Monday, February 22, 2021

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Clematis & Artist Alcohol Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Altenew Clematis Paint-A-Flower

Hello  and welcome to the blog hop for the February release of the Altenew Paint-A-Flower series and Artists Marker Sets F & G.   This month's Clematis stamp is GORGEOUS and so fun to create with.  Altenew releases a new Paint-A-Flower each month and you can subscribe HERE so you don't miss a single set.

Altenew Clematis Watercolor

I spent an enjoyable and relaxing Sunday afternoon painting this beauty.  When my kit arrived, I saw soft blues as I started planning my card.  For the flowers, I used pale blue with soft lavendar shadows and pink highlights.  I kept with the muted look by adding pale green leaves and the fencing was painted with watery yellow and tan.  I added a hint of grey to the background and called it done.  I used watercolor markers for a fresh bright watercolor look.

Altenew Clematis Watercolor Card

This is an interesting floral stamp as you can use it both vertically and horizontally.   I added my favorite Painted Grid Washi Tape along two sides and the included sentiment "Life Is Beautiful".   I finished the card off with a couple of pearl grey New Day Enamel Dots.  A fresh and lovely spring card.  

Altenew F and G Artist Alcohol Markers

Pink, Yellow, Green, Aqua and Violet Altenew markers

Water Garden Artist Alcohol Markers Set G

Altenew is also releasing two new sets of Artists Markers and I thought it would be fun to try them out by coloring the same image with both sets.   Weekend Doodles is one of my all time favorites sets so I decided to use it for both cards.  Water Garden Artist Alcohol Markers Set G is full of lovely aquas, lavenders and browns.  I wanted the flowers to be the star of this card so I used the   Cross Stitch Canvas Cover Die to create a clean and simple background that adds a bit of texture and interest but keeps the focus on the floral elements.
Altenew Aqua and Violet Alcohol Markers

Such lovely colors in this marker set!

Altenew Aqua and Violet Alcohol Markers

Sunshine Valley Garden Artist Alcohol Markers Set F

Sunshine Valley Garden Artist Markers SET "F" is  full of beautiful pinks, yellows and greens.  For this card I wanted a coordinating background, so using my 36 pan watercolors, I painted pink (which I toned down with some green) on a watercolor panel and let dry.  I then embossed the panel with the  Modern Squares 3D folder , which gives beautiful dimension to your backdrop.  This folder is one of my new “go to” backgrounds.  I added some pink, purple and black spatters because I thought the panel looked too sweet.  
Altenew Weekend Doodles + Altenew Sunshine Valley Garden Set F markers + Modern Squares 3D embossing folder

The Tea Party Enamel Dots coordinate beautifully with this set of markers.

Altenew pink, yellow and green Artist Markers.
This graphic shows the colors that come in each set.


Giveaway Prizes

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 02/28/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 03/02/2021.


Your next stop is: Svitlana Shayevich

Altenew Card Blog

Jaycee Gaspar

Vicky Papaioannou

Emily Midgett

Jenny Colacicco

Nicole Watt


Amber Rain Davis

Michelle Short

Norine Borys


Therese Calvird

Kelly Griglione

Nathalie DeSousa

Dana Joy

Terri Koszler

Virginia Lu

Tina Smith

Laurie Willison

Verity Biddlecombe

Maryam Perez

Preeti Chandran

Agnieszka Małyszek

Karen Brown

Svitlana Shayevich

Anna Mahtani

Lilith Eeckels

Barb Engler

Tenia Nelson

Christine Pennington

Teresa Litchfield

Amanda Baldwin

Yoonsun Hur

Cheryl Espie

Kelly Latevola

Thanks for hopping by!



  1. The blue and purple are wonderful together. What a gorgeous look!!!

  2. Loving your first card with the blues and that whisper of purple, so pretty. Loving your cards showcasing the new marker colors.

  3. The new release is so exciting! And I love the gorgeous inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Beautiful colors you chose! Love these cards!!

  5. Lovely cards Karen! The embossed backgrounds make the pretty colored blooms stand out! Thank you for sharing.

  6. Your clematis flowers practically glow! That is a neat optical illusion. I am guessing the trick is how the colors play against each other. Great work.

  7. Simply stunning! Loving this release!

    1. FYI, I am reporting you to Altenew... copying and pasting the same generic comment on 20+ blogs just to win is RUDE

  8. I love the textured backgrounds! Just gorgeous flowers and colors!

  9. Love the coloring done on the Clematis flowers. Those cards are so beautiful!

  10. Beautiful coloring, layout of cards. I just like that added touch of the wash tape. Just a washi tape fan. Great work here. Thanks for sharing your talent.

  11. All three of your cards are wonderful! I am loving this new Altenew release and think the new Clematis stamp is going to have to come live with me. :)

  12. All three cards are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing

  13. The 3d embossing folders are so impressive and a wonderful backdrop to this gorgeous Clematis stamp. That washi edge is cute, thought it was hand drawn.

  14. Your cards are all just lovely! I love the backgrounds on the cards with the alcohol markers as well. Anyone would love to receive any of these beautiful cards and I thank you for sharing them.

  15. Lovely colors and textures on your beautiful cards! Love the interest of the different background designs with these pretty blooms!

  16. Gorgeous range of florals cards, the clematis is so pretty in the soft blue and lavender.

  17. I LOVE Weekend Doodles and I especially love what you just did with them. I am whipping out that stamp set right now.

  18. Gorgeous cards, Karen! I love the lovely soft colouring on your clematis card and the others are so elegant! Thanks so much for the great inspiration ! Stay safe! :)

  19. I love all of the different mediums you used on your three cards.
    They are just beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

  20. Three beautiful cards! I always enjoy seeing what changing colors or one other element does to basically the same card. Very different effects with the embossed backgrounds different marker set. Thanks for the great ideas.

  21. Beautiful, colorful cards. I really love these new Artist Marker sets.

  22. Great look to the coloring. Nice show of the new marker sets.

  23. Very pretty cards. I love the brilliant colors of the markers. You blend the colors so perfectly. Thank you for this inspiration.

  24. Each card is gorgeous! I especially am loving the card with the pink background

  25. Wow! Beautiful coloring! I love the added Washi tape and the textured backgrounds!

  26. Very, very pretty! I love your cards with the new alcohol markers. They are cheery and fabulous!

  27. All your creations are just lovely! Love the pale, subtle blue, pink & purple hues in that first card of yours 🥰

  28. I know they aren't part of the new release, but I've loved Watercolor Doodles forever and don't own them yet. I like that you used a new product along with an older one! Your coloring is beautiful!

  29. Such pretty cards, thanks for sharing!

  30. I love the pale blues and purples on your first card.

  31. I absolutely adore your first card with its delicate coloring. The blue with touches of purple looks so real.
    I can’t wait for my Clematis to bloom every year. They prove we survived another brutal winter 😊


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