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.

July 11, 2018

Altenew Stencil Release Blog Hop Winner and a card!

Hey everyone,

Thank you so much for your lovely comments on my Altenew Stencil projects. Appreciate it a lot. Loved to read your reasoning behind why you love a particular card to other. How we all have different style and liking for colours. Its great. I am also very humbled to read that my projects have inspired you. Many many thanks.

I have the winner for my $30 gift certificate.


Drum roll………



 Kathy Ferguson!

Congratulations Kathy!Please contact us at winner@altenew.com by 7/20/2018 with the subject line Altenew July 2018 Stencil Release Blog Hop Winner from Gayatri’s Blog.

I have another project using Altenew’s new stencils.

I used two stencils on this card. The Flowing Drops and the Feeling Dotting stencils. At first I used the Flowing Drops stencils and sponged Altenew’s Tropical Forest ink set to get an ombre effect. Keeping the stencil in place, I place the Feeling Dotty stencil over it and sponged white pigment ink heavily over the two stencils. Love the polka dots on the flowing drops. The white pigment polka dots take the green colour from the background giving it subtle look too.

I trimmed the panel and adhered the panel at an angle on the card front. For the focal point, I stamped the flowers from Frosted Garden stamp set using Frosty Pink, Pink Pearl ink and Fresh Lemon ink.  Then die cut using coordinating dies. I then clustered them and adhered as shown.

The sentiment from the Frosted Garden stamp set is white heat embossed on strip of cardstock  and adhered at an angle. Finally added some diamonds to finish off the card.

All the supplies used to make this card are listed below.


Thank you very much for stopping by!

July 11, 2018

Dear Funny Fantastic Fabulous Friend!

Hello everyone, Welcome back to my blog.

I have a card share today which I shared at Winnie & Walter Blog.

I had been doing a lot of copic colouring last month. So I thought I will change the medium a bit and do a bit of watercolouring. I stamped the images from In Bloom: Renee’s Leaves on Bristol panel. I used Simon Says Stamp’s Intense Black ink to stamp the images. This ink works with watercolours. And the watercolours I used are Zig Clean Colour Brush pens. The colours I choose to colour the images are Orange, Blue, Olive Green and Yellow. I swiped the colour on one side of the leaves or bottom of each leaf depending on the leaf, then come in with water with a brush to move the pigment in an ombre. I coloured in all the leaves using the same method to make the background. 

Once the panel is dry, I added drop shadow using W3 copic marker and gold, black and white spatters. I trimmed the panel and adhered to a yellow card base.

 Then I when heat embossed the sentiment from The Big, the Bold and Friends stamp set on black cardstock, trimmed into strips and adhered on the centre of the card front. Finally some sparkling clear diamonds to complete the card.

All the supplies used to make this card are listed below.


Hope you like my project today. Thank you for visiting my blog.