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!

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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. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for sharing…

  2. Beverly Jordan says:

    You are brilliant!! The sharpness of the colors really pops against the navy bg and the gorgeous silver flourish! Your card is stark raving gorgeous!!

  3. I love this card. The dark background gives it an elegance. And the colors you chose for the flowers are just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Kathleen Callahan says:

    Thank you so much for sharing! Your use of the silver marker is just divine!

  5. Cynthia Cole says:

    Such a pretty card!

  6. Ooh, you are so artistic! Love your drawn background with the silver waterbrush! These new colors are just awesome, and I can’t wait to get my own. Love your flowers against the navy….very striking! Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. I’m so happy to see someone really dig into the silver marker! And what a lovely way you used it. I’m definitely going to have to try that technique. I love the frosty look it gives to the background greenery. Thanks for sharing with us!

  8. Gorgeous cards! LOVE the dark backgrounds, they really let your gorgeously watercolored blooms pop.

  9. Pretty card! Nice coloring!

  10. Lisa, your card is stunning, just like the metallic silver watercolor brush marker. I was already in love with this Winter Wonderland set, and your color swatch made me love it even more. Thank you!

  11. Ooooo…..I always struggle with using dark background paper and you did it beautifully! I love the Navy and the use of the Silver. Great job!

  12. Joy Schwerzmann says:

    Lovely cards!!

  13. I just love magnolias. I think they are the true sign of spring!! I love your navy background and the fact that you DREW your own branches and leaves!!! Such talent!! Not to mention that you used every single color!! This is a gorgeous card!!

  14. Denise Bryant says:

    Lovely against the dark background! Beautiful card!

  15. Love the new colors and your card

  16. Terrie McCallister says:

    That dark background looks amazing!

  17. Pretty card.

  18. From one Texans to another-love your card.

  19. They do look like jewels! Beautiful colors!!

  20. Love the bright colors against the navy! Can’t wait to get these new colors!

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