Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Anemone Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

by - May 22, 2020


Hello crafty friends! Welcome to my stop on the Paint-A-Flower blog hop. I'm so excited you could join us today for the release of the Anemone PAF set. Before I dive into details, I'd love for you to check out my brand new Lovely Layering with Ashlea video featuring this set. You can view it here!


I love being able to stretch my supplies so I've decided to take this bouquet stamp and create a few different patterns for cards using it in slightly different ways. First, I used a simple masking technique to create a DIY background stamp pattern and colored it in using Artist Markers from Altenew.


For more details on how exactly I managed my way coloring through this trove of flowers, check out the video above!



Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog for a chance to win. We’ll 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 05/30/2020.


Next, I decided to actually paint my Paint-A-Flower. This time stamping different parts of the bouquet image around the perimeter of my card stock, I created a wreath effect which showcased my bold Fancy For You die sentiment perfectly. 


Because I used a no-line watercoloring technique, I used Butternut ink to stamp my images. A common misconception is that to create no-line colored images you need a dedicated no-line ink, but that simply isn't true. This light yellow shade ink works wonderfully as a no-line ink alternative, and your recipient would never know it!

Thank you so much, again, for stopping by today. Be sure to leave a comment before hopping along to your next stop, which is my friend, the always talented Jaycee Gaspar.
You can find the full hop list just beneath the product links below. I hope you have a great day, and hope to see you again soon!

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FULL HOP LIST


Ashlea Cornell - You Are Here
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67 comments

  1. All so pretty! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. These are both beautiful and I love the design of this gorgeous anemone set!

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  3. Gorgeous cards....love this stamp set...

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  4. Your floral card designs and painting are exquisite...so inspiring. tfs-stay well.

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  5. Both cards are gorgeous! Amazing how you can get such different looks with the same set.

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  6. Wow! What gorgeous anemones. Your cards are lovely. I like to use markers and I am so impressed by your cards.

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  7. Stunning cards--like the two different looks.

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  8. Beautiful soft pinks are just perfect on your full background. Thank you for the helpful video. I love watching you paint and color.

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  9. Beautiful cards! Love the pink one best. Just so feminine!

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  10. Fabulous coloring!! Love these cards! <3

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  11. Stunning! I especially love the “for you” card. The flowers around the edges are so dainty, and the card could be used for almost any occasion.

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  12. WOWZA...gorgeous project(s)!! So very creatively inspiring!!

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  13. Beautiful colors again! I have been trying to find the "for you" die. Is it Altenew?

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  14. Water colouring is my favourite technique. Love wreath creation . Thanks. Hugs.

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  15. Water colouring is my favourite technique. Love wreath creation . Thanks. Hugs.

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  16. I like the purple flowers but I love the pink flowers. Gorgeous cards, thanks for sharing.

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  17. I especially love the full background! Beautiful coloring!

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  18. Beautiful cards, love how you used this stamp on the second card! Love your watercolouring!

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  19. Always interesting to see the difference in design visions!

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  20. These are beautiful. You've done a wonderful job with this set. Your coloring is lovely. My fav is the second one with the glitter cardstock sentiment.

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  21. wow! These cards are both very lovely. Your colouring has really brought the flowers to life.

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  22. Love your watercoloring, and the layout on the 2nd card is great!

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  23. Bright and cheerful, love designs!

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  24. Incredible coloring! I LOVE how the flowers frame the sentiment!

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  25. Marisela Delgado said: Gorgeous cards! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  26. I love the way you colored these beautiful anemone flowers! Gorgeous cards!

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  27. Your cards are beautiful! Thank you for sharing the video.

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  28. Such pretty cards Ashlea! I love the purple! And the gold is so pretty!

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  29. Beautiful framing of a great die. Love your coloring.

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  30. Your cards are gorgeous. I love the beautiful anemone and your coloring is amazing.

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  31. Both cards are really very beautiful! I love the large sentiment as well.

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  32. Both cards are beautiful! I love the design of the first one with the flowers as a border and the pretty gold sentiment in the middle! But also the colours you chose for the 2nd one are so gorgeous!!

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  33. Great use of the flowers for the background. Great look of both fills.

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  34. These are both so different and very beautiful. Love this release.

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  35. Very pretty cards, Ashlee! Thanks for sharing your technique. Love all the gorgeous colors you chose!

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  36. Stretching supplies is something most of us are glad to hear about. Your creations are lovely. [Bunny]

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  37. Loved the way you colored the flowers. It's a beautiful stamp.

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  38. So pretty! Going to watch the video too see your coloring! Thanks for sharing!

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  39. Beautiful cards and watercoloring. Thank you for sharing.

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  40. I particularly like the anemone lavender card and love the embossing! Very dainty colors and enjoyed the coloring. It seems to come naturally to you. Thanks for the inspiration and be safe and stay crafty! ♥️

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  41. Marisela Delgado said: so pretty! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  42. Beautiful cards...Great inspiration...

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  43. Stunning cards! Your no line watercolouring is just gorgeous.

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  44. These cards are both very lovely. thanks for the inspiration

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  45. Both cards are very pretty but I absolutely love the no line watercolor.

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  46. Wow, the way you delicately colored the anemone are gorgous. That fancy for you die is perfect for these cards.

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  47. Your cards are so lovely - it's great to see so many variations with both how to use the stamp set and how to add color. And your coloring technique is beautiful - a skill I certainly have not mastered (& not enough patience either)! But I am excited to give the no-line coloring a try, now that I know I don't need the special ink - yay to using what we've already got onhand - so helpful!
    Also really appreciated the tip on creating your own metallic cardstock - brilliant!
    Thank you, thank you!

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  48. Gorgeous cards and painting. Thank you for sharing.

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  49. My eyes went straight to the purple card...my favorite color ;) You did purple proud! lol

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  50. Pretty colors and I like the sparkle.

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  51. I appreciate all your tips and tricks in the video and narrative. I didn't know about using something like the Butternut ink for a no-line watercoloring technique. Good to know. I was fascinated to watch how you created the background stamping and those tips I will try to use in my next project. Love your video style as it is easy and flows well (and sorry you were not feeling well; video was great.). I had just received my "For You" die so when I get my Anemone stamp I'm going to muster my nerve to try this. Thanks for your efforts in teaching us how to make great cards like yours!

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  52. These are so gorgeous!! Love the sparkle on that fabulous die cut sentiment!

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  53. I just love the outline of the flowers and beautiful painting!

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  54. Love that purple and pink so much! So artistic and perfect way to use the new PAF. Love it!

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  55. Beautiful cards! I like your way of adding the embossing to the paper and then die cutting. Much easier than die cutting first.

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  56. Both your cards are beautiful! I especially love the background you created with the purple flowers!!

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