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
Hello, my friends! Welcome to my blog! Thanks to Therese Calvird for sending everyone over. I’m so excited for this Marvelous Monthly Series Release blog hop!!! For the complete details, make sure to drop by the Altenew Card Blog. You can find the full release here.
I created some cards using the products from this release. I hope you’ll like them!
GET WELL SOON
Stamp the image from the Silk Art Stamp set using dye inks. With a spray bottle, add some water to the image.
Using the stencils, add Versamark ink to some parts of the stamped images.
Sprinkle Distress Glazes (Antique Linen and Salvaged Patina) on certain areas them emboss to create a mottled effect and for added contrast.
Emboss the edges using Rose Gold embossing powder to create a frame.
Die-cut plain cardstock using the Fine Frames Cover die. Add Versamark Ink and emboss using Rose Gold embossing powder.
Stamp the sentiment on the vellum and tear the edges.
Assemble the card.
TIP: Always start with the lightest watercolor first, then work your way to a darker shade. While the image is still wet, use the fine tip of the watercolor brush to add some stipples for added texture.
$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 06/18/2022 for a chance to win.
Altenew will draw ten random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 06/20/2022.
Next up is my talented friend and mentor, Virginia Lu. I hope you liked the card samples I made for this marvelous release. It would mean so much to me if you could follow me on Instagram and YouTube if you liked what you saw here in my blog. The links are located below. Please don’t forget to leave a comment to get a chance to win a prize from Altenew! Thank you so much for dropping by, and I hope to hear from you again soon! Happy crafting!!!
$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 05/29/2022 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 05/31/2022.
Next up: Terri Koszler. Don’t forget to leave a comment to get a chance to win. 🙂 Also, I started a YouTube channel and would love it if you could subscribe there, too! Don’t forget to hit the bell button to get notifications every time I post a new video tutorial. the link is found below. Thanks for dropping by! Happy crafting!
Hello everybody!!! It’s so nice to be with my co-educators again for another blog hop. 😊 If you just came from Maryam Sharara‘s blog, then you’re on the right track. Make sure you drop by the Altenew Blog for complete details of the hop.
This blog hop is all about stencils. Altenew has quite a number of beautiful stencils. Here are some creative ways on how you can make some backgrounds using stencils to create some CAS and dimensional cards. I also included some tips on how to fix mistakes, too.
BE OUR OWN KIND OF BEAUTIFUL
I made a lot of backgrounds for this blog hop. For this first card, watercolor paper was colored using distress inks. I love how oxide inks are easy to blend together. Water splatters were added to create some texture. When this was dry, the Bursting Dahlia stencil was placed on top then Versamark Ink was pressed through the openings of the petals.
The image was embossed using Crystal Clear embossing powder and this automatically made the image darker than the background. The sentiment from the Paint-A-Flower: Paeonia Japonica was stamped on vellum and embossed using my all-time favorite gold embossing powder- the Rose Gold embossing powder. I added frames to finish the card. The edges of the panel were distressed using a paper distresser then this was mounted on a card front using foam squares.
I’M HERE FOR YOU
Here’s another background I made using distress inks. After applying the inks onto Neenah solar white cardstock, I placed the bubble wrap stencil on top and sprayed over with water using light mist only. Then I used a baby wipe to go over the stencil and remove some ink. This is called the ghosting technique and I love the subtle effect of the dots. I learned this technique from Dyan Reaveley.
When the panel was dry, I used the Dog Rose Panel A to die cut the floral image. The sentiment was stamped on black cardstock using Versamark Ink and white embossing powder then mounted using foam tape.
Here’s a simple card using foil. The background was colored using shades of blues then I selected only certain parts of the stencil to add the transfer gel. The rest of the stencil was covered with post-it notes to prevent the gel from going to the other areas of the stencil.
I should have die cut the thank you sentiment before applying the transfer gel cause when I ran it through the die cutting machine, the shininess of the foil became dull. 😥 So next time, I’ll make sure to do the foiling last.
TRUE FRIENDS ARE EVERYTHING
I had my Gelli plate out since I recently used it for my last blog hop so I thought of creating more monoprints using stencils. First, I added dots of assorted acrylic paints on the Gelli plate. I made sure to use colors that will go well together. A brayer was used to spread the paint on the plate. This was allowed to dry then a thin coat of white acrylic paint was added. Neenah solar white CS was used to pick up the monoprint.
When this was dry, I used the bubble wrap stencil to add some circles here and there using a distress ink tool and frayed burlap oxide ink. The Feathered leaves stencil was then put on top then Versamark ink and clear embossing powder was used to create another layer. I love the layers on this card and the subtle texture the stencil added.
The sentiment was stamped on vellum then I used 2 different sets of frames to highlight the sentiment.
I HAVE BEEN THINKING OF YOU
I made another background using the Geometric Landscape Stencil and the Nuvo mousse for added dimension. I allowed it to dry while stamping and embossing the flowers from the Poppy Garden stamp set. I also die cut the leaves from the Garden Picks 3d die. The sentiment from the Poppy Garden set was embossed using white embossing powder while the flowers were embossed using Golden Peach embossing powder.
All of the embellishments were arranged using foam squares for added dimension. By the way, when I pulled up the stencil from the paper, I noticed some of the mousse went under the stencil. After it dried, I just used a Uniball Signo white gel pen to cover up the areas. That way, I didn’t have to repeat the whole process and waste material. 😊
YOU INSPIRE ME TO BE BETTER
For my last card, I wanted to make use of the Poppy Garden Mask stencil. I laid the stencil on a Neenah Solar white cardstock then used a round distress tool to add Mermaid Lagoon distress oxide ink to the edges of the floral images using a swiping motion from outside going in. This way, the middle of the flower remained white while the edges were dark. This is a fun way of coloring images quickly. I like the steaks that the foam created. Just make sure to follow the direction of the petals when applying the ink. When all the mask images of the flowers were colored, I stamped the outline images using Versamark Ink and embossed them with Pure white embossing powder.
I needed a frame for this slim card so an easy way to do this is to use 1/8″ double-sided tape and heat emboss it using Rose Gold embossing powder. The flowers were arranged on one side and adhered to the card front using glue and foam squares. For a more organic look, just add foam squares to the edges of the petal then glue down the middle of the flower. You can also bend the edges of the flowers and leaves so that they won’t look so stiff.
You can watch a video on how to create these flowers by clicking this link: https://youtu.be/AORyc3Rr2hs . I’m very new at making videos so please bear with me. 😥 Do let me know if the video is helpful so that I can plan to include more videos in the future.
Altenew is giving away a $20 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 9/19/2020 for a chance to win.
Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 Altenew 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! I truly love hearing from all of you. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 9/22/2020.
There’s MORE! Altenew will pick 2 of their favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate!
Next stop is Irina Fonina’s blog. For real-time updates, please follow me on IG: My Little Attic Studio. I also host some giveaways there once in a while so hope to see you there, too. 🙂 Thanks so much for dropping by and please stay safe and well. Take care, everyone! Until my next blog post!