Thursday, September 20, 2018

Refresh Your Alcohol Markers Blog Hop + Giveaway + Video


Hello and Welcome to my stop on the Altenew Refresh Your Alcohol Markers Blog Hop.You should be arriving from Zinia Redo's blog. The full Hop list is at the end of this post.

YAY! for Artist Marker Re-Fills!!
I'm so excited that the Re-fills have been released, as my markers were needing to be freshened!  And NOW I can really use the markers for more than just coloring:) Since the Re-Fills are Alcohol based, it's like a two-fer. Alcohol inks that match the Altenew Crisp Inks! I LOVE IT!! No extra products cluttering up my shelves..I NEEDED these Re-fills:)  Altenew sent Set A for me try out..and I plan on purchasing the B set and C set  too, since I have #fullsetsyndrome when it comes to the coloring mediums by Altenew.
All of the Re-fills cam be purchased separately.

After seeing all the Gorgeous Alcohol inked backgrounds on social media, I had been wanting to try creating some too.  I created with the Re-Fills that are in RED COSMOS mini ink set:  Frosty Pink,Coral Berry, Ruby Red, and Grapevine. 

Here's a card I made after creating an Alcohol Inked background using the Re-Fills:

Make this card:
  • Using the Coral Berry, Frosty Pink, Ruby Red, and Grapevine refills as an alcohol medium on Alcohol Ink paper
  • then I stamped the Holiday Bow with black ink over the background I created 
  • used the Holiday Bow die to quickly cut out the bow and Creative Edges: Lace Die 
  • stitched Black Floss through the Lace Die
  • Layered them on a card front with the Rustic Linen  to create a simple card
  • stamped a sentiment from Blessings stamp set in Black ink

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The card above inspired a stitching project where I actually dyed white embroidery floss with the Coral Berry marker Refill, I have a really quick video showing the process. 
Watch the process video below or in HD on my YouTube channel.


                                   



While the floss was drying I stamped the solid image from Holiday Bow on 100% cotton fabric, then I put it in a hoop and did a simple back stitch as an outline to the bow. I went back in with Artist Markers once the stitching was finished to add more details. Then I used the Ruby Red and Grapevine markers to color the bamboo hoop, which coordinates whole thing together :)


A simple stitched outline on a stamped image can create a 'Toot Sweet" Hoop Art project! I have a video of the entire process. 
Watch the Stitched Holiday Bow video below or in HD on my YouTube channel.

I liked to use the large storage pouches to carry all my stitching supplies in.
Coordinating paper from Reflections Scrapbook kit finishes the back of the hoop perfectly using the Circle die form Half Tone circles and a name tag plate cut with Dot Labels die.

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I thought I was finished playing with the Marker Re-fills, but my kids wanted to play with some shrink plastic, and of course I wanted to play along as well! 
Layered Rose die, Inline Alpha die, and Leafy Wreath dies cut beautifully on the shrink plastic. I colored all the die cut images with Artist Markers and popped them in the toaster oven to watch the magic happen. My images are now one third there original size..and SOOO SWEET!!
Take a Look:
After the pieces had cooled, I simpley glues them together on two heart shapes that had been shrunk as well. the Leafy Wreath was easily snapped in smallr pieces to fit onto my projects


Hope you enjoyed my projects today! 
Thank you for spending time here, in my Garden of stamped Flowers, playing with the Marker Re-Fills :)Your next stop on the hop is Svitlana Shayevich. But remember to leave a comment right here on my post for a chance to win a gift certificate to the Altenew shop!

Blog Hop Order:

Prizes:
To celebrate this release, 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 for a chance to win. Three winners will be announced on the Card Blog, and other three winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog on 9/29/2018.

Additional Giveaway:
I will draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from comments left right here on this post! Thank you Altenew for generously sponsoring this giveaway:) I will post the winner right here on this post after 9/26/2018.

EDITED to announce:

Thanks for sharing so many creative ways to use refills. All of your creations are so unique.
CONGRATULATIONS GAYLE! contact us at winner@altenew.com by 9/30/2018 with the subject line Altenew Refresh Your Alcohol Markers Release Blog Hop Winner from LauraJane's Blog.


A great Promotion for you!



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61 comments:

  1. Love your approach ...to every crafting beauty you made. Thanks so much for sharing xx

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  2. Oh my gosh, Laura Jane!! You are a crafting magician!!! My mouth was hanging more and more open the further down I got in your blog post...!! Genius!

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  3. Wow... what cool projects! I especially love the shrink art one. I recently bought a bunch and made some tiny earrings. But I love the idea of using some floral stamps! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Oh my goodness, how amazing are these projects!!! ❤️

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  5. SERIOUSLY?!? How much talent can one person have, girl?! I am amazed and wowed, and still trying to get my jaw up from the floor! WOW!

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  6. You are so creative and am in love with the shrinky dink jewelry especially!!!! The needlework was amazing as well as your first card too!

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  7. What fun projects, Laura Jane. Love the hoop and now have some inspiration as to what to do with my leftover fabric from my cross-stitching days. And I really love the shrink plastic projects, especially with a name on it.

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  8. I was so excited to see Altenew now has Alcohol Ink refills, I love making backgrounds with alcohol inks and I love Altenew colors so it's a win, win for me! Your projects are amazing as always, thanks for all the inspiration!

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  9. Very pretty card. But your embroidery bow and the shrink plastic are brilliant.

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  10. Wow! What fun, bright projects. Love the stitching project featuring Altenew's holiday bow! Very beautiful! TFS & have a blessed day.

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  11. What pretty projects! I had never thought to stamp and color on fabric before - what a great idea! I love that you stitched around it as well! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  12. You made so many great projects using the markers and refills. Loved them all but my grandaughter's name is Lucy, so the shrink plastic is dear to my heart! Thanks for sharing all of these great ideas.

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  13. What wonderful projects! The shrink plastic hearts were so cute.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  14. Thank you for sharing your awesome projects with great details!

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  15. Very unique approach to using these refills - great results LauraJane

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  16. what fun and creative projects for these wonderful refills - think i need all of them also!

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  17. Love all the projects that you have made. The hoop bow is gorgeous!

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  18. JUST WOW! What fabulous colorful projects!

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  19. Ok, you just blew my mind! So much inspiration and great ways to use Artist Markers and refills! I love shrink plastic and your projects are simply adorable! Thanks for sharing Laura Jane!

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  20. Think I need to find my old shrink plastic. Haven't used it in years but after seeing your lovely project it may be next on my to do list.

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  21. I love how you can take a product and incorporate it into so many different crafts. You are amazing!! I love the stitched bow, it is darling.

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  22. WOW! Love these beautiful projects, Laura Jane! So much talent!!

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  23. Wow, amazing projects! So many creative uses for the alcohol marker refills. LOVE the shrink plastic projects!

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  24. Your techniques... from coloring the thread to all the other creations, are new to me and I've learned alot about using refills.

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  25. WOW, dying your own floss...I love it! Great techniques on your cards and crafts.
    Thank you

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  26. Alcohol ink on shrink plastic? Yes!!!

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  27. Hello LauraJane,

    I love how creative you were with the ink refills. Dying floss, making paper, shrink plastic.... So awesome! Everything turned out beautifully!

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  28. Love the dyed floss, love all of your "thinking outside the box" techniques and crafts. Thank you for sharing!!

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  29. Very beautiful projects. You really did a lot of work.

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  30. Beautiful projects! Love your various uses of the new refills. Thanks for sharing! ~ Lenice

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  31. Thanks for sharing so many creative ways to use refills. All of your creations are so unique.

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  32. Love all your crafty ideas! Never would have thought to dye the floss!

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  33. You are definitely a crafing guru! I love all your awesome creations! The shrink plastic project with the kids is perfect!

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  34. You always have so many brilliant ideas that look so beautiful! Thanks for some awesome inspiration today!

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  35. It was fun to see some 3D items being made.....I especially loved the Hearts that were made out of shrink plastic....very pretty. Thank you so much for sharing...hugs

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  36. Laura Jane, you insightful bird of paradise! I'm just going to start throwing Leslie Knope-style compliments at you, because these are such cool ideas. They make me think of my crafting supplies in totally different ways, and they are always such a fun surprise. Thank you for sharing your creative mind with us!

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  37. Gorgeous set of projects, loving dying the thread, that is so brilliant & is the best way of getting stitched bits to match cards exactly. Loved seeing all this inspiration in one place.

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  38. Hadn't thought about shrink art in a long time.
    Going to see if I can find my plastic and put
    it to use. Fun to play with the kids - love
    to hear it. Fantastic projects. thanks
    for sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  39. Your house is full of crafty goodness. This card is beautiful. Dying the floss, genius. I didn't think the shrink plastic was even around any more.. so sweet.

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  40. Laura Jane, you are a crafting wizard! I love how you incorporate stitching into your use of the Altenew stamps. These are so pretty!

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  41. Wow--love your creative projects!

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  42. Wow! Really inspiring projects! I love the new refills. They are so versatile.

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  43. Wow Laura Jane! I love your unique uses for the alcohol inks! Sooooo creative and lovely! I think I'll try both dying the embroidery floss and die cutting and coloring the plastic shrink wrap for embellishments :) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  44. OH my goodness, I missed this the first time around on hop day, I absolutely love the shrink plastic projects! I just did a shaker project with shrink plastic. see here: https://inkylageney.wordpress.com/2018/09/29/2018-c133-tim-holtz-shrink-film-shaker-card/

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  45. Boy I am really interested in the Washi Tape cards.

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