I'm lucky - 7 Dots Studio

Hi there and lovely Saturday evening! I'm sorry the blog has been a bit neglected recently. I've changing my day job and I'm currently working two jobs so there's just a bit too much work hours at this point to keep a steady flow in the blog as well. But luckily the transfer period will soon be over and I can focus on one job again and then have enough time in the day to blog steadily again as well. 

But back to today's project. It's a layout I created to the recent, on going 7 Dots Studio challenge. The theme this time is "Good Fortune and Luck". You can see the challenge details here (link) in the company blog as well as a bunch of amazing projects and even a video! So I urge you to take a look if you haven't already! 

The theme got me thinking how fortunate I am. I have a supporting family and great friends, lovely hobby and warm home. As there seems to be more and more chaos in the world, it’s important to look back and see all the good things there is. I’m also extremely fortunate and lucky to have all these wonderful design opportunities in my life! One can’t be nothing more than grateful!

I went with a green color scheme as that to me connects automatically to luck - maybe because of the four-leaf clover. The background is done using acrylic paint and mist. There's also so stamping and stenciling in there as well as the pencil swirls.

Thank you so much for visiting today! Wishing you a lovely weekend!

Materials from 7 Dots Studio: 

Homegrown: Clear Stamps 
Soulmates: Squares Mask 

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


Delicacy - Turtle Soup Creative Magazine

I did three layouts for the latest issue of the Turtle Soup Creative Magazine. I've shared two of them already and this one is the third. If you want to see all three layouts together and a big big bunch of other fantastic creations, you can see the issue here (link).

What the layouts have in common is the color scheme. Each issue has its own palette and topics. Naturally you could use just either topic or the colors, but I like to use them both in my pieces. So this time the colors were autumn splendor like - oranges, yellows and a hint of brown, too. Not my usual color palette, so maybe that's why these layouts were so fun to make! 

The topic of the page is like the title suggests - a delicacy but also how eating habits change when the weather turns colder. It's funny how during summer time I crave for cold foods and light ones - like salads. But when the weather starts to get colder and you can sense the autumn in the air, the eating habits change. And during winter time, all one craves are casseroles and stews! So funny! 

But back to the delicacy part and to the photo. Last Christmas I bought some brie cheese and fig preserve to take along to my parents. Even though the plan was to share it with everyone, I guess it was me who ended up eating the most of the cheese. A thin cracker with some dried fruit in it, then a chunk of brie and on top the fig preserve. Oh so delicious! 

Thank you for visiting today! Can I ask, what's your favorite treat? 

Materials: 7 Dots Studio, Prima Marketing, Scrap FX, A Flair for Buttons, Sakura, Wow Embossing Powder


Friends in Crime - Turtle Soup Creative Magazine

Hello there and a happy new week! Yesterday it was my turn over at Artists Live and I made some glittering pastel ATCs. You can see the announcement post here (link). The recording of the show is already published in the Ustream channel (link), but I'm having difficulties to upload it to YouTube. Will let you know when it's up there as well! 

This page was something I created for the Turtle Soup Creative Magazine. You can see the whole magazine here (link). Maybe you recognize the persons in the photo? It's me and darling Terhi! The shot is taken when we attended a crop over a year ago and had an assignment during it. We should decorate a letter in pairs or in small groups and that's me doing some doodling while Terhi is doing splashes. If you've seen both of our work, you just know that a project done in co-operation just couldn't exist without those two - we both use them so much in our projects!

I went with a warm, autumn-like color palette, but added some grey in for the contrast. The background is done using watercolors as well as stamping and doodling.

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

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


Snow roses - Finnabair Brand Ambassador

Good evening and lovely Sunday! Boy do I have exciting news! The big announcement went live yesterday, the revealing of the brand new team - Finnabair Brand Ambassadors. 

I was so honored, so happy, so astounded when I was asked to be one of them. Naturally I said yes immediately! But just look at the company I'm in! There's so much talent, so much artistic inspiration in there. Some of my favorite creative people, too. Just wowsers! You can read more about the Ambassadors here (link) in Finnabair's blog and also see some fabulous art there as well. 

To celebrate the occasion, I created some frosty ATCs. I used the Crackle Pastes in these - a product which I use a bit rarely, but which creates a lovely effect. It's great for aged effects but also for frosty and snowy projects like these ATCs.

I started the cards by adding a layer or Clear Crackle to the cardstock and then started to build layers on top. There's stenciled Modeling paste in there as well as ink, Snowflake Paste, Glass Glitter, Soft Gloss Gel and watercolor. 

I quite like how these turned out! My trick or tip with Crackle Paste is to use a subtle heat source underneath. The best crackling effect I've got so far is a generous layer of paste and then letting the paper project air dry on top of a radiator. The electric ones are not to be covered, but we have water circulating ones in our apartment and they do the trick. 

Another tip would be creating the snowy effect - Glass Glitter and Snowflake Paste work wonders together! The glitter creates an icy look, like shaved ice where as paste creates the frosty look like snow had just fallen. 

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today! Wishing you all a great start to the new week! 


Materials: Prima Marketing


Jeans album - Mixed Up magazine

Sweet Saturday! So fat I've just shown sneaks of this project to you, but now I got permission to show it to you in whole. This denim journal cover is done for the Mixed Up magazine's first issue and comes with a step by step tutorial. The only way to see the tutorial is to purchase your copy of the digital magazine. You can find all the necessary info to do so in here (link) the magazine's webpage.

Here's some info about the magazine from the webpage: "Packed with inspiration Mixed Up is a mixed media magazine featuring an eclectic mix of crafts from a host of talented artists and crafters. Our first issue is out NOW and will be on sale monthly on the 1st of each month. Make sure you follow our Facebook page for sneak peeks, news and some fantastic giveaways."

I used mostly Prima Marketing supplies in my make but there's also Scrap FX chippie there. The metallic shimmer in the cover comes from the lovely Finnabair Metallique paints. 

Hope you like it and wishing you a lovely weekend! 

Materials: Prima Marketing, Scrap FX


Workshops in Belgium

Hello there and happy Friday! Are you excited by the starting weekend? Any crafty plans? I'm working on Saturday but have the Sunday off - so that's definitely turning to some crafty time! 

If you are up to some crafty time in Belgium in December, I have been invited there to keep a weekend full of workshops! So put Deecember 3rd and 4th to your calendar and see more info about the weekend and how to join here (link) in a Facebook event site! Underneath you can see the workshops I'm keeping there - a layout, some ATCs and a minialbum!

It would be awesome to see you there!

Does mixed media intrigue you but you don't know how to start? Would you like to give the purchased papers your own look? In this workshop we make a customized background using gesso, mists and stamps, building layers with them. I show you my all time favorite technique while creating a one of a kind background. On top we layer patterned papers and other elements thus creating an unique, personal page!

ATC's or artistic trading cards are a perfect place to experiment and try out different mediums. They're small in size but huge when techniques are concerned! In this workshop we play with the Finnabair mediums and create a set of mixed media cards with lots of layers and mixed media touches.

Watercolors are awesome! They can transform a background totally even though they are translucent. In this workshop we play with watercolors and make a minialbum from separate sheets of paper. We also add gold foil details to the album and think about composition and color.


L O V E - Prima Marketing

Lovely Thursday to you! Yesterday was a video day and I have such a treat for you today, too! This page is created for Prima Marketing, using the new Rossibelle collection. It's perfect for scrapping those who are dear to us.

The pink paper got me seeing pink altogether and I chose to scrap a picture I took this summer of me and my darling husband. I used different pinks from the collection but paired them up with some black as well, to give the page some contrast.

I started the page with layering two papers on top of each other and then added some mixed media touches in the background. I drew my inspiration for the background treatments also from the collection itself following the rose gold theme, for example. I recorded a video while working, hope you like it!

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


847760 – Rossibelle Wildflower
847784 – Rossibelle Nostalgic
847791 – Rossibelle Notes and Scribbles 
585167 – Rossibelle 3x4 Journaling Cards 
585204 – Rossibelle 4x6 Journaling Cards 
589974 – Metallic Accents 
963057 – Art Alchemy Ancient Coint 
963200 – Art Alchemy Vintage Rose 
961596 – Glitter Set Luminous 
587499 – Rossibelle Clear Stamp 
590598 – Rossibelle Flowers Genevieve 
586973 – Rossibelle Chipboard and More 
587048 – Rossibelle Ephemera 
942939 – Dresden Coat of Arms Gold 
582326 – Royal Menagerie SIIC
990862 – Artisan Adhesive Tape
963897 – Silicone Brush 1” 

Materials: Prima Marketing, Scrapbooking Adhesives by 3L, Ranger

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