Jan 22, 2021

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Camellia Outline Stamp Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hi there!

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: 

Altenew Card Blog

Erum Tasneem

Amanda Baldwin

Lilith Eeckels

Christine Pennington

Norine Borys


Nathalie DeSousa  <<< YOU ARE HERE

Jessie Banks

Preeti Chandran

Terri Koszler

Mindy Eggen

Virginia Lu

Laura Volpes

Cheryl Espie

Tenia Nelson

Dana Joy

Emily Midgett

Tina Smith

Jenny Colacicco

Michelle Short


Teresa Litchfield

Agnieszka Małyszek

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Love the unique design of this card--very inspiring!

  2. Gorgeous!!! Love the dots of shading!!!

  3. What a nice, clean card!!

  4. Just beautiful! This technique requires so much time, I usually end up ruining my project. Yours is just stunning!!!!!

  5. The flower just pops from the glowing blue background!

  6. Oh my goodness! I love your shading!

  7. Marisela Delgado said: So pretty! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

  8. Nice sample of pointillism. Something interesting to try.

  9. Great card. Thanks for sharing

  10. What a pretty card! I love the shading that you did with the dots- lovely technique!

  11. I love how you did the shading! Lovely card!

  12. Very unique, leaving the focal point uncolored.

  13. Very interesting take on the card. Striking result.

  14. Wow. A bit of Pointillism going on here. It is stunning done within the lines. (I never did love the look of purist Pointtillism)

  15. So simple and pretty. Nice job.

  16. What a great technique! I love this amazing card! This new stamp is so beautiful & the sentiment font is gorgeous too!

  17. I am particularly in love with the sentiments in this stamp set. Words we could all use right about now

  18. Love how this turned out. I too like pen doodling and pen drawing fine lines and textured marks. Nice finish. The sentiments on this set is perfect for my future cards.

  19. Wow! Stunning dot art and pretty background color.

  20. Love these beautiful camellia flowers! lovely design for your pretty card!

  21. I love how you colored this!

  22. This is so different an approach to coloring an image, and I have used this art method before “dot technique”, and it is definitely therapeutic and relaxing. It’s incredible what you can create with enough patience. Just stunning!

  23. I love how it turn out also very cool really caught my I in the email from Altenew so I had to find out how it was done.

  24. Thanks for the new look your card brings, very creative!

  25. Your card is so different and unique - Love It! Thanks for giving us a different idea and way of coloring an image - very inspiring. Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us. :)

  26. Pretty!! I love the that left the image uncolored. Pretty touch with the sequins

  27. I love your card. I can't wait to give your shading technique a try.