Sunday, September 24, 2017

hopping with Altenew!


Today we are hopping with our friends at Altenew to celebrate the release of the latest United We Flourish stamps & die set, Poppy Fields!
This is such a beautiful set, with some stunning (and signature) Altenew layering. Today I want to share Poppy Fields with 4 of my favorite mediums...

#1. Altenew Crisp Inks

The Altenew ink families make layering pretty much a no brainer! I used the Blush, Rouge and Crimson from the Red Sunset mini cube set and added a navy color from Memento - Paris Dusk. A little layering tip from me, start from the inside and work out. I find it much easier to line things up correctly if I stamp the smallest piece, like the poppy center, and work out to the piece that is really considered the "background".

#2. Distress Inks
This card started with a messy watercolor background using Abandoned Coral & Carved Pumpkin. I stamped the outline poppy in Paris Dusk and colored it with Distress Markers - Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick and Carved Pumpkin.

#3. Distress Oxides

This is a technique I love and I feel like this photo doesn't really do it justice, resist with Distress Oxide. I created a messy oxide background using Abandoned Coral and Spiced Marmalade. When it was dry, I stamped the middle poppy layer in Abandoned Coral, stamped the poppy background over it in VersaMark and embossed with clear powder (and the sentiment too). And then everything got covered in a wash of Salty Ocean.

#4. Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers
And I think the Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers are basically always a good idea! They are so vibrant and fun to use!

Thanks so much for hopping by! Your next stop is the amazing Lydia Evans' blog! Prepare to be seriously WOW-ed! And make sure you stop by The Classroom too because there are prizes! 4 randomly selected commenters will win a gift certificate!

Have a great day!
Carly 

54 comments:

Jeanne said...

These are beautiful! And inspiring.

Pitney said...

Such pretty colors on these poppies

Sundaystamper said...

What amazing and different ways to use these poppies!!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous creations Carly!

Bobby said...

Thanks for sharing the lovely poppies in all four mediums, Carly. If nothing else prompts me to get this set, your demonstration will.

LauraJane:) said...

Hi Carly! Your card with Blue watercolor wash is so Lovely!

stamper101 said...

Beautiful cards!

I Card Everyone said...

CarlyTee! you've used the most wonderful colors together for your stunning cards! Yay for ORANGE but that addition of NAVY is just out of this world gorgeous!!!
=]

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous layering poppies and beautiful backgrounds on your lovely cards!

bev p said...

Well of course you have to make it with every medium you own! Most of my favorite stamps get broken in this way, even though I don't have as many toys as you do. Then I drive myself nuts because I can't decide which way I like best for next time! Thanks so much for all the creative input...including the option of trying a new color!

Sandie C said...

Great cards using such a geat stamp and die set. Love this one by Altnew an it is on my wish list.

Lisa - papergrace said...

WOW!! WOW!! WOW!! Carly!!! You took poppies to a whole new dimension, my sweet. They ALL look positively amazing. I love how you used navy as a base color. It's really different and something I would never have thought of to do. So bold! Stunning cards and techniques, my friend. ♥

Sally Malec said...

Stunning! Love your color choices for your ards.

Diana said...

Love all of these, especially the one with the Distress Ink background!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love your cards.

Terri Mansfield said...

These are lovely. I especially like how you used blue for the stems and sentiment on the first card. I struggle with using colors so this is a great help to me.

Susi K. said...

Such lovely inspiration for this new stamp set!

Helen Budz said...

Oh my!! These cards are incredible! Love everyone of them. tfs

Linda Knors said...

Great ways to use these stamps

Barbara said...

These are all so beautiful!

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

Absolutely beautiful cards !!

Rufred said...

How very creative...great ideas.

Jodi C. said...

Oh,wow!! More of your fabulous creations that show different ways to use the stamp with different inking or pigments. These are all so beautiful and inspiring! I wouldn't have thought a Distress Oxide technique would be my favorite with this stamp but it really is.....though they are all wonderful and I will be trying them as soon as my stamp arrives!! Thank You!!!💖💕💖

Patt H. said...

Love that you show so many different ways to color this amazing set. My favorite is the Distress Oxides. Great technique!

Tracy A said...

Gorgeous cards. My favorite is #2, the distress ink card.

Dana Joy said...

Holy WOW!!! Your cards are amazing Carly. That outlined one in blue has me squealing in delight. Great work on these cards.

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh my!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh my Carly these are fantastic. I need to get some Oxides, they really look lovely. These poppy stamps are just gorgeous.

McStamper said...

Love your beautiful card ideas.

Purple Princess said...

Gorgeous cards!!

Maxine M. said...

Don't you just love poppies? Great card.

Lynne said...

A big fan of distress oxides and Altenew. The DO card was my favorite

BeverlyBL said...

Thanks for the variety of coloring options. All of your poppies are just beautiful.

Liz O. said...

Lovely designs! This set is a must have, thanks for the inspiration!

Sue LD said...

Beautiful variety of techniques.

jan metcalf said...

Love how you used the oxide inks!

Barb said...

Lovely cards! Just beautiful!

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing...

barbara macaskill said...

Mind blowning, earth shattering and absolutely breathtaking cards! I especially love the yellow and orange card! It really shines! TFS!

Daria G. said...

I love the first one, so delicate and light!

M Strach said...

wOW! fANTASTIC!

Mrs T said...

Inspiring techniques. Lovely

Kim Faucher said...

Such inspiring cards!!!

ciny m said...

'especially love your distress oxide version!

Nicole B said...

I just love the abstract backgrounds and red-blue color combinations!

Bea Connor said...

All are beautiful but I truly love the blue. Great job!!

Stampin_melissa said...

Your artwork is beautiful, my favorite is your stunning last card. The colors are fabulous!

Karthikha said...

Super beautiful work!! Love the one with the distress oxides background! :)

Astrid said...

Thank you for showing so many different ways to use the stamps. I particularly like the the distress oxide ink version!

Lagene said...

WOWZERS! GORGEOUS cards!

Cyndi Morris said...

All these cards are beautiful. Such a versatile set.

Susan Eliot said...

LOVE these cards - and thanks for sharing the way that you created them! Shows how versatile the stamp set is.

Dawn Jones said...

I love the three very different techniques and how beautiful each card looks

Jean said...

Such wonderful techniques!