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!


I have TWO giveaways to share with you! YES!!! Don’t miss out — follow the instructions below to be sure to enter ’em both: 

  • Altenew is giving away a $40 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! They’re so generous! 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.
  • Leave a comment HERE on my blog by January 15th for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate. I’ll choose a lucky random winner on January 16th. UPDATE! The lucky random winner is Danielle Dietz! Congratulations!!!

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. This is so beautiful and that blue cardstock, really makes it pop.

  2. Gorgeous inspiration, loving the new colours!

  3. Wow! What a beautifully thought out card. The dark blue background really makes the flowers pop, and using the metallic silver brush for the foliage is brilliant and looks amazing!

  4. I love your choices of dark paper against the colors of the flowers. Stunning work!

  5. I love how you showcased the beautiful watercolors on your project!!

  6. Very lovely card and water coloring! You’re right the colors are like jewels!

  7. Brenda L. Kuder says: Reply

    Your card is really pretty! The dark blue background really makes it pop!

  8. I love that Persian blue. It looks so amazing.

  9. I love your silver accents. They are so pretty.

  10. You have an amazing card. Thank you for participating in the giveaway.

  11. wow – love this – the bold colors are spectacular !!

  12. Loving these awesome cards!

  13. Rose Mary Smalley says: Reply

    Very striking cards. I love the way you used the silver metallic marker… pretty…thank you so much for sharing today.

  14. Beautiful card!! I love the silver marker accents against the blue!

  15. Your card is awesome! The beautiful colors on the dark background really is beautiful.

  16. Beautiful! Love the flowers on the navy with silver background.

  17. Very much like the softly colored flowers against your dark card bases. These brush markers are so versatile for coloring softly to vibrantly. tfs

  18. Denise K Terry says: Reply

    I think the navy cardstock is what really makes this card stunning! I mean, the watercoloring is great, but it shines on that dark background

  19. LOVE silver against navy! Terrific job!

  20. Love your sketchy background. Compliments your watercolors perfectly.

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