Welcome to the Paint-A-Flower Spider Mums Blog Hop with Altenew! Its my first time trying a Paint-A-Flower set and I am thrilled to be sandwiched between Amanda Baldwin and Kelly Griglione on today's hop! Be sure to visit them if you have not done so already!
Perfect for Fall crafting, the Paint-A-Flower release for this month features Spider Mums. To be honest, I almost passed these up because I was worried about coloring those delicate, wispy petals. Thankfully, I did not make that mistake, as these flowers are an absolute delight to color.
If that, weren't enough, Altenew has some new gear for you today! The new Craft Your Life Apron, looks even better in person and will help keep your clothing free of crafting-related embellishments. :-)
I almost forgot to mention the Giveaway??? Be sure to comment before you leave and continue along the hop to see what the other designers have to share. Featured products are linked throughout and at the bottom of the post for your shopping convenience.
Enough blabbering from me, let's get to the cards!
Card 1 - Hello
After I got over my initial fear (a.k.a. LAZINESS) about coloring the thin petals, I decided to use the brush tip of my Altenew Artist Markers to add color to the Mums.
I turned on an episode of The Crown, used Y204, Y514, G915 and G825 and could not believe how easy it was bring my little cluster of Mums to life.
When you take your time to color something, sometimes you get a little precious about it, but I resisted the urge and selected the bold "Hello" from the Mega Greetings Stamp and Die Set to adorn the front of this card.
I never regret it when I choose to use this sentiment set and it has become a staple in my crafting room.
I hope this gives you encouragement to color these mums, you won't regret it!
Card 2 - You Make Me Happy
My first card takes a rather traditional approach to "painting" the Mums, but as you can see, I went in a completely different direction with Card 2.
If you want to put together a card in 5 minutes, grab a pattern stencil and an outline stamp like this Spider Mums set! Tip: Select a stencil with a large repeating pattern that won't conflict with our stamped image.
If you are wondering about the perplexing color scheme, let's blame it on the Hubby. He got me a Pantone coffee table book that I have been browsing when I am stumped for color combos. I picked out: Autumn Blaze, Fresh Lemon, Hydrangea and Tide Blue for this experiment.
For me, selecting the colors is one of the hardest parts of designing a card, so I take any help that I can get!!! I applied the colors in a random pattern to the Bubble Wrap Stencil and blended them together without overthinking it and let the mixing colors surprise me.
That took all of 2 minutes, so I then inked up my stamp with Jet Black Crisp Dye Ink and stamped onto my stenciled pattern. I then finished with a bold, script sentiment from the Stunning Cosmos Stamp Set, stamped in black and then embossed with clear embossing powder.
This is definitely one of the easiest cards that I have made, so why don't you pick out your own wild color scheme and see what you come up with!
Before we wrap things up though, take a peek at me rocking the Craft-Your-Life Apron:
Take a good look as this is the last time that it will be looking this pretty after I get my inky, sticky fingers all over it!!!
Enjoyed all this "coloring"??? Consider signing up for the Paint-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan. This is a monthly subscription plan for Altenew's Paint-A-Flower stamp set. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in the monthly Paint-A-Flower releases and will receive a set each month - at a specially discounted price!
Please be sure to check out the details below about the Giveaway and even more inspiration along the Blog Hop!
Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 11/30/2020.
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