Glimmering ATCs - Wow Embossing Powder

Moikka! It's new week and new crafts to be shared! Here's some sparkling spring ATCs I did for Wow Embossing Powder. In the Wow blog there's a tutorial for these as well. If you want to see that asap, here's a link to the post (link).  

My inspiration for these was the color combo of the "Mint Macaroon" and the "Opaque Pastel Yellow" powders. That combo of the minty green and pale yellow was so fresh and spring-like that I just had to use it! 

Above you can see the ready triplet of cards. What looks like kraft cardstock in the first glance is actually triple embossed cream cardstock! The earthy, greyish color of the "Primary Goose" powder acts as the perfect base for the sherbet styled colors coming on top. Again, if you want to see how the cards were made, please see the step by step at Wow's blog (link)

There you have it! Embossing powders in a couple of ways, stamping to make different layers and adding sweet sparkle as the finishing detail. 

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you all the best! And great start to the new week!

Products used: 

"Tropical" stamp

Materials: Wow Embossing Powder, 7 Dots Studio, Prima Marketing, Tsukineko


Enchanting sea - Prima Marketing

Hi there, today is the big day! The day we've been hinting for a while! Today Michaels stores have even more Finnabair products and Prima has launched a new site to support that! There's info about the products available, a gallery of projects and videos. More over, there's a ton of tutorials and step by steps in the main site here (link), Finnabair at Michaels. So head over to your nearest Michaels and see the new products! Or if you live too far (like I do), you can take a look at the selection at Michaels web page (link).

On the top there you can see one of my projects for Michaels. It comes with a step by step tutorial you can download from the site. My goal here was to show something with the acrylic paint set as well as the Art Stones. 

I really love Art Stones as they are such an easy way to add texture. They can be so much more than just "sand", adding that extra touch to a project, bringing dimension. But in this little oval piece I used them just as pebbles on a beach. You could even store your holiday memories like this - a couple of seashells from a beach you visited and then add a photo in there as well, before adding the beachy treatment to the bottom of the piece. 

I created a couple of different pieces for the launch and the new site and shall blog them during the near future. But if you are eager to see some ATCs or cards I made already, please visit the new site! 

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

Materials: Prima Marketing


Varalusikkaan kurssille?

This post is about a workshop in Finland so only in Finnish this one. If you's like a workshop with me, please don't hesitate to throw me a mail!

Moikka moi! Sain ihanan kutsun Porin seutuville Varalusikan tiloihin kurssittelemaan ensi kuun alussa. Tarkoituksena on tehdä assembaasi vaaleissa sävyissä vanhan kirjan kannen päälle ja samalla tutustua erilaisiin taideaineisiin. Alla lisätietoa. 

Oletteko jo kuulleet Varalusikasta? Ihana nettikauppa kauniille asioille, tavaroille, joilla on tarina ja vintage-henkisille kuukausikiteille. Tästä pääsette tutustumaan Varalusikkaan tarkemmin (linkki)

Lämpimästi tervetuloa!

"The white cloud he kissed in a dream " - Varalusikan tilat, Leineperi lauantai 7.4.2018 klo 11-14

Minkä värinen on pilvi? Valkoinenko vain vai onko siellä mukana ruusunpunaa, taivaansineä tai jopa ukkosen violetteja vivahteita? Kurssilla tutustutaan gessoon ja gel mediumiin sekä tehdään yksilöllinen assemblaasi niitä käyttäen. Työ tehdään vanhan kirjan kannen päälle.

Kurssin hinta on 34 € / hlö, johon sisältyy käytettävät materiaalit. Kurssimaksu tulee maksaa etukäteen. Jotta kurssi toteutuu, täytyy ilmoittautuneita olla ainakin 6. 

Kurssille voi ilmoittautua osoitteeseen rkovasin (at) gmail.com. Mukaan mahtuu maksimissaan 10 henkeä. Ilmoittautuminen on sitova ja perutusta kurssipaikasta peritään maksu.

Colorful feather earrings - Sizzix

Hi there! You know March is a special month for Sizzix? Sizzix encourages makes to make a pledge - make it rather than buy it. I wrote about the special month in my earlier post here (link). You can read more about the "Making The Pledge!" here (link), in Sizzix site

In the theme of rather making it than buying, I made some new earrings for myself. I got the inspiration from the die I used to make them, the Bigz Feather die (link). I got the die out for my April projects for the brand and suddenly it hit me that the feathers would make just perfect earrings! So after fifteen minutes or so, I had a new pair. 

Even if I was super excited about my idea and even more when I had added the alcohol inks on top of the plastic, I realized that these would make a great step by step. So I kind of faked the two first steps for the photos as I already had colored all the feathers and punched the holes, but I believe you'll get the hang of it anyway. 

So if you want to make similar earrings to yourself, please follow the step by step below! 

Step 1. Using the feather die, diecut some feathers out of plastic. I used Sizzix die packaging for mine. I cut the two of the feathers twice and then a two more of the smaller one.

Step 2. Using alcohol inks, color your feathers. If you want the feathers more monochromatic, use just a couple of colors, but if you want to have a rainbow, use a bigger selection of colors. Remember color theory, though. If you add too many colors to same piece of felt on the applicator tool, you create mud. So better to add the colors just two at a time. 

Step 3. This is an easy one - punch little holes to each of the feathers. 

Step 4. Using black and white permanent marker, doodle and add markings to your feathers. I traced along the edge of each feather to define it more and then added some doodling to each one. 

Step 5. Then all is left is to actually put the earrings together. I added a jump ring to each of the feathers. Then I added each feather to an earring ring with another jump ring. Lastly I added the ring part to a stud earring part and voilà, the pieces of jewelry were done!

These earrings were so much fun to make! I can't wait to wear them, as I just know it'll be so much fun, too! I'm saving their big debut to this Saturday, when I'm demoing at Leimailutaivas. 

Thank you for stopping by today! See you again! Have a great day! 

Dies used: 

Materials: Sizzix, Ranger, Posca


Sweet bunny cards - Prima Marketing

It’s starting to be an Easter bunny time! I made some bunny cards using Julie Nutting supplies for Prima's spring card feature. If you want to see more takes on the subject, please then head over to Prima's blog. You know that it has moved from Typepad, right? Here's a direct link to take you to the blog (link)!

I made two cards using pink and pale green. The background paper in the two are the same, but I used a green paper and watercolor in the other card where the bunny wears pink and vice versa in the other. The bunnies themselves in these cards are stamped on watercolor paper and colored using two sets of watercolor pencils. I decorated the cards with some beautiful Prima blooms, Julie Nutting die cuts and some crystals. 

Have you started Easter preparations already? Or do you even celebrate Easter? 

Thank you for your visit today! Have such a great day you can jump with joy! Ta ta for now!


912192 – JN stamp and die – Bunny 
847753 – 12x12 Watercolor Paper Pad 
576714 – Watercolor Pencils The Basics 
576691 – Watercolor Pencils Scenic Route 
912277 – JN A4 Paper Pad 
912215 – JN Ephemera March-April 
584566 – Tile stencil 
631338 – Love Story flowers Damianne 
631376 – Love Story flowers Lille 
912505 – Julie Nutting SIIC 
965259 – Paper Texture Paste
596699 – Amelia Rose Circle Stickers with foil 

Materials: Prima Marketing, Ranger


Demo at Leimailutaivas

Hiya there and happy new week to you all! This Saturday I'm going to demo some new Finnabair products at a fair here in Finland. If you visited Creativation, you saw me working on these tags there and now I'm doing them in Leimailutaivas! 

Heippa! Otetaas suomeksikin sama juttu vaikka tuossa allahan se lukee mainoksen muodossakin. Eli tulevana lauantaina olen mukana Leimailutaivas messuilla demoilemassa Finnabair-sarjan uutuuksia. Tavoitteena on tehdä tällaisia tummanpuhuvia tägejä, mutta samoilla tekniikoilla ja lähes samoilla materiaaleilla onnistuu myös romanttisempi väripaletti. Tervetuloa siis tutustumaan tuotteisiin ja kyselemään sekatekniikasta! 


Recycle circus cards - Mixed Up magazine

Sweet Sunday! Mixed Up magazine has an Instagram challenge going on with a hashtag #mixeduprecyclechallenge. You can see the announcement post here (link) and the array of amazing projects that have been submitted already here (link).

I had the challenge pop into my mind when my daughter got a gift box on her birthday party, which had a lovely circus pattern. It seemed such a shame to throw it away, so I took my scissors and cut some of the patterns out.  

After that, I turned them into easy cards. I painted a cream colored cardstock sheet with watercolors and dried it. Then I cut the sheet into circles using a Sizzix Framelits die (link). I also cut some stars using a star die (link) and yellow cardstock. Then I just layered the elements on top of white cardbases and drew a line around using a black marker. To decorate the card a little, I used a golden gel pen and dotted the line around the card and also some stars to the base as well. 

Easy as 1-2-3 and now I have a huge reserve of birthday cards for kids to take to their friends! 

Have you participated to the challenge yet? Or do you have a recycling idea in mind that you could make into a piece of art? Play along! 

Have a great start to the new week! Jolly Sunday evening to you all! 

Materials: Sizzix, Prima Marketing, Sharpie, Sakura

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