Sunday, November 7, 2021

Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Sweet Violet 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 Sweet Violet with a blog hop!

For ideas and inspiration, please check out the hop over Altenew Card Blog.
If you come from the blog of Michelle Short, you are then in the right place. 
 
 As you can plainly se that this set of violets are truly sweet! Each layer has tons of details.
Altenew-CAF Sweet Violet-Sentiment Strip Stamp Set

I decided to use "what I have" in my craft stash. I have Gradient Card Stock (New Purple) and my own DIY ink-sprayed paper. 

Altenew File
 
For the base layer of the violet, I used the New Purple and gradually layered with my own inky paper.

Altenew-CAF Sweet Violet-Sentiment Strip Stamp Set (2)
 
I love the soft pink and purple color mix and thought this worked out really nicely.

Altenew-CAF Sweet Violet-Sentiment Strip Stamp Set-001 
 
For the  stems and leaves, I used Gel Plate Pattern Paper. The instant result is absolutely beautiful. 

Altenew-CAF Sweet Violet-Sentiment Strip Stamp Set (3) 
 
My Takeaway from this project? 
Do not be afraid of mixing your own paper. Whether they are  your DIY paper or pattern paper, gradient cardstock, have fun assembling your own. As my example shows that it is "not too shabby"
 

Giveaway Prizes: $200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 11/13/2021 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 11/15/2021.


Your next stop is the blog of Seeka.
Thanks so much for stopping by!

36 comments:

Linda BL said...

Absolutely love this card! The pink background is so eye catching and looks lovely with the violet blooms. The splatter used really accentuates the pink background. Love the added touches of the enamel dots and heart.

Violet said...

Very different color choices, but so beautiful. I hesitate to try non traditional colors, thanks for the inspiration!

MadeByMeghanK said...

Ooooo I LOVE the colors! Great splatter background too!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the dimension and detail with these beautiful flowers! Lovely card!

Jeanne Rice said...

Gorgeous card. I think this is my favorite. Love the background blending and placement of it. Love the colors used. So pretty. Thanks for the inspiration.

Maureen Reiss said...

Really Gorgeous!! I love the mix of colors!!! Just like in nature!!

conil said...

Absolutely gorgeous...the colors of the diecuts, the background, the spatter all make one fabulous card.

D.L. Walls said...

As always, a beautiful inspiration piece!

Verna Angerhofer said...

So vewry gorgeous and in wonderful colors.

Audja said...

Great background, beautiful card!

Margaret said...

Beautiful! Love your inky background and your choice of colors!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Oh my! This is so gorgeous with these colors!! LOVE these purples!!

NickiB said...

Virginia - this is gorgeous!

Carmela said...

Love the dimension you created with your flower! So pretty!

mel h said...

Gorgeous and the perfect colors for a pretty spring violet!

vickie said...

Fantastic work on the layers. I love the way it almost looks watercolored.

Ann Apolito said...

Very pretty card Virginia. Love your colour choices.

joni said...

Lovely colors and design

Dawn T said...

So beautiful Virginia. Love the colour scheme.

Ms. Tamp said...

Great color and arrangement share. Nice background created.

Jackie Pos said...

Beautiful card! Great layout and colors!

Lana said...

Thanks for your take away advice. I always put a lot of thought into the colors I chose. Now I know to just be wild and free. Sometimes the weirdest combos turn out the best!

brandco2450@gmail.com said...

This is beautiful! Love the colour
shades you have chosen for this one!

Laurie Patterson said...

Beautiful color combination. Lovely

Melinda C said...

Lovely! The background is great!

Carol McCready said...

I love the colors you chose with that fabulous background.

Maura said...

Beautiful - and I love your color choices!!!!

ljcasselman said...

Your colors really set it apart from others! Love it!

Sandy said...

Wild colors, but very pretty. Thanks for sharing!

Sue D said...

So pretty in these colors.

Helen said...

Simply stunning Virginia!! Gorgeous colours really bring these beautiful flowers to life. I've always loved violets!! Thanks so much for the great inspiration! Stay safe! :)

Lauryne Cunningham said...

I love the beautiful colors on your card! So unique!

Liz O. said...

A beautiful set and a wonderful card! Love the inspiration!Thanks for sharing Virginia.

Sue Leven said...

Great set and makes beautiful cards

DorothyA said...

I love the different shades of each part of this new flower set! Just a gorgeous card!

Roxy T said...

Amazing colors V. Really well done.