lördag 21 april 2018

Art journal page for France Papillon Alad/Asaw Challenge "What would you like to say to your inner critic?"

Hi!

This is my finished journal page for the France Papillon Alad/Asaw challenge this week,
"What would you like to say to your inner critic?"

Today a new prompt is revealed! 
Welcome over HERE to France´s blog to read all about the new prompt 
and to see what products I used for this page.


Thanks for stopping by today!
xx Melina

onsdag 18 april 2018

Mixed media wall hanging - step by step for That´s Crafty

Hi!

Today I share this mixed media piece that I made some time ago 
as a sample for a previous That´s Crafty Hochanda show.
I have used the rectangle MDF Chunky, and I really love to work on this new surface!
Works perfectly for mixed media projects because it´s hard, and I don´t think I will ever use 
a regular canvas for a mixed media piece again!

Welcome over HERE to the That´s Crafty blog for a full step-by-step tutorial and list of supplies.


Thank you so much for stopping by today!
xx Melina




fredag 13 april 2018

Card made for CASual Friday at Rubber Dance

Hello!

I share a really quick and simple card over at the Rubber Dance blog today.
Welcome over HERE for the details!


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

Thanks for stopping by today, and hope you´ll get a wonderful weekend!
xx Melina

Rubber Dance stamps used:

onsdag 11 april 2018

Mixed media 3D piece with process video for That´s Crafty

Hi!

Today I share the process of how I made this little 3D sculpture.


I used one of the new ATC size Chunkies as base and tried to make it look like concrete.



You´ll find all the details and supplies in the video at That´s Crafty! YouTube 
channel HERE. Hope you´ll enjoy!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
xx Melina

fredag 6 april 2018

Mixed media jars - Craft Stamper April TIMI challenge

Hi!

There is a new Craft Stamper TIMI challenge up!
I made these jars as inspiration, using the Doodled Butterflies & Leaves stamp set 
from That´s Crafty. Photos below of my process.


I start with an empty container of fire starters and cut it in half.


I use pieces of gelli printed paper and glue them down with gel medium.
When dry I add some background stamping.


I stamp the butterflies and leaves from the stamp set on gelli printed paper 
using waterproof ink.


I add white gesso through a That´s Crafty dinky stencil and outline the circles 
with a yellow Posca pen.


I glue down my images using gel medium again. I paint a boarder at the top using black gesso
and draw some marks using white Posca pen. I also add some white details to my stamped images and my jars are finished.



You´ll find the new Craft Stamper TIMI challenge HERE.
Welcome over for some more inspiration and to link up your own makes for the challenge.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
xx Melina






torsdag 5 april 2018

Just listen, mixed media tag for France Papillon Butterfly Squad CT

Hi!

I love animals – yes, creepers and crawlers too, and I LOVE spring! 
At last spring is in the air here in Sweden. All little animal friends wakes up, 
it´s new life everywhere and I just want to sit on a rock in the forest and LISTEN.

I share this tag today with a step-by-step tutorial over at the blog of France Papillon.
Welcome over HERE to find it.


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


onsdag 4 april 2018

Moments, mixed media panel with stamps from That´s Crafty

Hi!

Today I share this wall hanging I made using the 
Doodled Butterflies & Leaves stamp set and matching white/greyboard shapes.
Welcome over to the That´s Crafty blog HERE to see how I made it.


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




söndag 1 april 2018

Advice from a tree, art journal spread - Rubber Dance April challenge

Hi!

April is here and that means a new Rubber Dance challenge is up!
I had a play in my little gelli print journal this time, using the challenge colours.



"Advice from a tree: Stand tall and proud. Go out on a limb. Remember your roots.
Drink plenty of water. Be content with your natural beauty and enjoy the view."


Rubber Dance stamps used for this spread:

As always you´ll get free shipping with coupon code MDFreeShip at
Rubber Dance on orders over 15 Euro!

Hop on over to the Rubber Dance blog for more inspiration and to link up your 
take on the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!
xx Melina




lördag 31 mars 2018

Secret garden, art journal spread for France Papillon Alad/Asaw challenge

Hello!

I made this art journal spread for this weeks prompt "Secret Garden".
For this spread I used Creepers and Crawlers stamp set from Illusionary artists in
a little different way and created my secret garden.

In case this is the first time you read about the challenge, check out the
where we explain what it is all about.

You can join the fun at any time on the France Papillon and Creative Butterflies 
facebook group, where lots of alad spreads and in between layers get shared, 
which will definitely help your mojo to be inspired!

To see my whole spread, and to read about next weeks prompt, please hop on over to 
France´s blog HERE.

Hope you will join us!
xx Melina



onsdag 28 mars 2018

Mixed media wall hanging with new stamps from That´s Crafty

Hi!

I made this wall hanging using That´s Crafty Doodled Shrooms stamp set and 
white/greyboard matches.
Welcome over to the That´s Crafty blog HERE to find a 
step-by-step description of the process.


Thank you for stopping by today, and hope to see you back soon!
xx Melina



tisdag 27 mars 2018

Intuitive art journal page with process video

Hello!

If you have no plan at all, you can start your page with collage paper and acrylic paints
and end up with watercoloured and doodled flowers :)


You can follow my process making this intuitive page here:


Hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by today!
xx Melina

söndag 25 mars 2018

Tulip card with Rubber Dance stamps and Lindy´s magicals on photopaper

Hi!

Second card for today!
Here I used Rubber Dance stamps for my colourful spring themed card.


I mixed Lindy´s Magicals in small spray bottles and sprayed on photopaper through stencils from That´s Crafty to make my backgrounds - one in green/yellow and one in yellow/orange/pink.

I stamped my flowers from the stamp set Crazy Flowers #1 on the other piece of photopaper and cut the flowers out. Stamped the "leaves" and stems and added the quote from the stamp set 

If you want to treat yourself with some new stamps, you´ll get free shipping on Rubber Dance with the code MDFreeShip.

Can´t wait for spring to come! Still a lot of snow outside here in the middle of Sweden...

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
xx Melina



I´m taking this card into the following challenges:


MIUCB #11 - Anything Goes + optional twist of Making Your Own Background!




Rainbow card with That´s Crafty stamps and Lindy´s magicals on photopaper

Hi!

Today I share this rainbow card using Lindy´s magicals on photo paper and 


I mixed my Magicals in small spray bottles and sprayed on the photopaper through a stencil from That´s Crafty to make my own rainbow coloured background.

I stamped my flower girl from the stamp set "Nature´s faces set 2" on a piece of watercolour paper and coloured her in using the same Magicals (Carribean Cruise set).

Can´t wait for spring to come! Still a lot of snow outside here in the middle of Sweden...

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
xx Melina



I´m taking this card into the following challenges:


MIUCB #11 - Anything Goes + optional twist of Making Your Own Background!







lördag 24 mars 2018

Secret Garden - Alad/Asaw challenge week 13

Hi!

I´m here today with a new prompt for this weeks
 ”A layer a day/A spread a week” challenge – Secret Garden.

Secret Garden, I just love the words!

For me the words emediately turned on my imagination and I ended up in 
a magical secret garden in my head, where things where not as they first appeared to be...


Stamped images from Illusionary Artists "Creepers and Crawlers"
stamp set - my first step.


Welcome over HERE to France´s blog to read all about it!
xx Melina



fredag 23 mars 2018

Experimenting with Distress Oxides on photo paper, with process video

Hi!

I really love these backgrounds created with Distress Oxides on photo paper!
You´ll find a process video on my YouTube channel HERE.
I much appreciate new subscribers on my channel, so while there please look around 
and see if you like it :)





Next thing is to turn them into cards :)

Thanks for stopping by today!
xx Melina


torsdag 22 mars 2018

Recycled chocolate box, with process video

Hi!

Altered this chocolate box today and have a process video for you.
I´m planning to give this to my mother as an "easter egg"...






Hope you´ll enjoy the video and thanks for stopping by!
xx Melina

onsdag 21 mars 2018

Mixed media tag with new stamps from That´s Crafty

Hi!

Today I share how I made this tag over at the That´s Crafty blog HERE.
I made this using the new stamps Doodled Butteflies & Leaves.


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




tisdag 20 mars 2018

ATC size book with Rubber Dance stamps and gelli prints


Hi!

It´s Tutorial Tuesday over at the Rubber Dance blog. 
I share a ATC sized book today with process video. Welcome over HERE to find it!


Thank you so much for stopping by today!
xx Melina

Rubber Dance stamps used:



torsdag 15 mars 2018

Lucky you, card - Rubber Dance March challenge

Hi!

Today I have a card to share with you, inspired by the ongoing 
Rubber Dance March challenge.


I was inspired by both the colours, theme and photo.
The background is a piece of gelli printed paper with homemade foam stamps.


Rubber Dance stamps used:
Crazy Flowers 2 (grey background circles)
Adore Me (quote)

As always you´ll get free shipping with coupon code MDFreeShip at
Rubber Dance on orders over 15 Euro!

Hop on over to the Rubber Dance blog for more inspiration and to link up your 
take on the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by today!
xx Melina





onsdag 14 mars 2018

Fabric journal cover with video tutorial, new stamps from That´s Crafty

Hi!

Today I´m sharing the process of making this fabric journal cover using the brand new Doodled Butterflies stamps from the "Doodled Butterflies and Leaves" stamp set.


I recorded the process for you and you can watch the video HERE over at 
That´s Crafty YouTube channel.


All the supplies are mentioned in the video and can be found HERE.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Hope you got some inspiration :)
xx Melina










onsdag 7 mars 2018

Mixed media card with new stamps from That´s Crafty

Hi!

Today I share a card featuring one of the new stamps from the 
Doodled Shrooms stamp set.

 All details on how I made it over at the That´s Crafty! blog HERE.


Thank you so much for stopping by today!
xx Melina



söndag 4 mars 2018

Card for Rubber Dance Simplicity Sunday

Hi!

Today I share a quick and simple card over at the Rubber Dance blog.
Welcome over HERE to find it!


Rubber Dance stamps used:

As always you get free shipping at Rubber Dance, on orders over 15 Euro, with the code
MDFreeShip

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
xx Melina