Today I’m taking a look at the new Altenew February release! This post is part of a blog hop (more details below) to celebrate the latest release. The new products are available at both Altenew, and Simon Says Stamp. There’s more information on the blog hop below, but for now, let’s take a look at what’s in the new release.I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.
Here’s a look at where the new inks fit in. These three pictures show the full range of Altenew Inks with the three new sets circled in red. The new inks are Tea Party (mini cube set, oval cube set), Green Meadows (mini cube set, oval cube set) and Sweet Dreams (mini cube set, oval cube set).
I couldn’t resist the new Happy Bloom set with it’s already compiled bouquet of pretty flowers and banner – no masking required at all, just stamp and go! There are coordinating individual flower images and matching dies, so you could stamp and colour more flowers and pop them up to add dimension or to fill out the arrangement further. However, I was happy merely to stamp the lovely group image in Antique Linen Distress Ink and watercolour.
Today, I’m using Altenew’s watercolour palette which is due out soon. I’ll save reviewing that further until it is scheduled for release. There’s been a slight delay on when it was initially intended to be released, but it won’t be long now! Anyway, back to the card, I watercoloured the bouquet, letting the watercolour blend with the stamped image to give a no-lines look. I was undecided on what colour for the background, recently I’ve been drawn to muted tones but for today I went with a beautiful blue to let the flowers pop. After I’d finished painting, I accented with coloured pencils to give more definition.
I kept the card simple from now on, I stamped a birthday sentiment from the Happy Blooms set in Versafine Onyx Black ink, added the watercoloured panel to a Neenah Desert Storm card base and finally accented for Caribbean Dream sequins.
As mentioned above, this post is part of a blog hop to celebrate the latest Altenew release. Hopefully, you’ve arrived here from Vicky Papaioannou’s Blog, but if not then a good place to start is the Altenew Blog. As with any good hop, there are prizes!
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, February 14th for a chance to win. Six winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 2/16/2018.
Also, I have a $30 gift certificate to give away from comments left on this post. Please leave a comment by February 09th 11.59pm EST.
Now it’s time to hop along to …
Altenew Card Blog
Simon Says Stamp Blog
May Sukyong Park
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Debby Hughes – you are here
Create & Craft TV Blog
You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or shop icon to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I genuinely appreciate your support.
Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D