Hello, friends! Welcome to my blog! If you just came from Hussena Calcuttawala, you’re on the right track. I’m honored to be invited to be a part of Altenew’s Watercolors Blog Hop. This is the end of the hop list, so I hope you were inspired by all the projects the designers came up with. Full details can be found on Altenew’s blog.
I fell in love with watercoloring several years ago and enjoy using them with my cards. Altenew has watercolor pans and liquid brush markers to choose from. You can find them here. I created a couple of cards using the Artist Watercolor Pan set, but I also included other older scrapbooking projects using Altenew’s Watercolor Brush markers. Here are the cards using the Artist Watercolor Pan set.
I became interested in plants when the Pandemic began, and taking care of them is pretty therapeutic! So for this set of cards, I used plant images in all of them. I chose cool colors for this card because, for me, plants evoke peace and serenity.
I enjoyed coloring these beautiful plant images! Arranging them in different levels also created depth.
Below are some scrapbooking layouts I previously created using Altenew stamps, stenchils and watercolors. I love how Altenew stamps have become my go-to embellishments for scrapbook pages.
$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this special blog hop, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 08/05/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 08/09/2022.
If you haven’t visited the Altenew blog, this is where you start. I’m sure my uber-talented friend, Erum Tasnim, will mesmerize you with her fantastic talent.
I hope you liked the projects I made for this hop. If you want to see my other creations, please follow me on Instagram. I also share video tutorials on Youtube. All the links are found below. Thank you so much, and happy crafting! <3
$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 05/28/2022 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 05/30/2022.
Next up is my talented friend, Virginia Lu. Thank you so much for coming!!! Do let me know which one you more in the comment section below to get a chance to win a prize from Altenew. If you like what you saw, I hope you can follow me on Instagram, YouTube, and FB. Links are listed below. Take care, everyone, and happy crafting! 🧡
Hello, crafty friends! Welcome to my blog! Thanks so much, Michelle Short, for sending everyone over. For the complete details of this blog hop, visit the Altenew blog.
Love genuinely, and bloom with grace. Create two card fronts at once with this first-of-its-kind floral stamp set! The imaginative collection features a magnificent tree branch bearing flowers that you wouldn’t usually see together in nature. Cut the design just right for a card featuring the cupped rose and another card featuring the flat rose. Stamp the heartwarming sentiments and quotes to inspire your loved ones. We hope you love this stamp set as much as we do!
Enjoy our Build-A-Garden project set, an exciting monthly package that will get the creative juices flowing! Each month includes a stamp set and a coordinating stencil set, and/or die set PLUS a customer-favorite Mini Blending Brush! Build your collection of brushes from month to month so you will never be left looking for the perfect tool while crafting.
This set contains the following products:
– one 6″ x 8″ stamp set containing ten stamps made in the USA from high-quality photopolymer
– one layering stencil set containing four stencils that coordinate with the stamp set
– one Mini Blending Brush for ink blending
Note: These products are NOT sold separately.
There are so many ways you can use this stamp/die/stencil set! Hopefully, the cards below will inspire you to create your own mini garden on paper.
I love this stamp set cause you can play around and use different parts of the image to create cards with unique layouts. By masking, you can rearrange the elements of the image to fit your card front. For this card, I shortened the branch of the small flower and moved it inwards.
MAKE YOUR HEART THE MOST BEAUTIFUL THING ABOUT YOU
$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 05/07/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw seven random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 05/09/2022.
NEXT UP is my talented friend, Colleen Balija. I hope you liked the cards I made for this hop! I post all my projects on Instagram, so I hope you can follow me there. ☺️ All links to my social media platforms are listed below. Thanks so much for dropping by, and I hope to see you again soon! Happy crafting!
Welcome to my blog, crafty friends! Thanks so much, Emily Midgett, for sending everybody over. For the complete details of this hop, head over to the Altenew blog. Take a look at the latest Build-a-Flower release:
This stamp set is a gorgeous cluster of flowers combined with lovely sentiments. Today, I chose only to use the outline stamp of the flower against an ombre background.
TIP: Allow the lightest wash to completely dry then add different shades of blue. This will create some added texture on top of the background.
This is a pretty quick card to make. Sometimes, less is more. It can be simple but elegant. Using a contrasting color for the flower will let it stand out more. Since vellum is translucent, you can still see the variations of blue come through the paper. I stamped 2 clusters of flowers and just layered them on top of each other.
$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 04/06/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw seven random winners from the comments left on each blog hop stop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 04/08/2022.
Next up is my uber-talented friend, Erum Tasneem. Drop by her blog and be blown away by her exceptional talent. Thanks for dropping by, and I would love to know if you prefer clean and simple cards or layered and elaborate ones. Make sure to leave a comment and get a chance to win a prize from Altenew! For my latest creations, please follow me on Instagram @mylittleatticstudio. Thanks again, and happy crafting!
Hello, everyone! Welcome to my blog! If you just came from Lilith Eeckels, then you’re on the right track. For the complete information about this release, please visit the Altenew blog. I’m so excited to share with you what I created because there were many beautiful products from the NEW RELEASE to work with!!! I made a number of cards and I hope you will like them.
Assemble the card using foam squares and adhesive.
I love how this card turned out. It is a huge image and I didn’t want to cut it so I just made a 5×7 card. I also added a second image inside the card for an added surprise to the recipient.
TIP: When doing loose water-coloring, intentionally do not color some areas of the petals (leaving them white) to mimic highlights.
Add a plain die cut cardstock to the back of the clear cover panel to hide the glue/foam squares. I added another watercolored image inside the card to make it a little more special when the recipient opens it. <3
GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO READ and THE WORLD BELONGS TO THOSE WHO READ
Assemble the cards using foam squares and adhesive.
TIP: The easiest way to color a background with lots of shapes is to use a monochromatic color scheme. Color all of the same shape at once them move on to the next shape using a different color.
YAY! AND THANKS
Create a background using the following alcohol inks: Galactic Stream, Teal Cave, Dusk, and Piñata Gold on Nara Paper. Use 90% isopropyl alcohol to dilute the inks. Allow to dry.
Stamp the image from the Geometric Botany background stamp set using Alcohol Lift Ink.
While the ink is still wet, stamp the image on another plain white cardstock to create a second card front.
Die cut the Fancy Yay! 5 times on white cardstock and adhere on top of each other.
Cut the alcohol inked background and adhere to a white card front. Adhere the Yay die cut.
Use the excess alcohol inked background as a border and a die cut sentiment for the 2nd card.
TIP: Dab the excess alcohol lift ink with a paper towel– remember to use a clean part of the towel every time you dab. When it’s dry, buff the surface and the image will magically become crisper. (I got this tip from everyone’s idol– Jennifer Mcguire).
TIP: Do not throw away your scraps! You can always use them as a border or for word dies like the Thanks card I made using scraps.
GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
Create a watercolored background using Watercolor brush markers. Add water for the pigments to bleed.
Stamp the image from the Tree of Fantasy Stamp using dye inks and sprits water on the stamp before stamping. Add additional defined branches with watercolor.
Add small trees on the hills with diluted watercolor.
I wanted to keep this card simple and the colors subdued since it’s a sympathy card. It’s sad that I need to create more of these cards lately. Hopefully, this card will make my friend feel how much I also hurt for the loss of his Mom.
Stamp the image from the Endless Florescence Stamp Set on top of the stamped background and add botanical lines on the leaves and stems using Tombow drawing pens 0.1, 0.3 and 0.5. Add additional berries and branches in certain spaces then color the background black. Stamp the sentiment on the front cover using the Inside and Out: Thanks Stamp set.
TIP: I recently took a Botanical Line Drawing Workshop with Thea Po and I got so excited thinking of all the stamp sets I can use this technique with!!! The key here is to follow the curvature of the petal, leaf or bud so that it will not look stiff. Add different lengths of lines, too!
$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 03/10/2022 for a chance to win.
Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 03/12/2022.
Next up: Laurie Willison. Thank you so much for dropping by! I hope you liked the cards I created for this release. Would love to hear what your favorite is. If you have any questions, just let me know and if you like what you see, I hope you can follow me on IG as well (@mylittleatticstudio) Don’t forget to leave a comment below to get a chance to win a prize from Altenew! Until my next post– stay safe and happy crafting!
P.S. I hope, as a crafting community, we can all be together in prayer for Ukraine and that the world leaders will always choose peace over war and aggression. 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼