Friday, June 1, 2018

Altenew Build-A-Flower for Release: Larkspur




Welcome to Build A Flower
Larkspur!

Here is a brief description provided by Altenew:
Larkspurs belong to the buttercup family and are native throughout the Northern Hemisphere. The flowers bloom in a variety of colors from white to blue-violet.
Larkspur flowers are irregularly shaped and bloom loosely along a vertical stem.

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I used some pretty intense colors for a tropical feel and watercolored a loose relaxed 
background for a beachy theme.

I inked the outline layer and added clear embossing to add a little texture and shine. Black enamel accents dotted for even more dimension.




Just a little gold adds shine 
and elegance!



 



Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners!
Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by June 9th for a chance to win.
6 winners will be announced on the
Altenew blogs on
6/9/2018.

ALSO.....
YES, there is ALSO a chance to win on my BLOG!!!!!
Comment for a chance to receive a $20 gift certificate!
Winner will be announced
6/6/2018



Take some You Time Card: Catherine Pooler Inks: Tiara, Flirty Fuschia, Bellini, Tiki Torch, Melon Ice, Lime Rickey, Grass Skirt
Enjoy Your Day Card: Hero Arts Shadow Inks: Navy, Pool, Dusty Blue, Cornflower, Mint Julep, Emerald Green, Tide Pool

Gold Accent: Ranger Stickles Golden Rod
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    46 comments:

    Debra Rumpza said...

    Gorgeous coloring on your two cards. ONe thing I love about larkspur is that they have such an amazing array of colors!

    Macimbalo said...

    Love these cards and those flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Betty Keefe said...

    such wonderful bright cards Kimberly!

    Ksenija @Sweet Kobylkin said...

    Kimberly, both cards are gorgeous! Love the blue flowers card. What did you use as gold accents for it? - Sweet Kobylkin

    Kirsty Vittetoe said...

    LOVE these ♥

    Carol Didier said...

    Your larkspurs are beautiful! I can see that one would never tire of creating differing colorful versions. This BAF set is going on my Altenew wishlist.

    Dee Earnshaw said...

    very creative cards - love how the flowers go off the page - very inspiring:)

    Teresa Doyle said...

    WOW Kimberly, these are so beautiful. While admiring your work on the blue larkspur, I realized that one could probably use this also as a poinsettia. I hadn't noticed this throughout the hop until seeing your second card but with shading in the right places it would look beautiful too, IMHO.
    Beautifully done.

    Erum Tasneem said...

    Absolutely fabulous card!

    LauraJane:) said...

    You have a way with the color BLUE..and I LOVE the shades of orange Larkspur too!

    Joy Meadows said...

    this BAF stamp set is amazing! And, you have made two gorgeous cards with it. The blue one is my favorite, but the orange one is very pretty, too.

    Virginia Lu said...

    Both are DROP.DEAD.GORGEOUS!! You rock this set, Kimberly!! The details and colors are simply amazing!

    Char K said...

    love the colors you chose--and now I know what a larkspur is! :)

    Barbara said...

    Love both versions of this beautiful larkspur design on your cards.

    Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

    Beautiful cards ! I loved the first one a bit more..vibrant !

    Carmela Hubler said...

    These are amazing flowers! So delicate and pretty. Love the colors and all the details you added.

    Patti said...

    These are beautiful. I particularly love the blues. Thanks for sharing your work!

    Lisa Moline said...

    Gorgeous cards! I love the colors you chose, especially the blues! Thank you for the inspiration!

    Cynthia Cole said...

    Such lovely flowers with a tropical color scheme.

    Jan said...

    WOW...what BEAUTIFUL cards...could not even pick a favorite - LOL! TFS!

    lostinpaper said...

    Both of your designs are stunning Kimberly, although I do have to say that the blue purple version with the glittery centres seriously just pops off the card front! You have made this set shine!

    Kelsey Thomas said...

    Beautiful cards!

    Helen Budz said...

    How clever to take the exquisite floral colors on your cards from photos of the actual plants. Both the cards and plants are so lovely. Thanks for sharing both.

    Angelica Conrad said...

    You ROCKED it Kimberly!!

    Brandi R said...

    Boy oh boy are these stunning!!! LOVE them both ♥

    Glenda Hubert said...

    One stamp set, two totally different cards! Lovely!

    Iris said...

    Stunnig cards - love the vibrant colors and the tropical feel.

    Annette Allen said...

    Kimberly your cards are stunning.. love the colors combos.. they are so pretty

    Melissa Friedrich said...

    Beautiful cards! I love the bright color combo on the tropical one, and the soft beachy watercolor background too. The blue one is so stunning and I love the sentiments too. This BAF Larkspur is soooo pretty!

    Sandy S. said...

    I especially love your blue larkspurs, but the tropical card is really pretty, too.

    Lynne said...

    Your blue and green card for me is the hit of the hop. Absolutely lovely. The build-a-flower series is fabulous. My favorite is still the build-a-flower rose but they are all wonderful.

    blaze said...

    Both of your cards are so gorgeous, but I have to admit that I did a lot of staring at your second card. Imagining that I could do something like that!

    Sue D said...

    Love both of these color choices.

    Miriam Prantner said...

    Just beautiful! I'm especially loving the card with the blues, with the gorgeous red and gold sparkle floral centers, so striking!

    Annalisa Young said...

    Wow, these are gorgeous. The DT has gone above and beyond with this release. I love the embossing powder on the orange flower. I wouldn't have thought that pink would work, but it's amazing, especially against the watercolor-y background. And then the blue flowers with the golden stamen are fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing all these lovely cards with us!

    Dana M said...

    Wow, just look at those amazing cards! The first is fantastically vibrant and tropical. I love the combination of blue and blue/teal in the second card.

    shy324 said...

    Beautiful cards. The black really sets of your organge flowers!

    jen said...

    These are so beautiful, Kimberly!

    Denise Bryant said...

    Beautiful cards! Love the tropical look for your 1st card! Those colors are beautiful!

    jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

    I've been waiting to have time to do the blog hop and what a gift to see your Larkspur in two beautiful color sets! So glad to see your details and gorgeous color choices!!! Your work is fabulous and wishing I had more money!!

    Liz Ford said...

    I felt like I was back in Hawaii with your beautiful orange larkspur coloring on the beachy background! How spectacular and fresh feeling. The vibrancy is amazing and so fun! Thanks for sharing!

    Nanabev said...

    WOW!! Such amazing colors used for these cards!! So beautiful! Thank you for sharing your techniques!! bkchester

    Stacey Kowbel said...

    Beautiful cards! The colours you used for both are gorgeous!

    Karthikha said...

    Super beautiful cards!! Bright and bold :)

    Vicki Dutcher said...

    WOWZA! Beautiful, vivid color. I love these cards!!

    F. Andre said...

    Both colourways are so pretty. Thanks for the inspiration.