Soul sister - Craft Stamper

Hi there and colorful new week! I have a fun week planned for you as the end of the week marks my first Seth Apter team posts! I'm so excited about them and can't wait to hear what you think of them. But before we get to the new stuff, I'm sharing something older today and tomorrow. 

Both of the projects are done for and published in Craft Stamper magazine. They were made for a Masterclass article about leaves which was published in the November 2019 issue. In the article I shared five techniques with leaves and showed two projects using those techniques. This smaller one, a card, is called "Soul sister". 

Please be back tomorrow to see the other project, a canvas! Thank you for stopping by today! 

Materials: Prima Marketing, WOW! Embossing Powder, Sizzix, Ranger


Nordic fox cards - Sizzix

Fri-YAY! Today I have two cards to share. They are made using Sizzix dies and I recorded a video while working on them. 

I started by making a stencil using Thinlits "Mixed Media #6" die. I also cut some flowers out of yellow and dark blue cardstock and the stems out of kraft cardstock. As you can see from the video below, I also stamped some foxes on top of the kraft cardstock and cut those out. The foxes are done using Framelits with stamps "Wilderness" set, whereas the flowers are cut using Thinlits "Stackable Florals" die set. If you wish to see how I used that self-made stencil and built the cards, please see the video below.

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a lovely Friday and great weekend! May it be a crafty one! 

Ps. Don't forget about the Facebook live tomorrow! Tune in on 3 pm CET - or 9 am EST or 4 pm Finnish time!

Materials from Sizzix: 

Materials: Sizzix, Ranger, P13 Paper Products, Prima Marketing, Paper Garden, Sinelli, Tim Holtz



Cosmic ATCs - WOW! Embossing Powder

Heippa! Today I'm sharing something I made over 6 months ago, oopsie. These were made as small examples for then new WOW! embossing powders, the other set by Seth Apter. The set is called "Cosmic", so probably no wonder I started thinking of nebulae and stars. 

To show off that beautiful sparkle and shine the powders have, I made them on top of black surface. The composition of cards is really simple - some powders and splashes to the background, piece of embossed die cut starry lace on top with a stapler and finish the cards using a metal star and some text stickers. I wanted to give the powders the maximum possibility to shine! 

To get that beautiful nebula look I used another product from the Seth Apter range in the cards. That's the mixed media brush! I pained some embossing ink to the cards and then added the powders on top. The brush allowed me to get an area with a lot of powder, like the dense dust area and other areas with less powder, getting that starry look.

Thank you for stopping by today! 

Materials: WOW! Embossing Powder, Sizzix, Prima Marekting, 7 Dots Studio


Stamped brooches - Julie Hickey Designs

Moikka! Today I'm sharing two little brooches I made using stamps by Julie Hickey Designs. They both come from the same set called "Floral Frames". 

I first stamped the designs using Archival Ink to a piece of tissue paper. I then colored the pieces using water-based markers. I colored two wooden buttons using acrylic paints and after the paint layer was dry, I added some soft-body gel medium on top and collaged the trimmed stamped piece on top. The markers hold quite nicely without bleeding even though I was a bit worried about it! 

I added another layer of the gel on top, sealing the tissue paper with it. On top I added a little word, cut from an old book. Then I just glued the brooch part to the back and the buttons were done! The white markings on the brooches are made using Posca markers. 

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday! 

Materials: Julie Hickey Designs, Prima Marketing, Sinelli, Posca, Ranger


A Moment - Craft O'Clock Facebook Live

Hi there and lovely Tuesday! Today I have a Facebook live announcement to make! This Saturday, October 17th I have a Facebook live on my blog's Facebook page about this mixed media piece.

The live is my other Facebook live as a guest designer for Craft O'Clock. I'm working with a collection called "Beauty Restless". The tones in the collection are really beautiful - the combination of inky blues and vintage paper captures imagination. I use the collection together with some extra cut outs to create a mixed media box. And naturally I include quite an array of different mediums! If you want to see a glimpse what I'll be using, please see the materials list a bit further down the post.

The idea of the box came from the tones of the "Beauty Restless" combined to the butterflies of the extra cut-outs. I also loved the look of the old scissors in the collection! 

Thank you for stopping by today! Hoping to see you on Saturday! 

Materials from Craft O'Clock: 

Beauty Restless 12x12 paper set
Beauty Restless Junk Journal set
Beauty Restless 6x6 paper set
Extras to cut - Butterflies

Additional materials: 

Prima Marketing - Metallique Black Berry acrylic paint
Prima Marketing - Soft Matte Gel 
Ranger - Archival Ink Jet Black 
Prima Marketing - Gothic Book and Music Notes stamp
Prima Marketing - Prussian Blue and Ivory Black watercolor 
Aladine - Izink ICE Copper 
Prima Marketing - Finnabair Gothic stencil
Prima Marketing - Icing Paste Vintage Gold 
Ranger - Distress Ink Vintage Photo 
Prima Marketing - Sparks Chest of Gold acrylic paint 
Prima Marketing - Metallique wax Vintage Gold
Prima Marketing - Mechanicals Hardware Accents and Mini Hardware
dried flower


Mystical Södergran - Artful Academy

Hi there and mystical Monday! This page was made for Artful Academy's Journaling Challenge 2020. Unfortunately you can't purchase the challenge any more, but September was my month with prompt and tutorial video. My theme or prompt was "Mystical". 

My first idea was starry night, ravens and inky blue. I almost followed this original idea, but ended up doing a little Södergran fairy instead of ravens! Edith Södergran is a Finnish poet and she's one of my favorite poets. The lines in the page are a translation of her poem "Stars" or "Sjärnorna" like it's in the original language. She wrote her poems in Swedish.  

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

Materials: Prima Marketing, P13 Paper Products, WOW! Embossing Powder, Posca, Ranger


Introducing Tom and Pom

Boo! Did you get scared? No need, these two guys are friendly even if they might be a bit scary looking. My husband named them Tom and Pom. They were made for a Halloween collection at Artful Academy (back then Mixed Up Creative) and you can see the course here (link). Nowadays they live at the editor-in-chief and owner of the Artful Academy Katy's house.

I've done some art dolls before these but they all were a part of a canvas or had another kind of background to support them. When thinking of what to do to this collection, I saw some little paper mâché pumpkins and an idea sprung into my mind to turn those into little characters. One of my favorite Halloween -styled films is The Nightmare Before Christmas so I took some inspiration from that. 

On top of the paper mâché pumpkin the dolls are made out of air-drying clay, pipe cleaners and some other elements. If you want to see a step-by-step tutorial to them, you need to enroll to the collection! There's five video tutorials and four step-by-steps in the collection!

Have an inspiring weekend! Thank you for stopping by today!

Materials: Prima Marketing, Sinelli

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