Monday, June 22, 2020

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Daffodil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!
It's time to share another exciting Altenew Paint-A-Flower with you.
We are celebrating this month's Daffodil with a blog hop!
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If you arrive from the blog of  Nicole Watt, you are in the right place.
If not, come and join the fun hop for ideas and inspiration. 

This is my one of the few one layer cards with watercoloring.
Altenew-PaintAFlower Daffodil#1

I took a loose approach with the coloring. In fact, lately, I love ink-smooshing so much that I watercolored the images with the help of a piece acetate!
Altenew-PaintAFlower Daffodil#3

If you have not done Ink-smooshing, I highly suggest it.
It is so forgiving (for someone like me who is not a colorist).
Altenew-PaintAFlower Daffodil#2

What I also love about coloring this way is that you can continue to layer a bit of color each time with droplets of water and watercolor. I used Altenew Watercolor Brush-markers because it was so quick and easy to use.

Altenew-PaintAFlower Daffodil#4

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Prizes: 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 for a chance to win.
AND Altenew will draw a winner to receive a $15 Altenew Gift Certificate from the comments left on each designer's blog on the blog hop list (including mine!)! The winner will be announced in this post here on the Altenew blogs on June 30th, 2020.

80 comments:

Debbie Rumpza said...

What a fun artsy look your card has. Love the bold colors and spatters.

Annette Gordon said...

Beautiful! I have always loved the lose water colour look. I have never been able to achieve this look, although it looks so easy, its not! You need just the right amount of ink and colour in the right spots! It is lovely! A true work of art! I love coming to your blog and seeing all your amazing cards.

Daffodil Cards said...

What a wonderful card, and inspiration for a non colourist also.

vickie said...

Love this bright & cheery card!

Unknown said...

I love your card....free and spontaneous!

Barbara said...

Wow! This is a beautiful card and I love the design and the coloring technique!

conil said...

This smooshing technique really made those daffodils burst into life. Gorgeous design makes this card sing.

Anny said...

Love the color choices- very pretty!

Sweet Sarah said...

Very nice! Anxious for my stamps to arrive!

Craftydancer said...

I love the colors. I am going to try this.

Cindi said...

I like this look! The “ watery” look makes it feel very spring-like.

Cecie H said...

Your card is so lovely! I’m going to have to try ink smooshing, as I love the look on your card.

Rachael Shedeed said...

Love that you used the orange rather than the yellow for your daffodils! They do actually grow in many colors!

Vikki H said...

I love the playfulness of your card! It feels like summer!

Jackie B said...

Oh I really like the watercoloring you used on this card. What a great idea fr those of us a bit color challenged.

Linda BL said...

Love how you laid out the flowers for the card. Great design! Your color smooshing came out great. I need to give that a try!

Retta said...

I absolutely LOVE this card! Thank you for the inspiration!

Diane said...

So pretty!

Becca Yahrling said...

L*O*V*E the way you colored this! Very pretty card.

Cindy C. said...

Awesome!! Your ink-smooshing results look fabulous!

Jade said...

Beautiful card! I love the bright colors! It is such a cheerful card.

mel h said...

Love the coloring---anyone can do this look, and I love it!

Linda said...

Daffodils always make me smile. :-)

Karyn said...

So pretty 😍

Snoball said...

Great inspirational ideas! Wonderful colors

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Another wonderful card, Virginia! Love your colors!

Wanda said...

What a very beautiful card! This would make anyone feel happy. TFS

Carolyn said...

Great smooshing on daffodil card, love it.

maxie said...

love the looseness

Nox said...

Love the new daffodils and this looks like a fun, low stress project!

MadeByMeghanK said...

What a cool technique! I LOVE the orange and the way you did the background!

Whiteibis said...

Like the work on the new release. The colors really pop and the technique is one I want to try.

Heidi Rees said...

Beautiful Virginia! The colors are so bright and summery!

DorothyA said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the orange water coloring!

Melissa Leftrick said...

This is so colorful and fun! Love this!

Tessa Serrano said...

Gorgeous colors! I love the added spatter as well.

Kailash said...

Cool artsy look!

C. Wilbur said...

I love your smooshing!! It looks so artsy!! Very cool!

Dawn T. said...

I love your card! I think I'm going to have to try ink smooshing!

Denise said...

Cool! Love your card! Thanks, Denise

Greta said...

My kind of coloring! One of my favorite Virginia cards--love it! The stamp & the colors you used are wonderful!

Dawn T said...

Love the special look you get with the smooshing this way. Love the arty look. This is one awesome stamp set.

Joanne Hoffmann said...

This technique looks right up my alley...Delightful daffodils! Love your project(s)! Color palette(s) and design(s) are wonderful!

Jean said...

One of my favorite flowers! Absolutely stunning!

Karthikha said...

Sooo beautiful!! Love the cards you make everytime, simple yet so lovely! :)

Maura said...

Virginia - I think this is my FAVE of all your recent ink smooshing cards!!! The colors are fab and you "smooshed" in all the right places!!!! Ha ha!!!

Sue D said...

Pretty colors and I like the loose watercoloring.

Sindhu said...

Gorgeous card..

Kat said...

Love this smooshing technique!

Kathy said...

Your card is so awesome! I love the artsy, free-flowing look you have achieved. Another winner in the paint-a-flower series!

Patti H. said...

I love your "smooshed" card, Virginia, & the bright colors are so pretty. A bright spot for anyones mailbox!!

gail said...

this type of loose watercoloring i might be able to do.

Maria said...

Very nice as always your cards are beautiful x

A Crafty Person said...

Lovely card. I love the bright orange daffodils. So much fun.

Angela C. said...

Lovely card. thank you for the inspiration.

Hopeandcards.com said...

I think I’m going to try this with my new Altenew watercolor brush pens! Watercolor made easy absolutely beautiful work!

MaryH said...

Ink smushing is so much fun like jumping in puddles. My handI get about as messy too. But I love the effect and I really like picture staging too. A pleasant visit at your blog. Thanks

sharon g said...

That looks so cool. I have never tried that. THANKS

Judi said...

Beautiful! The colors and technique!!

Ms. Tamp said...

Great look to the coloring. I like the color combination.

Cyndi said...

Gorgeous! What a genius watercoloring technique. I've never done ink-smooshing, but that's about to change!

Jen said...

This is lovely, Virginia. Great colors. I definitely want to give smooshing a try!

Lois said...

I love your design. Thanks for sharing

Annette Reed said...

This is very pretty. Ink smooshing is fun. I don't think I've seen it used like this before. Thanks for the idea.

Maryam Azhar said...

The messy water color looks so great. Love your idea.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the arrangement of the
flowers. The orange is a
pretty color. Wonderful
card. thanks for sharing
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Lauryne Cunningham said...

Your card is so pretty! I love the loose watercolor look! I've done ink smooshing on backgrounds, but never specific images- I will give that a try!

Kathy Dippner said...

Beautiful card and such a fun way to color the image. I think I'll try your technique.

Danyelle Dillon said...

Sweet Virginia, what a beautiful card! I really love the colors you chose, so nice and bright! Your card looks very cheery and would surely brighten anyone's day that receives it! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us. I really enjoy these blogs!

Kelsey Thomas said...

I love how you did the coloring on this card!

Dawn J said...

Beautiful card. Love the loose watercolor look.

Carol Wortman said...

Thus is a fun coloring and chuckled when you called it loose coloring. All my coloring seems to get too loose more times than not. This daffodil stamp just might be my favorite so far. They are my favorite spring flower and love that there are so many I can share them with my neighbors!!

Jen P said...

What a fun technique to use! Love how your card turned out. So beautiful!

Lisa Byers said...

Love your neat technique with the watercoloring. The daffodils are beautiful!!

Laraine R said...

Beautiful! I have not done Ink-smooshing in years!

Helen said...

Like the scene you've created with your "messy" watercoloring using this new daffodil set. It's delightful. tfs-stay well.

Denise Bryant said...

Love these pretty daffodil designs! Fun coloring technique!

Karen H said...

Gorgeous colors and design. Love this "loose" look!

Tina Z. said...

I love your smooshing!

Connie said...

Lovely! Lovely! Lovely! Thanks for the inspiration :)