Stamping Watercolor

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!

136 thoughts on “Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!”

  1. What a beautiful card!! I love the new colors and I love the colors you chose! The turquoise looks like the blue sky at the beach! Gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

  2. What a beautiful card! I love the soft blend of turquoise in the background- the orange flower really pops!

  3. Thanks for the great work tips on watercoloring — the orange on the blue bckground is very striking.

  4. That bright orange/yellow against the light blue is so gorgeous. And your fade-to-white of the blue is fabulous. I appreciate the tips on how to achieve that look!

  5. Gorgeous, Lisa! Love the clean simplicity & the wonderful coloring! I would not have guessed the colors you used to paint the flower. Amazing!

  6. Hi Lisa! Your flower and that beautiful blue sky background were made for each other!!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  7. What a gorgeous flower – and I love your idea of coloring the “Hello” die cut inside. It creates such a happy pop of color when your recipient opens their card. I hadn’t thought of doing that with watercolor – brilliant. This entire card just makes me smile – beautiful job, Lisa!

  8. Plain and simple card that is gorgeous.
    Love the coloring of the flower. Carrying
    those same colors inside with the sentiment
    is wonderful. thanks for sharing

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