Monday, February 22, 2021

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Clematis & Artist Alcohol Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hi guys!

I'm excited to welcome you to my stop on the Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Clematis & Alcohol Markers Release blog hop!

You should've arrived here from Lilith Eeckels' blog. If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, head over to the Altenew blog.


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to two lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to five winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and each designer’s blog hop post by 02/28/2021 for a better chance to win. Altenew will draw the seven random winners, from blog hop comments, and announce them on the Altenew Winners Page on 03/02/2021.


When Altenew sent me their new Artist Markers, I screamed with delight when I saw the colors! These two sets of markers are so gorgeous! They're perfect for coloring flowers and you all know how much I love doing that! I mean, look at these colors! So yummy!

So, I decided to do something I rarely do. Normally I would do my coloring on white card stock but I wanted to try coloring on kraft card stock instead. I don't have the new Paint-A-Flower Clematis, so I pulled out one of my favorite Altenew stamp sets - the Statement Flowers set.

Using kraft colored card stock was out of my comfort zone but I really like the way this turned out, and the new Artist Markers worked beautifully on it! I'm very much looking forward to using them again on white card stock!

Next up is Tenia Nelson! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope I've given you a bit of inspiration on using these beautiful markers! 

Enjoy the rest of the hop.




Altenew Card Blog

Jaycee Gaspar

Vicky Papaioannou

Emily Midgett

Jenny Colacicco

Nicole Watt


Amber Rain Davis

Michelle Short

Norine Borys


Therese Calvird

Kelly Griglione

Nathalie DeSousa

Dana Joy

Terri Koszler

Virginia Lu

Tina Smith

Laurie Willison

Verity Biddlecombe

Maryam Perez

Preeti Chandran

Agnieszka MaƂyszek

Karen Brown

Svitlana Shayevich

Anna Mahtani

Lilith Eeckels

Barb Engler

Tenia Nelson

Christine Pennington

Teresa Litchfield

Amanda Baldwin

Yoonsun Hur

Cheryl Espie

Kelly Latevola


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sharon g said...

How pretty. I like the background. I would like to try this, rather than white...

Liz O. said...

Lovely design Barb, I really like the background color, it makes your coloring pop! Thanks for the inspiration!

Nandini said...

The new release is so exciting! And I love the gorgeous inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

Pamela said...

I'm loving the kraft card stock. I would be skipping down the driveway if I found these markers in my mailbox. I hope you have found a way out of your comfort zone, this is so pretty.

everyonehasissue said...

So pretty! I love the softness of colors.

Peg Frushour said...

Beautifully colored!

Roxy T said...

Wow, they are bright against the kraft background. At first glance I thought you used color pencils for this one. These seem like some amazing markers.

CraftyHounslows said...

Wow! Beautiful colouring! said...

Love the's so soft and oh, so beautiful!

Melissa E. said...

I absolutely love your coloring. Using kraft paper was a bold move -- and it works! It sort of softens the look of the ink. Just beautiful.

Jean said...

Simply stunning! Loving this release!

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love the look on kraft paper! Amazing coloring!

Kellene said...

What a beautiful card. I love the new colors and color on the kraft card stock gave it such a different look as well.

Dawn T said...

fantastic Barb. These pens look amazing and the perfect colour for florals.

Cindy C. said...

Hi Barb, your coloring on kraft looks fabulous!!

Whiteibis said...

Great coloring on the kraft card stock. I love the sets as well. Perfect for a colorful floral bouquet.

Bobby said...

I'm so excited for the new colors and to see they work well on kraft cardstock just blew my mind. Beautiful card, Barb.

Beverly S. said...

Wonderful card! Love how you colored it on kraft cardstock. :) This is a really good new Altenew release!!!

Lois said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing

Jeanne Beam said...

Such a beautiful card!
Thanks for sharing.

Carol Wortman said...

I agree that watercolor on Kraft color is very hard for me too, but this watercolor set makes it gorgeous! That alone is worth having it. The colors are so true!

Mary Ann said...

Absolutely stunning! That is an amazing job and your coloring is beautiful. Thank you for sharing that bit of inspiration!

Denise Bryant said...

Such pretty coloring! Gorgeous card!

Mirella said...

So so beautiful, Barb!

Helen said...

So pretty and elegant! Beautiful flowers! Thanks so much for the great inspiration ! Stay safe! :)

L said...

Great choice using the Kraft , I don't usually use Kraft either but after seeing your pretty card I think I will give it a try!
Thanks for sharing your beautiful card and for inspiring me.

Sarah B said...

Kraft card stock gave such a different effect. How pretty the subdued flowers are and the card has a kind of Victorian romance to it! Thanks for the push to work outside ones comfort zone. You got beautiful results!

Cyndi said...

Gorgeous! I love the kraft background and your coloring (and colors) are amazing.

Ms. Tamp said...

Nice idea share for coloring. Great look at the sets.

Theresa R. said...

Your card creation reminds me of vintage, rich, floral fabric. I absolutely love it. Never would I ever think to stamp on kraft cardstock a flower image and color it with alcohol inks. It is a beautiful card. Thank you for giving me something entirely new to try.

Amber Bissonnette said...

I love that statement flower stamp. Also your card turned out beautiful on the Kraft paper!