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 Hello and welcome to Altenew Build-A-Flower: Sweet Violet Release Blog Hop!

I’m so excited to be a part of this blog hop to celebrate the new Build A Flower Release. This month’s flower is sweet violet! If you arrived here from Altenew Scrapbook Blog, you are right on track. If you want to start from the beginning of the blog hop, please head on over to the Altenew Card Blog!

It’s again a great addition to floral stamps from Altenew. The Build-A-Flower: Sweet Violet set includes two layering violet flower images and one leaf image. The coordinating dies are also included in the set.  I especially love the delicate veins of the flower petals!!! The relatively big images are great to color using any coloring medium! There is also a bundle combined with inks. If you want to subscribe the Build-A-Flower stamps at a discounted price, please click here.

I’ve created three cards to introduce you the new Build-A-Flower: Sweet Violet set. 

On the first card I gold heat embossed a bunch of sweet violet and colored them using Artist Marker Refills. 

I used glossy cardstock to heat emboss the images in gold. I drew the stems using a embossing pen and gold heat embossed them as well. I then applied the Artist Marker Refills and filled the image using a micro applicator. The violet flowers were colored using the purple colors of the Artist Marker Refill Set B and the leaves were colored in Warm Sunshine and Forest Glades Artist Marker Refill. 
The gold splatters were added using gold Mixative. 

I adhered Gilded Ombre washi tape on the left side of a white cardbase to go with the purple flower. I tore one side of the colored panel off and foam mounted it on the cardbase.
The sentiment is also from Build-A-Flower: Sweet Violet set. I gold heat embossed it on a circle panel and added it onto the card along with some golden twine. 

On the second card I tried to represent some white violet flowers with a hint of purple.

I started off by gold heat embossing the flowers and leaves. I stamped the second layer of the flowers in Morning Frost and the veins in Soft Lilac. The flower center was stamped in Maple Yellow and Honey Drizzle. I then ink blended Midnight Violet on the tip of the petals.  I stamped the second layer of the leaves in Misty Mint. I cut all the images using the included coordinating dies. 

To add contrast to the white flowers I’ve created a bold and vibrant background. I applied all four colors of the purple shades of Artist Marker Refill Set B on a Yupo panel, added rubbing alcohol to blend the colors and blew the colors using the Marker Spritzer. I added also gold Mixative to the purple shades for some shine. I pressed purple foil on the background panel using a brayer, before the panel wasn’t completely dry, to add more shine.

The thin gold frames are from the die cut made using Fine Frames cover die. I gold heat embossed two thin white frames and adhered them on the background panel which was foam mounted on a white cardbase. I arranged the die cut florals on the card, added the vellum strip with the gold heat embossed sentiment and scattered some golden sequins.

For the next card I watercolored the Build-A-Flower: Sweet Violet.

I stamped the violet flowers and leaves in Pink Diamond and Misty Mint respectively on a Bristol smooth paper panel while masking previously stamped images if needed. I colored the images using Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers. After coloring was done I stamped the veins on the flowers in Pinkalicious and Deep Iris

I added more details and shade on the watercolored images using Polychromos colored pencils. After coloring was completed I cut the image along the upper outline.
I stamped the sentiment in a black pigment ink on the white cardbase and clear heat embossed it. I then ink blended Caribbean Sky on it and foam mounted the colored image. Some droplets of the Morning Dew Nuvo drops were my finishing touch.

That’s it from my side! Hope you enjoyed looking my cards :)!

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. Three winners will be announced on the Card Blog, and the other three winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog on 4/9/2019.

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 blogs on 4/9/2019.

Your next stop on the hop is Maria Willis blog ! Below is the complete blog hop list.

Thank you so much for looking!
Wishing you a happy hopping!


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