Welcome to the Altenew August Paint-A-Flower release blog hop and giveaway, you should have arrived here from Sandhya Iyer
if not you can go back to the start of the hop at any time by visiting the Altenew Card Blog
or by using the links at the end of this post to navigate.
This month's PAF flower is the White Swan Echidna
, It's a stunning outline floral image that's perfect for colouring with several mediums, the set also has 12 sentiments in different font styles, allowing you to choose which best suits your projects.
I chose to keep my card really simple to show how you can create a pretty card even if you have no/very little experience with watercolor. I created an ombre wash for the background using just two colors from the 12 pan set. I then mixed a couple of colors to create a pinky/purple colour for the flowers and added some darker areas to create shadows and highlights.
I added some inky splatters and stamped a sentiment to finish the card. As you get used to playing with watercolor your skills will develop more and you'll be amazed at how quickly your projects improve. The Altenew YouTube channel has lots of fantastic watercolor videos from the Design Team with hints and tips, so it's definitely worth grabbing a cup of your favourite drink and sitting down to watch a few.
PAF Subscription plan This is a monthly subscription plan for our Paint-A-Flower. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in our monthly Paint-A-Flower releases and will receive a set each month - at a specially discounted price! ($15.99 →$12.99)
$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 08/28/2021 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 08/30/2021.
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I really love your tender colors!ReplyDelete
Absolutely STUNNING COLORING!ReplyDelete
Love a watercolor look and your choice of colors here makes for a beautiful card.ReplyDelete
Beautiful!!!! That background...Wow!!ReplyDelete
So Pretty! I love those colours together!ReplyDelete
Oh so beautiful, love the softness of your colors..ReplyDelete
absolutely in love with this stamp set
Gorgeous coloring! Beautiful card.ReplyDelete
Such gorgeous subtle colors but so effective!ReplyDelete
Great color share for the set. Nice background created.ReplyDelete
Soft and prettyReplyDelete
Perfect technique for the lovely flower.ReplyDelete
Lovely CAS design and color combo.ReplyDelete
Super sweet card! Love the pastelsReplyDelete
Your card is so pretty!Delete
Beautiful card. I love the soft colors and the lovely ombre background.ReplyDelete
This is so lovely in the soft colors! :)ReplyDelete
Great color choices! Lovely lavender pinkish echinacea flowers, they contrast well with Light coral background.ReplyDelete
Marisela Delgado said: So pretty. email@example.comReplyDelete
So pretty in these colors.ReplyDelete
Love your soft, pinky/purple flowers! And your background is so pretty. The sentiments in this PAF set are just fabulous!ReplyDelete
Your custom pinky/purple is super pretty. Good eye!ReplyDelete
Nice watercolor! Thanks for your ideas.ReplyDelete
Such nice spring colors. Beautiful card!ReplyDelete
Reminds me of a pretty sunset. Soft colors delicately done.ReplyDelete
I love the ombre look background. Pretty colors and gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I love the color combination and the gorgeous background!ReplyDelete
loving the soft watercolor affects on the cardReplyDelete