Guest Designer- Kristina Pokazanieva

by Lydia Evans

Hello everyone! Well do we have a treat for you today, we have the lovely Kristina Pokazanieva sharing some amazingly beautiful projects.

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Hello everyone! I’m Kristina Pokazanieva from Russia. I live in Saint-Petersburg with my lovely family and two adorable yorkie puppies. My first experience in cardmaking was 2015, when I made a card for my boyfriend. But only in 2016 cardmaking became my major hobby. I love floral cards, soft pastel colors, watercolors, pencils, markers and all about coloring. Watercolor cards it’s a kind of art for me.

Kristina's first project is a real show-stopper:

Altenew AmazingYou Kristina Pokazanieva 1

For my first card I’m using Amazing You stamp set. I absolutely love the roses from this set. I started with stamping the images on watercolor cardstock, using Altenew Crisp Dye Inks. I used Ruby Red ink for the flowers and Evergreen ink for the leaves. Then I began to add colors and shadows using my watercolors.

Altenew AmazingYou Kristina Pokazanieva 2I also added extra definition to the shadows with Faber-Castell pencils. I used a color combination of light pink, peach and light green and lightly watercolored the background and then splattered with paint. Then I stamped the sentiment and added a few sequins as a final touch.

Altenew AmazingYou Kristina Pokazanieva 3Supplies: Amazing You Stamp Set, Ruby Red Crisp Ink, Evergreen Crisp Ink

We love that Kristina used a mix different colouring mediums to create so much depth and texture on the roses and leaves from Amazing You Stamp Set. Showing that you don't just need to stick to one colouring medium you can really mix it up!

Kristina's 2nd project is as lovely as the 1st:

Altenew HibiscusBouquet Kristina Pokazanieva 1For my second card, I used Hibiscus Bouquet stamp set. This set is gorgeous and versatile. I’m sure that I’ll make a lot of cards with these beautiful flowers. First, I stamped the flowers from set in Midnight Violet ink.  Then I stamped the leaves in Frayed Leaf ink using a masking technique.

Altenew HibiscusBouquet Kristina Pokazanieva 2I colored images with watercolors, and added some details to make flowers more realistic, using Faber Castell pencils. Then I stamped a sentiment in black ink and sprinkled with sequins and clear droplets to finish my card.

Altenew HibiscusBouquet Kristina Pokazanieva 3Supplies:Hibiscus Bouquet Stamp Set, Midnight Violet Crisp Ink, Frayed Leaf Crisp Ink

We are in awe of Kristina's colouring skills! Also the blue in the background really makes the images from Hibiscus Bouquet jump right off the page.

Last but not least Kristina's last project is just as gorgeous as the others:

Altenew HydrangeaBloom Kristina Pokazanieva 1I’m a huge Marika Rahtu fun and I was inspired her amazing coloring technique for my third card. I stamped the flowers and the leaves from Garden Hydrangea stamp set using Frosty Pink ink for the flowers and Forest Glades ink for the leaves. I colored images with Altenew Artist Markers set A, and added details using Faber-Castell pencils.

Altenew HydrangeaBloom Kristina Pokazanieva 2It took a little time, but the final result was great! To finish my card I stamped one of the sentiments from  Amazing You Stamp Set in Clear Embossing ink and gold heat embossed on Ivory cardstock, trimmed a banner to layer over the flowers and added few sequins as a final touch.

Supplies: Garden Hydrangea Stamp Set,  Amazing You Stamp Set, Altenew Artist Markers set AFrosty Pink Crisp InkForest Glades Crisp Ink

Wow! How amazing were all of Kristina's projects? We loved each and every one of them! We hope you enjoyed Kristina's cards as much as we did. Make sure to visit Kristina's blog to see more and don’t forget to leave her some love.

Thank you so much, Kristina, for sharing your talents with us today, it was such a treat.




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margaret driscoll UK March 12, 2017 - 9:17 AM

Hello Kristine
Love your choice of bright colours!
Love Marg

margaret driscoll UK March 12, 2017 - 9:18 AM

Sorry meant Kristina!

Jackie S March 12, 2017 - 10:08 AM


lisa808 March 12, 2017 - 10:12 AM

Amazing coloring! These cards are absolutely stunning. The rose card is breathtaking.

sylvia ruthven March 12, 2017 - 10:22 AM

Well, you are a real talent. Congrats for being a guest. Will follow you and the rose card is just lovely. Your sweet to share your work with all of us. God bless you. Hugs, Syl xxxooo

Helen March 12, 2017 - 10:33 AM

Thanks for sharing Kristina’s cards. They are so beautifully designed and colored.

janet March 12, 2017 - 10:55 AM

Hello and welcome Kristina,

Your cards are beautiful, and I love the “texture” of your colouring. You are obviously a natural and have heaps of talent.

Barbara Green March 12, 2017 - 10:58 AM

Your cards are beautiful Really love the coloring techniques you used.

Keti's Projects March 12, 2017 - 11:12 AM

Gorjuss card. Perfect colouring. I love it.

Linda Carson March 12, 2017 - 11:16 AM

Wow! Love each of these exquisite beauties! Jaw dropping!

Harriet March 12, 2017 - 11:52 AM

Gorgeous cards. The colors are stupendous. These cards show a lot of artistry.

Virginia L. March 12, 2017 - 12:18 PM

Congratulations on your guest design, Kristina! Your love, passion and artistry truly come through with your stunning Altenew creations! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!

CraftyNatalie March 12, 2017 - 1:06 PM

Beautiful creations, all so pretty.

Maureen Reiss March 12, 2017 - 1:21 PM

Really Beautiful cards!! Your coloring is Amazing!!!

Maja March 12, 2017 - 1:24 PM

Amazing colouring!

Anne Sturgeon March 12, 2017 - 3:24 PM

So wonderful. Congrats on guest designing. You are in great company and I would love to see more!

Debbie Peysen March 12, 2017 - 3:43 PM

Awesome cards. The first card was so exquisite I looked forward to the remaining cards. I am in love with your style. I love with Marika too. Your last card took my breath away. I can not believe your first card was 2016. The ability to use so many forms of coloring is awesome. I look forward to more.

Mary Anne Perlmutter March 12, 2017 - 4:38 PM

Your cards are delightful.

Preeti D. March 12, 2017 - 5:36 PM

wowie!! so many stunning cards :) i love the coloring, so so pretty!

Lisa Young March 12, 2017 - 7:23 PM

Absolutely stunning designs and coloring!!!

Gail Plaskiewicz March 12, 2017 - 10:36 PM

Each card is more stunning then the next. I looked at the first one and thought it was beautiful, then I saw the second one, and the third one and I couldn’t believe how beautiful each one was. Wow! Someday I will make cards as beautiful as yours.

Jackie P. March 12, 2017 - 10:52 PM

Gorgeous gorgeous cards Kristina!! Love the colours and beautiful colouring!! You definitely have real talent.

Erum Tasneem March 13, 2017 - 5:09 AM

I remember commenting on this post but it’s gone! No worries, just wanted to let you know how crazy talented you are and I am such a huge fan of your gorgeous gorgeous work!

bette March 13, 2017 - 8:35 AM

Whoa!!!! that’s some serious coloring! Beautiful!, Bold!, Bright!

Barb macaskill March 15, 2017 - 5:40 AM

Mind glowingly amazing! Both of these cards are absolutely magnificent! I love the bold reds and the sentiment on the first card is awesome! A definite must have set! TFS!

Barb macaskill March 15, 2017 - 5:43 AM

Meant to say all three of these cards! Too early in the morning for my brain I guess! LOL

Pam D. March 18, 2017 - 10:03 PM

Gorgeous cards!

Tara Prince March 31, 2017 - 3:37 PM

Beautiful cards!!


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