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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Amy Solovay July 28, 2022 - 20:27

This is stunning, Erum! You and the other design team members have shared some exquisite watercolor artwork here!

Kylee Rose July 29, 2022 - 09:03

Super excited for this beautiful giveaway 🥰

Carol L McCready July 29, 2022 - 19:58

Lovely card. The colors turned out beautifully.

Lissette July 30, 2022 - 03:47

Beautiful artwork Erum. Thanks for sharing.

Lauryne Cunningham July 30, 2022 - 11:03

Beautiful cards! I love these watercolor sets!

Cheri Johnston July 30, 2022 - 13:35

I have the watercolors, they’re fabulous 👌 Such vibrant colors!

LeAnn Holdeman July 30, 2022 - 13:36

Sooo beautiful! Wanting to learn more about watercolor!!

Dawn July 30, 2022 - 13:37

Every single card is STUNNING!

Renee L VanEpps July 30, 2022 - 13:38

Gorgeous painting, love Erum’s watercoloring videos :)

Giuliana Rubinacci July 30, 2022 - 13:49

Beautiful coloring! And I love how simple the card base is. You’ve got so much talent!

Hayleycreates July 30, 2022 - 14:06

Thanks for the inspiration! Lovely shading.

Lenora Murphy July 30, 2022 - 14:09

Such stunning work. I’ve always been nervous about using watercolor, but these examples have goven me new excitement about them.

sharon Newcom July 30, 2022 - 14:12

Absolutely lovely…. Trying my untrained hand at a little watercolor… I am in awe when it actually looks like “watercolor” and not a blob.lol… I can’t wait to learn from the tutorials available here… What a Wonderful Site and Blog… I use my Altenew products currently in my bins on a regular basis… Thank You for making awesome products…

Tina Campbell July 30, 2022 - 14:42

Wow!! Beautiful work!!!

Shirley Ann Crouch July 30, 2022 - 14:53

you make it looks so easy and turns out beautiful!

Lyn Ohlensehlen July 30, 2022 - 15:04

Amazing artwork! Just gorgeous

Tracy Schaperow July 30, 2022 - 15:06

That is so beautiful. The flower has amazing dimension. Pops out at me.

Lisa L. July 30, 2022 - 15:35

Absolutely beautiful cards. Love the video! Always wanted to learn water coloring. Thank you for the great video class!!

Maureen R July 30, 2022 - 15:47

This is sooooo Beautiful!!!!

Deb W. July 30, 2022 - 15:52

Love the watercolor effect. So stunning, I never thought to add colored pencil accents.

Elizabeth Roberts July 30, 2022 - 15:54

This is gorgeous flower and card.

Ashley Fischer July 30, 2022 - 16:21

Loving all these watercolor ideas! Gets the creative juices flowing!

Carol Maldonado July 30, 2022 - 16:44

Wow thanks! The pencils give such a wonderful effect. Will try this.

Amy Levinn July 30, 2022 - 16:50

Beautiful! Thanks for the very helpful video. And great trick of using pencil.

Mary Craft July 30, 2022 - 16:56

Gorgeous cards. I love how watercolor is used.

Denise Coulter July 30, 2022 - 17:09

Wow, those purples are so vibrant! Love it!

lvngmydsh July 30, 2022 - 17:18

Just love this and thank you for sharing how you did it. I’m inspired to try now. :)

Roxanne Dorsey July 30, 2022 - 17:33

Thank you for you ideas with watercolor. Haven’t done this for along time. I am going to try again. Thank you

Cathy Schrock July 30, 2022 - 18:39

I love your work! Thanks for posting.

Cate July 30, 2022 - 18:44


Marjorie Briggs July 30, 2022 - 18:53

Erum, I like the way you made some dimension in the flower petals, it looks really nice. I guess I’ll have to get brave and try watercolors.

Mariessa Fernandez July 30, 2022 - 19:21

Beautiful… I will have to start learning to use watercolors now. Thanks for the inspiration.

Mathilde Cabrol July 30, 2022 - 19:46

Thank you so much for sharing this video Erum. You make it look so easy that I want to try using watercolor for my card projects now.

Lisa July 30, 2022 - 20:17

Looking forward to checking our all the talented bloggers

Donna Walls July 30, 2022 - 20:49

Gorgeous inspiration from Erum today and I’m looking forward to hopping through.

Lynn Chan July 30, 2022 - 20:58

Love the watercolours! I’m a newbie at watercolouring and am amazed by how beautiful they are!

Candice July 30, 2022 - 21:50

I appreciate the video demo of the beautiful art work. Love touch of the color pencils. Beautiful color combination.

Brandi Case July 30, 2022 - 22:22

Beautiful work!!

Lakshmi Deshpande July 30, 2022 - 22:32

Erum I have had the pleasure of seeing your sessions before and your are just brilliant with it. I love to see how you make the use of watercolors look so effortless. The shading with color pencils are like icing on a cake. Just beautiful 😍

laurie2cats July 30, 2022 - 22:48

Beautiful card! The pencil details really add nice dimension.

Patricia M. July 31, 2022 - 00:20

Thank you Altenew. I love watercolor and your flowers particularly are so wonderful for water coloring. Erum was a good person to lead off the blog hop. Her work is always one of the best.
Thank you

Zhen July 31, 2022 - 00:22

Love the step by step instructions on how to get the card done. Thank you Erum!

Kim Springer July 31, 2022 - 06:11

Love this card and giveaway!!

Joan Fitzsimmons July 31, 2022 - 10:12

Such talent! I have learned so much from Altenew on using alcohol markers, and now how to use watercolors. Thanks for all the inspiration!

Claire Sherer July 31, 2022 - 11:36

Striking imagery.

Rose Marie July 31, 2022 - 13:37

Have the watercolors and having fun learning the different techniques. The tutorials are awesome. Love all of Altenew’s products..

Lori Podolsky July 31, 2022 - 14:53

What a truly glorious flower and amazing colouring, Erum. Beautifully done. Love the wonderful inspiration.

Donna Buchanan July 31, 2022 - 15:31

Thank you for the tip on adding shading with pencil.

MARIA July 31, 2022 - 19:13

Just love that the colors are bright and vivid ! The colored pencil technique is awesome !

MaryH July 31, 2022 - 19:44

What a blast visiting each site for this hop! I took a lot of time at each site; but it was worth it! Always fun to see the team members work and I am so happy watercoloring is the theme as I wanted to try my hand at coloring. This hop has provided such inspiration, tips and techniques that I cannot wait to give it a try. It’s never too late to learn new tricks, right!?!

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