Saturday, May 7, 2022

ALTENEW: CRAFT-A-FLOWER: BUTTERFLY BUSH RELEASE BLOG HOP + GIVEAWAY (Total of $200 in prizes)


Hello!

It's so nice of you to join me today!

I am participating in the Altenew Craft-A-Flower: Butterfly Bush Release.  You should have come from the blog of Amy Hill. If you would like to go back to the beginning of the hop, head over to the Altenew blog here.

There is a monthly subscription plan for the Craft-A-Flower sets which will save you some money if you love these sets. You can cancel at anytime. Find out more about the monthly subscription here.

When I googled this beautiful flower I found this awesome picture of one called Kaleidoscope Bicolor Butterfly Bush.


I set out to create something that resembles this beautiful picture, and wanted to use alcohol inks to do this. I created my different alcohol colored papers using photo paper and these alcohol ink colors. Fresh Lemon, Autumn Blaze, Pinkalicious,  Midnight Violet, Mountain Pine, Grass Field, Mocha, and Black


The first time I used photo paper with alcohol inks, I thought I did something wrong because it did not turn out. But I found that you need to use the back side- not shiny side of the paper. These were a couple of the pieces that I created for this project. Dry completely before cutting.


 


I used the Craft-A-Flower: Butterfly Bush dies to cut out all the parts of the flower and butterflies and set them aside.

If any ink is left on the dies, you can clean it up with some alcohol. 


I took a panel of Neenah Solar white cardstock and stenciled stripes on it with the Watercolor Stripes Stencil with Silver Stone Ink. Then I cut the largest flower, leaf and stem shape from it. Around the opening, I blended some Sea Glass Ink. 

Then on a white card base, I adhered the stenciled background with the Instant Dimension Foam Tape

I adhered the bottom layers of the flower flat to the card, for the second layer I adhered them with foam tape, and then the top layer with liquid glue.

Finally, I added the butterfly and stamped a sentiment from the Victorian Greenhouse Stamp Set.


Thank you!
Make Today Amazing!
 The next stop on the hop is Natasha Davies.

GIVEAWAY

$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.


28 comments:

  1. Stunning choice of colours! Nature is so stunning! Cannot wait for mine to arrive ❤💜❤

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  2. Beautiful butterfly bush! LOVE your photo inspirations and colors!!!

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  3. Thanks for the photo of the real thing- never seen one and it's so stunning. Your card is just lovely!

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  4. The alcohol ink made beautiful die cuts!

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  5. Well - WOW! Gorgeous flower and butterfly with perfect background! jlingraham m@hotmail.com

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  6. gorgeous card, love the colors you used for the flower!!

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  7. Beautiful! I love how you accomplished this!

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  8. Craft a flower is one of my crafty subscription's. I received this in the mail yesterday & made 4 blooms....... BEAUTIFUL! Off to make cards with all of this blog inspiration. Very cool color choices. I will have to try the alcohol inks, as I have a big stash of photo paper. Thanks for the tip about using the back.

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  9. I love how you used the alcohol inks to color the flowers- very realistic!

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  10. Patricia A WoodMay 8, 2022 at 6:36 PM

    Beautiful representation

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  11. Jill RauenhorstMay 8, 2022 at 8:44 PM

    Fabulous card and absolutely stunning inspiration photo!

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  12. The colors look fabulous! Love this beautiful card!

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  13. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card! I love the color you achieved.

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  14. Beautiful! Love the butterflies. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  15. Marisela Delgado said: Gorgeous colors! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  16. Stunning! The bi-color panicles of this lovely buddleia are spot on! you did a wonderful job with the alcohol ink technique. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  17. What a beautiful take on lilacs. Imagine if lilacs were these colours!!

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  18. I have never seen this color scheme on a butterfly bush before. I NEED IT!!! Anyway, your representation is just gorgeous...just like the real plant.

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  19. Amazing colors! The flowers are beautiful, and the butterfly is as lovely as it is unique. TFA! — Bridget N (j.bageln5@gmail.com)

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  20. gorgeous card. always forget to use my alcohol inks - good reminder here:)

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  21. Wow, what a stunning card! TFS
    auntsherer@gmail.com (Sheri Willard)

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  22. Great project share. I like the paper created for the flowers.

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  23. Love how you used alcohol inks to create your gorgeous card!

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  24. Love the color combination. Thank you for sharing.

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  25. Beautiful--love the colors.

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  26. Wow, those colours were worth the effort! Gorgeous card.

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