Paint-A-Flower release at Altenew. I'm honored to have been able to create with this one :) This post is part of the Blog Hop celebrating this gorgeous new set, starting at the Altenew Card Blog.PAF: Sunflower
Altenew is also releaseing their own Colored Pencils!! AND they happen to be Watercolor as well as Woodless..which means everything you see on the pencil is USABLE pigment. No wood waiste. All the shavings can be used if given a spritz of water. this is such a great idea!!! Most of the colors are named/coordinating with existing Altenew color palette names...there is one NEW NAME...my favorite. OOLONG TEA...which makes me think that maybe another ink collection of GREEN/BROWN is in the making :))) just a hunch 😉
I have colored two cards for today's post featuring the PAF: Sunflower stamp set and new Woodless Watercolor Pencil 24 Set.
This first card is my initial attempt at using the pencils. Inking the full stamp with Buttercream Crisp ink onto an A2 panel of Watercolor Paper Pad (9"x12")first. Then adding color to paper direct from the pencils and moving it around with clean water and a 000 brush.Let me share a secret of how I kept those outlines so sharp and crisp...I left the stamp in my MINI MISTI TOOL and every once in a while, sprtized the stamp with water, then re-ink the stamp by coloring the lines with the colored pencils and re-stamp the impression over my in progress project.
I used many colors.
Petals on Sun flowers: Ruby Red, Rubellite, Lavender Fields, Coral Bliss and a kiss of Fresh Lemon.
Flower centers: Paper Bag, Fresh Lemon, Yellow Ochre, and Jet Black
Leaves and Stems: Limeade, Grass Field Shadow Creek, Oolong Tea, Moss and LemonadeFor a messy background I scribbled a number of the colors together on a pallette and watered them down for a lite and splatter.
One of my favorite colorists and now Watercolorists is the talented Debby Hughes. This second card is very much inspired by her work.PAF: Sunflower, this lone Sunflower is a study of No-Line coloring on a bit of the Watercolor Paper Pad.
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 10/28/2020 for a chance to win. 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 Winners Page on 10/30/2020.
Blog Hop Order:
LauraJane <<YOU are here
Nathalie DeSousa << GO here next
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)
I encourage you to sign up for the back in stock notification email on the product page so you know once the Woodless Watercolor Pencil 24 Set is back in stock in the shop around 11/11/2020.
Thanks for stopping by!
Hoping my cards inspire your next masterpiece!!
Really like the crispness of the reddish brown flowers. Great fall card!
Both cards are lovely. I need to try the no line coloring.
Stunning cards!!! Your coloring is Amazing!!!
Beautiful cards. Love the watercolor pencils and stamp set. Thanks for sharing
Beautiful cards. Love that use of gold thread. I love the colour and texture of the first card and love smoother look, and the layers of the second.
Lovely cards! I love the colors of the flowers especially the first card.
Oh, yes! The first card. I really like the way you used unexpected colors for these blooms. Very nice!
Wonderful stamp, beautiful card. I can see why these watercolor pencils sold out so fast!
Love both cards. The colors in the first card are so lovely. I thought it was my favorite, but the second one is so elegant and real looking I can't make up my mind now.
Sunflowers are a favorite of my family. Great release.
I ESPECIALLY love the first one. Your coloring technique is amazing. I love how you used several colors...
Your coloring is amazing! I LOVE the "rustic" look!
Gorgeous! I love the beautiful colors you chose for your cards and the twine is such a lovely touch!
Thanks for sharing how you watercolored these pretty sunflowers.
Very pretty cards! Not sure which one is my favorite as like them both a lot.
Both cards were great. i don't know which look I like better.
I really like the colors used to paint the sunflowers. Very pretty cards.
Just beautiful, love what you made. Those items are both a must have.
Beautiful job. I really loved the card with the single sunflower.
I love the background effects on your cards today!
Beautiful card. They are both so warm and colorful- my favorite is the single bloom just because I love multilayered cards with more stuff, at least this one!
Marisela Delgado said: Beautiful cards and colors! firstname.lastname@example.org
Wow, love your coloring and the splatter backgrounds. Sentiments are perfect! TFS!
A stunning card highlighting another wonderful release!
I also loved that second card. Like how you singled out one stock and then did the coloring. It turned out to be spectacular. Wonderful job.
Your card is absolutely gorgeous. I love those colorful sunflowers and your coloring is amazing.
I love the colors that you used in this card! It is amazing!
So pretty!! I love the pink tones on your sunflowers
I LOOK for your contributions to new releases because I find your style fresh and beautiful. But I agree about Debby Hughes--- very talented and giving me much to absorb especially about watercolor.
Your no-line card painting is LOVELY!! The open parts of the image let my imagination have a play and the colors blend so fluidly with the pencil colors. Thank you for this great piece.
Gorgeous coloring! Thanks for sharing.
Such lovely cards...love the metallic thread accent...
Such beautiful sunflower cards! Love the way you colored the images!
Wonderful look to both of the shared projects. I really like how different they turned out. Great way to see how the same set can vary.
I love the colours you chose and your colouring is very nice!
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