Thursday, March 2, 2017

30 Day Coloring Challenge Blog Hop with Altenew

Hello friends!

Today I am joining the Altenew Design Team Members along with the awesome Kathy Racoosin for a special blog hop. 

Kathy from The Daily Marker is the creator of  “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge”.The Challenge is a great way to gain confidence with your coloring and join in a community of positivity and coloring enthusiasts. The challenge is also a great way to get full use of your stamps and coloring mediums. When sharing, please use #The DailyMarker30Day, so Kathy can find your work.

 You can find the full list of blog hop over Altenew(see here).

I am not gonna lie... I love new crayons, dies, paint, sprays, stencils.
However, when you can't have them all, it is totally do-able to stick with the most basic supplies.

I am proud to say that today's project is created with just that-- stamps and inks! 

Hibiscus Bouquet  (Simon Says Stamp)
Hibiscus Bouquet (Altenew)

Virginia ( card for Kathy's hop)
 
My coloring is made possible with Altenew Inks and water. Yup, that's it. Altenew Inks are like no other. Not only the colors are formulated to match (not just lighter/darker share with the same color), they also work perfectly with water! 

I swiped the Altenew Inks on the acrylic block and added a few droplets of water. I then proceeded to color the white-embossed images with various colors (all the inks are listed at the end of this post).

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I am quite surprised that how the colors are just as pretty as the ones that you would use with any watercolor or Zig markers. I also added some shine with the Zig Kuretake Starrry Color Palette.

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Please visit the Altenew blog to learn more about The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge blog hop and leave a comment on the Altenew blog for a chance to win a giveaway.
 
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  FREE GIFT with every order from Coloring Challenge Collection (3/2-3/5)


Prizes: Altenew is giving away $30 gift certificates to TWO lucky winners in Coloring challenge blog hop post.


Also, all the comments from my Altenew posts are eligible for a random draw from my monthly $15 gift card giveaway. Winner is announced at the last day of the month (March 31st).
 Hope you are inspired to color and join the fun challenge!
Thanks so much for stopping by!


70 comments:

Louise said...

Ah, I just got the hibiscus stamp set and can't wait to try it out. Thanks for your inspiration!

Harriet said...

This stamp set is so creative. Your colors are wonderful.

The Red Haired Lass said...

Such a lovely card, the flowers look like they are just floating down.

Lagene said...

BEAUTIFUL! I love the technique of heat embossing and then "watercoloring" the images! Thanks for the chance to win!

D.Ann C said...

Lovely! I love how the gray makes the colors pop!

Greta said...

Beautiful card, Virginia! I have a few Altenew inks, so need to try them with water like you did!

Angela said...

Amazing card and your coloring is so lovely.♥ Thank you for sharing us your inspiration.
Hugs
Angela

Glennis said...

That is such a beautiful effect, I love it

Marianne said...

A wonderful card, Virginia. I am also in the habit in wanted to own every colouring medium, and then I get overwhelmed and don't know what to use. I think I'm done hopping for now and will get colouring myself...

Kaagaz Quilling said...

Wow!! .. Such an beautiful card! Loved the coloring! Thank you so much for the inspiration!

Sharon said...

This card has a fantastic artistic feel to it. The colouring is so loose and organic yet the overall effect is a feminine and pretty card. Thank you for your inspiration. xx

Mel said...

Love the soft feel of this card. Pretty coloring.

Vallarie Clegg said...

Virgina, what a wonderful use of color Thanks for the inspiration and for a chance to win. Did I read that you do a monthly give-away? What a great way to promote the company. scrappinvall@yahoo.com

JanR said...

This is beautiful! I love the colours.

Karen Russell said...

Hi Virginia, love your card. The flowers look as though they're floating in the sky. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful card, I love this floral stamp set! Thanks for the details of the Altenew ink scene you watercolored with, I gotta try that!

Sabrina Fioretti said...

Beautiful card!

Melody said...

I loved the feeling in your card. Wonderful !

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful water colour! LOVE!!!

Lisa Elton said...

This is so soft and lovely!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous hibiscus flowers, Virginia! Thanks again for picking me a winner for your drawing! I just ordered some fun flowers to color - yay!!

Mary e. said...

I like that stamp set too! Very pretty.

TLady said...

LOVELY JOB!!!! I LOVE the shimmer & shine! This is "artsy" looking; a look I LOVE!!! ;)

Teresa Doyle said...

Just gorgeous Virginia.

Abby said...

Great colors! I love this stamp set.

Sheila H said...

This is so beautiful. The inks are soft yet vibrant. You have wonderful coloring skills.

Helen Kalb said...

Theses look like brightly colored sweets, so festive!

Autumnsheet said...

wonderful card!

Kerry said...

I had not seen this stamp set AND did not know you can use these inks with water!!!! I have to get this stamp set and try it with my altenew ink cube sets. Beautiful card.i just love it!

Mrs Nellie said...

Beautiful card. The flowers look like Plumaria. I just purchase some of the Altenew inks, I happy to hear I can use them with water! Exciting!,,

Denise Bryant said...

I absolutely love the colors on this pretty card! Gorgeous flowers! There's that Hibiscus Bouquet set that has become a favorite!

Dawn Turley said...

Lovely Virginia. The Altenew inks really make beautiful watercolour medium and you have show cased it too prefection

Janis said...

Your coloring is just gorgeous! Love how those bright colors pop against the background. Great tip on watercoloring with the Altenew inks. I am going to try that!
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TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL card!
LOVE your flowers, the colours and background are almost magical!
THANK YOU for sharing and inspiring :)

Irene said...

A beautiful card...as usual! I love that you watercolored the background in addition to the flowers. Stunning!

Anita in France said...

These soft, loosely coloured hibiscus are such a delight, Virginia ... the unstructured style is perfect for them ... gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

loulou said...

Beautiful card. I really like the artist style and colouring

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful! What a soft and glowing look you achieved!

Betty Keefe said...

such a lovely card, Virginia - haven't tried watercoloring with the Altenew inks - thanks for inspiring me to have a go at it!

conil said...

Aaaah...the softness of this card really appeals to me. I'll bet the shimmer is gorgeous.

Cynthia Cole said...

Such a lovely card!

Nana Griffin said...

Lovely! It is great to know that the inks work with water.

Oliev said...

Such a lovely card!

Shirley N said...

Oh how pretty! Great to know you can use Altenew inks for water coloring too. Thanks for the inspiration!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love the Beautiful, soft tones and the color palette.

Kara Lynne said...

Such gorgeous, watercoloring, Virginia! Your colors are absolutely beautiful! So good to know that those inks work well for that technique. I've been meaning to try Altenew inks.

pcm said...

so soft and pretty. i love that hibiscus stamp set!

Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

Beautiful card :)

Dixie Miller said...

Hibiscus are my favorite flowers and you have done a beautiful job with the colors. Thanks for sharing...and the opportunity to win.

alexandra s.m. said...

What a Beauty!
xx

mandalj said...

Beautiful card! Love the soft colours you've chosen for it!

Jeannean said...

Ohhh! I'm going to try out this technique with my Altenew inks!!! I love their colors and your card is awesome!! Thanks for sharing.

Brithzi said...

Absolutely lovely! I'll have to check out the Hibiscus stamp set.

Melissa Larose said...

Love how colorful this card is

MiamiKel said...

Virginia, your card is a vision! Such amazing colors you pulled from the watercolors - such a beauty! We have a Hibiscus growing in our yard - we planted it as a memorial tree for my dad. You've made me smile seeing your beautiful card! TFS ♥

Dana M said...

Gorgeous Virginia! Love your color choices and how the organic movement of color!

Cindy Thick said...

The colors are beautiful. I like the emboss resist technique.

Mitzi Manthey said...

I like your idea of embossing the image in white and then watercoloring. I have not tried the Altenew inks yet, but maybe I'll win the gift and then get some. ;>}

jan metcalf said...

Love the colors your achieved! With inks? by Altenew? Might have to give them a try!

Sandie said...

I love your card! I must try Altenew inks!

Karen B. said...

Ooh gorgeous! Love the colored background.

Mary-Anne V said...

I love howw this card turned out! I never knew you could watercolor using these inks period what a gorgeous card.

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

All of the cards over at Alt ew are beautiful, but yours is the one that grabbed my attention. I love the colors, the softness and it just grabbed me. Thanks for sharing your work and giving me inspiration.

Debbie Br said...

Loving the coloring challenge and seeing all the inspiration! Your card is amazing,I adore the colors you used. I have just received my order with all the inks and will have to get busy! I was sitting on the fence about ordering this stamp set as I have the wild hibiscus set, but after seeing your card I need to order it!

Sandie said...

Such a pretty card!! I just love the colors you used. What a great way to use your inks. Thanks!!

Laura Peddicord said...

The card is so beautiful! You did an amazing job with the stamps and ink. Thank you so much for sharing.

Sam Olden said...

The card is gorgeous. Awesome that you can water colour with altenew inks!

Lisa said...

So so beautiful! Love the colors you chose together... breathtaking!

Helen Gullett said...

WOW... those flowers are gorgeous!

Sue LD said...

Beautiful--I like how you used the Altenew inks.