Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Hydrangea Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

22 April 2020


Welcome to the Paint-A-Flower Hydrangea Release Blog Hop and Giveaway. If you have come from Laurie Willison's blog you are right on track. You can start the hop over on the Altenew Card Blog .


For today's hop, I created a card. I am really enjoying watercolouring at the moment and try to practise regularly. Watercolouring stamped flowers is my new favourite thing to do so when I got this set I knew I wanted to practise my colouring skills. 

I started by stamping the flower image with some very light ink. I used Vanilla Cream from Altenew. It is a waterbased ink and I love using it for no-line watercolouring. 

Lydia who is also on the team taught me a trick when it comes to no-line watercolouring. For the best results, you should work on petals, leaves, etc that aren't touching. Work your way around the flower or arrangement and before starting on an adjacent element, make sure the one next to it is completely dry. This will ensure you get the best results.

 I am really happy with the result of the hydrangea flower but still need to work on the leaves.


Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog for a chance to win. We’ll 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 THIS POST on the Altenew Card Blog on 04/30/2020.
Your next stop is: LauraJane
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94 comments :

Jody V said...

I love the soft colour. Thank you for sharing this versatile stamp set.

Jody V said...

I love your soft colouring. Thanks for sharing.

mumster said...

Such beautiful watercoloring. Gorgeous card

Unknown said...

Your card makes me want to try water coloring too! Very pretty! Thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

I love hydrangeas. Beautiful coloring.

Unknown said...

This is also a new outlet for my love of watercoloring! NIcely done.

CandyraeT said...

Your coloring is so soft and pretty! Love this card.

Beverly said...

You colored those hydrangeas beautifully! Love the sentiment too! Beautiful card!

Carol said...

Ooh, so pretty! Love your watercoloring - it's perfect for this set!

Barbara said...

Beautiful hydrangeas! My favorite Paint-A-Flower set thus far!

corky.kay@verizon.net said...

That turned out so pretty it makes me want to try watercoloring again! I'm terrible at it, but I love the look. Great job!

Michelle Patricia Anders said...

Lovely card and make colouring-in look so simple.

Seester2T said...

I absolutely love the softness of this!

Jade said...

I love your hydrangeas. They look so real and beautiful. The purple colors are wonderful.

Pat J said...

Beautiful watercoloring! Love the use of Vanilla Cream outline to keep it "soft" and natural.

Nina Houghton said...

Lilith, your treatment of the hydrangea's is so soft and sweet. It is beautiful! Thank you!

Plum Crazy Valerie said...

Lovely watercolor, I enjoyed your card.

Barbara said...

I love flowers that are water coloured, I struggle with it but you did a beautiful job colouring this card. Thanks for sharing.

Susan B. said...

Wow! Your no line coloring is so beautiful. Love the delicate look of your hydrangea!

Judy K said...

Your card is beautiful and your watercolor skills are amazing! I especially appreciate your helpful tips.

Jan said...

Lovely card. I really like the watercolor with no lines. This card could be framed.

Nandini said...

So beautiful! I love the gorgeous coloring.

sharon g said...

This is SO pretty. Very artistic. I just love the purples...

Sweet Sarah said...

Anxious to practice my watercoloring skills on this stamp set also!

Karen M said...

Your no line watercoloring is gorgeous! So lifelike!

Catherine said...

Wow this stamp set is STUNNING with no line watercoloring! Gorgeous card!

MaryH said...

The yellow green and black really place the emphasis on the flowers. Decidedly enjoyed the card. Thank you for your efforts in the creation of this card!

Cyndi said...

Gorgeous! That hydrangea is beautiful and your coloring is amazing.

Carolyn said...

I just love the blended blue Hydrangea's. Wonderful layout.

Ms. Tamp said...

Wonderful finished look. I like how soft the flowers turned out. Great pictures of the card.

Barbara said...

This stamp really lends itself to watercolors. Can't wait to try myself.

Heather M said...

I love the soft colors and tones. Beautiful coloring. Thank you for sharing!

Kailash said...

Lovely coloring, so pretty!

Jennifer Sears said...

Inspiringly beautiful no line water coloring. The dark centers really make the purple hues pop.

Jennifer Sears said...

Inspiring beautiful no line water coloring. I especially like the dark centers that make the purple hues pop!

Jennifer Taylor said...

This card is lovely. Love the soft colors you chose. What a fantastic stamp.

Retta said...

This is just gorgeous. I just can't seem to master no-line coloring. Yours is beautiful!

Annette Gordon said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! I love this card. You really captured the tiny flowers and made them pop of the card. This is a stunning card! And I love that it is a one layer card. Oh, to be able to paint like that!

Becca Yahrling said...

So very pretty! I love no-line coloring. And I love these flowers!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Such beautiful watercoloring! I LOVE the shading!

Judi said...

Love the card, and thank you for the tip!

Marianne said...

Your card is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your talents.

Jess46 said...

Hi, lovely colors in your card!

nancy dempsey said...

So soft and pretty! I love it!

Brenda said...

I love your card! I’m a huge fan of yours as I’m just starting a scrapbook and I enjoy seeing your videos on scrapbooking too. Making cards are my favorites but I love using my Altenew stamps on my scrapbook too.

Jane B. said...

So pretty. Haven't tried watercoloring. But, your beautiful card makes me want to give it a go!

Annette Reed said...

Your watercoloring is lovely. I don't know how to build layers, so my coloring looks no where near this pretty. Your card looks wonderful.

Carol Wortman said...

The centers of these flowers catch the eye so beautifully! At first glance I thought you had stamped or heat embossed your watercolor tin, which is also very pretty! Love the lavender so much. Thanks and please stay healthy!

Rose said...

Very pretty & elegant card. Lovely colours & your no line colouring is beautiful.

Debbie Rumpza said...

Lovely! No line coloring is such a challenge for me!

Danyelle Dillon said...

Oh man, that is gorgeous painting! You are so talented! I am new so I hope to get at least as half as good! Love hydrangea! I think of my grandmother who had passed away several years ago now. But, when I see hydrangea I think of her because she had a yard full of them. She was so good at growing things. I have 2 in my yard serving as memory for her but mine are babies compared to what she grew. She let them get huge and it was like a jungle of course I was a child then so everything looks bigger then. I love the shades of purple that you used on your card. It is so exquisite! I have got to start learning all these techniques!

Liz O. said...

This is a gorgeous PAF set, a very pretty image and great sentiments!! This hydrangea is very pretty and your watercolor design is perfect Lilith! Thanks for the inspiration!

Karthikha said...

The hydrangeas are so beautiful in your awesome coloring! Love this card! :)

A Crafty Person said...

So Pretty. Love the water coloring.

Kathleen said...

Beautiful watercoloring. I need to get a good light color ink to use for no-line watercoloring and give it a try.

Geri Clark said...

Your water on line coloring is beautiful, thanks for the tips. Love your card.

Geri Clark said...

Your water no line coloring is beautiful, thanks for the tip. Love your card.

Kathy said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous painting, Lilith! You are an expert on this, and your card design shows it off so well!

Nox said...

Beautiful - I love the soft colours you used for your hydrangeas!

Melanie said...

Your coloring of this stamp is just so pretty. Great job!

jcamp2020 said...

Like the look of the no line stamping. Had to order this stamp as it is so beautiful. Can't wait to play with it also. Staying home, crafting, reading and being safe. We are in this together.

Arlene said...

I find the yellow toned leaves a refreshing change from so much green. I love the novel approach.

Sue D said...

This is beautiful!

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful hydrangea flowers! Love the way you colored them for your pretty card!

Amber Bissonnette said...

Wow so beautiful and classic looking!
The no line watercolour is amazing

Joanne Hoffmann said...

WOWza...you nailed the water coloring!! It is absolutely breathtaking! Color palette is so realistic...

bzyPTmom said...

Your painting is gorgeous, makes me want to get my water colors and give it a try!

Christine said...

Absolutely beautiful. Your coloring is amazing! Thanks for sharing your talents with us.

Teri S. said...

Lilith, you should indeed be happy with the results of your no line watercolouring. I'd be ecstatic if I'd done it. Love the shades of colours you achieved. Thanks.

Lisa Byers said...

So beautiful!! I love your watercoloring. I have every watercolor product from Altenew except this set. I need it!!

laurazark@gmail.com said...

Two things I miss about living in the Midwest is my hydrangea bushes and my lilac trees. You've colored these so beautifully, I love how soft and dreamy this is.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

You colored those flowers beautifully. Great sentiment too. Thanks for sharing

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Wow! Beautifully colored! Love the color combination!

JMN said...

Love, love, love your card it is beautiful.

Laraine R said...

Beautiful! Love your watercoloring!

Dana M said...

Stunning card! Wow, your watercoloring is incredible - fantastic!

Pamela said...

This a beautiful stamp set. I always hope that my hydrangea winters over and makes me happy when I start to see the first green buds. I love what an elegant card you can make with this stamp. Loving your water coloring!

Liz Jutila said...

Such beautiful hydrangea! Love the soft purples. Lovely sample.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

This is beautiful! I love the no line watercoloring!

Izabela Wr. said...

I love your stunning card ! Watercolor on the flower is gorgeous!!

Kimberly said...

I dunno, those leave look pretty swell to me. What beautiful compositions you came up with!

Kathy Dippner said...

Beautiful card! I love your watercoloring and fabulous color.

GrandmaAYW said...

Love, love, love hydrangeas! Can’t wait to get mine.

Dee said...

Gosh your flowers are so beautiful. Love this.

Andrea Shell said...

This is beautiful! I love the colors and depth of the blossoms!

Sheila said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for the watercoloring tips.

Monica C. said...

Your watercolor painting is gorgeous! I love how you have done the hydrangeas!

Judy Price said...

Lilith, you may be a tiny bit disappointed but I thing it is lovely. We have hydrangea in our yard, and it is one flower that I can imagine would be difficult to color, it's such a detailed, multi-faceted flower. I haven't tried to color one - yet! :-) Well done!

Penny said...

A beautiful shade of purple, the results are ethereal.

Tina Z. said...

I love your coloring techniques!

Kraftsbyus4u said...

Beautifully made card!

Kraftsbyus4u said...

Beautifully made card!

Jennell V said...

Yet another technique I need to work on. Beautiful card!

Jean said...

You highlighted this gorgeous set well.

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