Thursday, September 20, 2018

Refresh Your Alcohol Markers Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Hey guys!

I'm so happy and excited to be a part of the Altenew, Artist Marker Refills blog hop!


Welcome to my stop on the hop. I'm so glad you're here! You should've arrived here from my wonderful, sweet and talented friend, Virginia's blog. If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, click here to be taken to the Altenew blog.

Let's take care of some business first and then I'll share my cards with you.

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. The six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 9/29/2018.

Wait - that's not all! Altenew is generously letting me give away a $20 gift certificate too! To enter to win, just leave a comment below and I will randomly choose a winner from all the comments and announce that winner here on my blog on September 26, 2018. 

And to celebrate this blog hop even more, Altenew is running a marker sale! Save 15% off on All Artist Markers from 9/20/2018 at 12:01 EDT until 9/22/2018 at 11:59 PM EDT. No code needed to enjoy this sale! (Excluding refills and brush nibs.) Not valid on previous purchases.



Okay, I've created two cards for today, using both the Artist Markers and Artist Marker Refills. All products used are listed below, in the affiliate links, at no extra cost to you. 

I was sent a set of refills to play with and I had so much fun! And by the way, don't ya love their pretty packaging? 💙




My first card uses bold colors to create a cool background with the Artist Marker Refills. They work beautifully on Yupo Paper!


I just added a sentiment strip and the card was done.


I used softer colors on my second card for a wispier background.


I colored the flowers with Artist Markers and as with my first card, the background was created using the Refills. I popped up the flowers and added the sentiment strips to finish the card.

I hope I've inspired you and given you some ideas for using Altenew's Artist Markers and refills! The next stop on the hop is Enza Gudor at her blog, Creative Findings

Thanks so much for stopping by! ♥






                    
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63 comments:

Jo Manna said...

Love the vibrancy and mouvement in those backgrounds.
Beautiful cards, great design. Thanks so much for sharing xx

Debra Rumpza said...

I really love your alcohol backgrounds. They are just gorgeous and you put the perfect colors together.

Virginia Lu said...

Love your artsy background on the first and the gorgeous color palette on the 2nd! The dimensions on the 2nd card is perfectly perfect! So glad that you are part of this blog hop, Barb! xo

Kim Faucher said...

Love seeing all the possibilities with this refills

Karthikha said...

Fantastic backgrounds!! I love the second card a lot! :)

Mirella said...

Oh Barb, your cards are for sure perfectly perfect! Especially that second one! :-)

stampladyri said...

I love both of your cards - such a versatile product!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous cards, Barb! I really love how you used your refill inks for the background on your 2nd card and your flowers are just beautiful! So happy you were part of the hop :)
BTW: I love the packaging, too...makes me want to buy them!

Jenniferk said...

Beautiful cards! I love how vibrant your first card is and it really has movement! I also love the softness of your second card and the flowers are gorgeous.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Barb, your refill color combos are gorgeous but the way the marbling came out is stunning!! The details you added just accented their beauty!! Love them!

Becca Yahrling said...

Both cards are fabulous. I love the things you can do with these alcohol inks. I love the colors used on the 2nd card, and the beautiful design.

Lisa Moline said...

Great cards! That first one is really bold! And the second one is soft and beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

mindy1414 said...

I love your "perfectly perfect" card, very elegant and beautiful. I really like that Altenew put the ink color on the top of the bottle so you can see what the color is without having to pick them up to see the label. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration.

Vivian C. said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

Linda Anderson said...

Alcohol ink is so much fun to play with! Great cards. Love the movement in the first, and the softness in the second. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love your sweet cards! Great projects with those amazing colors!

Vicki Dutcher said...

2 excellent backgrounds. Normally I am drawn to b/g, but I am loving your first combo more!

Leila and Elizabeth said...

I love the backgrounds that you made for these cards I never thought about using ink refills that way. I don't own any of the markers but I would love to get a set in the near future.

TrainWithMeghan said...

The colors are SO RICH and vibrant! Gorgeous!

Daniela May said...

Great cards - love the use of bolder colors for the backgrounds.

cghundley said...

Gorgeous inking!
Love the colors
on that second one.
Carla from Utah

Kari D said...

These cards are just lovely, Barb! Thanks so much for convincing me to get the refills! Love the options of how to use them.

Liz O. said...

Lovely backgrounds Barb! Refills are definitely must haves! Thanks for the inspiration!

Dawn Turley said...

Stunning Barb. The backgrounds are simply gorgeous. The second one is so delicate looking and is the perfect foil for the flowers.

Lisa Byers said...

Love your backgrounds, especially the second one. The second one has the cool colors I love. Beautiful cards!!

Terri (blindstamper) said...

I love your backgrounds!

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Love your backgrounds.

Joy Meadows said...

Both of these cards are spectacularly beautiful! Love them both!

Dee Earnshaw said...

love both of your cards - the backgrounds are superb!!

Dana M said...

Wow, amazing alcohol backgrounds and perfectly stunning cards!

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

Hi Barb,

Both of your cards are beautiful! I like ve the way you made your own paper for them, and kept them simple so that it was the shining star.

Papercrafts by Cindyellen said...

that is neat packaging. they look like little elves, those bottles. and your cards are lovely as always. i'm glad i found your blog.

JAS424 said...

Very pretty flower set you've used and I like the layering as well. Very dynamic.

Isabelle Baudin said...

Your cards are fantastic ! I specially love the colors of the second card as well as its sentiment which is really great.

Brenda Kuder said...

Both really nice cards! My favorite is the second one.

Maryam said...

Oh ba4b , they are both amazing and extra elegant.

Sherry said...

gorgeous!!!

Cecilia Lewis said...

Hello,

The "perfectly perfect" card is Perfect!

Thank you

Gayle Bartholomew said...

Great cards and backgrounds. Especially like the brighter one. Thanks for sharing.

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful cards. Love the stunning backgrounds.
Thanks for sharing...

Kelli Squires said...

Lovely cards! Love the colour combos :)

Patti H. said...

Stunning creations!!

Jean said...

These are lovely!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Love your marble backgrounds! :)

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Gorgeous cards and backgrounds!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Your backgrounds are so rich and lush! I love that beautiful, bold blend of color that make your cards look amazing!

Megan said...

Love the one with the greens and blues!!

Robyn Turner said...

Beautiful cards!!

Haley Bayong said...

Love the backgrounds you created

L Williams said...

Beautiful cards! I adore the blue-green card! Lovely backgrounds! Thanks for sharing! ~ Lenice

Rose Mary Smalley said...

I must say that both of your cards are just gorgeous! I do have a favorite..and that is the second card...I just love those colors.....they just remind me of a soft wind at the beach....so pretty....thank you so very much for sharing your work.....big hugs

mugdha gujarathi said...

When i saw first card,i was like woww and when i saw second one i was like woowwww,beautiful cards..Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Andrea Hastilow said...

Beautiful colour combinations used, very funky & modern, really unique which is the great thing with yupo & alcohol marker fluid.

Mary Holshouser said...

such different backgrounds - one
is bold and rich. the second
is calm and elegant. Both
are fantastic. thanks for
sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Carmela Hubler said...

That red, white and blue background is so pretty! Reminds me of the 4th of July. Your other card is very pretty also.

Sue D said...

I like your wonderful backgrounds.

Handmade by Hanneke said...

Thanks for sharing. I especially love the second card, the colors and design are simply beautiful.

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

Love the intensity of your backgrounds!! Beautiful cards!!

Annalisa Young said...

These are both very pretty, but when I saw the second one I started oooo-ing like those little aliens in Toy Story. That is such a pretty look to color the flowers with the same marker colors you used to make the background. Thank you for sharing with us!

Nandini said...

Really gorgeous cards! Love how versatile the new marker refills are!

Linnea S said...

just mesmerized by the movement created by alcohol inks. these backgrounds and completed cards are great!

Connie said...

Wow Barb! Your creations are bold and beautiful :) Love'em! Love'em! Love'em! Thank you for inspiring me :)

Greta said...

Both are beautiful, but oh my goodness--how I love the second card, Barb! I've got to practice with my alcohol inks as my backgrounds never look like this!