Life is like a carousel - Pop and Colours #3

Hello! Do you remember that not so long ago I showed you some sneaks of the layout I prepared for the Pop and Colours #3 workshop? Today I can show you the whole layout! I'm so happy because I really enjoyed working with this piece and it combines many of my favorite products. But if you wish to see how it came into being, you need to enroll to the workshop!


The topic of the page is actually two things. The photo is taken in Paris this spring and the merry-go-round in that made me think about Dio, one of my all time favorite singers. So the page combines the two - amazing time in Paris and Dio. I used my favorite color scheme and also my favorite products. There's 7 Dots Studio, 3rd Eye and Tattered Angels in there. 

The workshop is about mixed media touches and how to include it to your projects. The workshop has a lively Facebook group and I'm just in love with all the beautiful projects posted in there! It's such a pleasure to see people be inspired by my tutorial! And those other tutorials and teacher's - wow! For more info about the workshop, please visit Shirel's page (link)!

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

Ps. I'm today on Scrap365 blog with some Cold Country layouts! Here's a direct link to the post, hope you take a look!

Materials: 7 Dots Studio, Tattered Angels, 3rd Eye, Fiskars, Sizzix, American Crafts, Ranger, Crafters Workshop, Talens


Frozen fans - GDT Wow! Embossing Powders

Good evening crafty people! First of all I want to thank you all my readers and visitors! Thank you for visiting my blog and reading the posts! I hope you are inspired by them!

This evening I'm sharing with you this page I made as a guest to Wow! Embossing Powders. I really love those powders and they are almost the only ones I use. The jar size in the powders is just right and the array of colors and effects is just amazing! For example in this layout I've used the Embossing Glitters which give the layout lovely wintery look!

I took a few photos along the way to show you how I created my background and added touches of the powders to top layers as well. If you want to read more about the story behind the layout, please just scroll further down!

As I'm a mixed media style scrapbooker and crafter, the first thing I do is to make a background for my creation. This time I used three different embossing powder to make the first layer. I applied the ink through a stencil to the background paper and then used two turquoises and a white powder to add some sparkle to the piece. 

To add a touch of color and let the white powder show a touch more, I added some misting to the background as well. The embossing powder resists the mists so it's really easy just to wipe the pattern clean.

For the next step I used a swirl stamp by 7 Dots Studio and embossed the shapes with white. Partly the new shapes were on top of the first one, so at places there was double embossing.

To add the last touches and a bit of contrast I then stamped with grey ink and added some pencil doodling around the place where the composition would come.

And to keep the project cohesive, I added some twinkling embossing to the embellishments, too. I coated two chippies with the powders and added touches to the rose, too. I also created a snowy looking vellum by adding the white powder to a piece of crumbled vellum. 

The story behind the layout is a movie called Frozen. We watched the film some time ago and my girls and me were really captivated by it! It's definitely something that can be found on either their or mine Christmas wish list! The photo is actually taken during my older girls birthday party last spring, but as it showed the three of us, the fans, I though it would fit perfectly to this page. 

I chose to use the blues and whites in the page that fit the color scheme of winter and the movie cover well. As you could see previously I mostly used the sparkling glitters in the page, but also added the frosty opaque white in there, too. 

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

Powders from Wow!:

WL01 Bright White WS57 Azure Mist WS58 Vanilla Sparkles WS44 Totally Teal

Materials: Wow! Embossing Powders, 7 Dots Studio, Tattered Angels, Tsukineko, 3rd Eye, Imaginarium Designs, Fiskars, Prima Marketing, Sodalicious, Ranger


Celebrate - Canvas Corp Brands

Hi there and happy Friday! I hope your week has been a good one! I've been a bit under the weather with the flu, but luckily I'm getting better. 

Today I want to share this card for you which I made for Canvas Corp Brands using mainly Tattered Angels. I used Pure Mistable paper, Tattered Tangles and mists, Glam and Glaze. The greeting and the base are from Canvas Corp. 

I created the background for the feather with a technique I've previously shared in this video (link). It's using an embossing folder to stamp and instead of ink using mists. I also misted the feather first but then gave it some extra shimmer and glitter with Glimmer Glazes and Glams. 

Thank you for stopping by today! Enjoy your day!

Materials: Tattered Angels, Canvas Corp, Sizzix, Design Memory Craft


My favorite - Mixed Media Place

Hi there folks! Today I'm sharing this project also over at Mixed Media Place's blog. If you wish to find lots of mixed media inspiration, I recommend you take a look if you haven't already! Here's a link for you, click click!

But back to my page. I've been thinking about doing a neutral page for some time now. I usually love to use colors, but that leaves me having a lot of neutral papers and embellishments left in my stash. So I wanted to challenge myself and create something colorless. Or anything too bright at least. 

Luckily, I happened to have a great photo with a very neutral color scheme and it inspired me to use a lot of black in the page. The picture is of my favorite jacket which I bought last spring. Ever since I brought it home with me, it's been almost the only jacket I use so it deserved a page of its own. I also happened to have the best embellishments for the page in my stash - the little jeans buttons from Prima. They fitted the theme just perfectly!

I started again with gesso, but then used India ink, mists and Design Memory Craft pens to make the background. I also created a little video of the process - hope you'll enjoy it!

Thank you for stopping by today! Hopefully your day was good and so is tomorrow!

Supplies from Mixed Media Place:


Materials: 7 Dots Studio, Canvas Corp, 3rd Eye, Tattered Angels, Talens, Prima Marketing, Ranger, Fiskars, Sodalicious


Just Relax - Canvas Corp Brands

Good evening! Today I have a layout and a video for you! The layout is done for Canvas Corp Brands and I used all their brands to make it. There's 7Gypsies in there, but also Canvas Corp and Tattered Angels. I also used the Dina Wakley acrylics while making the background. You can see my process from below.

The page is about my love for the sea. It's always been a place where I relax. Just the sight of the waves and the horizon immediately calm me. I wanted to include two photos in the layout - the photo of the sea is taken this summer from our cruise to Stockholm and then there's a smaller picture of me. The page is one of those inspired by the "My Details" workshop.

As the topic of the page is the sea what would fit it better than the Maritime collection from 7Gypsies. I used one of the 12x12" papers as my background but the other pieces are from the smaller pads, 6x6" and 8x8". I also included some 7Gypsies gears in there. The brass hook made a wonderful little detail together with a piece of cord. I also used a knotted piece of cord as an embellishment to bring that nautical feeling to the page.

Thank you for stopping by today! Canvas Corp Brands just launched a new blog as well! So please stop by and be inspired! Have a great evening!

Materials: 7 Gypsies, Canvas Corp, Tattered Angels, Um Wow Studio, Teippitarha, Ranger, Sodalicious, Sizzix


Readin' - Um Wow Studio August Sketch

Hello there and happy new week! Yesterday I shared a page I did using some lovely new paints I got from Paperilohikäärme. Here's another one using those Dina Wakley paints and this time did for the Um Wow Studio sketch challenge! I've used the Um Wow Studio chipboard shapes and a flair in the page. 

This time I used the paints together with a Gelliplate. I used the brayer and covered a part of the plate with different blues and then grabbed the print to this page through a stencil. One of the paints is called "Night" and it's this rich, dark blue. The color is like dark denim - warm, inky blue. It's possibly my favorite of the ones I have! Not to waste any colors, I then used the stencil a few times over to get the smudged details to the background. To add more color to the mix, I then used Tattered Angels Plain Jane mists on top.

 I went through a few old photo albums as one of the tasks for "Matka Luovuuteen" event required to look into how you have been photographed. I then grabbed a few photos home, scanned them and made duplicates so I now can use them in my pages. They are great to use in those pages that are inspired by the "My Details" workshop

This photo is of me and my dad. We used to read Donald Duck cartoons to each other. Before I could read I made my own stories to the pictures and then later on I really could read the stories.

Thank you for your visit today! Please come back tomorrow as I still have one more page with the paints to share and this time with something extra, too! Wishing you all the best!

Dina Wakley Media Sky Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Acrylic Paint Sky Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Acrylic Paint White

Materials: Um Wow Studio, 7 Dots Studio, Tattered Angels, Ranger, Prima Marketing, Sizzix, GelliArts, Design Memory Craft
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