Saturday 20 September 2014

CASE Study Challenge #209 and Altenew September Challenge

Good morning! 

My card for CASE Study Challenge #209.
This card was in Top 3 in the challenge.

My card for Altenew September Challenge.
This card was one of the winners in the challenge.

Today I am back with two cards that I made yesterday. Started with a card in mind for this week's CASE Study Challenge #209 and ended up making two cards with different colour themes with the same design. This week's challenge is inspired by Debbie Hughes and this is the inspiration photo.

I was inspired by craft card stock and white colour. 

A few days ago I made a card with these Magnolia stamps by Altenew. I water coloured them with distress inks. I wasn't quite happy with my colouring so I kept practising and tried different colours and shades. For both of the cards for today I used Antique Linen for the main colour and added some shading with Gathered Twigs and Rusty Hinge. I also added a little bit Perfect Pearls for the water to give some shine. My card base is Neenah Desert Storm card stock and I die cut a frame using a die from Spellbilder's Nestabilities Distress Edges die set. The branch die cut on the back is a die from Memory Box called Blooming branch. On the background I used some old hand made paper which I can't remember who's made it and where. The sentiment and the little dragonfly are from a stamp set called Wildflowers by Technique Tuesday.

My second card is basically the same as the first one but I used Memento inks: New Sprout and Bamboo Leaves for the branch and the sentiment tag. My card base is Neenah solar white card stock. I will enter the second card for Altenew September Challenge: From the craft room. The theme is Lime Lemonade. This is going to be my second entry for this month's challenge at Altenew but I can't help myself since I think this card is so much better than the first one that I made - especially my colouring. This is the inspiration photo for Altenew's challenge.

I was inspired by the background and and white, lime and yellow colours. 

Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day!



  1. Both of these are breathtaking. So lovely!

  2. Both cards are absolutely stunning! Your coloring technique is really amazing, the flowers look three dimensional!

  3. Oh my goodness! Marika, both of these cards are beautiful! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study!

  4. Both of your cards are so beautiful and elegant. Everything perfectly balanced and so lovely to see!

  5. Beautiful cards Marika. Love the flowers (I think I need to get those now) and the soft shades you added. The backgrounds look great. (Your name sounds Hungarian... are you from there by any chance?)

  6. Absolutely stunning! I just had to pin those fabulous flowers!

  7. Breathtaking beauties..Awesome coloring!!!