Thursday, July 9, 2015

Living is easy

We're having a Bear theme at Sweet Stampin', I thought I'd show my first attempt too. I so admire all House Mouse and Gruffies cards, but when I attempt colouring them they so often go horribly wrong and end in the bin. I can draw faces and make sketches, paint and shadow. But colour Gruffies, oh no! I keep telling myself that they're kind of cute monochromatic :)

Fab'n'Funky: Inspired by a Song (Summertime by G. Gershwin)
Dream Valley Challenges: Distressing (Distress inks for colouring and a distressed cardmaker)

Materials used:
House Mouse stamps, Broken China Distress ink, Watering Can Archival ink, Spellbinder dies, Card Candi, DQWV Cardstock

Reminds me of bottle caps!

Sweet Mrs Ella and Mr Louis.

Thank you so much for visiting, it's much appreciated! The first week of Holiday has passed, glad that there are a few more to enjoy.

Love and hugs


  1. great bear card, loving the hints of colour

  2. I'm exactly the same, can paint anything but try to colour in a delicate little stamp and I'm stuck! Glad I'm not the only one ;)
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  3. Love your House Mouse card. they are really cute, I even have a cup with house mouse on it.Love the video, funny you have it on your blog today, I have Louis Armstrong singing 'It's a wonderful world' on mine! Hugs, Valerie

  4. Hi Maarit, a fabulous monochrome card, a lovely design and your little Gruffies are adorable with super details!!

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  5. Just want you to know I was here II can not see the card it just isn't coming up on my screen........Lis

    1. I can see it today cute bears like the watery effect.......Lis

  6. I love your little bears done in a monochromatic colors! They look really cute this way. This is one reason I don't buy these cute stamps as well Maarit, I know I'd never be able to color them well enough. lol But I do love them this way. So cute! Hugs, Brenda

  7. Well Maarit, I've just been sitting with my eyes closed listening to Summertime, oh so marvellous those voices and, thank you for putting it on your blog.
    Your card is so sweet, love it coloured in monocolours, brilliant, hugs Kate x

  8. Delightful and precious. Fabulous design. Love that you left the image uncolored.

  9. This is so awesome!! I do love the monochromatic color and what a fun design too! :)

  10. What a sweet your adorable pair of bears in that pretty blue.

  11. They are very pretty monochromatic. Your aqua colour is so soft and pretty!

  12. Yeah you are right...monochromatic is cute..I too can not good coloring bear...and your Layout is also cute on this card...fabulous made and happy weekend sweet friend ;)

  13. So cute! Thank you so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  14. Gorgeous card, so cute! ....Thanks for playing along with us Fab'n'Funky this week.
    Wendy xx

  15. oh my goodness!! I just LOVE the monochromatic look of this card! & those little bears are SO cute!!
    Love your card!!

  16. So gorgeous Marit - i love those bears and the mono look and thank you for your summertime link - the very best version of a classic song - thank you for playing along at Fab'n'Funky this week hugs Judith x

  17. Your card is lovely, especially the colour palette. However, by distressing we meant as in the distressed look, not coloured with distress inks.

    Thanks for sharing with us anyway, and hope to see you again

    Dream Valley


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