19/07/2019

Rainbow butterfly - Wow Embossing Powder


Butterflies, butterflies, more butterflies! Sharing another butterfly creation today which like the card I shared yesterday (link), is a Hochanda show sample for Wow Embossing Powder. This piece is done using the "Beach Brolly" set. 

I covered the tag using different embossing powders and heated them from underneath. I did several layers and let the powders to mix to get that wonderful rainbow mush kind of look. On top I then sprinkled some "One Hundred and One" powder for the black and white splashes. The butterfly is only adhered to the molten embossing powder! 

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


Materials: Wow Embossing Powder, Sizzix, Prima Marketing




18/07/2019

Birthday wishes - Wow Embossing Powder


Hi there! Last week I shared a couple of projects I did for Wow Embossing Powders that were for the Hochanda show. I shared a set of cards (link) and an art journal page (link). If you have no idea what I'm talking about, please follow the links as there's links to the show recordings in the previous posts! Marion shares wonderful embossing techniques during the show as well! 

This card is also one of the samples I made for the show. This is made using the "Iced Gem" set. And I wanted to blog this one today as here's one of the butterflies I didn't end up using in the tag I blogged yesterday! I added some embossing powder on top, but otherwise it's the same watercolor butterfly I was trying to fit into the tag (link)

Thank you for stopping by! Wishing you a lovely Thursday!




Summer paradise - Sizzix


Hello there! How are you? Crafty, I hope! Have you been joining in the Sizzix Summer Live Festival? If you haven't yet, there's still time. You can see the schedule here (link). On the other hand, if you are more into self-phased learning, you might find the Sizzix UK Tropical Hub interesting (link)!

But today I'm blogging a summer tag I created using Sizzix dies. I had a rough plan what to do when I started, but it got changed along the way. Let me explain. I thought about using the butterfly cut with "Tattered Butterfly" as my center piece. I colored and cut them, but when I then tried to add it to my tag, it was too big and not complemented the design. So I left the butterflies out to be used in another project. I actually did that already, too, and that project turned way better than if I had forced the butterfly to this tag! 


Above you can see the set of butterflies I created. While working with this tag, I recorded a video. You can see in that, that I try to add the butterfly to the tag more than once. I'm a bit thick headed that way. A list of dies I used is underneath the video. I especially like how the lace looks underneath all the layers - it's looking more like a piece of fabric than a die cut element! The lace is cut using "Intricate Lace" die.

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you all the best!



Materials from Sizzix: 



Materials: Sizzix, Prima Marketing, Sinelli, Ranger








15/07/2019

A dress for Ellen - Mixed Up Creative


Hi there and happy Monday! How was your weekend? Creative, I hope! If you are in a good roll, then here's something you can participate!

Mixed Up Creative Academy has a new fabulous Masterclass called "Fabulous Faces". Inspired by that, there's a challenge over the Facebook group (link) connected to faces. The challenge is simple - just use a face of some sort in a project. The price of the challenge is a place in the new Masterclass "Fabulous Faces"! If you want to take a look, a naturally you want, you can familiarize yourself to the workshop here (link).


I made a sample project for the challenge. I was inspired an art exhibition happening in Helsinki Art Museum and used the title of the exhibition as a quote in the page. The exhibition is of the works of Ellen Thesleff. 

I made the journal page speedily without thinking too much. I chose a sheet previously made during Louise Nelson workshop as my background and went from there. The face I found from a magazine. Ellen Thesleff was an expressionist, so I chose to do a colorful dress for her and added the quote using colorful letters. If you want to see how I made the page, please see the video below!


Thank you for stopping by today! Can't wait to see your interpretation of faces! 

  

Ps. I'm quite excited about my resident tutor badge, too. Just look how fancy it is!


Materials: Prima Marketing, Tape Garden, Posca








14/07/2019

Life should be celebrated - Wow Embossing Powder


Sweet Sunday! A couple of days ago I shared some easy peasy cards that I made for Wow! for the Hochanda show. If I saw correctly, those didn't appear in the show, as there was such a huge amount of samples, but this one I did spot! If you didn't take a peek on the earlier post, here's the links to see the shows again! First the 12 o'clock show (link) and then the 5 pm one as well (link)

This project is done using "Basically Wow" set with those basic, "can't go without these" powders. I created an easy watercolor resist to the background, patterned my own cardstock, added some stamped and embossed details here and there and then added a vintage styled photo sticker from the Art Daily -selection on top.

Have a great start to the new week! Thank you for stopping by today!


Materials: Wow Embossing Powder, Prima Marketing





13/07/2019

Enjoy - Prima Marketing


Hello there! How are you today? Today I share a little gift project with you! I made this for a blog post at Prima's blog. 

When I was thinking what to do this time, I realized that summer is the season of parties. At least here in Finland there’s not only the graduation and confirmation parties, but also great many weddings are held during summer months and if not anything else, there’s countless barbecue parties or picnics. So, I thought to make something you can use to take a gift to the hostess or as a present! I chose to decorate a box, because that’s something you can fill with anything and make it fit to any occasion. 


I started by adding some pieces of tissue paper to the cover of the box. Naturally you can cover the whole box as well, but just be careful not to collage the box shut. I also took the closing mechanism into account, when I added a velvet ribbon as the decoration to the edge of the lid. I adhered it only to three sides of the box, so that it wouldn’t hinder the hinges from working. 

I wanted the box to have a pearly, pale look. Like something fitting to a Rococo color palette. That’s why I chose to use “White Pearl” acrylic paint in my make but added a hint of color with the Opal Magic paints as well. If you want to the know how I decorated the box, please see the video! 


I also typed some tips connected to this project, but you can use those in other projects as well. They are after the materials list at the end of this post.

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




Tip 1: When decorating a box to be given as a gift, think about the receiver. You can pick the colors she or he likes or add embellishments according to his or her hobbies, but also think about how the box will be opened and closed. If there’s a separate lid, make sure that you don’t end up decorating the bottom part too much or too high up so you can still get the lid in place. On the other hand, if there’s hinges or a closing mechanism, make sure those work after all the decorations! It’s easy to be carried away! 


Tip 2: If you want a sweet, pastel colors, paint the project white and then use older versions of Opal Magic paints on top. That way you get a great shine and just a hint of color here and there. If you on the other hand want more colors, choose the newer additions to the line or use Metalliques instead.


Tip 3: Looking for a hint of texture? Try adding Micro Beads as the last detail! As they come in a variety of colors, you can probably find a color that suits your project. Or then go with metallics as they fit any color scheme! 




12/07/2019

A woman with dyed red hair... - Creative Jumpstart


Hi there! I've been saving this little project as I knew this day would come! You can now get jumping on a discount price - right here (link)!

You perhaps remember me being over the moon late last year when I could announce that I was part of the Creative Jumpstart 2019? Well, I still am over the moon that I was part of the fun at 2019! But so can you! Although Jumpstart runs in January as the new tutorials and projects are shared daily then, you can purchase the workshop all year. If you are now on you summer holiday and looking for a little bit of extra boost, then I have perfect news for you. 

Not only that you can still purchase Jumpstart 2019 and get the inspiration, but during the next five days you can do so in a discount price! The workshop is now on 20% discount. So instead of the regular price of $60, it's instead $48! The price is changed to the website directly so you don't need any codes to enjoy the offer. So go ahead, jump, and purchase the workshop while the discount lasts! You can do so here (link).


The theme of 2019 was and is "Home is my castle". I was really inspired by the castle part and immediately thought of a substrate to work on. I ended up altering building blocks. But I also used the same steps of one of the cubes to alter and color this pendant! It's fun and colorful and in this way I always have a home with me. 

You can see the main project in these three posts - the whole tower and the white one (link)the colorful block (link) and finally the black one (link). Or if you want to see me babble with Nathalie, then choose this post (link).

Thank you for stopping by today! Go ahead, jump! 


Materials: Prima Marketing, Sinelli, Posca, N*Studio





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