Thursday, December 13, 2018

Altenew December 2018 Stamp/Die/Paper Pack Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey folks!

Thanks so much for joining me as a stop in the Altenew 2018 BLOG HOP! If you've been with me before, welcome back! If you are new here, WELCOME! This is a gorgeous release folks and there's loads of inspiration along the hop plus a giveaway to be sure to hop along and check out the details for the giveaway! 

In today's VIDEO, I'm sharing a clean and simple card using the Altenew WISPY BEGONIA from the release. I also show you how I use a minimal amount of colors to create a big impact!


If you've followed me even for 5 minutes it's probably not hard to figure out that I am a a sucker for florals and I'm an even bigger sap when it comes to ALTENEW florals. Favorite. Flowers. Ever. I absolutely swoon for floral stamps and no line coloring.

No line coloring can feel a bit tricky and intimidating, but I have one detail I keep in mind when I choose images for this technique.


You can watch the video on how I made my cards HEREYou can also click the thumbnail link below.


One of the things I look for in floral images (really any image for that matter) is white space. How much space do I have to color in? It doesn't matter how complex the image is illustrated, if you have a decent amount of white space, it makes coloring sooo much easier. 

The WISPY BEGONIA Stamp Set is a perfect example of this. The petals on the flower have bends, folds and movement, but the petals themselves are wide open and that helps make more sense on where are shading and highlights need to go especially without black outlines.

Be sure to watch the VIDEO folks, I talk about this in a little more detail.



I did mask off the images when I stamped them, but I also made sure to make masks for all of them in case I wanted to do any ink blending. I decided not to, but you totally can if yo like and if I were to do it again I would use, TEAL CAVE, AQUALICIOUS and DEW DROPS. These color lean more towards the blue in the blue-green family and would be a perfect cool tone complement to the colors in the flowers and leaves.

To stamp my images, I used Altenew's LIMESTONE Ink. Altenew Inks are waterbased, but can totally be used with both Altenew ARTIST Markers and Copic's. For my sentiment, I used INDUSTRIAL DIAMOND Ink. 

I also talk in the VIDEO about keeping my color choices to a minimum to color this in. You don't always need a bunch of colors to make a big impact folks. Sometimes it's best to keep it simple. You can still get your desired results without a bunch of extras.


To finish off my card, I used a pen and ruler to make a faux frame. I skipped any embellies.

That's it! Be sure to checkout ALTENEW'S full release folks and hop along! You're going to love it!

You should have arrived here from KYMONA TRACEY's blog. Next up is LYDIA EVANS and if you haven't already, you can start at the beginning of the hop with ALTENEW!

GIVEAWAY!!
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the ALTENEW CARD BLOG and/or ALTENEW SCRAPBOOK BLOG by 12/18/2018 for a chance to win. 6 winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 12/22/2018.

Until next time.

If you're interested in any of the products I've used, I have links (some affiliate links) throughout and at the end of the post. Click HERE to read my full disclosure policy.

74 comments:

  1. So pretty! :) Love the colors you used.

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  2. Rich colors. Thank you for your talents.

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  3. Beautiful card with awesome coloring!! :)

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  4. The flower pops on the white background. The black frame really adds to the card.

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  5. Your flower is really beautiful! Great coloring.

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  6. I fell in love with Engagement Wishes the moment I saw that set. Now, after seeing this gorgeous card and watching your video, I want Wispy Begonia as well. I am so excited for your video tomorrow using Engagement Wishes!!

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  7. wow love how you colored in the flower - PERFECT!!!!!

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  8. This is simply gorgeous Cynde, I always enjoy watching you colour.

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  9. Seeing this card, I totally understand why you love flowers, especially from Altenew. You do them so well. The coloring here is simply stunning. Thanks for inspiring me.

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  10. Lovely card. I like that you were able to use a minimum of colors to get such a richly detailed flower.

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  11. This card is just stunning. The gorgeous begonia looks to jump off the page. Can't believe you achieved that depth of color with so little. Amazing. The card turned out so simple and beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome talent and your beautiful art.🐧

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  12. Beautiful card. I love the Wispy Begonia stamp set and the way you colored the image is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us.

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  13. Fabulous colouring, thanks for sharing your gorgeous inspiratinal projects with us!

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  14. You have stolen my heart with your stunning coloring skills and the inspiration is great!

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  15. Beautiful colors! So glad to have discovered your blog through this hop <3

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  16. Wow! Double wow as not only is this card beautiful, but I think your video was one of the best I've ever seen. I've always been afraid of no line coloring, but after watching this, I'm going to give it a try. Thank you so very much!! (And with only 2 copics and 2 prismas!!)

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  17. WOW! This is stunning! Thanks for sharing your talent for our viewing, AND all the details in your video. I need the help!

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  18. This is an absolutely stunning card! Such beautiful florals from Altenew again! Love that primrose, but this makes me want this stamp too! Thanks for the lovely card inspiration!

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  19. So much dimension in your coloring! This is stunning!

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  20. That is gorgeous colouring - so much detail. Very inspiring!

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  21. Such beautiful and creative cards!

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  22. Wow, the coloring is absolutely stunning. Beautiful Card!!!

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  23. OMG ! I thought your flower was fab with copics but the minute that black grape hit those petals WOW ! I got so much from the video, thank you, you just made it so super easy to understand the how to. Fantastic card. Oh nice to meet you & your work, off to subscribe.

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  24. Stunning! Gorgeous coloring and I fantastic use of white space!

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  25. Gorgeous!! That flower is beautiful and your coloring is amazing!

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  26. Such an awesome coloring, love your card.

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  27. Very beautiful card. I love the gorgeous colours. And thanks for the great video.

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  28. Wow..I could not recognize it's whispy begonia stamp !! The amount of detailing you done with shadows and highlights has brought the flower to life !!No line coloring technique is my favorite too :) Thanks a lot for sharing the video would surely watch it to see how you did it !!

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  29. You defibrillator ave this card a huge impact not only with your coloring but the faux frame really set off your gorgeous coloring!

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  30. Great coloring of this flower! Loved the video.

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  31. Wow, amazing colouring, and such a great CAS design - the image you coloured is definitely more than enough here!

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  32. Pretty coloring for so. This so gorgeous.

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  33. WOW! That is an absolutely gorgeous card! You make the coloring look so easy! I'm definitely going to have to practice with my colored pencils to add in the final details! Thanks for the fantastic inspiration!

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  34. I, too, am a sucker for flowers, and no one has more gorgeous florals than Altenew. The Wispy Begonia set is one of my favorites from this amazing release. Your card is amazing.

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  35. So gorgeous! Love your awesome card, such pretty coloring.

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  36. Your card is beautiful and your coloring is brilliant! I will definitely be watching your video later tonight. Thank you for sharing this, making the video, and for the inspiration. I am a new follower due to this hop so I'm happy to meet you :)
    (mardy14@bellsouth.net)

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  37. Beautiful card and coloring! I love the look of no-line coloring. Your video was very helpful, thank you.

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  38. Love the shading of the flower and leaves.

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  39. Such a beautiful card. Love the simplicity of it. Coloring of the flower is amazing.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  40. Beautiful palette and coloring on this lovely card. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  41. Your card is stunning! That flower is beautifully colored. You said it was simple but for someone like me who doesn't do a lot of coloring and forgets how-it doesn't look so simple. I want to try this technique of using both markers and pencils. It does make a gorgeous look. Until recently I do t think I'd ever seen people use both. Thanks for the coloring video. It was very helpful.

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  42. Cynde, thank you for sharing! I am new to card making and blogs and videos like yours really help me understand the craft more. I love your coloring technique! The color choice gives this clean and simple card such wonderful depth!

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  43. Absolutely gorgeous card! Your coloring is amazing.

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  44. Your flower looks like a real camelia, so pretty!

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