August 9, 2018

Altenew Watercolor 36 Pan Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone,

Welcome to Altenew’s Watercolor Pan Set release blog hop.

If you have arrived from Lydia Evans’s Blog, then you are on the right track. If not don’t worry, I will list all the designers participating in the blog hop towards the end of the post.

I am very excited to be part of the Watercolor Pan Set release. Watercolour is one of my favourite mediums. Here are the details of this new Watercolor 36 Pan Set.

This beautiful set of 36 vibrant watercolor half-pans coordinates perfectly with our line of ink. They are intensely pigmented, fade minimally when drying, and some colors have lovely granulating effects. They are stored in a convenient plastic case, designed with space for your brush (included) and a palette in the lid for mixing. Some of the case lids snap off upon opening and can easily snap back on after you are finished creating so you can store your mixed paints with the rest of the pan colors.

The set contains

  • 36 Artist Grade Watercolor Half-Pans

    Pink Diamond, Forest Glades, Evergreen, Paper Bag, Puffy Heart, Frayed Leaf, Mountain Mist, Mocha, Purple Wine, Bamboo, Lagoon, Espresso, Cosmic Berry, Citrus Burst, Emerald, Industrial Diamond, Cotton Candy, Fresh Lemon, Ocean Waves, Moon Rock, Coral Berry, Warm Sunshine, Dusk, Jet Black, Rubellite, Sunkissed, Desert Night, Lavender Fields, Grapvine, Orange Cream, Caribbean Sky, Deep Iris, Crimson, Autumn Blaze, Persian Blue, Midnight Violet

  • Plastic Case

  • Water Brush

I have a few projects using the new watercolor pan set. So make a cup of tea or coffee and browse through.

On this card, I have used Parrot Paradise stamp set and coordinating dies along with Tree Ring Die to make this card. I stamped the images from Parrot Paradise stamp set on watercolor paper and coloured the images using the new watercolor pan set. Once dry, I die cut them all using the coordinating dies. The Tree Ring die cut is cut out of woodgrain cardstock and lightly washed with watercolour and sponged with distress ink to give depth and definition. Then I clustered all the die cuts and adhered in the middle of the card front. Sentiment is white heat embossed on a strip of white cardstock and sponged with Orange Cream Altenew ink. Finally embellished with sparkling clear sequins. Here are some closeups of the card.

I love the pop of colours against the white background. The watercolours are so easy to work with. Love that they come in Altenew colours so they are colour matched with Altenew inks and cardstocks. I will list all the supplies I used to make this card below.


On this card, I used the new watercolor pan set not only to colour the parrot and leaves but also to add a light wash on the background. The watercolor pans are highly pigmented so you can add water to dilute the colour to lighted the colour for light watercolour wash for backgrounds or for adding first layer.

The sentiment I white heat embossed on a strip of red cardstock, trimmed and adhered using foam adhesives. Finally embellished with sparkling clear sequins.


I created a watercoloured background for my next card.

The stamp set I used to make the background is called Whimsical Flowers stamp set. I stamped an entire watercolour paper randomly with the images from the stamp set using Altenew Crisp black ink. Then used the new Watercolor Pan Set to colour the flowers, leaves and the background. Once dry, I die cut the paper using a stitched rectangle die and adhered the panel to a kraft card base using foam adhesives.

For the focal point, I stamped the flowers and leaves from Frosted garden stamp set using altenew inks and die cut using the coordinating dies. The clustered glued them for the focal image. The sentiment is from Many Thanks stamp set white heat embossed on strips of black cardstocks. To make the focal sentiment and image pop, I adhered them on top of a vellum panel die cut using a stitched rectangle die. This panel is adhered to the watercoloured background using foam adhesives hidden behind the sentiment and floral cluster. A few clear droplets to finish off the card.

All the supplies used to make this card are listed below.


Hope you liked all my projects for today. I have a few more cards made using the new Watercolor Pan set. I will share them over the next few days.

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 8/15/2018 for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 8/19/2018.

I am also giving away another $30 gift certificate. Please leave a comment below and I will announce the winner by 8/15/2018.

Limited time offer! Receive a FREE watercolor pan case(value $5.99) with the purchase of the Watercolor 36 Pan Set for a limited time. The free gift will be added to cart automatically.

Here is the list of all the designers participating in the blog hop.

Altenew Card Blog

Kristina Werner

Erum Tasneem

Lisa Spangler

Therese Calvird

Vicky Papaioannou

Lydia Fiedler

Kathy Racoosin

Lilith Eeckels

TaeEun Yoo

Reiko Tsuchida

Keeway Tsao

Debby Hughes

May Sukyong Park

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Yoonsun Hur

Nina-Marie Trapani

Rubeena Ianigro

Sanketi M

Joni Nina Andaya

Sandra Dietrich

Kay Miller

Zinia Redo

Suzy Plantamura

Nicole Picadura

Kymona Tracey

Kelly Latevola

Norine Borys

Kristina Pokazanieva

Lydia Evans

Gayatri Murali (that is me)

Terhi Koskinen

Mayline Jung

Virginia Lu

Jennifer McGuire

Svitlana Shayevich

Hope you enjoyed my projects today. Your next stop is to Terhi Koskinen‘s blog.

Happy Hopping!


  1. Oooh, these are sooo pretty! Love!

  2. I have always loved parrots and these watercolors will make them so fun (and easy) to paint!

  3. All the cards are looking awesome 😍😍 love the way you painted with these new release watercolors❤️❤️

  4. I love how bright these watercolors are and the background flowers on the thank you card are superb!

  5. Love how vibrant your cards are. xoxo

  6. Love that you went with a bold tropical theme. So fun!

  7. Lisa Byers says

    I love your cards, especially the parrot. I love anything tropical and you made it bright and cheerful!!

  8. Kelli Horger says

    Lovely cards, so bright and fun.

  9. Your all three cards are beautiful, my favourite is the third one !

  10. kathleen dumpert says

    I saw your bright vibrant card on facebook!

  11. terrie rodrigue says

    I love, love, love your bright and vibrant colors that you used for your cards…fantastic job!
    well done and tfs

  12. Tara Prince says

    Such fun bright cards!!

  13. Stunning Gayatri. The colours are so intense

  14. Gorgeous cards . Lovely watercolors set . Sooooooo want it !!

  15. Frances Bartholomew says

    Love the first card. Such bright and vivid colors!

  16. Absolutely gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing.

  17. Great cards and I love these watercolors. I thought I didn’t need them but now they really are a must have. Beautiful flowers and such an awesome job!

  18. Carol Rossouw says

    Absolutely love this! A watercolour set that is compact, easy to carry around, that co-ordinates with all my Altenew Inks. Love that the pans can be taken out so that individual colours can be replaced that are used more often. And the card inspiration is awesome!

  19. Michele K. Henderson says

    I love the great colors in your cards! The bright pop of color looks so vivid against the crisp, white background,and it enhances that awesome parrot! Gorgeous!

  20. Rose Mary Smalley says

    Very colorful indeed…..Very happy cards….thank you so much for sharing…Loving this watercolor set.

  21. Love the floral background on card #2.

  22. Fun cards! Love the vibrancy of the water colors!

  23. your cards are lovely, Gayatri – your parrots really show off how vivid these new watercolours are!!

  24. Haejin Kang says

    Such vibrant and beautiful cards!

  25. Margaret B says

    Love the colors you chose. They give them a cheerful look.

  26. Brenda Kuder says

    Thank you for making such pretty cards. Love the colors.

  27. Meghan Kennihan says

    The birds are so unique! Such crisp watercoloring! And vivid colors! WOW

  28. Wonderful set of cards! Lovely coloring 🙂


    Love your birdies! So colorful, as they should be. 🙂
    L*O*V*E the floral card and all the pretty layers.

  30. Love the look of these tropical cards! Thank you for sharing!

  31. Beautiful cards !

  32. Gloria Rowden says

    The parrot leaps off the card with the vibrant color. I will have loads of fun playing with these new paints. Just need an icy, fruity drink to go along with the tropical florals!

  33. Barbara Walborn says

    Such pretty cards. I love the parrot card; so vibrant!

  34. Love the vibrant coloring you’ve done on these cards! tfs

  35. Erica Kennedy says

    I like you chose a very different image to color. That’s gives another impression of how the colors vary with different images.
    Erica k.

  36. Laura Jane says

    LOVE your watercoloured background card..Yellow is my FAVORITE:)

  37. I love your card. Unique!

  38. barbara lassiter says

    Your cards are beautiful and I love the vibrant colors you were able to create with these paints. Looking forward to when mine arrive.

  39. Mary Lee Makinen says

    Bright and beautiful. I loved the lovely cards. Thank you.

  40. Such pretty water color cards, love them all especially the last one with the Whimsical Flowers, such bright and happy color combo.

  41. Debbie Rumpza says

    Both of your cards are fabulous… Love the parrot!

  42. Brenda Turner says

    Love your cards! The colors are so vibrant!

  43. Love all your cards!

  44. Love your yellow floral background and your use of the vellum to make your sentiment stand out. The parrot cards are also fun, the watercolors are perfect for coloring the birds since they’re so vibrant!

  45. vibrant parrot and flowers…truly gorgeous cards.

  46. Great cards, such vibrant colors used…especially the parrots.

  47. Beautiful and bright parrott…

  48. Ann-Louice Myhrberg says

    Wonderful parrot card! Love those watwrcolors on my most wanted list.

  49. Cindy Holmes says

    Really like your tropical style cards! The colors are so nice a vibrant too!!

  50. Hannah Driscoll says

    The unique layering makes you think you’re someplace tropical. Thanks for the bright and happy inspiration.

  51. Gorgeous cards Gayatri! Love the colorful bird and the tropical/summery feel to your designs. Thanks for the inspiration Q

  52. Wow, awesome projects, thanks for sharing your idea’s with us! Great palette to work with as it seems!

  53. Love all the tropical.

  54. I have resisted buying that parrot. Your card just put me over the edge!!!

  55. The parrots are so fabulous! I really love that you’ve shown how to use the vibrancy of the watercolors to get such bright colors in the end. I also like that the colors coordinate with the dies so it all blends together. TFS!

  56. Nana Griffin says

    Every one of these are very lovely.

  57. Beautiful cards! Can’t wait to try these out – the colors look so pigmented!

  58. Cynthia Cole says

    Love all your watercolor cards!

  59. Such lovely and colorful cards. I am always so quick to want to color flowers, so I am especially glad that you chose the lovely tropical bird (also very colorful!) to remind me to look at other images, too! Thank you.

  60. Lisa Moline says

    What gorgeous cards! I love these watercolors! The can be so vibrant or they can be soft! And I love that they are the same colors as their inks! Thanks for all the information!

  61. Such inspiring cards, love your style!

  62. Carla Blanck says

    I love the parrot card and know just who I’d make it for! Thank you for the inspiration!

  63. Jeanne Beam says

    Such awesome cards. Love the watercoloring.
    Thanks for sharing…

  64. Three beautiful cards and the parrots are awesome

  65. Jeanette Hebden says

    The second card is probably my favourite with the bright parrot but love all the cards. You inspire with your amazing cards.

  66. Wow! Who knew watercolors could be so brilliant?! Love your cards and the new watercolor release! Brilliant!

  67. All I can say is WOW!!!

  68. Mindy Drummond says

    Your cards are stunning! These watercolors are so vibrant they look like alcohol inks on your parrots, just WOW.

  69. Beautiful, unique cards. Love these watercolors!

  70. Wow, you’ve really shown how vivid the colours are with this palette on your cards…amazing!!

  71. Wendy Lambert says

    Love your cards. The first one is so different from the others. So colorful! Love the flowers on the second one!

  72. Teresa Doyle says

    What lovely cards Gayatri, these were great stamp sets to showcase the w/c with. So bright and bold. TFS!

  73. Soumyaa Hariharan says

    I love the watercolour set! The colours are so vibrant yet subtle. I love the tropical card that you created and the bird look so beautiful! I would definitely love to try and recreate a similar card! Thanks for the inspiration!

  74. Amazing cards! The first two are wonderfully tropical and vibrant. The third is lovely and sweet. Gorgeous color combos and watercoloring. Fabulous card designs.

  75. Awesome release! Beautiful projects! I especially love the colorful parrots!

  76. Andrea Hastilow says

    Gorgeous bright parrots, all your cards here are very rich & happy with colours, beautiful, thank you for sharing inspiration with us all.

  77. Karen Judy says

    The parrots are so colorful and beautiful. All your creations are inspiring to see.

  78. The watercolours are so gorgeous! And I love the beautiful inspiration!

  79. I like the tropical cards you made love the colors

  80. Karen Page says

    All 3 cards are great but I especially love the background you created on the final card!!! So pretty!!!

  81. Cathy Lillie says

    I love how vibrant the parrot and leaves are on your first two cards! What a fun set to paint! Your floral card is lovely. I like the added vellum panel on it as well.

  82. the first two cards are my favorites! the colors are so vibrant and jump off the screen!

  83. Kris Reeves says

    That bird is amazing!

  84. Janie Sirak says

    Great cards… loved them all. You really showcased the different colors beautifully!
    Thank you!

  85. Karrie Lasater says

    These are great! Thank you for sharing!

  86. Awesome cards. I especially love the blue and yellow whimsical flowers.

  87. Marcie Lovett says

    Beautiful, vibrant colors!

  88. Beautiful cards! I love the parrot especially!

  89. Kay Demonbren says

    Your cards are beautiful! I love how rich and vibrant these watercolors are!

  90. cyndi morris says

    I love your cards. The colors are so vibrant and the styles so unique. Just gorgeous.

  91. Stefanie White says

    Your parrot card is so awesome and unique!

  92. Bonnie Johnson says

    I love watercolors and am so excited Altenew has come out with a set, and the accessories! I like flowers, but nice to see something else as well.

  93. Lauryne Cunningham says

    Beautiful cards! I really like the Whimsical Flowers stamp set card with the vellum sentiment! Love these Altenew watercolors!

  94. Marisela Delgado says

    Beautiful cards!! I love that floral background!

  95. Lovely layouts on your cards and your colouring is fab.

  96. Kelsey Thomas says

    Beautiful cards! 🙂

  97. Denise Mlady says

    Your cards are lovely! These watercolors look great, love the colors.

  98. Lisascreativeniche says

    These are all beautiful! So many great samples, thank you!

  99. Wonderful cards, my favourite is the second one, I love the red sentiment strip!

  100. Amelialesley says

    Beautiful vibrant colours !

  101. Gayatri such pretty and vibrant designs! I can’t pick a favourite but each one has something that I can’t wait to CASE!

  102. Charlotte Deerborn says

    Thanks for all of the inspiration. Card number 2 is my favorite.

  103. Mary-Anne V says

    What a great tropical feel you created with these image and vibrant watercolours.

  104. Sheri Kempke says

    Lovely cards with very vibrant and beautiful watercolors. Thanks for sharing!

  105. Linnea Sundstrom says

    wow! great images to try out a bunch of colors! so pretty!

  106. Miriam Prantner says

    Gorgeous bright tropical cards! I especially love the scene you created!

  107. Fabulous. Love the tropical colors and designs.

  108. Karen Hale says

    Love your projects, really shows off the vivid colors of the new watercolors.

  109. Connie Johnson says

    Hi Gayatri! Your thank you so much card is dynamic and vibrant. The You’re amazingly unbe-leaf-able card is cheerful and upbeat. Your Thanks for your kindness card is serene and whimsical. Thanks for all the inspiration 🙂

  110. Deborah Kaye says

    Your cards are very pretty! I really like the bird card. He’s so vibrant!

  111. Love the gorgeous colors on this card! So beautifully put together!

  112. Denise Bryant says

    Gorgeous cards! Can’t wait to try these pretty watercolors!

  113. Nanette Leiker says

    I really enjoyed the colors that were used on the vibrant parrot card! Thank you for sharing your techniques with us!

  114. Your cards are so bright and cheery. I love your creativity. Thanks.

  115. Love those beautiful parrots! Superb coloring!

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