Sunday, May 29, 2016

Messy Winter Storm


Good morning! Hope you're having a lovely weekend. I'm actually taking part of the May Rudolph Day Challenge today. My intention was to take part of it every month but....I'm feeling as students  before exams here, there was the laundry and the dog grooming (even if I don't have a dog) and I don't know what in between, lol! Here I am at last and with lots of Snippets and reusing so I'm also entering Pixie's Snippets Playground.

Lot's of Stickles!
So what did I use?

The dark blue paper is from a shopping bag, the house is from a men's shirt ( the collar thingy), the inky snow is a piece I've used as a mask when inking.

A black pen to draw the windows, Distress inks in different shades, three Penny Black snow flake stamps stamped in different colours. You can see that the tiniest has the darkest colour. The larger ones are stamped onto the tiny one but with lighter colours.

White Liquitex Gesso splattered wildly and star shaped sequins. The sentiment is Joanna Sheen, stamped in Watering Can Archival ink.

Enjoy rest of the weekend and get messy with colours!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Terrible teenagers at Sweet Stampin'


This is my last card at Sweet Stampin', I've had a wonderful time there and it has been an honour to be a part of the most fabulous team. Real life is calling and I've decided to step down. This week we're making cards for teenagers and I believe this image could work for anyone with a spot of dark humour :) Lawn Fawn is kindly offering a prize to a lucky winner.

Challenges:
Crafty Catz: Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday: Food or Drink
Less Is More: Pop or Bang (pop as in making a sudden movement)



Materials used:
Mo Manning digi image coloured with ProMarkers. Paper snippets and hey presto, done! I forgot to take a photo of the sentiment inside "Good things come to those who wait". 

Thank you so much for visiting, it's much appreciated! I'll venture in to making cards and journal pages when mojo strikes, so I'm going rogue now, a second teenage. Have a wonderful weekend sweeties!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Saturday, May 7, 2016

May Flowers at Sweet Stampin'


It's Saturday and we have a new challenge at Sweet Stampin'; we want to see Flowers this time. Just remember to stamp, digi or rubber. We're being sponsored by Crafty Ribbons, please check our blog for all the details and to see the teams gorgeous cards.

I found some matching snippets to play with and the sentiment that says in Swedish that this gift was chosen with love and care . 

Challenges:
Fantasy Stampers: Flower Power
Fab'n' Funky: Three or more layers

The lovely textures.

Materials used:
Vilda stamps sentiment stamp, Watering Can Archival ink, Hero Arts large background stamp, Distress inks, paper snippets, cut out flower from DP, Tim Holtz Jute string, Wink of Stella, pearl Paper pen.

Thank you so much for visiting, it's much appreciated! Hope you're having a lovely weekend. We're having summer temperatures and glorious sunshine. Can't be better :)

Love and hugs
Maarit

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Time for Graduation


Springtime means time for graduation, here's one with fabulous sparkle and minimal stamping. I used a variety from my snippets collection which is now in recession. Soon I might treat myself to some new patterned papers :)

Challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: Graduation

The fabulous glitter paper and a string from a gift.

Materials:
Panduro papers, Cuttlebug postage stamp die, Quickutz star dies, Exhchangeables alphabet stamps, watering can Archival ink, 3D squares.


Ok, this one went wishy washy, the mint green faded away when taking the photo. That happens...as I'm entering an 80's challenge, can I say that the 80's has faded away for me.  Or I'm so wishing it, I actually had a pair mint green tartan patterned trousers. And a neon pink top!!! Please erase my entry if I went too rogue here :)

Addicted to stamps and more: Anything Goes
Cute card Thursday: No dp
Moving Along with the times: The 80's
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

Materials used:
Hero Arts large background stamp, Distress inks, clear embossing powder, Art-C sentiment stamp and label die, Watering can Archival ink, ribbon from t-shirt, Panduro gems.

Thank you for visiting, enjoy the weekend! We're actually having a wonderful sunshine and warm breezes here.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Friday, April 29, 2016

Being Bold


Weekend at last and time for Paint Party Friday, yay!!! I mixed my medias totally and went with the flow; acrylics, texture gel, Brushos, Perfect Pearls and charcoal. The shimmer made it a challenge to take a decent pic.

The opposite journal page.

Thank you for visiting, it's much appreciated! Hope you'll have a wonderful crafty weekend. I'll be working with my plant containers adding a bit more flowers and some herbs. Happy Friday!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Pink & Girly at Sweet Stampin'




I'm late with my post, I got an awful bug and I've been keeping the tea companies alive this week. As you can guess, we're going pink at Sweet Stampin'. I'll be there soon too :)

I'm also entering the Girly challenge at Simon Says Stamp.

A perfect book tag or for decisions :)

I used the Alco ink floating colours technique to make the background, Dylusions stamps, Distress ink, white Posca pen for highlights, star sequins, EK Success corner adorners, pink eyelet, eyelet punch and glitter ribbon.

I better head back to a hot cuppa, thank you for visiting! Hope my bug hasn't gone viral...just kidding! My bug is a nasty little bacteria, I'll cure it with some David Bowie and Prince songs :)





Love and hugs
Maarit

Friday, April 15, 2016

Standing tall


Here's something for Paint Party Friday, I'm not particularly fast when painting, and I'll probably add some shadowing and highlights to this one. Maybe even a few more layers of colours.


I've experienced an unexpected feeling of freedom when using Willowing's method off processing every day life through journaling and colours. I used a magazine photo as a template for the face.


Dylusion stencil, Washi tape, different acrylic colours and pens, Liquitex gesso.

Thank you so much for visiting, it's much appreciated!

Happy Friday!!!

Love and hugs
Maarit