Friday, January 24, 2020

Altenew January 2020 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway + Video


Hello and welcome to my stop on the blog hop celebrating the January 2020 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release at Altenew. The full Blog Hop list is  at the end of my post. If you saw Altenew's booth at Creativation 2020, you may have caught a glimpse of these new stamps already. It is a HUGE release with something for everyone! 

Take a look at the entire Release below:


I'm excited to share what I have created using several of the newest stamps and dies. Now take a look at the fun I had creating with many of those new products!



First up I have watercolored the Incredible Stamp Set using the Incredible Mask Stencil to easily ink up the composition beforehand.


These large billowing blooms are the perfect images to practice watercoloring. I simply stamped the three Incredible blooms in Warm Sunshine crisp ink then added the watercolor to each petal (wet on wet technique)..and allowed dry time in between for definition. 


Here's a sneak peek of three pans from the new Artist 24 pan watercolor set releasing next month.
You bring JOY to my life... Featuring:
Artist Watercolor 24 pan set...Coming February 2020

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Below is another card in which I used the Incredible Stamp Set and Incredible Mask Stencil:
With this one, I used the masks and stamp to create a one layer background. I then blended color onto each flower using the stencil. Heat embossing the radiating centers was all the embellishment needed to finish the card.
You are very special...Featuring:
Crisp inks: Ruby Red, Coral Berry, Warm Sunshine, Azurite, Andromeda

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The Retro Plantines Stamp & Die Bundle is a bold and beautiful set of branches of Leaves. We can never have too many leaves in our stamp arsenal! 
I heat embossed the set with Rose Gold EP then cut them out with the dies.And finished by popping them onto a stitched background and border with the String Art Rectangles Die Set as a guide for my stitches.
Hello Awesomeness...Featuring:


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If you are a FAN of and own  the Painted Fantasy Washi Tape this next product is a MUST-Have.
Watercolor Halftone Die Set actually cuts out those beautiful watercolored clusters from the washi!!! How cool is that?!?! Can I get a YESSS!!!

This beautiful Die cut below sits on top of the new Bold Floral Drape Stamp Set,
I created the polka-dot BG with a little stamp kissing technique and the Dainty Swiss Dots Stamp Set: on the Bold Floral Drape Stamp Set ))
Sending Hugs...Features:
Crisp Inks: Rubellite, Ruby Red
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Here is a super easy card using the Watercolor Halftone Die Set and Painted Fantasy Washi Tape.
This time I added some splatter to the Die cuts for more interest. The Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan set is perfect for this...just give it time to dry on the washi before handling.
Hello Lovely... Featuring:

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And finally, if you are looking for a unique watercolor stamp check out the Watercolor Halftone Stamp Set, This has that Halftone texture found in all the other Halftone sets...However, this one has distinct floral images to get an easy watercolor look for your projects.
I REALLY enjoyed creating these two cards!!
To achieve this look, I DIFFUSED the colors with mini ink daubers on the Watercolor Halftone Stamp & Die Bundle. before making the impression on cardstock. I made a video which makes it easier to explain :)



Our newest Grand-baby arrived, so I was a wee bit behind on the voice over :)) However, You can watch the video below or on my YouTube Channel.



Happy Anniversary...Featuring
Crisp Inks: Olive, Moss, Warm Sunshine, Fresh Lemon, Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Grapevine



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This one is a one layer card featuring the same DIFFUSED ink technique from the previous card.
Here are the Crisp Ink colors  used:
Greens:
Olive,  Parrot, Moss, Evergreen
Yellows: 
Warm Sunshine, Fresh Lemon, Honey Drizzle, Maple Yellow
Reds:
Puffy Heart, Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Grapevine
Purples:
Fuchsia, Deep Iris, Midnight Violet, Cosmic Berry
I simply LOVE the varied ink blended results!!

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That's all from me today..Please leave a comment below telling me your favorite stamp or die from this January 2020 Stamp/Die/Stencil Release. There are so many to choose from!

I still have my eye on the Simple Beauty Stamp Set; A fabulous set with Multi layers as well as Outline floral images.
And I couldn't leave without mentioning the Stand Alone dies in this release!! There are 3D MountainsRounded Rectangles Die Set, and Ornate Cover Die,

Hop along to your next destination, Ashlea Cornell, to see more Fabulous samples.

Blog Hop List

Leave comments for chances to WIN!!
Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 1/30/2020 for a chance to win.
******* We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 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 2/2/2020. 

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 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 2/2/2020. 

Thanks for stopping by!
LauraJane:)



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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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


Hello friends!
Altenew has an exciting new monthly subscription feature this year called Paint-A-Flower (PAF).. similar to the Build-A-Flower (BAF). There will be a new outline flower stamp set each month that can be painted to practice your watercoloring skills. AND just because it says paint doesn't mean we can't color it as well with Artist Markers!

I'm honored to be guest designing for this first Paint-A-Flower Blog Hop starting on the Altenew Blog! Introducing the PAF:Poppy!



I have three cards created using three different coloring mediums.
As I'm still learning to use watercolors, I wanted to begin by painting with the 36 pan set from Altenew. Then I used the watercolor brush markers, and finally, I wanted to show a third option of no-line coloring using the Artist Markers.
So to have a true comparison of mediums, I tried to stick with the same colors from each: Watercolor pans, Watercolor Brush, and Artist Markers. Altenew has the unique system throughout their coloring mediums where everything has same name referring to colors throughout their product line

Take a closer look at each card:

For this first card I used the Watercolors from the 36 pan set after heat embossing the PAF:POPPY as well as several leaves in Black. Then I fussy cut around the poppy and leaves and popped them onto a background stenciled with the Square Weave Pattern Stencil.


Colors used from the 36 Pan set:
Fresh Lemon 
Sunkissed
Purple Wine 
Mountain Mist 
Sea Glass 
Bamboo 
Evergreen
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This next one is Colored with the Artist Markers in the No-line coloring technique after first stamping the PAF:POPPY in Buttercream Crisp ink.


Warm Sunshine
Sunkissed
Purple Wine 
Mountain Mist 
Sea Glass 
Bamboo 
Evergreen
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And for the last one, I used the Watercolor Brush Markers to color a wild bunch of PAF:POPPIES.


Fresh Lemon 
Sunkissed
Purple Wine
Turquoise
Lime
Sweet Leaf

I have a VIDEO capture of these poppies :) You can watch below or on my YouTube channel.



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! 
Paint-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan
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)


Thank you so much for spending time with me today! Remember there are Giveaways for leaving comments.

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 1/28/2020 for a chance to win.
More Prizes:
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 Card Blog on 1/30/2020.

Blog Hop Order:



Thanks for stopping by!
LauraJane:)


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