I don't belong to you - Mixed Media Place

Mixed Media Place has a new challenge theme for a few next challenges - summer music! The first song is "Freedom" by George Michael. Please check this link to see how the DT was inspired by this piece of music! 

Here's my creation for this challenge. I have to be honest - I remember this song from my youth, but it never was a big hit for me. I guess that's why I was struggling at first to get a grip of the piece. It's a fun song, but somehow it didn't move me. I find music very inspiring, but I have to admit that usually I listen to something very different. 

Instead the images of the video hit me hard, but I wanted to be more inspired by the music itself so I chose to go with the lyrics. Maybe an easy way out? Although I have to admit that the video itself plays a big role in my spread.

The lyrics have a captivating idea - a person doesn't belong to any other than himself. So very true. Even though in a relationship, the other one doesn't one the other. You simply cannot own anybody.  

I used the blue color scheme inspired by the video. I created the coloring using Tattered Angels mists and also Gelatos. This piece was the first I used clear gesso to. It really took me by surprise! I've used to the smooth, creamy feel of the Talens white gesso so the tooth in Liquitex clear one came as a total surprise! It also has quite a different composition otherwise as it doesn't have the similar adhesive property as the white one. But I really liked the feel, when I got over my first shock! 

The profiles in the spread are one of the super models in the video. As I had a vision of two heads talking to each other, I googled a profile picture and flipped it in Photoshop and then printed the pictures. I drew and stamped on to the profiles, too, to make them look more "mine" and more coherent with the page.  

It's really a hot day here in Helsinki today - I think I shall pop some music playing and start creating! What about you? If you have a moment to spear, please join in the challenge! It would be great to see your interpretations! 

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great evening!

Supplies from Mixed Media Place:


Materials: Prima Marketing, 7 Dots Studio, Stampendous, Talens, Tattered Angels, Ranger, Sharpie, Design Memory Craft, Liquitex 


Yummy Summer Fun - 7 Dots Studio

Hello there! There's a new challenge happening in 7 Dots Studio blog! The theme is "Sizzling hot summer fun" and the title is so accurate right now here in Finland! We're having a lovely heat wave! 

Here in Finland the summer isn't always so hot, but when the temperatures rise people fill the parks and sea side. To our summer ice cream is a must. Especially if it's a hot day but otherwise too. So the "Sizzling hot summer fun" got me into thinking about the ways to cool oneself and lead me to the ice cream. I chose to go with this photo of my younger daughter all covered in chocolate ice cream and a big grin on her face. Perfect yummy summer fun!

I started creating the page with Fab Foil using 7 Dots Studio stamps. On top I layered the patterned papers and incorporated lots of colors in to my page as they mean summer to me. 

Above is the inspirational circle you should add to your post when taking part. You should also link back to the blog and of course use at least one 7 Dots Studio product in your creation. 

Thank you for stopping by today!

Materials: 7 Dots Studio, Tattered Angels, Wow! Embossing Powder, American Crafts, KesiArt, Pretty Little Studio, Prima Marketing, Ranger, Design Memory Craft, Sharpie, Kreinik


Hugs - 3rd Eye

Hello there and good evening! Hopefully your day has been colorful and sunny so far! Here's something colorful I created for 3rd Eye.

I just love the photo in the layout! I took it one night of my husband and our first born. I love the hug but I also love the expression on my daughters face. To keep the warm, happy feeling I get watching the photo, I used a lot of colors in the background stamping and also in the paper layers.

I started by adding some gesso to the patterned paper and then used Neocolor II crayons to color different 3rd Eye stamps. I used four different stamps mixed in the background. I also added a big, colorful element in the form of the clock mask. I inked around it with Distress Inks using an ink blending tool. To guide the eye towards the photo I also stamped some arrows to the background. 

I made canvas embellishments some time ago for a magazine article and still had one of them left. The green butterfly fitted the page perfectly. It's done with 3rd Eye butterfly stamp using clear embossing powder to make a resist pattern and then cut out and misted green.

I made some colorful washi style tape, too. I used masking tape and attached several strips of it to a non-stick craft mat. Then I colored it with Distress Inks using the same colors I had used in the masked clock.On top I stamped the diamond pattern. Then I just took the strips from the mat and added them to my layout.

To embellish the layout even more, I also added chipboards to it. I used the stars like confetti, scattering them on the page. The arrow is pointing to the picture again, leading the eye. I also added a flair badge to the page and used a chipboard to frame it. 

I hope you have been inspired by this page! Thank you for stopping by!

Materials from 3rd Eye:

TEM012 clocks and moth old town pattern TES-120 TES-146 numbers TES-187 circus' roof  TES-158 raindrops - rain drops TES-234 coffe stains  arrows diamonds - background TES-076L butterfly large chipboards' sheet TEC-010 stars TEC-035 clocks TECs-007 indian arrows TEBS001 Baby Vintage

Materials: 3rd Eye, 7 Dots Studio, Tattered Angels, Canvas Corp, Fiskars, Prima Marketing, Ranger, Freckled Fawn, Basic Grey, Talens, American Crafts


Simple circles - Canvas Corp Brands

Hi there! I hope you have had a lovely weekend so far! Today I'm sharing you two easy-peasy cards I created for Canvas Corp Brands using Tattered Angels and Canvas Corp. 

My idea was to make festive yet simple cards. Those kinds you can use in almost any occasion only by changing the colors and the text. I first chose two different Tattered Angels papers - the other one had a subtle texture in it and the other one pearly finish. The two different finish give contrast to each other and create a great detail to the cards. I cut two cards out of the textured one (White Burlap) and punched circles out of the pearly one (Satin).

I misted the cut cards with Glimmer Mist, dried it with a heat tool and then glued the punched circles on top. Then I took another color of Glimmer Mist and misted the circles. If I would have wanted a perfect, crisp edge, I naturally would have misted the Satin circles first and then added them, but as I wanted to have a slight bleeding, grungy look, I glued the shapes first and then misted.


For the other card I used purple in the background (Pop Rocks and Deep Plum) and red on top (Cadillac Pink and Black Cherry). The other card I made with green (Bahama Blue and Key Lime Pie) with turquoise on top (Jack Frost and Trunk Bay).

The key when misting the circles is to keep the bottle quite close to the shape so that the mist is directed straight on to the circle. You should also press the nozzle slightly more gently when doing a big background but not too gently so it won't drip. After doing it a few times, you'll get the hang of the right pressure! And if the first once aren't perfect - the more grungier project! 

I finished both cards with some random stamping and doodling using both a pencil and PITT pens. Lastly I stamped the greetings in there and mounted the misted parts on top a piece of patterned Canvas Corp cardstock. For the green/blue I used a green colored piece and for the red purple a black one.

Thank you for stopping by today! Tomorrow I have again a layout for you!

Materials: Tattered Angels, Canvas Corp, 3rd Eye, Design Memory Craft, Fiskars, Ranger, Stamper Anonymous, Sharpie


Going romantic - Prima PPP July

Good morning! It seems to be coming a lovely day here in Finland! Sun is shining and the swallows gliding in the sky. Talking about swallows, there's a pair in this set of cards I created for Prima's PPP challenge for July.

The palette was patriotic with blues and red and pale grey. I went through my stash but didn't have anything blue where papers are concerned so I needed to work around that. Product wise I had some roses and Prima wire though not the actual ones showed in the board. 

I've been admiring card makers like Irina Gerschuk and Elena Olinevich for a long time. I love their layering, the bulk they create (without looking bulky, of course) and the romantic feel their cards have. I tend to do cards that are layered in another way and way less romantic, but I wanted to give this a go. So I gathered some Prima resin and flowers and used my newest purchase, the Prima dies, too, while creating these. I also used Prima Textured paper as the bottom layer as I wanted to see how it reacts with wet media.

I used same style of background to both of the cards. First I applied some watercolors to the white piece of cardstock, then added flicks of mist, stamping and drawing. I also used a doily stencil to make a lace like pattern using Chalk Edger. On top of the background I then layered a piece of paper and the embellishments lastly adding some paint to the resist patterns, the flowers and the die cuts. 

In this card the vocal point is made of using a resin frame. Underneath is a piece of Prima paper coated with an epoxy sticker. There's two diecuts, cut from the same Prima Textured paper I used for the backgrounds. I also layered a leafy stem, some wire and a metal embellishment in there.

Here's the other card with almost identical supplies - wire, patterned paper, roses, diecut, resist leaf... But instead of a resin frame, I used a resin feather in this one and also added a tiny metal button in there. 

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

Materials: Prima Marketing, Tattered Angels, Talens, Ranger

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