Saturday, January 23, 2016

Time to CASE Marika again.....

Hello everyone: It's no news that I absolutely love the talent of Marika Rahtu from Me and Minime Crafting and this week over at the TIME OUT CHALLENGE  we are asked to CASE her amazing card. I've been inspired by her beautiful coloring since I found her blog, she is as sweet as she is talented so, I could't pass this opportunity to once again, try to CASE her, so here is my card, I'm also linking this card to the Freshly Made Sketches challenge by Jen Brum.


And here is her gorgeous card.


The image I used is from an old Flourishes stamp set, I stamped it onto a panel of Canson water color paper and colored it with the aqua painter and this SU markers: More Mustard, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry.  I did some high lights and contours on the petals with Prismacolor pencils #1003 Spanish Orange, #916 Canary Yellow, #995 Mulberry and #938 White.
She did some beautiful sponging creating an hombre effect with that lovely shade of lilac, I did my attempt at this technique with SU Costal Cabana.  I added some gold thread and gold sequences to complete my CASE.

The sentiment is from another Flourishes set called "Humming Along", I love the font. 
Here is a picture of the finished inside, I used another couple of stamps from this same set.


I hope I did justice to Marika's card, I also hope you go check her blog out, you will be absolutely delighted and inspired by her amazing art work and give this challenge a try.
Here is the FMS that also inspired this card.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.

23 comments:

  1. Ah so beautiful! Marika is so talented and you're right, so Sweet! You've done this case justice for sure Maria it's just as beautiful!

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  2. Thank you Patti, I really tried to stay close to Marika's card but I changed the colors when I saw that the image was of this pretty Pansies. Love this little flowers.

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  3. Gorgeous Maria! You can be very proud of your card. I am definitely going to checkout Marika's blog.

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    1. Thank you Lisa, and I'm sure you will be delighted by her beautiful cards, if you have a chance, watch her videos, that is how I've been inspired, it's amazing what she can do with markers and pencils.

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  4. Beautiful card, Maria! Your watercoloring looks gorgeous with the touch of pencils! Love your CASE of Marika!

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    1. Thank you TaeEun, I'm so happy for this challenge and for being given the chance to CASE Marika.

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  5. So so pretty ! Love the sentiments.... That gold thread makes it a wow card ! I am sure Marika would love this card !!

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    1. Thank you my friend, I think this is the first time I add thread like this, but it does look so pretty.

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  6. Maria, your card is beautiful inside out. Beautiful colouring and just so thrilled to hear that you combined markers with pencils. Thank you so much for taking the time to CASE my card. It really means a lot to me.

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  7. Thank YOU Marika, for being such an inspiration to me, I learned from you how to combine markers with pencils, although I use only the Stampin Up! markers instead of Copics. It's a thrill to be able to CASE you, when I saw the challenge over at Time Out featuring your gorgeous card to be CASE'd, I jumped in immediately, it's always a pleasure to see you work and also, to be inspired by you.
    Thank you for stopping by.

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  8. Your flowers and card are so beautiful! What a great take on Marika's design!

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    1. Thank you Therese, I love all of Marika's work, it was really awesome to CASE her.

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  9. Beautiful card! Those flowers are so real looking! Great colouring! I love the inside as well! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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    1. Thank you Jen, your sketch at FMS provided me with the perfect design to CASE Marika's card.

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  10. Fabulous CASE of Marika's card and wonderful colouring. Love the added thread. Thanks for joining TO

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    1. Thank you Sandie, CASEing Marika's card was a real treat, I'm so glad she was featured at Time Out Challenge, I've admired her work and always get inspired by her.

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  11. Pretty simple touches with the thread and sequins!

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  12. Wow, Maria ... awesome colouring ... the sense of depth and dimension in your beautiful blooms is stunning! Thanks so much for your visit to my blog ... and for your sweet words! Delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by Anita, I'm so glad Time Out! Challenge showcased Marika's card, it was awesome to CASE it and play along.

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  13. This is absolutely beautiful, Maria. The details make the card even more gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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    1. Thank you Cindy, the FMS provided me with the perfect design to CASE Marika's beautiful card. It's always fun to play along with FMS.

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  14. Maria, how did I miss this card, my Feedly app is playing up. What a beautiful beautiful card, your flowers are so wonderful, your colouring skills are just perfect. (No need for that soft focus lens here hey!!)

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I want to thank you for stopping by, I always read all the comments you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate this more than words can express.
Maria.