Friday, February 10, 2017

Set me free!


Hiya, hope you're well and looking forward to the weekend. I've been down with the flu and it hit me really hard this time, so I'm still in bed on doctor's order. I had an unshown journal page on my 'puter so I thought that I could join the Paint Party Friday, a very inspiring place to visit :)


Love and hugs

Maarit


Saturday, January 28, 2017

Swirling Feathers


Yay, it's weekend and I have a card ready for the Rudolph Days!!! I found inspiration at youtube, but can't find it again, please tell me if you know who made the original card. I cased the heat embossed feathers on red card and the white dots. The cut out border is my own addition.
 

Materials used:
Art-C feathers stamped with embossing ink and heat embossed with golden powder. The dots were adde with a white Posca pen. The Penny Black sentiment was stamped with white acrylic paint onto a snippet. The cut out border is Bazzill.

A second card with another Bazzill border.

Thank you so much for visiting, see ya soon again!

Love and hugs
Maarit 

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Patience


Hope you've had a lovely weekend and are set for a new week. The cold and dark months between January and April do take the patience of a fisherman, but oh boy, what a catch Spring is. I'm so looking forward to a warming sun, flowers and bright days :)

Challenges:
Materials used:
Inkylicious fisherman stamped with black Memories ink onto DQWV card stock and heat embossed with clear powder. The sentiment was stamped with white acrylic paint onto a cut out black paper snippet, I added some with colour with a gel pen too. Three dots made with black Stickles.

Thank you for visiting, it's much appreciated. I'm "Fishing" you a lovely week with enough patience and lots of time for crafting.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Friday the 13th


Hiya, hope you're well! I'm late to the Paint Party Friday with this journal page. My intentions was to show it yesterday, Friday the 13th. I thought the image would be perfect with all the black and the slight uneasiness in it.

I used acrylic paints and pens, Aqua Markers, Gesso, a ribbon snippet, some old alphabet stickers, paper snippets to add texture and matte medium.

Have a wonderful creative weekend, get those hands inky or colour stained, tear some paper strips and pick your favourite glue, I will :)

Love and hugs
Maarit

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Cool bird out in the cold winter



The trees are covered in glistening frost and the snow heaps are softly embracing the ground, so beautiful, but no chirping birds this morning. So why not a cool bird on a card? A day for daisies has a gorgeous freebie :)

Challenges:
A day for daisies: Layers ( the card has two layers and the card stock)
Less Is More: Ombre
Time Out Challenges: Winter
CASalogy: Cold
CAS(E) this Sketch:


Materials used:
The  gorgeous A day for daisies bird printed onto card stock.

A mask made to cover the tail feathers and to create the icy snow heaps. I used a Tim Holtz stencil, Distress inks, Stickles, Wink of Stella and Derwent pastel pens to colour in them. The bird was also coloured with the pastel pens.

The sentiment was made with Hero Arts alphabet stamps and black ink. Some doodling with a white Posca pen to give another softer snow heap and some Distress Stickles to the branch to give some extra interest.

The image was layered with Panduro glitter card and mounted onto a pearly Panduro card.

Thank you so much for visiting, it's much appreciated! I do have a painting to show too, I'll schedule it to be able to link it to Paint Party Friday.  Take care and stay safe!


Love and hugs
Maarit

Monday, December 26, 2016

New Beginnings


The new year is approaching fast, sometimes it comes with big changes as for a young relative who's moving to his first own home. The kitchen has some lovely aqua tiles hence the colour of the card, he'll also get an aqua bowl for the popcorn he so much love....fortunately he doesn't visit my blog, so no spoiler warning :)

Challenges:
CASology:Toast
Time Out Challenges: 'With each sunrise we are given a chance for a new beginning'


Materials used:
Papermania star image stamped with Pistachio Distress ink, Tilda glass image stamped with black Memento ink and coloured with Pistachio and Peacock Feather Distress inks with a pen nib. Some highlights were added with a white Posca pen, Aqua Distress Stickles and Wink of Stella. The sentiment is stamped with Exchangeables alphabet stamps and black Memento ink onto the Panduro card stock.

Thank you so much for visiting, it's much appreciated! So, do you have any plans or wishes for the next year? I'm opting for the exercise more choice...it usually lasts for a month, maybe I can stretch it to two months, cheers!!! 

Love and hugs
Maarit 



Monday, December 19, 2016

Silent snow in the air


Hiya, last Christmas card of the year. A lovely Michael Powell image and Brushos onto watercolour paper. I even tried some smooshing, it's great fun :)

Challenges:

A white Posca pen to add that snowy feeling.

Thank you so much for visiting, it's much appreciated! I guess that I should be baking Christmas cookies, cleaning the house and shopping pressies till I drop,  but ho ho, I'm downsizing. We have a new bakery were I live, no one can see the dust in the winter darkness and everyone gets a Christmas pressie. Good enough and time for crafting :)

Love and hugs
Maarit