Thursday, April 18, 2013

Me - Minicanvas for April challenge

Hi there! It's Riikka here to share my creation for this months challenge. As you know, the challenge is to create and journal a project about 'life as it is now', about yourself. The additional requirement for the challenge was to use buttons in the creation.

I loved the challenge, because until recently I have done very few pages about myself. Although I'm sure my kids will be interested in the pages I have done about and for them, I'm sure that they will be equally or even more insterested in the pages about me - what I was thinking and feeling. At least I would be tremendously happy to find an old diary of my mum's!


I was lucky to be able to take a workshop with Finnabair some time ago and used some of the tricks learnt from her to my creation. I used of course the beautiful buttons from my Zeus and Zoe kit, but also some other things from my kit to make this minicanvas. I colored the project using for example some Lindy Stamp Gang spray inks from my kit.

The journaling part of the creation is on the back of the canvas, in an envelope as suggested in the challenge text by Sandie. I journaled about my dreams and about the moment I am currently in my life. I'm sure it will be interesting to read it in a few years or by my children in twenty years.

I hope I'll see your creation of this month's challenge soon! Don't forget our great price - the winner will receive a kit from Zeus and Zoe EtsyThe kit includes a package of flower, pin sticks, buttons, ephemera items, La Blanche Stamp, washi tapes and a package of Magicals from Lindy Stamp Gang. 

Here are challenge the rules: 

1. Projects must be linked up to our linky tool in the side bar, using the URL of the ACTUAL POST, not your entire blog.
2. You may submit as many entries as you would like and combine your entry with up to 2 other challenges.
3. Post this challenge to your blog and mention, in your post, that you are playing along at Zeus and Zoe TOGETHER with a link back to our Zeus and Zoe blog.
4. All entries must be received by MIDNIGHT EST 
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Information about our challenges:

1. Zeus and Zoe Challenges are open to anyone, anywhere in the world.
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3. Challenges are held monthly and each month TWO winners are chosen. One winner is chosen by our DT and the other is chosen by random draw.
4. Challenge winners will always be announced within a week of the challenge closing and winners are then required to contact Marivic.
5. Prizes not claimed within two weeks will be forfeited.
6. The Merit winner will have an image of their project featured in the winners post, together with a link back to the homepage of their blog.
7. Winners will be awarded a Winner's Badge to post on their blog...full bragging rights included!


Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Awesome canvas Riikka! I love all the texture and the cool ombre effect!

Marivic Clifton said...

Love the color Riikka! So bright and cheerful..Really love how you made that effect as blush and the grunginess is just perfect.
Well done! Thank you!!

Norma Gomez said...

Stunning canvas Riikka! I love the way you framed your photo with all of those buttons, flowers and found items. You've inspired me to give this technique a try soon.

Denise van Deventer said...

Super project Riikka!! Really love this one and the colouring is just superb! Beautiful work! ;-)

Anna - Krulik said...

Great project! Colours are just great!

Sandie Edwards said...

Stunning Riikka, love how the colour hues blend so beautifully and flow through the project, very inspiring.

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, this is gorgeous, Riikka!! Love how you used the spray inks, and such a beautiful photo of you!! ~ Blessings, Tracey