Hello and welcome to Altenew Color Therapy Blog Hop. This hop features projects from fantastic designers, all colored with Altenew Markers.
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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.
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.
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.
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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Beautiful colouring! And your background panel is STUNNING!
I really love the colors you chose for your tulip… so bright and pretty!
This is very pretty! 🙂
My first time to your blog and this card is stunning!!!! Thanks for inspiring.
I love all of the new ideas!
Beautiful card! I love your colouring!
Your card is beautiful and very elegant ! Your coloring is amazing.
Such a pretty flower!!
Jill A Figley
What a gorgeous card! I love your coloring and the colors you chose. Thanks for sharing.
Such a beautiful card!! Gorgeous coloring!
This is so very elegant! Love it.
Света, прелестная открытка!!!
My goodness! No very pretty!
What a gorgeous card! Love that background – so elegant
Your card turned out beautiful Svitlana! The coloring of the gray tulips on the base was a great idea.
Beautiful card, love the dark stamped background!
Wow! This is an amazing card!
You do a beautiful work on the shading. I keep practicing. Beautiful card
What a striking card! Great job.
Wow!! Amazing card! The colored floral background is just stunning to support your focal tulip.
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!
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.
Janet M McCurry
Such a beautiful rose! Great job coloring!
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!
So elegant looking!
Just gorgeous! I love the bright colors!
Rose Mary Smalley
Such a pretty card…..I love the bold flavor of this piece…thank you so much for sharing this lovely card.
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
Such a beautiful card. Love the single flower.
Thanks for sharing…
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 🙂
I love how you did the background on this card! Really makes the colours on the white panel pop!
BEAUTIFUL Tulip on your card! The coloring is very pretty!
Love you detail in your coloring…
So simple and stunning!
The grey background really goes well with the flower on the front. Beautiful.
I really like your card especially the background effect!
Very simple & classic…love it!
Super cool background on this lovely creation! Beautiful coloring!!
I LOVE that background paper you created! Stunning card!
The red tulip on the gray colored tulip leaf background looks amazing. The leaves do look like X-ray images!
BEAUTIFUL. What a great technique you created for the background. I need the get the greys so I can try it.
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.
Love the background, beautiful card.
Creative, beautiful, and elegant…. what more could one ask for, I love it 🙂
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!
Gorgeous card. I love the beautiful tulip and foilage. Thanks for the inspiration.
Какой тюльпанчик класснючий!!!! Он прям как живой!
Wow! So beautiful! Love the dark background. It really makes the white panel pop!
what an incredible card. Love the grey background and what a pop of colour with the centre panel
Stunning! The background is a stunner! Thanks for the inspiration!
Love, love, the background as it makes the tulip shine on the card.
So striking…that background REALLY REALLY makes the focal panel pop. Just gorgeous!
Love your beautiful card and that awesome background!
luuuuuv the brightly colored flower against the grey background
Great job! LOVE the look of the tulip, and the background is a very nice detail.
What a beautiful simple one layer card! It’s so striking in it’s simplicity with just one flower! Thanks for the inspiration!
Beautiful card and I love the coloring. The leaves are so pretty with this gorgeous flower!
I love tulips. And this one is so pretty
Beautiful. I love how you did the background! Your flower coloring it beautiful
I Love the simplicity of the gorgeous single flower card, it just pops! Thanks for sharing the beauty!
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.
Such wonderful coloring! So happy to see some Copic alternatives released by Altenew!
I love the simplicity of this one…and the fact that the leaf just glows! It’s a real WOW! Thank you.
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
Love the background and your coloring – lovely design!
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
This card is exquisite. I love the single, bright red tulip against the white and dark backgrounds. The contrasting colors are amazing
Love that gorgeous tulip!
Love your tulip and the tulips on the background!
Love the simple beauty of your card!
Beautiful. Looks so elegant!
Your card is awesome!
Gorgeous coloring and cool background.
Your vibrant red tulip is gorgeous and the gray colored tulips on the gray background makes this card stunning!
Love this CAS card. The tulip is coloured beautifully.
Awesome!! So wonderful!!
I love the contrasting colors of your card! It came out so well!
I love the contrasting colors of your card! Thank you for sharing this technique with us!
Beautiful card! your coloring is great.
Sherri Van Horn
Absolutely stunning, the simplicity makes it strikingly beautiful.
That X-Ray type look is INCREDIBLE!!!!!!! Well done!
Lovely card! I love how the background makes the tulip pop.
Wow! Love that background in black!
Fabulous coloring!! I love those leaves especially!!
These are xtra amazing and beautiful
Super Stick Chick
Gorgeous coloring, love how real the flower looks.
Stunning design Svitlana! Love the boldness of the flower against the gray background! Thanks for the inspiration!
Wow — your main card image is so bold – – that solitary tulip. I agree with others — that black background really adds depth!
Gorgeous card! The background panel is STUNNING!