Hello there! My name is Riikka Kovasin. I’m a mixed media style scrapbooker from Finland. I’m married to the love of my life and we have two sweet daughters. We live in the capital, Helsinki near the city center.
I’ve been doing all sorts of crafts my whole life, but really got into papercrafts after I found scrapbooking. I started doing pages back in 2009 when my older daughter was about 6 months old. Since then my style has evolved to more mixed media direction and nowadays I usually grab gesso or other paint media when I start creating.
I do most of all scrapbooking layouts. My number one topic is my family but in the past year I’ve tried to do more pages about me, too. I also love to create canvases, cards and occasionally challenge myself with minialbums, too. Lately I’ve grown an interest on ATCs and have done a few sets. I also do start to finish videos of my projects on regular basis.
I adore getting my hands into paints and mists! To me the process of creating is equally important than the finished page. To me it’s a great pleasure to combine my love for beautiful products with the possibility to get messy and create a piece of memory keeping at the same time! A win-win situation! Scrapbooking is a form of self-expression to me and I’m creating pages because I want to document our lives to my children.
I feel really grateful and honored to be in this team! There’s so much talent here! I can’t wait to continue creating with the beautiful, inspiring 7 Dots Studio goodies!
When my husband got himself a new computer our daughters got a new plaything – a huge cardboard box. It was their house, their space rocket, their ship and their daycare for dolls and soft animals. I had so much fun watching them play, using their imagination and peeking through the lid.
I used the brown from the box and brought also in some turquoise. The “Secret Dairy” paper from Cold Country reminds me of jeans and it’s feeling was perfect for this page. The background is made with gesso, mists, stamping and glazes.
Hello Miss Mouse:
Our family went to see “Disney on Ice” last winter. Ever since then my younger one has been talking how she’s going to be “Micky Mouse with the bow” when she grows up. If you reply: “Oh, you mean Minnie?” she gets very upset and replies “NO! Micky with a bow!”. She’s really determined to be in a ice show wearing a Micky costume. It’s her dream job. As I think that’s so sweet – and so her, I wanted to document this dream job like I did with my older daughter’s dream of becoming a vet.
I used bright colors to give the page a happy look and arranged some of the elements in the page to remind of Micky.
Materials from 7 Dots Studio:
Nature Walk: Gray Day
Illumination: Clear Stamps 2
Illumination: Die Cut Elements 6×12
Messy Head: Big Words
9th Wave: Deep Water
Love Is In The Air: Elements 12×12
Hopefully: Find Me
Hopefully: Love Me