Saturday, May 14, 2016

Spring is turning into summer / Kesää kohti

I had more mixed media fun lately. What looks like an elaborate background is in fact a simple sheet of drawing paper. I squirted two acrylics straight onto it, then squeegeed around with a credit card. While the color was still wet I stamped into it with children's foam stamps, then sprayed it with some chalky mists.
 I stamped the bird and flowers onto tissue and glued them on first.

  I was going for a raised 3D effect so built it up layer by layer:
washi tape, paper scraps,

paper lace,  thread,
floral chipboard cuts by Wycinanka and some flower pistils. Last came the found words, spinning a story of a lazy sunny morning.
entering into:
13 Arts: #42 Everything about Spring
Eclectic Ellapu: Yay it's May
Crafty Individuals: May anything goes with CI touch (stamps)


  1. waude mitkä ihanat värit!!! Ja niin kauniit ja monimuotoiset kortit! Kyllä sää vaan osaat! Kivaa viikonloppua!

  2. More beauties Alice. Love how you have built of the layers. Really enjoyed reading how you made these. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Individuals Challenge. Flo x

  3. I can tell you had fun making these Alice, great layers! Thanks for joining in the Crafty Individuals Challenge for May. Jean x

  4. A beautiful collection - love the backgrounds.
    Thank you for joining the Crafty Individuals Challenge.
    Good Luck Wishes

  5. These are AMAZING and I can't believe how "simple" you said those backgrounds were to make! They look so wonderfully layered, yet you've made them seem do-able. That's one of the things I love about your art: it is so incredible, yet you encourage all of us to try your same down-to-earth techniques. I always love visiting your blog!

  6. Wow! Awesome colours and layers! Brilliant ATCs (as usual) ;)
    I especially love how you have used the washi tape! Absolutely fantastic!

    Claudia xxx

  7. Upeat värit ja ihanaa taidetta teet.
    Heleää Helluntaita Sinulle.

  8. Kesä kukkii kauniina näissä korteissa

  9. Wow love that background! Fabulous project! Thanks so much for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this month
    Claire xx

  10. So gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along at 13arts!

  11. How pretty! thank you for joining 13arts challenge this month!

  12. awesomeeeeee backgrounds !! Thank you for playing with 13arts

  13. So beautiful! Thank you for playing with us on 13arts challange! ♥