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.


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.


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.


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



Altenew Card Blog
Norine Borys
Vicky Papaioannou
Svitlana Shayevich
Amanda Baldwin
Jaycee Gaspar
Nenette S. Madero–> YOU ARE HERE

Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Maryam Perez
Laurie Willison
Mindy Eggen
Virginia Lu
Nicole Watt
Ashlea Cornell
Kelly Griglione
Erum Tasneem


88 thoughts on “Altenew Build-A-Flower: Canterbury Bells Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

  • March 1, 2020 at 10:37 pm

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

  • March 1, 2020 at 11:51 pm

    I love this set!! Such beautiful creations!!

  • March 1, 2020 at 11:54 pm

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

  • March 1, 2020 at 11:57 pm

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

  • March 1, 2020 at 11:58 pm

    Fabulous card designs, love them!

  • March 2, 2020 at 12:51 am

    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.

  • March 2, 2020 at 1:21 am

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

  • March 2, 2020 at 1:41 am

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

  • March 2, 2020 at 2:12 am

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

  • March 2, 2020 at 2:15 am

    Gorgeous cards! So colorful.

  • March 2, 2020 at 2:53 am

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

  • March 2, 2020 at 3:33 am

    Beautiful cards and coloring!

  • March 2, 2020 at 4:13 am

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

  • March 2, 2020 at 4:21 am

    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.

  • March 2, 2020 at 4:48 am

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

  • March 2, 2020 at 6:13 am

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

  • March 2, 2020 at 6:14 am

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

  • March 2, 2020 at 6:15 am

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

  • March 2, 2020 at 6:45 am

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

    • March 2, 2020 at 3:50 pm

      Yay!! Glad you liked them, Meghan!!! Thanks so much for your kind words <3

  • March 2, 2020 at 7:16 am

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

  • March 2, 2020 at 7:20 am

    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!

    • March 2, 2020 at 3:49 pm

      You are most welcome, Nanette!! <3 Thanks for dropping by!

  • March 2, 2020 at 7:23 am

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

    • March 2, 2020 at 3:49 pm

      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!

  • March 2, 2020 at 7:38 am

    Gorgeous cards… love the watercoloring!!

  • March 2, 2020 at 7:53 am

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

  • March 2, 2020 at 8:15 am

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

  • March 2, 2020 at 8:15 am

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

  • March 2, 2020 at 8:26 am

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

  • March 2, 2020 at 8:40 am

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

  • March 2, 2020 at 9:19 am

    that first card is a show stopper!

  • March 2, 2020 at 11:25 am

    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!

    • March 2, 2020 at 3:42 pm

      So thrilled that you liked them, Liz! Your comments mean a lot <3

  • March 2, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    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!

  • March 2, 2020 at 12:52 pm

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

  • March 2, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    What amazing cards Nenette. All of them are so beautiful

  • March 2, 2020 at 11:58 pm

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

  • March 3, 2020 at 12:09 am

    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!

  • March 3, 2020 at 12:21 am

    such controlled watercoloring – great job

  • March 3, 2020 at 12:58 am

    Such beautiful work!!!

  • March 3, 2020 at 1:17 am

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

    • March 3, 2020 at 11:29 am

      I’m glad you liked them, Bonnie! Thanks for dropping by!

  • March 3, 2020 at 7:03 am

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

  • March 3, 2020 at 10:25 am

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

  • March 3, 2020 at 12:00 pm

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

  • March 3, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    Really love this it’s so beautiful!

  • March 4, 2020 at 12:38 am

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

  • March 4, 2020 at 12:52 am

    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.

  • March 4, 2020 at 1:03 am

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

  • March 4, 2020 at 4:16 am

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

  • March 4, 2020 at 4:18 am

    Wow! So many beautiful cards! Thanks for sharing so many techniques.

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