Thursday, March 21, 2019

Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers Release Blog Hop: Bold Watercolor Emboss Resist

 

Hello Crafters! 

Welcome to the Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers Release Blog Hop! If you're just popping in you can start at the beginning with Altenew's Card Blog. If you've been hip hopping along you should have arrived from the amazing Therese Calvird 

What are we hopping about well...Altenew has released their next set of Watercolor Brush Markers and they are gorgeous! The Tropical Fiesta set is there summer set and these beautiful colors do not disappoint!!

While you're making your way through the hop please make sure to leave some love. 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 Thursday, March 28th for a chance to win. They will also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blogs. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 3/31/2019.



You know I love me some bright fun colors but this time I went bold. It was kind of a happy accident. I'm certainly not mad about it! 
It's been a while since I've done an embossed resist so today was the day. I stamped my sentiment first onto my watercolor paper with the intent of doing a one layer card. Once my sentiment was stamped I masked it and then laid down my flowers. Stamping the central sentiment first allows me to get proper placement and balance for my flowers. 


I stamped my flowers in Versamark, sprinkled on some white embossing powder and then heat set them. I masked the sentiment and flowers again to stamp the leaves. Which I embossed exactly the same way.  


Now that I had all my images down it was time to start painting. I used the Turquoise to draw a rough outline of all my stamping. I then used a paintbrush to add clean water around the ink. Not touching the pigment yet :) Bringing the clean water to the pigment helps it to fade off naturally. Once I had gone around the entire image I went back in with the Desert Night and just added it in specific areas. It's important your watercolor paper still be wet when you do or the colors won't blend. 


Once the background dried I went in and added three colors to the flowers. I added Fresh Lemon to the base of the petals, then Crimson, and finally Purple Wine on the very edges. I added water to each petal moving from the base of the petal (lightest color) to the petal edges (darkest color). It doesn't water which way you do it (base of petal or tips of petals) as long as your always going  from your lightest color to your darkest color. 


When I was doing the second flower I accidentally squeezed the Purple Wine color trying to get the lid off. Consequently a lot more pigment came out. I could have absorbed it with a paper towel but I actually really love the bold flowers with that blue background! I heat set the sentiment on black in white and popped it up as the one layer sentiment was getting a bit lost in all that color. 

Took me til the end of the day but the video is done haha! 



Your next stop on the hop is the Altenew Scrapbook Blog which is always full of awesome inspiration. 

If you get lost along the way here's a complete list of the hop. 


























































Thanks for visiting! 


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Altenew Tropical Fiesta Watercolor Markers
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent
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Canson MONTVAL WATERCOLOR 9x12 Pad
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Tsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD
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Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder Bag
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ZIG Wink of Stella GLITTER CLEAR Brush Tip Marker
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MISTI PRECISION STAMPER Stamping Tool Kit
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Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 2 Round
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Judikins Eclipse ART MASKING TAPE
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113 comments:

  1. I love your line "decisions were made", and then just rolling with it. That attitude has helped me improve my card making. And the bold flowers look great!

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  2. Such a beautiful card!!! love the colors!

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  3. I love the deep red against the navy blue - gorgeous <3

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  4. Tricia Podmore here, just have to tell ypu that your card is stunning and sooo beautiful. What great inspiration and thank you for sharing.

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  5. Do love you. The background makes the card. Way to go.

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  6. Wow this is so beautiful! I envy your ability to make xards like tgis! Mine never turn out anything close to yours! lol

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  7. The blue water color makes a lovely background for the flowers. Very pretty.

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  8. I love the strong vibrant blues and reds, what a lovely card Kelly!

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  9. I like the vibrant flowers against the blue background.

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  10. Gorgeous, vibrant colors! And I love me some tropical color! 😁 I can't wait to see your video!

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  11. Love the bold card design and those vibrant colors!

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  12. Your card is beautiful and your "happy accident" no doubt added to it. Don't you just love it when that happens? I do because with my watercolor skills, I probably couldn't create it on purpose! LOL! Love these bright colors from Altenew!

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  13. Beautiful cards. Looks like they are easy to use.

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  14. Absolutely beautiful card!! I love all of those vibrant colors mixed together!! That "happy accident" was wonderful!!

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  15. The vibrant colors are wonderful! The background of your card allows the floral image to just pop off the page!

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  16. Well I quite like your happy accident personally, love the bold colours, I love to see them but get worried about using them on my work. Practice time. Thank you for the inspiration x

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous colors! Love the vibrancy of these markers. Thanks for the inspiratioN Kelly!!

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  18. Wow! Amazing colouring! I love the new brush markers. Their colours are absolutely fabulous!

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  19. So beautiful, Kelly! Love the bright colors and your background is so gorgeous.

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  20. Such a pretty card!! Love these new colors.

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  21. My, oh my!! Can't tell you enough how beautiful this card is!! Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Love how you added the blue around the flowers. Very pretty. :)

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  23. oooohhhh...that blue is so rich, and love your flowers!

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  24. WOW!! This is breathtaking!! The blue makes the red POP Off the card!

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  25. Working on creating this background as you've inspired me, you did such a lovely job, thank you for sharing

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  26. Fabulous mistake. It turned out to be a big plus. The flowers are gorgeous and the blue around the edges really make the flowers pop.

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  27. Really bold colors! They make quite a statement.

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  28. The colors are beautiful....very eyecatching.

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  29. Marisela Delgado said: Awesome card! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  30. Well, must say, vivid blue next to rich red is stunning! Love this technique, and love every color choice and blend

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  31. These markers just might get me to try my hand at water coloring. Your card is just beautiful.

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  32. Ilove everything that you do, but the best part is that you "teach" the reason "why" behind your coloring. I may never be as good as you, but I'm better than i was before, LOL. Thanks to you and to Altenew for another great product!!

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  33. Very pretty, Kelly! Love the blue watercolor background on your card and the flowers are beautiful!

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  34. OMG! The background! The flowers! The splatter! STUNNER

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  35. Oh Kelly! That is such a gorgeous card! That navy blue is so beautiful! Thanks as always for great inspiration! Can't wait to hear "the rest of the stories"!

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  36. Kelly such beautiful watercoloring with that set. Love your work and of coarse your commentary is always a hoot!!!

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  37. Love the blue background. Really makes the card pop! Awesome job. Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  38. Stunning card and bright new color set - love it!

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  39. Love how vibrant these colors are. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. This is so beautiful!! These markers look fabulous!

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  41. Pretty card,Thanks for the chance to win and sharing.

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  42. Kelly your talent is endless! These colors are super bold... right up your ally....I still think you should make purple your new favorite color!

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  43. Your humor makes watching your videos a joy, Kelly! I love hearing your thought processes as you work through your coloring, determining colors and design. Your stained glass look is awesome! Cool way to use up the extra ink with the splattering, too! Thanks for some amazing inspiration using the newest watercolors!

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  44. Fabulous card! Gorgeous new colors of Watercolor Brush Markers. Love your bold colors and great video.

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  45. Beautiful card! I too think the prettiest part is the blue around the edges. That was the first thing that caught my eye. Congrats on 25K subscribers.

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  46. Such beautiful coloring! Gorgeous card! Love the colors of the blooms and that pretty blue for your background!

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  47. Awesome blog hop, loved hopping along, it is filled with beautiful fun inspirations Your card is beautiful!

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  48. Your card is beautiful. I love the blue background for your multi-colored florals. They turned out stunning. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.

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  49. I love your card today .....I really love the colors you chose. Great new set of watercolor markers.....thank you so much for sharing.

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  50. Please choose me, I want the new watercolors before they get to be as old as me!

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  51. Beautiful card! I love the your colours .... I love all the new colours.

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  52. Kelly, this is such a stunning card...such vibrant colors. Both your card and the watercolor markers and wonderful! tfs

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  53. A beautiful card, the navy looks awesome surrounding the images. Well done as always!

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  54. Beautiful! I love how you did the background!

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  55. Beautiful! Going bold suits you! I like the tip of laying down the sentimentfirst. What a great idea.

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  56. Beautiful card Kelly!! Can't wait to hear your stories about your Create experience!

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  57. Wow so pretty Love the masking with the watercolor . So inspiring

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  58. Kelly, your card is so beautiul! I love the richness of the colors.

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  59. Beautiful card and amazing technique. And your background turned out so well! Great video and thanks for the inspiration.

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  60. Beautiful card and great explanation of the techniques. Thanks.

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  61. Fantastic card! I love the deep flower colour surrounded by the blue!

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  62. Beautiful card! Thanks for the video. I love the background. The spatters and bling are great additions.

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  63. congrats on your 25 k subscribers! Lovely new water color markers from Altenew, love the vibrant colors and great video and coloring!

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  64. Love the deep colors, especially as I never get this richbess myself. Have to try your color ideas and the background technique you shared. Lovely card.

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  65. You really know how to make your colors pop!

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  66. Wow! What gorgeous flowers and background. Love the bright, saturated colors!

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  67. I really enjoy watching your videos. That blue background though....your card is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing.

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  68. Beautiful card! I love the strong colors you got from the markers.

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  69. Beautiful card! I love the deep tones! These new colors are wonderful! Thank you for taking the time to do a video! So much talent!

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  70. I love he bold colors. It seems daring to me. I always tend to mute down the colors. More practice for me.

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  71. Beautiful card! These markers look like so much fun.

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  72. Thank you for the video and sharing the "purple" excess story and how you made that work.

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  73. Beautiful card. Fun video. Congrats on 25K subscribers.

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  74. Lovely card and video. So glad to hear that you enjoyed Create. Wish I could have gone but it was not to be. Really enjoyed watching you watercolor. Thanks for sharing your art.🐧

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  75. I'm glad you had your little purple wine incident (which sounds much more scandalous than it actually was), because now I see that one can achieve some cooler reds with this set. The crimson is so warm that it looks almost orange to me, so I'm happy to know that it can be offset with the purple wine. Definitely a happy accidents moment! Thanks, as always, for sharing. I know you have a super busy life, but I'm glad you make time for videos.

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  76. That desert night is AMAZING with the colors of these flowers! You are so right! So appreciate your encouragement to embrace bold color and carry on when things don't go quite the way you imagined!

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  77. So beautiful, Kelly! Love the bright colors and your background is amazing.

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  78. Very dramatic card. I love the intense colors.

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  79. Gorgeous card, the blue really makes the card pop! Love all your cards and the stories, keep them coming!

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  80. Marisela Delgado said: Fabulous color! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  81. Gorgeous card. Your background is stunning. I love this new Tropical Fiesta watercolor marker set.

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  82. love these watercolors and you've created such a wonderful card, Kelly - and love listening to your stories.

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  83. Love this gorgeous creation, Kelly! Especially the awesome bright background. Thanks for the tips on painting it!

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  84. Love the card and your video! Sounds like you really had fun last weekend. Would love to go to one!

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  85. such a great look when you build color up to the level you're looking for

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  86. The blue background looks amazing. It will take me a while to make my card look that good but I am going to try. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  87. Yourflower against the blue, is beautiful...

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  88. Beautiful card. Love the
    background - simple but
    effective. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  89. Beautiful - I love the strong coloured blooms - and that gorgeous flowing, background with that wonderful artistic flair. Seems like these markers have wonderful flow!

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  90. You and I are gonna have a problem. Blue is MY boyfriend. You have to pick a different boyfriend. That shade of blue & the way to did the background are to die for!

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  91. I just love watching and listening to you. Love the card, but love them all!!

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  92. Love the background! And how the flowers pop!

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  93. Great card and i love the blue watercolors background😊

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  94. Simply stunning and vibrant colors!

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  95. Love how the flowers pop off the water color background. Thanks for sharing

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  96. Woozers your card is Stunning!! GJ!! TFS!!

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  97. These new colours give wonderful depth to your amazing flowers Kelly! Stunning card! Thanks so much for sharing and the great inspiration!

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  98. Hi Kelly :) Love your bold contrasts and technique galore! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  99. I do love happy accidents lol, sometimes they are the best and this card proves it, it is gorgeous! All those yummy bold, vibrant colors are divine together and the black sentiment piece just sets it all off. Thank you for sharing this and for the awesome inspiration, I have got to get the markers ASAP!! (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

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  100. I just love the vibrancy of this card! and I really enjoyed the video!
    xoxo Olga

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  101. So pretty! Love those bold florals and the watery background you created for it!

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  102. Amazing watercoloring and fabulous card design. Stunning color palette.

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