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Altenew February 2021 Watercolor Coloring Book & Watercolor Brushes Release Blog Hop



Some days I feel like watercoloring, yet don't want to get my stamps out and wait for the ink to dry ect. So this new Watercolor Coloring Book from Altenew is just the ticket! 
I remember an IGstories post from Tasnim, over a year ago, where she was playing with floral images on her Ipad or some sort, and I asked if it was for a coloring book :) Tiny hints of what you would like to see in the Altenew product line is a great way of potentially making it happen. 
This Coloring book is cleverly designed with many of my favorite floral images! 

I'm thrilled to be part of the Watercolor Coloring Book & Watercolor Brushes Release Blog Hop! The full Blog Hop List is at the end of this post. 

Take a look at the new
Watercoloring just got a whole lot more fun! Make way for a brand-new, specially-designed Altenew original product - our Watercolor Coloring Book. Recognize the florals? This gorgeous coloring book features popular Altenew flowers in beautiful compositions. You will enjoy coloring 12 floral designs with both black and gray outlines. Coloring on the light gray outlined images will give you a no-line watercolor look, while coloring on the black print will give you a stamped look. The high-quality watercolor paper is thick enough to avoid warping and ripping when you color in the designs with your favorite inks and watercolors. This coloring book will open up a whole world of crafting possibilities for you. Use the pages for framed home decor projects, turn them into cards, or simply have fun coloring the day away!



Details
Quantity: 24 sheets
Content: 12 unique designs
Paper Dimensions: 5" x 7"
Quality: 100% cotton, cold press watercolor paper
Paper Weight: 300 gsm


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Here is my first project using a Black lined image page from the new Coloring Book and Watercolor Brush Refills along with Artists' Watercolor Round Brushes 

After the messy watercoloring was thoroughly dry, I took the Brush Fine Liner pen and added more doodle lines to the image. I simply retraced and double lined some petals and leaves for a whimsical look. Trimmed the panel down and mounted it onto a stenciled A2 cardbase.

Featuring:


Are you an avid or aspiring watercoloring artist? If so, you will love this fresh, high-quality set of round watercolor brushes. Our Artists' Watercolor Brushes come in a variety of sizes to suit all of your needs. They will allow you to try out a variety of watercoloring techniques, from background washes to fine detail work. These elegant and beautiful brushes feature synthetic squirrel/sable hair and black birch wood handles accented by a black metal ferrule. This set includes four round brushes in sizes 1, 2, 3, and 4, and a size 18 flat brush. The brushes come in a specially designed black cloth container to encase the brushes safely and elegantly in your craft room.



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For the next Watercolor Coloring Book Gray outlined image page, I used the Artists' Watercolor Detailed Brushes  and Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set for a No-Line coloring look.

I left the panel untrimmed in hopes of framing it at a later time.



Do you wish you had finely-tipped brushes for tiny watercoloring details? If so, you will love this fresh, high-quality set of detailed watercolor brushes. Our Artists' Watercolor Brushes come in a variety of sizes to suit all of your needs. They will allow you to try out a variety of watercoloring techniques, from background washes to fine detail work. These elegant and beautiful brushes feature synthetic squirrel/sable hair and black birch wood handles accented by a black metal ferrule. This set includes four detail brushes in sizes 0, 1, 2, and 3. The brushes come in a specially designed black cloth container to encase the brushes safely and elegantly in your craft room.



I'm looking forward to using the new Brushes in the future for free hand painted projects as well.
Now check out the prizes that up for grabs!

Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 02/16/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 12 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 02/19/2021.

Your next stop on the hop is to Jenny Colacicco!

Blog Hop Order




Thanks for stopping by!
Hoping my cards inspire your next masterpiece!!
LauraJane:)


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75 comments:

MadeByMeghanK said...

Absolutely STUNNING! I love the yellow and blue combo!

Louanne said...

Great colors - love the purple unframed. Really like this idea of a "coloring book" with these sheets ready to go with Altenew's beautiful florals. Thanks for sharing!

Jewel said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Laurie Patterson said...

Beautiful work. I like your second one best but they are both stunning.

Cindy C. said...

Wonderful and inspiring!!

Maureen Reiss said...

Absolutely Amazing cards!!! Love the bold colors on your first one!!!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous coloring! I need your skills! Love the cheerful colors of the first card... so bright with the yellow hues. The lavender is so pretty! Thanks for the inspiration!

Esther Asbury said...

What beautiful cards!! I love the vibrant colors and splatters of the first one, and the CAS design of the second!

Susie A said...

Beautiful cards with different vibes. Love them

Roxy T said...

I like how different the three cards are. My favorite is the first one with the extra doodles. Bright colors and whimsical. <3

SandyP said...

Beautiful and bright! Thank you

Peg Frushour said...

Gorgeous images!! I love watercolor!!

Karen M said...

Such pretty examples. What a great coloring book! Love your messy water coloring and the doodles.

sharon g said...

I especially love the purple flowers--the technique. I also LOVE the flowers :) The first one--how cool to add the outline of the flowers. You ladies have such unique ideas, I am just in awe...

Sweet Sarah said...

Such beautiful designs and lovely painting by you!

Carolyn said...

I just love the lavender flowers they are so very pretty.

Liz O. said...

Stunning watercolor panels Laura Jane, love these illustrations and I am very excited about the brushes ! Thanks for the inspiration!

CandyraeT said...

I really like how you chose to color the first card...so vibrant for a watercolor. The lavender card is very pretty too.

Teri S said...

Such bold colour! These are all gorgeous!

Sarah B said...

I had to giggle when I read "I simply retraced and double lined some petals". Simple for you! But the whimsy that resulted in combination with the bright water colors makes me want to try that too. Such a happy piece. The no line purple flowers are elegant and definitely suitable for framing. Thanks for two very different but equally inspiring pieces!

Whiteibis said...

What a great addition to the floral, the extra sketching around the petals. I love the brush storage case. Great for keeping the brushes safe. Beautiful cards and showcasing this release. Always a nice finish on this stop on the hop. Off to more pretty hopping.

Lois said...

Beautiful cards. Your purple flowers are stunning.

DorothyA said...

Wow, what beautiful images to watercolor! You are so inspiring!

Elizabeth Kuhn said...

Simply enchanting, and so colorful! Enjoyed how much detail you have in the purple floral piece!

Ms. Tamp said...

Great color page shares. I like the poppy as well. Great looks.

Maria said...

Fabulous cards, such an amazing colours together, love it x

Enna said...

The colors in the first and third cards are my faves! I love the looseness of the watercoloring & I'm hoping to learn how to do that at some point! That purple piece is so deserving of that frame! I love all of the tones of purples and blues in the petals!!

Cheryl Gramlich said...

Love the blues in your leaves... so Beautiful. And the purple flower is so elegantly colored.

joni said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the watercoloring!

Karen said...

Your no-line watercoloring is gorgeous!

Lori A said...

Gorgeous cards. I love the watercolor paints & flowers.

Tracey Landt said...

Stunning examples for us as always Laura Jane. Thank you so much for the inspiration.
Keep well
T x

NickiB said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

barbara lassiter said...

It's so much fun and so inspiring to see how the images from this coloring book are used. This is a coloring book I would definitely want to own. Fantastic cards created by you!

Nandini said...

The floral images are so gorgeous! And the inspiration is just fantastic. Thanks of sharing!

Anonymous said...

Marisela Delgado said: What gorgeous cards and colors! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

Enna said...

The colors in the first and third cards are my faves! I love the looseness of the watercoloring & I'm hoping to learn how to do that at some point! That purple piece is so deserving of that frame! I love all of the tones of purples and blues in the petals!!

Helen said...

Stunning cards, Laura Jane! I love your colours on these beautiful flowers, so different, but equally stunning!! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Stay safe! :)

Joanne Hoffmann said...

WOWza... absolutely creatively inspiring! Your color palettes are gorgeous!!

cosie said...

The contrast between the two cards show how versatile these colouring pages are. No matter what your style these will be so much fun to colour.

Marcia said...

Bold and beautiful, gorgeous stunning purples. Loved the doodling and what a great idea to go over top of an embossed stencil background. I have created so many backgrounds in different mediums. Now I have another way to use them.

lynda said...

Love the boldness of the yellows, wow, it really pops, and makes me smile. And that purple - amazing coloring. Can't wait to try your techniques.

Sharon C said...

I love the purple no line coloring flowers. So professional looking. I also think the bold colors on the other card was very creative.

sentsue said...

Wow! Love seeing everyone's style come out.

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Gorgeous! I love the yellow background on the first card!

Deb B. said...

Oh my goodness I absolutely adore the one in purple! I am slightly obsessed with purple so that one just really is gorgeous

Tiffany P said...

Gorgeous cards!

Carol McCready said...

Your cards are absolutely beautiful!

cottagerca said...

The double lines did achieve a whimsical look.

Susan B. said...

The colors in the second page are so beautiful!

babs said...

Gorgeous watercolored cards, thanks for the inspiration!

Jeanne Beam said...

Such gorgeous cards. Love the watercoloring...
Thanks for sharing.

Dawn Tooley said...

LOVE all your cards! Thanks for sharing!

Adonnya said...

The bright and cheery card really caught my eye. Good ideas.

Maxine M. said...

So many talented people on this blog. That lavender card just caught my eye. Beautiful. thanks for sharing your talent with us.

Andre M. said...

You've brought these florals to life with these gorgeous colour palettes, love the no-line style with the grey images.

Dina said...

Absolutely stunning! Gorgeous color palette!

Dee Earnshaw said...

simply gorgeous!!

Thunderbirdlindy said...

Thank you for the inspiration. I need to get the book.

CIndyRa said...

Wow those colors are sunny and Happy. Great post.

Kraftsbyus4u said...

The colors just pop right off the card at you! Beautiful

Jean said...

Simply gorgeous!

Sandy said...

Just love the lavender, so pretty!

Anonymous said...

I love the bright cheerful colors you chose.

Susan Hunter said...

I'm just trying watercolor and love it. It's so relaxing and enjoyable to slowly paint your way to being stress free! I think the coloring book is a great idea and can't wait to try it.

kathy c said...

These are such lovely cards. the colors you choose are lovely.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are gorgeous! I love the details you were able to achieve!

Monica said...

I really liked the flower you painted in purple. So pretty.

Jessica Yoder said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!!

Jade said...

Lovely, lovey, lovely! I am blown away by your watercolored cards.

Linda P said...

My favorite card is so colorful and vibrant. The yellow and blue card rocks!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Such pretty designs and coloring!

Cathy C said...

Your cards are breathtakingly beautiful and I love the vibrancy of the colors you used. You’re very talented. Thank you for sharing such amazing inspiration!! ��

Julie Greaves said...

Beautiful cards, love the colors. Like the idea of adding more lines to the blooms after the paint is dry. I think I will try that idea. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

Carol Wortman said...

Love the lavender flower. Thanks for the tips!