Monday, September 3, 2018

Altenew Hello Gorgeous!

Hey you guys! Thanks for stopping in today. Last weekend my Mother-in-Law was over at our house for a BBQ and she asked me to make her some thank you cards since she'd run out. She's got a birthday coming up so I'm trying to make her a set of really pretty cards for her stash. I just got this new set from Altenew and it so darn pretty to look at! FYI it's called Hello Gorgeous for good reason. I chose the largest flower stamp from the set and heat embossed it in gold onto watercolor paper.

Then I used four colors of ink total to watercolor. Sometimes I think it's good to try to use fewer colors as it forces me to work on blending and creating new colors. The flowers were done with a pink and a yellow ink that I blended to make different shades of oranges. 

After watercoloring the flowers I added some blue to the background and then added some spatters to grunge up the background a bit more. 

The sentiment is from a Concord&9th set called Grateful for Everything (another mindblowingly gorgeous set). I love the font of this sentiment and I thought it was perfect for a thank you card that didn't actually say, "thank you."

I haven't played along in any challenge blogs for a while so I'm going to link my card up to the Simon Says Stamp Monday (Stamp It On)  and Wednesday Challenges (Anything Goes). I'm also going to play along with the Altenew monthly Inspiration Challenge for the first time. Here's the inspiration photo that they've posted and I went with the theme of floral when I made my card.

That's all for now but I will be back soon as I am blog hopping with the Let's Get Hopping crew in less than 24 hours. I hope you have an amazing day and I will see you back here soon!

Adios for now!


  1. The gold embossing works so nicely with the colors - thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  2. Your card is absolutely beautiful Maria and I know that your MIL will have trouble giving them away if they all look like this!

  3. Beautiful! Your watercoloring is stunning! Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Stamp It on Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

    1. Thank you so much! I love to watercolor and enjoy playing along with the SSS challenge whenever I can.


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