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


27 comments:

  1. That's an awful lot of snow so early in the winter Maarit, all we have here in the UK is rain and more rain.

    Your card today is very pretty, the pinks are very soft and delicate, not always easy with Brusho's.

    B x

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  2. Awww so pretty in pink!! your card Maarit is stunning we have a better day today but no snow though! xx

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  3. Completely gorgeous...what a beautiful stamp!
    Don't envy you the snow... at least it's gone now!
    Happy weekend!
    Chris
    x

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  4. So pretty, and that's a neat little trick with the outlining on the letters.
    I'll have to try that.
    xxx

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  5. Wow! This is a beautiful card Maarit! I am in love with that tree image and I just love how you colored it with the brusho's. No way I could have been able to pull this off with brusho's. lol I have a lot of practicing to do with them. Love the snow, and all the attention to the detail in this image. Gorgeous! Hugs, Brenda

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  6. Lovely card :) I love the design and that hearts tree is awesome!!
    Cheers
    Preety

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  7. Stunning card Maarit - and of course I love it all the more as it's pink :)

    Wonderful stamp you used, love the sparkle. And a brilliant idea to outline the letters as well!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  8. Very much like your tree with hearts :-)) Fantastic card.
    Hugs, Andreja

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  9. The heart tree is beautiful the tree reminds me of the outline of a family tree so the hearts make it really special

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  10. Beautiful tree of hearts! I also love the snowflakes in the previous post. Thanks for stopping in at my blog, I already am a follower of yours :) xx

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  11. I can't believe how much snow you got and then got rid of! Hello winter! Your card is so cheery and happy though. I love it Maarit! Hugs-Erika

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  12. What a wonderful image! Love the soft colours, too! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

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  13. Simply stunning....what an incredible look you created!

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  14. Unique & beautiful, Maarit--love the sparkle!

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  15. Amazing tree! Love the extra touch of sparkle. So glad you joined us at CASology this week Maarit!

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  16. Fantastic artwork on your card Maarit. I love how you coloured it.
    WOW - 50cm of snow? However do you cope!? Bet it looked pretty for a while though.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  17. Ah Maarit, what a gorgeous card, love the pinky glitter and gleam you've added and thanks you for the hugs I needed them too. 50 cm is decent fall of snow too!!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  18. Stunning card Maarit and such beautiful pinkiness and fabulous stamping xx

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  19. Absolutely stunning card Maarit, lovely heart tree, gorgeous colours and design, Kate x

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  20. Gorgeous design .... love the stamp. Thanks for playing long with the Craft Stamper Challenge xx

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  21. Love the warm hugs Thank you /////////:Lis

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  22. Maarit, your tree filled with hearts and rooted in hearts is so impactful! I love the coloring and I love the message! Hugs, Darnell

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  23. Loving your pretty 'Tree of hearts' Maarit and such delicate colouring! The sparkle just competes it nicely too ;) Viv xx

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  24. This card certainly conveys love being sent through the mail - the image, the colors, the sentiment. I love how you manipulated the colors, the shading on the hearts is gorgeous.

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  25. Nearly missed this one. Love all the pink and the design is fab. Very cold here at present in the UK. Too cold for snow at the moment thankfully. hugs Mrs A.

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  26. Wow stunner
    Love your pink color here..
    Adorable image too..
    Adorable Card Maarit
    Big hugs
    Monika

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  27. Wow stunner
    Love your pink color here..
    Adorable image too..
    Adorable Card Maarit
    Big hugs
    Monika

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Warm hugs
Maarit