Saturday, 3 January 2015

Guest at Inkspirational

Good Morning all!

Hopefully you are all having a good day! Wonderful ladies at Inkspirational asked me if I was interested guest designing at one of their challenges. To me it is a true pleasure and a great honour just to be asked. Thank you for inviting me! It was so fun to make this card.

In this challenge #73 the Word Prompt is "Note". 




And here is my take on it. I was heavily inspired by Lapland for this time. The view at the background is what the view is like when I am standing at my parents' backyard and looking at the lake. This time of the year the sun is shining very low - just above the horizon - that the sky is painted by wonderful mix of colours during those few moments with day light.



The stamps used are from Purple Onion Designs, I stamped them onto a watercolour paper and I coloured them with Inktense Pencils. I just printed a note from the net and fussy cut it out. Then I stamped it with Versamark and heat embossed it with Metallic Platinum embossing powder by Wow for few times. The spruces at the back and the sentiment are also from Purple Onion Designs, I coloured them with Derwent Coloursoft pencils and then added Versamark pen over them. I added some Opaque white Embossing Powder and White Twinkle Embossing Powder by Wow to give the illusion of snow on the trees and onto the ground. The sky on the back is inked with Spun Sugar DI, Memento Cantaloupe and Sky blue Versacolor inks. The sentiment is also heat embossed with clear embossing powder.


Thank you Inkspirational. It was such a pleasure to be your guest. 

Thank you for stopping by today. Hopefully you are having a wonderful day and as always - I love to here what you think. See you soon!

Marika

20 comments:

  1. This is just beautiful - what a fabulous frosty scene with the sunlight so beautifully coloured! Those birds are so cute (I've never heard of Purple Onion, must check out) and what a clever idea to find and cut out that note and put them on it - a perfect interpretation of the challenge theme. Thank you so much for being a fantastic Guest Designer at Inkspirational.

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  2. Niin kuin jo tiedätkin niin täähän on mun suokkari. :) Ihana tausta, etenkin nuo lumiset puut... Ja niin suloiset tiput. Kiitos kun vierailet Inkspirationalissa ja mukavaa viikonloppua! :)

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  3. Your water colouring is stunning, the sky is truly beautiful! So good to have you at Ink x

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  4. Congrats on your guest desinger spot Marika and your card is fabulous...I love the beautiful design - hugs xx

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  5. Your card is fantastic! Your colouring is superb, as usual and I love the scene you've created. Love those adorable birds and your sky is gorgeous! So glad you were able to GD for us at Ink! :-)

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  6. So many fabulous techniques and images, Marika, resulting in a wintry scene that is absolutely stunning! What a wonderful interpretation of "note"! Gorgeous! Your comment on my post: heart-warming and smile-making. Thank you!
    ~c

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  7. This is beautiful! I always love when you create scenes. Your use of color is fantastic. Love the note and love the birds. Seriously, so cute! So good to have you designing with us this week!
    - Shauna

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  8. Love the way you have used 'note' in your design, Marika! Those Purple Onion birds are so cute and your beautiful sky is just gorgeous. A fab GD design :)

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  9. Such a sweet card with those cute birdies and I love the colours you used for the sky!

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  10. I just came across your blog through a link at Just me:c. Your card is amazing - using the note die the way you did really caught me. I spent half an hour looking around your blog. Fantastic cards! Thanks!

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  11. Beautiful! The scene you've created is amazing.

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  12. This is so pretty! Gorgeous sunrise with the frosted trees ... your parents have a beautiful view! Adorable images and perfect with them perched on the musical note.

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  13. Congratulations on the guest design honor, Marika! Your card is so adorable!! Hugs, Darnell

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  14. ADORE this Marika!!!!!!! --as always I love your designs and wimsical creations!!

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  15. How sweet can you get! Clever. Beautiful!

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  16. I always get so amazed with your colouring of backgrounds. As always this looks gorgeous :)
    Pia xx

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  17. Hi there Marika! I just had a little browse through your blog and want to say how inspiring your cards are! I love all your watercolouring and pencil colouring!

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  18. Hi there Marika! I just had a little browse through your blog and want to say how inspiring your cards are! I love all your watercolouring and pencil colouring!

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