Altenew Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway (CLOSED)

Altenew markers Release. Cards by @craftwalks

Hello and welcome to Altenew Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway. Today we’re releasing two new sets of Artist Markers! I believe it’s an exciting release for those who love Altenew markers and waiting for new colors:)

You probably came from Vicky Papaioannou blog. If not – you may consider starting from the beginning at Altenew blog and see what other members of Altenew design team and guest designers sharing (and also you have a chance to win a prize).

NEW ARTIST MARKERS SETS

So lets first talk about the new sets. With the previously released  Artist Markers Set A now there are 36 colors of Altenew markers, matching Altenew Dye Inks. And even though we can never get enough of different shades of inks and markers – these three sets I believe create a good variety and include colors, that may satisfy many coloring needs.

Artist Markers Set B includes: Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Deep Iris, Midnight Violet, Morning Frost, Evening Gray, Moon Rock, Lava Rock, Buttercream, Warm Sunshine, Caramel Toffee, Paper Bag.

 

Artist Markers Set C includes: Arctic, Caribbean Sky, Persian Blue, Sapphire, Blush, Rouge, Crimson, Velvet, Mango Smoothie, Cotton Candy, Peach Perfect, Dark Chocolate.

COLORING OVER MARKERS

My first card is a result of an experiment, which didn’t turned out as I expected and at first I recorded it as an Epic Fail. But continued coloring and at the en really liked it.

Ink smooshing background using Altenew metallic sprays and coloring over with Artist Markers. Card by @craftwalks

Here is the story. I tried several times creating distress or oxide background and then colored over it getting quite interesting results. So I wanted to do the same, but use Altenew Metallic Shimmer Sprays to create a background. Which I did onto a watercolor panel using Ruby Red, Warm Sunshine and Caramel Toffee Sprays. I sprayed a bit of each onto my glass mat, sprayed the watercolor panel with water and dipped it into the sprays puddles. Since the panel was wet – spray ink got picked up very well and I got quite intense background.

Next I grabbed a sandwich bag, picked up some ink left and transferred it onto my panel, doing so in kind of touching motion. To create these interesting ink blots.

Ink smooshing background using Altenew metallic sprays and coloring over with Artist Markers. Card by @craftwalks

Then I stamped Sketchy Floral using Grapevine Ink and started coloring the image. And that’s where it went not the same way I expected. When markers are used on a paper they soak into it, mix and blend together. Well, in my case this did’t happened. Markers behave rather like when are used on a non-porous or semi-porous surface, like vellum or acetate. After adding shades with darker marker I colored over with a lighter shade, but instead of getting blended result I saw that one color kind of replaced another.

Which was a bummer.  I think that ink sprays created some kind of coating on my panel, turning it into a semi-porous surface. Probably metallic particles are the reason. So markers didn’t work as I expected.

But as I said I continued coloring and the more I colored the more I liked the result. All these weird spots and unevenness created quite an artsy look.

I used Velvet, Crimson (set C) and Grapevine (set A) to color red elements. Dark Chocolate (set C), Paper Bag and Caramel Toffee (set B) to color brown elements.

To finish off the card I added a sentiment die-cut using Script Words 2 Die Set out of Solar White Cardstock and adhered the panel onto a white card base.

COLORING OVER MARKERS – TAKE 2

When I was creating background for the first card I had some ink leftover on my glass mat and didn’t want to discard it. So I picked it up with a sandwich bag and transferred onto another watercolor panel. This background happened to be not as intense as the first one.

And after I colored the first card I decided to try coloring over spray background one more time. Surprisingly enough – this time marker behaved exactly the way I expected them initially. Soaking into the paper an blending together.

Ink smooshing background using Altenew metallic sprays and coloring over with Artist Markers. Card by @craftwalks

I stamped a beautiful floral image from Just Because Stamp Set using Grapevine Ink and also colored it with markers. I didn’t color elements of this bouquet using “real” (so to speak) colors. For example non of the leaves are green. But followed the color of the background under each element.

And you can see that I got quite regular result, which we usually expect from using markers. They did blend very well. I think in this case when I was creating the background using leftover spray ink – I didn’t get as much metallic particles, but only ink. So my surface was quite porous.

Ink smooshing background using Altenew metallic sprays and coloring over with Artist Markers. Card by @craftwalks

After I finished coloring I stamped over the same bouquet in black to intensify outlines. Next I stamped the sentiment in black and foam mounted the panel onto a white card base. Lastly I added some clear droplets to accentuate the card.

BLUE AND GRAY

My last card is very simple and straightforward. I stamped an Arabesque Medallion onto a white panel and colored it using new blues from Altenew Artist Markers Set B and warm grays from Altenew Artist Markers Set C.

Altenew Arabesque Medallion colored with blue and grays. Card by @craftwalks

So I simply stamped the medallion onto a white panel and colored it using basic light to dark and then dark to light technique. Then I stamped the sentiment in black and adhered the panel onto a Pale Gray card base.

Altenew Arabesque Medallion colored with blue and grays. Card by @craftwalks

PRIZES

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Monday, November 27th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog on Wednesday, November 29th.

I will also randomly choose a winner from comments left on this post and the prize will be $30 gift certificate to Altenew online store. Please leave a comment on this post by Monday November 27th at 11:59 PM EST for a chance to win. I will announce the winner here in this post on Tuesday, November 28th.

WINNER

The winner of $30 Gift Certificate is Stacey Kowbel. Congratulations!


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

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

GET HOPPING!

The next stop in the blog hop will be amazing Nina-Marie Trapani. If you got lost, please go back to Altenew Card Blog.

BLOG HOP

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Kathy Racoosin
Laura Bassen
Mindy Baxter
May Sukyong Park
Agnieszka Malyszek
Lydia Evans
Tammy Tutterow
Lilith Eeckels
Suzy Plantamura
Nicole Picadura
Jessica Frost-Ballas
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Kymona Tracey
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Kristina Pokazanieva
Therese Calvird
Erica A-B
Vicky Papaioannou
Svitlana Shayevich
Nina-Marie Trapani
Virginia Lu

SUPPLIES

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100 Comments

  1. Reply

    Debbie Selby

    November 20, 2017

    I like your experiment and the unusual results you obtained.

  2. Reply

    Zinia Amoiridou

    November 20, 2017

    Such a creative way to use the markers, these cards are fantastic!!!

  3. Reply

    Aimee LaCroix-Slocum

    November 20, 2017

    It is great to read your process and that you turned around your experiment into a beautiful card. Inspiring!

  4. Reply

    Karthikha Uday

    November 20, 2017

    Wow! Fantastic cards! Love the bright and bold colors!

  5. Reply

    Carrie Erickson

    November 20, 2017

    Your cards are always so lovely and vibrant and different from everyone else! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Reply

    Rania K.

    November 20, 2017

    Love your cards! So interesting backgrounds!

  7. Reply

    Lonnie

    November 20, 2017

    Beautiful and interesting cards. I love doing the background with sandwich bags, you have something different every time.

  8. Reply

    Oliev

    November 20, 2017

    Awesome cards!

  9. Reply

    Ruby N

    November 20, 2017

    fabulous cards!! looking forward to meeting you!!

  10. Reply

    Raga

    November 20, 2017

    Love your choice of vibrant colours . Gorgeous cards. 😍❤️

  11. Reply

    Dee Earnshaw

    November 20, 2017

    Love how your samples show how vibrant these new colors are:)

  12. Reply

    Molly Hanes

    November 20, 2017

    Oh my! I love the bright, brilliant colors and the way you used them on these cards. Beautiful.

  13. Reply

    Chris Handy

    November 20, 2017

    Love your cards

  14. Reply

    Lee

    November 20, 2017

    Wow…fascinating. The second card is stunning!

  15. Reply

    Becca Yahrling

    November 20, 2017

    Before I read your story, I thought ‘artsy’ on the first card – and I like it, too!
    The 2nd is just as beautiful and I can see the difference. I also love the blue and
    gray together. Lovely cards.

  16. Reply

    Heather Bellino

    November 20, 2017

    Beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway ;)

  17. Reply

    Donna Oates

    November 20, 2017

    Your experiment went well and I loved the intense red colors! But the subtle grays and blues of the last card are stunning in their simplicity! Well done!

  18. Reply

    Troy Louise

    November 20, 2017

    I guess you never know until you try! Thanks for showing us your experimental cards. I think they are pretty amazing. Such intense colors!

  19. Reply

    mjmarmo

    November 20, 2017

    So very pretty!

  20. Reply

    jlingraham

    November 20, 2017

    These so lovely take my breath away!

  21. Reply

    M Strach

    November 20, 2017

    Great cards! Wonderful couloring!! Thank you for sharing with us :)

  22. Reply

    Tara Prince

    November 20, 2017

    Such amazing coloring! The colors are so vibrant!!

  23. Reply

    Lindar C

    November 20, 2017

    Your first card is absolutely stunning, what a gorgeous “epic fail”. Love all your cards.

  24. Reply

    Laurie Page

    November 20, 2017

    Goodness, your cards are stunning.

  25. Reply

    Barbara Georgius

    November 20, 2017

    Wow! Check out those reds. Can’t wait to get my hands on these markers but I don’t think I will get those awesome results you do

  26. Reply

    Angela V

    November 20, 2017

    LOVE these cards – love the rich colors you’ve used. Thanks for the heads up regarding how the markers react with the sprays – less experimenting for us! These really are fabulous. Thank you for sharing your designs and insight.

  27. Reply

    Jeanne Beam

    November 20, 2017

    Love your cards. Thanks for sharing…

  28. Reply

    Kailash

    November 20, 2017

    Fabulous cards, that technique looks fun!!!

  29. Reply

    Marianne Boulejiouch

    November 20, 2017

    Wow! Beautiful colors! Love them!

  30. Reply

    Debbie Rumpza

    November 20, 2017

    Beautiful work!

  31. Reply

    Sue LD

    November 20, 2017

    Love the vibrant colors on your cards.

  32. Reply

    Jen K

    November 20, 2017

    Your first card is what we’d call a very happy accident – love the artsy look of your first 2 cards!

  33. Reply

    Carla Hundley

    November 20, 2017

    All the cards are lovely
    and really like how the
    second one came out.
    Carla from Utah

  34. Reply

    Kathy H

    November 20, 2017

    Wow! These are amazing! Just look at all that color!

  35. Reply

    Lagene

    November 20, 2017

    Beautiful projects! I love these new markers! I love both of your first 2 cards, the experiment was a success as far as I’m concerned!

  36. Reply

    Michelle M

    November 20, 2017

    Your cards..Wow! Just wow! I love the colors combos and the backgrounds!

  37. Reply

    Cynthia Cole

    November 20, 2017

    Cool technique on your cards!

  38. Reply

    Marcie

    November 20, 2017

    Funny, the “epic fail”is the first thing I noticed and I think it’s fabulous!

  39. Reply

    Abby

    November 20, 2017

    Love the new markers.

  40. Reply

    Betty

    November 20, 2017

    so interesting to see the various colors you achieved in your experiments with the sprays – so vibrant – lovely cards!

  41. Reply

    Krista

    November 20, 2017

    Absolutely beautiful cards. Love them!

  42. Reply

    B Prior

    November 20, 2017

    They are all stunning. I love the way you experiment and even your “epic fail” is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your art.

  43. Reply

    Eva Nelson

    November 20, 2017

    Amazing results from your experiment. These markers can really blend into great, intense colors.

  44. Reply

    KT Fit Kitty

    November 20, 2017

    Wow, your colouring is AMAZING! Beautiful, vibrant colours! Love your cards!

  45. Reply

    Kari VanNoy

    November 20, 2017

    Beautiful results!! (Even if it wasn’t what you expected!) I love all your projects!

  46. Reply

    Linda

    November 20, 2017

    Thanks for the inspiration.

  47. Reply

    Cynthia Clark

    November 21, 2017

    Oh no! Not failed, that one is my favorite! Beautiful.

  48. Reply

    Kirsty Vittetoe

    November 21, 2017

    Great coloring & awesome designs!

  49. Reply

    april

    November 21, 2017

    ʚ♡⃛ɞ(ू•ᴗ•ू❁) crossing my fingers….

  50. Reply

    Nandini Karmarkar

    November 21, 2017

    These cards are lovely and unusual. Just goes to show that persistence always pays!

  51. Reply

    Ruth Duke

    November 21, 2017

    Can’t believe you were thinking of the first card as a failure- love your creativity and so pleased you persevered. Gorgeous work.

  52. Reply

    Heidi

    November 21, 2017

    thanks for sharing, your cards are gorgeous!

  53. Reply

    ambecoming

    November 21, 2017

    Oh my! The first card just glows! It really looks as if there is some sort of light source behind the color! thanks so much.

  54. Reply

    Sindhu

    November 21, 2017

    Bright and beautiful cards…

  55. Reply

    Barb Macaskill

    November 21, 2017

    When your page loaded I actually lost my breath! Seeing the gorgeous trio of cards made my heart race and I think my eyes actually popped out of my head! It was a mind blowing few minutes as I sat and stared at them. I just had to drink in every little detail of each one!
    I wish I had even a tiny bit of your skill and talent! TFS! 🤞✨🤞✨🤞

  56. Reply

    MelissaF

    November 21, 2017

    Wow, these cards are stunning and I LOVE both of your experimental technique cards with the shimmer spray backgrounds. The blue and gray medallion coloring is awesome too

  57. Reply

    Kim Lennie

    November 21, 2017

    who would of thought of an experiment that you thought had gone wrong would turn out so beautiful. Well done! Thanks for sharing.

  58. Reply

    Laura Zepeda

    November 21, 2017

    amazing I love the bold colors!

  59. Reply

    sherry F butcher

    November 21, 2017

    Wonderful, love the new markers the colors are just great. Thanks for sharing.

  60. Reply

    Barbara Lassiter

    November 21, 2017

    Wow! These are so vivid and stunning!

  61. Reply

    Mary Holshouser

    November 21, 2017

    I loved your “experiment”.
    the colors are rich and vibrant and fantastic.
    the next card was also throbbing with
    color. Fantastic cards.
    thanks for sharing.

  62. Reply

    Isabelle

    November 21, 2017

    WOW ! Fantastic coloring !!!! Your cards are fantastic !

  63. Reply

    Laura Jane

    November 21, 2017

    I Like BOTh coloring over sprayed BGs very much! SOmetimes when things don’t work as you had planned, BEAUTIFUL things emerge:)

  64. Reply

    Kim Faucher

    November 21, 2017

    Such amazing coloring! Love all your pieces

  65. Reply

    Jen Forster

    November 21, 2017

    So fun to see such creative and new ideas! And that markers were used makes them even more unique!! Thanks

  66. Reply

    Iris M Soscia

    November 21, 2017

    Love your cards – so bright and beautiful.

  67. Reply

    mjmarmo

    November 21, 2017

    Such gorgeous colors!

  68. Reply

    Linda BL

    November 21, 2017

    Such vivid colors! Beautiful results.

  69. Reply

    Valerie Breingan

    November 21, 2017

    I think all of your creations are just fantastic.Well done.

  70. Reply

    Denise Bryant

    November 21, 2017

    Wow! Amazing colors! Love your gorgeous cards! Excited about the new marker sets!

  71. Reply

    Christine

    November 22, 2017

    The colors in the cards are awesome. The first card is a happy accident, maybe you should experiment some more as that card is amazing.

  72. Reply

    Linda F

    November 22, 2017

    Awesome cards. I really like the arty touch with the ink background and the blue and grey together is glorious.

  73. Reply

    Andrea Hastilow

    November 22, 2017

    Three cards with these markers are really spoiling us, the thank you is so bright, bold & beautiful, a great male or female card. The other two are amazing with the stunning, I know you thought the first was an epic fail at first but If would be truly honoured to make or receive a card like that, the colours pop & the image is so clear, really stunning. Thank you for sharing these with us x

  74. Reply

    FD91354

    November 22, 2017

    I am loving the markers and their colors from Altenew.. I can’t wait to play with them myself. I love the blending I have been seeing and the results are fabulous.

  75. Reply

    Theressa

    November 22, 2017

    Your coloring is striking! You really know how to put them together!

  76. Reply

    Glorie

    November 22, 2017

    Beautiful vibrant colors!

  77. Reply

    Miriam Prantner

    November 22, 2017

    Oh that first card is so cool! What a lucky mistake! And the last one, WOW! So bold and striking!

  78. Reply

    Marjeta

    November 23, 2017

    Great project. You made fantastic card.

  79. Reply

    Gwen

    November 23, 2017

    Wow! Those cards are gorgeous! Love the floral image stamped on the backgrounds!

  80. Reply

    Anna Kosskovskaya

    November 24, 2017

    Твои “кровавые” открытки просто воу-воу! Особенно первая, там мне больше цветы нравятся))) Вообще огнище просто! И покрасила ты безупречно!

  81. Reply

    Manda LJ

    November 24, 2017

    I love all your cards, but your first one really caught my eye! I wonder if it’d be possible to reproduce that fabulous background effect?

  82. Reply

    LaDonna

    November 24, 2017

    Fabulous cards

  83. Reply

    Henriëtte

    November 24, 2017

    I love, love, love your first card. The colors so vibrant and everything seems to fall in place with one another, I think this experimint is very successful!
    Your other cards are also stunning. Thanks for your time and effort to show us your beautiful art.

  84. Reply

    Mary-Anne V.

    November 25, 2017

    Love the artsy look of the first two and the clean look of the last.

  85. Reply

    Marianne

    November 25, 2017

    Love the vibrant colours in your first card. So happy that the experiment was all worth it in the end.

  86. Reply

    Dawn Jones

    November 25, 2017

    Wow! What a great technique. Sometimes a wrong turn becomes a right turn. Can’t wait to try this myself.

  87. Reply

    lee

    November 25, 2017

    Super creative!

  88. Reply

    Marjorie Dumontier

    November 25, 2017

    That’s a wonderful set of cards, but my favorite is actually the first one !!!
    margessw@icloud.com

  89. Reply

    Tracy A

    November 25, 2017

    Wonderful cards. The vibrant colors are beautiful.

  90. Reply

    Andrea H

    November 26, 2017

    Firstly let me Thankyou for being in the Altenew blog hop (I may never of found you and your talent otherwise) 😀. Your use on using the new markers are superb and I love the fact you made something you weren’t pleased with into this stunning art work. Thankyou for sharing and being a great source of inspiration to us all. Xx

  91. Reply

    Teresa Doyle

    November 26, 2017

    WOW Svitlana, the results of all of your experiments turned out beautifully if you ask me. These are all so rich in colour. I love them all. Well done.

  92. Reply

    Janet Trapp

    November 26, 2017

    Gorgeous cards! Love this!!!💞
    Thanks for sharing ☺️
    God bless!

  93. Reply

    Linda Anderson

    November 27, 2017

    All of your cards are great but my favorite is your first one! Love the background color and the stamping and coloring over the top. Thanks for sharing.

  94. Reply

    F. Andre

    November 27, 2017

    I’m glad this experiment grew on you as the end result if fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration.

  95. Reply

    Stacey Kowbel

    November 27, 2017

    Fantastic cards! I love how your first card turned out! And absolutely love that you kept playing with it when it didn’t turn out the way you wanted until you liked it. Great reminder to keep trying.

  96. Reply

    Denise Kasbohm

    November 27, 2017

    How amazing and vibrant.

  97. Reply

    Teresa Godines

    November 27, 2017

    I love the reds and oranges mixed together. They are stunning. Thanks for the inspiration

  98. Reply

    Teresa Doyle

    November 28, 2017

    Congratulations to Stacey.

  99. Reply

    Cassie D

    December 12, 2017

    Wow- love the cards!

    How is the giveaway closed so early? The rest of the hop goes until Friday. With the huge list it’s taking me a while to get through all of them. Didn’t get here in time :(

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