4 December 2021

VIDEO | Monochromatic No-Line Stencilling

Hello there, today I have a card to share with you using monochromatic no-line stencilling. I did share this card over on the Hero Arts Blog a few weeks ago, so I apologise if you have already seen it but I thought that I would share it here too. It uses the Hero Arts Holiday Ornaments set, along with stencils that coordinate to add colour. You can mix and match all of these and add as many or as little layers as you want to the ornaments. 

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.


I started my card off by stamping three of the ornaments from the Hero Arts Holiday Ornaments Stamp Set on to white cardstock using Hero Arts Contour Ink. This is a pale grey ink which is perfect for the no-line look. I then took the Hero Arts Holiday Ornaments and Trimmings Stencil, as well as the Hero Arts Layering Ornaments Stencil and used these to add colour to the ornaments with ink blending.

I placed the solid layers of the ornaments down first, securing in place with Post-It tape. Using Hero Arts Ink Blending Brushes, I first added on a layer of Hero Arts Dusty Blue Mid-Tone Shadow Ink. I then added a small amount of Hero Arts Navy Mid-Tone Shadow Ink to the right hand side. I removed the stencil and placed on one of the layers. This time, I just used the Navy ink to add the colour/detail/pattern to the ornaments.

Last but not least, I placed the topper piece of the ornament down and ink blended with Hero Arts Soft Granite Ink. Once all three ornaments were inked, I die cut them out using the Hero Arts Holiday Ornaments Frame Cuts. I threaded silver thread through the top of the ornaments and then adhered them on to a panel of Nautical Cardstock using foam tape.

The thread was then secured at the back with tape. I staggered the height of the ornaments so it looked like they were hanging from the top of the card. The panel was then adhered to an A2 card base made from more Nautical Cardstock. The sentiment, from the Hero Arts Make Your Own Snow Globe Stamp Set, was stamped on to white cardstock with Hero Arts Intrens-ified Black Ink and die cut using the frame cuts from the Hero Arts Message Strips Stamp & Cut XL set. It was added to the card with foam tape and tape runner and then the card was finished off with Hero Arts Neutrals Hero Hues Enamel Dots

VIDEO:

Here is the video showing how I made the card:

If you are viewing this blog post via email subscription, you can watch the video HERE on YouTube. 

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the project. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.


As mentioned, you can really mix and match these sets. I love that you can add as many layers as you like or none at all! Although I kept it monochromatic today, I think these would lovely bright and colourful too! Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really appreciate it. Wishing you a wonderful weekend! 

3 December 2021

Altenew | Sweet Moments Collection Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, today sees the release of the new Sweet Moments Collection from Altenew. Releasing today are lots of stamps, dies, stencils, embossing folders, hot foil plates and more. For the release, we are celebrating with a fun blog hop filled with inspiration and prizes. Please see below for more information.

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For my card today, I am using the new Rose Mallow Stencil set, along with the Inside and Out: Thanks stamp set and new masking tape. I started off my card by taking a panel of white cardstock and placing the positive/mask pieces of the Altenew Rose Mallow Stencil Set (3 in 1) on top. This was to give me a guide so that I knew where I wanted my roses and leaves to go. 

The stencils come as a set of 3, so I placed the first one over the panel and using the new Altenew Satin Masking Tape, secured it in place. This has great adherence but also comes off easily too. Although I didn't use it for this purpose today, I think it would be great for die cutting (holding down dies) and holding down watercolour paper when painting too. I think it has a lot of uses and I love that it is purple!


Using Altenew Small Ink Blending Brushes, I blended on Altenew Cherry Blossom Crisp Dye Inks for the rose. I placed the mask on top and then ink blended the other rose to the side. I placed masks on top of them both and then placed the leaves stencil on top. For the leaves, I used Altenew Green Fields Crisp Dye Inks. All the stencils and masks were then removed.


I took the new Altenew Inside and Out: Thanks Stamp Set and stamped the sentiment on top using Altenew Obsidian Pigment Ink. The panel was then simply adhered to an A2 card base with Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the project. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.



BLOG HOP:


As mentioned, this post is part of a fun, inspiration filled blog hop (with prizes!). For the hop, you should have arrived here from Danielle Dunlop. Next on the hop is Tenia Nelson. If you get lost along the way, or want to start the hop from the beginning, please head over to the Altenew Blog

FREE GIFTS:

Get a FREE brand new Sweet Moments Mini Inspiration Guide with every order from 3rd December 2021 through 5th December 2021.

Get a FREE brand new Sweet Moments Stamp & Die Release Inspiration Guide (worth $5.99) with every order of high-value Sweet Moments Bundles. * Exclusions apply. 

Get a FREE brand new Online Cardmaking Class with every order from the new Sweet Moments Stamp & Die Release Collection from 3rd December 2021 through 9th December 2021.

GIVEAWAY:

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 9th December 2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 11th December 2021. 


Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful time on the rest of the hop and a great day! Take care!

Hero Arts | December 2021 My Monthly Hero Countdown

Hello there and welcome as we countdown to the release of the Hero Arts My Monthly Hero Kit and add-ons. Release day is Monday, 6th December and all weekend long, we will be sharing inspiration with you using the new kit followed by a fun blog hop on Monday. This month is all about cities and neighbourhoods.

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For my card today, I am using the products from the main kit. I started off by die cutting the Fancy Cover Plate Die in the kit from Hero Arts Pitch Black Cardstock. I then took a panel of white cardstock and added ink blending to it for the sky. You get three Reactive Ink Cubes in the kit and I have used two of them today (Lemon Drop and Berry Smoothie). 


Using Ink Blending Brushes and Reactive Inks, I added Lemon Drop at the bottom, followed by Creamsicle, Taffy and then Berry Smoothie at the top. The die cut was then adhered on top with Precision Glue and the panel adhered to a 5" x 6.25" white card base with foam tape. 


I took the sentiment from the main kit stamp set and stamped it on to more Pitch Black cardstock with Hero Arts Clear Embossing & Watermark Ink. I applied Hero Arts White Detail Embossing Powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and added to the card with more foam tape. To finish off, I added Clear Hero Hues Enamel Dots.

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the project. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.



For more inspiration using the kit, please head over to the Hero Arts Blog. Also be sure to leave a comment over there for a chance to win a kit! Thanks so much for stopping by today, I wil be back with another post a little later. In the mean-time, have a great day!

1 December 2021

Simon Says Stamp | DieCember 2021

Hello there and happy DieCember to you! Yes, it is that time of year again where Simon Says Stamp celebrate all things dies and die cutting. There will be fun things happening throughout the month but today sees the main DieCember release. For my cards today, I am using the new Privet Branch Die. 

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I started off my cards by getting inky. I took sheets of Tim Holtz Woodgrain Distress Cardstock and placed them in my Splat Box. I then sprayed them with lots of different Distress Spray Stains. I will be honest with you, I was playing about so I am not 100% sure of the combination but these panels did use Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet, Villainous Potion, Mermaid Lagoon and Chipped Sapphire. I also spritzed them with Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz before setting them aside to dry. 


Whilst they were drying, I die cut the new Simon Says Stamp Privet Branch Die multiple times from white cardstock with double-sided adhesive sheet on the back. For the first card, I die cut one of the inked panels using a Hero Arts Nesting Circle Infinity Die. I also used a larger die to emboss this on to an A2 white card base. 


The inked panel was added on top with tape runner. I then added on one layer of the Privet Branch on top, followed by another two layers, so that it was three layers high. I added on two Simon Says Stamp Reverse Sentiment Strips Birthday sentiments on top (cut using the Simon Says Stamp Sentiment Labels Dies) with foam tape. To finish off, I added Little Things from Lucy's Cards Bubbles


For my next card, I die cut one of the inked panels with the Simon Says Stamp Privet Branch Die. I also cut it another three times from white cardstock with the adhesive sheet on the back. They were layered up on to a white A2 card base and the excess cut off the top. 


I die cut another two Simon Says Stamp Reverse Sentiment Strips Birthday sentiments and added them on with foam tape. To finish off, I added a few Bubbles. 

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the project. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.



I think this die is so pretty and can be used for so many occasions and designs. Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it (apologies for all the posts!). I hope you will check out the rest of the release. Have a wonderful day! 

VIDEO | Clearly Besotted December 2021 Release Preview

Hello there, as promised, I am back to take a look at the Clearly Besotted December 2021 release. There are six new sets releasing today. Most have a winter/holiday/Christmas feel to them but a few can be used all year round as well. 

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The sets release tonight at 8pm GMT (UK time). They release as a bundle exclusively from the Clearly Besotted Shop. In the bundle are all of the sets plus free gifts. Here is a look at the bundle:

They also release individually from the Clearly Besotted Shop (UK based), Simon Says Stamp (US based), Card Nouveau (based in Belgium), ArtCreatiu (based in Spain) and Cloud9 Crafts (based in the Netherlands). Here is a look at all of the sets, plus a recap of the samples that I made:

If you are viewing this blog post via email subscription, you can watch the video HERE on YouTube. 

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have shared in the video. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.


Super cute release right? For more inspiration using the new sets, please head over to the Clearly Besotted BlogKeren and Lisa plus our wonderful guests Francine and Kitty


Before I go, this month is also touched with sadness as Lisa Tilson has decided to step down from the Clearly Besotted Design Team. I cannot begin to tell you how lovely it has been to work with her over the years as a teamie. Her encouragement, kindness, talent and support will be sorely missed from all of us at Clearly Besotted. It really has been an honour to work with her. 


Here are a few of my favourite cards made by Lisa:



Really, every card of Lisa's is a favourite for me. Her eye for design is fantastic, her colouring skills are amazing and her ink blending ... so smooth! Although I am incredibly sad for today, I have the honour of Lisa being one of my best friends so I she won't be missed in real-life but will be sorely missed in the Clearly Besotted world, which happens to be a huge part of my life too. Thank you so much Lisa for all that you have done for Clearly Besotted. 


With that sadness, I want to thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I will be back later with another post but in the mean time, I hope you have a wonderful day!

Clearly Besotted Teasers | Winter Corners

Hello there and happy Clearly Besotted release day! the December 2021 release hits the shops tonight at 8pm GMT. I have one last teaser to share with you this morning before sharing my release video with you in a couple of hours. Today I am using the super cute Winter Corners set. This set features two beautiful corner images with flowers, snowflakes and the most adorable penguins. There is also a seperate penguin plus wonderful sentiments. 

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I started off by stamping one of the corner images from the Clearly Besotted Winter Corners Stamp Set on to white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. The image was coloured using Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area for reference) and then fussy cut out with scissors. 

I took a panel of white cardstock and using blending brushes, blended on Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Festive Berries and Abandoned Coral in to the top right hand corner. I then splattered on Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleed Proof White paint and set it aside to dry. Once dry, it was adhered flat to an A2 white card base with tape runner. 

I adhered the penguin corner piece on top with foam tape. I took the sentiment from the Clearly Besotted Chitter Chatter Stamp Set and stamped it on to black cardstock with Versamark Ink. I applied white embossing powder and heat set. It was cut in to a strip and added to the card with more foam tape. To finish off, I added Little Things from Lucy's Cards Bubbles

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the project. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.


COPIC MARKERS: penguins - BV29, BV25, BV23, BV20, YR27, YR24, YR23. Poinsettia flowers - R89, R39, R37, R35, R32, Y26. Leaves - G29, YG17, YG23, YG01. Stars - YR24, Y26, Y08, Y04. Snowflake - B39, B18, B16. 

There are some lovely sentiments in the set but I wanted something a little smaller for my card and I love the simple font of the sentiments in the Chitter Chatter set. For more inspiration using the new sets, please head over to the Clearly Besotted BlogKeren and Lisa plus our wonderful guests Francine and Kitty. Thank you so much for stopping by today, I will see you in a couple of hours for my release preview.

30 November 2021

Clearly Besotted Teasers | Santa Claws

Hello there and welcome to day four of the Clearly Besotted December 2021 Release Teasers. 

Before we get started with today's card, I wanted to leave a little message here. I am deeply sorry if anyone was offended by my card yesterday. Whilst it was never my intention for it to represent a nativity scene, I can absolutely see why not only could it come across that way but why people would be offended by it. I hope that if you have followed me for a while, you would know that I would never intentionally offend anyone and once again, I apologise from the bottom of my heart. I have removed the post as to not cause any further offence and hope that you will accept my sincere apologies. 

Release day is tomorrow so only one more sleep to go! Today I have a card to share with you using the new Santa Claws set. What an adorable set! I have to admit that they are not my favourite animal in real-life but these ones are super cute and it was fun creating a Christmas underwater scene!

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.


I started off my card by stamping the coral reef image from the Clearly Besotted Santa Claws Stamp Set on to a panel of white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then stamped the crab holding the Christmas pudding on to a separate piece of cardstock with the same ink. The sentiments were then stamped on to the panel.

the background was coloured using Copic Markers, adding in dot detail for the sand/sea bed and the water. The crab was then coloured and fussy cut out with scissors. The colours that I used for colouring are listed below the supplies area for reference. 

The panel was adhered flat to an A2 white card base with tape runner. I then added the crab on top with foam tape. To finish off, I added Tonic Nuvo Crystal Glaze to the ornament on the seashell and the berry on the pudding. I also added Lucy's Raindrops to the background to represent bubbles in the water. 

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the project. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.


COPIC MARKERS: Crab - R35, R32, R30, R22, R21, R20, E55, E53, E51, E02, E01, E00. Pudding - E29, E27, E25, E23, E53, E51, E50, G29, YG17, YG23, YG01, R37, E35. Green seaweed - G28, YG17, YG23, YG01. Rocks - N6, N4, N3, N1. Purple sea plants - V09, V17, V15, V12. Pink seashell - RV69, RV66, RV55, RV52. Stars - YR24, YR23, Y08. Ornament - V17, V15, V12. Ground/sand - E44, E43, E42, E41. Water - B02, B00, B000, B0000. 

There are lots of other crabs in the set. One with a Christmas hat on, one with a star on, one holding a present etc. You could definitely use the scene image all year round though with different critters. For more inspiration using the new sets, please head over to the Clearly Besotted BlogKeren and Lisa plus our wonderful guests AlbertoFrancine and Kitty. Thank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you are having a great week so far. take care!

28 November 2021

Clearly Besotted Teasers | Joyeux Noel

Hello there and welcome to day two of the Clearly Besotted December 2021 Release Teasers. As you may have guessed it's another holiday/winter release but there is one non-holiday set too plus a couple that could be adapted for all year round as well. Today I have a card to share with you using Snow Scenes II. Similar to Snow Scenes but this time with the Paris and New York skylines. 

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.


I started off by stamping the Paris skyline from the Clearly Besotted Snow Scenes II Stamp Set on to white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then die cut the panel using a Hero Arts Nesting Hearts Infinity Dies. The heart panel was then coloured using Copic Markers. For the sky, I mapped out a moon shape and then coloured around it, adding a slight glow and then darker the further away from it. 

The colours that I used are listed below the supplies list for reference. I then took the sentiment from the set and stamped it on top of the moon with more black ink. The heart was adhered to an A2 white card base with foam tape. To finish off, I added snow and stars to the sky with a white gel pen

SUPPLIES:


Here are the links to what I have used on the project. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.


COPIC MARKERS: Building and ground - B39, B37, B34, B32. Sky - B99, B97, B95, B93, B91. Snow - B00, B0000. 

I think the blues work well for the snowy night time scene. having said that, I think it looks better in real-life than it does in the photos, I think it has more impact in real-life! For more inspiration using the new sets, please head over to the Clearly Besotted BlogKeren and Lisa plus our wonderful guests AlbertoFrancine and KittyThank you so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful day. Take care!

27 November 2021

Clearly Besotted Teasers | Merry Christmouse

Hello there and welcome to day one of the Clearly Besotted December 2021 Release Teasers. Release day is Wednesday 1st December and from now until then, we will be sharing teasers with you using the new sets. Today I am using the new Squeak It's Christmas set which features the most adorable singing mice!

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I started off by stamping the mice from the Clearly Besotted Squeak It's Christmas Stamp Set on to a 3.5" x 4.75" panel of white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I then added in my background with Copic Markers. 


I followed Sandy Allnock's Copic Winter Enchantment Class but changed a few things here and there to suit my card and style. I added in the trees first with BV Copic Markers and then added in the snow below, followed by coluring the mice. I have all of the colours that I used listed below the supplies section for reference. 


I stamped the sentiment from the set above and then adhered the panel to a white A2 card base with foam tape. To finish off, I added white gel pen dots, sparkles and snow details to the scene. 

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the project. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.



COPIC MARKERS: Mice - W7, W5, W3, W1, W0, R00. Hats and scarves - V09, V17, V15, V12, V01. Trees - BV11, BV02, BV000, BV0000. Sky glow - Y0000. Snow - BV02, BV000, BV0000, Y0000, B0000, V0000. 

Aren't those mice adorable? There are also previously released singing dogs and cats too if mice are not your thing! For more inspiration using the new sets, please head over to the Clearly Besotted Blog, Keren and Lisa plus our wonderful guests Alberto, Francine and Kitty. Thank you so much for popping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful day! 

25 November 2021

VIDEO | Adhering Vellum to Projects

Hello there, I was over on the Altenew YouTube channel last week sharing how to add vellum to tags. I thought that I would share it over here on my blog and channel too. It's no secret that it is difficult to adhere vellum without the adhesive showing. I have shared this before but it is worth sharing again I thought! 

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.



For my tag, I started of by die cutting white cardstock twice using the Altenew Terrific Tags Dies. One for the front of the tag and one for the back. With the one for the front, I added ink blending to it using an Altenew Small Ink Blending Tool. I used Altenew Sugarplums Crisp Dye Inks and added all four colours from the collection, starting with the lightest at the top, moving down to the darkest at the bottom.


I then took it to my Splat Box and spritzed Altenew Iridescent Shimmer Ink Spray on top. I then let it sit to dry. I took the image from the Altenew Bouquet of Love Stamp Set and stamped it on to Altenew Vellum Translucent Paper with Altenew Embossing Ink. I applied Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Powder and heat set. 


I added a sheet of Altenew Double-sided Adhesive Sheet to the back and then ran it through my die cutting machine with the Altenew Bouquet of Love Die Set. I removed the backing from the adhesive sheet and adhered the image to the tag, cutting the excess off at the bottom and sides, apart from one leaf that I left intact. For that I added anti-static powder to the back to remove the stickiness. 


The sentiment was stamped on to black cardstock with Altenew Embossing Ink and Altenew Pure White Crisp Embossing Ink applied. I heat set it and cut it in to a strip before adhering to the tag with Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape. To finish off, I added the other tag to the back (so that the back was clean), twine through the top of the tag and Iridescent Bubbles to the front of the tag. 

VIDEO:

Here is the video showing how I made the tag:


If you are viewing this blog post via email subscription, you can watch the video HERE on YouTube. 

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the project. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.



As I say in the video, it is really where there is no adhesive that the adhesive shows. If there is adhesive covering the entire piece, you cannot actually see it and it looks like the texture of the vellum. I love adhering vellum with adhesive sheet! Thanks so much for stopping by to see me today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful day! 

22 November 2021

Altenew | Paint-A-Flower Himalayan Poppy & Coloring Pencils & More Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, there are lots of fun things happening over at Altenew today. There is the release of the new Paint-A-Flower Himalayan Poppy Outline Stamp Set as well as the new Hawaiian Shores Brush & Fine Tip Pens, Woodless Coloring Pencils, Monochrome Shading Pencils and Masking Fluid. We are celebrating the release with a fun blog hop, more on that below. 

PLEASE NOTE: This post contains affiliate links. Please see below for my full disclosure.



For my card today, I started off by stamping the main image from the new Altenew Paint-A-Flower Himalayan Poppy Outline Stamp Set on to a panel of watercolour paper with Altenew Obsidian Ink. I applied Altenew Crystal Clear Crisp Embossing Powder and heat set. 


The image was coloured with the new Altenew Hawaiian Shores Brush & Fine Tip Pens. These pens are water based and work lovely on their own or blended with water for a watercolour look, which is what I did today. There are 12 colours in the set and these can be blended together to make more too! The pens have a brush end and a fine tip end. 


For the petals, I used Turquoise, Persian Blue and Ultraviolet. For the inside of the flowers, I used Maple Yellow and for the leaves and stems, I used Firefly, Just Green and Evergreen. For the shadow outside of the image, I used Turquoise and Silver Stone. For some of the image, I went direct to the paper and then blended out with Altenew Artist Watercolor Brushes Round and other times, I applied a little of the pen on to an acrylic block and picked it up with a wet paintbrush to add to the image.


The image was left to dry and then I cut it down. I stamped the sentiment from the set beside the image with more Obsidian Ink and then added the panel to a black A2 card base with Altenew Instant Dimension Foam Tape. To finish off, I added a few Iridescent Jewels. 


I wanted to share with you the new Altenew Masking Fluid too as it would work perfectly with the pens, as well as any watercolour paints. The masking fluid comes in a 30ml tube with a fine tip applicator. It is white in colour and dries quickly. Once dry, you can paint over it and it will protect underneath. Once the colour is dry, you can peel it away easily with your fingers or an eraser. 

*DISCOLURE - for full disclosure purposes, I did not use the masking fluid on my project. Unfortunately, I am allergic to it so I had a family member test it out for me. They reported that it was easy to apply, dried quickly and was easy to remove. 


I also wanted to share with you the new Altenew Woodless Coloring Pencils. These wax based pencils come packaged in a beautiful carboard flip-top box with a magnetic closure. 


The pencils coordinate with the existing Altenew colour palette/ink families and are all highly vibrant in colour and easy to blend. They behave more like oil-based pencils to me (although I am no expert!) and are easy to layer. 


Although I did not use them on my project today, I did use them about a week and a half ago on this card using the Altenew Craft Your Life Elegant Motifs Project Kit. You can see more about that project in the blog post here. I used mainly blues and greens for the colouring, adding in black for the shadows. 

Last but not least are the new Altenew Monochrome Shading Pencils. These 5 pencils are packaged in a beautiful tin and range in softness. There is 10B, 6B, 4B, HB and 2H in the set. I do not have these to share with you but they look beautiful and I am looking forward to trying them out!

SUPPLIES:

 

Here are the links to what I have used on the project. Affiliate links are used on some products. This means that if you make a purchase after clicking on my link, I receive a small commission with no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support when using these links. Please click on the logo below the product to shop at your favourite store. All products were personally purchased except those from Clearly Besotted, Hero Arts or those marked with an asterisk (*) which were kindly sent to me to use. You can read my full disclosure here.



BLOG HOP:


As mentioned, this post is part of  a fun, inspiration filled blog hop with prizes. For the hop, you should have arrived here from the wonderful Colleen Balija. Next on the hop is the fabulous Joy Baldwin. If you get lost along the way or want to start the hop from the beginning, please head over to the Altenew Blog

GIVEAWAY:

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 28th November 2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 30th November 2021.

BLACK FRIDAY OFFERS:

Before I go, I wanted to mention that Altenew have some early Black Friday offers starting today. There are so many and I am not going to name them all, but there is 45% off alcohol markers and alcohol inks, 45% off washi tape, 35% large blending tools plus offers on storage pouches, Fine Liner Pen set, stamps and dies. See them all here!


There is also free US shipping on orders over $29 using the code USFREE2N and $10 off international orders over $129 using the code TENOFF2N


Thanks so much for stopping by today, I really do appreciate it. I hope you have a wonderful time on the rest of the hop and a great rest of the day! Take care. 
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