Hello there! The season is changing, so I wanted to go a bit bold and rich color tone for a new watercolor project. Instead of going soft and transparent, today’s project will be all about color intensity!
Altenew just released a watercolor marker set! Spring Garden set includes 10 colors that coordinate with their existing ink colors and so much fun to play with. So I created a below card to share with you today.
If you have been following me for a long time, you already know that I am a huge fan of blue shades and this stamp set. So this was a perfect excuse for me to try out the new product with my favorite color choices and images!
A simple watercolor paper was cut to be a panel for this card. I used one of my go-to watercolor papers that have wonderful textures. The images were stamped using a watercolor friendly ink and I used the Sea Glass and Dusk watercolor markers to color in the images.
You can always add more water when coloring in the images if you are wanting a softer result. And watercolor tends to dry lighter anyways usually, so keep that in mind when coloring. I worked with very little water when coloring these images to keep the colors bold and strong.
Watercolor palettes are wonderful tools to mix two different colors together and get nicely blended looks. You lay down darker shade color on the palette and pick it up with the light watercolor marker. Since they are made with synthetic brushes with real bristles, blending the colors together won’t ruin their tips or contaminate the markers.
To finish off the card, I used some gold spray splatters to go on top of the colored layer and heat embossed the sentiment with some white embossing power on a black cardstock. The whole card panel was added on top of the card base.
Hope you enjoyed today’s project I’ve made to share! What color is your favorite from this set? Share your picks in the comment section below!
See below for all the products used in today’s project. Click ATN for Altenew, EH for Ellen Hutson, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, or AMZ for Amazon. I participate in several affiliate programs where I get a small commission at no additional cost to you when products are purchased through links I share here. Thank you for your support!
There are TWO giveaways you can enjoy!
- Altenew is giving away SIX $50 gift certificates to Altenew store! Make sure to visit their blog and leave a comment to win.
- I am giving away $20 gift certificate to Altenew store! Please leave me a comment below by October 8th, 11:59pm PST. I will post a winner here on the 9th. Good luck!!
I am participating in a fun blog hop to celebrate today’s release! Next stop on the hop is Lisa Spangler! Make sure to stop by and leave some love for her! Please see below for full blog hop list.
- Altenew Card Blog
- Vicky Papaioannou
- Erum Tasneem
- Lydia Evans
- Keeway Tsao
- Norine Borys
- Kymona Tracey
- Yoonsun Hur
- Rubeena Ianigro
- Laura Bassen
- May Sukyong Park
- Kelly Latevola
- Therese Calvird
- Amy Tan
- Altenew Scrapbook Blog
- Svitlana Shayevich
- Reiko Tsuchida
- Nicole Picadura
- Lisa Spangler
- Agnieszka Malyszek
- Zinia Redo
- Kristina Pokazanieva
- Virginia Lu
- TaeEun Yoo
- Sveta Fotinia
- Lilith Eeckels