Thursday 23 October 2014

Altenew October Challenge

Good Evening!

My entry to the Altenew October Challenge.
When I saw this month's challenge at Altenew, I immediately knew what I wanted to do. I just had received a couple of new stamp sets from Altenew and one of them was this beautiful Sketchy Rose. Just beautiful!! This months's theme is From the Craft Room: Chocolate Delight. Challenge's graphic is shown below.

I watercolored the rose with Fried Brick and Peeled Paint Distress Inks and to get some detail I added a little bit of Wink of Stella Glitter pen. For the background I used Antique Linen Distress Ink. For the frame I used Gathered Twigs Distress Ink on a craft cardstock. The sentiment is also from Altenew and it was inked with Versafine Onyx Black. Here is the close up taken from a different angle that the shine from the glitter pen and embossing can be seen a little bit better. 

Here's the challenge graphic.

Thank you for stopping by today and have a wonderful day! 



  1. Absolutely gorgeous painting on your rose. What a lovely rose stamp, roses are one of my favourite flowers and this is stunning!

  2. Marike, you are so so so talented! This is a PERFECT rose! The shine on your rose is so beautiful! Add a fabulous background... and you have winner!

  3. This is so gorgeous!!! Love the touch of sparkle on the rose!

  4. Great minds think alike haha! Though I'm pretty sure your card beat mine up and stole it's lunch money :) I hope you take the win! This is amazing!!

  5. Marika, your water colored Rose is absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for playing along at our October challenge!