Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Dahlia Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

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

As you may know, Dahlia is such a widely popular flowers and comes in many colors. 
In order to capture the vibrancy and rich colors, I used "Direct Ink to Paper" approach.
Altenew-CAF Dahlia-StringArt DieSet#1

What I was little, I used love RED! I don't think I've used red enough in my card designs. Perhaps as I get old, I am shying away form bold colors and prefer to use less bright and muted tones.

Well, that is going to change...at least in today's post. I took out the red inks and shades and directly inked them on paper.
Altenew-CAF Dahlia-StringArt DieSet#2

Once I have created 3-4 shades of colors, I put the Dahlia together and this was it!
I also took the same approach to the leaves. Since the flowers and leave took up nearly the entire space. I need to use something to ground and balance the image. String Art Die provided the solution.
Altenew-CAF Dahlia-StringArt DieSet#3

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You can purchase the Craft A Flower HERE or the following links. 
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This is a monthly subscription plan for our Craft-A-Flower die

set. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in our monthly Craft-A-Flower releases and will receive a set each month - at a specially discounted price! ($35.99 →$29.99)
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 Winners Page on July 14th, 2020.


Your next stop is the blog of Lilith Eeckels

76 comments:

Lila W said...

Beautiful card.

Bernadette said...

Love the vibrancy of these colors. Really highlights the flower.

Karen H said...

Ooh, Virginia...I love RED, too. Beautiful card with that bold Dahlia!

Unknown said...

your ink blending colors are wonderful. Thanks for sharing and Red was the perfect color this Dahlia !

Nandini said...

Beautiful card, Virginia. I love the classic red and green combo. It always looks so amazing!

Carolyn said...

This Dahlia is so beautiful in so many colors. Great design.

Linda said...

I'm glad you went back to the reds. Lovely.

Tessa Serrano said...

Gorgeous card! I love the dark red.

Retta said...

You really showed the versatility of this die! Love the red!!!!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty colors and dimension! Love the way the dahlia turned out in red! So pretty!

Becca Yahrling said...

Gorgeous card using this gorgeous flower.

gail said...

Wow - those Red's are gorgeous. They even look like they sparkle.

Joanne Hoffmann said...

Absolute perfection! The dahlia is gorgeous and your color palette and card design is so creatively inspiring!

Patty said...

Lovely

vickie said...

Such a bold, beautiful card! This set is awesome.

mel h said...

Your choice of red is just perfection on this!

Becky Turner said...

Virginia - beautiful card! I'm not usually into reds but on this flower it is gorgeous. I love your design with the black string art. Thanks!

Bast said...

I love the use of the strong art die. Your card is fabulous...My wish list just got bigger :)

KimMJ
bast830@comcast.net

Nora Noll said...

This is so pretty!! I am loving the red color. Your string art is fabulous!!

Whiteibis said...

I Like the bold red colors used. I see now how the string die works. That will go on my wish list. Very different and many ideas working with it. Nice, Nice.

conil said...

FABULOUSO...so glad you used that red. This flower looks like it came right out of your garden.

Maria said...

Beautiful card Virginia,as always x

Jennie P. said...

You're card is so pretty. It makes me so happy inside!

DorothyA said...

Your red layers are beautiful, as are the green leaves. The frame you created with stitching is very fun as well. Thanks for highlighting those dies!

Barbara said...

Beautiful! Very vibrant and I love the design!

Sam B said...

Beautiful card Virginia! Love your reds! TFS!

Karthikha said...

This is so beautiful! Love your choice of reds! :)

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

This is beautiful and I do love the red!
It makes the flower pop!

Giselle said...

Beautiful card. The red really pops!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Beautiful die and GORGEOUS IN RED!

Linda BL said...

Love your red and green card!! The red looks so lovely with the large dahlia bloom. The string art die was the perfect choice for surrounding your lovely flower.

Dawn J said...

Beautiful, love the red. While the flower is large, it doesn't overwhelm the card.

Liz O. said...

Love this cheerful bloom! The colors are very pretty, thanks for the inspiration Virginia!

Karen Ondes said...

Love how the colors are perfect for each other!

Zlatka said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors.

Peg Frushour said...

Your cards are always beautiful! Love the colors!

J.J. said...

I'm the same with my colours. I'm a bit shy with the bold ones, as I seem to stick to softer tones. Love the red! Beautiful card.

Tarina said...

Virginia, I just love your bold color choices. Yes, use red more, you do it well.

Hillary at Happy Willow Designs said...

I sometimes have a hard time with adding reds but this is really pretty!

cghundley said...

What a gorgeous card
and love the stamp.
Carla from Utah

Kathy Eddy said...

This looks fabulous in the bold reds! Great choice!

Dawn T said...

stunning Virginia. Your flower is amazing.

Deeps said...

This is so pretty. Love it.

craftingaplannedlife@gmail.com said...

I really love the red floral...the different shades really make it pop.

L. Young said...

Virginia,
I love your red flower and how it looks as if there are drops of water on the petals.

Vino Chica said...

I love that you took a risk with the bold red color. It turned out beautifully! Inspiring me to give it a try...

Danyelle Dillon said...

Very pretty card! I love the deep vibrant reds! This new flower is huge and beautiful. I definitely have to add it to my collection especially after seeing your card. Thanks so much for doing these blogs. I look so forward to them!

Sweet Sarah said...

Amazing colors you used on these beautiful dies!

Teri S. said...

I LOVE RED! The colours you layered together are gorgeous Virginia! Reds & blues have always been my favourites. I've gone to more muted tones as well as I've gotten older, but why? The layering in this set really do the dahlia justice.

Lost in America said...

Love your use of color on this card. Lovely!

NickiB said...

I love your color choices. They are beautiful

Amber Bissonnette said...

Beautiful card! I love the big dahlia and your choice of colours!

Jade said...

I also love red flowers and love your red dahlia card. It is very beautiful.

sharon g said...

Great colors. There are SO MANY dahlia types, you can pick hundreds of combos. This is so pretty.

Jbee said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors...
Thanks for sharing.

Heidi Rees said...

Beautiful Virginia! Love the bold red! Way to break out of your usual colors and be bold!

Carol Wortman said...

That is the definition of bold and beautiful! The dimension of the dahlia bloom die really pops with the color combination!

Lisa Premo said...

Ooh! Gorgeous card! Lovely use of color!

MelissaF said...

Love the bold red dahlia, so beautiful and the delicate frame is an elegant touch.

Mary Holshouser said...

You never get too old for bright
colors. Love the red. The
shading is great. thanks for
sharing.
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Lauryne Cunningham said...

What a gorgeous color combination!

Cyndi said...

Beautiful card -- I love that red dahlia. Never shy away from bold colors. I'm 72 years old and the brighter the better!

Laraine R said...

Beautiful card! Love the red Dahlia & the string art! Gorgeous die!

Ms. Tamp said...

Nice color combination. I like the use of the frame around the flower.

Sue D said...

Love the shades of color.

Kelsey Thomas said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colors. :)

Lisa Byers said...

I love this bold red look!! It’s gorgeous!!

Angela C. said...

Nice card.

Annette Gordon said...

This is the card that stood out to me on the altenew's release page and I had to see who designed it. I love your bold red colours! I think you should do it more often! Your colouring really brings out different shades, and I love the outline around the bloom. Simple design but packs a big punch. My kind of card!

Laurie2cats said...

Beautiful card! Ink on paper is a great way to get gradients for the layers.

Maura said...

Oooh, fab flower and I love the drawn frame - really makes this card pop!

Maura said...

Beautiful flower, and I LOVE LOVE the black thin border! Eye-catching!

Michelle Hartline said...

Gorgeous!! Love the colors you used!

Connie said...

Yes indeed Virginia :) No need to shy away from that red! It's gorgeous!!! Thanks for inspiring me :)

Tina Z. said...

wow, beautiful dahlia bloom!