I am so please to announce that Riikka Kovasin has joined the "a flair for buttons" team! I could not be more excited! I LOVE her mixed media work and know she will bring some amazing, unique, and fabulous projects to share with you. Thank you for saying YES Riikka!!!!
Hi there! I'm so excited to be here! I simply adore flair buttons and use them in all of my layouts so this team is like a dream for me. Besides layouts I do altered items and occasionally cards, too, but what the crafts have in common is the use of mixed media influences. I love to layer and get my hands to paints and inks! If you want to know me a little better might I suggest a visit to my blog or my YouTube channel as pictures tell a thousand words.
Thank you Shelley for asking me to join and thank you all teamies for the warm welcomes! Looking forward to this adventure!
For this post I created a new layout. The topic of the page is our summer vacation trip to Berlin. It was the first time for my daughters to be on board an airplane and the first visit to Berlin for us all. We fell in love with the city and really hope to go back one day! So the sticker "Ps. I love you" refers both to the city and to my lovely daughters.
Even though this is the first 12x12" page I did about the vacation I didn't want to use a obvious photo like one I took from the iconic Brandenburg Gate. Instead I wanted something more personal so I went with this photo of my kids. The picture in the page is taken in the garden of Charlottenburg Castle after we had had a dinner in a restaurant and the kids got lollipops from the waiter.
To keep the page light and happy I chose pastel colors and fun papers both from 7 Dots Studio and Prima Marketing. The "Watercolor Designs 2" set from A Flair for Buttons shop fits the summer-like color scheme perfectly. Also the "Watercolor Splatter" have the same sweet sorbet colors as well as the "Capture Life 1". The lovely little camera from that set has both the turquoise and the pink in it that I included in my page.
After all the pastel details I felt that the page needed some contrast, too. Then I happened to notice the bloom flair from the "Lovely Words 10" set and remembered all the beautiful flowers in the palace garden. The orange and brown bloom gives a great contrast to the otherwise light page.
I hope you liked my very first DT page! It shows a little bit what I love to do - use media in the background, layer and of course mix and match!
Until next time, wishing you a lovely start to the weekend!
Sets used from the A Flair for Buttons shop: