Tattoo - 7 Dots Studio

A new week and the second day of the new month also! Lots of new DT works to be shared! I'm starting with 7 Dots Studio. This month I wanted to use “Destination Unknown” for my projects. I like how the dark, vibrant turquoise is mixed with the softer tones in the collection. I did two pages this time, using the same collection in both but the topics are very different. I'm sharing the first page today.

This page is about my tattoo. I have two tattoos, both are made by same person. I first took a bigger one on my neck and just a few weeks later took the other one, the one shown in the picture. I get to explain that a lot as it’s quite visible even when I’m working.

My blog is called Paperiliitin which in Finnish means a paperclip. As my blog and my hobby has become such a big part of my daily life, I thought to show it, too and asked Kaloian to tattoo a paperclip. Really simple and clean, just like the design I have on my neck.

I started the page with a “Nature Walk” background but used many elements of “Destination Unknown” in my page. I also threw in some “Thoughts Keeper” as well. Background has mists on it and stamping with a stencil.

Once again, let me express my gratitude of you visiting! Thank you! Have a great week!

Materials from 7 Dots Studio:

Materials: 7 Dots Studio, Um Wow Studio, Tattered Angels, American Crafts, Ranger, Design Memory Craft


Letters of Love

Hello there! Today I have a special layout as this is not done for any team I'm in but instead inspired by an older layout of mine. The back story is that I got asked if my layout "Biker" could be used in a scraplift challenge. I was honored about such a request and ended up doing my own interpretation of the page as well. You can join the challenge here at Swe Scrapbook (link)!

The page itself is done about my first tattoo. The title of the page "Letters of love" refers to the tattoo itself - the random looking lines hold the initial of my loved ones in there. The tattoo artist Kaloian said that he doesn't even try to edit my sketch as he didn't make out the letters but instead really drew the lines to my skin based on my initial doodling. Well, drew them straighter than my doodled version!

I used the same placement as in the first layout and also the color scheme is the same but a lot has changed as well. For example I interpret the circular patterns in the previous layout with the tsraigh lines, mimicking the tattoo. Like in the "Biker" page I used flair buttons and thread, too. 

Thank you for stopping by! Do you ever use your own creation as your original source of inspiration?

Materials: 7 Dots Studio, Canvas Corp, Prima Marketing, Ranger, Tattered Angels, Stash Panache, 3rd Eye, Sodalicious, Design Memory Craft


Amazing Pippurimylly - GDT Words and Paintery

Good evening! Today I have something really bright for you! I'm guesting over the Words and Paintery challenge with this page. Every month they have a color palette and an inspiring word or frace to get you going. You can find the how to play here (link) and the current challenge DT reveal here (link).

The bright, happy palette was perfect for this time of the year! The winter is starting to be over and the ever growing amount of light makes thoughts to turn to spring and even summer. The combination of the colors together with the phrase took me back to my childhood and I documented a restaurant we used to go often when I was growing up. It was such a pleasure to take a trip down the memory lane!

I used many different paint mediums in the page - starting with acrylic pint and mists, continuing with stamp ink and finishing with different pens. The decorations include some flair buttons, veneer arrows, Prima wire and melt Hama beads.

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a lovely weekend!

Materials: Sodalicious, Tattered Angels, ScrapFX, Pink Fresh Studio, 7 Dots Studio, Prima Marketing, 3rd Eye, Canvas Corp, Canvas Corp, Design Memory Craft, Ranger


Spread Wings - Craft Stamper

Hello there! Today I want to share this project with you I did for Craft Stamper's October 2014 issue. It was published in an article titled "Around The House: Jumping Through Hoops". The idea behind the article was using supplies from a sewing kit in crafting and making a mixed media piece. It's funny how much you can do with limited supplies and how it really inspires sometimes to challenge yourself!

I used the embroidery hoop as the frame for this piece. The background I made using buttons and snap fasteners as stamps and the bird is done using thread in a needle puched opening. On top of things found in sewing kit I used acrylic paint, gelli plate, mist, alpha stamps and ink. 

Thank you for your visit! Have a great weekend!

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


It is the journey - ScrapFX

There's two styles of journeys - the holiday ones and then something more abstract. The journeys of growth, craft journeys or life itself. As the first page I did for ScrapFX this month was about an actual holiday trip, I thought to make the other page about more of an abstract journey.

I picked the colors from the photo I used - vintage brown and mystical purple. I also added some black for the contrast. The photo itself is taken from the back window of the train while the summer sun was setting.

In the background I layered two stencils: I first used the mask style Number Party Stencil and misted brown mist to the paper. On top I created some random lettering or words with the Travel Stencil. They bring a touch of structure to the piece. As a finishing touch I also added some drawn circles using the Random Dots Stencil.

Thank you for your visit today! Have a great Thursday!

ScrapFX supplies:

Materials: ScrapFX, 7 Dots Studio, Tattered Angels, Sodalicious, American Crafts, Echo Park, Canvas Corp, Sharpie, Design Memory Craft


Barcelona - Scrap FX

Do you have a holiday that was so special that you always start to smile when you hear the place mentioned? I actually have a few of those kinds of awesome travel experiences. Today I'm sharing one of those here and in ScrapFX blog as it's my time to share a few projects in there!

One of the magical places is Barcelona, Spain. We visited this beautiful city during the autumn of 2000 together with my high school group. There's many great moments from that trip like visiting the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya art museum or walking through the Parc Güell in heavy rain. As I haven't document this trip in a traditional layout yet, I decided to take this possibility to do so.

I used the Travel Stencil and Heart Spangles Stamp to add layers to the background. I used mist with the stencil and ink with the stamp using a turquoise / yellow color scheme to mimic the warmth and freshness I experienced in the town. The title word, Barcelona, I treated with embossing glitter to get that sparkling feeling. I also added a pointer and an arrow to the page as embellishments.

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a memorable end of the week!

ScrapFX supplies used:

Materials: ScrapFX, 7 Dots Studio, Canvas Corp, Tattered Angels, American Crafts, Ranger, Epiphany Crafts, Teippitarha, Garn und Mehr, Design Memory Craft, Wow Embossing Powders


Mare ATC - Canvas Corp Brands

Good evening! Today it's a blast from the past as I share these ATCs I made for CHA here in my blog. They have already appeared in Canvas Corp's blog, so it's about time I share them here as well.

I love the sea. I've lived my whole life in coastal cities and somehow the sight of the sea always calms me down. So these little cards are made in honor of the sea. Together they spell “mare”, meaning the sea.

The cards are made using mainly the 7 Gypsies collection “Maritime”. As the name implies, it fits the theme perfectly and has a great feel of the ocean. I also added some pieces of canvas in them to get a more rustic feel and more texture. Each card also has touches of different mists and paints to give them a sandy feeling. I used different paint media and added also some UTEE to the mix to get the grainy feel of the sand.

Thank you for stopping by today! Usually my ATCs are free for swap but these cards are now residents in Canvas Corp headquarters so unfortunately these aren't free for a swap. 

Materials from Canvas Corp Brands:

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