Movie Magic - GDT Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®

Good evening! Today it's a sneak peek time as another guest post for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® has been published in the company blog! The page has a big contrast between the black background and the twinkling stars. The topic of the page is the lovely feeling after a good movie - how the atmosphere lingers all around. You don't get that at home even if the movie is really good, you only get it in a movie theater. 

As in the previous guest posts, there's a video in the post. This time I was playing with Chalk Board PaintTexture Luxe™ - Silver and a few Gelatos®, for example Silver Ice. Please go and see the other supplies I used from the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® blog!

Thank you for your visit today! Have a great start to the new week!


Our family ATC - Mixed Media Place

It's Saturday evening here - hopefully you've had a wonderful day! Today I share this set of ATCs with you. They are made for Mixed Media Place and the original post can be found here (link).

These ATCs got their theme and name almost when they were done. Sometimes I have a theme in my mind when I start, but sometimes I just want to play with different materials and the set evolves as I add layers. This time I was playing with the “Destination Unknown” collection from 7 Dots Studio. As the final phase I added the sticker “You, Me & The Sea” cut in three of the cards and then realized that the four cards could refer to our family. 

My husband is the lighthouse, guiding us through the storm and the calm. I myself am the seahorse, a little odd looking thing. Our younger one is the sea – stormy at one point, calm at one. And our older daughter is the compass, steadily pointing to her way. 

I used tags as the basis for the ATCs and then layered some paper and canvas layers on top. The cards got some shimmer from Glimmer Mist as well as Glass Glitter and Glass Beads. The final touches of color are done with watercolor pencils to which I've been lately drawn. 

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a peaceful evening and Sunday! Oh, and like always, these cards are free for grabs! Please email me if you'd like one!

Supplies from Mixed Media Place:


Materials: 7 Dots Studio, Prima Marketing, Tattered Angels, Luminarte


Enjoy 2015 - Canvas Corp Brands

It's Friday and almost weekend! Do you have any plans for the weekend? I'm working tomorrow but no plans so far for Sunday. Plans and planners are the topic of a new Canvas Corp Crew post. They are so trendy right now, don't you think?

I don't have a planner but I do have a small calendar where I mark all my work shifts and other events. For next Monday there's a big marking of my first ever Ustream show (link)

As the inside of the calendar is full of markings and dates I couldn't do anything inside but the black cover was just screaming some painty touches making it mine. I also added a tag to the black ribbon the calendar already had. I thought the "Live Every Day" fitted the theme quite well.

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

Materials from Canvas Corp Brands:

- 7 Gypsies - Wicked Gypsy File Folders
- 7 Gypsies - Wicked Gypsy ATC Folders
- Canvas Corp - Printed Tags Black on White
- 7 Gypsies - Dome Studs Antique Silver
- Tattered Angels High Impact Paint Black
- 7 Gypsies - Par Avion Stamp Set

Materials: 7 Gypsies, Tattered Angels, Canvas Corp, Sharpie, Design Memory Craft, Ranger


Queen of stars

It's Thursday and I'm sharing a piece I started doing last Sunday when I visited Klemmarikellari in Turku. I was in there teaching a workshop - the lady canvas. The ladies in the workshop were super talented and created all beautiful canvases! I was totally lost creatively and the sketched face in my sample was like miss Piggy so I decided to make the piece ready at home. And luckily at home she turned more into a person that pig!

In the workshop we worked with gel medium, gesso, Tattered Angels mist and added the last touches to the piece using Pan Pastels. This lady got a bit more than a few touches of Pan Pastel as I added cloud like spheres to the bottom and also added "light" to the hairdo using the same medium. As the lady had one star in her hair, I christened her to Queen of stars and doodled some glimmering lights to the background as well. 

Thank you for stopping by today! I have a couple of new workshops in my mind and also a few locations to confirm for the autumn! If you'd like to take a workshop with me or ask me to teach in your town, please send a mail and let's see what we can arrange! Have a pleasant evening!

Materials: Tattered Angels, Prima Marketing, Design Memory Craft, Pan Pastel, Talens, Sharpie


Trees - 7 Dots Studio

It's midweek and Wednesday! It's also time for another challenge over at 7 Dots Studio. This time the theme of the challenge is trees. Please feel free to interpret it the way you want! The rules are just that you have to make something inspired by the theme and use at least one 7 Dots Studio product in your project. When making the blog post with your craft you also need to add the inspirational circle to the post. You can find the circle from the challenge post itself or from underneath. 

I chose to scrapbook about trees. There’s something magical about the black silhouettes of the trees! I've always enjoyed trees and forest – it’s a place where I can calm down and think. Different trees are simply beautiful. 

I also used tree inspired embellishments and layers - I die cut some leaves using a Sizzix die and chose a flair button with birch trunks. Also the stickers and die cuts from 7 Dots Studio have lovely branch and stick patterns. 

Please join in the fun! It would be great to see how you use the subject as inspiration! 

Materials from 7 Dots Studio: 

Destination Unknown: Lines Mask

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


Waffles - 7 Dots Studio

Hello there! 7 Dots Studio is sponsoring the Sketchabilities sketch #139 and the Dots team got to play with the sketch, too! Please visit the reveal post to see all the projects!

I followed the sketch quite well even shaping the tag as the banner behind the photo. The photo itself is taken last summer when we visited Tampere and ate in this waffle cafe in there. The place was really charming and had an easy atmosphere about. 

To mimic the vintage feel the place had I used a neutral color palette but added some sunny yellow in there as well. The background is done using mists on top of gesso. I also added some stamping, pencil doodling and drawing through a stencil there.

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

Materials from 7 Dots Studio:

Destination Unknown: Lines Mask
Nature Walk: 6x6 Pad

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


Bloom - Mixed Media Place

Good evening! There's a new challenge over at Mixed Media Place! This time we encourage you to draw and grab a pencil or pen or marker - what ever you prefer!

I don’t consider myself a drawer but more of a doodler. So I started to think what could make a person to grab a pencil more eagerly. Because the biggest thing is the fear of starting. Usually when you just start to draw and doodle it gets easier and easier by the minute. 

Even in school our art teacher said to us that the first two-three sketches are just a warm up, but after that it gets easier and the hand starts to do what you want it to do and trace to the paper. So my advice for the fear of drawing is just to draw. Start little by little and before you know it, you might even enjoy it! 

But as for my project I thought about an aid to draw. There’s many stencils available even with very detailed patterns. So I grabbed the Bubble Stencil (oh so versatile and my favorite) and drew some circles around an art journal page. Then I doodled some flowers inside the bubbles with a PITT pen and colored them using water color pencils. Lastly I colored the gaps between the flower bubbles black. Ready in no time and lots of great pen practice!

I also thought about another trick to ease the drawing process. You can see the project below - a little card. For that I stamped a few elements onto white cardstock, cut them loose and colored and assembled a little cottage out of the pieces. Then I drew the landscape and highlighted the cottage too.

Materials from Mixed Media Place:



Materials: Design Memory Craft, Prima Marketing, Ranger
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