Remember When – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello lovelies! I love up-cycling old items and as I recently got some old kitchen items gifted to me by a family friend, I immediately knew I wanted to alter them to various types of home and/or wall art items. So let´s start with the first object – a kind of grating aid, I suppose. It is build out of wood, so it must be quite old and has metal pins sticking out  of the middle to maybe hold a piece of vegetable still when grating. Hard to tell, as I haven´t seen such a piece in action, but that is what I supposed it to be. And here is what I ended up creating out of it:

I first painted the base with Tattered Angels Color Wash paints in Latte and Old Bronze tones. After the paint was dry, I started adding details to the piece.

I added some embossing ink stripes here and there on the very top and bottom of the wooden piece and applied some turquoise ultra thick embossing powder to the areas. Then I wiped the embossing ink around the edges of the piece and added golden embossing powder to the areas. After that I took out some stencils and added Nuvo Mousse thru the stencils to create a leafy pattern.

Next I started building layers. I weaved a hemp cord across the metal pin area and then added some glass beads onto the top and bottom areas to keep the cord on place. Next I took some Paper Whimsy wooden alterable elements and painted those with white paint and golden Nuvo Mousse. The bigger piece also got some 7gypsies rubons added onto the surface. The white pieces have a very thin layer of glitter glue on top of the paint for additional shine.

Creating this type of pieces is very intuitional for me. I go with what feels good for me at the moment, just picking a color combination I want to use and then I just let the piece guide me. I wanted to add wings to the piece, so I embossed Paper Whimsy wings with thick turquoise embossing powder and also added some embossing enamels on top for a more interesting look.

I added some Dresden Paper „rays“ under the wings for an additional detail and poured blue glitter onto the areas in between the rays. And also added some white embossing enamel here and there to better combine the bottom piece with the wings. On the very top there is a resin flower I created with molds a while back. I´ve used golden Glimmer Mist to alter the colour of the flower – you can see that done on this particular video of my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist video series.

I have used gel medium for adhering all pieces on place as I really want them to stay put, since this piece is designed to be hung on a wall. The remember when chipboard piece really fits this project perfectly in my opinion and adds a nice details to the altered item.

Next time when you are junking, take a second look at those small kitchen items you can find at a garage sale or junk store. You never know what you might find! I really like how this piece turned out.

I hope I could inspire you to take a second look at items you would have otherwise threwn away! It can be so much fun giving them a new life as a piece of altered art!!
Happy crafting,
Sanna

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STAMPlorations 5th birthday celebration

STAMPlorations has been and is celebrating all along the month of June on their blog and for today´s post, it´s my turn to share some of my very favorite projects, created with and for STAMPlorations products.

But first let me wish STAMPlorations all the best for their 5th Birthday!!! I wish there will be many, many more to come!!!

And now to my projects: It was so hard for me to pick 3 of my favorite older projects, so I chose to pick various project types; one art journal page, one tag and one ATC project from the past. Here is the art journal page:

This art journal page is also very special, because it features one of my very first stencil designs on it too. Hadn´t there been STAMPlorations, there might not be Sanna Lippert Designs either. So there, I am very, very thankful for being on this team and having such an amazing boss like Shery, who is the nicest and kindest and most supportive boss one could wish for. If you are interested in reading the original blog post about this page – go here.  Also, I did a second page with the same technique, but that one features a how-to video too, so if you want to take a better look, on how I create this type of pages, see this video.

As my second „fave from the past“ project I picked a tag. It was for a TAGplorations challenge and is one of my favorite tags. I played with Distress Inks and ARTplorations stencils on this one and added some embossing around the leaves for a golden accent. Go here to read the original blog post.

And finally, here is my 3rd fave project from the past – a pocket ATC. This is also one of my first projects, created as a STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge Team member. I just love the bird stencils and stamps!!! I find myself using them ALL THE TIME in various projects. And this little pocket ATC also comes with an original post  (here) and a video tutorial (go here). Hope you liked my „project blasts from the past“ 🙂 annndd.. now for something new. And since I chose to share one project per project type, my new, last project share is a mixed media art piece/home decor piece (with a photo tutorial). So let´s start with the step-by-step:

I chose to use a resin piece by Relics & Artifacts called Rising Spirit and to build my art piece around it. There is a little empty space inside the heart piece and I measured a small white cardstock piece to fit inside that space and applied some pink Nuvo thru a STAMPlorations stencil onto it. 

Next I treated the resin pieces with some golden and pearl toned Nuvo Mousse to give them some additional sparkle and shine. I used a small foam piece to apply the mousse.

After the stenciled dots were relatively dry, I took a water tank brush and „painted“ the open areas with water diluted mousse and also added the same pink tone to the chipboard sentiment I had chosen to use on my project.

But I also wanted to add some additional color to the resin pieces, so I treted the flame with Glimmer Mist Vanilla Breeze tone and let it air dry on it´s own.

The heart piece got a layer of Tutti Frutti Glimmer Mist tone onto it. As you can see, I sprayed lots of mist onto it and it still only got a slight shimmer on the surface. I let this piece air dry on it´s own too and moved over to the next step.

I then took a sheet of Canvas Corp Brands tissue paper and  sprayed some Nuvo Antique Gold Mica Mist onto it. This time I dried the tissue paper with a heat tool. Because I needed it to be completely dry for my next step.

I then placed one of the Sanna Lippert Designs stencils on top of the paper and applied Nuvo Mother of Pearl mousse thru the stencil with a palette knife onto the paper.

Here you can see the pattern, still moist, after removing the stencil. I left the piece to dry on it´s own and then adhered it with decoupage glue onto a woodblock I had chosen.

Here you can see the wood block „in treatment“ with some Tattered Angels Decor & DIY paint in „Tan“ tone. It´s a great paint for such projects, as the surface does not need to be pre-treated with anything and the first layer (I did only one layer of paint here!!!) gives full coverage!!! Treat the wood block at the beginning of your project, this saves you waiting time, even though this paint dries quite fast, but it is annoying to wait for something to dry, when you are in the creative flow 🙂 …

After the paint had dried, I adhered the tissue paper with the decoupage glue onto it and started assembling all the bits and pieces on top. I adhered the resin pieces with gel medium (takes a bit longer to dry, but will never come off). Then I placed the small stenciled paper piece into the middle of the heart (adhered with regular glue) and added a small heart pearl into the middle. The heart got treated with some Nuvo Glitter Drops as did the area around the hole.

Then I took some glimmer misted  (blue) nails/screws and attached them to the heart piece with gel medium. The chipboard piece got a burlap mat underneath it – I had misted that with glimmer mists earlier. And then I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops onto each corner of the wooden block and placed a small red confetti piece into each center for an additional detail. This was very tricky, as the confetti is really tiny. Here are some photos of the finished project:  

As you can see, I also added some Nuvo Drops onto the „neck areas“ of the resin pieces for interest. Also the carved pattern on the heart is treated with golden Nuvo Mousse and some Nuvo Glitter Drops for a fu detail. And the nails are attached to the heart with adhesive, but afterwards I added some  Glitter Drops around the nails to make it look like they burst out of the heart, leaving marks on the surface. Well, at least that was the effect I tried to create here.

This is my newest project with STAMPlorations product. I chose to use only stencils on this project, as I love using them on anything and everything. I hope you made it all the way to the end of this very long post – thank you for visiting and taking a look at my favorite projects. Now is your turn to join in on the birthday celebration – read all about it over here at the STAMPlorations blog!!!

Now is your turn: it would be fun to see your takes on some of my projects!!! So go and  case any of these featured projects and link your project to the STAMPlorations blog birthday blog post HERE , I´d love to see what you cased!!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Through her eyes challenge

Hello there everyone and welcome to another crafty friends challenge organized by my lovely friend Tina. This time it all started from an old diary Tina found at an antique store (it´s almost 100 years old!). She shared a few pages of it with the participants and it was totally upto us, what we did with those (here is an example of one of the pages).

So here is what I did: I used a piece of one diary sheet (printed from a photo) and created an altered woodblock piece around it. I´ve painted the block with Tattered Angels Decor&DIY paints (mixed black and white) and then adhered the diary sheet onto the block with paper glue.

On top of the paper there are droplets of Glimmer Mist in Vanilla Breeze tone. The paper is „mounted to the block“ with the 7Gypsies brass studs and decorated with pink twine, a chipboard sentiment and a 7gypsies lady picture.

I tinted the chipboard piece with Sugar Maple Glimmer Mist tone to match the rest of the colors and also added some of that tone to the picture of the lady under the angel figure.   The angel is by Relics and Artifacts as are the wings. For additional decor I added some Tonic Studios Nuvo Glitter and Crystal drops (see full list of product at the end of this post).

I really enjoyed creating this project around an old diary page. I plan on adding two more wooden blocks to this so they later create  a set. Maybe the next challenge will give me the possibility to do so? 🙂

Now hop over to Tina´s blog to see what she did and also find links to the other participants blogs there! OR see some of them listed here:

Tina
Tracy
Jennifer
Mitra
and me 🙂

Tina, thank you again for yet another wonderful challenge!! Really love beeing part of your challenges – already looking forward to what will come next 🙂

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Canvas Corp Brands and Relics & Artifacts collaboration

Hello there lovelies! I have been very lucky to have been able to take part on the #RACCBmatchup (read more here and here). Here is a peek into my project – go to the Canvas Crop Blog for a full step-by-step tutorial and more pictures!!!

Here are the products I used on my project (and a few random bits and bobs from my own stash).

This is how the front and the back of my „display book“ look like. I call it the „Talking book“ and it has a few quotes noted in it that I found suitable for the the „Something old, something new“ collaboration theme. My viewpoit to the theme is life and how what you should keep in mind living it.

And there is of course more – you can win fabulous prizes by following the rules noted under this picture:
#RACCBmatchup giveaway

What would a match up be without a fun prize!!!!  Here is your chance to get your hands on a $25 Gift Certificate from Relics and Artifacts and a $25 Gift Certificate from Canvas Corp Brands.  Here is all you need to do….

  • leave a comment here on any or all of the Match Up Posts during the month of July with Relics and Artifacts and CCB.  You can leave one on each post for more chances to win.  Don’t forget to include #RACCBmatchup so we can find you!!!
  • and/or leave a comment on the CCB Facebook page. Don’t forget to include #RACCBmatchup so we can find you!!!
  • and/or leave a comment on any of the CCB Instagram posts where you see any of the projects from the CCB team or the RA team.  Don’t forget to include #RACCBmatchup so we can find you!!!
  • You can follow along by searching #RACCBmatchup too.  If you love what you see and would like to join our Facebook group the CCB Collective – ask to join today.
  • You can find all Relics and Artifacts in their shop – www.sandraevertson.com
  • check out their blog and follow them on Instagram
  • We will be sharing projects the entire month of July – learn new techniques, see how new products are used and be inspired with great ideas from the RA and CCB designers.

    This is one of my favorite projects from this year so far!!! I really loved being part of this collaboration. These two brands work so well together – it´s a match made in heaven 😉 !!!Happy crafting,
    Sanna

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See the beauty – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello there lovelies!!! I was really happy to hear that Canvas Corp Brands wanted to keep me in their team for another year. I am really enjoying being part of the team – what an  inspiring and fun bunch of people they are!!! Here´s to old and new DT colleagues and fun creative times with them!!!

Remember last year when I created this 4×4 inch canvas for the DT introduction? Well, I thought it might be time to create another one for 2016 ( I know I´m a bit late with posting this 4×4, but better late than never, eh?). Last year was all about pink, this year I went a shade darker. It´s purple I felt drawn towards to! I know a few of my scrappy friends will raise an eyebrow or two after reading my color choice..lol! BUT, it felt good to go purple this year. So I did!

Here are the materials I used for my canvas:

Sanna LippertThe canvas is a actually a canvas board in 4×4 inch size, as I didn´t happen to have a „real“ canvas in that size at home. I might actually consider framing the canvas board behind a shadow frame before hanging it onty my wall.

About the materials: I used one piece of the Archival Cast Figureheads, 2 silver feathers, silver yarn, Frantage Glitter Mix, Micro Beads, various shared of purple spray ink ( Glimmer Mist Tea Cup, Glimmer Mist Cranberry Zing, Glimmer Mist Black Cherry & Plain Jane Baseboard Iris) a black pen, Gesso and Texture paste. There is also a chipboard piece from my very old stash and a hand made clay rose. And that´s pretty much it. I did a couple of layers of misting and gessoing before I was satisfied with the result. Here is what I ended up with:

Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna Lippert Sanna LippertSo this year I am going for color. I´ve figured I might as well accept the fact that I am (at least at the moment) a color girl. I adore the soft and white layouts, when other crafty peeps create them (just look at my fave layouts at Pinterest, and you see what I mean) BUT I cannot create such. I end up using bold colors. So bold & colors it be for 2016!

Here ´s to another creative year with Canvas Corp Brands! I am very much enjoying being part of this team! Make sure you stop by the CCB blog on regular basis, so much inspiration and beautiful artwork is being shared over there by my lovely DT colleagues!!!

Happy creating!!
xxx, Sanna