Memory of a licorice - Prima Marketing

Moikka and sweet Midsummer - ihanaa juhannusta! Here's a layout I did to Prima Marketing and that was blogged in the company blog some days ago (link). The page comes with a video and some tips, so, please, keep on reading!

I love to document the life of my two daughters. Usually it’s me choosing the things I record in my pages and kind of document them through my point of view. But this time it was my older daughter who sparked the page with a memory of her own! 

We were visiting a Finnish candy factory and she ate quite a few of these Moomin licorice while in there. I thought she just liked the taste of them, which was partly true, but she also remembered that one time when she was little, about three years or a bit more, daddy had such a licorice with him while he picked her up from day care. Even my husband didn’t remember the occasion, but it had imprinted in her memory! Naturally it was a thing that needed documenting!

If you want to see how I made the page, please see the video below. 

As the tips I shared last time in my video post for Prima (link) seemed to be popular, I thought to add them to the post again. To see the tips, just keep on reading, they are here below. 

Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you liked the post! Have a great Saturday and Sunday, everyone! 

Tip 1: Don’t look for the perfect photo! Naturally some topics and things need the best possible photo, but for example in this page the point is the story, not the photo. I used a Instax camera to capture a moment and used the shot even though my daughter has half closed eyes in it. It’s about the story, the memory, the atmosphere. 

Tip 2: Snip in two. If you are a frugal scrapper, cutting embellishments in two or more parts might be page turner. By cutting some stickers and flowers for example in half, you double the embellishments you have! Naturally this depends on the composition, too.

Tip 3: Add ephemera. If your layout is about a product, place or something similar, think about adding something from that place. Scrapping a day at the beach? Add a sea shell! Scrapping about favorite restaurant? Add a calling card or add! Little things might make the page more personal and document a piece of history as well.

Tip 4: One medium, multiple uses. As I show in the video, you can use watercolors in stamping. Explore your mediums and think outside of the box what you can do with them. The more techniques you have in your repertoire, the easier it is to create a page, even with a few supplies!


848699 – Vintage Floral The Good News 
848705 – Vintage Floral The Countdown 
846462 – Amelia Rose Dotty 
630119 – Lavender 6x6 Pad 
961466 – Clear Gesso 
590253 – Watercolor Confections Pastel Dreams 
584269 – Watercolor Confections Tropicals 
562854 – Upper Case Canvas Alpha Sticker Engraver 
562939 – Canvas Alpha Stickers Engraver 
993207 – Amber Moon Ephemera 
912345 – Julie Nutting Pen Set 
596682 – Amelia Rose Circle Stickers 
584160 – 6x6 Paintable Pad Tales of You and Me 
593247 – MPP Good Vibes Ephemera 
961893 – Messy Clear stamp 
960902 – Circles Clear Stamp 
596781 – Color Philosophy Permanent Ink Chat Noir 

Materials: Prima Marketing, Fazer


Love x2 - Sizzix

Sweet Midsummer's Eve! Here's a little layout I created for Sizzix that shows two of something I love in the photo - tea and the amazing artwork by Hokusai. Actually you could tie even more lovely things to the photo as it's taken in London, inside British Museum with me wearing some great leather wrist bands and the photo also shows a peek of the paperclip tattoo I love. 

I wanted the page to reflect the topic and thus used tea colored browns and neutrals as well as china blues while making it. I also chose the dies with oriental vibe for the layout. The "Waves" die was a must for this so I used it to make a stencil to myself and added the china blue to the background through it.

On top of the waves I then added the photo cluster where I used the "Antique Doily" die cut piece of white cardstock to remind about tea time. One of the main inspiration sources for the page was also the "Bird of Paradise" die which in the end is a bit hidden in the final page. But it had just the right phoenix feel to it so needed to be included. I also used the "Frames" die set to cut some hearts and circles with heart shape as decorations for the page. 

The title of the page is actually done using three different die sets. The word "Love" is done using the "Valentine" set, the X is from the "Delicate Letters" and the number 2 from the "Brush Numbers". I really like combining different die sets in my crafts - the same that I do with paper collections, too! Mixing and matching is the best I know after mixed media touches! 

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a splendid Midsummer and light nights!  

Ps. As always, I added all the dies and Sizzix supplies with link below here. While doing so, I noticed that several dies were on discount at Sizzix site! Just saying... hint hint! 

Materials from Sizzix:

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


Summer hello - Sizzix

It's soon Midsummer here and the white, light nights! Well, the light nights are already been here some time but during the Midsummer the sun will never set in the North. The light nights is something you need to experience yourself as you can't get the feeling out of any book or words. At least when people from abroad have visited us, it's what they always say. Naturally the downside to that is that the winters are really dark... 

But back to light! Here's a quick and fun summer card I created using Sizzix dies and tropical summer printables. You can find the free downloadable pack and other tropical ideas here (link).

For the card I used the flamingo patterned paper and cut the pink bird loose. The waves she's standing on are made using patterned paper and another part of the flamingo paper. They are cut with the scalloped edge die from the "Spring Time" set. The greeting is from the same set. The big circle is cut from a sheer of cardstock from the Making Essentials line (link) and the sun is done with a sun die from the "Rainy Days and Sunshine" set.

I also made a layout using the papers titled "Stay Fresh - Go Places". There I used the leaf and pineapple patterned papers of the free set as well as some watermelons as decorations, cut loose from another paper. The title of the page is cut using "Delicate Letters" and I used the negative as a stencil to add ink to the background. There's also a sun, cut with "Rainy Days and Sunshine" here. I also used the "Bright Spark" set and added a Instagram styled camera, two quote marks and some says here. 

Have a sunny day! Thank you for stopping by! 

Materials from Sizzix: 

Materials: Sizzix, Prima Marketing, American Crafts, Ranger, Echo Park


Love you, sister - Wow Embossing Powder

Hiya! Today I'm here to share a peachy layout with you with a lot of golden accents, done for Wow Embossing Powder. The warm and sweet palette seemed just the thing for this page. 

I'm the only child and naturally I wished for a sister or sibling when I was little. My two daughters are less than two years apart and they seem most of the time almost inseparable. As my older one is drawing nearer to teens, she requires more personal space than before, but usually they play together and even read together. 

I started doing the layout from the background upwards and like so often, started by adding mediums to the background and transforming it to something of my own. If you are interested how I created the page and gilded the roses, too, please see a full step by step tutorial at Wow's blog (link)!

I really think gold goes to any color palette but this kind of warm scheme really makes a sweet and cuddly looking wholeness with a regal touch. Gold is good as a little detail or then on a bigger surface to bring the project to another level. Somehow I also connect gold with love and important people so adding gold to this page was a no-brainer. 

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a sparkling, sweet day! 

Materials Wow Embossing Powder: 

Fab Foil Bright Gold
Ultra Slow Embossing Ink
Opaque Bright White embossing powder
Hero embossing glitter
Bonding Powder
Wall Art stamp set
Big Words stamp set
Premium Craft Mat
Embossing Tool

Materials: Wow Embossing Powder, 7 Dots Studio, Prima Marketing


Sweetie - 7 Dots Studio

Moikka! Long time no see! My week started a bit differently as my right hand stopped functioning normally. It seems some of the muscles are so tight that it causes nerve irritation, which then leads to the hand not working the way it should. But luckily I got some exercise instructions today from a physio therapist and it's getting better.

So I'm now here today to share a special layout with you. It's made for and with 7 Dots Studio. The topic of this page is sweet Miranda who I was lucky enough to meet and share a room with this spring during Art Venture. She’s such a sweetheart and darling!  

I was fortunate to be invited to the USA this spring to teach a couple of workshops. While there, I met a team mate from Prima team, Miranda Edney. She’s crazy talented but also so sweet, funny and lovely! It was a pure joy to be able to spend some time with her during the event and I miss her terribly. If only we’d live a little close to each other! 

I mixed different 7 Dots Studio collections in my page but the main inspiration for the colors where her hair. Naturally you can’t see the colors in a black and white photo, but she had dyed her hair with purple and turquoise so I went with the latter. I started with some background details like a circle and stickers and then layered mediums on top. If you want to see how the layout was made, please see the video below! 

I love how crafting makes the world smaller! Through it we can meet people with similar interests and make friends. Then it’s fun to make layouts about those friends and document those moments!

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

Materials from 7 Dots Studio:

Fortune-teller – Clear Stamps
Homegrown – Clear Stamps
Cotton Candy Dreams – Star Stencil
Cotton Candy Dreams – Word Stickers 6x12

Materials: 7 Dots Studio, Prima Marketing, Ranger, A Flair for Buttons, Echo Park


Find the world inside - an altered palette

Moikka! In the last post I showed the sample I made for my first ever online workshop but there's more! As the black palette is a one time chance, an online workshop happening in reallife, Clelia asked me to do another one which we record! You can find more info here (link) at Facebook event page.

Like the black one, the workshop comes with a kit but this time the actual tutorial, the workshop part is recorded and you can see it over and over again if you wish. During the workshop we'll play with the "dynamic duo" of gel medium and gesso, think about composition, familiarize with Mica and so forth. You can find the workshop with the kit here (link) in Il Negozio Della Mamma Di Cle. 

And as always, if you have any questions in mixed media or anything, feel free to email me! 

Thank you for stopping by today! 

Materials: Prima Marketing, Sizzix

Written in the book of time - an altered palette

Hello there and happy Monday! I have amazing news for you! My first ever online workshop is happening in next month- 10th of July to be exact. You can find more info here (link) at Facebook event.

This workshop is a one time change as it's going to be a live workshop over the internet. You'll be able to stay in the comfort of your own home but still ask questions and interact with me. I just love the idea! The person who's behind this is Clelia from an Italian shop Il Negozio Della Mamma Di Cle. I'm so honored to be asked to do this and so excited! 

During the workshop we'll be making a dark but colorful altered palette. You can see my sample project in this post - there might be some changes in the products due to availability. The base is black but we're using Mica in two ways to add colors to the surface and transform the item into a whirlwind of galaxies, stars and nebula. We're also working with gel medium, gesso and waxes - all available from the Finnabair line from Prima Marketing!

The workshop will be bi-lingual - I'm doing the project and answering the questions in English and Clelia is translating my speech in Italian. So even if you don't speak Italian but you understand English, you can join! It would be wonderful to see you online! 

You can find and purcase the workshop with the kit here (link) in Il Negozio Della Mamma Di Cle. She'll ship the kits internationally!

Thank you for stopping by today! I really hope to see you in class! 

Materials: Prima Marketing, Sizzix

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