Hi there! June 1 means it’s time for a new Build-A-Flower from Altenew! This month, we are focusing on one of my most favorite flowers-the Tree Peony! You should have arrived here from the Altenew Card Blog, and your next stop is Sandhya Iyer. Build-A-Flower: Tree Peony features a large, beautiful bloom, some foliage, and some dainty sprigs to help you round out your bouquet!
I love that Altenew gives you the option to use the layered stamps or take some time to do some coloring. You can always subscribe to the Build A Flower series to receive the sets each month at a discounted rate!
Of course, I couldn’t resist watercoloring the beautiful outline images in the Build A Flower: Tree Peony set, so I heat embossed the main peony, some foliage, and a bunch of the floral sprigs onto some Watercolor Paper using Golden Peach embossing powder, then went to town watercoloring! I used the Altenew Artists’ 24 Pan Watercolor set. Such a great quality, and the colors are gorgeous. If you’re looking to dive into watercoloring, this is an amazing set to work with!
I also taped down an A2 panel of the Watercolor Paper to my watercoloring board, then added some very diluted watercolor to the background in the same shades that I used on the flowers themselves, but in extremely pale versions. I wanted some very subtle color for the background. After it had dried, I splattered some rose gold metallic watercolor (from the Metallic Watercolor Pan set) on both the background and the watercolored flowers to add a bit of an artsy look to it, while also tying in to the rosy metallic embossing powder used for the flowers.
I die cut a deep maroon Fine Frames: Diamond and adhered it to the center of the watercolored background panel. I arranged the watercolored Build A Flower: Tree Peony die cuts in a pretty swag, then adhered them with both liquid and Instant Dimension foam adhesive for lots of dimension and texture. I heat embossed two sentiment strips from the Build A Flower: Tree Peony on some more maroon cardstock and popped them up on the card front. The final touch was to add a few metallic gems.
As always, Altenew is hosting some great giveaways to celebrate this release:
$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 06/07/2021 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 06/09/2021.
Your next stop is Sandhya Iyer. Thanks so much for stopping by today, and happy hopping!