Beauty is Power - Paper Garden

Hi there and sweet new week! Today I'm sharing a tiny project I did for Paper Garden with you! Well, maybe it’s not tiny but not a huge canvas either. The inspiration came from a wooden frame I had in my stash and I wanted to decorate it so it could be used as a decoration or even a door hanging.

I like to work with a multitude of surfaces. I love how mixed media can be applied to cards, layouts or big altered pieces. It’s really wonderful to turn different found items into something new and try different sizes. I’m more drawn into small or medium pieces, but this summer I also experimented with huge canvases. They were a lot of work but variety is the spice of life! 

I really love the soft tones of the old papers and bills Paper Garden has in their stash. Those tea tones are really inspiring. I also love the metal embellishments available in the Finnabair line by Prima Marketing. To this project I combined the two but felt that the metals were too dark for the pale background I had going on. So, I coated the metal lotuses using pink wax. This way they match the color palette better. 

Like always, I recorded a video while working on the piece. Please see it below! Hope you like it! 

Thank you for stopping by today!

Materials from Paper Garden: 

Materials: Paper Garden, Prima Marketing


September in love - Prima Marketing

Hiya there! Long time no see - again! It seems that the end of the year is almost impossible for me to keep up with! I have the DT projects and hustle and bustle connected to new thingies with those, but also this time of the year is the busiest in my day job. But slowly but surely I try to get back to blogging! Just don't be alarmed when there's gaps as they are bound to happen.

Today I thought to finally share this layout I made for Prima Marketing blog with a theme of "selfie". Although I’m a winter girl, I adore autumn, too. I love the velvety blue nights, colorful, rustling leaves and nippy weather with fog undulating in the mornings. I’m also a keen tea lover, so I used tea tones in the page as they match the autumn palette as well.

I mixed several collections in the page with color as my guiding light. I chose a soft colored 12x12 sheet from the Moon Child as my background with a beautiful Moon design. I created a circle, kind of mimicking a moon, and painted it using white gesso. On top I added tea shades using “Tropicals” watercolor set and some stamping. On top I then clustered papers from Autumn Sunset, tea bags, a Vintage Alpha card and several embellishments following the warm tea tone scheme.

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

Materials: 994624 Moon Child Phases of the Moon 12x12 , 995492 Autumn Sunset 6x6 pad , 993207 Amber Moon die cuts , 636043 Midnight Garden die cuts , 993245 Amber Moon Word stickers , 595555 Zella Teal puffy stickers , 592844 My Prima Planner Calendar Tabs 2 , 596729 Amelia Rose Glitter stickers , 596682 Amelia Rose Romantique stickers , 584283 Vintage Alpha Cards , 596781 Color Philosophy permanent ink Chat Noir , 967000 Finnabair Secret Notes clear stamp , 961442 Art Basics Heavy Gesso White , 584269 Watercolor Confections Tropicals ,


Boo! - you need to hop! - Wow Embossing Powder

Hello there and happy World Cardmaking Day! To celebrate the occasion, Wow Embossing Powder is throwing an Instagram hop. If you want to be in for the draw for a $20 gift card, please visit Wow's Intagram account (link), or mine (link) and join the hop!

Even though the theme of the hop is gift giving, as hand made cards are little gifts, I decided to prepare for an upcoming holiday and did a Halloween card. The inspiration came from the gorgeous metallic and shimmering Wow! powders and a fun creepy crawlie stamp from Gummiapan. 

Beetles have such beautiful, oily kind of effect on their harness, shining in all the colors of the rainbow so I wanted to mimic that using the embossing powders. I stamped the beetle to a piece of black cardstock and embossed him using different metallic and shiny powders. Then I took the Wow! freestyle tool and filled in the center body using it and double embossed different metallics there, too. 

Now that I had my center of attention done, I needed to add something to the background as well and bring in more of that Halloween feel. I chose a type letter styled stamp for the background and embossed the pattern using white. It kind of reminds me of cobweb this way. Then I created a scene of bottles and candles and even a crystal ball. The items are cut using a Sizzix die set and then embossed using same colors I had going in the beetle with two exceptions. For the dripping candles I used ultra high white embossing powder and for the crystal ball a sparkly pale "Wanderlust". 

Thank you for stopping by today! Hope you join the hop! Wishing you a spectacular weekend!

Materials used from WOW! Embossing Powders:

Materials: Wow! Embossing Powder, Gummiapan, Sizzix, Prima Marketing, Piatek Trzynastego


Bring Joy - Sizzix

Can you hear the jingle bells yet? The weather report here in Finland is promising snow today, but we'll see if that's accurate. One way or the other, the Holiday season is drawing nearer and I think that some have started the Christmas card work already. So I decided to do a little elf card using my Sizzix dies. 

I decided to go with a traditional colors with this card adding read, dark grey and white in there, but also added a lot of kraft color. That warm, cozy color is something that fits the season perfectly, I think. If you want to see how I made the card, please see the video below!

Talking about Sizzix dies, the chapter 4 dies have been released and are making their way to retailers! If you want to see the selection, please see here (link) at Sizzix UK website. And stay tuned for a lot of Holiday makes! You can see some in the front page already (link).

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a wonderful Friday and great start to the weekend! 

Sizzix products used: 

Materials: Sizzix, Wow Embossing, Sinelli


Be true - Wow Embossing Powder

"This above all: to thine own self be true" - William Shakespeare, Hamlet

It's time to share another embellishment project I did for Wow Embossing Powder with you. My first one was a clean layout and this second one is totally different. It goes to show that embossing powders are really versatile and can be used to create all sorts of embellishments! 

I started the project by making the background. I painted the cover first with black gesso. Then I wanted a pattern in there. For that I used one of the powders from the "Confetti" trio with a circle stencil and created that golden pattern in the background. Then I sprayed the project lightly with water and sprinkled flame colored powders on top. Water will keep the powders put long enough for you to heat them. There's also a touch of metallic acrylic paint in there. Then it was embellishing time! 

For this cover I mainly used Melt-It products to create the embellishments. For the lady in the center I used mainly "Bright White" powder, but used the same tin foil case I had been using to create the pearls and the flowers previously. So there's a hint of oranges in the mix and the outcome looks like marble. Whereas I gently heated the flowers after molding to get them more shiny, I kept the lady matte to enhance the contrast between the different elements. 

If you haven't used Wow products for molding before, you can find guidance from the Technique library (link) or from this video (link) at Wow's YouTube channel

After I had elements done, it was just putting everything together using gel medium and then letting the cover to dry. 

Thank you for your visit today! Wishing you a lovely autumn! 

Products from Wow Embossing Powder: 

Materials: Wow! Embossing Powder, Prima Marketing


A journey for the soul - 7 Dots Studio

Hello there! Today I share a project I made for 7 Dots Studio with you! This time I did a journal page inspired by “Air Mail” collection. I mixed some other elements in there as well – as you know I love to do that – but mainly the page is done using “Air Mail”. The first spark to the page came from the chipboard shapes this time as I noticed I haven’t used single one yet! Oh no! 

I really love the vintage tea tones of the “Air Mail” collection. To add a bit of something to them, I used teal colored spray in my page, but it seemed too bright compared to the others. So, I added a bit of brown on top to turn it more into the dark olive color of the postage stamps in the collection. If you want to see how I went about with the page, please see the video underneath! 

As you can see from the video, I cut the little envelopes off the “Delivered” 12x12 sheet and layered them behind the plane. I was going for a “stack of letters” look so I added even a piece of twine going around them. It’s fun to try to imagine what those letters would have inside them and maybe they traveled by the plane in the picture. Maybe love letters from coast to coast? Or business plans? To me it’s always fun to think of a story to go with the page and those vintage items always inspire several of them! 

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a story-filled day! 


Homegrown – Clear Stamps 
Hazy Days – Chevron stencil

Materials: 7 Dots Studio, Prima Marketing, Ranger


Life is a balance - Prima Marketing Facebook live

Hi there and lovely new week to you all! I've a bit behind sharing some DT pieces, but I needed to blog this new project first as the live is tomorrow! This layout is done using the new Darcelle collection and is a sample project for a Facebook live happening tomorrow, October 1st 2 pm EST / 7 pm CET.

I hope I'll see you tomorrow at Prima Marketing Facebook page! I'll be recreating this layout with fun details and textures. If you want to create along side me, there's a picture of the materials below as well as a list of the Prima Marketing supplies used in the making. 

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

Materials used in the page:

641962 – Darcelle 12x12 pad 
642006 – Darcelle Journaling Cards 4x6 
642099 – Darcelle silicone mould 
642051 – Darcelle SIIC 
644420 – Darcelle flowers Little Steps 
644482 – Darcelle flowers Beautiful Glow 
644376 – Darcelle flowers Lost Memories 
642020 – Darcelle Ephemera 
596781 – Color Philosophy permanent ink Chat noir 
967048 – Finnabair cling stamp set Wild and Free 
967000 – Finnabair clear stamp Secret Notes 
966973 – Finnabair clear stamp Love Potion 
Art Alchemy Metallique acrylic paint Midnight Sky 
967741 – Art Alchemy Sparks acrylic paint Chest of Gold 
961640 – Art Ingredients Glass Glitter Copper 
962616 – Art Ingredients Micro Beads Berry 
962654 – Art Ingredients Glass Beads Cobalt Blue 
963958 – Metallique wax Vintage Gold 
964009 – Metallique wax Brushed Iron
961435 – Art Basics Soft Gloss Gel 

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