Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hi, Friends!!!

I’m thrilled today to be joining Altenew in their new product release blog hop featuring their new watercolor brush marker set – Winter Wonderland. Be sure to head to the the Altenew Blog to start the blog hop if you didn’t start from there.  If you’re hopping along, you should’ve arrived here from Virginia’s blog.

It’s a beautiful set with very versatile colors and I’ll show you how I created today’s card with only four of the markers.  The barrel is filled with water-based color, and coordinates with our line of inks. The flexible, yet sturdy bristles on the brush tip allow you to form both broad and fine strokes. Color can be applied straight from the marker, or diluted with water for a softer look.

I started by stamping the image from the beautiful Handpicked Bouquet set on watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink.  Using the watercolor brush markers, I applied color to the crevices of each petal (one petal at a time) and used a clean, damp watercolor brush to saturate the area I’m working on and pulled the pigment out to create shading.  To add depth to the Ruby Red flowers, I also went back and applied some Persian Blue to the crevices to add further depth to the flowers.  I used Lagoon and Emerald for the leaves.

When I was done coloring, I started fussy-cutting.  I fussy-cut the image until I was almost done only to realize I had a coordinating die!!!  I tell you this because sometimes, I need you to laugh with me to feel better about being a dork.  It was late!  I used the die anyway because I liked that I cut out the space between the stems and I’m so glad I didn’t mess it up!  For my background, I ink-blended Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Wilted Violet Distress Oxide inks directly onto a card base because I knew I wanted to add a layer of stripes using the Watercolor Strips Cover Die.

I embossed a sentiment on white paper using gold embossing powder and to add some interest, I also added little black enamel dots using Ebony Black Nuvo Crystal Drops.  It was so fun creating this for Altenew and I really enjoyed it.  Next stop is Kathleen’s blog!


BLOG HOP LIST:

Altenew Card Blog

Vicky Papaioannou

Kathy Racoosin

Erum Tasneem

Kristina Pokazanieva

Rubeena Ianigro

Kelly Latevola

Norine Borys

Lilith Eeckels

Nicole Picadura

Agnieszka Malyszek

Anna Komenda

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Therese Calvird

Lydia Fiedler

Kymona Tracey

Virginia Lu

Caly Person

Kathleen Graumüller

Svitlana Shayevich

Reiko Tsuchida

Laurie Willison

Lisa Spangler

Zinia Redo

Yoonsun Hur


GIVEAWAY INFORMATION:

Altenew is giving away a $40 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, January 16th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 1/19/2019.

In addition, I will be selecting ONE winner from comments below to win a $20 gift certificate to the Altenew store. The giveaway here will end Monday 1/14/2019 11:59pm CST. The winner will be announced here on my blog on 1/16/2019.  Please be sure to check back!  I’ll do my best to contact the winner if the information is provided based on your profile.


Thanks so much for stopping by today! 

XOXO,

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SUPPLIES:

*NOTE:  To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SSS forSimon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, ALT for Altenew, etc.).  Affiliate links may be used (at no additional cost to you) – thank you for your support!

ALT Watercolor Brush Markers - Winter Wonderland
ALT Watercolor Brush Markers – Winter Wonderland
ALT Handpicked Bouquet Bundle
ALT Handpicked Bouquet Bundle
ALT | EH | SSS
ALT Watercolor Stripes Cover Die
ALT Watercolor Stripes Cover Die
ALT | EH | SSS
Sizzix Big Shot Express
Sizzix Big Shot Express
SSS | SBC | AMZN
Silver Brush Black Velvet Brushes
Silver Brush Black Velvet Brushes
MERRIARTIST | EH
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Set 1
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Set 1
EH | SBPal | SSS
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Set 2
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Set 2
EH | SBPal | SSS

Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Set 4
EH | SBPal | SSS
Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black
HMSB | EH | SSS
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink
HMSB | EH | SSS
Arches Cold Pressed Watercolor Pad 140 lb
Arches Cold Pressed Watercolor Pad 140 lb
EH | SSS | AMZN
Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover 100lb
Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover 100lb
Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Wagner Heat Tool
Wagner Heat Tool
HMSB | EH | SSS | AMZN
Embossing Powder Bag
Embossing Powder Bag
HMSB | EH | SSS
WOW Metallic Gold Rich Regular Embossing Powder
WOW Metallic Gold Rich Regular Embossing Powder
HMSB | SSS | EH
Nuvo Crystal - Ebony Black
Nuvo Crystal – Ebony Black
HMSB | EH | SSS | TS
ATG Gun
ATG Gun
EH | SSS | AMZN
3M Scotch Foam Tape
3M Scotch Foam Tape
EH | SSS | AMZN
Absorber
Absorber
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
EH | SSS
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
HMSB | EH | SSS
MSP MISTI
MSP MISTI
HMSB | EH | SSS | MSP
MSP MISTI Mouse Pad
MSP MISTI Mouse Pad
HMSB | EH | SSS | MSP

112 thoughts on “Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

  1. Hi Caly, thank you so much for sharing your card. The colours look so strong in the markers, yet you have made them look so soft and delicate. It’s beautiful.

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  2. I just adore your card!!! I recently bought the handpicked bouquet stamp set and made a birthday card for my 97 year old mother using the layering stamping technique. However, I love how you colored yours so much more!!! And the colors on the background are so wonderfully complimentary also!!! I can see I’m going to have to get that watercolor strips cover die as well!! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful card!!

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