Thursday, January 10, 2019

Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers Winter Wonderland Release


Hello Crafters! 

Welcome to the Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers  Winter Wonderland Release Blog Hop!
You should have arrived from the amazing Rubeena Ianigro. If you're just stopping by you can start the hop at the very beginning with the Altenew Card Blog.

As far as prizes go Altenew is generously 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 Wednesday, January 16th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 1/19/2019.

Okay let's talk watercolors yes?
 

I used a combination of the Spring and Winter Watercolor Brush Markers for my two cards today. 
I like a looser look with a more controlled application. 


I used the same application for both cards. I like to lay down a line of color where I want it to be the darkest then use a slightly damp paintbrush to pull the color out into the petal. This gives me a ton of control over where the pigment goes. 


I'm also a huge fan of mixing colors. I like adding two or three colors into one petal or leaf  because I think it gives a more dynamic look. I sometimes struggle to get dimension into my watercolor and this helps keep thing interesting for me. 


I did manage to get a video together for my second card today. Which is kind of a miracle honestly. 
You can see the whole card (and sorta listen to me sniffle, sorry!) in the video below. 


Your next stop on the hop is the wonderful Norine Borys.

In case you get lost along the way here's the entire hop order.


























Thank you so much for stopping by!


Supplies:



Altenew BEST BUDS
Altenew BEST BUDS
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Artist Markers Set B
Artist Markers Set B
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Altenew Cherished Memories Stamp Set
Altenew Cherished Memories Stamp Set
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Altenew Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink
Altenew Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink
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Watercolor Brush Markers - Spring Garden Set
Watercolor Brush Markers - Spring Garden Set
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Watercolor Brush Markers - Winter Wonderland Set
Watercolor Brush Markers - Winter Wonderland Set
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Altenew
Altenew Crown Bloom Stamp Set
Altenew Crown Bloom Stamp Set
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB SMOOTH SOLAR WHITE
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Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
Neenah Classic Crest 80 LB REAM Smooth Solar White Paper Pack 250 Sheets
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Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
Fiskars PREMIUM CUT LINE Paper Trimmer 12 Inches
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SSS | SC
Canson MONTVAL WATERCOLOR 9x12 Pad
Canson MONTVAL WATERCOLOR 9x12 Pad
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SSS | DB
Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET
Ranger Inkssentials Non Stick CRAFT SHEET
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SSS | SC
Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
Simon Says Stamp LARGE GRID PAPER Pack Pad
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Pretty Pink Posh 6MM SPARKLING CLEAR Cupped Sequins
Pretty Pink Posh 6MM SPARKLING CLEAR Cupped Sequins
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Pretty Pink Posh 4MM SPARKLING CLEAR Cupped Sequins
Pretty Pink Posh 4MM SPARKLING CLEAR Cupped Sequins
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Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS
Ranger Inkssentials GLOSSY ACCENTS
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MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
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MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
MINI MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
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Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 2 Round
Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 2 Round
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We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
We R Memory Keepers TRIM AND SCORE Board
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Inkon3 FADEOUT Ink
Inkon3 FADEOUT Ink
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Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
Tombow MONO MULTI Liquid Glue
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126 comments:

  1. wow...both cards are stunning, so life like!

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  2. I truly love these beauties! Your coloring is fabulous & really bring the florals to life. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Both cards are amazing! Love the no line technique!

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  4. Absolutely stunning! Your ability to manipulate these water color markers is inspirational!

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  5. Wow! Stunning doesn't even do these justice. Always amazed
    at your beautiful coloring.

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  6. Both those cards are breathtaking - so hard for me to believe such lovely shading can be achieved with markers! You are inspirational!

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  7. Your mix of colors on these cards is exceptionally beautiful, Kelly! Love both cards.

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  8. Stunning, live the results of a happy accident.

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  9. Love your colors! Beautiful cards!

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  10. I am so impressed with the Altnew Watercolor Brush Markers' color palette. The colors are so vibrant and inviting. Love the cards Kelly!

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  11. Both cards are incredible! Stunning inspiration right there!

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  12. beautiful coloring, Kelly - two gorgeous cards - love these new marker colors!!

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  13. Wow, I love the fact that you mixed both Spring and Winter colors and the card with peach is awesome. Nicely done and so very creative.

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  14. Oh wow, this work is absolutely wonderful! Thank you for sharing how you have gone about it.

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  15. Your card is beautiful. The "oops" purple was made to look like it was intentional and looks great.

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  16. Ah, my fellow dispatcher... Hope you feel better soon.

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  17. Oh My, What beautiful work. I have to go watch your video and save it for later to try it.

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  18. Wow , above any words . So pretty . Love it so much ..the color combination and melting they are both above amazing .

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  19. Two beautiful cards. Great save with those purple splatters Kelly! It all looks as if you completely intended them to be there! You are doing an amazing job on your Mothering Gig :))

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  20. Wow Kelly! You're always one of my favorites to learn from and you make everything seem so doable, fun and relaxed, yet your results are always stunning!! I look forward to your videos especially.

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  21. These are amazing cards. They are so beautiful!

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  22. Your coloring is amazing and you gave some great tips too.

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  23. Gorgeous inspiration, loving the new colours!

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  24. Your cards are gorgeous!! I am inspired!

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  25. Nice collection of stamps to make a bouquet....need to try harder here. Forgot I had the first set of markers...lol

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  26. To say I love this card is such an understatement! But I do get to differ with you on one point- to my eye the watercolour gave you plenty of dimension. And I think Peanut did you a favour; those splatters add a quirky, artsy element to an already gorgeous card.

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  27. Your water coloring is always so beautiful! I am a big fan of your work.

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  28. Wowwww!! Stunning creations!! Your coloring is out of the world!! <3 <3 <3

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  29. Kelly, I watched you on Youtube this morning and commented on how much you always make me laugh....YOUR work is just gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  30. Fabulous coloring, great mixes of colors, and I adore the no-line look!!

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  31. Beautiful cards and water coloring! I'll have to practice pulling the color out more to get mine to look like these!

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  32. Wow your cards are gorgeous - thanks for sharing;)

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  33. such beautiful coloring Kelly. even covering up peanut's contribution. thanks as always for sharing.

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  34. Kelly, these cards are stunning--love the way you've worked with several colors--the results are amazing. tfs

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  35. Your cards are amazing and the colors are so vibrant.

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  36. Enjoyed watching you technique. Your card is lovely

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  37. Wow haven't seen your work before - you do gorgeous cards - good luck at your class tonight !!

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  38. I love the dimension and colors you were able to get in this card! Beautiful!

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  39. Sigh...So stunning, Kelly! Love!

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  40. You're so talented with this and these are gorgeous.

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  41. Just amazing coloring! You are soooooo awesome!

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  42. So beautiful--love your coloring.

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  43. What gorgeous cards! Your coloring is always amazing Kelly!

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  44. Kelly, your coloring is so outstanding. I love the shading and dimension. They look so lifelike. Gorgeous colors.

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  45. Kelly, you never disappoint. Love your talent.

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  46. Kelly you make me laugh with your controlled but loose watercolor :)

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  47. Kelly, you are a very talented artist. These cards are gorgeous. I love working with watercolor and really like the “soft” watercolor effect you created. Your stories make me laugh and I’ve learned so much by watching your videos. Thank you so much for sharing! Kathy Tracy

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  48. I love the no-line watercolor effect - I haven't tried it yet, but I'm really keen to! You make it look so simple! <3

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  49. Both cards are just beautiful. The spring colors and the new Winter Wonderland colors work so well together.

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  50. Wow, the card in your video is GORGEOUS and I think you're son did you a favour in adding the extra colour! I love the extra splatters! I may just have to get some of these markers for myself and learn the techniques shown.

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  51. Wow! This card is amazing! Love the new colors?

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  52. Oh, it's this card! I felt so bad for you when you had finished this card, then had to go through and make a whole different card because you got the bloghops mixed up. I wouldn't have taken pictures then either (and I might have thrown the card against the wall, but that's my problem). I so appreciate that you work with materials and techniques that you're not entirely comfortable with, because it helps me learn so much. And that's so cool that you can do messy watercoloring with no-line! I wouldn't have thought that one could do that. Thanks, as always, for sharing your fabulous creativity.

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  53. Love it! Soft and vibrant åt the same time very pretty!

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  54. Your cards are gorgeous and I loved watching you watercolor. It's something that I have not mastered yet because I'm a little bit of a perfectionist! You watercolor like an artist. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  55. Wow, interesting. The images look different than in other projects - I guess it’s because of the way you apply the watercolor...

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  56. Beautiful cards done to perfection Kelly, you have shown them off so amazingly. Well done.xx

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  57. They are both awesome Kelly. Couldn't you have just added more colour and made the outer edge of the first one to resemble a "fade out" around the images? (I am pretty sure if anyone could 'fix it', it would be YOU!) Amazing job either way on BOTH of them!

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  58. All your cards are gorgeous and you always find a way of rescuing the card.I’m loving the colours of these pens and the silver is a big plus,will treat myself in the near future x.

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  59. Stunning designs Kelly, love your coloring! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  60. Wow! I LOVE how beautiful the soft flowers look, and how much color you have brought to them! It really looks amazing!

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  61. Wow Kelley, Just WOW!! Your coloring is amazing.

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  62. Very beautiful. Thanks for sharing

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  63. Loving both of these cards. You really made your happy accident work beautifully.

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  64. Kelly I am so excited to see this video later today! Sniffles and all. Really, who is not sniffling right now? I bet even down under they have the sniffles because it is summer and they have allergies going on! Your second card really caught my eye and this is the type of watercolor I strive for and often fall short of! But I get back on the horse, and plod on. Both of your cards are stunning, believe you me! I just think this is marvelous and I hope you reveal in your video who you are gonna send that second card to. I know you said you don't often send them out but I think your sister or mom would really love it! Get Peanut to sign it and you really will make one of their days! Hugs to you always!

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  65. whether with copics or watercolor markers, you have a magic touch! Peanut is an artist, too!

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  66. OMG you are so talented! Love these color combo
    Thanks a lot for sharing this beauty with us
    Aya

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  67. Love it! And good to know that I'm not the only one whose child "helps out" -- I do like your card best with the splatters and black ink, BTW!

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  68. BEAUTIFUL watercolor! love the bright colors

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  69. Awesome cards Kelly and although I love bright colours I don't think these are soft, more inbetween bright and soft oolours. And if you didn't tell about the purple splatters everyone would have thought they belong there. Thank you for showing your beautyful cards, hope you have a great time in the elderly center and have a wonderful weekend.

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  70. This is a beautiful card, I love your painting!

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  71. When I grow up; I want to have 1/2 of the talent you have; you forever blow me away (said from a chick 20 years older than you)!! LMBO!

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  72. Stunning cards! Loved watching your creative process in the video. Thanks for sharing!

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  73. The coloring is spectacular! Just like real! Was blown away by the shading.

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  74. Your watercoloring reminds of impressionist artists! Gorgeous work! Am loving the new brush markers!

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  75. I love the loose feel of the water coloring. The free flow. Beautiful colors and how you create your flow of colors. Beautiful stamps and markers. Oh tiny hands. At least he's expressing his creative side. just not only on his work. I am glad you made it work. Awesome that peanut wants to be creative. Love when kids do that.

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  76. Oh Kelly , such a beautiful job , now I need these pens !

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  77. Hi Kelly! Your cards are fresh and the flower petals are sooooo soft I just want to reach out to touch one :) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  78. Loved watching how you stamp and layer and mask. That is always hard for me to figure out. You make it look easier! Love your coloring technique, too....seems a bit easier to me and I love the look. You really achieved a great depth. Thanks for your inspiration! Can't wait to get my set of winter markers!

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  79. It was another masterpiece, stunning until you added the definition of the centers....and then WOW,it took it to a whole new level! I would watch your videos even if you were hacking and blowing your nose!! Get well though and thankyou for sharing your God given talent with us, your youth group and especially the seniors in your community!

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  80. Love the cards. The colours are gorgeous and I am so glad you have a video too. It really helps to see you actually paint.

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  81. What amazing colouring Kelly. Your cards are stunning.

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  82. Your work is amazing! Thank you for the video also!

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  83. Very beautiful cards! I especially like the second card. WoW! And your video is so amazing! It was a pleasure to watch and hear. I loved watching your entire process and how much you masked to make such a beautiful bouquet.

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  84. Very beautiful cards! And thanks for the video and giveaway!

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  85. I'm always in awe of your gorgeous coloring. Your cards are beautiful.

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  86. Beautiful Shading on these cards. They are really attractive

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  87. Your card is lovely, a fine example of how to use the newest watercolor pens!

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  88. Beautiful cards!
    Thanks for sharing...

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  89. I stumbled on your video by accident and LOVE these cards!! I HAVE to have these watercolor markers, especially after starting at the beginning of the blog hop! GORGEOUS!

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  90. Beautiful colors and so simple to share or highlight with watercolors

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  91. Kelly your cards are beautiful. Particularly like watching your youtube video. I have already ordered these watercolour brushes as I liked them so much.

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  92. These cards and markers are phenomenal! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creativity!

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  93. so pretty. luv me some no-line creativity! :)

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  94. Your coloring skills are amazing. Stunning projects. TFS

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  95. Thanks for the great video Kelly. Both of your cards are stunning!

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  96. I love both of your cards Kelly, very pretty.

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  97. Wow!!! Your flowers are incredible, they look SO real!!!! You are SO super talented. Thank you for sharing with us, especially when you don't feel well. ♡♡♡

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  98. I love the loose, more impressionistic watercoloring on your cards!

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  99. Wow!! Fantastic job on the no line coloring!! These are just beautiful flowers!!!

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  100. Wow! These are incredible Kelly!!! Bravo!

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