Animal projects by Riikka

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Hello there Scrap FX fans! It’s Riikka here to share my two animal projects with you. Usually I have something that connects the projects, but this time these are quite different. I made a layout celebrating my father’s new dog and then there’s a set of cards. The projects don’t have a similar color scheme or theme, other than the theme of the new release, but what they do have in common is the strong vision I had for both when seeing the new products.


Like I said, this layout is about my father’s new dog. She’s over a year now, but in the picture she’s still a puppy. The color scheme of the page came from her coloring – she has black, white and beautiful brown color. So I used the same palette in my page as the topic of it has!

I started the page with some watercolors and then added some stenciling and stamping there as well. I mixed items from the new collection to the existing ones – like using the paw stamp but also the seaweed stencil. On top I then layered some patterned papers and the photo and then used different chipboards to decorate the page. As they fit the color scheme as they were, I left them untreated.


This time I recorded a video to show you my process on the page. Hope you like it!

Materials from Scrap FX:

2014213 Heart Spangles stamp

2016092 Seaweed stencil

2016207 Paws stamp

2016187 Heart & Paw

2016202 #pets

2015239 Filmstrips Transparency

2015248 Simply Adorable

2014238 Seeing Stars


My other project is a set of cards. When I was looking at the silhouettes from the new collection, I could imagine them just like this – on a card with a monoprinted background. I made four cards using the silhouettes and making each one in a different color. There’s the primaries and then green.


For these two Nordic animals I used also script element on the background. The wolf also had a few pieces of white paper underneath the eyes and the nose so that the striking animal would be more visible. Otherwise the cards are all made up similarly – first making a monoprint piece of paper using Gelliplate and a number of different Scrap FX stencils and stamps and then layering the silhouette on top. Each of the cards also have a chipboard shape or two to finish the look.


Where as the Nordic animals were cold colors, these African ones are warm and vibrant. The giraffes got a red or orange background and the butterfly is mounted on yellow one. To keep the colors singing from the background I colored the chipboard shapes I used to decorate the cards black.

Thank you for stopping by today!


Materials from Scrap FX:

2016199 Wolf Silhouette

2016165 #Happy

2016198 Bear Silhouette

2015331 Happy Theme pack

2008080 Buttons round

2016200 Savannah Silhouette

2016035 Microbes 

2015273BLK Blooming Butterfly Silhouette 

2016157 Scribble Flowers

2016148 Art Deco stencil

2015295 Botanical stencil

2015244 Circle Star stencil

2015085 Circular Shawl stencil

2016049 Melted Mesh stencil

2013343 Build a Flower stamp

2015169 Circles and Lines stamp

2016020 Gum Tree stamp

2014380 Harlequin stamp

2015377 Interweaving Circles stamp

2014017 Numbers stamp

2016145 Squared stamp


One Response to “Animal projects by Riikka”

  1. Gorgeous projects Riikka and process video as well! Love watching you work! Those Silhouettes look amazing on those cards!!!