Monday, December 14, 2020

Altenew Educators "Floral with Geometric Elements" Blog Hop and Linky Party + Giveaway

Hi! I hope all of you are enjoying the latest blog hop by the Altenew Educators. You should have arrived here from the super talented Pam Boedeker. I am a huge fan of her beautiful work!

I completed my Altenew Educator certification in March 2018. The Altenew team, especially Virginia Lu, was a great help in planning and conducting the workshop. Since then I have been privileged to participate in regular blog hops hosted by Altenew. AECP has also given me an opportunity to be part of an amazing group of crafters who are warm, supportive, and encouraging. I still regularly enroll in the Altenew Academy classes. I feel they are a wonderful way to keep in touch with the current trends and keep improving my skills as a crafter.

Today’s project is inspired by the 3D Floral Focus class conducted by Therese Calvird. She is an amazing crafter and a great trainer! This class is a must if you love the gorgeous 3D dies by Altenew and want to get more out of them!

One big takeaway for me from this class was to look at my supplies differently. Experiment with colors and materials and you will be surprised by the possibilities that open up!

My project for today is a little clutch that I spiced up with my Altenew dies. I used three die sets for this project – Dodec Star, Fantasy Florals& Rose Flurries.

I have a detailed video for you that explains how I ‘dyed’ my felt and created this unique accessory. You can watch it here or head to YouTube.

Here are some more pics of my project. 


I used black foam to add some texture to the background. I also dyed my yellow felt for the leaves since I didn't have any green felt.


 Close-up of the large flower


And the smaller flowers


Another look at the completed purse.


I hope you liked my project and find it inspiring. I would love to know your thoughts on this. 

The next person on the hop is Amber Rain Davis. She is such an amazing crafter! I am a big fan of her work! Here is the complete list in case you want to go back to the beginning or missed someone.

Hop list:

And finally, no Altenew hop is complete without some great prizes! 

Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 1 lucky winner! Please leave a comment here on the Altenew Card Blog by 12/21/2020 for a chance to win. 

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 Altenew 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 12/23/2020.

There’s MORE! What’s a hop without YOU?! We have included an Inlinkz below for you to enter your gorgeous Altenew “Floral with Geometric Elements” creations. We will pick 2 of our favorite handmade creations from those who joined the linky party and they will each receive a $15 Altenew gift certificate!

Love,

Nandini

28 comments:

  1. Your design is simply incredible, love the use of felt, totally awesome!

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  2. Wow! How good idea and very very beautiful! Love it!

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  3. Beautiful! I loved that 3D class also.

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  4. Beautiful and a great way to jazz up a wristlet purse. Very neat and one of a kind fashion collection Thanks for sharing your tips when using felt.

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  5. WOW, great way to think outside the box. I love your embellished wristlet!

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  6. I love your clutch purse! Super creative! 💕

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  7. Very unique gift item. It is gorgeous.

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  8. wow! What an awesome project! I love how it turned out...so pretty!

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  9. FABULOUS, Nandini!! Love your creative idea! Your video is awesome! BRAVO!

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  10. Your project is such a unique way to use the Altenew items!

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  11. Absolutely beautiful. Love your creativity. Thanks for sharing

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  12. What a fabulous project! So fun and beautiful!

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  13. Super cute and pretty projects!!

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  14. GET OUT!!! That is CRAZYPANTS! Way to take an assignment to the next level.

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  15. What a great gift that would make. Really pretty

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  16. Neat idea for the elements of design. Good clutch decoration.

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  17. I’m so impressed! What an amazing gift! I haven’t worked with felt, but after seeing what you can create, I’m very interested. Thank you and Happy Holidays!

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  18. Very pretty and a totally unique gift...smile..

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  19. What a cool project! I LOVE the colors!

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  20. So beautiful! I enjoyed your felt coloring process. I cut a snowman recently from the thinner, stiff felt and was amazed at how perfectly the dies worked! Thank you for all your tips and sharing your process in your video.

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  21. This is so impressive! Dying your felt is just amazing.

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  22. Your purse is beautiful- what a creative idea! The bright florals really pop! Thank you for the tutorial- I've never thought of coloring felt!

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  23. What a cute clutch! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. absolutely brilliant, Nandini!!
    Thank you for being part of the hop!

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