Hi there! Today, I am super excited to be taking part in the Altenew Watercolor Brush Refill Release Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from Norine Borys‘s blog, and your next stop is Therese Calvird‘s blog.
We all know how much I love my mediums, but I resisted purchasing these, because how many watercolor mediums does a person need? However!! I purchased these watercolor brush markers earlier this year, and I was absolutely stunned by the beautiful vibrance and gorgeous array of colors available! They are available in three different groupings: Spring Garden, Tropical Fiesta, and Winter Wonderland. And now, we not only have the brush markers, but we also have refills so that you can refill your favorite brush marker colors or to use as just liquid watercolors with your own paintbrush!
Altenew is also offering a promotion to celebrate their newest release- $50 off the Ultimate Bundle– which is a great deal if these beautiful watercolors are something you have waited to add to your collection! No code necessary, and this offer is only valid 9/20-21. I have four projects using these new refills today, so let’s get started with the details!
For my first project, I did a bit of an unusual color combination for my Wallpaper Art flowers. I used the teals and greens from Winter Wonderland to watercolor a few blooms and foliage from Wallpaper Art, then die cut them using the coordinating dies.
I blended a bit of Galactic Stream ink around the edges of a deep teal card base to add a bit of depth to the plain card base, then arranged the flowers in a nosegay in the center of the blended panel. I die cut a simple “hi” from some white glitter paper using the Tall Alpha die set. A few sparkling sequins finished the project off!
For my second project, I wanted to showcase the incredible vibrance that you can achieve with these gorgeous watercolors. I used the purple, pink, and orange shades from Tropical Fiesta to create this sunset-inspired background. To use these watercolor refills with your own brushes, as I’ve done here with a wide, flat watercolor brush, simply drop color onto your palette or silicon media mat (like this one from Altenew), then use the brush of your choice to pick the color up and apply it to your paper.
After my vibrant, watercolored background had dried, I die cut a Dainty Blooms cover plate die from some black cardstock and adhered it to the watercolored panel. I die cut a white Thank You and adhered it to the card front using foam adhesive, then added a few sequins for some sparkle!
For my third project, I used the cool colors from the Winter Wonderland set to create a holiday card! I began by die cutting a Circle Quilt die from some watercolor paper, then used the Persian Blue liquid watercolor to add some mottled periwinkle to the entire die cut. I also used the Winter Wonderland colors to do some vibrant watercoloring on the Festive Poinsettia.
I adhered the periwinkle die cut to a white card base, then used foam tape to adhere a greeting and the watercolored die cut poinsettia to the card front. The final touch was to add some shimmery white jewels to add a bit of sparkle!
For my final project, I used the gorgeous shades in Spring Garden to add color to several blooms from Flower Garden. The super vibrant colors are just gorgeous, aren’t they? And they layer so beautifully! I used two different shades on the fuchsia flowers to create that incredibly vivid shade.
Once I had finished watercoloring the blooms and foliage, I blended a bit of Midnight Violet ink on the bottom corner of a white card base and added a bright blue “love you” cut from blue cardstock using the Inline Alpha dies. A few turquoise jewels finished the card off!
Well, that’s all for my projects today! Now, for some fun giveaway information!
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 9/25/2019 for a chance to win.
We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 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 9/27/2019.
Altenew Card Blog
Emily Midgett <—- you are here
The Hedgehog Hollow
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and have a marvelous day!
Delia Wilkes says
Really lovely cards. My favourites are those using the Wallpaper Art and the Flower Garden sets. Thank you for the amazing inspiration.
Rochelle H. says
Oh my! I have fallen in love with these watercolor brushes all over again! Ur cards look fabulous! I just cant believe how vibrant these brushes are!
Awesome Altenew watercolors, love that they have refillers! Gorgeous creations I especially love the first Wallpaper Art flower!
Susan Babcock says
Wow, the intensity of the Tropical Fiesta colors is breathtaking. Very nice to see the versatility of the watercolors, intense or soft, both beautiful.
so many option with watercolors
Love how vibrant the poinsettia is!
Carol Henderson says
Oh my! What gorgeous cards! If anyone wants vibrant colors, this is the product for them. These pens are incredible. I’m afraid I’ll have to jump on the bandwagon and get some!
Mary Holshouser says
Gorgeous cards. The flowers are
so life-like and pretty. Love the
bottles of ink – easy for refilling.
thanks for sharing
Michele W says
Your cards are so beautiful. You make me want to get out my watercolor pens and start playing. Now that refills are available won’t have to worry about running out of color. Thanks for sharing!
Laura P. says
Hi Emily, I love the vibrancy of your cards using the awesome watercolor brush markers and refills! My favorite is the thank you card with the pops of bright colors beneath the black die cut. Thanks for sharing your process!
Brenda Kuder says
Beautiful cards. I have the brush markers and I love them!
Laurie Schlichter says
Really pretty cards, Emily. I especially like the nocturnal look of the first two cards. I’ll try that at home this weekend.
Nandini Karmarkar says
These cards are so beautiful! Loved the vibrant colours.
Samantha Coleman says
Oh I really thought your cards turned out wonderfully
Krista Dorsett says
sandy M says
Beautiful cards. All are beautifully colored and I especially love the cover died ones.
Tammy Cunliffe says
I’m so glad they decided to sell the watercolors in bottles! I love your poinsettia card! Thanks for the inspiration!
Laura Long says
Emily, thanks for sharing your talents and insight!
Maxine M. says
Wow, the color is so intense! And the markers refill, bonus!!!
barbara lassiter says
These are all beautiful and so vibrant. I just purchased the Festive Poinsettia stamp set and thanks for the idea on how to use it! Lovely! 🙂
Anne Sturgeon says
These colors are amazing. Especially beautiful on your first flower. I have Zig markers and I do like them. These markers have such vibrant colors. Thanks for sharing these beauties…
Such beautiful and vibrant colors! I am so glad that Altenew offers all these reinkers as well. I love your use of bright colors in your gorgeous cards.
Denise Bryant says
Gorgeous cards with these beautiful watercolors! I love the variety of colors they’re available in! Love that the refills can be used in the markers or just from the bottles!
Geri S says
Gorgeous cards and such vibrant colors are inspirations to get the refills! Thank you!
AMAZING creations!! I love the beautiful colors you chose!
Dana Benedict says
Stunning – the color saturation is so beautiful
Susan Strawser says
Wow, these colors are vibrant and I love your cards. That first one (the blue) is absolutely stunning.
Annette Reed says
These look great. I took advantage of the promo and ordered the markers and the 36 pan set. I’ve been wanting these ever since they came out. Like you, I resisted buying them because I found a great deal on a set of Arteza and I have watercolor painting sets already. I love these colors though and came wait to get them. Your coloring is lovely.
Kelsey Thomas says
Meghan Kennihan says
WOW!!! These colors are spectacular! Great job!
Lizzie T says
Katie Baird says
Emily, your cards are stunning! I love the vibrant colors you used. Sooo pretty!
Jen K says
Love the vibancy of the second card – wow, the inks are very pigmented.
Mindy Drummond says
Your cards are stunning Emily! The vibrancy of the Altenew colors is just gorgeous, these new refills are definitely a must have. Thank you for sharing your ideas!
What vibrant colors indeed i want to go and play with my pens now
Winter wonderland card struck me as unique Really enjoyed the use of color blending with the poinsettia choice.
The cars are beautiful! Thank you for sharing.
Patty A Eifert says
All beautiful cards!! I am loving all the inspiration from this blog hop!!
Derin Thompson says
Nice! How did you get the textures on the first card?
Kristine Boydstun says
So excited to try these watercolors! Your cards are gorgeous!
Cyndi Morris says
Your cards are so striking — absolutely beautiful. I love the vivid colors.
Lissette Long says
Love the tropical fiesta Thank You card. Such vibrant colors. Thanks for sharing.
Patt H. says
Gorgeous cards, Emily! Love the vibrancy of these colors & your amazing designs!
Mary Tilman says
The second card with Dainty Blooms cover plate is just stunning. Love the color palette. The vibrant painted background makes a simple card with only two die cuts a standout.
Connie Johnson says
Hi Emily 🙂 Pretty, pretty, pretty! Your cards are amazing!!! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂
Amy E says
I love how bright and bold the colors are…so beautiful.
Shayne CBB says
I just love the green and blue tones together in the first card, what a combination, perfect!
wow…your colors POP! *starry eyes*
Beverly Jordan says
My goal now is to own all of these gorgeous sets!! These are just fabulous!!
Sue D says
Beautiful choice of colors on these cards.
Wow! what lovely cards!
Linda Anderson says
As always, gorgeous cards Emily! So vibrant. TFS.
Renee V says
Wow!!! Such vivid colors, love your beautiful cards!
Lauryne Cunningham says
Gorgeous cards! The colors are so vibrant!
Marisela Delgado says
Wow, girl, what fabulous colors!
Betty Hempel says
Beautiful cards. You did a great job on each.
Lisa Byers says
Your cards are so vibrant and stunning! I must have every watercolor brush but Altenew is my favorite! So happy they came out with refills. I love the fact you can use them as watercolors as well!
Marisela Delgado says
Seriously, girl, you always blow me away with your colors. WOW.
Kathy Dippner says
Wow!! Such beautiful vibrantly colored cards. Fantastic creativity!
Kathy McCluskey says
Beautiful cards, Emily! My favorite is your second card…those colors are so vibrant and gorgeous!Thank you for sharing your awesome creativity with us!!
Aimee Phillips says
I loved all you made but your thank you card was my favorite. So beautiful and colorful.
Karthikha Uday says
Wow! How do you consistently create gorgeous cards! Every single time!! Amazing work! <3
Amy Cooley says
Wow, these colors are amazing! Such a joy to admire!
Love those brilliant colors. I am glad I waited to get watercolor in bottles because I so love altenews colors. I will get these now and they can also fill up my pens.
Nana Griffin says
All such lovely cards and backgrounds.
Dainty blooms is a favorite of mine, and it’s even more amazing with that brilliantwatercolor background. All of them are stunning!