Star - ScrapFX

Hello there! Today I'm sharing a layout I did for ScrapFX this month using the new collection. It has many baby items in it but it can be used in different layouts and styles as well - just like you have seen in the DT projects so far! I created two different pages with different styles and topics.

The first page is about my husband. If you have watched my videos you have heard his music as he's my court composer. In the picture he's performing in his first live gig last summer. He was really nervous but it went very well and now he's had several gigs around Finland and US.

I mixed the new chippies with the old here. The title is cut from the "Star Student" piece. The heart string and the sayings in the other edge of the circle are from the new collection but the circle on top of the photo is an older one.

I started the page with the "Circular Shawl" stencil and then layered some pencil swirls and little stamped circles on top. The circles are a part of the "Build a Flower" set. They are embossed with silver embossing powder like the title.

There's one more thing from the new collection - a patterned vellum! You could cut the feathers loose from the sheet as well, but I used a piece of the vellum in my layering.

Thank you for your visit today! Wishing you a lovely weekend!

Materials from ScrapFX:

Materials: ScrapFX, 7 Dots Studio, 3rd Eye, Wow Embossing, Tattered Angels, Design Memory Craft, Prima Marketing, Canvas Corp


Things You Love

This week's Monday was special - I kept my very first Ustream show in the Artists Live channel. If you haven't heard the news yes, it's a channel with a live show every Monday. The three people behind it are Keren Tamir, Elina Olinevich and myself. During the following months we're also having guests at the channel so be prepared to different kinds of projects and styles. By following the Facebook page of Artist Live you'll stay in touch with the news and the topics of the new shows and times we are live.

This month we started with layouts - I created this page during my show. Here's a link to the recording (link) if you want to see how the show went and how I created the piece. There was some technical issues in the start of the show, but luckily it went all well afterwards. 

As my sample for the class was made using a picture of my younger daughter (link), in the show I used a picture of my older one. Both of the layouts have same topic - things they love. It was one evening when we were eating evening snack that my older daughter started to list things that she loves and of course the younger one joined in. I didn't have paper nor pencil at hand but luckily my phone was close by and I got to list the things they mentioned. Both of the pages have the list they said in a little vellum pocket I created.

I started the page with adding some color using Gelatos and then moved on to stamping and drawing. I also created something dimensional using Modeling paste. But please watch the recording to see the steps! 

Next Monday Keren shall create a great, textural canvas and on the 15th I'll create a canvas, too! Hope you'll join in!

Materials: 7 Dots Studio, Prima Marketing, Flair for Buttons, Pink Fresh Studio, Ranger, Design Memory Craft


Hooked to the sea - Finnabair Creative Team

I've lived in coastal towns my whole life so I have a think for the sea. The sight of it calms me and there's something magical about staring to the wide open horizon. I still can also remember how the sea looked when my husband proposed to me - he remembered me once saying that I'd love to be proposed near the sea. 

These little cards I did for Finnabair team celebrate my love for the sea. They also celebrate the new collection of Finnabair stamps! You can see the new designs here in her own blog (link). And you can see one other new product, too - an inspiring to frame!

The new “Net and Wire” set turned my thoughts to sea and waves. I created two little ATCs using many stamps from the new collection. I used the thin netting stamp in the set as detail in the background. 

The waves I made with stamps from the “Dirty Walls” set using Distress and Archival inks in different shades. I also added white embossing as sea foam using white embossing powder and another stamp from the “Dirty Walls” set.

Both of the cards have similar backgrounds but the decorations are different - similar elements but in different composition. The hooks are cut from my husbands old lures.

Thank you for stopping by today!


Materials: Prima Marketing, Ranger, Wow Embossing Powders, 3rd Eye


Miss Cool - 7 Dots Studio

Wowsers. Yesterday was a magical day as I kept my first ever Ustream show in the Artist Live channel. I had so much fun and I hope you enjoyed as well even though we had some technical difficulties in the beginning! I'm going to blog the piece I did in the show during the week.

But today another style video also using 7 Dots Studio. It shows my process while making this layout titled “Miss Cool”.

I start with the background and use both acrylic paints and mists as the base and then layer some stamping on top. Then I continue with the papers behind the photo and lastly the embellishments.

The topic of the page is my younger daughter who enjoys wearing her sunglasses. I’m so happy that that time is almost here again! Summer is coming and so is the sunny weather!

Almost in the end of the video you can see me grabbing a black felt pen and doodling something on the title. I’m turning a J to an I there. I often replace or substitute letter with others when I reach the end of an alpha sheet. You can trim foam alpha using scissors and 7 Dots Studio style alpha you can alter with black or white pens.

Thank you for stopping by! Wishing you a great day!


Movie Magic - GDT Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®

Good evening! Today it's a sneak peek time as another guest post for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® has been published in the company blog! The page has a big contrast between the black background and the twinkling stars. The topic of the page is the lovely feeling after a good movie - how the atmosphere lingers all around. You don't get that at home even if the movie is really good, you only get it in a movie theater. 

As in the previous guest posts, there's a video in the post. This time I was playing with Chalk Board PaintTexture Luxe™ - Silver and a few Gelatos®, for example Silver Ice. Please go and see the other supplies I used from the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® blog!

Thank you for your visit today! Have a great start to the new week!


Our family ATC - Mixed Media Place

It's Saturday evening here - hopefully you've had a wonderful day! Today I share this set of ATCs with you. They are made for Mixed Media Place and the original post can be found here (link).

These ATCs got their theme and name almost when they were done. Sometimes I have a theme in my mind when I start, but sometimes I just want to play with different materials and the set evolves as I add layers. This time I was playing with the “Destination Unknown” collection from 7 Dots Studio. As the final phase I added the sticker “You, Me & The Sea” cut in three of the cards and then realized that the four cards could refer to our family. 

My husband is the lighthouse, guiding us through the storm and the calm. I myself am the seahorse, a little odd looking thing. Our younger one is the sea – stormy at one point, calm at one. And our older daughter is the compass, steadily pointing to her way. 

I used tags as the basis for the ATCs and then layered some paper and canvas layers on top. The cards got some shimmer from Glimmer Mist as well as Glass Glitter and Glass Beads. The final touches of color are done with watercolor pencils to which I've been lately drawn. 

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a peaceful evening and Sunday! Oh, and like always, these cards are free for grabs! Please email me if you'd like one!

Supplies from Mixed Media Place:


Materials: 7 Dots Studio, Prima Marketing, Tattered Angels, Luminarte


Enjoy 2015 - Canvas Corp Brands

It's Friday and almost weekend! Do you have any plans for the weekend? I'm working tomorrow but no plans so far for Sunday. Plans and planners are the topic of a new Canvas Corp Crew post. They are so trendy right now, don't you think?

I don't have a planner but I do have a small calendar where I mark all my work shifts and other events. For next Monday there's a big marking of my first ever Ustream show (link)

As the inside of the calendar is full of markings and dates I couldn't do anything inside but the black cover was just screaming some painty touches making it mine. I also added a tag to the black ribbon the calendar already had. I thought the "Live Every Day" fitted the theme quite well.

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a nice weekend!

Materials from Canvas Corp Brands:

- 7 Gypsies - Wicked Gypsy File Folders
- 7 Gypsies - Wicked Gypsy ATC Folders
- Canvas Corp - Printed Tags Black on White
- 7 Gypsies - Dome Studs Antique Silver
- Tattered Angels High Impact Paint Black
- 7 Gypsies - Par Avion Stamp Set

Materials: 7 Gypsies, Tattered Angels, Canvas Corp, Sharpie, Design Memory Craft, Ranger
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