July 12, 2018

Altenew Color Therapy Blog Hop + Giveaway!


Hello there everyone,

Welcome to Altenew Color Therapy Blog Hop!

This hop features Altenew’s Artist Markers. So all the projects in blog hop has colouring using Altenew’s Artist Markers. If you don’t know already, they are alcohol markers and there are three sets available at the moment. The colors coordinate with Altenew inks. So if you love Altenew inks you will love their artist markers. Not all inks colours come in artist markers but enough shades to cover the basics and the neutral. I love them and have fun colouring with them .

Today, I have two projects to share using the Artist Markers. So pick up a cuppa and enjoy.

My first projects features flowers and leaves from Cherished Memories and Gradient Stripes stamp set.

I stamped, masked and stamped again, repeating the process to make a large cluster on the top of the panel. Keeping the masks in place, I stamped the Gradient Stripes stamp on the bottom of the panel using Altenew’s Black ink.

Then I removed the masks and coloured the images using Altenew’s Artist Markers. I coloured the flowers using Cool Summer, Red Cosmos,Summer Afternoon and Shades of Purple artist markers. I only used three markers starting from lightest. I left out the darkest shade of markers in all the colour sets. I also added dot texture to the petals using the midtone marker pen. Then to make the petals pop, I used the Evening Gray artist maker pen to add drop shadow. I also used this artist marker pen to add a bit of shading in the nooks and crannies. Then I added highlights using Sakura white gelly roll pen. Similarly repeated the process using Green Fields set on the leaves, followed by drop shadow using Evening Gray artist marker pen and highlights using white gelly roll pen.

The black gradient stripes did not stamp well inspite of using MISTI and I did not want to over stamp and saturate the paper. So I filled in the areas where the coverage was not even with the black artist marker pen and also cleaned up the edges with black fine liner pen.

The Happy sentiment is die cut using Altenew’s Fine Alphabet die set and gold glitter cardstock. The secondary sentiment is from Birthday Greetings stamp set which I stamped in ombre using Altenew’s Aqualicious and Teal Cave inks. Some clear droplets to finish off the card. I have listed all the supplies I used to make this card below.


Now for the second project, I went a bit artistic. I used Altenew’s Happy Heart stamp set along with Fine Frames Rectangle Dies.

To colour these images, I used the flicking technique. I love this technique because it adds dimension to the coloured images. I stamped the images twice using Altenew’s black ink.  Coloured the flower images using the Red Cosmos Artist Marker pen set. This time I used all the four shades. The leaves using Green Fields Artist Marker pen set and the flower centre using the Warm Sunshine Artist Marker pen. I die cut the images using the coordinating dies.

For the background, I sprayed a white panel using Altenew’s Gold Metallic ink spray heavier on the top left hand corner to lighter on bottom right. Then I diecut the Fine Frame rectangle die using gold foil cardstock and adhered on the top left slightly towards the centre of the sprayed panel. Then I clustered the coloured image die cut and adhered them on the top left corner of the frame flowing down to the bottom of the frame. Some of the die cuts are glued down to the panel and some using foam for dimension.

The sentiment is from Painted Greetings stamp set which I white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock and adhered on the bottom right corner of the frame. Finally to finish the card, I added some pearl diamonds and brushed clear shimmer on the flowers.

I have listed all the supplies I used to make this card below.


Here are the details of the blog hop!

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.

And I too have a $20 gift certificate to give away. Make sure you leave your comment below by 17th July 2018. I will announce the winner on 18th July on my blog.

Altenew is also giving 15% off Artist Markers with the code HAPPYCOLORS between 12th to 15th July 2018.

There are also great deals up to 45% off on selected items in the Sale collection now through 7/15. So enjoy you shopping at Altenew.

Here are the list of all the designers participating in the blog hop today.

Altenew Card Blog
Kathy Racoosin

Kelly Latevola

Laura Jane

Svitlana Shayevich

Lydia Fiedler

Kristina Pokazanieva

Kymona Tracey

Gayatri Murali

Laurie Willison

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

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

Make sure you leave your comments on all the blog for a chance to win the giveaway. Many many thanks for visiting my blog today. Your next stop is to Laurie Willison‘s blog.


  1. Both of your cards are GORGEOUS!! Beautiful colouring and layout!

  2. Wow wonderful coloring! Both the cards are looking awesome ❤❤❤

  3. Debbie Rumpza says

    These cards are really beautiful… I love the colors and the shading . The black, gold and deep red on the last card is just stunning together.

  4. I love all of the new ideas!

  5. Kelsey Thomas says

    Your coloring is amazing! 🙂

  6. Tara Prince says

    Such beautiful flowers!!

  7. barbara lassiter says

    Both cards are awesomely colored and designed. Wow!


    These are both simply beautiful! I love the bright colors
    against the B&W on the first card; so striking!

  9. Cheryl Rigney says

    Both of your cards are gorgeous!

  10. Kelli Horger says

    Gorgeous cards!!!! Love them both!


    I love your cards, love how you did the masking technique – Beautiful Love the bold colors on the black and white stripes.

  12. Gorgeous coloring on your cards. Beautiful!!!!

  13. Aditi Jagdish says

    Both cards are Beautiful!!

  14. Gilda (McStamper) says

    You are so talented. Love your beautiful cards.

  15. Such beautiful cards! Wonderful coloring.

  16. Beverly Jordan says

    I’m speechless!!! Wow! Really intense colors and skill in coloring those images!! Really striking! Am in awe and loving this hope!

  17. Isabelle says

    Your cards are beautiful ! I specially love the red flowers, they are gorgeous.

  18. Rema DeLeeuw says

    Beautiful designs and coloring!

  19. Charlotte Deerborn says

    Beautiful cards. The red flowers are my favorite.

  20. These are sooo beautiful, Gayatri! Love!

  21. Meghan Kennihan says

    Such gorgeous cards! you are so talented!

  22. Rose Mary Smalley says

    Both of your cards were awesome…..the second card was more in my color bliss……Ok, now I feel like I have been in Therapy…LOL…thank you so much for sharing your awesome cards!

  23. Laraine R says

    Beautifu cards! Your coloring is amazing!!

  24. Deepa Robbins says

    Both cards are very pretty! I especially love the colouring in the second one! Very realistic!

  25. Cindy Holmes says

    FANTASTIC cards! The colors for each are so GORGEOUS!!

  26. Michelle Williams says

    Love your coloring very detailed

  27. Sylvia Gale says

    Wow these are just beautiful. So very talented.

  28. I love those bright colors with the white & black background!

  29. Love the vivid colors on your cards & the awesome blending! Both cards are stunning!

  30. Belated birthday card is fabulous! Love everything about it

  31. Connie Johnson says

    Hi Gayatri! Your cards are quite gorgeous! I love the stylistic choices you made on the first card and the second card is beautifully realistic. TFS 🙂

  32. Miriam Prantner says

    So graphic and gorgeous! Love those flowers!!!

  33. Jeanne Beam says

    Your cards are so beautiful. Love the flowers.
    Thanks so much for sharing…

  34. Laura Rozsonits says

    Two gorgeous cards, the colors really pop.

  35. Cathy Lillie says

    Lovely coloring on both your cards! What a fun combination of the striped flowers and leaves and the bold line background on your first card. The second card is so elegant with the red flowers and the gold frames. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

  36. You’re very talented. These card are stunning!

  37. Kathy Ferguson says

    Gorgeous cards. I love how the floral images pop off the black and white background. I wish I could color as well as you do. Thanks for the inspiration.

  38. Both cards are really bold and beautiful. I really love the gradient background on the first card. Thanks for the great inspiration!

  39. Mindy Drummond says

    Both cards are beautiful but the second one is truly stunning! It amazes me how vibrant the markers are compared to regular ink, I love them.

  40. Stunning Cards Gayatri !!

  41. Teresa Doyle says

    WOW Gayatri, these are stunners. The colours of these markers are really beautiful and the depth you achieved in the flowers is gorgeous! Well done.

  42. Kriti Mishra says

    Both the cards are beautiful!

  43. Wendy Lambert says

    Your cards are just stunning! Such beautiful coloring!

  44. Jeanette Hebden says

    Two beautiful and different cards and fantastic colouring on both.

  45. Aaaaackkkkk….both are beautiful but that first one? That one is heart-stopping to me; just beyond gorgeous!

  46. Beautiful! Love the way those colors pop against the black!

  47. Cynthia Cole says

    Your cards are absolutely gorgeous!

  48. Both cards are beautiful, but the coloring on the first card is absolute perfection.

  49. Lisa Moline says

    WOW! I absolutely love your gorgeous cards! The first one just blew me away with the bold colors and done on the b&w striped background then you did another just as gorgeous! Thank you so much for all the great inspiration!

    • Congratulations Lisa! You are the winner of my $20 gift certificate for the Altenew Color Therapy Blog Hop. Please contact Altenew at winner@altenew.com by 7/30/2018 with the subject line Altenew Color Therapy Blog Hop Winner from Gayatri’s Blog. Gayatri xx

  50. MelissaF says

    Amazing coloring on your beautiful cards, I especially love the gradient striped background to make the flowers pop!

  51. Beautiful cards and I love your coloring. The first card is so pretty with the black and the beautiful flowers!

  52. Linnea Sundstrom says

    wow! very eyecatching!

  53. So pretty

  54. These cards are just stunning! You’ve done an outstanding job showcasing these markers!

  55. joy meadows says

    LOVE these cards! The markers are one of my favorite things to use to color.

  56. Two stunning cards Gayatri. I loved the first one – perfect masking and layering and then scrolling down saw the second one – just as amazing.

  57. Denise Bryant says

    Absolutely beautiful cards!

  58. Amy Moore says

    bright and pretty

  59. Andrea Hastilow says

    Really liking both of these fab cards. I like all the details & layering on both & how bright but delicate that the flower s all. Great tip with the fine liner pen, will have to remember that one. Thank you for sharing x

  60. Your cards are beautiful! Love the vibrant colors.

  61. Lauryne Cunningham says

    Beautiful cards! I really like the first one because of the contrasting colors and the second one because of the gold splatters in the white space. Gorgeous coloring on both!

  62. Absolutely stunning cards, what a gift it would be to receive one!!

  63. Marisela Delgado says

    Both cards are fabulous!

  64. Lisascreativeniche says

    Bold colors on the first and such an elegant second card!

  65. Very pretty flowers. l like the multi colors and stripes on the first one.

  66. Karthikha Uday says

    Woww!! Gorgeous coloring and fabulous cards!! Love your work!!

  67. Super Stick Chick says

    Gorgeous coloring, love all the depth!

  68. Your designs are very pretty! Love the boldness of the first one and the elegance of the second card. Thanks for the inspiration!

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