Hi there! Welcome to the Altenew Build-a-Flower: Sweet Violet Release Blog Hop and Giveaway. You must have arrived from the lovely Virginia Lu's blog.
Today i am so excited to be joining this line up of amazing designers who have created awesome projects with the new Altenew BAF: Sweet Violet. I love the simplicity of the shape, and how easy it can be clustered together to create a fuller look on your project.
For my first project, i chose to create a card using a vertical cascade of Sweet Violets. I used the colors in the Altenew Rose Petal and Pocketful of Sunshine mini cube set to create the stamped images of the flowers. For the leaves i decided to mix two sets of inks - Green Meadows and Green Field mini cube sets- so that they have a softer look and combine nicely with the flowers.
To create the card, first i used a base of purple texture cardstock, and scored it to create a bit more interest to the cover, then created a small flap of white smooth cardstock, and attached the flowers in a cascade on the flap. The sentiment was embossed using white embossing powder and the sentiments in the BAF: Sweet Violet stamp set.
For my next project, i wanted to take advantage of the shape of the flowers to cluster them on a card. This time i chose to create a card filled with embossed images of the flower. I started with masking the center rectangle of the cards with tape, and then created two masks of each of the shapes using post it notes.
I stamped the images using color pigment inks, and the masks so that it looks like a large grouping of flowers. The flowers were embossed with Rose Gold powder while the leaves have green pigment under the white embossing powder.
The center I used the sentiments in the BAF:Sweet Violet stamp set to gold embossed the sentiment in the center of the card, then added a few white cardstock frames (created with the Altenew Fine Frames)around the center of the card. The Altenew Markers set E were used to add some details to the flowers ( on the back of the vellum); then glued the vellum layer to a cream cardstock base. LOVE how this turned out.
Lastly, i chose to create a layout for my Family album (Citrus Twist Kits Life Crafted Album) using the BAF: Sweet Violet stamp and Die set. This time i kept the flowers white so i chose to skip adding color to the flower, and instead used the veining stamps to add the details.
For the background, i chose to play with a contrasting color using the Altenew Watercolor Pan set. The softness of the blooms and the detail in them comes alive in this page, I have created a video that shows you how i created this page:
I hope you have enjoyed looking at the varied looks you can achieved in your projects with the new Build-a-Flower: Sweet Violet Stamp and Die set. I love having a new flower stamp each month in my mail box, so consider joining in the Monthly Subscription plan to get a discount on your purchases ( and have the stamp mailed directly to your home!)
Now to the fun part of the blog hop>>>
To celebrate this release,Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. Three winners will be announced on the Card Blog, and the otherthree winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog on 4/9/2019.
ALTENEW willalso 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 the Altenew blogs on 4/9/2019.
I hope you are inspired by the projects, and now it is time to hop onto The Hedgehog Hollow blog to see her work; you can always to come back here to start the hop, or the Altenew Card Blog who is hosting the blog hop. A list of the participants has been added for your convenience:
Nathalie DeSousa <<< You Are Here
I am so thankful for your visit, and always humbled by your comments. If you have questions do not hesitate to leave them in the comments.