Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Poppy Release Blog Hop + Giveaway +Video


Hello friends!
Altenew has an exciting new monthly subscription feature this year called Paint-A-Flower (PAF).. similar to the Build-A-Flower (BAF). There will be a new outline flower stamp set each month that can be painted to practice your watercoloring skills. AND just because it says paint doesn't mean we can't color it as well with Artist Markers!

I'm honored to be guest designing for this first Paint-A-Flower Blog Hop starting on the Altenew Blog! Introducing the PAF:Poppy!



I have three cards created using three different coloring mediums.
As I'm still learning to use watercolors, I wanted to begin by painting with the 36 pan set from Altenew. Then I used the watercolor brush markers, and finally, I wanted to show a third option of no-line coloring using the Artist Markers.
So to have a true comparison of mediums, I tried to stick with the same colors from each: Watercolor pans, Watercolor Brush, and Artist Markers. Altenew has the unique system throughout their coloring mediums where everything has same name referring to colors throughout their product line

Take a closer look at each card:

For this first card I used the Watercolors from the 36 pan set after heat embossing the PAF:POPPY as well as several leaves in Black. Then I fussy cut around the poppy and leaves and popped them onto a background stenciled with the Square Weave Pattern Stencil.


Colors used from the 36 Pan set:
Fresh Lemon 
Sunkissed
Purple Wine 
Mountain Mist 
Sea Glass 
Bamboo 
Evergreen
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This next one is Colored with the Artist Markers in the No-line coloring technique after first stamping the PAF:POPPY in Buttercream Crisp ink.


Warm Sunshine
Sunkissed
Purple Wine 
Mountain Mist 
Sea Glass 
Bamboo 
Evergreen
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And for the last one, I used the Watercolor Brush Markers to color a wild bunch of PAF:POPPIES.


Fresh Lemon 
Sunkissed
Purple Wine
Turquoise
Lime
Sweet Leaf

I have a VIDEO capture of these poppies :) You can watch below or on my YouTube channel.



The Paint-A-Flower stamp sets are released monthly and celebrate the beauty of a wide variety of flowers! Each stamp set features an outline image of a gorgeous floral arrangement, just waiting to be painted or colored with your favorite medium. There's no need for you to spend time layering and masking images, as we have designed these sets to allow you to stamp once then color! We can't wait to see what you create! 
Paint-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan
This is a monthly subscription plan for our Paint-A-Flower. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in our monthly Paint-A-Flower releases and will receive a set each month - at a specially discounted price! ($15.99 →$12.99)


Thank you so much for spending time with me today! Remember there are Giveaways for leaving comments.

Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 1/28/2020 for a chance to win.
More Prizes:
We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 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 Card Blog on 1/30/2020.

Blog Hop Order:



Thanks for stopping by!
LauraJane:)


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52 comments:

  1. Ooh what a variety of techniques and in each one, the flower looks gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful inspirations :)

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  2. Stunning cards, they brighten up my morning!!

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  3. Gorgeous-ness creative and inspiration projects! Coloring is absolutely stunning!

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  4. Beautiful cards! I LOVE the look of the poppy with no-line coloring!

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  5. Cheery, happy and pretty! What's not to love? :)

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  6. Excellent technique. Your use of the watercolor brushes is impressive.

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  7. Beautiful cards! I love all of the cards but my favorite is the brush marker one. The colors are so vibrant and you made it look so easy to create. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Wow! Amazing cards. I really love the last card. The vibrant colors are gorgeous.

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  9. Amazing coloring and love all your cards, its hard to choose my favorite. Thanks for the video tutorial too xoxo

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  10. The effects you got are outstanding. And again, thank you for taking the time to make us a video -- it really helps and I watch them several times.

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  11. These are all beautiful and it's fun to see the results from different mediums. I was especially interested in the techniques using the watercolor markers since I just purchased some recently. Thanks for the video and this Paint-A-Flower series is perfect for trying different techniques.

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous, all of them. The last one is my favorite. It really looks like a painting!

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  13. Your beautiful cards are perfect examples of how one stamp can be used to create so many different looks. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. All of your cards are beautiful, but the first one is my favorite!

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  15. Your cards are gorgeous. I think the one done in the video is my favorite. But it's very difficult to pick one.

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  16. I think all three are fabulous. I just learned today that poppies grow in many colors. I thought they were only red! Thanks for sharing these beauties.

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  17. Absolutely stunning! I can't wait to get my hands on this set. I hope there will be a group photo place for everyone to share their work if there isn't a blog hop for each set! I just love this idea!

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  18. Hello LauraJane, you sure have been busy and I adore all you cards but the soft yellow is my favorite. Love the softness and I think it brings out the beauty of the poppy. Thank you for sharing and loved the video.

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  19. I knew you would do YELLOW!!! And it is amazing! WOW WOW WOW

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  20. I don't know if I could choose a best between the three cards. Each background and trim color gives each card a different look. It would probably be the last one though.

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  21. All of your Poppy cards are gorgeous but I really love the watercolor brush card, the colors are fabulous!

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  22. Wow just wow! I love these cards! This stamp set is just awesome!! Thank you for sharing.

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  23. Gorgeous cards! I love the no-line card, but my favourite is the last one because of the bright colours! Amazing work!

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  24. Just amazing love the highlights to bring each color to a artistic level I hope to achieve.

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  25. WOW are these gorgeous! Love love love them ♥

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  26. these are so striking with their vibrant color- love!!

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  27. Love all of your cards! I love the bright colors you used, your poppies are glorious!

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  28. I love the last 2 water color cards. Beautiful set that features the artists choice. Great video. Thank you and Altenew

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  29. WOW! Your cards are so dramatic and elegant at the same time. I really love them all.

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  30. Thanks for showing us your beautiful watercoloring and showcasing different cards using different mediums.

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  31. wow, all three cards with beautiful yellow poppies with different mediums (I LOVE Altenew for that coordination of coloring mediums). Love the video to see technique for water coloring, so valuable to learn from, thank you!

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  32. I love these fabulous cards!! Such happy and cheerful cards!! Love them all!!

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  33. I like the different showing for each of these cards. The video explaining the coloring process was very helpful.

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  34. Your colouring is amazing--those flowers are so real they just pop off the page.

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  35. Beautiful. I really love the different designs to show the versatility of this stamp.

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  36. All your cards are absolutely beautiful. These poppies are gorgeous and your coloring is amazing.

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  37. Such lovely coloring on all three. Good examples of the stamp's versatility.

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  38. Your watercolor is absolutely stunning and the retro sets are a must have!

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  39. Gorgeous variety of cards. Love the soft background of the first card and your yellow poppies are perfectly coloured - so beautiful and vibrant!

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  40. Great cards, and I appreciate the time you took to video your process for us. So helpful to those of us who are not quite confident of our watercolor skills! Can't wait to get these new stamps into my stash!

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  41. All of your cards are beautiful and inspiring. Thanks for sharing

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  42. I love all three but the watercolor brush markers are especially vibrant!

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  43. Just love all the poppies you created. Great cards!

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  44. All three cards are beautiful, But third card is magnificent! The depth of the colors really brings the flowers to life!

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  45. So cheery in shades of yellow.

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  46. These are all so beautiful!! I think my favorite is your no-line coloring on the Happy Birthday card!

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  47. All of your cards that you created using this new release are amazing. They are also colorful and cheerful one would definitely smile receiving.

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Simply splendid to hear from you!

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