Wednesday, August 15, 2018

WINNER -Altenew Watercolour 36 Pan Set Blog Hop

Thanks to everyone who participated in the blog hop and for all the lovely comments !

The winner is..

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!
 Please email Altenew at 
by 8/25/2018 
with the subject line "Altenew Watercolor Pan Set Release Blog Hop Winner from SANKETI's Blog" to claim your prize.
 Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week ahead!


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! 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


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.

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

Blog Hop Order

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

Thanks for stopping by!



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