch stencil and applied some golden molding paste onto the background here and there. After that I just added little bits and pieces of chipboard and other embellishments here and there to finalize my layout. This is how the finished piece looks like:

Sanna Lippert

here are some close-up photos:

Now this is a totally different kind of layout that I usually create. It has lots and lots of different layers and is full of details. I really enjoyed creating this page – from time to time one just needs to try out something new :).

How about you – when have you last created something totally outside your comfort zone?

Have fun scrapping,
Sanna
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Materials:
Ripples 12×12 inch – The Crafter´s Workshop
Sea Creatures 12×12 inch – The Crafter´s Workshop
Punchinella 6×6 inch – The Crafter´s Workshop
White Cardstock – American Crafts
Patterned Paper – Amy Tangerine “Stitched”
Pastels – PanPastel Pearlescent Set
Golden Modeling Paste – Lukas
Chipboard – ScrapMatts
Washi Tape – Freckled Fawn
Glue – Aleene´s Tacky Glue
Golden Wax crayon – Stockmar
Glimmer Glaze Oil Slick – Tattered Angels
Other – Ribbon, Beads and Glossy Accents

How I use grey chipboard pieces – Off the Rails Scrapbooking

Hello there, I´m here today with another post on how I try to use my stash up. This one is again made for Off The Rails Scrapbooking Blog. Now some of you probably also have these grey chipboard pieces stored in your stash. I have plenty :). So far I found it quite hard to use them, but not after I discovered Distress Glitter!!

Here are a few cards I created:

The chipboard pieces look much better now in my opinion :). And I am starting to notice a slight difference in my stash already!!!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

Discover – Mixed Media Card Challenge Vol. 3, October

Hi there! Time for the third inspirational card for the October challenge at the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog :). I hope you already played along with us, if not, you have still a few days to do so!

I created a total of 3 cards for this months challenge. They are all a bit different in style and colours. This last one in particular. So why do I think this card is vintage? Well, those precut chipboard pieces (to me) look kind of vintage. The Jenni Bowlin stamp at the background also is kind of vintage looking in my opinion.

The background is created first by using Distress Stain to create a faux watercolour background. I then added some stamping and some embossing enamel and after that just layered the embellishments overlappingly.

Here is a little closeup on the card. So now it is your turn, hope to see you at MMCC! Oh, and just in case you forgot, here are the rules:

HOW TO PLAY
1. Create a mixed media CARD based on the theme, with or without the optional element.
2. Display the challenge graphic on your blog post and link back to this challenge post.
3. You may enter as many times as you want, as long as each entry is different.
4. You may combine a maximum of 7 challenges (6 other challenges plus ours).
5. Submit your projects by October 25, 11:55 p.m. PDT (GMT -700).
6. We’ll announce the winner and highlights on October 31.

Happy crafting!
xoxo, Sanna