Altenew Build-A-Flower: Canterbury Bells Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone! Welcome to the Altenew Build-A-Flower: Canterbury Bells blog hop and giveaway!!! You should have just come from the blog of my uber-talented friend, Jaycee Gaspar. You can check out the entire blog hop list on the Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog. I’ve also added the list and the end of this post.

Take a look at this gorgeous stamp set! These flowers can be layered or you can use only the outline and watecolor the entire image. Below you will find some cards that will show you both ways of coloring the image.


KEEP THE FAITH CARD


For this card, I used the following: BAF Canterbury Bells stamp set, Paint a Flower Poppy for the sentiment, Nesting Frames Die , Arches cold press 300gms watercolor paper, Altenew watercolor brush markers, masking paper, foam squares and no line dye ink. The image was stamped onto the watercolor paper and on a masking paper then fussy cut in order to do the masking technique.

I started painting all the flowers with the citrus burst then layered the shadows using a mix of fresh lemon and sunkissed watercolors. For the deepest part of the flower and underneath the folds, I mixed a little bit of crimson to emphasize the shadows. I added some shading using Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils.


HOPE TOMORROW IS BETTER CARD


For this clean and simple card, I used the BAF Canterbury Bells stamp, the Gradient stripes cover die and the Hope stamp set for the sentiment. This was a very quick card to make. I simply stamped the flower following the layering guide then I partially die cut the flower leaving a white border on the right side of the image. I then die cut the gradient stripes cover die and the hope word 5 times.

The cover die was adhered onto a salmon colored cardstock then the flower panel was attached with foam squares. The hope die cut was layered and adhered on top of each other to add dimension. The sentiment was stamped using Rose Gold embossing powder.


FOR YOU CARD


I used the small floral image from the BAF Canterbury Bells stamp set to create a background for this card. The Fancy For You die , Golden Trim Washi tape, distress inks, Versamark Ink and the pure white crisp embossing powder were also used for this card.

First, a background was created using Distress Inks. I used Mermaid Lagoon, Tumbled Glass and Wilted Violet. When the inks were dry, I stamped the small flower image several times using Versamark Ink then heat embossed the using pure white embossing powder. The panel was then cut into half cause I wanted to create two cards. I die cut several pieces of white cardstock using the Fancy For You die cut. I added a gold strip using the gold trim washi tape then assembled the card.


PRIZES



To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog 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 so don’t forget to leave a comment here as well. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 03/08/2020. I will also have my own simple givaway. Let me know what your favorite card is and I will choose a winner and send you the card of your choice. Thanks so much for dropping by and stay tuned for upcoming releases from Altenew. <3

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Kathy Eddy
Kathy Eddy
1 year ago

Beautiful work as always! Also, love the turquoise bike decoration! Where did you buy it please?

mdmouse1
mdmouse1
1 year ago

I love this set!! Such beautiful creations!!

Jennifer Taylor
Jennifer Taylor
1 year ago

These cards are fantastic! The watercoloring on the first card is stunning!

noraln44
noraln44
1 year ago

All your cards are gorgeous but that first card with the watercolor-BREATHTAKING!! I would frame that!!

Kailash
Kailash
1 year ago

Fabulous card designs, love them!

vjw81e
vjw81e
1 year ago

Wow, THREE cards, and they’re all so different! the watercolor is AMAZING – what an incredible look!! I will HAVE to do that; I seem to have forgotten about my waterbrush markers! Love how on the 3rd card the little pieces did all the work.

Zora Bergström
Zora Bergström
1 year ago

So many loovely cards with digitalis and colourful.

Joy Meadows
Joy Meadows
1 year ago

Love these beautiful cards! Especially like the first and last ones.

Jade
Jade
1 year ago

What amazing cards! I love the orange watercolored flowers!!! They are stunning!

sandy M
sandy M
1 year ago

Although all of your cards are gorgeous, your first card is fabulous. The colors are brilliant and oh so beautiful.

Tammie Koehnen
Tammie Koehnen
1 year ago

Gorgeous cards! So colorful.

Cyndi Morris
Cyndi Morris
1 year ago

Gorgeous cards., I love this Canterbury Bells set and your coloring is beautiful – that watercolor card is amazing!

Rema DeLeeuw
Rema DeLeeuw
1 year ago

Beautiful cards and coloring!

barbara lassiter
barbara lassiter
1 year ago

These are all beautiful and I love what you created with the smaller design as well. Great inspiration and use of this stamp set.

Susanbcards
Susanbcards
1 year ago

Your cards are beautiful works of art!

Regina Henderson
Regina Henderson
1 year ago

All cards are beautiful…but….the watercolor one takes the cake. What a gorgeous job you did on it. Thank you for sharing and for such inspiration.

Izabelawr
Izabelawr
1 year ago

Amazing cards ! I love the watercolor technique! You are a big inspiration. Thank you for sharing

Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson
1 year ago

How beautiful your flowers are. LOVE them

Jo-Anne Tedford
Jo-Anne Tedford
1 year ago

All the cards are beautiful but I Love the 2 using the little background flower!

Linda Harper
Linda Harper
1 year ago

All the cards are just gorgeous, but the watercolor tops them all. Thanks for sharing

Lisa Premo
Lisa Premo
1 year ago

Pretty cards! Love the orange and yellow bells! I also love how you reversed the print on the ornate sentiment!

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan
1 year ago

These are INCREDIBLE! I love the orange and yellow ! Then the purple just pops!

Nancy Probst
Nancy Probst
1 year ago

I love the cards! The colors are vibrant and really show off the beautiful flowers.

Nanette Leiker
Nanette Leiker
1 year ago

I loved the two “for you” cards that you did. Very colorful, and I am sure that the particular colors are favorites of mine. Thank you for sharing your techniques with us!

Vickie Oglesby
Vickie Oglesby
1 year ago

Your work is stunning as always! You have a real talent with the watercoloring!

Vickie Z
Vickie Z
1 year ago

Gorgeous cards… love the watercoloring!!

keelalagirl
keelalagirl
1 year ago

These are all fantastic. The first card…stole my heart. Gorgeous ♥

BECCA YAHRLING
BECCA YAHRLING
1 year ago

Such gorgeous cards! I love the no-line coloring look.

Bea Connor
Bea Connor
1 year ago

All your cards are wonderful-especially like the coloring of the first. Great job!!

Karriane Goodwill
Karriane Goodwill
1 year ago

Love these cards. I’m really drawn to the watercolor one but all all beautiful

Sam Burnett
Sam Burnett
1 year ago

Love them all…especially the “for you” one.

Dalis
Dalis
1 year ago

that first card is a show stopper!

Liz O.
Liz O.
1 year ago

This is another wonderful addition to the BAF line! These Canterbury Bells are gorgeous and the sentiments are perfect to go along with them. What a fabulous array of cards Nenette, love the first one, you did a fabulous job coloring it, Thanks for the inspiration!

Catherine L
Catherine L
1 year ago

Amazing cards! The first one is so gorgeous. And I like how you partially cover the gradient stripes on the second one. Thank you for the inspiration!

Inkin' Chickie
Inkin' Chickie
1 year ago

I like the showing of very different techniques to create the cards.

dawnnz
dawnnz
1 year ago

What amazing cards Nenette. All of them are so beautiful

Nana Griffin
Nana Griffin
1 year ago

This is such a cheerful card. You did a wonderful job on it. So lovely!

thetrailerites
thetrailerites
1 year ago

Love the colors you chose. Oh my it’s like a burst of spring! Every card is lovely but the first one is my favorite!

gail
gail
1 year ago

such controlled watercoloring – great job

Kelli Simpson
Kelli Simpson
1 year ago

Such beautiful work!!!

Anneleise Hampson
Anneleise Hampson
1 year ago

Wow amazing work!! Lovely!

Bonnie Johnson
Bonnie Johnson
1 year ago

What amazing artwork on all 3 cards. Thank you for sharing your artistry with us.

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado
1 year ago

Nenette, my friend, you always rock it. These are so fabulous. Amazing!

Kathy Dippner
Kathy Dippner
1 year ago

Beautiful cards! I love the watercolored flowers and the purple for these is fabulous.

June Swart
June Swart
1 year ago

Beautiful cards, so much inspiration! Love this Canterbury Bell stamp set.

Susan Williams
Susan Williams
1 year ago

Really love this it’s so beautiful!

Heather Mills
Heather Mills
1 year ago

Wow!! These are all beautiful!! Love the colors you used on each; so pretty!

knurse22
knurse22
1 year ago

Your cards are just lovely, Nenette! I especially love these bell flowers with the gradient stripe die cover….great look! Thanks for your inspiration, can’t wait to get my own Canterbury bells in the mail.

stampingrama
stampingrama
1 year ago

Watercolor card is absolutely stunning and your other cards are so creatively inspiring! Love!!

Gail Spresser
Gail Spresser
1 year ago

I really enjoyed all your cards and the colors you chose. Thank you

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