29/08/2016

Art Paradise - Prima Marketing


Hello there and happy Monday! How are you all doing? It's been a truly autumn-like day here in Finland as it's been raining the whole day. But what makes me happy is the show tonight - hope you can join me at Artists Live! More info about that here (link) in a post from last Tuesday.

Today I'm sharing an older project that has just been hanging in my drafts. It's an album cover made with the Essentials kit by Prima. There's two gessos, black and white, White Sand texture paste, Modeling Paste, Soft Gloss Gel and 3D Gel. More about the kit for example here (link).


In this project I used all of the mediums mentioned. They do work splendidly on their own but create magic when combined as well. And if you are new to mediums, it's a perfect way to start experimenting as the jars aren't that big and you get a lot of different mediums in one go. 

I started the cover by spreading some of the Texture Paste to the cover and then created a touch of pattern with Modeling Paste and a stencil. On top I used the 3D Gel to adhere my embellishments. After drying, I added the gessos, the colors and then used Soft Gloss Gel to adhere my beads.

Have a great evening! Hope you can join me at Artists Live, it would be so fun to see you there!


Materials: 

963262 – Mixed Media Essentials 
990374 – Memory Hardware Album Square 
963385 – Mechanicals Mini Knobs 
963446 – Mechanicals Steampunk Blades
961084 – Mechanicals Clocks 
960391 – Mechanicals Bottle Caps
960360 – Mechanicals Tags
942670 – Relics and Artifacts: Regalis
941734 – Relics and Artifacts: Rising Spirit III 
583415 – Holiday Lights 
583477 – Red Stocking
892173 – Junkyard Findings Black Street Signs
584252 – Watercolor Confections The Classics
963200 – Art Alchemy Metalique Vintage Rose
963620 – Art Alchemy Opal Magic Rose-Gold
963569 – Mica Powder Peach Opal Magic
963552 – Mica Powder Gold Opal Magic
962456 – Mica Powder Pink 
962685 – Glass Beads Rust 
564216 – Circular Lattice Stencil
962760 – Brush Set 
963880 – Silicone Brush 2”


Materials: Prima Marketing, Sharpie

26/08/2016

Scientist de la famille - Scrap FX


Hello there! Welcome back to see my projects with the new Scrap FX release. Yesterday I shared my first page and today it's time to share this other one!

With this other page I did something special - and used a white cardstock as the background instead of a patterned paper. But I still carried on with quite similar steps like in the first page - first build a mixed media background, then added my photo and layered papers and then the embellishments. If you want to see the step by step tutorial, please see yesterday's post (link).


For this page I started by adding some watercolors to the cardstock. On top I then stamped the words using the "House and Home" stamp and watersoluble oil pastels. On top I then created a pattern using the "Art Deco" stencil and Modeling Paste. After it had dried I then added my layered papers and photo. I mixed a piece from the "Vocational" transparency in the layers, too.

I used the "Scientist" chippie as my main title but added a word from the "#French" set in there as well. The embellishments include a light bulb from the "Light Bulbs" set and some "Microbes", all colored black. As the finishing touch I added some doodled circles here and there using the "Random Dots" stencil as my guide.

Where the first page was about my younger, I made the other page about my older daughter. Like in the first page, I could have done this page about both of them, but they are very different scientist types, my girls. Where as my younger is more hands on ("I wonder what will happen if I push this"), my older is more of a philosopher and physicist ("I probably will figure out what will happen if that is pushed if I ponder it for a while"). One of her favorite things to ask and think about when she was younger was how rain and thunder works, that's why I chose to go with that picture.

Have a great weekend!


Materials from Scrap FX:



Materials: Scrap FX, 7 Dots Studio, Elizabeth Craft Designs, Prima Marketing, Teippitarha, Ranger

25/08/2016

Trucks - Scrap FX


Can you believe it's Thursday already? Soon it's Friday and then weekend! Today I'm sharing first of my two monthly creations for Scrap FX using the latest collection. This time the collection is about different trades. This page is about the love of machines and the other, which I'm sharing tomorrow, is about a young scientist.

For this page I took some step photos while I was working on it.


Like in all my pages I started by making a mixed media inspired background. For this piece I used washi tape, the "House and Home" stamp and the "Brick" stencil. The words are stamped using Archival Ink and the bricks are made with Modeling Paste.

Next I added some mist on top and then made the paper layers behind the photo. I also attached a film strip to the page with staples.

Next it was time to attach some of the embellishments. I embossed the cranethe semi-trailer and the dozer with yellow embossing powder and added them to the page. I also added a word sticker on top of the film strip.

Then it was time to finish the page with some more embellishments and details. I added one of the words from the "#French" set to the upper left corner, the title on top of the film strip and a couple of stickers here and there. I also added a flair button and a couple of stars to the page.


The topic is my daughters's love for heavy machinery. Even if they both like their princess dresses and glitter, both have been intrigued from an early age by cranes, trucks and tractors. I could have done the page from either of my daughters, but I chose to go with my younger one as she's more into gadgets of all sorts.

Thank you for your visit today!


Materials from Scrap FX:


Materials: Scrap FX, 7 Dots Studio, Prima Marketing, Wow Embossing Powder, Doodlebug Designs, A Flair for Buttons, Ranger, We R Memory Keepers 

24/08/2016

Pink butterfly tag - Prima Marketing


Hi there and happy Wednesday! Yesterday a Rub-On + Foil post went live in Prima's blog (link) and one of the projects in the post was my tag. There was also a beautiful home decor piece by Tiffany and a stunning canvas by Jaya, so you should go and see the original post as well.


For this tag the inspiration came from one of the Adhesive Rub-On sheets – the one I ended up using. The designs seemed to me perfect for a tag with the bigger, framed design in the background piece and the butterfly as the focal point. 

As I wanted to have the butterfly as the top layer and knowing the fact that the Rub-Ons will stick to anything, even glass, it was easy to use a transparency as my surface and then cut the design loose. For the sentiment part I used two different foils making a two tone embellishment.

If you want to see how I made the tag, please watch the video below! I hope you like it! And thank you for stopping by today! Oh, if you wish to see more foiling and rub-on ideas, you also might want to check this older video (link) out! Ta ta for now!


Materials:

971359 – Adhesive Rub-Ons 
971397 – Adhesive Rub-Ons 
585631 – Rub-On Foil Sheets Golden Girl 
585648 – Rub-On Foil Sheets Something Berry 
584382 – Vintage Emporium 6x6 Collection Kit 
910686 – Julie Nutting Tag Pad Aquarelle 
990091 – Cartographer Clear Stamp 
584269 – Watercolor Confections Tropicals 
961442 – Heavy Gesso White 
963040 – Heavy Body Gel 
963071 – Art Alchemy Metallique Paint Gold Rush 
891374 – Chalk Edger Sweet Pea 
891213 – Chalk Edger Old Rose 
963255 – Alterable Flowers 
586850 – Rose Dream 
583026 – Trims Plumeria 
584788 – Salvage District SIIC
961701 – Glass Beads Butter
961756 – Mica Flakes Gold Leaf 
962760 – Brush Set 
585891 – Water Brush Pens 


Materials: Prima Marketing

23/08/2016

Happiness is... - Artist Live


Hello there! How are you today? Yesterday Yasmin held an amazing Artists Live show and did a beautiful butterfly canvas. If you missed the show, remember that all the Artists Live shows can be found in our YouTube channel (link). Next Monday I'm on! 

This time I'm doing a layout using 7 Dots Studio's Homegrown collection, Prima's watercolors and some alcohol inks. I'm using a fun technique with a new twist. Oh, and I also will use the wonderful stapler by We R Memory Keepers. A bit further down the post you can see the list of materials I'm using. 


This layout is about my two sweetie pies, my girls. The photo is a bit shaky, but I still like it so I thought it ought to be scrapped.

So, hope you can join me next Monday, the 29th August. The time is the same as always, 8 pm CET or 2 pm EST. If you want to convert that to your own time zone, the easiest way is to head over the Facebook event page (link), put the cursor on top of the time and Facebook will automatically tell you the time in your time zone! So handy!

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


Materials: 

White gesso
Epoxy sticker
Twine
White Sharpie


Materials: 7 Dots Studio, Prima Marketing, Ranger, Lollipop Box Club, We R Memory Keepers

22/08/2016

Summer treasure suitcase - GDT Finnabair Creative Team / Prima Marketing


It's Monday! The weather here in Finland is definitely starting to have an autumn vibe but there's summer in full throttle in Prima blog today with new Finnabair Art Recipe (link). I was happy to be able to guest in this post and create my take with Art Stones, Art Pebbles and beach style colors - blue, gold and white. 


Art Stones fit the summer theme so well as they remind me of sand and beach! I started to think and even asked my husband, what does the word “summer” bring to his mind. He listed the beach, vacation and travels so I altered a tiny little cardboard suitcase for this Art Recipe project. 

First I added some fabrics from the Fabric Pack to inside of the suitcase and molded them into shapes by using the Sculpture Medium. Next I added the Art Stones for the beach-like, sandy feel. After adding other embellishments and colors I then added the Art Pebbles and painted them using one of the Opal Magic acrylic paints, making them look like pearls in the sand. A summer-like treasure chest was finished!

Thank you for stopping by! Oh, and please join us at Artists Live (link) soon, the show starts about in twenty minutes!


Materials:

963941 – Fabric Pack 
963323 – Melange Art Pebbles 
963705 – Art Stones 
963026 – Sculpture Medium Beige
961442 – Heavy Gesso White
963040 – Heavy Body Gel
961398 – 3D Matte Gel 
963231 – Art Alchemy Acrylic Paint Metallique Rich Turquoise 
963248 – Art Alchemy Metallique Paint Light Patina
963071 – Art Alchemy Metallique Paint Gold Rush
963057 – Art Alchemy Metallique Paint Ancient Coin
963606 – Art Alchemy Opal Magic Yellow-Blue
573898 – Color Bloom Cobalt 
573867 – Color Bloom Summer Sky 
573836 – Color Bloom Tea Stain 
963255 – Alterable Flowers 
567200 – Sunrise Sunset Zipper Flowers II 
565572 – Lifetime Vines 
961060 – Mechanicals Washers 
962883 – Ephemera
961701 – Glass Beads Butter 
961671 – Glass Beads Crystal
962760 – Brush Set 
963880 – Silicone Brush 2”


Materials: Prima Marketing, Sinelli

21/08/2016

Carpe Diem - 7 Dots Studio


Lovely Sunday everyone! Are you up for a challenge? Because there's a new challenge published at 7 Dots Studio's blog (link)! This time the topic is "metallic colors". Do you prefer gold and modern touch? Or copper and steam punk style? Or what about silver and glitter?

The stage is yours, interpret the theme how you wish and share your project with the 7 Dots team. You have until September 19th time to participate and you need to use at least one 7 Dots Studio product in your project. More info how to take part and about the rules in the challenge post (link).


I just knew I had to use the metallic paints in this challenge piece but the hard part was to decide what kind of project I was to make! Should I do a canvas, a cover of a journal or even an altered item?

After some pondering I decided to do a layout using the metal colors in the background and mixed in some rust effect as well. The idea was to capture “time flies” – how my two daughters grow up so, so fast! It seems that it was yesterday when they were babies and now they are starting school and pre-school. Tempus fugit – carpe diem!

I urge you to check out the challenge post if you haven't already as there's so much inspiration, great projects and even a video! Here's the link once more (link). Wishing you a lovely day and peaceful start to the new week!


Materials:

Destination Unknown – Word Stickers 6x12 
Homegrown – Clear Stamps 
Thoughts Keeper – Clear Stamps 



Materials: 7 Dots Studio, Prima Marketing, Ranger, A Flair for Buttons

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