Angels in Leimailutaivas 2017 - demo

Hi there and happy Monday! Heippa ja iloista maanantaita - suomenkielinen teksti löytyy hieman alempaa!

Today I share some Christmas cards with you. Yes, you read right. Christmas! These are created as a demo samples for Leimailutaivas, an event here in Finland which I'm attending next month. If you want to learn more about the event, please visit the site here (link)

In the event I'm demoing Finnabair waxes and the Sparks paints together with some other Finnabair mediums and the wonderful embossing glitters from Wow Embossing Powder. I'll be also using Iron Orchid stamps and moulds by Prima. The focal point of the card was inspired by something Sharon did in Paris this spring - you can't believe how quick that is and how striking the result is! 

If you happen to be around Helsinki on the September 30th, please join the fun and come to Puistokulma! 

Wishing you a wonderful week!

Pitkästä aikaa muutama sana suomeakin blogiin! Elikä Leimailutaivaassa olen taas demoilemassa. Tiedättehän kaikki Leimailutaivaan? Tänä syksynä tapahtuma on 30.9., paikkana Puistokulma ja aikana klo 11-16. Täältä (linkki) pääset lukemaan lisää ja tutustumaan näytteilleasettajiin.

Tällä kertaa tehdään joulukortteja kera Finnabairin vahojen ja Sparks-akryylimaalien. Vähän muutakin "mömmöä" on käytössä ja myös Wow'n kohojauheglittereitä. Jos siis joku asia askarruttaa tai esim. kohojauhe on ihan uusi tuttavuus - tervetuloa katselemaan ja kyselemään! Jos haluaisit nähdä jonkun tietyn työn livenä tms. niin laitahan sähköpostia tulemaan ja katsotaan, mitä voin tehdä! 

Ihanaa alkanutta viikkoa! Toivottavasti Puistokulmassa nähdään! 

Ps. Olethan huomannut myös syksyn kurssit? Tulevana sunnuntaina ollaan Perniössä, ensi kuussa Helsingissä, sitten Turussa ja lokakuussa Ikaalisissa! Tästä linkistä pääset katselemaan kursseja (linkki).

Materials: Prima Marketing, Wow Embossing Powder


Life is good - Sizzix

Sweet Saturday! Yesterday I shared a layout using the downloadable papers and new dies from Sizzix to support and share the information about their world record attempt. You can find more info about the event and download the papers and labels from the event website (link) here

Today I continue with the same theme in the form of this card. The center of attention is a die and stamp set I used in the layout as well. There it was an embellishment as the photo was the center of attention. I stamped the butterfly with embossing ink and embossed it with pink powder and then colored the wings with watercolors. The same colors are used in the background of the card as well. To keep the card light and airy I used the trellis styled die to make a layer to the background and backed the butterfly with a small circle to make it more visible because of the contrast.

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

Sizzix dies used: 

Materials: Sizzix, Prima Marketing, Wow Embossing Powder


1 2 3 Summer treats - Sizzix

Fri-yay! How are you? Looking forward some crafty time during the weekend? If you are lost for ideas or paper, here's something you might want to look - Sizzix is going for a world record in papercrafts! Here's the page (link) with some info about it. 

You can participate in the attempt and send a papercraft or two to them to help out. But a word of caution - only paper is allowed in the makes. That's why I find it impossible to participate otherwise than just sharing the info. Paints, inks and other mediums are in the core of my creating process! 

But while I can't send this page as a part of the world record attempt, I have used the papers that Sizzix has kindly put together to help people to participate. You can download the papers and labels from the event website (link) here. The patterns are wonderful with vibrant colors, great summer theme and sweet patterns like watermelons and strawberries. 

The summer patterns inspired me to do a page about some treats I had last summer when we took a ferry to Tallinn. My plan is always the same when buffets are concerned - eat and taste the starters and salads, the cold fish and then move to desserts. I rarely take any main courses then as I love the different fish and starters provided and one really has to eat the desserts! Please see the list below for the dies used in the page and try to spot them all. 

Thank you for your visit today! Have a great start to the weekend! Wishing you a lot of creative time! 

Sizzix dies used: 

Materials: Sizzix, Prima Marketing, Ranger, American Crafts, A Flair for Buttons, Teippitarha, Wow Embossing Powder


Mohawk - A Flair for Buttons

Hi there! Today i'm sharing a layout I did for A Flair for Buttons with you. This page is done about my younger daughter who adored mohawks a while back. Now she's actually growing her hair to have it long, but as you can see, this spring she still had really short sides and long in the center so that a mohawk could be made.

I started the page with some paints and then added some stamping on top. I happened to have a tag from a pair of jeans that seemed to fit into the theme with the urban style lettering so I added it to the paper layers. It also gave me the inspiration to divide the title to several rows as a fun detail.

I used several flair buttons in my page and gathered them all close to the photo, the center of the attention. Can you spot all five in the page? Some are more hidden than the others as I love to layer! I followed the same color scheme with the flairs as I used in the rest of the page. 

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

Sets used:

Materials: A Flair for Buttons, 7 Dots Studio, Prima Marketing, American Crafts, Lawnfawn, Scrap FX


Travel theme - Prima Marketing

Hello there! Today I have a colorful page to share with you. I made this for a Color Bloom theme for Prima Marketing and wanted to use a couple of colors. After I found this photo, I chose to go with rainbow colors.

When going though my photos to scrap, I noticed this photo of my older daughter's 8 year birthday party. Like the title of the page suggested, she wanted a travel theme. Naturally we were happy to use that as a theme and then chose the things to the coffee table accordingly. We had Sachertorte, chocolate chip cookies, Savoiardi cookies, leipäjuusto (Finnish squeaky cheese), croissants with Brie and sushi to name a few.

I chose to go with rainbow colors to represent the different flag colors we had in the table and also the diversity of countries. Plus it was a sweet, happy looking color scheme to use! 

If you want to see how the layout was made, please see the step by step tutorial below! 

Step 1. Apply a coat of Clear Gesso to your background paper. This helps in the second step plus prevents the paper to warp only partially. Let air dry or use a heat tool to dry before moving to next step.

Step 2. Choose a red, a yellow and a blue mist and spray each one to the background, to the right hand side. Leave a space between the colors. Because of the gesso layer, the mist won't absorb into the paper right away but pools on the surface. Use a watercolor brush and water to draw the paint from the pool towards the left. After you have done the primary colors, make secondary colors orange and green by mixing the primaries. Spray a little red and yellow to the space between yellow and red, mix into a orange and again paint towards the left.

Step 3. Dry the previous layer or let air dry for a while before adding a new sprayed layer. Choose a stencil with a simple design and spray colors through it. I used blue and yellow more than the red as it was so over-powering to the other two. I also flipped the stencil and pressed all the mist that was left into the stencil to my background. If you do this, be careful with the alignment! 

Step 4. Again, dry the mists before moving forward. Add some stamping and pencil doodles to the page and then build layers behind the photo. I used quite neutral colors when the papers were concerned as the background has so much color.

Step 5. Start to embellish the page. The My Prima Planner stickers were easy embellishments as they had all the right colors and they fit to my theme a well. Use the embellishments to complete your design and composition. 

Step 6. Finish the page with a title and journaling. I also added a piece of twine to my page to form a horizonal line and thus highlight the title.

Thank you for stopping by! Remember, travelling really broadens the mind! You don't always need to go abroad to travel, just go to a museum, exhibition, study online or try a new restaurant! Have a great day!

Materials: Prima Marketing, Ranger, A Flair for Buttons


Two enchanted ones - Prima Marketing

Sweet Tuesday everyone! Here's a page I created for a stencil theme to Prima Marketing. The layout is about my two girls and my father. I wanted to create a layout with a vintage vibe and chose colors and papers that would go to the theme - old wall paper patterns and dusty colors.

The page is about a birthday present we bought for my father and how it captivated not only him but my daughters, too. It was a little model airplane, something he used to build before I was born and when I was young. My girls watched carefully while he put this new little model together. Thus the title of the page.

As I mentioned, this page is done for a stencil theme. I used four different stencils while making the page, can you spot them all? I know some of them are more easily to see than the others. Probably you noticed the golden details right away and maybe the doily, too? The golden ones are done using Art Alchemy acrylic paint and the doily using Modeling Paste. 

But there's two more - patterns done using Prima ink and another using Color Bloom spray. The former is on the edge of the paper strip and the background paper, done in pale lilac color, on the left side of the strip. And the sprayed versions are on top of the strip. A delicate floral pattern in tea color. You can probably see these two best from the detail shot below. 

Do you use stencils in your crafting? I think they are a really handy tools, with which you can easily create patterns to the background! 

Thank you for your visit today! Have a splendid day! 

Materials: Prima Marketing, Ranger


Enjoy your day - GDT Elizabeth Craft Designs

Moikka and great start to the new week! Yesterday I shared my first piece as a guest to Elizabeth Craft Designs this month and today I share the second one. It's a card using the same techniques as I used in the layout. This card can be given along with a candle or two or just sent to make someones day!

If you checked out the step by step yesterday, you noticed that I took those while working on the layout. Like always, you can use the same steps to make a card or other kind of project, not just a layout. There's the alcohol ink background, the stenciling, the stamping, the golden dots there. And there's also the golden leaf as the focal point. If you want to see the step by step, please visit the Elizabeth Craft Designs's blog here (link).

Thank you for your visit today! ...pssst... Don't tell anyone, but even though I love the golden leaves, my favorite thing in these projects are the cork circles! They are so fun! Until next time, maybe I'll play with the cork more!

Materials from Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Pair of Leaves 2 die set
Circle Background die
Honeycomb die
Alphabet 2 Lower Case die
Stage it Stencil - Paisley
Just a Note Clear Stamp Set
Through the Lens - Wood
Thinking About Grand Canyon paper set
Soft Finish Cardstock Sampler Set 1 - Vintage
Soft Finish Cardstock, Dove Grey
Clear Double Sided Adhesive - 3 mm
Clear Double Sided Adhesive - 5x12"


Prima Marketing: Clear Gesso
Ranger: Alcohol inks Terracotta, Watermelon, Sunshine Yellow
Ranger: Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade
Ranger: Archival Ink Jet Black
Wow Embossing Powder: Metallic Rich Gold Ultra High and Regular
Wow Embossing Powder: Embossing Ink
A Flair for Buttons: Vintage Butterfly flair set
book pages
corrugated cardboard
kraft cardstock
twine and thread
cork sheet
gold glitter gel pen

Materials: Elizabeth Craft Designs, Prima Marketing, Wow Embossing Powder, Ranger

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