Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Sunflower & Woodless Watercolor Pencils Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

by May Sukyong Park

PAF Sunflower Blog Hop Graphic

Hello, Altenew friends! Norine here with the blog hop post for a very special release! We're excited to bring you a new product with today's release, and we have an extensive round-up of artists joining us for the blog hop to celebrate! The Paint-A-Flower: Sunflower Outline Stamp Set is the latest in our monthly release and the October offering of sunflowers is both timely and beautiful. Even better, we have a brand-new category coming out today: the Woodless Watercolor Pencils!

Bundle Sunny Doodles Woodless Watercolor Pencils Bundle

In case you thought your watercoloring collection couldn't get any better, think again. Create stunning watercolor effects with our Woodless Watercolor Pencils

This set includes a wide range of beautiful, vibrant colors, and each pencil comes pre-sharpened and ready to use. You can either apply the color onto paper and blend with a wet brush, or pick it up with the brush directly from the pencil. The pigment dissolves smoothly, leaving no marks on the paper, and the colors can be easily mixed and layered for various effects.

(**Estimated product availability/order shipping date for the Woodless Watercolor Pencil 24 Pen Set: November 12th, 2020. Please sign up for a back in stock notification email so you know once it's back in stock.**)

Watercolor Pencils Swatches

Don’t want to miss out on our monthly Paint-A-Flower Outline Stamp Sets? Subscribe to the Monthly Subscription Plan NOW!

Blog Post 2 SubscriptionOur Paint-A-Flower outline stamp sets are released monthly and celebrate the beauty of a wide variety of flowers! Each stamp set features an outline image of a gorgeous floral arrangement, just waiting to be painted or colored with your favorite medium. There's no need for you to spend time layering and masking images, as we have designed these sets to allow you to stamp once, then color! We can't wait to see what you create!

Get our newly released Paint-A-Flower set each month at a discounted price of $12.99/month when you subscribe to our Paint-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan.

This Month's Paint-A-Flower Set

Web Label Stamp PAF Sunflower

The Paint-A-Flower: Sunflower Outline Stamp Set includes 10 sentiment builders that allow you to create several different greetings and the outline image of the sunflowers is iconic and instantly recognizable at this time of year!

Projects with Products from Today's Release

Altenew PAFSunflower 3 scaledOne of the things I love most about watercolor pencils is how they remove some of the stress of watercolor painting. Typically, with water, pigment, and any amount of space, time is a factor, or the water dries and the paint doesn't flow and blend as nicely anymore. So, I began by stamping with Obsidian Pigment Ink, then coloring the image from start to finish before even picking up a brush.

Altenew PAFSunflower 5 scaledI love the ability to mix and blend the colors too. For example, I colored each of the leaves with all four of the green colors, laying down color in a patchy manner, concentrating the darker shades at the base of the leaf or where it was shaded from being tucked under petals. Then, I used a paint brush to introduce water to the pigment, letting it dissolve and blend together.

Altenew PAFSunflower 7 scaledFor the background, I lightly colored the areas with a variety of colors in the set, overlapping from shade to shade and lightly crosshatching to cover each area. For the larger open areas of the background, I used a larger paint brush with a little more water to let more color blend over the area before it dried. If there were any areas where I wanted more pigment, I could simply touch the wet paint brush to the tip of the pencil and pick up more color directly.

Altenew PAFSunflower 2 scaledOnce I was finished with the coloring and the paint was dry, I splattered more paint by brushing a fairly wet brush over the tip of a few of the pencils and tapping the brush against my finger. I combined two of the sentiment stamps to create the “you are my sunshine” greeting and adhered two strips of coordinating patterned papers along the bottom to complete the card.


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 10/28/2020 for a chance to win. We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 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 Winners Page on 10/30/2020.

Your next stop on the hop is Nicole Watt's blog.  You can refer back to the complete blog hop list at the end of this post if you should get lost along the way or encounter a broken link.

Blog Hop

Altenew Card Blog – You are here.

Nicole Watt

Amber Rain Davis

Kelly Griglione

Erum Tasneem

Lindsay Weirich


Nathalie DeSousa

Jenny Colacicco

Virginia Lu

Tenia Nelson

Lilith Eeckels

Emily Midgett

Norine Borys

Mindy Eggen

Tania Ahmed

Dana Joy

Jaycee Gaspar

Laurie Willison

Maryam Perez

Nenette S. Madero

Svitlana Shayevich


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soalea17 October 23, 2020 - 10:44 AM

Beautiful card & stamp set!

Mary Holshouser October 23, 2020 - 12:06 PM

The pencil colors are gorgeous.
Love the sunflowers.
thanks for sharing

beccreates1 October 23, 2020 - 4:18 PM

Absolutely gorgeous. Love the new pencils.

Lori Lehnen October 23, 2020 - 6:24 PM

Beautiful cards!
Can’t wait to see all of the inspirational ideas on this hop!
Thanks Altenew.

dorothyayotte October 23, 2020 - 6:30 PM

This is such a beautiful stamp set! And perfect for the fall! Love the card colors and design.

M.FATEMA October 23, 2020 - 7:18 PM

Beautiful card!
The watercolor pencils look lovely!!

Patricia E Vanderwolf October 23, 2020 - 9:07 PM

Love the sunflowers! Thx.

Susanbcards October 23, 2020 - 11:02 PM

Beautiful sunflowers, they remind me of my children in our garden!

Marisela Delgado October 24, 2020 - 12:01 AM

Those woodless pencils are awesome! 💜

Anneleise Hampson October 24, 2020 - 12:02 AM

What a great stamp set! One of my favourite pictures I ever took of my son was when he was just 4 years old standing in front of some beautiful large sunflowers! This would turn those pictures into an amazing scrapbook page!

Jen Barber October 24, 2020 - 12:47 AM

Watercolor pencils are one of my favorite mediums. Love that I can now get them in assume of the coordinating colors!

Amber Bissonnette October 24, 2020 - 2:41 AM

The watercolour pencils look amazing!!! Also such pretty sunflower stamp this month!

tbradburn October 24, 2020 - 5:05 AM

I love working with watercolor pencils! I would love a chance to win a gift certificate towards this future Purchase! Thank you. Also, looking forward to viewing all the designer blog posts for ideas and inspiration.

Kylie Z October 24, 2020 - 6:51 AM

Such a beautiful depiction of a happy flower!

Maria C F October 24, 2020 - 6:52 AM

I love seeing sunflowers reaching for the sky.

jean marmo October 24, 2020 - 9:32 AM

The pencils and this release look wonderful!

Melissa Brown October 24, 2020 - 11:26 AM

I really like your design style and the Paint-a-Flower stamps are wonderful!

Kristy Tyra October 24, 2020 - 12:01 PM

I just watched Lindsey, the Frugal Crafter. Love her style!

Carol Wortman October 24, 2020 - 12:02 PM

I planted them this year and they were beautiful. Thinking a stamp as lovely as this would hold that memory. This is o pretty and realistic! I’m mostly amazed at woodless markers, I need to look into how these work. Enjoying the paint a flower line (and some non flower items offered now, yay!) Beautiful designer inspiration! Happy Fall and please stay safe!!

Kylie Z October 24, 2020 - 12:46 PM

Your flower line is spectacular!

Kathryn Gagne October 24, 2020 - 1:23 PM

I am head over heels excited about the new watercolor pencils. Pencils are my color medium of choice and I get along with them so much better. Thank you and I’m looking forward to their shipping. ;)

jcamp2020 October 24, 2020 - 2:19 PM

What a nice touch you have. The depth you achieved with these pencils is amazing. Beautiful card.

Cyndi Morris October 24, 2020 - 2:54 PM

Those sunflowers are gorgeous and I love the sentiments. I’m so excited about the watercolor pencils. The results Norine achieved on her beautiful card are amazing.

DeAnn Beck October 24, 2020 - 3:25 PM

Beautiful sunflowers. Those woodless watercolor pencils look really handy.

Julie Greaves October 24, 2020 - 7:02 PM

Great pencils and very clever to be woodless. Only pay for the pigment not the useless wood too making them great value for money. The colours are beautiful and look like they blend well together. These are going on my wishlist. Thanks for sharing.

Faith Harris October 25, 2020 - 7:17 AM

Can’t wait for the pencils to be back in stock! This sunflower stamp is spectacular, also.

Patt H. October 25, 2020 - 8:10 AM

I love this fabulous card, Norine! The coloring is wonderful and I cant wait to try those awesome looking pencils. The strip of plaid on your card is just the right touch!

Robin Ridpath October 25, 2020 - 10:50 AM

Beautiful set, beautiful card! These pencils look amazing!

Ruth Gauss October 25, 2020 - 1:26 PM

These watercolor pencils have some really fabulous colors and Norine’s card is so very lovely!
Thanks for always innovating and making paper crafting so much fun!!!

Amy Cooley October 25, 2020 - 2:13 PM

These watercolor pencils look fabulous!

Chark October 25, 2020 - 4:00 PM

Wow! So beautiful!

Maggie Valera October 25, 2020 - 5:30 PM

The colors from those pencils are amazing! I’m trying to put all of my art journaling stuff in a bag that I can use where ever, and I definitely need to have those in my stash. And Santa’s going to hear about that stamp!

llong932 October 25, 2020 - 8:03 PM

Watercolor is my weakness! Now you’ve got yet another watercolor tool and I can’t wait to get those gorgeous pencils!! the step by step images and instructions were wonderful, but I seem to relate better to a video. Any chance you will be making one?

Ann Tolman October 26, 2020 - 12:27 AM

The new stamp is beautiful. It captures the sunflower in many positions

Sandra Swayze October 26, 2020 - 8:40 PM

I’ve been wanting a set of watercolor pencils. Good one!

Julie Wexler October 27, 2020 - 12:08 AM

What lovely sunflowers! Norine, thanks for the tips on the background shading, and how you made that work– it’s always the toughest part for me, as I’m so concerned I’ll wreck the main image…you make it look effortless!

Dawn Cooksley October 27, 2020 - 1:59 AM

Love the sunflower stamp and the woodless watercolor pencils… I am always amazed by the designers and their exceptional creations I am never disappointed in seeing what is created…

Beverly Perdue October 27, 2020 - 6:09 AM

I’m crazy about sunflowers. Love the beautiful card.

Nancy R October 27, 2020 - 9:13 AM

The flowers are beautiful-as are all your sets. The wordless pencils so fantastic. I am not good with pan sets but would love to try these for card making. And your colors are so beautiful.

Kim Fuller October 27, 2020 - 2:10 PM

I’m a newbie so I love everything I’ve been learning from your brilliant designers, especially love Amber Rain Davis!!! She is so talented and her style of teaching is awesome, very easy to follow and gives just the right amount of details which a newbie like me really appreciates. I just watched her video on the new sunflower stamp set with the woodless watercolor pencils, love her style and she makes me believe that I can do it too!!! Filling my cart ASAP!!!

Jackie Posnansky October 27, 2020 - 3:34 PM

Beautiful sunflowers stamps! I’d love to try the watercolor pencils!

Denise Bryant October 28, 2020 - 1:01 AM

Such a pretty stamp set and a beautiful card! I love sunflowers!

Inkin' Chickie October 28, 2020 - 4:40 PM

I really enjoy the PAF sets and always look forward to the new reveal.

Avonlea October 28, 2020 - 11:25 PM

Very nice Paint a Flower set! Who doesn’t love sunflowers? :)

Tara September 29, 2021 - 4:40 PM

so very beautiful

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