Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Altenew Peonies

 Altenew is running an "Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop".

I was thrilled as I'm on the Design Team for the CAS Mix Up blog and our blog was invited to take part in the blog hop, along with 17 other challenge blogs.

One of our founders, Bonnie Klass, made our blog's card but the rest of the CAS Mix Up Design Team is also making cards for the challenge.  Here's my card using the gorgeous Altenew Peony Bouquet stamp set.

Peonies are one of my favourite flowers and I have a few of them growing in my garden.  One of the loveliest is a pink one, so I watercoloured my images in shades of pink.

The stamps are heat embossed in white on hot press watercolour paper.  I used my Gansai Tambi watercolour paints, with the wet-on-wet technique (taught to me in a get-together with Loll Thompson, the other founder of CAS Mix Up).  See here for a video on how to do it.  I love the way the water moves the paint when you drop it in.

I fussy cut all of the images and arranged them on a die cut stitched rectangle panel that is popped up on fun foam.

Head on over to Altenew if you want to join in the blog hop and to link up your creation using Altenew products.  You might win a $35 gift certificate!

Stamps -  Altenew Peony Bouquet, Hero Arts sentiment
Ink - ColorBox White, Memento Bamboo Leaves
Paper - white cs, hot press watercolour paper
Size - A2
Accessories - white embossing powder, Gansai Tambi watercolour paints, Lil Inker stitched rectangle die, fun foam


  1. WOW! What beautiful peonies, Susan! These are the prettiest I've seen! WOW!

  2. Absolutely amazing Susan!! LOVE your gorgeous pink peonies. Beautiful layout and design, my friend! xx

  3. OMG..absolutely stone coloring and fussy cutting Susan. TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

    1. Stunning...not stone...hate when my Kindle does that....and I don't catch it!

  4. I just took more time to look at your beautifully watercolored Peonies Susan. I just got the watercolor set and LOVE how you used it for your wet on wet techniques. TFS your card and the link. Hugs, nancy

  5. Wow your card is very nice! You did a beautiful job on the flowers!

  6. Amazing,so eye catching and amazing water colouring x

  7. Stunning flowers Susan, TFS the video link too, great tips there, Cathy x


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