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 Рone 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 Рflowers and butterflies with water colours.





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!