Sunday, December 1, 2019

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

Happy December, my friends!
It's time to share another exciting Altenew Build-A-Flower Stargazer with you.
We are celebrating this month's Build-A-Flower with a blog hop!
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If you arrive from the blog of the talented Jaycee Gaspar, you are in the right place.
If not, come and join the fun hop for ideas and inspiration. 

For my project, I actually Google the image of Stargazer and loved all kinds of images that the search engine came up. I also have a blouse that has the Stargazer design....

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From what I can see, Stargazer can come in multi-colors and each flower looks different from the next.  I decided to take a pink/purple approach with some silver highlight!

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I really had fun stamping all the layers of Stargazer. I followed the guide and changed up the colors with the variation of pink and purple.
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However, the best part of this card is all that background.
I love how soft and gorgeous it looks against the white cardstock.

You may know this TIP already....
That is,  instead of cutting up the flowers and leaves for masking, simply use the coordinating dies for your masking. This is so effective, convenient and less time-consuming!
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 If you are intrigued by my silver color in this, that is because I highlighted it with one of the brush markers Silver Metallic from Winter Watercolor Brush Markers.

I hope that you like my version of Stargazer!


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. 
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 Dec. 8th, 2019

Your next stop is the blog of Norine Borys 
Thanks so much for stopping by!

57 comments:

Debbie Sherman said...

gorgeous card! Love stargazers My favorite flower!

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

This is just beautiful. And you have chosen
such gorgeous colours!

Joan said...

Your card is gorgeous. I love your colors.

Jennifer Williams said...

Hi Virginia! I love the stargazer project! Beautiful colors and such a great way to use the stamp for the background! BEAUTIFUL JOB!!
Jennifer

Barbara said...

The stargazer in my backyard is pink and white, but I'm loving all the different looks I'm seeing on this hop. Your card is amazing! :)

Tammy said...

Virginia, your card is absolutely gorgeous! Love the background stamping.

pcm said...

love your stargazer!

Maura said...

Love this Stargazer set, so delicate! And I love how you did the bg, subtle yet still eye-catching!

Jeannean said...

This is an awesome BAF set!! I am getting so much inspiration, thank you!

Nandini said...

Very beautiful card. I love the gorgeous bloom. And the background looks amazing!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Love your magical background with the purples, pinks and some yellow with the silver stamen too! You are brilliant with all of the colors and design and I learn so much from your ideas!! Am in love with this card!!

Linnea S said...

luv the pop forward of the brighter flower

Rema DeLeeuw said...

I just love this card, so beautiful!

Kimberly said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love how you made the background and I especially love the touch of silver from the Winter set of watercolors pens. Thanks for the inspiration

CardsTaylorMadebyJodie said...

Beautiful card. Love the background stamping and the colors you used.

MelissaF said...

Gorgeous purple and pink stargazer lilies, love the silver touches too!

Karthikha said...

What a beautiful card!! Awesome colors!

Greta said...

I've always liked using the focal point being used for the background--lovely card!

Maria Giselle B. said...

Another pretty layering flower stamp set!

Kathy Krug said...

Beaautiful design. I love how you used the stamp to create the background.

Cyndi said...

Beautiful card. I love the unique style and the colors are amazing.

Nox said...

Gorgeous layers on your card!

Carol McCready said...

Beautiful card! Those colors are gorgeous!

Joanne Hoffmann said...

Holy Moly...this is an absolutely gorgeous set!! So many color combinations for the stargazer lily!! Beautiful inspiration and creativity!!

Kelsey Thomas said...

This is so pretty! :) I love the new set.

conil said...

This is so beautiful...what a great background you created for that amazing lily. Fabulous card.

Karen said...

Your Stargazer card is stunning! I love the choice of colors that you used in this card!

Jean said...

Simply gorgeous!

Debbi Smith said...

Love your use of the lavender flowers for background. Sets off the pink flower!

Michelle said...

Wow! I love what you did with this set. Your BG is so cool!!

MadeByMeghanK said...

I love how you did the background, makes the flower just pop from your card!

Dawn T said...

What a stunner Virginia. Yes the background is just dreamy. And so pretty

TeresaC said...

Beautiful card, Virginia!! Thanks for the tip about using the dies as masks!! Really lovely coloring.

Dana M said...

Wow, stunning colors and gorgeous design. Fabulous card Virginia!

Diane T. said...

Your card is so stunning! I love the colors. What a beautiful card you made!

Vikki H said...

I do love your layering and color choices, Virginia! Your card is not only beautifully crafted but appeals to my heart.

Catherine said...

Wow I love the pastel palette and the lily has so much detail!

Anushree Vaish said...

Loving these pastel stargazers!!Beautifully done..

jan metcalf said...

Your card is beautiful Virginia!!

Susan B. said...

I love your choice of colors, especially at this time of year when I'm ready for spring:) The silver is a beautiful addition to the stargazer.

Robyn Oliver said...

This card is just so beautiful, soft and feminine, love the colours Virginia and this fabulous build-a-flower stamp set

Linda BL said...

Love your version of the Stargazer. The focal bloom is gorgeous, but so if your background. Love the silver you added with the watercolor markers! It is one pretty card!

Denise Bryant said...

Love this new Build-A-Flower set! Beautiful card, Virginia! Lovely colors!

Sue D said...

Beautiful stargazer and I like the background.

Gracegarden said...

This is great. I love the depth you created with the 'shadow' stamping. Thanks for the inspiration.

Heidi Rees said...

Beautiful card Virginia! I love the colors you used! I also like how you stamped the flowers in the background and then added a flower on top! This is such a gorgeous set!

mj said...

Beautiful! I love your choice of colors with the addition of metallics.

mel h said...

Love the use of silver for the stamens. Such a pretty card with such depth.

Heather M said...

Your card is beautiful! Love the soft tones in the background and pretty pink tones on your card. Stargazers are stunning, so is your card. Thanks for sharing and creating!

Cindy C. said...

Fabulous colors and design, your card brightens up my day!

Pamela said...

WOW - what a stunning card. Loving the background you added. You have captured the beauty of this flower.

Lisa Byers said...

Interesting idea with the background, it turned out beautifully!! Loved the color scheme!!

Amanda Steele said...

I LOVE this card!! The colours complement each other so wonderfully and I really do love the soft look of your background flowers.

Lauryne Cunningham said...

Gorgeous! Love the stamped background!

Mendy said...

Such a soft and beautiful card. Love the colors you used.

Kathy Dippner said...

Beautiful card! I love the layers of purple under the popped-up pink lily.

Connie said...

Lovely BAF set and delightful card!!! Thanks for sharing :)