Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Paeonia Japonica & Watercolor Brush Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway + Video

Hey everyone, welcome back! I’m so excited to join Altenew for the brand new July 2020 Paint-a-Flower Paeonia japonica & Autumn Festival Watercolor Brush Marker Release (ALT) and Blog Hop! Thanks so much to the legendary Norine Borys, for relaying you over to my blog. If you get lost along the way or want to relive the amazing inspiration from the team of designers for this release, head back over to the Altenew Card Blog or keep reading to find the complete blog list.

Paint-a-Flower: Paeonia japonica & Autumn Festival Watercolor Brush Marker Release

Paint-a-Flower Subscription
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Paint-a-Flower: Paeonia japonica
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Autumn Festival Watercolor Brush Marker Set
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Autumn Festival Liquid Watercolor Refill
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Autumn Festival Watercolor Brush Markers & Stamp Bundle
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Autumn Festival Watercolor Brush Markers & Refill Bundle
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Autumn Festival Watercolor Brush Markers & Refill & Stamp Bundle
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I’ve always admired botanical illustration. The job of accurately depicting plant life in great detail has always been a dream of mine. This card–not so much. I had a difficult time this day and I wanted to share how I transformed my hot mess of a card into something more presentable. Honestly, it turned out better than I anticipated, the journey there was not a pleasant one though.

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Materials and Supplies

Paint-a-Flower Subscription
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Paint-a-Flower: Paeonia japonica
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Autumn Festival Watercolor Brush Marker Set
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Watercolor Paper Pad 9X12
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Obsidian Pigment Ink
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Distress Ink Antique Linen
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Silver Brush Limited Bundle
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My Sweet Petunia MISTI-Original
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Giveaway!

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 for a chance to win.

Team Altenew will 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 07/31/2020.

Thank You!

I really appreciate you stopping by and participating in this blog hop. If you like what you’ve seen from me, please give me a follow over on my Instagram (@jaycee.gaspar) and/or subscribing to my blog and YouTube if you haven’t already.

Your next stop is Sveta Fotinia‘s blog!

Altenew Card Blog
Norine Borys
Jaycee Gaspar
Sveta Fotinia
Virginia Lu
Lilith Eeckels
Therese Calvird
Amber Rain Davis
Nathalie DeSousa
Svitlana Shayevich
Tania Ahmed
Nicole Watt


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92 thoughts on “Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Paeonia Japonica & Watercolor Brush Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway + Video

  1. Your card came out just great! I loved the way you did the shading from the start, but especially when you came back to it – it is really stunning!

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  2. So glad you kept it and fixed it and showed us your process! I learn a lot from watching your videos and appreciate your work, so thank you very much! ♥️

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  3. You card turned out really well–it is good to walk away from things sometimes as you have a different perspective when you return. Glad you persevered as your resulting card is amazing.

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  4. Your card is beautiful. It was so helpful to see how you dealt with a panel that was not going the way you wanted. Walking away for a bit always provides perspective in art and in life.

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  5. I love how you expressed about how you really felt about your card, initially. You made me chuckle! I’ve been there, too. But, you pulled it off and you created a really beautiful card! I love the warm colors and the loose water coloring!

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  6. Your “hot mess” turned into a gorgeous card! I love the beautiful Paeonia Japonica and I look forward to adding this new set of watercolor brush markers to my craft room!

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  7. I love how your card turned out, Jaycee! It was great to see how you saved the piece and the frustration you felt. Love the new colours along with the stunning flowers!! Thanks so much for sharing and the great video!! Take care! 🙂

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  8. I so felt for you while watching your video. I so recognised your finger brush tapping and the crumbled paper towel throw down. I didn’t doubt you’d work through watercolouring and glad your happy with the card.
    I’ve never tried or used markers even though I do so love the intensity of colour.
    Thank you for today.
    Cheers
    Lisa

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  9. Thank you for sharing the swatching technique that you use. It is helpful for us newbies. I am so glad you left in your frustration, I often feel this way and it is nice to see it happens to the pros too! Your card is beautiful!

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  10. Jaycee- thanks for sharing the struggle, and what you did to keep with it. The journey on display was inspiring– I tend to over think and discard a lot, so it’s good to see someone I admire feeling the same, and yet pulling it off. The end result is actually quite beautiful. Thanks so much for keeping it real! Be Well

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  11. I love this fabulous card! Your coloring is truly amazing & thank you for sharing that even top designers like you have struggles with design. I won’t give up so easily when I have one I’m not happy with & will keep working on it.

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  12. It cracks me up that even what you view as a hot mess I am in awe of. Your skills are amazing. I could sit all day watching you paint. But alas my family expects to be fed. Thanks for the relaxing break!!!

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  13. That was a lot of fun to watch! Yes, great save! It’s great to see how you thought through the process and let yourself be more free in the coloring. It really did turn out well! Loved the comment about going off to drink, eat and cry. And then you saved it!

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  14. I watched your video (and have also saved it for future rewatching) and am so impressed that you shared how you fixed a mistake, as well as your coloring process.. I love the colors that you used, You are a very talented individual, and I look forward to watching more of your videos.

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  15. Oh, I am SOOOOO glad you goofed up this card—-the results are spectacular! I think it is so great that we see such talented crafters such as yourself make mistakes, too…..and find ways to fix them. I think I learn more that way! Anyway, I love this PAF and you rocked it, as always.

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  16. I will take your “mistakes” any day! Your card turned out BEAUTIFUL! Unlike you, I have NEVER been able to recover from a bad project. I really like the new colors in this water color set and I look forward to creating something that will be worth saving 🙂

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