Watercolor Brush Markers + Giveaway

Welcome to a fun blog hop! A new set of brush markers by Altenew has just been released and we celebrate with an inspirational blog hop and lots of giveaways.

The set comes with 10 brush markers in all the colors of the rainbow. It;s a great addition to your collection if you have their first set but if you don’t it’s a great way to start since it has all the basic colors you need!

And here is my card using these markers!

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

I used one of the gorgeous flowers from the Inked Flora Stamp Set ( ALTN | SSS ). Love those sketchy lines and the artist look and feel to it. Plus they pair up beautifully with the watercolor look. Fo rcoloring everything I used only colors from the Watercolor Brush Markers – Winter Wonderland Set( ALTN | SSS ).

Notice that I didn’t care going outside the lines. I think it adds to the loose watercolor look I was going for. But you can always be neater and remember that if you emboss your image then you have separated areas to work with. This will ensure that your colors will not bloom into each other between petals … depends on the look you are going for.

I combined a couple of green shades for the leaves and I did the same with reds for the petals. I worked on watercolor paper and the markersĀ  blend and bloom beautifully! As my background I used a patterned paper from the Verdant Walk 6×6 Paper Pack( ALTN | SSS ). Those black brush strokes on that paper really complete the look.

supplies

Links to multiple online stores provided below. Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you.

Watercolor Brush Markers – Winter…
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Inked Flora Stamp Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Inked Flora Die Set
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Verdant Walk 6×6 Paper Pack
[ ALTN | SSS ]
Permanent Black Crisp Ink
[ ALTN | SSS ]
MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping…
[ SSS | ALTN ]
Tonic DELUXE ADHESIVE Nuvo Glue 200N
[ SSS ]
Therm O Web PURPLE TAPE Easy Release…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Tonic GUILLOTINE COMFORT…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Tonic GLASS MEDIA MAT 1914e
[ SSS ]
Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And…
[ SSS ]

giveaways

There are many ways to win prizes:

  • Leave me a comment below for a chance to win $20 gift certificate. The winner will be announced on my winners page by 1/16/2019
  • Altenew is giving away a $40 gift certificate to six lucky winners! For more details please visitĀ  Altenew Card Blog
  • There are more giveaways on every stop of the blog hop!

next stop

The next stop on the blog hop is my amazingly talented friend Kathy Racoosin

343 Comments

  1. Janet P. Klingaman said:

    Just lovely as always. The patterned paper was a great choice to highlight the flower and leaves in this card design. The brush markers look easy to use and the colors just right to coordinate and blend. Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win a gift certificate.

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  2. Dee Earnshaw said:

    lovely cards and amazing coloring – thanks for the tips:)

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  3. You have beautifully showcased these awesome markers!

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  4. Theresa Petermann said:

    great new color range. you make things look so doable. thanks as always for sharing,

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  5. Bri Kay said:

    Those are so cool!

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  6. Theresa Jolly Lee said:

    I always look forward to your videos and posts. Thank you for sharing your talents!

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  7. Alycia said:

    Beautiful coloring!

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  8. Patty Kellogg said:

    Enjoyed how you treated the pattern paper with the lovely flower and leavesP

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  9. Cheryl Rigney said:

    Beautiful new colors!! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  10. Sheri Kempke said:

    Another beautiful card and video from Vicky! This is gorgeous and we so appreciate your terrific videos, you always inspire me and give me new ideas.

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  11. Karen said:

    Beautiful card but you always make such beautiful cards.

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  12. LINDA said:

    BEAUTIFUL WORK!!

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  13. Ella Jo said:

    I just love this card! You always inspire me to be creative and have fun. Thank you Vicky! – Ella x

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  14. Annette Reed said:

    Your card is lovely! Thanks for sharing the coloring process. I have Arteza brush markers but have not had success with them. I tried to use them like regular markers and that was disastrous.

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  15. Helen said:

    Like how these watercolor brushes work with this sketchy floral…the resulting card is so lovely. tfs

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  16. Candace said:

    So beautiful and would love to have a card sent to me like that!

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  17. Tiffani D Hawkins said:

    Beautiful. I think I could do this coloring technique.

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  18. Monique Stevens said:

    Gorgeous card, love the new colors!

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  19. Mary B. said:

    Such a beautiful stamp set. I love to watch you water color…I love to watch you do anything when it comes to art. Thanks for always inspiring me to go outside my comfort zone.

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  20. Jeri said:

    I love the way you blended the inks together!

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  21. Beautiful card! I love that stamp and the watercolor pens seem to be very vibrant.

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  22. Denise K Terry said:

    Wow…beautiful, colorful, amazing! Love it!

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  23. Tinalala said:

    I love be these watercolor markers. This flower and card design are lovely!

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  24. Marilyn Helmstadter said:

    Love the vibrancy of this flower. Thank you

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  25. Sister Diana L. Bode said:

    Vicky,
    I loved the bright new colors of the brushes!! I am new to Altenew & its products, but I am loving everything I see on the videos, the sharin blogs, the inks, stamps, etc.!!!!!
    Thank you so much!

    Sr. Diana L Bode

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  26. Stephanie T said:

    Vicky–did you also use a light gray for shading behind the petals and leaves, or are those actual shadows I see? Regardless, your work is beautiful as always.

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  27. Holly Bowers said:

    So pretty..great job

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  28. Jenny del Castillo said:

    Excellent watercolor brushes, it seems very fun to use them, gorgeous colors.

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  29. Denise F. said:

    Vicky, you make the water coloring look so easy. The new colors are so pretty. TYFS

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  30. I LOVE the black behind the beautiful pop of color on the flower! STUNNING!

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  31. Karen P said:

    R card is gorgeous. Love the background paper with the flower.

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  32. _chevron2 said:

    such a pretty card–you have such talent!

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  33. Celeste Goff said:

    Oh my gosh Vicky, your card is so brilliant and vibrant! Just gorgeous!

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  34. Sharon Foulk said:

    Thanks for the great video! I love seeing the watercolor brushes in action! Your card is wonderful, I loved it before you cut the background on the diagonal and I love it with the diagonal cut.

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  35. Julie Blake said:

    Thank you for the beautiful card.

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  36. Marcie Lovett said:

    Beautiful, Vicky! I hope we get to see it again on a journal page, although I imagine you have so many products to highlight, it’s not easy to use them on more than one project.

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  37. Kitty Tatman said:

    I would’ve never thought to cut the patterned paper in half. Just lovely!

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  38. Carmela Hubler said:

    Love that gorgeous red flower!

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  39. Kathy P. said:

    Hah—-I wasn’t going to buy these markers until I saw the absolutely gorgeous card you created using them! Love the paper you chose too, and the triangular cut was the perfect idea! Thanks for your ever-inspiring videos, Vicky!

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  40. Linda BL said:

    The loose watercolor look is perfect with the large sketched rose. Love your watercoloring!

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  41. Linda BL said:

    The loose watercolor look is perfect with the large sketched rose. Love your watercoloring and your card.

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  42. Clair said:

    Look forward to making the cardinal. Love cardinals!

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  43. Kathy Tracy said:

    Vicky, your card is beautiful! I love your style of card making. Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Jaclyn Watler said:

    Gorgeous card! I find watercolor to be intimidating, but one of these days I’ll be brave enough to try it myself!

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  45. Yvonne Robertson said:

    This card is stunning yet you made look easy.

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  46. Sue D said:

    Beautiful coloring of this flower.

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  47. Carla Hundley said:

    How beautiful your flower
    is! Love the colors and how
    you popped it up.
    Carla from Utah

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  48. Emmaline said:

    Beautiful card! I love the way you used the pattern paper as a background too!

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  49. Dorothea Prouty said:

    What fun creative supplies – you always make your art look so easy.
    Thanks for inspiration galore! Love your art journals – have started on of my own
    using your tips & tricks.
    God Bless You!

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  50. Teri Ives said:

    Wow. Love it.

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