Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Dahlia Bright Eyes Outline Stamp Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($200 in Total Prizes)

 Hello, friends!

It's time to share another exciting Altenew Paint-A-Flower with you.
We are celebrating this month's Paint-A-Flower Dahlia Bright Eyes with a blog hop!
 

If you arrive from the blog of Tenia Nelson, you are in the right place.
 You can find all the ideas and inspiration over Altenew Card Blog. 


My approach to this card is to use bold and striking one! It's a very organic way of coloring. I love the color mix and imperfection of ink-smooshing.

Altenew-PAF Dahlia Bright Eyes -Mix & Match Frames Die-Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set

However, I still wanted the coloring stays in a slightly controlled way.

Altenew-PAF Dahlia Bright Eyes -Mix & Match Frames Die-Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set -003
 
Therefore, I stamped the flowers and roughly cut out the piece. I then created a paper mask. With the mask  in place, I can do my ink-smooshing.

Altenew-PAF Dahlia Bright Eyes -Mix & Match Frames Die-Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set -001

As you can see, the result is quite vibrant and striking. That is because, I was able to add and layer ink over  and over. This way, I got to have the best of both--watercoloring in a very controlled yet organic way! If you like to see a video, I can consider to make one. It's been ages! LOL

Altenew-PAF Dahlia Bright Eyes -Mix & Match Frames Die-Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set -002
 
I did color the stems by hand with markers. I didn't want the stems to get lost.  The sentiment was white-embossed and stamped. I did most of the coloring with the Artist's  Watercolor 24 Pan Set and used Hawaiian Shores Fine Markers for the finer details.

Altenew-PAF Dahlia Bright Eyes -Mix & Match Frames Die-Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set -004 
 
What do you think? This is quite a easy way to add colors without the risk (messing up)!! If you like the look of this, please let me know! 
Shop sales HERE
 50% off Fine Liner Pen Set from 02/22/2022 at 12:01 AM EST until 02/27/2022 at 11:59 PM EST. Not valid on previous purchases.

Giveaway Prizes: $200 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 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 02/27/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 03/01/2022

 

Your next stop is the blog of Amy Hill
Thanks so much for stopping by!

36 comments:

Sonya S said...

Love the watercolor look of your card!

conil said...

Gorgeous, vibrant watercoloring. Love the background and the stacked, multi-colored sentiment.

Kraftsbyus4u said...

Stunning

Daria Z. said...

Virginia, this is ink smooshing perfection!! Such a bright and happy card!

Donna Walls said...

You are a true talent! Even your ink-smooshing looks like Artsy Watercolor painting.

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

This is such pretty flower, and you have coloured it beautifully!

Cindy C. said...

Love how you colored this beautiful image!!

Cyndi said...

Gorgeous! I love your "organic" coloring -- I have to give this a try!

mel h said...

I love how this "imperfect" coloring adds so much to this design. Just a lovely outcome!

Joy Meadows said...

WOW! Very eye-catching design, Virginia! Love it.

MadeByMeghanK said...

Gorgeous Vivid flowers and colors!

vickie said...

Simply gorgeous-love those bright colors!

Geri S said...

Beautifully bold card! Love this set!

Maureen Reiss said...

Awesome card!! So bold and beautiful!!

joni said...

Gorgeous coloring

Jeanne Rice said...

Beautiful release Love the card.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Such a beautiful watercolor, Virginia - love it!!

Liz O. said...

Beautiful colors and card Virginia. Thanks for the inspiration!

Linda BL said...

The colors are so vibrant! The ink smooshing turned out so well. I would love to see a video of your process.

Ms. Tamp said...

Great color share. I like the share to mask the flowers to ink up the background. Videos do make it easier to understand steps. Would always like the added aid.

Dawn T said...

so pretty Virginia. Love the beautiful background and the stunning florals

Laura said...

(jaw on floor)! I'd never have guessed you smooshed! Your card made me curious about the technique so i read how you masked the flowers from the background to keep your colors separate-- BRILLIANT! Thanks for sharing!

Sue D said...

Wow--very striking with these colors.

Becca Yahrling said...

The colors came out perfectly with your ink smooshing (and another form of coloring I struggle with!). And I love the way you did the sentiment.

DorothyA said...

I like your ink smooshing! I thought it was water colored so it's fun to hear you methods. A video would be fun to see! It's a lot of work but it is greatly appreciated when you are able to make one.

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Wow! What a cool card! I love the bold colors and this ink smooshing technique- I would love to see a video!

Kimberly said...

Love the loose style and the way the white separates the flowers and background. I am sometimes afraid of white space!

bzyPTmom said...

Love your ink smooshed card--it's lovely!

Sandy said...

Such pretty bold colors! Thanks for sharing.

Linda Fillds said...

You did such a pretty job with this card. Mine always look messy when I try to work like that... great card :)

Sindhu said...

Lovely card...

Denise Bryant said...

Love the layering and colors! Beautiful card!

Aimee P. said...

After seeing all your beautiful colors that you created for this card it definitely made me smile. Thank you for inspiring

Carol McCready said...

Very pretty.

Kathy Raker said...

Nice idea to mask in order to complete the ink smoothing background. Very vibrant and cheerful. A video would be wonderful.

Adonnya said...

I am new to watercolors and ink smooshing. This card is so dynamic and fun. A video would give me the push to try something new.