Altenew Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone!!! If you are following the hop, then you’ve just come from the blog of Zinia Redo. Thanks for guiding them over, Zinia! <3 So excited to share with you another new release of Altenew– the Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set!!!

Take a look at these gorgeous metallic colors!!! You can paint directly or add to your other Altenew watercolors and by doing so, your stamped image catches the light and reflects it to achieve a shimmery look. Take a look at some of the samples I made using this metallic watercolor set.


FRIEND WHAT WOULD I DO WITHOUT YOU CARD


MATERIALS:

For this card, I chose to do a no-line watercolored card. All the images were stamped on watercolor paper using Antique Linen distress ink then colored using Altenew’s watercolor brush markers. I chose 3 colors to work with. Make sure that the colors are analogous so that they will blend nicely. Line up the 3 colors on your palette. Color one petal entirely then pick up another color and drop it on the wet colored petal. Allow the colors to blend. You can also mix two colors to create a fourth color. Dry the petal before starting the next or just skip the petal next to it and paint another petal using a different color. The key here is to make sure that the petals next to each other are colored differently. I just used the metallic watercolor as a glaze over existing dry colors to add a bit of shimmer. The flowers were dried then I carefully added in some rose gold from the metallic watercolor as a subtle wash with minimal water so that the details of the flowers will not disappear. After, the images were fussy cut. I die cut the frame from the Crystal Frames stamp set then proceeded to create a geode for the sentiment. I got this idea from one of Danielle Donaldson’s watercolor classes. The lightest watercolor wash was used to color the entire paper. Next, I chose a darker shade then colored the paper leaving a little bit of the 1st layer seen around the edges. I continued layering a darker color and leaving an irregular edge of the previous color untouched. The center was the darkest color. I interchanged blues with purples and pinks. I made sure to add some gold metallic watercolor to the mix to give it some shine. The sentiment was stamped using Versamark Ink then embossed with Rose Gold embossing powder then adhered to the card front with foam squares. I made sure to leave a lot of white space to give more emphasis to the flowers and sentiment. The Fine frame was watercolored with the metallic watercolor as well.


TO THE MOST WONDERFUL FRIEND CARD


MATERIALS:

I’ve made a similar card like this before but wanted to share it again using the Metallic Watercolor. I love the design of the Needlework Motif stamps set and thought it would look good against black cardstock. The image was stamped using Versamark Ink then embossed with Rose Gold embossing powder. The image was then colored in using the metallic watercolor set. You can also choose complementary colors for more contrast. When it was dry, I went in a second to add a 2nd layer of paint.

The image was then die cut using the coordinating die. 4 more die cuts were added then glued on top of each other for added dimension. The Moroccan Mosaic cover die was used to cut black cardstock then layered on top of a gold cardstock to create the cardfront. The sentiment was stamped using Versamark Ink then embossed with Rose gold embossing powder.


PRAYING FOR YOU CARD


MATERIALS:

Since I had leftover flowers from the first card, ( I always like making more embellishments that what I need 😊) I created this double gatefold card– and idea I got from Jennifer Mcguire. To look at how she did them, click here. The card was assembled to create a double folded card front. The feeling dotty stencil was used with a embossing paste tinted with Mountain Mist brush watercolor to add some texture to the card. The hand-cut watercolored flowers were then arranged in front . When I was happy with the arrangement, Press ‘n Seal was placed on top of the arrangement to pick up all the flowers. Adhesive was carefully placed at the back of the flowers making sure no adhesive was added on parts of the flowers/leaves that were crossing over the middle/opening of the card. The sentiment was stamped on black cardstock then embossed with rose gold embossing powder and adhered to the card front using foam squares. This is how it looks when you open the card.

I added a purple cardstock cut out using the Nesting labels die and added the leftover watercolored flowers for more interest when the card is opened.

I just love how the metallic watercolor added some subtle shimmer on certain areas of the the petals and leaves. ❤️

PRIZES

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 10/15/2019 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 10/18/2019.

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Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas
2 years ago

Amazing job on these cards!

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday
2 years ago

Wow!! All your cards are just gorgeous!! Lovvvve your use of metallic inks! <3

Vikki H
Vikki H
2 years ago

Your tips and cards are fabulous! I’m returning to learn more from your skills!

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
2 years ago
Reply to  Vikki H

Thank you Vikki! Glad to share!

Charmaine
Charmaine
2 years ago

So pretty, love the colors you used.

lpford1400
lpford1400
2 years ago

Love love love your cards! I’m smitten with the blues and greens. Totally awesome!

Susan B
Susan B
2 years ago

So in love with your cards. Absolutely beautiful.

Imma Frias
Imma Frias
2 years ago

I love your take on the Friend What Would I Do Without You card! Gorgeous work, as always ♥️

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
2 years ago
Reply to  Imma Frias

Thank you so much, Imma!

Catherine L
Catherine L
2 years ago

I love the blue/purple/pink combo you used on the flowers. So beautiful!

Bonnie Eng
Bonnie Eng
2 years ago

Gorgeous card – beautiful colours and painting of the elements and I love the elegant touch of the gold embossing.

kjwinston
kjwinston
2 years ago

Your use of the gold paint in the first card as a highlight is just gorgeous.

denisehbisme
denisehbisme
2 years ago

Your water coloring skills are wonderful. I love each of your card samples showcasing the metallic paints but the orange hued card with the purple flowers is my favorite. Thank you for sharing your talent.

Nandini Karmarkar
Nandini Karmarkar
2 years ago

The inspiration is just beautiful! The new metallic watercolors are amazing! I love the gorgeous colors. I also love that they can be used even on black paper!

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
2 years ago

Thank you so much, Nandini!

SUSAN G.
SUSAN G.
2 years ago

Your cards are amazing! Thank you for the inspiration and I can not wait to try these beautiful watercolors.

madcapangel
madcapangel
2 years ago

Beautiful shimmer with these amazing metallic water color paints. Love them, can’t wait to play with them. Such beautiful cards!

Rema DeLeeuw
Rema DeLeeuw
2 years ago

Love these new water colors!

Suzanne
Suzanne
2 years ago

Your water coloring if the flowers are beautiful. I would love to see a video of you doing it. I will try it following your description. LOVE your gatefold (from J McG) card. BEAUTIFUL!!

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
2 years ago
Reply to  Suzanne

Hopefully sometime early next year when I have the right equipmemt. Thanks for dropping by!

Dana M
Dana M
2 years ago

Wow, what a lovely and elegant card! Beautiful design and fabulous shimmer.

Sharon Dolan
Sharon Dolan
2 years ago

All of your cards are stunning! I like the look of the no line painting. You did a wonderful job of using the shimmering metallic paints. Looks like a great set.

NatQuebec
NatQuebec
2 years ago

Such beautiful cards. 💙

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado
2 years ago

Wow, Nenette, forgive me for putting it this way, but HOLY CRAP! Girl, you rocked this thing! Oh my goodness. I am in awe! You are AWESOME, my friend.

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
2 years ago

Ha! Ha!!!! Thank you so much for appreciating my work, my friend 🙂

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado
2 years ago

Girl, I am going to just sit here and stare at your cards. =)

barbara lassiter
barbara lassiter
2 years ago

These cards are all just stunning! With a wide range of background colors, you created some amazing artwork. 🙂

karen514
karen514
2 years ago

These cards are ALL stunning!!! I couldn’t pick a favorite. The design, the colors, the execution—all amazing!

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan
2 years ago

Stunning coloring on all! I LOVE how the shimmer just shows on the blues!

Marta G
Marta G
2 years ago

Your cards are all amazing. Great how you use the same flowers with different card styles. My favorite is the gatefold. The coloring is just perfect in each card.

wendy mcgowen
wendy mcgowen
2 years ago

These are absolutely beautiful, and really show off the watercolors!

Jenrescuemama
Jenrescuemama
2 years ago

So beautiful.

Sue D
Sue D
2 years ago

Beautiful cards using these metallics.

Cathy Y
Cathy Y
2 years ago

Your cards are so lovely. The first is my favorite!

Liz O.
Liz O.
2 years ago

gorgeous designs, the second card is breathtaking! Thanks for the inspiration!

Patt H.
Patt H.
2 years ago

Absolutely amazing cards! I love them all & the purple diecut inside your gorgeous Praying for You card really caught my eye!

Carol Mc
Carol Mc
2 years ago

Your cards are sensational. I love that 2nd card!

Lisa Byers
Lisa Byers
2 years ago

These cards are outstanding and spectacular. I love all of the beautiful colors and designs. You are so talented!! Thank you for inspiring!!

Teri S.
Teri S.
2 years ago

Nenette, I am almost at a loss to say how much I admire your talent & how beyond gorgeous each of your cards are. Each one has so much to look at & so much beauty to soak in. I can’t even pick a favourite as watercolour is my favourite medium when used by those who know how, which is not me. The addition of the shimmer from the Metallic Watercolours adds touches of elegance.

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
2 years ago
Reply to  Teri S.

Thank you for your kind words, Teri! It really warms my heart. 🙂

Ruth Aubertine
Ruth Aubertine
2 years ago

OMG! Love your cards!! Beautiful!! TFS!!

Susan B
Susan B
2 years ago

WOW! The To the MOst Wonderful Friend card is AMAZINGLY beautiful!

annieofgg
annieofgg
2 years ago

Wow, all three are stunning cards!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.
2 years ago

Gorgeous project!! I so enjoy seeing them.

augustjmn
augustjmn
2 years ago

Wow, love your cards they are all amazing.

Patty A Eifert
Patty A Eifert
2 years ago

WOW!! All of your cards are beautiful and heart felt! The most stunning card is your “to the most wonderful friend”

Amber Rain Davis
Amber Rain Davis
2 years ago

Wow! I’m finally getting through the hop and your cards are stunning, Nenette! Fabulous color palettes and compositions!

Lori Buell
Lori Buell
2 years ago

OH My Goodness!! Beautiful cards!! Love the all. I am new to your blog and love your skills. This is why I love blog hops!!

suzanne ardiff
suzanne ardiff
2 years ago

Beautiful cards. I love the use of dimension

Karen Kochjar
Karen Kochjar
2 years ago

Beautiful cards all, but your first card was my favorite. It just made me happy to look at it.

Kathy Dippner
Kathy Dippner
2 years ago

Beautiful cards! Love these paints with the gold embossing.

cadmcc
cadmcc
2 years ago

So stunning – the color choices are just lovely!

Robin Buchholz
Robin Buchholz
2 years ago

Wow, your cards are so beautiful! I love the layering and your painting techniques. Thanks for sharing.

Teri Spracklin
Teri Spracklin
2 years ago

These are all so pretty! I love the colours you chose!

Pauletta
Pauletta
2 years ago

Breathtakingly beautiful!

Cyndi Morris
Cyndi Morris
2 years ago

All your cards are amazing. The colors and the styles are wonderful. Love these gorgeous new metallic watercolors.

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