Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Learning from Marika: CASEd


 

Hello!
Today I have a card simply stamped and colored following  many helpful instructions from Marika Rahtu. You may be familiar with her beautifully colored cards using ALTENEW stamps. I find her coloring videos filled with thoughtful insight on how to make flowers come to life on the paper!

Here is my card:

Inks and INKTENSE watercolor pencils I used.
 And the colors for the background wash.

I flat out copied the composition from Marika's card here. The  Lacy Scrolls stamps helped in keeping the white highlights on the end of the petals.
Over-all I'm happy with the flowers. Still planning on practicing MUCH more:)
THANK YOU so much Marika in sharing so much with your readers...You are a SUPER teacher!

Supplies:
  • Paper: Neenah Solor White
  • Stamps:  Altenew LACY SCROLLS, Bejeweled and Painted Butterflies
  • Inks: SSS Green Apple, Cotton Candy, Black
  • Pencils: Inktense Watercolor

Linking up to:
Virginia's View Challenge #16


Thanks for stopping by!!
LauraJane:)










8 comments:

  1. Droooooool. This is STUNNING! However you learned this, keep it up because you are amazing!

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  2. LauraJane I am speechless...this is stunning!!! Absolutely stunning!!!

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  3. This is so amazing!! Your coloring is gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing this, I am going to have to check out those videos!

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  4. Wow, this is just stunning! Maybe, I'll have to go and look at those videos too! Hopefully, I'll be as good as you! ;)

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  5. LauraJane, I'm quite speechless and don't know where to start. First of all, my jaw hit floor when I opened your blog. Your card is absolutely GORGEOUS!! Love every detail of it. Amazing colouring may I add!! I looked at a while and I didn't realised that it was a CASE of my card before I read it from your post. I'm so overwhelmed by how much people liked that card. And for more I am so overwhelmed that my tutorials are liked and watched that much. I read your post with grateful teardrops in my cheeks. Thank you so much, LauraJane for your kind and lovely words - and this wonderful CASE of my card. I adore your work and it is truly an honour for me that you CASEd me.

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  6. ok, see, i was already blown away by this amazing card when i thought it was ONE stamp that you had colored soooooooooo amazingly well. but it's a modular set that you had to compose/arrange/overlap!!! YOWZA!! some seriously MAD SKILLZ right here!!!!! <3

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  7. Wow, what AWESOME coloring! I see Marika's inspiration , but you sure made it your own, Laura Jane! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View “100% Stamped” Challenge!

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Simply splendid to hear from you!

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