Thursday, March 9, 2017

Altenew March Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hey there!

Welcome to my stop on the Altenew March release blog hop



If you're following along the hop, you should've arrived here from the lovely and talented, Eunyoung Lee's blog. If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, just head over to the Altenew blog where you'll find a full list of designers.

It's an exciting day with some really fun products for you to check out! Altenew has released 7 stencils, 12 ink sprays, 13 colored cardstocks and 7 different colored envelopes! Isn't that awesome?! You can click here to see all their new products.

Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to THREE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Alenew blog by Thursday, March 16th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win.

I'm excited that I also get to give away a $30.00 gift certificate to one lucky winner! Please leave a comment below this post by March 15th at 11:59 pm EST for a chance to win. I'll be announcing the winner on March 16th. Good luck to all!

Altenew was kind enough to send me some of the new goodies to play with and boy, did I ever have fun! I have 4 cards to share with you so let's get to it!

***Some products used are linked down below***

The first three cards were created using some of the new ink sprays. The colors are soooo pretty!

 

The spray I used on this card is called, Coral Berry. I gave the card-front a few sprays and loved how I got some larger drops. I decided it would be fun to circle those drops with a white gel pen. I then colored a couple of flowers from Altenew's, Smile More stamp set, with Copic markers. The sentiment, which I love, is from their, Dahlia Blossoms set.

I used a really fun technique for the next two cards!


See those fun bubbles? That was created with one of the new stencils called, Tiny Bubbles. Instead of laying the stencil down on top of a card panel and spraying with the, Ocean Waves ink spray, I sprayed ONLY the stencil. Then, I pressed the card panel down on top of the stencil, carefully rubbed it before lifting it up. I love that you get the negative effect of the stencil! So cool! That sweet, little chick, tiny flowers and sentiment are all from the, Bunny Love stamp set. 



I used the same technique with this card, but the new stencil I used is called, Halftone. And that gorgeous purple color was achieved with the, Lavender Fields ink spray - so pretty! I die-cut a circle and added a sentiment from Altenew's, Bunny Love and some little flowers from their, Vintage Flowers set.

One last card using another new stencil. This one is called, Floral Drape and it's a beauty!



For this card, I shaded the floral images with some soft Distress Inks. I wanted to add some doodling but was a bit scared. I decided to just go for it and I love how whimsical they turned out! The sentiment is from the Smile More set.

That's it for me - I hope I've inspired you to try out these beautiful stencils and sprays!

Your next stop on the hop is the amazingly talented, Yoonsun Hur and her blog, Rejoicing Crafts!

Thanks so much for stopping by! ♥





186 comments:

cm said...

I just don't have the 'right' words to convey how I marvel over the magic you create with Altenew products ...and this is one of those times! Your showcases: stellar! Swooning over the stencils! In awe yet again...
~carol

Chris Handy said...

Beautiful cards. Love how you used the stencil in a different way, so cool

Carol Didier said...

I really love your doodles! So fun and graphic. Thanks for your inspiration!

Jackie Parkins said...

Those are beautiful! I love using stencils and one can never have too many. Your doodling on the last card turned out perfectly!

Barb said...

Lovely, well-designed cards, Barb. Love your work.

gardener said...

Beautiful cards and great use of the sprays.,thanks

joy said...

I love your cards, Barb! The negative stencil technique is so pretty. The sprays and stencils are just beautiful - go Altenew!

eliza said...

I love the look you got with the "reverse stencil" technique! I'll have to try that next time!

K Honeycutt said...

Love the negative stencil effect! Also happy to hear you went for it with the doodling, it turned out great! Thank you for the inspiration.

nannersmom said...

Your doodling looks great! I am always afraid mine will look like a 3 year old did it. Those stencils are awesome!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful

MOI said...

Loved your cards. Even your header for the blog screams "Spring is coming". Thank you for sharing and for brightening up my day.

loceanjo said...

I love all of your cards, but especially the first one!

Barb Ghig said...

You did an amazing job with your stencils and ink sprays, Barb! I love how you added details with your gel pen on the first one, and how you doodled on the last card...so creative a fun! So happy to see your showcase of the new Altenew products :)

Lindar C said...

Lovely cards, this new release is amazing.

Purple Princess said...

so pretty!!

Kaagaz Quilling said...

Wow!! Beautiful Cards..loved them.. Thank you so much for the inspiration..

Sandra Colebank said...

Very pretty cards. Colors are beautiful.

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb so many gorgeous and sweet cards here today! That technique is awesome, I have to try it out! Congratulations for being on the hop!

Maggie Dudley said...

Love your cards. The new Shimmer Sprays and stencils are very nice. They will make very pretty and colorful cards.

Elaine said...

Lovely cards!

babs said...

Love your card creations...I really do need to start stenciling again!

cghundley said...

Great idea with
using the stencil
as the stamp and
love that last
card, so pretty.
Carla from Utah

Karen Judy said...

What beautiful cards you created. I love the techniques you used to get the different effects.

bev p said...

Wonderful. Every little scroll down the page was a new surprise. That purple is just gorgeous and perfect for the sentiment and flowers. And (except for this blog hop, I am not sure I would have looked at a floral stencil and thought about doodling the shapes in after coloring! It's la wonderful technique and one I want to remember to try. Thanks so much.

wolfwattitude said...

Love your designs!

Betty Keefe said...

this release is so fantastic and love all the fantastic creations you have shared!

Kelly Matisonn said...

Great cards x

ljcasselman said...

I love how you have used the line of sprays. To me they seem to be more of a focal point than a finishing touch. Your designs are beautiful!

SZUBstance said...

Great designs come from beautiful heart.

Cynthia Cole said...

Gorgeous cards!

Sharon Klumph said...

I love your technique of creating a negative by putting paper to sprayed stencil. Very nice. Thank You.

Barbara Green said...

Beautiful cards. All inspiring.

Carol Rossouw said...

Lovely cards! Especially love the ink sprays and stencils

Sally Malec said...

Beautiful cards! Thank you for the idea of spraying the stencils then "stamping" with it.

Tetiana Arkhipova artv157 said...

These beautiful and such a variety of cards!!!

Mary Holshouser said...

Fantastic projects.
I had to smile when I saw the little
chick. he is so cute.
thanks for sharing so many ideas.

Debra said...

I love your style. Thank you for the creative energy!

Pennie Glasser said...

Adorable! I love all the new stencils.

Tracy A said...

Beautiful! Hello Spring with the little chick is my favorite.

Kathy Thisted said...

great cards

Maureen Reiss said...

Super Fantastic cards!!!

Annie Solomon said...

These were all so lovely! Very inspiring.

Janet D. said...

WOW your cards are beautiful!

Linda Anderson said...

I love how you've used the stencils on your cards. Great idea to spray the stencil, then add the CS on top.

Teresa Doyle said...

So beautiful Barb. I love those sprays, they are so pretty.

Carolyn Steele said...

Really creative and beautiful cards. My favorite used the halftone stencil. The vibrant purple you achieved is amazing. Thanks for the great tips!

Troy Louise Seegmiller said...

Fun cards. Love how you used the stencils & your doodling card is darling. Thanks so much.

donna mikasa said...

Gorgeous cards, Barb! I love the different techniques and styles and your doodling on the last card is awesome!

Megan said...

It's a busy release day today! Such fun, unique additions for Altenew!

fyk said...

Each card is so different from the other but equally beautiful!!

Diane Bakehouse said...

Love the negative stenciling, and your doodling is great and a fun technique.

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful designs!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love all four cards, Barb - those stencils add some great dimension to your backgrounds!!

Nora N. said...

I adore all of your cards but the last two are just FABULOUS!! Spraying the stencil? Now I am going to have to give that a try!! Marvelous design!!

Christy B said...

Oh wow...just got goosebumps over your technique of spraying the stencil and laying your paper over it. Fabulous~~and it turned out so wonderfully cool!! Thanks for the inspiration~~

Patt H. said...

Love the "negative" use of the stencils! Your cards are fabulous!

Brandi R said...

Wow these are amazing! Beautiful cards ♥

Barbara said...

Love your cards. All are beautiful and your use of the spray inks and stencils in different ways is inspiring!

phyllis nufer said...

Beautiful cards. And what a great idea to spray the stencil!!! I especially love the chick card.

Roz M. said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely cards! I particularly like the doodled flowers on your third card - such a cool look!

Kleri F said...

Wonderful cards!Thank you for the inspiration!

Gran26 said...

The last card was stunning. What a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing your talents with others.

Joyce Casaldi said...

Very pretty!

Jeanette said...

I love your stenciling technique, very cool.

StampinLouie said...

Your cards are amazing. I can't wait to get the stencils to try the techniques. Thanks so much for sharing.

craftymom205 said...

Great cards.

Abby said...

Great cards!

Marieitis said...

Wow! Great cards...love your technique of spraying on the stencil then using the negative for the background...they look super! But I have to say that your card where you doodled over the floral stencil looks amazing...you should definitely doodle more often. Thanks for sharing your ideas :)

Nathalie Paquette said...

Such beautiful cards and nice spray backgrounds.

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards are all so beautiful!!!

Sue LD said...

Wonderful variety of cards using these new products.

Kara Simpkins said...

I love the negative effect.

Amanda Still said...

Love your blog!!! Amazing ideas! Thanks for the inspiration ❤️

Helen Budz said...

So many great cards--love the colors and love your creative use of the stencils, especially inking the stencil to design with the negative space! Thanks for sharing.

Viola Leary said...

Wonderful cards. The hello spring card is so cute. I love the teal color, awesome!

craftychic said...

I love your cards, Barb :) I love the way you used the tiny bubble stencil with the chick, so adorable :) The half tone stencil is really cool, especially coloredin purple! Your doodling is fabulous! Thank you for sharing!

Pam D. said...

Wow! I love all your cards. The negative of the stencil with the tiny bubbles and halftone is such a cool idea. The colors of the sprays are amazing, I love the coral berry and lavender fields! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent!

Teri Smith said...

Your cards are so great! You are right about the shimmer sprays being beautiful colours from what I've seen so far. What a wonderful release. Your card with the chick on it would make a wonderful baby card too. :)

Lisa Maxner said...

I just love the ways you have incorporated the stencils into your cards. They are all beautiful.

Dee Willson said...

The doodling is awesome!!

Ann K said...

love your cards - what great new products from AlteNew.

mandalj said...

Fabulous cards! Love the idea of spraying on the stencil then stamping it down!

Terri Bradburn said...

I love the techniques! So cute!

Laurie said...

Another way to use the stencil! I'm going to give that a try today. Thanks for the great idea.

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Wow so many great new products

Haris said...

The colors are amazing and the cards are wonderful!

CinnamonSally said...

Gorgeous cards Barb, I have just got my first Altenew stamp set and I love it, now there are so many more things I want lol.

loulou said...

Fabulous cards. Wonderfully creative ways to use the new Altenew products.

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful cards, Barb! Love the new stencils!!!

~amy~ said...

Such pretty cards Barb...what a fantastic release!

Macimbalo said...

Oh my, your cards are so pretty - who wouldn't love getting any of these in the mail - GORGEOUS!!!

Lisa A creations said...

Nice coloring! It makes me want to get inky.

Dee Earnshaw said...

All your cards are so delightful - love the techniques and colors you used:)

Serendipidade de Papel said...

Great ideas!

Glorie said...

Love your cards and the techniques that you used with the stencil.

Debra Rumpza said...

I'm loving the new ink sprays! So beautiful!!

Lagene said...

WOWZERS! Gorgeous cards! I especially love the background for the sweet chick card!

Joan said...

These are gorgeous!

Judy said...

I especially love the lavender card, so beautiful. Thanks for some inspiration and crafting therapy.

Tracy Hawkins said...

Love all your beautiful cards Barb , so much inspiration thanks. Gorgeous colours you have used x

Starr Patrick said...

these are beautiful cards thank you for sharing

Oliev said...

Beautiful cards!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful cards! My favorite is that last one. I love the doodling!

Cyndee said...

I love how you got the negative effect with the stencil

Louanne said...

Your backgrounds are very cool! Love the way you used the tiny bubbles stencil - and those spray colors are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the beautiful ink spray colors! Beautiful cards!

Daria Z. said...

Fabulous cards, Barb! I love that you outlined the droplets with a white gel pen - it looks wonderful. I love both of your "negative" stencil cards; one sweet and cute and the other just beautiful. And your doodling - such a fun touch.

Super Stick Chick said...

Fabulous cards, love these stamp sets and your great coloring techniques.

Dixie Miller said...

Great tips and techniques. I love all of your cards. Thanks for the inspiration and the opportunity to win.

Karen Gerek said...

Fabulous examples of how you used the products from this months release. Your color choices were exquisite.

Nina B said...

Love your stencil technique. Pretty cards!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Your backgrounds are so pretty!

Deb said...

Your cards are lovely, but I especially like the one with the floral drape stencil. Your doodles totally made that card!

Janelle said...

Cool cards! Love the effect you got on the 2 in the middle. I think I'll try that. Thanks

Becky M said...

Beautiful cards! I especially like that last one - love the doodling!

Sabrina Fioretti said...

Lovely cards! I am loving my Altenew stamps and the new release!

Illustra Mistique said...

The spring chick with the negative stencil background blew me away .. wonderful design!

Gail Plaskiewicz said...

I love how you used plenty of yellow on 2 of your cards as it's my favorite color. I also love that Spray Ink. I hope I win something so I can get this Spray Ink and some stencils. Your yellow flowers are so pretty and I love flowers, yellow or otherwise. What a cite chick and I see you used the stencils for the background. The purple card is so pretty and spring like and I love that background stencil too! Last but not least i love your doodled flowers. That color is so pretty!
Thanks for letting us see what you did and for letting us win something. I want to win so bad! I hope I do.

Hussena said...

All your cards are just beautiful.Love the different backgrounds you have created using the sprays and stencil's.

Carolyn Pokorney said...

I love your cards especially the bunny.

Amante del Papel said...

your create a super stunning backgrounds!

Shylaa Shree said...

inspiring spring cards barb, amazing background colours, each one is very attractive

barbara macaskill said...

All 4 of your cards are stunning but I especially love the first one!!! Delicate and gorgeous! TFS!

Linda Agers said...

Beautiful cards. Such a variety of styles. Very creative.

Brenda in IN said...

You have inspired me with sprays and stencils. I have used stencils before but I'm not good with sprays. The soft Coral Berry is really gorgeous. Your cards are so unique and lovely. I love the little chick too! Thanks for sharing these cards.

Carol Henderson said...

Wow! How beautiful your cards are! I am really falling in love with these sprays and stencils. I can't believe all the magic that happens when the two are mixed.

Mary-Anne V said...

Great use of the stencils and sprays on each of these cards. Love how you took a chance and did the doodling on the last it turned out fantastically.

Jeanne Beam said...

I love the use of the stencils. Beautiful cards..

Giovanna said...

Love what you did with the tiny bubbles stencil!

Lizzie T a/k/a Wifelady said...

Pretty cards! These sprays are gorgeous!

Debbie B said...

Love your cards! I especially like the colors you used on the first one! Great new Altenew release! I'm totally enjoying this hop and all the talent here. Thanks for sharing yours!

Meghan Peterson said...

I love these cards! Love how you used the stencils and inks differently to create different pretty backgrounds. And also it's so cool how you took that floral stencil and used some extra lines to make it your own! Thanks for the inspiration!

Russell Productions said...

Very nice!

Marsha Stehle said...

Fabulous cards! Thanks for sharing different ways to use the stencils!

SMWhite said...

the duck is so cute, love the spring cards.

vicenta ghylin said...

Fantastic cards. Love your spring card. Thank you for sharing all your great ideas.

Jeanette Ford said...

Really like your backgrounds

Barbara Baxter said...

Barb, I agree -- the spray inks are beautiful colors! I can't wait to order some! Thanks for sharing.

Fe Orot Mejia said...

I like the colors of your beautiful cards.

Engineered Baker said...

such a fun set of cards!

Saila said...

Beautiful cards!Thanks you sharing!

Drifa said...

Beautiful cards, thank you for the inspiration :)

Nandini said...

Love the cards. The new sprays and stencils are gorgeous and I love the way you have used the Floral Drape stencil in the last card. Very pretty and unexpected.

Dana M said...

Beautiful cards! Clever and stunning use of the new products!

JAVAGIRL said...

Love love love this coloring and such cuteness

JAVAGIRL said...

Love love love this coloring and such cuteness

Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

beautiful cards :) love the use of the new stencils. thanks for sharing

Jackie P Neal said...

OMGosh Barb!
I just love love love each of these cards! I do believe my favorite is the purple on(my fav color)
Thank you so much for sharing this inspiration and the new products!
Jackie xx

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful cards and love these techniques - the white outlined circles really help the pretty coral color pop, the negative stencil bubbles are a cool background and your doodling around the floral drape stenciled areas are wonderfully sketched. Great job!

Arlene said...

Beautifu cards...nice techniques , choice of colors and the stencils you selected.

Kathie Jo said...

I just love your cards! I love the tiny bubbles stencil and that beautiful blue spray!

Karen L K said...

Nicely done! Your cards look great and you are brave to add the doodles. I would hesitate too. That look really great on those flowers! Great idea on how you used the bubbles and dots stencils too.

Jennifer Thomas said...

Such pretty cards! I love them! So bright and stunning! I love what you did with the tiny bubble stencil!

Sindhu said...

beautiful cards...Love the negative stencil backgrounds...

Susan Eliot said...

WOW! Your card with the Floral Drape and your doodling - Spectacular! Totally won me over for that stencil! Thanks for sharing!

Sarah M said...

Love the colors and your doodling on the card using the floral drape stencil. It's so pretty!!

Saila said...

Thanks for sharing all your beautiful cards.

Jenniferk said...

These are all such beautiful cards! I think using the stencil to create the negative impression for the background is such a clever idea and the results are amazing!

Ericka Strange said...

Great cards! Love these stencils and beautiful sprays! These backgrounds are great and so colorful.

Martha said...

Barb, what fun cards you've created. The last beauty is my favorite.

Debbie Anemaet said...

Great techniques, Barb! Thanks for sharing your ideas with us and for being part of these exciting giveaways!

Tina Pike said...

OH MY GOSH!!! I love them all. So pretty.

Annette Reed said...

You've heard of bedazzled? Well, I am now bdenglered. LOL. These are great fun cards that put a smile on my face. I love the different take on the stencils. Thanks so much for another great way to use the stencils.

Sandy Small said...

Lovely! Your doodle card is great!

Rebecca said...

I love doing that too with my stencils, flopping the sprayed side over onto my paper, so fun! Love your doodles too, those look great!! Thanks for the inspiration and the giveaway!

Sarah Greber said...

I really like that halftone stencil and how the dots go from large to small. I think I like your whimsical floral card the most! So sweet and light!

Erin McGreal said...

You're entire page is gorgeous so the fact that your card skills with these beautiful new tools are blowing me away right now is no surprise! Love this Barb! ❤❤❤❤

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for showing us the variety of the new release. You used them to make such wonderful projects.

Hsin-Yi said...

The doodling effect was perfect! Love all the cards, but the last card especially. It is a great idea of using a stencil and doodling technique together. There is no boundary when creativity comes!

Loly Borda said...

I can see you had fun with the new products, your cards are beautiful! My favorite is the last one, such a delicate background and lovely sentiment. TFS

Lauren said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing :)

lostinpaper said...

Such a wonderful gallery of inspiration Barb! I particularly like how you created the backgrounds by spraying the stencils and those fab doodled flowers are genius!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Your backgrounds turned out awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon Marable said...

You used my favorite parts of this release. Thanks for the ideas.

Lynne said...

combining distress inks, stencils, and sprays are a terrific combo.

Deeps said...

Thanks for sharing your techniques. Lovel the cards.

Janis said...

Beautiful stenciling and embossing! Oh, my goodness....your cards are just gorgeous!!
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Donna said...

Lovely cards Barb! I really like the Floral Drape, so pretty!

robiw said...

Love seeing all those products and how you used them!

D.Ann C said...

What a lovely batch of cards! I especially like how the tiny bubbles turned out!!

Liz O. said...

Wonderful designs Barb, love the "stencil smooshing" technique and the scribbling on the flower silhouettes, thanks for the inspiration!

Heather DePasquale said...

Beautiful cards! Love these inks and stencils. Thanks for sharing!

bbunch said...

I wish I could doodle like you do on the last card--simply amazing!

Helen F. said...

LOVE each one of your beautiful creations, Barb. The new products are amazing!

Super Stick Chick said...

Fabulous cards Barbs! Looks like you had a lot of fun with all those pretty mists and wonderful stencils! Gotta love Altenew products, so much creativity.