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

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Cozy Winter Feelings


This morning I woke up to a white winter scene outside my window, that's the charm of winters in Stockholm. One day with rain and sunshine, next with clouds and slowly falling snow flakes. You get all the weather sensations in two days :)

Challenges:


Materials used:
Brick wall embossing folder, Martha Stewart border punch, snowflake die, eyelet, free ticket, distress inks and stickles, gel medium, scissors, 3D squares, Vilda stamps and Archival ink.

You can see some of the background stamping.

White Winter Hymnal, don't follow the pack :)

Thank you for visiting, it's much appreciated.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Saturday, December 3, 2016

In the Woods


Hiya, all good? I've been rummaging through the unfinished objects, some of them will probably never see the daylight again. You know those you pick up and try to look at from every angle, squeezing your eyes in an attempt to find something propitious.

Challenges:
CAS on Sunday: Christmas
Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers: UFO's (UnFinished Objects)

Materials used:
The UFO; Joanna Sheen sentiment stamped with embossing ink and heat embossed with a mix of pearl and sparkly powder. A mask was cut out to create the slope, the Stampcape's fir image was stamped with Distress inks and the sky and the snow was sponged. Some splatters of water to get the effect of a sun and soft snow.

The finishing touches: The scene was cut out and the edges were coloured with Distress inks, the image was mounted with 3D tape onto Bazzill hammered card stock, some Tim Holtz jute string was added to give texture and softness.

Thank you so much for visiting, it's much appreciated. I'm enjoying the weekend to the full, from household chores to some crafting. I might even find a nice Sci Fi to enjoy, some other UFO's to marvel. Stay safe and warm my friends!

Love and hugs
Maarit