Hello Altenew friends! This is Virginia here. I hope today's post will prompt you to stretch your Altenew supplies and see them with fresh eyes! Basically I want you to take out your Altenew inks, stamps and dies… and play some mix-and-match!
I started out with the Layered Cityscape Cover Die B. The best thing about the Cover Dies is that you can use one plate individually or combine it with the companion set. I purposely left the tiny windows in the Cityscape intact and applied colors with the Altenew Inks.
Do you know that Altenew Inks can work like watercolors? I love how the colors can blend once you add a tiny drop of water. I simply swiped the inks onto a piece of acetate (you can use the ones from the packaging). With a paint brush, I can easily color the Cityscape image however I like. You can use Bristol paper or watercolor paper for this purpose. The inks I used are: Seashore Oval Set/ Mini Ink Cube, Warm & Cozy Oval Set/ Mini Ink Cube, Cool Summer Night Oval Set/ Mini Ink Cube, Shades of Purple Oval Set/ Mini Ink Cube, Green Fields Oval/ Mini Ink Cube and Red Cosmos Oval/Mini Ink Cube.
Once I finished adding watercolors, I set it aside and let it dry. To keep the image prominent, I trimmed off the top frame of the Layered Cityscape Cover Die B. I thought it would be neat to stamp some small tree branches. Floral Shadow Stamp Set seems like a good choice for this Spring in the city scene! I stamped the leaves with Tropical Forest Mini Ink Cube/ Oval Set. The sentiment from Extra Special compliments the Inline Alpha Die perfectly, don't you think?
There is definitely a lot of mixing in this card and yet the colors and size are perfectly matched. I hope you are inspired to stretch your Altenew supplies and explore the possibilities. You will be amazed what you can come up with. Lastly, whether you live in the country or in the city, wish you “Happy Earth Day”!
Amazing design Virginia, and a very clever way to stretch your supplies! Thank you for the inspiration! Have a wonderful day!
Nice use of colors for a beautiful outcome! Thank you for sharing!!
Beautiful and stunning card, Virginia! Love how it looks like you are peeking through the trees at the city. WONDERFUL colors.
This is a gorgeous card!! I love doing watercolor like this, and you did it beautifully. And I love how you added tree branches. Just so lovely. Thanks so much for sharing!
I love it! It’s a perfect card for Earth Day in the city.
I love this Virginia, very pretty indeed! The branches look great on your card and I love it when I can stretch my supplies. TFS and Happy Earth Day to you as well!
Virginia, this is a wonderful card. I love what you did with the colored cityscape. The scene is a great Earth Day celebration. Thanks for sharing it.
That is very refreshing and I love the branches …. very pretty!
Awesome card with such pretty colors! Love the cityscape die!
Gorgeous card! Thank for sharing this technique!
Beautiful card Virginina, love the colors – so striking but soft too. Stunning vista, and the black sentiments perfect :-0)
I LOVE this! I just received my Layered Cityscape Cover Die B. I ordered from winning a ALTENEW blog hop! I’m so excited to try this! Thank you
Love this beautiful card. I, too, think it’s fun to create new looks by combining different stamp sets! As you say, more creativity from our “stash of stuff”! :)
Your combination of the cover plate and the leaves is so nice, Virginia! Love the watercolor you did, too.
This is gorgeous and I love your composition and the way you ink/color everything!
Beautiful! Love, love it! Very cool. When I win one of your blog hops I will use the money to buy some of your inks cubes!
Really Fabulous card!!!
Fab!! Love it :)
Oh, this is beautiful, Virginia!
I love this card. I think Virginia is very inventive to use this die and stamp together. Lovely.
Beautiful colors & wonderful, creative design, Virginia! Fun to see that cover plate used on it’s own!
I love the cityscape and your interpretation with the colors is wonderful!
Beautiful and colorful. I didn’t know you could watercolor with these inks. Thank you and happy earth day.
Very pretty Virginia! I like the stamped greenery on top and the colorful buildings.
A very creative card, love the soft colors!
Love the colors!!