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.
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.
Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils 36 Tin Set
Arches Cold Press 140 lb Watercolor Paper
Watercolor 36 Pan Set
Fiskars Swivel Knife
Neenah Desert Storm Cardstock 80lb
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.
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
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
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