16/01/2020

For the love of - Prima Marketing Facebook live recording


Moikka! Today I'm blogging the layout I did during a Facebook live on the 7th. You can see the announcement post here (link). The topic of the live was being on a budget, so I'm giving some tips that may get you creating more with less. This page is made using two 12x12 sheets and a lot of fuzzy cutting time! But even if you don't want to cut, I also give a tip with using watercolors on your creations. 


The photo I chose for this photo is taken some time ago while waiting my favorite band start to play in a festival. If my memory serves me correctly, it was my hands and my friend took the photo. Or then the other way around! 


Thank you for stopping by today! Underneath is a photo with some of the tips included in it. 


Materials: Prima Marketing




15/01/2020

Like seashells - Prima Marketing


Hi there! Have you been following the sneaks and full reveals in Prima Marketing blog? Yesterday was a full reveal of "Surfboard" - you can see it here (link). There's a ton of stunning projects in the post as well done by the Prima design team. Among them are my little altered stars.


The fresh, candy colors of “Surfboard” are perfect for all things beachy and summery. I made a couple of white stars embellished using seashells and the tropical colored blooms. The pastels really pop from the white background, don’t you think?

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a pleasant Wednesday!


Materials: Prima Marketing



14/01/2020

Blessed - Prima Marketing


Hello and sweet Tuesday to you all! Today I'm sharing something a bit older. Have you been following the sneaks and full reveals of the NEW Prima collections over at Prima's blog (link)? Everything looks so beautiful - as usual! But like I said, this tag is something a bit older so it's done with collections that already are in the stores. In case you want to see the actual post, here's the link to the Prima blog post (link). The post is about being grateful.


I’m grateful for many things, but one of the top on my list is my family and friends. It’s wonderful to have caring people around you can count on. With that in mind, I created this little tag. I used a vintage photo of a bunch of friends or relatives as my vocal point to celebrate those relationships. 

What would fit better to a family and love themed project than pink? To add that to my tag I used two very different shades of pink in the background, “Light Lilac” and “Spring Blossom” metallic acrylic paints. On top I created a delicate flower pattern to sweeten things up even more.

Thank you for stopping by today! 







13/01/2020

Bird journal page - Sizzix


Hello and happy Monday to you all! This is exciting time of the year as both big trade shows are just around the corner - the Creativation in the USA and CreativeWorld here in Europe, in Frankfurt, Germany. A lot of new things coming and Sizzix is no exception! You can see the Chapter 1. dies here (link) at Sizzix UK site (link).


What beginning of the new year also means, is that spring is closer! To me the early spring days usually mean more light, then comes the first flowers through the (non-existing at the moment) snow and after that birds. Inspired by spring, I created an art journal page with the Sizzix dies.

I started by adhering an old book page to my journal and then added some paints on top. I cut a letter stencil using Sizzix cardstock and Thinlits "Paper Cuts Alphabet" die. I inked some random letters to the background through it and then adhered self the piece to the page as well. For the focal point I chose a bird and cut it using Bigz "Patchwork Bird" die. The chest is a test of something I created for Craft Stamper and others just pieces of cardstock and paper. 

For the title piece I used pink Sizzix cardstock and Thinlits "Alphanumeric Classic Lower" die set. The haiku underneath is typed using my mom's old typewriter. To embellish the page I cut some branches with Thinlits "Pine Branch" die set for the bird to have something to stand on and then I added a sun to the other corner. It's cut with "Rainy Days and Sunshine" die set, which is a bit older set than the rest I used.

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a great week!


Sizzix materials used: 

662097 - Rainy Days and Sunshine die set


Materials: Sizzix, Varalusikka, Prima Marketing, Sinelli, WOW! Embossing Powder 


03/01/2020

Crafty ones - Prima Marketing Facebook live


Fri-yay! Something fun happening next Tuesday! Epiphany is on Monday, so that's a national holiday but on Tuesday it's the first Prima Marketing Facebook live of the year! Hope you can join me then! Please notice the time, 1.30 pm EST which is pm 7.30 CET or 8.30 pm Finnish time. 


When thinking about what to do for this Facebook live, I started thinking maybe a frugal approach might be good. Start of the year may include resolutions to spend less or making most out of the supplies you already have. So, this live show will include some ideas and tricks to create a layered, lush layout with limited materials! 

On top of the listed materials below the next photo, you’ll need masking tape, sewing thread, buttons, pencil and a black gel pen. Naturally scissors, a paint brush, adhesive and such are good to have! 

Hope to see you on Tuesday! Here's the link to Prima Marketing Facebook page (link) already!










02/01/2020

Holiday Mail - 7 Dots Studio


Hi there! Today I'm sharing something I made for 7 Dots Studio last year. I went with a Holiday themed project for one of my monthly takes. Christmas was closing in and one of the important traditions about the Holiday for our family is sending out Christmas cards. 

I usually make a bunch of cards using the same design, but along the October and November I might do some cards as design team projects. Sometimes those cards might get sent out, too, sometimes I give them away. The big bunch of cards is usually something we make as a family and that sets the style of the cards. But I enjoy making separate cards as well as I can be more playful with them. Like with these three cards – there’s more layers, decorations and details than the bunch we make as a family.


The vintage postmen of the Air Mail 12x12 gave me the idea of doing a Holiday Mail inspired set. I cut out three postal workers and used them as the center of attention. I also fuzzy cut some letters of a 6x6 sheet and formed three Holiday words with those. 

I chose a traditional color scheme of red and white for the cards. First, I went through my 7 Dots Studio paper stash and picked sheets that reminded me of Christmas. Even though I picked up quite a few, I only ended up using two 12x12” sheets in the end! If you want to see how I made the set, please see the video below! 


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


Materials: 

Homegrown – Clear Stamps 
Northern Lights – Pixelated Snowflakes stencil


Materials: 7 Dots Studio, Prima Marketing








01/01/2020

2020 - Sizzix


Happy New Year 2020!

It's a new year! Wishing you all the best for the brand new 2020! For the first craft of the year I share something I made using Sizzix dies. Talking about brand new and dies, the chapter 1 dies of 2020 have been released and you can see them here (link)


This card isn't made with the new dies, though, as they haven't reached the shops yet, but I chose a variety of different dies throughout 2019 that would make a nice celebration card for 2020. 

I started with the background and cut some start shaped openings using Thinlits "Whoosh!" die set to a piece of patterned paper. I added an adhesive sheet underneath and added the patterned paper to the card base. Then I added glitter on top so it adhered only to the openings. For the focal point I created a mask. First I cut it from silver tape covered cardstock using Thinlits "Masquerade" die set. Then I patterned the mask using Texture Fades embossing folder "Elegant". I used the leftovers while cutting the mask to cut a few stars and added them to the card as well. Finally I finished the card using Thinlits "Alphanumeric Classic Lower" die set to cut the numbers. 

Again, happy new year and thank you for stopping by today!


Materials:



Materials: Sizzix, Prima Marketing, Wow Embossing Powder


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