29/08/2014

Celebrate - Canvas Corp Brands


Hi there and happy Friday! I hope your week has been a good one! I've been a bit under the weather with the flu, but luckily I'm getting better. 

Today I want to share this card for you which I made for Canvas Corp Brands using mainly Tattered Angels. I used Pure Mistable paper, Tattered Tangles and mists, Glam and Glaze. The greeting and the base are from Canvas Corp. 


I created the background for the feather with a technique I've previously shared in this video (link). It's using an embossing folder to stamp and instead of ink using mists. I also misted the feather first but then gave it some extra shimmer and glitter with Glimmer Glazes and Glams. 

Thank you for stopping by today! Enjoy your day!


Materials: Tattered Angels, Canvas Corp, Sizzix, Design Memory Craft

27/08/2014

My favorite - Mixed Media Place


Hi there folks! Today I'm sharing this project also over at Mixed Media Place's blog. If you wish to find lots of mixed media inspiration, I recommend you take a look if you haven't already! Here's a link for you, click click!

But back to my page. I've been thinking about doing a neutral page for some time now. I usually love to use colors, but that leaves me having a lot of neutral papers and embellishments left in my stash. So I wanted to challenge myself and create something colorless. Or anything too bright at least. 


Luckily, I happened to have a great photo with a very neutral color scheme and it inspired me to use a lot of black in the page. The picture is of my favorite jacket which I bought last spring. Ever since I brought it home with me, it's been almost the only jacket I use so it deserved a page of its own. I also happened to have the best embellishments for the page in my stash - the little jeans buttons from Prima. They fitted the theme just perfectly!

I started again with gesso, but then used India ink, mists and Design Memory Craft pens to make the background. I also created a little video of the process - hope you'll enjoy it!


Thank you for stopping by today! Hopefully your day was good and so is tomorrow!


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Materials: 7 Dots Studio, Canvas Corp, 3rd Eye, Tattered Angels, Talens, Prima Marketing, Ranger, Fiskars, Sodalicious

26/08/2014

Just Relax - Canvas Corp Brands


Good evening! Today I have a layout and a video for you! The layout is done for Canvas Corp Brands and I used all their brands to make it. There's 7Gypsies in there, but also Canvas Corp and Tattered Angels. I also used the Dina Wakley acrylics while making the background. You can see my process from below.


The page is about my love for the sea. It's always been a place where I relax. Just the sight of the waves and the horizon immediately calm me. I wanted to include two photos in the layout - the photo of the sea is taken this summer from our cruise to Stockholm and then there's a smaller picture of me. The page is one of those inspired by the "My Details" workshop.


As the topic of the page is the sea what would fit it better than the Maritime collection from 7Gypsies. I used one of the 12x12" papers as my background but the other pieces are from the smaller pads, 6x6" and 8x8". I also included some 7Gypsies gears in there. The brass hook made a wonderful little detail together with a piece of cord. I also used a knotted piece of cord as an embellishment to bring that nautical feeling to the page.

Thank you for stopping by today! Canvas Corp Brands just launched a new blog as well! So please stop by and be inspired! Have a great evening!


Materials: 7 Gypsies, Canvas Corp, Tattered Angels, Um Wow Studio, Teippitarha, Ranger, Sodalicious, Sizzix


25/08/2014

Readin' - Um Wow Studio August Sketch


Hello there and happy new week! Yesterday I shared a page I did using some lovely new paints I got from Paperilohikäärme. Here's another one using those Dina Wakley paints and this time did for the Um Wow Studio sketch challenge! I've used the Um Wow Studio chipboard shapes and a flair in the page. 

This time I used the paints together with a Gelliplate. I used the brayer and covered a part of the plate with different blues and then grabbed the print to this page through a stencil. One of the paints is called "Night" and it's this rich, dark blue. The color is like dark denim - warm, inky blue. It's possibly my favorite of the ones I have! Not to waste any colors, I then used the stencil a few times over to get the smudged details to the background. To add more color to the mix, I then used Tattered Angels Plain Jane mists on top.


 I went through a few old photo albums as one of the tasks for "Matka Luovuuteen" event required to look into how you have been photographed. I then grabbed a few photos home, scanned them and made duplicates so I now can use them in my pages. They are great to use in those pages that are inspired by the "My Details" workshop

This photo is of me and my dad. We used to read Donald Duck cartoons to each other. Before I could read I made my own stories to the pictures and then later on I really could read the stories.

Thank you for your visit today! Please come back tomorrow as I still have one more page with the paints to share and this time with something extra, too! Wishing you all the best!

Dina Wakley Media Sky Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Acrylic Paint Sky Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Acrylic Paint White


Materials: Um Wow Studio, 7 Dots Studio, Tattered Angels, Ranger, Prima Marketing, Sizzix, GelliArts, Design Memory Craft

24/08/2014

Etaana - Sodalicious August Sketch


Hi there! How's your weekend been? I hope you have had some time for creativity! Today I share with you this page I did using Sodalicious sketch and with some lovely new paints!

We visited Tampere during our summer vacation and of course we needed to stop by at local craft store, Paperilohikäärme, too. They had the Dina Wakley acrylic paints in stock and I decided to buy a few as I've noticed that every time I would love to use a purple paint I decide against it as i would need to mix the paint. I know, so silly, it would only need a second! But anyway, the end result was that I left the store with a selection of the paints and a promise to blog my thoughts of them.

I'm so so happy that I decided to buy a few and ended up a great rainbow of those paints as I simply love them! Their texture and thickness are just ideal for my use! And those yummy colors! I have to admit that normally I have used a range of different paints never thinking too much about them. Most of my paints are from Talens, the Amsterdam range, and there's nothing wrong with those, but the Dina Wakley are thicker. Like the packaging says, they are heavy body and I love that. Even though I have quite a good range already, I really need to get a few more to get the complete collection!


For this layout I used a technique with the paints that Maikkis used to create this card. She also made a video about the process (in Finnish). I've seen the technique before but completely forgot it since the moment I saw the video. So thank you Maikkis for the inspiration! And thank you Elina and Paperilohikäärme for the paints!  

Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Acrylic Paint Lemon Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Acrylic Paint Magenta Dina Wakley Heavy Body Acrylic Paint Ruby Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Acrylic Paint White

But to the layout! The story behind it is movie "Frozen". We watched it together with the girls some time ago and they completely fell in love with the story and the magical powers. Well, I have to admit that I really liked the story, too, and was completely captivated by the music! But ever since we watched the cartoon, the characters have showed up in kids' games. My younger one is always just Elsa, but my older one came up with a magical character of her own - Etaana. Her super power is to create baby snails and do dishes with her feet. I think it's so cute and cool so just had to document it!

Thank you for your visit today! Wishing you a magical start to the week! 


Materials: Sodalicious, Ranger, Tattered Angels, BadgesFolie, Epiphany Crafts, Design Memory Craft, MT Masking Tape


22/08/2014

There's a fire starting in my heart - Mixed Media Place


Hi there! Remember the theme Mixed Media Place has now on its challenges? Music! Last one was George Michael's Freedom and now we have Adele! Please follow this link to the reveal post with the song and also some fabulous inspiration from the design team!

I adore simply Adele's music! Her voice is so captivating and unique. For this piece I drew inspiration mostly from the video, though. What immediately got my imagination spinning was the trashed plates and cups. Very quickly that turned into a mosaic style background for a canvas in my head. So at the flea market I went to hunt for inexpensive, great looking dishes that I could then smash into pieces! I had no set color scheme in my mind but quickly I noticed myself picking blue dishes up and checking their prizes.


I was also inspired by the burning paper buildings which I interpreted with the burned stack of papers and also the dark, gloomy color scheme. The burning of the papers was a fun experiment! As I didn't want to torch our house in the making I chose to do the burning in our bathroom and wet the middle of the papers before I light the first match. Otherwise it was good, but the extra moisture actually hindered fire burning in the edges as well. But with little trial and error and a lot of matches I got the look I was after!

For the center of the canvas I used the opening line of the song: "There's a fire starting in my heart". I used some leftover alphas for that, covered the piece first with gesso and then with black acrylic paint, added some black embossing powder and finally touches of Luminarte pigments mixed with clear gesso.

This canvas so much fun to do! I bet most of you would have thought I've lost my mind if you had heard me almost giggling when I was hammering the china! So push play and let Adele inspire you! we are waiting for your interpretations! Thank you for your visit today!


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Materials: Tattered Angels, Luminarte, Talens, Prima Marketing, Scrapbooking Adhesives by 3L, Ranger, American Crafts, Wow! Embossing Powder

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