Friday, April 5, 2019

Altenew 5th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 4 + Giveaway


Hello and welcome to Altenew 5th Anniversary Blog Hop Day4!

If you arrived here from Anna Komenda's blog, you're right on track. If you want to start from the beginning of the blog hop, please head on over to Altenew Card Blog!

Huge Congratulations to Altenew! Thank you so much for being so awesome !!! It's so exciting to be part of this amazing blog hop, celebrating Altenew's 5th Anniversary with so many talented fellow crafters whom I admire!!!

I love Altenew's monthly Build-A-Flower series. I was so lucky to be invited to introduce Altenew's very first BAF-Camellia and since then I'm in love with this monthly beauty.

For today I chose my favorite Build-A-Flower stamp sets and colored the florals using colored pencils in botanical art style. So I focused more on coloring than the background or embellishment.

My first card is featuring Build-A-Flower: Cattleya set.



I stamped the cattleya image on Toned Gray paper in a pigment white ink. I then colored the gorgeous orchid flowers using Luminance colored pencils. I've been wanting these pencils for so long and recently I finally could get them. They are great to use on colored papers thanks to the opaque covering. 


I searched for some colors of cattleya orchid flowers on Pinterest and chose the coral-light blue-light green combination for my flowers. To make the image pop, I added dark background in payne's gray and prussian blue. I also ink blended the diagonal corners of the panel in white pigment ink to add more contrast. I then let the panel dry.


After the white pigment ink was completely dry, I white heat embossed the sentiment from One Day at a Time stamp set from March release on the colored panel using Pure White Crisp embossing powder.  I cut the panel and foam mounted it on a dark gray cardbase.


My next card is showcasing the Build-A-Flower: Anemone .


I stamped two anemone flowers on a Bristol Smooth paper in Pink Diamond and the leaves in Bamboo. I colored one flower in pink and the other in purple using Polychromos and Prismacolor pencils, drew the stems of the flowers and colored the leaves.


I chose an easy way to color the stamen. I stamped the stamen stamp from the set in Maple Yellow and added a little bit of darker yellow shades using colored pencils. After the coloring was done, I gold heat embossed the sentiment from the same set on the panel.


My first plan was to add the panel on the cardbase as it is, but I changed my mind and ink blended Bamboo and Parrot on the bottom edge of the panel. I left this card also without any embellishment like the first one.


That's it from my side for today! Hope you liked looking my cards.

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PRIZES
Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy class to 10 lucky winners. There are also 14 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:



Be sure to leave comments by 4/12/2019 for a chance to win! 33 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Blog on 4/20/2019.


HOP ALONG
The next stop is amazingly talented LauraJane's blog! Below is the complete blog hop list for Day4.


Thank you so much for hopping along with us!
Wishing you a happy and crafty day!

TaeEun

I participate in the affiliate program of Altenew. It means I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you each time you click through and purchase the product(s) shared here. Thank you for your support :). 

171 comments:

Macimbalo said...

So beautiful - love your work! Happy Birthday Altenew!

Helen said...

Your cards are amazing as always TaeEun! I just love the flowers on your second card as they seem to be alive and popping off the card front! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration!

Darlene G said...

Beautiful, soft colored flowers. Love the matching papers.

CandyraeT said...

Your cards are always so lovely. I especially like the colors you chose for the first one. Very unusual and striking.

Se Jones said...

I have the aneome stamp and die set so thank you for sharing what you did to create such a beautiful card!

Shari Czerwinski said...

WOW gorgeous! Your cards are amazing!

Debbie Rumpza said...

Oh my gosh. Your coloring is stunning. I love the way these turned out!!

hippymom83 said...

Gorgeous coloring!! Congrats to Altenew on your 5th Anniversary!!!

Pauletta said...

Wow! Your art is sweet!! The coloring is top notch!

sentsue said...

Oh my. Your coloring is amazing!!

Joni M said...

Wow! You are the master of the colored pencils! Those are absolutely GORGEOUS! Happy 5th Birthday to Altenew!!!

Nana Griffin said...

Beautiful coloring of the flowers.

terrie said...

Wow, wow and wow, your cards are amazing and so is your coloring with the colored pencils...love them both.
well done and tfs

Susan B. said...

THe Altenew anemones you colored took my breath away. So beautiful. I hope I can do something 1/2 as good someday.

Jo Malicoat said...

Both of your cards are lovely, but those anemones just take my breath away! So lovely!

Katarina said...

Your coloring skills amaze me, beautifully done!!

Martha Herrera said...

Your coloring is amazing!!!! WOW..
Thanks for sharing.

Liz O. said...

Gorgeous cards TaeEun! Thanks for the inspiration! Happy anniversary to Altenew!

Ana said...

Your color pencil work is Beautiful and your color selection is gorgeous. I cannot wait to get my new order from altenew. Your design and techniques are amazing.

Jo's Countryside Creations & Reflections said...

Love your style and elegant coloring....thank you for sharing

Isabel Z said...

I love blog hops because they inspire me to create. Thank you to all of the amazing artists for sharing their beautiful creations.

Jeannie Hafer said...

I love your Orchid card
You are truly an artist!

Cynthia Cole said...

Your cards are so beautifully and amazing detail!

CinnamonSally said...

OMG your cards are stunning, your colouring takes my breath away, so beautiful!!

Karthikha said...

Oh my!! Your coloring is gorgeous!! I loved the first one so much, but when i scrolled down, you stunned me with those anemones!! Hats off to your work! <3 <3 <3

Kelly Fusco said...

Both are equally stunning. But that 2nd one,the soft coloring, gorgeous

kreativekate said...

You have elevate colored pencils to fine art. I love this technique!

LindaLeaPeteren said...

Beautiful cards! Happy Anniversary to Altenew!

Jennifer Rasnick said...

Oh my! Like mini works of art!

Cat Craig said...

Oh WOW, your pencil work is amazing. Stunningly beautiful cards.

richndebmarb@gmail.com said...

Love what you did with pencils. Just stunning

Unknown said...

your cards are amazing! so many details and colours work perfectly together! thank you for sharing

Kelsey Thomas said...

I love how you made that first card! :) The coloring looks amazing.

Helen Kalb said...

The coloring on these cards is just amazing, you make fantastic use of those Luminance pencils TaeEun!
Happy 5th Altenew!

Jane B. said...

Your cards are exquisite. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Kathyk said...

Lovely coloring! I could only hope to use colored pencils that effectively!
HB Altenew!

Beth Gruenke said...

I love the look of your cards! They are stunning! I love the first one where you used the colored-pencils on the colored paper. It is so pretty. I love the color choices. So beautiful!

Kailash said...

Your work is absolutely spectacular, you are really talented!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

OMG your coloring is to die for !I thought the first card is watercolored never could i guess such smooth blending with pencils..and those anemones..so delicate so real !! You are AH-MAZING !!

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Beautiful cards and coloring!

Melissa said...

I lovethem both so much! Your coloring is beyond amaz!

V. K. said...

Wow! Just love the beautiful blue in your first card. Both cards are stunning.

Jean said...

Simply stunning!

Robyn said...

The coloring on these flowers just knocked my socks off! Gorgeous use of the Altenew floral stamp sets.

sherry said...

Your colouring is inspiring! Happy Birthday Altenew

Cyndi said...

Gorgeous cards. Your coloring is amazing. These projects look like they should be hanging in a museum.

Cindi said...

Beautiful cards!

Ericka Strange said...

Wow!! Just wow! These are amazing TaeEun and are so gorgeous and stunning! I love the beautiful colors of the Cattleya and the gray complements them so well. The Anemone is phenomenal and I can't believe you just colored them with pencil they are amazing! Gorgeous job!

Corinne said...

wow, oh WOW.. all are so stunning...
congrats Altnew on 5 years
hugs

cattimir said...

Beautiful cards! I love how the first card is so serene and calming.

Annette Reed said...

These are gorgeous! I just love the background of your first card and the flowers on the second are stunning! Wonderful job coloring everything.

windinstarsranch said...

Oh my goodness! Your coloring is so beautiful it breaks my heart.

Dorthy said...

The orchids took my breathe away, so beautiful. The Anemones are lovely, especially like the purple one. Beautifully done.

Barbara said...

That is some beautiful coloring with colored pencils. Both cards are stunning!

tndj said...

You make such awesome cards. Every card I have ever seen from you has been awesome. The colors, the background the layout. Just awesome.

StinkerbellSteph said...

Wow, these are so lovely! I can't imagine you created these w/your hands. I am soooo impressed w/the talent!

Janet D. said...

So gorgeous, your coloring is awesome!

NanW said...

Fantastic blog hop and some amazing projects! Happy 5th Altenew.

Rebecca said...

Your coloring is breathtaking. It is so realistic-looking! I'm so impressed. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cards.

NinaS said...

Beautiful cards. Your coloring is amazing.

Kandice J said...

Your coloring skills is absolutely gorgeous! So beautiful! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Linda said...

I can't believe how beautiful your cards are!! The first card, Cattleya, is stunning and your anemone looks real, like it could pop off the page. You are exceptionally talented! Thank you for sharing your art work with all of us.

Sherry Butcher said...

Love the colors and style of your flowers. Congrats to Altenew on your 5th Anniversary!!

DGolly said...

WOW! That anemone card is stunning. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Dippner said...

Love your coloring with the Luminance pencils. May have to invest in some. Thanks for sharing.

Tanna LoHouse said...

WOW!! I love the anemone card but that first card is gorgeous, Stunning!! I've never seen anything like it and it is hands down my favorite so far. It just grabs me when I look at it!! Fabulous job!!

Brenda Kuder said...

Very pretty cards! I love the 2nd one!

Melanie said...

Altenew's layering stamps are so nice, and I love the way you chose to color them! Very pretty cards!

Jen said...

Your coloring is amazing. The gray card is so delicately colored, which I think must be hard to do. Looks so professional...

shellpole said...

They are both great cards, but that first one really sings. Thanks so much for sharing.

meme said...

Such a beautiful card using pencils for coloring. The flowers are stunning. I've been looking for an orchid stamp and this one may be it. Thank you.

Darlene said...

Beautiful coloring with colored pencils.

Brenda said...

Coloring is amazing!

Nora Noll said...

TOTALLY STUNNING!! Your coloring is amazing!

Chris Handy said...

Your coloring on the orchids is stunning.

Jeanne Beam said...

Such beautiful cards. Love the colors!
Thanks for sharing..

Lisa R said...

Wow! Love your anemone card. Absolutely gorgeous, beautiful coloring.

Joy Meadows said...

Exquisitely colored cards!! Just love them and your card designs are beautiful too.

Susan S said...

BEAUTIFUL cards. I really love them. Your coloring is incredible.

MadeByMeghanK said...

Absolutely STUNNING! I love how you color... just WOW

Jennifer Sears said...

Your rendering of life and color into these flowers is phenomenal! Amazing!
Thank you for sharing!

Carmela said...

I love the shading in your first card! The flowers have come to life in the second card. Just gorgeous projects!

JHixon said...

Your cards are two of the prettiest I have seen. Your coloring and color choices are amazing. You have a gift. Thank you for sharing.

Heather M said...

Amazing no-line coloring. Your flowers are so life-like. I love the sympathy sentiment.

Teri S. said...

Tae Eun, I think these two cards are my very favourite on todays blog hop. Magnificent choice of colours & your technique is top notch. I adore them both so very much! You couldn't have picked a better background to showcase the orchids. Wow!!

Lynne said...

Lovely cards, pretty color choices. Happy Anniversary Altenew

Janeen said...

would love to color like this

Callie B said...

Beautiful coloring and gorgeous cards! Thanks for sharing and congrats to Altenew!

Laura H said...

Your coloring is beautiful. Very nice cards

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such pretty cards TaeEun. Those floral images are lovely... and oh, the coloring! Amazing! Happy Anniversary to Altanew!

Rose Mary Smalley said...

Wow....when I scrolled down ...your first card took my breath away....I had not seen that stamp set shown anywhere with that color combination..it is just gorgeous!!! Then your next card....was just gorgeous also...You really are a fine artist. I do know how wonderfully the Altenew stamp set are made so that you get a great result...but it also takes a talent to bring out that kind of beauty. Thank you so much for. Sharing that talent with us...

mumster said...

Both cards are beautiful

JulieRig said...

The anemone card is stunning. It looks like a photograph, it's so clear and bright and realistic. Happy Anniversary Altenew. Thanks for sharing your artwork.

Rose said...

Your pencil colouring is just stunning! I love the colour combination in your first card

Kristen Snoozy said...

Your cards are incredible, those anemones look real

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous cards! Love these beautiful flowers and the way you colored them!

Geri S said...

Happy Birthday Altenew and many more! Beautiful cards and amazing coloring!

aknancy said...

beautiful cards, especially the two anemone flowers. beautiful coloring

Lynn L said...

You have amazing coloring skills! Loved both the cards!

MelissaF said...

Beautiful flowers, love the soft ink blending on the backgrounds. You have rock star coloring skills!

Maureen said...

Wow! Your coloring is amazing!! And I love my Luminance pencils too!!

LIZARD said...

Your pencil work on both these cards is spectacular! How did you color over the white ink in the first orchids card? Maybe I read your notes incorrectly but it is lovely however you did it! Fantastic work! Happy fifth birthday Altenew!

Maryam said...

Both cards are so prefect . But the last one looks very dreamy

DJ said...

Wow! Both cards are gorgeous but the cattleya took my breath away. Best use of white ink ever. Fabulous!

Pat said...

Two stunning cards TaeEun so beautifully coloured with your pencils and showcasing the Altenew stamps so magnificently. x

Hamutal Shafrir said...

Wow, your coloring is absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for great inspiration.

Joy said...

Wow! Your coloring is amazing! I'm inspired to get my pencils out today!

Beth said...

Thanks for your inspiration Taeeun! Love Altenew products!

chefkimmo said...

I was scrolling through you post and thought out loud "Beautiful Cards!" Thank you so much for sharing.

Leanne said...

Fabulous coloring!

Rochelle H. said...

Beautiful!Beautiful! They are both absolutely stunning! Really like all the gray on the first card!

Dee Earnshaw said...

OMG these cards are sensational - LOVE the delicate coloring on them:)

Elizabeth B said...

WOW! Your cards are amazingly beautiful! I have never seen such stunning coloring with pencils. Jaw dropping good! Thank you so much for your inspiration!

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful cards.
Love the shading behind
the flowers on the first
card. thanks for
sharing
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Sue Hudson said...

Your cards are so elegant, I love your coloring. You're very talented. Thank you for sharing!

Lieve said...

Your cards are beauties, real pieces of art ! Amazing colouring !
I like them like that, without embellishments; they don't need it !
Thank you for sharing your talent and creativity.
Spring greetings from Belgium.

bzyPTmom said...

Oh my, your cards are incredibly gorgeous and your pencil work fabulous and flawless! Thanks for the inspiration!

Henriëtte said...

Wow, your coloured pencil coulering is stunnig. The orchides are so realistic they seem to lay on top of the paper and the Anemoon flowers are so gorgeous.
Thank you TaeEun for your inspiration and participating in this great Altenew 5th Anniversary party.

Barb said...

wonderful

Deeps said...

Your cards are fabulous and true works of art. I love the anemones a lot.

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Your cards are breath taking! The coloring is out of this world!

Candi said...

Like your colored pencil work.

littlesavedgirl said...

Whoa 😮!

Mendy said...

Oh my if I could only hope to color as beautiful as you. I will keep practicing though. :)

Eve N said...

Happy 5th Anniversary, Altenew! These cards are so beautifully colored. Some day I need to try penciks!

Heidi Rees said...

Beautiful! The colors and design are stunning! Congratulations to Altenew for five years of amazing products and inspiration!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a fun post with sweet creation!

AuntC said...

Sweet flower cards! great colors

Allison Clark said...

Just wow, you're creations are amazing!

Super Stick Chick said...

Fabulous cards! Love your colors and wonderful style.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Wow! The first card is so pretty and I love the unique colour scheme. The colouring of your anemones blows my mind!!!

sarah said...

Your coloring amazes me!! The flowers are so delicate looking. TFS!!

Caroline Livermore said...

Beautiful work! you have inspired me! Happy Birthday Altenew! i love supporting an American company!!!!

TracyM #6773 said...

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING cards!
Your orchids and anemones are GORGEOUS, your colours and colouring a DELIGHT!
Thank you for sharing and INSPIRING :)

roni fajardo said...

Altenew has the best & afforable embellishments!

kReN said...

Lovely coloring! TFS! I love Altenew blog hops because I can focus on one set at a time. There are SO many beautiful flowers to choose from!

Jane M said...

Your cards are stunning. The colors are so unexpected but so beautiful. Love them both.

I Card Everyone said...

TaeEun, I'd give anything to have a pinch of the talent you have... must I reveal my favorite? xx
=]

Cindy C. said...

Both really gorgeous!!

Nox said...

Gorgeous cards - your colouring is stunning and I adore the first one - the way your colouring is, it makes the flowers seem almost iridescent. Reminds me of a piece of labradorite - it looks gray - then there is suddenly this glimmer of gorgeous, gleaming colour.

Rozy said...

Your cards are so beautiful..everything...the colors, the design the flowers. And your coloring is so impressive. Thanks for the inspiration.

Stacey Kowbel said...

Wow!!!! Gorgeous cards! I love the colours on the first one!

Priyanka said...

Lovely cards! Such pretty coloring ❤.

~ Priyanka Kantak

Wendy Lambert said...

Your coloring is just out of this world. That first card is one of the favorites from the hop, so beautiful!

KathyMcc said...

Your cards are stunning, TaeEun! Those flowers are oolored so magnificently...you are a true artist with those colored pencils! Thanks for sharing your awesome talent with us!

Cathy Lillie said...

Wow, your pencil coloring skills are amazing! Both cards are gorgeous. I really love the beautiful mix of colors on the Cattleya flowers.

Anushree Vaish said...

Beautiful coloring!!

JMN said...

Your cards are both outstanding and your colouring superb. Thankyou for creating for this blog hop.

Judi said...

Your creations are just as advertised....beautiful!

Sandy M said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous. But the best is the orchid card. This is the first time I have seen those pencils used and they are fabulous. The flowers seem to almost glow.

Annalisa said...

Ever since I saw these on instagram, I've been looking forward to getting to tell you how amazing these cards are. I'm blown away by all the colors you included in the orchid. I never would have thought to add all those, but you made them all blend together seamlessly. Your no-line coloring is just out of this world; I want to stare at both these cards all day. Thank you for sharing your artistry with us!

Bobby said...

The colors on the Cattleya are gorgeous, TaeEun, and such an unusual combination. The centers of the anemone are so detailed. Two fabulous cards!

Laurie said...

Your coloring really brings those beautiful flowers to life!!! Just gorgeous!!!

Nandini said...

Love both the cards. The colouring is absolutely fabulous! Congrats to Altenew on completing 5 years. Wishing them many more years of success.

Aimee LaCroix-Slocum said...

Your coloring is amazing!! Those flowers all come to life

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

Gorgeous cards, and your pencil coloring is out-of-this-world STUNNING!

Heather said...

Wow!!! These are both so gorgeous!! Specially love that first one with the gray background!

DebbieCO2AZ said...

Your cards are so soft and pretty. What detail! Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl Rigney said...

Oh my gosh!! Your cards are absolutely stunning!! Your coloring takes my breath away!

Kathy said...

Your pencil work is just so so gorgeous, it takes my breath away. I will hope that you will do a video tutorial for us showing us how you achieve this beautiful depth of color and dimension just using pencils! Thank you for sharing such beauty with us. You have a talent that is far above the ordinary!

Lisa Byers said...

The colors on the first card is spectacular!! Your coloring is simply extraordinary!! I love the second card as well. You are truly a stunning artist!! Thank you for amazing us once again with your talent!!

Laura P said...

Your coloring is beautiful! Your are extremely talented! Thanks for sharing!

Theresa Johnson said...

Gorgeous work! So realistic! Love it!

Stephanie said...

All your cards are just so beautiful :)

Anne Lee said...

Your colouring is exquisite!! I really admire your work and this inspires me to use colour pencils more!

Sue D said...

Beautiful and pretty!

trishden said...

Gorgeous cards, the coloring with colored pencils are fabulous! Thanks for sharing and Happy Anniversary Altenew!

Michelle said...

Two beautiful cards with a-mazing color and shading!! Many thanks for sharing such loveliness (and HAPPY Anniversary to Altnew)!

Linnea S said...

beautiful! your first design reminds me of a misty Spring morning

Linnea S said...

beautiful! your first card reminds me of a misty, foggy Spring morning

Golden Goddess Designs said...

oh my! love the background on card one, and the flowers awesome!

Alicia