Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Altenew February 2020 Stencils/Decals/Stand-alone Dies Release Blog Hop + Giveaway + 2 Videos!!

Hello everyone! 
Welcome to my stop on the Blog Hop celebrating the Altenew February 2020 Stencils/Decals/Stand-alone Dies Release! If your hopping from the beginning you should be arriving from the blog of Ashlea Cornell...I have the full bloghop list at the end of this post.

I LOVE how easy it is to create with Stencils and Stand-Alone dies!! And I had a fabulous time working with the Decals... working outside of my comfort zone of cards for a few of today's projects:))

I have 8 samples for you..let's get started. Since I have so many samples from this release, I'll break it up into sections.

Using the Decals was my greatest fear...so I worked with those first..and to my surprise, they are my favorite projects and were pretty easy to complete.

First up: DECALS

Framed Foliage Decal Set - Medium

There has been a blank wall in our home's library for awhile. When I saw the  Framed Foliage Decal Set - Medium I thought this would look great, but can I use a decal on textured walls? After researching on Pinterest...I found with the help of a tennis ball, a decal can be placed on a wall with texture...easy peasy! Check out my video showing how I did it:))




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The next decal I used was the Crafty Talk Decal Set - Small 

I had a hunch, and it proved to be a successful one...that I could color the floral decals in the set with Artist Markers.
Watch my video of how easy it is to add color to the blooms.
Then true to my IG name @mammacooksalot...I placed those decals on my free standing Mixer. 
I LOVE how this looks:)))
The color stays on the decal until removed with alcohol or other strong detergent. Yet can be wiped clean with a damp cloth without disturbing the color.
Here's a video of the coloring process:


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Moving on to the Stencils:
I adore making cards with stencils because with a little bit of ink blending, and maybe added details with markersShazam! the card is done:))  The new stencils in this release are LOVELY!! 
Featuring:
Bursting Dahlia Stencil
 Crisp Inks:Warm Sunshine, Fresh Lemon, Mountain Mist, Lime
Artist Markers: C001, Y204, Y512, G915, G935, B802, B714
Sentiment: Paint-A-Flower: Rose
Obsidian Pigment Ink


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This gorgeous Tranquil Wings Stencil was singing to me with it's multi layers inked in Sea Shore collection; kissed with the Antique Gold Pigment ink and Embossing powder! The shape was easy enough to mask and stamp a background of roses.
Featuring:
Tranquil Wings Stencil
Crisp Inks:Volcano Lake, Lagoon, Sweet Leaf
Antique Gold Pigment ink
Antique Gold Embossing powder
Background stamped with Paint-A-Flower: Rose in Fresh Lemon Crisp ink
Shadow: WG03 Artist Marker

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This next stencil, Hand-Drawn Tile Stencil, had me playing all afternoon! Below is a photo of 3 out of the 6 different ways I created background panels using this Art Deco style stencil.

Featuring:
Hand-Drawn Tile Stencil
Bold Greetings Die Set
Crisp Inks: Sweet Dreams Collection
Enamel Dots

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Next up I have a few of the newest Stand-Alone dies

Soft ink blending with a brush brings out the elegant beauty of the Dotted Starburst Debossing Cover Die.
 Featuring:
Dotted Starburst Debossing Cover Die
Bold Greetings Die Set
Gold Paper
Crisp Inks: Cherry Blossom
Dots in Maple Washi Tape


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The Dotted Starburst Debossing Cover Die is a die that simply screams to be stitched! I like to use a regular needle to pre-punch the Debossed holes from the front of the panel before stitching with a beading needle and thread. This makes it easier to know were to stitch..like a lace card from back in the pre-school days:))
Featuring:
Dotted Starburst Debossing Cover Die
Crisp Ink: Pinkolicious


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And my final card features a new 3D floral die...Open Blooms 3D Die Set and Nesting Frames Die Set.

Featuring:
Gradient Cardstock: Cherry Blossom, Green Meadows, Sea Shore, Summer Afternoon


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That's all for me today. 

February New Release:


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 by 3/3/2020 for a chance to win.

*******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 3/6/2020. 
Your next stop on the hop is Kymona Tracey
Blog Hop Order:


Thanks for stopping by!
Hoping that my cards inspire your masterpieces!!
LauraJane:)


You can also find me on:
Instagram @mammacooksalot
YouTube: Mamma LauraJane
Pinterest: MammaLauraJane




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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Rose Release Blog Hop + Giveaway +Video!


Hello Friends!! 
There's a beautiful new Paint-A-Flower (PAF at Altenew.
(The Paint-A-Flower stamp sets are released monthly and celebrate the beauty of a wide variety of flowers! Each stamp set features an outline image of a gorgeous floral arrangement, just waiting to be painted or colored with your favorite medium. There's no need for you to spend time layering and masking images, as we have designed these sets to allow you to stamp once then color! We can't wait to see what you create!)  
The first Paint-A-Flower sold out FAST so you are going to want to look into the Paint-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan to be sure to get your PAF every time!!
This post is also part of the Blog Hop starting at the Altenew Card BlogThere are prizes for commenting on each of the blogs on the list, which I've provided at the end of this post. You're not going to want to miss a single stop!! 
Take a look at the Paint-A-Flower: Rose set below:


The open Rose blooms and varied flora in the arrangement of the largest image allows for practice in watercoloring..and the smaller image is similar yet makes for quicker finished projects.
I'm so excited to share the samples I have created with you as part of the Blog Hop celebrating the release of the Second Paint-A-Flower (PAF.

I really enjoyed painting the Paint-A-Flower: Rose using the new Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set!!
 I first stamped the large arrangement onto Distress watercolor paper with Warm Sunshine Crisp ink. Then I set to adding the watercolor from the Artists' Watercolor 24 Pan Set, working on elements that don't touch each other for better definition.
 Once I was happy with the watercoloring:

  • I quickly made a mask by outlining the colored arrangement onto printer paper and fussy cut it out. 
  • Placed the mask over the colored image 
  • Randomly stamped a background with Dot Botanicals Stamp Set
  • Then trimmed the panel down; cutting a wee bit around a few of the berries on the left edge for interest 
  • popped the panel onto an A2 card base with Dots in Maple washi tape as embellishment.
  • Finished by adding the sentiment in the upper corner; inked several times with Espresso 

 I LOVE how the watercolors can be VIBRANT as well as translucent depending on how mush water is added.Using a #2 and 000 brush allowed for different intensity of color too. When using the 000 brush, I go from wet paint pan directly to image for details in the branches and leaves.
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For the next card I used the smaller image from the set, inking it twice in the middle of a card front using Enchanted Gold Pigment Ink. Then coloring with the Artist Markers and my favorite Colorless Blender, which can be used for a watercolored look.
The sentiment is from the Warm Hugs Stamp Set.
I have a video share of a third card showing how I color with the Artist Markers and Colorless Blender for a quick watercolor look. You can watch the video below or on my You Tube channel.


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That's all from me today. 
Remember to leave comments for Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. ****** 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 03/02/2020.
Your next stop on the hop is the awesome Laurie Willison!!!
Blog Hop Order:

This is a monthly subscription plan for our Paint-A-Flower. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in our monthly Paint-A-Flower releases and will receive a set each month - at a specially discounted price! ($15.99 →$12.99)

Thanks for stopping by!
Hoping that my cards inspire your masterpieces!!
LauraJane:)


You can also find me:

Instagram @mammacooksalot

YouTube: Mamma LauraJane

Pinterest: MammaLauraJane




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or $5 OFF international shipping with code : SHIP7OFF  at checkout. 
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