Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Hydrangea Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

22 April 2020

Welcome to the Paint-A-Flower Hydrangea Release Blog Hop and Giveaway. If you have come from Laurie Willison's blog you are right on track. You can start the hop over on the Altenew Card Blog .

For today's hop, I created a card. I am really enjoying watercolouring at the moment and try to practise regularly. Watercolouring stamped flowers is my new favourite thing to do so when I got this set I knew I wanted to practise my colouring skills. 

I started by stamping the flower image with some very light ink. I used Vanilla Cream from Altenew. It is a waterbased ink and I love using it for no-line watercolouring. 

Lydia who is also on the team taught me a trick when it comes to no-line watercolouring. For the best results, you should work on petals, leaves, etc that aren't touching. Work your way around the flower or arrangement and before starting on an adjacent element, make sure the one next to it is completely dry. This will ensure you get the best results.

 I am really happy with the result of the hydrangea flower but still need to work on the leaves.

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. We’ll 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 THIS POST on the Altenew Card Blog on 04/30/2020.
Your next stop is: LauraJane
Stay safe and happy scrapping. 
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Altenew 6th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 2 + Giveaway

3 April 2020

Welcome to Altenew's 6th Anniversary Blog Hop and Giveaway. If you have over from Simon Says Stamp then you are right on track. You can start the hop over on the Altenew Blog.

I have been on the Altenew Design Team for nearly 4 years and I still love crafting with their products. I have discovered new products and my love for stamping has grown ever since. Using Altenew products is such fun and every month I'm overjoyed to discover and use their new products. 

Times are a bit aery and scary at the moment and having this crafting community is really important for me. Crafting is keeping me sane. 

For today's hop, I created two projects using the Wild Flora Stamp and Die Set and the coordinating Washi Tape.

I created the flowers of this card on one of my Live session on Altenew's YouTube Channel. All I had to do was pop them on a card and add a sentiment. 

I used the Essential Watercolor Pan Set and the Metallic Watercolor Set to colour the flowers. Stamping an image and then water colouring it is so calming, especially in these difficult times. 

My second project is an 8.5"x11" layout. I used two washi tapes for this layout:

  • Wild Flora Washi Tape
  • Gold Splatter Navy Washi Tape
I cut out the floral shapes using the coordinating dies and for the flowers that had no die, I hand cut them.

The Gold Splatter Navy Washi Tape is the grounding colour which I added to the bottom of the cardstock. The flowers pop out of the top part. To break up the blue I added some typed journaling strips. 

I love the dainty look of the flowers and they were really easy to cut out with the coordinating dies. 

Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 10 lucky winners. There are also 14 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments by 4/12/2020 for a chance to win one of 37 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with "Hi from (city or country where you're from)!". 37 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/18/2020.

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Your next stop is: Amanda Baldwin

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