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

ATC card, Vol. 4 – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello lovelies! This is my last ATC for the Canvas Corp Brands Creative Crew ATC swap. This one is a 1 of 1 set :-). I created it on white cardstock base.

Sanna LippertThen I added a smaller piece of white cardstock on top, but decorated it first. There is first of all some 7gypsies stamping (this stamp) with VersaMark and Ranger Silver embossing powder on the background. Then I´ve misted the piece with pink and green Glimmer Mist. Next I stamped some Finnabair butterflies onto the background with a black ink. Then I added some silver Creative Medium thru a stencil onto the background (yes, again a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil I used). After that I used a stapler to attach a piece of twine. Next to that there is some corrugated kraft cardstock which I inked a bit.

Sanna LippertAfter that I added black and white ink splatters, a stamped and colored sentiment and butterfly as well as a wood veneer arrow,finished of with a layer of Stickles. Sanna LippertI hope the recipient liked her ATC. It is a special one as there is only one single piece of this one ever made :). So now I am thru with the ones I created. Here are the ones I received (so far):

Sanna LippertThe upper one from left top corner until right lower corner: Nancy Wethington, Zinia Amoiridou, Nancy Hawes, Marie Heiderscheit & Susan Salyer.

Sanna LippertThe second set from top left corner until the low right corner: Nadine Carlier, Barb Housner, Jorunn Langås Andreassen, Tamara Dinius, Tracy Sagriff. I adore every single one!!! <3

Sanna LIppertAnd this is how I store my ATC´s at the moment. The pockets are the prefect size for ATCs. There is still space for the two missing ones, and two more. I´ve also added a few other ones there I received along the past years. There are from my scrappy friends Riikka Kovasin, Tina Walker and Kim from Australia. Sanna Lippert  I like the fact that I could add this ATC sheet into a photo album or PL album. BUT then on the other hand I am thinking of getting two shadow frames for these and hanging them all on my studio wall. Have not quite figured out which way I will go. I have quite a few pieces of lovely art from my crafty friends, so these would make a really nice addition to those. I will keep you posted when I decide!!!

*edit* here is a photo of the last two ATC cards I received from Peggy Lee Baker (top left) & Sheila Rumney (top right)!

Sanna Lippert*edit* …and I also received this lovely ATC from Canvas Corp Brands office! Love it!!!

Sanna LippertHappy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

ps. thank you to every single one who sent me their lovely work! I really, truly cherish each and every one of them <3

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