Thursday 16 July 2015

Tone-on-tone coloured Festive Florals - Christmas in July with Penny Black Day 4

Good Morning Everyone,

Today I'm sharing two of my favourite cards from this Guest Design work for Penny Black. I kind of had this colourless month of June and these tone-on-tone flowers just became my favorite. Here's the sneaks for today's cards. To see the full cards, please visit Penny Black blog.

I also put my camera rolling while making the first card. You can watch it here or in HD in YouTube. Hopefully you find it helpful and try this technique while making your Christmas cards.


Stamps: Festive Florals by Penny Black
Dies: Word of Wishes by Penny Black
Inks: Memento Desert Sand and Brilliance Moonlight White
Derwent Inktense Pencils: Oak (1730)
Derwent Coloursoft Pencils: White (C720)
Card Stock: Neenah Desert Storm 80lb, Neenah Solar White 80lb
White Gelly Roll Pen by Sakura
Perfect Pearl Perfect Pearls by Ranger
Clear Wink of Stella

Thank you for stopping by today. See you tomorrow!



  1. Hi Marika, just saw your coloring and I love how you do that! Will sure give this monochromatic coloring a try! Thanks for your inspiration and sharing your talents!

  2. Gorgeous! I love tone on tone colouring. Love that you used pencil crayons too. I've done this a few times myself but not with a Christmas card. I may have to follow in your footsteps cause your cards turned out simply stunning! :-)

  3. This is beautiful . Yes you are an artist

  4. Stunning is the word that comes to mind. It is mesmerizing to watch your videos and see the beauty come to life. Wow!

  5. Beautiful card and amazing coloring!!! I love that you use a lot your Inktense pencils and I was so happy when I saw that you have Coloursoft, too... Please give me your thoughts on Derwent Coloursoft in comparison with Prismacolor or Polychromos. I really want to buy the Coloursoft 72 set, but I don't know if they're good (I can't afford Prismacolors or Polychromos :( ) ... Thank you! Hugs xx

  6. This is one of the most unique and gorgeous coloring techniques that I have seen in a long time...I don't know if I'll be able to achieve even close to the same look as you did here, but this will definitely be the technique I try on my Christmas cards this year. Thank you so much for sharing!

  7. Dear Marika,
    I LOVE these two cards! I'm defenitely not in a christmas mood yet, because here in Switzerland we have around 35 degree celsius - so way too hot for christmas cards :-)
    but after watching your video I thought, maybe I will give it a try :-)
    So thanks again for the typical "Marika magic"!!!
    Greets Nicole

  8. It amazes me how one ink color can be so incredibility beautiful!!

  9. Stunning, just stunning. I love your tone on tone cards. So simple and beautiful. Real works of art. Xx

  10. Wow, Marika! I admire your work, your cards are amazing. But today is a real masterpiece. Thank you for the inspiration.

  11. I could watch you color all day. These cards are stunningly beautiful. You have incredible skills.

  12. Stunning, Marika, your really remarkable.

  13. Oh Marika!! I LOVE this. I cannot believe you just used the "shadows" to create this masterpiece. Only a true artist can do something like this. That would not be me. I want to be you when I grow up!!

  14. These are so beautiful Marika!

  15. Hi Marika! Coffee #2 is much more pleasing, thanks to you! Your sense of depth and dimension is unparalleled, my friend... just so serene and beautiful! I'm wondering if Penny Black has a Cotton stamp? YOU would rock it...
    =] Michele

  16. Your work is jaw-dropping amazing, Marika!!!! What a joy to visit your blog!!!

  17. You are truly an artist with your amazing placement of shadows! This is gorgeous--so serene and lovely!

  18. Brilliant! You combined several products and yet it is so CAS!