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. Maryam Crafter says:

    Such a pretty amazing cards.. Love these colors and lettering.

  2. Becky Reeder says:

    Lovely coloring!

  3. Sheila Bacon says:

    The flower is o pretty. What a delight to see warm colors being used as right now it’s snowing outside, and it will be awhile before I get to see real flowers growing on my lawn. Thus, your card is a breath of fresh air and brought a smile to my face. The background was just enough so that the flower is the focal point!

  4. Your coloring is so soft — gorgeous! Thank you.

  5. Such a happy looking summery coloured card you’ve made! Love how Altenew puts colours that blend so well in one set. Makes it easy for those of us who struggle that way. lol

  6. Very Beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

  7. Brenda Abbott says:

    Lisa, this is stunning! You really made those colors shine!

  8. Beautiful cards. And the Wonderland flower is a great choice to show off the watercolors! Thanks for the inspirtion!

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  10. Stacey Kowbel says:

    Such a beautiful card! Just presents a lovely, calming feeling!

  11. Peggy Mallon says:

    Your coloring makes the flower look very realistic!

  12. Love the colors of these new Markers and great card designs too.

  13. Louanne Collins says:

    Great flower card – especially if you live in the frozen northeast! Love the colors – this watercolor pen set has fantastic colors–thank you, Altenew!

  14. Love that flower; and the 3 colors you used really make it “pop”.

  15. Lovely card! Your blending is excellent. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Really liked the lively colors in your flower and so pleased to learn how you got the smooth turquoise background.

  17. Mary McCaslin says:

    Gorgeous coloring on this card!

  18. Mary McCaslin says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

  19. The orange flower looks lovely. I love how you filled the areas with different shades of it

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