Hi there! The first of the month always means a new Build A Flower from Altenew, and this month’s flower is absolutely gorgeous- Hawaiian Coral. Not only are the layering stamps available in this set, but these big fluffy blooms are super fun to color like I’ve done here. Altenew features a different bloom each month, and you can subscribe to receive the kit automatically each month (and at a discount!). I’m super excited to be taking part in the blog hop today. You should have arrived here from Amber Rain Davis and your next stop is Jaycee Gaspar. You can also head back to the Altenew Card Blog to start at the beginning.
I love watercoloring the floral images from Altenew, and this beautiful fluffy Hawaiian Coral stamp is the perfect size for some no-line watercolor. I recently acquired some Ph Martin’s liquid watercolors, and I wanted to play with them for my project today. Let’s get started with the details!
I stamped the blooms and foliage on some Altenew watercolor paper using fadeout ink, then did some watercoloring with Ph Martin’s Radiant watercolors. I used several different layers of color to achieve lots of vibrance and dimension.
Once I had finished watercoloring, I used my trusty T-square to add a black frame around the edge to make the flowers the focal point of the card. I stamped a greeting on a strip of white cardstock using black ink. I try to stick to the rule of threes when adding embellishments and pops of accent colors to my cards, like the black frame, so I added a black cardstock mat around the edge of the sentiment strip.
I also added some black gems to the card front to help balance out the bouquet and add the third and final black element to complete my “rule of three.” I love adding these little pops of black to help make a project look more finished.
Well, that’s all for my project today! Now, for some fun giveaway information.
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 11/09/2020 for a chance to win. Altenew will 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 Winners Page on 10/09/2020.
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Your next stop on the hop is Jaycee Gaspar.
Sue D says
So pretty. Love your watercoloring and the framing.
WOWZERS, Gorgeously watercolored, I love the black frame!
Mary Holshouser says
thanks for sharing
Meghan Kennihan says
I love how you colored this flower with the rich pinks and oranges~!
Yvonne Boucher says
Emily, your card is beautiful! Wonderful watercoloring!
Sharon C says
Your card is my favorite. I love water coloring and your card is gorgeous. Love the black frame!
Heidi Rees says
Beautiful Emily! Love the colors and the black frame, it really anchors the images!
Your watercolors look like a photograph!
Love this card!
Lois K says
Beautiful card. Love your watercoloring. Thanks for sharing
Oh my I love this no line coloring
Linda BL says
Your flowers are absolutely gorgeous!!!!! Amazing watercoloring.
Amy Hill says
Emily, the watercoloring on these flowers is so airy and dreamy. Beautiful.
Annette Bridges says
Wow! This blend of color is beautiful.
Katie Amodio says
Now I need a t-square! Thank you for the framing tip!
Gorgeous no line water color bloosoms, wow!
Vickie Davis says
Absolutely gorgeous watercoloring!
Cyndi Morris says
Beautiful card. As always, your coloring is amazing. This Hawaiian coral flower is gorgeous.
Joan Mastronardi says
Gorgeous card, love this set
Sharon Gullikson says
WOW, the pinks and oranges look gorgeous together!!!
Beautiful water coloring on a beautiful card!
Shawn M says
Pretty card! Love the colors!
Great card and good watercolor tips. May look into the Fad out ink to use as well. Thanks for sharing your talent with this awesome set.
Jeanne Beam says
Beautiful card! Love your watercoloring…
Thanks for sharing.
Tracey Landt says
Absolutely gorgeous card Emily. Your choice of colours is exquisite.
Thank you for sharing. I love all your work.
Wow, gorgeous flowers! I have not tried no-line watercolor. You have inspired me!
Vickie L Oglesby says
I just love, love, love the way you did these. So beautiful!
Sarah Mix says
Wow! The no-line watercoloring of these flowers gives them such a different look. I love it!
Marisela Delgado says
Wow, Emily! What gorgeous colors! Just stunning! 💜
Truly beautiful! I don’t think I could replicate coloring these flowers as you did, but it would be really fun to try! You have created such an amazing soft blend of colors! Has a look of simplicity- achieved by an artist like you!
Peg Frushour says
Beautiful card! Your watercolor is beautiful! I love the subtle colors you used to make your flowers pop! Thanks for the tip of using the rule of thirds in adding embellishments, etc.
Dawn Cooksley says
Beautiful card… I love to watercolor or alcohol ink the Altenew gorgeous florals as well…this stamp set is wonderful…
Love your color choices
Debbie Lahaise says
this is some of the most amazing watercolouring blending , love the style and the overall CAS style – love it – thank you
Karen Brown says
So gorgeous! I always love your no-line coloring!
Lauryne Cunningham says
Wow! Gorgeous watercoloring! I love the black frame!
Veronica Petracchi says
Your water coloring is gorgeous! Great choice.
Inkin' Chickie says
Beautiful look to the coloring and color mix. So lovely with the addition of the frame.
Very pretty. Love how you used a simple frame. TFS
Silvia Hutchinson says
Beautiful card!! Stunning Flowers!!
Nancy Richards says
Gorgeous card! Looks like real Hawiian flowers!
I love your card! The colors are so amazing!!! The watercoloring is magnificent! A masterpiece!
Batbara F. says
Wow! The depth of color makes the flowers look touchable. Thank you for sharing!
Cathy K. says
Your watercoloring is beautiful and I love the black frame accent.
Lori L says
I love the colors you chose, thanks for sharing.
Fluffy indeed! And I love how the watercolors worked on your no-line image.
Sandra Swayze says
Beautiful card! Thanks for.
So very pretty. Thank you for sharing
so very pretty..Thank you for sharing.
Jamie Yates Mastin says
just gorgeous! your watercoloring is lovely
Denise Bryant says
Gorgeous card with fabulous coloring!
You are an artist with such coloring skills. Petals look so soft. Real.
Cy Lee says
These flowers look very real. Great coloring.
Bri Kay says
You color beautifully. Keep up the amazing job.
Patti Roth says
Your water coloring is stunning!