Good morning! I am absolutely thrilled to be taking part in Altenew’s celebratory 5th Anniversary Blog Hop on Day 2! You should have arrived here from Norine Borys‘s blog, and your next stop is Butterfly Reflections Ink! (You can also head here for the full list for today.) From almost the moment that they arrived in the papercrafting community, Altenew has been one of my most favorite companies with which to work. Their florals are divine, and we all know how much I adore floral stamps!! I so appreciate Altenew’s beautiful stamps, and every time I participate in one of their blog hops, I have to pinch myself with glee. Thank you, Altenew, for providing us with such beautiful products with which to work!
I have two projects for you today, using two of my favorite coloring mediums and several of my favorite stamps! My first card features the beautiful Perfectly Perfect stamp set and some pretty springtime Polychromos pencil coloring. Let’s get started with the details!
I began by stamping two of the blooms from Perfectly Perfect onto some masking paper, then fussy cutting them. I then masked and stamped a bouquet of blooms onto some beautiful Palm card stock using white pigment ink.
After I’d stamped all of the images using white pigment ink, it was time to start coloring! I used my Polychromos pencils to do some no-line coloring. I added a stamped greeting from Versatile Vases using white embossing powder, then did a bit of blending around the edges using the Picket Fence Studios blending brushes and some Hunter Green ink. To finish it off and add a bit of texture, I loosely masked the bouquet with Post It Notes and flicked some white watercolor splatters. The splatters add a bit of an artistic flair, don’t you think?
For my second project, I did some more no-line coloring, this time focusing on the new Wallpaper Art stamps and my Daniel Smith watercolors. I recently purchased many new watercolors in shades of pink, purple, aqua, and gray, so I wanted to give those a try!! I stamped several of the blooms onto some Arches Cold Press watercolor paper using Ink On 3 Fadeout Ink, then used my Daniel Smith watercolors to watercolor the blooms in a beautiful magenta. In order to keep the definition between each petal, I made sure to allow plenty of drying time for petals near each other. Drying time is critical when adding details, like the dots in the flower center. Make sure that your painted area is dry before adding the tiny dots to ensure that they don’t bleed and lose their “dottiness.”
For the background, I did some loose, very light watercoloring using the same principle shades as used on the flowers themselves. I added the die cut blooms and foliage using foam tape, then added a greeting white embossed on some Adriatic card stock to help coordinate with the teal leaves.
Well, that’s all for my projects today! Now, there are tons of giveaways available to win. All you have to do is comment on each blog on each day… The more comments you leave, the more chances you have to win! Here are the details on what exactly is up for grabs:
Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 10 lucky winners. There are also 14 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:
- Altenew: 5 $50 Altenew Gift Certificates
- Altenew Academy: 10 Class Spots
- Jennifer McGuire Ink: 2 $100 Altenew Gift Certificates
- My Sweet Petunia: 1 Prize Bundle(Original MISTI, a set of Creative Corners, a Cut-Align and a bar magnet)
- Pretty Pink Posh: 2 $50 Gift Certificates
- Simon Says Stamp: $50 Gift Certificate
- Scrapbook.com: $50 Gift Certificate
- Ellen Hutson LLC: $30 Gift Certificate
- Blitsy: $30 Gift Certificate
- Online Card Classes: 3 Class Spots
- Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 Gift Certificate
- Seven Hills Crafts: £25 Gift Certificate
- Chameleon Art Products: 1 Pack of 5 Chameleon Pens
- Scrapbook & Cards Today: 1 Copy of Scrapbook & Cards Today Spring 2019 Issue
- WOW! Embossing Powder: $20 Gift Certificate
- Simply Cards & Papercraft: 1 Copy of Simply Cards & Papercraft Spring 2019 Issue
Be sure to leave comments by 4/12/2019 for a chance to win! 33 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Blog on 4/20/2019.
Wanda Radler says
Wow – both of your cards are beautiful. I love the looks you can get with watercolors!
Kelsey Thomas says
Awesome cards! 🙂
Beautiful cards! I love them both!
OMG! Your flowers are GLOWING! You have some MAGICAL Coloring skills!!!
Kathryn Ingram says
I just love your style of cards, you really shine with florals. You and Altenew are a perfect match!
Cynthia Cole says
Both cards are fantastic!
Patricia M says
My two favorite stamps and my two favorite methods of coloring. What a treat!
Amazing just amazing your cards are !! I am in love with the pencil colouring on colored cardstock..ever since i saw your WIP photos on Instagram i have started to look at colored cardstock in new lights and ordered some more 😉
Jo Malicoat says
Your coloring is so beautiful! Especially love the pencils 🙂
susan strawser says
You colored those flowers beautifully
Mary Holshouser says
Beautiful cards. The first is gorgeous
with the shaded green background.
thanks for sharing
Love, love, love your cards. They are beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
Mary’s Paper Confections says
So vibrant and beautiful!
Joni M says
BEAUTIFUL cards! The flowers just pop right off the page! Happy Anniversary to Altenew!!!
Debi Berk says
I love the look of no line coloring but I find it so difficult. Your cards are lovely!
Devra Joy says
Love the colors on the wallpaper art card
Jane P. says
Karthikha Balasubramanian says
Wow! Gorgeous coloring!! Love your bright and beautiful cards! 🙂
Martha H. says
Such beautiful card! Love the coloring.
Thanks for sharing.
Beth Schiller says
A second day of celebrating! How nice! Love Altenew!
Krista Knight says
Love the colored pencils. Both of your cards are beautiful
Terrie Rodrigue says
Two wonderful cards, I like them both but the first one is vibrant also the flowers on the second one are beautiful.
Well done and tfs
Elizabeth B says
Stunning Cards! Thank you for sharing you talent with us.
Monia Lisa says
Wow! Amazing! Love the colors and design
Liz O says
Love the no line coloring technique. Your designs are stunning Emily! Thanks for the inspiration and happy anniversary to Altenew!
Melissa Harris says
Love both cards! Your watercoloring is amazing!
The dark green background is very intriguing. Awesome job coloring!
The Perfectly Perfect card is just that! The flowers pop off of the page.
Your cards are breathtaking!
Judi Szyndrowski says
It has all been said. Beautiful cards…such talent.
Janet L Smith says
Your cards are great! I can feel the depth and its awesome!
Happy Anniversary Altenew!
Gorgeous creations! Altenew, CONGRATULATIONS on your 5 year anniversary! What an awesome celebration!
Linda Petersen says
Happy Anniversary altenew!. I;m enjoying day 2 of the blog hop.
Sue D says
Both cards are beautiful–love the colors.
Helen Kalb says
Hooray for 5 years Altenew!
The Prismacolors on the green card stock look absolutely stunning Emily…
Melissa Friedrich says
AMAZING coloring on your gorgeous cards, wow!
both cards are just beautiful.. just loving your color choices..
Happy Birthday Altnew…
BrendaLea Abbott says
Wowza, both card look amazing! I think you did a fabulous job with both the pencils and the watercolor. Thanks for sharing your talent!
Ann Murray says
How refreshing putting the embossed sentiment on a color (not black). LOVE
I hope I can make my flowers pop up like yours do! 🙂
Deborah Smith says
Love your no-line coloring. Beautiful shading.
Tammy Trydal says
Love the colors in your card..
Sue Smith says
Outstanding water coloring !! I wish I was as talented with it as you are. Very beautiful card. TFS 🙂
I will never be able to color as beautifully as you, but I certainly love seeing your work!
Isabel Z says
I love blog hops and Altenew because they inspire me to create as do all the amazing artists. Thank you.
Maryam's craft says
These cards are so amazing love who to colored them . Love the dots on the second card
great cards-love the colors
Rema DeLeeuw says
Very nice cards.
I absolutely love the Wallpaper Art set. Both of your cards are stunning and I love the subtle differences between the coloring mediums. TFS
Love these! So pretty.
Jeanne Beam says
Both cards are so beautiful! Love the colors.
Thanks so much for sharing…
Those cards are AMAZING! Such gorgeousness!
Cheryl Thompson says
Such beautiful flowers
Deborah LeMarbre says
That green is stunning. Beautiful cards
Cindi Flass says
Deborah LeMarbre says
Love the green, stunning. Both cards gorgeous
barbara lassiter says
Both cards are beautiful, but I love the one with watercolor just a little more, ’cause I just love a watercolor look.
Neha Mahajan says
This is a very beautiful water colored card. I am in love with it!
Callie B says
Beautiful cards. Thanks for the inspiration and congrats to Altenew!
I always love seeing pieces you’ve watercolored, but that first card….holy cow! Bowled me right over! What drama! 😍😍😍💕💕💕
sandy M says
Both cards are gorgeous but my favorite is the first one. So pretty.
Peggy M says
Beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing!
Deepa Lakshman says
Both your cards are gorgeous.
Brenda Kuder says
Beautiful cards! You are very talented.
Amazing colouring of the flowers and leaves!
Love the PolyChromos soft color and the layout of your card. Very pretty!
Jane B. says
Your cards are beautiful. I love the colors and the shading of the flowers and the background. Amazing work!
Amber P says
Congratulations to Altenew! Happy 5 Year Anniversary!! 🙂
Nancy Wilcox says
Lovely! Happy Anniversary Altenew!
Judith Valerio says
Beautiful cards, thank you for sharing and Happy Anniversary Altenew!
Janet Durbin says
Kim Faucher says
Two absolutely beautiful cards! I love that green background!!!
Kandice J says
Beautiful coloring. Such an inspiration. Awesome job as always. Thanks for sharing!
Barbara Berry says
Such a beautiful cards with great techniques.
Happy Anniversary, Altenew!!!
Cyndi Morris says
Stunning cards. Your coloring is amazing.
I love the green background you did with the beautiful flowers
Jennifer Sears says
Stunning cards! I absolutely love the intensity and balance of your first. My favorite thus far this blog hop.
Thank you for sharing your talent!
Kathleen Dippner says
Beautiful cards. I love coloring with colored pencils and love how you colored yours.
Incredible coloring! Your cards continue to amaze me. I hope that creating them gives you a lot of pleasure.
Sandy G says
Your coloring is amazing. I am falling in love with the Wallpaper Art set. Thanks.
Allison Clark says
Wow both of those are stunning! Love the colour combo too.
Se Jones says
Love the no-line stamp and your water coloring is beautiful!
Dee Earnshaw says
stunning cards – LOVE the first one – really POPS
Annette Reed says
Your coloring is lovely. You’ve done a great job. I’m not good at coloring, especially with pencils. Both cards are lovely. The light background is my favorite though.
regardless of medium your coloring skills are phenomenal. YOur cards are works of art.
Cheryl Rigney says
Both of these cards are absolutely gorgeous!!
DJ Doss says
Beautiful cards! As always, your coloring is amazing. I love the pencils on white ink. Lovely!
Jenny M says
Your cards are so beautiful Emily
Laura P says
Beautiful cards and coloring!
Jane McGill says
The dark background really makes the flowers pop in the first card.
Cindy C. says
Beautiful colorings, and the first design is really impressive!
Sandy Frey says
This is fun! I have never been to this site before!
Rose J says
Wow! Your cards are just stunning! Love the pencil colouring. Need to learn how to do that!
Marisela Delgado says
Heidi Rees says
Beautiful cards Emily! I’m always in awe at your work! Congratulations to Altenew for five years of amazing products and inspiration!
Robin Erickson says
Love the combination of colored pencils and water color!
Joy Meadows says
Both of your cards are so gorgeous, Emily! The wallpaper art stamp set is my favorite of this release and you made such a stunning card using it.
Theresa Petermann says
fun hop with great projects. thanks as always for sharing.
Erin Thomas says
The more I see of the Wallpaper Art stamp set, the more I love it! Beautiful cards!
Amazing coloring on both pieces! Love the rich colors on the first one.Happy Anniversary to Altanew!
Julie L says
The Wallpaper Art stamp set has been on my wish list since it was released. Your cards are beautiful.
Christine Cox says
Beautiful! Love the green background!
fantastic coloring on both cards, Emily!
Sue Hudson says
Your cards are so pretty, I love the white stamping idea.
Mary McCaslin says
You certainly have patience…just lovely!
Nola Sullivan says
Beautiful coloring ! I need to practice.
Tanna LoHouse says
Wow!! I mean just wow!! Both of these cards are stunning but that green background on the first card really makes it just gorgeous. You have brightened my day and it was a very bad day. And I am repeating this message because I don’t see the first one I wrote so just in case
Donna Wyant says
Love your cards. They just pop with color. The wallpaper art stemp is awesome. I am saving to get it and the matching dies.
Eileen Rutherford says
Beautiful, love the color saturation.
Bev Karolak says
Beautiful cards Emily! Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂
Rachel B says
Both cards are fabulous. I especially love the green background on the first card
Rochelle H. says
Oh my those are cool! I have never seen those cars on a card..the green one! Cool! Very neat cards!
Oh my goodness, the coloring is so vivid and realistic – just absolutely amazing artist!!!
R Patrick says
You know how to pull off the bold colors. I don’t, but I’m not giving up. Gorgeous!
Absolutely stunning cards!
Loved your choice of colors on both cards.
Heather Nelson says
Stunning cards!! So vivid and realistic!!
Chris Handy says
Eva N says
Beautiful cards! Your coloring brings the blossoms to life.
Happy 5th anniversary to Altenew!
Suzann Anderson says
vibrant floral cards. Happy 5th Anniversary Altenew
Kirsty Vittetoe says
Love your amazing cards!
I love love the pink and grays, and the white inc splatter technique.
Kathy Ferguson says
Gorgeous cards. Happy 5th Anniversary Altenew!
Lesley S. says
Wow….beautiful cards with absolutely striking and intense colours!
Ann-Louice Myhrberg says
Amazing cards! Beautiful coloring! Love them! Thank you for the inspiration.
Lynn Lahti says
Both projects are gorgeous!
Lori Rasmussen-Murray says
The cards are so pretty. All that attention to detail, is wonderful!
I loved both of your cards….bright and beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing your lovely work today….and Congratulations to Altenew on their success.
Sarah Jimenez says
You can’t go wrong with pretty florals! I love the bold green background too! TFS!
Margery C says
Patricia Brown says
Both cards are beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win and sharing.
Wow your coloring is simply amazing! Two beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration!
Tracey Landt says
Wow Emily, your cards are amazing. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.
Karren Humphrey says
Love both of your cards. The green background on the pencil colored card is stunning. Thank you for sharing. Happy celebration Altenew!
Mirka K says
Beautiful cards! I especially love the second one with the white background. I love the coloring and the stamp set is just beautiful
Beautiful cards, Emily! Love the depth of background on your first card! Thanks so much for sharing and for your wonderful inspiration!
Both cards are gorgeous but I can’t stop staring at the first one with the beautiful green background! Amazing!
Maxine M. says
Karen D Russell says
Beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration.
Suzan Dorchik says
Beautiful card! Your colouring is amazing. Happy 5th Birthday Altenew!
Nana Griffin says
These are lovely.
Aimee LaCroix-Slocum says
Such beautiful cards! That green is so bold and elegant!
Susan P says
Love your cards
Ashlee McCaslin says
Your cards are gorgeous!!! Love them and Altenew:)
Katy McGloin says
Beautiful work! Looking forward to seeing more of your lovely images via subscription!!
Christine Heye says
The “dottiness” on the second card is Outstanding! :0)
Sharon youngblood says
Wow, You did an awesome blending job and so many little details. Beautiful cards,
Robyn Ikemoto says
The coloring on these cards is absolutely stunning! Altenew florals are so beautiful!
That green background is gorgeous. I am so impressed by your no-line coloring skills with colored pencils. I want to be that good at it one day!
Ericka Strange says
Gorgeous cards Emily! I love the coloring on the green cardstock. I will definitely have to try that! Love the no line watercoloring too and the gorgeous colors!
Super Stick Chick says
Fabulous cards! Love the colors and your wonderful style!
Anthony Macaluso says
Shari Czerwinski says
Lauryne Cunningham says
Wow, beautiful coloring! Your cards are gorgeous!
Wow Emily what a gorgeous cards. I always love your colouring, so great, and this time you used on the second card my favorite stamp set of the latest release the Wallpaper Art set.
Thank you for your inspiration and participating in this great Altenew 5th Anniversary party.
Vicki Kroll says
Beautiful cards and coloring. Nicely done.
Margarita Navarro-Rivera says
Wow! Awesome cards! Love them both!
wow, these jump right off the page
Teri S. says
Emily the first cards florals really pop against that green background. I like how you made it a lighter shade in the middle. Love the Wallpaper Art stamp set & your card is fabulous! Thanks!
Your no-line coloring is stunning. Your new watercolors were well worth it, because the colors you achieved are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us!
Kathy McCluskey says
Oh my goodness, Emily, your cards are so beautiful! Your coloring is perfection!
When I think Altenew I think flowers, and that 2nd card does Altenew designs proud! Beautifully done, Emily!
Carmela Hubler says
Love the Wallpaper Art set! Your projects are beautiful!!
Lisa Byers says
I love your rich colors!! Just gorgeous!! Happy 5th Anniversary Altenew!!
These cards are so lovely, beautifully colored. tfs
Two lovely cards. I do wish the cards y’all make were prizes.
anupriya todi says
Joan Walker says
Both cards are gorgeous. Love the colors.
Melody W. says
WOW ! You are a coloring expert ! Both cards are amazing !
Shari Cooper Cohen says
Thank you for showing the different ways to color. They both look so good. I think my favorite is the first because of the background color that seems to show off the coloring even more!
Great cards. So pretty!
Denise Bryant says
Lovely cards with these beautiful floral designs!
Incredible cards. Your no line colouring is amazing.
Your cards are gorgeous. The teal and purple combo is one of my favs
Cathy Lillie says
Both of your cards are so pretty! You chose some fabulous floral sets to work with and your coloring skills are beautiful. The pencil coloring on the dark green cardstock really pops!
Michelle Walpole says
I just so love your work. Brilliant!
Gayle Bartholomew says
Beautiful coloring and cards. Thanks for sharing.
Love the watercolouring, just beautiful!
I love these cards!
I really like your coloring! Wish I could color that well…
Love how beautiful these are!
Cyn Doll says
I love your pencil work. Wonderful job!
This is a beautiful card. I love the way it looks.
Cy Lee says
I love the green of the background. It looks wonderful with the white ink that is stamped on top of it.
Bonnie Eng says
Wow – just stunning. The flowers look incredible, especially your first card – it almost feels like I could reach out and touch the velvety petals.
Fantastic cards and your coloring is amazing.
Louanne Collins says
WOW and WOW. Those cards are stunning! Thanks to you and Altenew for all the inspiration!
Lieve Stoffels says
Two stylish cards, with many beautiful details !
Thank you for sharing your projects in this great blog hop !
Spring Greetings from Belgium.
Those first blossoms were made for pencil coloring! Beautiful outcome! But it is the Wallpaper Art flower that melts my heart. Gorgeous watercoloring! Love both of them! Thanks for the inspiration.
Lynne Ingram says
Very realistic, lovely coloring. Happy Anniversary Altenew
Stephanie Z says
Love both card especially the 2nd one. I will definitely put that stamp set on my wish list 🙂
Oh my, these cards are gorgeous and the one with the green background has such an ethereal quality, so pretty! Thanks for sharing and Happy Anniversary to Altenew!
Geri S says
Happy Birthday Altenew and many more! Beautiful cards and colors!
Kelly Kuharik says
Wow! These are really stunning cards!
Both of your cards are stunning, so hard to pick a favorite. Your coloring is beautiful. I agree, Altenew is such a wonderful company and they have such beautiful floral stamps.
Laura Hanson says
Your flower cards are stunning!
These cards are beautiful. Your flowers are so amazing. Colors/coloring is just perfect!
MS CAROLINE LIVERMORE says
Beautiful cards! Congrats to Altenew! Love to support an American company!
Kris Reeves says
Wowsers! Those are stunning!
What wonderful projects! I love Altenew blog hops because I can focus on one set at a time. There are SO many beautiful flowers to choose from! kReN
Leanne S says
Sonja Woodward says
Your color choices are awesome! Cards are so rewarding to make and it is so pleasing to have someone like you to inspire. Thanks much!
Gorgeous!! Happy Anniversary Altenew!
TracyM #6773 says
WONDERFUL cards – ADORE your flowers, colouring and designs!
The pencil colouring makes the image POP out from the green background and your watercolouring adds such DELICATE dimension to the petals!
THANK YOU for sharing and INSPIRING 🙂
Michele W says
Your cards are beautiful as is your coloring. I especially like the bending/shading you achieved using colored pencils but your watercoloring is amazing, too. Thanks for sharing!
Nandini Karmarkar says
Both cards are absolutely gorgeous! Love the fabulous colouring.
Lisha S. Edwards says
Love both of your cards!!! Beautiful coloring!
Lizzie T says
Stunning cards! I LOVE those pink flowers!
Stacey Kowbel says
Beautiful cards! Such gorgeous colouring!
Heather Mills says
These are so gorgeous!! I LOVE the Wallpaper Art set and your card using it is fabulous!!
Melissa Smith says
Your cards are beautiful! I love both sets of stamps you chose and the colors you chose to watercolor with on each one! Thank you so much for the inspiration! Happy Anniversary Altenew!
L Patton says
Such beautiful cards. The colored pencil one is truly stunning! Its a coloring medium that creates texture like no other! Happy Birthday, Altenew!
Linnea Sundstrom says
wow! beautiful creations! I couldn’t imagine a green cardstock background yet yours is beautiful!
Anne Lee says
Gorgeous colouring, and the blended green background came out wonderfully too! I always love a good artistic splatter
Both cards are gorgeous Emily! The Perfectly Perfect is one of my all time favorite Altenew stamps and your Polychromos pencil coloring on this is stunning. Thank you for the always amazing inspiration. Happy 5th Anniversary Altenew, here’s to many more wonderful years of fun and inspiration. (email@example.com)
Sindhu Manokaran says
The coloring on these cards is simply amazing!
Curly Makes says
Both your cards are gorgeous Emily! Awesoe coloring ❤
~ Priyanka Kantak
Greta H says
Very strikingly beautiful projects!
Sheila Bacon says
These cards are amazing! Beautifully colored! Definitely some of my favorite cards in this blog hop!!!
Korey McCormick says
I just love these cards. I feel like I say that on every post but I mean it. These are gorgeous
Gail Plaskiewicz says
I love how you colored those cards, especially the one that has my favorite color in the whole wide world, yellow. You get extra brownie points for that! LOL These 2 cards look stunning & not only is it your coloring but it’s Altenew’s great stamps! Thank you Altenew for giving us the chance to win something & Happy 5th Anniversary Altenew & many more!
S Jameson says
Lovely cards — couldn’t help but pin them!
Monica Linerode says
After seeing your beautiful cards, my fingers are just itching to start coloring with colored pencils. But using white pigment ink first as you advised. Thanks for posting.
Valerie Hayden says
Yowza, such intense colors they jump right out at you!! Really enjoyed your cards.