Thursday, February 7, 2019

Stippling for Fun!

Altenew has a new set of markers out today, and I wanted to show off the fine bullet nib of them with a fun, transformation of my beloved Inked Rose image. Brush tips are great, too, but a good pointy bullet tip makes stippling fun.

Look closely - I used the palest pink and aqua in the petals for overall color, and then I used the two darker tones to add shading. On this rose image, it's easy to get it right because the image is illustrated with the shading already.

I stamped it first in Fadeout Ink so that the lines would vanish. Then I cut the card front (that took courage) with the Mega Greetings Die, cut a few extras and glued it all down for an eclipse look.



Mega Greetings Stamp & Die Bundle
[ ALTN ]
Artist Markers Set D — Altenew
[ ALTN ]
Inked Rose Stamp Set
[ ALTN ]
Fadeout No Line coloring Detail Ink
[ INK ]
Heavy Base Weight Card Stock- White
[ GNK ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ MSW | HA | SSS | ELH | MFT | UNT ]
Rotatrim Professional Series Cutter -...
[ BLIC ]
LightView 2in1 LED Magnifier for...
[ BRG ]
Mudder 10 Pack White Buffer Sanding...
[ AMZUS ]
Xyron ADHESIVE ERASER 23675
[ SSS | ART | AMZUS ]
Teflon Bone Folder - Ellen Hutson LLC
[ ELH | SSS ]
Ink Off Cloth
[ INK ]
Essentials by Ellen Storage...
[ ELH ]
Die Storage - Clear Storage Pockets...
[ CHC ]
XL Stamp Storage Pockets
[ ELH ]
Cut Align
[ MSW ]
Lawn Fawn STAMP SHAMMY Cleaner LF1045
[ SSS | CST ]


Look at the gorgeous colors in this new set! Such pretty jewel tones. I love the warm browns too. Perfect for botanicals.


If you tell me your favorite alcohol marker technique in the comments, one lucky commenter will win a $30 gift certificate to Altenew!

I'll announce the winner on the 13th. Altenew will also be giving away a prize, so be sure and visit their blog before the 13th too! Laura Jane has some more inspiration for you today too!



79 comments:

  1. What a Neat card you've made! I really like the stippling you've done and it's nice to see what the fine bullet nib can do. For those of us that may not have any of these markers yet, I really love seeing how versatile they are and what can be created using them. You've showcased it! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Very interesting design, I like it!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Clever card idea! Thank you for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I don't have a favorite alcohol technique, Lydia, because I am still learning how to use alcohol markers. This stippling technique looks very simple, so maybe I can branch out and try using that technique for one of my cards!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Love the almost pointillism look you got by stippling! Great idea!!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. This looks beautiful! I can always find something new and unique when I visit your blog! This is so fresh and pretty!
    Take Care!
    Michele
    crimsonowl@comcast.net

    ReplyDelete
  7. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing

    ReplyDelete
  8. This is really cool! I've not seen anything like this before!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Absolutely remarkable - who knew stippling could be so stunning?

    ReplyDelete
  10. So fun and Interesting! Love your thought! So unique! Beautiful card!

    ReplyDelete
  11. I had to take a second look at your card. Very different and I really like it. Always think outside the box! I saw some of your work, maybe on Pinterest, and was drawn to your cards. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Blending.. love this new marker collection

    ReplyDelete
  13. Great stippling on your card! My favorite alcohol marker technique is to flick.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I don't own any alcohol markers yet, but I would start with this set because of the colors. I think what draws me to them is the beautiful shading you can achieve and that's the technique I would use.

    ReplyDelete
  15. I am loving this new marker set...it has great colors...thank you so much for sharing your work. Hugs!

    ReplyDelete
  16. What a fun way to apply the colour! I love the large tone on tone of the sentiment, and then to have that fun dotted flower on top! Bold and different!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Very unique card and beautifully done! I love the colors in the new release!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I am still practicing with alcohol markers so don't have a preferred technique yet. I love seeing all the videos about using these markers & am practicing a lot. I hope to get skilled enough to have a favorite technique!! Love how you colored this awesome rose & will be trying that soon. Thanks for sharing!!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Wow, this is so cool! Dare I say that I get the point? Love it! TFS!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Really cool card!! Love your technique. Never heard of fadeout ink before. My favorite think about alcohol markers is how you can shade with them so easily. You don't have to be an artist to make your cards beautiful. Which is lucky for me as I'm so not an artist! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Unique different design . Love it.

    ReplyDelete
  22. I am still learning with alcohol markers and so I would have to say just trying to get the shading right and when I do woooohoooo lol. Beautiful card

    ReplyDelete
  23. I've never, ever thought to stipple my images. After seeing yours, I definitely want to try it.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Coloring with alcohol ink pens is gorgeous. (And something that I have not mastered or tried much) What I do like to do is shading of flowers-both outside and inside the lines.
    Your card is lovely!!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Your card is beautiful and unique. I love the colors and your coloring is amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Thanks! I never think to use the nib end! Excellent technique.

    ReplyDelete
  27. This is sooo unique! I love this idea!

    ReplyDelete
  28. This stippled look is so cool! I'm still learning with alcohol markers; right now my favourite technique with them is blending. (will I ever get it right?!)

    ReplyDelete
  29. That is really cool; I love it!! Weeellllll, I am not much of a color so my favorite alcohol technique is simple coloring. lol

    ReplyDelete
  30. Such gorgeous colors! Lovely card Lydia! I have been playing again with AMs but I guess right know marker straight to paper is my go to technique, gotta get more adventurous with AMs ;)Thanks for the inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  31. This is SO MUCH FUN!!!! i never would have thought of doing it.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Beautiful and super cool card! Love the stippling!

    ReplyDelete
  33. I'm fairly new to alcohol markers so don't know many techniques. But what I love about them is how you can make 1 color melt into the next one.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Crazy card! Stippling is hard to do - you make it look easy. Love the marker colors!

    ReplyDelete
  35. Very pretty card! Love the unique look.

    ReplyDelete
  36. I'm a very basic colorer - so if I can get a decent blended look I'm happy! BTW - this is amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  37. Very unique card! Love the colors.
    Thanks for sharing...

    ReplyDelete
  38. Love your pointillist coloring. I like to color the using the light-med-dark-med-light method if I have the time. It's a form of meditation for me.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Such a beautiful card, Lydia! I love your stippling technique for coloring the rose. It is very eye catching!

    ReplyDelete
  40. I think I need these markers , the colors are amazing .

    ReplyDelete
  41. Unique design with the stippling.

    ReplyDelete
  42. You did an amazing job. It's a beautiful card!

    ReplyDelete
  43. Very interesting design. I could hardly see the light pink in the background but could see the two colors of teal. Your card is lovely with the hello barely showing through. I want to thank you for sharing your time and talent with us.

    ReplyDelete
  44. What a clever and unique idea! I love your card.

    ReplyDelete
  45. Unique and lovely card. I am new to alcohol markers but I love the seamless blending but I am also willing to attempt new techniques. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  46. Such clever use of the great new marker colours, Lydia! Your card is so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing your great inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  47. I like how you colored this. My favorite technique would be stippling other than just coloring with them.

    ReplyDelete
  48. I love your card. It really looks cool!! I love your technique. I’m still learning so I don’t have any special techniques yet but with these hops, I’m learning new things all of the time. Thank you for your inspiration Lydia, every bit of information helps me!!

    ReplyDelete
  49. That's a fun creation! So cool :)

    ReplyDelete
  50. Wow, this is so clever and unique, really cool! I usually just use my alcohol markers for standard colouring, but I do like using them for colouring images on vellum also... or using them to make the perfectly matched background for a sentiment banner :-)

    ReplyDelete
  51. Beautiful, unique, and creative card!! Any time I can achieve a descent blend, I am a happy crafter.

    ReplyDelete
  52. So pretty! Would have never thought to stipple with the markers. I'm still fairly novice at coloring, but recently discovered how fun they are to use on kraft.

    ReplyDelete
  53. I love the way the stippling creates a looser look to the image!

    I don't use alcohol markers (I think I did in college - but I was really a fan of black and white at that time...) so I don't have a favorite technique. I think I would like stippling very much!

    ReplyDelete
  54. Very pretty & totally unique in style. You've used some great colours. I have never thought of colouring like this. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

    ReplyDelete
  55. I love your card! I don't really know any techniques, except for blending,and now stippling. I've got a lot to learn!

    ReplyDelete
  56. sweet idea - I tend to do the blending technique with my markers:)

    ReplyDelete
  57. Wow! What an amazing technique! The result is just stunning! I am very new to markers. So I haven't really explored them much. I do find them extremely handy for doing quick coloring. The Altenew Academy class was super helpful. I am trying out different techniques and practicing to improve my skills.

    ReplyDelete
  58. I am just learning to use the markers, so I don’t have a favorite technique, yet. But, Lydia, you sure have me eager to try stippling now with the markers! Very cool card and these new colors make a pop, too! Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  59. Beautiful card! It's really different using stippling. I am one that needs a lot of practice with markers and I love to try all kinds of new techniques. I don't think you would consider this a technique but my favorite thing about using the markers is adding the shadows to images and watching them come alive!

    ReplyDelete
  60. This is such a creative technique, Lydia....I have never seen it before! I am going to try it out, because I think it might become my most favorite marker technique. Love the look! Otherwise, traditional coloring after stamping is my fave marker technique. Thanks for your awesome inspiration here today!

    ReplyDelete
  61. I like the stippled flower look and feel like I could take on that technique with success. I currently don't have alcohol markers, so my favorite related activity is researching different types and hoping to someday invest and learn!

    ReplyDelete
  62. Love this card and the technique you used. The result is stunning!

    ReplyDelete
  63. Love the outlining of the flower.
    Wonderful card. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  64. what a fun design. I think the process could be really relaxing

    ReplyDelete
  65. Wow, this had to take some time and patience to put all those little dots down! It's very pretty, though. I've never used alcohol markers before but I'm hoping to start with the Altenew ones. I like that they come in color families and are better priced than others I've looked at.

    ReplyDelete
  66. Beautiful! I love colouring hair with the flick stroke - one of my favourite things to do, just flicking the marker!

    ReplyDelete
  67. Well, I just ordered the Altenew Artist Marker Set D (I just could not resist these colors hehe) and these will be my first alcohol markers so I don't have a favorite technique.....yet lol. Thank you for sharing your very cool looking card and for the inspiration, stippling my just become my favorite alcohol marker technique very soon.
    (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

    ReplyDelete
  68. I don't think I have a favorite technique but I know that I do not have the patience for all those dots. I'm curious as to whether that damages the nibs. I lemme the color choice. Those dots do make for an interesting and fun card.

    ReplyDelete
  69. Great card! Love the colors! I guess my two favorite techniques (they build on each other) are shading and flicking. Its amazing how alcohol markers are so versatile.

    ReplyDelete
  70. I love using markers to create watercolor backgrounds on my cards! I absolutely need to give these a try.

    ReplyDelete
  71. Oh my gosh, this is so super creative and really makes me so glad that I am seeing all the techniques to use with these markers! I really like how you did this! Super cool!

    ReplyDelete

Every time you leave a comment, a new LOLcat is born. ALSO - don't panic if you don't see your comment right away - I moderate my comments to keep those spammers out, so your comment will show up in short order. Unless you're linking me to Russian brides or Nigerian princes.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...