torsdag 20 december 2018

Mixed media panel for France Papillon CT

Hello everyone!

Hope you are all fine and not too stressed about all the things that should be 
done before Christmas.

Today I share a little something I made as a sample for France´s appearance on 
Hochanda some time ago, and it comes with a tutorial.

I have used Illusionary Artists / France Papillon stamp and stencils, 
and DecoArt Media products.

Welcome over to France´s blog HERE to find the tutorial and 
thank you so much for stopping by!

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New 2019!
Hugs, Melina

onsdag 19 december 2018

Shroom Sweet Shroom, hanger

Hello everyone!

Today I share a little wall hanging made with That´s Crafty!
I wanted to make a simple, but bold and graphic, design...

Here´s what I did:

I paint one large greyboard tag with black gesso. 
When dry I stamp and heat emboss with white powder.

I colour in the images using Posca pens, and also trace some mushrooms 
using the Dinky stencil. I paint a stick from my garden with white gesso and glue it 
on the top of the tag. My hanger is finished!

That´s Crafty! products used:
Gesso, black and white

My youngest daughter really liked this, and I think it could be a nice
wallhanging in a kids room :)
Thanks for stopping by today!
Hugs, Melina

fredag 14 december 2018

Desk organizer / pencil holder - inspiation for Craft Stamper TIMI challenge with video tutorial

Hello and Happy Friday!

Here´s a little reminder about the ongoing Craft Stamper TIMI challenge.
As always there is a "Anything stamped goes" theme.

I used four stamp sets from That´s Crafty and the matching greyboard shapes
to create this little desk organizer / pencil holder for my daughter.
Stamp sets used; Shroom Town, Scribbled Shrooms, Sketchy Houses and 

You´ll find the video tutorial on my YouTube channel HERE.

Welcome over to the Craft Stamper blog HERE for more information
about the challenge.

Wish you a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by!
xx Melina

lördag 8 december 2018

Art journal page for the France Papillon ALAD challenge week 49

Hello everyone!

This is my take on the alad theme this week "Love yourself".
I think that this unicorn loves herself really much with the head held high
 and that pink horn ;)

I have used Illusionary Artists / France Papillon stamps and stencils
and DecoArt Media paints.

Welcome over to France´s blog HERE to find out what challenge Jane have
in mind for you this week.
Welcome to the France Papillon and Creative Butterflies facebook group
to join the fun :)

Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, Melina

fredag 7 december 2018

"Fairy Winter Wonderland" altered boxes - Winter Fairies YouTube Hop

Hello everyone!

Welcome to the Winter Fairies YouTube Hop with Fabrika Decoru!
Here´s a little sneaky peek of my project...

On this hop, you'll find 12 artists from all around the world sharing 12 different altered objects with full tutorials. This time we concentrate on functional objects. Mixed media is not just for art galleries, we can (and should!) literally use this magic every single day! So we have prepared these amazing step-by-step tutorials for you to celebrate the beginning of the winter season. Get inspired! All of us can be a winter fairy!

We have four wonderful and generous sponsors that will spoil you with EIGHT fabulous gifts.
FABRIKA DECORU is our main magician. They offer our winners no less than 3 GIFT CERTIFICATES OF 100 USD EACH (!!!) + free shipping worldwide! How amazing is that?! Fabrika Decoru is a big scrapbooking and mixed media brand and you can shop with them online for hours. There is just so much to choose from!
ScrapclubSpb will grant one of our winners a gift certificate of 100 RUB (ca 15 USD) on their fantastic clear stamps + free shipping! ScrapclubSpb is well-known for their top quality polymer stamps with a very wide variety of beautiful designs.
Freetany Flowers will please one of our hoppers with a goody bag full of pure Pixie dust! Just kidding ☺ It is even better: the prize is a good set of handmade flowers + free shipping! Freetany Flowers is famous for their high quality charming handmade paper flowers – each and every one made with love!
ScrapManDies will also offer a generous gift to 3 winners: each is to receive 3 cutting dies of their choice + free shipping! ScrapManDies produce a wide range of really good dies based on their own sketches. Just look at their stunning intricate designs!

To enter the giveaways, you MUST:
* WATCH, LIKE and COMMENT all the 12 videos
* SUBSCRIBE to all the designers’ channels + the Fabrika Decoru channel (13 in total)
- Not mandatory, but please share and tag your friends!
- You have time until December 17th to watch, comment and subscribe.
- Winners will be RANDOMLY chosen among those who follow the rules and will be announced on December 21st in our social media. The winners have 1 week to claim their prize! Don’t miss it!

——— VIDEO LIST ———
These are the links to the 12 videos, but you can hop from one to the next one
using the end screen you’ll find at the end of every video:
⭐️ Maria Lillepruun:
⭐️ Noura Pompilla:
⭐️ Aditi Mahajan:
⭐️ Natassa Blazaki:
⭐️ Dutt Preety:
⭐️ Heather Thompson:
⭐️ Sunila Mahajan:
⭐️ Irina Bogomolova:
⭐️ Melina Dahl: (This is me!)
⭐️ Gerry van der Velden:
⭐️ Mary Tzalla:
⭐️ Scrap by Eszter:


List of supplies I used: - FABRIKA DECORU: Desk organizer FDPO 038,
MDF embellishments FDSBK 06, 08, 64, Chipboard FDCH 42, 68, 102, 203,
Texture paste, Gesso, 3D Gel, Deco Acrylic FDAD 14, 17, 18, 21, 23, 28, 40,
Deco topping snow, Embossing powder white snow, Glitter Sparkling white - Freetany Flowers: handmade flowers - That´s Crafty! Flowers Collection set 1 and 2 - Prima Art Stones

Hope you´ll enjoy the hop, and good luck in the giveaway!
Thanks for stopping by today :)
xx Melina

onsdag 5 december 2018

"Happy town", hanging using the Shroom Town stamp set


Today I share this happy rainbow town wallhanging.
I made it for a That´s Crafty! show on Hochanda a while back.
I have used the Shroom Town stamp set to create this little scene.

I have used That´s Crafty own brand products, and you´ll find links to
all of them below.

Here´s a brief description of what I did:
I use modeling paste, stencils, paints and sprays to create backgrounds 
on the round surface and the large tag.
I do a second generation stamping onto the greyboard matches and colour them 
in with Multi surface paints. When dry I stamp with black ink on top.
The background row of houses I stamp on watercolour paper and 
colour in using Flat Matte sprays.
I glue everything in place and use a stick from my garden as a hanger.

That´s Crafty products used:
Dinky stencil tc115, tc116, tc117, tc119

Thanks for stopping by today!
Hugs, Melina