Friday, January 16, 2015

January projects by Karita Vainio

It´s Karita Vainio here with you today, 
and this is my very first post as a Blue Fern Studios designer.
I´m very excited about this new journey with a new amazing team and especially with the gorgeous products.

 Here´s something about me:
 I´m a bit over fourty years old. Mother to a three amazing children, two grown up boys and one teenage girl
Also I´m a wife to a kind and supportive man. We´ve been together 25 years now.
We live in southern Finland, close to our capital city, Helsinki.
We live in a small house, which we build 10 years ago.
I love to decorate our little home and in the summer I spend my time in our small garden, which is my favourite place to be and enjoying the summer.

I love creating things. I love to make layouts and cards, and sometimes I also make art journals and canvases.
I think my style is romantic mixed together with shabby and mixed media styles.
I love to use different textures in my projects and  my motto is more is better.
I´ve been crafting and scrapbooking like 7 years now and I feel like my journey has just began :)

If you like my work, you can find my blog here:


My 1st project is made by following the January sketch. 

For this layout I´ve used the Correspondence and Botanical Garden papers from the new Sanctuary collection.
And the beautiful chipboards I´ve used are Notebook Edges, Arrow Words and Smile.

I´ve added white gesso on the papers and chipboards and after they dried I started adding some paints and mists.

Paper: Sanctuary collection: Correspondence, Botanical Garden
Chipboard: Notebook Edges, Arrow Words, Smile

And here´s my 2nd layout..

I`ve used the Botanical Garden and Garden Plaza papers from the Sanctuary collection.
And the great chipboards are Shabby Flakes and Roman Clock Set - small.
I´ve cutted the paper on the top a bit smaller than the bottom one and punched the edges from here and there to give a grunge effect.

Paper:  Sanctuary collection: Botanical Garden, Garden Plaza
Chipboard: Shabby Flakes, Roman Clock Set - Small

My 3rd project for this month is a canvas.

Paper I used for this canvas is Boudoir from the Blue Fern Garden collection.
Text is cutted from the Calling card from the Sanctuary collection.
And I just loved these gorgeous chipboards called Jasmine Collage and Checker Bits.

For this canvas I used lots of gesso and modelling paste.
And mists and paints.

Paper: Blue Fern Garden Collection: Boudoir, Sanctuary Collection: Calling Cards
Chipboard: Jasmine Collage, Checker Bits

I hope you liked my projects...
Thank you for visiting here and see you next month!


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