Saturday, 28 November 2015

Fusion Card Challenge - Blue Christmas

Hello Friends,


I'm back as promised to share another card with POD cuties. This was actually made this morning after seeing FUSION's current inspiration picture. I'm not really a blue person but for some sort of reason, I like to make blue Christmas/holiday cards. Fusion's inspiration picture was so beautiful that I couldn't walk pass it. :) So here it is:


Stamps used: JollyLittle Packages, and Have a Holly Jolly Christmas


I started with the picture, I really loved the colours in it but when I started to colour this cute little snowman called Jolly designed by Stacey Yacula, I realised that I don't have copics that would match to the colours in the picture. So I used the closest colours that I could find in my collection. I coloured Jolly, and the presents with copics and added white details with white jelly roll pen. For the background I used Distress Inks and the fireworks are just stamped. My hubby found my blog all of a sudden and complained that I really don't craft anymore.. so in this card I tried to "craft" more.. LOL!  There's fussy cutting, stamping, heat embossing, popping up images and inking up the background, masking.. LOL! 

Oh, and just a reminder that if you like Stacey's images as much as I do, Purple Onion is having a Holiday Sale as we speak that runs until December 6th. All stamps are 25% off! 

Supplies:
Stamps: JollyLittle Packages, and Have a Holly Jolly Christmas by POD.
Inks: Mementon Tuxedo Black, Frayed Leaf, Sea Glass and Dusk Altenew Crisp Dye Inks, Peacock Feathers and Tumbled Glass Distess Inks, Versafine Onyx Balck
Paper: Canson Bristol 190gms Smooth Card Stock
Superfine Clear Embossing Powder by Ranger
White Jelly Roll Pen

Copic Markers: Blue (on the snowman): B91 - B93 - B95 - B97, Presents: YG11 - B66 - B91. E40 - E42, Orange: Y21 - YR21 - YR23, Grey: W0 - W1 - W3 - W5, Shadows (on the snowman) 0 - E40 - E42 

Here's the inspiration picture:

I'll be back very soon. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend! :)

Hugs,
Marika

Friday, 27 November 2015

Holiday Sale at the Purple Onion Designs

Hello,

There's this fun challenge at the CASology where the cue card is - OWL. Kymona from Creative Kymona gave me a hint of this challenge and of course I took the bate. :) I used Louis and Winter Bough from Purple Onion Design designed by fabulous Stacey Yacula. I used no-line colouring technique -firstly laid down my base colour with copics and then added shading and details with coloured pencils. Thank you - Kymona - for giving me a hint; I had a blast making this card!


Supplies:
Stamps: LouisWinter Bough, and Merry and Bright- sentiment from POD.
Inks: Memento Bamboo Leaves and Desert Sand, Versafine Onyx Black, Tumbled Glass Distress Ink
Paper: Canson Bristol 190gms Smooth Card Stock
White Gelly Roll Pen

Copic Markers: Gray: 0 - N0 - N1 - N3, Red: E04 - R56, Brown: E42 - E43 - E44, Black: N7, Gray shadows: 0 - W0 - W1, Green: YG03 - YG67, Orange: YR15

Faber Castell Polychrome Coloured Pencils: Cold Grey IV (233), Cold Grey II (271), Warm Grey II (271), Warm Grey V (274), Dark Red (225), Pompeian Red (191), Venetian Red (190), Cadmium Orange (111), Dark Chrome Yellow (109), Sanguine (188), Green Yellowish (168), Chromium Green Opaque (174), Raw Umber (180), Van-Dyck-Brown (176), Walnut Brown (177), Black (199).



Just a quick note to let you all know that the holiday sale is underway at the Purple Onion Designs.  All stamps are 25% off through December 6, 2015.  There are also a few pages of Black Friday specials.  They will run all weekend since Monday is Cyber Monday.  These stamps will receive an additional 25% from the Holiday Sale. 

I have quite many Purple Onion Cards coming up soon. As you know, my filming set has been down due to a move of my crafting space. I haven't shared some of my cards since I kinda wanted to make them into a videos. It seems that it is going to be some time before I'm able to film again so I'm going to go ahead and share these cards since they are all Christmas / Holiday themed. So stay tuned! LOL!

Thank you for stopping by today. Hopefully you are having a great day!

Hugs,
Marika


Monday, 23 November 2015

Beautiful Lady

Hello!

I'm at the Altenew blog today to feature Beautiful Lady from Altenew's November release. I tried to achieve three different looks by altering colouring mediums and style. On the first card I used Zig Clean Colour Markers and Distress Inks to colour my image. I tried to achieve a look from an old floral books - one might say a vintage look.

Stamps used: Beautiful Lady and Thinking of you.
Supplies:
Stamps: Beautiful Lady and Thinking of you by Altenew.
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers: English Lavender, Dull Blue
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black, Stormy Sky, Dusty Concord, Chipped Sapphire, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive, Scattered Straw, Hickory Smoke Distress Inks
Paper: Daler & Rowney Simply... Watercolour Paper 190gms/90lb, SSS Slate Card stock

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For my second card, I wanted to go for very clean and simple, sharp and detailed look – one might say: a modern look. I used no-line colouring with copic markers and coloured pencils to colour my image.


Stamps used: Beautiful Lady.


Supplies: 
Stamps: Beautiful Lady by Altenew
Inks: Buttercream and Frayed Leaf Altenew Crisp Inks, Versafine Onyx Black
Paper: Canson Bristol 250gms Smooth Card Stock, Papermania Textured Card Stock
Copic Markers: Y15 - YR15 - YR16 - UG03 - YG67
Faber-Castell Coloured Pencils: Cadmium Yellow (105) - Green Yellowish (168) - Leaf Green (112) - Juniper Green (165) - Dark Crome Yellow (109) - Cadmium Orange (111) - Dark Cadmium Orange (115) - Van-Dyck-Brown (176)

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On my third card, I wanted to gain a fresh and chic – a party like look. Although it ended up being a thank you- card, I’m quite happy with the result. To colour this card, I stamped the image with Distress Markers and then blended the ink from the image with my water brush. For the stem and leaves, I used Zig Clean Color Marker to stamp them and coloured it with same technique. Since that ink had already dried, it was quite hard to get it blend again so I had to add more colour from the marker. While doing so, the stem and the leaves got more details than the flower part, so after I ended up adding  more details to the flowers too. I used a stencil and watercolored though it to make my background. And of course, splatters finishes up every card.
Stamps used: Beautiful Lady and Sohcahtoa.

Supplies:
Stamps: Beautiful Lady and Sohcahtoa by Altenew
Inks: Versafine Onyx Black, Hickory Smoke Distress Ink, Grapevine Altenew Crisp Ink
Worn Lipstick Distress Marker
Pale Dawn Gray Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker
Paper: Daler & Rowney Simply... Watercolour Paper 190gms/90lb, SSS Slate and Cotton Candy Card stock, 

I had tons of fun colouring these – as always. Thank you for stopping by today and if you please, let me know what is your favourite! :)
Hugs,
Marika

Sunday, 22 November 2015

A winner of Altenew November Blog Hop

Hello!

I'm here to announce the winner of the Altenew November blog hop. Thank you all who participated on the hop.

The winner is the 28th comment left on the blog post, who is:

"You are really a TRUE ARTIST <3"

Congratulations Deepti! I've emailed you how to claim your prize.

Tomorrow I'm at the Altenew blog and mine to feature Beautiful Lady set from November release. Hope to see you tomorrow! Have a great day!

Hugs,
Marika

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

And if you are interested in Altenew products, Altenew  has on offer for you today. Please see the banner on below.


Hopefully you are having fun! Thanks for visiting!

Hugs,
Marika

Friday, 13 November 2015

Altenew November 2015 Blog Hop

Hello!

Today I'm participating Altenew November 2015 Blog Hop to celebrate the release of ten new stamp sets and six new 8.5" x 11" papers. You probably just came from very talented and sweet Amy Gray's blog, if not please start from the beginning at Altenew blog and see what other members of Altenew's design team have come up with. 



On my first card, I went with a Christmas theme. I used couple different sets to create my wreath. Firstly I stamped them with Altenew Peach Perfect ink onto a desert storm card stock. Then I coloured the images with my Inktense Pencils. To get the illusion of snow, I used my white Gelly Roll pen after I had gotten all coloured. The sentiments were stamped with Altenew Jet Black and Dark Chocolate Crisp Inks.

Stamps used: Winter Cardinal, Poinsettia and Pine, Beautiful Day and Halftone Holidays.
Inks used: Altenew Jet Black and Dark Chocolate Inks.

Stamps used: Winter CardinalPoinsettia and PineBeautiful Day and Halftone Holidays.
Inks used: Altenew Jet Black and Dark Chocolate Inks.


For my second card I used Oriental Orchid set designed by our fabulous design team member May!! Congratulation May!! Your set is so gorgeous and it is so much fun to arrange your orchid flowers in a way you want them. I stamped the images with Altenew  Frosty Pink Crisp Ink onto a smooth card stock. Then I coloured the flowers with copics and coloured pencils. Hopefully I made justice to this beautiful set, I couldn't get them as realistic as I had wished for - need more practise. The sentiment is handwritten by me and it says (hopefully, I can trust the google translate) Thank you in Korean. I got the English version of May's set but I wanted the sentiment to be in Korean to celebrate the release of May's set in Korean! 




My third card features the set called Beautiful Day. This set has fun multilayered flowers but it also has the outline versions of the flowers and I went for the outline ones and coloured them with copics and coloured pencils. The branch seen on the back is from Winter Cardinal set.






GIVEAWAY
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away $30 gift certificate to three lucky winners. Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Friday November 20, 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win.

And there is more! I will randomly choose a winner from comments left on this post and the prize will be $30 gift certificate to Altenew online store. Please leave a comment on this post by Friday November 20, 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win. I will announce the winner on my blog after the 20th.

GET HOPPING!
Hopefully you are having fun hopping. Next on the hop is fabulous and so sweet and kind Sveta Fotinia. I'm sure you are in for some serious eye candy on her blog. It is also Sveta's first time on our Release hop so please remember to leave her some love. I'm sure she has worked hard and it is always so nice to know that your efforts are appreciated. If you encounter a broken link along the hop, please start at the beginning from Altenew blog.

Thank you so much for visiting us. See you soon! 

Hugs,
Marika

Monday, 9 November 2015

CASEing Kelly Blog Hop Winners

Hello All,


I'm here to share the lucky winner's of CASEing Kelly Blog Hop. Those of the winner's whose contact info we were able to find, have already been contacted through email. There are still some winner's whose contact info has not been found, so if you find your name on the list and you have not been contacted already, please email me and I will set you up with the prize.


• the Winter 2015 card kit from Create a Smile Stamps #3 Maaike Uijthoven (from Jen Lotfield’s blog)
• $25 gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp #38 Arianna Barbara (from Shelly’s blog)
• $25 gift certificate from the Ink Road  #10 Henriette (from Brandi’s blog)
• a Police Woman digi stamp from Lia Stampz #83 Angela Restad (from Ardyth’s blog)
• $25 gift certificate from a2z Scrapbooking #24 Charlene (from Dee’s blog)
• a crafty goodie bag from a2z Scrapbooking #19 Leslee (from Amy’s blog)
• a crafty goodie bag from Hero Arts #37 Liz Gessner McAlliston (from LauraJane’s blog)
• a $25 gift certificate to any online craft store (winner’s choice) from DJ Kard Creations #56 Cat Craig (from Kristie Goulet’s blog)
• a $25 gift certificate from Altenew #53 Vinita Jain (from the A2Z Scrapbooking blog)
• a stamp set from Dee’s Art Impressions  #53 Jeanne (from Char’s blog)

Thank you all who participated on the hop, it was wonderful to see your lovely comments left to all the blogs along the way! Hopefully you'll had fun!

See you soon!

Marika

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Spread the Kindness

Hello,


I'm at the Altenew blog to today to share a card with Wild Hibiscus set. I coloured it with Copic Markers and coloured pencils - my favourite colouring medium at the moment. Hopefully you'll like it!






Supplies:
Stamps: Wild Hibiscus and Lace Up from Altenew
Inks: Sea Glass Forest Glades and Jet Black Altenew Crisp Inks
Paper: Canson Bristol 250gms 

Copic Markers used: Blue: B91 - B93 - B95, Green: YG11 - YG03 - YG67, Grey: N0- N1 - N3 - N5
Faber-Castell Polychromo Coloured Pencils used: Phetalo Blue (110) - Pressian Blue (246) - Ligth Green (171) - Leaf  Green (112) - Pine Green (267) - Cold Grey II (233) - Cold Grey II (231) - Black (199)

Thank you for stopping by today! Have an amazing day!

Hugs,
Marika