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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Cindy Holmes July 23, 2020 - 02:41

Gorgeous floral cards! I am off to hop! WooHoo!

Denise Bryant July 23, 2020 - 04:26

Love this beautiful Paint-A-Flower design, and a lovely set of brush markers too! Looking forward to getting a closer look at these pretty creations!

Yvette Williams July 23, 2020 - 05:48

Big open spaces on this bloom. Wonderful set to practice coloring.

Linda Barnett July 23, 2020 - 06:20

Such a lovely stamp! Kudos to your creative team!

Deepa Lakshman July 23, 2020 - 08:48

What a beautiful flower to color. Love it and the colors of the markers too.

Terri Barto July 23, 2020 - 09:54

Really looking forward to receiving these delicate blossoms!

Kim Salito July 23, 2020 - 10:44

Your card is fab. Love the paint a flower line.

Júlia Brown July 23, 2020 - 10:54

I just signed to the paint a flower monthly subscription, can wait to star playing with this beautiful stamp.

Janet July 23, 2020 - 11:13

Love the varied coloring styles with this new stamp set. Norine Borys is always my favorite, with her water coloring techniques, and the inspiration for many of my Altenew purchases!

michiganderintexas July 23, 2020 - 11:57

Lovely release

Lynn Young July 23, 2020 - 12:47

Love this stamp and the designer providing watercolor ideas, beautiful.

Lauryne Cunningham July 23, 2020 - 13:16

Beautiful cards! I love the warm colors in this Brush Marker set and the size of the flowers!

Stacey Kowbel July 23, 2020 - 13:20

Such a beautiful flower and gorgeous inspiration!

Yasmine Omar July 23, 2020 - 14:05

Gorgeous Stamp set!

Cyndi Morris July 23, 2020 - 14:27

Altenew has again introduced me to a new flower. I’m not familiar with the Paeonia Japonica, but it is gorgeous. Watercolor Brush Markers have become my favorite coloring medium and I thought I had all I needed. However, the colors in this new set are beautiful so I may have to have them. Your cards and your coloring are amazing..

Karthikha Uday July 23, 2020 - 14:55

This is one super beautiful stamp set!!

Marilee Dies July 23, 2020 - 19:31

Beautiful cards! Love the new colors of watercolor brushes!!

PPW July 23, 2020 - 21:33

Thank you for the great blending tips. The cards are beautiful. Thank you.

Julie Wexler July 23, 2020 - 21:34

Gorgeous cards Ashlea- I love that you let the beautiful new floral take center stage. The colors are also beautiful– another hit release for altenew!

momentsofcrafting July 23, 2020 - 23:18

This is another amazing flower set! I just love the beautiful flowers in the set as well as the lovely sentiments. Great video and inspiration!! Top of my wish list! :)

Giselle D. July 24, 2020 - 05:51

I love these water colour markers. I have yet to try water colouring but these markers make it look easy! Having a beautiful stamp to pop ain’t doesn’t hurt either!

Patt H. July 24, 2020 - 05:54

I love the new stamps & your fabulously colored cards! What a gorgeous flower & a new one to me. So fun to see what the new stamp set will be each month.

Beth W July 24, 2020 - 08:30

So many uses for this stamp. I also love the sentiments.

Annette Gordon July 24, 2020 - 08:59

This stamp set is super pretty! I especially like the examples above. The one with the vases is stunning!

Bethany Allie July 24, 2020 - 09:45

This new set has such lovely detail!

Karen Hale July 24, 2020 - 14:20

Gorgeous card with this new floral stamp. Love the new Autumn watercolor markers!

Penny MCROBERT July 24, 2020 - 21:33

Watercolor Brush Makers make water coloring so easy and having a new paint-a-flower stamp each month keeps me inspired to create. Making so many more cards, thank you Altenew.

Mary Holshouser July 24, 2020 - 23:34

Love the size of the flowers.
The DT did a fabulous job using the
set. thanks for having the hop.

Liz O. July 25, 2020 - 01:35

Gorgeous illustration and sweet sentiments. Your cards are fabulous Ashlea! Thanks for the inspiration!

Tammy Hanson July 25, 2020 - 02:15

Love both versions of this card. However I love the leaves that are more on the teal side. So pretty.

Lois Kennedy July 25, 2020 - 10:17

Love that this is a big open flower with plenty of room for shading and depth.

Robin Buchholz July 25, 2020 - 11:41

What a pretty stamp set and I love all of the beautiful cards!

Kelsey Thomas July 25, 2020 - 12:24

What a gorgeous new stamp! :)

ljutila July 25, 2020 - 15:18

Absolutely stunning examples! All of the designers knocked it out of the park with this release, just fabulous.

Sue D July 25, 2020 - 18:08

Beautiful floral set and pretty watercoloring.

Sheila Bacon July 25, 2020 - 20:27

I really appreciate both the video (I like watching people create) and the step by step pix with explanation which are very clear. It is a beautiful card with the blending of colors. I especially like the use of the light grey ink as grey is not often used, so it’s a unique neutral color which ties everything together. Thank you for sharing your creativity!

knurse22 July 25, 2020 - 21:17

Love seeing more watercolor markers, and the autumn colors are stunning! These markers are so easy to use—love them! Can’t wait to see what the DTs have for us to learn from today!

Laurie Fleuette July 26, 2020 - 00:15

Beautiful stamp! And these cards are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

oleksandr05 July 26, 2020 - 05:10

Amazing stamp! I love it 😍!

Miriam Prantner July 26, 2020 - 10:23

Such a pretty new set and loving the new watercolor maker release too!

Lynn L July 26, 2020 - 12:07

This is such a beautiful flower, a delicate inspiration from the mountains of Japan. So many possibilities.

Isabel Z July 26, 2020 - 13:23

I was not familiar with this flower. It is beautiful and the DT has created some amazing cards with this image.

Denise Bryant July 26, 2020 - 15:52

The newest Paint-A-Flower design is lovely! So many beautiful and inspiring ideas along the hop! Pretty watercolor set too!

Donna July 27, 2020 - 19:22

Lovely new release!

Sidelle Menon July 28, 2020 - 05:56

Beautiful flowers <3

Cheryl July 29, 2020 - 16:16

So excited to get the new paint a flower set, I love making cards with florals.

Kathy Dippner July 29, 2020 - 16:32

Beautiful flower! I love the size of this.

Carol Martin July 29, 2020 - 19:04

I love this Paeonia Japonica set . Mine just came today and I can’t wait to try it!!!

Sheri Carter July 30, 2020 - 10:58

These flowers are so beautiful-I don’t think i’ve ever seen them. Cards look lovely!

lisascreativeniche July 30, 2020 - 22:47

Such an elegant flower and the watercoloring!

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