Feb 13, 2020

Altenew February 2020 Stamp/Die/Stencil/Cutting Mat/Artist Watercolor 24 Pan Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

hi there!

Welcome to the ALTENEW FEBRUARY 2020 STAMP/DIE/STENCIL/CUTTING MAT/ARTIST WATERCOLOR 24 PAN SET RELEASE BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY.  You are arriving from Altenew Scrapbook Blog ( A list of all the participants is available at the bottom of this post).



With so many beautiful products, it is always so hard to chose a favorite!  However the new 24 Artist Watercolor Palette is probably one of my most beloved of the Altenew products.  With that being said, let me show you what i have created:



Of course i am starting with a layout  created using the new 24 Artist Watercolor palette.   Just look at the vivid colors of the palette and the soft finish on the page.  Just amazing!  For this page, i created circles on the background using Black Obsidian ink, and then fill each circle with watercolor as to bring a rainbow to the page.





A bit of black watercolor surrounding the circles, just make the colors pop.    I added a bit of embossing paste through the Feeling Dotty stencil to add texture to the page, then continued the circle design with the pictures and embellishments  ( Live your Dream collection).  The following  video will show you how it all came together:



Just love this amazing palette, a must have for sure!  Of course i love the stamp/dies and stencils,  all the beautiful designs are just perfect to create cards.




The New Beginnings stamp set is filled with beautiful and delicate designs which you can color with your favorite medium ( or challenge yourself!).  I chose to create a CAS card using a few of the images and my Artist Markers.




Once i stamped the images on white cardstock with Obsidian Ink, i pulled my Artist Marker set D & E and detailed the leaves and flowers.   I cut the circle frame from white cardstock using the Halftone Circle die, and set it all on pink cardstock.



I Finished my card by using the Winter Wishes stamp set and the Label stamp set and Jet Black Crisp Ink.  A few glitter drops complete the design.  I love how this turned out!



Of course, i always return to using Altenew goodies on my memory keeping, so i decided to create a few layouts for my Family album (Citrus Twist Kits).   For the first one, i used the new Watercolor Roses stamp set and Spring Bouquet mini INk Cubes for it





I used the stamp to create my own embellished tag.  I placed the images so that they filled the tag, however to make sure the picture becomes the center of the page, i cut a second tag from vellum, and layered it on top, so that the translucency of the paper shows the stamped background, but on a softer light.






To finish my page, i went ahead and created  my Title pocket card  using stamped die cut flowers and a simple word sticker.    I kept the second card very simple so that your eye can rest from the color of the flowers.






This stamp set is simple to use and can yield versatile looks on your projects by varying your stamping techniques.   Now let's look at another layout created with the new Exotic Garden Stamp set




Once again, i am creating a page for my Family album.  This time i chose to show case the simple beauty of this floral stamp cluster.




To make my Goddaughter's pictures stand out, i stamped the image with Black Obsidian ink just at the edges of the page, so that it frames the pictures.  Then backed the panel with wood grain paper to continue the color from the pictures.






I stamped the image one more time on white cardstock and trimmed two 3x4 cards from it.  One holds the lines of journal, and the second one forms the title card.  Here i loosely color the images to match the pictures using the Altenew 36 Pan Watercolor palette. 





Just love the delicate design of the Exotic Garden Stamp set.   Whether you color it or simply stamp it in your project, it will sure stand out.  Now let's look at my last project of the day!




I always love good background stamps, there is something about creating your own patterned paper that makes you love your projects.    The new Dotted Diamond stamp set is one that will fast become a new favorite in your collection.




I used the stamp set to create my background by heat embossing it one Platinum Embossing powder onto pink cardstock.  Once the first embossing was done, i followed be heat embossing the background stamp with Crisp White embossing powder.  This time i slightly shift the stamp set so that it creates a more intricate pattern on the background. 





I also stamped a piece of the same cardstock with Black Obsidian ink and used the Fine Alpha die set to create the title.  Then embellished the page with florals from the Calming Bouquet Washi Tape.  The following video will show you how easy this page came together..




I had so much fun creating all these projects, and i hope they inspire you to check the stamps, dies, stencils and the lovely watercolor palette. 

Now it is time for the fun part of this blog hop:     GIVEAWAY

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 2/18/2020 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 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 2/21/2020. 


Good Luck everyone!

This is all for me, and it is time to continue hopping along, your next stop is ISHA .  Remember you can always come back here to complete the loop, or hop onto the Altenew Card Blog or Altenew Scrapbook Blog to start the hop.  A list of all the participants is available here for your convenience

Nathalie DeSousa <<< YOU ARE HERE


Thank you so much for visiting!!!

31 comments:

  1. Wow - that rainbow circle watercolor page is awesome! I love these watercolors and I love all of your other notebook pages too. You inspire me to create more in my journals.

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  2. OMG. So much loveliness. The rainbow circles. The B/W blooms backing her one year photos. And that diamond pattern BG looks fabulous.

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  3. Great projects! I love all of them!

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  4. Fantastic projects! I love your layouts! Really like the circles layout!

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  5. Great Altenew release! Awesome creations! I especially love the sweet floral card!

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  6. Wow, beautiful pages, love the vivid circles on the first layout and the CAS card is so pretty!

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  7. Your layout and journal pages are STUNNING! I JUST love that layout colors!

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  8. Love all your book pages Nathalie, they are gorgeous! Thank you for the magnificent inspirtation!

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  9. Beautiful pages! I appreciate the explanation of how you tamed down the Watercolor Roses background using vellum - great idea!

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  10. Love seeing layouts! Just gorgeous!

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  11. Everything you created is beautiful and I especially loved the watercolor circles background page!

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  12. The background stamp looks so great the way you used it! Can't wait to get it myself

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  13. So pretty. The paint colors are really beautiful!

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  14. Great idea using different circle objects. The colors are amazing. Always love your work, so much inspiration

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  15. Your pages are consistently excellent, as are the cards.

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  16. So pretty! Love the colors!

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  17. Wow! You've been busy with the new release! I love all of your projects! Lots of great inspiration!

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  18. the water colours look amazing

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  19. Love your varied creations! Your scrapbook page is fantastic---love everything about it. The composition is wonderful. Your family album is so precious, love the way you've used the products.

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  20. Okay...these are all awesome! Beautiful work ♥

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  21. Great showing of all the work.

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  22. What a great idea to use the vellum to defuse the colors! Great ways to show and bring your photo to the front.

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  23. Lovely work. I especially love your pages.

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  24. Beautiful layouts!! This release is so amazing!

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  25. Marisela Delgado said: Awesome colors. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  26. I love your pages and card. All those pics are adorable.

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  27. Wonderful projects. I absolutely love that first page -- the bright colors and the unique layout are amazing.

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  28. Beautiful projects! I love the colors of the new watercolors.

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  29. Beautiful layouts. I really like the colors. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

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