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Wednesday, 17 June 2020

More 'Katya' inspirations(by Miranda)

Hello there,

Today I have more inspirations for you, made with the beautiful Katya stamp. This time some work with alcohol based markers and not to difficult as in coloring techniques.. I certainly am a colorist, but I can imagine that some people don't like too much's always labour intensive.
So I did create one card , stamping plain black and only adding some gold paint. And on another card I did only use 3 colors which you can see in the photo. 

So I will begin with the most simple one....
I did use:
Artistic Expressions(the word Beauty)

I stamped the image using Memento black, the most suitable ink for working with alcohol based markers.
The gold coloring is done with an ultra fine brush and some Gansai Tambi gold paint. It is opaque and you can see the  lovely shine on the photo above and below.
First, I stamped Katya.......than I stamped the flowers and leaves on a separate piece of paper and decoupaged them. I also stamped some leaves directly on the card where they would fit in.

The 2nd one, using the next materials:

Not my usual color combination but I think it creates a lovely contrast. Also used some glitter pens for that sparkly effect.

I stamped alle the parts in the same order as the previous card. 
I searched for an open flower in my CB collection and found the large flower from the Tangled Garden. 
I stamped it with Memento Black and over stamped the first layer of the flower using the big bold Leafy Brocade background. 
Then for the 2nd layer I used the panel background stamp from the Paisley elephant and also for the top layer, the center of the layer.

Ofcourse you can also use just one stamp for the entire flower. But that is the luxury of having a lot of stamps to choose from.....

I choose some matching alcohol markers to color with. And some accenting with the sparkle pens. Although it's hard to catch the shimmer really sparkles...

Then I wanted to give the black/white gold card more colors so I took that one again and changed the whole card using the 'traditional Russian folk art ' colors.
And here she is.......

Here you can see the lovely shine of the gold paint.......

So, you can either color a lot if that is your thing, but you can also give just one color like the gold accents. Or keep a limited color palette with just 3 colors.
No need to use a lot of blending with different shades, just one plain color.

Hope I did give you more ideas with this lovely stamp, I really like her! Next week again.......a complete change of 'Katya' into..........stay tuned......

Thanks for your visit and always love to read your comments! 
Any questions? Feel free to ask,


  1. AWESOME work, I'm flabbergasted at the results, WOW!
    Take care
    Faith x

  2. What a beautiful selection of cards. Amazing how a change of colour can create such variety. Well done!

  3. I think Katya does work beautifully with lots of different styles and colours, and love these three varied looks Miranda, and the same leaves and flowers on each but such pretty creations. Thanks for the inspiration! x


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