Thursday, February 13, 2020

Altenew February 2020 Stamp/Die/Stencil/Watercolors Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome everyone! I am super delighted and honored to be a part of the February 2020 Stamp/Die/Stencil/Watercolors Release Blog Hop over at Altenew. You are going to love these Artists Watercolor 24 pan set as it has a wide range of fun colors. You can check all the new release products HERE.


You should have come here from the lovely Nathalie DeSousa's blog :)

I have four cards for you using various techniques to show how versatile these colors are.
Card 1
I created this fun look using watercolor to stamp the pretty leaf from the Retro Plantines stamp set. 
I applied some watercolors onto my craft mat, spritz little water. I now used this as my ink pad and stamped the images to a panel of Fabriano Artistico hot press paper. Flick some black watercolor to it. This technique gives a lovely soft effect.

 I then stamped the sentiment onto a blue cardstock and die-cut in a circle. To give more focus on the sentiment, I simply die-cut the smallest of the Nesting Labels die using white cardstock and vellum. I adhered the vellum onto the white die-cut for a softer effect. Adhere the sentiment onto it using 3D foam.

Adhere the panel to a blue cardbase.
Card 2
For my 2nd. card, I was trying out the watercolors and simply painted some freehand florals and leaves onto Arches cold press watercolor paper.  The sentiment I used is from the Incredible stamp set from the January release.


Once the image was dry, I flicked some black splatters and stamped the sentiment. 


Love how this card turned out :)

Card 3
Since, I enjoyed the freehand watercoloring process, I made the next card a bit easier. I stamped the Watercolor Halftone floral cluster onto arches cold press watercolor paper panel using Altenew Rose
Quartz ink. Now I had a shape ready for me to play with the watercolors. I used the watercolors to color the image.

I stamped and embossed the sentiment from the Incredible stamp set using silver embossing powder.


Card 4
For this card, I went with no-line coloring technique. I love this technique in all the coloring mediums. First I created a background watercolor wash in muted colors. I then stamped the florals from the Garden Treasure stamp set and the leaves from the Leaf Clusters stamp set using Antique Linen distress ink onto Fabriano Artistico hot press watercolor paper. 

I find this ink to be perfect for my kind of coloring. I colored in all the images and die-cut them. Once everything was ready, I simply created the cluster and adhered them to the mat layer.
 
Finally, I adhered the panel to a mint cardbase.

Prizes:

To celebrate this release,
Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 2/18/2020 for a chance to win.

There will also be a winner from each blog to receive a $20 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 blogs on 2/21/2020. 
The next stop on the hop is wonderful
Jenny Colacicco

You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or shop icon to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you!  

53 comments:

maria f. said...

Wow, Isha, one more beautiful than the last. Love your colors and Altenew florals are always so gorgeous.

Stampin Expressions said...

These cards are so wonderful! Such great inspiration they bring to me. Thank you!

Brenda Kuder said...

Great water coloring! Beautiful!

MelissaF said...

Wow, love the water color techniques on these gorgeous cards, your no line coloring is amazing!

Stacey Kowbel said...

Fantastic cards! I love your watercolour style!

Lagene said...

Great Altenew release! Awesome creations! I especially love your Garden Florals card!

Deeps said...

Each of your card is a masterpiece. I loved looking at them. Thank you for the inspiration.

Monique said...

How you do this more freeform watercoloring is really inspiring.

MadeByMeghanK said...

Your cards and watercoloring are amazing! LOVE the bright colors!

Liz O. said...

Fabulous designs Isha! Love the vibrancy of the new watercolors and all the pretty floral sets included in this release. Thanks for the inspiration!

PegS said...

Each of your cards is so beautiful and I appreciate the variety of techniques you used with the new watercolors.

Jean said...

So very pretty!

Barbara said...

Every card you created using these new watercolors is just stunning. I'm trying to resist this set of watercolor since I have other sets, but I may not be able to after seeing blog posts like this one! :)

Kailash said...

Wow Isha, simply stunning cards!

Jessie Scott said...

Wow! I haven't tried this kind of watercoloring but your cards make me want to try!

Sindhu said...

Wow...beautiful cards..No line coloring card is stunning...

DorothyA said...

Beautiful no line coloring! Lovely floral images. All your cards are so impressive and fun to look at!

SheriHartmanBlog said...

Gorgeous use of watercolor! Beautiful work.

Chandhini said...

I love the fun artsy look of stamping with watercolor in the first card. Love your free hand watercoloring, amazing. Love the second card. You have totally rocked all of them, so inspiring.

Cheryl Rigney said...

Oh my gosh!! These are such beautiful cards! Fabulous use of watercolor.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful watercoloring!

Lisa Moline said...

I love all of your watercolored cards! So beautiful!

Paula H. said...

Like how you used the watercolor as an ink pad for your first card's background. Your watercolor painting is simply beautiful.

Brandi R said...

These are all beautiful! Love all your watercoloring and really loving on these watercolors ♥

Ms. Tamp said...

I like the showing of how the watercolors can be used differently for a varied effect.

Dawn J said...

Your various watercolor projects really show the versatility of the paints. Love the details you were able to achieve.

Donna Cala said...

Isha, these are all so beautiful. Such great use of watercolors. Altenew's dramatic flowers are a perfect match for your skills.

Heather Jacobs said...

Beautiful watercolor cards! Great job showing off the new release!

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: Gorgeous cards and colors. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

Jackie said...

Amazing watercoloring! These cards are stunning.

Bri Kay said...

Amazing job with the watercolours

Bri Kay said...

Great cards

Plum Crazy Valerie said...

Fabulous cards love the watercolor work.

Carol McCready said...

The colors on your cards are gorgeous. I can't wait to get the watercolor set.

Cyndi said...

Gorgeous projects. I love the technique you used on the first one, and your freehand florals are amazing. I love these new watercolors.

Michelle P said...

Such pretty cards. I just love the colorful florals. Thanks so much for your inspiration.

Kathy Dippner said...

Beautiful cards! I love the bright colors of this watercolor set.

Sue D said...

Beautiful colors and card designs.

Dawn T said...

Amazing Isha. All your cards are simple incredible. Beautifully done my friend.

JMN said...

Loving your designs. Wonderful release from Altenew.

Gail Spresser said...

I really like the way you did all the florals. Thank you.

Kimberly McField said...

All of your cards are gorgeous, and those new watercolor paints are stunning. I totally need them!

Susan B. said...

You really took the time to show different watercolor techniques and I genuinely appreciate that, I love the colors in this set!

Karthikha said...

Wow! I love them all! Fantastic coloring! <3

Jane B. said...

What beautiful colors. I love your cards in this latest Altenew release. TFS your talent with us.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful designs and colors! Those flowers are just amazing!

Cynthia Cole said...

Your cards are all so pretty!

Kimberly said...

Isha, your watercolor skills are off the chart. I am going try that technique you did on card 1. What spectacular cards.

Tina Z. said...

your colours are amazing!

Unknown said...

Such vibrant colors

Nandini said...

Beautiful cards, Isha! You have mad coloring skills! I especially love the last card. It is just stunning!

Dana M said...

Gorgeous watercoloring and stunning cards! Beautiful compositions and color palettes.

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