Friday, 20 November 2015

Altenew and Scrapbook Adhesives Blog Hop

Hello!


Today I'm participating on a collaboration blog hop between Altenew and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. You probably just came from AJ Otto's blog if not please start at the beginning from Altenew blog.

This time I went out from my comfort zone and tried to be more loose with watercolours. You've seen a lot of detailed copic combined with coloured pencils work from me lately. I'm loving that medium but I wanted to try something different this time. I have a few Zig Clean colour markers and wanted to try them out for this hop. Quite different this time, hopefully you like it anyways. So here is my project for today:

Stamps used: Painted Butterflies, Golden Garden and Sketchy Cities America 2
Adhesives used: E-Z Runner Permanent Strips and DODZ Small.

I stepped the flowers using Zig Clean colour markers and Distress inks. Then I coloured and added shadows with the same mediums. For the butterflies I cut them out with my scissors and then used DODZ to adhere them to my card panel. To adhere my watercolored panel to my card base I used E-Z Runner Permanent Strips.

Supplies:
Adhesives: E-Z Runner Permanent Strips and DODZ Small by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black, Hickory Smoke Distress Ink
Paper: Daler & Rowney Simply... Watercolour 190gm2/90lb, Papermania Textured Card Stock
Markers: Zig Clean Colour Real Brush Markers - English Lavender and Dull Blue

GIVEAWAY:
To celebrate this blog hop, Altenew will draw two winners who will each receive a $30 gift certificate to their online store. Also, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L will draw two winners who will each receive a prize packs valued $30. Winners will be randomly drawn from all comments left along the hop, comments must be left by Monday, Nov 23 11:59 EST. Winners will be announced at Altenew and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L blogs shortly after.

GET HOPPING:
Your next stop will be Judy Hayes. Here are also the full list of participants of this hop.

Marika Rahtu <--YOU ARE HERE

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Hopefully you are having fun! Thanks for visiting!

Hugs,
Marika

93 comments:

  1. Your work is always beautiful in any medium you use ..I love your card ..Its simply gorgeous and oh so ethereal :)

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  2. WOW!! Marika, your card is just gorgeous, it looks so ethereal and soft, what a magnificent way to step out of your comfort zone!!!
    This stamp set finally got here and now, you got me all inspired and ready to ink it up.
    Thank you for always sharing your beautiful artistry with us.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.

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  3. Well you should get outta your comfort zone more often because this is stunning! LOVE the freeflowing watercolored background. Gorgeous make!

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  4. Gorgeous & beautiful! Your work of magic with colouring mediums still continue to amaze me, Marika :)

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  5. Beautiful, as always, Marika!

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  6. simply gorgeous. would never know that you are out of your comfort zone!

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  7. So elegant!
    I can see this design being used for a sympathy card as well.

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  8. Stunning! So very elegant, love this!

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  9. this is quite lovely!!!! very artistic!

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  10. This card is absolutely breathtaking, just like all of the other ones you make!! Gorgeous colors!!

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  11. That is beautiful! You use all the mediums so well :)

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  12. Your work is so beautiful Marika!

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  13. Well, you obviously are a master of Zig Clean color as well as Copics. Personally, I think you could use Crayola Crayons, you're so skilled a coloring. This one is another one of your masterpieces. Simply glorious.

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  14. Wow!!! As always, simply gorgeous!!

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  15. Oh great card! So beautiful and elegant!

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  16. SIMPLY Beautiful Marika!! I LOVE the watercolor washed background:)

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  17. Beautiful card Marika! Love the loose watercoloring!

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  18. MARIKA!!! this is simply GORGEOUS girl!!! LOVE the way you rocked those Zig markers!

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  19. Stunning! I love the flow of watercolor and you captured it wonderfully.

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  20. I love all the blue and the flowers! I just became a new e-mail follower, Pinterest/Instagram (salnclts on both), and YouTube (Amanda Rhodes) follower.

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  21. Wow, beautiful!
    Love the colors
    and how it all
    blends so well.
    Carla from Utah

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  22. Simply turned out dreamy and beautiful! Purple is my favorite color! Nicely done my friend! Thank you for sharing on this fun new hop!

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  23. This is beautiful. Love the muted look of the colors.
    thanks for sharing a wonderful card.

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  24. My goodness your card is stunning, I love the colors an technique, is my favorite!!!

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  25. Lovely card! And I just retired last month...

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  26. Beautiful! Love the loose watercoloring!

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  27. Beautifully done....would love to see a video on exactly what you did for your creation!,

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  28. Marika your flowers are beautiful. I love it!

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  29. Could we see this incredible technique on a video?...so very beautiful!

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  30. This is exquisite! I love the delicate touch you used with the watercolors. Well done.

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  31. Love the relaxed feel of your card!

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  32. I have seen your sample on the Altenew website for the Beautiful Day stamp set, and I ordered it this evening. Your artwork is amazing, and I can only hope to do justice to the set, but it won't be nearly as lovely and detailed as your. Thank you for sharing and don't stop!!
    This card here is beautiful, too! I love the blue shades - shows you don't need millions of colors to create something beautiful. Julie

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  33. GORGEOUS card Marika!!!
    LOVE your ELEGANT design, BEAUTIFUL colours and colouring!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing :)

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  34. Hello Marika. I think you r only capable of creating some of the most beautiful ️️stunning pieces of art...this is drop jaw beautiful..I would hang all of your art in my home. Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent...

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  35. Oh, what a tenderness! I love it!

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  36. Gorgeous card! Love the colors! There is something magical in it!

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  37. Wow, Marika
    each remarkable and unique. Beautiful!
    Hugs,
    BozenA

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  38. Wow, Marika
    each remarkable and unique. Beautiful!
    Hugs,
    BozenA

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  39. What a beautiful, flowing card!

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  40. Your water-coloring is beautifull and the card is so calming.

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  41. Love the soft and muted colors you used on this card. It is very pretty and the stamps are great.

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  42. Simply stunning card Marika. I love the beautiful image and your colouring looks amazing x x

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  43. Different, but still stunning, Marika!!! LOve it!
    =]

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  44. Wow, this is just stunning! Very artsy, too, which I love.

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  45. Beautiful result from using the brush markers! Love the blues.

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  46. LOVE the look of your flowers and the background, you have really made those Zigs shine!

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  47. Such a fabulous card. It is very elegant, and I love your color choice!

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  48. Your card took my breath away!

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  49. Your cards are always little works of art. So incredibly beautiful. ♥

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  50. Beautiful card as always! Love it!

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  51. Stunning soft effect ...love your work.

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  52. If this is the result of going out of your comfort zone I say do ti all the time! Absolutely amazing card!

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  53. Your card is gorgeous!! The watercolouring is perfection!!!

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  54. This is so beautiful! I really love the blues and background!

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  55. Oh my gosh, this watercolor idea is so so so pretty!! Just beautiful, love this card! :) Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  56. This is so beautiful. I love the look of watercolor and created this just perfectly!

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  57. What wonderful shades of blue you have used here Marika and I love the way you have watercoloured it and added the shadows in the background and the strip of textured card across the bottom of the card. x

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  58. Love this wonderful card. The watercolor shades are great. Thanks for sharing.

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  59. Marika, your artistry blows me away! I am awed by your talent. Thank you!

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  60. Love your card...the colors are beautiful

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  61. A wonderful work of art, Marika!!!! You are soooooooo talented!!!
    Have a wonderful week!!!!

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  62. Gorgeous card! Your flowers are stunning and I love the butterflies too. Thanks for sharing.

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  63. Stunning card. The recipient of this card actually can put this card to display is a small shadow box. Love the blue is so calm.
    syeda
    syeda_lubabah@hotmail.com

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  64. Wow you are a master! Your water coloring is really fantastic.

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  65. This is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing it.

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