29/07/2014

Follow your dreams - Scrap365


Dreaming today, too! Yesterday I shared first layout for the article I did for Scrap365 magazine about dreamcatchers. The article was published in the April/May 2014 issue.  The first page was going big and this other is using just hints. 


There's a few details which have been taken from the dreamcatcher - like the arch, the feathers or the thread. I've also included small dreamcatchers in the page in form of stamping and chipboard embellishments. The photo in the page is of my older daughter but the idea applies to both of my girls - encouragement to have them follow their dreams. 

It was great to see you here today! Thank you! Please come again tomorrow for another DT creation!


Materials: Glitz Design, 3rd Eye, Tattered Angels, ColorConspiracy, Sodalicious, My Mind's Eye, Carta Bella, Prima Marketing, Epiphany Crafts, Cosmo Cricket, Crafter's Workshop, Wow! Embossing Powders, Ranger

28/07/2014

Dare to dream - Scrap365


Hi there! Dare to dream! This layout is done for an article I did for Scrap365 magazine. It was published in the April/May 2014 issue. In the article I shared some ideas how to incorporate the trendy dreamcatcher to a scrapbooking page. This was one of the projects there - a big modern dreamcatcher as the vocal point. 


The 'catcher is done with cardstock and twine with a few embellishmenst. The rim of the piece is embossed with white and gold embossing powders. The gold I used also in the feather chippies. The mesh part of the piece is interpret with a few pencil lines. Sequins and half beads act like the pearls in the weave. 

Thank you for popping in today! Tomorrow I will share another dreamcatcher inspired layout but if you want to know more, please grab your copy of the magazine and turn to page 72 or then get your own from the Traplet shop!


Materials: Sodalicious, Canvas Corp, 3rd Eye, Tattered Angels, 7 Dots Studio, Prima Marketing, K&Company, Talens, Design Memory Craft, Wow! Embossing Powders, Garn und Mehr, MT Masking Tape, Ranger


27/07/2014

By The Sea ATC cards - Canvas Corp Brands


Hi there! We're having a total heat wave here in Finland so I guess the beaches are quite crowded but oh, how I still wish I was there right now! To keep me dreaming I share these ATCs I did for Canvas Corp Brands using mainly 7Gypsies but there's also Tattered Angels mediums in there and also a touch of Canvas Corp in the form of the rope.


For the main images and most of the paper layers I used 7Gypsies' Maritime collection. Some of the images are cut from the patterned papers like the seashell or the fish and some are from the die cut ephemera pack like the compass. The base of the each card is made using a card from the Conservatory tag pack

I really loved the wavy print so I used that one in every card. Most of the patterned papers I used are from the 6x6" pad as their patterns are smaller and thus go better in the small size of the ATC.


I wanted the cards to have a water / beach like feel. For the water part I used Tattered Angel's Glimmer Glazes and Stained Glass to have the sheer, translucent feel of the water. I painted it in the cards randomly and added some splashes, too. 

For the beach part I mixed together Glimmer Glaze, High Impact paint, some glue and embossing powder. After drying the feel was quite what I was looking for! I also added a few touches of the Glaze as such to some of the cards. 


Like every time I make ATCs, I'd love to make a swap! One of the cards is already on it's way to a new home if not arrived already, but there's still three of them available if you wish to have or swap one. If so, please send me a mail! The address is on the blog's sidebar. 

Thank you for visiting today! Wishing you a pleasant Sunday!

Ps. I'm doing the happy dance here! I'm one of the GDT's for Epiphany Crafts! Yay!


Materials: 7 Gypsies, Tattered Angels, Canvas Corp, Sharpie, Wow! Embossing Powders, Design Memory Craft

26/07/2014

With great love - Prima BAP July


Happy Saturday! Marsha challenged me to document five days of my life this week and I've been taking photos and writing the posts. They aren't ready yet (as this is the day 4), but I'm hoping to get them into the blog next week. Maybe I should start on Wednesday as that was the first day I documented?  

But today I have a Prima BAP page for you! The topic of the page is my husband and how I adored the way he lovingly built a guitar for our daughters as a Christmas gift. He started from scratch, a piece of wood actually which my father had been saving for a special project. Numerous nights my husband sat either sanding or building the mechanics into it. So the guitar indeed was done with great love.


Above is a picture of the background before I started building any patterned paper layers or adding embellishments. I once again used my favorite background build - masking tape and gesso on the bottom and mists and stamping on top. There's also some pencil doodles and flicks of mist there. 

I used Prima stamps for the stamping and inked the harlequin one with Chalk Edger using two different colors. The more visible texts are stamped with Archival Ink. On the misted layers there's first a watercolor-like, blurry layer of several colors and on top of them a chevron pattern done with a Prima mask.


The sketch had lovely flower shapes that I interpret using Prima wire. I also included some metal embellishments and the glass baubles. The title is done by using two different alphas on sticker sets. 

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


Materials: Prima Marketing, Tattered Angels, Talens, Design Memory Craft, Ranger

24/07/2014

Heart of Turisas - Mixed Media Place


I've been waiting so eagerly to chance to share this with you! Ever since the piece was finished I've been aching to share, but as it was a DT work, I had to wait until the post has gone live in Mixed Media Place's blog. But now it is and I can blog this canvas!


Music is a big inspiration to me. If a piece of music is to my liking and really has an effect on me I see it in pictures. Sometimes it's like watching a movie, sometimes it's just series of images. The notes turn into colors, lines and visual images. Sometimes the piece always brings the same images into my mind, sometimes it changes during every listening. 

This particular piece was inspired by one of my favorite bands, Turisas. The name is a character in Finnish mythology. In their song "Battle Metal", the lyrics go: "The heart of Turisas was forged by four winds / In a smithy high up in the skies / On an anvil honour, with a hammer of blood The Four Winds pounded". You can listen the song underneath, it's the official video made together with the fans. My mental image of the piece of music was a heart made of metal, rising of debris pounding and red with the flames of the smithy and blood.



I made the heart using styrofoam heart and aluminium tape. I cut small pieces of the tape, layered them across the heart and made the joints visible with a knitting needle. Then I applied black acrylic paint, alcohol inks and glazes to the heart. Finally I melted some embossing powder on top to make the heart seem a bit rusty and have more texture to it.

I used red and black in the background as they are the colors of the band and they also carried out the bloody yet metal feel. The metal nics and nacks I gathered to the background include for example guitar parts, lamps, screws, bottle caps and pieces of an old clock.

So what does inspire you? Do you create what you hear, does music play a role in your creative process?

Thank you so much for stopping by today! 


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Materials: Tattered Angels, Prima Marketing, Talens, Ranger, 7 Dots Studio, Wow! Embossing Powders, Luminarte

23/07/2014

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!



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