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Bird week: Altenew July 2017 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

If you’ve arrived from Lydia Evans’ blog, you’re on the right track here on the Altenew bloghop! See details including amazing giveaways later in this post.

Altenew Bloghop: Watercolor Parrot Paradise

Welcome to my stop on the hop!  I decided to take a vacation in paradise on a card, since I don’t have a tropical vacation on my calendar….and took my watercolors with me! I figured out how to paint an easy background on a card like this – you’ll facepalm when you realize how simple it is to do this on cards! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

The Parrot Paradise stamp set can be used in tons of other ways too – check out all the shapes of the leaves that can layer beautifully, too:

The ease of painting right over the image really makes painting a card front like this easy!

And the parrot can also be used with your own painting in the background…this video was privately shared with my patrons earlier this week:

And now….those bloghop details!

Altenew Stamp/Die/Ink Release Blog Hop + Giveaway  

  • Giveaway on Altenew blogs: Fie $50 gift certificates! Leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog or/and Scrapbook Blog by Thursday, July 27th at 11:59 pm EDT for a chance to win.  
  • Giveaway on my blog: $30 gift certificate *just* from my blog commenters by July 27th at 11:59 pm EDT!

Next on the bloghop:  Eunyoung Lee!


Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project. Compensated affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

214 thoughts on “Bird week: Altenew July 2017 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

  1. I love the way you colored the parrots! beautiful!

  2. Love your tropical card!!. Made me wish I was there.

    THANK YOU for taking us on a CREATIVE visit to a tropical paradise and INSPIRING too!

  4. Sandy, your parrot is just breathtaking! Beautiful colors. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. I love these cards, they take me away to the tropics! I just love your watercoloring!

  6. Thanjs for transporting us to the tropics with these cards.

  7. As always, you create the most beautiful art.

  8. I love to watch you watercolor, Sandy you make it look effortless. Thanks for sharing your talent with us!

  9. What a great way to create the background. Beautiful colors!!

  10. Just gorgeous, Sandy!

  11. Fantastic job as always, Sandy. The card is gorgeous and that parrot is so colorful! Love it! Thanks for the video and for the inspiration!

  12. Great colors on such a beautiful card! Love it!

  13. Gorgeous coloring & I love the sentiment!

  14. wonderful watercolor design, thanks for sharing!

  15. Love your card. Beautiful coloring as usual.

  16. Love those cards & appreciate the video

  17. I always learn a lot from your videos but your watercolor videos always impress me more b/c I find it such an intimidating art form. You always make it look so easy 🙂

  18. Your talent never ceases to amaze me! I love these cards!

  19. Your parrot is lovely but your background really completes the card. What a beautiful combination of colors. Thank you.

  20. Gorgeous. Thanks for showing us how you got there!

  21. You are an amazing artist!!!!!

  22. With pleasure watching your creativity!!! You are a fascinating artist..

  23. Wonderful cards, love all the different watercoloring ideas.

  24. Great release. This parrot set is beautiful and your colour choices are perfect.

  25. Beautiful as always!

  26. So tropical and beautiful!

  27. Gorgeous card! Love the parrot – such an amazing job!

  28. Total Tropical Paradise perfection! I love how vivid the colors are and the images are breathtakingly colored and placed! TFS!

  29. Gorgeous card! I love your coloring and enjoy learning from your YouTube videos, THANKS for sharing all your great techniques and knowledge !

  30. Love your cards. Thanks for sharing the video. It’s always helpful to see the process of how a card was created.

  31. I love your card! Great job!

  32. So pretty – love your choice of colors. I envy your water coloring talent! Thanks for being such a great teacher. Love Altenew!

  33. Ohhhhh I love those….love love love.

  34. Great stamp set and beautiful coloring for the parrot.

  35. I usually don’t use OMG and awesome as I think they’re over-used, but if I were to make an exception, it’d be here for sure! These are unbeleafably beautiful!!

  36. absolutely gorgeous, Sandy

  37. Lovely soft watercoloring on the parrot.

  38. What a beautiful card. The colours in this card are stunning. This warmed me up a little as I slowing thaw out this frosty Aussie winter morning. Thanks for the lovely inspiration.

  39. Sandy, I must have sneaked into your luggage when you took your tropical paradise vacation. It took me there anyway!

  40. Sandy, your projects leave us in awe all the time!

  41. Gorgeous card! Love your process – thanks for sharing!

  42. Gorgeous card Sandy, the parrot looked amazing and I love the leafy background you created.

  43. What a lovely card! This is another stunning release! Love those pansies and the heartfelt sentiments!

  44. What a beautifully colored card! And thank you for the video showing us how to color it!

  45. I love how colorful your card is! That is exactly how I would do it if I was making it. We went to a park somewhere on vacation and they had a parrot show. They had your multi colored parrot in the show and he flew down to catch something when the trainer told him too. It was so cool! I love the new stamps and the new stamp pads and I want to get some of those stamp pads when I win. I see some yellow stamp pads in the new ones and yellow is my favorite color so I might get one or 2 or even 3! Thanks for showing us your colorful card and for giving us the chance to win something. I’m almost done with the hop and I’ve seen some amazing cards and scrapbook pages. So much inspiration!

  46. I am just starting to water color and thank you for your video of your process. Love both cards, but do like the technique used to have the parrot flying out of the jungle. Very inspiring.

  47. This card is beautiful! I love watching you create watercolor masterpieces!

  48. Wow, this card is gorgeous! What a fabulous stamp set, love that parrot.

  49. Beautiful job as always !!

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