Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Butterfly Bush Release + Giveaway (Total $200 in prizes)
Updated: May 9
Once again, Altenew comes through with another great layering set in the Craft-A-Flower series - the Butterfly Bush. Vivid colors, of course, tend to attract butterflies, and in researching this particular flower, I thought the dark pink/magenta blooms were pretty spectacular.
For the background, I used the Deco Wallpaper stencil, with a couple of different Nuvo pastes (a glacier paste and a blue paste) to give it a little variation. The panel is 4 by 5 1/4 inches. The bush and the leaves were done in my usual method - coloring watercolor paper using powdered water colors (Nuvo Shimmer Powder, Brusho, etc.) to create the colors I was wanting. I used the darker shades for the first layer, lighter for the 2nd and 3rd layers. The opposite (lighter to darker) was used with the green leaves. The butterfly (which is a single layer) uses the same kind of pre-colored watercolor paper. I simply enhanced the embossed lines and added a few dots with a fine tip black pen. The sentiment comes from the Belladonna Lily stamp set. I used a turquoise ink to stamp the "Hello" and then applied clear embossing powder to make it shine. the "you are the best!" is just white heat embossed on the same color paper that I used for the card base. There is a fair amount of dimension here, because each floral cluster is 3 layers thick, so the top cluster is mounted with additional card stock behind it, and the butterfly is mounted with dimensional double-sided sticky dots. Nothing too complex here, but I do like the colors, the shimmer and the dimension.
Craft-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan link:
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)
And here are the designers and educators who are part of this blog hop:
Altenew Card Blog Jenny Colacicco Cheryl Espie Jaycee Gaspar LauraJane Terri Koszler Nenette S. Madero Virginia Lu Carol Hintermeier Nathalie DeSousa Angela Brennan Reiko Tsuchida ***Note: Due to strict regulations in Japan, you might not be able to leave a comment on her blog post. Rosie Neustaedter Ann Taylor Laurie Patterson Sande Woodson Amy Hill Linda Westfall Natasha Davies Susan Stagno Daniel Diaz Eva Bussom Hussena Calcuttawala Nandini Karmarkar Nichol Spohr Preeti Chandran SathyaKala Sankaran Susan Busada
$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 04/13/2022 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 04/15/2022.
Good luck and thanks for hopping onto my blog!