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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Hoosier October 22, 2020 - 9:57 AM

I enjoy using water color pencils. Great new flower bundle.

raupaiPam October 22, 2020 - 10:11 AM

Oh I love this stamp!! It is gorgeous, a d such a great size too!!

Maria Giselle B. October 22, 2020 - 10:17 AM

I love sunflowers! Love this set. I am so excited and very curious about your Woodless Watercolor Pencils.

Barbara Unger October 22, 2020 - 10:17 AM

Such a lovely stamp set! All your flower designs are truly amazing.

Becky Turner October 22, 2020 - 10:23 AM

This is a beautiful stamp. The sunflowers are colored so nicely. Thanks for the description of the process. Love it!

Debbie Nutt October 22, 2020 - 10:24 AM

Another medium to explore! Beautiful results with the sun flowers. Love everything about this card. 💚

Michele F October 22, 2020 - 10:25 AM

Very pretty, Norine!

NickiB October 22, 2020 - 10:27 AM

Excited to learn more about these pencils!

Kim Salito October 22, 2020 - 10:31 AM

So pretty. Beautiful card.

RuthAnn October 22, 2020 - 10:31 AM

Love the sunflowers! Can’t wait to try the pencils!

Sandhya Iyer October 22, 2020 - 10:35 AM

Beautiful sunflowers!!! And gorgeous card. That plaid strip is everything!

Maureen Reiss October 22, 2020 - 10:47 AM

Gorgeous card!!! Love this stamp set!!! I think I might need the pencils too!!!

Yvonne Boucher October 22, 2020 - 10:48 AM

I am always so impressed and pleased with Paint a Flower choice for each month and this set will certainly not disappoint! I am looking forward to creating with it and Norine, your card is lovely!

Kelly W. October 22, 2020 - 10:52 AM

Beautiful Norine! Gorgeous sunflower stamp and very pretty coloring. The woodless watercolor pencils sound wonderful to create with!

mermaidsparlour October 22, 2020 - 10:55 AM

What a great idea! Sign me up.

Connie Costello October 22, 2020 - 10:55 AM

I love Norine’s new card design. The sunflowers are just beautiful!

Sue D October 22, 2020 - 10:55 AM

I love sunflowers. I try to grow them every year in the garden like my grandma did.

Nancy M. October 22, 2020 - 11:02 AM

Absolutely beautiful stamp and love those watercolor pencils!

barbara lassiter October 22, 2020 - 11:10 AM

I have watercolor pencils and love them! The colors in these look vibrant and there’s a big choice of colors too! Norine’s card is beautiful. love the touch of plaid!

Carol b October 22, 2020 - 11:11 AM

Love the sunflowers and what a great idea for a woodless watercolor pencil set.
Carol b

Stacey Kowbel October 22, 2020 - 11:20 AM

Such a beautiful stamp and beautiful inspiration from Norine!

colleen moore October 22, 2020 - 11:21 AM

the sunflowers are so pretty

Stefanie Daughters October 22, 2020 - 11:23 AM

What a beautiful stamp set. The pencils will be my next purchase.

Mindy October 22, 2020 - 11:28 AM

Would love to try the Woodless Watercolor Pencils. Such pretty colors! 💖

Robbie Melville October 22, 2020 - 11:34 AM

I love the sunflowers. Cannot wait to try the pencils

Barbara Unger October 22, 2020 - 11:35 AM

I love sunflowers! We have a small town here in Michigan that plants fields of them for a local festival. All of your stamp sets are truly amazing.

Mari Garcia October 22, 2020 - 11:37 AM

The sunflowers are so realistic looking. They’re gorgeous. I can’t wait to try these watercolor pencils . Love that altenew came up with this. Way to go!

Zarina October 22, 2020 - 11:42 AM

The sunflowers are gorgeous.

Zlatka K October 22, 2020 - 11:45 AM

I love the paint-a-flower stamp sets and this one is so beautiful!

Judy Kromer October 22, 2020 - 11:45 AM

I love sunflowers! Colored pencils are always a nice way to color in a stamped image.

Lynn Blanchard October 22, 2020 - 11:50 AM

Sunflowers make me smile. One grew in my garden this year. A volunteer. Now I can send one through the mail along with a smile! Always excited to see what you come up with each month!

Patty Teramoto October 22, 2020 - 11:54 AM

The pencils look like so much fun!

melissaf123 October 22, 2020 - 12:00 PM

Wow, gorgeous sunflowers, one of my absolute favorite flowers! Excited for the new water color pencils too, amazing Altenew.

Deanna Bertrand October 22, 2020 - 12:02 PM

These stamps are so gorgeous and I love how you have colored them!

Silvia Hutchinson October 22, 2020 - 12:12 PM

Beautiful sunflowers!!! The watercolor pencils look fun!!

Jan Castle October 22, 2020 - 12:16 PM

Nicely done!!!! Watercolor pencils are such FUN and easy to use!

Crystal LeShae Evans October 22, 2020 - 12:17 PM

😍 Gorgeous stamp set! Beautiful inspiration! Love the the woodless watercolor pencils & the case holder! 😍

Cynthia Zick October 22, 2020 - 12:25 PM

looks like many juicy art supplies here!

Lois K October 22, 2020 - 12:25 PM

Love the stamp set. Watercolor pencils are a great addition to your collection.

jessicashevonnescott October 22, 2020 - 12:42 PM

Perfect watercolor stamps!

meari October 22, 2020 - 1:06 PM

Pretty stamps. I’ve never used woodless pencils. They look like a fun supply to try.

Chandhini October 22, 2020 - 1:09 PM

I am so excited for Woodless watercolor pencils.

Subhashini October 22, 2020 - 1:09 PM

These sunflowers are so pretty. The new watercolor pencils look great.

Mirella Rogan October 22, 2020 - 1:32 PM

Love Norine’s card, such beautiful colouring! Great new set!

Jenny Miller October 22, 2020 - 1:41 PM

Fun!! Bright sunny sunflowers to keep us smiling into the winter months!

Deepa Lakshman October 22, 2020 - 1:44 PM

Wow, you always knock it off the park with these flowers. I am curious about these watercolor wordless pencils.

Lindar C October 22, 2020 - 1:52 PM

Oh, I love this flower set, and your card. I will look at your other sets to see what else you have!

Twana October 22, 2020 - 1:58 PM

I love this stamp and I can’t wait to get mine!

kjwinston October 22, 2020 - 2:01 PM

Always a good day when I see what I’m getting for Paint-A-Flower! Norine, that little touch of lavendar is genius.

Bonnie E October 22, 2020 - 2:04 PM

That is a lovely sunflower design – so bright and beautiful. I love watercolour pencils and these look wonderful – I absolutely want to give them a try!

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