Thursday, February 11, 2021

Altenew Ultimate Watercolor Lovers Blog Hop + Giveaway


Altenew Watercolor Coloring Book and Watercolor Brushes

Hello and welcome!  I've had a delightful weekend playing with Altenew's  new  Watercolor Coloring Book and Watercolor Brushes (Bundle).  The coloring book is such a great idea!  There are 12 designs...24 printed pages on good quality watercolor paper.  Each design has a black outline and a "no-line" outline.  I am going to the beach soon and this coloring book will be making the trip as it will be so packable. Grab the book, brushes and watercolors and I am set for hours of creating.  I also think this would make a great gift.  

Altenew watercolor Lilly and Poppy

I used Altenew's 36 Pan Watercolor Set for all of my painting.  For the Lilly, I wanted to work on mixing watercolors.  I started with the salmon pinks but did a lot of custom paint mixing with my pinks and greens.  

Altenew watercolor Stargazer Lilly.

With both paintings, I went slow and added layer upon layer of color.  For me, this is the secret to watercolor painting.  Add color and blend with a damp brush with clean water, let dry and repeat. The quality of the paper in the coloring book allowed me to add lots of layers without any worry about the paper breaking down.


I liked the Lilly so much that I framed it and set it on the ledge around my bath tub.


This no-line Poppy was loads of fun to paint!  I didn't mix the paints but used the color right out of the pans.  Lovely and feminine.  I did add a few accents to the flower's center with a black pen and white gel pen.
Altenew Watercolor pink poppy

Altenew Round and Detail Watercolor Brushes

Altenew also just released Round and Detail watercolor brushes which pair so well with the Watercolor Coloring Book!  You can also order the Brush bundle at a discount.  

Altenew how to watercolor detail brushes


 If you want to up your watercoloring, consider taking Emily Midgett's Watercolor 101 Class.  I took it last fall and it improved my watercoloring skills more than any other class I've taken.

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Special Offer

To celebrate the release of the watercoloring book,  Altenew is running a free gift promotion for a limited time. Receive a FREE brand new Poppy Arrangement Stamp Set  (worth $23.99) with every order of the new  Florals Coloring Book and Watercolor Bundle from 2/11/2021 at 12:01 AM EST until 2/14/2021 at 11:59 PM EST.  Free gift will be added to cart automatically.

 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.

LINK TO BLOG HOP

Hello!  You likely came from the beautiful post by Nathalie DeSousa and after me, you are on to Tenia whose cards are always an inspiring treat.


Altenew Card Blog

Jaycee Gaspar

Erum Tasneem

Therese Calvird

LauraJane

Jenny Colacicco

Nicole Watt

Seeka

Emily Midgett

Amanda Baldwin

Virginia Lu

Rosie Neustaedter

Norine Borys

Terri Koszler

Nathalie DeSousa

Karen Brown         You are here!

Tenia Nelson

Tina Smith

Lilith Eeckels

Verity Biddlecombe

Maryam Perez

Yoonsun Hur

Kelly Latevola


Thanks for stopping by!

Karen



58 comments:

  1. WOW! Your coloring is sooooo realistic! AMAZING!

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  2. I love both of them. the colors are so soft.

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  3. My favorite is the lily. It seems peaceful. The other flower is also very pretty.

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  4. Your paintings are lovely. I love the way you added a little pink in the flower buds.

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  5. I love the soft pinks and greens on these beautiful paintings!

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  6. Wow! Your images are gorgeous and should be framed!

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  7. Fantastic coloring Karen. Love the frame too! :) The no-line poppy looks wonderful too. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. These are gorgeous images!! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. So the dots on your lily; that is achieved by letting it dry completely and then lightly touching color saturated brush tip to the paper so no movement occurs? I am new to watercolor and I do not think I have seen that trick yet.

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  10. Love your watercolored lily and how beautiful to have it framed where you can enjoy it!

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  11. Oh wow, adding the tiny bit of pink to the Lily leaves was a great idea. This all looks so natural.

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

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  13. So very pretty. Your floral looks great in a frame b

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  14. I haven’t seen the lily page yet, and I love how realistic you made them with your patience in adding all those details.

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  15. Love your shading on the Lily... so realistic!

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  16. Nice color idea for the page. I like the finishing with the frame.

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  17. Beautiful projects; I love your details and shadowing.

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  18. Very pretty and inspirational. I will be referring to you and others when I do my water coloring.

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  19. I love the delicate look of the flowers on your cards.

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  20. These are beautiful and your coloring is awesome.

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  21. Gorgeous paintings Karen! Love the new illustrations, thanks for the inspiration!

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  22. Wow!! Your cards are amazing with your stunning watercolouring Karen! So beautiful, soft and delicate looking!! I just love them!! Thanks so much for the inspiration! Stay safe! :)

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  23. Absolutely gorgeous water coloring, Karen!! Florals are so realisitic!!

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  24. So soft and delicate. Love seeing everyone's style come out!

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  25. The Lilly is a beauty in your coloring, Yes, frame that work! Such a great travel on the go bundle for sure. Such a great hop for this release. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Those are both so lovely! Definitely frameable

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  27. The lily is very realistic and reminds me of some we have growing in our gardens. I can see why you wanted to frame it. The poppy is also lovely. I will look into the class you recommended. Thanks for the inspiration and suggestions.

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  28. These are stunning. The highlights on the lily look aweseome.

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  29. Beautiful watercolored blossoms, they look so realistic!

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  30. The lilies are beautiful and looked fabulous framed but the soft look you have achieved one the poppy is stunning. Thanks.

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  31. Gorgeous colouring Karen! Love the lily framed!

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  32. Beautiful cards. The lily graphic is great.

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  33. So pretty, the lilies are outstanding and look just beautiful framed. Love the softer no-line effect on the poppy too.

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  34. Both of your paintings are so lovely!

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  35. these are just gorgeous - beautiful work

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

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  37. Kare, both are beautiful. A delight.

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  38. Both are pretty, but I just love the lilies!

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  39. Beautiful watercoloring! Love the flowers.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  40. 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.

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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.

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  42. Wow! Your watercoloring is amazing! I love your flowers. They are so beautiful. Great colors.

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  43. Stunning designs and coloring! So beautiful!

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  44. Wow! Thanks for the tip on the class. Will look into it.

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  45. Love your lily - one of my favorite flowers and the second card has beautiful soft colors - very pretty. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  46. The lily is gorgeous and framed..... a lovely keepsake for Easter or Mother's day.

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Thank you so much for stopping by! I enjoy reading all the comments.

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