Altenew Build-A-Flower: Coneflower Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello there, hi! Welcome to the March Build-A-Flower subscription release from Altenew called Coneflower! You should be arriving here from Keren Baker’s blog, but if not, simply click back to the start at the Altenew Card Blog so you don’t miss a thing!

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This month’s subscription offering consists of two separate Coneflower images with two layer stamps for each bloom, leave and flower center, however I chose to use just the outline stamps the create my flowers, and then watercolor paint them.

I stamped with Obsidian Pigment ink on Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock because I wanted to color with my Altenew Watercolor Brush markers, and they LOVE that paper!

I used the Rouge, Mango Smoothie, Autumn Blaze and Purple Wine brush pens to color the flowers on this card and I used a combination of two techniques to accomplish the coloring.

I began by touching down just a tiny bit of the deepest colors (Autumn Blaze and Purple Wine) at the base of the flower petals and using the Mango Smoothie brush marker to draw the first, deeper shades out and down to the tip of the petal.

Where the paint remained too heavy or unwieldy, I used a clean, wet brush to blend the shades or lift up pigment and lighten the tones.

I also used the Artist Brush Markers to scribble onto my acrylic palette so that I could dilute and pick up smaller amounts of color.

I used a combo of Emerald, Dusk, Moss and Sea Forest brush markers to color the leaves and stems and Tree Bark and Lava Rock to color the flower centers.

Once colored, painted and dry, I die cut the two flowers and arranged them to look like one flower stem. I positioned them on top of a black and white plaid patterned paper, then die cut two layers of a narrow frame using the Fine Frames Square Die. One layer was cut from 110 lb cardstock and the 2nd one was cut from some copper-foil cardstock then glued together.

The sentiment is one of the nine included in the stamp set and is stamped directly onto the patterned paper card panel. I added assorted colors and sizes of enamel dots to coordinate with my card and that’s my card for today!

Your next stop on the hop is Jenny Colacicco’s blog! There is a complete hop list at the end of this post for reference in case of a broken link.

Giveaway Prizes

$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 04/07/2021 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 04/09/2021.

Blog Hop List:

Altenew Card Blog

Jaycee Gaspar


Nathalie DeSousa

Verity Biddlecombe

Keren Baker

Norine Borys – You are here.

Jenny Colacicco

Nicole Watt

Terri Koszler

Amber Rain Davis

Amanda Baldwin

Erum Tasneem

Sandhya Iyer

Emily Midgett

Nichol Spohr 

Tenia Nelson

Dana Joy

Carol Hintermeier

Christine Pennington

Joylita Dsouza

Teresa Litchfield

Agnieszka Małyszek

Yoonsun Hur

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!


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