27/06/2016

Geo Shapes necklace - Prima Marketing


Hi there and happy new week! Yesterday I shared an album cover decorated with the pastel colored Geo Shapes and today I'm continuing the theme with a summer necklace.

The jewel-like Geo Shapes make up a perfect, light and pastel colored jewelry! I just added tiny eyelet screws to each Geo piece and then hung them with two jump rings to a few jewelry wire loops. I also threaded some tiny Glass Beads in the mix and added a golden detail to the biggest Shape. Just a few steps and the perfect summer necklace is done!

In a few hours I'm gonna be online with the Artists Live free Ustream show. Hope you can join! You can find more information about the show in this previous post (link).

Thank you for your visit!


Materials:

584535 – Geo Shapes Ombré Dreams
963262 – Art Basics
585631 – Rub-On Foil Sheets Golden Girl
962685 – Glass Beads Rust


Materials: Prima Marketing, Sinelli

26/06/2016

Ice cream colored cover - Prima Marketing


Sweet Sunday! Now that the big news is out let me share some past work for Prima. I'm already looking forward on the new projects and new release! But this project was done with the fun Geo Shapes. You can see the original post with a lot of inspiration here (link).


I was inspired by the candy colors of the Geo Shapes and used them to decorate this journal cover. As my goal was to create something sweet and ice-cream-like, I first painted the cover with white gesso, then added all sorts of embellishments on top, like the big medallion like shape done with the mold, and then added colors using the Art Alchemy paints watered. As sprinkles I added some Art Stones and Glass Beads to the cover. A sweet dish is ready to be served!

Have a great start to the new week!


Materials:

584535 – Geo Shapes Ombré Dreams
963262 – Art Basics
963200 – Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint Metallique Vintage Rose
963194 – Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint Metallique Fresh Orange
963552 – Mica Powder Gold Opal Magic 
963712 – Art Stones 
961671 – Glass Beads Crystal 
990947 – French Riviera Clear Stamp 
962890 – Ephemera Vintage Collectibles 
586171 – French Riviera La Mer
586812 – Calacatta 
814786 – Vintage Art Décor Mold Baroque 2
963385 – Mechanicals Mini Knobs 
960332 – Mechanicals Mini Flowers 
991135 – Memory Hardware Vintage Trinkets Bourdeilles 
569617 – School Memories Wood Buttons
991111 – Memory Hardware Chipboard Album Short


Materials: Prima Marketing, Ranger

25/06/2016

Ps. I love you - 7 Dots Studio


Hyvää juhannusta! 

This layout I did for 7 Dots Studio somehow fits the atmosphere of Midsummer Night, in Finnish juhannus. Most of Finns head out to their summer cottages during this holiday and at least some of the cottages have geranium in their windows or garden. I know that at least we used to have those! Read the story from the bottom of the post. The photo in the layout is taken last summer in Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum (link).


I did the page with a video tutorial. It shows a trick how you can play with alcohol inks on top of a regular sheet of paper. If you use the alcohol inks straight to the paper, the outcome is muddy and not pretty looking as the inks are meant for a non-porous surface like plastic. But what you can do is add a layer of gesso underneath and you are ready to use the inks on top of scrapbooking paper as well.

In this page I used alcohol inks together with some mists. If you use moderate amount of mist and/or water, you can create a wonderful, almost ebru-like look. There’s a step-by-step tutorial for that (link) in my previous post if you want to see the effect with photos. 


This page is about the flowers shown in the photo – geranium. Every summer my grandparents would think what color geraniums they would buy for their balcony and also for our summer house. Usually they went with bright red, but there were some different pinks as well. Nowadays the flowers remind me of my grandmother who passed away when I wasn’t even in my teens. So while the flower in question is not to my liking, I love the memories and feelings it brings back. 

Thank you for your visit today!


PS. Some amazing news went live today at Prima blog - I'm in for another term in the fabulous team! Yay! Check out from the Prima blog the new team (there's still four ladies unannounced!) and also the new release sneak peeks! 


Materials from 7 Dots Studio:

Thoughts Keeper: 6x6 Pad 


Materials: 7 Dots Studio, Prima Marketing, Ranger

24/06/2016

Always be yourself - Scrap FX


Delightful Midsummer Night! Yesterday I shared first of my two pages for Scrap FX and here's the second one. You can see the original post here (link).

This other page is more in black and white than the first pink one, but hearts in this one, too. This time the topic is my lovely husband, or maybe even both of us. I snapped the photo one evening while we were washing our teeth, so that's why he's looking funny. The journaling talks about how it's wonderful that he "gets" me and is as goofy as me.


I used the same the "Script" stamp in the background here as well. Where I used Distress Ink in the first piece, I did this background with acrylic paint. You can see the script much better in this one than the other one. I also used the "Paint Brushes" stencil here as well and draw the lines you see on the page using it. There's black lines coming from under the photo and white lines on top of a dark grey piece of patterned paper. The heart on the side is stamped with the "Sketchy Heart" stamp. I also used the left over piece from the "Lots of Love" chipboard piece as a stencil and drew some hearts to the page. The circles are drawn using the "Random Dots" stencil.

The decoration chipboards are mostly colored black in this page. There's the title piece from the "{Always..." wordlet, two hashtag pieces from the "#Wisdom" set and then a small heart from "Lots of Love". The pen nibs are treated with metallic embossing powder, they are from sets "Sentiment Pen Nibs" and "Art Pen Nibs".

Thank you for your visit today! Wishing you a heart-warming day and many happy thoughts!


Materials from Scrap FX:




Materials: Scrap FX, 7 Dots Studio, Prima Marketing, A Flair for Buttons, Ranger, Wow Embossing Powder

23/06/2016

Beauty is... - Scrap FX


Hello there lovelies! I was feeling hearty this time when making the Scrap FX monthly projects. You can see the original post here (link) at the company blog. I made two layouts and they both are made of my family.

The first page, which you can see above here, is about my two daughters and how I wish that their inner light shines always through. Because they always make me feel all fluffy and warm inside, I used a pink color scheme in the page.

I started the page by using the "Script" stamp and stamped some random blocks of color to the background. Then I added texture on top using the "Words of Wisdom" stencil and modeling paste. I also drew using a white Sharpie some brushes to the page using the new "Paint Brushes" stencil. There's also a few stamped circles made with one of the stamps from the "Build a Flower" set.

Chipboard embellishments in this page are treated with embossing powders. There's pink glitter powder on top of the "Scribble" flowers and white powder on the words - title from the wordlet "{Beauty..." and then the hashtag piece from the "#Happy" set.

Thank you for your visit! Wishing you a lovely day! I'm sharing the other page tomorrow.


Materials from Scrap FX:




Materials: Scrap FX, 7 Dots Studio, Prima Marketing, A Flair for Buttons, Ranger, Wow Embossing Powder, Sakura

22/06/2016

Urban - 7 Dots Studio


Hi and great Wednesday! A new challenge from 7 Dots Studio is here - you can see all the beautiful inspiration by the DT here at the company blog (link). This time the theme is "urban". The rules are simple as always - you need to create a project inspired by the theme using at least one 7 Dots Studio product. Then when blogging your creation you just need to add the inspirational wheel in the post and add your link to the linky tool. You have until July 19th time to participate.


Here's my take on the challenge. I’m drawn to modern buildings that combine glass and metal. One of my favorite ones was in my childhood home town, Turku, where the old rope factory was turned into space for the Turku polytechnic and the Turku conservatory. The combination of the red bricks, old metal and then cutting edge glass walls was very much to my liking. 

For the challenge I used my love for the buildings such as in the picture as my jumping off point and added also another urban detail – I mimicked graffiti in the background and drew some letters there.

Thank you for your visit! Wishing you a pleasant day!


Materials from 7 Dots Studio:

Illumination: 6x6 Pad
Soulmates: Squares Mask 
Illumination: Die Cut Elements 6x12
Destination Unknown: Element Stickers
Illumination: Element Stickers 6x12 


Materials: 7 Dots Studio, Prima Marketing, A Flair for Buttons 

21/06/2016

See-through ATCs - Artists Live


Hi there and happy new week! Yesterday Keren kept a sparkling, shining show with Mica, mists and glitter over at Artists Live Ustream channel. If you were unable to attend, you can always watch the recording at YouTube (link)

Next Monday I'm on and I'm doing some transparent ATCs. The idea using a transparent background isn't mine - I have bumped into it along the internet, but these are the first ones I made using that idea. So I'm playing with the idea of transparency and using different mediums to create a layered look even though the cards still stay relatively see-through! 

The show starts at 8 pm CET or 9 pm Finnish time or 2 pm EST. Please check the time in your time zone from the event page (link) over at Facebook. Just take your mouse on top of the time and it will automatically show the show time in your time zone! And here's the link to Artists Live Facebook page (link) where all the shows are announced.

Underneath you'll see a list of the products I'll be using during the show. Might change the color scheme, though, and make a blueish set instead, but I'll say the colors I'm using during the course of the live show. 

Hope you can join us! Wishing you a wonderful day!


Materials:

Transparency 
Stickers - Homegrown and Hopefully
Blooms
Crystal stickers


Materials: 7 Dots Studio, Prima Marketing, Ranger, The Crafter's Workshop, Tsukineko



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