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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Tammy Hanson July 25, 2022 - 09:23

A gorgeous card. Love the amount of white space.

Cindy C. July 25, 2022 - 09:40

Beautiful! Watercolor is one of my favorite mediums.

KATE LEBLANC July 25, 2022 - 09:52

I love the beautiful colors. Just the right amount to be stunning!

Isabel Z July 25, 2022 - 10:25

So much inspiration today–what beautiful creations.

Pam R July 25, 2022 - 10:28

Lovely card. I wish I could master watercoloring.

Judy J Lewis July 25, 2022 - 10:44

I love the new stamps!

michiganderintexas July 25, 2022 - 10:53

lovely video – great instruction

Maria A Rodriguez July 25, 2022 - 10:58

Gorgeous indeed, I love the contrast of the striped circle behind this lovely bloom, it gives your card lots of fabulous texture and contrast.
Thank you for sharing.
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Becky Reeder July 25, 2022 - 11:03

Stunning card!

llong932 July 25, 2022 - 11:07

Lovely work, as always! Allowing the texture of the watercolor cardstock show thru your coloring really adds to the image.

Ann Tolman July 25, 2022 - 11:29

Love your beautiful flower on the black and white background!

Angela Hayes Hall July 25, 2022 - 11:32

Beautiful card, colors are awesome.

Debbie Carriere July 25, 2022 - 11:33

Beautiful card! Love your video. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sadia Ashraf July 25, 2022 - 12:02

Wonderful watercolor inspirations!

Ruth Gauss July 25, 2022 - 13:16

Beautiful! I love the subtle variation in color and the softness of the watercolor. Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring!

Sharon Sandahl July 25, 2022 - 13:38

I’ve never been too happy with my efforts at watercolors, or coloring in general. This should be fun.

Greta H July 25, 2022 - 14:29

Beautiful card, Erum!

Jennifer L Friddle July 25, 2022 - 14:43

I love the watercoloring of the China Rose stamp set . I am trying to learn how to do all of the shading and coloring of florals too . Thank you for sharing all the details of how you done this card , I love how you added the black and white cardstock , it just makes everything pop , and it is beautiful!

grammysgreetings July 25, 2022 - 14:43

Beautiful! Love using watercolors.

divamom96 July 25, 2022 - 15:51

Beautiful watercolor, Erum!

Meghan Kennihan July 25, 2022 - 17:19

I love the vivid purple watercoloring! The black splatters are the perfect touch!

djkardkreations July 25, 2022 - 18:20

Your card is sensational, Erum! I am trying my hand at watercoloring with paints again, so this hop is very timely for me. Thank you!! Hugs, Darnell

Christina K Somerville July 25, 2022 - 18:31

I’m so excited to use some of these materials and techniques! I’m relatively new to this so everything is new to me!

Talitha Wright July 25, 2022 - 19:23

Such a pretty card! Simple and elegant.

Jodi C July 25, 2022 - 20:15

I love your watercolor designs!! That stamp is gorgeous too❤️Thank You!

Jeanne Rice July 25, 2022 - 20:35

Beautiful card. Love all the inspiration on these blog hops.

Kathy Raker July 25, 2022 - 21:19

Gorgeous card, very colorful!

Lori Hayes July 26, 2022 - 00:15

Gorgeous card! I love the pink and purple, my favorite colors!

dawnnz July 26, 2022 - 03:16

Stunning Erum. Love this one – the additional of the pencils is awesome

Haris July 26, 2022 - 05:18

So beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration!

Twana Griffin July 26, 2022 - 07:17

I love your card design! Very beautiful how the black just makes the purple pop off the page. Very beautiful

joni52 July 26, 2022 - 07:30

Gorgeous card, Erum. You make watercoloring look easy to do!

12x12 Cardstock Shop July 26, 2022 - 08:38

Thanks for Sharing informative blog with us.

boilermom27 July 26, 2022 - 09:10

This turned out beautifully!

Sarah Smith Bates July 26, 2022 - 10:01

I love the shading with color pencils on top of the watercolor.

Julia July 26, 2022 - 14:20

Love the colors in the card. I’ve always loved the look of watercolors.

Sue D July 26, 2022 - 14:24

Love your watercolor sets and these examples.

Pai C Meng July 26, 2022 - 15:27

watercolors are some of my faves. beautiful!

vickiedavis77 July 26, 2022 - 15:39

Beautiful coloring as usual and the touches of pink are perfect.

Penny July 26, 2022 - 17:55

Erum, it is mesmerizing to watch you paint…more, more please

Nancy Wilcox July 26, 2022 - 18:12

Great water color inspiration!

Linda BL July 27, 2022 - 00:48

Love the bright purple flower with the black. Very striking!

Lissette July 27, 2022 - 01:17

Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration.

Marisela Delgado July 27, 2022 - 07:26

So gorgeous!

Wanda Radler July 27, 2022 - 09:03

The colored pencil really makes that flower pop!

Sharon Gullikson July 27, 2022 - 16:24

Really pretty. I am going to watch your video because I have never seen this technique before. I’m so glad that I’m doing this blog hop!

Nandini July 28, 2022 - 00:17

Love the card. And the video is really great!!

Denise Morgante July 28, 2022 - 08:52

Love what you have done with this flower stamp. Can’t wait to try this water coloring.

Liz O. July 28, 2022 - 09:25

Beautiful inspiration! Watercolors are probably my favorite coloring medium, I like the “loose and ethereal” look you can get with this medium. Thanks for the inspiration!

auntsherer (Sheri Willard) July 28, 2022 - 16:39

Your card turned out beautifully! I haven’t tried watercolor yet but am definitely going to so thanks for the inspiration.

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