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

Doodling and stencils – The Crafters Workshop

Hello there, lovelies! Today I´d like to share some cards I created for/with The Crafters Workshop stencils. I used various stencils and doodling with a black and an white pen with them.

I first started by cutting some watercolor paper into smaller pieces and misted them with various spray ink colors (reds, greens and blues). After the first layer was dry, I added some Tarnished Brass Spray Stain here and there for additional detail.
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Next I took out a black and a white pen and traced patterns thru stencils onto the background. I first just traced along the stencil pattern and then did some doodling inside the traced lines. This is how one of those backgrounds looks like.

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After that I went along and glued some of the finished backgrounds onto card bases and added some embellishments and a sentiment.

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If you don´t like such a bold pattern, you can also just use bits and pieces of these papers, like I did on the next three cards. For these I just punched some stars/hearts/butterflies out of the doodled papers and glued them on their places. This results in a totally different kind of look.

Sanna Lippert

Sanna Lippert

Sanna LIppert

It was great fun creating these cards and playing around with the stencils. I hope you get inspired to try this idea out. Have fun!!!

Sanna
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Used materials:
White pen – Signo Uni-ball
Black pen – Schneider Xtra Document
Spray inks – Dylusions, Distress Spray Stain
Other – watercolor paper, card bases
Stamp ink – Hero Arts, Ranger Industries
Stamp – Technique Tuesday
Geometric Art Layers (6×6 inch) – The Crafters Workshop
Beaded Curtain (6×6 inch) – The Crafters Workshop
Kelp Forest (12 x 12 inch) – The Crafter´s Workshop
Chrysanthemum (6 x 6 inch) – The Crafter´s Workshop
Abstract Leaves (6 x 6 inch) – The Crafter´s Workshop
Four Ferns (6 x 6 inch) – The Crafter´s Workshop
Folk Art Flower (12 x 12 inch) – The Crafter´s Workshop
CafeLatte (6 x 6 inch) – The Crafter´s Workshop

Some more Christmas cards – final round

Hi there, just wanted to share a few more Christmas cards with you today. I think these will be the last ones this season 😉 …

I´ve used lots of pre-made pieces/embellishments on these cards. First of all, because I just want to finally use them and second, because this way the cards are finished in no time :).

For this card I created an extremely C&S cover and then stamped the sentiment (using this stamp set) inside the card.

This one has the silvery word “XMAS” on it. That actually was a Xmas present decoration from a present I received last year. I saved it since it was very pretty and it now decorates the card instead.

And this last one is my favorite. I love, love, love the glitter covered snowflake against the golden doilie. And the pretty die cut, spray inked piece on the background is just simply cute. Hmmm…might save this card for myself…!? Nah, just kidding!!!

Now every year I make myself a goal to start earlier with the card production so that I have more time and can put more effort into them, but for some reason I haven´t managed to reach that goal during the past years. Therefore my cards turn out to be pretty simple. But maybe next year will be different…we will see!

Happy crafting, lovelies!
xxx, Sanna