Blossoming Creativity Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in Total Prizes!)

by Lydia Evans

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Hey there, crafty friends! Lydia here! Get ready for more creative projects coming your way! I'm so excited to share with you this month's Blossoming Creativity Blog Hop and Giveaway (with a total of $300 in prizes!) featuring stunning new items from the Just Imagine Collection!

This month's release is filled with gorgeous and must-have paper crafting supplies, so read on to see more products in action and enjoy project inspirations. We're bringing you MORE ideas with these new products to get your creative juices flowing.  Make sure you hop along and leave comments on each blog hop stop for more chances of winning in the giveaway!

Just Imagine Collection

Just Imagine: delicate cherry blossoms, abundant peonies, and elegant greenery. This enchanting release encompasses all of these and more! We have fallen in love with the floral products, but have not forgotten to include modern geometric elements and versatile sentiments. There are also a few craft room basics/essentials in the mix, with all you need to create your own sentiments or page titles and oh-so-versatile labels and tags. Are you ready to get crafty? Just imagine all that you can create!

Blossoming Creativity Blog Hop Project Inspiration

Today, I'll be sharing a fun technique to give a faux sketched look to kickstart the Blossoming Creativity Blog Hop for this month.Blossoming Creativity Blog Hop

I started by stamping the large image from the Cherry Blossoms Bunch Stamp Set repeatedly onto a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2″ panel of white cardstock using Vanilla Cream Crisp Dye Ink. Once that was done, I colored the images using the coordinating Cherry Blossoms Bunch Layering Stencil Set. I used Strawberry, Orange Cream, Lemon Ice, Mint Choc, Blueberry, and Soft Lilac Crisp Dye Ink for the flowers and Pistachio Crisp Dye Ink for the leaves.

To add extra interest and the ‘faux sketched' look, I added details using Woodless Coloring Pencils. I traced around the outlines of the images and added simple shading to create this effect. I used Rubellite, Orange Cream, Maple Yellow, Grass Field, Volcano Lake, Tide Blue, Midnight Violet, and Yellow Ochre Pencils. Lydia's project inspiration for the Blossoming Creativity Blog HopOnce I completed the panel, I trimmed 1/2″ off of one edge. Before adding this to my card base, I added a strip of patterned paper from the Essential Black & White Paper Pack. The sentiment is from Bold Sentiments Stamp Set.20221022 111408 1To see how this card came together, please watch the video below. Or over on YouTube:

Giveaway Prizes

Blog Hop Giveaway 4 1$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 11/03/2022 for a chance to win. Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 11/04/2022.

Blog Hop List

Blossoming Creativity Blog HopHere's the list of all the amazing designers joining the Blossoming Creativity Blog Hop. Make sure you drop by each stop and leave them plenty of love!

Altenew Blog

Adriana Arminio

Caly Person

Jeanette Jones

Lilith Eeckels

Michelle Short

Annemarie Caister

Betty Wright

Donna Walls

Meghan Kennihan

Michelle Burnier

Amy Hill

Bridget Casey

Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you find loads of joy and inspiration with our Blossoming Creativity Blog Hop!

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Isabel Z October 28, 2022 - 9:32 AM

The DT has created such beauty.

Jeanne Rice October 28, 2022 - 5:45 PM

Love the soft colors and detail from the colored pencil.

Marisela Delgado October 28, 2022 - 7:02 PM

Love, love, love this!

Virginia Lu October 28, 2022 - 9:01 PM

Big thanks to the DT and Guest Designers for such a great inspirational hop!! Love it!

Shelly Farrington October 29, 2022 - 1:37 AM

Absolutely stunning ! Love the large stamp. :)

Gerrina October 29, 2022 - 3:28 AM

Oh wow so much new inspiration! Love it!

Nancy Wilcox October 29, 2022 - 11:06 AM

Love this collection and all the inspiration.

Greta H October 29, 2022 - 11:16 AM


fitkitty1 October 29, 2022 - 4:45 PM

Oh this card looks absolutely amazing! Beautiful colouring too! So glad I stopped by! Actually I’m just popping in from the Cat Lovers Hop to thank you for your generous sponsorship! Your support is much appreciated!

Altenew November 1, 2022 - 7:57 PM

Aww, thank you!

Lauryne Cunningham October 30, 2022 - 10:40 AM

Love the colored pencil detail on the flowers, Lydia!

Pai C Meng October 30, 2022 - 8:59 PM

This set just got added to my wish list!!!

Jayne Haumschild October 31, 2022 - 10:02 AM

The cards and this new set is fabulous.

Denise Bryant October 31, 2022 - 1:02 PM

Beautiful card by Lydia! I love the floral design and colors!

Bo Gilmore November 2, 2022 - 12:41 AM

Hi Lydia, thank you for showing that vanilla cream ink can be used for no line coloring. Your card is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with me.

Anita Art November 2, 2022 - 7:04 AM

Beautiful … Cherry Blossoms Bunch Stamp Set is one of my favorites. I love those flowers and all color combinations we can do with it.

Sheri Willard November 2, 2022 - 4:45 PM

What a stunning card! Who wouldn’t love to receive this beauty?!?!

Lynn Chan November 2, 2022 - 7:03 PM

Wow love this card! Cherry Blossoms are beautiful!

Jeanne Beam November 2, 2022 - 7:04 PM

Such a gorgeous card! Love the colors! Thanks for sharing.


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