Thursday, February 11, 2021

Altenew Ultimate Watercolor Lovers Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hello All! Welcome here for the:


If you've arrived from the lovely Virginia's blog you're in the right place! 

So excited to join this talented group of creatives for this blog hop, we're celebrating the newest additions to the Altenew family the Watercolor Coloring Book and TWO sets of Artists' Watercolor Brushes!

I love the look of watercoloring but as I am still learning the process I need a BUNCH of practice and this coloring book is just perfect for that! Half the images in the book are printed in a light gray ink so great to practice no-line watercoloring as well.



I watercolored both of these images with Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers using the 'wet on wet' technique for one and 'wet on dry' for the other. 

Coloring the exact same image helps to understand how the ink moves and which technique feels most comfortable.


The bottom two images were colored with the 36 pan set and I definitely need a LOT more practice with this set. Ordinarily I'd never let these see the light of day but we learn from the "mistakes" too.

That being said, I've got a quick little video showing you how made use of these panels I wasn't happy with:






The size of these coloring sheets are perfect for a card front and after coloring this image, I covered the blooms with a piece of paper and splattered a little Jet Black ink with the watercolor brush marker, mounted on a black card base and added the Bold Thanks die cut along with a couple of clear drops from my stash.


Special Offer

To celebrate the release of the watercoloring book, Altenew is running a free gift promotion for a limited time.



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Giveaway Prizes

$300 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 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 02/16/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 12 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 02/19/2021.


You're next stop on the hop is Norine Borys and here's the full hop list.



Altenew Card Blog

Jaycee Gaspar

Erum Tasneem

Therese Calvird

LauraJane

Jenny Colacicco

Nicole Watt

Seeka

Emily Midgett

Amanda Baldwin

Virginia Lu

Rosie Neustaedter YOU ARE HERE

Norine Borys

Terri Koszler

Nathalie DeSousa

Karen Brown

Tenia Nelson

Tina Smith

Lilith Eeckels

Verity Biddlecombe

Maryam Perez

Yoonsun Hur

Kelly Latevola


54 comments:

MadeByMeghanK said...

WOW! Absolutely beautiful!

Lynne W said...

Love them!!!!

Susie A said...

Your cards are very pretty. It's nice to show wet on wet and wet on dry. Thanks for sharing.

Laurie Patterson said...

Lovely,

Cindy C. said...

Just awesome!!!

Maureen Reiss said...

Beautiful cards!!!!

Esther Asbury said...

I love how you showed different techniques and even the ones you weren't thrilled with! Beautiful coloring!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Rosie! The lilac shades look wonderful... thank you for the tip of 'quick' fixes with vellum and die-cut overlay! :)

Peg Frushour said...

Wow! These are beautiful!!

Roxy T said...

I like the side by side comparison picture. It's amazing that the same image with the same colors can be so different looking!

Karen M said...

Very pretty examples. Your two techniques comparison is very helpful!

sharon g said...

I like how you showed the grey lines vs. the black lines. I might want to buy this coloring book. Not only are the images wonderful, but the THICK paper is nice.

Nandini said...

The floral images are so gorgeous! And the inspiration is just fantastic. Thanks of sharing!

Karen said...

Beautiful coloring!

Lois said...

Your floral images are beautiful. I love the way you showed both images.

Elizabeth Kuhn said...

Your detail on the no line purple flower is on point, and so realistic! Thank you for sharing your process :-)

Ms. Tamp said...

Great show of the cards. I like the quick video on ideas on how to make into cards.

Liz O. said...

Lovely array of paintings Rosie, the new illustrations are very pretty. I apreciate the info on the techniques and colors used, thanks for the inspiration!

Cheryl Gramlich said...

I love the Vibrancy of the stamped purple flower... such beautiful colors!!

Maria said...

Such a wonderful collection of art. Beautiful colours x

Karen said...

Your projects are wonderful! Not sure you need a much more practice!!!

DorothyA said...

I like all of your watercoloring, but that short video with the cover ups of the florals are wonderful and brilliant!

Sarah B said...

I really appreciated your post. What a good idea to do the same image in different ways. I like that you noted your colors as well. It is also reassuring to note that everyone does work they aren't thrilled with. Your saves are very successful and creative. Thanks for sharing all the ideas.

Barbara said...

I'm so impressed with the beautiful cards created using this watercolor coloring book! Thanks for sharing your tips and ideas as well!

NickiB said...

Cool ideas!

Helen said...

Wonderful cards, Rosie! Thanks for showing us the difference between the 2 watercolour techniques! Quite amazing when you see them side by side! Thanks so much for the inspiration and helpful information! Stay safe! :)

Joanne Hoffmann said...

What creatively inspiring ideas for those "oops" panels that we're just not happy with...LOVE your cards!!

cosie said...

It's refreshing to hear you say that not everything we do pleases us. I feel that way often but usually there is a solution and we end up with something great. Thanks for the video showing the end product.

sentsue said...

Fabulous. Love seeing everyone's style come out.

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Beautiful watercoloring! Thank you for the video! I've never seen a whole sheet of vellum placed on top of a colored panel- it gave a nice soft look.

Whiteibis said...

Oh so pretty, My very favorite is the video. I guess I should have saved a lot more of "Not my best" work and used your helpful technique. Thanks sooo much for that Plan B to save hard work that just didn't turn out as expected. Loving this release and all the tools in it.

Deb B. said...

So pretty and I love your ideas for the oops ones. There's nearly always a way to save things we're not happy with

Marcia said...

Thank for all the tips and inspiration.

Sharon C said...

I love how you did the same coloring in the lined and unlined.

Sharon C said...

I love how you did the same coloring in the lined and unlined.

Tiffany P said...

Great ideas! TFS!

cottagerca said...

The depth of your color tones are great.

Dawn Tooley said...

So beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Andre M. said...

Thank you for sharing you work, even the images you weren't totally pleased with. I take it as motivation - watercolouring is a skill we can learn and improve if we work at it.

Dina said...

Your work is lovely! thank you for sharing.

Dee Earnshaw said...

lovely work - thanks for shairng

Thunderbirdlindy said...

This is on my must have list. Thank you for sharing.

Aya Elsheshtawy said...

What a magnificent and spectacular release! You did a spectacular job to showcased creative ways to use everything. YOU SO ROCK!!

Kraftsbyus4u said...

These are so beautiful!

Jean said...

Simply gorgeous!

Sandy said...

So pretty! Thanks for sharing.

Jeanne Beam said...

Gorgeous cards!
Thanks for sharing...

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Beautiful! Love all of your colors!

Unknown said...

Susan
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I'm just trying watercolor and love it. It's so relaxing and enjoyable to slowly paint your way to being stress free! I think the coloring book is a great idea and can't wait to try it.

Jade said...

Lovely cards. I love how you watercolored the flowers. Thank you for the excellent information.

Jessica Yoder said...

Beautiful cards! Amazing

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful floral designs and coloring!

Julie Greaves said...

Love the comparison of the 'wet on wet' and 'wet on dry'. I am new to water colors so this was very helpful and inspirational. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us. :)

Carol Wortman said...

The ability to manipulate the colors is astounding. 36 colors...wow infinite possibilities.

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