Altenew Color Therapy Blog Hop + Giveaway (CLOSED)

Altenew Tulip Colored with Artist Markers. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

Hello and welcome to Altenew Color Therapy Blog Hop. This hop features projects from fantastic designers, all colored with Altenew Markers.

You probably came from Laura Jane. If not – you may consider starting from the beginning at Altenew Card Blog and see what other members of Altenew design team and guest designers have created. There are so many beautiful projects from talented designers. Also you on each stop you you have a chance to win a prize.

For my card today I used Tulip Stamp Set. It’s a great set that has both outline and layering stamps. And with such sets I usually opt for stamping. But since today we’re featuring coloring of course I colored the tulip which was stamped onto a Solar White Cardstock with Permanent Black Ink.

Altenew Tulip Colored with Artist Markers. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

I used red markers Ruby Red R318, Coral Berry R304, Cotton Candy R403 for the tulip head and green Evergreen G554, Forest Glades G715, Frayed Leaf G702 for the stem and leaf. And initially I wanted my card to be very clean and simple. Just one proud tulip and a sentiment onto a white panel popped onto a white card base.

Altenew Tulip Colored with Artist Markers. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

But it’s hard for me to stay purely clear so I decided to add some interest by making the panel narrower and popping it onto a gray card base… Theeen I thought – hm.. maybe I need to make a settled background on this card base?… By stamping just tulip outlines in some light ink. I stamped one tulip, placed the white panel on top to see how it looks and of course, because it’s me, that first tulip happened to be completely covered by the panel. Which was nothing to worry about, just another piece of work that is totally hidden in a finished project.

It’s not the first time for me but definitely one of the easiest. Usually I can spend HOURS stamping layers, masking or coloring to then cover a piece with some other element lol.

So it wasn’t a biggie. Will just stamp another tulip and see how it goes. But then I had a thought -“Since this first tulip will be covered anyways let’s try coloring it too and see how it goes”. And I tried and I couldn’t believe my eyes of how cool markers coloring on gray cardstock looked. I love using colored cardstock for many purposes. I like using it as a base to created a ink blended background (so I don’t need to bout down too much ink and work), I like color with pencils onto a non white cardstock. And it’s surprises me that I never tried coloring on a non white cardstock (unless I don’t remember it haha).

In general since ink in markers is dye coloring on non white surfaces isn’t a good idea. As dye ink is translucent and non-white cardstock would “eat” some color. In other word cardstock color will mix with your coloring and coloring will differ from if it was done on a white cardstock. For example coloring in yellow on kraft would look rather dull and faded out and coloring in yellow on brown won’t be visible at all.

BUT! Turned out that coloring on a somehow light color cardstock with the markers of similar shade create this very interesting sort of x-rays look.

Altenew Tulip Colored with Artist Markers. Card by Svitlana Shayevich

I stamped away the whole card base with tulips and colored them all with warm gray markers Morning Frost WG01, Evening Gray WG03, Moon Rock WG05. Then popped up the white panel onto it and added several confetti to finish off the card.


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Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, July 18th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 7/22/2018.

I will also randomly choose a winner from comments left on this post and the prize will be $20 gift certificate to Altenew online store. Please leave a comment on this post by Wednesday, July 18th at 11:59 PM EST for a chance to win. I will announce the winner here in this post on Thursday, July 19th.


The winner of $20 Gift Certificate is Beverly Jordan.


I will be e-mailing you instuctions of how to claim your prize.

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments! I really appreciate your attention to my works!


The next stop in the blog hop will be Lydia Fiedler. If you got lost, please go back to Altenew Card Blog.


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Kathy Racoosin

Kelly Latevola

Laura Jane

Svitlana Shayevich

Lydia Fiedler

Kristina Pokazanieva

Kymona Tracey

Gayatri Murali

Laurie Willison

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Barb Engler

Emily Midgett

Zinia Redo

Dana Gong

Virginia Lu

Erica A-B

Leigh Houston

Norine Borys

Agnieszka Malyszek

Kelly Griglione

Justine Hovey

Lilith Eeckels

Michelle Short

Nina-Marie Trapani

Yoonsun Hur


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  1. Reply

    Erica A-B

    July 12, 2018

    Beautiful colouring! And your background panel is STUNNING!

  2. Reply

    Debbie Rumpza

    July 12, 2018

    I really love the colors you chose for your tulip… so bright and pretty!

  3. Reply

    Kelsey Thomas

    July 12, 2018

    This is very pretty! 🙂

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    July 12, 2018

    My first time to your blog and this card is stunning!!!! Thanks for inspiring.

  5. Reply


    July 12, 2018

    I love all of the new ideas!

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    Stacey Kowbel

    July 12, 2018

    Beautiful card! I love your colouring!

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    July 12, 2018

    Your card is beautiful and very elegant ! Your coloring is amazing.

  8. Reply

    Tara Prince

    July 12, 2018

    Such a pretty flower!!

  9. Reply

    Jill A Figley

    July 12, 2018

    What a gorgeous card! I love your coloring and the colors you chose. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Reply

    Cheryl Rigney

    July 12, 2018

    Such a beautiful card!! Gorgeous coloring!

  11. Reply


    July 12, 2018

    This is so very elegant! Love it.

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    July 12, 2018

    Света, прелестная открытка!!!

  13. Reply

    Jean Marmo

    July 12, 2018

    My goodness! No very pretty!

  14. Reply

    Kelli Horger

    July 12, 2018

    What a gorgeous card! Love that background – so elegant

  15. Reply

    Arlene P.

    July 12, 2018

    Your card turned out beautiful Svitlana! The coloring of the gray tulips on the base was a great idea.

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    July 12, 2018

    Beautiful card, love the dark stamped background!

  17. Reply

    Kirsty Vittetoe

    July 12, 2018

    Wow! This is an amazing card!

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    Aditi Jagdish

    July 12, 2018


  19. Reply

    Jan Stroh

    July 12, 2018

    So elegant!

  20. Reply

    Jan Johnson

    July 12, 2018

    You do a beautiful work on the shading. I keep practicing. Beautiful card

  21. Reply

    Nikki Anderberg

    July 12, 2018

    What a striking card! Great job.

  22. Reply

    Dana M

    July 12, 2018

    Wow!! Amazing card! The colored floral background is just stunning to support your focal tulip.

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    Beverly Jordan

    July 12, 2018

    What a joy to see this “xray” of the tulip on your card base!! Stunning way to really showcase the image and the subtly of coloring with the greys on grey! Fabulous coloring of the Ruby Red tulip as well!! LOVE your work!

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    Teresa Doyle

    July 12, 2018

    Oh my goodness Svitlana, your colouring on the grey background looks gorgeous and the focal tulip is a stunner. You did a beautiful job on both counts.

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    Janet M McCurry

    July 12, 2018

    Such a beautiful rose! Great job coloring!

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    Mary Hano

    July 12, 2018

    Svitlana, Thanks for sharing this beautiful card! I love the coloring, but I follow you on blog hops so I know your coloring is perfection. What I really like is the slim slender panel of white on the dark panel. This makes the red tulip “pop”! Love it!

  27. Reply

    Rema DeLeeuw

    July 12, 2018

    So elegant looking!

  28. Reply

    Meghan Kennihan

    July 12, 2018

    Just gorgeous! I love the bright colors!

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    Rose Mary Smalley

    July 12, 2018

    Such a pretty card…..I love the bold flavor of this piece…thank you so much for sharing this lovely card.

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    July 12, 2018

    Ok, I’m IN LOVE with your “xray paper” wow, its so cool. I love it so much I will try it soon. oh, btw, your colored tulip is fabulous too. Hugs, treen

  31. Reply

    Jeanne Beam

    July 12, 2018

    Such a beautiful card. Love the single flower.
    Thanks for sharing…

  32. Reply

    Connie Johnson

    July 12, 2018

    Hi Svitlana! Your card is so elegant and realistic. It is absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us! I also discovered today that you are a software developer and my son is as well 🙂

  33. Reply

    Laraine R

    July 12, 2018

    Beautiful card!

  34. Reply

    Deepa Robbins

    July 12, 2018

    I love how you did the background on this card! Really makes the colours on the white panel pop!

  35. Reply

    Cindy Holmes

    July 12, 2018

    BEAUTIFUL Tulip on your card! The coloring is very pretty!

  36. Reply

    Michelle Williams

    July 12, 2018

    Love you detail in your coloring…

  37. Reply

    Sylvia Gale

    July 12, 2018

    So simple and stunning!

  38. Reply

    Wendy Lambert

    July 12, 2018

    The grey background really goes well with the flower on the front. Beautiful.

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    July 12, 2018

    I really like your card especially the background effect!

  40. Reply

    Patty Eifert

    July 12, 2018

    Very simple & classic…love it!

  41. Reply

    Patt H.

    July 12, 2018

    Super cool background on this lovely creation! Beautiful coloring!!

  42. Reply

    Miriam Prantner

    July 12, 2018

    I LOVE that background paper you created! Stunning card!

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    Linda BL

    July 12, 2018

    The red tulip on the gray colored tulip leaf background looks amazing. The leaves do look like X-ray images!

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    July 12, 2018

    BEAUTIFUL. What a great technique you created for the background. I need the get the greys so I can try it.

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    Cathy Lillie

    July 12, 2018

    Wow, this is beautiful! I love the single red tulip; it’s understated and elegant. The background is so unusual but stunning and really highlights your main image.

  46. Reply

    Laura Rozsonits

    July 12, 2018

    Love the background, beautiful card.

  47. Reply

    Mindy Drummond

    July 12, 2018

    Creative, beautiful, and elegant…. what more could one ask for, I love it 🙂

  48. Reply

    Amy Brown

    July 13, 2018

    What a beautiful card! I love that you placed it on a stamped panel and colored with the grey shades. Never would have thought of that!

  49. Reply

    Kathy Ferguson

    July 13, 2018

    Gorgeous card. I love the beautiful tulip and foilage. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    July 13, 2018

    Какой тюльпанчик класснючий!!!! Он прям как живой!

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    Nandini Karmarkar

    July 13, 2018

    Wow! So beautiful! Love the dark background. It really makes the white panel pop!

  52. Reply

    Dawn T

    July 13, 2018

    what an incredible card. Love the grey background and what a pop of colour with the centre panel

  53. Reply

    Kriti Mishra

    July 13, 2018

    Lovely card!

  54. Reply

    Carissa Workman

    July 13, 2018

    Stunning! The background is a stunner! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Jeanette Hebden

    July 13, 2018

    Love, love, the background as it makes the tulip shine on the card.

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    July 13, 2018

    So striking…that background REALLY REALLY makes the focal panel pop. Just gorgeous!

  57. Reply

    Sheri D

    July 13, 2018

    Simply lovely!

  58. Reply

    Cynthia Cole

    July 13, 2018

    Love your beautiful card and that awesome background!

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    Linnea Sundstrom

    July 13, 2018

    luuuuuv the brightly colored flower against the grey background

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    July 13, 2018

    Great job! LOVE the look of the tulip, and the background is a very nice detail.

  61. Reply

    Lisa Moline

    July 13, 2018

    What a beautiful simple one layer card! It’s so striking in it’s simplicity with just one flower! Thanks for the inspiration!

  62. Reply

    Ericka Strange

    July 13, 2018

    Beautiful card and I love the coloring. The leaves are so pretty with this gorgeous flower!

  63. Reply

    Georgia Franko

    July 13, 2018

    Lovely card!

  64. Reply


    July 13, 2018

    I love tulips. And this one is so pretty

  65. Reply


    July 13, 2018

    Beautiful. I love how you did the background! Your flower coloring it beautiful

  66. Reply

    Terri Clark

    July 13, 2018

    I Love the simplicity of the gorgeous single flower card, it just pops! Thanks for sharing the beauty!

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    joy meadows

    July 13, 2018

    the simple colored tulip is just beautiful and would have been a beautiful card on its own. But, the addition of the stamped background makes this card a show stopper! Love it.

  68. Reply

    Maranda M.

    July 14, 2018

    Such wonderful coloring! So happy to see some Copic alternatives released by Altenew!

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    bev p

    July 14, 2018

    I love the simplicity of this one…and the fact that the leaf just glows! It’s a real WOW! Thank you.

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    Andrea Hastilow

    July 14, 2018

    What an absolutely brilliant card. Your coloured tulip is stunning & I’m totally in awe of those fab warm grey detailed tulips, so glad you explained how you did that , thank you for being in this hop x

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    Louanne Collins

    July 14, 2018

    Love the background and your coloring – lovely design!

  72. Reply

    lorraine turner

    July 14, 2018

    Svitlana, what a great idea for a card using coloured pens. I certainly would have done as you did and choose to just do a single tulip on white card stock in beautiful colours. But what you have demonstrated is fabulous that you can actually colour on coloured card stock too. I am sure it is best to test this out on a tester piece of card stock before doing the actual image because as you say yellow on kraft etc may just disappear! But the greys looked amazing underneath the white card stock and I certainly will be trying out something similar to this in the near future. Thank you for sharing this with us crafters. xx

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    Lauryne Cunningham

    July 14, 2018

    This card is exquisite. I love the single, bright red tulip against the white and dark backgrounds. The contrasting colors are amazing

  74. Reply

    Denise Bryant

    July 15, 2018

    Love that gorgeous tulip!

  75. Reply

    Amy Moore

    July 15, 2018

    Love your tulip and the tulips on the background!

  76. Reply

    Sharon O

    July 15, 2018

    Love the simple beauty of your card!

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    July 15, 2018

    Beautiful. Looks so elegant!

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    July 15, 2018

    Your card is awesome!

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    Sue D

    July 15, 2018

    Gorgeous coloring and cool background.

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    July 15, 2018

    Your vibrant red tulip is gorgeous and the gray colored tulips on the gray background makes this card stunning!

  81. Reply

    Jill Sharp

    July 15, 2018

    Love this CAS card. The tulip is coloured beautifully.

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    July 16, 2018

    Awesome!! So wonderful!!

  83. Reply

    Nan Leiker

    July 16, 2018

    I love the contrasting colors of your card! It came out so well!

  84. Reply

    Nan Leiker

    July 16, 2018

    I love the contrasting colors of your card! Thank you for sharing this technique with us!

  85. Reply

    Carol Jones

    July 16, 2018

    Beautiful card! your coloring is great.

  86. Reply

    Laurie Patterson

    July 16, 2018

    Interesting background

  87. Reply

    Sherri Van Horn

    July 16, 2018

    Absolutely stunning, the simplicity makes it strikingly beautiful.

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    Renee VanEpps

    July 16, 2018

    That X-Ray type look is INCREDIBLE!!!!!!! Well done!

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    July 16, 2018

    Lovely card! I love how the background makes the tulip pop.

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    July 16, 2018

    Wow! Love that background in black!

  91. Reply

    Karthikha Uday

    July 16, 2018

    Fabulous coloring!! I love those leaves especially!!

  92. Reply

    Maryam crafter

    July 17, 2018

    These are xtra amazing and beautiful

  93. Reply

    Super Stick Chick

    July 17, 2018

    Gorgeous coloring, love how real the flower looks.

  94. Reply

    Liz O

    July 17, 2018

    Stunning design Svitlana! Love the boldness of the flower against the gray background! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Laura Miller

    July 18, 2018

    Wow — your main card image is so bold – – that solitary tulip. I agree with others — that black background really adds depth!

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    Yasmine Omar

    July 18, 2018

    Gorgeous card! The background panel is STUNNING!