fredag 12 oktober 2018

Hidden by the shadows, mixed media card for Craft Stamper TIMI Challenge

Hello crafty friends!

Here´s a little reminder about the ongoing Craft Stamper 
Take It, Make It Challenge.
Anything goes as long as there is some real stamping on your project.


On this card I have used images from That´s Crafty! stamp sets 
Doodled Shrooms and The Doodled Forest as my focal points.

Welcome over to the Craft Stamper blog HERE to read more about the challenge, 
and to see what my teamies have made to inspire you.

Thanks for stopping by today!
xx Melina

söndag 7 oktober 2018

Cards made for World Cardmaking Day yesterday, and a step by step tutorial

Hello crafty friends!

Yesterday I participated in The Paper Crafting´s cyber crop event
on World Cardmaking Day.
It´s an event for people from Sweden, Norway and Denmark. We got three prompts
to be insprired by, and you can find them here below along with my cards.


This is my first card, inspired by the photo below.
I used the Rubber Dance stamp sets Floral Wreath, Crazy Flowers #2 and 
Whale Wishes. I also used a That´s Crafty stencil TC8037 for the background.




This is my second card, that I wrote a post about yesterday.
I used That´s Crafty stamp set Shroom Sweet Shroom, and the sentiment is from
a Rubber Dance stamp set Four Seasons.
If you missed it you can find the video tutorial HERE.




I also made these three smaller cards for the #2 prompt.
I used That´s Crafty Doodled Butterflies and Leaves stamp set, and the 
sentiments from Rubber Dance Floral Wreath stamp set.



This is my third card, inspired by the colours and style of the prompt below.


Here´s what I did:


On a piece of watercolour paper I use That´s Crafty Light Texture paste 
through the TC8024 stencil.


I use the Aubergine and Lilac Lustre Sprays and the Rose Flat Matte spray
to colour a piece of watercolour paper to create the flowers.



I punch out the flowers and wrinkle them up while wet and let them dry.


I use the Gold Lustre spray with water the first layer,
and then add some splashes with the spray.


I assemble the flowers.


I stamp and cut out some feathers from the Rubber Dance 
Dreamcatcher stamp set and colour them with Aqua Flat Matte spray.


I create a little tag and stamp with Rubber Dance Old Book Page stamp and 
Dream from the Dreamcatcher stamp set.


Here is my finished card!



Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you found some cardmaking 
inspiration here on my blog today!
xx Melina

lördag 6 oktober 2018

World Cardmaking Day 2018 - card with video tutorial

Hello crafty friends and happy Cardmaking Day!

Today I´m attending The Paper Crafting´s cyber crop event in their 
Facebook group The Paper Events.

There are three different prompts to create from during the day, 
and some fab prizes to be won!
The cyber crop closes at midnight CET and are open for 
Scandinavian cardmakers, so there´s still time to join :)


While making this card I set my camera on record. 
Hope you will enjoy my process!


Stamp sets used:
That´s Crafty! Shroom Sweet Shroom
Rubber Dance Four Seasons

Thanks for stopping by today!
xx Melina


torsdag 4 oktober 2018

Magic in truth, art journal spread with process video

Hello!

Time flies! Autumn is here...
I made this art journal spread and recorded my process.
I used the Carved Whimsy Wood stamp set from Rubber Dance
along with products from DecoArt Media.


Welcome over to the Rubber Dance blog HERE to find my blog post and the video.

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

Rubber Dance stamps used:
Carved Whimsy Wood
Old Book Page

DecoArt Media:
Gesso, Matte Medium
Fluid Acrylics: Primary Yellow, Titanium White, Primary Magenta
Blue Green Light, Quinacridone Gold

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
xx Melina

onsdag 3 oktober 2018

Autumnal journal page with Distress Oxides and stamping

Hi!

I share this art journal page today.
You can watch my intuitive play creating this in a video if you like.
This was a much needed arty session... I wish to go out and enjoy the 
autumn and nature, but for different reasons I can´t right now.
This was my way of dealing with it yesterday...


That´s Crafty stamps used:

Rubber Dance stamp:

You´ll find the video HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today!
xx Melina

lördag 29 september 2018

Urgent, art journal spread for France Papillon CT

Hello!

This is my finished spread for this weeks Alad (A Layer A Day) challenge in the


Welcome over to France´s blog HERE to find the list of supplies I used
for this spread, and to read about the prompt for next week.

Wish you a wonderful creative weekend!
xx Melina




onsdag 26 september 2018

Mixed media wall hanging with That´s Crafty Sketchy Houses

Hello lovelies!

Hope you are all fine and enjoying your week!
Today I share a video on how I made this wall hanging using
That´s Crafty! Sketchy Houses stamp set.



You´ll find the video HERE 

Products used:
That´s Crafty! Multi Surface Paint, Light blue, Mint, Buttercup
Liquitex Matte Gel medium
Watercolour pencils
Distress Ink, Walnut stain, Black soot
Gelli prints

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
xx Melina

lördag 22 september 2018

Still Standing, art journal page for France Papillon Alad challenge week 38.

Hello everyone!

I share my finished art journal page from this weeks Alad challenge
over at the blog of France Papillon today, along with a full list of supplies.


Welcome over HERE to find it, and to read all about the prompt for next week.
Thanks to everyone who joined me this week! 
If you are curious about the challenge, it´s never too late to join :)

Thanks for stopping by today!
xx Melina



söndag 16 september 2018

Three cards for Rubber Dance Simplicity Sunday

Hello everyone!

I share these three very quick and easy cards over at the 
Rubber Dance blog today.




Welcome over HERE to find my blogpost.

As always free shipping from Rubber Dance with the code MDFreeShip
on orders over 15Euro.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! It would be lovely if you join us in the 

xx Melina


lördag 15 september 2018

France Papillon Alad challenge week 38, Still Standing

Hello everyone!

This week it is me in charge over the Alad challenge :)



This is how i start my page this week - in a new Ranger journal and
with a coat of DecoArt Media gesso :)


Welcome over to France´s blog HERE to read all about the challenge 
and my thoughts about this weeks prompt.

Hope to see you and your pages/spreads over at the 
France Papillon and Creative Butterflies Facebook group!

Thanks for stopping by today!
xx Melina


fredag 14 september 2018

Love Art, mixed media tag for Mixed Up

Hello crafty friends!

Today I have a video tutorial to share in the Mixed Up classroom.
My talented friends Lisa and Nikki have some awesome tutorials for you too!


I used products from DecoArt Media and stamps from Rubber Dance.


If you are curious about Mixed Up and want to learn more about it,
you can find all information needed HERE.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
xx Melina

Art journal page, Craft Stamper September TIMI challenge

Hello crafty friends!

Here´s a little art journal inspiration for the ongoing Craft Stamper TIMI challenge.
It´s a "anything goes" theme as usual, as long as there is some real stamping
on your project.

I share step by step how I made this little journal page using
the new house stamps from That´s Crafty!
The stamp set is called Sketchy Houses.


Here´s what I did:


I stamped the row of houses directly in my little art journal, along with 
the flower stamp. I stamped the flower pot on a separate piece of watercolour paper.


I use That´s Crafty! Flat Matte sprays to colour my page.
I use a paintbrush and dilute them a little with water.


I use the Lustre Sprays to give the roofs some shine.


I continue to colour the houses in, and I also use the Aqua spray to stamp with
using one of the Textures stamp sets.


I colour and cut out the flower pot and adhere to the page with a 3D pad.
I add some journaling, a quote and finally a frame to the page and it´s done!


Welcome over HERE to the Craft Stamper blog for more inspiration and to 
link up your own makes.
Can´t wait to see what you all create for our challenge :)

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
xx Melina

onsdag 12 september 2018

Mixed media tag using That´s Crafty! Scribbled Shrooms stamp set - with process video

Hello everyone!

I´m happy to share this tag today where I have played with one of my 
new stamp sets, Scribbled Shrooms, designed for That´s Crafty!


This crafting session was completely intuitive, and I truly enjoyed the process.
I recorded it for you and hope you will enjoy watching it too!



You can watch the video HERE.
If you like to be able to take a closer look at That´s Crafty! fabulous products 
before you order something, 
please subscribe to That´s Crafty! YouTube channel :)

List of supplies:
That´s Crafty! Scribbled Shrooms stamp set
That´s Crafty! White gesso
That´s Crafty! White/greyboard tag
That´s Crafty! Multi Surface Paint, Magenta, Lime, Apricot
Posca pens, Black, White, Yellow
Glue stick
Pencil
Gelli prints/scrap paper

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
xx Melina

torsdag 6 september 2018

Art journal page with quirky characters, tutorial

Hello everyone!

Today I have a tutorial for you, giving an example on how you can combine 
your Rubber Dance stamp sets and create your very own quirky characters.
This is the art journal page I created.


Rubber Dance stamps used:
Carved Fox & Owl (you have until tomorrow to get them on a 20% discount)

As always free shipping from RubberDance with the code MDFreeShip
on orders over 15 Euro.

It would be lovely if you join us in the Rubber Dance Stamping Lounge
Facebook group. This is the new place for our challenges.

You´ll find my tutorial over at the Rubber Dance blog HERE.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
xx Melina


lördag 1 september 2018

Enough, journal page with process video

Hello!

Today I share a video on my YouTube channel how I made this journal page
using DecoArt products and stamps/stencils by France Papillon.


Hope you will enjoy the video


Thank you so much for stopping by today!
xx Melina

You will find a list of supplies HERE.


torsdag 30 augusti 2018

Live, art journal spread for France Papillon Butterfly Squad CT

Hello crafty friends!

Hope you are all fine!
Here at home we are celebrating my son who is turning 16 years today.

I have a photo tutorial to share of this art journal spread 
over at the blog of France Papillon.



Welcome over HERE to find it. Hope you will enjoy!
xx Melina


torsdag 23 augusti 2018

Making cards with a gel printing plate and Rubber Dance stamps

Hello!

Hope you are all fine and are up for some cardmaking!
It´s Technique Thursday over at the Rubber Dance blog.
Today I played with my round Gel press printing plate to make some 
card backgrounds.


You can find my video tutorial on the Rubber Dance blog HERE

Rubber Dance stamps used for these two cards:
Snazzy Squirrel

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

I used That´s Crafty! Multi Surface Paints on my printing plate,
and you can find them HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today, and hope you will enjoy my tutorial!
xx Melina





måndag 20 augusti 2018

Mixed media journal cover with video tutorial - That´s Crafty! Mixed Media Journal Kit

Hello!

Today I share the cover of my That´s Crafty Journal.
That´s Crafty! has an awesome Mixed Media Journal Kit, and I finally 
had some time to finish this cover I started on months ago...


You can watch the video tutorial here


 I made the rusty tag a while back using That´s Crafty Texture Sand paste
If you like to see how I did, you can watch THIS video, where I worked in
the same way...


I can´t wait to start creating in this journal!
Thank you so much for stopping by today, and hope you enjoyed the video :)
xx Melina

That´s Crafty! products:
Aqua and Lime Lustre Sprays
Walnut Ink Crystals (soon to be released)

Others:
Winsor & Newton Clear gesso
Liquitex Matte gel medium
Tim Holts paper doll
Archival Ink Sepia
Versafine Ink Onyx black
Distress Ink/Distress Marker Walnut stain
Prima/Finnabair Metal embellishment
Tim Holts Quote Chips
Jeans fabric
Cheese cloth
Hemp twine