Sketchy Rose with Inktense Pencils

by Marika

Hello, It's Marika here today. Hopefully you all are doing well. A tutorial for Sketchy Rose was asked for a while ago, I didn't watercolour it this time but the same shading applies to watercoloring as well. My project for today is a little bit bigger than usual card, it measures (14.5 x 14.5cm). If someone is wondering, it took only two hours to colour this from start to finish. So here is my project for today:

Stamps used: Sketchy Rose.

Stamps used: Sketchy Rose.

I filmed while I coloured, so if you wish to see me colour this rose watch it here or in HD in Youtube. The Inktense pencil used is Oak (1730).

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I hope you enjoyed and got some inspiration to colour this beautiful rose. Thank you for visiting and see you soon!

Marika

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Hussena June 9, 2015 - 09:24

Absolutely gorgeous card as always Marika ..Thank you so much for the process video ..Its so inspiring :)

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Marika June 9, 2015 - 11:13

Thank you, Hussena. I am glad that you liked it.

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Barbara Brown June 9, 2015 - 14:57

It is beautiful, Marika. Thank you for sharing the actual time of coloring with us. I guess we never really know and then I sometimes can’t get it even close to a video. Now I know I;m not patient enough. What paper did you stamp it on?

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Pam Sparks June 9, 2015 - 09:29

so pretty! love it!

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Marika June 9, 2015 - 11:14

Thank you, Pam!

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Ashwini June 9, 2015 - 10:10

2 hours!! And you call that ‘only’!?!? But, I guess when the outcome is so superbly fantastic, 2 hours may mean nothing in the end!

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Marika June 9, 2015 - 11:17

Ashwini, I actually coloured that frame for about 45min, so the rose itself took less than two hours. :) Thank you for your kind words.

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Ruby N June 9, 2015 - 10:10

Marika, you are incredibly talented!!! I am tempted to try this but not sure I could do so well… ;-)

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Marika June 9, 2015 - 11:18

Ruby, please do try it!! It is a lot of fun! Thank you. You’re so sweet!

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AmiUrAnGeL June 9, 2015 - 10:10

Lovely and gorgeous.

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Marika June 9, 2015 - 11:18

Thank you so much!

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mjensen602 June 9, 2015 - 10:14

This was so helpful in how to color this rose- especially the very center part which can be confusing! Thanks for taking the time to show how you did it! Lovely

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Marika June 9, 2015 - 11:24

I am glad that the video was helpful for you. Yes, flowers with a lot of pedals can be very confusing at times. But this rose stamp is so life-like so it is worth of all the effort at the end. Thank you for your kind words!

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Carol McGregor June 9, 2015 - 10:23

Awesome. Thanks for sharing.

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Marika June 9, 2015 - 11:24

Thank you!

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Patti Willey June 9, 2015 - 11:13

Really you are so talented at knowing where the shading belongs! Lovely and what a commitment to a project~two hours!

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Marika June 9, 2015 - 11:27

Thank you, Patti!

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Louise W June 9, 2015 - 11:22

Truly a work of art!

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Marika June 9, 2015 - 11:27

Oh, Louise! Thank you so much!

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sharbogast June 9, 2015 - 11:45

Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing, and adding a video. I loved watching it.

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Marika June 10, 2015 - 03:03

I’m glad you liked it! Thank you!

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Cheryl Sager June 9, 2015 - 11:49

So very envious of your artistic vision – – way out of my comfort zone – – and so fabulously done! Love the monochromatic look.

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Marika June 10, 2015 - 03:05

Thank you so much! I also love the monochromatic look on this very much!

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Kim B June 9, 2015 - 12:08

Amazing!!!!! It is simply gorgeous!!!! You have an amazing talent!!!!

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Marika June 10, 2015 - 03:06

Thank you, Kim!

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Marianne June 9, 2015 - 13:04

So pretty, Marika. Makes me want to sit down and attempt some monochromatic colouring myself.

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Marika June 10, 2015 - 03:07

Please do try! It was a lot of fun. Thank you your kind words. You’re so sweet!

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Susi K June 9, 2015 - 14:29

Superb work of art … it’s amazing how the lack of colour does nothing to detract from the gorgeous way this rose is “coloured”. In fact, it shows even more detail. Beautiful, Marika!

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Marika June 10, 2015 - 03:09

I agree totally! It was facinating to see how the rose came to coloured only adding shading to the image. Thank you, Susi!

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Laura Jane June 9, 2015 - 14:53

Classic Beauty! Thanks for the video Marika:)

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Marika June 10, 2015 - 03:10

You’re welcome, and thank you, LauraJane! Will you try it too?

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Ruth G June 9, 2015 - 15:23

That rose should be framed and hanging ona wall! Really nice work!

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Marika June 10, 2015 - 03:11

Thank you, Ruth! It is actually going to end up on my craft room wall.

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angelabowie June 9, 2015 - 16:41

Your drawing is absolutely stunning Marika! That would have taken me twenty hours, not two! I find drawing and painting quite therapeutic, even if it does take ages. What kind of paper did you use?

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Marika June 10, 2015 - 03:15

I agree! Colouring is so therapeutic. I used Neenah Desert Storm 80lb card stock. Thank you for your kind words, Angela!

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May Park June 9, 2015 - 16:52

You did it again, Marika! You blown me away with your stunning card! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us.

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Marika June 10, 2015 - 03:15

Thank you May! Loved to know that you liked it!

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kimberlyrae June 9, 2015 - 17:53

So Stunning, sweetie!!

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Marika June 10, 2015 - 03:16

Oh thank you so much, Kimberly!

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Shelly June 9, 2015 - 20:18

Stunning!

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Marika June 10, 2015 - 03:17

Thanks, Shelly!

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Nancee Purdum June 9, 2015 - 21:52

Just beautiful!

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Marika June 10, 2015 - 03:17

Thank you, Nancee!

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scrapawayg3 June 10, 2015 - 00:47

Brilliant!

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Marika June 10, 2015 - 03:18

Thank you so much!

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Marika June 10, 2015 - 03:18

Thank you so much!

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Linda F June 10, 2015 - 06:50

Absolutely stunning Marika. Fabulous shading. I love how you did the borders to make it look like it was double matted. One layer with such amazing dimension. You certainly rose to your husband’s challenge.

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Marika June 11, 2015 - 10:44

Thanks, Linda!

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Daisies Girl June 11, 2015 - 22:27

Amazing and absolutely breathtaking – art on a card!! A masterpiece like this belongs in a gallery!! Thank you for the things I learned in the video!! Have a wonderful day!!

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Marika June 12, 2015 - 02:25

Thank you so much!

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