Flying with Riikka

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Hi everyone it’s Riikka.

This month the new release is all about flying stuff – feathers, butterflies and even those lovely seed spores! I came up with two very different pages – one is light and sweet and the other one more steampunk styled and rough.



The first page is done around a photo taken last summer of my younger daughter. The butterflies and the seed spores set my mind to summer, light nights and strawberries. I used a pink color scheme and started the page by stamping hearts with a foam stamp. Instead of ink I used a Gelatos crayon with metallic shimmer. On top of the stamped background I then layered some pieces of patterned paper and used the butterfly shape in the middle of the layers.


The title is done using a wonderful wordlet “Believe”. I covered the upper part of the chipboard with Liquid Pearls. The bottom part is “white washed” by using a white Gelatos crayon. The heart shaped button in the side of the photo got the same treatment.┬áThe flying seed spores got a coat of embossing powder. A few of the seeds turned white, a few pink and one pale purple.


Products from Scrap FX:

2015042 Butterfly Book Paper

2015054 Seed Spores

2014145 {Believe…

2014213 Heart Spangles Stamp

2008083 Buttons – heart


Then to the more rough piece. This time it’s about flying and soaring of ideas and inspiration. The cicada wings had a steampunk vibe to me so I decided to use a photo of my metal embellishments as the vocal point and go with the flow. To emphasize the feeling I used a brown color scheme and added metallics and black in there.

I started the page by using the moth stencil two ways – as a mask and also as a stamp. I also stamped some hot air balloons in there and added little drawn dots to the background as well. On top I again layered the patterned papers and a load of chipboards and other embellishments.


For this page I kept the chipboard shapes in their natural color as the brown natural look fitted the style well. The shade makes me think about corrugated cardboard. The other possibility would have been to turn the chippies into metal with embossing powders.

Thank you for stopping by today! Let the inspiration soar! Until next time!


Materials from Scrap FX:

2015058 Majestic Moth Stencil

2015056 Hot Air Balloon stamp

2015043 Cicada Wings Small

2015054 Seed Spores

2015036 Feather Drawing

2011055 Clockface, gears/steampunk

2013172 Random Dots Stencil


3 Responses to “Flying with Riikka”

  1. Bec Genet says:

    Wow gorgeous pages Riikka, they are both so stunning!!!

  2. love love love again again again I love your work Riikka I’m fan #1