Jan 25, 2021
Jan 22, 2021
Welcome to ALTENEW PAINT-A-FLOWER: CAMELIA OUTLINE STAMP SET RELEASE BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY. You are arriving from Laura Jane's blog - a list of all the participants is available at the bottom of this post for your convenience-.
Today we are welcoming the newest member of the PAF family. The new PAINT-A-FLOWER: CAMELLIA is simply gorgeous. The design is delicate and detailed, which makes it the perfect flower to color in with your favorite medium. Let me show you what I created with it:
I made a card!!! I truly love the design of this month's PAF: CAMELLIA, and had some ideas on how to color it; however, I had just finished working on some documenting and had my Altenew Fine Liner pens at hand, so I decided to color them with black ink.
Since we were little, my mom always gave us pen and paper to play with, especially when we were on the phone. I love to doodle on pads, and use points to create shadows, etc. So, I am using the same idea to detail the card.
It all started with the finer pen, slowly adding dots around the edge of each of the petals and leaves. Along the way, I switch to the medium tip to shade in large areas, but always using dots. The process is so relaxing, but does take quite a bit of time- time well spent in my book!-.
Once I was happy with the shading, and before I cover the entire image, I fussy cut it from the cardstock ( Neenah 110lb Solar Crest white cardstock). I used the Ink Blending tool, and some Lapis Lazuli ink to create the background. Then, added the sentiment from the stamp set to the top corner of the panel. A bit of foam adhesive add dimension to the card, then a few sequin and gems add a bit of sparkle.
Just love how it turned out, but I am still finding the areas that I missed coloring with my liner! Remember you can receive your PAINT-A-FLOWER: CAMELLIA as part of the monthly subscription program. Check all the details here:
Of course we are celebrating the release with a GIVEAWAY:
$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner and a $15 gift certificate to 10 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 01/28/2021 for a chance to win.
Altenew will draw 11 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 01/30/2021.
Good Luck everyone!
Let's continue the inspiration, and now you are off to visit Jessie Bank's blog to check her creations. Remember you can always start the hop in the Altenew Card Blog. Here is the list of all the participants for your convenience:
Thanks for stopping by!
Jan 7, 2021
Happy New Year to you all! Nathalie with you today to share a new project featuring the gorgeous HELLO TODAY collection. Let's talk about the perfect collection: it must have pretty paper, lots of functional embellishments, a colorful palette, lots of cut aparts, and an awesome stamp... well then we you are going to love this collection as much as I do. So versatile that you can document all your memories and create cards, pocket pages, etc.
I love the new HELLO TODAY collection, and luckily I received the entire collection and add ons, so I was able to pick pieces from all the things to create this simple but colorful page!
As soon as I saw the chipboard frame with the paper clip on top, the idea for my layout just came to mind, a group of papers held together by a paper clip. So, I backed the frame with a black and white picture, and then layer pieces of paper from the 6x8 paper pad, Simple Card kit and Simple Pages kit. I glued this together messily and then attached them to the B side of the October paper.
To balance the papers, I wanted a very bold title. I found the large numbers in the Simple Pages kit, and decided to prop them with a bit of foam adhesive on a vertical line next to the papers. I love the colors and size of the ephemera!
To complete the title, I used a combination of foam stickers, chipboard stickers and alphas from the sticker tablet ( a bit of foam adhesive helps to prop them from the page). The combination of colors, textures and sizes works great in this design. Once the title was down, I created a few more clusters of embellishments around the layout and tied them all together with butterfly stickers and die cuts.
Did I mention the collection has a awesome stamp! I journal everyday, so this stamp is perfection! This time, I used the word, "Today", to bring the page together. Along the way, I also added small pops of color with some enamel dots.....
I just love how easy this page came together in a short amount of time. The messy papers, and the bold title just complement each other. I hope you check the new Simple Stories' HELLO TODAY collection, you are going to love it ( and even hoard it!)
Welcome to ALTENEW CRAFT-A-FLOWER: MORNING GLORY LAYERING DIE SET RELEASE BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY. You are arriving from Zsoka's blog. A list of all the participants is available at the bottom of this post for your convenience.
It is the 7th of the month, which means time for a new CRAFT-A-FLOWER release. The new CRAFT-A-FLOWER: MORNING GLORY Layering Die Set is beautiful! Not sure how they do it, but this month's flower design is gorgeous, super easy to put together, and versatile! I love the movement you can create with the florals, and decided to create a set of cards for today's release... I know, I made cards!!!
First thing I did to create my cards was actually look for some images of the flower to make sure of the color of it. Then it was all about cutting the pieces for the florals, and I just love how the dies come together in one plate, so it makes the cutting of the layers a breeze!
For my first card, I used the Feeling Dotty Stencil and Teal Shimmer glaze to create the card panel. While this dried, I created the word, "You", from teal cardstock with the Mega You die ( to give the word dimension, a few die cuts were glued together!).
Good Luck everyone!
Nathalie DeSousa <<< YOU ARE HERE
Jan 5, 2021
Welcome to ALTENEW FRESH START STAMPS/DIES/STENCILS/EMBOSSING FOLDERS COLLECTION RELEASE BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY. You are arriving from Tenia's blog. A list of all the hop's participants is available at the bottom of this post for your convenience.
It is time for the first collection release of 2021, and Altenew never disappoints!!! This month's release is amazing, versatile and so beautiful. As always, it is hard to pick a selection to work with form the release, but let me show you what I created with my choices:
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Nathalie DeSousa <<< YOU ARE HERE>>
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