Once upon a time - A.B.Studio

Hi there! It's Friday and that means a new process video on my YouTube again! This time it's a scrapbooking layout for A.B.Studio. 

I went with neutral tones in this one and finally documented a photo I've been saving for years and years. I have a folder with "scrapbook these" photos. As you may have noticed, I've done just a few layouts during recent years so the photos in that folder have been waiting for quite a while. This photo is of my husband reading a bed time story to our two daughters before they headed out to the tent to sleep. I'm not that keen to camping so we were camping on my mother-in-law's garden! 

If you want to see how the layout is made, please see the process video below.

I mixed two collections, "Diary" and "Cream" here as they both had papers with lovely neutral tones. The bigger pieces are from "Cream" but the decorations are from "Diary". You can see the A.B.Studio materials listed below.

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


Little tin man - a card

Moikka and happy Thursday! Today I have a bookmark for you. Or it could be a card as well, but when I set to make it I was thinking of a bookmark. One can never have too many, right? 

The background is done using book paper pieces on top of cardstock and then inks on top. I lifted some of the inks up with water and then added a typed looking stamping all over. 

I cut all the pieces for the tin man or Harvey out of white cardstock and then colored the pieces using inks. I think I skipped some trouser pieces, but still the little soldier has boots and a red coat and that mighty hat.

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a lovely day, stay safe everyone! 

Materials: Sizzix, Ranger, Posca


Approved - an art journal spread

Heippa! Yesterday it was Finnish Independence Day and we celebrated it the usual way with the family. Today it's a regular Wednesday so I have a blog post to share. This art journal spread is something I made quite some time ago. I combined some earlier pieces to it but also used the florals I got from Terhi Koskinen. I shared another art journal page using those in October (link).  

Some time ago my friend Terhi Koskinen (link) send me a couple of sheets of designs she had created. You can see the sheet and also get your own from her Etsy store (link). I had them on my work table quite a while during summer and back in July when it came time to pack for Craftaamo, I put those to my bag first. They are maybe not my usual style, but I knew that I could incorporate them to my creations nonetheless! Here the leaves and flowers are from the sheet. 

The background is done using India ink and ink. The India ink version is actually a sample I made during a workshop in Craftaamo. On top there's some book paper pieces and gel printed circles cut out as well as those florals. The little girl is a Tim Holtz paper doll.  

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a lovely Wednesday! Stay safe you all. 


Delightful Snowdrops - Paper Garden

It's Fri-yay! The first December Friday and some snow day fun here in the blog! While typing this it's actually raining outside here in southern Finland, but hopefully by the time this post gets published we again have some snow on the ground. 

These two tags are made using Paper Garden goodies and continue the "recycled tag" theme I started with a Halloween inspired make. As it's Friday there's also a process video for these. You can find it either on my YouTube channel or embedded here underneath. 

As you saw in the video, I used a stencil to apply the glittery paste to the backgrounds. After drying, you really can't make out the pattern in the pictures, but it's a bit visible when looking the real thing. But nonetheless, the paste brings a lovely snowdrift, icy shine to the backgrounds!

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Stay safe everyone.

Materials from Paper Garden:

Ranger - Distress Collage Medium Matte
Ranger - Distress Ink Uncharted Mariner
Prima Marketing - Art Extravagance Unicorn effect paste
Tim Holtz paper dolls
Tim Holtz - Chitchat text stickers


Holiday Cheer - Finnabair Brand Ambassador

It's the season of gifts and giving! Well, that should always be the time, but it seems that Christmas is the height of that season. So for a December Facebook live I went with a decorated gift box! I'm recreating this piece this coming Saturday, December 3rd at 7 pm CET. Hope you can join me! 

During this live I'll make my own snow paste using two components but I also use "Unicorn" effect paste to add a little bit of icy shine. I also use a tool that I don't normally use in that purpose! Can you guess what that is? 

If you want to craft along side me or just to check the materials, the list of them is underneath the next photo. Links go to Mixed Media Place, Finnabair's own store.

Thank you for stopping by today! Hopefully I'll see you on Saturday!

Materials from Finnabair line:
(links go to Mixed Media Place, Finnabair's own store or to brand's website)

Finnabair mould Baroque Frames
Mechanicals Bottle Caps

Ranger - Distress Ink Villainous Potion ink pad
Prima Marketing - Memory Hardware Peals VI Pink Passion
Posca - paint marker PC-1M Gold
cardboard gift box
faux coniferous branches
hot glue, craft glue
ink blending tool, wax brush, paint brushes, sponge


Holiday moths - Finnabair Brand Ambassador

It's the last day of November and tomorrow December starts! This month I decided to make some Holiday greetings as my Finnabair Brand Ambassador project. But I did those with a twist of sorts as I just picked a stamp set and turned those images into Holiday versions. 

I used Finnabair stamp set "Wild and Free" (link). I used the swallow as it is, just carrying a holly. The other bird I turned into a robin, perching on top of a spruce branch and then the third one is without any birds, just a holly wreath. The biggest twist ain't those birds or even the red bow on the wreath which is made using a butterfly stamp on the set but the spruce and holly. That's the moth stamp in use! Just in green and stamped repeatedly so the shape starts to resemble a spruce branch or holly! 

That musical notes paper is also stamped, by the way. I used another Finnabair stamp for that and then inked the cream cardstock with brown ink to make it look older. White snow is done using white gesso. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Wishing you a lovely day! 

Materials: Prima Marketing, Ranger, Heidin Korttipaja, Sizzix


Well done, sirs - a pair of ATCs

Hi there and happy new week! Ok, yes, I know it's Tuesday, but still kind of early in the week, right? Today I'm sharing a pair of ATCs with a Western feel. Or at least they started reminding me of railways and conquering the West when I was making these.

The backgrounds are done using a Sizzix embossing folder with an industrial feel. I coated a piece of cardstock using aluminium tape and then run the cardstock through my Big Shot machine. After that I colored the metallic tape with alcohol inks. On top I then added black gesso, let the paint dry for a while and removed it so the paint only colored the grooves. 

The focal points are Tim Holtz paper dolls. I tried to get characters that fitted my idea of railroads. They got big silver stars on their chest. It might be a sheriff star, but I actually was thinking of a prize ribbon when crafting. Like these two gents have excelled in something and got a token for that. 

You see those little tabs both of the cards have? They are out of an old pair of jeans, the belt loops! 

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

Materials: Sizzix, Ranger, Tim Holtz

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