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 markers  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 visit  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. Robin Brower said:

    Watercolor is my new favorite way of adding color to my cards! You have given me the confidence to use them and experiment. Thank you, Vicky, you are such an inspiration!

    January 11, 2019
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  2. Talitha Wright said:

    Beautiful coloring.Thanks for the video.

    January 11, 2019
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  3. Mitzi Manthey said:

    Beautiful card. I’m very interested in watercoloring and love the color selection in this set.

    January 11, 2019
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  4. Heather Bellino said:

    As always, your card is gorgeous!

    January 11, 2019
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  5. Robin Brower said:

    All of your designs are beautiful. Thank you so much, Vicky, for all the inspiration. You are a wonderful artist.

    January 11, 2019
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  6. Lauralee Frey said:

    I love working with this type of medium. The colors are beautiful!

    January 11, 2019
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  7. Jeanne Beam said:

    Your card is beautiful! Love the colors of the markers.
    Thanks so much for sharing…

    January 11, 2019
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  8. Louann Adams said:

    I’ve been watching your videos for years…. and I still learn so much from you. Beautiful card!!

    January 11, 2019
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  9. Linnea Sundstrom said:

    luv the whole composition of this card, Vicky!

    January 12, 2019
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  10. Beverly Jordan said:

    Love your depth of reds with your watercoloring!! So gorgeous!!

    January 12, 2019
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  11. Love this card. So pretty and a beautiful design. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    January 12, 2019
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  12. Connie said:

    Wow Vicky! Your card is absolutely terrific!!! Such brilliant artistry 🙂 Thanks for inspiring me!

    January 12, 2019
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  13. Tracy Lynn Lustick said:

    My resistance to loving these new pens is wavering !

    January 12, 2019
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  14. Tracy Lustick said:

    Beautiful card design!

    January 12, 2019
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  15. Barb S. said:

    The watercolor makes the flower jump off the page, just beautiful!

    January 12, 2019
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  16. Carrie C. said:

    Great set & colors! Good luck to all!

    January 12, 2019
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  17. Laura Holm said:

    Vicky, your card is AMAZING! I love seeing your video showing how you colored your flower and leaves! Love the “lined” printed paper you chose and how you cut a triangle of it and raised it up with foam tape. The placement of the flower and leaves on top is wonderful. And so is the sentiment placement! Thanks so much for sharing your creative ideas!

    January 12, 2019
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  18. Regina Henderson said:

    Such rich colors. Beautiful.

    January 12, 2019
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  19. BethAnne Dunlap said:

    Such a beautiful card and wonderful tutorial…thank you for sharing 🙂

    January 12, 2019
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  20. Andrea B. said:

    Love these new water colors. Beautiful card!

    January 12, 2019
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  21. Cris Walton said:

    Incredibly beautiful card! Your technique is so relaxing to watch. Inspiring!

    January 12, 2019
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  22. Emma F said:

    Your rose drawing is beautiful!! It’s amazing how you are able to draw like that. You are very talented!!

    January 12, 2019
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  23. Anna Rodgers said:

    I really enjoy using watercolor brush markers because the colors are always so vibrant. You are a natural teacher…always making me feel like I can make beautiful things with whatever medium you are using. You inspire me to work hard and practice often! TFS.

    January 12, 2019
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  24. Cynthia Bardwell said:

    Very Beautiful. Altenew really created a beautiful set….love what you did with it.

    January 12, 2019
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  25. suzanne cate said:

    Amazing , would love to be able to this as well as you.

    January 12, 2019
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  26. Stacey Kowbel said:

    Beautiful flower! Such fabulous colouring!

    January 12, 2019
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  27. lee said:

    Lovely work!! Thank you!

    January 12, 2019
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  28. Very pretty card. Love the new shades. They fit in very well with the first set.

    January 12, 2019
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  29. Kim said:

    Beautiful work and colors. Thanks for making it look easy.

    January 12, 2019
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  30. Kaye Thrasher said:

    Beautiful card. Really like that you used the black and white paper with the large floral image. It’s a great look. Thanks so much for sharing your art.🐧

    January 12, 2019
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  31. Debbie S. said:

    Stunning card. Thank you for sharing your talent (and a chance to win.)

    January 12, 2019
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  32. Linda R said:

    Lovely card! Thanks for the video, It’s great to watch you create.

    January 12, 2019
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  33. Cindy McGarrahan said:

    Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful flower. I love that you go out of the lines. It does make it even more special. thank you.

    January 12, 2019
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  34. Laurie Black said:

    Beautiful card: lovely colors, pretty arrangement.

    January 12, 2019
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  35. cyndi morris said:

    The colors in this new marker set are gorgeous. Your card is beautiful and the coloring is amazing. And – how have I missed that amazing Inked Floral stamp set??? Now I need that, too.

    January 12, 2019
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  36. Marianne said:

    Gorgeous card, Vicky. Love how vibrant those colours are, and I also love the red you used.

    January 12, 2019
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  37. Kristine Reeves said:

    Just lovely!

    January 12, 2019
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  38. Carol said:

    Hi Vicky, I love the artsy feel of your flowers and card. Thanks for sharing!

    January 13, 2019
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  39. joanie blevins said:

    The card is beautiful.

    January 13, 2019
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  40. Kim said:

    Your card is beautiful. I love that you were carefree on the lines. It really made the project pop. thanks for sharing.

    January 13, 2019
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  41. Kerry Myers said:

    That card is GORGEOUS! I love it!!

    January 13, 2019
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  42. Debbie Nutt said:

    Great design! Lovely bold bright colours!

    January 13, 2019
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  43. Asawari said:

    beautifully watercolored! I love the design as well. traiangular background with the flowers and leaves covering the edge…just a small change creates big effect!

    January 13, 2019
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  44. Velichka Zheleva said:

    Gorgeous card again 🙂

    January 13, 2019
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  45. Ricki said:

    You always do such inspirational work…Love this flower an the watercolors…

    January 13, 2019
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  46. Dawn Jones said:

    What beautiful colors! You make it look so simple to turn out beautiful art. Thanks!

    January 13, 2019
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  47. Susan Powell said:

    I love watching you create! This isn gorgeous and I love how you covered up the edge of the designer paper.

    January 13, 2019
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  48. Giselaine Ellison said:

    Love your card Vicky! I always enjoy watching your video creations. Thank you for sharing.

    January 13, 2019
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  49. Sandra Bonagura said:

    you are amazing …. I can watch your videos all day long!

    January 13, 2019
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  50. Lauryne Cunningham said:

    What a gorgeous card! I love the way you cut the patterned paper and you watercolored the flower beautifully.

    January 13, 2019
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