December 6, 2018

Altenew December 2018 Markers/Embellishments Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Artist Markers from Altenew are my new found favourite among alcohol markers next to copics. The best part of Artist Markers are they come in shades of four for each colour and they are all Altenew ink colours. If you are a fan of Altenew products, you know their ink colours are just beautiful. So far there has been Set A, B and C. Today I am sharing with you Set E. I am so happy with the new addition.It is a pleasure to participate in Altenew Artist Marker and Embellishment Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to Altenew December 2018 Artist Marker/Embellishment Blog Hop! If this is you first stop, then don’t worry I will list all the designers participating in the blog hop towards the end of the post. If you have come from Svitlana Shayevich‘s blog, then welcome and you are in the right stop in the hop.

I have three projects to share using Set E artist marker set. This set has my favourite green, grey and the beautiful orange markers. The first one is a frame decor piece which currently sits in my family room shelf.

I coloured Altenew’s Cherished Memories stamp set images using the new orange and green markers and the red set from Set A marker set. I love orange and peachish pink combination with green. I stamped and coloured so many flowers and leaves, I could make a large cluster. It looked very pretty. Hence instead of making a card, I made a 5″x7″ frame decor. I absolutely love the large cluster and how it looked in the frame. I used Altenew’s woodgrain cardstock for the background panel for its texture. Then used Nuvo jewel drops in the same colours as the floral cluster to embellish around them and glossy accents as dew drops on the flowers.

All the supplies used to make this frame decor is listed below.


The second and third projects are a set of two cards. I have been experimenting on colouring the flowers. I used the images from Build a Flower Anemone stamp set. On one card I coloured the Anemone flower petals from centre to the edges using flicks method. This leaves the highlights on the edges of the petals. This gives depth at the centre of the flowers and makes the petals bloom from the centre to out. I hope I made sense explaining. The centre of the flowers are coloured with the grey markers in Set E.

The flicking strokes add depth and texture to each petal. Leaves I coloured normally filling in all the space and used the greens in Set E Artist Marker set. So I arranged and glued them into a cluster. My favourite thing to do with floral images. I wanted high contrast. So I went with black card base. I spattered with Altenew’s gold, white and iridescent spray to add interest to the background instead of solid black. Then I adhered the floral cluster on the centre of the card front. The sentiment is from Birthday Greeting stamp set. I stamped the sentiment in ombre using the Warm and Cozy ink set. The colours are the same as the orange artist markers in Set E. So I coordinated with the flowers. I added some white gel pen details on the stamens of the flowers. Finally embellished with some white Nuvo crystal drops.

On the other card, I coloured the Anemone flower petals from both centre as well as from the edges towards the centre of each petal using the same flicking method. This makes each petals bloom in the centre of each petal and fold down towards the edges. You will be able to see them in the photos below.

This card is similar to the previous card except I stepped it up a bit not just by changing how I coloured the flowers and leaves, but also adding some stencil detail and how I placed the elements on the card.

I used the Flowing Drops stencil and white embossing paste to add detail and texture on the background panel. Then I added the spatters as in the previous card. I made two floral cluster and adhered diagonally on the panel on top of the embossed detail. The sentiment is stamped similarly as the previous card but adhered vertically on the top right of the panel. Details on the stamen using white gel pen and white Nuvo crystal drops around the floral cluster to finish off the panel. This panel is adhered to the black card base using craft foam.

So which colouring method for the flowers is your favourite? It is hard for me to choose. I think it depends on how much time I have to colour I guess. I like them both equally. All supplies used to make this card are listed below.


Hope you liked my projects using the new Artist Markers Set E. There is many more markers and embellishments in this release. Here are all the releases for your convenience. 

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 12/12/2018 for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on Sunday, December 16th.

Here is the list of all the designer participating in the blog hop.

Altenew Card Blog

Kathy Racoosin

Erum Tasneem

Kristina Pokazanieva

Nicole Picadura

Kelly Latevola

Enza Gudor

Kathleen Graumüller

Sveta Fotinia

Lilith Eeckels

TaeEun Yoo

Therese Calvird

Anna Komenda

Zinia Redo

Vicky Papaioannou

Lydia Evans

Laura Jane

Norine Borys

Nathalie DeSousa

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Zsoka Marko

Virginia Lu

Raquel Bowman

Svitlana Shayevich

Gayatri Murali

Kymona Tracey

Erica A-B

Agnieszka Malyszek

Make sure you drop in all the blogs and get inspired and leave some love. You next stop is to the talented Kymona Tracey ‘s blog. Have a wonderful hop and shopping.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today.


  1. Love each of your card, stunning color scheme

  2. Wow! Gorgeous creations!! Love love love those flowers and your coloring! <3

  3. Sandra Stein says

    This is a beautiful card. Colors are awesome.

  4. Beautiful card! 🙂

  5. Mary McCaslin says

    This card is just so nicely done. Thanking you for sharing!

  6. I love the combination of colors on the black cardstock. That really pops. Wow, it’s gorgeous!

  7. Michele K. Henderson says

    The color on your cards is gorgeous! I love how bright and vivid this looks! Wow!

  8. Lisa Byers says

    Love the colors and your technique. I’m not an orange person but this card is totally awesome.

  9. Once again an amazing assortment of cards!!! Stunning colors layered and your designs are awesome

  10. Love your projects, wonderful coloring on each one. They all look so beautiful. 🙂

  11. These cards are just gorgeous Gayatri

  12. Marisela Delgado says

    Such pretty cards

  13. Wow, these flowers are so vibrant & dynamic! Nice job!

  14. Meghan Kennihan says

    Your coloring is AMAZING! I love the detail and the brightness!

  15. Maryam crafter says

    Pretty cards my favorite is the last one the coloring and who it pops against black . Make it especiall.

  16. Rema DeLeeuw says

    Beautiful cards!

  17. Brenda L. Kuder says

    Your framed piece is beautiful and so are your cards. I love the black background. It really makes the colors pop.

  18. These projects are simply stunning, Gayatri. The colors are incredibly vibrant, especially the florals set against black. tfs

  19. Beautiful cards! I love how you clustered the flowers in the first card – looks like one image! Stunning!

  20. Velichka Zheleva says

    Wow great markers 🙂 I love all the cards 🙂

  21. Such gorgeous projects! I love the idea of making a piece of framed art out of colored stamps – beautiful <3

  22. Jane Booth says

    Your cards are absolutely gorgeous! And so inspirational! I absolutely cannot wait to get the new markers! Love the stamps you chose and the black made the colors pop!

  23. Dee Earnshaw says

    OMG – these cards have taken my breath away with their beauty – you are such an amazing artist – thanks for sharing:)

  24. Dawn Jones says

    I love how you worked the colors so beautifully. Putting it on a black background really pops the colors even more.

  25. Lovely frame. Your cards look great. The black really makes the colors of the flowers pop.

  26. Brenda Lee N says

    Very pretty cards. Love how the bright colors are on the black background.

  27. Theresa Petermann says

    your coloring is exquisite. love the addition of the flowing drops stencil as a back ground. thanks as always for sharing.

  28. So beautiful! Love the new release.

  29. Martha Gunckel says

    You did a fine job of coloring all three items and giving such great explanation about how you created each one. I think I prefer the middle card that you “flicked” the color on. There is really a great depth to the petals. Well done and thanks for sharing 3 techniques with us.,

  30. Wow, your framed piece and cards are coloured so beautifully!

  31. Gorgeous frame and them !!

  32. I love what you have created with your new goodies, they are fun and stunning!

  33. Wow, love your coloring, the bright flowers really pop out against the black background.

  34. Nana Griffin says

    Great colors. Very pretty.

  35. Carol Rossouw says

    Another winning release from Altenew! And absolutely beautiful projects from you. Your colouring is amazing!

  36. Jennifer K says

    All 3 of your works are really incredible! I love your framed piece, such beautiful colours and the cluster you designed is gorgeous. Your 2 cards are so beautiful, I love the contrast with the black card stock and the flicking technique you used really created so much depth.

  37. That decorative piece is lovely and I love the use of the dark backgrounds for the cards – the flowers glow against that!

  38. Johanna T. says

    Love the project and your cards! The dark background of the cards really makes the flowers pop. It was also nice to be able to see the different coloring techniques done with the same colors by the same artist. I really allows me to focus on the difference in techniques. Thank you!

  39. Carmela Hubler says

    Gorgeous cards! I just love the orange tones on the dark background. You have sold me on these color choices.

  40. Awesome idea with the frame decor, looks great!

  41. I really enjoy all coloring, but I’ve been looking into alcohol markers as perhaps a faster way to color than, say, the pencils I often use. I’m really excited for the grays of this release as a way to dip my toes into the alcohol marker world. Thanks for sharing your beautiful projects with us; the bright flowers on the black background are so arresting.

  42. Judie Attard says

    Stunning creations!!!

  43. Becca Yahrling says

    Love the vibrancy in the colors you used. These are
    all gorgeous.

  44. Mary Holshouser says

    Love the shadowbox effect.
    Something to keep for yourself
    and put on display on these
    cold winter days. All of the
    flowers are gorgeous. thanks
    for sharing

  45. Lauryne Cunningham says

    Stunning! I love these bright flowers against the dark background!

  46. Wowza, how beautiful are these?! Love these bold colours against the dark backgrounds, they are so striking! Thanks for the inspiration.

  47. Kathy Ferguson says

    Gorgeous projects. I love the first framed floral arrangement to use as home decor. The colors are vibrant and look great against the white frame. Your cards are stunning. Love the black background with the white splats. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.

  48. Kaye Thrasher says

    Love your cards. They are so beautiful.Thanks so much for sharing your art.

  49. cyndi morris says

    Your projects are all stunning! I love the bright, bold colors, and your coloring is beautiful.

  50. wow, beautiful projects, great coloring, so bright and cheery. Love it!!

  51. BrendaLea Abbott says

    Both cards are stunning! I love the “flick” method you used. And the home decor piece is beautiful too!

  52. Stunning colors! These are just gorgeous!

  53. Beautiful cards! Love your coloring.
    Thanks for sharing…

  54. TracyM #6773 says

    GORGEOUS cards and decor piece!
    WOW – your flowers are STUNNING, the colours SO VIBRANT and they’re my favourite combo too (adore orange & green shades, sometimes with a touch of pink).
    Thank You for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION 🙂

  55. Heather Mills says

    These are all so gorgeous!! I love those beautiful flowers against the black background; so eye-catching!

  56. Natasha Louissaint says

    What vibrant colors

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