28/05/2016

Spring weaving - Prima Marketing


Sunny Saturday! Sharing another Prima project today with some of same materials as the bookmark I showed yesterday. I used some watercolors in this piece as well like in the one I showed yesterday but also yarn from the Fiber Arts range. 

This time the focus is on the Loom Kit. Most of the items in the weaving are from the Aspen Blush kit, but I also added the bird in there. Somehow mixing elements to the weaving intrigues me and I want to mix things a little. Like in this very first weaving I did (link). I think that I haven't still found my own voice and style when it comes to weaving but it's fun to experiment and think about all the things you could do. Oh I wish I only had more time! 


Materials: 

586034 – Loom Kit Aspen Blush 
980528 – Bloom Stamps: Birds
584252 – Watercolor Confections The Classics
580421 – Watercolor Brush
963040 – Heavy Body Gel


Materials: Prima Marketing, Ranger

27/05/2016

Hope bookmark - Prima Marketing


Hi there and happy Friday! Today I'm sharing with you a bookmark I did some time ago. It was originally designed for a Pin Spin feature at Prima blog so that's why I have an inspiration picture here.

Pink, coral, gold:

I chose to go with this peachy photo with a lot of little details for my pin spin. I did a bookmark using Esther stamp but gave her a golden glow using the foils. The word from one of the adhesive rub-on sets on the other hand got a sparkling finish using glitter. You can see how I did the foiled or glittering details on a video I made and blogged earlier in this post (link)


I colored the stamped image using watercolors and added color blocks with the same medium to the background inspired by the pin’s right bottom corner. Then I masked the stamped image with some scrap paper and stamped the text in there. The pompoms, also inspired by the pin, I did using one of the new Gypsy Cords.

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a pleasant start to the weekend! 


Materials: 

980665 – Cling Stamp Esther 
847715 – Watercolor Paper Pad 
584269 – Watercolor Confections – Tropicals 
584252 – Watercolor Confections – The Classics 
585891 – Water Brush set
580421 – Water Brush set 
971342 – Adhesive Rub-Ons 
585631 – Foil Set Golden Girl
814656 – Texture stamp
588106 – Gypsy Cord Florica 
961596 – Glitter Set Luminous 
576455 – Palette Marker Set Jet Black



Materials: Prima Marketing, Wow Embossing Powder, Ranger, Sharpie

25/05/2016

Fairytale - Scrap FX


Yesterday I shared first page with some Scrap FX fun and today it's time for the other. Where the first page was with touches of vintage and romance, the other one is more modern and with cooler colors. There's some browns in it as well, but the air is totally different.

I think I have done several pages about Egersund already but that town really was quite extraordinary. The weather was great when we drove there from the airport and the town itself was like from a fairy tale, like the title says. Between workshops I was running up the hill and took a few quick photos before heading back to be ready for the students. Luckily Brit actually said to me the very first day that previous teachers were doing that also, so I didn't feel too weird with these short spurs to see the town.


As you may notice, the background treatment in this page is quite similar to the one I did for the other page as well. The shape is different but I used the same stamp and the same stencil in this layout also than in the previous page. The painty touches on top of the modeling paste are done using again watercolors.

Where as I left the chippies untouched in the first page in here I treated some of them. The feathers are double embossed - first a layer of white then another layer of white with sprinkled pale blue powder here and there. I quite like the look that created!

The chippies also include two swirls from the "Bulrush Embellishments", one piece from the "Retro Technology" set and also letters E and S from the "Art Deco Alphabet" set. They stand for EgerSund.

Thank you for your visit today!


Materials from Scrap FX:




Materials: Scrap FX, Prima Marketing, A Flair for Buttons, Ranger, Wow Embossing Powder

24/05/2016

Tell your story - Scrap FX


Today I'm sharing here the first of two pages done for Scrap FX this month with the new release. The other one is sweet, romantic with a touch of vintage in it and other one blue and more modern. Both are still done using mainly the new collection.


Let's start with the vintage styled one. The photo on the page is of my daughter who sat by the window of my mother-in-law's summer cabin just minutes after we had arrived to the place. The light was perfect and luckily I had my camera nearby so I managed to capture the fleeting moment before it was gone. Somehow her pose and the light from the window reminded me about a poet or a painter. To tell you the truth, she was actually sketching and drawing the scenery.

I wanted to make a soft page out of the photo which actually captures something quite essential of my older one. I chose to go with a tiny rose patterned paper which has the air of days gone by and some tea stains, too. I continued the soft look with the chipboards I chose to use but also with the flowers. A touch of earth is also added to the page as I added some acorn hats in there as well.


The background of the page is done using the "Squared" stamp and the "Art Deco" stencil. I also added some watercolor in there to continue the dyed look. The main composition of the page is done by adding the "Art Deco Flourish" to the side of the photo while the "Art Deco Border" decorates the other side. I've also included one letter from the "Art Deco Alphabet" set to my page from the new collection.

There's also the birds from the "Ornate Clock" in there as well as a flower, a butterfly and the bow from past collections - can you spot them all? All the chippies are left in their original color but the harsh black birds got some white color on them to make them a little grayish.

Please be back tomorrow to see the other page - made in a totally different style! Thank you for your visit today!


Materials from Scrap FX:




Materials: ScrapFX, Prima Marketing, A Flair for Buttons, Ranger

23/05/2016

Blooming cards - 7 Dots Studio


Happy Monday! Or should I say blooming Monday? Because there's a new challenge as 7 Dots Studio and this time the theme is gardening (link)! There's a bunch of wonderful different takes on the theme at 7 Dots Studio blog as well as instructions on how to participate.  


We don't have a garden of our own as we live in an apartment building. There's grassy spots on both side of the building, but no garden to speak of. We do have a balcony, though, but there's nothing in there because of our neighbor underneath (don't ask!). And even though both mine and my husband's parents have summer houses and they have gardens, the theme made me think about blooms first. Those blooms then turned into cards.





Of course when the original inspiration was blooms and flowers, there was no other paper to choose for the base as the poppy patterned one from the Homegrown collection! On top I spread some gesso, then some watercolors and stamping. Finally I finished the cards with some pretty blooms and details from the Homegrown collection. There's tags, stickers and text stickers. 

Thank you for stopping by and wishing you all a great week!


Materials: 



Materials: 7 Dots Studio, Prima Marketing, Ranger

22/05/2016

I'm So Lucky - A Flair for Buttons


I consider myself so lucky! I have the most supportive, best husband there is. Hi there and happy Sunday everyone! Today I'm sharing a page I did for A Flair for Buttons and that was posted to the company blog recently (link).

This page started as a workshop sample while keeping a scrapbooking course in Tampere, Finland but I finished it at home and added a couple of sweet flairs to embellish the layout.

Why I started to make this in a workshop is because my husband drove me there and back home again after the whole day. Luckily he had plans of his own for the day, but still. I was really grateful for both the company and the ride and wanted to celebrate him and declare his sweetness to the world! 


Even though the subject of the page was sweet, I didn't want to go pink and pastel but instead used green and yellow as the colors to a fresh, happy page.

I usually want to use several flairs in my DT pages and chose to go with three different ones this time. They fell in their places on the page so easily! The camera is from the "Tell Your Story 1" set and the green one on the other hand from "Watercolor Designs 2" set. The great bloom is from "Believe" flairs

What or who made you happy today? Thank you for your visit!


Sets used: 





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

19/05/2016

#TBT post: Free your mind


Hi there! As it's Thursday, it's time for another #TBT post! It's new series that I started and now I'm trying how it goes. 

#TBT posts are posts that are re-blogged for a reason. Each Thursday I re-blog a post from the past, share why I chose to show the piece again and also add pieces of the original post to the #TBT post.

This page is my very first design team project for the 7 Dots Studio. It's done back in 2014, but still style and color wise it looks like me. The fun thing about doing these posts is to re-discover some pages and creations. See how the style has evolved and how I and my style has changed across the years. But this, as I said, could almost be done even today. I see slight changes but nothing too drastic. Does that on the other hand mean that I'm stuck and can't invent anything new any more? 



I did three layouts to the post, actually. I chose to re-blog this for a couple of reasons. For the first, it was the first one of the three blogged both in the company and my blog. Secondly, this layout also comes with a video. And thirdly, I remember thinking back then with this page that "is this me", so I guess the brown color scheme was a new thing then.


Underneath is a paragraph from the original post and that rings a truth even today. I often let the project lead me than the other way around. Or maybe I should say that I'm open to change, as I do have some kind of idea when I start. It's not maybe very definite, but I have a notion about the colors, the topic, the composition or something that springs me into action. 

My key thought while scrapping is not to think but instead free my mind and just do. Somebody sometimes used the phrase “let your hands lead you” and I think it’s a perfect way to describe what I do. I just play around with different media and pretty papers and embellishments and change my game plan according to every layer I create.

Thank you for stopping by!


Supplies from 7 Dots Studios: 



Materials: 7 Dots Studio, Tattered Angels, Talens, Ranger, 3rd Eye, Sakura

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