Underpainting with Shimmer Powders + Zig Markers + Altenew Hop

Happy Thursday everybody! I am back again with a new tutorial for you, in honor of a special celebration; Altenew is celebrating their 4th Anniversary! There are lots of anniversary celebrations happening lately… it’s so exciting to see so many of our favorite companies celebrating such wonderful milestones!

If you are just joining in the Altenew Anniversary blog hop, you should have arrived from the talented Laurel Beard’s blog!

Underpainting with Shimmer Powders + Zig Markers + Altenew Hop
Underpainting with Shimmer Powders + Zig Markers + Altenew Hop

In my project for the anniversary blog hop, I am using the stunning Altenew Happy Bloom stamp set and Tonic Studios’ Shimmer Powders. These gorgeous watercolor powders create mesmerizing effects; I used them to make a beautiful background that I used for a Zig Marker underpainting technique. Underpainting is something I’ve been really enjoying lately; you can see more underpainting projects I’ve made by clicking here.

Underpainting with Shimmer Powders + Zig Markers + Altenew Hop

The vibrancy of these Shimmer Powders are incredible. Coupled with similar tones of Zig markers, the white heat embossed florals simply pop off this card. Plus, as the name suggests, these powders are extremely shimmery; when they capture the light, it is so pretty!

I embellished the design with some of Pretty Pink Posh’s new jewels; Amethyst, Aquamarine and Watermelon. I also popped up a sentiment from Happy Bloom that I white heat embossed onto Mermaid cardstock.

Underpainting with Shimmer Powders + Zig Markers + Altenew Hop
Underpainting with Shimmer Powders + Zig Markers + Altenew Hop

If you would like to see how I created this fun watercolor effect, be sure to press play on the video at the top of this post! And be sure to keep on reading for all the details on the Altenew Anniversary blog hop (plus giveaways!).

Thanks for visiting with me today; I’ll be back soon with a brand new video for you!

supplies used

Altenew HAPPY BLOOM Clear Stamp Set…
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Pretty Pink Posh AMETHYST Jewels
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Pretty Pink Posh AQUAMARINE Jewels
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Pretty Pink Posh WATERMELON Jewels
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Tonic CHERRY BOMB Nuvo Shimmer Powder…
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Tonic VIOLET BROCADE Nuvo Shimmer…
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Tonic BLUE BLITZ Nuvo Shimmer Powder…
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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker…
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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker…
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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker…
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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker…
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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker…
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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker…
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Zig Clean Color Real Brush Marker…
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Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal…
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Tim Holtz DISTRESS SPRAYER Ranger 4…
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Lawn Fawn MERMAID Cardstock LF1121
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Simon Says Stamp WHITE CARDSTOCK 120…
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Canson XL WATERCOLOR PAPER 9×12 140lb…
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Simon Says Stamp Embossing Ink Pad…
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Brutus Monroe ALABASTER Ultra Fine…
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Precision Heat Embossing Tool Gun…
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keep hopping and giveaways
Underpainting with Shimmer Powders + Zig Markers + Altenew Hop

There are over 30 amazing prizes being given away in this hop, including 5 Altenew $50 gift certificates,  an Altenew Academy class for 5 lucky winners and a Simon Says Stamp $50 gift certificate, just to name a few! You can see all the prizes at the Altenew blog.

Be sure to leave comments by April 15th, 2018 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win! 30 WINNERS will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs in the hop. Winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on April 17th, 2018.

I’m the last stop of the hop! If you missed any of the stops or want to start at the beginning, visit the Altenew blog!

240 Comments

  1. F. Andre April 15, 2018 at 10:20 pm - Reply

    Stunning work with all these lovely colours.

  2. Heather Mills April 15, 2018 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    Absolutely gorgeous!!! Would love to be able to see the shimmer in real life! I bet it’s stunning!

  3. Yasmine April 15, 2018 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    Adorable card and fabulous colors! Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Kathy P April 15, 2018 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    Your bold water colors really pop with the white embossed flowers. Very cool!

  5. Nandini Karmarkar April 15, 2018 at 3:54 am - Reply

    Absolutely stunning!

  6. Bev Karolak April 14, 2018 at 7:08 am - Reply

    Such a gorgeous card! Amazing concept! Thanks so much for sharing. 🙂

  7. Annalisa April 14, 2018 at 12:12 am - Reply

    Oh no, Nina! More sparkly watercolor products that I need! I love how this turned out; it looks like a floral galaxy. Despite the fact that my to-buy list just got that much longer, I appreciate you sharing. Both the cards are just spectacular.

  8. Tracey Magner April 13, 2018 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    Your card is gorgeous, I just love it. Those colors are wild, so beautiful, really amazing. It’s a wow card.

  9. alilovescardmaking April 13, 2018 at 4:59 am - Reply

    stunning vibrant colours xxx love it

  10. Gail Plaskiewicz April 13, 2018 at 1:31 am - Reply

    Your card is so totally colorful! I love it! I wish there was some yellow in there somewhere but I forgive you for not using my favorite color in the whole wide world in your card. How could you know it was my favorite color? LOL
    I am in love with flowers. We had a ton of flowers in our yard but we have some mutant ninja squirrels and now we don’t have any anymore.That’s why I love to stamp. I can have all the flowers I want and those mutant ninja squirrels can’t ruin them! LOL I love the embossing and the new jewels which I want to get when I win.
    Thank you for showing us your pretty, colorful card and for giving us the chance to win something.

  11. Patt H. April 12, 2018 at 11:30 pm - Reply

    Absolutely beautiful!!!

  12. Cat Craig April 12, 2018 at 5:15 pm - Reply

    stunning display of techniques.

  13. Keena April 11, 2018 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    This is just beautiful! I’ve never heard of shimmer powder before!! Thank you!!

  14. SHARON HUDSON April 10, 2018 at 9:26 pm - Reply

    Wow! Stunning cards. Just love that purple x

  15. Pam Heck April 10, 2018 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    Great Cards. Love the bright colors

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