Monday, April 1, 2019

Altenew Blop Hop: Build-A-Flower Sweet Violet


Hi, I am excited to join this Altenew Build a Flower Sweet Violet blog hop for April.  The hop starts on the Altenew Card Blog - hereYou probably arrived here from Maria Willis beautiful blog.  You can find the Sweet Violet Stamp Set  here and  the Stamp set and accompanying inks here. If you are interested the Build A Flower sets are also available in a monthly kit subscription. There is more information on the kit subscription: here. Having the kit subscription guarantees that you will receive the stamp set and other items for that month.

So for prizes - yes there are prizes. Head to the Altenew Card Blog and Scrapbook Blog to enter a comment toward a chance to win a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew store. There will be 6 winners chosen. Altenew is also drawing a winner from the comments on each blog hop participant's blog! So enter a comment here on my blog for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate.



I find layered images challenging. I have had my mom here recuperating from surgical complications and I needed a short cut lol! So I heat embossed the outline layer and the veining (that is what I call it) layer and then used my Altenew watercolors to color the flowers and leaves in. I have a video tutorial below and a pep talk on low or lost mojo and some solutions!




First, I heat embossed the two layers using white heat embossing onto Arches 140 lb cold pressed water color paper. Using my Altenew water color paints - I adore these paints. I wish they came in tubes - hint hint lol! I then fussy cut out the flowers and mounted them on the panel. I added a sentiment from Inked Roses and some clear droplets to complete the card.

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Thanks for stopping by and next on the hop isVirginia Lu;
Susan

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64 comments:

  1. Love the soft look of these flowers. :) So pretty.

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  2. lovely card - the layering is perfect:)_

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  3. Beautiful card. Your water coloring work on your flowers is gorgeous

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  4. What an amazing birthday card! I like your style very much!

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  5. Thanks for the video and for talking through your creative process all the while being so tired. I really appreciated listening and watching. The watercolors do look amazing.

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  6. Lovely card. I need to do more watercolor and try the resist.

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the softness of the watercolor!

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  8. Love the card, I need to try watercoloring this set.

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  9. Your violets are so beautiful. Thanks for the advice for lo mojo days. These turned out just lovely.

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  10. Lovely card! Love your watercoloring! So pretty!

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  11. If this is how your stamping turns out when you have lost your mojo or feel stressed I would love to see it on a regular day. This card is beautiful.

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  12. Such a sweet and pretty card!

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  13. Your card reminds me of an early spring morning with the violets surrounded by dew drops. It is a lovely card. Thanks for taking the time to do a video and sharing your thoughts and process.

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  14. I do love white embossing and watercoloring!!! Stunning card -- and thank you for the video!

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  15. WOW! I love how you used softer colors and embossed! GORGEOUS

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  16. Your card is beautiful! Violets are one of my favorite flowers!

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  17. Lovely card, nice job - thanks for the inspiration! Denise

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  18. Lovely watercoloring. I hope your mom has a speedy recovery from her surgery. Take care of yourself.

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  21. Susan, you did a beautiful job on this card. I love the tip: let your stamps do the work for you! And you did just that, and it is beauiful! Hope your Mother is doing better.

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  22. Beautiful card, the soft colors are so pretty!

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  23. Love how you colored these flowers.....always looking for some easier ways to layer! Love the way they turned out, and can't wait to try your techniques when my set arrives. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  24. They look so real! Beautiful artwork!

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    1. Beautiful birthday card. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us

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  25. So pretty! Love the colors and dimension!

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  26. So pretty and coloured so beautifully!

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  27. Your card is gorgeous and like the idea of heat embossing the outline stamps!

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  28. Lovely card design Susan. This new BAF set is very pretty!

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  29. Love your card. So pretty. Thanks for sharing

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  30. Fantastic card. Love the
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    spring is coming.
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  31. Fabulous card and video! Violets are one of my favorite flowers and I love how you captured their sweet look.

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  32. 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!

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  33. Love the layering of the flowers and leaves, Beautiful Card!!

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  34. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing!

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  35. Lovely color combination..so sweet and cheerful.

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  36. Gorgeous card. I love the clean look, and I particularly love the water droplets. <3

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  37. BEAUTIFUL card!
    LOVE your watercoloured violets & leaves! Thank you for sharing your video ... it was magical watching the colours bringing each piece to life :)
    PS - Hope your Mum gets better soon and that you get the chance to have some "me time" too!

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  38. Beautiful card! And thanks for the great video! I do like the third leaf. And your colors look amazing! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  39. Love your gorgeous card. The flowers are really beautiful. I love the clear drops. They look like dew drops.

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  40. Beautiful card - I love your colouring. Gorgeous.

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  41. Beautiful card. Love how you colored the flower petals. Thanks for the inspiration

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  42. Hi Susan :) I guess you could say your card is fresh as a violet ;) Very realistic coloring....beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  43. Your card is absolutely gorgeous. I love the style and the dimension. The Sweet Violet set is beautiful and your coloring is amazing.

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  44. Beautiful. I like the white embossing.

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  45. This is lovely. Your coloring is beautiful and the dewdrops are a great addition.

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  46. Incredible flowers!! So realistic!! Very beautiful!

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  47. Gorgeous card! thanks for sharing!

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  48. Wow I love the colours of your violets

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