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In my video, I share lots of info on the Altenew Artist Markers (SSS | ALT) and why they are great for crafters. Be sure to watch the video to learn more! And also read the bottom of this post… I have lots there, including a discount code and lots of giveaways.
My first card features the new Altenew Wallpaper Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) — isn’t that flower gorgeous?! I colored it with Altenew Artist Markers (SSS | ALT) using a feathering motion. I also added a sentiment from the Altenew Inked Roses Stamp Set (SSS | ALT).
Here is a closer look at the coloring. I am not the best coloring pro out there, but these markers make it easier for me. There are two big reasons for that: these markers have a fine and brush tip… and they come in coloring families which takes out all the guesswork.
Here is another flower I created with the Altenew Wallpaper Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) and Altenew Artist Markers (SSS | ALT). This time I used a more traditional coloring method to get a smooth blend with bold color. I also added a vase from the Altenew Versatile Vases Stamp Set (SSS | ALT).
On the background, I stamped faux marble tile squares using the Altenew One Day At A Time Stamp Set (SSS | ALT). I stamped this with Altenew Frosty Pink Ink… which is a perfect match to the Altenew Frosty Pink Artist Marker that I used on the flower. That is another reason I like using the Altenew Artist Markers (SSS | ALT) — there are inks to match each marker color. Yay!
My next card has a completely different look. After stamping flowers and a sentiment from the new Altenew Bold Bunch Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) with Altenew Inks (SSS | ALT), I added basic colored details with my Altenew Artist Markers (SSS | ALT). This is super easy to do and makes the colors pop!
My next card shows that you can use alcohol-based markers for simple, solid, smooth coloring. It isn’t always necessary to take the time to acheive blending. Alcohol-based markers give smooth results without leaving a scribbled look. Here, I used the Altenew Artist Markers (SSS | ALT) to color an image from the Altenew Book Club Stamp Set (SSS | ALT). I also used matching inks to stamp “thank you” from the Altenew Thank You Builder Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) and borders on the card edge.
My last two cards use the Altenew Prettiest Pomander Stamp Set (SSS | ALT), Altenew Versatile Vases Stamp Set (SSS | ALT)… and the Altenew Leaf Medallion Stamp Set (SSS | ALT) for a sentiment. This flower stamp set is great because it includes the outline image along with layering images for adding the color. My first card uses all these together… and I added details with my Altenew Artist Markers (SSS | ALT).
And here is another example using the same products… but this time I did not use the outline stamp. This gives a no-line coloring look with little effort! I just added a few extra details with my Altenew Artist Markers (SSS | ALT).
This shows how fun it is to use inks and matching markers together. I am not perfect at coloring, but this is good for me! 😉
I told the folks at Altenew that I was loving their Artist Markers and planned to do a video sharing them. And get this – they offered to give you all a discount code if you are interested in trying them! (This is the joy of small businesses!)
(Fine print: Code expires on 4/10/19. One discount code per order. Cannot be combined with other discount codes. Discount code doens’t not apply towards tax and shipping.)
Today I am part of the Altenew March Release Blog Hop. This release has stamps, dies, masks, and yummy inks! You can find them all HERE at Simon Says Stamp or HERE at Altenew.
The next stop on the hop is the blog of Erum Tasneem. You can always start at the beginning of the hop at the Altenew Blog.
I have lots of great giveaway opportunities!
First, I am giving away TWO 12-marker sets of Altenew Artist Markers!
How would you like to win a $30 gift certificate to Altenew? For your chance to win either, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 3/19/19. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” some time after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)
AND… Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Head to the Altenew Blog.
UPDATE ON CRAFTY BOXES
Thank you for all the interest in the crafty boxes that I was selling for charity! I have contacted all the “winners” and shipped their boxes… and together we raised $1400 for charity! I will do this again soon and will contact more “winners”. So you still have a chance in the future! 🙂 Here are the people I contacted:
- Susan Spencer Tully
- Maureen Morton
- Farah L. (Canada)
- Terrie D. (Colorado)
- Cindy Obermeyer
- Lisa Bzibziak
- Laura Long
- Beth Devitt
- Barbara (Kay_55)
- sandy miller
- Jeanne Thompson
- Lydia Fiedler – she gave away on her blog!
For the swatch download for Artist Markers, head HERE.
Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with from Altenew or with an asterisk. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.