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Welcome to Altenew’s second Blog Hop! You should be arriving here from the Altenew Blog. Altenew is a relatively new stamp company that opened it’s doors last April. In a couple of days they will be releasing their second collection of stamps. All the stamps that you will see here will be available for purchase at 9:00 am ET on Monday July 14th.

Oh, and there are PRIZES!! Altenew is giving away five stamp sets of choice to three lucky winners! The winners will be chosen from comments left on the Altenew blog.

There is more! I will choose a winner from comments left on this post and the prize will be two stamps sets of your choice. How awesome is that?

You have until Monday July 14th 7:59am ET to leave your comments. I encourage you to also like Altenew on Facebook.

For my card, I used stamps from the Sketchy Rose set. This rose is so lovely – perfect for coloring. And fun too – I so enjoyed taking my time and relaxing while I colored it.

Sketchy Rose

Sketchy Rose

Can you believe how vibrant these watercolor results are? It’s amazing that watercolor can give such bright color. Especially since it comes on little pieces of paper – crazy! Yes, I used the Peerless watercolors. If you’re interested in learning more about these watercolors, you can view my Peerless review and tutorial post.

Unfortunately, I don’t have a video for this card. Honestly, I really don’t like posting cards without an accompanying video. I want to show you how easy it is to actually create the cards I post that may seem difficult at first glance. That being said, here are a few tips for this card:

  • Always use watercolor paper for best watercolor results.
  • Heat emboss your image – it will be much easier to stay in the lines when you color.
  • Break the petals down one by one. You can use my photo as a guide for which areas of each petal should be light or dark.
  • If you have color on your brush, always lay it down first in the darkest area of the petal.
  • Periodically remove all color from your brush and blend your image with a little bit of water.

Colors used: Geranium Pink then Alizarine Red for the rose, Grass Green then Dark Green for the leaves/stem, and then a little bit of Neutral Tint surrounding the flower.

So onto the next stop of the hop! Take a look at what Debby Hughes has created. Enjoy your journey!

Here is a list of all blog hop stops:

Altenew Blog
Darlene DeVries <------------- YOU ARE HERE Debby Hughes
Julie Ebersole
Kelly Grigliones
Taheerah Atchia
Wida Miller

Enjoy and have a great weekend.

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Supplies:

To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.

Altenew Sketchy Rose Stamp Set
Altenew Sketchy Rose
EH|SSS
Peerless Watercolor Basic
Peerless Watercolor Basic
Peerless Watercolor Bonus
Peerless Watercolor Bonus
Stampin' Up!Aqua Painter
Aqua Painter
Strathmore Watercolor Paper
Watercolor Paper
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
EH|SU
Stampin' Up! Black Embossing Powder
Black Embossing Powder

Comments

  1. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 8:12 am

    Farida

    Love the color!! Beautiful card, as always!! πŸ™‚

  2. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 8:26 am

    wida

    you really made that rose come to life!!

  3. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 8:29 am

    Terri

    I’ll have to go see their site. This rose is great.
    Hugs

  4. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 8:29 am

    Carol Doggett

    What a gorgeous rose!! Beautiful!!

  5. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Marianne

    Wow, those watercolours really are vibrant, but your rose looks awesome against yor black and white background.

  6. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Barb B.

    Beautiful card. The colors just POP!

  7. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 8:50 am

    RedGem

    I just love this card… great coloring and that rose just pops off the page!

  8. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 8:50 am

    Tricia Barber

    You always have such beautifully colored cards!!!

  9. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Barbra L.

    Your rose card is beautiful Darlene!

  10. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Tricia Barber

    I liked you on FB!

  11. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 8:57 am

    Heidi H

    LOVE this set – gorgeous, vibrant card.

  12. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Lisa J

    Wow! Love those vibrant colors!

  13. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Rosie E.

    Wow!!! stunning! i wanted to see this stamp & absolutely LOVE it!! the color is great! Thank you for the inspiration Darlene!!

  14. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Carryn

    The flower just jumps off the card. Lovely!!!

  15. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Carol Baker Melancon

    Very lovely card! Thanks for the tips, too. I want several of their stamps now (especially the rose you used). They had several that I thought I would love to color, any many sentiments I’d like to have.

  16. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 9:05 am

    Toni

    Your coloring is fab. I’m jealous of the dimension you achieved!

  17. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 9:09 am

    Kristie larsen

    I’m in love with this rose image. Gorgeous! And I just got my first pack of peerless water colors and swooned when I saw how vibrant they are. Wonderful card!

  18. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 9:11 am

    Jennifer Mitten

    Gorgeous! Thanks for the great watercoloring tips and I love this rose….

  19. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 9:17 am

    Joyce Mc

    What a beautiful card. The rose looks so vibrant! Love the altenew stamps.

  20. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Vicky

    Lovely cards – fantastic stamp sets!

  21. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Alyssa S

    Simply stunning! You make watercoloring look so effortless!

  22. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 9:21 am

    Eileen L.

    Wow gorgeous Rose but your coloring job really makes it pop. Beautiful.

  23. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Becca Whitham

    Thanks for the close up on the rose. Your coloring is gorgeous, and with your explanation and detail photo, I think I can recreate it.

  24. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 9:25 am

    Thordis

    Wow! Your card is amazing! That stamp is stunning and your coloring is beautiful πŸ™‚

  25. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Anja curvers

    Wow amazing card great coloring and I love that rose stamp.

  26. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Carrie Davenport

    WOW Darlene!!!!! this is beautiful!!!! I love, love, love your work.. I love the colors on this piece.. just amazing, as usual πŸ˜‰

  27. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Hazel Hodgkins

    I can’t believe how much vibrancy you got from your watercolours! That rose is astounding! Looking forward to seeing some of your videos. I am really glad to have discovered your blog!

  28. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 9:35 am

    Natasha Kara

    Beautiful! Your flower is so beautifully colored.

  29. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Betty Sue

    This rose is gorgeous! The coloring is great and I love the black outline.

  30. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Saika

    Love the watercolor technique, with embossing. Thanks for sharing the helpful tips πŸ™‚

  31. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 9:38 am

    Laura

    What a beautiful rose, your watercoloring is great! Love this card.

  32. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 9:42 am

    Marianne Markland

    Beautiful!

    Marianne

  33. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 9:43 am

    Sandy

    That rose is absolutely gorgeous!

  34. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Nancy H.

    Stunning card! Thanks for the water coloring tips. I’m off to check out your Peerless tutorial.

  35. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 9:45 am

    Penny H

    What a striking rose and fabulous colour!

  36. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Penny H

    I already follow Altenew on Facebook .

  37. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 9:47 am

    Mary, Wausau WI

    Who knew watercolor could be so vibrant!??!!! Maybe you could post a similar card with video later πŸ˜‰

  38. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 9:48 am

    erin lee schreiner

    This is amazingly beautiful!!! I so want to try peerless watercolors!

  39. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 9:51 am

    Harriet Herrington

    You achieved beautiful coloring on your rose….fantastic card.

  40. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Dana W

    Wow!! Lovely card!! The watercolor is really bright and intense!!

  41. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Jeannie

    I saw this rose on their sneak peek, and it just blew me away! I make cards, but I can see making a coordinating set of “prints” for on the wall, too!

  42. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 10:00 am

    Karen A.

    Truly beautiful!

  43. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Chriss Blagrave

    Gorgeous image and so beautifully shaded, wonderful tips for the watercolouring too. I would love to have this image to create with. I have been experimenting with watercolours lately. Thanks!

  44. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 10:06 am

    Anja

    Wow, look at that beautiful rose! Love the vibrant colors!

  45. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Dottie J

    Oh, that rose! beautiful stamp set and beautiful coloring/ painting.

  46. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Sallee P.

    Really pretty, Darlene! Love how the leaf overhangs a bit. Like you say, too bad no video. Would have loved to see your card come to life πŸ™‚

  47. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Shirley H

    Darlene, Your card beautifully showcases this stamp and your talent. Thank you for sharing your creativity and introducing me to this new stamp company. I look forward to owning some of their new and old sets.

  48. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Brenda Hendrickson

    I agree I love the water coloring I think it just gives the rose just a beautiful sense of color.
    Thank you for sharing. I also follow you on You Tube, I love your videos.

  49. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Kelly Szafron

    Beautiful card!

  50. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Becky

    Your card is really beautiful. I appreciate the tips, too. I’m trying to learn how to watercolor stamped images, but I’m struggling. Hoping to get better with practice!

  51. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Kari V.

    Amazing job water coloring this Rose! It seems to pop right off the card!

  52. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Irene Grau

    I’m sad there isn’t a video, too. Such a gorgeous rose! I always love your coloring. I’m resisting the peerless watercolors because I’m still working on using the inktense pencils more. But eventually I’m sure I’ll jump on the peerless bandwagon as well. lol Thanks for sharing!

  53. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 11:02 am

    Diane Bruce

    So vibrant and eye catching. But most of all I liked how you trimed the edges but left some of the image hanging over. Nicely done!

  54. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Denisse Cherry

    Oh my gosh! That rose is absolutely stunning! So vibrant and beautiful! Thanks for the tips I have yet to open the watercolors I bought almost two months ago! Your tips definitely come in handy!

  55. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Teresa Kannenberg

    Darlene,
    I absolutely love every card u make!

  56. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Sherry W.

    Looks like fun!

  57. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Shaughn

    Beautiful card Darlene! Your talent amazes me with each and every card! Thanks for sharing!

  58. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 11:13 am

    conil

    Yes, this rose is gorgeous and you’ve really colored it beautifully. Love the detailed shading you achieved. Just perfect…just like any rose.

  59. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Irene Grau

    Also liked on FB

  60. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Jen Carter

    This is gorgeous! Beautiful coloring!

  61. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Marty

    Love everything about this card & I’m going to have to buy the Peerless watercolors. Thank you for the step by step instructions, can’t wait to try this out.

  62. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 11:36 am

    Sharron

    Your rose is so beautifully colored–fabulous card!

  63. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Victoria H.

    Your water coloring is so beautiful and vibrant…just lovely!

  64. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Lynn Hardy

    Such a beautiful rose – your watercolouring is immaculate!

  65. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 11:53 am

    shilpa

    Beautiful watercoloring , Darleen , love love love this rose!!

  66. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Jane S

    Such a vibrant rose. Very pretty.

  67. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 12:20 pm

    Harriet Skelly

    Wow your coloring is so vibrant and gorgeous!

  68. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Linda N.

    Love this Sketchy Rose! So beautiful. I think I have to have it!! Love your water coloring, Darlene… the Peerless watercolors are on my wish list too.

  69. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Ann

    Beautiful card with lovely watercoloring and I just love the black trim on the sides to give a little pop of color.

  70. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 12:45 pm

    Lori McConlogue-O'Shaughnessy

    Beautiful card- I just adore your coloring and this flower is perfect for it!

  71. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    Erum

    This is such a gorgeous card! Love the colours you have used!

  72. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Miriam Prantner

    Love the size of the flower! Gorgeous coloring and cutting!

  73. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Miriam Prantner

    I like Altenew on FB.

  74. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    Audrey

    Love the color of the rose – the vibrancy is eye catching!

  75. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 1:05 pm

    Nicole Bevan

    I LOVE how the colors came out!!!!!

  76. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Patti J.

    Darlene, this is gorgeous! Love the vivid, rich colors of the Peerless Watercolors, and these stamps are delightful! Thanks for the inspiration πŸ™‚

  77. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Patti J.

    And, I do miss your video!! lol…Thanks for a chance to win!

  78. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Cynthia Tuttle

    Such a lovely rose!!

  79. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Virginia L.

    Truly beautiful! Love the watercolor shades and depth of your card, Darlene!

  80. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Pam

    Another gorgeous card that takes your breath away. Love how big the rose is!

  81. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Rosemary D

    beautiful card… the rose is so vibrant!!

  82. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Priscilla Joseph

    You are rockin the Peerless water colors, Darlene!

  83. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    Holly Saveur

    Stunning card…always love your videos…but it doesn’t matter that now you didn’t make one….maybe it will come later…?

  84. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    susan h.

    That is a really lovely card! I love the depth you get with the Peerless watercolors.

  85. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    AJ

    Beautiful card! Such a great stamp for watercoloring. You’re so talented and always make such amazing cards. Thanks so much for sharing!! AJ@queenofmynest

  86. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Dima Taji

    Very elegant! Thanks!

  87. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    donna mikasa

    Wow, this is gorgeous! I love the brilliant colors!

  88. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Melissa Friedrich

    LOVE this rose stamp, the size and detail of it and your watercoloring is amazing!

  89. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Joan Van Leeuwen

    Well, this is really beautiful. You always do such wonderful work. Would love to try these stamps.

  90. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 1:52 pm

    Susan

    Your card is fantastic, I love the colors.

  91. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    Cynthia CrusanNoble

    Gorgeous stamps. Thanks for the opportunity. Your projects are terrific.

  92. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    Brenda Hessian

    Beautiful rich color on that lovely rose! Excited about a new stamp company I have never heard about.

  93. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    MaxMak

    I love watercolour and this is a perfect image for the medium.

  94. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    Linsey Rickett

    Wow, what an incredible work of art! Far beyond a card in my book, rather, something to be cherished forever and ever!!! You are so inspiring to me Miss Darlene! I’m thrilled that you are part of this fabulous Altenew hop!!! πŸ˜€

  95. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Helen Rose

    Beautifully watercoloured card. Love Helen

  96. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    Rebecca R

    My watercoloring never quite turns out as nice as yours. Very pretty card. Love the new release.

  97. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Sandy C.

    Ah Darlene, you are truly in your element with a beautiful flower image and some wonderful, intense colors. Beautiful card!

  98. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Amrita

    Pretty card and great watercoloring!

  99. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    Joyce

    I enjoy seeing the cards you make. They are always great.

  100. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Colleen F

    Beautiful card, that rose is my favorite!

  101. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    Maria Rodriguez

    WOW!! Darlene, this Rose is stunning!!! Just came from the Altenew blog and I saw the other stamps, very pretty indeed. I love when you water color your images, this is my most favorite medium. I did order the Peerless Water Color Bonus, just love it!!! it’s truly amazing the intense color you get from this little pieces of paper.
    Thank you so much for the chance to win some of this most beautiful stamps. πŸ™‚

  102. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Bonnie N

    Love your coloring. I purchased the Peerless watercolors. This makes me want to actually get them out and try coloring. Thanks.

  103. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Rema Timm

    Beautiful card Darlene!

  104. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Pam Young

    Love your card!! The colored rose looks amazing!! Just love your stamps!!

  105. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Judy

    I love what you have done with this lovely rose image!

  106. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Joy m

    I love roses can’t wait to try and I love love peerless.

  107. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Shelly

    GORGEOUS!!! LOVE that rose…amazing!

  108. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Chitra

    Aaahhh gorgeous card!! Love this big rose…

  109. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Young Mi

    Love how the card was put together. such talent

  110. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Ms Jeanne A Johnson

    I love your card. The rose is really beautiful and your coloring is great.

  111. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Susan

    Beautiful…your watercoloring looks perfect! I miss your video though…I love watching your hands work!
    πŸ™‚

  112. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Jade Passmore

    Roses are red, violets are blue, your shading is perfect and I love your card, too. Watercolor is my favorite medium and I’m dying to try the Peerless Watercolor System. It looks great on this card.

  113. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    Sue McRae

    Love that big and beautiful rose!

  114. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Diane Laube

    Beautiful as always. My favorite is stamping roses also. Always learn so much from your posts. Thank you.

  115. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    bakazoo

    Lovely card, beautiful watercoloring!

  116. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    Barbara Chmura

    Love the vibrancy of the rose, Darlene. thanks for sharing the new stamp set with all of us!

  117. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Pam

    Gorgeous! I love this. I must get some of those watercolors.

  118. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Asty Purbasari

    This is stunning!. Love the big rose pop up on your card.

  119. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Kylie

    Beautiful card. I do love those bright colours!! Great stamp set.

  120. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 3:35 pm

    Lisa Petrella

    The contrast between the black embossed outline of the image and the bright watercolors is absolutely gorgeous! Love this creation!

  121. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Jean

    love the vibrant colors

  122. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Judyt28

    Gorgeous watercoloured flower and so vibrant!

  123. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    laura mm

    Beautiful card! Love the watercoloring πŸ™‚

  124. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    Jane Hunt

    Darlene, you always do a wonderful job with whatever item comes your way. You have such talent. This Rose is so bright, light, and very pleasing with a lasting WOW impression! Thank you for what you do for us!

  125. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Evelyn B

    Darlene – what a great colored rose! It is so bright and says WOW! Thanks for your great tips.

  126. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Kathy

    As per usual, a great card!!!

  127. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Sabrina Radican

    WOW….. Your card is so stunning and beautiful!!! I only wish I could watercolor as well as you do!!!!

  128. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Barb M.

    Beautiful card, I love the rose stamp.

  129. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Marlyn Rojas

    I really love your work! This card is very cute and romantic!

  130. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Mary-Anne V.

    Stunning card…just love how this flower comes off the edge and also the vivid watercolours.

  131. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    Mary-Anne V.

    I like Altenew on FB.

  132. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Diane Hanson

    I love watercolor … and, you are so right on–the rose stamp is perfect for the watercolor medium.

  133. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Yukari Y.

    Wow such a beautiful card! The water coloring came out gorgeous!

  134. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Valerie Martin

    STUNNING! I am always a sucker for images of a rose…now there is a new LARGE one the hopefully be added to my collection soon. I will definitely have to refer to this post for color/shading references.
    Valerie

  135. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Kailash

    Wow your card is absolutely stunning, such vibrant coloring. Thanks for the inspiration to create such gorgeous art:-)

  136. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Kailash

    I liked Altenew on Facebook too!!!

  137. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Carol B

    Awesome, gorgeous, and fabulous, can’t say enough about your watercolor to see. Great tips on coloring.

  138. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Pat Myers

    I love the vibrant colors used on the card using the Sketchy Rose stamp!

  139. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Mary H.

    Love any rose stamp, but this one is so pretty. Looks very easy to color with the bold lines, and the Peerless watercolors have really stayed so vibrant & exciting on this card. Thanks for the chance to win & thanks for sharing. Hope you will do a video later on detailing how you achieved this stunning look. TFS

  140. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Rene Stansell

    Hi Darlene, your Rose is coloured in so beautifully. I love the stamp.
    Rene from OZ xo

  141. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Barbara Schmidt

    Thank you for sharing tips on coloring the rose on your card. These are great stamps & the new release has some great stamp sets!

  142. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Efrat

    Beautiful!! Love how vibrant the colors are, and your coloring is always so flawless….

  143. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    NatQuebec

    Beautiful rose !

  144. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    lisa808

    Beautiful rose and coloring!

  145. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    Tere W.

    I always love the way you color turns out, I’m always intimidated to try.

    • wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 11:47 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Don’t be Tere! Watercolor is forgiving and with practice it gets easier. πŸ™‚

  146. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Lyndal

    Gorgeous card Darlene, fabulous stamping & colouring!

  147. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Angela Bowie

    Gorgeous card Darlene!

  148. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Debi

    Absolutely Gorgeous…thank you for sharing Darlene!!!

  149. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Heather P

    What beautiful, deep colours!

  150. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Marsha S.

    Beautiful card! Love your coloring and the color combo!

  151. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Laura Strack

    Thanks for introducing me to this wonderful stamp company. Your rose is gorgeous. Thanks for the tutorial. We are spoiled by your vids but your instructions were clear and I was able to vision you water coloring away! You’ve taught me so much about shading and I appreciate it, very much.

  152. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Laura Strack

    Darlene, Your Rose is beautiful. I have to get my hands on some of these stamps. Love Altenew’s modern approach – so Fab!

  153. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Barb Ghig

    You did an amazing job coloring this rose, Darlene! Such a gorgeous card! So happy you were part of today’s hop, too!

  154. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Kim

    I love the way you use the watercolors. You make it look so easy!

  155. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Monika/buzsy

    Beautiful rose Darlene. Love the vibrant coloring and the shading.

  156. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    LynneZ

    Darlene – Your coloring on this rose is simply awesome. I have the Peerless watercolors and have never used them – going to check out your tutorial.

  157. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    deb schafer

    Absolutely gorgeous. This stamp seems very versatile and fun to color. Would love to own.

  158. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Michelle W

    Just beautiful colouring, Darlene!

  159. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    deb schafer

    Absolutely gorgeous. This stamp would be fun to color. Would love to own.

  160. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 6:30 pm

    Jan

    Love the card. Thanks for sharing the Altenew blog hop.

  161. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Laura Norris

    Beautiful rose Darlene!! You have a real talent when it comes to coloring. Thanks for sharing and happy to see you on this blog hop with some other ‘stars’!!

  162. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    Karen Schroeder

    Awesome coloring on a beautiful rose! Love it!

  163. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Karen Schroeder

    I follow Altenew on Facebook!

  164. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    Nora

    I follow Altenew on FB!!

  165. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    Nora

    What a stunning card!! I need to get those peerless watercolor sheets. They provide stunning color!! Your card is just fabulous. The way you watercolored the rose is beautiful.

  166. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 6:59 pm

    Carla Hundley

    So very pretty and thanks
    for the tips on water coloring!
    Carla from Utah

  167. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    Vera W Yates

    Beautiful card, Darlene! You totally made the rose shine.

  168. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Carla Hundley

    Liked on Facebook also!
    Carla from Utah

  169. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    Amanda Christensen

    Beautiful watercoloring. I just ordered some Peerless watercolors and I can’t wait to try them out. This new rose stamp looks like a great image to watercolor!

  170. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Gigi

    I love your color choice and you do such a good job. I can’t wait to get my hands on some of these stamp sets.

  171. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Diand

    I love your card

  172. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    Diand

    Wow! love the watercolor.

  173. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 8:19 pm

    Pam Conner

    What a great job of watercoloring….but then I’m not surprised as I am one of your YouTube subscribers!!!

  174. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Maria H

    Beautiful Rose

  175. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Jill

    What a beautiful rose!! Your cards are always so inspiring! Thanks for sharing!!

  176. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 9:03 pm

    Genevieve

    You make things look amazing and fun

  177. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Nur

    This card is awesome!

  178. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    marcia mroczynski

    Great job on the rose. You did a beautiful job. Thanks for the video on how to use the Peerless watercolors also.

  179. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    Debbie Lou

    Thank you for introducing me to yet another fab stamp company. Your card is divine πŸ™‚

  180. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Valerie B.

    Beautiful card!! I just got some of the Peerless Watercolors in the mail – can’t wait to give them a try!! Thanks for sharing.

  181. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Wei

    I love these new stamp sets, and your rose card is so stunning. Thank you for sharing.

  182. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 9:46 pm

    dara h.

    love your watercolor technique. very natural.
    thanks for the opp to win!

  183. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Annye

    Love the rose stamp.

  184. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 11:00 pm

    Denise Bryant

    Gorgeous coloring of this lovely rose stamp!

  185. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Denise Bryant

    Thanks for sharing the tips on watercoloring also!

  186. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    Helen

    What a gorgeous image. It’s perfect for watercoloring and you’ve done that beautifully!

  187. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    Jessica

    What a beautiful card using watercolour. I am off to Altenew and see what other great stamps they have!

  188. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 11:46 pm

    Phyllis B.

    Pretty card, Darlene! Love the bright color you used! Great job!

  189. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    Kris in Alaska

    Wow that is stunning! And watercolor at that!!

  190. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    Kris in Alaska

    I liked Altenew on Facebook!

  191. wrote on July 12th, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    Teresa

    Wonderful watercoloring. Thanks for sharing and introducing me to yet another stamp company that I will need to pruchase stamps from!!LOL

  192. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 12:11 am

    Heather Lynn

    Love the Sketchy Rose-you made it POP! I wasn’t going to try the Peerless watercolors, as I have Inktense, but I think you’ve changed my mind. You’ve been such an inspiration these past years. Thanks so much.

  193. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 12:29 am

    Carol MJS

    I so love the look of watercolouring! Such a beautiful rose and a lovely card.

  194. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 12:40 am

    Kristen V

    Beautiful card and I love the rose image.

    • wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 7:48 pm

      Camille D

      I’m glad there will be more fresh and exciting stamps, the rose is stunning!

  195. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 12:49 am

    Erika

    Those peerless colors look amazing. I’d like to try them with an Alice and wonderland card. Thanks for the weekend post!

  196. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 12:49 am

    Linda F

    Beautiful card. This sketchy rose image is so lovely and you have coloured is beautifully.

  197. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 1:11 am

    Kerry

    Love this rose – must have it! Also love the watercolor

  198. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 1:25 am

    Kelly Griglione

    Oh I love the black embossed outlines for your watercolored flower. It’s just gorgeous!! The thick, black vertical lines tie your card in so well.

  199. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 3:30 am

    theCook

    What a beautiful rose! Great card!

  200. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 3:56 am

    Tetro

    Lovely card, going to make something similar for my mummy’s birthday! πŸ™‚

  201. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 4:57 am

    Nicole

    I love the new rose stamps!!! Great card!

  202. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 5:53 am

    Karen

    Just gorgeous! I love the deep colors you can get with the Peerless watercolors.

  203. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 7:04 am

    Lina Maria Delgado

    Beautiful card!

  204. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 7:20 am

    Maureen Chandler

    Gorgeous rose – I am going back to study it some more! I do love your videos too and appreciate that you so often make one to go along with your beautiful cards! Thanks for the chance to win!

  205. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Eileen L.

    Beautiful Rose….gorgeous card.

  206. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 8:01 am

    Dale Rose

    Love the rose stamp–Since my last name is Rose I like to collect rose stamps! I would love to win one.

  207. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Ann Wa

    Love hearing about new stamp companies! I also love seeing what you are doing with your Peerless watercolors. It inspired me to pull mine out and try them. They’ve been hiding in a drawer for over 2 years.

  208. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Liddia Beeman

    I am new to watercoloring and just love it. The rose is beautiful.

  209. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Carol D

    I love your beautiful rose – and I’ve been enjoying my new Peerless watercolors almost as much as you.

  210. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Deborah N.

    This rose is so beautiful. I know I’d be thrilled to receive it or proud to give it!

  211. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Vicki

    I really appreciate the instructions on how you watercolor. I had forgotten that it was good to emboss the image before watercoloring, great idea. Thanks.

  212. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 10:20 am

    Jan

    Loving the vibrant pink – so cheerful and summery πŸ™‚

  213. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 10:29 am

    Bobby

    Your coloring of the rose is beautiful and I love the way you let part of it fall off the edge of the panel.

  214. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 11:14 am

    Cindy H.

    Gorgeous card! Love the rose and I’m amazed at the color you got from watercolors – beautiful!

  215. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Jessica H.

    Woah. I had no idea you colored the rose with watercolors until I read your description!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!

  216. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 11:23 am

    K. Becker

    Beautiful card. Beautiful stamp.

  217. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Eva

    Awsome card, Darlene! Love your handdrawn lines. They give this special note to your cards!

  218. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 11:59 am

    vidya

    fabulous coloring! thanks for a chance to win!

  219. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    Felicita

    Darlene,

    I just love your work and I love how you used the peerless watercolors……. amazing card.

  220. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Carol Baker Melancon

    Love the card. I’m looking forward to getting this stamp. Just got my own set of Peerless watercolors and need more stamps suitable for this technique.

  221. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Suzanne law

    Just love the card and the stamp. Love everything that darlene create!

  222. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Terri E.

    Great flower

  223. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Marie

    Hi! I just wanted to say I am so inspired by your creations and am so glad I saw your blog a few months ago. If I didn’t, I would have never gotten into card making! All of your cards are so spectacular, and like always, this card is marvelous! My question is, for beginners do you recommend getting peerless watercolors first, or inktense pencils? I’ve watched videos of both by you, and they both work great, but I don’t know which one to invest in first. Thanks!

    • wrote on July 15th, 2014 at 11:47 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Marie. I think I would probably go with the Inktense pencils first. They are a little easier to control color for a beginner.

  224. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    mary

    WOW! What beautiful colors.

  225. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Joyce M.

    This is lovely. So glad to see you working with Altenew.

  226. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Kate

    I just love that rose stamp and what you have done with it is stunning!

  227. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    pai

    beautiful coloring!

  228. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    Sarah G

    The beautiful rosΓ© is a great focal point! Love the vibrant watercolour – it really pops against the black πŸ™‚

  229. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Joy

    Beautifully done, Darlene!

  230. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Diana W.

    Darlene – love your cards. Your video tutorials are an added bonus, but I love seeing any and all of your creations. Such a fun blog hop. Lots of talent there. Have a great week. Looking forward to Wednesday.

  231. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Saby

    love bright colors on the card πŸ™‚

  232. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Susan Berry

    I love the rose stamp, and the way you colored it. I so enjoy your video’s. I have learned a lot. Thank you

  233. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Nancy

    Love all your work. Thanks for letting us know about these new stamps.

  234. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    michelle

    love your peerless coloring that you do, very pretty! I look forward to your posts. πŸ™‚

  235. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    megan mcdonald

    Lovely card, love your colouring

  236. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 7:00 pm

    Runningwithscissors

    Beautiful card with awesome coloring!!!!

  237. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    Debbie Massengill

    Beautiful as always Darlene – thanks for sharing.

  238. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    Stacey

    Beautiful flower!

  239. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Lillian O.

    Your use of those Peerless watercolors is amazing! I love that rose image…

  240. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    Trina C

    I love how you colored the rose. I really like this rose stamp,

  241. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Karen Rice

    What an absolutely beautiful card! Such a dynamic stamp! I can’t wait until we can order these!

  242. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Jessica Bavier

    What a gorgeous card!! Love the big rose image and your fabulous water coloring!!!!!

  243. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    Debbie Bonczek

    Gorgeous card. I love that black background and the way parts of the rose hang over edge. Just beautiful!

  244. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Monika/buzsy

    Wonderful details on the rose image. I also like the size!

  245. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Shona Chambers

    This is so beautiful! You coloured the rose perfectly and it really pops with the black. Stunning!

  246. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 10:25 pm

    Laura Jane

    YAY! Such elegant coloring on the rose!

  247. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    Laura Jane

    Thank you for that last tip of removing color from the brush periodically…I always forget to do that:?

  248. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Lura

    Wonderful coloring job on this rose – color me green with envy.

  249. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Susan Kaiser

    Hi Darlene! Just started following your blog recently, and wanted to say that I really enjoy your work! Your Sketchy Rose card is beautiful!

  250. wrote on July 13th, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    Prachi

    As always u have created a beautifull card. I am a big fan of your’s and visit your blog regularly. Wish you all the best and keep rocking.

  251. wrote on July 14th, 2014 at 12:14 am

    Amanda H

    Fun colors!

  252. wrote on July 14th, 2014 at 12:51 am

    Sue Austin

    Congrats on your new design team. I particularly love the Sketchy Flowers Rose (and amazing card by you Darlene) It’s a great size to do solo on a card and I love your colouring techniques, it really looks 3D! I’ve learnt a lot from following your Blog. It’s a real talent to colour well. I also like the Birthday Bash, Sentiments & Quotes sets but I am totally amazed at the Sketchy Cities abroad as I live 1hr South of Sydney, Australia and I HAVE NEVER SEEN a stamp of our World Famous Opera House! Well done to you Altenew for doing that! Fantastic!

  253. wrote on July 14th, 2014 at 1:55 am

    Tal Wasserman

    what a great stamp sets- I also like their Hennah Elements stamp set- its so versatile- I wish I could see what you would come up with when using it πŸ˜‰

  254. wrote on July 14th, 2014 at 3:21 am

    Daphne Baker

    Absolutely beautiful! I wish I had your talent!

  255. wrote on July 14th, 2014 at 4:51 am

    Claire Boyd

    This colours are stunning & I love the black. I am off to check out the watercolour tutorial you mentioned

  256. wrote on July 14th, 2014 at 5:51 am

    Celeste Goff

    What an amazingly beautiful card Darlene! Your cards are always amazing!

  257. wrote on July 14th, 2014 at 6:26 am

    Dolly

    Wow ! Such a pretty rose. I love the neon pink look which you have colored πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing

  258. wrote on July 14th, 2014 at 7:40 am

    Beth Holt

    Beautiful creations as usual! Thanks for the info on a new stamp company!

  259. wrote on July 14th, 2014 at 8:09 am

    Joyce Kochalka

    Beautiful card, beautiful flower stamp.
    I always learn something new on your website.
    Keep up the good work.

  260. wrote on July 15th, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    Hannah Means

    What a gorgeous card! The rose is so vibrant! Love it!

  261. wrote on July 16th, 2014 at 6:01 am

    Carolyn Picken

    Beautiful card…love the new stamps. Thanks for a chance to win

  262. wrote on July 17th, 2014 at 10:21 am

    ChrisM

    So pretty. Always loved your cards especially the ones with flowers!

  263. wrote on July 17th, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Sara T.

    Wow, Darlene! It is a bummer to not see a video (and to hear your soothing voice LOL), but sometimes you just can’t do everything πŸ˜‰ This card is just so vibrant and pretty! It’s amazing you got those shades from watercolor!

    • wrote on July 24th, 2014 at 10:18 am

      Darlene DeVries

      Hi Sara, the video is located a little further down on my post and also over at Altenew.

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