Card making, Craft

Negative colouring with Altenew

Hi Everyone,

Sorry I haven’t posted for quite a while. I’ve been spending too much time surfing the web and not actually finishing a project let alone blogging about it.

20160802_154818 has a new monthly challenge -Geometry. Now I haven’t got any supplies from SHC that lend itself to this theme, so I had to think outside the box.

I have been wanting to try the technique of negative colouring so I decided to use some altenew stamps on a piece of patterned paper I had printed off a free Crafter’s Companion CD ROM. I came up with this card –



I stamped the images with versafine onyx black and then coloured the negative space with a black sharpie pen. You could use whatever alcohol marker you have.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges: – Geometry – Favourite designer/paper/company. (I’ve cheated here by combining two companies. I have been a big fan of Crafter’s Companion for many years, but my new favourite is Altenew, which I like to buy from Seven Hills Crafts.)


Card making, Craft, Stamping

Two Cards and Two Challenges

I have two cards today to share to send off to two challenges, but they are made with the same stamps and supplies and the same techniques.20160619_131444

I have used Altenews Best Mom and painted greetings stamp sets for both my cards. I also used some paper ribbon that were in colour sets. I stamped the flowers with Altenew inks – cotton candy for the pink card and mango smoothie for the yellow card.I then coloured them with Promarkers – Meadow green, Bright green and Grass for the leaves on both cards and Blossom, Pink Carnation and Cerise for the pink flowers and Buttercup, Tulip yellow and Sunflower for the yellow card. I love the fine tips you can get for promarkers, they let you put the fine detail into your colouring.

20160619_131235This pink card was made using the sketch below and I would like to submit it to Seven Hills Crafts June 1016 Sketch challenge


20160619_131038This yellow card was made using the photo inspiration below and I would like to enter it into the Altenew June Inspiration Challenge

Thanks for looking. If you like my cards please like or leave a comment.

Keep it Crafty!