Stamp focus: Beautiful Lady

by Marika

Hello and thank you for visiting us today. It's Marika here and I'm featuring Beautiful Lady set today. At first, I'd like to say that I was so thrilled when I learned that I have a focus post on this particular set – this is perfect for colouring! On my set of three cards, I tried to achieve different feel in each card by altering colouring mediums and style. On my first card I wanted to achieve a look that you could find in those old floral books. I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and Distress inks for colouring.

 

Stamps used: Beautiful Lady.

Stamps used: Beautiful Lady and Thinking of you.

For my second card, I wanted to go for very clean and simple, sharp and detailed look – one might say: a modern look. I used no-line colouring with copic markers and coloured pencils to colour my image.

Stamps used: Beautiful Lady.

Stamps used: Beautiful Lady.

On my third card, I wanted to gain a fresh and chic – a party like look. Although it ended up being a thank you- card, I'm quite happy with the result. To colour this card, I stamped the image with Distress Markers and then blended the ink from the image with my water brush. For the stem and leaves, I used Zig Clean Color Marker to stamp them and coloured it with same technique. Since that ink had already dried, it was quite hard to get it blend again so I had to add more colour from the marker. While doing so, the stem and the leaves got more details than the flower part, so after I ended up adding  more details to the flowers too. I used a stencil and watercolored though it to make my background. And of course, splatters finishes up every card.

 

Stamps used: Beautiful Lady.

Stamps used: Beautiful Lady and Sohcahtoa.

Hopefully you liked my projects and got some ideas how to used this Beautiful Lady set. I had tons of fun colouring these – as always. Thank you for stopping by today and if you please, let me know what is your favourite! :)

Hugs,

Marika

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Beth Holt November 23, 2015 - 09:04

Wow! These are amazing!

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 02:03

Thank you, Beth!

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Ruby November 23, 2015 - 09:05

I love them all! You do beautiful work.

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 02:04

Thanks, Ruby! Have a great day!

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Carol / creatingincolors November 23, 2015 - 09:13

Omigosh Marika, your work stops me in my tracks. What gorgeous cards you have created – again!

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 02:04

Thank you, Carol! Enjoy your day!

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Dominika November 23, 2015 - 09:16

Marika, your flowers are AMAZING!!!

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 02:05

Thanks, Dominika!

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Linda S. November 23, 2015 - 09:19

Marika, the coloring and composition on all three cards is very striking and beautiful but since you asked, I like the first water colored card just a little more than the other two.

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 02:08

Thank you, Linda! Glad you liked the pink one the most, it was the most fun to create!

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Mary W November 23, 2015 - 10:27

Love that Bokah look! I have been trying to get that look and never thought about just watercoloring it. Can’t wait to try – thanks.

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 02:09

Hi, Mary! Can’t wait to see your take on it. I enjoyed the technique very much!

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Celeste Goff November 23, 2015 - 10:38

Wow Marika, just beautiful! I’m always in awe of your coloring skills!

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 02:09

Thank you, Celeste! Enjoy your day!

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LauraJane:) November 23, 2015 - 10:48

All three are Beautiful! I’m partial tot eh one with pink Bokah dots!!

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 02:10

Hi LauraJane, I thought you might like that one. :) Have a great day!

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conil November 23, 2015 - 10:50

Once again, I’m speechless. This is what happens when a rank amateur sees what a true artist can achieve. It goes without saying, all three cards are stunningly beautiful. Whatever medium you choose, you seem to master…they’re all just amazing.

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 02:30

Thank you so much. Blushing here. Have a great day!

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Cathy P in AZ November 23, 2015 - 10:56

My jaw dropped when I saw these beautiful floral creations by Marika! Breathtakingly gorgeous works of art – such talent! Wow wow WOW.

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 02:30

Thank you, Cathy! Enjoy your day!

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Donna Whitten November 23, 2015 - 11:00

Such beautiful cards, thanks for sharing!

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 02:31

Thanks, Donna!

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Shari November 23, 2015 - 13:45

Can always tell when it’s Marika’s work. So beautiful. ♥

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 02:31

Thank you, Shari! :)

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Suzanne November 23, 2015 - 15:16

They are all lovely, Marika! Very beautiful cards!!

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 02:32

Thank you, Suzanne! Enjoy your day!

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Harriet November 23, 2015 - 16:19

Marika, all three cards are stunning. The first card’s steam and leafs actually looks like velvet — beautiful.

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 02:35

Thanks, Harriet! I always love to hear what comes to one’s mind while looking at my cards or colouring. It is so fascinating to learn how differently people see things. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. Have a great day!

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Christine Smith November 23, 2015 - 18:22

These are all stunning! I think the pink one is my favourite – I love the background xxx

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 02:36

Hi Christine! The pink one was the most fun to create, mainly because of the background technique. Glad to hear you liked the outcome! Enjoy your day!

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Karen L K November 23, 2015 - 18:24

Thanks for sharing all the looks. Each one is so well done! Just beautiful!

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 02:37

Thanks, Karen! Have a great day!

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Julie Blake November 23, 2015 - 18:39

Oh Marika – I love your work.

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 02:37

Thank you, Julie!

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Janet November 23, 2015 - 19:09

Hello Marika, i am unable to decide to be honest. Easy one is completely special – your colouring is stunning :-)

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 02:39

Hi Janet! Thank you for your comment! Glad to hear you liked all of them. It was actually very fun to create different looks from the same stamp.. Enjoy your day!

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TracyM #6773 November 23, 2015 - 22:59

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS cards Marika!!!
I ADORE these stamps and the STUNNING cards you have CREATED!!!
THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing your BEAUTIFUL inky INSPIRATION!!!

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 02:40

You are so kind and sweet. Thank you so much and enjoy your day!

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Linda Lipford November 24, 2015 - 00:05

Beautiful work!

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 02:41

Thanks, Linda!

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Linda Langes November 24, 2015 - 02:00

Wow stunning job as always Marika. My favourite would be the water coloured card – I love the greyish background you’ve achieved. All amazing!

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 02:42

Thank you, Linda! Oh, the background is my favourite as well in that card. I was very scared if I ruin the whole card with the background but it turned out to be better than I imagined!

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Andrene November 24, 2015 - 08:50

All 3 are just lovely! My favorite is the 3rd card (watercolored). Beautiful colors with a pop of black….stunning!

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 02:44

Hello Andrene! The third one is my favourite as well! Thank you for sharing your thought with me. Enjoy your day!

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Harriet November 24, 2015 - 11:45

Altenew and Marika: My “Beautiful Lady” and “Winter Cardinal” came today. What fun I am going to have this weekend.

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 02:45

Oh, Harriet! Have fun! And please, share your work with us! We would love to see them!

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Pai Meng November 24, 2015 - 16:05

gorgeous!

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 02:45

Thanks, Pai!

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Helen November 24, 2015 - 17:11

They are all so beautiful. My favorite , however, is the third card. It just seems looser and more watercolorery (not a word) ?. The bit of bokeh is a nice touch as well.

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 02:49

Hi Helen! Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me. I love the look of the third one as well, and those Boked dots were so fun to create. Enjoy your day!

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maria f. November 24, 2015 - 17:28

Those bokeh watercolor spots on the third card add so much to your design. Your coloring never ceases to amaze me!

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Marika November 26, 2015 - 02:51

Thank you so much! The background was so fun to create that I think I have to do it again – very soon! :) Have a great day!

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Tami December 9, 2015 - 06:27

Absolutely stunning cards Marika! I’m so happy you are designing for Altenew, I just love your watercoloring & joined with the Altenew stamps is such a blessing! Please do more videos with the Altenew stamps, I really enjoy your work & learn so much from you. Thank you so much for sharing 3 cards! Love them all, each card has captured such a different feeling….to pick a favorite I would say, the last card! Thanks Marika!

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