Sunday, 22 March 2015

The Card Concept #31, CASology - Blossom and Wplus9 Throwback Thursday Challenge #2

Good Afternoon!


I had the whole day yesterday time to do what ever I wanted. My husband spend the day with the kids and gave me time to myself. So, I am back today with a card that I made with a few challenges in mind and mainly inspired my Michelle from Amusing Michelle. If you haven't admired her work already, please go and visit her - she is truly amazing!


This is my entry to the Card Concept #31,
CASology - Blossom and Wplus9 Throwback Thursday Challenge #2.

This card was one of the winners at the Card Concept.
I've had this stamp set called Pretty Peonies by Wplus9 since last November. I've admired and adored Dawn's beautifully watercoloured peonies and watched her tutorial many times. Also Michelle is very very talented in whatever she does and she had made so many beautiful cards with this stamp set. Every time when I've seen her cards, I've tried to stamp, colour with Distress Inks, traditional watercolours, copics... But I was only able to make a huge mudy mess with it and even though I've heard that you should just make something that reminds you of a flower so that your brain can see it as a flower. Not even my husband couldn't see the flowers in those previous attempts of mine so it wasn't just me.. Michelle did this card for the CAS(E) this Sketch this week and gave me enthuasism to try again and this time I was determined to make this into a flower. And this time I am able to see the flowers and I am very very happy with the outcome - finally!

I used Dawn method but I changed it a little. After so many attempts I realized that I couldn't see the shape of the flower just stamping the middle layer. So, I stamped the base layer with Spun Sugar and then added the second layer with Worn Lipstick on top. And then added the water and the details. 

I will enter this into these challenges:
The Card Concept #31 - The theme there is Cupcakes but I used the colours of their inspiration picture. I will enter this into Clean and Layered category
CASology - Blossom - Hopefully this is still CAS
Wplus9 Throwback Thursday Challenge #2 - Vintage Flowers

Here are the graphics:


Supplies:
Stamps: Pretty Peonies by Wplus9, Birthday Greetings by Altenew
Inks: Spun Sugar and Spiced Marmelade DIs, Milled Lavenler and Worn Lipstick Distress Markers, Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock: Langton Watercolour Paper 300g/m2, Neenah Solar White 80b, Exotic Paper White Silk


Tools:
Hanart Watercolour Brush no.0
Acrylic blocks
Paper trimmer
Scotch Foam Tape
Scotch ATG & tape

I wish that you like this, I like it a lot and it is very dear to heart since it took a lot of time and effort to make. Thank you for stopping by today and have a great Sunday! 

Marika

33 comments:

  1. Very much worth all your efforts!! This is STUNNING!!

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  2. Wow, your card is amazing and your coloring is awesome!

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  3. So beautiful, Marika! The depth that you have got with that watercolouring is amazing - it looks like you could pick the flowers off the card :) I admire your patience in getting these techniques right but it was totally worth it!

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  4. Again :-) a beautiful card !!!

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  5. OMG this is so beautiful! The time and effort you put into the coloring were not in vain. I hugly love this card. It's AMAZING, Markia!

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  6. Gorgeous! What a beautiful card. I love your water coloring, just perfect. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

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  7. Your card is beautiful. I've read how you made it and am amazed at the beauty you achieved.

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  8. Wow, this card is stunning! I can totally see the flowers :) What a wonderful job you've done - it was worth all the effort.

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  9. Way to stick with it, Marika! I can tell you spent a great deal of time and effort making these blooms just perfect...and they are! This is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

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  10. Wow! This card is simply beautiful! Great coloring, too.

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  11. Ohh !! this has turned out so gorgeous ..I am so tempted to get this stamp set as well :)

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  12. Marika, this is beyond amazing.

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  13. Wow - this card is so beautiful - I totally love it:) xx

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  14. I just started following you when I saw Altenew's Design Team announcement. I absolutely love your style & this coloring is PERFECT! Do you ever do videos? I would love for you to teach me! Thank you.

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  15. This card turned out gorgeous!! Love the watercolored peonies- thanks for playing along with us at The Card Concept :-)

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  16. This is stunning, Marika! So glad you didn't give up on this technique because you have totally nailed it here. Really, really beautiful work. :) Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  17. Wow!!!! Your watercoloring is superb!!!! Looooooove your card, Marika!

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  18. Beautiful, elegant and indeed striking, Marika! Lovely work!

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  19. This is stunning!! So elegant and gorgeous, I adore the colors and the coloring!

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  20. Thank you for sharing!

    I loved your card and the colors that you used

    I am now following your blog!
    Be sure to stop by and follow by blog too!
    http://jessicalynnoriginalstamps.blogspot.com/

    Jessica Lynn

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  21. Ugh, you are KILLING me! I literally just decided to not get this set the other day, and now you're making me totally regret it! Your card is SO gorgeous. Period.

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  22. Just saw this on The Card Concept and had to come take a closer look. It is absolutely stunning, gorgeous w/c flowers. :)

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  23. Oh My Goodness! Marika, your card is absolutely, amazingly beautiful!! Stunning!! Thank you for sharing at the Card Concept!

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  24. I am so glad that you stuck with it and found the method that made it "click" for you, because this is AMAZING!!! Beautiful work!

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  25. What a beauty Marika .... so if you first don't succeed, it's definitely worth another try! Bravo!

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  26. I saw your card on Instagram and had to come over to your blog for a closer look. Please, please go back to blogger and enlarge your photo because this card is so beautiful it really needs to be a "the focal" point of your post. Like you, I have watched Dawn's video many times too, and I too tired to replicate the technique to no avail. But you have decoded it for many of us - thank you so much! I'm going to go back and try again and see I can get better results doing it your way. When I saw this card on Instagram I actually thought Dawn had created it until I looked closer. It's absolutely stunning! Good job you!

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  27. Marika! I completely missed this post! I'm so glad I found it. Thanks for your kind words. Your card is super-duper-AMAZING! Now I'm going to be spending hours trying to replicate your work. I've never made Pretty Peonies look this wonderful! I knew you'd make magic with them. :-)

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