Good morning! Today, Altenew is releasing their latest in the Paint A Flower series: Paint A Flower: Coral Sunset, and of course, we’re sharing loads of inspiration with you in a blog hop! You should have arrived here from the Altenew Card Blog, and your next stop is Jenny Colacicco. This gorgeous peony swag is so beautifully detailed; I couldn’t wait to do some watercoloring with it! If you like to color flowers, you should definitely consider subscribing to the Paint A Flower series; you can get these beautiful stamp sets automatically sent to you each month, and at a discount, to boot! Let’s get started on the details for my project today.
I began by stamping the main image from Paint A Flower: Coral Sunset using Embossing Ink on some of Altenew’s Watercolor Paper. This paper is extremely smooth and great for embossing beautifully detailed stamps! I heated some platinum embossing powder over the top, then taped my image down to a watercolor board to minimize warping.
Next, I used the Tropical Fiesta watercolor brush markers to add lots of vibrant color to the panel. When using liquid watercolors, I prefer to scribble the color out onto a ceramic palette, then pick up the color using my watercolor brushes and apply it to the paper with the damp paintbrush, rather than putting the brush marker directly to the paper. This way, I am guaranteed a bit more control with the intensity of the color. It’s easy to add layers of color to achieve super vibrant looks, but it’s much more difficult to take color away, so I try to make sure that I add color to the paper in small doses in all of my watercoloring.
Once my panel had dried completely, I splattered some dark purple watercolor to add a bit of artistic texture, then, once that had dried, heat embossed a greeting from the Paint A Flower: Coral Sunset stamp set, again using platinum embossing powder. I trimmed the sides of the panel and mounted it on an A2 panel of shimmery, deep magenta cardstock, finally adding a few gems to add a bit of sparkling texture.
Well, that’s all for my project today! As always, to celebrate the new release, Altenew is hosting lots of giveaways!
$200 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 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 03/27/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 03/30/2021.
Your next stop is Jenny Colacicco. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!
Your trick with the palette worked beautifully. The fade to white in the flower petals is really pretty.
Patty A Eifert says
Beautiful card! That is an awesome large flower group to color!
Mischelle Smith says
I love a peony! Altenew’s newest Paint a Flower is a winner!
barbara lassiter says
Love your beautiful card using this stamp set.
Yvonne Boucher says
Lovely….thank you for the inspiration!
Carolyn Reiners says
Sarah B says
Beautiful flowers and that vibrant background makes a stunning card.
Jill Rauenhorst says
Beautiful colors! Thanks for the detailed description of how you did it and the little tips. I’m thinking of starting to dabble in watecolor.
Love the depth you achieved through watercolor….awesome!
Ruth D. says
Your coloring is just out of this world. What I would give to be able to create something so beautiful!
Susan A Anglesey says
Very lovely card! Beautiful new set!
What a beautiful card! I love the purples and pinks together!
Susan A Anglesey says
Brenda Newt says
Love the lavender colors. Pretty card Thanks for sharing!
Oooh oooh I can’t wait to get mine. Love the color palette you chose.
Maureen Reiss says
Wow!!! This is Beautiful!!!
Love your color choices. You have made a stunning card!
Gorgeous card. I love the vivid background too.
Carol A Barth says
I am still recovering from a brain injury, so I am shaky. I do think watercoloring may be a good medium for me. I enjoy all of your projects
Cheri Mrkva says
Love these colors and the background is so vibrant!
Very pretty coloring of this PAF. Great inspiration, Thanks
Vikki H says
Beautifully colored, Emily! So appreciate your details.
Beautiful! I love the colour combination <3
Mary Ann Reilly says
Just amazing! A spring gift. I am so appreciate you sharing your talent.
Lindsey Fabian says
Altenew products are the BEST! It is my go to company for fantastic stamps and dies. I’m thrilled with the quality of all my paper craft supplies from them.
Marisela Delgado says
So beautiful, Emily. 💜
Heather Mills says
This is so gorgeous!!! I love your watercoloring, it’s so pretty and so are the colors you chose.
Melissa Midgett-Sullivan says
I love the colors you chose. They are really stunning. I did not realize that we have the same last name. Lol love your work
Sharon Gullikson says
The purple and magenta look wonderful together. I have never tried this combo, and I love it.
Tracey Landt says
Beautiful Emily. Thank you for the inspiration.
WOW Emily this is an outstanding card. Love the colours and design
Judy Bickel says
Beautiful card. You tip on controlling the watercolor colors will be helpful. I always apply more than what is needed. I need to work on this technique. Thank you for sharing your talents.
Great vibrant colors on those large beautiful blooms!
Meghan Kennihan says
Beautiful vibrant colors!
Vickie d says
Love your color choice of pink and purple!
Lauryne Cunningham says
What a gorgeous background! Love the colors!
Stunning! The colors on this card are simply gorgeous!
Bonnie Inks says
very beautiful. love this
Jeanne Beam says
Such a beautiful card! Love the colors…
Thanks for sharing.
Such a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing
Dawn Cooksley says
soooo gorgeous…love the design and the fabulous colors..
Linda Wood says
Ohh, sweet, your flowers are lighter on a darker background; everyone thinks of something different. I like what you did, it’s very nice.
Gayle Hicks says
Amber Bissonnette says
Beautiful card. Love the embossing and water colouring you did
Vicki Fedor says
Gorgeous depth with the background! The flowers really came to life!
Nicki Baxley says
I love the colors of this pretty card and appreciate your tips on using the watercolors.
Shawn M. says
Love your bright, cheery card!
Beautiful! I love your painting and color choices. Beautiful floral stamp.
Linda Conway says
Beautiful and Vibrant!!
Beautiful card. I love the colors
Sharon Gullikson says
The purple stands out beautifully against the bright pink. What a pretty look.
Elizabeth Kuhn says
I love the pinks and purples in this card! So gorgeous 🙂
Inkin' Chickie says
Great color share of the image. I like the background.
I love your card. It is beautiful. TFS