Hello! Two blog hops two days in a row! WOOHOOOO! I'm so excited for this week - so many fun things happening! Guess what? Another blog hop is coming on Friday! I've been busy! Today is a very exciting day indeed, because I get to help launch a brand new product from Altenew - Artist Markers! Yes, our friends at Altenew have come out with a wonderful new product line and today is the first day you can buy it! I was lucky enough to get one of the first packs of the markers to use, and review for you here today. I hope you've arrived from the very lovely blog of Svetlana Fotinia!
Altenew Artist Markers are alcohol based, allowing you to beautifully blend colors on any stamped images. You can also easily pair them with the Altenew Crisp Dye Inks to take your coloring to the next level! Here are the details of the first set: Altenew Artist Marker Set A - features:- Alcohol Based, Brush tip and fine tip on each end and, Organically designed for easy gripping. The colors included in Set A are: Frosty Pink, Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Grapevine, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Evergreen, Jet Black, Sea Glass, Ocean Waves, Dusk, and Dessert Nigh. The colors even sound pretty! (and they are!!) The entire set sells for $44.99. The markers come with a clean container to keep them in (more photos below).
I made a clean and simple card today, showcasing one of my favorite Altenew Stamp Sets (Celebrations) colored with the awesome new markers. I wanted to feature the one floral bouquet to showcase the marker colors. My card layout is one of the ones I used often when I want to make a clean lines sort of card. The crisp white really sets off the pretty colors of the new markers.
I started with a white A2 card base and speckled some black mist paint onto it and set that aside to dry. Then I die cut two stitched rectangles, one blue and one white, and one stiched circle. I stamped the white rectangle in London Fog Ink from Memento using the pretty floral bouquet. I tried it in black first, but the grey is much softer and prettier with this image. Next I stamped and die cut another floral bouquet to use as my focal image. I always die cut before coloring - in case I mess up! If you've ever spent an hour coloring something and then didn't die cut it exactly right, you understand... I colored the image using only the markers in Set A. The colors worked beautifully together and blended very nicely. I love these pink shades so much.
I stamped the sentiments in black ink directly onto the card base before layering my other pieces. This is going to be a special birthday card for one of my friends.
These little Doodlebug Clips make great accents! I also added a few shiny silver sequins to complete the card.
The marker set comes beautifully boxed and packaged just like you see here. Twelve colors in a pack.
These are the colors I used in today's project.
I made some color swatches first thing, right after I took the markers out of the box. One very nice surprise is that you can layer the color to get a darker shade. Here I've used R302 to make three different shades. In the top swatch I colored one time. In the second swatch I colored twice and in the third swatch I colored three times. This is a great way to take your supplies further.
The markers are very nice to hold - they feel good in your hand. the tips are very sturdy and sharp. they are good for coloring and writing both. The black is super deep and crisp.
PRIZE ALERT TWO WAYS TO WIN!
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog by Monday, January 16th at 11:59pm EST for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Wednesday, January 18th. Also, I will be drawing a winner here on my blog to receive a $30 gift certificate. I will pull the winner and email the winner on Tuesday, January 17th! YAY! TWO chances to win a prize! Thanks Altenew!
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