22 November 2021

Altenew | Paint-A-Flower Himalayan Poppy & Coloring Pencils & More Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, there are lots of fun things happening over at Altenew today. There is the release of the new Paint-A-Flower Himalayan Poppy Outline Stamp Set as well as the new Hawaiian Shores Brush & Fine Tip Pens, Woodless Coloring Pencils, Monochrome Shading Pencils and Masking Fluid. We are celebrating the release with a fun blog hop, more on that below. 

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.

For my card today, I started off by stamping the main image from the new Altenew Paint-A-Flower Himalayan Poppy Outline Stamp Set on to a panel of watercolour paper with Altenew Obsidian Ink. I applied Altenew Crystal Clear Crisp Embossing Powder and heat set. 

The image was coloured with the new Altenew Hawaiian Shores Brush & Fine Tip Pens. These pens are water based and work lovely on their own or blended with water for a watercolour look, which is what I did today. There are 12 colours in the set and these can be blended together to make more too! The pens have a brush end and a fine tip end. 

For the petals, I used Turquoise, Persian Blue and Ultraviolet. For the inside of the flowers, I used Maple Yellow and for the leaves and stems, I used Firefly, Just Green and Evergreen. For the shadow outside of the image, I used Turquoise and Silver Stone. For some of the image, I went direct to the paper and then blended out with Altenew Artist Watercolor Brushes Round and other times, I applied a little of the pen on to an acrylic block and picked it up with a wet paintbrush to add to the image.

The image was left to dry and then I cut it down. I stamped the sentiment from the set beside the image with more Obsidian Ink and then added the panel to a black A2 card base with Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape. To finish off, I added a few Iridescent Jewels. 

I wanted to share with you the new Altenew Masking Fluid too as it would work perfectly with the pens, as well as any watercolour paints. The masking fluid comes in a 30ml tube with a fine tip applicator. It is white in colour and dries quickly. Once dry, you can paint over it and it will protect underneath. Once the colour is dry, you can peel it away easily with your fingers or an eraser. 

*DISCOLURE - for full disclosure purposes, I did not use the masking fluid on my project. Unfortunately, I am allergic to it so I had a family member test it out for me. They reported that it was easy to apply, dried quickly and was easy to remove. 

I also wanted to share with you the new Altenew Woodless Coloring Pencils. These wax based pencils come packaged in a beautiful carboard flip-top box with a magnetic closure. 

The pencils coordinate with the existing Altenew colour palette/ink families and are all highly vibrant in colour and easy to blend. They behave more like oil-based pencils to me (although I am no expert!) and are easy to layer. 

Although I did not use them on my project today, I did use them about a week and a half ago on this card using the Altenew Craft Your Life Elegant Motifs Project Kit. You can see more about that project in the blog post here. I used mainly blues and greens for the colouring, adding in black for the shadows. 

Last but not least are the new Altenew Monochrome Shading Pencils. These 5 pencils are packaged in a beautiful tin and range in softness. There is 10B, 6B, 4B, HB and 2H in the set. I do not have these to share with you but they look beautiful and I am looking forward to trying them out!



Here are the links to what I have used on the project. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.


As mentioned, this post is part of  a fun, inspiration filled blog hop with prizes. For the hop, you should have arrived here from the wonderful Colleen Balija. Next on the hop is the fabulous Joy Baldwin. If you get lost along the way or want to start the hop from the beginning, please head over to the Altenew Blog


$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 28th November 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 30th November 2021.


Before I go, I wanted to mention that Altenew have some early Black Friday offers starting today. There are so many and I am not going to name them all, but there is 45% off alcohol markers and alcohol inks, 45% off washi tape, 35% large blending tools plus offers on storage pouches, Fine Liner Pen set, stamps and dies. See them all here!

There is also free US shipping on orders over $29 using the code USFREE2N and $10 off international orders over $129 using the code TENOFF2N

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful time on the rest of the hop and a great rest of the day! Take care. 


  1. This poppy is STUNNING! Incredible coloring!

  2. Gorgeous card, love the soft watercolor.

  3. These are a beautiful way to represent these Altenew gems!

  4. The blues and purples you used are gorgeous. I love your card. The description on the colored pencils helps me to identify they are a great product. Ty.

  5. Lovely card. I like the black border, it really brings out the colours.

  6. You really can craft your life from all of Altenew's products! I love the look of the woodless pencils - better for the environment I imagine. Beautiful projects as always xx

  7. Beautiful poppies card. I like the clean watercolor look of your card.

  8. Thanks for the amazing inspiration. Both cards are really beautiful.

  9. Both cards are beautiful Michelle! Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Lovely watercoloring! I love the blue on black.

  11. Beautiful cards with these lovely blooms! Love the soft colors on your 1st card!

  12. All your cards draw me. I am partial to pencils, though!

  13. Beautiful cards! Love the soft colors on the first one. :)

  14. Your cards are so pretty! Love the CAS look of your last card!

  15. Gorgeous cards! Love the colors…

  16. Very pretty and delicate! Love the colors and shading.

  17. Such a lot of new products, I can't keep up!! Your colouring with the watercolor pens is just gorgeous, I love the beautiful blues and hints of purple - so very pretty. The floral image is stunning and I love the delicate sentiment. It's a stunning card Michelle, very very pretty! I love the colouring using the pencils too! Yet again you produce flawless colouring and perfect blending, the shading just in the right places. Both cards are amazing! xx


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