13 July, 2018

Art journal page for Craft Stamper July Blog Challenge!

It's Friday the 13th, woohoo!
For us crafters it's a lucky day, as Craft Stamper Magazine blog challenge revealed today a lot of new stamping and paper crafting inspiration for our July challenge. Hope you have time to play with us; this month's prize is a great Faith Journaling bundle:
More information about the challenge and great design team projects can be read *here*.
Additional DT inspiration projects are available *here*

Inspired by the cute girly image by Ia Rafistolerie/Carabelle Studio I made this art journal page:

The die-cut oval background is colored with a red Ecoline liquid watercolour. Once the paper was dry I stencilled some patterns on top of the watercolour:

For colouring the art journal page background I used white and black acrylic paint. I applied the paint first with a brayer, and then softened the finish with a paint dabber.
After gluing the oval on the page I doodled a frame around the edge. A hint of white was needed, too, so I added a tiny white dot inside each doodled circle.

I coloured two stamped images on one go, so the other one I used for a cute bookmark:

Wishing you a wonderful, lucky day!
Thanks for stopping by in my blog .

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09 July, 2018

Mail Art Monday at Viva Las VegaStamps! blog

Hope your week has started well.
Today was my turn to share my latest Mail Art project in Viva Las VegaStamps! blog. Here's a picture of my stamped and coloured envelope:

For stamping I used the simple masking stamping technique. And this envelope has even a decorated inside i.e. a self-made envelope liner!

Please visit VLVS! blog for more information of the project and stamps I've used. Step-by-step pictures are included, too!
Link is *here*

Wishing you a wonderful day!
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19 May, 2018

Wall art on an art journal page

Hope your weekend has started well.
I wanted to share with you a page I made in my new art journal book:

The page is a fun collage with inked and stamped background. My favourite techniques, and my favourite stamps. True art journal pleasure!

I made a simple picture tutorial for this project; it can be read in the Viva Las VegaStamps! blog. More info on the stamps I used is at the end of the post.

Thanks for stopping by!
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17 May, 2018

Blog Hop with Imagine and Precious remembrance Shop: Day 2

Hi and greetings from Finland!
Welcome to our Blog Hop, organized by Precious Remembrance Shop and Imagine!

Starting yesterday the design team members of both companies have been sharing with you lots of amazing projects and tons of inspiration - enjoy and have fun!

The blog hop comes with a cool giveaway: Hop along and leave us some comments on each blog you've visited. Please also show us some love!:) Like and Follow both companies on Facebook and Instagram:

Precious Remembrance Shop: Facebook , Instagram
Imagine Crafts: Facebook , Instagram

There are two amazing prizes for lucky winners:
One winner will get 'School Days' and 'Totally' stamp sets by Precious Remembrance Shop. Those are the stamps I have used in my projects; I love them!
And another lucky winner will get a $30 Gift Certificate from Imagine Crafts.
How cool is that! 

Here's a list of design team members and their blog posts for Blog Hop day 2:
*** Elina Stromberg *** You are here!

The blog hop ends on May 19.  So there's still plenty of time to visit the blogs, to leave your comments, and to get a chance to win a fun prize!

My second project is a stamped, stitched, and heat-embossed Thank You card:

For the card front I chose a piece of plain kraft cardstock. I stamped the pattern with yellow ink as I did not want the ink to show too much under the stitches. Once the yellow Memento was dry the lines could be seen only very gently which was just the result I wanted to gain.
I used only one stamp, but rotated it by 180 degrees after each line.

Using three strings of the pink and embroidery yarns I stitched the stamped pattern.

The sentiment text I stamped on a piece of vellum, and heat-embossed using copper embossing powder. Before adhering the card front on the patterned background paper I attached the vellum strip on the back of the card. With both ends secured between the cardstock layers the strip did not have to be glued on the card front.

I like how the card background looks like. Hope it inspires you, too!
If you missed the blog hop posts from yesterday (blog hop day 1), please have a look at my ATC card post yesterday. Blog hop ends on May 19, so there's still plenty of time to participate.

Thanks for participating in our blog hop and for visiting my blog.
Wishing you a wonderful day!
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