NEW Paint-A-Flower: Paeonia Japonica & (BONUS) Watercolor Brush Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

by Ashlea Cornell

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Paeonia Japonica Release Banner - Clear Floral Outline Stamp Set for Paper Crafting, Card Making

Hello, Altenew friends! This is Ashlea Cornell joining you today for an exciting new release! Today, we're introducing the newest Paint-A-Flower: Paeonia Japonica Outline Stamp Set, and also the brand new set of Autumn Festival Watercolor Brush Markers.

We release our Paint-A-Flower Stamp Sets every month to 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!  

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We also have bonus products in today's Paint-A-Flower release, which you can check out below:

These two new products go together so well, and I've created a video tutorial featuring the new release to share some inspiration for both! Check it out here:

My first example uses the Autumn Festival Watercolor Brush Markers to create a loosely watercolored, moody image with the Paeonia Japonica set.

I started by applying the Cotton Candy watercolor directly from the brush marker to the base of the petal and the color Mango Smoothie to the tip of the same petal. Then, I used a damp, round paintbrush to blend the two colors together in the middle. I repeated this process until each petal is colored in and has a dual tone color to it. This provides so much interest to the image and is an easy look to achieve!

For my second example, I created a similar look but this time with the basic Watercolor Essential 12 Pan Set from Altenew. These pan watercolors have a much more pastel color payoff and create beautiful dreamy colors.

The main difference between achieving this look with the palette vs the brush markers is that I completely saturate the petals with my first color (in this case a pinkish-red color), let the petals dry, and then go back in to the base with my second color (in this case a very vibrant yellow). I go back and forth with adding more of each color until I get the payoff that I'm looking for.

Then, I continue that same multi-color watercoloring into the leaves which helps carry the loose watercolor appearance through.

Finally, I finish both cards off with a light splatter of a dark gray watercolor. For my Watercolor Brush Marker card, I used the new color Winter Fog. I love the way watercolor splatter looks on watercolored cards. I think it completes the look of an art piece rather than just having a plain white background, but this is totally up to your own style!

For the sentiment, I combine a sentiment stamp included in the Paint-A-Flower set and the Tall Alpha Letter dies in glitter card stock to complete the look.

I hope that you've enjoyed seeing how I created these two projects using the new Paint-A-Flower Paeonia Japonica and the new Watercolor Brush Marker set. If you haven't already, please be sure to watch the video to get extra tips and hints for your watercoloring! Be sure to leave a comment before continuing on the hop and at each stop for your chance to win a prize! Thank you again for stopping by! Your next stop on the hop is Norine Borys!


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog 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 07/31/2020.

Blog Hop

This release isn’t complete without a fun and inspiring blog hop! Our talented design team members and special guest designers have created stunning projects to spark your creativity using the new Paint-A-Flower: Paeonia Japonica. We hope you get plenty of inspiration here!


Altenew Card Blog

Norine Borys

Jaycee Gaspar

Sveta Fotinia

Virginia Lu

Lilith Eeckels

Therese Calvird

Amber Rain Davis

Nathalie DeSousa

Svitlana Shayevich

Tania Ahmed

Nicole Watt


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Jody V July 22, 2020 - 09:20

Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon Gullikson July 22, 2020 - 09:31

What a big, gorgeous flower. I’m loving it!!

Retta Lutte July 22, 2020 - 09:49

This is a lovely stamp! I especially love not having to arrange a beautiful bouquet. I am terrible at that! The new colors are lovely!

Michele F July 22, 2020 - 10:02

LOve this newest addition! Cannot wait to get my hands on it!! Of course, I know I’ll learn all there is to know about coloring it from this team of artists!

barbara lassiter July 22, 2020 - 10:02

Beautiful cards. I love both colorways that you used to create the subtle look on each card. This flower design is beautiful and I love that it is a cluster of flowers.

gail July 22, 2020 - 10:12

Yay, new watercolors!

Sharon Brand July 22, 2020 - 10:29

This is a beautiful paint a flower set! And
the pastel colours are so delicate!

Carol McCready July 22, 2020 - 10:38

The new Paint a Flower is gorgeous. I was waiting to hear you pronounce it. The flower looks wonderful in those new autumn colors.

Diane Jordan July 22, 2020 - 10:45

This is such a beautiful stamp! I can’t wait to try it!

Wendy July 22, 2020 - 10:47

Very, very pretty colors. The cards are all gorgeous.

Anny Hale July 22, 2020 - 10:58

Love this stamp! Love the painting technique on the flowet- very pretty!

bernietk July 22, 2020 - 11:23

Really love that flower and the colors you used from the new autumn set! They will be great for so many autumn flowers and vegetables

Lois July 22, 2020 - 11:24

Beautiful. You can never have enough flower stamps.

kellenamo July 22, 2020 - 11:28

Beautiful. I love the soft colors. So pretty!

Isamar Pares July 22, 2020 - 11:32

This is a gorgeous stamp set. Can’t wait to get mine!😊

Nancy Wilcox July 22, 2020 - 12:05

This is a gorgeous flower stamp!

gransarah July 22, 2020 - 12:08

Really like the colors you chose for these beautiful flowers!

hugsprayerscards July 22, 2020 - 12:08

I enjoyed the contrasting flowers for the seasons, the new colours look great as well Thank you for teaching us to work with the paints

Sandra Swayze July 22, 2020 - 12:13

Love these! I’ve just begun making cards & want to try watercolor. Thank you!

Amy Ponton July 22, 2020 - 12:31

Love altenew water colours!

Jackie Posnansky July 22, 2020 - 12:35

Beautiful!!! Altenew’s flowers are amazingly gorgeous!

Inkin' Chickie July 22, 2020 - 12:36

I like the flower image and the sentiments. Heading over to the blogs to see the projects.

Greta H July 22, 2020 - 12:37

Lovely new floral stamp set & I really want another wc marker set, so will put this one on my wishlist!

Teri S. July 22, 2020 - 12:45

I really like the design & flow of this new stamp set! Both cards are lovely, although my favourite is the first one using the new Autumn Festival Watercolours.

Vickie D July 22, 2020 - 12:47

Really loved your cards & video. Just got this stamp yesterday & cant wait to try it.

Hannah Wielinski July 22, 2020 - 12:49

Gorgeous stamp!

TNichols July 22, 2020 - 12:50

Love the new Paeonia Japonica Outline Stamp Set.

Janice Buol July 22, 2020 - 12:52

Beautiful! Love this autumn colors!

Sindhu July 22, 2020 - 12:54

Beautiful card..

kjwinston July 22, 2020 - 13:02

You had me at “new watercolor brush marker set.” I bought ’em before I read further — I have the other sets and adore them!!! Thank you for making more of these.

Cheryl Rigney July 22, 2020 - 13:03

This is a beautiful stamp set!!

DebbieBr July 22, 2020 - 13:10

Loving the new release of watercolours, especially the 3 new colours in the set! The paint a flower has many possibilities too!

Mirella Rogan July 22, 2020 - 13:15

How gorgeous, I love all the DT inspiration!

karenhedgehogong July 22, 2020 - 13:16

Ashlea, Your cards are gorgeous! I love them both but am a little more partial to the one painted with the pan set of colors. I promise to watch your video several times before I attempt another water colored card. Altenew just keeps on making flower stamps that are just what we need to make floral cards!

Rhonda July 22, 2020 - 13:32

Beautiful new flower stamp to paint. Makes a simple, but stunning, card!

karen ann woods July 22, 2020 - 13:40

I absolutely love the new designs along with everything else that you put out! I am new to card making and I love your sight!

karen ann woods July 22, 2020 - 13:41

Oops! site

Carolyn R July 22, 2020 - 13:46

Oh gosh, another winner from Altenew! Just when I think I have enough flowers they create another winner.

Chandhini July 22, 2020 - 13:50

Love the new stamp set, the large flowers are perfect for coloring.

Subhashini July 22, 2020 - 13:51

The new watercolor markers are so vibrant and beautiful. Love your card, so pretty.

Tracey Bente July 22, 2020 - 13:59

This is a beautiful set and the colors are amazing

Tracey Bente July 22, 2020 - 14:06

Beautiful cards

Sharon O July 22, 2020 - 14:06

Beautiful cards and techniques! The japonica and leaves have an almost wind-blown effect that is unique and lovely.

Lori Lehnen July 22, 2020 - 14:10

So excited about the new releases!
Floral stamp is beautiful! I really like the softer pastel look of the card and the splatter technique.
I’m always looking for new ideas, thanks for sharing.

Karen bradsher July 22, 2020 - 14:50

Love the stamp and the way it was colored. The watercolor pan will be my next purchase

Pauline Abeysekera July 22, 2020 - 15:19

This is a beautiful set with really nice sentiments. Thanks for sharing your lovely card inspirations Ashlea.

Jeanne Beam July 22, 2020 - 15:21

Gorgeous cards! Love the flower stamp release.
Thanks so much for sharing…

kelnkids July 22, 2020 - 15:40

Oh this is a JOY to see! I was today year’s old when I learned the name of this flower – it’s name is as uniquely beautifully as the flower! GORGEOUS new colors of the watercolor brush markers!

Kathleen Landphair July 22, 2020 - 15:45

I love peonies and this stamp set is simply beautiful! Than you for the inspiring video, too!

Marty B July 22, 2020 - 15:58

This new floral set is beautiful and love the new colors in your autumn watercolor brush markers. Really enjoyed the videos, closely watching the techniques because I definitely need more practice in this area.

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