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

20/08/2016

Kurssimuutos Turun iltapäivään!

Hello there! This post is about a workshop in Finland so I switch to Finnish instead. Wishing you a lovely weekend at this point! 

Heippa! Yleisön pyynnöstä tulevan Turun kurssipäivän myöhempi kurssi on muutettu eri aiheeksi kuin ensimmäinen - eli iltapäivällä tehdään perhoskanvasta ruostepullon sijaan! Tervetuloa! 


"White butterflies fluttered ceaselessly by" - Klemmarikellari, Turku lauantai 24.9. klo 15-18

Pastellivärejä ja pehmeitä sävyjä - tämän kurssin kanvas on väreiltään rauhallinen, mutta siihen mahtuu montaa ainetta ja tekniikkaa. Käytämme kohopastaa, gel mediumia ja Sculpture Medium -kankaankovetinta. Kerroksia, koostamista ja lopuksi kokonaisuuden kattamista opaaliseen hohteeseen! 

Kurssin hinta on 36 € / hlö, johon sisältyy käytettävät materiaalit. Kurssimaksu tulee maksaa etukäteen. Jotta kurssi toteutuu, täytyy ilmoittautuneita olla ainakin 6. Ilmoittautuneita 9, paikkoja vapaana 1.

Kurssille voi ilmoittautua osoitteeseen rkovasin (at) gmail.com. Mukaan mahtuu maksimissaan 10 henkeä. Ilmoittautuminen on sitova ja perutusta kurssipaikasta peritään maksu.

19/08/2016

Jasmine tea - A Flair for Buttons


Hi there! sorry for being quite quiet this week - I've been having a vacation and the girls started their school year so I've been busy with family things. But hopefully I can get the blog running on almost daily basis again and share my crafts with you! I also want to take this opportunity and thank you all who come to visit me here! It really means a lot - so thank you very much!

Today I'm sharing a project for A Flair for Buttons. You can see the original post here (link). If you are not familiar with this lovely Etsy shop, here you can browse their huge selection of different flair buttons (link). And they do custom pieces as well!


This page is about my favorite drink. Do you prefer one? My favorite is by far tea. Normally I'm all in for black tea without any flavorings, but every now and then I get an urge for jasmine tea. I've had some different ones with green tea, but my husband happened to find jasmine tea with black tea! Whoa, the best there is!

I happened to have this photo of me in a Chinese restaurant, drinking jasmine tea of course, so it was a perfect shot to be used to document my love for the drink. I used strong colors in the page, inspired by the photo and especially the cup. There's the dark brown from the bench, the red from the cup and the carpet and turquoise and yellow from the cup. 

The flair buttons mimic the color scheme but also add to the story. The heart is naturally to show my love for the drink, the camera for the documenting part and the year to show the date of the photo. Each one of them is from a different set but as they mimic the colors I used in the page, they all go swell together! 

Thank you for your visit! Wishing you a great start to the weekend!


Sets used:





Materials: A Flair for Buttons, 7 Dots Studio, Prima Marketing, American Crafts, Teippitarha
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