Welcome to Altenew‘s third Blog Hop! It’s my pleasure to join Tasnim and Jennifer this month, along with some fabulous creative minds. Hopefully you have come here from Yana’s blog, otherwise feel free to join us from the beginning at the Altenew blog.
Altenew is a relatively new stamp company that opened it’s doors in April 2014. Today they are celebrating the release of their third collection of stamps. All the stamps that you will see here are available for purchase at the Altenew store and the Simon Says Stamp store.
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away five stamp sets of choice to three lucky winners! The winners will be chosen from comments left on the Altenew blog.
There is more! I will choose a winner from comments left on this post and the prize will be two stamps sets of your choice.
You have until Friday October 31, 11:59 EST to leave your comments. You may enter up to two comments on each blog:
- Comment on the project, or the stamps.
- Like Altenew on Facebook
The winners will be selected and announced on Saturday November 1 at 9:00 am EST.
On to the projects! I had *so* much fun with the new stamps and I’ll start with my favourite card from the lot, one that features the new Lacy Scrolls set. The idea happened when I read someone’s comment on the revealed set saying that it has Asian flair. I decided to try a silk painting look and I think I got quite close 🙂
I stamped the images in Brilliance inks first: flowers in Pearlescent Coral and foliage in Platinum Planet respectively. Then I applied shading with Peerless watercolours. The elaborate shading enriched the simple stamped look but you can see the base colour peeking out here and there. The shimmer from the Brilliance ink base adds extra beauty. I finished the card with the sentiment from the older Lace Up set.
For the other two cards, I focused on the new Halftone Hello and Vintage Roses stamp sets. If you follow me on Instagram, you’d have seen me getting a little excited over the latter one especially and here’s why. Suppose you expressed your wish casually on FB that you’d love to see someone design multi-stamped vintage roses, so that you could imitate the lovely look of retro designs. Suppose you were contacted by a stamp designing friend saying that this just happened. Yeah. Mind = blown.
So firstly I combined both sets on this graphic one-layer. I stamped the sentiment first in Versafine Onyx Black (the comma is added by hand) and then the roses in clusters with a variety of PTI dye inks. I didn’t use the base solid layer on the flowers, just the second and third layer so that the look is light and airy. I also added some branches and ‘berries’ from Hennah Elements to help giving the clusters the wildflower bunch look.
On the last card I stamped the roses and foliage with all the layers available and I used Memento Luxe inks, also for the sentiment. The rich, spongy surface of those inks helped me blend them seamlessly on the surface on the stamp and achieve a neat gradient effect on the sentiment – I used Rose Bud, Sweet Plum and Elderberry for this purpose. I fussy cut the elements and arranged them in clusters over the aperture window cut from patterned paper.
That’s it from me today, thank you for taking a peek! I’m the last stop in the hop, you can now make your way back to the Altenew blog and don’t forget to comment on both this post and Altenew’s one for your chance to win some of the October release goodness!
Miss you card
Hello you card
Hello lovely card