Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Altenew - A Year In Review






WOW!  Can you believe that 2019 is almost over. 
 You should have landed here from the blog of Zinia Redo, if not please go back and see the fabulous inspiration she has to offer.

It's been a very busy and memorable year for me with having 2 scheduled eye surgeries, plus an unexpected move about 6 months ago.
The month of October was special for me because I was asked to film a series for the Altenew Academy, 'Modern Holiday Cardmaking'.  I must admit this was a little out of my comfort zone, but I enjoyed the process and was able to feature processes and designs that I love.

The first card I want to share, features the Build-A-Flower Camellia with the sentiment coming from the Build-A-Flower Anemone set.  I used the large flower for the focal point and then used it to make a subtle background print.  I love to use black in my projects so once again that makes the images 'pop'.



This second card is another favorite that features a monochromatic scheme.  This tone-on-tone uses the following Dies:
Watercolor Stripes Cover Die 
Leaf Canopy Die
Miss You Word Die

I stamped the floral images with Morning Frost, Evening Gray and Lava Rock Altenew Crisp Inks.
Can't forget those fabulous aqua enamel dots from Altenew.



The image for this bright card is from the Wallpaper Art stamp set.
Using my Altenew Artist Markers to color the image I selected those reds and warm yellow tones.
Once again I wanted to incorporate black in the card, so I mounted the image to a black card base and also chose a simple sentiment stamped in black.



This last card was featured in my Modern Holiday Cardmaking video series for Altenew.  I used black as my focus in my projects and this card received so many positive comments.
The stamp is Modern Poinsettia from Altenew and I used the Altenew Watercolor Brush Markers to color the fabulous blue-gray image.  The flower was mounted on a black base covered with the Altenew Circle Quilt Cover Die.
This basic design could be used for almost any large floral image and you could used so many colors for the focal image.





Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners!  Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 01/03/2020 for a chance to win.  Random winners will also be chosen to win a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each stop on the hop so don't forget to leave me a comment.
All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 01/06/2020.


I hope you have enjoyed my inspiration cards from 2019 and have followed along with all of the other Guest Designers.  Now on to your next stop, Kymona Tracey. If you started with my blog please go to the beginning Altenew Blog 

Thanks for joining today and Happy New Year!

40 comments:

  1. The grey/blue Poinsettia is so different and cool. I love it!

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  2. WOW - fantastic choices and the wallpaper art and the poinsettia cards are my absolute faves!!

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  3. I love that dramatic and modern looking poinsettia card!

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  4. Beautiful creations to highlight :) Great choice on the colors!

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  5. Great modern feel to your cards - thanks for sharing!

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  6. I'm in love with that poinsettia card!

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  7. I found Altenew this year and am so excited I did. The inspiration from the fabulous design team is amazing. I really like the monochromatic miss you card...very pretty! Thank you for all you do, and I look forward to another great year.

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  8. The way you use grays and blacks is amazing! LOVE THEM ALL!

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  9. BOLD and BEAUTIFUL cards!
    My FAVOURITE from your favourites is your STUNNING poinsettia - WOW - I dream of one day being braver with black and dark colours!
    THANK YOU for ALL the INSPIRATION you share :)

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  10. Marisela Delgado said: What pretty cards. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  11. I love these beautiful cards. The colors and the layouts are gorgeous.

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  12. Oh my goodness, these are so gorgeous and love your silver Modern poinsettia especially!!! The black quilted background really is stunning!

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  13. Beautiful cards. My favorite is the third one.

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  14. Marisela Delgado said: Such beautiful cards and colors. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  15. The floral images are always favorites of mine but the monochromatic grey card has won my heart. I love the soft colors and the pops of aqua in the center.

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  16. I love your cards! I really like how you used shades of grays as your neutral color.

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  17. I really love your use of darker colors for contrast purposes!

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  18. Such beautiful cards! I'm swooning over the Wallpaper Art one Thanks for the inspiration!

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  19. You created beautiful cards in 2019! I really love the gray and blue poinsettia card and look forward to seeing what you create in 2020.

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  20. Love all your creations but that season's greetings has to be my favorite. Beautiful cards!

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  21. The last card is such a stunner. What a great card to look forward to learning about in the course. Can't wait!

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