Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Learning from Marika: CASEd


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!

  • 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!!


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

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

  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!

  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! ;)

  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.

  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

  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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