22 February 2021

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Clematis & Artist Alcohol Markers Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Welcome to the February Paint-A-Flower release blog hop and giveaway. Today Altenew have released the PAF Clematis. That's not all 2 new collections of Artist Markers have also Been released, Sunshine Valley (Set F) and Water Garden (Set G)

You should have arrived here from Dana Joy if not you can go back to the start of the hop at any time by visiting the Altenew Card Blog or use the list of hop participants at the end of this post.

The PAF Clematis is a beautifully illustrate stamp set comprising of the focal image showing a climbing clematis against a trellis. There are also 9 sentiments stamps, the main sentiment "Beautiful" has a lovely handwritten style and then there are 8 add on sentiments allowing you to create a custom sentiment to suit your project.

The Sunshine Valley Artist markers are made up of 3 colour families, Cherry Blossom, Green Valley and Pocketful of Sunshine, there coordinating refills are also available.
The Water Garden Artist Markers comprises of Delectable Delights,Sweet dreams and Enchanted Garden, again the coordinating refills are also available.

I have created 5 cards showing different ways to use the PAF Clematis so that you can achieve different looks, lets take a look at the first card.

My first card is a very simple card, I heat embossed the PAF Clematis using Altenew's Rose Gold embossing powder. I then ink blended the entire background in Razzleberry Ink and added a few water splatters to add interest. I took a damp paint brush and faux bleached detail into the image, this was really quick and easy to do. I basically rubbed the the damp brush in teh areas that I wanted to be lighter and then blotted with a tissue.

The second card uses the PAF Clematis on the lower right hand side of card, I used the Water Garden (Set G) artist markers to add colour, I also blended some Aqualicious ink in the background to tie the look together.

In my third card I wanted to try something a little different, I stamped the image twice, making a fuller panel of flowers, I coloured the images with both the Water Garden (Set G) and the Sunshine Valley (Set F), I then took some 91% rubbing Alcohol and used a pipette to add drops over the colored image. This adds some really cool texture to the image and diffused certain areas. What do you think? Do you like it?

Next I chose to make a slimline card and extend the image vertically, this is another way to stretch the stamp set and achieve multiple looks. Where the two stamped images meet isn't entirely perfect, so this gave me a natural place to add my sentiment. I stamped using Obsidian Ink which allowed me to play with water and pigment powders. I spritzed the panel and sprinkled the pigment powders over the wet surface, when they hit water they activate and create a really cool look.

My final project is an 8x8" stamped and coloured card. I stamped the image four times in the corners allowing the trellis area to cross. I then used both sets of the new markers to add colour and detail. I added a sentiment using the Hang in there die, I cut it 4 times and stacked it together so it pops off the page a little.

Hopefully I've shown you some different ways to use the stamp set that may make you look at your stamps differently.

Your next stop is Virginia Lu but before you go please take a moment to check out the details of the subscription plan and giveaway.

The PAF Subscription plan can be purchased here PAF Sub Plan

Giveaway Prizes

$200 in total prizes! To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 2 lucky winners and a $20 gift certificate to 5 winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or each designer’s blog post on the blog hop list below by 02/28/2021 for a chance to win. 

Altenew will draw 7 random winners from the comments left on each stop of this blog hop and announce the winners on the Altenew Winners Page on 03/02/2021.

Blog Hop Order

Altenew Card Blog

Jaycee Gaspar

Vicky Papaioannou

Emily Midgett

Jenny Colacicco

Nicole Watt


Amber Rain Davis

Michelle Short

Norine Borys


Therese Calvird

Kelly Griglione

Nathalie DeSousa

Dana Joy

Terri Koszler

Virginia Lu

Tina Smith

Laurie Willison

Verity Biddlecombe

Maryam Perez

Preeti Chandran

Agnieszka MaƂyszek

Karen Brown

Svitlana Shayevich

Anna Mahtani

Lilith Eeckels

Barb Engler

Tenia Nelson

Christine Pennington

Teresa Litchfield

Amanda Baldwin

Yoonsun Hur

Cheryl Espie

Kelly Latevola


  1. Oh my gosh, you came up with so many different ways to use this stamp. I LOVE THE VERSATILITY!

  2. Beautiful cards! Love the rose gold embossing with the background. So, so pretty.

  3. Five unique and beautiful cards!! Love them!

  4. You knock this one out of the ball park! Beautiful and versatile renditions of this stamp set! Bravo!

  5. The new release is so exciting! And I love the gorgeous inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

  6. My favorite is the Hang in There card. I like seeing different ways to use this stamp and using it 4 times in one card is pretty neat. I also like how you colored the blooms with colors from both marker sets. They all look great together.

  7. Beautiful cards! Love the new PAF set and the pretty marker colors! I especially like your last card, with al the vibrant colors and big sentiment. Thanks for the amazing inspiration Terry!

  8. Simply stunning! Loving this release!

  9. Loving your heat embossed card and your square card! They are my favourites!

  10. What a great group of cards, layouts and coloring. Great little stamp set. Thanks for sharing your creative idea layouts.

  11. WOW...so many beautiful & very unique cards. Great job!

  12. These are all amazing! I LOVE the pink background one! Gorgeous coloring!

  13. Love all the ideas for various ways to use this stamp and have completely different looks!

  14. I am fascinated by the technique used for the slim-line. They are all so pretty. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

  15. Love these color combos on your beautiful cards! Love the colors and format of your 'Hang in there' card!

  16. Marisela Delgado said: So pretty! mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

  17. Just amazing cards. Amazing creativity showing off these wonderful new colours. Looking forward to addicting these to my stash ❤️

  18. So many beautiful examples of the different ways to use these gorgeous colors!

  19. You did a wonderful job showing several different ways to use the new Clematis stamp set. I love this new Altenew release!!!

  20. Gorgeous cards. I absolutely love your first card.

  21. Great color and layer ideas. I like the stip for the sentiment.

  22. Wow - you really showed the versatility of this stamp set! I especially love the bright and cheerful "hang in there card."

  23. Fabulous cards! They are really wonderful! I especially like the layout of the last card.

  24. Wow! Stunning cards, Terri! I love the pink card! Thanks so much for the great inspiration ! Stay safe! :)

  25. So much inspiration here! I love what you did with the clematis in the corners. And I do like the effect you got with alcohol and a pipette to get a distressed effect. Your slimline card also was unexpected in your coloring method. thanks for all the wonderful ideas.

  26. Thanks for showcasing this new release with so many beautiful examples!
    My favorite is the first card, love the Pink and the heat embossing.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  27. Wow! So far all the cards have been gorgeous, but you really took it up a step. I have to try your technique for these cards. Thanks for the inspiration.

  28. LOVING all your creations!!! I look forward to trying some of these techniques, so incredibly inspiring!!!

  29. Gorgeous cards. I especially love the first one -- that pink background with rose gold embossing is beautiful.

  30. Beautiful cards! I love the aqua background!

  31. Wow! So many unique and gorgeous creations! I love the completely pink colored background! Simple, yet stunning!

  32. Nice presentation of the stamp sets.

  33. I like how each of your cards is very different!

  34. All your cards are very clever. I love the first one most because of the neat bleaching technique.

  35. So many clever & pretty ideas! Thanks for sharing.

  36. Beautiful and unique ways of using the stamps.

  37. I love all of the different ways you used this stamp!


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