Thursday, August 9, 2018

Altenew Watercolor 36 Pan Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway





Hello everyone!

Am so excited to be a part of a blog hop after so many years!

Time flies and it's been 3 years since I stepped down from design teams and  started my own art business which took me away from this lovely stamping community.

When May from Altenew mentioned that Altenew was introducing a watercolor set and wanted me to be  a part of their  watercolor release blog hop, it took me a couple of minutes to remember what a blog hop actually meant! I was rusty to say the least!




When I was ready to start working on my piece, I went looking for a stamp set to get me started and the minute I saw the Arabesque Medallion stamp set, I knew right then that it would be perfect for my project!



A recent vacation to Spain had left me mesmerized and I was eager to  paint the lovely tile work that I saw all over Seville, Spain, especially at the Plaza De Espana and Alcazar, Seville . The Altenew stamp set reminded me of those tiles and their Moorish influence. I thought the large medallion stamp  would be a perfect jumping off point for my tile art.

Here are some of my pictures from Spain and the source of my inspiration.

Can you spot the missing dot of color in the picture below?



I tried to incorporate that little bit of inconsistency in my painting too!

 The tile collection at the museum..
...I,.much to my husbands chagrin, spent most of my time here, !


Here you can see them on a bench.....dare I sit on it!



And then, I spotted this lovely shop which was selling old tiles, some restored and  some antique from torn down buildings. I wanted to get some, before my husband drilled some sense in me and warned about luggage! Seville was our first stop on a long list of places to see, and we were yet to drag our luggage through the rest of Spain!
..sigh!
....now I gaze at these pictures instead of the real tiles! still wish I had got some! .... at lease one!

 Pictures taken with due permission

Aren't these stunning!

 Pictures taken with due permission

And now here is my version ..


                                                             "The Tiles Of Seville"
                                                          Watercolor on Paper- 20"x20"



I have used the brand new Altenew watercolors for this piece. I loved them! The colors are so vivid and bright and were perfect for this piece.


I tried my best to make subtle value changes to give it that look of old tiles. I might give it a wash of diluted tea and stain it a bit. 





Here is another piece that I painted using just the watercolors minus the stamps. I embellished it with some gold foil .


Painted on handmade paper-rough



Here is a little bit of info about these watercolors...

Altenew Watercolors



Product Description:
This beautiful set of 36 vibrant watercolor half-pans coordinates perfectly with our line of ink. They are intensely pigmented, fade minimally when drying, and some colors have lovely granulating effects. They are stored in a convenient plastic case, designed with space for your brush (included) and a palette in the lid for mixing. Some of the case lids snap off upon opening and can easily snap back on after you are finished creating so you can store your mixed paints with the rest of the pan colors.


The set contains

  • 36 Watercolor Half-Pans
  • 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



Prizes:

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.

Promotion:
Limited time offer! Receive a FREE watercolor pan case(value $5.99) with the purchase of the Watercolor 36 Pan Set for a limited time. The free gift will be added to cart automatically.

Additional Giveaway:
Leave a comment on this post and I will draw a winner to receive a $30 gift certificate. I will announce the winner on my blog by 8/15/2018


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I hope you have enjoyed the hop so far....
..your next stop is Sandra Dietrich

Thanks for stopping by!








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109 comments :

  1. love your projects and I would love to get my hands on this new watercolor set

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  2. Wow looks so beautiful and looks like a tile! Thanks for sharing ❤️❤️

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  3. WOW! Love the artistic take on your samples. Stunning!

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  4. You have given me many great ideas.

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  5. Love your tile painting! Definitely looks like real tile~

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  6. Amazing projects. Love the tile.

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  7. I just LOVE your gorgeous watercolor designs! It really captures the looking feel of that beautiful Moorish influence in Spain! I love your photos and description too! Thanks for this fun inspiration and a little look at some of the world's most beautiful art influences!

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  8. Your art project is stunning and a great memory of your trip....your piece turned out really nice.
    well done & tfs

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  9. Awesome. Thanks for sharing your inspiration photos, as well.

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  10. Really neat inspiration! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

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  11. Wow. At first I thought you painting was tile. You are amazingly talented. I wish I had a tenth of your talents. Beautiful is understatement.

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  12. Absolutely love this! A watercolour set that is compact, easy to carry around, that co-ordinates with all my Altenew Inks. Love that the pans can be taken out so that individual colours can be replaced that are used more often. Wow! This is an amazing piece of artwork!

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  13. Oh wow , I love the tile painting to bits . To have this kind of precision with watercolors is simply amazing .Gorgeous watercolors , its a must have in my list .

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  14. Very nice piece of art....thank you so much for sharing.....this watercolor set is proving to be quite beautiful when used....

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  15. As soon as I saw your first project, I immediately thought of those beautiful tiles. which means you did an awesome job!! You are such an amazing artist. I would never tire of seeing what you do.

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  16. So beautiful! Love the gold addition on the second piece~

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  17. Beautiful work and I love both of them. The colors are amazing and the handmade paper one is so stunning. Thank you for the inspiration and now I need these awesome watercolors!

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  18. WOW! You have some major talent! Beautiful works of art...TFS!

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  19. These projects are lovely and I loved reading what inspired you!

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  20. so enjoyed your inspiration photos, Sanketi and the beautiful artwork you've created with these wonderful new watercolours!

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  21. Love the beautiful and vibrant colors you used in creating your piece.

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  22. Your works of art are beautiful. I especially love the design on the hand made paper. I'm looking forward to receiving my set of these watercolors.

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  23. Your first work of art is really stunning! Great job!

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  24. Lovely tile work! Very creative use of the watercolors! ~ Lenice

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  25. ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE! I love your inspiration and the art you made from it! Amazing!

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  26. Fantastic work!! Love the inspirations as well as your take!

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  27. Love your work. The colors are so vibrant!

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  28. Love your artwork! The one based on the beautiful tilework is amazing! Thanks for sharing your work with us!

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  29. SO excited to see you on the Hop today Sanketi! I've long admired your watercolorings:) Your "tilework" is not disappointing, so lovely and a great reminder of your trip to Spain. A kiss of tea dye to add that hint of old world goodness will be perfect!

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  30. Wonderful projects. Thanks for sharing your inspiration pieces.

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  31. Sanketi, your creations are stunning, the colors so vibrant. tfs

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  32. Holy wow!!! This is exquisite. I just used this stamp last week. Apparently, I need to just hide my creation. HA! :)

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  33. Wonderful love those tile paintings so different,these look great is this open to OS artists as well or US only it’s good to know thank u

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  34. Beautiful tiles and beautiful watercolor . Thank you.

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  35. Beautiful Tiles of Seville, love the vibrant colors and your painting is so pretty too.

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  36. Love all the colors and your work is amazing!

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  37. Love your project and enjoyed seeing the inspiration behind it!!!

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  38. absolutely brilliant...your choice of the stamp set is also interesting. the finished painting does have the look of tiles.

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  39. Isn't this palette of colors great....love the variety you used.

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  40. Stunning time. Love your work and the new colors. Om my most wanted list.

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  41. WOW AMAZING! it really looks like a beautiful hand painted tile design! The colors are just so vibrant and wonderful to look at too!!

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  42. Your work is beautiful, and I would have put some of that tile in my purse. I am always amazed at the beauty that still stands in these old items. Now that I know a little about you, I am sorry I missed you. I jumped into this whole card-thing just about 2 or 3 years ago and you were already gone from the blog hops before I even knew about them. I have actually won a few things, but I still am holding out for my prize Altenew shopping binge!!! Thank you for sharing your work, and I didn't spot the spot until I went looking for it! (I don't have to make a point to leave in a mistake--they happen on every project!!!)

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  43. These colors are gorgeous and the case and brushes seem very practical; awesome Pieces of art, love how vibrant is the tile style piece!! Thanks for Sharing!

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  44. Beautiful tiles for inspiration! and your art is just simply mesmerizing! Now I gotta find some background stamps to color like that!

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  45. Wow Wow Wow...these are amazing and the colours on the tile work just leaps up at you. Your picture is also amazing, a little masterpiece.

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  46. Taking the watercolors to a detailed piece is awesome. Love the vibrancy.

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  47. Oh those tiles are really beautiful! I love that you recreated the look with those vibrant watercolors. TFS!

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  48. Incredible projects! So inspiring!

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  49. Incredible projects! So inspiring!

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  50. Your project using the new watercolor set is amazing!

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  51. Your recreation of the tiles is spectacular! Thank you for being a part of this blog hop and sharing your inspiration with us.

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  52. Such beautiful artwork. Colors are amazing.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  53. You are a true artist, amazing work!

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  54. A true artist, your work is amazing!

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  55. Magnificent! The stamp is just amazing with your coloring.

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  56. Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful!

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  57. Wow, absolutely amazing projects! Looks like you had an amazing trip, the tiles are beautiful and you captured their essence so beautifully on your first piece.

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  58. Wow!! Both pieces are so striking. They really highlight the versatility of this watercolour set. Thanks for showing us.

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  59. I am simply awestruck by your work! Thank you for sharing your story and pictures.

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  60. Brilliant works! LOove this release of half pan watercolors!

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  61. Your tile is STUNNING! I love the colors you used and the beautiful design you created with this stamp. It's so very pretty!

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  62. Wow! Your creations are just beautiful!

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  63. Lovely work Sanketi and thanks for sharing the lovely pics of the tiles from Spain. They certainly ARE beautiful and no wonder you wanted to bring them home. (I would have been hard pressed not to as well!) Thanks for sharing.

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  64. I love the watercolour set! The colours are so vibrant yet subtle. I am blown away by the project that you created! Absolutely stunning, Thanks for the inspiration!

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  65. Stunning projects!! Thanks for the inspirations!!

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  66. The new watercolours are gorgeous. And I love the beautiful inspiration!

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  67. I think your piece is stunning and liked how you got your inspiration

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  68. Amazing ! Gorgeous use of that Spainish influence, oh my are those rules stunning. My partner was even speechless when I showed your amazing piece of art & they don't paint or craft with stamps etc. Many thanks for such great inspiration.

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  69. Awesome release! Beautiful projects! I can not tell you how impressed I am by your tile project!

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  70. Wow! Your tile-influenced piece is gorgeous! The colors are so vibrant.Your other painting is beautiful as well. I love the people and the the touches of gold foil. You do amazing work!

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  71. Your artwork is AMAZING! It seems unreal that this was painted with watercolors.

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  72. You captured the tile-look beautifully!

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  73. Wow your art is so pretty...love how you captured the beauty of Spanish tiles! Your painting is wonderful too.

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  74. your version is more than beautiful!

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  75. I would be inspired by those tiles too! really luv your second piece

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  76. Oh Sanketi, your tile painting is GLORIOUS!! And, I love your painting done on the handmade rough paper. Wow! An artist you truly are & if you endorse these watercolour paints, then they must be great. I like the fact they can be soft & subtle or creamy & vivid. Thanks for sharing your great talent!

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  77. WOW!! I can hardly believe that you painted that piece with these paints. The colors are so vibrant and it’s just breathtaking. I also love those tiles and the colors. I am a fan of everything Gaudi did also.

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  78. Wow! This is incredible! So rich and vibrant!

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  79. Very inspiring! Your art is beautiful. I love the tile inspiration!

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  80. Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous. What is this master peice. I love the color the design the every single detial on it,

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  81. Absolutely amazing. I have so missed you amazing watercolours on these blog hops.

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  82. Whaaaaaat? Your painting is AMAZING!!! You are so very talented, thank you for sharing your artwork!

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  83. Gorgeous. I love mosaics designs and and these are beautiful.

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  84. I’ve missed you and you're beautiful art work. I still follow, but haven’t seen you lately.
    I wish I could paint like you do! You're awesome!

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  85. Love the pretty and colorful tile.

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  86. I’ve always loved tile work as well. So beautiful as is your painting!

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  87. I love watercolors and am so excited Altenew has come out with a set, and the accessories!

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  88. I don't know where to begin my comment...GORGEOUS ARTWORK by YOU!!! You've done the Altenew Arabesque Medallion justice, this one of favorite non-floral stamp sets. You've captured the beauty and texture of the tiles you adored while in Spain. The richness of color from this new Altenew pan set is incredible. Your second multimedia original artwork is beautiful! Thank you for saying yes and agreeing to be part of the blog hop.

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  89. It's amazing how different these watercolors can look. First piece is so bold and bright, the second one is so soft and earthy. Great job!

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  90. Your inspiration is beautiful and your pieces are wonderful tributes to those memories. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  91. Wow Sanketi! Your pieces are dynamic, vibrant and colorful! Thanks for sharing :)

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  92. Your art is stunning and vibrant! Thank you for sharing your talent and inspiring us to step up and try something new.

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  93. Absolutely stunning, the colourful pieces are amazing!

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  94. Beautiful tile, so glad I was introduced to you and your art work thru this blog hop.

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  95. This is such a cool piece! I love how you repeated the medallion to get a totally different pattern and the bright colors you used, stunning!

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  96. Amazing projects...absolutely stunning design!

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  97. Your watercolor piece of art is absolutely Gorgeous. I love the painted tiles and pottery I saw in Italy and your watercolor looks just like the tiles. The Altenew Watercolor pallet looks like they are very pigmented and veritable. Thank you for sharing. Hope I win a gift card.

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  98. Wow! Both of your projects are so beautifully done and so very creative!

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  99. Gorgeous! Very inspirational, these new watercolors are a must have. Thanks!

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  100. Beautiful projects! Can't wait to try these pretty watercolors!

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  101. I loved reading and seeing what inspired your gorgeous tile replication artwork and was blown away by how fabulous it was!

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