Rainy day fun - 3rd Eye

Hello and lovely Saturday! Today I share with you a layout by me and also two cards made by my daughters, all using same technique. The layout is made for 3rd Eye and also the cards are made using those supplies. Please scroll down for materials info.

I just love board games! I'm so happy that our girls are getting bigger and they seem to share my love for the games. Their favorite game is one about building princess cupcakes but luckily they enjoy other games too, especially when they can team up with an adult. The picture in the layout was taken in my parent's summer house when we all sat by the table and played. Such a great way to spend a rainy day!

To get the rainy but fun feeling to the page I used Distress Inks to stamp the background. Before stamping the image I sprayed a little water to the stamp so that the image would be a bit blurry and watercolor like. I used several stamps and used them layered on top of each other. 

I also used the sequin stamp in the project and stamped the image with watermark ink. Then I embossed the sequins with gold embossing powder. I also added some sequins stamped with blue Archival Ink. To build even more layers to the background I used the clock mask and drew around it with a black pen. To balance the blackness I also added a few stamped clocks when the page was almost done.

I didn't happen to have any good blue papers at hand when I was creating the piece so I created some of my own. The striped one I drew with a Copic marker but if you own the lines stamp, you can get the look easier with that. For the other paper I used the tutorial Elina created (link) and the "Sparks" stencil

For the embellishments I used 3rd Eye stickersa flair and a piece of chipboard. It's actually waste from the actual shapes, but I really loved it's look so into the page it went. 

Materials used in the page from 3rd Eye:

TES-158 raindrops - rain drops honeycomb 2 (contour) TES-140 cupola TES-223L sequins large  TES-206 clocks set of 3  TEM012 clocks and moth TEM005 sparks TEBA-240 some people feel the rain TEST-002 stars TEST-006 cinema TEC-020 banners

As I was making the page my girls got to join in and make some cards. We all used the same colors and technique in our creations. When the backgrounds were done for their cards, we then embellished them with 3rd Eye chipboard, some clay decorations I had made earlier (link) and some thread.

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

Materials used in the cards from 3rd Eye:

clouds  TES-121 braid  TES-230 Drycha's flower  Emma's flowers TES-097 TES-140 cupola TES-223L sequins large cogs  Lightbulbs  stars  checkerboard TES-116 TEC-020 banners


Starting New - 7 Dots Studio

Hi! Here's a new layout I created for 7 Dots Studio. There's a new challenge on the blog and the theme this time is "New Beginning". The rules of the challenge are simple - you need to create a project inspired by the theme and use at least one 7 Dots Studio product while making it. Then you publish your project on you blog with a link to our challenge and also add the “inspirational circle” to your post. 

The autumn marks new beginnings. My children are still too young for school, but autumn marks a new start with the daycare. It also marks the start of new season and different weather and temperatures. All these ideas were going through my mind when I started creating, but what I really wanted to do was to draw inspiration from the idea of beginning. So when I came across this photo of my husband building a guitar, I went with it. 

My husband makes music and he started to build his own instruments some time ago. The step to decide to actually make the first instrument took a long time, it was a kind of leap of faith. So first it was just one guitar. Then came the other. And other. Now he always has multiple projects going on simultaneously in various stages. So every time an instrument is finished, there's always another one to be started. Some of them he makes from the scratch and for some he uses a ready body or a kit.

I made the background to the layout using acrylic paints and mists. On top I layered patterned papers from various 7 Dots Studio collections and embellished the project with 7 Dots Studio, Um Wow Studio and Epiphany Crafts goodies.

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a lovely start to the weekend! Hopefully you'll have time to get creative!

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


Sleeping like an Egyptian? - workshop piece from Salo

Hello there! Today I'd like to share with you this canvas I made in my workshop last week in Salo. I added a few touches to it at home - the touches with the Pearl Maker and Art Extravaganza Gold Crackle, but otherwise it was done during the 4-hour class. 

The ladies in the class were so talented and had such a way with colors! I love each and every one of their pieces! Some of the people in there draw their own lady, but I also had a few Prima Bloomgirl stamps with me to make things easy as I know what a leap of faith drawing a face might be! It took me quite a lot of courage to do the first lady canvas but now with each take it's getting easier.

My original idea was to make a "withered summer" style of personification of the season. But when I chose the color palette and then draw the face of the lady to my surprise I found a Egyptian style, autumn colored person in there. I was struggling a bit first, trying to fight the way the piece was leading me, but then decided to do as I preach - go with the flow. So here she is, funny lamp-headed Egyptian lady, dreaming about autumn. 

Talking about workshops, have you noticed something new in my sidebar? I've been invited to Norway to teach! More info about the workshops is coming, you from this link you can find more info about the event already. I'm super excited and honored!

Thank you for stopping by today! And in case you still haven't hopped for a chance to get some of the new stamps designed by Birgit, I urge you to take part! Here's the link to the hop post! Have a great, sunny day! 

Materials: Tattered Angels, Talens, Prima Marketing, Pan Pastels, Design Memory Craft


Fairy - Scrap Around The World

Hello there and happy Wednesday! Yesterday was the 16th and thus time for Scrap Around The World mid month reveal (link). The mood board this time is made by Design Team member Amy Voorthuis from The Netherlands. You can see her own take on the board in the first reveal post here (link)

I guess you know the drill - you can be inspired by the mood board in any way. You can use just one image, all of them or just a detail of one and please feel free to use any colors! To be eligible for judging please take a look at the10 Golden Rules found here (link).

Here's my take on the moodboard. The fairytale theme inspired me to do a fairy. I used the pastel color scheme the board has and also included the cogs and glitter found in the board to my art journal spread. I was also inspired by the script details and the swirls the books have in their decorations. 

Materials: 7 Dots Studio, Design Memory Craft, Wycinanka, Talens, Tattered Angels, Ranger, Sharpie, Imaginarium Designs

Thank you for stopping by today! But now let's take a look at the prizes this month!

1ST PRIZE - $50 worth of AWESOME STAMPS from Darkroom Door

Darkroom Door is owned by photographer Rachel Greig and graphic designer Stewart Yule, who combine their talents to design a unique range of rubber stamps and papercraft products suitable for card making, scrapbooking, invitations, collage, mixed media and altered art. As the name suggests, Darkroom Door products have a strong photographic element in their design.

Rubber Stamp set Brush Strokes and Frame Stamp Emulsion

Check out the Darkroom Door website to see their full product range along with a gallery full of projects and ideas!

2ND PRIZE - $40 worth of product from 7Dots Studio 

7 Dots Studio was born from dreams and for dreams. We are a European scrapbooking manufacturer of high quality scrapbooking products – papers, stickers, die-cuts, collage sheets, 6x6 pads, collection kits and chipboards. Quality of our products is our top priority.

Our collections are created by amazingly talented artists - from clean, graphic designs to mixed-media, grungy collage look. What you can always be sure of are high quality and thickness of our papers, which makes them work perfectly with all kinds of media.

Among our products you will find also clear stamp sets coordinating with our collections to make them even more interesting and versatile. We are amazingly happy and feel very blessed to see how much our products are loved by crafters and artists around the world!

If you would like to see more awesome inspiration from our design team please visit our blog or Facebook fan page.

3RD PRIZE - $30 worth of Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays, as well as some pretty chipboard sponsored by SCRAPS OF ELEGANCE KIT CLUB!

Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance are monthly scrapbook kit clubs that cater to scrapbookers who are looking for an alternative to what other kit clubs offer.Our kits are designed for artists who wish to take scrapbooking to a level beyond. We strive to include the latest and greatest items on the market that will enable you to create not "just a layout", but a work of art.

Please also check out the inspiration from our design team on the shop's blog!
You can also find us on FacebookPinterest and YouTube - let's connect!
Our tutorials you can find here!

4TH PRIZE - $20 worth of NEW RELEASE 2Crafty Chipboard!

2Crafty Chipboard is an Australian owned and operated manufacturer and wholesaler of laser cut chipboard products, located in Sydney, Australia. We have been in operation since October 2006 and have more than 1 000 designs on offer. We pride ourselves on quality products that are versatile and up to date with market trends, as well as offering unbeatable customer service, with quick turnaround of jobs large and small.

We are happy to quote on personalised jobs, whether it be a single title for a customer, or large jobs for retreats, classes etc. If you are a retail business and would like to stock our range of unique products, please contact us for more information. Please see further details on our blog!

See their awesome new products just released HERE!

Image depicts a sampling of 2Crafty's latest products and is for illustration purposes only. Prizewinner will receive an awesome selection of 2Crafty Chipboard to the value of their prize.

5TH PRIZE - $15 gift card from The Flying Unicorn Online Store!

Flying Unicorn...Your Passion. Your Art.

Their on line store has an incredible selection of products for all paper crafting artists. Their Kit of the Month is filled with the latest and greatest ~ including an off-the-page project to keep your creative muse flowing!

Be sure to check out the Flying Unicorn forums, a hot and happening place which includes monthly challenges, tips, techniques and friendships that last!

They also have a blog and Facebook page where you can find loads of inspiration!

RANDOM PRIZE - $25 worth of Green Tara products and flowers!

Green Tara are an Australian based company and are importers and wholesalers of fine handmade, milled mulberry papers,beautiful ribbons, both fabric and paper flowers, washi tape, etc. They are continually adding to their collections of high quality products and provide papers with rich colours,
wonderful textures and beautiful patterns!

Image depicts a sampling of Green Tara's latest products and is for illustration purposes only. Prizewinner will receive an awesome selection of Green Tara products worth $30.

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