Friday, November 1, 2019

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Lavender Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Happy November, my friends!
It's time to share another exciting Altenew Build-A-Flower with you.
We are celebrating this month's Build-A-Flower Lavender with a blog hop!
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If you arrive from the talented Nathalie DeSousa's blog  you are in the right place.
If not, come and join the fun hop for ideas and inspiration.
Please visit Altenew Card Blog for the blog details.

I don't know about you, but I think I don't use shades of purple enough...
However , it's all changed once I saw the stamp set with the Lavender!

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By following the guide, I was able to stamp all the pieces very quickly.
I then pieced them together as a bunch.

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The fun part was using the solid stamps. I inked up the lightest shades of purple and stamped the background. I really love the shadow effect that it gives. You MUST try that if you have not already!

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Another awesome feature of this BAF Lavender is that gorgeous scripty font!
I decided to stamp a border-ish kind of background.
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I then took out the fine twines that I got from my local Dollar store and tied them up as a bunch.
This card is dainty, pretty and complete!

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Thank you for your support.
Prizes: 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.
AND Altenew will draw a winner to receive a $15 Altenew Gift Certificate from the comments left on each designer's blog on the blog hop list (including mine!)! The winner will be announced on the Altenew blogs on November 9th, 2019.

Your next stop is the fabulous Laurie Willison's blog.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

63 comments:

MrsB8T said...

Gorgeous card! Looks like one at the register of a high end boutique

SD pooja said...

I loved that shadow effect with light inks and the sentiment border looks fantastically modern !

Liz O. said...

Lovely lavender images, the tiny inflorescence look so delicate, almost real.The sentiments are perfect on that casual font. Your card is very pretty Virginia. Thank you for the gorgeous inspiration!

Cindy DeVries said...

This is absolutely the most beautiful card! Love the lavender!

Karen said...

Just gorgeous! I love the bright blue in the center of the lilacs.

Nina Houghton said...

What a wonderful idea - having the shadow lavender in the background... Beautiful card, wonderful inspiration.

Maura said...

Beautiful! I love how you use text as grounding, clever!!! And the flower is gorgeous!

jeanchaneyaz said...

Love how you added that background to your lavender!

Lisa Byers said...

I love that lavender wash behind the flowers. Beautiful card!!

Teri S. said...

...this is one gorgeous card Virginia! Everything about it is cohesive & beautiful with special touches in the soft lavender sprigs in the background to the lovely script at the bottom. I agree, I don't use purples enough either, yet dark purple is one of my favourite colours to wear.

mel h said...

Just a beautiful card, and you should use purple more often!

MelissaF said...

Beautiful card, the lavender shadow flowers in the background are so soft and lovely.

Harriet said...

Your card is wonderful....I love lavender!

Kraftsbyus4u said...

I love this my favorite is the sentiment at the bottom

Heidi Rees said...

Beautiful card Virginia! I love lavender and the colors!

conil said...

Wow! Love how you shadowed the focal point with the lighter purple...it adds so much depth. And you're right, the sentiment's font is really gorgeous.

Nox said...

Very pretty card - I love the softer stampings in the background and the lovely thread detail!

Carol McCready said...

Your card is very pretty. I love the background and your string bow with the sequin.

Kimberly said...

YES -- the background is killer. Love the addition of the little bow, too. Very nice.

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

This is so beautifully done, Virginia!

ckd said...

Wow, beautiful card.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Love your whole lavender card design! Gorgeous new set!

Candy said...

I really like this card! I can smell the flowers. lol.

Michelle said...

Beautiful......love the stamped floral bg, the fine thread detail and the lovely scripty font/sentiment!!

Donna Wessel said...

I also love the shadow effect by the lighter stamping in the background. A lovely card.

PatriciaD said...

LOVE this Build a Flower release....gorgeous!

Patti said...

Just lovely! Thank you for the inspiration.

jkstiles77 said...

The background of the card is beautiful!

Kelsey Thomas said...

This is so beautiful!

Mendy said...

Love how you made the lighter shades around the main lavender. Great idea!

Vikki H said...

What a pretty card! I love the background stamping and the word sentiment to support the great die cut bloom!

dtilt1 said...

I like the ghost stamping and will do that for one of my cards. I see it works for flowers as well as trees.

Nandini said...

Love the gorgeous inspiration. The purple flowers look great. The new BAF set is just fabulous. I would buy the set just for the beautiful sentiments!

Anna Edwards said...

Beautiful card. I love the background. I shall be making a bunch of these. Thank you.

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely design! I love the soft background lavender and the focal image die cut and raised. It gives a feeling of a larger bouquet blurred photographic technique except for the crisp raised image.

mj said...

I love the stamp with your design. The shadow, background effect is stunning.

Lila W said...

WOW, love this card. Beautiful

Unknown said...

Wow factor using the lightest shade to creat shadows as almost looks like watercolor. I feel you on not using lavender or purple enough as such a gorgeous color. Stunning card.

Linda BL said...

Absolutely love the way you stamped the lavender sprigs in the lightest color as your background. What a great look for the card. This is a great set and one which I would use as I love lavender (starting to grow it again in my yard),

Darlene DeSario said...

I am loving this set. So pretty! Tyfs

Derin said...

Love how you did the background

Sue D said...

Very pretty lavender card. I like the stamped background and the scripty words.

HandmadebyTLC said...

I love your project today! I adore layered flower building! Especially in watercoloring! To die for!

Cyndi said...

Gorgeous card. I love the shadow stamping -- very unique.

MadeByMeghanK said...

Stunning! I love how you did the background!

pcm said...

love this lavender!

Unknown said...

Lovely card. So pretty, yes, dainty. Framable as art, for sure!

Karthikha said...

What a super beautiful card!! Love the lavender! <3

Denise Bryant said...

This is so pretty! Love the colors!

Dawn T said...

So very pretty Virginia. Love the soft background stamping. Really gives the impression of a mass of flowers.

JMN said...

Beautiful card. The script sentiments from this stamp set are lovely.

NatQuebec said...

So beautiful! Love the settle background too.

Daria Z. said...

I don't tend to use purples much, either, but you've made a lovely card with this new stamp set, Virginia!!

Susan S said...

Your card is very pretty

Kathy Dippner said...

Beautiful card! Love the background flowers.

Gracegarden said...

Wow! I love the 'shadow' you created. This is a lovely stamp set. The bit of sparkle and the threads are the perfect degtails. Thanks!

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Gorgeous card! I love how you stamped the lavender in the background to give that extra dimension!

Marjolein said...

Great idea how you used the sentiment as a sort of border! Lovely card. Kind regards, Marjolein

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Such a gorgeous card...Love it

Carmela said...

Gorgeous design Virginia! Love the sentiment at the bottom and the subtle purple behinds your lavender.

Kathy said...

I have definitely said that we don't use purples enough in crafting! And I love this creation! Beautiful flower and the lime green you used in the leaves sets off the lavenders so well. Love the font in this sentiment stamp, too!

Tish said...

such a lovely card..you certainly know how to brighten someone's day.
Tish

Rozy said...

I really love this card. I DO like the solid stamps in the background. It is an amazing shadow. What did you use for the florwer centers? It looks amazing, but I can't quite figure out what it is. Thanks for the inspiraion.