Friday, September 20, 2019

Altenew | Refresh Your Watercolor Brush Markers Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!
Warning: heavy photo post 
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Today is a special blog hop! The Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers now have REFILLS! 
I love love these brush markers and am so glad that Altenew offers options to fill up the markers!
 

I am super excited to share 2 projects with you.
If you arrive from the blog of fabulous Lydia Fielder, you are in the right place!
 Let's get right to the projects!

I chose to use the refills only to create colorful paper. This is my favorite (and easiest) way to let the colors speak volumes. By adding droplets to the watercolor card stock, I got an instant color mix.

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I did just that before I went to bed. When I woke up in the morning, I have all sorts of colorful paper for my use. This can't get any easier.

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Based on the color mix, I selected the stamps and methods. As you can see in my first card, I chose to emboss in white with Pen Sketched Stamps and Die Bundle.

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I created several pieces and arranged the pieces and in the end, I thought it looks neat to form an invisible oval in the center.  The stamped sentiment perfectly nestled inside the images.
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This is one VERY good reason to get the refills because the droplets from the bottles are awesome for creating color paper! I used just a few colors for my projects: Purple Wine, Desert Night, Crimson, Lime and Limeade.

I love the color mix so much and decided to cut out the colorful paper and added my designs.
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If you think that you are seeing circles in the paper....
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.... you are absolutely right! 
I added interest and textures with clear-embossing. This time, I used Bubble Wrap Stencil
 for this purpose. Not only it creates subtle dimensions, the clear-embossing also make the colors POP more.
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I added a very simple vellum flowers from Simply The Best to the design and white-embossed the sentiment ( from the Simply The Best Stamp Set). 
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All the details about this blog hop, please visit Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog

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I hope that you are inspired by my projects. Please know that these refills are more than just refills. They are your creative arsenals at your disposal.

If you do not already have Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers, you can now get the entire selection with $50 off  (valid Sept 20th-21st) !!!
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👉 Shop the Ultimate Bundle HERE. 

I would very much appreciate if you shop through my affiliate links (all listed below).
For today's project, I used Spring Garden (top) and Tropical Fiesta (bottom).
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Prizes: to celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners. Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Sept. 25th for a chance to win!

Extra Giveaway: Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate in each designer's blog (such as my/this blog ) in this release. All winners will be announced on Sept. 27th, 2019

Your next stop is the talented Yoonsun Hur's blog.
 Have fun hopping! Thanks for stopping by!   

59 comments:

Nina Houghton said...

I absolutely love the card with the vellum flower. The background is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing!

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

Two fabulous cards with super duper colouring!

gail said...

stunning pieces.

Joyce said...

Love your placement.

Jean said...

Gorgeous cards.

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

You're one busy lady getting these ready before wedding week, I bet! Gorgeous cards. The vellum card is one of your best ever!!! The stenciling is genius.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! Great news about the refills.... I love that! Lots of ideas to use them from the bottles and from the markers!

conil said...

Two distinctly different cards with the same product and they're both lovely. The embossing on them add both texture and interest. Gorgeous.

Carol Henderson said...

Great cards! Thanks for using the bubble wrap stencil -- it reminded me that I used to use the real thing (bubble wrap) to get texture on cards. Forgot all about that old technique. I will have to try it again, maybe with thiese re-inkers.

Brenda Kuder said...

Pretty cards. I love all of the pretty colors.

Laura P. said...

Absolutely beautiful cards!! What a great idea to prep the watercolor paper before bed so it was ready to rock the next day! The first card looks easy enough for me to try, and the second one with the vellum and the clear embossing is awesomw. Very inspiring!

Harriet said...

Your talent and imagination amazes me! Best wishes to you and yours on this special day soon to come!

Krista D said...

Amazing job on these cards.

Sandy M said...

Beautiful cards. My favorite is the one you used the bubble wrap stencil on. So pretty.

Tammy Hanson said...

Beautiful colors. Love the vellum bloom over the watercolor background.

Barbara said...

Both cards are so gorgeous and I want to try these techniques ASAP! Thanks for the inspiration! I can't pick one of these as a favorite because I do love them both. I do like your "photo-heavy" posts! Just sayin"!

La Rae said...

These are both beautiful cards.

Geri S said...

Wonderful cards and terrific techniques! Can't wait to get some refills so I can play, too!

Nora Noll said...

What STUNNING creations!!

pcm said...

love how the vellum shows the color underneath!

OzJane aka Glenice said...

Off to play with bubble wrap. Thanks

Susan S said...

Your cards are very pretty. Very nice job!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Lovely watercoloring!

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love the white embossing with the watercolors!

dtilt1 said...

you inspired me to get out some vellum and emboss & die cut a flower, a nicely placed detail to your card

cghundley said...

Awesome technique and
it made for lovely papers.
Carla from Utah

Dawn T said...

AMAZING Virginia. Your flowers look incredible and just love the background panel you made for you second card. All the very best for the upcoming Wedding.

mindy1414 said...

I just love how vibrant and beautiful the colors are. I cannot wait to start adding these refills to my stash. I adore your background with the velum flower, as always you give me such beautiful inspiration!

mewTilman said...

Your cards never disappoint! I especially love the embossed and die cut flowers on the first card. Complex, multilayered background of the second card is perfectly accented by the simple (and gorgeous) vellum flower.

Jen said...

Love the colors and the techniques of your second card - gorgeous!

Nandini said...

Beautiful cards. Love the vibrant background on the second card.

Linda BL said...

Love the bright, happy colors you used in your cards. The watercolor paper you made to use for your die cuts was perfect for the flowers in the first card.

Tess said...

The vellum flower is quite a striking against the watercolor wash.

Patty said...

These are both beautiful but I have to say the colored panel with the vellum flower is amazing!!

Maura said...

I can't believe the vivid color you get with this ink - just radiant!! I especially like the one with the vellum flower and colorful bg!!!

Daria Z. said...

Both cards are beautiful, Virginia! I love the bright colors achieved using the refills. And, I love that you made the paper before going to bed - I should try that rather than staying up half the night to finish a card.

Susan B. said...

I love the color combinations you used! I especially like the way the limeade pops the whole look, even though there is just a little on the card.

Derin said...

I love the bubble wrap effect. Beautiful cards

Annette Reed said...

Those flowers look great. They are so vibrant. Your cards are lovely.

Cyndi said...

Gorgeous cards. The background on the second one is stunning. Can't wait to try these new watercolor marker refills.

Patt H. said...

Ahh, Virginia, You never fail to amaze me with your beautiful creations! I love these stunning cards!

frommycraftroom said...

Love the colour paper you created with the vellum flower. Stunning! Vibrant colours.

Mrsh1212 said...

I love that you used a vellum flower on the hello card. It added dimension, and still let the colored background be the focus. Well done on both cards.

Makalah said...

good tip on paper prep! thank you!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Stunning inspiration with these new refills for all of the sets!

Lissette said...

Good tips. Loved the use of the vellum. Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

Connie said...

Hi Virginia :) Love the colors you worked with and the touch of vellum was very special!!! Thanks for inspiring me :)

Renee V said...

So pretty! Love how vibrant these colors are!

Jen P said...

Beautiful cards and those colors are so vibrant and stunning too!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the vellum flower on your watercolored background!

Lisa Byers said...

I love how colorful your cards are. I love very colorful cards. I am so glad that Altenew came along with refills for their watercolor brushes! I was worrying I would run out! It's great they can be used as watercolors as well!

Kathy Dippner said...

Beautiful cards! Love the single red flower with the blue ones and the vellum flower on your super colorful background.

Teri S. said...

Love the looks you achieved with these ink refills. Joy filled coloured background with the vellum flower looks fab & I love the flowers & leaves with the colours on the first card.

KathyMcc said...

Your cards are beautiful, Virginia! I really love the background you created on the second card! Thanks for sharing your awesome creativity with us!

Aimee Phillips said...

Your cards are stunning but second one is my favorite. I love how colorful it is. Awesome inspiration.

Karthikha said...

Ooh super colorful and awesome!! Love these beautiful cards! <3

Sue D said...

Pretty designs and colors.

Mendy said...

Great cards, love the white embossing.

Nana Griffin said...

A great tip for us and lovely ideas.