Monday, September 19, 2011

The Dark Side

Good morning Cupcake Lovers! This week we're exploring The Dark Side as the lovely Delphine has chosen it as a theme...well, really, all you need to do is to use purple and black. You can stamp onto a neutral, use skin tones and hair, unless you want purple or black hair! But otherwise, it's all purple and black!

Check our blog for all the details and to see the team's fabulous creations.

We're generously being sponsored by Prairie Fairy Designs with a $15 Gift Certificate and by our Special September Sponsor, Bunny Zoe's, with a £15 Gift Voucher.

The team was also kindly sponsored by the Prairie Fairy and I fell in love with Dotty, isn't she gorgeous!? She was perfect for the card I had in my mind, a masked moon ... or perhaps a mysterious new planet approaching the earth!!!
You can tell what kind of films I watch by my cards...

The background is made with Distress Inks and masks, the moon/planet was sprayed with Perfect Pearls and water to get a shimmery splatter effect. The Penny Black Hillflowers and the edges are stamped with Memories black ink.

I also used:
Alpha Markers for colouring
Stickles and Glossy Accents
A white Uni Ball pen
Paper Raffia
Micro beads

Oh, and a small tip about micro beads, work on a tray, otherwise you'll have micro beads all over the place! I had!

I'm also entering:
Moving Along With The Times: Sparkle (Stickles)
Charisma Cardz Challenges: Sky

Have a fabulous week full of fun!



  1. Oi wau todella hieno ja vaikuttava kortti , upea kuva. Voin kuvitella kuinka helmet on lentänyt;-))m

  2. Wow, this is amazing Maarit.
    Hugs, Clare x

  3. A beautiful piece of art Maarit.
    Have a fab week - Jane x

  4. This is just amazing great image and fabulous colouring:) Sandra H

  5. Brilliant card love the background
    Hugs Louise xx

  6. Beautiful card Maarit, I love the scene you have created, its absolutely stunning :) Donna ♥ x

  7. Hi Maarit, what a lovely card I just love those colours, really dramatic! Thanks so much for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

  8. Hi Maarit, luv the effects you have created on your card, stunning. Carolxx

  9. Absolutely gorgeous, Maarit, and very artistic! I love your image and the background you have created for her is fan-tas-tic! Have a lovely evening! Hugs Delphine xx

  10. Gorgeous card Maarit, I love all your details - stunning!

    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT for our 'Sparkle' challenge this week and good luck

    Hugs Laurie x

  11. Really sweet card, love the gorgeous deep colours and what a fabulous background! :)

    Thanks so much for playing at Charisma Cardz this week,



  12. Maarit! This card is amazing. I love Dotty anyway, but your background is super! Wow. Have a great week, my lovely. xxx

  13. A brilliant card hun! Thanks for playing at Charisma Cardz! xxx

  14. A fab card Maarit, I love how you have done the background.

    Liza x

  15. Fab background! Thank you for joining us at Charisma this week!
    Emma x

  16. Really gorgeous card, love the image and your moon background is fantastic!! Thanks for joining Charisma Cardz.
    Joanne x

  17. Wonderful design. Love the image and the dark colours. Thanks for playing with Charisma.
    xx Vee

  18. This is simply stunning - gorgeous work, Jo x

  19. Hiya, what a lovely card, i love the colours and the papers you've used! thanks for joining this week at Charisma Cardz! good luck carlyann xx (Charisma Cardz DT/Owner)

  20. The masking is simply wonderful! You've inspired me to do some sky work on my next project! Thank YOU!

  21. cute card, thanks for playing along with Charisma this week

  22. Ååååh, vilket härligt underbar kort!! Motivet, hon är bedårande!! Vilka snygga efekter du har gjort på kortet! Ha en toppen dag! Kramlei kram!/Sari

  23. Gorgeou Maarit, love the background! Shelly x

  24. Love,love,love this it's so pretty and trendy
    Lindsay xx


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