Friday, 27 May 2016

Altenew & Tombow USA collaboration blog hop

Hey!

Happy Friday! I'm joining in the fun of a special collaboration blog hop as Altenew joins forces with Tombow USA! You should have hopped across here from Beth Watson. If you haven't, then be sure to start out at the Tombow USA blog to join in the fun. :)

Tombow USA kindly sent me their fabulous Bright 10-pen set of Dual Brush markers to play with and I had a blast discovering their properties, especially when combined with water! I paired the markers with Altenew's Sketchy Cities America 2 stamp set to create this card:

You make my world go round

The sunset background was created by heat-embossing the cityscape onto watercolour paper then scribbling red, orange and yellow markers on top and blending them with a wet paintbrush. Easy peasy! I simply added a stamped sentiment and strips of corresponding glitter tape across the top and bottom of the scene then secured it onto a card front.

You make my world go round close up

Now a blog hop wouldn't be a blog hop without prizes, right? Be sure to comment on the blogs along the hop as there are two $30 Tombow USA and two $30 Altenew gift certificates up for grabs. Winners will be picked randomly from comments left on the blogs by June 3rd and announced on the Altenew Blog and Tombow USA blog on Saturday June 4th. :)

Well that's all from me today, so it's time to hop along. Next on your hopping adventure is the talented, Anna Kossakovskaya!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Signature2

164 comments:

Susan Lang said...

I love easy peasy. Great colors, beautiful card.

Jackie Parkins said...

That's a gorgeous background, I can't believe it's done with markers! I need to try this!

Lori B said...

Such a vibrant sunset color! Beautiful card.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a great looking card. I love your pretty scene.

Olga Direktorenko said...

Wonderful project - just love the sunset colors!

BunnyD said...

Wow did the colours ever blend beautifully! Such an even transition. Great effect! Very striking card!

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

what a fun card and wonderful colors
thanks for sharing
Barb Housner

Mom and wife. said...

Lovely ca d love your ombré

Karen B. said...

Love hoe bright this is!

Julie Quin said...

Love the card, I love the colours you used, as you said simple but so effective

joy said...

Love this beautiful sunset! Great use of the markers and the stamp, too!

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful card Amy - and will have to get my Tombow markers out and give this a try!

Daria Z. said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I love the sunset bg you made with the markers.

Angelique Vela said...

Scribble then wet, easy but effective. Looks great!

conil said...

Absolutely gorgeous backdrop for you city scape. The colors just come out and grab the eye.

Brandi R said...

Wonderful card! Love the vibrant background ♥

Lindsey said...

Wow! What a fabulous eye catcher! I love your approach with these markers. They blend much better than I expected.

Karthikha said...

Love the colors! Beautiful card!

D.Ann C said...

Pure gorgeousness!

Julie Kenny said...

Beautiful card, colours are so vibrant! 😍

Stir Your Creativity said...

Stunning colors. Loved it, such a beautiful card.

Cyndee Scholet said...

That's a cute stamp set. Boy, that would be cute to have that ferris wheel spin on the card!

RobiW said...

Love the colors! Beautiful card.

Evelyn said...

Great background for the Ferris wheel - love the colors! Thanks!

judy said...

Very striking!

I Card Everyone said...

LOve that sentiment, and every other gorgeous thing about your card, Aimes!
=]

Pat said...

I adore your skyline painted in thos gorgeous vivid colours Amy, and the perfect sentiment to finish. x

Clara K said...

Tombow markers give such vibrant colour to your card and the Altenew cityscape stamp is so versatile. Thanks for sharing.

Barbara said...

Gorgeous background and I am amazed that they blended so well.

Christine Canfield said...

i'm such a sucker for a gorgeous blended background!

Kathy H said...

Gorgeous blending!

Judie said...

Stunning colourful card!

Sharon Roselli said...

Love the boardwalk type stamp set perfect for now.

cghundley said...

Your card is
so lovely,
great coloring.
Carla from Utah

Dee Earnshaw said...

OOOH love the bright background - perfect for the silhouette buildings:)

gm b said...

Looks like fun.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

The background is beautiful!

Colleen said...

So striking, simple but love it! Wow those markers are so vibrant!

Adrianne Fane-Hervey said...

Simple yet stunning

Amy C. said...

This is a cool scene!

Alicrafter2016 said...

great backdrop.makes me think of beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

Karen B said...

A fun background for the city scape.

Sande said...

Love your card. The colors are gorgeous and I love the stamp. I live at the beach and we have great Ferris wheels here but sadly I can't ride them due to medical issues.

Sharron said...

Gorgeous ombre effect! Your card is fantastic and how wonderful that it was done with an easy technique.

Nancy said...

Love the bright colors and simplicity.

Cecilia Hsieh said...

Gorgeous background colours!!

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful sunset, adore your colors and that fantastic scene!!!

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful colors love the card.

Diane Bruce said...

That's a beautiful sunset which makes a stunning card. And it's done so easily. Thank you for the technique and great example.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Gorgeous ink blending!

Janet Zeppa said...

What a beautiful background!!

RORO world said...

Love your background .well done

Rowena Miniaci said...

Beautiful card!!! The background is absolutely phenomenal:))))

Shirley N said...

Wow, easy you say but the effect was so amazing. Love your card! Thanks for the inspiration.

Sue said...

Pretty skyline created for your stamp set. Thanks for sharing!

Martha Harris said...

I am amazed that a creation so lovely could be so easy! Thanks for the idea!

A Crafty Person said...

Beautiful sunset colors on your card, Lovely.

McStamper said...

Love your project. Great background for the scene.

Jenniferk said...

Such a gorgeous card, I love your vibrant background.

Handcrafted by Helen said...

This card has such gorgeous colours

Donna Baker said...

Beautiful sunset!

gardener said...

Gorgeous. Yes

pcm said...

beautiful background!

Mary-Anne V said...

I just love the stamp image and I love how you used it to create the beautiful sunset.

Jennie Hilligus said...

Vey nice! I love it!

Linda Rubarski said...

Great card love all the colors.

madhvi shah said...

Love the bright colours

Jennie Hilligus said...

Such a pretty card!

Tracy Lustick said...

Very smooth look Amy !

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Nice colors chosen.

Jean Bullock said...

I love the vibrant colors of the sky. The stamping looks great against it.

Wahnita Hammond said...

I love how the heat embossing made your city scape scene pop out from the background! Stunning!!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

I love how intense the color is, despite it being watered down! These markers are great!!! Your card is beautiful!

Denise Bryant said...

So pretty! Awesome stamp and colors!

Deb Kerns said...

such a pretty ombre card!

Lynne B said...

Great card.

K Eddington said...

★☆★☆ Absolutely Fab ★☆★☆

sweetcheeks said...

Bright joyous card

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful colours and doesnt that sentiment go with the scene perfectly.

Rosali said...

So glad I stopped by your blog, this card is FANTASTIC! Love!!

Mirella said...

What a beautiful and vibrant background, love the whole scene!

Susi K. said...

Beautifully created BG and that sentiment is the perfect fit for your card image!

Genevieve said...

Great card i love cityscapes makes you want to travel

Izzy Scrap said...

What a lovely background for your city scape ! These colors are so bright and mix so well together ! Thanks for sharing.

Bev Wilkinson said...

Great vivid colors with Tombows!

Kathy S said...

Vibrant - lovely - thanks for the entry.

TracyM #6773 said...

FUN & VIBRANT card Amy!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your INKY INSPIRATION ... I look forward to giving markers a try now :)

Carolyne Garris said...

Love the Colors in this card.

Anonymous said...

You have great blending on this card....

Traci said...

Your card is very unique and highlights the details of the stamps - beautiful!

Gretchen Wilson said...

Here comes summer and all the fun that goes with it, fairs, amusement parks and a great card sharing this excitement. The colors are a knock out!

LauraJane:) said...

LOVE how EASY it is to achieve ombre with those markers!! Flawless blending:))

Lori Ingraham said...

Love the colors, beautiful card.

Jan Castle said...

Lovely card....your color blending is WONDERFUL!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

MyDiwa said...

Such a beautiful, smooth fifnish with those markers!

Miriam Prantner said...

That blended background looks just stunning! Gorgeous card!

Nan G said...

Wow! Gorgeous and easy peasy!

Linda S. said...

The markers seem to blend very nicely; the sunset on your card is bright and cheerful.

Candy Rude said...

Love the colors!

Georgee said...

Great card. Two of my fav companies.

Carolee McCaslin said...

Such a fun card!!! Love it:)

Anonymous said...

I love your comment : easy peasy ! Such a card is everything but not "easy peasy". Your work is fabulous, the colors are vibrant. Your card is really great.

Isabelle Baudin

Rema said...

This is awesome Amy!

Sue McRae said...

Love the vibrant colors from these markers, they blend beautifully!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Gorgeous and yay for easy techniques with gorgeous results!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Your background is stunning!

Toni C said...

Love the blending of the marker colours - could be a much simpler way to blend colours for me than using ink and a blending tool (I always end up with crescent shaped marks!)

Super Stick Chick said...

Beautiful blending and love how you highlighted that fun city stamp.

Bashful said...

Awesome! Nice Work!

Blog Voyage said...

Really striking! The background complements the stamp so well!

Joddo said...

Two of my favorite colors!

Cheryl B said...

I love easy peasey! Beautiful!

Valgerdur R. said...

Gorgeous use of bold coloring with Tombow markers! Truly stunning creativity. You brought a pop of WOW to Altenew's Sketchy City scene.

Cassandra Noyes said...

Love the colors in this card!

Arianna Barbara said...

Awww!!!! Love the sunset colours! Beautiful card!

Bev Karolak said...

Beautiful card! Love the background! :-)

Connie MacFarlane said...

Great card! Love those pretty warm colours.

Alaska .Kris said...

I wish I could blend that well! Superb!

Lisa Stolp said...

Love this card! Such a great techniques for that type of image.

barbara macaskill said...

Stunning!! LOVELOVELOVE the yellow and orange background!! TFS!

jen said...

This is gorgeous and easy peasy is my favorite 😉

Anita Anita said...

Great Sunset

Olga said...

Love the simplicity of the card. Very pretty.

Andrea1702 said...

Lovely coloring of the sunset!

Denise S. said...

Those colors work great with that stamp set.

Teresa Doyle said...

A great card Amy, love the colours you've used!

Kathy S said...

So cute! Love the background colors!

BeverlyBL said...

Wonderful blending. A red hot night on the town. Sunsets do give the best opportunities to use some great colors.

Joan M said...

The blending on your card looks like a bright sunset over the ocean!!

Gypsy 2 said...

An entirely different look than the other designers on this blog.Love the way that have blended the colours and it does make a super back gound for your city scape stamps.Great card.r

Marianne said...

Wow, such vibrant colours. It seems to me that these markers blend superbly.

Dorthy said...

Interesting use of color on this card.

Patty Beers said...

Beautiful coloring.

Nana Griffin said...

Love the orange background.

Helen Gullett said...

WOW... absolutely stunning background! Love the scene stamp too :)

sawgy44 said...

Those bright colors sure do "light" up a card. Delicious.

Marsha Stehle said...

Fabulous card! Love the colors.

Susan Gosman said...

That's what I call a lot of bang for your buck! Absolutely beautiful.

Rubycat said...

That card is breathtaking!

lostinpaper said...

So bright and wondeful! I think these are as good as and even more versatile than the Zigs.... and after seeing your card I believe it even more!

rachelvass1982 said...

Fabulous background!

Chelsea Cooper said...

love this different way of using color with stamps!

QuilterLaura said...

Very dramatic card.

Kraftychick said...

Gosh, this is such a pretty, striking card! Love the technique and the colors chosen! TFS!

Sue D said...

I like how you used the pens to make the background.

Marcia said...

That card is fantastic - from the colors to the sentiment - it's just fantastic. You make it sound so easy too!! Love it!

Linsey R said...

Totally fabulous card, Amy!!! I love everything about it!!! Thanks for your awesome inspiration!!!

Daylene said...

Wow! I can't believe how seamlessly the markers blend! It is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

Amber H. said...

I love this card! The colors really pop with the black scene.

hilhashi said...

Love the vibrant colors!

Uto4ka Юлия said...

The city in the last rays... Romantic!

ann greene said...

What a wonderfully bright card. Beautiful.

renee said...

love your colors..great use of the Altenew stamp images!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Beautiful background. TFS

Susie Sonnier said...

What a HAPPY card!!!

Jayell said...

Love the sunset effect here!

Liz said...

Always excited to get inspiration from new designers.

Piroska Czakó-Radványi said...

Great colours! Makes me want to go on a holiday...

Jean said...

This is just amazing! Love the colors!

Taunya Butler said...

What a stunning card with an absolutely radiant and awesome sunset over your city scape!! Truly beautiful!!! Love to see your designs!!

Berina RGA said...

Beautiful card!! Love the vibrant colors!! Awesome scene!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

Tina Z. said...

Wonderful card!

Lydine Arriola said...

Awesome card! Loving the shades of colors for the background! Thanks for sharing!

Kelly Holt said...

LOVE the bold colors of your background. Wonderful card.

Post a Comment

Copyright/Disclosure

I am on various design teams and receive free product to use and promote. I geniunely love the products of the companies and all opinons are honest and my own.

I'm flattered if I've inspired you and you want to CASE anything of mine, but please don't enter it for commercial publications or competitions.
Thank You!
All designs, text, and photographs on Crafting Confessions are ©2009-2016 to Amy Gray unless stated otherwise.