Wax tags - demo at Leimailutaivas

Hello there! How has your weekend started? I'm sharing these two tags today which I made as demo samples for an upcoming event here in Finland. They are made using Modeling paste, stamps, black gesso and the new Finnabair waxes. If you happen to be in Finland in Saturday a couple of weeks from now, please come and say hi! 

Heippa hei! Otetaas taas muutama sana suomeksi kun kyseessä on tapahtuma Suomessa! Elikä Leimailutaivas on parin viikon päästä ja mukana myös minä. Olen paikalla demoilemassa Finnabairin uutuusvahoja ja pohjana käytän hauskaa leimailutekniikkaa. Tervetuloa mukaan ja tutustumaan! Puistokulmassa nähdään! 

Lisätietoa messuista, aikatauluista ja kursseista paikan päällä täältä (linkki) tapahtuman kotisivuilta.

Iloista viikonlopun jatkoa!

Materials: Prima Marketing


Vikings - A Flair for Buttons

How are you today? Hopefully haveing a great Fri-yay! Today I'm sharing a layout I made for A Flair for Buttons. As my last project for this Etsy store was a colorful one, I went the complete opposite with this one and used quite a monochromatic palette of browns here. They also felt as the right choice for the topic.

In the photo there's my older daughter and my husband building a miniature ship. The story actually starts with the summer vacation trip to Tallinn, the topic of the previous page for A Flair for Buttons as well. We visited a maritime museum while in there and my daughter completely fell in love with the model ships. As my father once was a model builder and I can self remember gluing down teeny tiny windows of the cruiser models, this struck a chord in me. So when we got back home, the whole family went to shop for a model. My daughter got to choose it and she chose a Viking vessel. Being a Nordic person, it was a fun twist as well.

I tried to capture the atmosphere of the days passed and the sea fare to my page. The tones are of old paper and leather and I definitely wanted to use that sea chart print in my layout. While the papers and tones represent the past, I went with a modern look with the flairs. They still echo the same color scheme, but the designs are a bit more modern. The chevron is from the Linen Chevron set and the camera from the Honey Honey 2 one. The woodgrain "fun" is from the Paper Airplanes 2 set. I just love to mix and match! 

Thank you for your visit today!

Ps. Have you heard about Art Transformations? It's the first ever online workshop by Finnabair hosted by Everything Art. Or actually it's even better - a series of online workshops! Here's a link to a little sneak peek video (link).

Sets used:


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


Love Letters - 7 Dots Studio

It's Friday! ...oh, wait, no. But I have a day off tomorrow so it feels like a Friday! If you have some spare time as well, there's a new challenge at 7 Dots Studio's blog! This time the theme is "Love" and you have until March 19th time to participate. Here's the link to the new challenge (link). Underneath you can see the inspirational circle with some of the team projects.

February is a month of love, indeed. With that in mind, I made a little set of ATCs. I chose positive, sweet texts as the background for these cards and the added some pinks and purples on top. The big texts also reflect love and they are from the Cold Country Die Cut Elements set.

Love is all around! Have a great day!

Materials from 7 Dots Studio:

Lost and Found: Tags 12x12
Homegrown: Clear Stamps
Cold Country: Die Cut Elements 6x12

Materials: 7 Dots Studio, Prima Marketing, Ranger


Bound butterflies ATCs - GDT Our Mixed Media Moods

Hi there! How are you today? I have something special to share with you today - it's a double guest piece! As I'm not a part of the regular Artists Live team, I was honored and happy to be invited to take part in a guest appearance in the Our Mixed Media Moods. What is Our Mixed Media Moods? It's a collaboration between DeeDee Catron and Jenn Engle and the goal is to inspire and provide exciting tutorials and videos. There's a challenge, too, so you can join in the fun! The linky tool is here (link) at DeeDee's blog.

Above is the inspiration board, the challenge. I immediately was drawn to the upper middle photo which reminded me about alcohol inks and a technique I've been using every now and then. That settled the background part but then I needed to think what to make and what other details to include to the piece. The right bottom corner photo gave me an idea of ATCs and the twine and the butterflies took care of the details. 

Underneath is my contribution video to the challenge. You can see the links to all other videos in the description part of the video. 

You can see the process to make the marble, splotchy looking background in the video. I've used the same technique with mists, too. What took me by surprise was how the white Ecoline worked. Underneath is two detail shots of the background without the top layers.


If you'd like to swap one of these or just to receive one, please send me a mail. You can see the address from the sidebar. 

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

Materials: Prima Marketing, 7 Dots Studio, Talens, Ranger


Let's get lost together - Prima Marketing

Let’s get exploring! Wild and Free is a perfect collection to document travels and journeys. You can see the collection here (link). This layout is one I made for CHA last year.

The subject of this page is a road trip I did with some friends during last autumn. So much fun to spend some time in with like-minded people, do fun stuff and just go wild!

Have a great Tuesday! Thank you for stopping by! 

Materials: Prima Marketing, A Flair for Buttons


Loved - Prima Marketing

There they are, my two sweet girls! They are like night and day but stick together through thick and thin. It’s a privilege to watch them grow. 

In this layout I used Rose Quartz collection. The collection has some black patterns as well, but mixing the softer tones can really create an airy, sweet page.

This layout was sent to CHA as well and was shown in a couple of videos from the Prima booth. Every time I saw something I made my heart jumped and it felt a bit unreal. Something I put together was in there, seen by a lot of people. Amazing! Maybe someday I will be there, too!

Have a great week, everyone! You are loved!

Materials: Prima Marketing, Ranger


My Music - Prima Marketing

Music has a great power, don't you think? It lifts us up when we feel down, comforts in sorrow and makes you dance when you are happy. This layout is about my music and it was done for CHA. I think I didn't see this one on display in the CHA photos, though. But it was there somewhere. I've used the Rose Quartz collection together with Resists Pen in this layout. There's also some planner items there.

The Resist Pen is used in two ways – first creating a resist and then using it as the base for the foil to stick. You can find more info about the Resist Pen in either this post (link) or this post (link). The first one is the actual reveal post and the second one has a lot of cool projects in it.

The swirls behind the photo are done using the resist effect – drawing loose circles by free hand, letting the medium dry and then adding watercolors on top. After the page was completely dry, I removed the Resist and finished the page. 

The foiled version is a part of the title. As the last detail I wrote "my" with the Resist pen to my title and also added some drops here and there. These shapes I foiled to give the page some metal(lic) shine.

Wishing you a great week! Thank you for your visit again - it means a lot to me!

Materials: Prima Marketing, We Are Memory Keepers, American Crafts

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