Focus: Botanical Garden

by Marika

Hello! It's Marika here and I'm glad that you stopped by today. Today is my turn to share three different ways to use Botanical Garden set. Here we go:

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I started with the technique which is easiest for me. My intention was to create a feel of a field with wild flowers. I used no-line colouring to get more realistic look and used second generation stamping for the greenery that are more back.  I used Altenew Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades Crisp inks for stamping and coloured over the stamped image with copic markers – no pencils used this time – except on the butterfly which I had stamped. coloured and cut earlier. The sentiment was stamped with black pigment ink from Many thanks set. I just love how the font of the sentiment fits so well with those flowers.

Copic markers used: Y21 – YR21 -YR23, YG03 – G24 – YG67.

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On my second card I went for vintage look. I stamped the images with ZIG markers onto watercolored card stock and very loosed added shading to the flower. I stamped the sentiment with Versamark from Halftone Hello set onto desert storm card stock and heat embossed it with Vanilla White embossing powder. The sentiment was stamped with Vintage Sepia pigment ink from Beautiful Lady set.

Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers used: Pale Pink – Brick Beige

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On my third card, I challenged myself to make card without colouring. Quite a many layers, but I kinda like it. I made the video on this one. Hopefully you'll find it helpful.

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Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great day!

Hugs,

Marika

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Susi January 26, 2016 - 11:30

Marika, your cards are, without a doubt, stunning creations! All of these cards are beautiful!

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Marika January 28, 2016 - 10:38

Thanks, Susi!

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Maureen Reiss January 26, 2016 - 11:47

Really Gorgeous cards Marika!!!

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Marika January 28, 2016 - 10:38

Thank you so much, Maureen!

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Maria Rodriguez January 26, 2016 - 12:06

Marika, you make it impossible to resist buying this sets and trying your techniques, I’m always, always in total admiration and joy watching you work, this cards are gorgeous.
Thank you so much for sharing

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Marika January 28, 2016 - 10:39

Thank you so much, Maria! I really appreciate your endless kindness. You are so wonderful.

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TaeEun January 26, 2016 - 12:14

Three gorgeous cards, Marika! Your copic coloring showing the strokes looks so beautiful! The Hello sentiment on the second card has wonderful ombre look and looks like floating over the beautiful flower! And the last one without coloring is stunning! Thanks for the video!

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Marika January 28, 2016 - 10:40

Thanks TaeEun! You’re so sweet!

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Jo Ann January 26, 2016 - 12:52

Marika, each card beautiful and unique! Thank you for sharing.

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Marika January 28, 2016 - 10:40

Thanks, Jo! You’re so kind.

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Holly Saveur January 26, 2016 - 13:20

Such stunning cards!

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Marika January 28, 2016 - 10:42

Thanks, Holly! Hope your day is beautiful!

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kimb January 26, 2016 - 13:22

Wow, these are gorgeous. Your talent is amazing!!

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Marika January 28, 2016 - 10:42

Thank you so much!

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Cheryl January 26, 2016 - 16:46

This is my favorite of the new releases, and I really love your three designs. All different, all elegant. Thank you!

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Marika January 28, 2016 - 10:43

Cheryl, so great to hear. It was really fun to work with it. Really made me miss summer.. but luckily it is coming soon. Have an amazing day!

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Suzanne January 26, 2016 - 17:16

Marika, they are all lovely!! You do such a fantastic job!

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Marika January 28, 2016 - 10:43

Thank you, Suzanne!

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Carol H January 26, 2016 - 18:59

All three of your cards are so so pretty! I think my favorite though is the first one as I just love yellow and green together. And the shading and stamping are just lovely!!

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Marika January 28, 2016 - 10:44

Yellow and green are also my favourites! :) Thank you for your kindness, hope your day is beautiful!

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Celeste Goff January 26, 2016 - 21:07

Such stunningly beautiful cards Marika!

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Marika January 28, 2016 - 10:44

Thank you, Celeste!

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Janet January 26, 2016 - 21:33

*Gasp* So very beautiful :-)

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Marika January 28, 2016 - 10:45

Thanks, Janet!

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Barb Ghig January 26, 2016 - 22:56

All three of your cards are just beautiful, Marika! I love how you colored the first one so much…WOW!

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Marika January 28, 2016 - 10:45

Thanks, Barb!

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Karen L K January 27, 2016 - 00:33

Wow super nice cards! Each one is so darn pretty.

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Marika January 28, 2016 - 10:46

Thank you so much, Karen!

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Toni C January 28, 2016 - 01:15

Your cards are beautiful. I would love to see a video of you doing colouring like you have done in the first card.

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Marika January 28, 2016 - 10:49

Hi Toni! I have great news to you. I did a similar colouring tutorial on guest video over at Yana’s Youtube channel. Here’s the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzGivAp9LOU
Hopefully it is helpful for you. I coloured the first one pretty much with the same technique but I added details only with copics on this one.

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Helen January 28, 2016 - 21:23

Marika,, your cards are just extraordinary! They are all so different and beautiful in their own way. Am I correct, did you apply the Zig markers directly to the stamp, before stamping, on card two? I love the vintage look!

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Pai Meng January 29, 2016 - 11:10

all gorgeous!

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Suzanne Vanderham April 27, 2016 - 22:23

Madly in love with the top one — think I will have to wait for a day when I’m very patient for mine to turn out that way!!! Absolutely stunning work!!

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