Embrace family - Klemmarikellari Facebook live


Hi there and sunny Monday! This post will be mainly in Finnish as I'm announcing a Facebook live for a Finnish craft shop happening next Saturday. Naturally you are free to join, but I'm speaking my native language this time instead of English. The live will be at Klemmarikellari's Facebook page.

Heippa ja iloista maanantaita! Poikkeuksellisesti postaus on pääosin suomeksi, sillä aiheena on Facebook live, jonka tulen pitämään tulevana lauantaina klo 16 Klemmarikellarin Facebook-sivuilla! Liven aikana teen vintage-henkisen kortin käyttäen erilaisia materiaaleja. 

Liven aiheena tietyllä tavalla on WOW!n uudet "Changers"-kohojauheet, joilla saa kolme kertaa enemmän jo omistamistaan kohojauheista. Käytän kortin teossa myös Seth Apterin "Metalz" -kohojauhetrioa sekä valkoista gessoa ja kohopastaa. Ja tulee sinne myös sipaus ruostepastaa laitettua.

Toivottavasti pääset mukaan lauantaina klo 16! Nähdään silloin! Kivaa viikkoa!

Materials: WOW! Embossing Powder, Sizzix, Prima Marketing, Nellie's Choice, Ranger


Fortune Favors The Bold - Sizzix

Fri-yay! Yesterday I blogged a tag with a process video and today I have another treat for you! This time it's a triplet of treats as I made a triptych using Sizzix dies. 

My inspiration behind the piece was autumn and migrating birds. I wanted a warm glow to the project, but as you can see from the video, it went a bit too Halloween-like with the black. Luckily you can always add gesso on top! 

I start the triplet by making the backgrounds. On top of a layer of acrylic paint I adhere some hexagons I cut using Thinlits "Stacked Tiles Hexagons" die set. To add another layer and create an illusion of perspective of sorts I cut some black flocks of birds using Thinlits "Birds and Stars" die set. The focal point birds are done cutting using Thinlits "Feathered Friends" die set and colored using Making Essentials Permanent Pens set.

If you wish to see more autumn-style projects with a ghoulish twist, please visit Sizzix UK's Halloween Hub here (link)!

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

Sizzix supplies used:

Materials: Sizzix, Prima Marketing, Paper Garden, Ranger, 7 Dots Studio


Be Happy! - Julie Hickey Designs

Hello there and happy Thursday! I'm sharing another project using Julie Hickey Designs stamp. This time I made a tag and recorded a process video while doing it. You can see that below.

The tag is done using "Be Happy" stamp set. It's a wonderful big sunflower that fits to the "Be Happy" theme so well. As you can see from the video, I first stamped the flower to my background to have an idea of the area, kind of sketch it. Then I added mediums on top and finally stamped the flower back on top having colored it beforehand. You can browse the Julie Hickey Designs products here (link) at Sweet Huni Designs site.

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a happy day! 

PS. Remember the Facebook live today! Happening at my blog's Facebook page (link) at 2 pm EST / 8 pm CET! 

Materials: Julie Hickey Designs, Prima Marketing, Paper Garden, Tsukineko, Posca, WOW! Embossing Powder


Embossed ATCs - WOW! Embossing Powder and Stencil Girl Collaboration blog hop

Hi there and welcome to an exciting day! Today we have a collaboration hop with WOW! Embossing Powder and StencilGirl! Ïf you arrived from Jaine you are on the right track! 

As you can see from the photo on top, I made a set of ATCs for this hop. I also recorded a little process video to go with these. You can watch it a bit further down. 

There's also a giveaway connected to this hop. There's not one, not two but three prices in the hop! There's a $35 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl® Products, a $35 Gift Certificate to Seth Apter’s Shop and a $25 Gift Certificate to Wow! Embossing Powders. You can enter to the giveaway by leaving a comment below. Then be sure to visit the other blogs in the hop and comment in order for a chance to win. The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have! Three winners will be chosen at random from all blog comments. 

You have until Wednesday, September 23rd at 11:59 pm Central Time to leave your comments. Winners will be announced on Thursday, September 24th.

In case you get lost along the way, here's the hop order:

Riikka (you are here!)

As you can see from the video, I started my cards by making a patterned sheet of my own. I used Seth Apter stencil L664 - ATC Mixup to pattern the sheet using acrylic paint. I also use M193 - Excel stencil to add some pattern on top. Next I make an acrylic resist using the same ATC Mixup stencil and Clear Gloss embossing powder. I add some translucent grey acrylic paint on top, let it dry for a while and then wipe it off revealing the colorful patterns underneath the protective layer of the embossing powder. 

After getting the backgrounds done I make some layering elements. First a tag using M060 - Urban Insiders stencil and Cosmic Trio embossing powders set. Then I combine M086 - Techno Insiders Circle stencil with Metalz Trio embossing powders set and a transparency and make some metallic circles as focal points. I also make some word tiles for the cards and finish them with sprinkled Bright White ultra high embossing powder

As always with my ATCs, these are up for grabs and swaps. Please send me an email if you wish to receive one. It's first mailed, first served type of thing. 

Thank you for stopping by today! Your next stop is Heather! So keep on hopping!

Materials from WOW! Embossing Powder: 

Materials from StencilGirl: 

Materials: StencilGirl, WOW! Embossing Powder, Prima Marketing, Sinelli, Posca, Ranger


Leave room for thought - Artful Academy

Hi there and fantastic Tuesday! Today I'm sharing a piece I did quite a while ago for Artful Academy (back then Mixed Up Creative). It's done for an online workshop about flowers. The workshop is a collection of lessons from different tutors and it's called "Flowers and Foliage". You can learn more about the workshop here (link) at Artful Academy's site.

My lesson is about making some easy peasy flowers using the same technique but different materials. The lesson is in two parts - first about the technique to make the flower and the second part is to use those flowers in a mixed media project. 

I made this altered painter's palette as my project. The title refers to the design where I left the thumb hole to her head. It's like there's a void space for thoughts and inspiration. 

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

Materials: Prima Marketing, Posca, Ranger


Mint tea cards - GDT Craft O'Clock

Hi there and happy new week! Did you see the big news over at the weekend? I'm one of the persons in the very first Seth Apter Creative Team! I couldn't be more excited and happier! It's such an honor to be a part of such a creative bunch. You can learn from the team here (link) at Seth Apter's site.

But back to the thing I'm blogging today. Because it's a Facebook live announcement! Next Thursday, the 17th, I'm going to re-create a mint mixed media card using Craft O'Clock products. The live is going to be at my own blog's Facebook page. The time is 8 pm CET or 2 pm EST. That translates to 9 pm Finnish time.

During the live I’ll create a minty colored card with hints of tea tones using Craft O’Clock “Hazy Street” collection. I use different mediums to add details and layers to my card. Hope you can join me on September 17th! 

Materials from Craft O'Clock: 

Hazy Street 12x12” paper pack
Hazy Street chipboard shapes
Catch a moment – Quotes VIII


Prima Marketing: Heavy Gesso white
Ranger: Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Prima Marketing: Icing Paste Lucky Emerald
Prima Marketing: Art Alchemy Sparks Unicorn's Hair
WOW! Embossing Powder: Clear embossing powder
Sizzix: Bigz Picture Wheel die, Scroll die
sequins, masking tape, twine
mint and white cardstock
foam dots, double sided tape, glue, scissors, paper cutter, stapler

Materials: Craft O'Clock, Prima Marketing, Ranger, WOW! Embossing Powder

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