Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hi everyone! Today I am back with a card I created for a blog hop to celebrate the release of the new set of Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers - the Tropical Fiesta set! There is a lot of inspiration and prizes to be won, so stay tune for more details! 



The Altenew Tropical Fiesta set consists of 10 watercolor markers -  I really liked them because of the nice flow and of the vibrancy of the colors. There is a swatch below and also you can see me swatch them live in the video tutorial I have at the end of this post.
For my card today I decided to pair them with the Altenew Wallpaper Art stamp set. These florals are gorgeous and, because they are so large, they were the perfect canvas to practice with these markers.


For the flowers I used the colors Crimson and Fresh Lemon and for the leaves I used Lime and  Sweet Leaf. Because these markers are water based I used some water to blend them out. Once I was done coloring I die cut them with the Wallpaper Art Die Set.


For the background I scribbled down some color with the marker Turquoise on a panel of Canson XL watercolor cardstock cut at 4x5.25" and I blended it out with a paintbrush loaded with water. I then added droplets with the same Turquoise Marker and with the Desert Night marker. I also added some shimmery droplets with a Spectrum Noir Clear Overlay pen.


I matted the panel with an A2 sized sheet of black cardstock and glued my heat embossed sentiment with some foam tape.

I also filmed ad uploaded a video tutorial where I show how I created this congratulations card with the Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers. You can watch it down below or directly on my YouTube channel!




And now it's time to talk about giveaways!

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 Thursday, March 28th for a chance to win.

One lucky winner will be drawn to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/31/2019.

Blog Hop Order:
And that's it for today! I really hope you liked the card and enjoyed the video! Thank you all so much for stopping by and have a great day!

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102 comments:

Dorothy Mutafopulos said...

Wow!!! Thank for creating this amazing card and showing us how easy it is to use these water colors.

Debra Rumpza said...

Love your gorgeous card, Laura!

Emmaline Louise said...

Love this gorgeous card! The orange against the blue is so striking - love it <3

jeannieob said...

love the card. I like the color combination you used.

Unknown said...

Love the colors.

Sandy said...

The wallpaper art stamp is one of my favs and you made it beautifully.

KM Miller said...

Your color combination is beautiful!

Caroline Livermore said...

Beautiful interpretation -- love your coloring! Happy Spring to everyone!

Marilyn Bronson said...

Gorgeous card, love the coral color!

viera said...

I love how you made only lower parts of the petals so vibrant. Amazing job. I will never be able to crate something similar. I wish i could :)

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Beautiful card!

Jackie Waxler said...

Beautiful colors. Looks like they are easy to use.

Cheryl Wood said...

Gorgeous colors and blending!

Helen Kalb said...

I think the wallpaper flowers are so gorgeous and I am surprised that I like them so much in this vibrant orange - great card Laura!

Liz O. said...

Gorgeous colors! These new markers are a must have set! Love the vibrancy of the colors On the Wallpaper Art flowers. Thanks for the inspiration Laura!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Beautiful job coloring those flowers. :)

Joy Meadows said...

Love this beautiful card! the watercolor markers are so vivid and your color combo is striking.

Cheryl Rigney said...

Such a beautiful card!! Love the colors!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Awesome card!

amee said...

Beautiful card, Laura!

Nora N. said...

This is STUNNING!!

Kristen Snoozy said...

Not sure I would have chosen orange for these flowers, but THEY ARE GORGEOUS!

stampcz said...

Pretty! I need these markers!

Brenda Kuder said...

Your card is beautiful! I love those flowers!

Born Again Farm Girl said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I love these pens !!!

Carmela Hubler said...

Lovely cards! Love the soft blending of your flowers.

mzlikely said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Talitha said...

Beautiful, beautiful card! Your shading is great.

MadeByMeghanK said...

I adore this! Absolutely stunning shading and colors!

Unknown said...

Your card is beautiful. I love the colors!

Sue D said...

Your card is so beautiful!

jeanchaneyaz said...

Those colors are just so gorgeous on those pretty flowers!

Sally said...

Awesome card.

Geri Stuart said...

Very lovely card! Love the new color set!

Renate Harrison said...

This is one of my favorite stamp sets. You colored it beautifully, love the soft colors.

Heather said...

GORGEOUS!! I Love this stamp set and your coloring is perfect for it!

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Keionna said...

Gorgeous! I love love love

Super Stick Chick said...

Fabulous card! Gorgeous new colors of Watercolor Brush Markers. Love your coloring.

Hummingbird said...

Beautiful card, Thanks for the chance to win and sharing.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous card with such beautiful coloring! Can't wait to try these brush markers! Love the Tropical Fiesta set!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

I love the Tropical Fiesta colors on your gorgeous card! The black leaves really balance the cluster of blossoms!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love the colors! What a fun card!!

Carrie Maritato said...

Loved the video showing how you used the markers to color this amazing card. Thank you for doing it!!

Lisa Byers said...

Love your flowers!! Your coloring technique is awesome. That’s for the inspiration.

ocean-dreamer said...

Beautiful cards! They jump off of the cards!

Unknown said...

Laura, Laura, WOW! As always amazing card and watercoloring. I love watching you create and so appreciate that I learn something everytime I watch your tutorials. Thank you so much for sharing your talents and inspiring me always.

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mumster said...

Thanks for sharing the video on making your card. It is a beautiful card

Rozy said...

Those wallpaper flowers are amazing. I love your colors...makes for a very beautiful card. Thanks for the inspiration!

Barbara said...

This is a gorgeous card with a beautiful colors! I like the brightness and the great watercolor look!

Maryam said...

This is so pretty creation. Love your designs and your color choices

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

Laura, you were able to take these bold new colors and make them soft. Your card is so beautiful.

Kathy Dippner said...

Beautiful card. Love the way you layered the flowers and leaves. Thanks for sharing.

Mitzi Manthey said...

A truly stunning card... and I'm not always a fan of orange! Love the colors you chose and that stamp in on my Wish List!

Rose Mary Smalley said...

I love how your card turned out. I love the stamp set....and it seems that these markers have a nice pigment amount....I just loved seeing your video. Thank you so much for sharing your card.

CandyraeT said...

I really like the coloring you did. The card is so pretty.

Melissa Smith said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the colors and coloring! I also enjoyed your video. Thank you for sharing!

Kandice J said...

Your coloring is so beautiful. Really inspirational. Wonderful job. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Mary McCaslin said...

Lovely work!

Eve N said...

This is a lovely card. The combination of crisp stamped outlines and flowing colors is wonderful.

Teri Smith said...

Laura, your card is fantastic & beyond beautiful! Wallpaper Art stamp set is my very favourite & I would like nothing better than to have it in my craft room. If I am blessed to win I am going to order it right away. I love the depth of colour these Altenew Watercolour Brushes achieve.

Becky Reeder said...

So beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

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Kathy Ferguson said...

Your card is gorgeous. I love that you used orange to color the Wallpaper Art stamp which is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.

JM Nus said...

Gorgeous card and thankyou for the video process.

SusieQ said...

The card is very pretty. I love the colors and thanks for showing the process you used. I need to try taking the water to meet the watercolor. Maybe that would improve my watercoloring. Thanks.

SusieQ said...

The card is very pretty. I love the colors and thanks for showing the process you used. I need to try taking the water to meet the watercolor. Maybe that would improve my watercoloring. Thanks.

Susan Arseneault-Richard said...

Such a gorgeous card. Thank you for sharing the coloring technique. You make it look so easy!

DJ said...

Beautiful card. I love the gorgeous color you got by blending the crimson and the yellow. Stunning!

littlen said...

Beautiful colors.

Cynthia Cole said...

Wow, your card is awesome!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Very pretty card! Love the new color set!

Louanne said...

Beautiful coloring - the color choices in this set are awesome!

Cindi said...

Gorgeous card! I love your coloring.

Patt H. said...

So beautiful, Laura! Thanks for the awesome video! I will be trying your technique as soon as I get my markers!

Carrie said...

So lovely...these flowers and colors are perfection!

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful card.
thanks for the video demonstration.
I have one set of the pens, now
I need these colors and the
correct way to use them.
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Karthikha said...

Wow! Gorgeous flowers!! Love your work! :)

Cyndi Morris said...

Beautiful card. I love this new Tropical Fiesta set (and I love the Wallpaper Art stamps), so this card made me smile!

Nox said...

I love the bold lush look of that flower from the Wallpaper set, and the colours of this marker set seem to complement this design so nicely - your card is beautiful!

kerry myers said...

I love the wash of color on the petals. They look so natural.

Kathy said...

I loved this card when I first saw it! The coloring you achieved with the watercolors is just outstanding! This is my fave flower set to date, and you have really gone over and above to make it shine. Thanks for sharing your inspiration and talent.

Sheila said...

I really like the light blue background that you created. All your work is fantastic! You definitely have a talent for this!

Jen Shoup said...

This card is beautiful. I love the coloring on the leaves and the splash of blue in the background.

Jean said...

Simply stunning and such vibrant colors!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Beautiful card! I love the colour you used for the flowers!

Jan said...

So very pretty! Love your color choices :)

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Love the colors you chose for your flowers. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing

Annette Reed said...

This is very pretty! Your coloring is lovely and I like the background too.

Jane Booth said...

You card is gorgeous!!! Thank you for sharing the process as well!

Helen said...

Wow! I just love this gorgeous card, Laura! Your flowers are stunning! Thanks so much for sharing and the great inspiration!

Nandini said...

Really gorgeous card. Love the beautiful colouring.

cattimir said...

Not sure if I have already left a comment but that's a beautiful card! Love the coloring and that pretty flower stamp

3kidmama said...

Beautiful card - I especially love the soft peach-y color of your flowers and the contrast between the background textures. Stunning!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love your beautiful flowers against your bluish background!

Annalisa Young said...

That orange-lime-turquoise color combo feels so summery to me, and I love how you used it on your card. Thanks for sharing with us!

Connie said...

Hi Laura :) A lovely, vibrant card! You've showcased the watercolor brushes wonderfully!!! Thank you :)

Dana M said...

Gorgeous card! Amazing composition, colors and watercoloring. I love the movement and dynamic placement of elements.

Handmade by Hanneke said...

Beautiful Card! Love splash of blue in the background to complement the bright orange and green of the flower arrangement.

Miriam Prantner said...

What gorgeous florals! I love the depth you achieved here!

Ger McDonald said...

I love the colours you chose for this gorgeous card