Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Poppy Release Blog Hop + Giveaway + Video

Hey everyone, welcome back! I’m so excited to join Altenew for this brand new Paint-a-Flower: Poppy Release (ALT) and Blog Hop! Thanks so much to my good friend Vicky Papaioannou 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 or keep reading to find the complete blog list.

Build-a-Flower vs. Paint-a-Flower (ALT). Build-a-Flower subscription is a layering (building) set of stamps that works beautifully with the Altenew Crisp Dye Inks to create dimensional flowers. The subscription service includes the coordinating die cuts to perfectly cut the stamped images. The Paint-a-Flower subscription is a set of outline images ready for your favorite Altenew coloring mediums. The image can be stamped once or multiple times and colored without the fuss of masking. Since there are no coordinating dies, the price point is lower than BAF. I love floral coloring, so the PAF subscription is much more appealing to me.

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Like the Build-a-Flower, the Paint-a-Flower is a monthly subscription plan. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in Altenew’s monthly Paint-A-Flower releases and will receive a set each month at a specially discounted price! ($15.99 →$12.99). Otherwise, buying the set without the subscription does not guarantee item stock or availability, so take advantage of the offer by clicking on the image above.

For my card project, I used my brand new Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils to color these images on kraft colored cardstock. I happened to receive both the PAF: Poppy and Polychromos in the mail on the same day, so I thought they belonged together. Typically, I use Altenew Artist Markers or other alcohol based markers to do most of the coloring. Then I follow with colored pencils to get into detail areas if needed–especially for images I stamp with a no-outline ink.

Like I mentioned earlier, the Paint-a-Flower contains no coordinating dies or mask stencils. These images are perfect to stamp once (or multiple times) on your favorite card base and color on the go. However, I still opted to color parts of the images, then fussy cut the flowers and make my own arrangement. I added some embellishments with white splatter and white enamel dots. To help balance out the overall matte texture of the entire card, I used the Altenew – Virginia Rose Layering Floral Die Set to cut out a cluster of leaves in a gold mirror cardstock.

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Paint-a-Flower: Poppy

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Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils 36 Tin Set

Arches Cold Press 140 lb Watercolor Paper

My Sweet Petunia MISTI-Original
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Watercolor 36 Pan Set

Fiskars Swivel Knife

Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock 80lb

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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 by 1/28/2020 for a chance to win.

Team Altenew will 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 Card Blog on 1/30/2020.

Thank You!

I really appreciate you stopping by and participating in this blog hop. 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 last stop is Jenny Colacicco‘s Blog!

Altenew Card Blog
Erum Tasneem
Keeway Tsao
Ashlea Cornell
Nicole Watt
Norine Borys
Emily Midgett
Jen Schow
Kelly Griglione
Virginia Lu
Maryam Perez
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Nathalie DeSousa
Lilith Eeckels
Mindy Eggen
Kymona Tracey
Vicky Papaioannou
Jaycee Gaspar
Jenny Colacicco 

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84 thoughts on “Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Poppy Release Blog Hop + Giveaway + Video

  1. Your cards are gorgeous! I enjoyed watching you watercolor- I would have loved watching you color with the Polychromos, too! Your pencil coloring is absolutely beautiful on your second card. It was great to hear more about you- both my sons were also percussionists in their marching band in high school (snare, quads and marimba).

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  2. What a fun video! Loved hearing a little bit about your style, and of course, watching you create this beautiful card! I also really like the pencils on kraft. Thanks for the tips on lighting, although I don’t see any link to what you use. Good luck on finding time to learn the cello! When you do, you can make a video playing for us, yes?

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  3. Jaycee, I love your cards. I am glad to see that you used colored pencils. I am an awful with coloring, but for some reason, I can color (kind of) with colored pencils. I am glad to see your site is full of companies using your wonderful talents. Guess that means “you’ve made in the big time!”. Congratulations!

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