The heart of the tin man - Mixed Up magazine blog hop

Hi there and welcome to my blog! We are having a blog hop day today with the Mixed Up team - I hope you are enjoying meeting everyone!

So maybe a few words about me to introduce myself? My name is Riikka Kovasin and I'm a mixed media influenced crafter from Finland. I do layouts, cards, canvases and altered items. I so enjoy getting my fingers to paints and relax by creating after a full day at work. My favorite color palette is turquoises, blues and greens - kind of reminds me of the sea which I adore. I design for several companies such as Prima Marketing and Wow Embossing Powder and I'm a brand ambassador for 7 Dots Studio as well as for Finnabair. I craft in our living room as I don't have a craft room of my own. If you want to see some of my favorite past projects, try this link (link) for example or if you want to see my so-called craft space, try this (link). Delighted to see you here!

As you might know already, each of us is sharing our favourite makes for Mixed Up today. I wanted to share this canvas with you. I've been saving it for a while for this occation. It was published in March on the Mixed Up site with a step by step tutorial which you can even download as a pdf.

The inspiration to this piece came from Valentine's Day as I wanted to do something sweet and love related. So I made a little canvas with a tin heart. Do you know what's the medium I used to make the background? Embossing powders! You can also "paint" with them if you know a few tricks and what you are doing.

The Mixed Up website has tons of mixed media projects, including these you see during the hop and many more! If you want to know more pop on over to the website (link).

Make sure you visit everyone’s blog to be in with a chance of winning the Grand Prize - a one year subscription to Mixed Up plus 10 Mixed Up Printable resources of your choice! Here’s the hop list:

Mixed Up Magazine
Leslie Lineberry
Riikka Kovasin (you are here!)
Erica Evans
Debs Wainwright
Carol Fox
Corrie Herriman
Nikki Killinger
Fiona Potter
Mags Woodcock
Lisa Taggart

Hop Rules:

Visit each designer and leave a comment on their blog for a chance to win a fabulous mixed media prize! The draw is open internationally. The draw closes 31st May 2018 at midnight GMT.

Thank you for stopping by today! It was great to see you, I hope you come again! 

Materials: Wow Embossing Powder, Prima Marketing, 7 Dots Studio, Tsukineko


  1. Fantastic piece Riikka. Would never have guessed that you could paint with embossing powders ! Thank you for sharing (Lynne Gauntlett) x

  2. love your work Rikka...the background looks amazing !!

  3. Fabulous project! Love the colours!

  4. Never knew you could paint with embossing poweders thanks for the tip. Interesting vibrant piece you created here x

  5. Such a refreshing spring project!

  6. Oh my goodness!!! Your project is simply stunning!!! Beautiful background!!!


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