Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Altenew Celebrating Parents Card Drive Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hello everyone! I have a special post for today.

We, on this Blog Hop, are celebrating Parents and the Elderly by bringing attention to the Celebrating Parents Card Drive at Altenew.
I am always honored to be a part of this hop, as I think our parents and elderly generation often get forgotten in this Tech filled, fast 4G, 5G generation. Plus, in light of the World Wide Pandemic, there are so many more that are quarantined from family. 

How Blessed are we, that God has given us a passion to create something that can easily be given away to brighten someone's day?!?! With a bit of paper and imagination, lives can be changed.

Altenew's goal is to send cards for the elderly that lives in nursing homes or shelters to let them know they’re not forgotten. We encourage YOU to check out the Celebrating Parents Card Drive and join this great cause by sending in cards.
Giving Back 
***20% of the profits from the products listed below, until Father’s Day, June 21st, 2020, will be donated to the Food Bank of Central New York to support seniors in need. 

***Our goal is to send cards for the elderly that lives in nursing homes or shelters to let them know they’re not forgotten. Please encourage people to check out the Celebrating Parents Card Drive and join this great cause by sending in cards.


With that goal in mind, I have 4 cards to share. With hopes to get your creative mojo going.
First up is Extra Special Stamp Set, colored with the Artist Markers:
To make this card, I took the tiny outlined image from theBuild-A-Flower: Canterbury Bells, lightly stamped it and colored it with the Artist Markers.  Next I took the nesting dyes and cut the panel as well as some vellum.
For the main floral, I stamped the Extra Special Stamp  with warm sunshine, colored that with Artist Markers and used the coordinating die plus cut a second image from darker paper as a drop shadow.  

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Next is one of my original favorites, Painted Butterflies Stamp Set, with the Tiny Bubbles stencil. 
To make this card: I randomly stamped three butterflies on an A2 background using the Obsidian Pigment Ink and then stamped the solid images using the Tea Party crisp inks, Then I created some masks with the coordinating dies and placed them over the top of each butterfly. A bit of inking over the Tiny Bubbles stencil for a cheery BG.  Then I used a couple of the artist markers to make a few of those bubbles stand out by adding a hint of shadow to the lower parts of the circles..  Stamped the sentiment and the card is finished

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Here's a lovely that I colored up for the Altenew Creativation 2020 booth, featuring the Breezy Bouquet stamp set, and Fancy Hello Die.
 Make this card:
I took the Breezy Bouquet rose, stamped in the corner of an A2 size card front and colored it with the artist markers for a no-line colored look. Then I took the Fancy Hello Die  and cut from a piece from Pastel Dreams 6x6 paper pack and again from sturdy card stock for a stacked layered HELLO....  Next, I placed it on the colored front and rounded two opposing corners for a change. 

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Here's one last card, that is a grouping of scrappy bits left from past cards...this one was also at Creativation 2020.
Make this card:
I dry embossed the Honeycomb Stencil onto white cardstock... but first inked the stencil with some warm sunshine and gave a good spritz of water so they would be color where the dry embossed lines would be for a FAUX Letter pressed look.
Next I placed two stripes of my favorite washi tape and created a focal point with a classic rose  colored with pencils....cut up a snowflake die and some pretty little leaves and used a tiny little stamp from breezy bouquet for the sentiment.
I love how this turned out!

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Dots in Maple Washi Tape
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Hoping my cards inspire your next masterpiece!! Sending those cards to the Celebrating Parents Card Drive would bless so many.
Prizes
***Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card 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 Card Blog on 4/5/2020.

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Thanks for stopping by!

LauraJane:)


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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Altenew March 2020 PAF: Iris, Watercolor Essential Set, Watercolor Papers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway + Video!


Hello everyone! Welcome to my stop on the Bloghop celebrating the release of the  PAF: Iris, Watercolor Essential Set, and Watercolor Papers from Altenew.

I am so thrilled with all of these new products!! The papers are the high quality you've come to know from Altenew and the PAF outlined Iris stamp set is so beautiful! The new Watercolor Essentials set has 12 colors we all love to mix and create with!
Watercolor Essential 12 Pan Set
Watercolor Essential 12 Pan Set
I had the pleasure of creating with the new watercolor papers along with the new 12 pan Essentials set. The Paint-A-Flower: Iris was an great set to test both papers and colors. The Watercolor Essential 12 Pan Set colors are vibrant, smooth, and mix beautifully!

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I have made 4 cards for today's post.
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Below you can see several of the Watercolor Essential 12 Pan Set colors on the new Watercolor Paper Pad (9"x12")...100% cotton 300lbs/gm, Cold Pressed. This paper has tooth on both sides and didn't show any signs of pilling after working with it.
After creating a rainbow BG, I heat embossed the PAF:Iris with Antique Gold EP.

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Watercolor Paper Set (A2 loose sheets) is smooth on both sides, and bright white. 50% cotton, Cold Pressed, 140lbs 300g/m this A2 sized paper works differently than the 100% cotton paper PAD. I liked how easily the pigment moves on this paper.
For this next card, I sloshed color from the new Essentials 12 pan set on my stamping mat then smooshed the paper for a quick background. then I stamped the Iris several times with crisp inks and added some loose watercoloring for more definition.

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For the next two cards I wanted to compare side by side how the new Watercolor Essential 12 Pan Set works on the two different Watercolor papers, All of these new produces are in the Wonderful Watercolor Full Release Bundle.


**Video is HERE**


Check out my Video sharing my first impressions of the Watercolor Full Release Bundle.  Watercoloring the two cards above.
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What a blessing to be able to relax and watercolor something beautiful during this time of Pandemic. Praying you are staying well!!!
I hope you have enjoyed seeing my creations today.

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



But don't forget the Giveaways:
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 03/31/2020.

Your next stop on the hop is to my sweet friend Virginia Lu!

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Here's a Deal for you!


2 days only! Receive a FREE Watercolor Brush - Large(value $4.99) with every order of Watercolor Essential Set from 3/22/2020 at 12:01 am EDT until 3/23/2020 at 11:59 pm EDT or while supplies last. The free gift will be added to cart automatically. 




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