Altered writing block cover – STAMPLORATIONS

Hello lovelies, it is again time for September´s Mixed Media Challenge & Stencil Sunday at STAMPlorations. My project for this months challenge reveal is an altered writing block cover:

Sanna Lippert - altered, stenciled and stamped writing block coverI´ve prepared a little start-to-finish photo tutorial for this one:

Sanna Lippert - altered, stenciled and stamped writing block coverI started with a notebook I bought some time back at IKEA :). It has lots of sheets for writing down ideas, sketches or anything else creative. However, I wanted to alter the cover to look more like „me“ :). Here is what I did:

Sanna Lippert - altered, stenciled and stamped writing block coverI first applied a layer of white gesso to cover the speech bubble abit and prepare the surface for paints and spray inks. Sanna Lippert - altered, stenciled and stamped writing block coverNext I applied some light pink and sunny yellow Glimmer Mist onto the surface (by Tattered Angels). Sanna Lippert - altered, stenciled and stamped writing block coverAfter that I glued some random old book paper strips onto the background and stamped the „be free“ sentiment onto the right lower corner. Sanna Lippert - altered, stenciled and stamped writing block coverNext I mixed some texture paste and Inchworm Chalkboard Glimmer Mist together and applied a random layer onto the background thru the „X Marks the Spot“ ARTplorations stencil. Sanna Lippert - altered, stenciled and stamped writing block coverWhen the first layer was dry I applied some silver texture medium thru the „Bubbles“ ARTplorations stencil onto the background and stamped some flying birds from the STAMPlorations „Trendy Birds 2“ stamp set with black ink. I love this stamp set!!!Sanna Lippert - altered, stenciled and stamped writing block coverFinally I stamped with the „Create“ STAMPlorations stamp set and black ink onto a old book sheet and fussy cut and glued the pieces on their places. Next I added all kinds of bits and pieces (die cutting leftover pieces, ink splatters, old paper flowers from my stash, ink splatters, rhinestones etc.) onto the cover page until I was happy with the result. This is how the finished piece looks like: Sanna Lippert - altered, stenciled and stamped writing block coverNow it feels so much more like me :). NOW IT´S YOUR TURN, click on the image underneath to jump over to the STAMPlorations blog to take a look at the other projects my team colleagues created AND join in on the challenge (just note that you need to create a mixed media piece by using at least one stencil and anything goes, EXCEPT CARDS!!! The linky closes at the end of the month and there are prizes to be won 🙂 !!
Have fun!!!!

I am also submitting this notebook to the Craft Stamper September Take It Make It Anything Goes challenge!

CRAFT+STAMPER_TIMI+CHALLENGEFor STAMPlorations challenge, click the image underneath!

See you at STAMPlorations blog, lovelies!!!!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
ARTplorations stencils: X Marks the Spot & Bubbles
STAMPlorations stamps: Trendy Birds 2 & Create
Gesso – Liquitex
Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels (Silk, Sun Sisters)
Chalkboard Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels (Inchworm)
Hero Arts Chalkboard Black
White and black pen
Silver Creative Medium – Imagine Crafts
Texture paste
Texture spray – Imagine Crafts
Die cut pieces – Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper flowers
Rhinestones
Old book page

Laugh, smile, love – The MMCC June Reveal

Hello there! Time to share the Mixed Media Card Challenge Blog´s JUNE challenge with you :)!! This time you are asked to create your card around the following theme:

Here is my take:  Sanna LippertI used a patterned paper as a base. Then I cut a smaller sized white cardstock piece, inked it with orange, yellow and brown Distress Ink. Next I stamped a post stamp image, cut it in half and inked it with orange Distress Ink. This image would be my sun :).

After that I applied some golden texture paste (by Imagine Crafts) thru a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil onto the background to create sunrays/sun glow. Then I stamped some trees on white paper, fussy cut those and adhered them onto the scenery. The birds and the grass bushes alongside the trees are hand drawn. The sentiment on the bottom is stamped with black ink. Finally I attached the scenery with 3D foam pads onto the card to give it more dimension.

Sanna LippertSo now is your turn! I hope you join our fun, mixed media card challenge this month!!!

See you at MMCC,
xxx, Sanna

You are funky – MMCC #23

Hello there lovelies and happy Sunday!!! I stumbled upon the current The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog´s April challenge and I immediately wanted to create a card for it. I´m joining for the very first time (I think) OR my last submission goes back such a long time, that I cannot even remember… a shame actually. But what can you do – my daily life keeps me very busy and I hardly ever find the time to join in on challenges. Well, at least until today/for now. I´m joining in on the  mixedmediamc #23 challenge with the following card:

Here is how I interpreted the challenge:

Sanna LippertI first cut a piece of watercolor paper that I had colored with Brusho. Next I stamped with a Birgit Koopsen star stamp set onto the background. After that I added strips of clear double sided adhesive tape (treated with microfine glitter) onto the background, then some die cut elements and alphas. I hand draw tiny dots, stars and triangles onto to background. Next I stamped the eyeglasses onto the brushoed paper, added faux stitching with a thick pen, applied silver texture paste thru a stencil, adhered the die cut circle and colored it with acrylic pen, added the puffy silver dots, the DIY resin flowers, the die cut sentiment and word stickers. The Bursho toned piece is adhered with 3D foam which makes it dimensional. Also the roses are very much dimensional as is the paste. So I hope this card fills the requirements :).

Here is a detail shot for a second look (here you can better see the dimensionality):

Sanna LippertI enjoy using strong colors so much at the moment – they immediately make me feel better and smile!!!

Thanks for dropping by <3 !
xxx, Sanna

Just believe – MMCC January challenge

Hello there! Time to share some extra inspiration for the Mixed Media Card Challenge blogs January challenge with you. This month you are requested to create a CARD with the theme beginnings and as an optional element you should use sequins.

MMCCHere is the card I created:

Sanna LippertAnd this is what I did:

Sanna Lippert I first added spray ink (green, pink and yellow by Tattered Angels) onto a piece of watercolor paper and let it dry.

Sanna Lippert Next I took a The Crafters Workshop stencil and applied Distress Ink thru the stencil onto the background. I used green, pink and orange ink.

Sanna Lippert After that I took the ink covered stencil, added some water spray onto it an then pressed the residue ink onto a second piece of watercolor paper.

Sanna Lippert While the second piece was drying, I took the first inked and stenciled piece and started to punch out stars with various sized star punches.

Sanna Lippert After the second surface was dry, I placed another The Crafter´s Workshop stencil over it and applied some Imagine Crafts Iridescent Turquoise texture paste thru the stencil onto the background.

Sanna Lippert This is how the pattern looks like after removing the stencil.

Sanna Lippert When the paste was dry I adhered the punched stars and some sequins with paper glue onto the surface and then added some Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze over the surface.

Sanna Lippert Next all I needed to do was to stamp a sentiment. I chose to use a Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz set called Crazy Talk. I used a black Distress Ink for stamping.

Sanna Lippert Finally I also added some random wood veneer pieces here and there for addtional detail and also added some black pen outlining to the sentiment and the stars to make them stand out more from the background.

I hope you will find time to join in on this months challenge with us! I love the MMCC blog´s challenges as you have lots of creative freedom in what way use decide to use the theme and optional elements. As long as it is a mixed media card, you are good to go! Have fun!

See you at MMCC,
xxx, Sanna

Altered Christmas tree bauble – Ornament No.: 4

Hi there, time for the altered Christmas tree ornament number four!! If you just found me – these were numbers 1, 2 & 3 :).

Sanna LippertFor this one, as for the previous ones, the starting point was the same. Cover the surface with white gesso and let dry. Next place the bauble into a cardboard box for misting. I used the Tattered Angels Marmalade Glimmer Mist tone for misting. I always let the surface air dry and sprayed two layers of mist over each other. The surface looks „old“ with darker and lighter areas which gives it a more „vintage“ look.

Sanna LippertNext I wanted to add „frosting“, so I took a palette knife and applied light texture paste onto the upper part of the bauble. As it is a relatively thick layer, you will need to let it dry properly. You could use an empty toilet roll as a „stand“ for drying. I just used a piece of packaging that happened to be left over from the first bauble project.

Sanna LippertBefore leaving the bauble to dry, I added some red micro beads and a fine layer of Multi Crystal Glitter Mix over the texture paste. When you leave it to dry it will in the end stick to the paste on it´s own. No glue needed. Sanna LippertIn the end when the paste has dried overnight, it will turn light orange as it absorbs some spray ink from the surface. I really like how the „frosted ornament“ turned out. And this was the process behind bauble number four :). Only two left – see you in two days for ornament number five :)!!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna