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.
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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Beautiful work as always! Also, love the turquoise bike decoration! Where did you buy it please?
I love this set!! Such beautiful creations!!
These cards are fantastic! The watercoloring on the first card is stunning!
All your cards are gorgeous but that first card with the watercolor-BREATHTAKING!! I would frame that!!
Fabulous card designs, love them!
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.
So many loovely cards with digitalis and colourful.
Love these beautiful cards! Especially like the first and last ones.
What amazing cards! I love the orange watercolored flowers!!! They are stunning!
Although all of your cards are gorgeous, your first card is fabulous. The colors are brilliant and oh so beautiful.
Gorgeous cards! So colorful.
Gorgeous cards., I love this Canterbury Bells set and your coloring is beautiful – that watercolor card is amazing!
Beautiful cards and coloring!
These are all beautiful and I love what you created with the smaller design as well. Great inspiration and use of this stamp set.
Your cards are beautiful works of art!
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.
Amazing cards ! I love the watercolor technique! You are a big inspiration. Thank you for sharing
How beautiful your flowers are. LOVE them
All the cards are beautiful but I Love the 2 using the little background flower!
All the cards are just gorgeous, but the watercolor tops them all. Thanks for sharing
Pretty cards! Love the orange and yellow bells! I also love how you reversed the print on the ornate sentiment!
Thanks so much, Lisa! <3
These are INCREDIBLE! I love the orange and yellow ! Then the purple just pops!
Yay!! Glad you liked them, Meghan!!! Thanks so much for your kind words <3
I love the cards! The colors are vibrant and really show off the beautiful flowers.
Thanks so much, Nancy!!!
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!
You are most welcome, Nanette!! <3 Thanks for dropping by!
Your work is stunning as always! You have a real talent with the watercoloring!
oh dear… you just made my day, Vickie!!! I see myself as a beginner in watercoloring but I truly enjoy the process. Thanks so much for your kind words!
Gorgeous cards… love the watercoloring!!
Happy you like them, Vickie <3
These are all fantastic. The first card…stole my heart. Gorgeous ♥
yay!!! Thanks so much, Keelalagirl!
Such gorgeous cards! I love the no-line coloring look.
Happy you like it, Becca! <3
All your cards are wonderful-especially like the coloring of the first. Great job!!
Truly appreciate it, Bea! <3
Love these cards. I’m really drawn to the watercolor one but all all beautiful
Thanks so much, Karriane <3
Love them all…especially the “for you” one.
Glad you liked them, Sam! <3
that first card is a show stopper!
Thanks so much, Dalis!
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!
So thrilled that you liked them, Liz! Your comments mean a lot <3
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!
Thank you so much for your kind words, Catherine 🙂
I like the showing of very different techniques to create the cards.
Truly appreciate it, Inkin’Chickie <3
What amazing cards Nenette. All of them are so beautiful
This is such a cheerful card. You did a wonderful job on it. So lovely!
Happy you liked it, Nana!
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!
Gald you liked it! Thanks for dropping by!
such controlled watercoloring – great job
Appreciate your kind words, Gail!
Such beautiful work!!!
Thanks so much, Kelli!
Wow amazing work!! Lovely!
Thank you, Anneleise! <3
What amazing artwork on all 3 cards. Thank you for sharing your artistry with us.
I’m glad you liked them, Bonnie! Thanks for dropping by!
Nenette, my friend, you always rock it. These are so fabulous. Amazing!
Thanks so much, Mari! <3
Beautiful cards! I love the watercolored flowers and the purple for these is fabulous.
Thank you so much, Kathy!
Beautiful cards, so much inspiration! Love this Canterbury Bell stamp set.
Really love this it’s so beautiful!
Wow!! These are all beautiful!! Love the colors you used on each; so pretty!
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.
Watercolor card is absolutely stunning and your other cards are so creatively inspiring! Love!!
I really enjoyed all your cards and the colors you chose. Thank you