Guest Designing at Altenew Card Blog | Watercolored cards | Video | Giveaway

by alex
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Hello friends,

Always happy to see you here!

Today I’m guest designing on Altenew Card blog. Please head on over to the Altenew Card Blog for the featured post and leave me some love there! 🙂

I also have a giveaway to thank you for being my loyal subscribers and viewers!

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I’ve created three cards to show you different ways to color with watercolors.
For my cards, I used Courageous You Stamp Set and Geometric Elements Stamp Set from the Altenew July Release, Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors and Winsor & Newton watercolors.

I filmed two videos showing my creative process. Many of you have asked to film the whole process of my coloring, so the second video is a long video and it shows my no-line watercoloring from scratch.

First Card

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I started to work on my first card by heat embossing images in Antique Gold embossing powder. I stamped the images in clear embossing ink on hot pressed watercolor paper, heat embossed them with Altenew gold embossing powder.

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I then watercolored the flowers. I wanted to create a “Dramatic Look” for my card, so I decided to do a black background and bright flowers. To add more shine to the panel, I also added gold paint splatters.

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Once my coloring was done, I trimmed the panel, added a sentiment, and mounted it on a white card base. The sentiment was heat embossed in white Embossing Powder. To finish, I added a few Altenew Antique Gold Sequins.

Second Card

When I first saw the Geometric Elements stamp set I thought about colorful gemstones.

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First, I wanted to color these elements with alcohol markers but then I thought it would be better to color them with watercolors. This set is so versatile! It’s perfect for CAS cards and for masculine cards, also.

I started working on my card by stamping the elements in Altenew Obsidian Pigment ink on watercolor paper and heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.

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I then watercolored the elements using different colors to achieve the “gemstone look”. First I added water to the image and dropped in color. To make this more interesting, I added a little bit of gold/silver color pigment to each element. I used “wet on wet” watercoloring technique. It means that you begin by applying clean water to your paper to make it moist, then you lay down your color.

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After I was done with watercoloring, I stamped a sentiment in black and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder as well. I then trimmed the panel and glued it onto a pink card base.

Video – Part 1

Watch the video below or in HD on my Youtube channel.

Final Card

To make my last card I stamped the flowers using Victorian Velvet Distress Ink and did no-line watercoloring with Winsor & Newton watercolors.

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After the panel was dry I stamped a sentiment and mounted it onto white card base.

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Video – Part 2

Watch the video below or in HD on my Youtube channel.


That’s it from me for today.

I hope I inspired you to use these gorgeous stamp sets!

Giveaway

You have been amazing with your encouragement throughout my creative journey!

To celebrate, Altenew generously provided me a $15 gift certificate to give away and I’m glad I have this chance to say thank You, my supportive followers with this giveaway! Please leave me a comment below by 8/16/2020 for a chance to win. The winner will be randomly chosen and announced here on my blog on 8/17/2020.

Winner Update

Thank you, everyone, for your lovely comments and support of my creative journey!!

Natasha Vacca is the lucky winner of the Altenew $15 gift certificate.

The winner was chosen by a random number generator!

Natasha, please get in touch with Altenew at winner@altenew.com  with the subject “Winner $15 Gift Certificate – Guest Alex Syberia”

Supplies

If you need supplies and fancy supporting my blog, please use the links below (at no additional cost to you). Your support helps me to keep bringing you new projects and videos. Thank you!

Click on the letters to go to a favorite store: Pinkfresh Studio (PS), Scrapbook.com (SB), Ellen Hutson (EH), Altenew (AN), Amazon (AZ), The Gray Muse (GM).

Tonic Comfort 8.5 Inch Guillotine Paper Trimmer
Tonic Comfort 8.5 Inch Guillotine Paper Trimmer
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Hero Arts Hues Pitch Black Cardstock
Hero Arts Hues Pitch Black Cardstock
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Neenah Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
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Ranger Emboss It Ink Pad
Ranger Emboss It Ink Pad
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Hero Arts Embossing Gun
Hero Arts Embossing Gun
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Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors
Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolors
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Watercolor Brush, Short Round 8
Watercolor Brush, Short Round 8
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TONIC STUDIOS Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
TONIC STUDIOS Tim Holtz Stamp Platform
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Altenew Embossing Powder, Antique Gold
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Powder Tool Adhesive Deactivator
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Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink
Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink
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Ranger Ink Clear Embossing Powder
Ranger Ink Clear Embossing Powder
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Sequins - Antique Gold
Sequins – Antique Gold
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Legion Saunders Waterford Watercolor Block
Legion Saunders Waterford Watercolor Block
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Altenew Courageous You Stamp Set
Altenew Courageous You Stamp Set
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Altenew Geometric Elements Stamp Set
Altenew Geometric Elements Stamp Set
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Winsor&Newton Cotman Water Colour Paint Sketchers' Pocket Box
Winsor&Newton Cotman Water Colour Paint Sketchers’ Pocket Box
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Thank you so much for stopping by today! And thank you Altenew for having me!

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11 comments

Lagene September 4, 2020 - 1:45 am

GORGEOUS creations! I just found you today (Sept 2, 2020) while looking at Altenew’s newsletter showing your beautiful card using Engagement Wishes Bundle. Did you color the emerald color background and with what?

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alex September 4, 2020 - 1:10 pm

Hello Lagene,thank you so much for your comment!
as I understood that the card you are talking about was made using emerald cardstock.
I made that background by blending Altenew blue and lagoon inks onto the emerald panel.

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Mindy Drummond August 10, 2020 - 7:58 am

I am so happy to see guest designing with Altenew and all 3 cards are gorgeous! I love the black background with the bright florals on the first one. The Geometric Elements look so cool with the silver and gold added, definitely made them look like gorgeous gemstones. The last one with a Victorian feel is just stunning. I’m going to watch your videos now, I’m so happy you made them :).

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Deborah Smart August 10, 2020 - 1:00 am

Beautiful cards, and watercolour painting! The gold metallic on the gemstones is the perfect addition.

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Marisela Delgado August 10, 2020 - 12:06 am

WOW, Alex! I am in awe of you and your cards. 😊 These are so beautiful! Absolutely gorgeous! Simply stunning. 😊

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Geri S August 9, 2020 - 11:49 pm

Your water coloring is definitely dramatic and so very beautiful! It inspires me to try and do better myself. Thanks for guesting on Altenew!

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Natasha Vacca August 9, 2020 - 11:30 pm

Alex these are all STUNNING!!!!!! Wow!!!!!! I just watched both videos! Truly STUNNING!!!!!!! Your the best!

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Lisa Byers August 9, 2020 - 8:37 pm

Your flowers are gorgeous as always. I love the colors and glorious designs!! You always amaze me with your talent!! Send some of that talent this way Sweetie!! ❤️❤️

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Marisela Delgado August 12, 2020 - 4:39 am

Alex, your cards are always gorgeous. Just curious, but do you ever use black watercolor paper? Also, I heard about ladies using salt with their watercolor projects. Have you ever tried it?

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alex August 13, 2020 - 1:30 pm

Hi Marisela, thank you so much for your comments. I never use black watercolor paper, but I really want to try it! Yes, salt is a fun, experimental tool to use when watercolor painting. it gives beautiful textures.

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Michele F August 9, 2020 - 8:22 pm

Alex, I’m always overjoyed to see you guesting at Altenew! Today, I must say they are all extraordinarily beautiful cards – but! To me? You’ve saved the very best of the three for last! Off to see you create magic, my friend… xoxo
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