Altenew + The Daily Marker Watercolor Therapy Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hello everyone!!! I’m so honored to be a part of this Watercolor Therapy Blog Hop! If you just came from Jessie Banks‘ blog, then you’re at the last stop of the hop!

Altenew is collaborating with the amazing Kathy Racoosin from The Daily Marker to inspire crafters to find joy through coloring especially now. Kathy is celebrating her 18th Coloring Challenge until 11/22/2020. I hope you can join the fun and participate in the Coloring Challenge by coloring something and share it on social media using the hashtag #thedailymarker30day. The Coloring Challenge is a good excuse to find some YOU time. Kathy’s blog will have more info on the challenge. For this hop, I am featuring the Woodless Watercolor Pencil set that Altenew just released. Full details of the hop will be at the Altenew blog.


Aren’t these colors so gorgeous and vibrant? Below are some cards I made using these watercolor pencils.


THANKS FOR ALL THE THINGS I OFTEN TAKE FOR GRANTED


MATERIALS: Woodless Watercolor Pencils , Paint-a-Flower: Paeonia Japonica stamp, Antique Gold Embossing powder, Fancy Thanks Die, Paint-a-Flower: Calla Lily, Altenew Watercolor Paper, Neenah Solar white Cardstock, Versamark Ink

I’ve been wanting to use the Paint-a-Flower: Paeonia Japonica floral image for a while now. I created 2 cards using the image and I was quite surprised how easy it was to color using the Woodless Watercolor Pencils. Embossing the image makes it easier. I used the Antique gold embossing powder and Versamark ink to emboss the images on watercolor paper. Then, I colored the images directly with the pencils using different shades of blues and oranges.

With a wet brush, I activated the pigments starting from the darkest part first. I made sure to rinse the brush in between colors otherwise, the dark colors will dominate the whole petal. I did the same for the leaves.

Because the core of watercolor pencils usually are oil or wax based mixed with the pigments and binding agents, the pigments in watercolor pencils do not flow easily. You will need to pull or push the pigments to where you want the colors to go. For those of you who are beginning to appreciate watercolor, this might be easier for you cause there’s more control as to where the colors will go. For the background, I used the Dessert Night watercolor brush marker from the Tropical Fiesta Watercolor Brush Marker set. I love how the deep blue color made the image stand out more. I created an ombre effect for the cardfront.

Lastly, I die cut the Fancy Thanks onto the card front then made 5 more to layer on top of each other. The sentiment from The Paint-A-Flower: Calla Lily was stamped using Versamark Ink and embossed with Antique Gold embossing powder.


GRATEFUL FOR WHO YOU ARE FOR ALL YOU DO


MATERIALS: Woodless Watercolor Pencils , Paint-a-Flower: Paeonia Japonica stamp, Antique Gold Embossing powder, Paint-a-Flower: Calla Lily, Altenew Watercolor Paper, Versamark Ink, White Gouache paint, Distress Oxide Inks- Tea Dye, Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers

Here’s another card I made using the same coloring process but this time I chose a light colored background. The card front was colored using the following Distress Oxide inks– Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers and Tea Dye. I used a water sprayer to add droplets of water then added splatters of white gouache paint for added texture.

I made a boo boo stamping directly on the cardfront without checking if the distress inks were already dry. Even if I used an antistatic tool, the embossing powder was all over the place! Lesson learned…. next time make sure that the inked surface is completely dry before stamping. To correct the mistake, I just added a sentiment strip. I think it worked better cause it made the sentiment stand out more. I fussy cut the images and adhered them and the sentiment strip to the card front using foam squares.


PRAYING FOR YOU


MATERIALS: Weekend Doodles Stamp and Die set, Woodless Watercolor Pencils, Fine Frames Square Die , Rose Gold Embossing Powder, Altenew Watercolor Paper, The Stamp Market divider scraps

For this card, I stamped the image from the Woodland Doodles stamp set onto watercolor paper then embossed it with Rose Gold embossing powder. I used the pinks and oranges and browns to color the image.

I was organizing my stamps last weekend. The containers were narrower than the dividers so I had to trim the edges of the dividers to fit. The background of this card was made using the leftover laminated cardstocks from the dividers. Didn’t want them to go to waste! 😊

I die cut a thin gold frame using the Fine Frame die and adhered it on top of a cardstock that matched the card base. . The watercolored image was added on top of the frame using foam squares then the sentiment was layerd on top.


WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST


MATERIALS: Woodless Watercolor Pencils, Sweet Flowers Stamp and die set, Alcohol Ink, Yupo paper, Watercolor Paper, Rose Gold Embossing Powder, Decofoil Transfer Gel, Gold Foil

Here’s a quick CAS card. I scribbled 2 shades of blue on watercolor paper then with a wet flat brush, I spread the pigments from top to bottom to create an ombre effect. Water splatters were added before it dried. While waiting for it to dry, I used a distress tool to add alcohol ink onto Yupo paper for the card base. After the watercolored paper was dry, I then stamped the floral image using Decofoil Transfer Gel. I used a mini blending tool to add the gel to the stamp set. A Misti was used to make sure that I can re-stamp the image again. The stamp was cleaned right away to make sure that the gel does not harden on the stamp surface. After the gel dried (around 15 mins), foil was added using a Minc machine.

The stamped image and the sentiment were layered on top of the alcohol ink panel using foam sheets for added dimension.


PRIZES AND GIVEAWAYS


Altenew and Kathy from The Daily Maker are giving away over $350 prizes to 17 lucky winners. 

Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below for a chance to win by 11/24/2020. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 11/30/2020.

Receive a FREE brand NEW Butterfly Kisses($4.99 value) with *every order from 11/18/2020 at 12:01 am EST until 11/19/2020 at 11:59 pm EST or while supplies last. The free gift will be added to cart automatically. Shop here -> https://altenew.com/collections/all-altenew-products *Not valid on online class, workshop, print media orders. 

Thank you so much for dropping by. I hope you were inspired by the amazing cards by all the designers. Don’t forget to leave a comment below to get a chance to win amazing prizes! I always look forward to reading all your wonderful comments. Let me know which card you like. Hop you’ll subscribe and follow me on IG @mylittleatticstudio for my latest creations. Stay safe everyone and happy crafting!


BLOG HOP ORDER


Altenew Card Blog

Kathy Racoosin

Norine Borys

LauraJane

Nicole Watt

Caly Person

Virginia Lu

Tenia Nelson

Maryam Perez

Jenny Colacicco

Amber Rain Davis

Emily Midgett

Erum Tasneem

Ashley Tucker

Dana Joy

Kelly Griglione

Jessie Banks

Nenette S. Madero


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Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan
10 months ago

WOW WOW WOW! The vivid colors and coloring are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Silvia Haynes
Silvia Haynes
10 months ago

All of your cards are amazing!! My favorite is “thanks”~ I love the orange flowers and the deep blue background.

Lagene
Lagene
10 months ago

WOWZERS! Beautiful creations! I especially love the bright and bold THANKS card!

Maureen R
Maureen R
10 months ago

Wow!!!! Absolutely STUNNING cards!!!

melissaf123
melissaf123
10 months ago

Beautiful cards, my fave is the first one, I LOVE a the vibrant color combo of orange blooms and deep blue background. The thanks die cut is adds to the elegance.

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam
10 months ago

Such beautiful cards! Love the amazing colors and designs…
Thanks for sharing..

Jacinda
Jacinda
10 months ago

Absolutely stunning cards. I think I love the teal background one the most.

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson
10 months ago

The colors and embossing look so pretty. I just love the looks you achieved. I need to practice….

Sue A
Sue A
10 months ago

Your cards are very vibrant and they pop, especially the first one. I love it.

Jade
Jade
10 months ago

Your cards are gorgeous! I love the first card with the rich blue background. It took my breath away! I’m so impressed! It is a masterpiece!

Teri S.
Teri S.
10 months ago

Nenette I am totally blown away by the fabulous variety of cards you’ve made! Each of them has so much to offer that I could write about, but it may end up being a small book. lol Thanks so much for your amazing creations!

Lois K
Lois K
10 months ago

Beautiful cards. The watercolor pencils are so vibrant. Thanks for sharing

barbara lassiter
barbara lassiter
10 months ago

I’m so impressed with your beautiful cards and the vibrant colors you achieved with watercolor pencils! These must be highly pigmented and are worth looking into!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado
10 months ago

Wow, Nenette! You always pick the best colors! 💜 Just gorgeous!

Donna de Gale-Kalloo
Donna de Gale-Kalloo
10 months ago

Gorgeous! The dark blue background feels so tropical!

Sherri Little
Sherri Little
10 months ago

Wow! Great intensity.

Kailash
Kailash
10 months ago

Wow, Nanette, all your cards are absolutely gorgeous. Love the vibrant colors. The first card is my favorite!

swanlady21
swanlady21
10 months ago

Stunning and vibrant! I just love those bright flowers on the graded blue background.

Jacqueline
Jacqueline
10 months ago

Thank you for helping me remember to revisit the use of both embossing and watercoloring. I need to give this a try. Lovely cards!

Maureen Turner
Maureen Turner
10 months ago

Beautiful cards! I love the results you can get with these pencils!!

kraftyiam
kraftyiam
10 months ago

Howdy and WOW – talk about vibrant colors. And I simply adore the layout you’ve chosen. Wonderful card.

Elaine Salkil
Elaine Salkil
9 months ago

I love the bold colors.

Deepa Lakshman
Deepa Lakshman
9 months ago

Your cards are works of art. Loved seeing each of them.

Cindy Wilson
Cindy Wilson
9 months ago

Your colours are so vibrant. Makes my fingers itch to use these pencils.

Cindy C.
Cindy C.
9 months ago

Stunning and fabulous projects!! Thanks for sharing the foil transfer technique!

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas
9 months ago

This is amazing!

Brenda Aplin
Brenda Aplin
9 months ago

Wow!!! These cards are amazing!! Totally beautiful! Thanks for sharing

DEB BRYSON
DEB BRYSON
9 months ago
Reply to  Brenda Aplin

Those are so pretty, and that first one is specially is so striking! I also love love love that you put a photo of all of the color swatched out!!

KIM G.
KIM G.
9 months ago

They’re all pretty but I really like the one with the dark background it really pops.

Darlene Bruehl
Darlene Bruehl
9 months ago

I love the way the “Thanks” pops up like you cut it out of the background!

JACQUELINE JESSON
JACQUELINE JESSON
9 months ago

Love your work Nenette. Love all the cards – so beautiful. Thank you for sharing your ideas and creativity. You are so talented. Thank you

Vikki H
Vikki H
9 months ago

Each of your cards is a delight of color and imagination! Thank you for the inspiration.

Denise Bryant
Denise Bryant
9 months ago

Fabulous cards to wrap up this awesome hop! Love your gorgeous color combos on these cards! Beautiful designs and coloring!

Patti G
Patti G
9 months ago

Your cards are beautiful!!

Carol Wortman
Carol Wortman
9 months ago

Wow! When you got going, you got going. These cards are lovely. (Might be my android, but the light background with white gauch was blank, made me smile… very light background). Beautiful coloring!

Cheryl B
Cheryl B
9 months ago
Reply to  Carol Wortman

Your cards are stunning!

Mirella Rogan
Mirella Rogan
9 months ago

Love each and every one of these! Stunning colours and designs!

janetml923
janetml923
9 months ago

Thank you for sharing so many beautiful cards and wonderful techniques. It’s amazing the vibrant colors you’ve achieved with watercolors!

Lori Lehnen
Lori Lehnen
9 months ago

My favorite is the Thanks card with the Rich dark Blue color!
They are all so pretty, thanks for sharing.

Jeanne J
Jeanne J
9 months ago

Such beautiful and vibrant cards. Beautiful!!

Boryana
Boryana
9 months ago

Oh my! These cards are stunning!

Zlatka K
Zlatka K
9 months ago

Wow! These cards are stunning! Love the bright, vivid colors!

apalmer2019
apalmer2019
9 months ago

Super neat cards and layouts used to showcase this stamp set. Great look for sure. Thanks for sharing.

Patt H.
Patt H.
9 months ago

What a plethora of beautiful creations!! Your coloring is so beautiful! My favorite is the brightly colored first one.

Deborah Petersen
Deborah Petersen
9 months ago

Your cards are beautiful! Love the alcohol ink card!

Inkin' Chickie
Inkin' Chickie
9 months ago

Beautiful coloring samples. I like the flowers with the thanks. Still hoping for an academy class with your color and design ideas.

Lindsey Fabian
Lindsey Fabian
9 months ago

Your work is stunning! I wish I could watch you doing the lift technique. (Visual learner here)
Every one of your cards is a work of art.

Clelie
Clelie
9 months ago

All the designs are wonderful!

Beverly Jordan
Beverly Jordan
9 months ago

Wowsers!! The dramatic deep blue of the first (my fav’) and the gorgeous color pairing with the oranges brings such beauty to all 4 of your cards!!

Jen Petersen
Jen Petersen
9 months ago

Gorgeous! I love your bold beautiful colors. Your cards are stunning!

Michelle Pokorny
Michelle Pokorny
9 months ago

Your cards are amazing. I love your coloring! I’m amazed at how vibrant the new Altenew pencils are.

Dawn Cooksley
Dawn Cooksley
9 months ago

Great cards and a lovely save on the 2nd card…all soooo pretty

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