Monday, February 12, 2018

Altenew: Build-A-Flower Peony Blossom


Hello friends♥
Today Altenew released February's Build-A-Flower which is Peony Blossom!
It is a beautiful flower with layered images to add "crinkle" or "folds" in your stamped flower without colouring it in.

Before I start, I have to share this with you. My dad saw this card on my work table and I think he touched it to see if it was die cut or one layer because he couldnt figure it out. When I returned to the room, he was like "you made this on one layer, its not dimensional? I had to touch it to see what's going on there!". I can't tell you what a compliment this is, coming from my father! He is very critical of my work so this is MAJOR. I was beaming! STILL am!

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Peony Blossom | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0
I used Altenew Crest Solar White cardstock for my front panel. I stamped the largest flower in Coral Bliss Crisp Ink for the first layer and then stamped the second layer in Vineyard Berry. I then made a mask of the largest flower to add my second medium flower. I stamped this second flower in the same colours.

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Peony Blossom | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

Next, I made a mask for the medium sized flowers and added leaves. These were stamped in Minty Mint, Just Green and Hunter Green.
After my image was stamped I added details with prismacolor pencils and softened the sharp lines a bit.

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Peony Blossom | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

I have a photo on my instagram that shows the before and after of the stamped image before and after adding pencil details. For those of you who find colouring a daunting task, this is the way to go. You already have a stamped image showing you where the shadows and highlight are so it becomes easy.

Altenew Build-A-Flower: Peony Blossom | Erum Tasneem | @pr0digy0

In the end I tried adding a bit of shadow to my image using Morning Frost Artist Marker but the marker slipped out of my hand and left a mess on my card front. I coloured the whole panel because of this. I made sure my colouring lines were visible in order to hide the mess the marker left.
Then I added black paint splatters to hide the mess even more. It was after this step that I couldn't see the "path of destruction". 
I then stamped the sentiment from Forever and Always stamp set and added Studio Katia crystals to my flowers as centers and also their clear dew drops.

This is what Altenew has to say for Peony Blossom:

"Our Build-A-Flower: Peony Blossom set includes 1 stamp set (15 images) and 1 coordinating die set (8 dies).
The Peony Blossom Build-A-Flower has a slightly different approach than our conventional Build-A-Flower sets. The stamp set has three five-petal flowers accompanied by a shading layer and a center layer. You may use these flowers as is, or layer them to create dimension. The matching dies will cut the flowers all the way to the edge without leaving a border. This will help in shaping the petals to the desired dimension when using a shaping tool (don't have a shaping tool? You can use the domed end of a pen or pencil!). We included an additional flower die and stamen dies to help you create realistic blooms! Even though we named the set 'Peony Blossom' since the petals were loosely based on Peony petals, you can let your imagination run wild and create different types of flowers! We can't wait to see what you come up with!"



Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to six 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 other three winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog on 2/18/2018.

Additional Prize:
I will be drawing a winner from all the comments left here by February 16th. Winner will be announced on February 17th.



49 comments:

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Erum. I am always amazed at your ability to create dimension on your flower petals, regardless of what medium you use. This is a gorgeous flower unto itself but you always manage to give them 'life'. Well done as always!

TaeEun said...

I had to come to see if it's one layer, too! It's beautiful, Erum! And the background is gorgeous, great job hiding the "mess" :)!

Linda BL said...

I can see why your dad was so impressed with your card! The peonies look like they are dimensional. Even though you had a mishap with the Artist Marker,you were able to make a stunning card.

Debra Rumpza said...

INCREDIBLE coloring!!! Wow, Erum. This is beautiful!

Vicki Finger said...

Your projects are always just stunning! What gorgeous red blooms!

Trina P. said...

Gorgeous! Incredible save... can’t even tell there was a dropped marker mishap. Amazing colouring with all those pencil details and shading. Love it.

Daniela May said...

Hi E.T. - those colors are so bold and striking - I definitely thought the flowers are die cut and layered on top of the card so you did a great job in creating a 3D effect with your coloring. Beautiful work

J Brown said...

Just beautiful, credit where credit is due, you should be beaming, love it. Jane x

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Stunning!!! Love the deep colors you chose for the flowers and leaves. TFS

Karthikha said...

Wow! There goes your gorgeous coloring again!! Reminds me of the amazing hibiscus flowers you colored in red earlier! <3

Dee Earnshaw said...

wow your coloring is pure perfection - the flowers look so real - thanks for sharing:)

Karen Tomisato Kanda said...

Great "path of destruction" SAVE E.T.! Background caught my eye at first glance! I wondered how or what you used to create this Great background! Who would have thought it was a Ooopsie Whoops! lol Great design (expecially the background!), use of vibrant colors created by using multi mediums to Create this Stunning Work of Art! Well Done! Great Job!

Brandi R said...

Wow! I'm with your dad on this one. I'm in complete awe of this! Stunning work ♥

Iris said...

So pretty - love the vivid colors.

Andrea Hastilow said...

Fab card, the colours are so beautiful, stunning red, the background to this card is almost as brilliant as the flower. Stunning

Cheryl Murphy said...

This is just breathtaking and another must have on my list. I did order the new inks, so that's half the battle. Your cards are always so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Dana M said...

Always amazing! So glad to hear of your father's praise, it does look dimensional. I couldn't spot your error - your efforts hid it well!

McStamper said...

Love your gorgeous card. Beautiful coloring.

Amy C. said...

Gorgeous! I love the striking red color and the textured look to this stamp.

Lynne said...

A beautiful, shiny, luscious flower. Great job on the background.

Judie said...

Stunning bright and colourful! Absolutely lovely!

Alicia Nichols said...

Your coloring amazes me every time I see it. What a beautiful card.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Just another drop-dead-gorgeous creation made by you! I can so see why your dad had to touch this! It is amazing~

Sue D said...

Beautiful--the flowers really pop.
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Amante del Papel said...

I love the colors in your card!

Daria Z. said...

I'm with your father - I want to touch this, because I can't believe that it's flat!! Ah-mazing coloring - gorgeous card.

Jean said...

Simply gorgeous!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

The depth on these flowers is incredible!

chandra shasteen said...

This is just so beautiful.

Barbara said...

The vibrant colors and your amazing talent combine to make this card beautiful. LOL! You're not the only one to have to cover up a mistake! Been there, done that and usually when the card is almost complete!

barbara macaskill said...

You have gotten so much depth and texture on this beautiful card! Totally loving it! TFS!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the colors and embellishment! Beautiful!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh, I especially love the gorgeous colors of your beautiful card!

Lea Lawson said...

WOW Erum...this is utterly amazing!! I cannot believe this is one layer - you are truly talented!

Supriya jain said...

Hi Erum,
This one is really amazing. Using prism colour pencil has added extra life and detailing to the flowers. I just love the way u colour and I m always inspired by u.
Thanks ����

Purple Princess said...

So beautiful!!

Lisa A creations said...

Wow! I can understand why your father had to touch the card to know if it was one dimensional. Amazing card! It looks 3D!

Maryam said...

Amazing as your usual the 3D dimensions is so well in this cad..

Sandra Flores said...

Love The Dimension In The Flowers. Spectacular. 💜💜💜

Betty Keefe said...

your talent is amazing, Erum - i'm with your dad - i would have had to touch it also as the dimension is fantastic!

Mary Holshouser said...

It is a beautiful, realistic-looking
flower. Love the colors. Dad
has good taste.
thanks for sharing
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F. Andre said...

What a fantastic card. There's so much dimension on these florals and leaves. Thanks for the inspiration.

Rebecca Ednie said...

Amazing. This is so beautiful!

Stefanie White said...

Awesome coloring! Heading over to your IG to see the difference that you spoke about!

Violet Rose said...

So pretty! Love your card!

Annette Reed said...

I'm with your dad. I truly thought this was dimensional. Your coloring and shading is fabulous. Beautiful card!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful card, it is so dimensional looking and awesome save by coloring the background!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wow! Those florals are so bold and striking, love how vibrant this is!

JmB said...

I can't stop staring at this card. It's so real. It's so colorful. It's so gorgeous! I can only say wow.

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