Guest Designer: Marika Rahtu

by Tasnim

We have an amazingly talented guest designer with us today. Her work will simply take your breath away!

Welcome, Marika!

Hi, this is Marika from Me and Minime Crafting. I was so thrilled and honoured when Tasnim asked me to Guest Design for Altenew – one of my favourite stamp companies. I really love their stamps, especially flower stamps; they are so gorgeous and perfect for watercoloring.  And here are what I have created – flowers and butterflies with water colours.

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The stamp sets used are Persian Motifs, Magnolias for her, Painted Butterflies and Sketchy Rose (sentiment). For all the three cards I stamped the outline images with light water soluble ink and watercolored them with Distress Inks and Kuretake Gansai Tambi- watercolours. I created a border stripes with Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Dusty Concord and Chipped Sapphire. I trimmed the one edge of the watercolour panel to overlap the border edge. The watercolour panels are raised up with foam tape and for the finishing touch I added a few sequins. Sentiments are stamped either black ink or versa mark and then heat embossed with either clear Embossing powder or Silver Embossing powder.
Thank you for inviting me as guest designer. It's been a true pleasure. Thank you!

 

The pleasure is all ours! Thank you very much for creating tehse stunning cards!

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Maureen Reiss December 31, 2014 - 12:56

Wow!! These are Super STUNNING!! Love the colors!!

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nadinebd December 31, 2014 - 12:59

Your creations are always so lovely. Thank you for sharing them with us.

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Virginia L. December 31, 2014 - 13:10

Stunning cards!! Love each one of them! Congrats on the guest design,Marika!

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ginny5371 December 31, 2014 - 13:15

So beautiful….of the jaw-dropping kind! Marika, you are very talented!!

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Kristie December 31, 2014 - 13:17

So beautiful! WOW!!!

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sueymem December 31, 2014 - 13:54

Stunning.

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Deepti December 31, 2014 - 14:00

Wow these are so stunning :)

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Sue McRae December 31, 2014 - 14:09

Truly beautiful works of art!

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Laura Jane December 31, 2014 - 14:14

Marika!! Thank you for sharing your incredible cards with us:) You have such a way with color and light!

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Dawn D December 31, 2014 - 14:38

Beautiful!!

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Michelle December 31, 2014 - 16:26

Truly beautiful! The colors are wonderful. So rich!

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Amante del Papel December 31, 2014 - 16:37

amazing job, you’re a biggest artist!

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Michelle W December 31, 2014 - 17:19

Marika, these are all so amazingly beautiful!! Wow!

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mrst7 December 31, 2014 - 17:42

These cards are simply wonderful and in m favourite colours too!

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jintyoo7 December 31, 2014 - 20:11

Oh my, absolutely wonderful :-)

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paperpicnic December 31, 2014 - 21:48

Stunning! Both cards are perfectly wonderful! Your colors are extraordinary!

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Celeste Goff December 31, 2014 - 23:57

Wow, these cards are amazing!

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lostinpaper January 1, 2015 - 00:19

Your cards are stunning Marika, you never cease to inspire me, your colouring is out of this world!

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Hussena January 1, 2015 - 00:54

Absolutely swoon worthy ..Each card is so gorgeous !!

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Kathy D January 1, 2015 - 06:15

Marika, these cards are so beautiful!!

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Nandini January 1, 2015 - 06:51

Gorgeous! Love the beautiful colours!

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Marlene B. January 1, 2015 - 09:47

Wow! Stunning cards – love it!

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Harriet January 1, 2015 - 13:43

Oh my, breathtaking!!!!

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Gayatri Murali January 1, 2015 - 19:18

Stunning!

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Pai January 1, 2015 - 23:36

absolutely WOW!

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Aileen January 2, 2015 - 02:22

Wow Doesnt say enough. Beautiful eyecatching brilliant

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Thordis January 2, 2015 - 16:51

WOW! These cards are absolutely amazing… Your coloring is breathtaking!

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hhaverin January 3, 2015 - 03:23

I am truly speechless on the amount of kind words and comments that you are giving me. Thank you so much! I am so glad that you liked them.

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Lyndal January 3, 2015 - 21:22

Stunning cards Marika! THANK you for the wonderful inspiration :)

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maria f. January 4, 2015 - 10:59

A perfect match for the gorgeous Altenew stamps.

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Misty B. January 4, 2015 - 22:17

These cards are simply amazing.

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BarbGhig January 6, 2015 - 00:30

Absolutely GORGEOUS cards..WOW!!!

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Tami February 11, 2015 - 18:18

Wow! Truly amazing! These card are stunning – please post a video :)

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Sharon Madsen April 24, 2017 - 13:21

WOW! I mean…simply WOW! Can’t come up with more. Stunning! Love them!

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