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. Melissa Smith says:

    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. Lauryne Cunningham says:

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

  3. Lynn-toomanycrayons says:

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

  4. Cynthia Cole says:

    Simply gorgeous coloring!

  5. 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!

  6. I love your card. Amazing background and fabulous colors.

  7. Dee Earnshaw says:

    Very Beautiful! Thank you for sharing your creativity:)

  8. Gorgeous card! Your coloring definitely reminds me of the super bloom (although I’ve only seen pictures)

  9. Gail Alcorn says:

    A really beautiful card! Thanks for the tips about the paper and blue background!

  10. Marisela Delgado says:

    Super pretty card

  11. Cyndi Morris says:

    Beautiful card. I love the wonderful colors in the Tropical Fiesta set.

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

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

  14. 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!

  15. Linnea Sundstrom says:

    just luv this color combo and yes, sometimes simple is best

  16. Having lives in California, poppies are one of my favorite flowers. Your card is gorgeous!

  17. Jill Russell says:

    Just love your floral!

  18. Love the orange…so bright and cheerful! Thank you for the beautiful inspiration!

  19. Mary Holshouser says:

    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

  20. Such a beautiful card!! The flower is so pretty in your coloring! :)

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