Thursday 26 March 2015

CAS(E) this Sketch #116

Hello Everyone!

This is my entry to the CAS(E) this Sketch #116.
This card got Honourable Mention at the challenge.
I've been quite busy lately and haven't had time to play along at the CAS(E) this Sketch so today I decided that when the sketch aired, I will immediately make it into a card. Love the sketch from Leigh Penner- very versatile and of course I was drawn into the flower in the middle. I had this rose for half coloured so I finished it and made it into this card. 

Here is a close-up: 
Close-up where the shimmer from Wink of Stella can be seen.
I started by inking the rose and the stem and the leaves from Sketchy Rose with light water soluable ink. I believe, I used third generation stamping with the stem an the leaves. I watercolored them with Distress Inks. I created a mask from post-it notes and mask off the frame and left a rectangle to where I stamped the woodgrain background. Before that I inked the edges to get some contrast for the white space. After that I heat embossed the background and I wasn't quite patient enough and the embossing powder was stuck.. pretty much to everywhere. I kind of liked the effect so I decided to leave it as it was. The sentiment from was inked with black pigment ink and then heat embossed. I cut the flower with scissors and craft knife and it was then adhered with liquid glue and foam tape onto the card base.

Here is the sketch:

Stamps: Sketchy Rose and Label Love by Altenew
Inks: Tattered Rose, Fried Brick and Peeled Paint, Antique Linen Distress Inks, Versafine Onyx Black
Embossing Powder: Clear Matt Dull and White Pearl by WOW!
Card stock: Canson Watercolour paper 180g/m2, Neenah Solar White 80lb
Card base: Papermania A6 300g/m2

Thank you for stopping by today! And thank you for your comments and ideas for the videos. I loved reading them and got some ideas. So thank you very much! See you soon!



  1. Oh, this is so gorgeous! I love it! Fabulous take on the sketch!

  2. Wow, this is just stunning. your coloring is outta this world.
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Beautiful! Love your fabulous coloring!

  4. Another perfect bloom, Marika...the stem and leaves are so lifelike, I feel like I could touch them! Thanks for playing cards with us at CAS[E] this Sketch..
    =] Michele

  5. So beautiful! I really love how you mix the almost industrial look of Label Love with the softness of the flower.

  6. Another stunning card Marika, I was admiring the white specks then I read about the embossing powder, what a very happy accident!

  7. What more can I say than awesome!!!

  8. Another stunning rose! Your coloring is amazing!

  9. Your flower is stunning. Great watercoloring.

  10. Wow! beautiful colouring, Marika! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

  11. Wow, wow, wow!! You should frame this!! That rose is STUNNING!!!

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  13. Absolutely stunning! As is all your beautiful work 😊

  14. W-O-W!!! Your colouring is absolutely stunning!

  15. W-O-W!!! Your colouring is absolutely stunning!

  16. What a beautiful rose Marika! I really love the way you achieved such dimension and interest, with very few layers. Congrats on your being an Honorable Mention over at CAS(E) this Sketch!
    Nina-Marie :)

  17. I love coming to your blog and seeing all your amazing cards - this card is gorgeous! Xx

  18. GORGEOUS, Marika!!!! I really like that stunning rose!!!