Saturday, September 1, 2018

Build-A-Flower: Anemone Coronaria + Video and Stitching Project:)




Hello everyone! 
I'm excited share with you projects featuring the new Build-A-Flower: Anemone Coronaria. Altenew is having a Bloghop this month sharing inspiration from several Design Team members and guest artists. If you are hopping from the beginning, you should be arriving from the crazy talented Erum Tasneem!
(I do have a full hop roster at the end of this post)
Build-A-Flower: Anemone Coronaria

For my first card I used the middle layer for the blooms of the Build-A-Flower: Anemone Coronaria and the outline layer for the leaves. Then, I grabbed the coordinating dies in the set to cut the images out and arranged them on a softly inked background. Shades of Purple and my favorite, Cosmic Berry Crisp Inks and Artist Markers provide the color on this simple yet elegant card.
Trying out a "Dotty style" of coloring with the Artist Markers shared by Alex Syberia...and Kathy Racoosin:)

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Going for a one layer Collage style card for my next project, which ended up looking quite different than the first. Using all the the image layers in the Build-A-Flower: Anemone Coronaria, I spent a most LOVELY time creating in the craft room!
Crisp Inks used:Pure Granite, Just Green, Sweet Leaf, Minty Mint, Cosmic Berry, Vineyard Berry, Heart Beat, Coral Bliss. 
Additional Supplies: Pinstripe Stamp set and Crystal Clear Embossing Powder
And I actually filmed a process video! 

You can watch the video here in HD or on my YouTube channel.



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After I turned the camera off, I continued playing by using the coordinating dies on several more stamped leaves and additional blooms then added them to the cardfront for greater dimension,..  
The finished card is below:



Do you think I should have stopped at one layer, or do you like the dimension? I like the dimension. Let me know your opinion in the comment section.

AND just because, I'm hooked on modern embroidery as well as Stamping, I DO have a bonus stitching project :)

The outline layers of Anemone Coronaria, along with the Halftone Smile, inked up BEAUTIFULLY on 100% cotton fabric using Evening Grey Crisp Ink, . The coordinating dies created quick Masks on sticky notes to form a sweet cluster of Anemones and leaves.  Next I added the second layer images on the blooms; inked with Warm Sunshine.Then added a bit  of coloring detail with Artist Markers.
I thought the project looked very pretty in it's 6" hoop!

However, because of my new addiction to stitching,, I finished with some modern embroidery to create MORE dimension on this #hoopart.


  •  SOOO many French Knots for the Anemone Coronaria centers
  •  Stem Stitch for the veins of the leaves
  • BackStitch as a partial fill on the SMILE



Hope you've enjoyed my cards and HoopArt today.  Your next stop on the hop is Reiko Tsuchida.
Please leave a comment telling me your favorite project:) and don't forget to leave comments on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win!

Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is 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 other three winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog on 9/7/2018.

Additional Giveaway:

I will draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from comments left right here on this post! Thank you Altenew for generously sponsoring this giveaway:) I will post the winner right here on this post after 9/5/2018.
Edited to announce winner:

Thank you for all the encouraging comments! I'm so glad so many of you enjoyed the bonus Stitched Hoop Art:))

The winner is......
Your cards are lovely, but the embroidery - wow! Amazing! Love the ombre smile!

Congratulations MARGARET!!  Please contact Altenew at
winner@altenew.com by 9/11/2018 with the subject line 
 
Build-A-Flower: Anemone Coronaria Winner from LauraJane's Blog. 
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102 comments:

  1. I love all your designs and projects! So fab!

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  2. Thanks for the video, and wow for the one on fabric, LOVE it 😍

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  3. Great cards! The stitch is a bonus but I really don't need to start another hobby!

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  4. All those French knots!!! Wow!! I used to cross stitch and whenever I had to do French knots, I dreaded it. lol So I can really appreciate the work that went into that beautiful piece! I love the dimension on the 2nd card. And the first card is my favorite. I love the design of making a frame from the sentiments. And of course, the purple. lol

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  5. Thank u for sharing such wonderful card ideas

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  6. I so admire your creativity! Your embroidery is lovely.

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  7. Oh my goodness. You are so creative. I love the way you did the first card.. so dreamy. The words surrounding the florals is perfect. And I love the messy more random look of the second card! And then stamping on fabric! Oh my! I've never thought of doing this... I used to do cross stitch... Embroidering the gorgeous Altenew blooms would be so fun! You are inspiring!

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  8. I loved how you used the sentiments to create a border! Can’t wait to try that! Thanks for the inspiration

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  9. Your cards are lovely but I am absolutely in love with your mixed media hoop!!!! I have been thinking on doing this ink/ embroidery smash for a pillow, but I have no permanent inks other than black and brown, so I gotta get new permanent ink colors!!! thanks for the inspiration Laura!

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  10. True, unbelievable, gifted amazing talent! Wow! The cards are so lovely. Love the softness of the one...and brightness of the other. But that hoop creation is so amazing.

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  11. What a beautiful card. I love all your stitching too. I don't think I have the patience for that, but it is always so gorgeous! You really get bang for your buck with the Altenew images.

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  12. Just beautiful!! I love that first design with the words around the image! I also love that amazing stitching on your last one!

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  13. Wow! Your cards are amazing and the hoop art is fabulous!

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  14. all lovely projects, but wow that embroidery one blew me away

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  15. Both cards are really beautiful! thanks for the video - I am a new subbie! And, your embroidery is so pretty; lots of work there, for sure.

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  16. 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 amazing! Love the way you framed your flowers with the sentiment on your first card and of course, from a fellow stitching enthusiast - I love your hoop art! It is absolutely beautiful!

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  17. I am in awe of your honorary. I have never seen this before. The colors were perfect.

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  18. I really love the purple card. I love how you used the saying as a border and the purple just rocks!

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  19. Oh wow! The first card is amazing, what a fab idea with the sentiments creating a frame! Your embroidery project had my jaw drop!

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  20. WOW!! I love your fun cards but that stitched project is just STUNNING!!

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  21. Love your finished card with the extra dimension. Your Hoop Art project is awesome. What a fabulous way to use your stamps and your stitching is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration.

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  22. Your work is just beautiful! I’ve never mastered embroidery but you’ve inspired me to try again!

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  23. fabulous projects, and I am in love with the embroidered one especially. Very creative inspirations!

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  24. Beautiful cards and a fantastic stitched project. Your french knots look perfect!

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  25. Love the colors in them all. The layers are great in the 2nd one, and I absolutely love the HoopArt!

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  26. Love all your cards! Thanks for the video! The hoop art is amazingly beautiful!

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  27. All these projects are beautiful. My eyesight is not good enough to embroidery any more, but I must say, that projects is gorgeous.

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  28. All the cards are looking beautiful especially I loved your hoop art❤️ Thanks for sharing

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  29. Beautiful cards! Your hoop art is amazing! I lovvve it! <3

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  30. Love your creations! So pretty!

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  31. Wow! All 3 are beautiful! The embroidery is stunning and not something I would have thought of! Just so much inspiration! Thanks :)

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  32. I love the creative design of the the first card especially. Beautiful!

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  33. I’m not quite sure why, but I prefer the single layer over the dimensional version, but that’s just me. There’s no right or wrong :-)

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    1. Of the three projects, the embroidery with French knots, Stem Stitch and Backstitch is my fav.

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  34. What a lovely array of creations, Laura Jane. Especially like the way you created the sentiment frame to highlight this new flower set. tfs

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  35. WHA!?!? Embroidery! You outdid yourself! I love the purple cards with the text around the outside!

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  36. Wow! You have certainly gone all out on this great set, Laura Jane! Your cards are so beautiful and that embroidery is just amazing! Well done! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  37. Amazing art. Love your wonderful designs.

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  38. This stamp is even more beautiful embroidered.

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  39. Love both your card and your hoop project!

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  40. i love your embroidery project. i may have to get back into that. it's been about 40 years. Love your top card with the sentiment stamped around the block.

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  41. This is beautiful!! I love how the embroidery adds so much to the finished project!

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  42. I loved the soft colors of the first card. I also love the embroidery project. Handcrafts are like a great stress reduction without a prescription. Keep up the beautiful work

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  43. Your cards are gorgeous! I love the unexpected purple colors on number one & I agree that the added dimension is great on the second card. I am blown away by yout lovely stitching project! Absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing!

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  44. Wow your were really busy! I would say that you really love this new build-a- flower stamp set! I would agree with you! Especially with all the different gorgeous projects that you did using it! It really is a great new set!

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  45. Wow!! Beautiful cards and amazing hoop art! Truly stunning, thank you for great inspiration!

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  46. Beautiful cards, and I LOVE your stitchery project! fabulous colors and textures!

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  47. I loved your card and the hoop you made using this stamp set as your inspiration. It turned out terrific. Thanks for inspiring me!

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  48. Beautiful cards! The embroidery is so gorgeous. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  49. totally awesome projects. This stamp is so versatile.

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  50. Hi Laura Jane Love both of your cards but the embroidery is such a clever way of using the stamp, Very clever, TFS, Cheers Anna

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  51. What a lovely array of projects you've made here! I love the soft monochrome of the first piece and the frame of the sentiment. And what a fun idea to do the stitching; this particular flower really lends itself to that, but I wouldn't have thought of it. Thanks for sharing all this great inspiration!

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  52. Love. Love. Love. I forget to do monochromatic. Great idea using a sentiment around the card outline.

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  53. I love the hoop art. It’s different and gorgeous!! My first love is cross stitch with a very close second being cardmaking. I’m very new to card making (of course I’ve learned how to add to your stash very well!!). I love to see everyone’s cards but to see someone use embroidery, I think that it really exciting!!

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    1. YAY!! After finding this "modern embroidery" on IG, which is more forgiving on perfection...I'm quite HOOKed on the craft:)) I can't seem to stop thinking of HOOP ideas!

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  54. Great projects, I love this new stamp set.

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  55. So different and so very lovely. It’s another great stamp and die set. Thank you for sharing your ideas and designs with us.

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  56. I love all of your creations but especially the embroidery hoop1 That one is absolutely gorgeous! I don't know why I've never thought to combine the two. I used to embroider all the time a few years ago, guess I'll have to break out my supplies! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. You're welcome Lisa! and please share when You create with stitches:)))

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  57. awesome projects - love your style:)

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  58. Oh my goodness!! I love your card, but I really love your needle work!! I never thought of using a stamp like that!! Just gorgeous!!

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  59. Wow!! Where do I begin? Fantastic cards!! I love the soft colors of your first card and your use of the sentiment as a border. I enjoyed your video showing the creative process of adding so many layers on your second card. Your embroidery is gorgeous!! Again, WOW!!

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  60. all so beautiful, LauraJane! love the design of the purple card and your embroidery piece if fabulous - don't know if I'd have the patience to do all that!! are you going to frame it?

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    1. Thank you Betty, next time I will not add so many French Knots:)) I like to leave the Hoop Art pieces in the HOOP and hang them from a piece of ribbon on a 'Gallery' wall.

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  61. Beautiful card and I love the embroidery hoop with the stamped images! I love it when the stamps are used for something beyond cards. Thanks for sharing.

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  62. What can I say? The hoop art is a huge stand out. Don't get me wrong. The cards are gorgeous but the hoop is awesome

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  63. All of your projects are beautiful! I think embroidery takes a lot of patience. Kudos!

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  64. Thank you for the video showing the collage card creation. It was lovely, as was your hoop project but my favorite was your first card with the soft colors. So pretty!

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  65. Oh my goodness, all of your cards are so pretty. I am blown away by the one with the additional stitching...absolutely gorgeous!

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  66. Beautiful cards and hoop art! I love how you made a frame with sentiments on the first card. Great design.
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  67. My goodness, as if your cards were not too beautiful.. your stitching is fabulous. I really love this bundle. Everyone is creating so many wonderfulness with it.

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  68. what a great effect, using only one layer of the stamp then die-cutting it!

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  69. wow LauraJane - you went to town with this set - the cards are so different and beautiful - and the embroidered piece is gorgeous - might be worth posting a photo with the hoop on your "gallery" wall :) when done

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  70. WOW. Your cards are fabulous too. I can not believe the amount of talent being shown in Altenews blog hop. Amazing. I love your first card the colours are so pretty. The 2nd card I personally would of stopped when you stopped (if that makes sense lol) but then again the card ended up very dimensional which I like also but not love like the first one.
    Ive never done embroidery but seeing your gorgeous "Hoop Art" I might have a re-think. It's gorgeous too. Thankyou for sharing your amazing talent with us all xxx

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  71. This is really amazing! I love the details in the stitching! Very pretty!

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  72. Laura Jane, your stitching is beautiful and I love the card with the red flowers. So intricate and well designed!!

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  73. Your cards are lovely. Thank you for sharing!
    LDYJS@outlook.com

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  74. Wow wow wow is all I could think about as I read your post. These are such a great examples of different ways to use this new addition to the build a flower sets.

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  75. Love the soft texture of the lavender card! Awesome Work!

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  76. Love the design of the first card, and your stitching project is simply gorgeous!

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  77. Gorgeous cards & oh....the modern embroidery is stunning! Thanks for the many inspiration!!!!

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  78. The new set is amazing! And your inspiration is stunning! I especially love the last project. It is absolutely brilliant!

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  79. Fabulous projects! I love the design of your first card and your stitching is fantastic!

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  80. Your cards are lovely, but the embroidery - wow! Amazing! Love the ombre smile!

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  81. Wow--creative projects. I like the dimension and love your hoop project!

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  82. Beautiful cards! Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  83. That hoop is just absolutely WOW! Totally gorgeous!

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  84. These are all such lovely projects!

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  85. Wow, I love the purple card and the way you made the frame with sentiment stamps! And the embroidered piece is just a masterpiece! :)

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  86. Wonderful projects! Embroidery piece is so cool.

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  87. Beautiful projects! I love your use of the sentiments in both cards, especially making a border with the first! The embroidery piece is also quite stunning; very unique use of the stamp set! Thanks for sharing! ~ Lenice

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  88. Insanely gorgeous projects! You are an amazingly creative talent - stunning!

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  89. Oh wow such a beautiful project! My favorite though is the hoop art! I cross stitch and want to learn to embroider! Those flowers with the smile sentiment would brighten anyone’s day and put a smile on their face! Beautiful beautiful job!

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  90. Very creative on all 3! I love the elegance on the first, I do love the dimension on the second, and Oh My Goodness I love, love, love the third. Great job showcasing the many styles and uses of this set and for the amazing inspiration.

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  91. I am not sure if I left you a comment on this post. But I fall in love with this design on day one . Amazing effects and creation .

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