Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Altenew Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop


 Hello, Color Throwdown Fans!  It's Lynn here and today the Color Throwdown Challenge is excited to be participating in the Altenew Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop!  
To celebrate this fantastic blog hop, Altenew is giving away $35 gift certificates to FIVE lucky winners. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on October 17th, 2016.

Altenew is also offering a free gift with every purchase now through September 16. (No need to add to cart, we will include the Coffee Ring stamp set. Limit one per customer while supplies last.)
And....at the bottom of this post is a link where you can enter an Altenew project where 5 projects  from the entries will be chosen and featured on the Altenew blog on October 17th.
I created two cards using the beautiful Altenew stamp sets, Spring Daisy and the new Bamboo Rose.  I used our current Color Throwdown Challenge colors which are below, yellow, black and blue and had fun using my distress inks to watercolor on both cards.
For my first card, I created a mask of the largest daisy and stamped three of the outlined daisies onto watercolor paper.  I used mustard seed, wild honey, crushed olive and tumbled glass distress inks to do my watercoloring.  I used a banner of black cardstock to stamp and heat emboss my sentiment with white embossing powder and to finish off my card, I added black rhinestones and black & white bakers twine.


For my second card, I used the Bamboo Rose set and stamped the roses and sentiment onto watercolor paper.  I used most of the same colored distress inks as my first card except I added the color broken china for some of the leaves and small buds.  The butterfly was stamped onto a piece of scrap watercolor paper, watercolored and cut out and then adhered to my card front, popping up the wings.  To finish off my card, I added silver sequins and used some Wink of Stella glitter on the small buds and butterfly.

Below is the list of the Altenew Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop participants.

Enjoy the hop and don't forget to enter your Altenew project in the link below and comment for your chance to win!




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142 comments:

Sabrina said...

Beautiful cards and gorgeous coloring!!

Susan Eliot said...

These cards are beautiful. And I really love the colors!

Debra Rumpza said...

Gorgeous cards... I love the inspiration photo... those colors just pop together!

Karthikha said...

Beautiful cards! Love the yellow :)

Marcie Lovett said...

Love that color combination. The cards are wonderful!

Susie Sonnier said...

You "nailed" that Color Throw down. Such beautiful cards. Great job!

maria f. said...

Altenew blooms look so happy in your colors!!!

Pam H said...

I love these cards. They are beautiful. Hard to pick a favorite.

Leslie said...

Great cards, great products! Thank you!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Love the coloring on these cards it is very inspiring to see:)

Jean Arizona said...

The color combination is lovely. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work.

BunnyD said...

What fabulous colour matches and such cheery cards! Great job!

Karen Russell said...

Love the colors, great challenge. Happy hop!

Louise said...

Stunning yellow...WOW!!!

Karen Russell said...

What a gorgeous card, the colors a pop perfect! Love the Altenew stamps too! Happy hop!

Thordis said...

WOW! Your cards are so beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration :)

JanM said...

Love the "coloring outside the lines"! Along with splatters these are my favorite techniques! Thank you!

Kathy Thisted said...

love the way you created 2 totally different cards that are both stunning! thank you

Jeano said...

I love your bright and fun designs.

Sandra Heitman said...

Wow! Love, love, love the coloring on these cards. Absolutely stunning!!!

Annamarie's Blog said...

Such different cards, but so equally beautiful. The blue with yellow roses just jumps off the screen.

Arlene Rose said...

Love these cards!

Sue D said...

Beautiful floral cards using these colors.

Rowena Miniaci said...

Wow!!! Colors are absolutely gorgeous

Verna Angerhofer said...

Yellow and black are so gorgeous together. I love your cards.

Lynn Dalby said...

Lovely Cards, very summery, can't help but smile.

Jo Manna said...

Beautiful cards and great inspiration, THX
Best of success to the new Altenew challenge blog :D
jojosspot.wordpress.com

Macimbalo said...

So beautiful! Such amazing inspiration! Thank you!

Leah Tees said...

Beautiful cards, I love the bright colors!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

I loved the color combo and the cards are Beautiful !

Esther said...

These are both gorgeous. I love the blue and yellow combo, so fresh and sunny in feeling (very welcome as we have a storm here right now!). Lovely balanced layouts too. Thanks for sharing! Esther (Less is More DT)

Jillhq said...

Beautiful cards! Such pretty colors!

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

I absolutely LOVE the color combination and these cards are gorgeous!!!! Love the florals and the soft yellow with that blue.... so pretty!!!
Hugs,
Jo
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

pcm said...

gorgeous cards! not a color combo i would have done myself but it came out beautifully!

Eloise said...

Love the color combo..so sunny and cheerful. Beautiful cards.

Donna Hawkins said...

Stunning!

CraftyNatalie said...

Beautiful creations.

eliza said...

I love the color palette challenges! How fun!

Vannessa said...

Love this color combo! Yellow has really been calling to me lately!

Janet D. said...

Love this challenge blog! Beautiful card and the color combos is lovely!

Cynthia Cole said...

Love both of your cards and the colors are wonderful!

Nota Bene said...

These cards are so beautiful! I love the colour combination!

Karen Cash said...

love the yellows! The daisy stamp set is so versatile. Thanks so much for sharing.

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful cards in those gorgeous colors

Linda Kunsman said...

oooh wonderful cards using the throwdown inspiration piece!

craftjunkiesc said...

Oh goodness. This turquoise, yellow & black color combo is FANTASTIC. Just stunning card.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Loving that Bamboo Rose card ... a beauty. So happy to see your challenge on the blog hop. Congrats!

Pam said...

Why don't I use yellow more often? Look at how beautiful! I probably never thought to use this color combination. I'm going to do it.

Marilyn said...

Wonderful inspirations. Fantastic hop. Thank you.

Carmen said...

Your yellow and pale blue are a perfect color combination .

Laura P said...

love the yellow!

Mrsfish02 said...

Bamboo Rose is so beautiful. Love your color choices. Thanks for sharing.

Pat said...

Gorgeous

Bonnie J said...

Beautiful cards - love the watercolor look!

Russell Productions said...

I wish I could "throw down" color and have it look that good!

Helen said...

Great cards. They fit the colour throwdown brief perfectly. So beautiful!

Judy said...

Wow. Bold an beautiful. Love the yellow and turquoise. Thanks for sharing.

stampwithsandy said...

Such gorgeous florals! Love the colors!

jules said...

Beautiful and colorful cards!

Natalie Godfrey said...

Beautiful card and I love the color combo.

Lisa Petrella said...

Wow! Your cards are absolutely STUNNING!!! Love both of these!!

stephanie said...

Love the colors on these cards.

Karen Mills said...

Stunning!!! Absolutely Gorgeous... Beautiful

Ceal said...

Beautiful cards, love that color combo

Sheila H said...

Cool color combo!

Abby said...

Love the colors!

Mom and wife. said...

I love your card, so pretty.

Susie Moore said...

Such an exquisite card !!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What an absolutely fun hop!

Linda Carson said...

Love the color combos and these outstanding cards using those colors! Very creative!!

Leanne said...

Amazing cards in those beautiful colors.

Nandini said...

Both cards are really beautiful. I adore the color combo!

Linda Whitaker said...

Love the yellow flowers, design, layouts...thank you for sharing with us.

Linda Whitaker said...

Love the yellow flowers, design, layouts...thank you for sharing with us.

LauraJane:) said...

Lynn, both are STUNNING examples of Altenew stamped cards! I LOVE all the yellow:)) that second one simply SINGS to me!!

Arianna Barbara said...

Beautiful cards!!! I love the amazing colours!!!

mtscrapgal said...

YOur cards are beutiful. I like the Throwdown color combo this time. Great idea for a challenge blog. Thanks

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful cards using the Altenew stamps and this great colour combo!

Roberta (Stampin'nana) said...

Lynn, all I can say is Beautiful!!!!! Your flowers look Amazing!

Marcia said...

Awesome!! Such beautiful cards!! I just love how you brought this stamp set to life!! What an inspiration!!

Joyce Casaldi said...

What gorgeous colors! The team makes their cards look effortless! So pretty!

Diane Jaquay said...

These are GORGEOUS, love the yellow!!!

TK said...

Two beautiful cards! Love the water color! Love the beautiful colors, and the designs of each!

Latrisha Huckaby said...

Lovely cards!

mycraftysmell said...

Love the colours. Love the cards.

Pat said...

I love the colours from the present challenge and the sunflowers are beautiful and bold and the pleasing design of the second with the smaller roses. Two gorgeous cards! x

Melissa Friedrich said...

Really gorgeous watercolor cards, love the color combo too!

Sherri said...

love that color combo!

Nora N. said...

What a great color combo!! I LOVE your card!!

Angela Restad said...

I love all the amazing cards and inspiration!!

Angela Restad said...

I love all the amazing cards and inspiration!!

Shirley N said...

Love this color combo. Beautiful cards by the DT!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic blog hop! Loving all the pretty projects and challenges! Such a pretty card Lynn. Great coloring!

Gwen said...

LOVE these colors! The cards are so pretty!

Lilian YF said...

Beautiful cards!!!
Lilian
The Leaf Studio

Donna said...

Beautiful colors, beautiful cards!

Claire said...

Fabulous cards and a great colour scheme - gorgeous showcase of altenew products!

Handcrafted by Helen said...

Both awesome cards, I love the colours this time

Theresa said...

Love your beautiful cards! Great use of the colors!

Mary-Anne V said...

Gorgeous use of the colours on these two cards.

Sue McRae said...

Love all the happy yellow on these pretty cards!

Chrissy Larson said...

These cards are amazing and I'm loving your challenge blog!

Farida Rone said...

I love blog hops! Thanks for the opportunity to play along!

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!! FABULOUS cards!!!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Love the bright yellow colors. These cards brightened my day!

Sarah M said...

Wow! Love those bright yellows!

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Marianne said...

Gorgeous! Love these colours.

Marsha Stehle said...

Wonderful cards! Love your coloring!

Egret said...

These are really happy colors. Thanks.

~amy~ said...

LOVELY. gorgeous cards.

Kathy Krug said...

Fabulous designs with Altenew stamps.

kittykat3308 said...

Just beautiful

Kathleen

TracyM #6773 said...

GORGEOUS cards!!!
LOVE the colours for this Color Throwdown Challenge colours and ADORE the floral DELIGHTS it has INSPIRED!!!
I have played along here before, hoping to join the creative fun with you again soon :)

Satori said...

Love these cards, the stamp sets, the colours, and the layouts! Perfect!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Beautiful cards in beautiful colours!

Dana said...

Wow!! Stunning cards!!

Kleri F said...

Wow!The color combination is amazing!Beautiful cards!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Absolutely love your cards! The colour combo for this challenge is fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration!

Heather said...

Oooo . . . these are both so beautiful!! Love how you used the color combo, too.

Denise Bryant said...

Beautiful cards with a lovely color combo!

loulou said...

Love the colour combo and your cards are so stunning.

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the wash of blue behind the flowers.
The yellow really pops.
Wonderful cards.
thanks for sharing.

Sherry Butcher said...

Wonderful, love the way you used the color combo and the roses are just great. Thanks for sharing.

Barbara said...

Love both cards and the coloring is fabulous. Altenew's stamps are great and lend themselves to beautiful coloring like this.

Dena Schaufele said...

Looking forward to this.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

These are both beUtiful!

Desperatehousewife Craft said...

Love how you used those colours to create such beautiful cards with the Altenew stamps!

Elle Kay said...

What a cool challenge blog! I'm glad I found it. These are beautiful projects!

Super Stick Chick said...

Amazing use of color. Fabulous cards and fabulous challenge blog!

Juliana Michaels said...

Gorgeous cards and what a fabulous hop!

Debbie Vasel said...

So happy to have found this hop.
The flower cards are simply amazing!

Bobby said...

I love that Altenew daisy stamp and you colored it beautifully.

Alaska .Kris said...

Sweet flower card!

sharpstamps said...

Beautiful cards. Love the Bamboo Roses.

Carol Ric said...

Beautiful card.

Erum said...

beautiful cards!!!

Gail Plaskiewicz said...

I love your cards! They use my favorite color, yellow and for me, that is always a treat. I love how you did your cards and if I am not mistaken there was some embossing involved? I love to emboss. Nice job on everything. Now if I could only win something!

Kathy Mc said...

Gorgeous cards, gorgeous color combo! What a fun hop with all this eye candy.

Tracy said...

Pretty cards, and I love the concept of this blog hop, thanks for being part of it. Also, love learning about new challenges!

Carey Nusbaum said...

Awesome cards! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

Christy Designs said...

What a fabulous color combination.
Lovely cards !