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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

My First Altenew

Good morning (or afternoon or evening)!  I hope all is well and good in your world today.  I have yet more stamping to share today.  Share 'em if you've got 'em, right?  I recently purchased my first Altenew stamps.  Golden Garden for the flowers, and Wishing You for the sentiment.  We danced around each other for a while and then I thought it was time to sit down and play.

There are a lot of different stamps in the Golden Garden set and it took some figuring on scrap paper to decide how best to put them together.  Ultimately I used just three of its stamps and made a very simple card.




I like the brush stroke look of this set and really just wanted something super easy to color.  A few strokes and dabs with limited Copics was all it required to look passable.  You could do more or less.  It's hard for me to leave well enough alone.

This is one leaf stamp and one seed cluster, each stamped twice with no masking.  The flower was cut out and glued on.  I drew intersecting lines with a black Copic Spica glitter pen and accented behind the image panel with a black Memory Box Riviera Corner.

More playing is in order with these stamps as there are about 15,000 different things you can do with them.  That number, by the way, is unverified, but you can do a lot.

I'm off and running again.  Have a good day!


Stamps:  Altenew Golden Garden (flowers) and Wishing You (sentiment  Paper:  Neenah Classic White for image panel, Neenah 110 lb white for card base, SU Marigold Morning, black  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics for coloring  Accessories:  Queen & Co sequins, Copic Spica Pitch Black glitter pen, Memory Box Riviera Corner

24 comments:

  1. Another lovely creation my friend! I actually followed the link to check out the stamps and then thought...what in the world are you doing. I have stamps in drawers that I have never inked and now is not the time to start buying again. So I restrained myself but I do love what you did with them!

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  2. Holy moly I'm drooling! What a stunner and that corner is so elegant and pretty! Beautiful design and your flowers look amazing! It's so wet and miserable here today ... I've got the lights on and it's morning! Thankfully I can hop around Blogland and be cheered up with beauties like this.

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  3. Wow. Wow. WOWWWW! You did an amazing job! I am sure (I HOPE) this is the first of many!
    Gorgeous design my friend!

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  4. LESLIE!!! you were made for Altenew. so gorgeous!!

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  5. Simply beautiful!! The stamp is gorgeous and it looks like you spent hours on it...I sure do love the new stamps I have been seeing and this one is no exception! I have been buying a few of the layering stamps and hope to use them soon!...Anyhow another stunning card! It is cold her today (this morning) something like 19 out....you know where I will be today, all cozy in my messy room!

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  6. Leslie, I am always most attracted to cards containing nature and some sort of geometric design. Having that black, linear grid going through the beautifully arranged floral spray layered atop white with the amazingly delicate Memory Box die really brings a lot of shapes - delicate as they are, to your pink wonders. I especially like the coloring technique where each petal has one dark side, one less dark side, and a whitish interior. Looks amazing, as though lots of light is coming forth! It would be great for the Pretty in Pink challenge at Cardz 4 Galz. LOVE IT!

    Hoping your spring weather is there. We had 2 nights of freezing over the week-end, but now everything is back to normal. Today is foggy - I always enjoy looking over the pasture when the fog visits. :-)
    love,
    de

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  7. What a stunning card! I like your lines behind the images and the coloring is beautiful. Some of my favorite colors!

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  8. Gorgeous CAS design, Leslie. I love how you loosely colored your pretty bouquet of flowers and leaves and your intersecting lines that pulled your bouquet and pretty sentiment together. Such a pretty, soothing Spring creation my friend. TFS Hugs...more rain today, but your card is a really bright spot in my day :-)

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  9. Another awesome card! I've never heard of this stamp company, but will have to look for it now! This is just gorgeous! You have that magic touch for putting your beautiful coloring together with amazing dies & designing mini masterpieces! You always leave me in awe!

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  10. beautiful. Love AlteNew stamps. Have a great day

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  11. Another one fit for a frame. You did a wonderful job keeping it CAS but striking. That die cut is perfect here. Don't think I have seen it before, and I would never have thought to use it the way you did. Soo amazing.

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  12. Lovely. Really like the black behind the card.

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  13. Oh, Leslie, this is simply GORGEOUS! I love the beautiful arrangement you've stamp and how you've colored it and added the wonderful lines. And adding the black matting with this great Memory Box die. Stunning as always, sweet friend! (Finally getting back into the swing of things today! Yay!) Hugs! xoxo

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  14. Love Altenew stamps, I have`nt seen this set, they are gorgeous designs and beautiful colouring, love how you made it come together with your black lines Leslie and MB corner swirl.
    Hugs Pam x

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  15. Well Miss Leslie, for your first Altenew card you did a fabulous job! This is gorgeous! I love your design and how you coloured this. The black lines and the black riviera corner finish your card nicely. I can't wait to see more stunning cards you make with this set.

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  16. So beautiful, Leslie! I purchased a set of Altnew stamps and the dies (I think) last year but haven't tried them yet. I admire your card because it's so pretty...and because I think it's different from your standard cards. Wow...such a nice creation!

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  17. Oh WOW Leslie. This is so beautiful. What a gorgeous image and love the black die you used. Such gorgeous watercoloring.

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  18. Wow! Another stunning creation. Just love it and the swirly die in the corner. Beautiful coloring as usual.

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  19. Beautiful! I like the way you just brushed these as you said Leslie. Great new stamps for you and I might go take a look at this set.

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  20. Oh is that ever stunning, you sure did achieve the look of painting on these, wow it is beautifully done!! I do love how you are using your dies with them too! 15,000 ways wow you are going to be a busy girl finding out if you can get that many ;) Hope you have a great weekend!!

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  21. So beautiful! I love the way you colored this image, Leslie.

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  22. OH. OH. OOH!!! Leslie, this is absolutely my bestest, newest favorite of any card you've done! How's that for really, really lovin' this?! You've always been a master with your Copics, but the layout using the Spica pen and the die cut really put the icing on this gorgeous card! WOW!

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  23. How is it possible that every card you create is my favorite??? Simply WOW!

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  24. Simple card maybe but very beautiful and love the watercolour effect
    carol x

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