08/11/2013

Frosty Festivities Blog Hop


Welcome to Frosty Festivities Blog Hop! If you arrived from Natalie's blog, you're on your way!

I got the invitation to join the hop from Jennifer Grace some time ago and was happy to be involved! If you get lost along the way, please return to Jennifer's blog to find the list of stops along the way. There's also prizes to be won along the way! Please leave a comment on all the blogs in the hop and then let Jennifer know you've completed the hop. That way you'll be in with a chance to win a jolly seasonal prize of Simple Stories December Documented and Elle’s Studio Noel items, worth over £28! All entries must be received by Monday the 11th of November at 10.59pm GMT. I might include that there might be some extra giveaways along the way, so start hopping! Or you might want to scroll a bit further down first... hint, hint!



The calendar is showing November and the weather lately has been really autumny. There's no snow in sight yet, so I decided to use these icy pictures taken last winter. When visiting the nearby park at the verge of spring we found there a huge icy pool. I mean huge! It almost covered third of the play area! And of course it was the most exciting thing ever for the little one. I only had to watch her not to go ice swimming totally!


I used a 7 Dots Studio paper as the background and created a subtle icy pattern to it using gesso and a crackle stamp by 3rd Eye. I then colored the surface lightly with Distress Inks and added a few flicks of Glimmer Mist, too. Peeking behind the photos you can also see some bubble wrap stamped images, that I covered with white embossing powder.

Thank you for stopping by! Your next stop along the hop is Rinda


As I mentioned some of the stops along the way offer a prize of their own. By commenting to my post you can win a 10 € coupon to Mixed Media Place, one of my favorite online shops! They carry 7 Dots Studio, 3rd Eye and various paint mediums which I used in my creation. The giveaway is open to everyone until Monday 11th November at 10.59 GMT! Good luck! Please leave your contact info to the comment or be sure you have it in your blog/profile, so I can contact you!


Materials: 7 Dots Studio, 3rd Eye, My Mind's Eye, Tattered Angels, Wow, Ranger, Talens, MT Masking Tape, Sakura, American Crafts, Carta Bella


50 comments:

  1. This is great!! I love your flair and all your mixed media techniques. Gorgeous LO!!
    Blessings ~~ dawn

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  2. Kivasti erilaista tekstuuria tässä sivussa. Onneksi olet laittanut kuvia noista hienoista yksityiskohdista.

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  3. I love the mixed media techniques and I am so glad you included the close-ups too

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  4. Love the detail on this layout.

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  5. I love the gorgeous background you've created.

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  6. Awesome work as ever Rikka, kids love to play with ice and snow no matter how cold they get lol Tx

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  7. A beautiful background...so icy looking.The close ups really help to capture the ideas you've used. A very cute little girl too.

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  8. Oooo I love all that texture, it's gorgeous :)

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  9. Wow... Your layout is amazing. I love the background. All the colors and texture are stunning.

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  10. Wonderful layout. Very artistic!

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  11. Love the texture, very cool layout! (pun semi-intended)

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  12. Lovely work as always Riikka :) Love your details in your work! :)

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  13. Just stopping by via Frosty festivities blog hop - Love the placement of the little photos and the scattered stars!

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  14. The texture is awesome! And a little scary to me...I've never tried that before. :)

    Bethany

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  15. An amazing layout! I am still a newbie in the mixed media department, and am loving it!

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  16. Your layout is just wonderful :)

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  17. I love that background effect. You did a good job of it. Thank you for explaining it.

    Julie
    I Create Purty Thangs

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  18. This page is luminous...
    Thx for the chance at some goodies!
    LCSmithSAVED@juno.com

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  19. Love the background you created!

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  20. Wow, I really love that background, looks amazing. The sprinkles of stars and bling is great.

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  21. Love your layout....background is super!! What is it about water that attracts children??? LOL

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  22. you have a really unique style love the idea of playing in an ice puddle too!

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  23. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  24. Love the details in your layout! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Wow a lot of textures to look at, beautiful layout

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  26. Great LO it really captures the icy mood.

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  27. Love these sweet photos!! Beautiful LO. Very wintery and fun.

    How lovely of you to offer a gift voucher to Mixed Media. Please don't enter my name into that drawing, as shipping to USA would eat up the voucher or cost too much extra. It is a very lovely gesture, though, and some lucky winner will have fun shopping!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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  28. Lovely background, I always get scared that I will mess up!

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  29. Beautiful page Riikka, you really are the Mixed Media Maestro - totally inspiring! :o)xxx

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  30. What a stunning example of mixed media!

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  31. Such a beautiful, stunning layout! I love your mixed media work.

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  32. Beautiful LO! I like the background :)

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  33. This is great, the jewels and mixed media especially. Very inspirational. Love your black and white theme you posted later. I have never tried this but will be soon :)

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  34. Wow! Great texture -love the simplicity of the stars and texture in the bottom photo :) Stefanie - stefaniel2001@yahoo.co.uk

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  35. Fab layout...great textures!
    Alison xx

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  36. I havent seen a crackle stamp before, the effect is fab

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  37. How beautiful! This really glows! I love all the fantastic texture!

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  38. That background is stunning - all the detail work, so amazing!

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  39. Upea sivu! Ihanaa tekstuuria ja kauniit kylmän herkät värit!

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  40. oooh i love the background..a gorgeous layout

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  41. Gorgeous layout! I love all the textures you've incorporated too. I hope you enjoyed my part in the blog hop too.

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  42. Love your LO and all the detail. So much talent!

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  43. i don't know what I love more - the gorgeous photos or the textured artistic layout! great inspiration.

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  44. This is so gorgeous Riikka, I love the dreamy subtle background you have created! Thanks so much for joining in with the blog hop! x

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    1. Thank you for asking me Jennifer! <3

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  45. I love everything about this work... My fav is the graphite lines. Thank you for sharing your talents with us. Sarinda

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