Tiny honey bunny - 7 Dots Studio

Hello there and great start to the new week! Today I'm sharing my take on the latest 7 Dots Studio challenge. The theme this time is "monochromatic" and you can see more inspiration from the team here (link) in the challenge post. What you can also see from there is the deadline (February 19th) and the rules to take part, so please check that post out.

This challenge proved surprisingly difficult for me! I usually tend to use analogous color scheme in my projects so it should’ve been a piece of cake. But you know when something is not allowed, it’s just the time you really would like to use it? Lol! I kept wanting to add yellow or brown or other color to my piece.

The other difficulty was naturally to choose the color in the first place. As I normally gravitate towards blue and turquoise hues I went with a peachy colors this time and did a page about a small puppy, all grown now.

Hope you can join us! Have a great day!

Materials from 7 Dots Studio:

Homegrown - Clear Stamps
Cotton Candy Dreams: Stars stencil

Materials: 7 Dots Studio, Um Wow Studio, Wow Embossing Powder, Ranger, Teippitarha, American Crafts


#littlemoments - Scrap FX

Delightful Sunday! I'm today keeping a couple of workshops in Espoo, what are you up to?

Here's another project for Scrap FX using the latest, mechanical collection. This project is a small canvas, which is actually something I just needed to do. This was something I saw immediately when I saw the "Fob Watch Butterfly" chippie. Well, naturally I didn't know all the details, but I saw it as the centerpiece in a canvas.

The mechanicals and steampunk feeling the new collection has, brings into my mind a rusty, weathered color palette. So I used that in this piece. The background is done using quite a few mediums, but I also used Rust Pastes in there. I also included some touches of teal there like the weathered copper and that gave me the idea for the color of the butterfly. The butterfly is first embossed with white embossing powder, then coated with a sparkling teal colored embossing glitter and finally treated partly with the same paints I used in the background.

The layers in the background include first of all a clock design made with the "Mechanical Time" stencil. On top of it there's the clock hands and the big round things, stacked on top of each other are from the "Accessory Cogs" set. They frame the butterfly nicely and mimic the center clock on it, too.

Thank you for stopping by today! Ta ta for now!

Materials from Scrap FX:

Materials: Scrap FX, Wow Embossing Powders, Prima Marketing


#happytimes - Scrap FX

Happa Saturday! How are you today? Excited about CHA and seeing what's new? This project has something new, too. The chippies in the piece are most of the newest Scrap FX collection. I made a couple of projects for the post, which you can see here (link). The topic of this page is my silly husband, who's trying to do "Blue Steel" look like Derek Zoolander.

The idea in the layout came from the transparency. I really liked the edge design it had and thought to cut that apart from the rest of the designs and use that as a focal point in my page. I added some stamping underneath, to the background and then layered a whole lot of different chipboards on top of each other for the main composition. Apart from those, there's quite a little of embellishments in the page.

The main part of the composition is the "Wire Heart". Around it I added two line-like designs, the "Flower C Clock Hand" and "Mechanical Spike A", and also a floral design "Botanical Clockwork". I treated each of these with a golden, sparkling acrylic paint and while it still was wet, sprinkled some embossing powders on top. They stuck to the wet paint and I was then able to melt the powder on top.

Have a great day! Hope you'll get some creative time today! 

Materials from ScrapFX:

Materials: ScrapFX, 7 Dots Studio, Prima Marketing, Wow Embossing Powders, Ranger


Black and white heart canvas

If you've been following my creations or my blog a while, you know what my favorite band is. And you even might know that one of my workshops even is inspired by the band. But what you might not know is that I have a quest. Quest to create something for each band member. I have done (and given) something for the singer already (link) and for the violinist (link) and this piece was created and given to the guitarist of Turisas, Jussi Wickström (link).

The piece is a kind of re-take to the first Turisas inspired craft I did, a heart of Turisas. But this time I felt that a heart shaped heart was a bit lame and went for an anatomical one. So I took some air-drying clay and started shaping the piece. I actually had to use google to find out the correct shape and the places of the veins but the outcome is pretty good.

As the song lyrics go that the heart was forged, naturally it needed to look like metal. For that I used Finnabair acrylic paints but also silver colored foil. There's just a few pieces of the foil in the high areas to catch the light, otherwise the heart is dark.

As the piece was done for a guitarist, I tried to add details that he would find fun and interesting. There's a tuning peg and a pick in there, but also a piece from a faucet, a suspender belt clip and a couple of animal shaped pieces of jewelry. 

I had so much fun doing this! I hope that you'll have at least as much fun trying to see what's in the piece! Thank you for stopping by today!

Ps. If you'd like to create something similar, check out my upcoming workshops! At least here in Finland, in Seinäjoki, we'll be creating heart canvases! More about that in this post (link)Jos kiinnostaisi luoda jotain tähän suuntaavaa, kurkkaa tulevat kurssini! Ainakin Seinäjoella tehdään sydänkanvaksia - lisää siitä tässä postauksessa (linkki)! Tervetuloa!

Pps. The photos are taken on top of my husband's guitar which he patterned using gel medium to get the snake skin like look to it. I felt quite proud then, to have inspired him.

Materials: Prima Marketing, Ranger


Oh Happy Day - 7 Dots Studio

Hi there! Today I'm sharing a layout with a video which I did for 7 Dots Studio. My idea behind the page and the video was to use letters as a design element, inspired by the “Writer’s Block” collection.

The layout itself is about a Christmas present I got a couple of Christmas back, 2015. My husband had gotten me a set of Beck DVD boxes! I really like the series! Gunvald is my favorite character, but I also like the name character, Beck as well. Most of the evenings after new year I watched the episodes.

The collection I used plus the photo effected to the color scheme I chose. I kept the layout almost monochromatic, only added a couple of touches of color here and there mostly near the photo. As you can see from the video, the background is done monochromatic. 

I used letters in the papers, but also made layers of my own using them. The first one is stenciled letters with ink, but I also used the same stencil with a black marker to trace some of the characters. Then there’s letters in the stamp I used, in journaling, but also scattered letters as a design element near the photo. Please see how I made it all in the video!

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

Materials from 7 Dots Studio:

Homegrown: Clear Stamps

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


New workshops!

Hi there! I'm happy to tell you that I've been planning and pondering and now ready to share a couple of new workshops with you! You can see all the currently available ones on my "Workshops" page (link)! It would be wonderful to see you this year! Please check the dates of the confirmed workshops from the blog's sidebar! 

Light and dark - Opal Magic paints work differently on these surfaces. It's like night and day! This workshop is inspired by that thought and we're altering two little horses during this workshop creating one for day and one for night. Mixed media, playing with gel mediums and paints and naturally the astonishing effect of the Finnabair Opal Magic paints. 

I love how a scrapbooking layout can document the story both in words but also in the feeling, colors and textures of the page. In this workshop we create a textured layout which can be an explosion of color or subtle and serene depending of the mood and story of the photo.

We're but dust and shadow. This framed project is just that - layers, dust and shadow. We create a monochromatic an assemblage with a weathered, dusty effect. We play with gel medium, gesso and Texture Powder - no colors added. 


Goofy One - Prima Marketing

I continue sharing some Prima projects that are already shown in the Prima blog and that are currently on their way to the big event in the States - the CHA show! This project was shared along with a couple other's in the first of the Finnabair product reveals (link). The layout demonstrates the Finnabair waxes, which Finnabair herself has showed in a couple of blog posts. Here's the link to the first one, about the "Opal Magic" line (link), here's to the second, about the "Metallique" line (link) and then the third, the "Antique Brilliance" line (link)

The layout is about my younger daughter. She's a little goofy one. In the picture she's trying on an armor in Häme castle where we visited this summer. They had a big armor exhibition there and we marveled the beautifully crafted pieces of armors first. The kids were starting to get a bit tired but then we walked to a room with the try on armor pieces and they were back in the game after some giggles!

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

Materials: Prima Marketing

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