Altenew Build-A-Flower: Crocus Release Blog Hop & Giveaway + Video!

 

It’s time for the next Build-A-Flower release from Altenew and this one is a Crocus.  We are hopping along to celebrate the release so you should have arrived here from VICKY’s amazing Blog!

Yes, it’s another fab stamp layering set and today I decided to create my own Crocus lost in a field of leaves.

I love the idea to highlight just one of the flower images and I also popped up some of the leaves to add some dimension.

Altenew - BAF Crocus - Therese Calvird (card video) 1 copy

The sentiment is from the Signature Words Die set and is adhered directly onto the card front.

Altenew - BAF Crocus - Therese Calvird (card video) 1 copy

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

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Did you Know?  Build-A-Flower Monthly Subscription Plan: https://altenew.com/products/build-a-flower-monthly-subscription
This is a monthly subscription plan for our Build-A-Flower set. When signed up, you are guaranteed a spot in our monthly BAF releases and will receive a set each month – at a specially discounted price! ($35.00 →$29.99)

Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 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 blogs on 6/9/2019.

Now Let’s Hop
Altenew Card Blog
Vicky Papaioannou
>>>>>>>Therese Calvird<<<<<<<
Nathalie DeSousa
Virginia Lu
Svitlana Shayevich
Laurie Willison
Ilina Crouse
Jess Francisco
Ashlea Cornell
Patricia Roebuck
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Maryam Perez
Jaycee Gaspar
Amber Rain Davis
Kelly Griglione
Teri Wilson
Seeka
Emily Midgett

From here you are hopping along to NATHALIE’s fabulous Blog!  I’ve linked all of the products that I used below or you can head to Altenew.  Thanks for your visit today, Hugs

Therese signature 2

Other Supplies: Prismacolor Pencils – Black / Burnt Ochre / Limepeel / Apple Green.

Classic Crest Solar White 110lb
Classic Crest Solar White 110lb
ALT
Classic Crest Solar White 80lb
Classic Crest Solar White 80lb
ALT
BAF Crocus
BAF Crocus
ALT
Signature Words
Signature Words
ALT | SSS
Dew Drops
Dew Drops
ALT | SSS | EH
Aqualicious
Aqualicious
ALT | SSS | EH
Teal Cave
Teal Cave
ALT | SSS | EH
Galactic Stream
Galactic Stream
ALT | SSS | EH
Grass Field
Grass Field
ALT | SSS | EH
Shadow Creek
Shadow Creek
ALT | SSS | EH
Limeade
Limeade
ALT | SSS | EH
Lime
Lime
ALT | SSS | EH
Fresh Leaf
Fresh Leaf
ALT | SSS | EH
Sweet Dreams
Sweet Dreams
ALT | SSS | AUZ | EH
Green Valley
Green Valley
ALT | SSS | AUZ | EH
Spring Bouquet
Spring Bouquet
ALT | SSS | AUZ | EH
Prismacolor Pencils
Prismacolor Pencils
SSS | EH
Tweezers
Tweezers
SSS | EH
Spring Scissors
Spring Scissors
SSS | EH
Scissors
Scissors
SSS | AUZ | EH
Mini Blossom
Mini Blossom
ALT | SSS | AUZ
Bigshot
Bigshot
SSS | EH
Gemini Junior
Gemini Junior
SSS | AUZ | EH
Bone Folder
Bone Folder
EH
Mini Score Board
Mini Score Board
SSS | AUZ | EH
MISTI
MISTI
ALT | SSS | AUZ | EH
Mini MISTI
Mini MISTI
ALT | SSS | EH
Acrylic Blocks
Acrylic Blocks
ALT
Precision Tip
Precision Tip
SSS | EH
Multi Medium Matte
Multi Medium Matte
SSS | EH
Scor Tape 1/4
Scor Tape 1/4
SSS | EH
Foam Squares small
Foam Squares small
SSS | EH
Foam Squares
Foam Squares
SSS | EH
Painters Tape
Painters Tape
SSS | EH
Glue Tape
Glue Tape
ALT | SSS

106 thoughts on “Altenew Build-A-Flower: Crocus Release Blog Hop & Giveaway + Video!

  1. No matter what you do…..
    It will be beautiful. You are truly blessed. I, personally, liked the darker on better. Can you do one using the ORNATE FOLIAGE stamp set. You are the best. Say hi to your birds from Texas.

  2. Love the simplicity of this card. I really like the softer outline rather than the black outline we normally see. Beautiful card.

    1. Beautiful card as always, Therese! A really unique way to approach a floral stamp set, very effective!

  3. Beautiful card! Whenever our crocuses pop up in the yard, I always feel like Spring is just around the corner 🙂

  4. So simple, but stunning. A lovely new BAF set. I so enjoy your videos and calm voice. I did miss you.

  5. Love the card. The Prismacolor highlights helped but I like the contrast and zing that the darker crocus gave. Not that it’s not terrific anyway but . . . you asked!

  6. Lovely card and stamp set! I love your color choices, Therese, and the way you shaded the flower with a colored pencil!

  7. We live in MA in the USA and in the western part of the state in Tyringham there’s a B&B we stayed at in late May. The front yard hadn’t been mowed but there was a sign “Shhhh, crocus sleeping”. The owner, a woman in her 70s told us as a newlywed, she and her hubby helped plant the whole front lawn with crocus. She blamed her bad knees on that! lol Wonderful place at the foot of the Berkshire Mountains.

  8. Beautiful card!! Love Focus on the Crocus!! While I liked the colors of both flowers, my personal favorite was the darker. Shazam!!

  9. Love this flower set. Altenew has the most beautiful floral stamps sets. Always look forward to crocus each spring. Nice card.

  10. Love your card. The idea of using just the one flower worked beautifully. And I love that you used differen5 shades of green in your leaves

  11. Very pretty card! I really like the one flower on the card- it gives the card a lot of interest! Another beautiful flower from Altenew!

  12. I love the color you chose for the flower. This stamp set looks pretty straight forward to use as well. It’s going on my wishlist!

  13. That’s a beautiful shade of crocus and I like the lighter version with the addition of Prismacolor shading. So pretty!

  14. Just love the single crocus. The lighter one is so soft and peaceful. Just wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Therese I always enjoy seeing your make your cards & you have a lovely calm voice. I think your CAS style is perfect for this sweet flower that sprouts to life & promises spring is coming after a long winter. Thanks!

  16. Love watching you create, your cards are so lovely! This lonely bloom has a hug impact in the leaves! Altenew knows how to do flowers!

  17. Welcome back from your vacation, Therese. You don’t have to change anything on your card. It’s lovely and full of dimentions which I simply love. Thank you for your inspiration.

  18. Such a lovely cas style card Therese. You did make it look ‘simple’ . Beautiful colours and i liked the darker one but the soft one blends in perfectly with the variegated leaves also.

  19. Therese, this is such a lovely card. Like the way you added dimension by using leaves stamped directly on the card and then added die cut leaves. As for the crocus coloring, I like them both, but I think the darker third inking is more dramatic. tfs

  20. I love your single flower card, so pretty! I like both the light and dark color of the flowers. I think they both would work nicely!

  21. Beautiful card, and thanks for reminding us novices about the “Rule of Thirds,” it was very effective on this card. I do like the darker flower too, but I think it would have required darker leaves.

  22. I love your “happy accident” where you added a die cut crocus! I liked the lighter colors, but do think the added touch with pencils was perfect

  23. Pretty card. I like the lighter flower better. Was great seeing your boo boo and you pulling through.

  24. Beautiful card and I like the lighter color better. It makes the card look very cool and springy. Wonderful design!!

  25. Therese, I love the abundance of leaves and the single Crocus! The subtle sentiment really allows the Crocus to shine. Great job!

  26. The teal color you chose for the crocus was the first thing I noticed about your card – it was lovely. I think using the pencils to add shadows was the way to go. Excellent card. Thanks for sharing.

  27. Your card is gorgeous. I think I prefer the lighter crocus over the darker one, but either one would work beautifully. I especially love that these crosuses can be stamped with so many colors. I recently ordered some Altenew ink cubes in the teal hues and this would be a perfect stamp set to use them with.

  28. The use of one flower makes a bold statement. So pretty. Reminds me of my mother’s day flower from my daughter. Tfs

  29. Great card. I like the various shades of green, and like how you corrected a mistake with the crocus coloring. So nice to keep creating!

  30. Love all the different greens you used for the leaves, which make the blues in the crocus really pop here! Great card. Can’t wait to get my Crocus BAF in my mailbox! Thanks for the inspiration, Therese!

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