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

36 comments:

  1. Happy New Year Maarit, your card is quite simply beautiful, you have captured the frostiness of the day, the bird is fabulous I love it
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  2. What a wonderful image! I love the bits of color you have given your bird, and the sparkle is perfect. It is a cold morning where I live - we had about 7 inches of snow yesterday. Thanks for taking Time Out to play out Winter Challenge!

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  3. Such a beautiful card Maarit, love those gorgeous frosty colours.
    Hope 2017 is full of happiness for you.
    hugs
    Chris
    x

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  4. What a perfect scene and brilliant use of ombre. Super CAS and a lovely take on the challenge. Happy New Year and thanks for playing with us at Less is More this week. Sarah x

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  5. It sounds like you are really in the grips of Winter Maarit and your card certainly does reflect the picture you describe.

    A belated Happy New Year.

    B x

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  6. Its s quiet on a winter morning. I get really excited when I finally hear birds calling. This is a beautiful card Maarit. It feels like a beautiful winter day. Happy new year. Hugs-Erika

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  7. Nice use of this really "cool" bird and I like how you have interpreted the sketch too.
    I love this, love the minimalism of its beauty.

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  8. That is one cool bird! Love the glitter branch.

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  9. Beautiful card Maarit, it really has a frosty look to it.
    Avril xx

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  10. Nice take on the challenge. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

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  11. Beautiful card Maarit, perfectly coloured and designed, love the cool look, Kate x

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  12. Thank you for warming me with this beauty .......Lis

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  13. Such a beautiful card. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

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  14. Beautiful card I can imagine the frost on the ground and the quiet stillness, love it

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  15. A very cool bird on a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

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  16. Oooh wow this is absolutely gorgeous x

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  17. A gorgeous card. Really comes across as being a cold day. The birds are reaping the benefit of the bathroom refurbishment as The. Doc has time on his hands (being consigned to the dinning room by the installers) and has fed them twice. We are sitting watching them from the dinning room. Hugs Mrs A.

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  18. Such a gorgeous card!! Really love that bird and the stunning way you've used the sketch here!! HUGS

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  19. maarit this is super cute and love how you used the sketch. thanks for joining us at less is more this week. Jen xx

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  20. Lovely shading and texture. Thanks for joining the CASology challenge this week.

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  21. Oh my, I am loving this card Maarit! Your bird is just too cool looking, that branch is one frosty looking branch too! I feel for the cool bird. lol And I love your sky, looks like a white out is coming down and taking over what is left of the blue sky, very cool looking! Love your take on the sketch too, so creative! Hugs Brenda

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  22. Hey Maarit!! What a fun card. I love that bird!! Nicely done. Thank you so much for playing with us this week at CASology.

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  23. WoW - that certainly IS a cool card xxx

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  24. Elegant, striking and beautiful Maarit! Popping in today to wish you a wonderful 2017. May it be filled with love, laughter, health and plenty of uninterrupted crafty hours! Hugs, Wends xoxo

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  25. A wonderful card is this! Very beautiful Maarit!

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  26. It cools me down just looking at your card Maarit..it's been about 40C this week in Sydney! I love how you've done the blue background and the icy snow!

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  27. I love the simplicity of this design and how you've added the cool tones of your colouring. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

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  28. This is one beautiful sketched bird, and he looks very frosty perched on the glitter of that limb. Love how you've done the snow - with the subtle texture & color. Just like an icy snowfall when the light hits it. Love it! TFS & Hugs

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  29. Very creative & beautiful! Love the stenciling!

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  30. Well, obviously, Maarit, you have captured the illusive white snowbird of winter beautifully! She's rare, you know! And it takes a hearty constitution to stand on icy branches like that! I love your card!! Hugs, Darnell

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  31. So beautiful Maarit, pretty bird and love the hint of sparkle too ;) Viv xx

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  32. I LOVE this Maarit. Very stylish. Barbxx

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  33. very nice design. thank you for sharing

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  34. What a beautiful card, Maarit! I love how you used this month's freebie image in your CAS design. Thanks for playing with our Two or More Layers Challenge this month on the ADFD Blog! Hugs, Cathy

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  35. Really cool birdvand love the way you used the sketch
    Clever
    Hugs.
    Monika

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Warm hugs
Maarit