Thursday, March 21, 2019

Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hello, crafty friends!
I am so honoured and excited to be joining Altenew for their Watercolor Brush Markers Release Blog Hop today. If you’ve arrived here from the blog of Laura Volpes, you’re on the right track. If you’d like to start at the beginning and not miss a thing, click on the Altenew Card Blog link.

Altenew is releasing another amazing Watercolor Brush Markers Set! The Tropical Fiesta Set is full of cheery, bright, vivid tones. Here is a colour swatch for the Set:

I have two cards to share today for the hop, so let's get going!

My first card features the Garden Picks 3D Die Set and

To create this card, I started by die cutting the roses and foliage from the Altenew Garden Picks 3D Die Set from 300 GSM cold pressed watercolor paper. Them, I used the shades: Sunkissed, Crimson, and Paper Bag from the Tropical Fiesta set to colour my roses. Do keep in mind, that these markers are VERY concentrated, so a little goes a long way. I coloured the leaves the same way using a mix of Sweet Leaf and Lime. They are such pretty colours!

Next, I embossed a piece of white cardstock using the Altenew Dotted Scales Debossing Cover Die

I gave a light colour wash on the embossed panel using the Lava Rock Brush Marker to add some depth to my background. Once that was done, I arranged my flowers and leaves and adhered them on the panel.

 All that was left to do now was, add a sentiment to my card. I chose one from the Sketchy Floral Stamp Set. It was stamped on a strip of white cardstock and then popped on my card panel using foam tape. I added few black paint splatters and enamel dots to finish off my card.



For my second card, I have taken the watercoloring route and used the Perfectly Perfect Stamp set

I am not much of a colorist, so forgive me, if this looks very amateurish! To create this card, I first heat embossed the flowers and leaves from the Perfectly Perfect Stamp set using White Embossing Powder on 300 GSM cold pressed watercolor paper.

Then, I went in with the Purple Vine Brush Marker and coloured my flowers. What I really love about working with the Altenew Brush Markers is that, they are super concentrated and extremely easy to blend and work with. I tried to give the flowers some shadow and depth using only one colour and got good results. I did the same for the leaves. I used a combination of Lime and Sweet leaf to colour them and then fussy cut them out.

I wanted to add some subtle texture to my background, so I used my Cube Cover Die to give an embossed effect. I really love stretching my supplies to get more mileage out of them and this is a great technique to do with all your Cover Dies.  I created my own grey background by using the Lava Rock Brush Marker on white cardstock and diluting it with a lot of water. This resulted in a soft, grey color cardstock colour which went well with my flowers.

I used the Simple Alpha Die Set to die cut the letters 'Hi' from black cardstock and white fun foam. I adhered them one on top of the other, so that I could get a raised effect. The other part of the sentiment came from the Sketchy Floral Stamp Set. I added a thin strip of silver glitter paper to the sentiment strip to add some interest to my card design. Finally, I added few clear sequins and black paint splatters to complete my card.


Prizes:
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.

Additional Giveaway:
The generous folks at Altenew will also draw a winner 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.

The next stop on the hop is, Svitlana Shayevich's blog. I have also included the full blog hop list, incase you have just started the hop from my blog!

Blog Hop Order:
                         Hussena Calcuttawala (You are HERE)

Thanks for stopping by! I hoped you liked my cards. If you did, please do leave me a comment letting me know which one is your favourite. :)
Enjoy the rest of the hop and have a great day ahead!

95 comments:

  1. Both cards are beautiful and love how you use the the water colors.

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  2. Such pretty cards! Love the embossed backgrounds <3

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  3. Your cards are very beautiful!!! love them

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  4. Both are so pretty but the orange one is my favorite.

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  5. So lovely. Such interest in all cards. Lovely "painting".

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  6. Stunning cards, love all the layering!

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  7. Your cards are amazing, both different, but equally beautiful!

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  8. I can keep looking at your cards for hours Hussena !! Beautiful colors,composition and presentation too..I know why Altenew keeps having you as guest again and again ;)

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  9. I love that pink card, one of the cool things about it are the little pink start flowers that are not embossed and that just mixes things up. Lovely Hussena!

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  10. Gorgeous colors! These new markers are a must have set! Love the vibrancy of the colors on your lovely card designs Hussena. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. Perfect, perfect card! Every is so perfect and beautiful! Can't tell you enough! Love your style!

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  12. These are really pretty cards. :)

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  13. Lovely cards!! These new colors are fabulous.

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  14. Your cards are breathtaking!! I LOVE the texture behind the flowers and your layering is fantastic!

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  15. Thank you for giving examples of using embossed backgrounds with watercolor images, these are so fresh and pretty

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  16. I love your cards! They are both beautiful!

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  17. That pink just pops right off the paper !

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  18. Both cards are beautiful! Love the gorgeous new colors of the markers.

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  19. I can't choose they are both so beautiful.

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  20. Your flowers are so pretty. I especially like the roses.

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  21. SOOOO GORGEOUS! I love your layering and color combos!

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  22. Love the pretty colors and the backgrounds.

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  23. Very lovely cards! Love the new color set!

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  24. Hmmmmm.... Favorite? I like them both for different reasons. I like how the 3D ‘pops’ but I also like the coloring and the black and white stripes down the side of the Perfectly Perfect card. The black/white stripes pull it together in a way I would never have thought of. Beautiful.

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  25. Beautiful cards, love the backgrounds and the flowers pop

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  26. Wow..both the cards are stunning ma'am..treat to eyes😍

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  27. These are both gorgeous!!! My favorite is the second with the pink flowers; stunning!!

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  28. Beautiful cards... hi dearest friend is my favorite

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  29. Fabulous cards! Gorgeous new colors of Watercolor Brush Markers. Love the embossed backgrounds.

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  30. Beautiful cards, Thanks for the chance to win and sharing.

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  31. Gorgeous cards! I really love the Garden Picks 3D flowers! Such beautiful colors and a pretty design for the background! Love the blooms on your second card too!

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  32. So cool :) Such beautiful coloring!

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  33. Beautiful cards...The flowers in both the cards are so lovely...

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  34. Your cards are so beautiful. Loved how you colored the Garden 3D flowers.

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  35. Lovely cards!! I love the colors you chose especially the pink. Beautiful!!

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  36. Beautiful cards! I love your color choices too!

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  37. Tricia Podmore here, I must tell you your cards are awesome and wonderfully inspiring. Thank you for sharing your talents and techniques.

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  38. Love your cards. Each one is delicate looking and so beautiful!

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  39. Both of your cards are so beautiful! I've never seen the Garden Picks so lovely. Did you use some dies from other sets also? Thanks for the inspiration!

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  40. Love your talent in card making

    These two dates are so amazing and pretty the 3d flower design is so unique . Love them both . So inspiring creation.

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  41. You do not look like an amateur colorist. Your cards are beautiful. Thank you for sharing your talent.

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  42. Love both of your cards. I really like the way you layered everything together. Thanks for sharing.

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  43. Great job on both cards. But for me....the second card was a total stand out! I love the colors....great job!
    Thank you so much for sharing your lovely work.

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  44. Beautiful cards! I love both of them, but something about the colors in the second one makes it my favorite! Thanks for sharing!

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  45. Both cards are beautiful, but the flowers on the first one make me think of frosting flowers on a cake! I love the backgrounds and the coloring on the purple card is so pretty.

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  46. The first card is so soft and elegant. Your color choices are first rate. You did a wonderful job on water coloring the second card. I love your work.

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  47. Love the pink and purple flower card. Really beautiful and vibrant. Lovely job. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  48. I love both cards, but the first one jumped tight out at me. The colors and the softness of the background are things that I love in a card. Your work is so pretty and love seeing what you will do with new Altenew releases.

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  49. I just got the 3D Garden Picks Die set & can't wait to try your design for them. The watercolor markers give them stunning depth.

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  50. Oh my both cards are just gorgeous, beautiful coloring!

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  51. Gorgeous cards. The first card is my favorite. I love that you used a cover die for the background and the 3D Garden Picks die set for your multicolored florals. Your second card beautifully colored. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.

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  52. Both of your cards are beautiful. I like the dimension and colors in the first card.

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  53. Your cards are lovely and your flowers are not amateurish at all. Very beautiful.

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  54. Love the idea of using markers to color the die cut pieces.

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  55. Great inspiration for Spring holiday cards

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  56. Beautiful cards, love the backgrounds and the coloring on the flowers!!

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  57. Both cards are so beautiful, Hussena!!! I love the gray wash on the background of the first card and the DIY gray panel of the second one! They add so much natural feeling to the whole designs!!!

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  58. Gorgeous cards, Hussena! Your watercoloring is fabulous!

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  59. Both the cards are awesome! Love watching them !

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  60. Beautiful layering of colors on the
    first card. The second is gorgeous.
    thanks for sharing.
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  61. Soooo beautiful!! Totally love your design and work, as always! :)

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  62. Beautiful cards, beautiful coloring. I love the styles and the vivid colors in this new Tropical Fiesta marker set.

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  63. I love both cards. Your first one looks like a lovely fresh bridal bouquet and I love the textured background.

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  64. I really like the blends of colors these brushes are creating!

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  65. Your floral work is stunning, with all the beautiful colors and layers. These new watercolors have such a range of depth and color, and using the white embossing powder on the second card seems like something I can do. I have die cut and layered the garden picks using various shades of cardstock, but the watercolors give a whole different (and beautiful) look. Thanks for some fabulous inspiration here!

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  66. Your cards are lovely. Your coloring is beautiful.
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  67. Beautiful cards. Really like the look of the 3d dies. They are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your art.🐧

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  68. I love the pink and grey together. Your flowers are beautifully painted.

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  69. Simply stunning and such vibrant colors!

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  70. Gorgeous cards! I love how you coloured the layered die cut flowers!

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  71. So beautiful and I love all the dimension :)

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  72. Stunning projects. Thanks for sharing

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  73. Very pretty cards! I like the embossed backgrounds. Your coloring looks great!

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  74. Stunning cards and beautifully coloured.

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  75. Your cards are just gorgeous! The embossed backgrounds really help to make your beautiful flowers 'pop'! Thanks so much for sharing and the great inspiration!

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  76. Absolutely stunning cards, Hussena! Love the gorgeous colours you have used. I love that these markers retain their brightness even when diluted.

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  77. Beautiful cards! I especially liked the second one. The embossed backgrounds look great behind the flowers

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  78. Both cards are beautiful and there is nothing amateurish about your coloring on your 2nd card. I was admiring how beautiful your coloring was on this and how much I love the variations you got with the Purple Wine color, it is stunning from my point of view :) Thank you for sharing both cards and for the beautiful inspiration. (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

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  79. These are gorgeous against that white background!

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  80. I love all the soft colors you were able to get to go with the bright colors. Your layered flowers are particularly lovely. Thanks for sharing!

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  81. Hi Hussena :) You've captured these florals beautifully! So much depth and an amazing range of shades!!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  82. Oh what beautiful cards! Fabulous watercoloring and the softness you achieved. Amazing layers, depth and compositions.

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  83. Beautiful cards! I love your choice of colors and your coloring (not amateurish at all). My favorite is the first card, mostly because the depth and color of the roses are stunning, but both are wonderful.

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  84. These are beautiful! I'm swooning over the first card. Love the combination of those layered floral dies with the background cover!

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  85. Love the beautiful colors of your cards. so pretty. Love the backgrounds you used too.

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  86. Such beautiful cards, thank you for sharing

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