Saturday, August 1, 2015

Life is a journey


Hello sweet stampers, we're back with a new theme at Sweet Stampin'; Bon Voyage. My card is kind of male grungy style and I used lots of lovely Brushos. We're being sponsored by Crafty Ribbons, great, huh?! Check our blog for all the details and the design team's fabby cards, there's a lot of talent. Just remember to use stamps, digi or rubber works fine.

Challenges:
Dream Valley Challenges: Embossing, wet or dry
Fab' n' Funky Challenges: No Patterned Papers
4 Crafty Chicks: Anything Goes and Crazy Egg Badge

Heat embossed edges, fest is party in Swedish.

Materials used:
Colour - Brushos on water colour paper, Watering Can Archival ink, Weathered Wood Distress embossing powder
Stamps: Tim Holtz, Joanna Sheen, Vilda Stamps
Other: Memory Box gear dies, Bazzill and DQWV card stock, brads from stash box


We just came home from our small trip to Dalarna, that's a magical place in Sweden with wonderful views and people. This is luxury for me; clean air, silence and mother nature in her glory. Ah, well, it was a bit rainy and cold, but we enjoyed it :)


Thank you so much for visiting, it means the world to me!

Love and hugs
Maarit

29 comments:

  1. Maarit, I utterly love this! It's totally not what I was expecting, which makes it all the cooler! You have so many clever tricks. Love the cogs and the gorgeous metallic finish. So clever and so fabulous. Bra jobbat min vän! Puss och kram, Wends x

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  2. It's gorgeous Maarit, so much depth to your card & perfect for men! Loving the photo, you look so happy! xx

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  3. So much meaning Love the grey tones .......Lis

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  4. Oh Wow! this is gorgeous Maarit… love the textured effect of the background and those wonderful cogs! glad you enjoyed your trip out... it sounds beautiful place.. even with the rain :-))
    Hope you have a lovely weekend
    Big hugs, Sue B xx

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  5. This is a piece of art! Gorgeous grunge!

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  6. I'm lovin' this arty/grungy interpretation of our challenge, Maarit! Glad to hear you've had a good holiday. It's still raining here, too! xx

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  7. What a fascinating piece for the theme, I do like all the different gears/cogs, and the background one bringing the smaller ones together, it's a super design.

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  8. Your card is fantastic Maarit, love all the details and texture. Glad you had a nice time away Sweetie. Hugs, Valerie

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  9. Your card is fantastic Maarit, love all the details and texture. Glad you had a nice time away Sweetie. Hugs, Valerie

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  10. WoW, what a gorgeous card, Maarit :-)) Perfect for men!
    Hugs, Andreja

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  11. Hello Maarit, fabulous card, the gogs and wheels look teriffic, the grungy colours are so earthy, brilliant piece of work.
    Pleased you enjoyed your holiday, yes we all need that sort of place to recharge and clear our minds.
    Brilliant photo of you, hugs Kate x

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  12. Wonderful grungy card. Love that backsplash for your gears. It reminded me of Pollock's One painting...and so perfect with the metallic gears. Lots of texture & color on this nifty card. Loved seeing the scenery of the place you visited. Very beautiful...TFS & Hugs

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  13. Maarit I love this original interpretation of the theme, an inspired idea! Gorgeous stamps and dies- they work perfectly together.
    Your photos are lovely, such a beautiful place and such a happy face!
    Lovely to have you join us at Fab N Funky too!
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend
    Chris
    x

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  14. An absolutely fabulous card Maarit. I love the metallic colours and the grungy panel against the clean white. You've created wonderful depth with the layers.
    I'm glad you didn't let the rain spoil your trip xx

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  15. An absolutely fabulous card Maarit. I love the metallic colours and the grungy panel against the clean white. You've created wonderful depth with the layers.
    I'm glad you didn't let the rain spoil your trip xx

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  16. Those gears are wonderful. Love the background. Going to have to see about getting some of those Brushos I've been seeing so much of lately.

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  17. Fabulous card, love the design... Glad you had a good time away.
    Wendy xx

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  18. So beautiful and creative, Maarit!

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  19. So beautiful and creative, Maarit!

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  20. Your texture is phenomenal. Loving your layout. You rock this style! Thank you for sharing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes Challenge

    Tamie DT

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  21. this is a stunning MANLY Card
    you are great at manly card too dear
    woooow amazing
    I love the texture and the idea
    STUNNING card

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  22. Very nice card! Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

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  23. Fabulous card..just fabulous. And I love your vacation photo...looks so beautiful.

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  24. Lovely card, great images, thanks for sharing at Fab'n'Funky.

    Pat xx

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  25. This is really amazing!! Love the fun clogs and gears!! :)

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I love to read your comments :)

Warm hugs
Maarit