Saturday, April 9, 2016

Altenew 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Altenew 2nd Anniversary Blog Hop! I'm so excited to be part of this wonderful celebration.


You should've come here from Kelly's blog, if you want to start at the beginning, make sure to check out the Altenew blog HERE.

Now I'm sure you all have seen the adorable stamps from Altenew. I personally LOVE all the stamps, especially the stunning florals. As you may know, I love coloring and their images are simply perfect for that. (Actually, I was just coloring some flowers while watching TV, lol)

For my first project, I decided to make a frame as I had bought a 3D frame a couple of weeks back. There are lots of floral image stamps in the market, but the graphic look of the Brush Art Floral stamp sets it apart from the other stamps. I stamped the images with Distress Inks, and used some water for the watercolor effect.


After completing this project, I felt that this frame needed a companion on the wall. Once again, I used the graphic Brush Art Floral stamp set. For this technique, I first stamped the images with Distress Ink (Antique Linen). Then, I painted over it using KOI water colors. I really appreciate the versatility of this stamp.


For my third project, I decided to stay with the water color theme. Once again, I used Distress inks for the background. The wax paper technique yielded the wonderful texture. To finish off, I embossed the butterflies from the Wild Hibiscus stamp set onto vellum and did some fussy cutting. To finish, I applied some Wink of Stella for some shine.


Here's a close up so you can see the background texture and the butterflies' shimmer better.


Now, this wouldn't be an Anniversary celebration without any gifts, would it?
Altenew is giving away following gifts:

First 100 orders: 1 free mini stamp set (Starting April 7th at 9:00 AM EST)
Orders over $75: 1 free mini stamp set (Now through Sunday, April 10, 2016)

Furthermore, you can win one of THREE prize packs valued at over $100 from Altenew by leaving comments along the way!


Also, there are 8 awesome companies who are celebrating with Altenew, and they are offering the following prizes:

Pretty Pink Posh : $30 Gift Certificate
WOW! Embossing Powder : $30 Prize Pack
Simon Says Stamp : $30 Gift Certificate
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L : $30 Prize Pack
Ellen Hutson : $50 Gift Certificate
Freckled Fawn : Gypsy Kit valued at $27
My Sweet Petunia : Mini MISTI
StampNation : Three 3 Month Subscriptions

Be sure to leave comments on each stop by Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST for a chance to win! 13 winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the hop list and will be announced on the Altenew blog on Apr 14th.

Thanks for stopping by and have fun hopping! :)

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Rachel S. said...

Love the vellum butterfly take on the card. Will have to try this technique. Thank for sharing the idea.

SueZee Alg said...

My favorite is the watercolor with butterflies. Thanks for sharing your wonderful idea.

tatabajkova said...

Love all the cards made and the stamps are lovely

Tasnim said...

Oh my! Your framed artworks are absolutely STUNNING!!! I am so going to 'try' to make these! Thank you for celebrating with us!

Cindy said...

Lovely cards Isha!

Anonymous said...

Love the framed art, and the butterfly card is beautiful!

Gail said...

I think I need to frame some art work - loving ours and card is so lovely as well - tfs your beautiful art on this hop - everyone is doing amazing work including YOU!Ishal - enjoy your day!

snappy scrappy said...

SOOOO BEAUTIFUL! You are so talented...I just LOVE everything you make!!!

Sam Olden said...

Love the vellum butterflies against the rainbow background!

Tracey T said...

Fabulous use of colour!

CinnamonSally said...

Love your gorgeous pictures and the butterfly card is stunning.

Murtuza said...

Isha beautiful creations the frame, the butterfly card lovely. TFS

Rahmat said...

Gorgeous creations!

Мастерская сестер Синельник said...

Beautiful cards!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Loved the Simple yet Elegant Frames and the card is Cheerful..Spring !

Debra said...

The butterfly card is my favorite...I am so impressed with the background colors. Hope you will offer a video one day.

Denise S. said...

Lovely projects. They would look great anywhere.

vinita jain said...

Your watercolring skill has a magical factor, love all stunning creations!

saloni said...

Beautiful creations.... Look stunning in the frames. The butterflies in the colorful backdrop look just amazing!

Active Lisa said...

Thanks for sharing your creative designs.

AJ said...

Lovely and happy cards!

Debra Rumpza said...

So pretty... would be a great gift idea to make a paired set for friends.

Sarah M said...

I love the water colored flowers. So pretty!

Debbie Vasel said...

Who can resist tulips and butterflies?
Your cards are altogether lovely.

jintyoo7 said...

Hello Isha, so exciting to see you featured in this hop, and what beautiful ideas you have! The framed art is wonderful and just love your butterfly card!

angelzmom said...

Oh my, so pretty! TFS

Linda Batson said...

Your framed pieces are stunning Isha. Thank you for sharing your talent and being part of the hop.

Amy Lim said...

Great projects ! I'll love to make some for my wall too.

Lizzy Smith said...

Wow what great works of art!! The florals are fabulous. I adore butterflies so I am naturally drawn to that card but the bright colors under the butterflies is so amazing. Stunning card! TFS

judy said...

I love the framed projects as well as your butterfly card! I loved your card using Painted Flowers that appeared in Card Maker magazine and have saved that issue for inspiration.

Peggy Pride said...

Really lovely projects. I love Altenew stamps and ink.

Mirella said...

Lovely projects but the card with the butterflies is stunning - I love everything with butterflies, and the rainbow behind them is gorgeous!

Gaylynn said...

The butterflies look so pretty against the lovely background colors. Beautiful showcase.

Valgerdur R. said...

Gorgeous colors and groupings! Definitely worthy of the picture perfect displays! Thank you!

Susan said...

Very pretty cards

cah said...

Your projects are truly frame worthy, and the crisp white butterflies against the colorful background - very striking! 💖

Lieve said...

Three beautiful projects to end this blog hop.
They are colourful, happy creations !
Thank you for sharing your talent !

SusieQ said...

Your post today is great...home decor and cards. Lovely.

Rowena Miniaci said...

Talk about creativity!! WOW...from the framed projects to the card!! Thanks for showcasing this products. Cannot wait to try them out

pcm said...

stunning home decor. they would make great gifts!

Karen Shuster said...

Beautiful watercoloring!

CreativSpirit said...

I love all of the projects but especially the vellum butterflies card. So pretty.

Michele Henderson said...

Each one of these are just beautiful!
Take Care!
Michele

Cathy Homan said...

Simply awesome! Thank you for sharing your amazing talent.

Miriam Prantner said...

Beautiful! You really have made wonderful little works of art here!

Tom Brown said...

Love the framed art work!

Linda M said...

Beautiful projects! I love all of them!

Carol McCready said...

Beautiful cards! In love with that
butterfly one.

Daylene said...

I love them all! Your water coloring is wonderful and then the added touch with the butterflies ... :) I really like the framed piece also. Great ideas and I appreciate you sharing them!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful! Love the gorgeous wall hangings. That card....oh I'm completely in love! The vellum butterflies are stunning and the background....LOVE those colors ♥

Harriet said...

Oh my.....framed and lovely. Your butterfly card is unique, happy and lovely.

Lulumom's Space said...

Those butterflies are amazing!

Ina Nelson said...

OMGosh. What a wonderful idea to frame the flower art. Love them.

Jeannie Ross said...

Love your use of these Altenew stamps. Want to try vellum now.

Sandy Meador said...

The framed flowers took me back in time...they remind me of artwork that was popular in my youth-40s and 50s!! The butterflies make a very happy card. thank you

JanetB said...

Your framed flowers are fantastic and your butterflies are beautiful.

Katy said...

Love the watercoloring! Stay blessed!

Sandy R. said...

Such pretty colorful cards and wall art. I especially liked the butterfly card with the vellum butterflies. Thanks for sharing.

Sabrina said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Nym Way said...

Just Wow! I just love them all! Thanks for sharing!!

Pat said...

I love the beautiful loose look to the first two florals Isha and what lovely pieces of art in a frame. The third creation looks fabulous with that bright distress ink background and then the white embossed vellum butterflies which let the pretty background colours shine through. x

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful card.....beautiful wall art! AMAZING!!!

Dot Freel said...

That art is simply amazing and I would love it hanging on my walls. Your card is gorgeous as well!

Laurie said...

what beautiful watercolor projects and love those butterflies!

Harriet Skelly said...

Isha your wall art is stunning and the butterfly card is absolutely gorgeous!

Darlene Wood said...

Love the watercolor.. Darling cards.

BunnyD said...

Oh how gorgeous! I love your use of the bright colours. The splatters on the tulips image is so cheerful. Love them all!

Raluca Vezeteu said...

Gorgeous projects! tfs xx

Kate Stockman said...

Love all your cards, but the Butterfly card is my favorite.

Lady Fair said...

Gorgeous cards, love your watercoloring on the florals. Your butterfly card is stunning! I've just added these stamp sets to my must-have list. Thank you for the inspiration!

Nan G said...

Gorgeous ! Love seeing how you've used distress inks as I have lots of them. Thank you!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Your floral framed art is gorgeous! And to think you used stamps! Love those vellum butterflies with the swatches of colors, too.

Tara said...

All of your projects are gorgeous but the rainbow butterfly card is my favorite!

Mary Jo Stew said...

Love your framed art. The colors are wonderful.

Nana Griffin said...

Lovely framed flowers. The butterflies are sweet on your card too.

Ruchis Crafeteria said...

Love both of the wall art. And super awesome card. Happy to see your craft work. :)

Denise said...

Those cards are gorgeous, I love the vellum card with the embossed butterflies.

Carol Didier said...

I love the framed art - and the happy colors behind your fluttering butterflies.

christinallq said...

The butterfly card is soooooo beautiful! Love it!

Lynne said...

Pretty water coloring.

lost art cards and designs said...

Very pretty cards! Love the watercolors and the vellum butterflies.

LauraJane:) said...

Beautiful projects Isha! They are definitely frame worthy!!

Rachel Bergfeld said...

Oh my goodness! The framed images are beautiful! Now I think I may have to try something like that for my craft room!

ARTnas said...

I loooooove the butterfly card. Sooo beautiful!!! And the idea with the frames. awesome!!

Cindy Aguirre said...

Love all the cards! I would especially like to see how you did the background for the butterfly card!

sandie said...

love the flowers but the butterflies are just outstanding

Ruth said...

I love the framed floral pieces you've made! Beautiful!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards are amazing!!!!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWOWOWOWWOWOWOW!! SO BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Design and the Neat Technique!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Megan said...

Beautiful pieces of art!

Elise Smith said...

I love the vellum butterflies over the colorful background! That is such a fun idea!

Dottie Acosta said...

Really like the vellum butterflies

joy said...

Beautiful creations - love the watercolor with butterflies!!

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh my goodness Isha, these are stunning! Love them all. Fantastic work!

Deb said...

Very nice cards!

Jean Arizona said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

bzyPTmom said...

Oh my goodness, how beautiful! Love your framed art and your cards--stunning. Happy Anniversary to Altenew!

Anonymous said...

fabulous Projects but I am in love with this card.. Just fabulous!! Thanks for sharing!

Alyssa S said...

All your projects are beautiful, Isha! But I especially adore the butterflies - so bright and fun!

Laurie said...

Beautiful cards!! The tulip picture is my favorite. It looks so cool! Great job!!

Craftyfield said...

Love the Brush Art frames as well as the butterfly card! The watercolor effect is great and so on trend!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the embossed butterflies.
the flowers are so pretty in their frames.
Great projects.
thanks for sharing.

Kdennison said...

Love Altenew! Beautiful artwork! Thanks for inspiring us with creativity.

Lindsay Weber said...

Love the butterfly card!

Verda said...

Love your framed art work and your card is beautiful.

windinstarsranch said...

Love love love those butterflies. Nice work. This has been a great hop. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kathy Mc said...

Each one is definitely a work of art, but the last one is a jaw dropper for me, Isha. Love the vellum embossed butterflies over the colorful, wax-paper technique background!

Joan9876 said...

I love your work. just beautiful

Dottie J said...

Love the idea of framed art from stamps, but those vellum butterflies on the rainbow of distress ink really caught my eye. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful showcasing! Those frames are works of art appropriately for framing :)

Anonymous said...

Your watercolored flowers are really beautifully done!

StampinLouie said...

Very beautiful cards. Love the vellum butterflies.

Connie said...

Oooh, I especially love your butterfly card! These are lovely, Isha!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Stunning projects. Love your wall art. TFS

Linda Stenzel said...

Thank you for your beautiful works of art . . . They are just lovely!

Amy McCue said...

The water color flowers in the frames are beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Shirley N said...

Your creations are beautiful. I especially love your colors and your vellum butterflies.

Leanne said...

Beautiful projects!

Amrita said...

Wonderful projects! The flowers are so pretty!

Joela Pascoe said...

Really like your butterflies but the watercolor images are excellent

Myrle Chisholm said...

Simply love the butterflies. Such a great idea. Beautiful card.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Very creative and amazing.

APS DoRight said...

These are terrific--I wish I could see a video of you doing the butterfly card!

Bonnie from Virginia said...

Love those butterflies, gorgeous card!

Dena Schaufele said...

beautiful work

Jana Bolster said...

Your butterfly's rock!

Ria Montefalcon said...

Love both projects, great coloring too in the card and framed floral, very pretty

mzjluv said...

Beautiful inspiration!!!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful brushed art floral cards and I so love the vellum butterflies card as well. All are gorgeous!

Kristie Goulet said...

Gorgeous works of art!!!

Glorious Tsui-Mark said...

Love you butterfly cards. So beautiful. The flowers art too. Love them all!

fyk said...

Love the vibrant colors of your cards and the vellum butterflies are gorgeous!!

Leslie said...

Love the butterflies! Love Altenew! Thanks.

Suzanne B. Webb said...

Gorgeous projects, so very creative!

donna said...

Great cards, thank you for sharing!

Regina said...

Love your cards. I love butterflies so you got me there!

Kathy E. said...

Super ideas...lovely use of color and great inspiration to all of us.

Heather Ferguson said...

Beautiful cards! Love them all

Trina P. said...

Great picture frame project. Your cards are lovely.

Ladybug said...

Your framed art is so pretty and very complimentary to each other. Your floral card is beyond beautiful. Love the colours you chose. TFS! :-)

zgagi said...

Beautiful watercoloring.

Ladybug said...

Sorry, I meant to say: Your card w/ the butterflies is beyond beautiful! Also, I'd like to thank each and every design team member for sharing their awesome creative talent w/ all of us. And to the sponsors of this blog hop --- thanks so much for a chance to win your awesome give-aways! :-)

amee said...

beautiful designs!

Pam H said...

Such beautiful cards! Thank you for sharing.

cma21317 said...

Wow these are great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Berina RGA said...

Such beautiful creations!! Love the vellum butterfly!! The framed creations are awesome!!
-Berina
Moxie Craftie

TenSGal said...

Oh, I love all these projects especially the pretty framed watercolored flowers! Just perfect~!

Susan

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Your wall decor is lovely but the card is so bright and happy!!! Such a fun background and sentiment!

conil said...

Love the framed duo. Those would look great in any room you chose to hang them. They'd also make a lovely, heart-felt gift. And the card...what can I say...nothing because I'm speechless.

Diane said...

Love your framed artwork and your cards. So beautiful. Happy 2nd anniversary Altenew!

Karen B. said...

Your framed pieces are soooo pretty as is your card!

Susi K. said...

What lovely, framed "art" floral pieces that definitely should be on display always! Also love your rainbow watercolour BG for the butterfly card!

Allison D said...

Loving those framed tulips...may have to make my own. Just gorgeous!

Barbara Green said...

Love these cards each one is so different.

MTPatB said...

I am going to look up how to use wax paper for background texture for water colors. All of your projects are beautiful. It is nice to see framed art using the stamps. I just think of using them for cards.

Carol Happy Expressions said...

Very pretty! tfs!

Lynn Hardy said...

Your projects are just lovely!

auntbubbels said...

Last by not least. I love all your creations, but especially love how you framed the flowers. Really pretty.

Daria Z. said...

Your framed tulips are lovely - wouldn't mind that on my wall! And, the vellum butterflies look fabulous on your watercolored BG.

Ellen S. said...

Beautiful projects!

mtscrapgal said...

You are a master of water coloring. Your projects are beautiful. My favorite is the butterfly one. Thanks

Barbara said...

Your framed pieces are lovely and so is the beautiful butterfly card. Love the vellum!

JoAnn said...

Lovely framed piece. I love your card with the beautiful vellum butterflies and colorful background.

Carole Renneker said...

Your card is such a beautiful happy card. But the wall art just blows me away! Love, Love, love them!!! Thanks so much for sharing.

Rosemary said...

all your projects are so beautiful... especially like the décor pieces!

Nathalie Paquette said...

Beautiful card and I love the frame ones 😊

Pam said...

Beautiful cards. My favorite is the butterflies!

Katie Kinde said...

Thank you for the inspiration!

Galachko said...

What a geat idea to make pictures with frames! And card is so beautiful, love the color combo

zehra said...

Beautiful cards love the butterflies from flowers

Karen said...

Lovely watercolors, I really like your Butterfly card.

Jeannean said...

Great idea for hanging pics!! I love the wax-resist butterfly card!!

Sue McRae said...

The wall art is absolutely delightful! Love your vellum butterflies!

Deeps said...

Your works are so pretty. The watercoloring is fabulous.

Elisa said...

Great cards! I love the butterflies!

Kathy M said...

Art and cards does not get any better than that

Karen said...

Love the tulips!! I might have to try this!! Thanks

Apurva Salkar said...

Just amazing.......

Diane Bakehouse said...

Oh my word...I have had so much inspiration from this blog hop. Love the frame projects and the card. I need to find some frames to make some pictures to frame. I'll have to google the wax paper technique...

Sue McW said...

Your flowers are beautiful. Love the butterfly card. Such great work.

Denise Bryant said...

These are all beautiful! Love the tulips!

McStamper said...

Love your framed art. What a great idea. And the butterflies are beautiful.

Kailash said...

Breathtakingly beautiful projects, your framed work are simply stunning, love them!!!

Joyce Casaldi said...

Very pretty!

Tanja said...

Beautiful water coloring. I really like the card with the butterflies :)

Donnadoll said...

What a great idea to frame those tulips, as they're stunning.

Marsha Stehle said...

Awesome projects! Love the pictures!

Andrea1702 said...

Gorgeous projects! I'm inspired to make my own art for my walls.

Sanna Lippert said...

I love tulips, so the project with them is my absolute favorite! and the butterfly card is gorgeous too!

Larina M. said...

Gorgeous wall art pieces love the second especially! Lovely vellum butterfly's too,I keep intending to try some vellum things I've learned and haven't gotten there yet! Thank You for sharing and being apart of Altenew's Fantastic Anniversary hop it has been awesome!

kiram said...

Very cute tulips.

Christine Canfield said...

these are gorgeous and perfectly colorful!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Gorgeous, colorful, and fun too!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Gorgeous floral card but I am especially Wowed by your framed works of art!!!!!

Talitha Wright said...

Love the florals and the cards. Just beautiful.

Sue D said...

Beautiful framed floral pieces and colorful butterfly card.

Anonymous said...

Both watercolor pictures are lovely, but that colourful card with butterflies wins my heart!

Debbie Pereira said...

Your framed pieces are stunning.

D.Ann C said...

What beautiful pieces of art!! If that gorgeous butterfly card landed in my mailbox, I'd flip out!!!

Agata Dagmara Pfister said...

Hello friend, all your projects are great, you worked hard and you did it!!! Congrats on being part of that event!!!

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