12/12/2019

Winter wishes - Sizzix


Hello there! December is a mixed month when you come to think of the card making. I've been sharing some Christmas and winter cards, but also some celebrating new year. Today it's again a "winter wish" time - a card using Sizzix dies.

My first idea was to create a winter scene using the "Alpine" set, add a snowflake on top of the scenery and frame the scene using banners made using the letter dies. After cutting the elements it became clear that I would've needed a much larger cardbase for that idea to work! So I included all the elements still to mu make, but changed the composition. If you wish to see how I made the card, please see the video below!


Thank you for stopping by today! For more winter themed projects and bargains, please visit Sizzix UK's "Winter Wonderland" hub (link)!


Materials from Sizzix: 



Materials: Sizzix, Ranger, Prima Marketing




11/12/2019

Christmas snow globe - Prima Marketing


Rosebud! I guess you all know the famous snow globe scene of Citizen Kane with a little cottage inside the globe and the word uttered when the decoration fells. I wasn’t actually inspired by the film nor the scene, but when I thought about a memorable snow globe, I realized that this one could be named “Rosebud” because of the pink roses inside! There’s no sled, though.


This little decoration is actually made using a Julie Nutting packaging! There’s no water inside, but I did add some glitter and glass beads in there, so you can shake the decoration and get a bit like snowfall feel. Instead of adding a snowy scenery inside, I made with Dulce inspired sweetness of snow and pink roses!

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a sweet day! 




Materials: Prima Marketing, Sizzix



10/12/2019

Silver and Gold - Wow Embossing Powder


Hello there! Can you believe it's already December and soon a new year starts? This year has gone by so fast! A lot of great experiences and fun crafts along the course of the year! To celebrate the change of the year, I created a pair of cards. The other one of the pair is done using silver tones and the other using gold. Can you see how much the color effects the mood?


When thinking of new year and especially the change of the year, the first thing that came to my head was fireworks! So I wanted my cards to be shiny and speckled with glitter! I used Fab Foils for the first layer and then added embossing powder on top using "Go Figure" stamp. I thought that number theme went well with the change of the year theme. I also used the Freehand tool to doodle some rings around the focal point, embossed a couple of die cut snowflakes and added glitter splashes using Sparkles.

If you want to see how the cards were made, please see the video below! 


While the silver one is maybe a bit more winter-like, the gold fits the snowflake and bursting fireworks well, too! Which one of the two is your favorite - gold or silver?

Thank you for stopping by today! Please see the used materials below and more detail shots after that!

 

Materials from WOW!:



Materials: WOW! Embossing Powder, Sizzix, Piatek Trzynastego, Prima Marketing








09/12/2019

Art at Heart - Prima Marketing


Hiya all and happy Monday! Today I'm sharing something that was shown in Prima Marketing blog already in November. You can see the original post here (link)

I went a bit out of my comfort zone with this project. While I kept the style to somewhat familiar, I started by painting the whole wooden heart green using Impasto paint. Even though I do make some green projects occasionally, I think I’ve done maybe one project before with such a strong bottle green color! 

I mixed various Finnabair products in my small make. There’s Art Basics like gesso and gel medium, embellishments like Mechanicals and Art Ingredients and even a product from the Art Extravaganza line – the Golden Nugget paste. I also played with different acrylic paints – the matte, heavy body Impastos and the more liquid, shiny Metalliques. Finnabair has it all!

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




Materials: Prima Marketing, CC Hobby




06/12/2019

Christmas church - Sizzix


Peaceful Independence Day to all Finns! 

There's still a few days time to send the Christmas cards here in Finland with the discounted postage price and even after that they still should make it before Christmas time if posted with the higher cost. And naturally you can just give the cards to loved ones when you meet them! So, Christmas cards are still going strong! 

To hopefully inspire you to create a card, here's one I did using Sizzix dies. You may notice that the church is looking a bit peculiar.  The reason is that it's from a Halloween die set, "Ghost Town"! But while the windows and door are a bit off, I still felt that the silhouette would work in a Holiday greeting as well. No need to limit using the Halloween dies only around Halloween! 


As I wanted to present the church as a silhouette, I created a starry night sky styled background for it. I used several inks and white gesso and then cut the circle using a Sizzix die. If you want to see how I made the card, please see the video below! 


Thank you for stopping by today! If you wish to see more Christmas makes, there's a link in Sizzix UK main page (link) to Christmas hub, several videos and also to an Advent calendar! Make sure you explore those! 

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


Materials:

663106 - Thinlits Flurry #2 die


Materials: Sizzix, Ranger, Prima Marketing, CC Hobby





05/12/2019

Chain of generations - Art Daily Cafe


I'm late blogging my projects! I'm sorry. But today I share my November Art Daily Cafe project. You can see the original post here (link) and the theme post here (link).

I guess it was the color, rust, that pushed me to think about metal and chain. From there the inspiration took a curve towards invisible chains of people, generations and families. Probably the just passed Day of the Dead had its part in my thoughts.


I adore vintage photos and the Photobooth sticker album. While I usually try to save these treasures, this time I wanted to do things a bit differently and used the stickers as my background. I chose the photos randomly and added them to my background in various directions. They run from edge to edge, a never-ending line of family members. 

Then on top came the rust. I used the Rust Paste set to kind of set a base for the composition and layers coming on top. I smeared the paste to the center and added some splashes to carry the color across the pages. I also used a rust colored ink and added some hints of flowers to the background using “Passiflora” stencil. I carried the color also to the embellishments and added some rusty gears in there.


As the theme was also recycling, I used a lot of recycled or found items. In the background where I added the photo stickers, I also used the leftover frames to add interest and texture. All the layers behind the photo are repurposed or recycled. There’s a brown paper bag from a shop, a clothes tag, another shop tag, tea bag wrapper and a piece of postcard. The ribbon is something I’ve inherited from my grandmother – another link to the chain of generations theme.

Thank you for stopping by today! 


Materials: 

Art Daily Album
Art Daily Wanderlust washi tape pack
Art Daily Vintage Photobooth sticker album
Art Daily Sentiments sticker album

Art Extravaganza Rust Paste set
Mechanicals Machine Parts
Finnabair Passiflora stencil 


Materials: Prima Marketing, Ranger





04/12/2019

Great Houses - GDT Piatek Trzynastego


Hello there! Today I'm sharing my third guest project for P13 Paper Products, Piatek Trzynastego. This time I was playing with the homey “We are family” -collection. This collection is perfect for family and home related crafts. I really fell in love with the house motif in the papers and wanted to use that as my focal point. So, I decided to do a set of cards. They all have the same layers and elements, but slight changes with the colors or embellishments.

I started the project by making card bases and then added some patterned paper on top. The 6x8 paper pad is the perfect size for long cards. The patterns are still scaled a bit smaller, but the sheets are long enough to cover a longer card. When trimming the paper to the size I wanted to use, I spared all the left over pieces as they are perfect for layering! You can see those pieces peeking through underneath the houses. 

For the focal point I used the cute little houses. I mixed four different styles of houses there. First there’s two different sizes of houses cut out from the patterned papers. I used both the 6x6 and the 12x12 pads to get that variation. I also stamped some houses using the collection’s stamp set and the fourth style is a sticker I added to one of the cards. If you want to see how I made the cards, please see the video below! 


As you can see, I was using different colors on each card even thought the composition is similar in each. I also chose very general greetings from the sticker sheet so the cards could be used to congratulate in a housewarming party or then just to wish someone a happy day! 

Thank you for stopping by today! 


Materials from P13: 

We are Family -collection 

We are Family - 12x12 paper pad
We are Family - 6x6 paper pad
We are Family - 6x8 paper pad
We are Family - Clear stamp set 01
We are Family - Sticker sheet 01
We are Family - Sticker sheet 03


Materials: Piatek Trzynastego, Prima Marketing, Sizzix, Tape Garden, Ranger












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