Hi there! Today, Altenew is releasing the next in their Paint A Flower Series: Paint A Flower Lotus. This month’s stamp is a bit different than those previously released in the Paint A Flower series, as it features a full pond scene, complete with bubbles, fish, and rocks. We’re celebrating and inspiring with a blog hop, and your should have arrived here from the Altenew Card Blog, while your next stop is Keren Baker.
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.
For my project today, I used the fantastic Altenew Artist’s 24 Pan Watercolor set (which you can purchase in a discounted bundle with the Paint A Flower Lotus set!) to create a serene sunset scene. My husband loves sunsets, and he’s always asking me to paint one for him, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity. I began by heat embossing the main image from Paint A Flower Lotus on some of Altenew’s Watercolor Paper, which is smooth enough to ensure beautiful embossing on this detailed image.
I taped the image down to my watercolor board, as I knew I would be using quite a bit of water with this image and so wanted to reduce warping, then began adding lots of color with the Artist’s Watercolor 24 Pan set. I kept things light on the first layer, then added more concentrated color and details to ensure lots of contrast between light and dark, trying to make the lotus flowers beneath the water a bit shadowed compared to those above the water.
Once my watercolored image had dried completely, (I like to leave really wet and saturated watercolor pieces taped down overnight to reduce warping) I removed the tape and added a black cardstock frame that I trimmed with my trimmer. I also added a silver embossed greeting from Peaceful Serenity on another strip of black cardstock, all of which I popped up using Instant Dimension Foam Tape.
Well, that’s all for my project today! Now, we have some fun giveaway information for you:
$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 05/28/2021 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 05/30/2021.
Your next stop is Keren Baker. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!
I really love the impossible hour with the watercolors. I’m not tried this yet but I think I would love watercoloring.
I LOVE the colors!
Maureen Reiss says
Really Stunning card!!!!
Dona Blackman says
Stunning. The color combo is awesome. The gold embossing really pops the colors. I will have to try this technique.
Caroline Livermore says
Love your use of color I have just started water coloring with Altenew watercolor set and it is so relaxing….results with a water brush are glorious!
Inkin' Chickie says
Great color share. I like the difference between the water and the sky.
Gorgeous and I love your sunset sky!
Jackie Posnansky says
Just beautiful! ❤️
Margaret S says
Beautiful card. Love the colors.
Rhonda Wilson says
I love the metallic embossing! Looks like stained glass!
roxanne tellini says
This looks like a stained glass window. It is really pretty.
Amy Donohue says
Emily, this is so beautiful! And just from reading your post here I learned something. DUH…use very smooth watercolor paper when I want to emboss it. Really, I feel silly that this never occured to me. Even when I have used Arches Cold Press, emboss it and am disappointed. I thought it was me. Like I said….DUH. While I am on the topic…I seem to get a lot if pits when I gold emboss (on regular Neenah). Is there a fix for this?
barbara lassiter says
This is really beautiful. I love the colors, too!
Carolyn Reiners says
Beautiful Emily. I love embossing before watercoloring.
Neely P. says
The embossing on the card makes it pop! Beautiful card!
Maria del Valle says
Beautifully colored! Love the color combo
Love this set!
Cordelia Alderman says
This set is incredible. Your card is beautiful.
Donna Walls says
Beautiful card Emily and the Silver Embossing really adds to the image as well as making watercoloring a breeze. Thanks for the Inspiration!
Beautiful card! I love the awesome coloring!
Allison Grant says
I love the scene that you created and the colors are beautiful.
Shirley Pollock says
Beautiful card I love the colors!
Mary Yorde says
Beautiful card & stamp set!
Gillie Runge says
The silver embossing makes it very artistic! I will try since I got the silver stock! Thanks for the idea!
Tonya Weidenhof says
Show stopper of a card!
Reminds me of stained glass!
Jeanne Beam says
Beautiful! Love the colors…
Thanks for sharing.
Barbara-Jean Kubik says
Your colors are fantastic!
Sharon C says
I love the colors you chose.
Jade McClung says
Lovely! What a gorgeous card! I love the colors.
Patti Nienberg says
Beautiful card Emily! I really need to break down and use my watercolors! Thanks for the inspiration!
Marisela Delgado says
Your card is just stunning!! I adore lotus flowers!!Thanks so much for your super inspiration! Stay safe! 🙂
Julie Shields says
Gorgeous, and I love the sunset idea!
Sharon Gullikson says
WOW, the silver embossing really makes the images pop!! I love your soft coloring, too.
Gayle Hicks says
Sandra Baggarly says
Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.
Linda BL says
So lovely! The silver embossing goes so well with the colors you used!
Nailed that sunset!
Love your card and your coloring
Joyce Stuart says
The watercolors are so fascinating with the metallic embossing.
Lynn M Tjerne says
Beautiful coloring and blending!
Lauryne Cunningham says
Wow! Beautiful watercoloring!
Talitha Wright says
Love your color choices. Fabulous card.
Sue D says
Beautiful sunset with the lotus flowers.
Sarah B says
Love the sunset and the card. You definitely achieved the shadow effect for the leaves under the water. Thanks for the inspiration.
Cyndi Morris says
This set is definitely “unique” and “beautiful.” Your card is amazing — beautiful coloring.
Vickie S Davis says
Love the colors in this card, especilly your sky. the black border just makes everything pop.
Beautiful card, great colors.
Oh wow! This water scene is incredible!
Nicki Baxley says
Beautiful design! Love it with the black border!
Kay Furnish says
Love your color choices!
Renee VanEpps says
Your water coloring is always so gorgeous!! Love this card!
Susan Young says
Love this scene, so serene!
Pauline Abeysekera says
It’s all been said but it’s all true – beautiful, stunning, great colours, love the sunset, the shadows, the embossing, the frame. You’re so talented.
Kristina Robinson says
Drop dead gorgeous! Looks like stained glass! Stunning. I’m not familiar with the watercolor set (pan?) you mentioned, do you use it with regular watercolor brushes, a water brush, or something else?
Your color choices are total eye candy. I can’t stop looking at the colors, your shading—and the embossing makes this elegant water scene frame-worthy!
Denise Bryant says
Beautiful stamp design! I love the colors you used!
Sherry L Federico says
beautiful card.thanks for sharing
Liz Kuhn says
Lovely colors! Such a beauty
Amber B says
Stunning card!!! Love your colours