Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Iris & Watercolor Essential Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

by - March 22, 2020



Hey, there! I'm thrilled you could join me on the Altenew March Paint-A-Flower, Essential Watercolor, and Watercolor Card Stock release.  I know what you're thinking; another watercolor palette? Yes! This one has such different properties than the last two releases and you'll see why in my project today. Before we get started, let's talk about PRIZES! Everyone's favorite, right?

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 and/or Altenew Scrapbook 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 the Altenew blogs on 03/31/2020.


For my project using the Paint A Flower: Iris release, I used the new Essentials Watercolor Palette but made sure to utilize the incredible transparency of colors that this palette provides. For the base color I, of course, used Deep Irish and continued on the outer perimeters of each petal with the blue shade included in that palette. This was simple to incorporate as the transparency of the colors worked well with each other to create new hues and highlight the natural shadows and highlights of an Iris flower. 


Finally, as with most of my watercolor pieces, I used Primsacolor colored pencils before finishing the project to create more depth and dimension to the petals and greenery of the image. The new watercolor card stock allowed me to create these projects without worrying about the quality of stamping and even flawlessly showed the sentiment stamp with no problems at all. As a stamper, this is extremely important to me, obviously, and with most watercolor paper I usually have to stamp at least 2 or 3 times to get a nice, crips image for coloring. 

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed learning a bit about how I created this project with the new Paint A Flower and Watercolor release from Altenew! As always, you can find the full list of product links below and the full hop list. Don't forget to leave a comment on each stop for your chance to win! Your next stop on the hop is the always amazing Caly Person! (Find the link below supply list)


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34 comments

  1. Beautiful irises! I finally live in a state where I can grow them. Their delicate scent is marvelous,

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  2. So very pretty. Love the purple colors.

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  3. Very nice card, pretty color choice!

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  4. Very nice water coloring. Love your card.

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  5. So very pretty! Love the gorgeous Iris and also the lovely sentiment.

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  6. Love the gorgeous inspiration! The new stamp set is fantastic. I really love the sentiments in this set!

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  7. Your colors look just wonderful. Thanks for showing us your talent with watercolors.

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  8. Beautiful! Love this new PAF stamp set.

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  9. really like the outline of purple with the pretty pink color on the flowers

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  10. This is so gorgeous!!! Your coloring is fabulous!

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  11. Beautiful watercoloring... I love the outlines you did!

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  12. So pretty, like the style of coloring!

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  13. Beautiful card and sentiment! The images on this new set are fabulous, thanks for the inspiration Ashlea!

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  14. Very pretty card. I love Irises and there are so many colors to be inspired with.

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  15. Good show of the stamp and paints.

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  16. This is a beautiful card and I love the delicate look you gave the irises! Watercolor is a fun medium to use in card making and I'm so glad to see it's still going strong with this new release from Altenew!

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  17. Gorgeous purple iris, love the water coloring on your elegant card!

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  18. I love the new iris paint a flower. Very pretty colors on your card.

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  19. What a pretty card. Loving this stamp set ♥

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  20. What a super beautiful card!! Fantastic work, love the colors and coloring! <3

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  21. Gorgeous card. The iris is my favorite flower and purple is my favorite color, so this one touches my heart.

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  22. Gorgeous! Purple irises are one of my favorites!

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  23. Very pretty card. Thank you for sharing ☺

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  24. Gorgeous. This particular set will be a joy to watercolor a million different ways

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  25. The colored pencils really do add a lot to making a finished project. You do beautiufl work. Really talented. Thanks for doing this project and sharing with us. This blog hop has been fun to check on a couple of you each morning and then doing a bit of crafting myself in the afternoon. Staying home, crafting and staying safe. You all take care. :)

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  26. Those Iris are one of my favorite Altenew products. Once I start working again, that'll be on my wish list!

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  27. I love your card, and how the colors meshed from the outline to the fill - complimenting each other all the way. Very nice color play! Thank you for sharing!

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  28. Hello from Florida! I loved your card and I love watercolors!
    Thank you for sharing!!

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  29. That darker purple outline really makes it pop. Beautiful

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