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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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 like the way you have created drama it’s a fresh take.

  2. Awesome card, thanks for inspiration!

  3. Thank you sharing such beautiful projects! I love that you showcased the metallic silver paint. I was curious if it would actually show up metallic, but it really does!

  4. Saloni Mahindra says:

    Love th bold look of your card and the beautiful silver branches in the background, perfect soft feel to the main elements.

  5. Loved seeing how you used the silver and black brush markers to get such lovely details on your card. Wonderful way to highlight the pretty flowers.

  6. The silver marker against the navy background is beautiful. TYFS

  7. The silver marker against the navy background is beautiful. Great card.

  8. Mitzi Manthey says:

    Wow! I love the soft flowers against the dark background. I wish I could draw background leaves the way you did.

  9. Tracy Lustick says:

    This is an amazing design and Beautiful colors , it’s almost like you can do magic with these pens !

  10. Danielle Dietz says:

    Beautiful card! And that sketchy background is amazing.

  11. Melissa Smith says:

    I read your techniques and tips! Thank you so much for them!! Your cards are beautiful! I love that you drew the background in silver in the card above! LOVE!!

  12. Stacey Kowbel says:

    Fantastic cards! I love the dark card base, makes everything else pop so nicely!

  13. Kathy Ferguson says:

    Your dark backgrounds are spectacular behind your watercolored flowers. Stunning cards. I love the white on the navy card also. It is beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration.

  14. Love the way you have used the silver pen, Lisa. The background you have created is gorgeous.

  15. Your cards are beautiful!

  16. Teresa Doyle says:

    WOW Lisa, you are pretty talented to hand sketch on your background, it looks amazing! This silver is gorgeous and I can’t realize that you incorporated ALL the colours in the set on this one card? Very well done!

  17. Michele K. Henderson says:

    These colors look so amazing together! The dark backgrounds really make those flowers stand out. Just beautiful!

  18. Beautiful card. The colors in this new marker set are gorgeous.

  19. Omg this is so pretty

  20. I love the emerald green color!

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