Saturday, August 22, 2020

Altenew Paint-A-Flower Calla Lily: No Line Watercoloring


Hello Crafters! 

Welcome to Altenew's Paint-A-Flower: Calla Lily Release Blog Hop + Giveaway!
If you've been hopping along with us you should have arrived from the amazing Virginia Lu's Blog.

If you're just popping in to say hellow you'll want to hop back over to the Altenew Card Blog so you don't miss a thing or a chance to win! 

Wondering what Altenew's Paint a Floer is all about? Basically it's an excellent deal to get beautiful floral stamps at a discount. This is a monthly subscription plan that when signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in their monthly Paint-A-Flower releases and will receive a set each month - at a specially discounted price! $15.99 sets for only $12.99!

Now did I say win earlier?
I sure did.
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 by 8/27/2020 for a chance to win. They'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 Winners Page on 08/30/2020.


Did you know Calla Lilies are one of my favorite flowers? Like top two competing with only yellow roses for top spot favorite flowers? 
I typically opt for the white ones but since I haven't been able to make a ton of summer cards this year I wouldn't miss out on the opportunity to use some hot summer colors! 


I used Altenew's watercolor Brush Markers for this card because the colors are so vivd and rich. I adore them. While there is a couple of different ways to use the watercolor brush markers I like taking them direct to paper. I just lay down my color where I want my shadows to be and then go back in with a damp paintbrush and blend the colors out. 


These blend out just gorgeous. You can mix colors like I did here creating multi-color Calla Lilies by going direct to paper or you can scribble the color out on a craft mat or acrylic block. Then just pick it up with your paint brush and add it in where you want it. 


Once everything was dry I went back in with about four colored pencils to deepen up the shadows and give the entire card a more precise look. This technique is works great for people who love the look of no line coloring but don't enjoy the loose painting style. There is a ton of control this way! 

 

Thank you so much for joining me today! 
I hope you're inspired to give this technique a try. The next stop of the hop is the wonderfully talented Norine Borys. Enjoy! 

Don't forget to sign up for the Paint-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan. to pick up this set for the month of August!


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Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Calla Lily
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Watercolor Brush Markers - Winter Wonderland Set
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Strathmore Ready Cut Watercolor Sheets
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75 comments:

  1. Fab card Kelly, thanks for the inspiration (as always). I can't wait to get this set.

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  2. Love the coloring. It's fun to see everyone's take on what are flowers and leaves.

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  3. The colors are subtle, but vibrant.

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  4. So simple and elegant - just like the real flowers. Very nicely done!

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  5. Absolutely beautiful as always Kelly, and it's one of my favorite flowers.

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  6. Beautiful card, lilies are one of my faves too

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  7. Beautiful watercoloring, Kelly, and I like the reminder to use pencils to add depth after the watercolor is dry. The shading in your leaves is wonderful, too! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. So beautiful in its simplicity.

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  9. So very pretty. Great Calla Lily design by Altenew.

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  10. OH MY GOSH, the COLORS!!!!! GORGEOUS

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  11. The coloring is just amazing! And the card looks great!

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  12. Love your vivid vibrant beautiful coloring!

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  13. Oh how Pretty. Such a clean card with sentiment. Love the coloring and colors. Lovely.

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  14. Beautiful job! :) I love seeing what you color.

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  15. Gorgeous!
    I really like the color combinations you chose to showcase this new stamp set.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Your work is beautiful! I love the shading and highlights, that gives texture! Thank you for sharing!

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  17. I love your color choices. Beautiful cards

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  18. Your coloring is absolutely stunning!!

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  19. I recently signed up for the paint-a-flower subscription & I just ordered the winter & autumn watercolor brush pens so I will have all 4 sets! You are fabulous at coloring & I learn a lot from you!! Thank YOU!!

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  20. Gorgeous flowers!!! I love that your videos are long as I love to watch you paint, color with markers and whatever else you are doing. I enjoy your chats as well.
    Lovely, lovely flowers.

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  21. Such beautiful Flores on your card. Awesome job!

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  22. just when I thought I had all the floral stamps you could possibly need, along came this one! beautiful card Kelly thank you and all the best for the Big Day!

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  23. Beautiful calla lily card. I really like this month’s set!

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  24. excellent video and explanation of process

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  25. Marisela Delgado said: Absolutely gorgeous! So beautiful! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  26. Beautiful card! The colored pencil really help set it off. I love calla lilies also oh, but my favorite talk to are Gardenias and Magnolias. I was able to get one really nice size gardenia in my wedding bouquet and then I had carnations and roses. The spice from the Carnation in the sweet from the gardenia mixed so nicely.

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  27. Stunning flowers, Kelly! I love to watch your colouring! Good luck with the wedding! Sounds like its all organised! Thanks so much for the inspiration. Take care! :)

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  28. Gorgeous coloring of these beautiful Calla lily flowers! Lovely card!

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  29. Such a soft beaut look, great job!

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  30. WOWza!! Gorgeous no-line water coloring! I loved watching the process and listening to your stories...so fun!!

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  31. Callie lilies are beautiful even though they grow in swamps. Just goes to show beauty is everywhere. Beautiful card.

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  32. Incredible colouring, Kelly! Love this!

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  33. What a gorgeous card! Thank you for the video- it was great watching you watercolor! I love the pencil detail!

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  34. Nice coloring to the image. Great look.

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  35. Gorgeous card. I am always a fan of your cards, coloring & design.

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  36. Incredible! I love your card! Your water coloring is amazing. Glorious colors!!! Fabulous!!!

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  37. Your card turned out beautifully. Love the new Paint A Flower; can't wait for mine to show up.
    Happy your wedding sign turned out. I couldn't imagine planning a wedding during the time of Covid,
    But it sounds like everything is going great. I'm very happy for you.

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  38. I love watching you color! Makes it look so simple. Mine never come close to yours, but I am improving by watching you. Thank you for sharing your talent with us. Keep on with story time!!

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  39. Beautiful card. Your coloring is amazing. I, too, love Altenew's Watercolor Brush Markers -- they've become my coloring medium of choice.

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  40. Beautiful card, love your vibrant colored calla lilies, and the colored pencil details too!

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  41. Marisela Delgado said: Just gorgeous! So beautiful! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  42. I totally recommend checking out the Brother Scan N Cut too.. I weighed the options and ended up going with the Brother because of the scanning feature. It totally blew my husband's mind and he thinks it's one of the coolest things we have in our very tech-heavy house.

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  43. Kelly, your no line coloring is amazing. Thanks for sharing

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  44. Oh how gorgeous
    your card is!
    Carla from Utah

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  45. Gorgeous card, loving the scripty sentiments on this new stamp set.

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  46. Beautiful! Love the colors! Such a beautiful stamp set! Great inspiration!

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  47. Really cool how you utilized many mediums with this card...watercolor markers & pencils. I do love seeing how each artist uses each medium to create the final product...everyone’s style is so unique and beautiful :-)

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  48. How amazing Kelly. That addition of the pencils really makes the cards pop

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  49. As always a beautiful creation (even under pressure with a wedding round the corner) love to watch how you share your talent as well as your stories. Thank you.

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  50. I love the pink and orange!! You will love your Cricut!! Happy Birthday and Congratulations on your wedding!!

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  51. Your coloring is stunning! Love this card and congrats on two very special occasions!

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  52. Another wonderful card! Much happiness and love on your upcoming wedding ! Happy birthday, a bit late !

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  53. Gorgeous card and coloring Kelly. I haven't tried the Altenew markers, but your coloring is gorgeous.

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  54. Such a beautiful card! Wonderful flower stamp as well.

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  55. Absolutely beautiful. I also love calla,lillies.

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  56. Kelly-your coloring, whichever medium you choose, is always so beautiful and thoughtfully laid our with shading and light areas. I am one who certainly does appreciate your leaving the entire process in the video, so thanks very much! Best of luck on the wedding day, and every blessing to you two (and Nathan) and your future together. HUGS!

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  57. So pretty with the no line watercoloring.

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  58. OMG Kelly! Your coloring/shading is gorgeous on this perfect Calla Lily! It takes mt breath away!

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  59. I love it! Absolutely stunning! Adding that little bit of pencil really intensifies the watercoloring!

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  60. Beautiful card. Love your videos. Thanks for the inspiration

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  61. Your card is just gorgeous! I love the vivid colors you used. Thank you for sharing your technique with the colored pencils. It adds so much depth.

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  62. The colors you chose for these flowers are beautiful.

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  63. The colors are so vibrant in your cards. Lovely.

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  64. WOWZA Kelly :) This card is stunning!!! You do no-line so stinkin' well! Thanks for inspiring me to keep at it :)

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  65. What a stunning card! And using nothing but the stamp and the colors -- no geegaws, no bling. Love it so much

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