onsdag 28 februari 2018

Mixed media key hanger with new stamps from That´s Crafty


I made this key hanger using the new stamp set "The House Collection" with the matching white/greyboard shapes from That´s Crafty!
You´ll find a step-by-step tutorial over at the That´s Crafty blog HERE.
Hope I will see you there!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
xx Melina

tisdag 27 februari 2018

Colourful tags - Rubber Dance stamps


I share two colourful tags over at the Rubber Dance blog today!
Welcome over HERE for more details.

I have used Rubber Dance stamp sets Owl Do Good and Mama Owl.

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

Thanks for stopping by today!
xx Melina

måndag 26 februari 2018

New stamp release from That´s Crafty!


Happy to announce that today the new stamps that I have designed for 
That´s Crafty are released!
The release day is always both exciting and a little nervous...

You can find them all HERE.

Here are some cards I´ve made with the new stamps:

Art journal pages:

The new stamps comes with matching white/greyboard shapes. Here I have used the stamps
to stamp into soft texture paste on the shapes, and then stamp again when dry to get the details.

My dear friends Donna and Fliss also have designed some new stamps for That´s Crafty!.
You´ll find both the white/greyboard shapes and all new stamps HERE.

I really hope you´ll like my new stamp designs!
Thanks for stopping by today!
xx Melina

söndag 25 februari 2018

Mixed media tag with Rubber Dance stamps and gelli prints


I had a play with my new Rubber Dance stamps Four Seasons and some gelli prints.
I recorded the process for you to watch if you are interested.

You can watch the video HERE on my YouTube channel.

Free international shipping at Rubber Dance with the code MDFreeShip!
On orders over 15 Euro.

Thanks for stopping by today!
xx Melina

lördag 24 februari 2018

Ways to feel balanced, art journal spread for France papillon Alad/Asaw Challenge


It´s time to reveal my finished spread for the challenge "Ways to feel balanced"
Welcome over HERE to France´s blog to read about next week´s prompt 
and to see my finished spread.

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

onsdag 21 februari 2018

Tree, mixed media wall hanging with video tutorial - DT-work for That´s Crafty


Today I share one of my samples made for the ODS on Hochanda in December.
I had so much fun making this wall hanging with lots of That´s Crafty stencils.

You can watch the whole process HERE on That´s Crafty YouTube channel. 
All products are mentioned in the video. Hope you´ll enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by today!
xx Melina

lördag 17 februari 2018

Butterfly ATCs using Rubber Dance stamps, with video tutorial


I have a video tutorial to share with you today on these ATCs over at the Rubber Dance blog.
Welcome over HERE to find it!

Rubber Dance stamps used:
Wings from Collage elements

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

fredag 16 februari 2018

Dare to Dream, art journal page - with video tutorial


I had no plan for this page, just wanted to play and have some fun!
I recorded my process if you want to watch me create this :)


Happy weekend!
xx Melina

onsdag 14 februari 2018

Patina effect - Mixed media tag with video tutorial


Today I share how I made this Patina effect background on a tag using That´s Crafty products.

You´ll find the video HERE over at That´s Crafty YouTube channel.

Thanks for stopping by today, and hope to see you soon again!
xx Melina

söndag 11 februari 2018

"Something good", journal page with video tutorial


I had a play and made a journal page today.
I really enjoyed the process, and I recorded it for you to see over at my YouTube channel.

"Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day"

Thanks for stopping by today!
xx Melina

lördag 10 februari 2018

Rubber Dance and ColourCraft Blog Hop


Welcome to the RubberDance and ColourCraft Blog Hop!
I have a journal spread to share with you today. I have used brand new stamps from Rubber Dance 
and ColourCraft Brusho Crystal Colour and Aztec Metallics on my spread.

One lucky winner will receive both, a 25€ voucher to ColourCraft AND
a 25€ voucher to Rubber Dance
Visit the fabulous designers from both teams and comment for your chance to win! The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!
(One comment per blog please.)
You have until 14th, February at 11:59PM Central Time to leave your comments. Winner will be announced on Rubber Dance Facebook page and Colourcraft’s Facebook
page on Saturday 17th, February

Here´s what I did:

I´m working on a A5 size watercolour paper, that later on will go into one of my art journals.
I´m starting by applying white gesso through a stencil from That´s Crafty. Obviously it does not show very well on this photo, but I want it to act as a resist to the Brusho´s later on and hopfully will give a little interest to the background.

I´m going for a nature scene, and use Ultramarine, Purple and Turquoise Brushos.

I stamp all the trees from Rubber Dance Four Seasons stamp set, once facing up and once facing down as reflections in the water.

Now you get my idea :)

On a separate piece of watercolour paper I mix the Leaf green, Emerald green, Yellow and Lemon Brushos and stamp the four trees again. I use clear embossing powder and heat emboss the trees.

I fussy cut the trees and add Dark brown Brusho to the tree trunks. 
I use Rubber Dance Old Book Page stamp for some background stamping using 
Distress Oxide Wilted Violet.
I dilute some Aztec Metallics Light gold with water and make some splashes in the sky of my page.

I glue down the trees and draw a ground for the trees to stand on.
I stamp my quote from Rubber Dance Affirmations stamp set and also do a little journaling hardly visible in the grass.

Finally I add a touch of Dark brown and Leaf green Brusho on the reflections of the 
trees in the water and draw a black line to frame the page.

Here´s the blog hop line up for today!
Day 2 (Saturday 10th):

Melina: You are here! Sue

Here´s the line up for Day 1 (yesterday) if you missed it:

The stamp set I used, Four Seasons, was released just a few days ago.
You´ll find it at a reduced prize in the Rubber Dance webshop!
Use coupon code MDFreeShip for free shipping world wide on orders over 15 Euro.

Hope you enjoy yourself hopping around!
Thanks for stopping by today, and hope to see you back here on my blog another time :)
xx Melina

Rubber Dance stamps used:

ColourCraft products used:

onsdag 7 februari 2018

Four Seasons - new Rubber Dance release


I have designed a new set of stamps for Rubber Dance, Four Seasons.
I´m so happy to be able to work with the lovely Bibi at Rubber Dance, and I´m also very proud to be associated with a company that makes such high quality rubber stamps!

Here are some samples I made using this stamp set.
First a set of ATCs.

Some clean and simple cards. 
The first with Distress Oxides and the other four with watercolours.

Mixed media art journal spread.

As always you´ll get free shipping with the code MDFreeShip at rubberdance.com
on orders over 15 Euro.

Donna has designed an awesome set of stamps that also is released at Rubber Dance today!
Please pop on over HERE to find all the details about the new release.
I know there are some big savings for you to make if you like to buy the new stamps!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
xx Melina

Mixed media tag - DT-work for That´s Crafty


Today I share this bright and shiny tag over at the That´s Crafty blog.
You´ll find a video for the background and description how I made the tag HERE.

I have used That´s Crafty stamps Nature´s Faces set 2.

Thanks for stopping by today, and hope to see you soon again!
xx Melina

fredag 2 februari 2018

Mixed media cards - Craft Stamper "Take it, Make it" February Challenge


I have two mixed media cards to share with you today. 
They are made as inspiration for the new challenge at the Craft Stamper blog, and I have a step-by-step tutorial for you.

I started to play with the ColourCraft Brusho´s and Aztec´s on a piece of watercolour paper.

I used That´s Crafty stencils.

I cut my background down to card panels, and continued to work on two of them.

I went in with some white gesso and added some more blue Brusho.
I stamped Rubber Dance stamp Vintage script and white embossed it.

I added some more white gesso with my finger and also made some marks.

I stamped some flowers from Rubber Dance stamp set Crazy Flowers #1 and 
embossed with clear embossing powder on the black ink. I blended Brusho with water on my craft sheet and used as watercolours to colour my flowers.
I used Yellow, Orange, Scarlet and also Purple.

Once the flowers was dry i cut them out. I also stamped the leaves from 
Rubber Dance Crazy Flowers #2 on the card panels. I added the flowers to the panels and drew the stems using a white Posca pen and a black fineliner pen.

I diecut the words hello and congratulations and embossed them with clear embossing powder 
to go with my flowers. I backed my panels with black cardstock and glued down onto card bases.
Here are my finished cards.

You´ll find Craft Stamper "Take it, make it" challenge HERE.
Hope you´ll join us!

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