Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Sunflower and Woodless Watercolor Pencil Release Blog Hop

Welcome to Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Sunflower Release Blog Hop! Thank you, MARYAM PEREZ for sending them over. For the full details of the blog hop, please make sure to drop by the Altenew blog. Take a look at this lovely Paint-A-Flower: Sunflower stamp set and the Woodless Watercolor Pencil set!

Aren’t the colors so vibrant?! You can use them like colored pencils or activate them with water for a watercolored look. Below are some samples of how I used these two products. Hopefully, these will inspire you to create your own watercolored artwork. ๐Ÿ˜Š


CHOOSE HAPPY


MATERIALS: Paint-A-Flower: Sunflower, Woodless Watercolor Pencils, Altenew watercolor brush markers, Karin brushmarkers Pro, Faber Castell colored pencils, Rose Gold Embossing Powder,https://altenew.com/products/rose-gold-crisp-embossing-powder Foam sheets, Altenew Watecolor Paper

For this first card, I thought of creating a no-line watercolored card. No-line watercoloring took much longer to create than watercoloring an embossed image. It took me hours to finish this card– partly because my eyesight is not as good as before ๐Ÿ™

It’s such an intricate image to color. Aside from watercolor, I used watercolor brush markers and colored pencils for more definition of the petals. I used Desert Night for the background to make the stamped image pop. The edge of the card was embossed with Rose Gold embossing powder to add a border.


YOU ARE MY HAPPY


MATERIALS: PAINT-A-FLOWER: SUNFLOWER, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER, FINE FRAMES COVER DIE, YUPO PAPER, ALCOHOL INKS, PURE WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER

If the first card took hours to make, this one took less than 10 minutes. I was cleaning a foam tip tool that I used for an alcohol ink project by rolling it on yupo paper and this pattern appeared. I liked it a lot so I decided to cover the entire paper with this pattern.

I then stamped the image using Versamark Ink then embossed with Pure White Embossing Powder. The sentiment was stamped on vellum then embossed with Rose Gold Embossing Powder. I used the Fine Frames cover die to cut out the frame using a light blue cardstock. The card was assembled using foam sheets for added dimension. Quick and easy!

I was so inspired by the video tutorial of how to create easy watercolor stamping from my uber-talented friend Amber Davis. She has tons of amazing techniques to share on her blog so make sure the check it out. I didn’t waste time and tried out her technique right away. I loved how easy it was to do and ended up making 4 cards.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY/YOU ARE SO KIND


MATERIALS: PAINT A FLOWER: SUNFLOWER, WOODLESS WATERCOLOR PENCILS, ESSENTIAL SENTIMENT STRIPS DIE, ALTENEW WATERCOLOR PAPER, ROSE GOLD EMBOSSING POWDER

For these cards, I used the woodless watercolor pencils. I simply wet the pencil with a watercolor brush then added the pigments directly to the stamp. I made sure to use a Misti so that I can go back and stamp the portions that did not have a good imprint of. Key here is not to use a lot of water so that you will still see the outline of the stamp set. I added darker shades of orange and some browns to the center of the flowers. I love this watercolored look! It reminded me of a batik painting I did many many years ago.

Splatters were also added after the stamped images were dry. The edges of the watercolor panel were then embossed using rose gold embossing powder. The sentiments were die cut 5 times then stacked on top of each other for dimension. This was then tied to the card front using twine. Make sure to try this out… I’m sure you will love the outcome of your cards.


HERE FOR YOU


Here’s another set of cards using the same technique only using different colors this time. I used the following woodless watercolor pencils-Moutain Mist, Dew Drops, Turquoise and Lavender Fields.


HANG IN THERE


For the fourth card, I watercolored the background using the woodless watercolor pencils then after drying the panel, I stamped the image using only one watercolor. Another option is to emboss the image using either white embossing powder or gold.


GIVEAWAYS


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 10/28/2020 for a chance to win. They will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designerโ€™s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 10/30/2020.

Thank you so much for dropping by! Next stop is Svitlana Shayevich . Make sure to leave a comment here to get a chance to win a prize from Altenew. I love getting feedback from my readers. โค๏ธ I hope you can follow me too on Instagram @mylittleatticstudio for the latest updates on my creative projects. Would love to see you there, too. Until my next post. Stay safe everyone!

52 thoughts on “Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Sunflower and Woodless Watercolor Pencil Release Blog Hop

  • October 22, 2020 at 11:26 pm
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    All your cards are beautiful but that first one is stunning! The blue background with the bright yellow sunflowers is so gorgeous.

  • October 23, 2020 at 12:03 am
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    Wow! WOW!! W*O*W!!!! Your flowers and those backgrounds!!! Just WOW!!!!

  • October 23, 2020 at 12:41 am
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    Gorgeous cards!! Choose Happy is my favorite~ I LOVE the darkly colored background

    • October 24, 2020 at 6:19 pm
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      Loved all 4 cards! The alcohol ink background was most intriguing! Thanks for sharing

  • October 23, 2020 at 1:04 am
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    All your cards are absolutely beautiful. You are so very talented. Thanks for sharing

  • October 23, 2020 at 3:06 am
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    The first card is Stunning, and I really like the Here for you card. So different and both lovely

  • October 23, 2020 at 3:15 am
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    Wow – what a diverse group of sunflower cards. Lovely inspiration. That first piece is so intense and vibrant – it is like a little piece of painted art.

  • October 23, 2020 at 4:03 am
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    Amazing cards and techniques!!! I am blown away. My favorite card is the first one with the dark rich background!!! I love it! Oh my goodness! What a masterpiece!

  • October 23, 2020 at 4:40 am
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    Oh my!!!!!! So many different techniques. I LOVE the first one, with the very stormy sky. GORGEOUS. And then the others are so different….I love how you used totally different techniques for all of them.

  • October 23, 2020 at 4:56 am
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    Great cards! Loved the dark blue background and also the outlines with the blue colored wash! Different from the rest! Pretty cool!

    ~Vanessa

  • October 23, 2020 at 5:02 am
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    Beautiful cards and so much inspiration to try new techniques with this stamp from the simple to the involved. Thanks for showing us all these fabulous ideas to try out it is so appreciated.

  • October 23, 2020 at 5:59 am
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    So many gorgeous designs! I LOVE how the yellow pops from the blue background in the first one!

    • October 26, 2020 at 11:49 am
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      So beautiful! You always rock it! ๐Ÿ’œ

  • October 23, 2020 at 6:52 am
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    Your cards are absolutely gorgeous- wonderful coloring and designs! The yellow flowers pop against that beautiful dark blue background- so stunning!

  • October 23, 2020 at 8:10 am
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    Wonderful variety of sunflower cards ad great techniques.

  • October 23, 2020 at 8:13 am
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    Oh my, these are beautiful. You did an awesome job with the sunflower stamp.. I just can’t stop looking at the deep blue sky on the first card. Absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • October 23, 2020 at 8:46 am
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    Wonderful cards. Simple beauty to out of this world gorgeous.

  • October 23, 2020 at 9:34 am
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    Beautiful, can’t decide which I like the most. Don’t you love those happy “mistakes” when you have the ah-ha moment? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • October 23, 2020 at 10:24 am
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    What lovely cards! Hard to decide which is my favorite.

  • October 23, 2020 at 10:30 am
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    Absolutely stunning cards! The colors are beautiful!

  • October 23, 2020 at 3:06 pm
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    The time investment in the first card was worth it because it is stunning. The other cards are lovely as well – you have used that technique so well with this set to create different designs.

    • October 24, 2020 at 11:11 pm
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      I’m happy to hear this, Pauline! Thanks so much! <3

  • October 23, 2020 at 9:21 pm
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    These are all just WOW! I can’t even pick a fave. The dark BG on the first card is awesome.

  • October 24, 2020 at 12:30 pm
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    So beautiful! You always make beautiful cards!

  • October 24, 2020 at 1:12 pm
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    So many great options. I love how the sunflowers look like they’re waving on the first card. TFS!

  • October 24, 2020 at 1:29 pm
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    Each card is so beautiful! I’d love to see a video of your making that alcohol ink blue background! And you no line coloring card displays the skill of your water coloring, and is especially beautiful!

    • October 24, 2020 at 8:59 pm
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      Thank you so much, Dorothy! It took me a long time to finish it… just shows how poor my eyesight is getting!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Let me practice more using the alcohol inks before making a video. Thanks so much!

  • October 24, 2020 at 7:24 pm
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    Beautiful backgrounds!
    I especially love the light Blue.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • October 24, 2020 at 9:22 pm
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    A stunning card highlighting another wonderful release!

  • October 24, 2020 at 10:36 pm
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    So many wonderful cards and technique lessons! Thanks for sharing your creativity today!

  • October 25, 2020 at 3:32 am
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    Wonderful cards. The first one is breathtaking. The sunflowers are beautiful, your coloring is amazing, and that blue background is stunning.

  • October 25, 2020 at 4:35 am
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    Wow, that first card. That had to take ages. And it shows. Just glows!!! But now I have to go back and see that video and see what technique you used. Love this blog hop. Learning new things every time.

  • October 25, 2020 at 10:56 pm
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    These are beautiful. I especially like the dark background on your first card – it really shows the flowers off

  • October 26, 2020 at 2:07 pm
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    Wow you created so many works of art!!!! I love all your very unique and detailed cards, so well done!!

  • October 27, 2020 at 4:53 am
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    I just realized that you used Yupo paper. Man, you are awesome.

  • October 28, 2020 at 4:58 am
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    So, Many. CARDS!!! You are quite skilled at the manipulation of the liquid ink and the watercolor pencils that you applied directly to the stamp! That is crazy!

    • October 29, 2020 at 5:43 pm
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      It’s not really difficult, Kimberly… just use a watercolor brush to apply the colors!

  • October 28, 2020 at 1:28 pm
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    Awesome cards with these beautiful sunflowers! The first card is stunning with its gorgeous color combo!

  • October 29, 2020 at 5:27 am
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    As always, wonderful shares. Thank you for sharing so much detail for the process. Would love to try out the first technique as well as the one where the color is added to the stamp. Beautiful projects.

  • October 29, 2020 at 11:28 am
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    Wow! So many beautiful and great ideas! That first card should be framed, in my opinion!

  • November 2, 2020 at 6:48 am
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    Beautiful cards here, i just love the 3D layout. Great colors and embellishments. Very inspiring to try. This set is a win, win.

  • November 3, 2020 at 2:25 am
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    I LOVE your use of color in these two cards! Makes me want to go out and buy all your supplies!!

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