Welcome to the ALTENEW PAINT-A-FLOWER: POPPY RELEASE BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY! You are arriving from the Altenew Scrapbook Blog ( a list of all the participants is available at the bottom of this post).
Today, i am so excited to take part of the first blog hop for Altenew's new subscription program, PAINT-A-FLOWER. This new subscription will provide you with a monthly stamp set (delivered at your door step) that you can customize using your favorite color techniques or practicing new color techniques.
Though i love making cards, my favorite way of using Altenew products is to document memories in my scrapbooks and Life Crafted albums (Citrus Twist kits). So, i used the stamp set to create this new entry.
I used Vicki Boutin Foundation paper as the base for the flower. These were stamped with Altenew's Antique Gold Pigment ink, and heat embossed with Crystal clear embossing powder. I created a mask of the image so that i could combine the three images on the page.
I used the Altenew 36 Watercolor pan set to detail/color each of the poppies. I started with a color wash in each petal,and then build up the color by adding more pigment to the nooks and crannies, making sure to pull the color to the center of the petal.
Though the coloring of the flowers took time, i enjoyed relaxing and coloring away. Once this was done, all i added was a soft black watercolor wash to the entire page (making sure to puddle extra pigment under the leaves and flowers) and completed the page with a sentiment from the Fancy Greetings stamp set - that serves as a title-. The following video will show you how it all came together:
I love how this page turned out, even after a bit of commotion here at home. Now it is time for the best thing about the blog hop: GIVEAWAY TIME
- 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 by 1/28/2020 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 the Altenew Card Blog on 1/30/2020.
Before you hop until the next stop, let me just show you the advantage of subscribing to the new Altenew PAF system. This is a monthly subscription plan for our Paint-A-Flower. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in our monthly Paint-A-Flower releases and will receive a set each month - at a specially discounted price! ($15.99 →$12.99)
It is now time to hope onto Laura Jane's blog to see how she color her images. You can always return here to start the loop. A list of all the participants is available for your convenience
Altenew Card Blog Erum Tasneem Keeway Tsao Ashlea Cornell Nicole Watt Norine Borys Emily Midgett Jen Schow Kelly Griglione Virginia Lu Maryam Perez Altenew Scrapbook Blog Nathalie DeSousa <<< you are here LauraJane Lilith Eeckels Mindy Eggen Kymona Tracey Vicky Papaioannou Jaycee Gaspar Jenny Colacicco