Gypsy Moments ATC - Canvas Corp Brands

It has been a really busy month! I've created posted here and there outside my own blog and several crafts still need to be shown here at my own blog too and the month is almost done! Luckily there's another month starting so slowly I'll get everything shown here as well.

One of the projects that has already been showed in another post is this set of ATCs. And while these cards are concerned, they have actually been shown in two places: the Canvas Corp company blog (link) and also in the post I did for Scrap365 blog showing the Gypsy Moments collection (link).

So these are ATCs done using the ATC sized printed File Folders and tags from the "Gypsy Moments" collection. They represent the three corner stones: faith, hope and love. For the colors I used the three primaries – yellow, blue and red. Well, to tell you the truth it’s more like yellow, turquoise and pink, but you’ll get my idea.

I used the folders cut in half as the base for the cards and layered different tags on top. The words in the cards are made using a stamp set by Unity Stamp which also was in my DT pack. I fist stamped the words with Versamark to a piece of “Gypsy Moments” paper and embossed it with clear powder. Then I colored the piece. The clear embossing created a resist so the word stayed in it’s original color and the area around it was toned with the primary I chose to use. I then cut the word out and finally traced around the letters with a sharp black felt pen. Lastly I added some more painty touches with Tattered Angels media.

One of the cards is already spoken for but please send me a mail if you'd like to do a swap or receive one of them! You can find my mail on the sidebar. And please don't ever hesitate to mail me if you have questions or want to share something!

Supplies used in these projects from Canvas Corp brands:

Materials: 7 Gypsies, Tattered Angels, Unity Stamp, Wow! Embossing Powders, Ranger, Prima Marketing, Garn und Mehr, Design Memory Craft


Cold Country cards - 7 Dots Studio

Hello and lovely Wednesday to you all! Today I'm sharing a set of cards I made for 7 Dots Studio

The bases of the cards are made with the same technique I used to make the base for this canvas (link). I also have a video showing how to stamp on to the modeling paste. After the paste had dried I then colored the backgrounds with mists and layered some embellishments on top.

If you wish to see a step by step tutorial how these cards came together - please visit 7 Dots Studio's blog (link)

The color scheme of these mimic the "Cold Country" collection, one from the previous reveal. Talking about that - have you seen the new collections yet? The "Destination Unknown" with maritime feeling, the soft toned "Thoughts Keeper" and the romantic "Soulmates"? I just had a parcel from 7 Dots Studio delivered last week and all the new goodies are all so fabulous! I have done my first layouts with them already and you'll see them next month.

Thank you for your visit!

Materials: 7 Dots Studio, Carabelle Studio, Tattered Angels, Ranger, Prima Marketing, Teippitarha, Sharpie


Love Moments - Mixed Media Place

I'm so happy to see you here! Thank you for coming! Here's a project I did for Mixed Media Place for my post for this month!

My dad has a birthday in September and I thought to make something for him. I had no idea what to give or rather make him, but then I happened to see card sized mini canvases on sale which lead me to making him a card style little canvas. When I then opened the package and spread the three surfaces side by side on my craft mat, the idea hit me. To make a little triptych!

I had scanned and printed out some old photos previously for a workshop I attended. For this piece I chose to go with two photos: me with my mom and of course me with my dad. In the center part I used a little die cut tag with a picture of a ship in it. It refers to my dad's original job as a builder of scale models.

I played with the new Finnabair Art Mediums in this creation and shot a few step photos along the way.

1) First I adhered the three bases together with strips of sticky back canvas. I left a couple of millimetres between the sheets so that the piece can be manipulated - the strips of canvas work like a hinge. I then cut random pieces of patterned papers, resist canvas and also pieced a doily to go in to the layers. 

2) I glued the pieces overlapping each other with the Soft Gloss Gel. I could have used also the Matt version, but as I knew I was going to paint the layers partly with gesso anyway, it didn't matter that much. After drying the gel, I added a coat of clear gesso on top of the papers but tried to avoid the resist canvas pieces.

3) Then I added the colors! First I sprayed the pieces upside down with mists so that the mists would run "upwards" in the final piece. I used warm yellows, pink and brown. After drying the mists with a heat tool, I then felt that the project could do with some more paint. So I added touches of white gesso and golden acrylic paint here and there with a palette knife.

4) More layering with different paint media! It was time to add the pencil in there, a few pieces of washi tape for contrast and then glittering splashes with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze. I also added some splashes with Glimmer Mist, too.

5) Then it was time to add the embellishments and also the photos. I layered some patterned papers behind the photos and mounted the photos with the foam squares. I added metal embellishments, some thread and also some epoxy stickers.

6) Lastly I added some contrast to the piece with stamping. I used Archival ink and two different stamps and added a touch of pattern here and there.

I've given the piece to my dad already and he keeps it on his table top. That makes me feel good as it was my intention - to create something that could be showed!

Supplies from Mixed Media Place:


Materials: Tattered Angels, Prima Marketing, 7 Dots Studio, Epiphany Crafts, Ranger, Talens


Too Big Boots - Words and Paintery

Happy start to the new week! I decided to give myself a break from DT work for a page and did a page for the current Words and Paintery challenge. The palette they had was just right up to my alley and as the word was "paintery", I decided to use my new found love for acrylic paints.

The picture is takes some time ago when our younger daughter decided to try my shoes. They are and were literally too big still. The journaling also speaks about "too big shoes" in metaphorical way as her big sister has such a different personality than she. Where her sister is calm and composed, the younger one is energetic and easily distracted. So her sister in a way leaves her big shoes to be filled, I'm afraid.

I started the page by applying layers of acrylic paint to the paper. On top I added some mist splashes, stamping, doodling and of course the paper layers. To finish the page I added a flair button, some stickers and the huge title.

Thank you for stopping by tonight! 

Materials: 7 Dots Studio, 3rd Eye, Tattered Angels, Ranger, Sodalicious, Marion Smith Designs, American Crafts, My Mind's Eye, Prima Marketing, Epiphany Crafts, Carabelle Studio, Design Memory Craft, Sharpie


Cutting Edge art journal cover - Finnabair Creative Team

Hello there and sweet Sunday! Yesterday I shared my hop canvas and today it's my monthly projects turn for Finnabair Creative Team! This time I embellished the cover of a new art journal.

My grandfather just moved to a smaller apartment and while going through his belongings, I discovered numerous pieces that found their way to my mixed media drawer. One of those little treasures are the scissors on this cover. I also found my late grandmother's old sewing kit and used the old tape measure also on the cover.

Together with the heritage pieces, I used various Mediums and embellished the project with Mechanicals. I layered several pieces of the Mechanicals in the form of a flower. There are many wonderful tutorials on layering the Mechanicals by Finnabair, for example this one. I also added separate metal pieces here and there and formed a big cluster with all the embellishments.

The first thing I did was to add some strips of paper to the cover. To adhere those I used Soft Matt Gel. On top I created a resist pattern using a Finnabair stencil and 3D Gloss Gel. To get the metal pieces to stick to the cover and also survive the wear and tear, I used 3D Matt Gel as an adhesive. I also used Clear Gesso, Soft Gloss Gel and two Texture pastes in the creation. You can see where and how I used them from the video I created. Hope you enjoy!

I wish you all could see the cover in real life as the play of matt and gloss, dull and shiny is quite nice in it. The glossy circles create a great contrast with the gesso-mixed pigments.

Thank you for your visit! I can't wait to start filling this journal with pages! Wishing you all a peaceful day and great start to the new week!

Products used in this piece:

Materials: Prima Marketing, Tattered Angels, Luminarte

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