Altenew Build-A-Flower: Fuchsia Release Blog Hop + Giveaway + Video

Hey everyone, welcome back! I’m so excited to join Altenew for the October 2019 Build-a-Flower: Fuchsia Release (ALT) and Blog Hop! Thanks so much to my good friend Virginia Lu for relaying you over to my blog. If you get lost along the way or want to relive the amazing inspiration from the team of designers for this release, head back over to the Altenew Card Blog to find the complete blog list.

I recently purchased the Altenew – Winter Wonderland Watercolor Brush Markers and I got them at around the same time as I received the Fuchsia stamp set (ALT). In the short amount of time that I have joined Altenew in their Build-a-Flower releases, I’ve been waiting for an outline set to come out. I thought it would be a perfect time to film the full no-outline alcohol marker coloring tutorial. Now that the time has come with the outline set, I opted for a different look for these flowers.

I used a technique that many of you may know about called “negative space” painting. This concept does not only apply to watercolor. Think about this coloring technique as adding drop shadows to your next project. Or if you are illustrating still life, you may need to observe the space between objects to attain the correct spacing between two subjects. This is all “negative space” and I hope it is useful for your next paper crafting project.

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Build-a-Flower Monthly Subscription

As mentioned in the video, this is a monthly subscription plan for our Build-A-Flower (BAF) set (ALT). When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in the monthly BAF releases and will receive a set each month – at a specially discounted price! ($35.00 โ†’ $29.99)

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I love using the Crisp Dye Inks from Altenew; the Pretty in Peach ink bundles pair wonderfully with this flower. This Build-A-Flower: Fuchsia & Ink Bundle (ALT) is at a special 5% discount!

I made another project for this release using the coordinating dies and a few ink pads. I paired it with one of my favorites Altenew – Leaf Clusters Stamp and Die Set to get a fuller fuchsia bundle (ALT). I love the window scene inspired by arbors at Japanese gardens. Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win.

Team Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designerโ€™s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 10/7/2019.

Thank You!

I really appreciate you stopping by and participating in this blog hop. Thank you so much to Team Altenew for the invitation to guest design. If you like what you’ve seen from me, please give me a follow over on my Instagram (@jaycee.gaspar) and/or subscribing to my blog and YouTube if you haven’t already.

Your next stop is Therese Calvrid‘s Blog!

Altenew Card Blog
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Svitlana Shayevich
Amber Rain Davis
Maryam Perez
Kelly Griglione
Ashlea Cornell
Virginia Lu
Jaycee Gaspar
Therese Calvird
Kelly Janes
Lilith Eeckels
Mindy Eggen
Nathalie DeSousa
Emily Midgett
Nenette S. Madero
Caly Person
Christine Pennington

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Build-a-Flower Monthly Subscription

Build-a-Flower: Fuchsia

Build-a-Flower: Fuchsia and Ink Bundle

Winter Wonderland Watercolor Brush Markers

Obsidian Pigment Ink

Stamping Mat

Spring Bouquet 6 Mini Cube Set

Green Fields Mini Cube Set

Jet Black Ink Spray

Halftone Circles Nesting Die Set

Leaf Clusters Stamp/Die Bundle

My Sweet Petunia MISTI- Mini

Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat

47 thoughts on “Altenew Build-A-Flower: Fuchsia Release Blog Hop + Giveaway + Video

  1. The negative space painting card is beautiful and I do need to work on that technique, But your other card is stunning and I can’t help but like it best. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. You brought out a beautiful depth in the card with your shading! Btw I didnt catch your link to the white mat that you were using. Only the black glass Holtz mat is listed.

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  3. I love the negative space technique, it something I really want to try and I must say you did your video so beautifully and your card is just a gorgeous work of art. Love the depth look of the card and the whole card is my #1. The second card is beautifully colored and has a depth also but lacks the beauty of your first card.

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  4. Gorgeous fuchsia cards, LOVE the negative space painting, so soft and elegant. Your window card is gorgeous, love how you used the leaf clusters to really fill out the space, and it does remind me of a look into a Japanese garden! Thanks for another awesome video tutorial, I want to try the negative space painting technique.

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  5. Amazing as always Jaycee!Love the NS watercolor, it makes me think of the ethereal look of Northern lights. The second card is gorgeous too, all those fuchsias look almost real. Thanks fot the inspiration and the video.

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  6. I watched you do the watercolor, and I’m still awed at how you created such an awesome design! The oriental feel of the second card is also stunning. I love your videos. Thank you!

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  7. wonderful technique, you got a new subscriber :o) yay and then I came to your blog and saw your second card – THAT ONE is my favourite :o)

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  8. I learn something useful every time I watch your videos. The first card is so gorgeous. I love the negative space and how much it looks like the front flowers are way out from the back ones.

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  9. I quite like your 2nd card Jaycee, but have to say the first card with the negative space painting blew me away with its’ beauty. Wonderful video with good explanation & tips. Thanks again for sharing your talent with us!

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