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

fredag 30 november 2018

Explore, mixed media canvas with process video


For about 6 months ago I made this canvas for the France Papillon CT.
I wanted to try something a little new, and this piece had been lurking
in my head for a while...

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

Products used:
Stamps: Illusionary Artists; London New York, 
Creepers and Crawlers, Perfect Words
Stencils: France Papillon; Rockformation
Mediums: DecoArt; gesso, matte medium,ultra-matte varnish, 
crackle paste, one step crackle, antiquing cream black. 
Chalky finish: vintage, everlasting. 
Fluid acrylics: quinacridone gold, carbon black, 
phthalo turquoise, blue green light, raw umber, titanium white
Others: white Posca pen, pencil, Versafine ink onyx black. 
Distress inks: Walnut stain, Vintage photo, Rusty hinge

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Hugs, Melina

lördag 24 november 2018

Golden mandalas, ATCoin hanger for That´s Crafty!


I know you have seen some of my ATCoin hangers by now, 
but this is the first ATCoin hanger I made.
I used the That´s Crafty ATCoin stamp set 2, and made this for a
Hochanda show a while back.

Here´s what I did:

I used a gelli printed paper with an ombre effect. I glued the paper to the coins,
going from the lightest to the darkest.


I stamp five of the designs from the stamp set onto the coins, 
and heat emboss with gold powder.

I take a long, thin piece of burlap and grunge it up a bit
using Distress ink Walnut stain and Rusty hinge.
At the top I glue down a stick and a rusty nail.

I glue down my coins to the burlap. In the gaps I glue down rusty nails and other sticks.
When the glue is dry, I sew them in place as well for extra interest.
Here´s my finished hanger.

Hope you enjoyed, and thank you so much for stopping by!
xx Melina

onsdag 21 november 2018

That´s Crafty ATC chunkie with Scribbled Shrooms - Step-by-Step tutorial

Hello lovely peeps!

Today I have been playing with a That´s Crafty! ATC sized Chunkie

Here´s what I did:

I put the Chunkie together and paint it with That´s Crafty! Lime Multi Surface Paint.
You can watch how easy it is to put a Chunkie together in this video HERE.
I stamp the images from the Scribbled Shrooms stamp set onto gelli printed and 
"brayer off" papers. 

I cut the images out and apart to be able to use different parts of the same images
but in different colours.
I use That´s Crafty gesso, light blue paint and Dinky stencil tc044 to create some
texture on the Chunkie.

I create my little scene all around the Chunkie by adhering my images
with gel medium. I also add details and more colours in some places using 
Distress Markers and Posca pens.

I add some shading using a black Distress Marker and a water brush.

I go around all the images with a really fine black finelinder pen.

Finally I add some more stamping using the background stamp from the same set,
and also use some Tim Holtz Clipping Stickers.
Here are the Chunkie from all four sides!

That´s Crafty! products used:
Multi Surface Paint, Lime, Light Blue

Thank you so much for stopping by today!
xx Melina

söndag 18 november 2018

ATCoin Christmas ornaments / gift labels for Rubber Dance Simplicity Sunday

Today I´m sharing a little idea on how to use all those coins 
you are creating. I know, they are addictive, aren´t they!?

Christmas is getting closer, and I had this idea to use coins as 
Christmas tree ornaments or gift labels. 

For these coins I used the Rubber Dance Whimsical Winter stamp set.
 The coins are greyboard coins from That´s Crafty!

 Welcome over HERE for the full blog post!

Thank you so much for stopping by today, and hope you liked my idea
on how to use coins as labels or ornaments :)
xx Melina

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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