Acorn hats - Scrap365

Hi there! I blogged a layout called "Light The Way" a few days ago (link) and one of the embellishments is the page was an acorn hat. Those were made for Scrap365 but never made to publish as the magazine was dropped. I've been hoarding these ever since trying to find a good spot for them. 

The hats are done easily using Gelatos and Soft Gloss Gel. I first gently colored the hat with Gelatos crayon and then spread the color with the Soft Gloss Gel all across the inside of the hat. After the paint had dried I then doodled on the inside with a white Sharpie. 

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great Tuesday! 

Materials: Design Memory Craft, Prima Marketing, Sharpie


Cake For Daddy - 7 Dots Studio

Mother's Day is just around the corner here in Finland so I guess it's about time to show a page connected to Father's Day (which we celebrate in November here). I made this page for 7 Dots Studio together with a video. There’s first some mixed media influenced action, then layering and then adding the embellishments to the page.

The page is about a cake or rather a tart my daughters made for daddy. We were celebrating Father’s Day in our summer house and my mom helped the little ones to bake a Swiss roll for the daddies present. The most important part was of course the decorating – they had cream and little chocolate candies and the end result was like a hedgehog. They were so proud and the tart tasted good!

Not so long ago I made a video for Tattered Angels showing a few misting techniques or rather ideas. Three of the tips I shared in that video I’m also using in this page: creating a marble style look, stamping with a plastic bag and of course the flicks. I just can’t do a project without the flicks! 

Underneath is the video, I hope you’ll enjoy! Thank you for stopping by today!

Materials from 7 Dots Studio:

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


Recipe holder - Canvas Corp Brands

Hello there and happy Sunday evening! Today I'm sharing with you a quick touch-up. 

It was one of my teen birthdays that a friend gave me a recipe holder. It is a small binder with ready blank recipe cards inside. Ever since I've been adding tried and liked recipes inside but what I have actually never liked are the covers. So now that we had a recipe challenge over at Canvas Corp I finally got to it and changed the cover!

First I painted the edges of the cover with black gesso and then added pieces of the "Farmhouse Kitchen Reverse on Ivory" paper on top. Lastly I wrapped the whole thing under a layer of sticky back plastic to protect the surface from wear and tear. It was done in no time and now I'm even happy with the look of the binder, not just the insides! 

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

Materials: Canvas Corp, Prima Marketing


Light The Way - 7 Dots Studio

Yesterday I blogged my first page for 7 Dots Studio this month. That one like this also holds some UmWowStudio products as well as in May 7 Dots Studio is featuring UmWowStudio products. As DeeDee has also made two collections to 7 Dots Studio the UmWowStudio products match them perfectly.

My idea behind the two layouts I did was to mix the collections DeeDee has designed. So the other one is made with a Nature Walk background and other papers are from Destination Unknown. And the other layout is pretty much vice versa!

As my first page was about my younger daughter, I just had to do a page for my older also. The photo is from last summer, from a visit to an amusement park.

The saying from Nature Walk word sticker inspired me and I created the page to show the other of our lights in life. As I was referring to light and leading the way, the lighthouse from the Destination Unknown tag fitted the page perfectly.

Have a great day! Thank you for your visit today!

Materials from 7 Dots Studio for second layout:

Destination Unknown: Tags 12x12
Nature Walk: 6x6 Pad
Um Wow Studio: Butterfly Kisses Flair

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


Beach Life - 7 Dots Studio

Hello there! It's a new month! Happy May Day to everyone!

This month 7 Dots Studio is featuring UmWowStudio products and the 7DS team has been playing with those and incorporating them into their work. As DeeDee has also made two collections to 7 Dots Studio collections the UmWowStudio products match them perfectly.

I made two layouts for a post that went live today. You can see the post here (link). Besides my pages it holds an awesome layout by Wiosanka!

My idea behind the two layouts I did was to mix the collections DeeDee has designed. So the other one is made with a Nature Walk background and other papers are from Destination Unknown. And the other layout is pretty much vice versa! 

This layout is made about the sweet times we had at a nearby beach last summer. The picture is taken of my younger daughter there. Both of my kids wanted to bathe in the sea and the sun as long as possible so we usually took some snacks with us.

I started the page by adding a touch of gesso and some turquoise mist in there to get the wet, splashy feeling. On top I then used a lot of Destination Unknown embellishments as they fitted the theme so well!

Thank you for stopping by! Please come and visit tomorrow also as then I show my other page! Wishing you a lovely day!

Materials from 7 Dots Studio for first layout:

Nature Walk: 6x6 Pad
Um Wow Studio: Set Sail Flair

Materials: 7 Dots Studio, UmWowStudio, Prima Marketing, Tattered Angels, American Crafts, Ranger, Design Memory Craft


LOVE - Prima DT Call

I'm trying my luck with the Prima DT Call and have been blogging my creations for the application during the month. Here's the links to my layout and to some ATCs. This is my third and final piece for the application which you can see here (link).

For my third piece I created a canvas. To tell you the truth there's a touch of recycling in this as I used a base of an older canvas as the background. So it already had the letters on it and some mists. The first thing I did was to add gesso on top a couple of times and then started to layer all the other items on it. I used an old fork among the Prima goodies. There's flowers, Mechanicals, lighbulbs and a butterfly resin. There's also wood icons, glass beads and micro beads.

With this canvas I also want to wish you all a joyful May Day! 

Materials: Prima Marketing, Tattered Angels, American Crafts


Jean Paul Gaultier - what a star - Scrap FX

Here's a somewhat extraordinary page I did for Scrap FX. The reason for it being a bit stranger than my normal pages is that the background is no ordinary patterned paper but instead a piece from a paper bag. Let me explain:

I think it was last summer when one Finnish clothes chain announced a line designed by Jean Paul Gaultier. When I was studying he was my idol - I loved the fun ideas he had in his designs and the quirky details and just the beauty of the evening pieces. So when I noticed the announcement I was determined to get myself a piece of the collection. The collection was launced and I went shopping. Well, went to see what was left as I wasn't queuing in front of the shop during morning hours. So there wasn't that much left and all the pieces I thought I'd get were sold out. But I bought one skirt and a top anyway in a hurry and went home only to realize that they weren't for me. But I was sneaky when returning the clothes - I took them back in a different bag and left this gorgeous one to myself!

Even back then I had the idea to use it as a base for a layout but I have been waiting for the right inspiration. And now it came with the ScrapFX chippies! So I cut a 12x12 " sized piece from the bag for the background and used the other of the handles as a detail, running across the page. On top I then added some stamping with "Heart Spangles" stamp and also doodling through the "Random Dots" stencil.

I kept the color scheme really limited only using colors found from the bag - cream / flesh, navy blue and red. I also kept the layers behind the photo really small, just mounting the photo on a piece of patterned paper so that the layers wouldn't hide the beautiful design on the bag.

As embellishments I used a few chippies and also used them to make a title. The title pieces I left untreated to mimic the background color of the page but the others I treated to match the other colors. The heart shapes got some red glitter embossing powder on top and the numbers and the star saying I painted using the same acrylic paint I used to stamp the heart pattern to the background. To finish the number piece I drew some dotted lines on top, like stitching.

Underneath you can find the materials from ScrapFX used in this page. Thank you for stopping by today! 

Materials from ScrapFX:

Materials: Scrap FX, Canvas Corp, Ranger, Design Memory Craft, Wow Embossing Powders, Sharpie

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