Free Stamp Makes - Craft Stamper and something really amazing

Sunny Thursday! If I had some sad new yesterday, today is on the brighter side as I can finally share these projects made for the June 2015 issue of Craft Stamper. There's two cards and a mini canvas but the amazing part is that stamp! I was asked to design the cover stamp for the magazine! Oh boy was that exciting! So I doodled a doll style face stamp with a lot of curls. 

For the canvas I used just the face of the doll and replaced her hair with ephemera. The gallery "Free stamp makes" had a set color scheme so that's why all the projects have the same colors - purple, yellow and orange. 

As the cover stamp is quite small finding appropriate pieces for the hair was a bit challenging as everything was way too big! But I did manage to find some things that made her a good head dress - an old coin, some buttons and a tiny flower.

I also made two different style cards - the other just simple one layer one and the other more like my own style, not that I've made many cards recently. The other card has layers and different media, the other on the other hand just the stamped dolly and some rays. 

Which one is your favorite? 

PS. If you have the stamp and have used it, please leave me a link! I've seen some gorgeous projects using the stamp already and I'm so honored and happy about that!

Materials: Craft Stamper cover stamp June 2015, Ranger, Copic, Design Memory Craft, 7 Dots Studio, Prima Marketing, Canvas Corp, Teippitarha


Love - Craft Stamper and sad announcements

Continuing to share the crafts that have been published in the Craft Stamper magazine in this post. This card was a part of the textured gallery in the May 2015 issue of the magazine. I first used modelling paste through a card stock to create some texture and then die cut the leaf shape out of the paper. The background is done using washi tape and some stamping.

The announcements I mentioned on the title - they both involve a class. Unfortunately they are cancellations which break my heart. The other one is the event in Czech Republic. Unfortunately there wasn't enough people enrolled to my classes by the time I needed to know whether to ask for extra absence from work so the workshops needed to be cancelled. I'm sorry for the people that had enrolled and were waiting for my classes! I was really waiting them too! Truly sorry for the inconvenience! But maybe someday I'll get to come there and teach! The other is the Hamina one in Finland so switching to Finnish. Eli valitettavasti Haminan kurssille ei ilmoittautunut tarpeeksi ihmisiä joten kurssi perutaan. Olisin mielelläni tullut kurssittelemaan! 

Despite bad news, wishing everyone a pleasant evening and thank you for stopping by today! 

Materials: Prima, Sizzix, Teippitarha, Carabelle Studio, Crafter's Workshop


TIME to stamp - Finnabair Creative Team

Hi there people! Here's a little something I created for Spread Your Wings Academy, part 3. The whole Academy post went live yesterday in Finnabair's blog (link) and this time the topic is stamping. So whether you are new to stamping or want to try something new, I'm pretty sure you'll find something inspiring in the post!

I'm pretty sure that this doesn't come as a shock to you but I love stamps! They are versatile and can change the mood or the look of a project totally. While my favorite medium to use with the stamps is Jet Black or Watering Can Archival Ink, there’s way more mediums you can stamp with. 

I created these simple little ATCs by stamping with three different mediums. They all give a different, specific look none of which is quite as detailed as the one using ink. But these kinds of images are perfect for backgrounds or just as the vocal point in a CAS style card. As the mediums are wetter than normal, regular ink, the images also look wetter. That is to say they have a watercolor look to them. 

1) The first background is made by stamping with mist. Just spray some mist to your craft sheet or a piece of plastic and use that pool of mist like an ink pad. You can use just one color in the stamp as mixing two would only result a mixed colored mist pool. This is the smudgiest of the three.

2) The second background is stamped using water color pencils. First add a touch of water to the stamp either by misting it delicately or rubbing the surface with a wet finger. Then color the stamp using the pencils. You can mix different colors as you can add them individually. The outcome is the most detailed as this techinique has the least amount of water involved. 

3) The third background is made using Gelatos. You have two choises – either add some water first to the stamp and then color or vice versa. As the Gelatos are creamier, heavier than water color pencils they might need an extra touch of water to really transfer the image. Like with the pencils, you can again mix colors within one image as you add each color on its own. 

To unify the three I then added stamping also by using Archival Ink. I double stamped the vocal clocks using the same technique as in the background but then layered another stamping on top using Archival Ink. I also added some embellishments and a quote to each card.

Like always, these are ready for grabs! Please just mail me if you want one. Also the Leon ones (link) are free if red color scheme is more your cup of tea.

What’s you favorite medium to use with stamps?

Materials used:


Materials: Prima Marketing, Ranger, 7 Dots Studio, Design Memory Craft, 7 Gypsies


My Musician - Scrap FX

If you have watched my videos before, you've heard my husband's music. He's my court composer and all the music in my videos is by him. So I decided to make a page about that - he being my musician. He has a day job but his passion is music. He's now about to have his second CD released so the page is kind of celebrating that, too. This is my second page for Scrap FX this month with the new products - I posted the first "hubsie" layout yesterday (link).

I used a photo of my hubby and our younger daughter in the page. In the photo he's helping her to play a guitar he built for them. It's a miniature version of the "normal" sized instrument so it's easier for the kids to play.

I shot a video while working on the page. I actually had an oopsie in the making but thought to leave it in there as to show how I went around the mistake. I was inking the stamp with black Archival Ink when the stamp slipped from my fingers and landed on the layout, of course the inked side down. It left a ghostly like impression on the paper so I had to add similar kinds of impressions to other places too. But I guess from the finished page you couldn't tell which was which.

Oh, if you are wondering what's the white paper among the paper layers - it's a map how to add the cables in a gig my husband made for himself. He wanted certain instruments to go via distortion and wondered how to rig it so he drew a map for himself. Of course, I wanted the finished piece for my page when he didn't use it anymore.

Thank you for your visit today! Great start to the new week!

Materials from Scrap FX:

Materials: Scrap FX, 7 Dots Studio, Prima Marketing, Canvas Corp, American Crafts, Design Memory Craft, Ranger


Wroom - Scrap FX

Sunny Saturday! Over the weekend I'm sharing two pages with the new Scrap FX release of chipboards and other products! Both of the pages have my husband in them, that's why I titled the original post "hubsie layouts" (link). The term is from a Instagram photo by Terhi (link) and I found it so wonderful that it stuck with me.

This first one of the two layouts is about conversations while driving. I don't know why but some of the best conversations we've had is in a car. The kids usually sleep during the longer drives so that leaves just the two of us awake and it's really fun to talk about philosophy or music or arts or anything along the way.

I started the page by stamping a panel of numbers to the page. For that I used the "Number Panel" stamp and acrylic paints. On top I added a few mist touches using the "Grunge" stencil and then added another kind of numbers using the "Number" stamp. I also drew some triangles in there with a pencil. The embellishments include chippies from the new collection, like the "Ring of Arrows" on top of the photo.

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

Materials from Scrap FX:

Materials: Scrap FX, 7 Dots Studio, Ranger, Design Memory Craft, Teippitarha, Prima Marketing, American Crafts, A Flair for Buttons


Magical Tea ATC, take 2 - Artists Live

Hi there and lovely Friday! Before the weekend I'd like to share some ATCs that are now on their way or partially already arrived to their new homes. These ones were created during an earlier Artists Live Ustream show.  Here's a link to the Ustream recording if you wish to see how they were created or then you can see the video below as we load all our shows to YouTube, too.

If these look familiar, it might because I blogged the samples earlier (link). From that earlier post you'll also find some links to the products I used in the creation.

Thank you for your visit today! Wishing you all an awesome weekend! 

Materials: 7 Dots Studio, Prima Marketing, Carabelle Studio, Ranger, 7 Gypsies


Heart of Gold - Mixed Media Place

Thursday already! Soon it's weekend time! But today I have something a bit different to share with you - a pendant made for Mixed Media Place. It was posted there yesterday (link).

This piece got its start when I saw one of the hearts of the Archival Cast line in the Mixed Media Place's shop and thought it might make a nice pendant. When I then got the actual piece it was a bit bigger than I thought, but I still went along with my idea. Maybe it’s fit for a rap artist? 

As you can see from the video above, I turned the pendant into golden one with the help of a few mediums. Most of all I wanted to add shine to the piece with Fab Foil. But as that really shines, I needed then to tone the piece down. A perfect medium for that was Black Gesso combined with Gold Mica. What the Mica does is adds just a tad warmth and shine to the gesso.

Thank you for your visit today! Wishing you a pleasant evening!

Materials from Mixed Media Place:


Materials: Prima Marketing, Wow Embossing Powders, Ranger, Tonic Studios, Tattered Angels

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