Monday, April 1, 2019

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Sweet Violet Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

 Hello and welcome to Altenew Build-A-Flower: Sweet Violet Release Blog Hop!

I'm so excited to be a part of this blog hop to celebrate the new Build A Flower Release. This month's flower is sweet violet! If you arrived here from Altenew Scrapbook Blog, you are right on track. If you want to start from the beginning of the blog hop, please head on over to the Altenew Card Blog!

It's again a great addition to floral stamps from Altenew. The Build-A-Flower: Sweet Violet set includes two layering violet flower images and one leaf image. The coordinating dies are also included in the set.  I especially love the delicate veins of the flower petals!!! The relatively big images are great to color using any coloring medium! There is also a bundle combined with inks. If you want to subscribe the Build-A-Flower stamps at a discounted price, please click here.


I've created three cards to introduce you the new Build-A-Flower: Sweet Violet set. 

On the first card I gold heat embossed a bunch of sweet violet and colored them using Artist Marker Refills. 


I used glossy cardstock to heat emboss the images in gold. I drew the stems using a embossing pen and gold heat embossed them as well. I then applied the Artist Marker Refills and filled the image using a micro applicator. The violet flowers were colored using the purple colors of the Artist Marker Refill Set B and the leaves were colored in Warm Sunshine and Forest Glades Artist Marker Refill. 
The gold splatters were added using gold Mixative. 


I adhered Gilded Ombre washi tape on the left side of a white cardbase to go with the purple flower. I tore one side of the colored panel off and foam mounted it on the cardbase.
The sentiment is also from Build-A-Flower: Sweet Violet set. I gold heat embossed it on a circle panel and added it onto the card along with some golden twine. 


On the second card I tried to represent some white violet flowers with a hint of purple.


I started off by gold heat embossing the flowers and leaves. I stamped the second layer of the flowers in Morning Frost and the veins in Soft Lilac. The flower center was stamped in Maple Yellow and Honey Drizzle. I then ink blended Midnight Violet on the tip of the petals.  I stamped the second layer of the leaves in Misty Mint. I cut all the images using the included coordinating dies. 


To add contrast to the white flowers I've created a bold and vibrant background. I applied all four colors of the purple shades of Artist Marker Refill Set B on a Yupo panel, added rubbing alcohol to blend the colors and blew the colors using the Marker Spritzer. I added also gold Mixative to the purple shades for some shine. I pressed purple foil on the background panel using a brayer, before the panel wasn't completely dry, to add more shine.


The thin gold frames are from the die cut made using Fine Frames cover die. I gold heat embossed two thin white frames and adhered them on the background panel which was foam mounted on a white cardbase. I arranged the die cut florals on the card, added the vellum strip with the gold heat embossed sentiment and scattered some golden sequins.


For the next card I watercolored the Build-A-Flower: Sweet Violet.


I stamped the violet flowers and leaves in Pink Diamond and Misty Mint respectively on a Bristol smooth paper panel while masking previously stamped images if needed. I colored the images using Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers. After coloring was done I stamped the veins on the flowers in Pinkalicious and Deep Iris


I added more details and shade on the watercolored images using Polychromos colored pencils. After coloring was completed I cut the image along the upper outline.
I stamped the sentiment in a black pigment ink on the white cardbase and clear heat embossed it. I then ink blended Caribbean Sky on it and foam mounted the colored image. Some droplets of the Morning Dew Nuvo drops were my finishing touch.


That's it from my side! Hope you enjoyed looking my cards :)!

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 for a chance to win. Three winners will be announced on the Card Blog, and the other three winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog on 4/9/2019.

Altenew will 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 4/9/2019.

HOP ALONG
Your next stop on the hop is Maria Willis blog ! Below is the complete blog hop list.

Thank you so much for looking!
Wishing you a happy hopping!

TaeEun


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70 comments:

Kelsey Thomas said...

Fantastic job coloring these flowers and backgrounds! :)

Karthikha said...

Woww!! I felt the first card was soo pretty with that beautiful design, pretty flowers and perfect use of ombre washitape until I scrolled down to the second! It is gorgeous with the vibrant background and gold frames and flowers! :) And then came the third, oh my!! It is stunning!! Your coloring is just AMAZING!! I'm so in love with the realistic 3D flowers and leaves! Hats off to your work! <3 <3 <3

Dee Earnshaw said...

OMG all of your cards today are just gorgeous - love the colors and composition of them:)

Vikki H, southern Oregon said...

Gorgeous creations and I especially love the card with the washi tape.

Sue D said...

Beautiful set of cards. I especially like your first one... the gorgeous water-colored, gold-embossed violets are stunning!

Wendy Jones said...

Oh my gosh, so pretty!

mumster said...

All of your cards are beautiful and so different!

Melissa Harris said...

So gorgeous! Love!

Christine K said...

wow These turned out so amazing! The gold really made them stand out!

Helen Kalb said...

Oh, the watercoloing on your first card is absolutely stunning!

Kathy Dippner said...

Wow! Those refills make vibrant colors. Love all 3 of your cards.

Betty Keefe said...

beautiful set of cards with this fantastic new BAF - love all the gold accents!!

Cheryl Rigney said...

Such a beautiful set of cards!! Love the variety!

DJ said...

Your coloring is spectacular! I’m in love with those white violets. Wow.

Debbie Skluzak said...

Amazing. The added gold makes them so elegant.

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Beautiful cards!

Cindi said...

Beautiful cards! I really love your gold embossing!

viera said...

love them all!

Sandy M said...

Your last card really screams spring. I love it. The first cards are awesome. I love the darker colors too.

Heather M said...

Beautiful group of cards! Your violets and backgrounds are so lovely!!

Melissa Forshey said...

Beautiful cards

Gulffire said...

Love the variations! Good examples of the stamp’s versatility!

Unknown said...

What amazing cards you made with the Violets stamp and die set! All three cards were gorgeous!! I love how you colored the violets and how you made a very different background for each of them! Thanks for sharing your ideas and talent! Margaret R

Jane B. said...

It is impossible to pick a favorite from your three cards. Each one is stunning in its own right. Your work is inspiring. Thanks for sharing your talent.

ValByDesign, Valerie said...

What amazing cards!!

Cindy C. said...

Wow these are gorgeous!!!

blaze said...

Oh. my! You are so talented !!!

MadeByMeghanK said...

WOW! I love the purple with the gold! So many great accents on your cards!

JGaultier said...

Lovely examples! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kristen Snoozy said...

Very different projects but both are stunning! Thanks for sharing

McStamper said...

Love your beautiful cards.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Oh my goodness, three brilliant cards showing the diversity of these new images. Love the use of the matching colors with the washi tapes and gold embossing!! Gorgeous!

BarbaraB said...

Each of your cards are beautiful! Violets are one of my favorite flowers!

Denise said...

Hi! That is an awesome combination. I love it! Thanks, Denise

BrendaLea, the Prpldy said...

Wow! All three of your cards are so beautiful. I love how you colored the images on the last card, and the lack of color on the white violets with the bold/dark/shiny background is stunning. You did an amazing job with this set, but thn you always do!

Debra Rumpza said...

I love the watercolor look paired with this set... just perfect! And your beautiful purples and magentas are so fun! The alcohol background is stunning too!

Jennifer Rasnick said...

Oh my word this is stunning!!!!

Jill Rauenhorst said...

Oh my gosh! The Gilded Ombre washi tape matches fabulously to your beautiful flowers on the first card! The background of the second card is stunning. And the third card shows how versatile of an artist you are! All I can say is WOW!

MelissaF said...

Wow, amazingly beautiful cards! LOVE the purple and gold combo, your water coloring and alcohol ink pieces are stunning.

Pat said...

Three fabulous cards using these gorgeous violets and love the alcohol inking too, so vibrant, especially the first TaeEun, and the contrast on the second between the softer coloured flowers against a really bright alcohol ink background is fantastic, and well, the third, what can I say but stunning with all the detail on the colouring and finished with those little dew drops made with the Nuvo drops. x

Kathy said...

Very artistic cards as always! The middle one is my fave@ I am really loving this newest stamp set, which will be one of my all time faves, for sure!

Carol said...

Your watercolored flowers are a-may-zinggg! Wow, wow!

Laurie2cats said...

These are all so beautiful! I love the watercolor card

Brenda Coone said...

You did an amazing job on these cards!

Kelly Kuharik said...

Beautiful cards!

Denise Bryant said...

Stunning look with the embossed violets! Wow! All your cards are so beautiful! Love this new B-A-F set!

JMN said...

A beautiful set of cards. The gold touch is stunning!

Cynthia Cole said...

You've created some beautiful violet cards!

Liz O. said...

Gorgeous designs TaeEun, the deep purple tones and gold make these florals pop. Thanks for the inspiration.

Diane z said...

Your watercolouring is simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing

Super Stick Chick said...

Fabulous cards! Violets are one of my favorite flowers and I love how you captured their sweet look. Your coloring is AMAZING!

Carol Rossouw said...

This is another beautiful flower! I love the fine veins on the flowers which make them look so realistic. Thanks for the wonderful card inspiration!

Linnea S said...

oh these are beautiful! luv the addition of washi!

Teri S. said...

Tae Eun I am SO IMPRESSED with each & every one of your three drop dead gorgeous cards!!! I mean, could anyone make them more beautiful? I really don't think so. Oh My... I just want to stay here & look at them some more. I'm going to bookmark this as I am going to want to come back & gaze at these beauties. You've done this stamp set of the Violets & Altenew proud! Thanks.

Carmela said...

Such pretty cards! Love the gold embossing.

Callie B said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration. May be the most beautiful things I've seen all day, and I've done A LOT of blog hopping.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful cards! Love the colours!

Kathy Ferguson said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us

TracyM #6773 said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS cards!
LOVE them ALL, from your GLORIOUS golden embossing & rich purples of LOVELY day to the DELICATE detail & soft colours of your watercoloured SWEET day ... I can almost smell these beauties from here and feel SUPER INSPIRED too :)

Rozy said...

Beautiful cards! The first one is so amazing! I've never tried to use refills to "paint" my flowers. Thanks for the inspiration.

Nandini said...

The new BAF set is really fantastic. And I love the inspiration cards. Each one is unique and gorgeous!

Bobby said...

Three beauties, TaeEun.

Judy F. said...

I really loved your first card!

Nox said...

Gorgeous trio of cards - I especially love the gold embossing and the contrast with the beautiful artsy flow of the purple colour, and the last card. Those flowers look so fresh and dewy - I could almost touch the velvety petals!

Connie said...

Hi TaeEun :) Your cards adequate stunning!!! You've showcased the new release well ! Thanks for the inspiration :)

Cyndi said...

Gorgeous cards, beautiful layouts, amazing coloring.

Sue D said...

Gorgeous variety. Love the gold embossing.

Annette Reed said...

These are all lovely. Your alcohol background looks fantastic. I keep forgetting that I have that washi. I seriously need to get it out.

Lisa Byers said...

I love your alcohol backgrounds!! They are gorgeous!! Your cards are simply incredible!!

Olga Fink said...

Spectacular cards! thank you for the inspiration!