Monday, January 23, 2012

All We Need Is Love

I fell in love with this image from Mo Manning....she's totally adorable, even though she's heartless, he he, she'll grow up and all she needs is love! That's also our theme at Cupcake Craft Challenges this week; Love!!!

We have a fabulous sponsor, Tiddly Inks, who are offering a $10 Gift Voucher to a lucky winner! Check our blog for all the details and to see the teams fantastic work. Wish I had some of their colouring skills!

I'm entering:
Truly Scrumptious: Something Forgotten (the ribbon)
Gingersnap Creations: Supply Challenge Ribbon
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days: Ribbons and Bows
Simply Create Too: Love Is In The Air
Crafter's Companion: Love Is In The Air

The recipe:

Young Miss Heartless was printed with an inkjet printer on to a 250 g Canson aquarelle paper.

She was masked with a cut out image printed on ordinary photo copy paper. I used a townscape image from Mel Stampz to to make a mask for the houses. Use thin paper for the masks as they'll give nicer edges. The sky was stippled with Distress inks (fired brick, worn lipstick, spun sugar and antique linen).

The house mask was removed and it was replaced with the cut out part to mask the sky. The houses and the ground were stippled with chipped sapphire and stormy sky Distress inks.

The image was coloured with Alpha Markers and a Sakura neutral metallic pen. The shadowing was made with Cut'n'Dry pen nib and Distress inks, and with marker pens.

The houses were drawn as in Mel's image with a black Sakura pen. The light from the windows was made with a golden Sakura pen.

The ribbons were coloured with markers and the hearts were cut out with QK nesting heart dies (the small heart die was placed on a cut out large heart). I've borrowed the fabulous Fluffie's idea for how to display the hearts.

Hope you'll have fabulous week full of love!

Warm hugs
Maarit


21 comments:

  1. Oh this is fabulous Maarit.
    luv
    Debby

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  2. Hi Maarit, Oh I think this is super, what a fab image and love the design of your card.xx

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  3. Oooooh I lurves this Marrit, such an elegant design and beautiful colouring hun :) Donna ♥ x

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  4. Fab card Maarit, just popping back from Sweet Stampin' to say thanks for helping us comment easier. yes you are right about Chrome, I have it & love it. Many thanks xx

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  5. Fab and fun card maarit and love the colours
    Hugs louise xx

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  6. This is fabulous Maarit, its a great image, made all the more special by the background.
    Avril xx

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  7. oh this is Brilliant - a fab image and i love that background .. and the two little hearts
    Lisa x

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  8. Oh I love what you have made, Maarit, I love what you do with Distress Inks! Fantastic scene and wonderful colours, and your image is so perfect for the challenge:-)! Have a lovely evening! Hugs Delphine xx

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  9. Hello My Lovely. This is such a you card. If I didn't know you had made it, I would know you had made it! ;) Anyways, I love it, it's stylish and chic. Have a brilliant week. xxx

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  10. Such a lovely card Maarit. The hearts add a lovely touch - Love Jane x

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  11. A gorgeous card Maarit, I love this image too.

    Liza x

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  12. Wow! this is gorgeous Maarit! I love the image and that delish stippled sky - so beautiful. The ribbons and hearts are perfect - it's a stunning card!
    Hope you're having a good week!
    Hugs Sue xx

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  13. crikey isnt she fab, i love the colours you have chosen,thanks for joining our ribbons and bows challenge at cardmadfairy's digi days and good luck in the challenge
    hugs sandra dt for cmfdd

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  14. This is such a beautiful card Maarit, I really like your choice of image and colours! Very creative indeed! Shelly x

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  15. Amazing background work...thanks for all of the tips! Love how you've used the blues and the tied hearts are wonderful.

    Shelby

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  16. Just had to check out your blog. My daughter's name is Violet. Definitely did not disappoint. This card is adorable.

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  17. I have just the thing for your stamp. One of my little heart buttons!!!! Lol. Great image and the colours are fab. Being Fluffs Mum I know exactly what she is on about!!!! Hugs Mrs A.

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  18. Thankyou so much for taking part in our challenge at Crafter's Companion with this beautiful card Maarit. Really gorgeous details and colours

    -x-

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  19. beautiful card! thanks for joining in at the Digi Days challenge this fortnight! Gemma :)

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Warm hugs
Maarit