Thursday, February 11, 2021

Altenew Ultimate Watercolor Lovers Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello friends!


Yay, it's a very special Watercolor Lovers Blog Hop Release from Altenew!
I am super excited to share some watercolor projects with you. How exciting is that Altenew now has a water-coloring book (!!) and you can watercolor to your heart's content!
 
If you arrive from the blog of Amanda Baldwin, you are in the right place!

All the details about this blog hop, please visit Altenew Card Blog 

Feature products: Floral Coloring Book & Watercolor Bundle

Altenew-Watercolor Coloring Book-Artists' Watercolor Brushes - Detailed (2) 
 
First of all, let's talk about the watercolor brushes... the quality of the brushes are awesome.Altenew-Watercolor Coloring Book-Artists' Watercolor Brushes - Round 
 
The brushes are also ergonomic! I find them so easy to hold because of the way they were designed.

Altenew-Watercolor Coloring Book-Artists' Watercolor Brushes - Detailed
 
 The brushes truly make water-coloring a delight!
Altenew-Watercolor Coloring Book-Woodless Watercolor Pencil 24 Set -004
   
For my projects, I used Woodless Watercolor Pencils. Those fine tips of the pencils make a difference for me. If you struggle with watercoloring, I highly recommend the Woodless Watercolor Pencils.

Altenew-Watercolor Coloring Book-Woodless Watercolor Pencil 24 Set -Essential Setiment Strips Die-002 
 
Since the size of the image is rather large, I actually cut the piece up and turned them into two cards.

Altenew-Watercolor Coloring Book-Woodless Watercolor Pencil 24 Set -Essential Setiment Strips Die-003
 
The Essential Sentiment Die Set was very handy, too!

Altenew-Watercolor Coloring Book-Woodless Watercolor Pencil 24 Set -Essential Setiment Strips Die
   
 One note about the watercolor paper, they are super thick and absorbent.

Altenew-Watercolor Coloring Book-Woodless Watercolor Pencil 24 Set -003
 
 With the portability of the pencils and coloring book, you can take them anywhere.
Altenew-Watercolor Coloring Book-Woodless Watercolor Pencil 24 Set -Essential Setiment Strips Die-001

One last thing to say about this watercoloring book..... 
the watercolor paper is by far the best that I have come across. They are smooth and thick! Indeed, the paper is everything when you watercolor. You will love the floral images design and quality of this coloring book. It makes a great Valentine's and birthday present.... if you know what I mean!!?
 
Altenew-Watercolor Coloring Book-Woodless Watercolor Pencil 24 Set
 I hope that you are enjoying this blog hop.
 
Today's promotion is awesome if you are in the market for water-coloring supplies! 
 
Receive a FREE brand new Poppy Arrangement Stamp Set (worth $23.99) with every order of the new Florals Coloring Book and Watercolor Bundle from 2/11/2021 at 12:01 AM EST until 2/14/2021 at 11:59 PM EST or while supplies last

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 on02/19/2021.

 
Your next stop is the blog of our Altenew Educator Rosie Neustaedter
Have fun hopping! Thanks for stopping by!   

70 comments:

MadeByMeghanK said...

THESE ARE INCREDIBLE! I love how you did the backgrounds and florals on the edge!

I Card Everyone said...

I know exactly what you mean... but thinking that they would be even better than a box of chocolates for Valentine's Day!!
Two really amazing creations, Virginia... you sure do have water coloring skills galore!
=]

Lynne W said...

These are very pretty. I especially love the way you did your backgrounds.

Susie A said...

Very pretty cards. You have a knack for painting...impressive.

Linda BL said...

Your cards are beautiful! I love both of them. The backgrounds are such a compliment to the flowers. The sentiment you used almost looks like a brass plate or copper— very classy. I am curious if you used a gold or copper embossed piece of card stock to cut the sentiment or is it shiny card stock. Whatever you used I would like to try it.

Laurie Patterson said...

Lovely. Can’t wait to go paint.

Maria Giselle B. said...

Love your organic looking cards. This product is awesome! It will definitely encourage me to do crafting on the go. I have a hard time deciding what to bring on the go that I end up bringing nothing.

Virginia L. said...

Thank you, everyone, for your lovely and wonderful feedback. Much appreciated!!!
To Linda BL: I used a piece of gold card stock ( Altenew carries it) for the diecut sentiment and that’s it. After all that colouring, I didn’t want to spend more time on the projects.... heehee.

Cindy C. said...

All looks incredible!! I love how you colored them!!

Maureen Reiss said...

Your cards are sooooo Beautiful!!!!

Esther Asbury said...

These are so gorgeous! I love the warmth the brown background adds to your beautiful color combos!

mel h said...

What lovely watercolor and I love how you used it to make two cards. This would make a lovely gift set!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Gorgeous cards Virginia. Love the coloring and how you turned the panel into 2 cards! Such pretty colors! Thanks for the inspiration!

Peg Frushour said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Love this release!!

Roxy T said...

Great idea making one into two. You could make a big set of these as a gift for someone and still have lots left over!

Karen M said...

Your examples are beautiful! This looks like a must-have release!

sharon g said...

Your work always amazes me, but these take the cake. The yellows with the pinks and oranges....gorgeous! I love your techniques, and am going to go back and see what you said about it. I am TRYING to learn :)

donna mikasa said...

I don't know how you had the courage to cut through your project, but what a great idea to make two beautiful cards from one image. I wish you would do a tutorial on coloring with those pencils--they turned out so amazing!

Karen said...

Love your choice of coloring to bring the subject out front! Just beautiful!

conil said...

I'm excited about these brushes. The cards you've created using them are gorgeous. Off to shop.

Karen Brown said...

Very pretty Virginia!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards! I love the designs and the watercoloring! I'll be checking out the brushes!

Lois said...

So many beautiful cards. Love your color combination

Elizabeth Kuhn said...

My favorite colors!!! Yellow, orange & pink! There is something so uplifting and cheerful about this color palette! Just gorgeous :-)

Ms. Tamp said...

I like how you've cut the page for two cards. Nice color idea and great fill.

Liz O. said...

Gorgeous painting! Love the new illustrations. Thanks for the inspiration Virginia, have a lovely day!

Maria said...

Fabulous cards , love the colours and this set for water colouring is beautiful Tfs x

Cheryl Gramlich said...

I love your choice of orange, yellow and pinks! They look so Beautiful together! Such Inspiration that makes me want to recreate them!

Karen said...

Beautiful cards; nice to see the new watercoloring pencils in action!

Lori A said...

What bright & beautiful cards! They are sure to brighten the receiver's day for sure!

DorothyA said...

Beautiful color and coloring! Lovely flowers.

NickiB said...

Virginia - these are gorgeous!

Barbara said...

I'm sold! I definitely want this coloring book! Your cards are beautiful BTW!

Nandini said...

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

Helen said...

Gorgeous flowers, Virginia! I love the colour combinations you have chosen, so they really come to life!! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Stay safe! :)

Joanne Hoffmann said...

Two for one!! How can you beat that??!! Absolutely stunning florals, Virginia!! I'm blown away!!

cosie said...

This hop just gets better and better. I don't have a favourite as they are all unique and different. You are all amazing.

joni said...

Gorgeous cards!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

So beautiful, Virginia - just love your watercoloring and how you finished off the cards!! Really sold me on trying this set!!

Marcia said...

These are beautiful. Love how you created two cards with one. It looks perfect and you're background wash is gorgeous too.

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

These cards are beautiful and your
colouring is fantastic!

sentsue said...

You are a talented lady! Love seeing everyone's style come out.

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Love your cards! The watercolor backgrounds are beautiful!

Daria Z. said...

Virginia, these cards are absolutely lovely! Such wonderful colors and I love that you made two cards out of one panel.

Maura said...

Love this new coloring book idea - and your cards are fabulous, Virginia!!!! This set is sooooooo tempting!!!

Whiteibis said...

Love your work. It is always so beautiful and inspiring for me to give it a try. Really like this release and this beautiful artist hop. Thanks for sharing all the possibilities this bundle has to offer.

Deb B. said...

They're gorgeous! And I love the backgrounds

Sue D said...

Beautiful watercoloring!

MelissaF said...

Gorgeous cards and lovely water coloring, love the soft vintage-y backgrounds and the sentiment die cuts.

Sarah B said...

Your painting is wonderful! Amazing to be able to visualize two cards from the one image. They are both beautiful and both feel as though they were the main focus. Thanks for the great idea and inspiration.

Tiffany P said...

Beautiful cards! Love the warm colors.

cottagerca said...

Very interesting color combinations.

Dawn Tooley said...

So beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Dawn Tooley said...

So beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous cards Virginia! Your watercolouring with these pencils is amazing. I just order a set. Thank you inspiring us!

Dina said...

Your cards are absolutely stunning Virginia! You are always so creative! I love your color palettes!

Dee Earnshaw said...

lovely cards - pretty color combos

Dawn T said...

Stunning cards Virginia. I too love my Woodless watercolour pencils. I need to get this book!

Thunderbirdlindy said...

I love the use of your colors together. So aahhhmmaaazzziing.

Aya Elsheshtawy said...

What a magnificent and spectacular release! You did a spectacular job to showcased creative ways to use everything. YOU SO ROCK!!

Kraftsbyus4u said...

Vibrant and beautiful

Jean said...

Simply gorgeous!

Sandy said...

All I can say is, wow!! You’re a true inspiration.

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful cards!
Thanks for sharing...

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love the mix of yellows and pinks!

Unknown said...

Susan
hpatme@yahoo.com
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.

Jade said...

Wow! I love your watercoloring! Your flowers are very pretty! Thank you for brightening my day.

Jessica Yoder said...

Such beautiful cards!!!

Julie Greaves said...

Very pretty cards. Love them! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent and ideas with us. :)

Carol Wortman said...

Uhmmm what about chocolates too. Tee hee. Wonderful watercoloring.