lördag 10 november 2018

Silence the mind, finished journal page

                                                                     Hello lovelies!

                                   This is my finished journal page from this weeks Alad challenge.
                                              I have shared all my steps and layers in the 
                                  France Papillon and Creative Butterflies Facebook group
                               If you are an art journaler, it would be great if you`ll join us!

I have used Stamps and Stencils by France Papillon and 
mediums from the Decort Media line.

Welcome over to France´s blog HERE to read all about next weeks challenge
and for the list of supplies I used for this page.

Thanks for stopping by!
xx Melina

fredag 9 november 2018

Craft card - Craft Stamper November TIMI challenge inspiration

Hello and Happy Friday to you!

Here´s a little reminder about the ongoing Craft Stamper "Take It, Make It"
challenge for November. It´s an "anything goes" theme as long as there
is some real stamping on your project. As always fab prizes to be won!

This is a quite simple card made with scrap pieces of paper 
and stamped images from the That´s Crafty! stamp set 

Welcome over HERE to the Craft Stamper blog for some more 
inspiration and information!

Wish you all a great weekend!
xx Melina

torsdag 8 november 2018

Christmas cards with Rubber Dance stamps and 3 x embossing, video tutorial


Today I share these Christmas cards over at the Rubber Dance blog.

I used the Music and Whimsical Winter stamp sets for the background and 
one of the trees from Four Seasons as focal image.
The trees are stamped and cut out from a piece of Brusho coloured paper.

You´ll find the blog post and the video HERE.

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

Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Melina

onsdag 7 november 2018

Mixed media tag using That´s Crafty Scribbled Shrooms - step by step

Hello crafty friends!

Today I share a tag where I have used a stamp set I have 
designed for That´s Crafty, called Scribbled Shrooms.
I have a step by step photo tutorial for you.

I´m working on a 8x16 cm white/greyboard tag, and start to play
with the large background stamp.

I also stamp it on a background I made a while ago where I used
That´s Crafty Lustre sprays. If you like to take a closer look at these
awesome sprays, you´ll find my video HERE.
I tear this piece of paper to fit on the tag.

I make some splashes with Lime and Red Lustre sprays.

I adhere the paper to the tag using a distance
for some dimension. I also tuck in some cheesecloth in a few places
between them. Splashes with diluted white gesso.

I stamp the two mushrooms from the stamp set and cut them out.
I add some Lilac Lustre spray to them and adhere them to the tag with small pieces 
of cheesecloth underneith them.
I use one layer 3D foam pad for the big one, and 2 layers behind the small.

I continue to colour the shrooms, now using Lime Lustre spray and some 
blue Distress Marker for the windows (and some other tiny details on the 
background to bring it all together). I use the Walnut Ink crystals
for shading on the shrooms and also use it here and there on the tag. 
I stamp the sentiment from The House Collection stamp set.

Finishing touches - I stamp, cut out and add the star from the stamp set and tie
a piece of twine to the tag.

I try to catch the awesome shine from the sprays, but the photo don´t 
make them justice!

That´s Crafty! products used:


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

lördag 3 november 2018

Silence the mind, new France Papillon Alad challenge

Hello everyone!
I´m in charge over this weeks challenge, Silence the mind.

I´m sharing my thoughts about beeing present and not beeing 
overwhelmed by hard thoughts and feelings over at the blog
of France Papillon today. You´ll find it HERE.
How do you silence your mind when it is too busy?

Hope you´ll play along with me this week and thanks for stopping by!
xx Melina