Monday, February 22, 2021

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Clematis & Artist Alcohol Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

 

Hi Friends! I'm happy to join in on the release of  two new sets of alcohol markers from Altenew, along with the new Clematis stamp set.

You may have come from Therese Calvird, but if not feel free to start at the beginning with the Altenew Card Blog.

 

On my own I never would have paired this beautiful aqua blue Sweet Dreems with a blue/purple Enchanted Garden and a Delectable Delights mustard, but oh my gosh do these colors look amazing together in the Water Garden Artist Markers, Set G! I chose to work with just the aqua and mustard color families for this card.

 

One of my favorite images to color is the Altenew Statement Flowers Stamp Set, there's just something about the open spaces of its petals and the way it fills an A2 card that really speaks to me. The large petals give you a great opportunity to show off your coloring medium, like these markers.


I used the "flick" method to color these, where you start from the center of the flower and flick the color out towards the end of the petals. It's a very loose style and always fun to see how it's going to turn out. The darker the color, the shorter the stroke/flick.

The beauty of using the mustard tones for the leaves is that they are good at fading into the background so the aqua has more of a chance to shine. I'm always looking for good foliage color alternatives than your typical green and I've definitely added this to my list, along with warm gray.

One last tip: if you're looking for something quick to jazz up your cards when you can't figure out how to finish your card, I'd highly recommend the thin Painted Grid Washi Tape. It's often just the right something. And inexpensive to add to your cart at just $2.50. Bonus ... if you don't like it you can just remove it right away!

 

Giveaway Prizes

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 02/28/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 03/02/2021.

 

It is now my pleasure to send you to the blog of Nathalie DeSousa, where she has something wonderful to share with you!


Thanks so much for stopping by!
-Kelly


 

Supplies Used (affiliate links, thanks for your support!)

Statement Flowers Stamp Set
 

Painted Grid Washi Tape

Sunshine Valley Artist Markers, Set F

Water Garden Artist Markers, Set G

 

 

41 comments:

  1. Love the blues, and how you left lines for contrast. Pretty...

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    1. Loving the browns used with the fabulous blues. Stunning card!

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  2. The new release is so exciting! And I love the gorgeous inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Water garden is a lovely set of blues. I wanted it for the pastel purples but your card showcases the teals beautifully.

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  4. Beautiful card Kelly! I love not only the pretty colors but the fact that the markers come in a clear container. All honesty, I love the packaging too! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. Simply stunning! Loving this release!

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  6. Beautiful, That Statement Flower would be a great one for me to get familiar with alcohol coloring. Not to say it's a favorite of mine. Very nice coloring, thanks for sharing your talent.

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  7. Oh, I like the mustard leaves! This is beautiful, Kelly!

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  8. Gorgeous! You are completely right about that washi tape being just the needed pop!

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  9. WOW! Love that color and gorgeous coloring!

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  10. What a beautiful card! The way you have colored it, is just beautiful!

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  11. Love, love, love this color combo on the card. Someday I'll purchase Statement Flowers but at least I have the thin washi tape! 😉

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  12. Stay Strong. Such a relevant sentiment these days. I love your card. I want to make one similar (as close as I can get anyway) Thank you for the inspiration. Those Altenew markers are pretty neat.

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  13. Such beautiful coloring on this floral design! Awesome card!

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  14. Love the colouring style and colour combo! I like that washi and the fine stripes one.

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  15. The aqua and mustard is beautiful together!! Lovely card!

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  16. Love the flicks. And the new colors. Beautiful card, Kelly.

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  17. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Wonderful stamp, wonderful coloring, wonderful design! I am loving the new Altenew release!

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  19. Gorgeous card. Great color combination.

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  20. Nice project show for the colors.

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  21. Outstanding! I would love that on my wall. Thank you for sharing your lovely work!

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  22. Beautiful card! The statement flowers were a perfect choice. Thanks for the hints about coloring with the alcohol markers. I am learning so much in this blog hop. I am definitely copying the idea for gold leaves. Wonderful, thanks for the great ideas.

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  23. Gorgeous! I love the blue flowers! Your card is magnificent.

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  24. Gorgeous flowers! I love that beautiful blue!! Great colours! Thanks so much for the great inspiration ! Stay safe! :)

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  25. Love everything about your card!
    It's gorgeous, very creative to use the washi tape.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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  26. Your choice of colors for the Statement Flowers stamp is great. And I agree with your opinion of the stamp set.

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  27. You are so right about those colours together! They are so dreamy!

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  28. Gorgeous! Love the colors. These new marker sets are amazing.

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  29. I love the color combination on your card- so pretty!

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  30. Such lovely colors!!! Beautiful shading and flowers :-)

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  31. Great presentation of the release.

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  32. Nice tip for the painted grid washi tape. I have not used washi tape yet, but since I have been following Altenew blogs I have learned a lot about its use.

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  33. I love when leaves are unexpected colors! (And I never think to do it myself.) These new markers are so much fun!

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  34. I love your color combination! Gorgeous card.

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  35. Beautiful card, and great sentiment! :)

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly