Celebrating Watercolors Blog Hop Newsletter

Hi there everyone! Welcome to the “Celebrating Watercolors Blog Hop.” Who doesn't love watercolors?! I know some of you are intimidated by them, but if you have been following my tutorials, you should know by now they are super fun and easy to work with. All you need to do is let loose sometimes.

To wrap up World Watercolor Month 2022, we are hosting a fun and inspirational blog hop to showcase Altenew watercolors and highlight incredible watercolor art from some of our designers and guest designers.

So, get out your watercolors, hop along, get inspired, and have fun watercoloring!

Celebrating Watercolors Project Inspiration


I used the Paint-A-Flower: China Rose Outline Stamp Set and stamped it partially on A2 Watercolor Cardstock in Obsidian Ink. Next, I used the Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set to color the image. I used mostly purple and a bit of pink for the flower on some of the petals. And for the leaves, I used a bunch of greens.

Once I was done with the watercolor, I used Woodless Coloring Pencils and added shading into the nooks of the petals or where I thought the shadows would be darkest. This gave my flower dimension.


Next, I added splatters of black paint onto the white card base. Then I die cut a circle using Halftone Circles Nesting Dies out of one of the papers from the Essential Black and White 6×6 Paper Pack. I adhered these elements to the card front. To finish, I adhered the sentiment.

You can watch the watercoloring process video below or on YouTube.

Before you hop along, feel free to browse Altenew's wonderful collection of Watercolor Pan Sets!

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Giveaway Prizes

Celebrating Watercolors Blog Hop Giveaway

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this special blog hop, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 08/05/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 08/09/2022.

Blog Hop List

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Here's the complete list of the amazing designers joining today's Celebrating Watercolors Blog Hop! Drop by each stop and leave them lots of love!


Jenny Colacicco

Kelly Taylor

Therese Calvird

Amber Rain Davis


Virginia Lu

Tina Smith

Ishani Sai

Isha Gupta

Tenia Nelson

Joylita Dsouza

Karen Brown

Sandhya Iyer

Terri Koszler


Hussena Calcuttawala

Nenette Madero

Happy hopping! Thanks for stopping by!


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Barbara Kaja July 31, 2022 - 8:38 PM

Beautiful! A beginner water colored, didn’t know that you put water on first😊

Sue McRae July 31, 2022 - 8:40 PM

Wow, stunning big bloom!

Pai C Meng July 31, 2022 - 9:28 PM

beautiful cards!

mia lanyon August 1, 2022 - 6:01 AM

you have creative coloring eyes for blending and shading beautifully formed flowers and unique backgrounds 🤗

Carrie R August 1, 2022 - 7:49 AM

Beautiful card!! Thanks for sharing.

Beth Rogers August 1, 2022 - 4:07 PM

Beautiful way to showcase this PAF, thank you for the inspiration!

Melissa Leftrick August 2, 2022 - 12:17 AM

Stunning!! Love these cards and the inspiration!

dorothy August 2, 2022 - 2:17 AM

I love water coloring, especially Altenew stamps. There is so much to learn- thank you Altenew for all your inspiration.

Traci Starkweather August 3, 2022 - 9:47 AM

What a gorgeous card! I love how you colored this and the black and white stripes really set it off! My favorite colors are purple and pink–just perfect!

vickiedavis77 August 3, 2022 - 11:20 AM

Such a beautiful and elelgant card.

kayceebow0021 August 3, 2022 - 5:44 PM

I love this! I’ll have to give colored pencil over my water colored images a try.

Angela Hayes Hall August 3, 2022 - 10:19 PM

Beautiful card

Freida Kirkland August 4, 2022 - 5:34 PM

Just gorgeous! I’m really happy about this month’s subject as it is truly what got me started on my card making journey! Just to find out that watercolor could be vibrant and exciting gave me the boost I needed! Thank you to all who have produce such beautiful work for this month!!

Janice B August 4, 2022 - 10:50 PM

I love the gorgeous flower and the clever contrast.

Carole McKinney August 5, 2022 - 3:28 AM

Gorgeous – I love the purple!

Karen Erickson August 12, 2022 - 2:57 PM

Beautiful cards, love watercolor

Karen Erickson August 12, 2022 - 3:01 PM

Beautiful cards

Altenew August 16, 2022 - 8:38 AM

Thank you, Karen!

laurie2cats October 19, 2022 - 6:03 PM

Beautiful coloring! Adding the pencil details is a great tip.

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