Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!

Hello and welcome to my stop on the Altenew March release blog hop, featuring a brand new edition to the watercolor brush markers collection: Tropical Fiesta! This set just makes me HAPPY!

Look at these beautiful colors! That turquoise! I’ve been waiting for this color for so long! YEAH!

Annnnnnd I have a critter card with the paper bag and lava rock in the works to share soon!

My card today is inspired by the superbloom that’s happing right now — oh how I wish I could be out there. But stamping it is the next best thing, right?

I used the absolutely gorgeous Wonderland stamp set and matching dies on this card — pick them up as a bundle and save!

To color the flower, I used a mix of crimson, sunkissed and fresh lemon on the petals and then lime and sweet leaf on the stem. Love how these colors blend together.

Then I just had to use turquoise for the background — love this color so much you all! It was super easy to get this nice soft blend — I just wet the paper first, then ran the maker along the edge of the stem and used a wet brush to pull the color out.

The BIG key here is to use high quality watercolor paper — I used Arches cold press. Can’t stress this enough — if you use a student grade paper it will be super hard to get a nice blend.

To finish off the card I added some white embossed sentiments to the front (also from the Wonderland stamp set) and then I die cut the “hello” from the Flower Arrangement die set — this set is great to have in your toolbox, I find myself reaching for it all the time.

I thought about adding some sequins to the card, but then I decided to keep it clean and simple to really keep the focus on the coloring. And that was that.


Prizes prizes and more prizes! Altenew is so generous, you all! Check it out:

Altenew is giving away a $40 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, March 28th for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on 3/31/2019.

Hop On!


Note that these are my affiliate links so if you make a purchase by clicking the link below I’ll receive a small commission at no charge to you — thank you!

Find the new Tropical Fiesta Watercolor Brush Markers right HERE on Altenew!

For the rest of the supplies I’ve listed them both on Altenew [AN] and Ellen Hutson [EH] wherever possible:

  • Wonderland Stamp and Die Bundle [AN] or [EH]
  • Wonderland Stamp set [AN] or [EH]
  • Wonderland Dies [AN] or [EH]
  • Flower Arrangement Die set [AN]
  • Arches cold press paper [EH]

Thanks so much for joining me today, and happy spring!

138 Replies to “Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!”

  1. Love the wonderland flower stamp set. So beautiful, love the colors! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  2. Kathleen Dippner says:

    Love your color combinations especially on the flower. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Geri Stuart says:

    Bright and alive card! Great watercolor set!

  4. Kaye Thrasher says:

    Beautiful card. Love that stamp and it’s perfect to show off the markers. This card defiantly manages to do that. Thanks for sharing your art.🐧

  5. I love the vibrant colors in this set.

  6. Heather Mills says:

    Gorgeous!! Love your color combo and how you added the turquoise background!

  7. Oh, I am in love with the colors in this newest watercolor marker release! The oranges and turquoise are perfect together! Great watercoloring, and I like the big sentiment contrast in the black. Just got my Wallpaper Art set yesterday and now can’t wait to play.
    I saw the superbloom 2 years ago (DD lives in LA), and so want to go out now. It is fabulous, by her photos, but extremely crowded!

  8. Awesome card, Thanks for the chance to win and sharing.

  9. Keionna Baker says:

    These colors are amazing! I love the card

  10. Super Stick Chick says:

    Fabulous card! Gorgeous new colors of Watercolor Brush Markers. Love your perfectly blended blue background.

  11. Deborah Smith says:

    Love the colors used! Beautiful!

  12. Beautiful card! Love the colors in this set of markers.

  13. Denise Bryant says:

    Love your superbloom poppy! Gorgeous card!

  14. Kathy Ferguson says:

    Your cards are stunning. I love how you used the watercolor brush markers to hand write out a sentiment. It looks terrific. Your floral image turned out terrific and I love the orange and yellow color you chose for your bloom. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.

  15. What a great card – love it!

  16. Debbie Alderson says:

    I love the colors you chose! Beautiful!

  17. I love that turquoise too. It’s gorg and so is your card. I love it.

  18. Patty Eifert says:

    Beautiful card!!

  19. Teresa Stevens says:

    Simple, stunning, and oh so beautiful colors! I think it is that turquoise background that made the entire design pop! Love it!

  20. Lisa!!!!! This card is so gorgeous! I can almost see the southwest blue sky through the card you created. And the vibrancy of the poppy? AMAZING! Thank you for sharing!

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