Welcome to Altenew Artist Marker Refills blog hop!
I love Altenew Artist Markers and am so happy they released the refills for them. I can get more out of the artist markers now. Artist markers are alcohol based markers, that means the refills are alcohol based inks. So I decided to treat them as alcohol inks and make gorgeous backgrounds using them. In this blog hop I have a video tutorial on how I made one of the cards I am sharing with you today. Hope you enjoy it.
If this is your first stop, then do not worry, I will list all the participants of the hop towards the end of the post. If not, you should have come from the very talented Erum Tasneem’s blog. Your next stop from here will be to the gorgeous talented Therese Calvird.
Here are my first project for the hop.
I created the beautiful background on this card using just two of the Artist Marker Refills. Below is the video on how I made this card.
This card can be used either as a portrait version like show above or landscape version like shown below.
I also used the Alcohol Lift ink to get subtle interest on the background.The subtle stamped image does not take away the beauty of alcohol ink background using Artist Marker Refills. Here are some closeups of the card.
I then created another background using Frayed Leaf, diluted Jet Black and Sea Glass artist marker refills. Using this panel I created this card below.
I trimmed the background panel and adhered it behind the negative Hang In There die cut panel so the refill background shows through the negative space of the die cut. Then with the rest of the background panel, I die cut the leaves and two layers of the Fantasy Floral die cut to make two clusters and adhered it on top and bottom of the card front. The base layer of the flowers are just white cardstock die cuts. The white helps the alcohol ink second and third layer pop more. I tossed between adding the jewels or not for this card. I cannot not add anything because the card looked a bit naked without the final touch. So I went ahead and added the jewels. Here are some of the closeups of the card.
I am in love with the backgrounds using artist marker refills. So pretty especially with the lighter colours. If you want to bright colours, then just choose the darker shades of the refills and make the background.
Hope you enjoyed my video and got inspired by my projects today for the blog hop. I have listed all the supplies used to make these cards below.
Now there is no hop without prizes.
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, September 26th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 9/29/2018.
I am also giving away $20 gift certificate. The winner will be chosen randomly from the comments below. I will announce the winner on my blog on 26th of September 2018.
Here is the list of all the participants in this blog hop.
Hop along and get inspired.
As part of the blog hop, Altenew is having a promotion on their Artist Markers.
Here are the Artist Marker Refills link:
Your next stop is to the gorgeous talented Therese Calvird.