Friday, April 29, 2016

Being Bold


Weekend at last and time for Paint Party Friday, yay!!! I mixed my medias totally and went with the flow; acrylics, texture gel, Brushos, Perfect Pearls and charcoal. The shimmer made it a challenge to take a decent pic.

The opposite journal page.

Thank you for visiting, it's much appreciated! Hope you'll have a wonderful crafty weekend. I'll be working with my plant containers adding a bit more flowers and some herbs. Happy Friday!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Pink & Girly at Sweet Stampin'




I'm late with my post, I got an awful bug and I've been keeping the tea companies alive this week. As you can guess, we're going pink at Sweet Stampin'. I'll be there soon too :)

I'm also entering the Girly challenge at Simon Says Stamp.

A perfect book tag or for decisions :)

I used the Alco ink floating colours technique to make the background, Dylusions stamps, Distress ink, white Posca pen for highlights, star sequins, EK Success corner adorners, pink eyelet, eyelet punch and glitter ribbon.

I better head back to a hot cuppa, thank you for visiting! Hope my bug hasn't gone viral...just kidding! My bug is a nasty little bacteria, I'll cure it with some David Bowie and Prince songs :)





Love and hugs
Maarit

Friday, April 15, 2016

Standing tall


Here's something for Paint Party Friday, I'm not particularly fast when painting, and I'll probably add some shadowing and highlights to this one. Maybe even a few more layers of colours.


I've experienced an unexpected feeling of freedom when using Willowing's method off processing every day life through journaling and colours. I used a magazine photo as a template for the face.


Dylusion stencil, Washi tape, different acrylic colours and pens, Liquitex gesso.

Thank you so much for visiting, it's much appreciated!

Happy Friday!!!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Paper Piecing at Sweet Stampin'


Good morning sweeties! We have a new lovely challenge at Sweet Stampin'; paper piecing. Just remember to stamp, rubber or digi. I've paper pieced the Mermaid's tail with the background paper, I added some doodling to add some interest. Please check our blog to see the teams gorgeous cards and to see the awesome prize from Crafts and Me.



Challenges:
Cute Card Thursday: Something Shiny (the Stickles and doodling)


Materials used:
The background was made with Alco inks and watercolour paper by the Floating ink technique, it's so easy and fun if you like me, do like to play with colours. Andy Skinner has made a lovely tutorial.

The super sweet image is a free digi stamp from A day for daisies, it was coloured with Promarkers, the doodling was made with a aqua green metallic Sakura pen, I also added some Stickles.

The image was cut out with a Spellbinder label die.


Thank you so much for visiting, it's much appreciated! Hope you'll have a wonderful relaxing and crafty weekend, enjoy.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Sunday, April 3, 2016

A little bird told me


I've been experimenting with colour combos I usually don't use with inspiration from Jennifer McGuire. I'm like the birdie hanging mid air, ready to fly. Clean and simple with a pattern and muted colours, could that be something? And a lovely shimmer to go :)

Challenges:
Addicted to stamps: Make your mark (sponging)
Crafty Calendar: Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks: Crazy Egg Anything Goes
Less Is More: White space without white
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes with Ranger



Materials used:
Hero Arts large plaid stamp, embossing ink onto watercolour paper and clear powder.
Tea Dye and Antique Linen Distress inks, golden and bronze Perfect Pearls.
An Art-C bird stamp and die, Versafine black ink and  a touch of Wink of Stella.
Golden Liquid Pearls and reused ribbon from a t-shirt.

Thank you so much for visiting, it's much appreciated! Enjoy some crafting and use some for you new colours.

Love and hugs
Maarit