Postcard SWAP – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello lovelies, I really enjoy art exchanges and was happy that the Canvas Corp Brands design team organized a postcard SWAP. Barb Housner was so kind to take over the organizational part, we only needed to create a postcard and send it to our swap partner.

This is what I made:
Sanna LippertSince we were supposed to send a real postcard (which means putting it into NO envelope!!!) I was a bit scared if I created a bulky mixed media style card it would not survive in the mail. Therefore I came up with a one layer card and still added quite a lot of media. And while I was at it, I created a set, because it was fun to see how different color combinations would look out :).

Sanna Lippert

And I even created a Video on the process. It is very short and quite simple to do, but just in case you would like to try the technique yourself, here´s the video:

and here are closeups of the last two cards:

Sanna Lippert, one layer card

Sanna Lippert

I received a lovely card from my DT colleague in Greece – thank you Kyriakos :)!!! Well, actually there were two he sent me, later he sent me another one which GLOWS in the dark!!! How amazing is that!!! And some sand and sea shells from Greece. See for Details here and here

Now hop over to the Canvas Corp Brands blog to see what everyone created and leave my colleagues a message on their blog – we all love to read your comments!!! 🙂 🙂

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
1. CCB – Postcards – 12 pieces in 4×6 inch size
2. CCB/Hampton Art stamp set – IC0307
3. Tattered Angels – Chalkboard, Alaskan Salmon
4. Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist Marigold
5. Tattered Angels – Glimmer Glaze: Pewter, Kelly, Java
6. Tattered Angels – Decor & DIY paint: scarlet, jade, ebony
7. Embossing powder – clear
8. Embossing ink – Ranger
9. White ink – Liquitex
10. black and white pen

Tools: Heat gun; Acrylic blocks; Washi tape; Scissors; Black stamp ink; Baby wipes; Paint brush

Remember the lesson – Art Journal 1/4 SWAP

Hi there lovelies! I recently took part in an art journal SWAP of a different kind. We were asked to create a full 8×10 inch art journal page and then cut it in 4 pieces and send those pieces on their way to the SWAP partners.

Here is what I did – a full 8×10 inch art journal sheet with lots of paint and pattern going on on the background. Created with Tattered Angels paints & sprays as well as some acrylic paints from my stash.

In the middle it says: „Love your life“. And the black text in the background goes something like this: „Life is too ironic to fully understand. It takes sadness to know what happiness is. Noise to appreciate silence and absence to value presence. Forget the past, remember the lesson“.

Here are some close-ups:

There are quite a few layers of paint, spray ink, white and black pen, acrylic paint etc. on this piece.

I also fussy cut the heart pieces from a previous projekt leftover piece of paper and added them in the middle to add more interest and dimension to the sheet.

and then finally, this is what I sent to my SWAP partners:

So everyone will receive a different kind of piece with a different random text and bits and pieces of hearts in every single piece. I really liked creating these pieces/this sheet – I hope the recipients will find them ok too. There is a lot of heart put into this sheet :-).

I will be shearing the quarters I receive on my Instagram account as they arrive, so make sure you keep an eye on that. I am already very excited to see what my SWAP partners created!!! This has been so much fun!!! Hope we can do something like this soon again!!!

Have a nice weekend lovelies!!!!
xxx, Sanna

Embrace

Hi there! Today just a quick share of two totally different artworks. First off an art journal spread I created for a swap. This is all about change – a theme that the recipient requested. I´ve been wanting to do a heart&black alpha combination for a while and here it is:

And the quote I found in the internet – love using good quotes on art journal pages! And now to totally something different, well not quite, this has a heart theme to it too 😉

This is a page created with the Teresa Collins „Save the Date“ papers. Love them! Such beautiful colors and patterns and even the surface pattern of the paper makes it feel a little bit more special. I´ve created this page based on a sketch by The Nifty Pixel. See for more sketch designs here!

Well, that was it for today, a few random shares :)! Wishing you all a lovely day!
xxx, Sanna