Video : Altenew Build-A-Flower: Hyacinth Blog Hop & Giveaway!

Today I share yet another easy watercolour technique for the Altenew Build-A-Flower: Hyacinth release.  We are hopping along to celebrate this new release and so you should have arrived here from OLGA’s wonderful Blog.

I added my ‘watercolour’ today using the Altenew ink pads and you can see how this card came together in the video linked below.

Altenew - BAF - Hyacinth - Flower Vine - Therese Calvird (card video) 1 copy

These Enchanted Garden purples have my heart and it also seems like the Green Valley inks have trumped the Tropical greens (who woulda thought).

Altenew - BAF - Hyacinth - Flower Vine - Therese Calvird (card video) 1 copy

The sentiment for this design came from the Flower Vine Stamp Set which has a classic font style and they are small enough to add to any card design….

Altenew - BAF - Hyacinth - Flower Vine - Therese Calvird (card video) 1 copy

and especially perfect if you forget to ‘allow’ for the sentiment with the actual card design as I often do lol.

You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at YouTube.



To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to six lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win. Three winners will be announced on the Card Blog and the other three winners will be announced on the Scrapbook Blog on 1/9/2018.

Also I will randomly choose a winner from the comments left on this post to win a $20 gift certificate to the Altenew Online Store,  you have until midnight 4th January (AEST) and I will announce the winner here on 5th January.

Now Let’s Hop!

Altenew Card Blog

Svitlana Shayevich

Olga Moss

Therese Calvird

Laurie Willison

Lilith Eeckels

Keeway Tsao

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Virginia Lu

Emily Midgett

Kristina Pokazanieva

Norine Borys

Patricia Roebuck

Laura Jane

Zinia Redo

From here you are heading to LAURIE’s awesome blog, there is so much inspiration along the way, so if you missed anything don’t forget you can start at the beginning CLICK HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I’ve linked all the products below or you can find them here at Altenew.  Have the most wonderful day!

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Other Supplies: Copic Multiliner 0.3mm

Classic Crest Solar White 110lbClassic Crest Solar White 110lb



Jet BlackJet Black



Bristol Smooth CardstockBristol Smooth Cardstock



BAF: HyacinthBAF: Hyacinth



Flower VIneFlower Vine



Permanent BlackPermanent Black



Embossing InkEmbossing Ink


















Shadow CreekShadow Creek



Green FieldsGreen Fields



Enchanted GardenEnchanted Garden



Green ValleyGreen Valley



Soft LilacSoft Lilac



Pure WhitePure White



Distress SprayerDistress Sprayer



Powder ToolPowder Tool



Heat ToolHeat Tool



Copic Multiliner Copic Multiliner



Acrylic BlocksAcrylic Blocks



Bone FolderBone Folder



Paper TrimmerPaper Trimmer



Mini Score BoardMini Score Board



Foam SquaresFoam Squares



Glue TapeGlue Tape



167 thoughts on “Video : Altenew Build-A-Flower: Hyacinth Blog Hop & Giveaway!

  1. These gorgeous blooms sing Spring to me, Therese! and OH their fragrance – bar none, the first my nose catches in the greenhouse! Yikes, you’ve teased me brutally as Winter has just begun! But, I’ll forgive you, and thank you for the reminder that ‘this, too, shall pass!’
    Happy New Year, Therese… I’m off to watch your first video of 2019! xx

  2. I am enjoying watching your videos. I can’t afford to buy all the new stamps from Altenew, but I get lots of inspiration for using the sets I have. Thanks, Therese.

  3. Great idea for using the layering stamps for those of us who find it a bit challenging to line up all those layers.

  4. I love hyacinths. One year I eagerly watched them grow. The day they bloomed the squirrels ate every one. I guess squirrels love them too.

  5. Hi Therese. HAPPY NEW YEAR. This is another lovely build-a-flower release – the hyacinth is very pretty and I loved your soft watercolour look. I’m still saving up for the poppy BAF, hehehehe, so this one will be down the track for me, as much as I love it. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to spending 2019 with you and your great ideas.

  6. Beautiful flowers, gorgeous card. I already put my order in for this one. Love hyacinths. Love most of the bulb flowers…spring. Yay!

  7. Your card is beautiful Therese. Love the colours and the composition. It’s just perfect for this time of year, reflects the season. Thank you for sharing this lovely technique.

  8. Love your carefree take on this build a flower stamp set. It turned out beautiful. Purple is my favorite color, so I knew it was going to be good!
    Happy New Year

  9. Beautiful – I quite like your soft, artsy take on this set. Very fresh and pretty. I used to have hyacinths in one of those shades and this card brings back lovely memories – I can just about smell them!

  10. Very,very pretty! Thanks for sharing the water color technique. It is perfect for this new hyacinth set!

  11. What a beautiful card. Love the watercolors you’ve used.
    Wishing you a very happy, healthy, creative and colorful year!
    Can’t wait to see all your new creations and ideas.

  12. Very lovely piece of art! Watercolor works great with these flowers. This is inspiring. Thank you.

  13. I watched the video on your watercolour technique and learned a lot. I will be trying this as the card is just beautiful and this stamp set is truly versatile. Next on my wish list

  14. Love the watercolor look with these stamps. It’s just so amazing to get that look from stamps and ink pads. You make it look so easy. Happy New year. Thank you for sharing your art.🐧

  15. Hi Therese,
    I love your lovely, uncomplicated style. I will try this technique out with the floral stamps I already have. Happy New Year!

  16. This is probably going to be my favorite card from this Hyacinth stamp set. I love this watercolor look technique.

  17. This BAF set is so pretty. I love hyacinths and their scent is just so intoxicating. Your card turned out beautifully – love the watercolor effect you got!

  18. Your card is beautiful, and I love the inspiration to use these stamps in different ways! Happy New Year!

  19. I love the watercoloring on your card! So whimsical and brings out the beauty of the hyacinths.

  20. Your card is so lovely!! Yours was the first video I watched in 2019!! Thank you for sharing.

  21. At first I thought, hmmm, how will this turn out. But turn out it did, & very beautifully I might add. Thank you for the videos Therese. I so enjoy watching your techniques & learning from them. Happy, healthy 2019!

  22. Happy New Year, Therese! What a lovely card! Just love your colors and can’t wait to try this cool watercolor technique! Looking forward to a great new year! ☀️💛🌸

  23. Your card is so beautiful; simple but so perfect! I love this technique and it works so nicely with the hyacinth, Happy New Year wishes!

  24. I just love the watercolor effect….you took the stamp and stepped it up a notch with your creative approach….it’s always great to see the less traditional techniques!

  25. Happy new year Therese! Your card is lovely. I really like this technique and the soft look it gives to the flowers.

  26. this is my favourite flower! and your watercolouring stamping technique suits it perfectly!!! and this sentiment was perfect too … looking forward to the year of your cards

  27. The watercolor look for this stamp set is absolutely gorgeous! And I love that you did it in all the different shades! Thanks for the fantastic inspiration!

  28. Beautiful Card Therese. Gorgeous BAF to start the year with. Divine colours also.
    Thank you for sharing 💕💖

  29. The result was just beautiful, gorgeous colours that just go perfectly together! Who woulda thought!!

  30. What a beautiful way to show case this great flower stamp. Thank you for using watercolors to bring the hyacinths to life.

  31. Happy 2019 to you and yours. Hoping that the year will be filled with love and heaps of time to create.
    Being on holidays means that I’ve been able to enjoy spending time watching all these offering in real time. Loved your video and this new card is very beautiful. Love the detail that you’ve achieved with ink water colouring. The flowers and the leaves look so alive.
    Thanking you so much.

  32. Your inking technique seems to give a lot of depth and bulk to these beautiful flowers. The watercolors make it soft. Just one lovely card! Thanks for sharing this creative idea with us here.

  33. Love the watercolor with my favorite flower and my favorite colors. Another stamp set to add to my collection!!

  34. I would give up if I removed the stamp and there was a massive blob of ink on the paper. Thank you for showing me that it will look great with more detail

  35. Therese, the watercolor look you’ve created is simply delightful. Your video is so helpful for seeing how you achieved this look. tfs

  36. Very pretty hyacinth flowers using a watercolor technique. Thanks for the video tutorial showing how you did this. You are an inspiration.

  37. Another gorgeous set! Love your pretty card therese, gotta give this technique a try! Thanks for the inspiration and happy new year!

  38. Very nice. I like the idea of the loose watercoloring with the ink pads. I think I like the blue one and the lightest one better than the darker. Thanks for showing each color.

  39. Happy New Year to you! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful card. Altenew’s layering stamps are the best and you go girl, splatter away! Have a beautiful day.

  40. Hi Therese, Happy New Year to you and your family, That turned out much better then I thought it would, putting the out line over the flowers made the differences, love it, TFS, Cheers Anna.

  41. Beautiful, Therese … how gorgeous is the unstructured, artsy look on these lovely blooms … scrumptious! Wishing you Bonne Année, Bonne Santé in 2019! Hugs, Anita 🙂

  42. BEAUTIFUL card!
    I already LOVE hyacinths, NOW I ADORE the SUPER COOL technique you used to create this watercolour effect – WOW!
    Thank You for sharing and INSPIRING, I really enjoyed & appreciated your video too 🙂

  43. I’m falling for these Hyacinths! I loved your color palette choice as well. Thanks for sharing your techniques with us!

  44. Happy New Year Therese! WOW, really stunning watercolour look & you made it look so super easy too. Do love the colour choices you went with. Thank you for another great video.

  45. I wasn’t sure where you were going with your video as it didn’t seem like it was coming together and then voila there was a beautiful finished card. That was magic!

  46. I really like the way you used the inks as watercolors. Your card is beautiful. I can’t wait to try this technique.

  47. What a easy technique. Gave me the idea to try the technique on the poinsettia stamp. Love the hyacinth card. Thank you for sharing

  48. I love that gorgeous water color technique. I love watching you create and I learn so much from you. This hyacinth BAF is amazing.

  49. What a gorgeous spring card, I love hyacinth flowers and the colors you chose for this card. I cannot wait to try the technique. Thank you for sharing!

  50. I love how you watercolored this image. It looks totally different than being all stamped with color. Yet is equally as beautiful. It allows us more mileage from this set of stamps. Beautiful card Therese.

  51. What an interesting technique. Love the results you achieved. Thanks for sharing! I will definitely be giving this technique a try.

  52. Lovely card and great watercoloring! I think you do a great job of watercoloring with stamps. And you’ve given us another great video to follow your artwork. Thank you!

  53. Beautiful card….love the watercolor technique! Thanks for showing us how you created this beauty!

  54. Great technique and it really shows off these beautiful flower. Thanks for another great post.

  55. What a great way to get the loose watercolor look with some assurance that they’ll match up somewhat with the detail stamp! I love this kind of pared down kick you’ve been on, because I feel like I can actually do some of these techniques. Thanks for sharing!

  56. Hi Therese! I. love. your. watercoloring. style!!! So dreamy and magical!!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  57. This is so pretty! I love the two flower layers you chose to use together for a looser look and I also love the colors you chose.

  58. Just a beautiful card, Therese! I love Hyacinths because they are a happy reminder of spring! 🤗 So glad Altenew has created a stamp for them! And, the new purple and green inks were absolutely perfect for these flowers! Fabulous work! ✨🌸💫

  59. I love this flower set and love to watercolor so is amazing match. Your video,s are so informative and inspiring too. Thanks you for inspiring me.

  60. I love the watercoloring approach that you took and the splattering really made the flowers pop.

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