17/11/2017

Candy like Holiday tags - Prima Marketing


Sweet Christmas! Well, maybe not just yet. But it starts to be time to start making the Holiday cards and notes. These candy colored tags are made as a part of Prima's Michaels team with supplies you can get from Michaels. You do know that some of the Finnabair line is now available from Michaels? Please see this link to see the range (link).

Finnabair Glitter set (link) is really easy way to add some glimmer to your Holiday greetings. You don’t even have to use wet mediums in these bauble tags. And who said that Holiday color palette needs to be red and green? These tags are sweet as candy! Underneath you can see the four easy steps to make these!


Step 1. Cut some circles out of double sided adhesive sheet. Use a circle punch or a die if you have those or then just scissors. Naturally you can go for fancier baubles, too, but circles are really easy to start with at least.


Step 2. Adhere the circles to the tags (or a piece of cardstock or on top of a parcel...) but keep the protective sheet still on the surface. Draw hanging strings to each circle, or bauble.


Step 3. Remove the protective sheet one at a time and add glitter on top. Gently rub with your finger so the glitter really sticks and covers the whole area. Use a brush to remove extra glitter from the surface.


Step 4. Embellish the tags with some ribbon and pretty blooms. Finish with a hand-written or stamped greeting.

See, I said they were easy! Just four steps and the tags are ready and no super mediums needed! As there's no wet mediums involved, you can decorate even your Christmas gifts with these baubles!

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have an awesome start to the weekend! 


Materials: 

961619 – Glitter Set Abloom


Materials: Prima Marketing, Elizabeth Craft Designs, Fiskars, Ranger

16/11/2017

Believe - GDT Elizabeth Craft Designs


Hiya! Yesterday I shared a layout I did for Elizabeth Craft Designs as a guest project and today I'm sharing a card from the same post (link). I tend to do always two projects for the post with the same theme or steps. This time it was a wintery layout and this card.

I started by adhering a piece of patterned paper to the cardstock, then applied gesso and continued with Modeling Paste. The biggest difference between the two projects, except the size, is the use of thread in the card. If you wish to see how the card was made, please see the video below! 


I tried to capture snowy, wintery feel in the card so it could be used as a Christmas greeting or just a winter greeting card. With all the stars and sparkle, you could use this style even for a New Year's card!

Thank you for visiting today! I hope you like these projects and find inspiration from these! 


Materials from Elizabeth Craft Designs:


Other:

Prima Marketing - Heavy Gesso White
Prima Marketing - Modeling Paste
Prima Marketing - Soft Gloss Gel
Wow Embossing Powder - Embossing Ink
Wow Embossing Powder - Bright White Embossing Powder
Ranger - Archival Ink Jet Black
Prima Marketing - paper blooms
thread
stapler


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



15/11/2017

Follow your dreams - GDT Elizabeth Craft Designs


Hi there! How are you? I've been ordered to take it easy as I've been coughing for a month now. Luckily it seems to do the trick as I feel much better!

What I'm sharing today is the first of two guest projects for a post at Elizabeth Craft Design's blog. You can see the post here (link). It's a double treat as there's this layout with a step by step tutorial and a card with video tutorial! Both of the projects are done with a winter theme or wibe. Both of the projects have blue, white, grey color scheme, white splashes and snowflakes. I also tried to add the winter wibe using Micro Fine Glitter as frost or twinkle of the snow.


This layout is about the last princess birthday my younger daughter had. It was almost two years ago. Since then she's gotten more into football and skateboarding. The Elsa dress I did for her for that 5th birthday fitted the winter theme well and she's also a child of winter.

I used the same steps or techniques in both the card and the layout. If you want to see the card, please come back tomorrow or visit the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog (link). There you can also find the step by step for the page in case you wish to see how it's made!

Thank you for stopping by today! All the best!


Materials from Elizabeth Craft Designs:


Other:

Prima Marketing - Heavy Gesso White
Prima Marketing - Modeling Paste
Prima Marketing - Soft Gloss Gel
Wow Embossing Powder - Embossing Ink
Wow Embossing Powder - Bright White Embossing Powder
Ranger - Archival Ink Jet Black
Prima Marketing - paper blooms
thread
stapler


Materials: Elizabeth Craft Design, Ranger, Prima Marketing, A Flair for Buttons

12/11/2017

Glimmering Christmas trees - demo at Suomen Kädentaidot


Postaus suomeksi? Vähän alaspäin, kiitos!

Hello there and happy Sunday! Here's two glimmering Christmas tree cards to you! It's also a post announcing that I will be demoing these at Klemmarikellari's stand at Suomen Kädentaidot fair next Friday. It's one of the biggest ones in Finland with lots of different crafts and craft supplies. 

I'm really eager to demo with some Sizzix dies, Wow embossing glitters and some Prima supplies, too. If you happen to be around Tampere next Friday and want to see a lot of arts and crafts, stop by the fair and say hi! The stand is C-hall, C619.

Have a great start to the new week!


Heippa ja hyvää sunnuntaita! Tässä postauksessa on pari kimaltavaa joulukorttia kertomassa että moisia tulee valmistumaan joukolla ensi perjantaina Tampereella! Olen siis paikalla Klemmarinkellarin pisteellä Suomen Kädentaidot tapahtumassa demoilemassa Wow'n glittekohojauheita, Sizzixin stansseja ja vähän Priman juttujakin! Nähdäänkö siellä? Klemmarikellari löytyy C-hallista paikalta C619. 


Materials: Sizzix, Wow Embossing Powder, Prima Marketing





11/11/2017

Cupcake, anyone? - Tape Garden


Hello there and sweet weekend! How's your Saturday been so far? I was working in the morning, but had some crafty time during the evening, as you saw if you follow my Instagram (link). I recently had a huge case of happy mail as I got the new 7 Dots Studio collections and some new dies from Sizzix and I was playing with both today. You'll see the result next month!


But what I'm sharing today is two cards made for Tape Garden to be used as samples. They are pretty simple but colorful and oh so easy to do! Just a couple of strips of tape, some watercolor splashes and then a muffin on top, colored with watercolors. To finish the cards I used a couple of stickers here and there. The muffin stamp is from Craft Stamper's August issue. 

Wishing you a sweet weekend! Thank you for stopping by today! 


Materials: Teippitarha, Prima Marketing, Ranger


10/11/2017

Inspired By... warmth



It's again the 10th of the month and time for the "Inspired by" creation! But what is Inspired by? Every month awesome Marsha and I choose a subject to be inspired by. It can be for example an idea (link), a product (link), a poem (link), a movie (link) or a book (link). Or anything! Then we make something inspired by that theme or a piece of art and share it with you and each other on the 10th of the month. You can browse the past "Inspired By" posts from here (link).


Remember when we did an Inspired by with light (link)? I really liked the idea of being inspired by a single word. So I think it might have been me who suggested to be inspired by a word. Considering the upcoming season we chose warmth to be the word. 

My first thought was connected to home and the fuzzy feeling family, home and everything familiar creates. Then I started to think about the actual physical feeling of warmth - sweaters, heating, fire. The more I thought about it, the more I got interested about the idea of fire. And then it hit me - to combine the fire inside and outside so to say. To use an element of fire but also depict something that makes me feel warm inside, something I hold dear.


So I chose tiny matchboxes as my base and decorated them with different elements. One is representing my family with a huge heart and numbers 2 and 1 - two daughters, one man. Then there's one representing my passion to create things with an old brush tip, a butterfly wing (letting thoughts soar) and finally third about friends embellished with a plug and a knob with "Art" on it. Those two mean the music friends and art friends, kind of two circles in my life. 

Underneath you can see them all, all three together. They are all made using same mediums but only the embellishments differ. 


I'm not sure if it's my love for black gesso which resulted the black color or the fact that it's my favorite color. Or maybe it was kind of "darkness before light" thing. But anyhow, I started by coloring the boxes with black gesso and then collaged the embellishments on top. 

To color the projects I used the Art Alchemy waxes and went with the primaries. Well, sort of. I used gold (like yellow) and red and blue.


So there you have it! My interpretation of "warmth". I wonder what Marsha has done this time! aybe something connected with home? Or something to keep warm? Let's go together to see - here's the link for you (link)

Thank you for stopping by today! All the best and great day to you! 


Materials: Prima Marketing


09/11/2017

Edge of Eternity - Prima Marketing


Hiya! How you've all been? Can you believe tomorrow is Friday? I can't! But I can't wait for the weekend and some crafty time, perhaps. Just got the new beautiful collections from 7 Dots Studio and I can't wait to play with those!

But today I'm sharing something I did for Prima Marketing with a video. It's an art journal page using Soft Matte Gel. I used the gel two ways in the project. I was planning to use it three ways but then got carried away and forgot about the third one! Well, something for the next project, then?


Soft Matte Gel is a lovely, soft-bodied gel medium. It makes collaging easy and stress free and it can also be used in transfer techniques. With this medium you can also transform your acrylic paints into acrylic washes!

In this journal page I first used the medium to adhere the old book pages to the Finnabair journal and then added some picture transfers on top. You could also use the gel to make your own paints and effect pastes! 

If you want to see, how I made the journal page, please see the video! 


Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed the video! 


Materials from Prima Marketing:

961428 – Soft Matte Gel 
584283 – Vintage Alpha Card Set in a Box 
962890 – Vintage Ephemera 
962883 – Ephemera 
583620 – Vintage Emporium Ephemera 
595166 – Decorative Tape Dark Vintage 
961060 – Mechanicals Washers 
992330 – Wild and Free Cling Stamp set 
960995 – Music to my Ears Clear Stamp 
961831 – Bubbles Clear Stamp 
960865 – Checkered Clear Stamp 
961466 – Clear Gesso 
964542 – Impasto Acrylic Paint Pumpkin 
964610 – Impasto Acrylic Paint Bottle Green 
584269 – Watercolor Confections Tropicals 
963897 – Silicone Brush 1” 
960209 – Finnabair Mixed Media Journal 


Materials: Prima Marketing, Ranger, Sharpie


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