15/01/2018

Good mood tags - 7 Dots Studio


Moikka! How are you doing? Today I'm sharing some colorful tags for good mood! Winter is a dark time here in Finland where I live so some color is in order and I thought that some positive, inspiring quotes would be just the thing for the start of the year! This is my first post and project for 7 Dots Studio in 2018. So I combined the two things said previously and played with the “Paint chips” collection at the same time. 


The tags have a mixed media inspired base done with acrylic paints and some stamping and then I embellished them using die cuts. To finalize each one, I used some Word Stickers. Don’t you just love those? I mean, they have such great sayings in them! If you wish to see how the tags were made, please watch the video below. 


Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a great start to the week and lots of creativity and time to use it! If I haven't said it already too many times - happy 2018!


Materials from 7 Dots Studio: 

Illumination – Clear Stamps


Materials: 7 Dots Studio, Prima Marketing, Ranger






13/01/2018

Art Venture canvas - Prima Marketing


Tomorrow is the day! I'm so excited! Art Venture will happen and this is my project for it - wish me luck! 

The project is about Impasto Paints, using them different ways, about collaging and most importantly having fun with mediums. I've packed some Finnish books with me for the background to add some "exotic" flavor there. But what I'm most thrilled with is the scissors, there's going to be scissors in the kits! 


As this is a class project, I can't naturally share much info about the techniques but I'm happy to share the project and the anticipation. Oh how I wish everything goes well! 

Have a great weekend, everyone! All the best and thank you for your visit today! 


Materials: Prima Marketing






12/01/2018

Eccentric birds ATCs - Sizzix


Hiya! How are you today! I'm sharing some quirky birdies today! These ATCs are made for Sizzix. The idea came from the die with a little bird house and the bird. Even though it's January, my mind's turning to spring already and I thought that birds and flowers would be a perfect fit! 


I started with some monoprinted sheets of cardstock. I chose purple and orange as my color scheme. Really unusual for me, but I thought that combo would be energetic and fresh! If you wish to see, how I created the set, please see the video below! 


There's three different birdies in the set - "Puddle Jumper", "Star Gazer" and a "Mark Maker". All rare and not often seen species! As always, please let me know if you'd like a card from this set! They all are free for grabs. 

Thank you for stopping by today and have a great start to the weekend! Wishing you some wonderful crafty time! Ta ta for now! 


Dies used: 



Materials: Sizzix, Talens, 7 Dots Studio, Prima Marketing, Sharpie



11/01/2018

True Love - Tape Garden


Love is in the air! Can you feel it too? The Valentines Day is coming and it's always a good day to share some love! This card was made as a sample for Teippitarha - Tape Garden. 

There's some washi tape strips in the background and some stickers on top of those. The focal point is a sticker, too. I combined a heart sticker with a see-through "Love" one and cut the two of them out of the piece of cardstock I layered them onto. 

Have a happy Thursday! Thank you for stopping by! 


Materials: Tape Garden, Prima Marketing

10/01/2018

Inspired By... Vol. 1/2018


Hello there! Can you believe it's time for the first Inspire By in 2018? This year we are doing it a bit differently. Let me fill you in.

Inspired By is something sweet Marsha and me have been doing for years now. Until this year it was that we chose a subject to be inspired by and then did something inspired by that theme, a piece of art or a book. The inspiration could be anything but we both turned that into some kind of project and blogged the creation on the 10th. You can browse the past "Inspired By" posts from here (link).

Inspired By is a playground, a concept we can use to explore, to play and discover. We can do as much or as little we want and have time for. I guess it's not a surprise then that we both enjoy Inspired By very much but after doing it the same way so many years, we thought to change the things a bit.

This year, 2018, we both just post on the 10th with some source of inspiration we found that month. Or rather on a period from the 10th of previous month to 9th of the current month. It can be a series of photos, a book we read, an artwork we saw, just a pebble on the street or a new product we bought. We can make something using that source, but it's more about sharing just the inspiration. Consider it as a window to our creative minds! 

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I really thought to choose something else as my source of inspiration for this first post, but unfortunately this little thing is occupying so much of my mind right now there's no going around it. I honestly tried to avoid it, but nope, I couldn't do it. I say "little thing" but in fact it's a huge deal for me! For the first time I get to see the new things right away. For the first time I get to meet some people in real life, like Keren Tamir! For the first time I get to experience the hustle and bustle of the Creativation! 

When I state that I'm inspired by the Creativation, I guess it's more like the anticipation and the thought or idea of Creativation I have in my head. The idea might totally be off what it actually then is, but let's see! I'm also thrilled, excited and terrified. I'm trying to figure out what I need to take with me and if I have everything and how the workshops will go and then there's demos and and and... I've been sleeping quite poorly lately with all the excitement, stress and anticipation. 

I've actually done several projects inspired by Creativation and everything connected to it. Unfortunately I can't show any of those yet. But there's some fun stuff coming! And I can't wait for the wave of inspiration what's going to probably hit me in the show! I'm trying to share some pictures along the way when there, but I'm not sure how much is allowed and how much time I'll have and if I have a connection or not... So try to bear with me! If I get to share some photos, it'll be in Instagram.

So for this post I'm sorry to leave you hanging in a way. There's not that much to be shared just yet as everything is either a big hus hus or just a great deal of anticipation. The sneaks of the new collection have started in Prima's blog (link), though, so if you want to see a glimpse of stuff I've been creating with, I suggest you visit that. The projects shall soon start to appear in there, too. But in the meanwhile I'm so eager to see what has inspired Marsha in the beginning of this new year! Here's a direct link to her post (link)! Let's all go and explore! 

09/01/2018

Sacred Rust Birds - Craft Stamper


Hello little birdies! These two were made for Craft Stamper's October 2017 issue, for the 3D project gallery. This time the topic was a set of two wooden birds by Creative Company. We could have used just one or make both. I chose to go with the pair and turned them into rusty birdies with a halo! 


The halo is made out of corrugated cardboard and cut with a Sizzix die. The birdies have beaks out of a Roman numeral five and wings made of bottle caps and calligraphy pen nibs. The patina and rust is made using the Rust and Patina sets from Prima. These were so fun to do! 

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


Materials: Creative Company, Prima Marketing, Sizzix



08/01/2018

Tahto - A Flair for Buttons


Hello there! How has your year started? It's always a kind of refreshing feeling to start the very first projects of a new year to each brand I design for! Usually they are done during the previous year but still, there's something magical about it. Here's my first project and post for A Flair for Buttons. So first of all, let me again repeat - Happy New Year! May 2018 be a positive and creative year! 


As the first project for A Flair for Buttons I created a layout and taped a little video while working on it. The topic is my younger daughter, who is really strong-willed. The title is in Finnish. "Tahto" means will. In a world like this, that might come handy one day, but currently it's sometime a bit exhausting. Usually it's good but sometimes her will demonstrates in odd places - like one morning she didn't want to wear shoes...

I was actually thinking about another page first with the photo, but when I saw the flair shown in the picture above, I knew exactly what to do. This statement is from "Vintage Bee 4" set. In the video I'm not only showing how I created the page but also show a little glimpse of the way I usually start a project for A Flair for Buttons. I usually get all my flairs out and look for inspiration in them! 

If you wish to see how I start a project and how this page was made, please see the video below!


You might have guessed the source of the color palette by now - the first flair! It's also a great, energetic, friendly and happy color which are all also adjectives that go to my little one. Besides the crown, I needed to add the tiger from the "Animal 3" set to the page as she's a little tiger, too. The heart goes without saying, I guess. This golden one is from "Black and Gold"

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you a splendid start to the new year!


Sets used:




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

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