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Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Carnations & Woodless Watercolor Pencils Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello Friends! There's a new 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.
Take a look at the 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 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 Lemonade
For a messy background I scribbled a number of the colors together on a pallette and watered them down for a lite and splatter.
To finish the panel I trimmed it close to the for Sunflowers and wrapped metalic Thread around the lower end. Then matted it with a coordinating moss green cardstock. Nearly forgetting the sentiment, I decided to stamp it on the upper right side with Obsidian Pigment ink then popped the whole thing onto an A2 card base.

One of my favorite colorists and now Watercolorists is the talented Debby Hughes. This second card is very much inspired by her work.
With a bit of selective inking of the 
PAF: Sunflower, this lone Sunflower is a study of No-Line coloring on a bit of the Watercolor Paper Pad
I nearly gave up on the center. However after walking away and coming back a day later I added darker detail on hte edges to give more dimention. I LOVE how this turned out!


Giveaway Prizes:

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:

Altenew Card Blog 

Nicole Watt

Amber Rain Davis

Kelly Griglione

Erum Tasneem

Lindsay Weirich

LauraJane <<YOU are here 

Nathalie DeSousa << GO here next

Jenny Colacicco

Virginia Lu

Tenia Nelson

Lilith Eeckels

Emily Midgett

Norine Borys

Mindy Eggen

Tania Ahmed

Dana Joy

Jaycee Gaspar

Laurie Willison

Maryam Perez

Nenette S. Madero

Svitlana Shayevich

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!!


Bernadette said...

Really like the crispness of the reddish brown flowers. Great fall card!

Hoosier said...

Both cards are lovely. I need to try the no line coloring.

Maureen Reiss said...

Stunning cards!!! Your coloring is Amazing!!!

Lois said...

Beautiful cards. Love the watercolor pencils and stamp set. Thanks for sharing

Nox said...

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.

Jade said...

Lovely cards! I love the colors of the flowers especially the first card.

Katie Amodio said...

Oh, yes! The first card. I really like the way you used unexpected colors for these blooms. Very nice!

CAlderman said...

Wonderful stamp, beautiful card. I can see why these watercolor pencils sold out so fast!

coolcowsmoo said...

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.

Wanda said...

Sunflowers are a favorite of my family. Great release.

sharon g said...

I ESPECIALLY love the first one. Your coloring technique is amazing. I love how you used several colors...

MadeByMeghanK said...

Your coloring is amazing! I LOVE the "rustic" look!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Gorgeous! I love the beautiful colors you chose for your cards and the twine is such a lovely touch!

Sue D said...

Thanks for sharing how you watercolored these pretty sunflowers.

Linda BL said...

Very pretty cards! Not sure which one is my favorite as like them both a lot.

Debbie S. said...

Both cards were great. i don't know which look I like better.

Cathy said...

I really like the colors used to paint the sunflowers. Very pretty cards.

Mendy said...

Just beautiful, love what you made. Those items are both a must have.

Brebda said...

Beautiful job. I really loved the card with the single sunflower.

Jessie Scott said...

I love the background effects on your cards today!

DorothyA said...

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!

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: Beautiful cards and colors!

Heather DePasquale said...

Wow, love your coloring and the splatter backgrounds. Sentiments are perfect! TFS!

Jean said...

A stunning card highlighting another wonderful release!

jcamp2020 said...

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.

Cyndi said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous. I love those colorful sunflowers and your coloring is amazing.

NickiB said...

I love the colors that you used in this card! It is amazing!

Amber Bissonnette said...

So pretty!! I love the pink tones on your sunflowers

Laura said...

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.

Sandy said...

Gorgeous coloring! Thanks for sharing.

Dawn Cooksley said...

Such lovely the metallic thread accent...

Denise Bryant said...

Such beautiful sunflower cards! Love the way you colored the images!

Ms. Tamp said...

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.

KindredEsprit said...

I love the colours you chose and your colouring is very nice!