07/02/2016

Askartelupirtti 16.4.2016

Askartelupirtti

Hi there! This post is about workshops in Tampere, Finland so I'll be posting in Finnish today. If you'd like to have a in person workshop me, please visit the "workshops" page and get in touch! Have a great start to the new week! 

Heippa! Iloisia uutisia! Askartelupirtin kurssit on julkistettu ja mukana on kaksi kurssia minulta! Tampereen seudulle oli kyselty kovin kursseja, joten aina kannattaa laittaa viestiä ja kurssitoivetta - toiveet voivat käydä toteen. Liikun mielläni sinne, minne pyydetään! 

Alla löytyy lisätietoa kursseistani Pirtissä. Molemmat sijouttuvat lauantaihin, toinen aamuun ja toinen iltaan. Paikkoja on rajoitetusti, joten kannattaa toimia nopeasti. Toinen kurssi on skräppisivu ja toinen ATC-kortteja, molemmissa luonnollisesti sekatekniikkaa! Molemmat kurssit sopivat hyvin myös heille, jotka haluavat kokeilla skräppäystä taikka sekatekniikkaa ensimmäistä kertaa.  

Koko tapahtuman kurssivalikoimaan pääset tutustumaan tästä linkstä (linkki) ja kurssit ovat ostettavissa Anun Putiikkien nettikaupasta (tässä). Lisätietoa tapahtumasta löytyy täältä, Askartelupirtin blogista (linkki).

Tervetuloa! Olisi kiva nähdä! 

Ps. Jos Tampere ei ole oikea paikka sinulle, kurkkaapa sivupalkista löytyykö sopivampaa kurssipaikkaa! Tilaa on vielä Turussa yhdelle ja Helsingissä useammalle.



ATCt eli "artistic trading card" -kortit ovat mainio paikka erilaisille kokeiluille. Ne ovat ehkä pieniä kooltaan, mutta niihin saa liitettyä tekniikan jos toisenkin. Tällä kurssilla leikitään Finnabairin Art Mediums -tuotteilla ja tehdään kortteja, joissa on erilaisia kerroksia ja sekatekniikkaa. 

Paikkoja on rajoitetusti. Kurssi toteutuu, sillä yli 6 henkilöä on jo ilmoittautunut. Tulen laittamaan osallistujille listaa mukaan otettavista tarvikkeista lähempänä kurssiajankohtaa.

Hinta 32 €/hlö, joka sisältää materiaalipaketin. Kurssipaikan voit ostaa tästä (linkki).



Tällä kurssilla tehdään skräppisivu, jonka tausta luodaan gessolla, misteillä ja leimoilla kerroksia tehden. Näytän lempitaustatekniikkani yksilöllisen taustan tekoon. Päälle kerrostamme papereita ja muita elementtejä luoden yksilöllisen sivun.  

Paikkoja on rajoitetusti. Kurssi toteutuu, jos osallistujia on ainakin 6. Tulen laittamaan osallistujille listaa mukaan otettavista tarvikkeista lähempänä kurssiajankohtaa.

Hinta 32 €/hlö, joka sisältää materiaalipaketin. Kurssipaikan voit ostaa tästä (linkki).

06/02/2016

Creativeworld Frankfurt 30.1.-2.2.2016


Hi there! Have you been waiting to hear about the Creativeworld? I got back home Tuesday-Wednesday night and even though I did update the Instagram already I haven't blogged about the experience yet. Well, here we go! Be prepared for a long post with also some info what I though was trendy or hot in there. If you'd rather read something in Finnish or see another set of photos, here's a link to Minna's post (link)! And then there's Sanna's post (link) in English for another set of photos and experience!

The event is the biggest one in Europe and actually consists of three different shows in one place. Or one and one, the whole fair area is huge made our of 11 great halls with multiple stories. There's even mini buses shuttling from one hall to the other so we're not talking about a teeny event here! Part of the sheer volume is the three shows which I mentioned. There's Creativeworld which one I attended and which concentrates on crafty and arty things, Paperworld which is more office supplies oriented and then Christmasword, which like the name says, is all about Christmas and decorations. Here's the official site to the Paperworld (link) and here to Creativeworld (link) if you are interested to study more. 

 

I was demoing or rather doing a make and take in Prima booth (link) but also had free time to go around the show and even saw a glimpse of the city itself. The event was so amazing and it was truly a pleasure and great honor to work in the Prima booth! I still can hardly believe it but there's the ticket on my table with my name on it (link)

I want to take this opportunity thank everyone who stopped by the booth and said hi and did the make and take - you made the event even more special for me! I'm also in gratitude to the wonderful people with Prima also attending and working in the event, Tami, Molly, Adam and Anna! Beautiful people, great company and awesome chats! 

 

I started my journey on Saturday morning and was lucky to travel with two other Finns to the show - so thank you for the company Minna Enqvist and Kaarina Korventaka! It was so awesome to have an experienced fair goer as a guide as Kaarina had attended the show many times and boy was it wonderful to see Minna! It has been too long since I last saw her! 

In no time after the plane had landed we were in the show site already and I was getting ready for my first day of make and take! After the work hours I met up with lovely Marsha Valk and Birgit Koopsen and toured a bit of the event before we gathered a bigger ensemble and hit a restaurant with Elina Strömberg, Sanna Lippert, Anna Dabrowska, Minna and Kaarina. It was so awesome to meet everybody and have a chat with them! 

Next day I got some time to tour the show before work and then again afterwards. It was a joy to demo the new products and show how they can be used. And it was also lovely to walk through the show and see the displays and companies. But it was actually Monday, the third day of the show that I really got to tour the show floor as then my make and take was in the morning leaving me the rest of the day off so to say. On that day I also briefly visited Christmasworld as I had been told about the real flowers in there and that it was worth seeing. 

In three days I went through the Creativeworld part of the show so just one hall and its two floors. But it was awesome to really have time to study the booths and talk to the people there. If you ever have the opportunity to go, I highly encourage and recommend it! 


One of the best parts of the event was meeting friends! Marsha, Birgit and me were staying in the same hotel, just one train stop away from the fair area so it was really easy to get there in the mornings and go back in the evening. It was also so lovely to go around the show with these two great ladies!

  

It was also great to meet crafty friends in real life. Like Karolina Stopyra or Stephanie Schütze or Gerry van Gent! Sanna was working just across the isle in Elisabeth Craft Designs but even though we waved many times a day it was unfortunately little we got to talk too little! 

  
 

It was also great to see brands and products I love (besided Prima) live and most importantly meet the people behind them. Carabelle Studio had a lovely booth with the fabulous stamps and new dies, MT Masking Tape's wall was just stunning. I really enjoyed visiting Wow Embossing Powders booth and my tries to take a good selfie with lovely Tania and oh boy was it cool to see the new GelliArts mini shaped plates in real life. I also visited lovely PanPastels and learned about paperclip sculptures, took a selfie at Sizzix, saw interesting new products at Talens and Pentacolor and many more. I even got to see the "must have" stapler live! Oh, can't wait to be able to purchase that one! 

 

But onward to what I saw in the show. One very visible thing was pens and markers.There was new kind of writing and drawing tools, new nibs and colors. In this time of coloring books this might not be a big surprise actually. There was also a couple of different booths concentrating on calligraphy. Crafty booths had the brush script in their products and then there were calligraphers demoing in the booths concentrating on the art of writing.

The different writing and drawing tools also turned my thoughts to art journaling and one of the booths really stood out on that branch. It was Lamali with stunning books and notebooks! Really hope those land in Finland at some point!

  

Another strong thing in the show was street art. There was a big section of different works in one of the show levels but the art was visible throughout the show. It was marvelous to see the artists at work! And not only the street artists but there was also comic book artists, mixed media artists and painters! Really captivating to watch them at their work!

  

Third thing that got my attention was rust. It was in small details or in big surfaces! And I saw at least two different new mediums to make rust or rusty effects. Other textured surfaces like weathered wood were visible, too, but most of all rust. 


Even though I use brushes while crafting, I must admit that it came to me as a surprise actually how many companies there are solely concentrated on creating wonderful brushes! Meter after meter of different brushes with different measurements, different hair and different tips. It was really captivating! 

 
 

Last day, the February 2nd, was different from the others as then I hit the city. I was back to the fair later that day, but the morning I spent in an art museum, Städel, and walking through the streets of the city near the main shopping area. It was fun to see other parts of the city as well than just the fair site!

All in all, I had a marvelous time and hope to be able to do that sometime again! Underneath is a something I brought home from the journey, missing the homecoming gifts to my husband and daughters. There's some clock faces and watch parts from Global Solutions Online, a beautiful and special necklace from France Papillon, a lovely stamped rose from HeroArts, a splendid watercolor Molly painted in the Prima booth, golden letter A done in We R Memory Keepers booth and a button from GelliArts booth.

Thank you for your visit today! For more photos, please see my Instagram account (link)!

05/02/2016

In a week... Leimailutaivas!


Do the tags on top of the post look familiar? Yes, they are the same I did in Frankfurt and now I shall do them in Finland, next weekend at Leimailutaivas. That's why the rest of the post is in Finnish. But there's also a couple of sneaks of two yet unpublished projects! Thank you for stopping by today!


Heippa! Ehkä otsikko ja kielivalintakin sen jo kertoo, mutta nyt olisi luvassa jotain kivaa Suomessa! Nimittäin tulen Leimailutaivaaseen demoilemaan Priman uusia vesivärejä ja folioita sekä raaputustarroja! 24 ensimmäistä siinä pöydän vieressä voi tehdä "make and take" tyylillä yläkuvan tyyliset pienet tagit/kortit itselleen maksutta! Kannattaa siis olla ajoissa paikalla! Lopun aikaa sitten askartelen korttia tai leiskaa riippuen miltä tuntuu ja mihin on kävijöillä kiinnostusta. 

Eli paikkana on Puistokulma Vantaalla ja ajankohtana ensi viikonloppu, 13.2. klo 11-17. Olen itse paikalla noin klo 15 asti. Tervetuloa! Lisätietoa tapahtumasta täältä TaavaNaisen sivuilta (linkki). Mukana on myös Taru demoilemassa art journalia, joten tuplasti kaikkea kivaa katsottavaa puhumattakaan siis mukana olevista kaupoista. Toivottavasti nähdään!

PS. Saa myös vinkata, jos jotain olisi kiva nähdä ihan livenä niin voin koettaa ottaa mukaan! 

 

04/02/2016

Proud of You - Prima Marketing


Hello there! I'm back from Frankfurt now. Boy that was an awesome trip! It was so great to see friends and spend time with them! I guess I even don't have to tell you that it was so amazing and special to work in the Prima booth as well, feeling so grateful for that opportunity! Thank you also for all who came by Prima booth and said hi! You really made it even more special!

During the Creativeworld I've been sharing some Prima CHA projects. This layout is also done for Prima, but using the February BAP and for the challenge reveal. The mood board and the sketch are both really hearty as it's the month of the Valentine's Day. If you are looking for more Valentine's inspiration, please stop by the company blog as there's lovely tags and cards in the theme and more to come!


The layout is made of my darling husband. I’m so proud of him, how his hard work is now paying off and he’s getting more invites to play. Music is his great passion like paper crafts are mine. The photo in the layout is taken by a friend of my husband’s, Mattias Noren, who’s an amazing artist and photographer. He's done the art work to both of my husband's CDs by the way.


I started the page with some gesso and then added watercolors on top using the “Tropicals” set. On top I then added two stenciled layers using ink on the other and Color Bloom on the other. The background was finished with some stamping and pencil details.

Thank you for stopping by today! I'll write more about the Creativeworld and trip to Frankfurt in a few days!



Materials from Prima: 

990824 – Tales of You and Me – Belles Melodies d’amour
584269 – Watercolor Confections – Tropicals 
584382 – Vintage Emporium 6x6 Collection Kit 
813512 – Something Blue 6x6 Pad 
962951 – Heavy Gesso white 
584566 – Stencil Tile
962296 – Stencil Alpha
580285 – Color Bloom Ginger Coral 
960964 – Clear Stamp Book
960797 – Clear Stamp Threading
582326 – Royal Menagerie SIIC 
569518 – School Memories Brads
559830 – Prima Buttons 
962760 – Brush Set


Materials: Prima Marketing, Ranger, Sakura

03/02/2016

Perfect awesomeness - 7 Dots Studio


Hello there! Here's something I created for 7 Dots Studio this month. You know how I like to mix and match different collections? Well, in this page I mixed something old and something new! The background is from an older collection and the layers behind the photo contain pieces of the latest ones!

This page celebrates the end of 2015 when I attended several Turisas gigs around Finland. I met a fan in one of the events and got inspired by her to visit not only the show in my home town but to actually travel to see the band in over all four times. It was amazing to see how the different venues affected the mood and how certain shows were the most energetic ones ever! 


To get that grungy look the band has to my page as well I started with a paper from the Cold Country collection. On top I added different colors inspired by the photo I was using and then mixed in some stenciling and stamping as well. There’s also pencil doodles and white little drawn stars and dots in the background. 

On top I then layered different patterned papers. I also added two tags in the layers and made those focal points with some twine. To finish the layout I also added some stickers and die cuts from different 7 Dots Studio collections. 

Thank you for stopping by today!


Materials from 7 Dots Studio:

Cold Country – 6x6 Pad 
Thoughts Keeper – Clear Stamps
Illumination – Clear Stamps 1


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

02/02/2016

Discover Harmony - Prima Marketing


Time to share a couple of CHA samples! You might have seen sneaks or glimpses of them earlier in the Prima booth photos but here they are, in their own posts.

Yesterday I shared a layout using the Vintage Emporium collection and today I'm sharing another page with the same collection! If you want to browse through the collection you can do it here (link) and for more projects using the collection check this blog post (link).


How I love peonies! Especially the big, white ones, but the pinks are also really sweet and beautiful. That's something me and my late grandmother have in common. She also liked white peonies and also chrysanthemums.

As the blooms themselves are sweet and pretty, I tried to get the same air to the layout. I chose the pink color palette and added sweet details like a doily, some blooms and pink crystals. The background of the page is done by using gesso, mists and stamping.

Thank you for your visit today!


Materials:

847593 - Vintage Emporium Opera Seria
847586 – Vintage Emporium Puccini
584382 - Vintage Emporium 6x6 Collection Kit
583767 – Vintage Emporium Wood Embellishments
584795 - Vintage Emporium SIIC
586706 – Sweet Vintage blooms
586539 – Vintage Emporium Verona
584733 – Vintage Emporium Cling Stamps
584757 - Vintage Emporium Clear Stamps
962951 – Heavy Gesso White 
580285 – Color Bloom Ginger Coral
962814 – Mica Powder Vintage Pink
962807 – Mica Powder Black Cherry 
583696 – Doily White


Materials: Prima Marketing, Ranger

01/02/2016

Color Watch - Prima Marketing


Time to share a couple of CHA samples! You might have seen sneaks or glimpses of them earlier in the Prima booth photos but here they are, in their own posts. So far I've shared a tea pot with Finnabair goodies and a layout using the French Riviera. This time it's another layout but this time using the Vintage Emporium collection


The warm reds of the collection reminded me about the color of the 2015, Marsala. While working with the page the new colors still hadn’t be released so it was fun to ponder what will the color palette of 2016 look like. 

I used the Ephemera pack like confetti and sprinkled them across the page. To have some dimension to the page I also added some Brads and some Wood Embellishments in the mix.

If you want to see more projects with the same collection, please visit this post in Prima's blog (link)! And in case you are wondering what I'm doing in the Paperworld, please follow my Twitter or my Instagram!

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


Materials:

847593 - Vintage Emporium Opera Seria
584382 - Vintage Emporium 6x6 Collection Kit
583682 - Vintage Emporium Journaling 3x4 Notecards
583767 – Vintage Emporium Wood Embellishments
583620 - Vintage Emporium Ephemera
583842 - Vintage Emporium Brads
584795 - Vintage Emporium SIIC
584757 - Vintage Emporium Clear Stamps
963095 – Art Alchemy Brass Hardware


Materials: Prima Marketing, Sharpie, Ranger

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