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25.6.2017

STAMPlorations - Stencil Sunday

It's the last stencil Sunday of the June
Oh boy, how the time flies...



I've used alcohol inks, Kudos die/stamp set,
Overlap stencil and Flutter Zen 2 die. Isn't that butterfly just gorgeous?


Lots of going on at STAMPlorations blog:
several challenges AND
awesome B-day party. So hop here to join.
And if you want to go shopping (there is a great B-day sale already),
by using the code STAMPGIRLSARI you'll get 20% off.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Creative Craft Cottage - No patterned paper
Tuesday Throwdown - Party Time
Use your stuff - Try something new (alcohol inks with stencil)
Happy Little Stampers - AG with dies

24.6.2017

Wanna Clown Around .... ATC

Gecko Galz has a fun challenge this month
Under the Big Top, I felt verry inspired by it:
This is my 4th ATC, LOL


There is H2O colors, stamping (Vissible Image and Kraftin' Kimmie), 
DI smushing and playing with water 
combined to make this messy vintage look.

I'd like to enter to some challenges: 
Gecko Galz - Under the Big Top

And here's the previous 3 I made:


 
The last one I made for a Dream in Darkness
challenge reminder (still time to enter)

Bloobel's progressive challenge for June

What a fun set of images Bloobel had
(again) for this months progressive challenge.

I picked up this roaring dragon and combined it
with a little birdie.


Sentiment is in Finnish and says:
Little bird told.... Laughing makes you live longer!

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Shopping Our Stash - Think Pink
Penny's - AG

18.6.2017

Clown balloon ... ATC

This is my second make for Gecko Galz fun challenge:

I made this ATC using Clown from Clowning Around Domino Sheet.


I used Gesso, Gelatos and Oxide ink (with Bubbles stencil) to make the 
base, stamped the "Circus" -text and
die cut the clown image with STAMPlorations
Shaker Balloons #3 die. (By the way, you'll get 20% off 
from STAMPlorations by using code: STAMPGIRLSARI.)
Balloon is covered with Glossy to give it a little "shine". 
And the little dots are made using Pearl Maker.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Artistic Inspiration - AG/ stencil, dies
Simon Says Monday - Touchy Feely
Gecko Galz - Under the big Top











15.6.2017

Keep the circus going .... ATC

Gecko Galz has a fun challenge this month

I made this ATC using Clown  from Clowning Around Domino Sheet.


I started with a layer of white Gesso, then some gelatos on top to make the base.
I used Stencil with Oxide ink and then stamped stars and sentiment.
Star is old die cut I found from my stash.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Gecko Galz - Under the Big Top
Use your stuff - Warm summer colors
Fab n Funky - Vintage
Crafty Gals - Vintage
A Bit More Time to Craft - AG

9.6.2017

GDT at Craft Stamper magazine

I was so honoured  to be chosen to be one
of the winners at Craft Stamper April challenge.
Whit that win, came a awesome opportunity to be
their GDT for June. YAY!

Here's what I did for the challenge inspiration.


I used the Narcissus stamp from STAMPlorations
and the Fairy from SinCity Stamps.
Then I melted some wax crayons and added a 
sentiment stickerr. Very simple and fun to make.

I'd like to enter to some challenges with my card:
Delicious Doodles - All Creatures great and small
Jehkotar - kuva inspiraatio
The Paper Shelter - Flower power



4.6.2017

STAMPlorations Mixed Media challenge for June

It's finally summer and the schools are closed 
and the kids are home enjoying their well deserved brake.

It's also time for STAMPlorations MM challenge.


I do hope you'll have time to enter the challenge.
The theme is always anything mixed media goes except a card 
and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. 
And there is fabulous prizes:
- $10 gift certificate to the winner voted by the Mixed Media team
- $5 gift certificate each to the 2 top picks
- If there are 25 or more entries: 
1 random winner of any 2 standard size stencils.

This month I use a old calendar cover as a base of my MM make


Firs I used Distressed Damask stamp and embossing powder.
Then some stenciling with white Gesso and Rows of Hearts stencil.
Then some blue from spray bottles; also
colored some paper with same sprays 
and cut the flowers and birdies out
Gorgeous sentiment  ( Strong Women set) is stamped on vellum.

Wanna go shopping?
By using the code STAMPGIRLSARI you'll get 20% off. (can not be combined your code with any other discount codes)

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are having a beautiful summer.

1.6.2017

Rubber Dance challenge for June

I was thrilled to be  DT's  pick for the April color challenge
at Rubber Dance. It brought me a pleasure to be a GDT
at their June color challenge. And it is such a fab palette:


I also got a whole plate (YAY!!) new stamps,
so of course I wanted to use them: Weed Love


I used alcohol inks on Yupo paper and
embossing powder on vellum.

It's so cool to see how alcohol inks make there way on the paper,
and love the see through effect that vellum gives.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Simon Says Monday - We are going around in Circles
Sweet Stamping - use your stash (alcohol inks)
Fussy and Fancy - Flowers
Time Out - "Flower and Friends make life a garden" (Flowers)


Fragile world, MOO's

Weather has been so strange this year ....
so I think the idea for these MOO's is
coming from those thoughts.

Execution is in a Dream in Darkness style, :=)


These are the first MOO's I have made and I "cheated" a bit:
I stapled two together to make more room, LOL

Using DI pens, DI ink pads and several stamps.

To join June challenge, hop here.
Theme is Anything goes, as long as your
creation is alternative, weird, dark, cothic ...



30.5.2017

Birds, birds ....

I won a lovely sheets of bird images from
Gecko Galz FB challenge and of course 
had to print and make some summer cards.


Using Gecko Galz image and ready made die cuts.
I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Gecko Galz - Country Charm
Try it on Tuesday - Feathered Friends
Alphapet Challenge - F for Feathered Friends
Make my Monday - Victorian romance

Another card with same ingredients, :=)


Entering for the Cupcake Inspiration challenge - colors blossom, powder and lemon

and few more



21.5.2017

Thankful card for teacher

Time to make some "Thank you" -cards for 
teachers, this is first one I made and it's
going for a man teacher, so colors are kind of maculine.



I used alcohol inks, gesso, stencil and die cut from 
STAMPlorations and 3 stamps from Rubber Dance's
Weed love -plate and embossing powder.

I'd like to enter to some challenges with my card:
Rubber Dance - The Rule of tree









Sunday Stamps - Beautiful blooms / color challenge












Come and Get it - emboss it (weeds)
Crafty Gals - add flowers
Creative Artiste - AG as long as MM

14.5.2017

STAMPlorations - Stencil Sunday

full of inspirations.

This time I made two coffee themed tags.
We Finns drink lots and lots of coffee,
so these tags are perfect if I stop by a friend 
and take a packet of coffee there.


I've used a napkins and Rows of Hearts stencil for the background

Do you like to make MM?
There is still plenty of time left to link to the current 
Mixed media challenge at STAMPlorations:


By entering you'll have a change to win:
$15 gift certificate OR choice of any 
2 ARTplorations stencils to the winner
and choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil to the top picks.

The theme is always anything mixed media goes except a card 
and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project.


Heart Never Forgets ... ATC

I wanted to join Rubber Dance May 

... almost didn't make it
but here'e my entry, ATC


Heart and sentiment are from Rubber Dance,
Background made using paints and Gelatos.

I also would like to enter:
Paper Shelter - Love is in the Air


7.5.2017

STAMPlorations Mixed Media challenge for May

Finally all the snow is nearly gone,
nature is starting to show some bright colors,
we have plenty of daylight...
so Life is good!


AND is also time for a new challenge at STAMPlorations


The theme is always anything mixed media goes except a card 
and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project. 
And there is fabulous prizes:
- $10 gift certificate to the winner voted by the Mixed Media team
- $5 gift certificate each to the 2 top picks
- If there are 25 or more entries: 
1 random winner of any 2 standard size stencils.

***
For this months DT piece I  made myself a calendar to but on a wall, 
didn't have one at the work, so decided to make one, :=).

I used sprays and plastic wrap to make a base,
Happy Sunflower and Trendy Buterflies stamps together with 
White color comes from Dylusions paint.
And there is a touch of glitter - added when the spraying colors.



















I'd like to enter to some challenges with my MM calendar:
Inky Chicks - Butterflies
Simon Says Monday - The Great Outdoors
Aud Sentiments - Flowers + Sentiment
HSL Mixed Media - splashes
Craft Stamper - AG (stamped) May



1.5.2017

May-Days in Dream in Darkness

I was hopping got a newsletter from Debbie More and hopped 
in to shop to take a look ... and found something I wanted to try:
cool looking Printables. I "merged" 3 downloads here.




To take a part for this months challenge 
(and to see what Kim and Anne has created) hop HERE.

There is few challenges I'd like to enter:
Alphabet Challenge - D is for Decoupage
Koukussa Kortteihin - Kokeile jotain uutta

30.4.2017

STAMPlorations - Stencil Sunday

It's the last Sunday this month and my turn
I bought some of the Distress Oxide inks and wanted to play with them.


I made a pair of ATC with those inks, kraft ATC base, gel pen and
Flutterby and Happy Flowers stencils, 
words are from Artful Flutters stamp set.

There is still one day left to link to the current 
Mixed media challenge at STAMPlorations:


By entering you'll have a change to win:
$15 gift certificate OR choice of any 
2 ARTplorations stencils to the winner
and choice of 1 ARTplorations stencil to the top picks.

The theme is always anything mixed media goes except a card 
and you must use at least one stencil (any brand) in your project.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Aud Sentiments - stamped sentiment
Inky Chicks - Butterflies
Time Out - Flowers
Simon Says Wednesday - AG
Butterfly challenge - Butterfly and color Jasmine (the right side ATC, :=) )

28.4.2017

Little moments

So the long weekend started and I wanted to 
start relaxing and what would be a better way than to color a wee bit.


So I took my Inktense pens and this adorable House Mouse image.
Got it done just before bedtime, :=D

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Less is More - Stripes
House Mouse - Stop and Smell the Flowers
Crafts and Me - Things with wings


20.4.2017

Little bunny hello!

I trying to learn how to do CAS,
luckily there is so many wonderful
challenges to go and be inspired...


For this card I got the idea of the image from 
Art Impression's "Make it Mini" -challenge
Sketch is from Freshly Made Sketches:
Also entering Less is More
photo inspiration challenge
and HSL April Die cut challenge

Keep your temper, ATC

So today I'm showing the third and last of the
set of ATC's I made for Gecko Galz Alice challenge.


Using Gecko Galz freebie, colored with Copics
Background is a digital paper from Lozzy, set "It' Dark".

I think this solder has been so sloppy with his painting job,
that he wishes the Red Queen would keep her temper ... LOL

Here's all 3 ATC's in same photo:


Love how the "mood" of the card changes, 
just depending what colors I used.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Gecko Galz - Alice's Tea Party
A Bit More Time to Craft - AG
The Paper Shelter - Sentimental
Fab n Funky - In the Garden 

19.4.2017

Off with her head, ATC

Yesterday I made my first ATC (White rabbit), 
for the Gecko Galz Alice challenge,
and today was time for Red Queen to show up to the tea party.


Using Gecko Galz freebie, colored with Copics
(touch of golden pen and red pearl maker).
Background is a digital paper from Lozzy, set "It' Dark".

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Gecko Galz - Alice's Tea Party
A Bit More Time to Craft - AG

18.4.2017

It's always a tea time, ATC

Alice in the looking glass came out of TV this week.
Loooove that movie and then I saw that Gecko Galz
had a Alice theme challenge AND fantastic freebies
to go with the theme. So here's the first ATC ready:


Using Gecko Galz freebie, colored with Copics.
Background is a digital paper from Lozzy, set "It' Dark".

I'd like to enter to some challenges
Gecko Galz - Alice's Tea Party
Incy Wincy Designs - So so cute

16.4.2017

Marble background, III

While my daughter was coloring Easter Eggs,
I made quite a bunch of marble backgrounds,
so this is my third post on the road using them.


Sentiment is a die cut from STAMPlorations,
and images from Sin City Stamps,
colored with InkTense pens.


This cutie can be found HERE


And this one HERE.

I'd like to enter some challenges:
Winter Wonderland - Cute Christmas

15.4.2017

Marbled background, II

Here's second card using the
marble background I made 
while my daughter colored Easter Egs.


Heads stamp is Stampotique stamp that I manage to find
from a crafters flea market . Sad to say, there is not
many of their stamps available in Finland...
Sentiment is from STAMPlorations stamp set.

I'd like to enter to some challenges:
Aud Sentiment - B-day sentiment
C.R.AF.T - White and other color
Rubber Dance - Black, White and third color
Sketch Saturday - Sketch


Marbled background, I

My daughter wanted to color some
Easter Eggs - and mommy wanted to play too.
So I dig up my marble colors.
I don't have too many, just clear, gold, silver, blue and red.


This is the first card I made using those backgrounds.
Using Textured Flowers stamp set from Rubber Dance.

I'd like to enter to few challenges:
Rubber Dance - Black + White + one other color 
Craft Stamper Magazine - AG (stamped)
QKR Stampere - Flowers

11.4.2017

Musta valkeaa

Tämä The East Windin kuva on yksi
suosikeistani, sukat on kiva väritellä ja
kasvojen ja mekon värityksellä saa ihan eri ilmettä kuvaan.


Värittelin Copiceilla ja hameessa on PAAAALJON 
kimalleliimaa, :=)


Muutamaan haasteeseen osallistuisin:
Leimaillaan ja väritellään - musta & valkoinen
Through the Purple Haze - tag (recycling a tag from a new shirt)
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