måndag 13 augusti 2018

Art journal page with no stamping - process video

Hello!

Today I challenged myself to do an art journal page 
without using stamps... I don´t think I have ever done that!
I also wanted to try out my DecoArt paints on the gel printing plate.


This is the page I made with just paints, stencils and a little doodling.
Full list of supplies in the end of this blog post.


Watch the video here


List of supplies:
DecoArt Americana Decor Chalky Finish;
Vintage, Keepsake, Everlasting
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics;
Cobalt Teal Hue, Green Gold, Phthalo Turquoise, Raw Umber, 
Pyrrole Red, Carbon Black
DecoArt Media; Gesso
That´s Crafty! stencils; TC8019, TC8024, TC7011, TC7021
AALL & Create stencils; #2, #6
Uni Posca pens black and white
Gel Press printing plate 4" round

I really liked this exercise that forced me to think in a different way...

Thanks for stopping by!
xx Melina


lördag 11 augusti 2018

Trying out That´s Crafty! new Lustre Sprays

Hello everyone!

The Lustre Sprays is a new release from That´s Crafty!, and
I´m lucky enough to have them :)


I made a wee video when I tried them out for the first time. 
Here you can have a closer look at them.


I loved working with these and I have used them to make several 
backgrounds since I made this video. The shimmer and shine is awesome,
and they work amazingly well on a black surface too.

You´ll find the sprays HERE and the gesso HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!
xx Melina

fredag 10 augusti 2018

Pearfect CAS card for Rubber Dance CASual Friday

Hi!

Hope you are all fine and not too hot this warm summer!


Today it´s CASual Friday over at the Rubber Dance blog,
and I share this card. Please pop on over and visit me HERE.

Rubber Dance stamps used:

Free shipping world wide from Rubber Dance with the code MDFreeShip
on orders over 15 Euro.

Thanks for stopping by today!
xx Melina



Art journal page - Craft Stamper August TIMI challenge

Hello everyone!

Here´s a little inspiration and reminder about the ongoing 
Craft Stamper TIMI challenge. As always a anything goes theme as
long as there is some real stamping on the project.


I used the stamp sets Crazy Flowers #2, Purr-fect and Fish, Swim, Love
from Rubber Dance for this page.
You´ll get free shipping from Rubber Dance with the code MDFreeShip
on orders over 15 Euro.

I worked in my coptic binded journal with heavy watercolour paper.
The background was made by mopping up leftover paints from another project.
I just drew a line and added white gesso to the upper part and That´s Crafty 
Flat Matte Spray Bluebell to the lower part to make sky and sea.
The seaweed was heat embossed, the small fishes stamped with Distress Oxide ink 
and the bigger images was stamped, cut out, coloured in and added to the page.

This page was also the last one in my journal.
If you like to watch me flip through the completed journal you can do it here.



Welcome over HERE to the Craft Stamper blog for more inspiration and 
to link up your own projects. Can´t wait to see what you´ll create!

Thanks for stopping by today!
xx Melina

söndag 5 augusti 2018

Trio of "easy to make" tags - with video tutorial

Hello!

Yesterday Rubber Dance released three new stamp sets, and they are just lovely!
I made a video while trying them out for the first time :)


You can find the new stamps HERE
Rubber Dance offers free shipping of these new stamp sets for a whole week
from the release date!


Thanks for watching and happy you stopped by today!
xx Melina

lördag 4 augusti 2018

Mixed Media Youtube Hop - "Te-Fiti"

Hi!

Welcome to the Mixed Media Youtube Hop!
We are seven artists who have all created a sea themed mixed media piece 
to share with you.
My piece is named Te-Fiti, inspired by the movie Moana :)



GIVEAWAY rules:
Like each video
Leave a comment on each video & tell what country you are from
Subscribe to all channels that join this hop
to have a chance on winning a prize

Our generous Sponsors and their fabulous prizes:
$20 voucher
2 times 5 assorted stencils
2 times 8x10 Gelli Plate & roller (US shipping only)
The House Collection stamp set with matching white/greyboard shapes
€25 voucher
€50 voucher

Mixed Media YouTube Hop Channels:
You are here: Melina Dahl https://youtu.be/fX20sjWpoks
Next stopGerry van der Velden https://youtu.be/09KyhGBQA4U
Jeanine du Plessis  https://youtu.be/xVM4pK7zTRw
Tiffany Goff Smith https://youtu.be/NDh5tR9h8GA



The giveaway will be open to join until August 12th.
Winners will be announced on Monday August 13th in the first comment on
all video’s and in reply to the winners comments,
so be sure to check back on the video’s.
The winners have 1 week to claim their prize.

I hope you´ll have a great time hopping around :)
Thanks for stopping by and Good Luck!
xx Melina

List of supplies:
Fish, Swim, Love stamp set,
Retro Beach stamp set
The House Collection stamp set,
Lynne´s Affirmations stamp sets 1 and 2,
Multi surface paints
(Teal, Ocean, Light Blue, Bright Blue, Metallic Patina, Metallic Blue),
White gesso, Crackle Glaze, Craft Adhesive,
Flat Matte sprays (Aqua, Bluebell, Basil),
Lustre Spray (Frost), MDF Rounds (8"),
White/Greyboard Matches (The House Collection)
Sand Texture Paste, Vintage Ink Spray (Sepia), Acrylic Paint (Buff),
Liquid Pearls (light violet, transparent)

Ranger: Distress Oxides (iced spruce, faded jeans, peacock feathers,
walnut stain, broken china), Distress ink (walnut stain),
Distress Markers (mowed lawn, ground espresso, tumbled glass),
Embossing powder (white, clear, silver)
Prima/Finnabair: Art stones, Mini art stones
Versafine: Smokey gray, onyx black
Liquitex: Matte gel medium
Cheese cloth, white thread, paper clay




onsdag 1 augusti 2018

Our House, Mixed media mini art with video tutorial

Hello everyone!
There´s a new challenge up at the Rubber Dance blog.
As always colour and/or theme, and this is my take on the challenge this month.
I made a process video for you as well.



Join the challenge for the chance of winning a prize!

Video



Rubber Dance stamps used:


I also used lots of great products from That´s Crafty own brand when creating this!

That´s Crafty Multi surface paint, Ivory and Bright blue

Others:
White and clear embossing powder
White Posca pen
Black fineliner pen
Chameleon pens
Distress Markers

You´ll get free shipping from Rubber Dance with the code MDFreeShip
on orders over 15 Euro.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
xx Melina

söndag 29 juli 2018

Card with Rubber Dance stamps and Distress Oxides

Hi!

This is my make for the Rubber Dance Simplicity Sunday blog post.
Welcome over HERE to find it :)


As always you´ll get free shipping world wide from Rubber Dance with the code 
MDFreeShip on orders over 15 Euro.

Rubber Dance stamps used:

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
xx Melina



lördag 28 juli 2018

Art journal spread for France Papillon Butterfly Squad CT

Hi!

This weeks alad challenge in the France Papillon and Creative Butterflies 
facebook group was all about how we speak to ourselves.
"The way you speak to yourself matters"


I made a spread about that and you´ll find all products that I used and 
the prompt for next week in France´s blog HERE.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
xx Melina

onsdag 18 juli 2018

Art Journaling YouTube Hop

Hello!
Welcome to the Art Journaling Youtube Hop.

All of the artists in the hop have made an art journal page focusing on
"What does Art Journaling mean to you?"

I had just that in mind while creating this page. 
I found this older round piece of 7 dots studio paper that I wanted to use as 
my focal point, as it says it all LIVE, LOVE, CREATE. I live (much grateful for that), 
I love (as much as I can) and I create (to be able to do the other two the best I can). 
I need to create to be happy. I use art journaling as therapy. 
My journaling around my focal point describes well how i feel about it 
"Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life"


There are a lot of prizes up for grabs from our generous sponsors!
Winners will be chosen on a random basis from different stops along the way.
For a chance to win a prize, please subscribe to the channels and comment
on each of the videos along the hop.

There are so many amazing artists in this hop and I hope you will
have a wonderful time hopping along!
You can start with my video, and here is also the list of all the videos:



List of supplies:
Artist Plate, Old Book Page, Collage Elements
The House Collection stamp set, Stencil TC7031, White gesso, 
Craft Adhesive, Flat matte sprays Basil, Orange, Aqua
Paper from the Cotton Candy collection and some older bits and pieces
Watercolour, The Classics
Others:
Winsor and Newton Clear gesso
Uni Posca pens, black and white
Distress Marker, Black soot
Sakura, Pigma Micron pen
Versafine, Onyx black

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
xx Melina




Mixed media art journal page, with process video

Hello!

Today I share this art journal page.
This page was totally intuitive, and I had so much fun playing
with all the awesome That´s Crafty! products.



I made a process video for you and all the products I used 
are mentioned in the video. 
You´ll find the video HERE, on That´s Crafty! YouTube channel.
Hope you´ll enjoy!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
xx Melina




fredag 13 juli 2018

Card for the Craft Stamper July TIMI challenge

Hi!

Here´s a little reminder about the ongoing Craft Stamper July TIMI challenge.
I made this quirky card as inspiration.


My background is made with ColourCraft Brusho´s on photopaper.
The big fish is from Rubber Dance "Fish Diet", and the smaller ones from
Rubber Dance "Fish Swim Love" stamp set.
As always you´ll get free shipping from Rubber Dance with the code MDFreeShip 
on orders over 15 Euro.

You´ll find more inspiration and information about the 
Craft Stamper challenge HERE.
Looking forward to see your entries!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
xo Melina


måndag 9 juli 2018

Card with Rubber Dance Floral Wreath and watercolour, video tutorial

Hi!

I´m back today with the second video showing the new stamps 
released by Rubber Dance.
Today I have played with the Floral Wreath stamp set and watercolours.
You´ll find the video on my YouTube channel HERE.


Free shipping worldwide on the Rubber Dance webshop until 14th of July 
for the new stamps, no coupon code needed!

Hope you´ll enjoy the video!
Thanks for stopping by today!
xx Melina


söndag 8 juli 2018

Mixed media tag using Rubber Dance Dreamcatcher stamp set, video tutorial

Hi!

Today I share this mixed media tag where I have used the wings from the 
Dreamcatcher stamp set. There is a full video tutorial for you on my 
YouTube channel HERE.


Free shipping worldwide on the Rubber Dance webshop until 14th of July 
for the new stamps, no coupon code needed!

Other products in the video can be found at That´s Crafty!

Hope you´ll enjoy the video!
Thanks for stopping by today, and hope to see you back tomorrow :)
xx Melina


lördag 7 juli 2018

Dreamcatcher and Floral Wreath - new Rubber Dance release

Hello my friends!

I´m happy to tell you that a few more drawings of mine have been 
turned into stamps by Rubber Dance.


The names of the stamp sets are Dreamcatcher and Floral Wreath.


Welcome over to the Rubber Dance blog HERE for the full release post!
You´ll get worldwide free shipping during a whole week when ordering
these new stamps.

I have made two new videos when working with the new stamps,
so stay tuned for the next couple of days :)

Thank you so much for stopping by today, and hope to see you back tomorrow!
xx Melina



torsdag 5 juli 2018

Day one, art journal page for France Papillon Butterfly squad CT

Hi!

Today I share an art journal page with step-by-step photos over at the 
blog of France Papillon. Welcome over HERE to read more about it.


Thanks for stopping by today!
Hugs, Melina

onsdag 4 juli 2018

Large mixed media tag for That´s Crafty!

Hi!

Today I share a large tag over at the That´s Crafty! blog. 
Hope you are all fine and enjoying the summer.
Welcome over HERE to find my step-by-step description!


Thank you so much for stopping by,
xo Melina

tisdag 3 juli 2018

Fish upon a star, bookmark with Rubber Dance stamps and video tutorial

Hi!

Today it´s Tutorial Tuesday over at the Rubber Dance blog.
I share this bookmark with a video tutorial.
Welcome over HERE to find it!


Rubber Dance stamps used:

As always you´ll get free shipping from Rubber Dance with the code MDFreeShip
on orders over 15 Euro.

Thanks for stopping by today!
xo Melina

söndag 1 juli 2018

Card for Rubber Dance July Challenge

Hello!

It´s a new month and there is a new Rubber Dance challenge up!
I went for the colour challenge and made a black, white and pink card.


For this card I used several stamps from the new Rubber Dance stamp set


Welcome over HERE to the Rubber Dance blog to read all about 
the challenge rules, to see what my teamies have made and to link up 
your own take on the challenge.

As always you´ll get free shipping from Rubber Dance with the code MDFreeShip
on orders over 15 Euro.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
xo Melina


lördag 30 juni 2018

Dare to be different, art journal spread for France Papillon Alad Challenge week 26

Hello dear crafty friends!

The France Papillon Alad/Asaw challenge this week was all about 
intention setting for the second half of 2018.

My intention is to listen more to my heart and less to my mind when making art.
I think it is quite hard not to think about what others will think... But, I also know by now that thinking about that kills my creativity.
For the past 6 months or so, I have struggled with lost mojo and inspiration.
From now on I´ll try to make art from my heart and dare to be different!


You´ll find my whole spread and next weeks challenge in France´s blog HERE.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
xx Melina


fredag 22 juni 2018

ATC for Rubber Dance CASual Friday

Hello!

Today it´s CASual Friday on the Rubber Dance blog and I share this cute little ATC.


Welcome over HERE to read more about it!

Rubber Dance stamps used:

As always you´ll get free shipping from Rubber Dance with the code MDFreeShip 
on orders over 15 euro.

Hope you will all have a wonderful weekend :)
Thank you so much for stopping by today!
xx Melina


onsdag 20 juni 2018

Under Dreamy Skies, art journal page

Hi!

Today I share another page in my little white/greyboard journal over at the 
That´s Crafty! blog. Welcome over HERE to read more about it!


Thank you so much for stopping by today!
xx Melina