If you've been following my blog the last few years, you know that I LOVE to color thanks to the cloring challenge hosted by Kathy at The Daily Marker. So when May from Altenew asked if I wanted to join the Altenew Color Therapy Blog Hop, I quickly said YES:) Because Coloring is the BEST Therapy for me.
If you are hopping along from the beginning, you should be arriving from Kelly Latevola's blog.
Who happens to be another one of my biggest coloring influences:))
In honor of the hop, Altenew is having a great promotion on their Artistic Markers
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Let's jump right in, shall we!
I thoroughly enjoyed coloring the images from Folksy Florals with the Artistic Markers. The Zig Real Color watercolor brush pens are my usual go-to medium, so it took some time for me to learn how to color with the Altenew alcohol based markers. Taking the Creative Coloring With Artist Markers Class helped with understanding how the markers blend together too. By "color mashing" and flicking layer after layer of various markers, I was able to achieve several whimsical blooms:)
Taking photos along the way:)
I began by lightly inking, on 80# white cardstock, the floral images from Folksy Florals with Buttercream Crisp Ink . which is my favorite ink to use for no line coloring.These are the main Artistic Marker Colors used for the main colors on all the blooms.
In the end, I added more details and more shades. Below is the complete chart of Artistic Markers used for coloring the card front.
I stamped the sentiment with Silver Stone and Industrial Diamond Crisp inks and then freehand drew in the stems around the letters.
After making the marker chart, I decided to mark the edges of another A2 sized cardfront with most of the colors used and layer that under the main panel, as a simple border.
That tiny butterfly was a happy accident after I dropped a yellow marker on my completed card.
I finished with a quick kiss of Green on the very edge of the lower edge of the stems for a happy visual break below:)
I hope you enjoyed the photo walk-through of my coloring with the Artistic Markers on the Folksy Florals stamp set. Your next stop on the Hop is Svitlana Shayevich!
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, July 18th, for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on both blogs – three on the Card blog and three on the Scrapbook blog – on 7/22/2018.
More Chances to win:) Altenew is graciously offering a $20 gift certificate to one random comment left on this post:)) I'll announce the winner by July 18, 2018.
Enjoy the rest of the HOP!
Blog Hop Order:
And now for the winner, randomly chosen:
Congratulations goes to, sabell who said;
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