Altenew Paint-A-Flower: White Swan Echinacea Outline Stamp Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ( $200 in total prizes)

Hey Crafty People

Today I’m taking part in an Altenew blog hop to celebrate Altenew Paint-A-Flower: White Swan Echinacea Outline Release.

If you aren’t familiar with the Paint-A-Flower, it is a monthly, floral outline stamp set series, and it is available as a subscription service.

I love that these are smaller sets and they are so wonderfully versatile!

I decided to pair this stamp with the gorgeous mixed media inks released earlier this month!


This is a monthly subscription plan for our Paint-A-Flower. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in our monthly Paint-A-Flower releases and will receive a set each month – at a specially discounted price! ($15.99 ?$12.99)

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: White Swan Echinacea Outline Stamp Set Release 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 08/28/2021 for a chance to win.Β 

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 08/30/2021.



Mixed Media Backdrop

I had so much fun playing with the new Glacier Caves Mixed Media inks, making the background for my card!

I started with an a2 panel of Distress Watercolour Cardstock and used a simple ‘ink smooshing’ technique, building up several layers of colour. (If you are unfamiliar with this technique, you can check out some of my past tutorials here.)
Once I was happy with the level of colour, I left the panel to dry thoroughly.

Next I wanted to add even more texture to my background, so I used an egg shaped makeup application sponge to apply some more of the ink through the Fine Tulle stencil.
I didn’t want the pattern to be all the way over the panel, so I focused the inking on certain spots; using lighter or darker inks depending on the colour that they were going over.

(The awesome thing about these inks is that they will layer on top of eachother in a way that Crisp Dye Inks wouldn’t do!)

Adding Coloured Pencil Details

Once the panel was thoroughly dry again, I grabbed the beautiful White Swan Ecinachia PAF stamp and, using my MISTI, I stamped it onto the lower left hand side of my panel, using Obsidian Pigment ink.
Then I stamped a sentiment from the same set just above the flowers.

To accentuate the blue on the petals, I used some different shades of blue pencil crayons. Focusing the darkest shading to the bases of the petals, or anywhere else that I though there would be shadow.
I used a couple of greens for the stems & leaves and some yellow/browns for the flowers’ centres.
The variety of depth of colour beneath the pencil shading gives such a beautiful contrast across the three flowers! ?


Next up on this hop is the uber talented Sandhya Iyer and the full blog hop lineup is at the bottom of this post for your information!

You should have arrived to me from the amazing Seeka


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Full Hop Lineup |

Altenew Card Blog

Nathalie DeSousa

Dana Joy

Jaycee Gaspar

Michelle Short

Tenia Nelson

Jenny Colacicco

Virginia Lu

LauraJane

Svitlana Shayevich

Amanda Baldwin

Verity Biddlecombe

Joy Baldwin

Daniel Diaz

Joylita Dsouza

Linda Westfall

Nenette S. Madero

Seeka

Natasha Davies <— You are here! πŸ™‚

Sandhya Iyer

Terri Koszler

75 thoughts on “Altenew Paint-A-Flower: White Swan Echinacea Outline Stamp Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ( $200 in total prizes)

  1. Gorgeous! Those bright blue blooms against that lovely background are stunning.

  2. Love the Background, great choice. Beautiful card.

  3. Awesome monochromatic look using this lovely PAF set and your stencil work. Thanks for the tutorial on how you created that base—so cool! Thanks for sharing with us.

  4. Another great Paint A Flower stamp set. Beautiful smooshed and blended background, love the bold blue colors. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I love the layers in your background. Ink smooshing is a little hit or miss for me.

    1. Thanks so much! πŸ™‚
      The trick is to let it dry and then add multiple layers…and also keep a check on which colours you have down at the same time, as you can end up with a muddy brown which is…not so good! :S

  6. flowers look like daisies, but I like the use of blue
    this cancels my previous comment as I didn’t leave my name for contact

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