Saturday, August 22, 2020

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Calla Lily Release Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hello Friends! We have a new Paint-a-Flower stamp set available at Altenew ... the Calla Lily! The nice thing about the Paint-a-Flower series is, aside from it being a gorgeous floral image to color, that it's a little less than half as expensive than the Build-a-Flower sets because these do not come with dies. So it's perfect for focusing on coloring techniques.

If you are currently hopping along, you may have come from the blog of Norine Borys, but if not feel free to start at the beginning at the Altenew Blog.


I'm still on my mission to build up sympathy cards, and I thought the sophisticated nature of the Calla Lily would be a perfect fit. So I got out my Altenew watercolors (which happen to be 20% off now) and started building layers of color.


Love how dark the purples came out. It looks very velvety.


Some black spatter seemed appropriate for a sympathy card, instead of my typical gold spatter.

Paint-a-Flower: Calla Lily

 Giveaway Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 8/27/2020 for a chance to win. We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 08/30/2020.

Special Offer:
Get 20% off on the Watercolor Essential 12 Pan Set until 8/24/2020 at 11:59 PM EDT or while supplies last. Not valid on previous purchases. Shop HERE.

Your next stop on this hop is Lilith Eeckels with a fabulous project!

Thanks so much for stopping!
-Kelly



Here's the blog hop list:

65 comments:

  1. Love the background on your card it really set off the beautiful purple Calla Lilies.

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  2. Your choice of purple for the flowers was perfect for a sympathy card. The finished project was simple and tasteful - just what is called for at sad times.

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  3. Great pick of colors for your calla lilies, Kelly. Purple is the color of sorrow. Like the soft blending of color on your base paper, and the paint splatters, which show off this newest PAF so well. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. Never an easy card to make but you have done such a beautiful job

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  5. Such a beautiful card. Your color blending was so well done.

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  6. Oh gosh, purple Calla Lilies are just beautiful! Outstanding.

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  7. I HAVE SOME THAT COLOR!!! These are so pretty!

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  8. The coloring is just amazing! And the card looks great!

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  9. So beautiful! :) Lovely coloring.

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  10. I LOVE these in purple! Perfect coloring!

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  11. Very tastefully done.
    You described the Purple flowers so well, they look velvety smooth!
    Purple is my favorite color. This new set has so many possibilities.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  12. The purple is so pretty! I Love how you layered the sentiment as well! This card is beautiful!

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  13. The purple is very nice. Love your card

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  14. Agree, Sympathy cards are lacking in my stock as well. Nice one here that meets the mark. Colors look great and uplifting knowing it was handmade from the heart.

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  15. I really like this month’s calla lily set and your coloring is stunning. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  16. Love the background and deep purple flowers!

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  17. I do love your purple flowers. gorgeous.

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  18. Purple!! Someone finally did them in purple! LOL so pretty and the lilies make such a fabulous sympathy card

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  19. Gorgeous flowers! I love the purple! Thanks so much for the inspiration. Take care! :)

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  20. Lovely card with beautiful colors! Really pretty Paint-A-Flower set!

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  21. Love your flowers, it is simply gorgeous.

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  22. This is simply beautiful...gorgeous color palette and card design

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  23. Lovely card. Perfect, elegant sympathy card,

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  24. Such gorgeous colors!!! Love the depth of your piece! Beautiful!!

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  25. Beautiful! I love the soft background colors!

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  26. Such a beautiful card!! Love your color choices!

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  27. Beautiful card. Love the purple flowers and the soft background.

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  28. Oh my goodness this is stunning! I’m amazed at how many ideas, colors, and mediums are used by all of the card makers. TYFS

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  29. Fabulous card! I love the purple Calla Lilies!!! But what really blew me away was your background colors! Incredible!!! Thank you!

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  30. Calla lilies are quite often used for sympathy as you have done. I do see other cards that also look nice for everyday. Stunning card. TFS

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  31. Your card is very pretty. I love the soft background.

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  32. Beautiful card. I love the purple calla lilies and the shaded background is gorgeous.

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  33. Beautiful colors! Thanks for sharing!

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  34. Really beautiful card, LOVE the purple calla lilies, yes very velvety looking! Also really love your softly ink blended background.

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  35. So gorgeous! Love the purple.

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  36. Nice coloring example. I like these in purple.

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  37. Your purple callas are stunning. Love your card.

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  38. Love this purple
    Calla Lily!
    Carla from Utah

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  39. Simply gorgeous, beautiful colours.

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  40. Those purples are delicious! Almost like a plum or eggplant color! Absolutely gorgeous :-)

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  41. Beautiful!!! I love how many gorgeous colors can be used with these calla lilies.

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  42. Very pretty. I too need to have sympathy cards at the ready (such an essential and meaningful way to support our loved ones)and this stamp and your card design are great for that. And a change in color and some gold splatters would be perfect for a happier occasion.

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  43. Love the purple calla lily! Beautiful card.

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  44. Excellent choice of colors and design for your card. The faded out background really grounds the flowers!

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  45. Kelly, those smoky greens and purples look stunning together!I agree- when I saw the callas, I thought it was perfect for that gentle sympathy touch. Thanks so much!

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  46. Hi Kelly... Beautiful coloring on those lilies.

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  47. So pretty. I like the deep purple color.

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  48. Even before I read the sentiment, I knew this was a sympathy card. Don’t get me wrong, the card is beautiful. You just did a fabulous job coloring it and choosing the perfect colors. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work!

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  49. Love the lilies in purple, Kelly, with just a touch of blue and green in the background. Such a perfect sympathy card.

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  50. Very pretty. Thanks for the inspiration

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  51. Kelly! This is so elegant! My friend's wedding bouquet had dark calla lilies just like these you've colored. Looks fantastic!

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  52. I love the color you chose for these flowers, beautiful deep purple.

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  53. Wow Kelly :) This card is sooooo appropriate for the sympathy sentiment!!! Love the purple with the calla lily! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  54. That is just a beautiful sympathy card -- so often they are too bland in color. Really excellent.

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly