Monoprinting with embossing folders

Today in Imagine blog I'm showing you a fun monoprinting technique. For this you don't need to have a gel plate; just take out your favourite embossing folders and waterbased Tsukineko inks and you're good to go!

Please visit Imagine blog for a step-by-step picture tutorial. Link to the post is *here*

...and one print is now the background of two ATC's...

I made several prints on one go; one print is now the backtround of a mixed media card:

I was so inspired By the gorgeous B&W patterns! Here are pictures of a few prints I made:

Hope you give this fun technique a try!
Wishing you a nice week. Thanks for stopping by in my blog!

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Happy Mail Art Monday!

Hi and Happy Monday!

This week begins in a very special way: It's Mail Art Monday at Viva Las VegaStamps! blog!

At VLVS! I'm sharing my very first mail art project; I've loved the mail art idea and admired the gorgeous pieces of envelope art, but for some reason I had not tried it out myself.

Well, now my first decorated envelope is ready, and I'm very sure it won't be the last!

View the entire project and read the picture tutorial on my post at Viva Las VegaStamps! blog.
Link is *here*

Wishing you a wonderful week!
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Mark Maker ATC's for Viva Las VegaStamps! DT

Today I'm sharing my very first post at Viva Las VegaStamps! blog. I'm so happy for the chance to be part of this amazing team of super talented ladies:

My first project is a set of four ATC cards, for which I used many gorgeous VLVS! stamps. For reading more about my cards and viewing the entire supply list please visit the original blog post *here*

ATC card, Mark MakerATC card, Mark Maker

ATC card, Mark MakerATC card, Mark Maker
Wishing you ha wonderful day! Hope you have a chance to stop by in the VLVS! blog, too :)
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Art Journal Page: Dare to be different


Hope you had nice days over Christmas. After a crazy busy autumn I also had the opportunity to take off a few days, spend time with my family, and also relax at my crafting table. So to sum it up: Perfect holidays!

A new year has started and so has a new Craft Stamper magazine blog challenge. Again, "anything goes" as long as you have used stamping somewhere on your project. Easy, isn't it!

Our generous January sponsor is Visible Image; a company that I had the pleasure to work with for 2 years. Below you can read the greetings from Visible Image lovely couple Helen and Mark to all Craft Stamper challenge participants:
"Visible Image design exciting and different stamps and stencils! Our sets include arty images and brilliant background elements, and some really inspiring quotes. Our clear photopolymer stamps are very deeply etched, and our stencils are gorgeously thick for creating divine texture!
We are really excited to be exhibiting at Creativation this month.. hope to meet some of you there!"

One lucky challenge participant will win these two A5 stamp sets by Visible Image:

For reading all the challenge details and for linking your entry please visit Craft Stamper blog *here*

My January project is an art journal page in my Moleskine book:

It was a fun page to make: There are several layers of acrylic paints and stamped and stencilled patterns in the background, and a cool stamped and colored image in the front. Dog dog stamp is a fun design by Carabelle Studio, and the quote is from a stamp set by our lovely sponsor Visible Image.
I love playing with contrasts between bright colors and black&white!

I hope you get inspired to play along!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
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Flower card with faux watercolor technique

Here's a pair of cards I made a while back, but as the technique is so much fun, I had to share them with you :)
The cards look like I'd used tricky watercolor techniques on them, but instead I just played with some Fireworks! spray mists and did some simple stamping:

These are simple, easy and quick-to-make cards for all occasions!

1. Take off the cap from Fireworks! and Walnut Ink spray bottles and drop a few ink droplets on the craft mat.

2. Using plenty of water, paint the background with light pink Walnut Ink. Before the paper is dry, add highlights with vivid pink Fireworks! Let the colors mix. Dry with heat gun or let air dry.

3. Apply Memento ink of your chosen color on the stamp. Mist gently with water.

4. Stamp the images on the watercolor background. Let dry or dry with a heat gun. When using layered images stamp the lighter background color first before using a darker one for the upper layer. Dry each layer before stamping the next.

5. Dip a small paint brush in the Fireworks! ink. Tap the brush for creating small ink splashes on the background. Let dry. Stamp the sentiment, trim the card front to size, mat on dark pink paper, and adhere to card base. 

For more information and a full list of supplies used please visit Imagine blog *here*

Wishing you a wonderful day!
Thanks for stopping by in my blog.
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Butterfly card: Layers of Life

This autumn has been exceptionally crazy busy for me. I've been working on an interesting project assignment which has required a lot of travelling in Sweden, Norway, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. Fun and exciting times, but at the same time also very heavy and wearing, with way too little time together with my family. Crafting has been the thing that has kept me sane during the busiest times, but due to the time limitations my blog has been not as active as I hoped for.
Well, I'm pretty sure things will change in 2018, and now it's the time to start catching up!

In the next few days I'll be showcasing some of the projects I've made in 2017 but which I have not been able to post in my blog yet. Some of those you may have already seen in Visible Image or Imagine blogs, so if that's the case I apologize for boring you with stuff you're already familiar with :)

Below you'll see a card that is one of my 2017 favourites. Walnut inks, embossing powders, and lovely Visible Image stamps. All the best incredients!

mixed media card

For reading the complete supply list please visit Imagine blog *here*.

mixed media card

Thanks for stopping by in my blog!
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