Altenew, Challenges, Stencils

Mmmm, magenta…

I was supposed to be doing this rose using the Pantone colour of the year, Magenta, but it turned out more pink than magenta, but that’s OK it’s still pretty spectacular in real life! Originally created for an Instagram challenge, it’s also being entered for the Pink challenge over at the Colorful Options blog and the Use your latest stamps or dies’ at The Flower Challenge blog (the sentiment die is a new one).

Supplies used:

  • Golden Days stencil and hot foil plate by Altenew
  • Inks by Altenew (that I stupidly didn’t write down!)
  • Big Thanks shadow wafer die by Simon Says Stamp
  • Gold smooth disc sequins by Spellbinders
Altenew, Challenges, Layering stamps, Pinkfresh Studio, Stencils

Sassy pink roses

Oh boy this Garden Roses stencil and stamp combo by Pinkfresh Studio is an absolute stunner! It seems a shame to whack a sassy sentiment on top, but it was a special request by a friend so it had to be done … I’m not a pink lover whatsoever, but I have to say I really love the colours of this one, and so happy with how it turned out.

I’ve decided to enter this one into the Cards 4 Galz challenge this week which is to use a stencil – in this case it turned out to be two different types of stencil.

Supplies used:

  • Garden Roses stamp, stencil and coordinating die by Pinkfresh Studio
  • Inks by Altenew – Pink Diamond, Pinkalicious, Purple Wine, Frayed Leaf and Forest Glades
  • Highlander stencil by Heffy Doodle
  • Sentiment from Sassy Pants Birthday Greetings by My Favorite Things
  • Classic rhinestone basic jewels by Stampin’ Up!
Altenew, Challenges

Just Add Ink 609

I used the Just Add Flowers challenge by Just Add ink as inspiration to make my card today. It’s also my card for day 26 of my 100 days project challenge, which is still going strong.

It uses the Ranunculus build a flower stamp set by Altenew and the You Are Amazing sentiment dies from Stampin’ Up!

Altenew, Challenges

Precious purple hugs

This was a sympathy card requested by a dear friend – and it works perfectly for the Precious Purple challenge at the Colourful Options blog.

Supplies used:

  • Golden Days stamps and stencils by Altenew
  • Inks by Altenew (Wisteria, Hydrangea and Ultraviolet)
  • Hugs die by Uniquely Creative
  • Card base Highland Heather cardstock by Stampin’ Up!
  • Purple cardstock for Hugs by Spellbinders
Altenew, Challenges

The Paper Players challenge PP591

I decided last minute to participate in the Paper Players challenge for “clean and simple houses”. It’s not what I’d intended to do, as I had a die cut that was going to be used – it’ll come in handy another time, so it won’t go to waste. I had a devil of a time with the stamping of the sentiment – I ended up embossing to try to improve the look, but it’s still pretty rustic 😉 I used Altenew’s Neighborhood stamp set and Copic markers for some very basic colouring.

Altenew, Challenges, Tic Tac Toe

Blooming Tulips in blue

I just managed to get a card together with a few hours to spare for Tic Tac Toe Challenge 161. I chose the diagonal row bottom left to top right – embossing, blue, and floral.

Supplies used:

  • Blooming Tulips stamps by Altenew
  • Altenew inks – Iceberg, Persian Blue, Azurite, Forest Glades, and Evergreen
  • Sentiment from Whimsical Blooms by Pinkfresh Studio (exclusive for their virtual event this weekend)
  • Floral embossing folder by Spellbinders
  • Bluebell pearls by Studio Katia
Altenew, Stencils

Golden Days by Altenew

I honestly think this is one of the most beautiful flower stencil results I have ever seen – the Golden Days layering stencils by Altenew are just exquisite!! I find the layering pretty easy to do and it always receives great feedback from friends. I’ve even just ordered the hot foil plate for this, even though I don’t have the foiling machine yet, I love it that much haha. I have a machine on order locally, but who knows when it’ll be back in stock, so in the meantime I’m sticking with the stencils on their own – and I actually don’t think the foiling is essential, it’s beautiful on its own.

Inks that were used:

  • Pink card: Gina K Designs: Innocent Pink, Dusty Rose, Bubblegum and Passionate Pink
  • Yellow card: Gina K Designs: Lemon Drop, Wild Dandelion, Prickly Pear and Honeyed Mustard … I think (unfortunately the images have disappeared from my phone)
  • Purple card: Altenew Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Deep Iris and Midnight Violet

Two more backgrounds are ready to go to a friend as art to be framed, which is so sweet.

The inks used in the above card are Altenew Rose Quartz, Puffy Heart, Purple Wine and Cosmic Berry.

The inks used in this one are in the photo, which was a blend of Gina K Designs Innocent Pink and Passionate Pink, and Altenew Rose Quartz and Puffy Heart.