Altenew Celebrating Watercolors Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

Hello, friends! Welcome to my blog! If you just came from Hussena Calcuttawala, you’re on the right track. I’m honored to be invited to be a part of Altenew’s Watercolors Blog Hop. This is the end of the hop list, so I hope you were inspired by all the projects the designers came up with. Full details can be found on Altenew’s blog.

I fell in love with watercoloring several years ago and enjoy using them with my cards. Altenew has watercolor pans and liquid brush markers to choose from. You can find them here. I created a couple of cards using the Artist Watercolor Pan set, but I also included other older scrapbooking projects using Altenew’s Watercolor Brush markers. Here are the cards using the Artist Watercolor Pan set.

CONGRATULATIONS

STEPS:

  1. Stamp the Tropical Jungle Stamp and Die Set and emboss using Rose Gold Embossing powder.
  2. Watercolor the image using the Artists’ Watercolor Pan set.
  3. Color the background with the Altenew Liquid Brush marker (dusk).
  4. Emboss the edges with Rose Gold Embossing powder and tear the edge.
  5. Stamp the sentiment from the Pots and Plants stamp set.
  6. Assemble card using foam sheet.

I became interested in plants when the Pandemic began, and taking care of them is pretty therapeutic! So for this set of cards, I used plant images in all of them. I chose cool colors for this card because, for me, plants evoke peace and serenity.

SENDING YOU LOVE

STEPS:

  1. Stamp and emboss the image from the Tropical Jungle Stamp set on the lower right corner of the watercolor paper.
  2. Loosley create an ombre frame and partially color the stamped image with the Artists’ Watercolor Pan set.
  3. Stamp the sentiment from the Bold Sentiments Stamp set and emboss with Rose Gold Embossing powder.
  4. Assemble card using foam squares.

I love the simplicity of this CAS card. And it’s so easy to make!!!

Here are more samples of the simple watercolored background cards using the Tropical Jungle Stamp set.

THANKS FOR YOUR FRIENDSHIP

STEPS:

  1. Stamp the image from the Pots and Plants stamp set and emboss it with Rose Gold Embossing powder.
  2. Watercolor using the Artists’ Watercolor Pan set.
  3. Create a “floor” using Altenew’s Navy cardstock.
  4. Stamp the sentiment and emboss with Rose Gold Embossing powder.
  5. Add contrast using coloring pencils.
  6. Create a gold border by embossing 2 of the edges.
  7. Assemble card with foam squares.

I enjoyed coloring these beautiful plant images! Arranging them in different levels also created depth.

Below are some scrapbooking layouts I previously created using Altenew stamps, stenchils and watercolors. I love how Altenew stamps have become my go-to embellishments for scrapbook pages.

MATERIALS: ORNATE FOLIAGE STAMP AND DIE, WEEKEND DOODLES STAMP AND DIE, DELICATE MANDALA DIE, BROKEN CHEVRONS STENCIL, WATERCOLOR BRUSH MARKERS
PERSIAN MOTIF STAMP AND DIE, EMBOSSING PASTE, WATERCOLOR BRUSH MARKERS, PURE WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER
GIVEAWAYS

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this special blog hop, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 08/05/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 08/09/2022.

If you haven’t visited the Altenew blog, this is where you start. I’m sure my uber-talented friend, Erum Tasnim, will mesmerize you with her fantastic talent.

I hope you liked the projects I made for this hop. If you want to see my other creations, please follow me on Instagram. I also share video tutorials on Youtube. All the links are found below. Thank you so much, and happy crafting! <3

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Debbie Carriere
Debbie Carriere
4 months ago

All are so beautiful and unique!

gail
gail
4 months ago

so many examples and techniques – I think I can do the second one in my comfort zone. abstract and geometricish

Cindy C.
Cindy C.
4 months ago

Gorgeous projects, love the combinations of the metallic and various blues!

Angela Hayes Hall
Angela Hayes Hall
4 months ago

They are all beautiful

Jennifer L Friddle
Jennifer L Friddle
4 months ago

I love the colors you have chosen here , for your beautiful card . I can’t wait to try to color a floral stamp set that I may have . Thank you for sharing this with us 🙂

Verna Angerhofer
Verna Angerhofer
4 months ago

Gorgeous designs! Makes me want to water color now!

Tammy Hanson
Tammy Hanson
4 months ago

I love each of your cards and am especially drawn to the ombré backgrounds. Gorgeous!

Talitha Wright
Talitha Wright
4 months ago

Love the vibrant colors of your first card.
And what a great variety of projects! Thanks.

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan
4 months ago

I LOVE the BLUES and your scrapbook pages!

Jeanne Rice
Jeanne Rice
4 months ago

Gorgeous! Love the Tropical Jungle cards!!! My favorite. I like how the leaves go beyond the watercolor on the first card. Ok, I need to get that stamp set.

Kathy Raker
Kathy Raker
4 months ago

Thanks for sharing wonderful ideas! All are beautiful and unique. Fabulous watercoloring.

Laura L Greig
Laura L Greig
4 months ago

So amazing, so many beautiful projects. I especially love the bold color on the first one, just stunning!

Vickie Davis
Vickie Davis
4 months ago

Beautiful work!

Sue D
Sue D
4 months ago

Wow–so many fabulous watercolor projects.

Darnell Knauss
Darnell Knauss
4 months ago

Thank you for all this incredible watercolor inspiration, Nenette! Those vibrant blues really stood out! Hugs, Darnell

Twana Griffin
Twana Griffin
4 months ago

All of your water color cards are beautiful, simply stunning. Thank you for the inspiration to keep getting out those watercolors and giving them another chance.

Jodi C
Jodi C
4 months ago

All you have created are beautiful watercolor Art. Thank you for the inspiration.

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson
4 months ago

I LOVE the way you made the leaves look, with the green and blue, and the gold. These look just INCREDIBLE!!!!! It’s one of my favorites from the entire blog hop!

Nandini Karmarkar
Nandini Karmarkar
4 months ago

Beautiful cards. I love the cool ombre backgrounds!

Sheri Willard
Sheri Willard
4 months ago

Totally in love with your color choices & designs!

Amy Solovay
Amy Solovay
4 months ago

WOW! You have shared so many lovely and inspiring projects! I can’t even imagine how much time you must have spent putting this post together. Thanks for the inspiration.

Liz O
Liz O
4 months ago

Beautiful cards Nanette. Love the color combo. Thanks!

Kimberly Ligocki
Kimberly Ligocki
4 months ago

What beautiful cards! And it looks like you like blue as much as I do!

Lissette Long
Lissette Long
4 months ago

Love the projects and Blue, well that’s my favorite color. Such intense color on some of these makes it that much more beautiful. Gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration and sharing.

Lauryne Cunningham
Lauryne Cunningham
4 months ago

Wow! Beautiful projects! The watercoloring looks fabulous on the layouts and I love the bold blues on your cards!

Giuliana Rubinacci
Giuliana Rubinacci
4 months ago

Wow these are beautiful!

STOVER L EUGENIA
STOVER L EUGENIA
4 months ago

One word “WOW”

Renee VanEpps
Renee VanEpps
4 months ago

Beautiful, love the colors you’ve used!!

Elaine Delworth
Elaine Delworth
4 months ago

They are all so beautiful

Lynn Chan
Lynn Chan
4 months ago

Wow!! Beauty after beauty! Love your art pieces!! I won’t be able to send out such art pieces! Would love to receive these cards though, they need to be framed up!

Lisa Riseman
Lisa Riseman
4 months ago

I have enjoyed looking at your cards. Thanks for the tutorials with them

Laurie Black
Laurie Black
4 months ago

Gorgeous projects! I love the examples using watercolor on layouts.

Brandi Case
Brandi Case
4 months ago

I love your color choices–plants are soothing and calming to me as well. You’ve done a lovely job with the watercolors! Thanks for sharing!

Theresa Averitt
Theresa Averitt
4 months ago

GORGEOUS colors!! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely art!

Donna L Walls
Donna L Walls
4 months ago

Gorgeous inspiration pieces, I especially like the memory pages.

Joan Fitzsimmons
Joan Fitzsimmons
4 months ago

Beautiful! And thanks for showing ideas for scrapbook pages, too!

Maureen Reiss
Maureen Reiss
4 months ago

Wow!!! Gorgeous LO’s and cards!!! I love the Beautiful flowing colors on the first leaf card!!!

Lori Podolsky
Lori Podolsky
4 months ago

Your cards are so lovely, Nenette. I love the vibrancy of the blue card. Beautifully done. Thanks so much for the fabulous inspiration.

MaryH
MaryH
4 months ago

A beautiful abundance of blue and leaves coupled with such a wonderful array of techniques and layouts. Love them all. These are very inspiring and so enjoyable.

Carol L McCready
Carol L McCready
4 months ago

Your projects are amazing. Those watercolors are gorgeous.

Dorothy Ayotte
Dorothy Ayotte
3 months ago

Such stunning creations! I love all the cards and scrapbook pages. Your water coloring is so inspirational!

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