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

What’s not to love, Altenew always have the bestest stuff!  And the new Paint-A-Flower: Iris is gorgeous and we are hopping along to celebrate the release so you should have arrived here from the CALY’s amazing Blog!

But that’s not all that is being released today, it’s time for some Watercolor Paper and these are brilliant!  The little Paper set is ‘white’ and the Artists Watercolors blended like a dream.

And I did make a card too lol. I did a highlight technique by cutting a window with the Rounded Rectangles die.

Altenew - Paint-A-Flower - Iris - Therese Calvird (card video) 1 copyStamped out the beautiful Paint-A-Flower: Iris and relaxed and coloured with the Artists Watercolors.

Altenew - Paint-A-Flower - Iris - Therese Calvird (card video) 1 copyand a simple sentiment from the Flower Vine Stamp Set.

Altenew - Paint-A-Flower - Iris - Therese Calvird (card video) 1 copyDid you see that there is a smaller 12 pan version of paints available today too called the Watercolor Essential Set it’s a great option to try these wonderful paints and it has 12 of Altenew’s best colours to play with…   but if it’s the full set that you are wanting, there are 24 colours in the Artists’ Watercolor palette…

You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at YouTube.

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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 or the 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 3/31/2020.

Let’s Hop!
Altenew Card Blog
Vicky Papaioannou
LauraJane
Virginia Lu
Nathalie DeSousa
Ashlea Cornell
Caly Person
Therese Calvird ————-> You are Here
Norine Borys
Lilith Eeckels
Emily Midgett
Laurie Willison
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Svitlana Shayevich
Nicole Watt
Maryam Perez
Amber Rain Davis
Mindy Eggen
Sveta Fotinia
Jaycee Gaspar
Kymona Tracey
The Hedgehog Hollow
Agnieszka Malyszek

From here you are hopping along to Norine’s fabulous Blog!  I’ve linked all of the products that I used below or you can head to Altenew.  Thanks for your lovely visit here today, Hugs

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Other Supplies:

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Classic Crest Solar White 110lb
Classic Crest Solar White 110lb
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Classic Crest Solar White 80lb
Classic Crest Solar White 80lb
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Jet Black
Jet Black
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Watercolor Paper Set
Watercolor Paper Set
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Watercolor Paper Pad
Watercolor Paper Pad
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Foam
Foam
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Paint-A-Flower: Iris
Paint-A-Flower: Iris
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Flower VIne
Flower VIne
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Embossing Ink
Embossing Ink
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Rounded Rectangles
Rounded Rectangles
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Obsidian
Obsidian
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Watercolor Essential Set
Watercolor Essential Set
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Watercolor 36 Pan Set
Watercolor 36 Pan Set
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Watercolor Brush
Watercolor Brush
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Medium Palette
Medium Palette
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Jet Black Spray
Jet Black Spray
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Ocean Waves
Ocean Waves
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Pure White
Pure White
ALT | SSS | EH
WOW Heat Tool
WOW Heat Tool
SSS | AUZ | OTH | EH
Powder Tool
Powder Tool
SSS | EH
Spring Scissors
Spring Scissors
SSS | EH
Scissors
Scissors
SSS | AUZ | EH
Cutting Mat
Cutting Mat
ALT | SSS | AUZ
Gemini Junior
Gemini Junior
SSS | AUZ | EH
Bone Folder
Bone Folder
EH
Mini Score Board
Mini Score Board
SSS | AUZ | EH
MISTI
MISTI
ALT | SSS | AUZ | EH
Mini MISTI
Mini MISTI
ALT | SSS | EH
Acrylic Blocks
Acrylic Blocks
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Paper Trimmer
Paper Trimmer
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Stamping Mat
Stamping Mat
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Foam Squares small
Foam Squares small
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Foam Squares
Foam Squares
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Painters Tape
Painters Tape
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Glue Tape
Glue Tape
ALT | SSS | AUZ

76 thoughts on “Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Iris Release & Watercolor Essential Set Blog Hop & Giveaway + Video!

  1. As a teen, the field next to our house was vacant but I found some iris growing there and dug a few and brought them to our garden. When I left home, I took a couple to plant in my garden. A few always went with me to the next home and I still have some in my garden….and I’m retired! I love iris. This card is gorgeous.

    1. Really like the two layer card. The watercolored center section makes such a nice contrast with the black and white portion of the card.

  2. Beautiful card design and colouring. I like the contrast between the black and white and coloured portions.
    What is the mask situation like in hospital?

    1. It is going to be interesting times at work, I know the government have employed Australian companies to produce protective wear, but I don’t know if we will see the benefits in the private sector… it’s going to be a wait and see I suppose. Hugs Therese

  3. Irises are such a gorgeous flower! So glad to see this new stamp set featuring an all time favorite. Your card is beautiful. Thanks for the water-coloring tips on your video; very helpful as always.

  4. It’s always fun to see you watercolor, and this is a beautiful design. I love the flowiness (is that a word?) of the iris stamp.

  5. What a pretty card- love the dimension! I enjoyed watching you watercolor! Thank you for the tips!

  6. Such an informative video Therese. Now I am so excited to get my monthly subscription. Hurry hurry please.

  7. This is beautiful and a perfect card design when you want to send a watercolored look, but haven’t a lot of time for creating. 🙂

  8. I really enjoyed your glazing technique – very helpful video. Your window card is a nice idea and a great inspiration. Thank you for your contribution to the Hop!

  9. I just love watching you create! I will have to try this glazing technique. Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Such a pretty card, Therese. I am so fascinated how you manage to control where the water-colour went – int didn’t go over the edges. I am going to ry this, but I have low expectations, lol. Take care. xxx

    1. hahaha you can raise those ‘low’ expectations, add the clean water wherever you want to paint to be, then drop the paint in and let the magic happen… here’s the trick, don’t do this next an are that is wet as this will pull the colour into it, so paint areas that are not touching and then (the hard bit) wait for it to dry before adding another layer or painting directly beside it. Have fun! Hugs Therese

  11. Therese, your card is beautiful! Thanks for another fabulous video – and for introducing the term “glazing” to me!!

  12. What a wonderful project and loved the Altenew stamp. Thank you for the opportunity to see your work and participate in this giveaway.

  13. Terese, you never disappoint. This was yet another wonderful example. As we sit stuck at home our minds are engaged with creativity and spirits are lifted

  14. WOW! This card is beyond beautiful! I love the black and white outline and then with the water colour in the center! It really creates a striking look!

  15. Therese, you are so clever and talented! Love this glazing idea, the pop of color makes for a striking design! Thanks for the inspiration!

  16. You made such a beautiful card. I really like the coloring and layering! Thanks for the inspiration.

  17. Smashing colours on your Iris!! I love the window you made for your card! I’ve subscribed to your blog, channel & on BlogLovin. Thank you for the great tips on water colouring. I’m learning that myself. What part of Australia do you live? I have family in N.S.W. My Mum & I visited my Uncle & his family in ‘84 & absolutely adored it! I would love to come back one day. Watercolours & Iris=Absolutely Gorgeous!! God Bless & the Love of Christ to you all!!

  18. Therese I have you to thank for my love of water colouring.You made it look so easy I tried it and am now hooked.The Iris set of stamps is beautiful and a must have for me.Beautiful card.

  19. OH I LOVE your beautiful blue iris spotlight card and this glazing technique for water coloring, thanks for your awesome video!

  20. I like the dimension on your card. The flower is beautiful. Can’t wait for my stamp set to arrive.

  21. Goodness, yes, I always learn something (read lots of things!) when I see your videos, Therese … like this beautiful glazing! As patience is a virtue, you must be very virtuous waiting for the layers to dry!! It’s a gorgeous card … so lovely in the soft blues! Do hope you’re staying safe, especially so given your profession … hugs, Anita 🙂

  22. Gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing the glazing technique. I’m not a very good colorist, but I plan to try this. Love this PAF lily.

  23. I’m really happy to learn about the glazing technique and enjoy watching you make this beautiful card!

  24. Just made some cards last week and cutout the center for a pop-up look . It’s a fun way to make a card. This blog hop is fun, in that no two people have been using this stamp set the same way. All artists and showing their stuff. Thanks for spending some time and crafting for us. Staying home, crafting and being safe. Take care.. 🙂

  25. I love your card! The raised rectangle matched perfectly with the bottom piece! (I definitely have a hard time with that – so far!) I really like the way you watercolored the iris, too! Thank you for sharing your talents and time!

  26. This is such a stunning effect that you share so beautifully. I can’t handle how much beautiful inspiration you share… all the time!!! Thank you, my beautiful friend.

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