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. I love how your flowers pop from the navy card! Beautiful

  2. I LOVE how you used the silver metallic on the dark background. What a beautiful pop of color! Fabulous card!!

  3. Amazing card!! Love the colors and the design! :)

  4. Great Altenew release! I love these new brush markers! Gorgeous creation!

  5. barbara lassiter says: Reply

    Love seeing your name on a blog hop, ’cause I know you’ll create something beautiful and this is that. My New Year’s crafting resolution (that I did not need to own everything in the crafting universe) is coming unglued with this blog hop. I do love the looks created with these watercolor brushes. Happy New Year to you!

    1. I tried and failed to make that resolution before lol!!!!! Thanks for the kind comments and Happy New Year to you too!

  6. Love how beautifully those vibrant colors pop against the navy background!

  7. Your suggestion for the foliage background is spot on. These new colors really pop on your card.

  8. Carmela Hubler says: Reply

    Gorgeous card! Love the flowers on the dark background.

  9. Beautiful cards! I love the pop of color against the dark background <3

  10. Thanks for sharing this lovely card.

  11. Super Stick Chick says: Reply

    Gorgeous card and beautiful coloring. Love the blended colors.

  12. Beautiful cards and colors!

  13. Pretty! I like the darker backgrounds, more contrast.

  14. I really enjoyed that you took the time to show this technique beautiful card and I agree I love this stamp set

  15. Love how you used all the colors. Especially the blues.

  16. Great set of pens and all the colours are stunning but very impressed by the silver. Your card turned out gorgeous x.

  17. Gorgeous design Lisa, love the pop of color against the monochromatic magnolia, t

  18. Dang. I love love love that top card.

  19. oh, love the dark blue background. Really pops your floral design. Beautiful.

  20. Such a beautiful card – love the navy card base. These new markers are just so pretty.

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