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Monday, June 16, 2014

For the LOVE of #Cre8time... Bloghop with Artwork Inspired by Sanna Lippert

Good Morning! Today I have a special project to share today that is inspired by a fellow artist Sanna Lippert

Last month she created this inspiration canvas {CLICK HERE} and today - myself along with several other creatives have got together to share our take on her work today in a special bloghop. At the end of my project, there is an inLinkz with all the participants on this special bloghop {click the corresponding box to jump to that stop on the hop}.

First thing I grabbed is one of my many "EXTRAS" - these are painted background sheets that are from mopping/sopping up leftover mists and paint from other projects. These make great project starters. This particular background was a leftover from my ICAD2014 project from Day No. 5 "Galaxy".

I gathered a bunch of this and that from my stash to create an altered desktop frame using the techniques that Sanna used in creating her canvas. I'm preparing for a craft show in August and this project came together nicely using leftovers gathered from several other crafty adventures.

I started off my using a Luminarte spray mist to spray the frame. This is a quick and easy way to add color to a wood frame... it fills in all the cracks and seams and I brushed the color on all sides - even the backside.

For any woodgrain areas that were repelling the pigment in the mist, I dry brushed on a metallic purple acrylic paint to cover and add extra texture. Easy peasy!

I tore and inked up my painted paper, then began creating my rolls by wrapping around a pencil. I added a thin line of Diamond Glaze with a toothpick that tacks up quick, then trimmed away at the seam. I used all three strips that I tore which made the perfect amount of rolls to fit my frame. I love the serendipity of how there is no waste. The three small scraps that remained I stamped "dream", "inspire" and "wish" {all Viva Las VegaStamps!}; then matted with a scrap of the background paper mounted in the frame.

I wound a metallic blue thread around each and mounted them to the glass of the frame using double sided tape. Topped off with my inspirational words and the wired beaded heart accent {by Creative Imaginations that I've had forever}, this frame has been transformed into a beautiful desktop inspiration piece.

look forward to using my other two frames to utilize the other two embellishments in different colors to have a nice trio that will make great gifts for the craft show! :) Sb


  1. very pretty and vibrant. TFS

  2. Love your project Susan....very fun that you "filled" the entire frame with your beautiful scrolls...yUMMy Colors!!! What a great way to display/tag the rest of our are sooooo thoughtful!!! xo

  3. So many people are afraid of PURPLE, but you Rocked It! I love how you used a picture frame for your canvas! Looks fantastic!

  4. I'm not usually a fan of purple, but it looks FANTASTIC here...& the serendipity factor ...just meant to be, I'd say:):) gorgeous creation...the thread is a lovely finishing touch:):)

  5. I second Tina and Lizzy. such a gorgeous purple toned piece. I am usually avoiding purple but this made me think again :) ... love your take on the challenge. this way great fun! hugs, Sanna

  6. I love these shades of purple. What a fun way to create a home decor project. I'm sure they will sell fast!


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