Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers // Winter Garden

Hi there and welcome to my stop on the Altenew January Release Blog Hop! Today I’m working with the NEW Winter Wonderland Watercolor Brush Markers — color me impressed with these colors, especially the metallic silver!

Here are swatches of the new colors — I think they’re like jewels:

Now on to my card — it uses ALL of the colors!

This card came together super fast, all thanks to the new markers and the Magnolias for Her stamps and matching dies! I thought I’d take a minute to highlight a few details for you, starting with the silver marker that I used TWO ways!

First I drew a sketchy background to put behind the flowers like so:

I love making backgrounds like this because they don’t have to be perfect — or even complete — since the flowers cover it up. It’s a great way to see how the marker handles and get some practice in! I discovered that the silver really pops against the navy cardstock, right? I was like whoa!

And then! I used it along with the jet black marker that’s also in the set to color the gray flower for a more subtle shimmer. Love.

The pink flowers were colored with ruby red and rouge — I used the flowers on the packaging of the dies as a guide! There’s also touches of citrus burst in the centers. Then I added a trio of buds using Persian blue and touches of jet black.

Finally, the leaves are a mix of mountain mist, emerald, and lagoon. Love how soft that mountain mist is.

PS. If you’re new to Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers, check out this technique post where I have a video for you!


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Hop On

If you’ve been following along with us already you’ll have arrived here via Laurie Willison’s blog.  If you’re just now joining us or encounter any broken links you can always head on back to the start at the Altenew Card Blog.

Your next stop is Zinia Redo’s blog— I can’t wait to see what she’s made!

Here’s the full hop list — I’m so honored to be among them:


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The NEW Altenew Winter Garden Watercolor Brush Markers are HERE! Here’s the product description from Altenew:

Create stunning works of art with our Watercolor Brush Markers! The barrel is filled with water-based color, and coordinates with our line of inks. The flexible, yet sturdy bristles on the brush tip allow you to form both broad and fine strokes. Color can be applied straight from the marker, or diluted with water for a softer look.

Altenew Winter Garden Watercolor Brush Markers

I also used the Magnolias for Her stamps and matching dies:

Magnolias for Her
Magnolias for Her [AN | EH]
Altenew Magnolias For Her Dies
Altenew Magnolias For Her Dies [AN | EH]

Thanks so much for joining me on the hop! xoxo

122 Replies to “Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers // Winter Garden”

  1. Wow! What you’ve done with these brush markers is amazing!

    1. Thanks so much, Sandra!!!

  2. Beautiful cards! I really like the way you used the dark background. Really makes the watercoloring pop.

  3. Suzanne Russell says: Reply

    The watercolors really pop against the dark background. Love your work always!

  4. Stunning card! Loving the colors you have used for your flowers and the background really makes them pop. This is a beautiful set of markers that I would love to have.

  5. Gorgeous – I love how the darker backgrounds show off those beautifully coloured blooms.

  6. I love your background, that’s a great idea!! Your flowers are colored beautifully. The card design is fantastic!! Thank you for sharing!

  7. Love how these look with the dark background. :)

  8. Wow–one of my favorites of the hop! Your hand drawn background is amazing–so love that silver marker! The dark blue background for your flowers is so awesome! Wonderful inspiration!

  9. Wow, that silver on the navy looks amazing. And I absolutely love the leaves that you have drawn. A really inspiring post. Thank you

  10. The blue background is striking! Love your watercolored flowers!

  11. A delightful contrast of color when using the dark blue background. Way to make those flowers stand out. Beautiful!!

  12. Margarita Navarro-Rivera says: Reply

    Your card is magnificent! I love your silver leafy background!

  13. Beautiful. Love this floral stamp set. Looks so neat and the watercolor markers are the best.
    Thank you for inspiring me to do more watercoloring.

  14. Maryam crafter says: Reply

    5his is absolutely fabulous and amazing. Your coloring are pretty and they stand and pops over the dark back. Love them so much thanks for sharing.

  15. Rhonda Gillette says: Reply

    Love the look of the card. Have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

  16. I love how you pulled all the colors together with the blue card base. Also, just a pop of color on each flower, not over powering with color.

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