Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Altenew Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop

Hello friends!
Welcome to a special challenge blog hop hosted by Altenew!

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 This ultimate hop is organized by Altenew Stamps (specifically by the talented and amazing May). This special event is a major joint effort from a few favorites challenges in blog land. I am sure you have already heard of some of them (if not all of them). We hope to spread the love of taking part in card-making challenge blogs. Isn't that cool?

These are the participating challenge blogs
If you are hopping from Altenew Blog, you are in the right place. If not, come on now and join the hop. Since our current challenge theme is "Spray, Mist & Splatter", I had to go with that direction and use my new favorite Altenew Stamps for today's projects.

I created two cards with the same layout, but each has a different embossing powder and watercolors. I am a huge fan of Altenew products. This particular stamp set Botanical Garden caught my eyes because it has exquisite hand-painted outlines. Whether you color the images or leave them uncolored, you get this ethereal feel from the beautiful stamped images. The stamp set is easy and fun to use regardless of your stamping level.

Card #1
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The subtle Antique Gold Embossing Powder is ideal for embossing refined images.

Card #2
 With the help of MISTI, I can position all my stamps in one shot and emboss as many times as I like. I took the same approach in my 2nd card with the Wow Mint Macaroon Embossing Powder.
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Obviously, the cards will not look so artsy and unique without all that splatter.This can be easily done with Kuretake Gansai Tambi Watercolor (32). The color choices are excellent and allow you to mix and match. I had a blast creating these two cards.

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I hope that my projects inspire you to try "Spray, Mist & Splatter"!




Altenew special offer:
"Free gift with every purchase" 
(No need to add to cart, Altenew will include the Coffee Ring stamp set. Limit one per customer while supplies last.)
Prizes:
To celebrate this fantastic blog hop, Altenew is giving away $35 gift certificates to FIVE lucky winners.
Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on October 17th, 2016.

Hop Order

Please link up your Altenew creations and join the fun challenge. Altenew will choose 5 projects from the entries and feature them on Altenew Blog on Oct. 17th.

 Big thanks to Altenew Stamps and May for organizing this special blog hop.
An InLinkz Link-up



If your project has "Spray, Mist & Splatter", you can link up at least in TWO challenges!
Here is our challenge link-up.


I can't wait to see your creations. Enjoy the rest of the hop!

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Susan Eliot said...

Amazing how different colors affect the look and feel of this. Thanks so much for sharing!

Sabrina said...

Beautiful cards!!!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Beautiful cards ! I have never used colored embossing powder loved how it looks on your second card !

Debra Rumpza said...

I love the two different versions of your card!

Karthikha said...

Beautiful cards :)

Natalie Godfrey said...

Awesome cards you created.

Pam H said...

I love how different each of these cards look using the same stamps.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love the clever techniques you used to create different looks from the same stamp. Thanks for inspiring me to view my stamp sets with a different mind set:)

Dr Sonia S V said...

Love your gold embossed card Virginia
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Barbara said...

I love the look of this stamp set from Altenew and both your cards are beautiful. Great challenge!

Teresa Doyle said...

These are both just gorgeous Virginia!

maria f. said...

Pure Altenew beauty (they do the best floral stamps) in pure Virginia dreamy color!!!

Arlene Rose said...

Just found your site to be able to join your challenges!!! I'll be posting a lot.

Jean Arizona said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing.

Linda Whitaker said...

My two favorite colors as to background. Love your catds great design. Thank you for sharing.

Susie Sonnier said...

Very pretty cards. Love a HOP!

BunnyD said...

What gorgeous stamps you chose! I really must invest in a Misti tool. It seems to be what everyone is using to create these fabulous art cards.

Karen Russell said...

What a great Hop! I love Altenew stamps and a challenge.

Jillhq said...

Great cards and thanks for the challenge!

Carol McCready said...

Your cards are fabulous. Love those beautiful colors with the gold.

Leslie said...

I love this company. Thanks for the chance to win, and for sharing all of these great ideas!

Thordis said...

Oh wow Virginia! Your cards are amazing! Love the embossing and the soft watercolor, and of course the splatters :)

Gloria said...

Wow! Two great cards. I will have to start using my gold embossing powder instead of black and silver.

Annamarie's Blog said...

Love the aqua colours. Remind me of a beautiful day at the beach. Both cards are stunning! Axx

Susan Wareham said...

This is such a clever blog hop, I have often wanted to enter a challenge but I don't have a Blog, I need to learn how to link my projects and maybe I can try a challenge. Thanks Altenew for this blog hop and Virginia your cards are fantastic.

Marty Mitchell said...

Love the way you used the stamps with the spatter.

JanM said...

I already love to splatter as it adds so much interest to the whole look! Thanks for some more great examples!

Melissa L. said...

Sweet! Thanks for pairing up with Altenew and giving us a chance to win!

Linda Whitaker said...

My two favorite colors as to background. Love your catds great design. Thank you for sharing.

Jeano said...

BeautifuL!

Trina P. said...

Beautiful cards. I am planning to get messy and enter your challenge. Splatters are so fun.

Sandra Heitman said...

Your work is absolutely beautiful. Anyone would feel fortunate to receive one of your cards. Gorgeous work.

Leah Tees said...

Beautiful cards, I love to play with watercolors on cards too :)

conil said...

You always get the most out of any stamp...this is one of my favorites, as well (think I'm repeating myself there). You know just how to position them to get the best layouts and, of course, your colors are drop-dead gorgeous.

Late Blooming said...

Wow! Where to start. They are all so good.

Lynn Dalby said...

Beautiful Cards, love the colours. Thanks for sharing the technique.

Kapina said...

Such delicate cards, love them!

stampwithsandy said...

Such pretty cards! I've never been very good at splattering but you've motivated me to give it another try!

pcm said...

beautiful cards!

Jan in Tucson said...

I love your water colored backgrounds on your pretty cards!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your cards are so pretty with the water color look.

Rowena Miniaci said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! The colors are so pretty

Linda Kunsman said...

beautiful cards!!! And as soon as i can get some Altenew stamps I'll be participating in the challenges too:)

Macimbalo said...

Very beautiful! Love your challenge theme!

Ceal said...

Beautiful cards, love how different the cards loo with different embossing powders. Thanks for sharing!

Esther said...

I absolutely love both these cards and totally agree that Botanical Garden is an awesome set! You've created such a gorgeous effect with the embossing and splatter, totally lush. Thanks for sharing! Esther (Less is More DT)

Nota Bene said...

These cards are wonderful! I just discovered your blog through the blog hop and started following you. I hope to play along with one of your challenges soon!

Janet D. said...

Gorgeous cards! Love seeing all these Challenge Blogs!

Karen Cash said...

I love the splatter technique. Sometimes I make a card, and just can't get the background to look like I want. But, putting a little splatter can really bring out the other colors in the card. Thanks for sharing!

Cynthia Cole said...

Love both of your cards and use of the splatter technique!

Eloise said...

The cards are so stunning and like you say simple...very pleasing. Love the Altenew stamps. I have started a collection.

Kelly Szafron said...

Beautiful cards, I love the mint embossing.

CraftyNatalie said...

Great set of cards, nice to see two versions.

Vannessa said...

Funny how the color can totally change the loo and feel of a card. Both are great!

eliza said...

Splattering is so fun! I love your cards!

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Beautiful cards!!! I love the soft look and I love how the entire front is covered with a beautiful scene. Just gorgeous!
Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic challenge hop! Loving all the amazing projects! Your cards are so pretty Virginia. I think I like the gold embossing better... but oh, the mint macaroon is a nice color too!

Marsha said...

I shy away from embossing and splattering but your cards have inspired me to try again. TFS

craftjunkiesc said...

Lovely Cards. Love your technique, too. TH
hanks for sharing.

Stef Perry said...

Virginia, I loved visiting your blog! Such beautiful cards!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

two beauties - but the blue is my favourite. so happy to see your challenge on the blog hop! Congrats.

Jenniferk said...

Such beautiful card!

Marilyn said...

Beautiful cards and a fantastic hop. How fun.

Latrisha Huckaby said...

Lovely cards and I look forward to the challenges. Thank you

Barbara said...

Oh what pretty cards! Thanks for sharing.

Rema said...

Stunning as always!

Kathy Thisted said...

thanks for sharing your inspiring cards. I would never have thought of doing what you did. So glad you shared.

Carmen said...

Lovely cards with such a beautiful and bright colours.

ttsgroup01 said...

Hello Virginia,
Your cards are beautiful. Love the colors. Amazing

Claudia said...

Love the first card with the gold embossing powder. It's gorgeous!

Hugs

Claudia

Laura P said...

this cards are amazing!

bev p said...

haven't played with sprays too much. but how much fun they must be. I DO love mixing colors very loosey-goosey. both cards are beautiful. thank you.

Marsha Stehle said...

Wonderful cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

Mrsfish02 said...

Beautiful cards Virginia. Love that embossing powder. I have silver and gold and white. Need to expand my supplies. Thanks for sharing.

Russell Productions said...

Love the idea of embossing the stamp and coloring - I am going to try this soon!

Linda Carson said...

Lovely cards! The splatters really do add the perfect detail!

Carol Doggett said...

Wow! Just wow...great technique, gonna have to try it!

mtscrapgal said...

Thanks for showing us how changing inks and embossing powders the same design can be charmingly different.

Bobby said...

I can't believe how much your splatters add to the card, Virginia.

Bonnie said...

A beautiful arrangement with the flowers and butterfly, Virginia! Love your splattering!

Dafne Guasch said...

Lovely projects, thanks for the ideas!

Pat said...

Love the gold and blue card.

Judy said...

Virginia, both cards are beautiful, but the blue and gold card is my favorite. I have several Altenew stamp sets, so will have to try stamping with Versamark and embossing the outline. Thanks for sharing and a chance to win.

jules said...

Such beautiful cards and all so wonderfully different. There is something about that first card with the blue background that has stolen my heart, though. Thank you for the inspiration!

Helen said...

Such great cards. This technique is so much fun and always turns out so differently.

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Two beautiful cards and love your arrangement of the images!! The Mint Macaroon embossed one was my fav! Great challenge for spray, mist and splatter!! Hoping to play along!

Jean Bullock said...

I love how the embossed stamping mixed with the watercolor resembles cloisonné ! Well done.

Lisa Petrella said...

Beautiful cards, Virginia!!! Thanks for the inspiration and the encouragement to give these techniques a try!!

Sue D said...

Beautiful floral cards. I like the embossing and splatters.

BeverlyBL said...

Your cards are just beautiful. What a wonderful gift set these would be. Lovely color combinations.

Karen Mills said...

Stunning cards and oh how just changing embossing powders makes such a difference. Beautiful!!!

Rachel A. said...

Beautiful cards! I love the gold embossing!

Sheila H said...

Beautiful cards, Virginia!

Natalie Godfrey said...

WOW! Your cards are beautiful. Love the color combo!

mandalj said...

Beautiful cards! I love the colours you've used!

stephanie said...

I like the water color and the gold embossing....

Angela Restad said...

Beautiful cards, I love gold embossing and watercolor together.

LauraJane:) said...

You are Rockin the splatters and Altenew Virginia!!

Darlene Jessee said...

So elegant and love the embossing.

Abby said...

Beautiful!

McStamper said...

Love your beautiful cards.

Super Stick Chick said...

You always put so much heart into your challenge site. It is so good to see you back. Thank you so much for all your inspiration.

Gail Plaskiewicz said...

I love the two cards on this challenge. They are the same but they aren't the same. Since yellow has been my favorite color since I was in the womb, guess which card is my fave? They are both so pretty and the embossing is really great. I give you an A++ on both cards.!

a02cd51c-4845-11e4-b1f8-63cb85b8cd3c said...

Loving those cards, but especially the mint green embossing powder.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This looks like awesome fun! Beautiful cards!

Stir Your Creativity said...

Two different take on the same design ! They look absolutely amazing.

Leanne said...

Beautiful cards! I enjoy adding spray or splatter to my cards.

Nandini said...

Beautiful cards. Love the colors.

Dawn Turley said...

fabulous cards Virginia. Aren't Altenew flowers just perfect

susan Brannan said...

Loving the antique gold embossing, Beautiful, thumbs up to Altenew for arranging this blog hope...it's a great idea

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Great challenge!!! Your cards are simply stunning!!!

Marcia said...

You inspired me to pull out that same stamp set and have some fun!! Beautiful cards!! It is amazing the different look you get using the different embossing powders.

Sandra Wingate said...

Pretty cards.

~amy~ said...

Virginia, your card duo is spectacular! LOVE them.

Kailash said...

Your cards designs are beautiful!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Lovely cards, Virginia, the splatter and soft coloring with those flowers looks fantastic!

Cindy C. said...

Beautiful inspirations!! Thanks for the eye candies!

Marsha Lewis said...

Your creativity helps get my creative juices flowing! Can't wait to try this techinque!

Pam said...

Gorgeous - simply gorgeous!

Cheri said...

These cards are stunning! I love the variations you achieved.

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful design and coloring Virginia. TFS both your beauties. Hugs, Nancy

Candice Lin said...

I have yet to really play with the Misti but this is a great stamp set for such. Love the touch of gold outlining the images on the card.

asmita said...

Very beautiful cards.

asmita said...

Very beautiful cards.

mycraftysmell said...

Lovely cards. I want some coloured embossing powder now. That blue is beautiful! Melanie x

Pat said...

These two cards are really beautiful Virginia and it is amazing how different they can look with just one or two changes. x

Handcrafted by Helen said...

Such beautiful water colour background cards, I love the two different colour variations, just lovely

Mom and wife. said...

Very lovely Watercolor cards.

Sherri said...

Lovely cards! What a great list of challenges!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful cards, love the Botanical Garden set and it works so well with the splatter challenge!

Juliana Michaels said...

What a great hop! It's so wonderful to learn about some new challenge blogs! Love your cards!!!

Nora N. said...

What fabulous cards!! I love what you did with this stamp set. The gold is stunning!!

Dana said...

Amazing cards!!! Wish I had a Misti to do these amazing techniques!!

Shirley N said...

Beautiful cards! TFS these techniques with us.

Gwen said...

Two wonderful cards! I've never played along with your challenges but now I might have to join in!

Mary-Anne V said...

Love the two very different looks you created with this stamp set.

Denise Gutshall said...

Two very stunning cards! Thanks for the inspiration!

RANDI COOK said...

What beautiful cards!

Carey Nusbaum said...

What beautiful cards! I love the look of the antique gold embossing powder! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win a gift certificate!

Carolee McCaslin said...

Your cards are so pretty!!! Love them and Altenew:)

Donna said...

The gold embossing with the flowers is so pretty1

Barbara Baxter said...

Beautiful cards! The first one is almost ethereal. I also love the 2nd card with the turquoise embossing powder instead of the gold. It is amazing how different the cards are with just different color embossing powder. The "splats" really make the cards, though, I think. Thanks for sharing!

turk1002 said...

I especially like the green embossing powder. Would never think to use that. Beautiful work. Thank you for the inspiration.

Rebecca Ednie said...

Wow, so beautiful! I love them.

Loly Borda said...

Both versions of your card are beautiful! TFS

Marilyn Jensen said...

Nice embossing with the gold powder...makes everything stand out. My favorite is the blue background card.

Linby said...

What a wonderful effective you've achieved, I love them.

Theresa said...

Love your beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

Sue McRae said...

Beautiful colourful cards! Love seeing the embossing done in green!

Lesley Miller said...

Love your watercolor technique. How did you know watercolor was my latest obsession?
Blessings and blue skies!

Kelly Chevron said...

lovely cards! thx for the chance to win!

Farida Rone said...

Thanks for the opportunity to play along!

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!!! Really Beautiful cards!!

Marianne said...

Gorgeous cards, Virginia, but the one on the right is definitely my favourite, but then I'm a sucker for aquas and teals.

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Beautiful cards! My favorite is the pink one!

Sarah M said...

I love these cards, especially the one with the gold embossing. So pretty!

Karen B. said...

Gorgeous projects! I have always loved spray mists.

Egret said...

Wow...the sample are so beautiful. Love the soft colors!

pamboe said...

Your card certainly did inspire me! I am seeing your gold embossing with Christmas reds and greens!

Dan Arnold said...

Wow, both of these cards are beautiful. I was shocked at the difference the embossing powder and color scheme can make. I didn't even notice at first that they were stamped exactly the same (thanks Misti). Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful designs.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are so beautiful! Love the mix of colors!

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous cards! So glad I am checking out this hop!

Satori said...

Great cards! Love the effect with a coloured outline rather than the usual black.

Alaska .Kris said...

Oh you spatter to perfection!

kittykat3308 said...

Beautiful projects

Kathleen

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL cards Virginia, LOVE your colours and splatters - THANK YOU for sharing!!!
... dare I confess that I haven't tried these techniques before? That being said, I did get some Color Shine today, so I look forward to joining the CREATIVE FUN :)

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Wow! Such stunning cards!

Kleri F said...

Beautiful cards!Thank you for sharing.

Georgee said...

Such beautiful cards! Really like this stamp .

stephmadeitforyou said...

Great card and great for mass production!! :)

Connie MacFarlane said...

A great theme and two beautiful cards! Thanks for the inspiration.

Heather said...

Your two cards are beautiful! They definitely have an artsy feel to them. I think I like the gold one the best, it looks so rich.

Kerry Gibson said...

Lovely cards

loulou said...

Great cards. I really like how the same design can look so different just using colour.

Mary Holshouser said...

The same basic pattern but using different colors - makes
such a unique look (my favorite is the blue)
The cards are beautiful -- love all of that gold.
The splatters do enhance the background.
thanks for sharing.

Sherry Butcher said...

Wonderful effects on both cards. Love the colors along with your style. Thanks for sharing.

Dena Schaufele said...

This is my first time at your blog. Looking forward to this challenge blog hop.

Robyn Oliver said...

Your cards are so pretty and magical, Virginia - love them

sharpstamps said...

It is interesting to see the same design in different colours. They are both lovely.

Sandi Marson said...

I love my Misti and thanks for sharing another great way to use it!! Love the cards and the spray is beautiful!

Elle Kay said...

Love the splatter! Your cards are beautiful!

Debbie Vasel said...

Love the card with the gold.

Erum said...

love love love!!

Rebeca Martinsson said...

The embossing images look gorgeous on top of this awsome watercolours. TFS.

Carol Ric said...

Very pretty cards.

Greta said...

Oh wow--what artistic cards you made, Virginia! I finally have an Altenew set & hope I can get something made for this fun blog hop challenge!

Kathy Mc said...

Love your artsy cards, Virginia, and what a fun challenge! Spray, Mist and Splatter effects are so fun and add so much to the outcome.

Tracy said...

These cards are so pretty, thanks for being part of this fun hop and for having a challenge blog!

Ashley Wells said...

What a fun challenge! One way this method is a challenge for me is because this gives up my control haha. But I'd love to try and use my mind spray and do a foiled technique too!

Christy Designs said...

Beautiful cards !
Love both of them with great embossing

Roxana Carranza said...

Virginia your cards are just beautiful!! I have this stamp set and I definitely will try the embossing with it....astonishing. Thank you for the inspiration :-)

NM said...

Beautiful cards with soft colors and harmony, love them !

Cindy McIntosh said...

I'm obsessed with the splatter effect!

StampinLouie said...

I love the Botanical Garden set. Your cards are beautiful

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Wow..beautiful cards...love both of them..

Norine said...

Such pretty cards. Good luck to all hugs

Jerzey Girl said...

Beautiful Cards

Seemaa said...

Very beautiful cards, love the technique, also a wonderful bloghop.

Preety said...

loved your cards! very pretty. my favorite part about them was the spatter effect!

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