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


Sunday, November 13, 2016

Hey 'Ombre!


Hey 'Ombre! I've been watching Spanish movies and TV-series lately and I find myself speaking with a slight Spanish lisp sometimes, especially when ordering an Espresso, I know that it's very silly :) I do like Spanish lace too, so my Ombre card got that. Then I went for traditional Finnish colours and a Swedish sentiment that says "Congratulations on your day".  I could add that I'm enjoying a cuppa of Earl Grey when writing this and that I probably can find something nice about every country, I'm in a generous mood today.

Challenges:

Take care and stay safe and warm!

Love and hugs
Maarit