Saturday, December 3, 2016

In the Woods


Hiya, all good? I've been rummaging through the unfinished objects, some of them will probably never see the daylight again. You know those you pick up and try to look at from every angle, squeezing your eyes in an attempt to find something propitious.

Challenges:
CAS on Sunday: Christmas
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers: UFO's (UnFinished Objects)

Materials used:
The UFO; Joanna Sheen sentiment stamped with embossing ink and heat embossed with a mix of pearl and sparkly powder. A mask was cut out to create the slope, the Stampcape's fir image was stamped with Distress inks and the sky and the snow was sponged. Some splatters of water to get the effect of a sun and soft snow.

The finishing touches: The scene was cut out and the edges were coloured with Distress inks, the image was mounted with 3D tape onto Bazzill hammered card stock, some Tim Holtz jute string was added to give texture and softness.

Thank you so much for visiting, it's much appreciated. I'm enjoying the weekend to the full, from household chores to some crafting. I might even find a nice Sci Fi to enjoy, some other UFO's to marvel. Stay safe and warm my friends!

Love and hugs
Maarit






Sunday, November 20, 2016

Embrace life


Hope you're in the pink and sparkling! If not, I'm sending gentle hugs your way. Today's card is all in for pink and sparkle...and snow, as we had 50 cm of snow last Wednesday, it's all gone now!

Challenges:
CASology: Embrace
Craft Stamper: Take a stamp

The sparkle!

Materials used:
Stampendous tree image stamped with Watering Can Archival ink onto watercolour paper. A gentle sprinkle of Brilliant Red Brusho and a shower of water. The excess colour was dabbed with a paper towel.

Some of the Brusho colour was picked with a wet brush to fill in the hearts. More colour was added with different Derwent watercolour pens to add dimension and to colour to the tree trunk. Highlights and snow was added with a white Posca pen.

The outlines of the image was filled in with a black 0,1 Uni Pin fine line pen and the sparkle comes from Wink of Stella and Fairy Dust Stickles.

A pink snippet was enough to cut out the letters from the Cuttlebug Olivia alphabet. The letters were outlined with the white posca pen and the black fine liner to make them pop.

The edges of the watercolour paper were distressed with a pair of scissors and mounted with 3D tape onto hammered Bazzill card stock.

Thank you so much for visiting, it means the world! I'm hoping to be a much better blogger and spend some time visiting you. Life has been a bit hectic.

Love and warm hugs
Maarit


Sunday, November 13, 2016

Hey 'Ombre!


Hey 'Ombre! I've been watching Spanish movies and TV-series lately and I find myself speaking with a slight Spanish lisp sometimes, especially when ordering an Espresso, I know that it's very silly :) I do like Spanish lace too, so my Ombre card got that. Then I went for traditional Finnish colours and a Swedish sentiment that says "Congratulations on your day".  I could add that I'm enjoying a cuppa of Earl Grey when writing this and that I probably can find something nice about every country, I'm in a generous mood today.

Challenges:

Take care and stay safe and warm!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Celebrate every day


Hope you're well and if not, lots of thoughts your way. We're approaching the winter darkness fast here in the Northern Hemisphere and I'm all in for celebrating something every day; giving thanks that I have a home, food every day, fresh water to drink and family and friends. My grandfather taught it to me when I was a child.

Addicted to Stamps: Make your mark
Less Is More: Celebrate

Materials used:
Bazzill hammered card stock, used some tape to strip of thin layers of it to create some extra texture.
Masked a panel and colured it with layers of Distress inks.
Free stamp from the Craft Stamper magazine, I cut out the tiny hearts, stamped with black ink. Then with embossing ink and heat embossed with fine clear powder.
ART-C feather stamps and dies on those smaller snippets in my scrap heap.
Distress ink and Sakura pens to colour the feathers, 3 D squares to layer the cut outs.



Something to listen at this beautiful day!


Last but not least, a monster to Addicted to CAS, if it's ok with a large cut out, a wooden Monster from Argentina on DQWV paper.

Thank you for visiting, it's much appreciated!

Love and hugs
Maarit

T

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Guardian Angel


Howdy, we're in full Autumnal colours in Stockholm. My brisk morning walk was a bit nippy so here I am with yet another card for Christmas. This time with Penny Black stamps, Stickles, Liquid Pearls and muted watercolours.

Challenges:
Addicted to CAS: Watercolour
CASology: Support (angels)
Less is More: One Layer and Dream theme


 Isn't she gorgeous with her 14th century trumpet?! She would have lit up any dreary and ill-lit Medieval castle, a mere dream. I've been reading a lot of historical novels lately, hence the Medieval touch today.

Thank you for visiting, it's much appreciated! I'll pay you a visit later today and tomorrow, there's a carrot cake and apple sauce to made.

Love and hugs
Maarit


Sunday, September 25, 2016

Naughty or Nice


Hiya, remember me?! Long time no see, my mojo went on a vacation and left me stumped, but I do believe I'm back to the inky fingers business again. It's nice to see you too :)

I would like to enter Scrappymo's Rudolph Days Challenge with my Naughty or Nice card. The Inkadinkado pine stamp is from my win at the said challenge. The bottle cap stamp is also Inkadinkado.

I'm entering the Snippets Playground too, I'm sure you can spot the paper snippet I used.


Other materials:
Distress inks and stickles, embossing ink and platinum powder, Panduro card stock, Papermaina card candee, Recollections enamel dots and Itsy Bitsy sequins.

Thank you so much for visiting, hope we'll see soon again.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Fly me to the moon


Sunday morning and summer rain, whats better than a cuppa and Sinatra's Fly me to the moon?! It could be Star Trek! I'm a fan since the first television series and looking forward to the new film too, tickets already pre booked :)

Challenges:
Less is more: Use a stencil
The Sisterhood of Snarky Sisters: Outer space
Addicted to CAS: Fly
Addicted to stamps and more: CAS
CASE this sketch:


Materials used:
Altenew stamp set, Tim Holtz stencil, Distress inks, Ranger craft nibs, Memento ink, clear embossing powder, black pen, white Sharpie pen, Itsy Bitsy tiny sequins, Wink of Stella.

Love and hugs
I'm feeling the urge to also add: "Live long and prosper"
Maarit