22/03/2017

Pen jar - 7 Dots Studio


Hello there and good evening! Hopefully you've had a wonderful day! It's Wednesday already and not long before the weekend starts. If you are looking for something fun to do during the weekend, 7 Dots Studio has a new challenge! The topic is "altered art, beyond the page" this time. So this time no cards or layouts as such, but more dimensional projects. You can create canvas, piece of home decor or some jewelry - your only limit is your imagination!  Here's the link to the challenge post (link). I really urge you to take a look as there's so many great pieces there! Also the challenge rules are there.


My first idea was to alter something and go really mixed media with it. But as that’s what I love to do, I thought to challenge myself a bit more and go with a lighter hand with the mediums. Surprised? I was. But it's good to challenge oneself occasionally.

Luckily I then found a tall tin jar in my stash and thought to make a pen holder out of it. That way I could use more patterned paper and embellishments and not so much mediums! Something altered and something handy in same package. As you can see, I did use some mediums, but tried to use quite a few paper elements as well.

Thank you for stopping by today! Can’t wait to see what you do with the theme! 


Materials: 

Thought’s Keeper – No 2 
Illumination – Clear stamps 1 

Um Wow Studio – Fortune-teller mask


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


20/03/2017

A Grateful Heart - Prima Marketing


Hi there and great Monday! How's your week started? It's such a spring weather here in Finland nowadays - sunshine in one second and snowing the next! But it's definitely getting lighter and warmer so spring is on its way!

This layout is something I created for CHA and sent in for the Prima booth. I remember seeing it in the booth videos. The layout is done using the Rose Quartz collection (link). It's a really cool collection, quite a modern one.


As the collection has a modern feel to it, I wanted to give the layout the same feel. I tried to keep it interesting and somewhat minimal, but still showing off the collection. The fun circular shapes are cut from a patterned paper and sewn to the background. Besides those, I used Art Alchemy acrylic paints in the background.

Thank you for stopping by today!


Materials: Prima Marketing, A Flair for Buttons


19/03/2017

Just You - Prima Marketing


How you are doing? Today I was keeping a workshop in Seinäjoki, so much fun! If you are looking for a workshop with me, please check the sidebar as there's a list of the announced workshops. There's quite a few in Finland, but also abroad like the upcoming mini Art Venture in France in Version Scrap! More about that here (link) in an older blog post.


This layout is done with IOD products. Although they may seem to be more for the home decorator, they can be used in a number of ways! I’m not much of a home decorator myself and even if I would be, we have quite a different style home than the IOD products. But as a scrapbooker I see the big stamps really handy for making backgrounds for pages! In this layout I used two different sets, a big fleur-de-lis stamp from other and smaller details from another, but you could pattern the whole paper with the stamps. Just use the rosette like multiple times or go for a striped look with the long wines. Just stamps, inks and a whole lot of white paper and you could do numerous patterned papers!

Besides the beautiful stamps, I also used one other IOD product in this page. If you look really carefully, you can spot an embellishment done with the décor molds in my page. It's underneath the sticker on the left side of the photo.

Have a great start to the new week! See you soon! And hopefully in real life as well! Ta ta for now! 


Materials: 

814342 – Décor Clear Stamp Fleur 
814335 – Décor Clear Stamp Louis 
814793 – Vintage Art Décor Mould Baroque 3 
592950 – Rose Quartz 12x12 Paper pad 
992118 – Love Clippings 4x6 Journaling Notecards 
992095 – Love Clippings 6x6 Collection Kit 
587420 – 3D Wood Alphas 1” House 


Materials: Prima Marketing, Ranger

18/03/2017

Wonder - Prima Marketing


Sweet Saturday! There’s many wonders in the world and it’s always a great idea to stop and marvel them. Here's a layout I created some time ago using some of the Christine Adolph products in it. And the best part is that it comes with a video! 


This page is about a little wonder, a teeny tiny frog we encountered in a castle garden in Berlin. To give the layout a garden like atmosphere I used a new flower stamp by Christine Adolph. I stamped the design a couple of times to the bottom of the layout to form a garden of my own. 

In order to have the background green and the blooms red, I used the Resist Pen to mask the flowers after I had stamped the design. When the medium had dried, I then could paint the green without worry that the blooms will turn brown or muddy when I add the red. After the first layer had dried, I then removed the Resist and colored the flowers. I finished the flowery page with a couple of embellishments and tiny planner flowers. 

If you want to see how the page came into life, please see the video below! 


Thank you for your visit today! Hopefully you're having a great weekend!


Materials: Prima Marketing, Ranger, A Flair for Buttons


17/03/2017

Unique - Prima Marketing


It's Fri-yay! Yesterday I shared my first (ever) Oil Pastel project and today I'm sharing another one, a layout I did using the crayons. If you want to see more projects using these and also a video about the product, please visit this post (link) in Prima's blog.

I’m so proud of my older daughter! She’s soon turning eight and she’s so self-confident and sure of herself. In the picture she’s wearing a fake fur collar on top of her summer hat and a couple of months ago she wanted to have a really, really short hair. Like 3 mm long. Her favorite piece of clothing is a cardigan she’s asked to get from my closet and she’s following her own path. She doesn’t care what everyone else thinks about her style choices but is happy as long she loves them. I mean realizing that took me twenty years and she got that under half of the time. 


As the topic of the page is unique, I wanted to try something a bit different than my usual “go to” gesso + mist background. Instead I colored a circular shape with Oil Pastels and wrote my journaling framing that burst of color. I really like how the pastels mix together! To have something familiar, I layered the papers behind the photo like I always do. One must have something familiar, too, don't you think?

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


Materials:

590802 – Soft Oil Pastels
592950 – Rose Quartz 12x12 Paper pad
585440 – Rossibele 6x6 Collection Kit
586973 – Rossibelle Chipboard and More 
584375 – Salvage District 6x6 Collection Kit
570453 – IOD Sugar Dots


Materials: Prima Marketing, A Flair for Buttons


16/03/2017

XO - Prima Marketing


Hi there and great Thursday! This card is something that traveled to CHA and if I remember correctly, it was also in display at Prima booth there. 

The card is a simple little thing with Prima blooms, a golden doily and some golden thread. But it also has some planner goodies in it and the background is done using the Oil Pastels instead of paints which I would normally use on a project like this. I just first draw with the teal and mint crayon to the background and then used the white one to make the effect even more pastel and mix the colors together.

Thank you for your visit today! Wishing you a great day!


Materials: Prima Marketing


15/03/2017

Grateful - GDT CSI 222


Hello there! Look what I found in my drafts! A big oopsie! I thought I had already published this as this layout is for a challenge that was in January at CSI... Well, better later than ever, right? 

I chose as my topic from the prompt idea - what I'm grateful for. The picture is an older one, but the three points I jotted down were the ones I thought first when making the page. The first point is my family and friends, second point my work and colleagues and the third this wonderful hobby. 


The palette just screamed to go for a monochromatic, grey scale page! I added the red as accents here and there and the pale blue in the form of the letters. Otherwise I kept to the grey scale using watercolors and pencil on the background as well as some stamping.

Jewels, stars, stamps are quite visible, but the decorative border and glitter might be harder. The borders are in the stickers I used and the glitter inside the crystals I used. Floral patterns are found on the patterned paper I used - a bit stylized florals, maybe, but florals none the less. Chevron pattern is on the flair button I used. The hardest to spot may be the "stickers with people" - to be honest, it's more "sticker with a person" in my case as I cut the others away! It's on the right bottom corner.

Thank you for stopping by today and sorry for the delay!


Colors: grey (background), black (patterned papers, media), pale blue (letter stickers), white (patterned paper), red (enamel dots, crystals)

Evidence: floral patterns, chevron (flair), jewels, stars, decorative border, stamps, sticker with people, glitter (inside the jewels)

Testimony: prompt idea - what are you grateful for?


Materials: 7 Dots Studio, Prima Marketing, A Flair for Buttons


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