Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Welcome to my blog, friends! Today is the release of Altenew’s Paint-a-Flower: Fashion Monger Dahlia! Thanks so much, Daniel Diaz for relaying everyone over to my blog. For the complete list, you may start at Altenew’s card blog.

PAINT A FLOWER: FASHION MONGER DAHLIA STAMP AND DIE SET CAN BE FOUND HERE

Sometimes, the images from a stamp set have a lot of details that it seems a bit complicated to color because of the intricate designs. Below, I will show you 3 ways to easily color detailed stamp images.


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MATERIALS: PAF: FASHION MONGER DAHLIA, PURE WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER, OBSIDIAN INK, VERSAMARK INK, MASKING PAPER,DISTRESS OXIDE INKS- BARN DOOR, WILD HONEY, CARVED PUMPKIN, NEENAH SOLAR WHITE CARDSTOCK, BLACK CARDSTOCK, FOAM SQUARES AND ADHESIVE, EXACTO KNIFE

STEPS:

  • Stamp the image onto Neenah Solar white cardstock using Obsidian Ink
  • Stamp the image on masking paper and fussy cut the outline of the whole image
  • Line up the mask then add color to the background. Blend the oxide inks well
  • Stamp the sentiment using Versamark Ink on black cardstock then emboss with white embossing powder
  • With an Exacto knife, cut a portion of the outline of the flower so that you can tuck the sentiment underneath it for added interest
  • Assemble the card

Sometimes, when an image seems to be complicated to color, you can always choose to color the background and keep the image black and white. This way, the image stands out more. Since I love layering in my cards, I cut out a portion of the stamped image so that I can tuck in the sentiment strip underneath the petal. It just gives the card a different twist than just adding the sentiment on top of the image.


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MATERIALS: PAF: FASHION MONGER DAHILIA, ALCOHOL MARKERS B815, R 702, R823, R705, G702, G715, KARIN BRUSH MARKERS PALE ORANGE 357, AMBER 195 AND OMBRE RED 051, NO LINE INK, OBSIDIAN INK, PURE WHITE EMBOSSING POWDER, CIRCLE DIE , NEENAH SOLAR WHITE CARDSTOCK, FOAM SQUARES AND VERSAMARK INK

STEPS:

  • Using a Misti, stamp the image on Neenah Solar White cardstock using Obsidian Ink. Allow to dry
  • Align the paper using the Misti and stamp the image on Neenah Solar White cardstock using no line ink
  • Die-cut the circle from the stamped image using Obsidian ink
  • Color using Alcohol Ink markers
  • Stamp the sentiment with Versamark ink and emboss with Pure White embossing powder
  • Assemble the card by lining up the colored image with the background image and adhere using foam squares. Add the sentiment

A second way of coloring a very detailed image is spotlight colorcoloring… choose an area to spotlight and color that part only. Leave the rest of the image uncolored. This way, you only have small portion to color instead of coloring the whole image!


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MATERIALS: PAF: FASHION MONGER DAHLIA, WATERCOLOR BRUSH MARKERS, WATERCOLOR PAPER, OBSIDIAN INK, CLEAR EMBOSSING POWDER

STEPS:

  • Stamp the image and sentiment with Obsidian ink and emboss using clear embossing powder
  • Loosely color the images with a light wash of pinks, greens and blues using the wet on wet technique
  • Allow to dry then color with a more pigmented wash of darker shades to add texture

Loose watercolor technique is when you intentionally leave out the details and allow the water to move the pigments more freely… no need to worry about staying within the lines for this type of coloring. The only time you have to pay attention is when you are adding the second layer which is the highly pigmented watercolor.

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GIVEAWAYS

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 07/28/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 07/30/2021.

I hope you learned a thing or two on how to color detailed images easily. Let me know which technique you’d like to try next time you create a card with a very detailed stamp image. The next stop is the talented Bridget Casey. Please don’t forget to leave a comment to get a chance to win a prize from Altenew. Hope you can follow me on Instagram as well @mylittleatticstudio cause that’s where I post all my works. Enjoy the rest of the week! Stay safe and happy crafting!

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Sharon Gullikson
Sharon Gullikson
3 days ago

One of them reminds me of my Passion Flower flowers. SO PRETTY!!!

Brenda Lee N
Brenda Lee N
3 days ago

Gorgeous cards!

Maria del Valle
Maria del Valle
3 days ago

Beautiful and bold designs

Ann Taylor
Ann Taylor
3 days ago

Love your examples. Above and beyond!

Patricia Brown
Patricia Brown
3 days ago

Great cards! Thanks for sharing.

Nandini Karmarkar
Nandini Karmarkar
3 days ago

These cards are absolutely amazing! I love all the different styles of coloring.

Donna Walls
Donna Walls
3 days ago

Gorgeous cards, I love the layouts and extra details.

Jeanne Beam
Jeanne Beam
3 days ago

Such gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing…

Peg Frushour
Peg Frushour
3 days ago

All 3 of your cards are beautiful…and so different. Love them!

Kathy Perry
Kathy Perry
3 days ago

Gorgeous cards! Love the first design with that little strip of rust across the bottom, and the way you cut the flower to hang over the sentiment band. And the second design is awesome! Love the no line look and the bit of coloring with the circle flower. Not sure I’m brave enough to try the last technique yet…..I end up with mud all the time. But I sure love this new PAF! Thanks for your inspiration!

Maureen Turner
Maureen Turner
3 days ago

So pretty! Love your designs!

JoniM
JoniM
3 days ago

Gorgeous cards, love the backgrounds

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado
3 days ago

Such beautiful cards, my friend.

Gillian Smith
Gillian Smith
2 days ago

Lovely cards showing the versatility of this stamp set!

Kathy Raker
Kathy Raker
2 days ago

All 3 cards are unique and stunning. I like out you mounted sentiment and beautiful background. The 2nd card which highlighted just portion of stamp, beautiful coloring. The 3rd loosely watercoloring the design made the flower stand out as well. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Jill Rauenhorst
Jill Rauenhorst
2 days ago

Beautiful cards! I love that you cut the flowers out at the bottom of the first card to slip the black sentiment strip under them, very striking!

Renee VanEpps
Renee VanEpps
2 days ago

Pretty cards! Love the smooth ink blending on the first one !

Sandra Baggarly
Sandra Baggarly
2 days ago

Love your cards! Thanks for sharing.

Meghan
Meghan
2 days ago

Wonderful cards and I love the unique color combos!

Roxanne Tellini
Roxanne Tellini
2 days ago

This stamp looks amazing as a watermark background too.

Liz O
Liz O
2 days ago

Beautiful cards Nenette! You did an outstanding job showcasing this new set! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lauryne Cunningham
Lauryne Cunningham
1 day ago

Gorgeous cards! I love the orange background!

Kelsey Thomas
Kelsey Thomas
1 day ago

These are all so pretty! 🙂

Cyndi Morris
Cyndi Morris
9 hours ago

Beautiful cards. I especially love the last one — the colors are amazing.

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