Thursday, February 17, 2022

Altenew Dreamy Bouquet Fabric Release Blog Hop + Giveaway ($300 in total prizes)

Hi! Hope you are enjoying this fabulous blog hop. Thank you Colleen Balija for sending you here. I am so excited about the release! Sewing is something I really love! I have been sewing since I was a very small child. I remember sitting in my mother's lap while she sewed with her old, manual sewing machine. My love for fabrics started from there. So I was really excited to work with these fabrics!

These fabrics are very high quality with beautiful prints. And they all coordinate well with each other!

Project #1:

I created a cute fabric embellishment as my first project.

I started by choosing three fabrics I really liked from the stash. I tore one strip each out of them of varying widths. You have to tear the fabrics to get the distressed edge which looks nice and also stops further fraying.

I joined the short edges of each and then stitched along the bottom of each strip. I pulled the thread on both sides tightly and tied a strong knot. I used hand sewing. But you can use a sewing machine if you wish.

I used hot glue to attach the rosettes to each other. You can also hand sew them instead. I also added a  small shell disc to the center.

Here is a look at the completed rosette.

To make the embellishment more versatile, I cute a small circle out of foam and adhered it to the bottom of the rosette with hot glue. I coated the other side with some tacky glue and allowed it to dry completely. 

This way the rosette can be removed and placed on any bag.

These rosettes are fun and easy to make. They can also be used to accessorize bags, clothes, hairbands etc. Hope you will give them a try.

Project #2:
I decided to spice things up and create a lovely background for my card.

Did you know you can use your Artist Alcohol Markers on fabric? I used pink to color in some of the white dots. And used green to join dots to create bunches of berries. Here is a closer look at the card.

I trimmed my fabric and adhered it to a top folding card base in white. I cut a frame out of the same paper and created a shaker card. The sentiment is from the Garden Rose Stamp set.

I hope you enjoyed my projects and will give them a try! I would also love to know how you will use these beautiful fabrics. Please do let me know in the comments below.

No Altenew blog hop is complete without some great prizes! Continue scrolling for all the details. 

Giveaway Prizes

$300 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $25 gift certificate to 8 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 02/23/2022 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 10 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 02/25/2022.


Blog Hop Order

Next stop on this hop is Laurie Willison who always makes the most amazing CAS cards! I have also included the full list at the end for your reference.


Altenew Card Blog

Nathalie DeSousa


Michelle Short

Hussena Calcuttawala

Jaycee Gaspar

Arjita Singh

Bridget Casey

Terri Koszler

Keren Baker

Norine Borys

Nichol Spohr

Linda Westfall

Jenny Colacicco

Colleen Balija

Nandini Karmarkar - That's me!

Laurie Willison

Lilith Eeckels

Maryam Perez

Erum Tasneem

Tenia Nelson

Virginia Lu

Rosie Neustaedter

Natasha Davies

Sande Woodson

Nenette S. Madero

Teresa Litchfield




Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Happy Little Stamper February Watercolor Challenge...

Hi! I am back with brand new inspiration for this month's HLS Watercolor Challenge.

I created a simple card using the Monstera Leaves Altenew 3D Embossing Folders.

I pulled out my Brushos and sprinkled yellow and green powders into the depressions. I also used a small brush to ensure that there was no powder on the background. I sprayed both the embossing folder and the watercolor paper generously and ran it through the die-cutting machine. I allowed the panel to air-dry overnight so that the pigments would have a chance to spread naturally.

The sentiment is by Technique Tuesday.

I hope you will give this technique a try. I look forward to your beautiful creations in the HLS gallery. Do visit the blog for some more inspiration by my teamies.