Ateneum - A Flair for Buttons

Moikka! Today I'm sharing my second A Flair for Buttons creation for March! I decided to create another layout using some new papers I got while attending CreativeWorld. These beauties are from Piatek Trzynastego (link). I'm also so happy that I'm guesting for the brand during this year!

The topic of the layout is Ateneum, the Finnish National Gallery, or rather all the galleries we have visited. We've been taking the kids to galleries and exhibitions from an early age. Both my husband and me are nowadays owners of "museum card", with which you can visit a number of museums around Finland for a yearly fee. As usually kids are free, it's then really easy to visit different art museums and exhibitions together. The photo in the layout is taken in Ateneum, thus the title of the page.

I used five different flairs in the page. I chose them mostly because of the colors so that they matched the rich palette of the papers I used. There's the chevron one from Linen Chevron and the toadstool from the Animal Tea Party that echo the reds of the flowers. Then there's Encouraging Words 1 one to match the lovely blues and hint of blues are also found in the camera flair from Capture Life 2. The wood patterned one from Texture 2 some how fitted the rich tones - maybe because the tone and the look of the flair remind me of mahogany hardwood floor!

Thank you for your visit today! Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday! 

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Materials: A Flair for Buttons, Piatek Trzynastego, Prima Marketing 


Hello sweet bee - GDT Wow Embossing Powder

Hello! Today I'm sharing my other GDT project for Wow Embossing Powder (link). Totally different style than the first set of cards (link), but there is one common factor in them - the foils! Where as I made some really grungy cards in my previous GDT post, this time I made something as sweet as honey! 

This card had its inspiration in the spring and sun. I wanted to create a cheerful card with sunshine. For the sun part I created a big golden disc using golden Fab Foil. As the foil sticks to anything, well, sticky, I used double sided adhesive sheet this time. I added the sheet on top of some cardstock and then used a circular die to cut a "sun" out of it and then foiled it with gold.

To further have that sweet feeling, I used honey tones in the background. I embossed a honey comb styled pattern to the background using "Honey" powder and then added some watercolors in honey shades on top. I also chose to mount the card on top of orange cardstock and have that line the greeting as well. If you want to see how I created the card, please see the video below!

I'm wishing sweet spring time to you with this card! Thank you for stopping by today! 

Materials: Wow Embossing Powder, Pretty Pink Posh, Sinelli


Past / Future - Prima Marketing

Hi there and great Monday! Somehow this pieces fits perfectly to the beginning of the week - one behind and another one beginning. Past and future. This piece is done on top of an old book cover using some of the new Finnabair products that were released this spring. I've used new waxes, Unicorn Paste and the new molds in this project.

I totally fell in love with the new Finnabair moulds! Especially the “Stars and Moons” is my favorite with the expressive moon faces and handy stars to fit all projects. For this little altered old book cover I went with my favorite color scheme of blues and greens but added a hint of golden orange there as well. To heighten the effect of a starry night sky I also added some “Unicorn Paste” in there to resemble stars. 

Please see the materials list below for product links to Prima Marketing site. 

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a pleasant start to the new week! 

Materials: Prima Marketing, Varalusikka


Midnight Garden wreath - Prima Marketing

Moikka! I'm continuing today to share projects I made for Creativation. This wreath is made using Midnight Garden, the same collection I used to create the altered book cover I shared yesterday.

The first thought when I saw the fabulous feather paper in the “Midnight Garden” collection was a dreamcatcher. I gave it a modern twist and turn and created something that’s kind of a mélange between a dreamcatcher and a wreath. 

I cut a bunch of the feathers loose from the paper and layered them together with some beautiful blooms to make a full composition to the one side of the ring. I balanced that out with a few scattered crystals balancing on top of the geometric net.

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a great start to the new week! 

Materials: 635992 12x12 Midnight Garden collection pad , 636081 Midnight Garden SIIC , 637903 Midnight Garden This Place flowers , 637934 Midnight Garden Sunset flowers , 636043 Midnight Garden Ephemera , 961367 3D Gloss Gel

Materials: Prima Marketing, Sinelli


Nordisk Familje Bok - Prima Marketing

Hello there and happy Saturday! In yesterday's post I mentioned that I'm going to share some Creativation projects over the course of a few days. Today I'm sharing this little piece that it's almost like a canvas, but done on top of an old book cover. If you've kept an eye on my sidebar, you should have noticed a new team badge there. I'm happy to say that I've joined the stress-free team of Paper Garden! You can explore the beautiful shop of vintage papers and goodies here (link).

In this project I used another new collection called Midnight Garden. You can see the entire collection here (link). I love the luscious red tones of the collection and especially the divine peony paper! I just love peonies!

In this altered book I used that paper together with the peony mold belonging to the collection and added some old scissors in there as well. The scissors as well as the molded embellishments are gilded using a Art Alchemy wax to match the golden details in the collection.

If you like all things vintage, then you might like to check out the themed collection at Mixed Up Creative Academy. There's ten different projects in the collection including an assemblage by me. Here's a link for you to explore (link).

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

Materials: 635992 12x12 Midnight Garden collection pad , 636128 Midnight Garden Mini Mold , 637941 Midnight Garden Garden Blooms flowers , 637828 Midnight Garden Secret Garden flowers , 966294 Art Ingredients Melange Vintage Art Pebbles , 961367 3D Gloss Gel , 966683 Swirly Florals Stencil , 966201 Art Extravagance Icing Paste Fire Ruby , 963958 Art Alchemy Metallique Wax Vintage Gold

Materials: Prima Marketing, Paper Garden


Pearls before Swine - Prima Marketing

It's Friday and soon weekend! Over the next couple of days I'm sharing a batch of projects I created for Creativation. If you watched the videos from the show you might have spotted some of these at Prima's booth. I think all of the projects I sent were displayed, but some more visible than others.

This canvas was made using collection called Spring Farmhouse. You can see the full collection here (link). It has beautiful color palette that reminded me of my friend’s house. Perfect palette to complement wood, old cutlery and wrought iron pans. I used a Memory Hardware shutter in this little canvas I did and added an old spoon on top of it. I call the piece “Pearls before swine” as I added a little fussy cut hog staring at the pearl in the spoon.

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

Materials: Prima Marketing


-49 - Sizzix

Heippa! Today I have a step by step tutorial for you! Which ones you prefer - the step by steps with pictures or a process video one? 

The step by step is of this layout I did using Sizzix dies and 7 Dots Studio papers. I hope you like it! If you want to get started right away, please scroll a bit down.

The layout is about my grandparents. They are not in the photo, as it's a vintage die cut, but they could be. They married at 1949 and were married 45 years before my grandmother passed away. I miss her still and would have loved for her to see my two daughters, her great grandchildren. 

I was inspired to do the layout by the new dies. You can see all the new ones here (link). I especially liked the "Cutout Blossoms" and turned them into a flower stencil. If you want to see, how the page was made, please see the steps below!

Step 1. Using the "Cutout Blossoms" die set and stencil film, make yourself a flower stencil.  Use the stencil to apply embossing ink to the background and emboss the patterns using mixture of embossing powder - gold, silver and clear. Use the two metallics the most and just a hint of the clear one. Heat the powders.

Step 2. Add a hint of color to the background using watercolors. Color around the areas you've patterned in previous step. 

Step 3. Make yourself a foam stamp using thin EVA foam and the "Organic" die. Ink the stamp using Distress Ink (or other water reactivated ink), spray with some water and stamp to the background. Go around the area you've already been working with. 

Step 4. Start making your main composition. Cut some patterned papers and arrange behind your photo. Attach the layers using a stapler. Adhere the layers to the background using foam dots. Die cut a clock out of cardboard or chipboard using "Timekeeper" die and incorporate it to the layers behind the photo. Adhere the photo on top using foam squares. 

Step 5. Decorate your page. Cut some butterflies out of patterned paper using  "Tattered Butterfly" die. Fold the butterflies so that their wings are a bit dimensional. Add the butterflies to the page together with some metal embellishments and flowers. 

Step 6. Finish your page with a title, journaling and some crystal stickers. I cut my title with "Brush Numbers" die set as I used a year as my title. 

Thank you for stopping by today! I hoped you liked this stepped layout! 

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Materials: Sizzix, 7 Dots Studio, Ranger, Varalusikka, Prima Marketing

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