Monday, April 1, 2019

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Sweet Violet Release Blog Hop + Giveaway




Hello, and welcome to Altenew's April 2019 Build-A-Flower: Sweet Violet Release Blog Hop! You may be starting the hop here with me or you may have come from the super talented TaeEun Yoo.  Either way, I'm so glad you're joining us!  Today Altenew is launching a new Build-A-Flower set called Sweet Violet and it is amazing! The new release is sold as either the Sweet Violet stamp set alone, or, the Sweet Violet & Ink Bundle (5% discount-woot!). Just in case you didn't know, Altenew offers a subscription plan for the Monthly Build-A-Flower Release! Subscribers receive a discount and will never miss out on the fun. If you'd like more info on the Build-A-Flower Monthly Subscription please click HERE. Here's a look at this month's bundle...The stamp set is beautiful and I love the ink colors! 



For today's card I decided to use the outline image of the larger flower to stamp multiple times on Arches cold press water color paper. I stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed the image in white. 
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Next I used my Tropical Fiesta Watercolor Brush Markers to color in the flowers. Believe it or not I only used two colors on this card: Purple Wine and Turquoise. After coloring the flowers, I used the same two colors to watercolor a more subtle looking background. To do this I coated the background in water and added color to the water letting it disperse into soft, beautiful shades. 
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After watercoloring the background I used Altenew's Mega Friend Die and the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Mega Greetings 3 Stamp Set to finish off my card front. After adhering the large "friend" die I popped the "happy birthday" up on foam strips to finish off the sentiment. The last thing I did was to add some texture on the background with some Tonic Nuvo Dream Drops.
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Alright, that is all for today folks! Well, aside from the prizes that is... See below for the details of Altenew's ridiculously generous giveaways! If you'd like to be included in a chance for a $15 give-a-way right here on my blog all you need to do is leave me a comment below. Thanks for taking the time to hop along with us today! You can continue the hop by heading over to 


If you're interested in adding any of the products I've used today to your own crafty stash I am 
adding links products below.

Have an amazing day!
Maria



Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 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 4/9/2019.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 4/9/2019.




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65 comments:

  1. Love the blue and purple colors you used for those flowers. :)

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  2. Fantastic card!! Love the color combination :)

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  3. sweet card - thanks for sharing:)

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  4. I love your different approach to using the Violet stamp set and I am really impressed with what you created with just two markers!! Awesome, outstanding results!

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  5. Love your choice of colors for your flowers. Pretty card

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  6. Truly amazing color choice and card! Playful and full of spring!

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  7. Love your beautiful coloring. This is a gorgeous stamp set, I see loads of possibilities!

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  8. Violets always associate with My Fair Lady - Eliza - to me. This card is such a great modern version of that esthetic, I just love it!

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  9. Love your card. Those markers sure are awesome from making vibrant flowers.

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  10. Gorgeous card!! Love the vibrant colors!

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  11. What a pretty card. I just love those colors!

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  12. Beautiful card! I love your colors.

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  13. Very pretty card. The white embossing really makes the flowers stand out.

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  14. Such a unique look! I love it.

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  15. What a great watercolor card you made! I love the colors you picked and also the "friend" sentiment. Margaret R

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  16. I love your design...the flower petals stand out with those vibrant colors! Everything just fits together beautifully. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Love your card and the use of that huge word die

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  18. Just stunning background! I Love that purple so vivid! Great sentiment!

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  19. Such beautiful deep watercolors!! So beautifully done!

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  20. Pretty watercoloring! Violets are one of my favorite flowers!

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  21. I love the easy, soft feel of your card. I wouldn't have thought that jsst the outline stamp would look so awesome

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  22. The water color idea is wonderful, simple but elegant.

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  23. Wow! Beautiful colors, beautiful card!

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  24. Gorgeous water coloring those Sweet Violets, beautiful card!

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  25. Such a fun, funky look with your watercoloring, Maria. Love this newest BAF....will be a fave for me!

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  26. I love the blue and purple combo! Beautiful!

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  27. Pretty card, such creative coloring

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  28. Beautiful card. The colors are so vibrant.

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  29. Awesome colors on these beautiful violets!

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  30. Love your colour combo - beautiful card!

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  31. Lovely design Maria. This new BAF set is gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  32. Your card is so modern. Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Fabulous card! Violets are one of my favorite flowers and I love how you captured their sweet look.

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  34. This is another beautiful flower! I love the fine veins on the flowers which make them look so realistic. Thanks for the wonderful card inspiration!

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  35. fun. bright. unique! thanks for sharing!

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  36. What a pretty background and I love the watercolor flowers.

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  37. Awesome color! And a very unique look. Thanks for sharing.

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  38. Cute card. Pretty flowers. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us

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  39. STUNNING card!
    WOW - such a BOLD & BEAUTIFUL design and EXCITING technique! I'm AMAZED to see so many pretty shades coming from just two colours too ... watercolours really are WONDERFUL :)

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  40. Beautiful card. These flower look so great in watercolors! Love the bright colors you chose. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  41. Beautiful. The water rush pens look like so much fun. Love the card.

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  42. The new BAF set is really fantastic. And I love the inspiration card. The pink and blue combo looks very beautiful.

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  43. I like your using white for the edges of the flowers!

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  44. Beautiful colours on those violets - they look fabulous with the black sentiment.

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  45. Pretty combination of colors. Beautiful work, TFS

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  46. Hi Maria :) Your card is uniquely beautiful! You got many colors from just two water colors...beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  47. Beautiful card. I definitely want those watercolor markers.

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  48. So pretty with these vibrant colors.

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  49. What a cool watercolor look. This card looks very fun and bright.

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  50. Very vibrant and bright look!! Beautiful card!!

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  51. A gorgeous and so vibrant card!

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