10 February 2022

Altenew | Islands in Space Collection Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there and welcome to a new release from Altenew! Today sees the release of two new Artist Alcohol Marker sets, alcohol inks (which can also be used as refills for the markers) and colouring sheets. We are celebrating the release today with a fun, inspiration filled blog hop with prizes. Please see below for more information. 

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For today's blog post, I have created a card using the new Altenew Whimsical Flower Bunch Coloring Sheets and Altenew Island Garden Artist Alcohol Markers Set H and Altenew Space Garden Artist Alcohol Markers Set I. I wanted to first take a quick look at the colours in the new marker sets:

As you can see, the Island Garden Set contains the Tea Party collection (reds), Lapis Lazuli collection (blues) and Green Meadows collection (greens). The Space Garden Set contains the Sugarplums collection (mauve/purples), Tranquility collection (blues) and Fall Harvest collection (yellows). 

The Whimsical Flower Bunch Coloring Sheets are 6 x 6" loose sheets. You get 24 sheets in a pack with 12 designs. Each design has one sheet with black outlines and one with a pale grey outline printed on to white 80lb cardstock. 

For my card, I started off by taking one of the Altenew Whimsical Flower Bunch Coloring Sheets and coloured it using both sets of the markers, mainly the Altenew Island Garden Artist Alcohol Markers Set H with the blues and greens. I also added in some yellow from the Altenew Altenew Space Garden Artist Alcohol Markers Set I

I outlined the images with the palest of the blue markers and then fussy cut around the top edge, as well as cutting the panel down to fit an A2 card base. It was adhered to a pale blue card base using Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape

I took the sentiment from the Altenew Sentiment Strips 3 Stamp Set and stamped it on to black cardstock with Altenew Embossing Ink. I applied Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and added to the card with more foam tape. To finish off, I added white gel pen dots and highlights to the flowers and then added some Bubble embellishments. 



Here are the links to what I have used on the project. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.


As mentioned, this post is part of a fun, inspirational blog hop. For the hop, you should have arrived here from the wonderful Emily Midgett. Next on the hop the amazing Erum Tasneem. If you get lost along the hop or want to start from the beginning, please head over to the Altenew Blog


$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 16th February 2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 18th February 2022.

I have to be honest, I usually colour on 100lb cardstock, so it was a little bit difficult for me with the sheets but they are such pretty designs and I love the new colours of markers! Thank you so much for stopping by to see me today, I really appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful rest of the day! 


  1. Brillant and beautiful thanks for sharing.

  2. Great card & I love your swatches!

  3. This is gorgeous! The colours are so clean and clear!

  4. Gorgeous colors and your fussy cutting skills are on point! TFS!

  5. I love your coloring and how you did the flowers along the edge!

  6. So your designs are the ones I always want to mimic. Thank you!

  7. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing. Love the colors

  8. The coloring sheets and markers both look amazing, and I love how you've used them here!

  9. really like the softness of your colors

  10. What a beautiful card! Love the style and I love those brilliant colors.

  11. Nice swatches. I like the use of the page for the card.

  12. What a pretty card! I love all the blue!

  13. Oh, that's really pretty. I love the light blue in the white space. Little details can make a card.

  14. Such a pretty card! The colors are amazing…
    Thanks for sharing.

  15. Beautiful coloring and I really like how you outlined the image with the light blue ink. And your fussy cutting is perfect!

  16. This is such a beautiful card Michelle and I love your colouring of the floral sheet. The colours of the markers are so pretty, really fresh. The blue background to the design finishes it off perfectly, especially with all those lovely bubbles as accents. Lovely as always!

  17. Love the design and coloring! Beautiful flowers and great colors!


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