Mar 22, 2020

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Iris & Watercolor Essential Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hi there!
Welcome to the ALTENEW  PAINT- A-FLOWER: IRIS & WATERCOLOR ESSENTIAL SET Release Blog Hop + Giveaway.  You are arriving from Virginia's blog, and i hope you are inspired by her beautiful creations - a list of all the participants is available at the bottom of this post-.




This month's PAINT-A-FLOWER: IRIS is just such a beautiful addition to this new collection.  The details in  the design are delicate and perfect for all sorts of projects.  




I love the simple movement of the flower, so i  set to create a card for my first project.  I stamped the  PAF: IRIS image on heavy white cardstock using Obsidian Pigment ink, and used the new WATERCOLOR ESSENTIAL 12 Pan Set to detail it.  Once i was done with the flower, i used the pan set to add a wash of color to the card.




I cut my panel in such way that the lower flower is off the panel.  At the same i used Altenew's Antique Gold Metallic Spray to add splatters to white cardstock, and layer a piece of it under the finished card panel: then used colored cardstock to create the card.    To finish, i added a stamped sentiment from the PAF: IRIS  set followed by a few scattered sequins.




It is not secret that i love watercolor, so what better way to create a fun page for my journal than to use the new 9x12 WATERCOLOR PAPER PAD and the WATERCOLOR ESSENTIAL 12 PAN SET to create an entry for my Family Album.



This time, i created a rainbow explosion on the page, by adding water and then pigment so to create the blooming effect of the color on the page.  Once the watercolor dried, i used coordinating inks and the Linear Stencil to create the tone on tone background detail.


All it was left to do was add the pictures, followed by a simple title and sentiments from the PAF Iris set.    Just love how easy it was to create the background using the watercolor paper pad and new palette set.



For  my last project, i wanted to try the newWATERCOLOR ESSENTIAL 12 PAN SET  and the new WATERCOLOR PAPER SET in a no-line watercolor card.  So i used masking paper to create the cluster of flowers using the Fabulous Florets and  Limestone Ink;  then spent a few hours detailing each flower with the new watercolor set.  You can see a very condensed video of the process as follows:



Though the process of no-line watercolor is longer than usual watercolor detailing, it is relaxing and so satisfying.  The quality of the products makes it so much more pleasant to complete the task.



I hope these have inspired you to check the new PAF: IRIS Stamp set, and all the new WONDERFUL WATERCOLOR  release. They truly are a beautiful addition to the Altenew family of products.


Now, onto the fun part of this blog hop.... GIVEAWAY TIME


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog 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 blogs on 03/31/2020.

GOOD LUCK everyone!





Remember to check the new releases, and you can always subscribe to the Altenew Paint-A-Flower program.  IN addtion, Altenew is celebrating this release with a sweet promotion:
2 days only! Receive a FREE Watercolor Brush - Large(value $4.99) with every order of Watercolor Essential Set from 3/22/2020 at 12:01 am EDT until 3/23/2020 at 11:59 pm EDT or while supplies last. The free gift will be added to cart automatically. 


Make sure you take advantage of the promotion, and add the new watercolor essentials to your collection, you are going to love them!

This is it for me, and now it is time to hop onto Ashlea's blog to be inspired by her project. Remember you can always hop onto the Altenew Card Blog to start the hop, a list of the all the participants is available here:

Have fun hopping around, and always thank you for stopping by!

KEEP SAFE EVERYONE

29 comments:

  1. Love the simplicity on your card. So bright and fresh.

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  2. Very beautiful watercoloring projects ❤

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  3. Thoroughly enjoyed watch you create that beautiful card. I mask a lot & have trouble find a good sized masking paper. Where did you find it? I am going to join the Paint a Flower club - if it's not sold out by the time I can pay... The virus has our household laid off. There are 6 of us. Looking for to the beautiful distractions as I try to improve my watercoloring. Thnx very much for sharing.

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  4. I admire your art work. What fantastic purple irises against the light turquoise background! A perfect combination.

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  5. I enjoyed your watercolor video. Helpful hints on doing the watercolor process. Nice card too!

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  6. Simple beautiful; every one!

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  7. Love the gorgeous inspiration! The new stamp set is fantastic. I really love the sentiments in this set!

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  8. I like how your flowers REALLY stand out. They are very pretty

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  9. Great stamp inspiration. Love this new PAF stamp set.

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  10. These are all so gorgeous!! Really LOVE that first card; it is just amazing!

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  11. your watercoloring is amazing! I LOVE the colors and your journal pages... wow

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  12. Love everything, particularly your journal page.

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  13. Gorgeous cards and spread! I love the new Iris PAF images and I cannot wait to get my hands on that watercolor paper, thank you for the inspiration Nathalie!

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  14. Beautiful cards! I love the Iris stamped card, and the no line coloring card is a work of art worth framing! (Aren't they all!!!) Was unable to connect to the video with the link but plan to watch after the hop.

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  15. Good set of projects to show the paints and paper.

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  16. Watercolor is my favorite medium for creating art for cards and so I love everything about this release. Your cards and journal page are all beautiful and show how watercolor can be magical!

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  17. Your cards and ages are very pretty. I love the new soft water colors.

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  18. Love all these! Fantastic watercoloring. Loving the colors in your journal ♥

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  19. Love your journal pages and your no line watercoloring!

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  20. Wow! Amazing coloring! Wonderful projects, the last floral one is just gorgeous! <3

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  21. Gorgeous projects. The colors are stunning.

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  22. I love the background on your scrapbook pages

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  23. Pretty card. Love that color. Thank you for sharing ☺

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  24. I've been to three blogs and all three of you have made beautiful and totally different looking Irises! I love this set.

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  25. Watched your video and it was wonderful. Learned a bit more about using these watercolors. Now if I could just learn to be patient when watercoloring. But I love the results. Thank you for sharing this with me. I have been enjoying seeing this beautiful stamp set being used so many different ways. And you really showcased the watercolor set. Look at the colors you achieved. Staying home, crafting and being safe. Take care :)

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  26. Beautiful cards and scrapbook page! Your scrapbook page has a dreamy quality, I think. It is an awesome effect. Thank you for sharing!

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  27. Very lovely card. I love really like the colors. I don't have a paint set like that, so I think Altenew's set will be my first!

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