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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Jeanne Beam October 22, 2020 - 2:34 PM

Such a beautiful card! The sunflower stamp is so awesome…
Thanks for sharing.

Karen K October 22, 2020 - 2:45 PM

I love sunflowers, and this is a really pretty stamp set. I also tell my husband that he is my “sunshine”, so
it really is something I need to have!

Debbie S. October 22, 2020 - 2:46 PM

Beautiful cards made with this stamp set. Can’t wait to get mine.

kellenamo October 22, 2020 - 3:00 PM

What will we be tempted y next?! Those pencils are gorgeous and I want them!

Jade October 22, 2020 - 3:10 PM

Fabulous sunflower stamps!!! I love the paint-a-flower stamps!!! Such beautiful flowers!

Joanne Paravati October 22, 2020 - 3:26 PM

Sunflowers are so beautiful! Great watercolor!

Jeanne J October 22, 2020 - 3:31 PM

Beautiful card, Love the look of these watercolor pencils, something I’d really like to try.

Karen Kuschel October 22, 2020 - 3:32 PM

Love this sunflower stamp and can’t wait to try it with my watercolor pencils. Thanks for the inspiration.

Cordelia Alderman October 22, 2020 - 3:36 PM

Sunflowers and watercolor pencils to paint them. What could be better? (Besides Altenew’s NEXT release…).

Juanita October 22, 2020 - 4:18 PM

Sunflowers are such a happy flower. Love it.

Sharon Gullikson October 22, 2020 - 4:20 PM

That is my favorite shade of green–olivey. These are so pretty. Great job.

Kelli Simpson October 22, 2020 - 4:40 PM

Sunflowers are so happy, you can’t help but smile. L9vely set. Makes me want to find my colored pencils.

joni52 October 22, 2020 - 4:58 PM

Love the sunflowers and the watercolor pencils look like fun!

Laurie M Page October 22, 2020 - 5:01 PM

Love water color pencils and would love to try these.

CathyM October 22, 2020 - 5:04 PM

So pretty!

Laurie Sweeting October 22, 2020 - 5:16 PM

Awesome! Thank you for the chance to win!

Lauryne Cunningham October 22, 2020 - 5:22 PM

These sunflowers are gorgeous! I love the colors and the plaid paper on Norine’s card!

Lagene October 22, 2020 - 5:24 PM

Awesome sunflower stamp set and I love the watercolored creation, the WC pencils look interesting.

Meghan Kennihan October 22, 2020 - 5:50 PM

What a gorgeous sunflower card and stamp set! I LOVE it! Also, what a great idea with the watercolor “woodless” pencils!!! Thank you for the wonderful hop!

Beth Bice October 22, 2020 - 7:09 PM

I think the water color pencils will be a big hit!

Greta H October 22, 2020 - 7:12 PM

Beautiful coloring & background! Love the use of the DP!

Wanda S Radler October 22, 2020 - 7:12 PM

Your card is beautiful. Sunflowers are my favorite!

Janet Gundrum October 22, 2020 - 7:13 PM

I so look forward to receiving my Paint a Flower stamp each month. This sunflower is fabulous and I’m so anxious to receive it and start creating–cards and in my journal.

Cathy K. October 22, 2020 - 7:14 PM

Love the new sunflower stamp set! Norine’s card is very pretty.

Sue October 22, 2020 - 7:16 PM

I am a big fan of sunflowers I also have been working on a couple of Lindsay’s watercolor classes. I enjoy working with my watercolor pencils, but I would love to try the woodless.

Krystin Sawyer October 22, 2020 - 7:19 PM

What an outstanding lineup of talent! I’m really excited Lindsay Weirich is a part of the hop. I’m definitely looking forward to all of the watercolor pencil flower cards, as it combines one of my favorite mediums and subjects. 🌻✨

Linda BL October 22, 2020 - 7:23 PM

What pretty card! With the sunflower and the plaid paper, it just says fall!

Monika Davis October 22, 2020 - 8:06 PM

Fabulous stamp set… I love sunflowers… Gorgeous coloring with those watercolor pencils! Thank you all for the beauttiul inspiration pieces! Such a feast for the eyes! :)

Anick D October 22, 2020 - 8:29 PM

Sooo pretty!

kerry trementozzi October 22, 2020 - 9:01 PM

I love the card, the sunflowers came ot so pretty. I also loved the colors used in the card.

lvngmydsh October 22, 2020 - 9:05 PM

I just love sunflowers, great set.

Cheryl Rowles October 22, 2020 - 9:47 PM

Who cannot just love anything with sunflowers! This is just so pretty! Love watercolor pencils. Thanks for sharing.

Brenda S. West October 22, 2020 - 9:49 PM

This is a flower I might could color. Since seeing fields of them in Kansas a couple of years ago, they’ve been my favorite. Thanks for the new flower stamp.

NANCY KERRY October 22, 2020 - 10:54 PM

Beautiful!! the sunflowers are perfectly designed, thank you for this, been looking for the right sunflower stamp for a long time! gorgeous …

Lara Leigh Hanson October 22, 2020 - 11:00 PM

Beautiful card!

Nancy R Walker October 22, 2020 - 11:32 PM

Thank you for producing a lovely Paint A Flower Sunflower set. I bought it immediately, and, as a watercolorist, I cannot wait to paint some cards with this set. Kudos to your designer…the artwork is great in this set!

Kailash October 23, 2020 - 12:22 AM

Beautiful flowers!

mypapercraftworld October 23, 2020 - 12:51 AM

Such lovely sunflowers … beautifully showcased! The woodless watercolour pencils are delicious … such rich colours … and sooo tempting! Anita :)

J kitch October 23, 2020 - 12:59 AM

I really like how this card turned out like the idea of trying woodless pencils.

Heather DePasquale October 23, 2020 - 2:33 AM

Love your color combinations. Your flowers pop!

Carla Hundley October 23, 2020 - 2:40 AM

This sunflower set is
so pretty and enjoying
all the different ways it
is being used on the
Carla from Utah

Pauline Abeysekera October 23, 2020 - 2:41 AM

Thanks for sharing all the details of how you achieved such a beautiful result. Love your colour combo with the plaid. This sunflower set is a winner, and the pencils look amazing.

momentsofcrafting October 23, 2020 - 3:58 AM

A beautiful bunch of sunflowers and wonderfully coloured! These new watercolour pencils have such brilliant colours, they are certainly very tempting!

Subhashini S October 23, 2020 - 6:32 AM

Can this get any better!! I am super excited to read about the brilliant woodless watercolor pencils

Linda Barnett October 23, 2020 - 6:49 AM

The sunflower stamp is beautifully designed!

makbru October 23, 2020 - 7:25 AM

I love this stamp set…it’s a must have. I’d love to win and purchase those watercolor pencils. Beautiful card!

Sue McRae October 23, 2020 - 8:16 AM

What a happy bouquet of flowers and the colors in the woodless pencil set look amazing!

beccab33324 October 23, 2020 - 9:19 AM

What a pretty set! I love sunflowers!

Vickie D October 23, 2020 - 9:33 AM

Oh my! This set is awesome. I think this is another must have!

Emily B October 23, 2020 - 10:40 AM

That is so beautiful. I want to try the watercolour pencils!

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