Saturday, September 1, 2018

Altenew Build-A-Flower Anemone Coronaria Blog Hop + Giveaway!!!


Woohoo!  It's time for a new Altenew Build-A-Flower release!  If you're hopping along with us, you might be visiting me from Lillith Eeckels's blog.  If you're jumping in here, you can start back at the Altenew Card Blog  for all the details.  I also have the entire blog hop list at the end of this post in case you've missed anyone!  ๐Ÿ˜Š

This month's Build-A-Flower release is one of my favorites.  Anemones, or poppies, are such gorgeous flowers, and the images in this stamp set are so versatile.  There are countless ways to color them that completely transform the images.  I am always looking to get the most mileage out of my stamp sets as possible, so I decided to try a "one stamp three ways" challenge to see how far I could stretch these beautiful stamps.

For my first card, I pulled out my Altenew watercolors and did some no-line watercoloring.  I'm sure you've already heard, but these watercolors are so fantastic.  This was my first time using them so I wasn't sure what to expect.  The colors are gorgeous and blended like a dream. I simply stamped the images with light ink and did simple watercoloring, adding some detail outlines in with more concentrated paint.  I love the bright vibrancy the Altenew watercolors gave to this card!


For my second card, I stamped the images using Altenew Jet Black, Coral Berry, and Volcano Lake Inks.  The images were super easy to line up.  I masked off the images using my coordinating dies to cut the masks, and splattered the background with black paint.  I decided to add some texture and interest to the card by stitching around the borders of the flowers.  



I added in a stitched border and this card was finished.  I love the graphic look you can achieve with the stamps.



For my last card, I decided to do some no line painting with gouache on a dark navy background.  I simply stamped the images with Altenew Jet Black ink onto the cardstock and filled them in with paint.  Because I'm not an expert on shading or shadows, I used the stamped images from the set as a visual guide on where to concentrate the darker shades of paint.  I stamped the "Hello" sentiment from Altenew's Mini Hello stamp set and painted over that with coordinating paint.  I embossed the "grateful for you" sentiment (from the Anemone Coronaria set) in silver and added some silver gems to finish the card.


I hope you enjoyed these cards!  Isn't it amazing the different looks you can achieve using just one stamp set?  You can find the beautiful Anemone Coronaria Build-A-Flower set here and the Anemone Coronaria and Ink Set Bundle here.  

PRIZES!!! 

To celebrate this release, you have a chance to win a $20 gift certificate right here!  Just leave me a  comment below and I'll choose one lucky winner by September 5, 2018!  Good luck!!!

Altenew is also giving away a $30 gift certificate to six lucky winners!  Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win.  Three winners will be announced on the Card Blog, and the other three winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog on 9/7/2018.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog!  Next stop on the blog hop is my wonderful friend Rubeena Ianigro.  I can't wait to see what she creates!  Enjoy the blog hop and have a WONDERFUL day!!! 

The blog hop order is:


93 comments on "Altenew Build-A-Flower Anemone Coronaria Blog Hop + Giveaway!!! "
  1. Your coloring is amazing. this is such a beautiful stamp set

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  2. Wow! I didn't know you could paint on darker cardstock like that. YOur last card is stunning!

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  3. What lovely coloring on all the cards but oh! the navy card stole mt breath away!! I need to remember that I can use dark colors as the actual design and not just as a base.

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  4. Fabulous way of showcasing this gorgeous set Leigh!!! All of your cards look amazing, thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful day!

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  5. These are all so very beautiful. I love the pink & yellow
    colors of flowers the best. They just really pop so nicely
    together.

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  6. Oh my gosh! Such beautiful cards. Love all three of them. And all 3 are so different. I guess my favorite would be that beautiful pink on the navy background. Such a lovely contrast!

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  7. Lovely. I love the look the new Altenew watercolors give. They seem to have amazing pigment.

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  8. These are all amazing & different styles!! My favorite hands down is the stunning third card you painted on dark navy cardstock...just beautiful. I've never used gouache!

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  9. Love your cards but the second one is my fave!

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  10. All your cards are lovely, but the third card really caught my eye! I love it’s brightness!

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  11. I love your cards, especially the dark background on the last one.

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  12. really love the bright colours but specially the last one. That pink really pops on the dark card

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  13. These cards are amazing! Especially the last one - you would never know you weren't an expert with coloring that looks like that!

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  14. This is another really pretty flower with unique leaves and lovely sentiments that are perfect for those sentiment strips we love to use. Your cards are absolutely beautiful, but that last one is stunning!

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  15. Whoa, now that's some selection of styles and techniques! And all are truly gorgeous, well done!

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  16. Wow!! I love that you created three totally different creations with this stamp set. So fun!!!

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  17. LOVE the vibrant colors on your cards- fabulous inspiration!!

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  18. Love all your cards. It's exciting to see all the different looks you can achieve with the various coloring techniques. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  19. Ahhh these are amazing! I loved that you used gouache for one of them!! I have my paints sitting in those little paint cups, whispering my name over and over. LOL. All of these looks are fab, and I love the details you add!

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  20. Lovely cards with these beautiful bold colors!

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  21. I agree with you it’s a amazing to see how many different cards you can create with one stamp set

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  22. All are so beautiful...if I had to pick, I’d say the 3rd one is my favorite...those colors on the dark background...stunning!

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  23. Wow, I love the colors of your cards! So vibrant and beautiful!

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  24. Great looks using this stamp and die set....TFS your inspiration!

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  25. Beautiful cards, beautiful coloring. I love the bright anemones on the first one.

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  26. Beautiful and colorful cards! Love the bright and cheerful ones :)

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  27. Your card looks so beautiful and I’m in love with the last card, it looks stunning ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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  28. I always love cards stamped on dark card stock. Love your vibrant pinks on your last card!

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  29. Oh wow! The black card just pops sooo much, I love it! All the colours are vibrant, I just love the inspiration!

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  30. Beautiful cards one and all but I just can't take my eyes off that 3 one with the dark background. Beautiful!

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  31. What lovely card creations with these flowers. Their colors show so beautifully on your cards. tfs

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  32. I adore the BRIGHT colors you used on all of them! I really like the HELLO one!

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  33. Love your fabulous cards. The dark background looks wonderful with the pink.

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  34. Great cards, Leigh, but the bright flowers on the dark background is just stunning!!! Such a wonderful way to use the set. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  35. I'm always trying to 'stretch' my imagination Leigh, and seeing the stitching brings me back to the very first crafting I recall doing waaaaaay baaaaack, when I was given wool, a blunt needle and cards with various images to stitch around. Thank you :-)

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  36. this is my favorite of all the entrys as I love BOLD BRIGHTS. LOVE

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  37. great cards using a wonderful stamp set; thanks as always for sharing.

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  38. love the bright pink and yellow used together. This flower looks great in any color. Great job.

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  39. GORGEOUS CARDS! I am especially loving the last card! I really like the deep and bright colors that you used to color it!

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  40. wow! you have made 3 beautiful cards with the latest stamp and die set.. thanks for sharing

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  41. Amazing colors on these gorgeous anemone flowers! Beautiful cards!

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  42. Gorgeous cards. I especially like the dark background. The flowers pop right off of it. Thanks for inspiring me!

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  43. Hi Leigh, I like all the cards, and your simple water colouring is beautiful, I wish I could do it like that! TFS, Cheers Anna.

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  44. I absolutely love the pink on the black. It’s gorgeous. The flowers look so velvety!!!

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  45. You are so clever!! Three gorgeous samples of this new Anemone blossom!! Love the simple layers with this one too!

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  46. Always love your no-line gouache paintings! this flower is gorgeous and you just made beautiful cards to showcase them!!!

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  47. Your bright pink flowers on the dark background are stunning! How did you do that? Your water color card is so beautifully done showing dimensions which I have a hard time with. Kudos to you. Thanks for sharing.

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  48. I love all of your beautiful cards but the one on the black background is really gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  49. Absolutely love how you designed the cards and the color choice! Beautiful

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  50. fabulous cards, Leigh - but the pink anemones on the navy background is outstanding!

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  51. When I saw the first card I was in awe. But your card done on the dark cardstock just blew me away. So gorgeous.

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  52. Wow!! Three gorgeous cards! I love the painting on navy cardstock. Stunning!!

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  53. Really liked them all, but LOVED the one on dark paper! Well done!

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  54. All of your cards are gorgeous, can't pick a favorite. Thanks for sharing.

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  55. My favorite card is the one with the pink flowers and the navy blue background. Awesome!

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  56. Beautiful cards. Love the colors of the flowers.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  57. beautiful! the black lines must have been hard to see on he dark cardstock. it turned out great!

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  58. Wow, gorgeous cards! I love your no line watercoloring and the pink/teal color combo with the stitching detail but my favorite is the gouache painted pink anemones on navy, just stunning!

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  59. I really like the bright colored ones the best. They really stand out.

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  60. Some beautiful cards. Love the one with the dark blue background.

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  61. Great variety with your fabulous cards. This will be a go stamp set as it can be used in so many ways.

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  62. Love the bright and vibrant colors! Especially, the black card! It just pops! Beautiful!

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  63. Beautiful cards and lovely stamp set. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  64. This is a great stamp set. And I love the beautiful inspiration. Each card is different and gorgeous.

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  65. Leigh, all three of your cards are absolutely gorgeous! Love the bright colors of the Altenew watercolor Said! But I have to say I'm in awe of the one you painted with the gouache!

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  66. Your cards are just so amazing! I love the look of the bright pink flowers and lush green leaves against the dark card. Great idea!

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  67. Leigh, these are gorgeous creations!! I especially love the contrast of your card with the dark background and pink flowers. This is really a pretty stamp set!!

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  68. Wonderful cards! I love the different styles!

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  69. Beautiful cards! Your watercoloring is perfect!

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  70. Your cards are beautiful Leigh! I absolutely love the 2nd card on the dark card stock. The flowers really pop on here. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  71. These are really lovely! I really like seeing all the different takes/mediums. That third one is just jaw=droppingly gorgeous!

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  72. That last card is simply beautiful!

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  73. What beautiful colors you chose for these flowers! I also love how you showed us cards using so many different mediums. Thanks for sharing the many ways that one can use this set!

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  74. Wow, what a beauty! The bright pink against the navy background looks amazing! And I love the way you colored the flowers so much!

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  75. All 3 cards are absolutely beautiful. My favorite is your 3rd card. The dark cardstock makes every element pop. Thank you for sharing.

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  76. Gorgeous cards! I love how you used the stamp in multiple ways (Something I'm challenging myself to do with each new stamp set). Your third card is especially breathtaking; the details on the flowers are amazing! Well done, and thanks for sharing! ~ Lenice

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  77. Love this flower! Such gorgeous cards with wonderful and bright colors. Love the crispness ! Another Great set!

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  78. Gorgeous cards! Beautiful designs and stunning vibrancy of colors.

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  79. Such beautiful projects! I love the pink and teal flowers card! This is my favorite build a flower set!!!

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  80. Wow, you did a great job of creating 3 completely different looks from this set and all are beautiful. Thanks for sharing and the inspiration.

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