Thursday, August 9, 2018

Altenew Watercolor 36 Pan Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hello and welcome to Altenew Watercolor 36 Pan Set Release Blog Hop! 
If you're coming from Lilith Eeckels blog, you are right on track. If you want to start from the beginning of the hop, please hop over to Altenew Card Blog

Altenew did it again! They've added one more special item to their shop. This Watercolor 36 Pan Set is awesome for crafting and has vibrant colors which are coordinated with the Altenew Crisp Dye ink colors. Along with the Watercolor 36 Pan Set Altenew releases Watercolor Pan Case, Watercolor Palette (Large, Medium) and Watercolor Brushes in three different sizes !!!

It was an honor and pleasure for me to try this Watercolor 36 Pan Set for this blog hop! 

This is how Watercolor 36 Pan Set looks like. First the pretty box :). 


Product Description on the back of the box
This beautiful set of 36 vibrant watercolor half-pans coordinates perfectly with our line of ink. They are intensely pigmented and fade minimally when drying. They are stored in a convenient plastic case, designed with space for your brush (included) and a palette in the lid for mixing.

Contains
36 Artist Grade Watercolor Half-Pans (colors listed below)
Plastic Case
Water Brush

Pink Diamond     Forest Glades         Evergreen            Paper Bag
Puffy Heart          Frayed Leaf            Mountain Mist      Mocha
Purple Wine        Bamboo                  Lagoon                 Espresso
Cosmic Berry      Citrus Burst             Emerald               Industrial Diamond
Cotton Candy      Fresh Lemon          Ocean Waves      Moon Rock
Coral Berry          Warm Sunshine      Dusk                    Jet Black
Rubellite              Sunkissed               Desert Night        Lavender Fields
Grapevine           Orange Cream        Caribbean Sky     Deep Iris
Crimson               Autumn Blaze         Persian Blue        Midnight Violet



I've made watercolor swatch and played with the colors before I started making my cards. I'm not an watercolor expert. But I can say that the colors are so vibrant and pretty! 


I've created 6 cards for this hop so it will be a long and photo-heavy post!!! Hope you don't mind... 

Let's get started! 
My first card is a clean and simple one showcasing watercolored Peony Spray.


I gold heat embossed Peony Spray image on a piece of mixed media paper and colored it with Altenew Watercolor 36 Pan Set. I used Grapewine, Rubellite, Crimson and Autumn Blaze for the flower and Lagoon, Emerald, Forest Glades and Bamboo for the leaves and stem. I adhered the colored panel flat on a white cardbase. I then die cut a white woodgrain cardstock panel using Peony Spray coordinating die and foam mounted it onto the card. The sentiment is from Circled Sentiments set. I gold heat embossed it on circle white cardstock and added it on the card using foam addhesive after I tied a bow with a golden string.


For my second card I created watercolored background and front die cut panel using Doodled Lace cover die.


I started off by die cutting a watercolor paper with Doodled Lace cover die. I cut it two more times from some pink cardstock to stack them together. I watercolored the panel using Coral Berry, Citrus Burst, Warm Sunshine (flowers) and Forest Glades and Bamboo (leaves) from Altenew Watercolor 36 Pan Set. I then colored an A2 sized watercolor paper in Coral Berry, Cotton Candy, Citrus Burst, Ocean Waves and Mountain Mist. I splattered clear water on it and gold heat embossed the splatters.
The background panel was mounted flat on a pink cardbase, then the die cut panel was added. The die cut sentiment is from Blooming Bouquet set. I cut it three times, stack them together and gold heat embossed them two times to get more dimension. I added the hello on a nest of some golden thread.
To finish off the card I added two yellow enamel dots from New Day Card Kit on the flower centers.



On my next card I stamped the floral images from Frosted Garden using Watercolor 36 Pan Set.


I stamped the floral images of Frosted Garden on a watercolor paper after I applied the watercolor on the stamp with a paintbrush. I used three red shades (Rubellite, Grapewine and Crimson) for the flowers and gray colors (Industrial Diamond and Moon Rock) for the leaves. MISTI was a great help! After stamping was done I clear heat embossed the image and colored the background in light brown (mixed). The sentiment from Arabesque Medallion set was gold heat embossed on a torn strip of vellum. I mounted it on a narrow strip of white cardstock. To finish off I added gold stamen using gold Pico Embellisher.



Next card is showcasing a watercolored pink rose.


I stamped the rose image from Penned Rose set on a Bristol Smooth paper in Antique Linen DI. The pink rose was colored in Pink Diamond, Puffy Heart, Midnight Violet and Citrus Burst. For the leaves I used three green shades and added brown colors to the stem. I also colored the background in Desert Night and Pink Diamond from Watercolor 36 Pan Set. I then blended Chipped Sapphire DI on the corners. The sentiment is from Just Because. I stamped the quote in Jet Black and gold heat embossed "keep going". I finished off the card by adding some iridescent sequins and clear rhinestones.


For the fifth card I used primary and secondary colors to add pop of color on Arabesque Medallion.


I white heat embossed Arabesque Medallion on some Bristol vellum paper panel as shown in the picture and colored it using Persian Blue, Mountain Mist, Midnight Violet, Bamboo and Citrus Burst. I added some golden accent with gold Pico Embellisher. After the panel was dry I cut "happy" out from the panel using Inline Alpha die set. I mounted the front panel flat on a navy cardbase and foam mounted the sentiment on it. 



My last card for today is featuring the gorgeous Fantasy Floral 3D die set.


I created several watercolored panel using various pink, purple and blue colors with golden splatter for the flower layers. I added some gold watercolor to the greens when I made the watercolored panel for the leaves. After the watercolored panel was dry I cut the flower layers and the foliage using Fantasy Floral 3D die set.


The background was created using smooshing technique. I scribbled Mountain Mist, Ocean Waves and Bamboo on a piece of acetate , sprayed pearlized water and applied the colors on a watercolor panel. I added some blue and gold splatters after the panel was dry. I foam mounted the background panel on a white cardbase and added the golden frame, cut with the gold foil paper and frame die from New Day Card Kit. I then arranged the flower and the leaves as I wanted and mounted them onto the card. To finish off the card I added some pretty iridescent sequins.


GIVEAWAY
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 8/15/2018 for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 8/19/2018.


I will also randomly choose a winner from comments left on this post by 8/14/18 at 11:59pm EDT, who will win a $30 gift certificate to Altenew online store. The winner will be announced on this post on Wednesday 8/15/18.

----- WINNER (edited to add) -----
via Random Number Generator

Thank you so much for your lovely comments !!!
The Winner of a $30 gift certificate to Altenew online store is 

Congratulations, Helen! Please contact Altenew at winner@altenew.com by 8/25/2018 with the subject line "Altenew Watercolor Pan Set Release Blog Hop Winner from TaeEun's Blog".

PROMOTION

Limited time offer! Receive a FREE Watercolor Pan Case(value $5.99) with the purchase of the Watercolor 36 Pan Set. The free gift will be added to cart automatically.



HOP ALONG
Thank you so much for staying with me through this long post! Hope I could inspire you to do some watercoloring using Altenew Watercolor 36 Pan Set !!! 
And big thanks to Altenew for having me in this amazing blog hop!!! 

Wishing you all a happy hopping! 
Hugs,
TaeEun


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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Seize the Birthday - No Topping

Hello everyone! 

It's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday! This time around we have no Toppings-option! You may enter any newly created birthday card into the gallery! 

NO TOPPING


For my DT card I used one of the images from Sunset Rose digital stamp set by EunJi. The set has three image files.  You can find EunJi's digital stamps on her Etsy shop, DotBStamp.






I printed the image on Canson mixed media paper. I colored the background first by ink smooshing using pink and blue DOX. After the panel was dry, I started coloring the image using Inktense pencils. I colored the darkest area on the petals using pencils and blended the colors out with a waterbrush.


After done coloring I added white highlight using a gel pen and traced the outline of the flowers with a black micron pen to make them pop. I fussy cut the right side of the image, glued it on a purple patterned paper, fussy cut the purple paper again and foam mounted the panel on a cardbase on which I added some purple polka dot patterned paper. The sentiment from Nesting Peonies (The Ton) was white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock. I adhered it on a silver glitter paper I've made using Glossy Fine Silver Adhesive Glitter paper by The Ton. I finished off the card by adding some Glass Slippers sequins. 


That's it from my side! Hope you like my card. Please hop over Seize the Birthday blog! My talented team mates and our Surprise Party Guest Sonja have created some gorgeous projects for you!

And one more thing!
I'll take a break in crafting this Summer. I'm moving back to Germany in July and it'll take some time till I have all settled. There will be one more scheduled post while I'm away. But this is my last post I write in the USA.
I'll be away from the blog but will follow you on Instagram and Facebook :) and post maybe one or more coloring projects on them.

Wishing you all a wonderful and crafty Summer!
Huge hugs to you all!
Thank you so much for stopping by!

TaeEun

Friday, June 15, 2018

The Flower Challenge #21 - Use a Previous Challenge Reminder

Happy Friday, everyone!!! Welcome to my blog!

Today I have a DT card to share to remind you of our newest challenge at The Flower Challenge
The theme of the 21st challenge is " USE A PREVIOUS CHALLENGE" 

You may choose any previous challenge theme except for Anything Goes! You can find the list of the previous challenges here


I chose #13: Use Your Favorite Flower again. My previous DT card was featuring hydrangeas. This time I put some calla lilies on my card. I've made some cards showing calla lilies - look here and here. Once I drew them myself once I used a stamp from EunJi.

The lilies for today's card were drawn by me during the last 30day coloring challenge in January. It's been on my desk since :) and finally I've turned it into a card.


I found a lovely picture of calla lilies on Pinterest, sketched it on some watercolor paper with a pencil and watercolored it using Mijello Mission Gold watercolor. I cut the panel using a Double Stitched Square die.


The sentiment from Penny Black was heat embossed in Rose Gold EP by The Ton on a torn vellum strip. I glued the vellum strip on the back of the front panel and adhered the panel flat on a square cardbase, on which I added a pink striped patterned paper. I finished off the card by adding some iridescent sequins. 


Actually I like white calla lilies, but as you know it's so hard to color white flowers :)! So I went with pink. Hope you enjoyed looking my card and decided to enter into The Flower Challenge!

Please stop by The Flower Challenge blog for more inspiration from my amazing team mates and our special guest Stef Perry from Perry Papercrafts!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Looking forward to seeing your entries in the gallery!

TaeEun

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Altenew June 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hello and welcome to Altenew June 2018 Stamps and Dies Release Blog Hop! I'm so excited and honored to be a stop in this blog hop along with other amazing crafters! 

If you've arrived here from Svitlana Shayevich's blog, you are right on track. If you are lost or want to start from the first stop please hop over to the Altenew Card Blog.  

I have five cards to share with you today. So without further ado let's get started. 

My first card is featuring Leaf Canopy set. 


I started off by gold heat embossing the big and small branch images on an Alcohol Ink cardstock and colored them using alcohol inks in Limeade, Botanical and Willow. I then splattered Gold Mixative on the panel.


I cut out the small branch using coordinating die and set it aside. I aligned an A2 white woodgrain cardstock with the colored panel and cut the big branch from the woodgrain cardstock with the coordinating die. I adheared the Alcohol Ink cardstock with the big branch onto a cardbase and foam mounted the white woodgrain panel on it.


The sentiment is from Leaf Canopy set as well. I stamped it on a strip of yellow cardstock in black pigment ink. I heat embossed the thanks in gold and other part in clear embossing powder. The sentiment strip and the small branch were foam mounted as shown in the picture. I finished off the card by adding some golden flatback pearls.



The second card is an one layer card with a floral arrangement created using Perfectly Perfect set.


I started by stamping the floral arrangement in Antique Linen DI on some Arches cold pressed watercolor paper while masking when needed. I then watercolored the image and splattered gold watercolor on it. The sentiment is from Cherished Memories set. I stamped it in black pigment ink and clear heat embossed it.



My next card is showing Sweetest Peas stamp set.


To start off I gold heat embossed the Sweetest Peas images on some navy cardstock and colored it with Prismacolor colored pencils. I fussy cut them all and set them aside.


To create the background I simply adhered Peach Gold washi tape on a white cardbase. It was so quick and I've got this gorgeous background! The golden frame was cut with the die included in New Day Card Kit. I used the golden cardstock also from New Day Card Kit. I foam mounted the frame and the sweet pea flowers onto the card.



The sentiment from Sweetest Peas set was gold heat embossed on some peach cardstock and mounted onto the card.


The next card was created using Moroccan Mosaic and Cherished Memories sets.


First I heat embossed Moroccan Mosaic background on watercolor paper in Pure white crisp EP and colored the panel in purple and pink using liquid watercolor. I then splattered the same ink, gold and white watercolor on the panel and let the panel dry.


The flower and leaves from Cherished Memories were also white heat embossed on some vellum and cut using coordinating dies. I colored the flower on the back in soft pink using R403, R301from Artist Marker Set C.


The sentiment is from Moroccan Mosaic set as well. I white heat embossed it on a strip of black cardstock and foam mounted it on the card along with the vellum flower and leaves. I finished off the card by adding some iridescent sequins.


Now to my last card for today. For this card I used H for Hello from  Mega Alphabet dies along with the fun Party Banner die.


I stated off by creating a pink watercolored panel using pink DOX inks. I then cut the panel using  Party Banner die and Mega Alphabet H die. The Party Banner die is 4.25 " wide and fits perfectly onto a A2 sized card.  I stamped the small floral image of Mother's Love set randomly on the panel to create the DIY background pattern. I used black pigment ink to clear heat emboss the image afterwards.


I then lifted the colors from the flower petals by adding clear water and dabbing it off with paper towel. To make them even brighter I added white opaque ink on the petals.


I blended some pink ink on the white cardbase very lightly to show it through the bottom and top of the die cut H. I foam mounted the colored panel on it. The sentiment is from Leaf Canopy set. I stamped the long sentiment on the cardbase in black and white heat embossed the hello on some scrap piece of paper I had after die cutting the colored panel. To finish off I added dots on H using Sweet Lilac Nuvo drops. 


So now you've seen all of my cards for today :)! Thank you so much for staying with me through this long post. Hope you liked my cards :)! 

Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, June 20th for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 6/24/2018.


>> I will also randomly choose a winner from comments left on this post by Tuesday 6/19/2018 at 11:59 pm EDT who will win a $30 gift certificate to Altenew online store.

The winner will be announced on this post on Wednesday 6/20/2018.

----- WINNER (edited to add) -----
via Random Number Generator

Thank you so much for your lovely comments everyone!!! 
The Winner of a $30 gift certificate to Altenew online Store is 
Congratulations! Please contact Altenew at winner@altenew.com by 6/30/2018 with the subject line "Altenew June 2018 Stamp/Die Release Blog Hop Winner from TaeEun's Blog" !



Hop Along:
Your next stop is Nicole Picadura's blog !!! Below is the complete hop list.


TaeEun Yoo--> It's me
Kay Miller

Huge thanks to Altenew for having me as a guest of this fun blog hop! 
Thank you so much for visiting my blog everyone!
Happy hopping!

Hugs,
TaeEun


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