3/22/20

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



Good morning!  Welcome to the Altenew Paint-A-Flower Blog Hop!  Today we are showcasing a gorgeous new stamp set called Paint-A-Flower: Iris, along with an awesome set of watercolors.  Today we have lots of awesome inspiration, prizes and even a freebie with your purchase for the next 2 days.  Keep scrolling to see all the details along with a full blog hop list.  Don't forget to leave a comment on each stop for your chance to win!


I have always been intrigued by watercolor but have not every really jumped in to the extent I have today.  I called upon the incredible talents of my sweet friend, Lori Craig, for some tips in all things watercolor and I came up with this.....


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To create this card (and, of course, I had to keep with a clean and simple vibe) I heat embossed this Iris image with black embossing powder on Altenew's Watercolor Paper and then started adding color.  Today I used the new Watercolor Essential Set from Altenew.  This is an amazing pan of 12 colors that have SO many possibilities for blended colors.  Lori explained principles of shading and using dark purples for shading nodes and leaves.  I was amazed at how the purples and greens worked together to create depth.


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I used pinks to finish off all the blooms keeping in mind the light source for each petal.   The new Watercolor Essential Set made it so easy to blend colors to create this look.  

To finish off the card, I used Altenew's Black Obsidian Ink to stamp a simple sentiment on the card front. 


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In my FaceTime lesson, Lori taught me how to make my first watercolor chart....


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I masked off the grid with very thin washi and then blended all the colors in the set (except for black).   
I did my best to keep with the same amount of color and water for each square and I was shocked at how many colors are available with this 12 color set.  The colors included in this pan are bright and bold and absolutely beautiful when mixed.  


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WATERCOLOR BUNDLE DEALS


Check out these amazing Bundles available at Altenew.  Lots of watercolor supplies all bundles with lots of savings!



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FREE WATERCOLOR BRUSH


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. 




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GIVEAWAY


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.

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BLOG HOP




Thanks so much for coming by today!  Hope you have a great day!



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34 comments:

  1. You did a fabulous job of water coloring these flowers.

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  2. Beautifully done, Laurie ... delicious pops of colour against all that crisp white ... fabulous! Anita :)

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  3. Lovely pink Iris colors. These must be wonderful water colors.

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  4. I just love the pink Iris colors. Great job!

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  5. If this is one of your first attempts at water color, nice job! I have made a few attempts and mine don't look nearly as crisp and nice as yours. Maybe I had better invest in some of this water color paper from Altenew!!

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

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  7. Wow! What gorgeous irises! The colors are so pretty and cheerful.

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  8. Love the beautiful pink you chose for the iris. Very pretty!

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  9. Your Irises are so pretty. I am loving this blog hop because of cards like yours.

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  10. This is so simple and utterly gorgeous!!

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  11. i can't believe you water coloured the flowers, they look so clean and crisp!

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  12. I love your CAS design and gorgeous coloring!

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  13. Love the color choice and CAS look.

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  14. Your Iris is beautiful, love the colors.

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  15. Gorgeous CAS card Laurie! This PAF set is a must have! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  16. Beautiful look for the flower. I like the chart for possible color combinations.

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  17. Simply amazing card … I am blown away by all the colors, Laurie!
    =]

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  18. Love the simplicity and the pink you used for these iris.

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  19. This is a beautiful card and very elegant in it's simplicity! I love the Altenew watercolors for card making because of the vibrant colors. I have the 36 pan set and wonder how many colors I could create with those Lol!

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  20. Fabulous CAS card, Laurie - and your color is just beautiful!!

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  21. Oh so pretty in pink water color card! Love your color chart too!

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  22. I love the color of your Iris. Can't wait for my Iris to show up.

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  23. Wonderful card. Love the simplicity of the design ♥

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  24. The iris are gorgeous. My
    daughter has them for the
    decorating theme in her
    kitchen. Idea for a gift
    coming up. thanks for
    sharing. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  25. Love the pink against the white, and it’s so interesting to see your grid vs. another one on the hop, this really shows just how many colors can be achieved!

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  26. What a beautiful CAS card!! Love it! And your watercolor chart is so good! :)

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  27. Beautiful, clean card. I love the pink iris and your coloring is amazing.

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  28. You did up a beautiful iris CAS card. Didn't need a thing more. I like the manner that you did up your grid. That took some time but is worth it in the end if you are going to use the set much at all. Thanks for crafting for us this month. Staying home, crafting and being safe. You all take care. :)

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  29. It sounds like you stepped out of your comfort zone for this release. Well done! The card turned out really nice. The color chart was an awesome job, too! It is totally amazing how many colors you can get from a set of twelve, right? Thanks for sharing!!

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  30. I can't believe you got that many colors either! That's insane! And gorgeous pink for the irises.

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