Monday, July 25, 2022

Altenew Celebrating Watercolors Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

Hello and welcome to the Celebrating Watercolors blog hop by Altenew. I love this theme as you all know my love for coloring, especially watercolors.

You should have come here from Ishani Sai's blog


 
I've used Altenew Artists' watercolors 24 pan set for my projects and these are just so versatile and GORGEOUS.

For the first card I decided to use the pretty Whispy Feathers layered feathers dies along with the Artists watercolor, Tartan stamp, Label Love stamp and the Delicate Mandala die.





for this next card, I used the Magnolia Ballerina stamp and dies, I stamped the image onto watercolor paper using white embossing powder, added multiple colors from the Artists watercolor palette. Die-cut and adhere to a white cardbase.




 
card 3: I applied some distress oxide inks to the gelli plate, smoothen it using a brayer and took a print onto white cardstock. I then sponged Altenew crisp ink through the broken Cheverons Stencil. Deboss this panel using the Dotted Swirls Debossing cover die. Die-cut two pieces of the Lace die. Adhere to the panel. Die-cut all the elements of the Magnolia flower and leaves from watercolor paper. Add color using the Artists watercolor. Adhere to the card





I used the outline image of the Build-A-Flower Narcissus, stamped it with versamark ink and embossed using white embossing powder. Color using Artists watercolors. Stamp the leaf cluster using any light ink, color over it using the artists watercolor, die-cut and create the floral cluster.




 
for the next card, I was trying out the watercolors and simply painted some freehand florals and leaves onto Arches cold press watercolor paper. I used the sentiment from the Incredible stamp set.
Once the image was dry, I flicked some black splatters and stamped the sentiment. 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 

For the last 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.




 
Giveaway Prizes
$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this special blog hop, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 08/05/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 08/09/2022.

The next stop on the hop is Tenia Nelson's blog
 

42 comments:

Laura said...

What a lovely talent you have!! You have demonstrated such a variety of method to use watercolor and made excellent backgrounds to set them off, too. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie Carriere said...

All beautiful cards! I especially love the last one.

Judy Lewis said...

The no line technique is beautiful!

gail said...

all nice but free hand flowers for the win - elegant

Angela Hall said...

Beautiful cards

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous!

MadeByMeghanK said...

The feathers and flowers are amazing! I LOVE the colors!

Anonymous said...

Each card and technique is so amazing. I’m in awe!

Pam T. said...

Beautiful inspiration!

Talitha said...

Your cards are so creative and I love the variety. Thanks.

Jeanne Rice said...

I love all the different ways you created your cards. They are so pretty and each distinctive. The free hand flowers is gorgeous but my favorite has to be the Magnolia Ballerina. Love the colors.

Darnell said...

I'm in awe, Isha! Your talent with watercolor is extraordinary. Those freehand designs are breathtaking! Hugs, Darnell

Dawn T said...

OMG Isha.. you have outdone yourself with all these stunning cards. Just so inspiring.

Kathy Raker said...

Gorgeous cards! Each one is unique and wonderful watercoloring from pastel to bold and bright. Thanks for sharing.

QuilterLaura said...

Oh my goodness, just stunning!

Twana said...

Your cards are all lovely. The soft tones are so beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration.

Jodi C. said...

Oh wow!! All of these are amazing💗The Magnolia Ballerina has to be my favorite, I love everything about it.
Thank You 💗

Sue D said...

Beautiful--I like your choice of colors.

vickie said...

All of your cards are gorgeous, but the last one is my favorite.

sharon g said...

The first two are especially pretty to me. The colors, and how you melted one into the other, is gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado: So beautiful. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

Nandini said...

Wow! All the cards are just stunning!!

auntsherer (Sheri W) said...

All of your cards are beautiful & I really love your color choices.

Liz O. said...

Wonderful inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

LynnT said...

What a talent you have - great freehand flowers and your watercolors are amazing! Thank you for sharing.

Lissette said...

Oh my God! These are exquisite. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Wow! All of your cards are stunning! I can't pick a favorite!

Giuliana R said...

These are some beautiful cards! I'm obsessed!

Renee V said...

OMG each card was more beautiful than the last!!! STUNNING cards ;)

Anonymous said...

Your water coloring is amazing!

Mendy said...

Can hardly decide what I like more. I think the narcissus is my favorite but amazing and inspiring cards.

Lisa _Paints_Writes said...

Thanks for all those samples. So much inspiration

Lynn Chan said...

All the florals look incredibly amazing! Love it!

Laurie2cats said...

Beautiful cards and a variety of techniques! Thanks for sharing.

Brandi Case said...

Beautiful cards!! That magnolia blossom is popping-- gorgeous!

TheresaA said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely watercolor cards! They are truly beautiful!!

Maureen Reiss said...

Absolutely Gorgeous cards!!! So many beautifully painted flowers!!!

Lori Podolsky said...

Every one of your cards are stunning, Isha. Beautifully done. Thanks so much for the fabulous inspiration.

Carrie R said...

Very pretty cards!! Thanks for sharing!!

Carol McCready said...

Your cards are amazing! I love the feathers on the first one.

DorothyA said...

Your cards are so stunning! Would love to see a video of you painting each, but that would be so much work! Still- would love to see you creating...!

Anonymous said...

Many gorgeous cards but the narcissus is my hands-down favorite!