Tuesday, 10 August 2021

Ultimate Challenge Blog Hop with 12 Challenge Blogs + Giveaway ($250 in Total Prizes)

 We are so excited here at Perfectly CAS to be participating in an Ultimate Blog Hop hosted by Altenew. There are 13 blogs all up and there are amazing prizes to be won!


Sue is the designer representing Perfectly CAS and these are her amazing cards to help inspire you:

Using Altenew's: Everlasting Happiness
I started with an A2 sized panel of Strathmore 140 lb cold press watercolor paper. I heat embossed the floral image using Altenew's Everlasting Happiness stamp set with clear embossing powder. I added color with Michael's Artist Loft watercolor paints pan set, water and a small paint brush. I was trying for a muted effect and used quite a bit of water. When I had harsh lines between the colors, I added more water and blended it out with the brush. I kept adding color and water until I was happy with the card panel. After flattening the panel under some heavy books, I stamped the sentiment using Altenew's Sketchy Floral stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black ink. I adhered the panel to a side folding A2 white card base to complete the card.

Using Altenew's: Weekend Doodle
I started this card with a 2" x 3.25" acrylic block. I smooshed distress ink (salty ocean, twisted citron, seedless preserves) onto the acrylic block and then spritzed it with water. I "stamped" the block onto an A2 sized panel of Strathmore 140 lb cold press watercolor paper towards the bottom and left side of the panel. I repeated the process a few times, as I was looking for good ink coverage on the watercolor paper. When dry, I placed it under some heavy books to flatten out. I then stamped the floral image and the sentiment using Altenew's Weekend Doodles stamp set with Versafine Onyx black ink. I adhered the watercolor panel to a side folding A2 white card base to complete the card.

Let's start the blog hop!

There's $250 in total prizes! To celebrate this fantastic blog hop, Altenew is giving away $25 gift certificates to TEN lucky winners. Winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew blog on September 5th, 2021.


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After you have visited the blogs and left your comment, don't forget to link up below. Altenew will be choosing 5 projects from the entries and will feature them on their blog on 5th September 2021.

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83 comments:

  1. I like that acrylic block color stamp card. I wonder how it would come out if I tried the same technique on a gelli plate?

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  2. Gotta love a CAS card. Especially none with Altenew

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  3. Thanks for the opportunity to win a gift certificate. What fun!

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  4. Thanks for the opportunity to win a gift certificate. What fun!

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  5. Let's get crafting! 👏👏👏

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  6. Lovely cards....so sweet!

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  7. Love your color blocking rectangle.

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  8. Both very pretty cards, especially your first one!! I can't color worth a hoot!

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  9. loving the watercolor effects on your cards..the first so soft and delicate and the 2nd so vibrant...lovely

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  10. These are both so sweet. I love the no line coloring; so pretty.

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  11. Beautiful watercoloring. Thank you for the hop and the inspiration. [Bunny]

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  12. sweet card - love seeing your challenges - so many ideas

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  13. Great cards! I especially loved the ink effect on the second one.

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  14. Great ideas here - I love the seeming simplicity of the cards and how you embrace the white space!
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  15. Great cards. I love the use of white space on the second card.

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  16. Stunning carfs, thanks for the inspiration!

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  17. Beautiful CAS designs and colors! Wonderful challenge hop! Introducing me to so many fun challenges!

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  18. your cards are so beautiful

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  19. Nice cards, Thanks for the inspiration.

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  20. Sue! Your cards are very inspiring! I’ve used acrylic blocks to stamp before but only used one color. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  21. Your very talented! Great cards!

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  22. Your smooshing turned out great! Thanks!

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  23. Pretty designs and colors. Thanks for the Altenew inspiration.

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  24. Very sweet, the secvond one is my favourite

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  25. barbara lassiter11 August 2021 at 11:46

    Yes! These are both perfect! My mojo has been lacking but I think it's being revived!

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  26. Beautiful watercolor looks on both cards.

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  27. The soft florals are lovely...my favorite type of card!

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  28. Marisela Delgado said: Such pretty cards. mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  29. Beautiful cards! I love Altenew!

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  30. So pretty! I love the ink smooshing color blocking!

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  31. Pretty cards to inspire us! I love the floral designs and the color combos!

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  32. Dear Sue
    Love the soft colours in the first card and the differnce in the second card. Your coloring is beautiful.tc stay safe surekha from Sri Lanka

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  33. Beautiful watercolor card! So glad I'm hopping and found you! Gonna start following :)

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  34. Such lovely works of art! What a fun hop filled with inspiration!

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  35. Love that watercolor background to the CAS flower!

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  36. What a pretty Altenew inspiration card. Thanks for a great challenge, as always. I sturggle with CAS and that's why I don't play along often. I'm a pile it on kind of gal.

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  37. Love CAS cards!

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  38. Oh my! I just love your CAS cards today! I love the watercolor block background on the second one with the flower in black. So fun! Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win. :D

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  39. Great CAS cards Sue! Your first card has a wonderfully soft delicate look! Great inspiration. Stay safe! :)

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  40. Beautiful cards and a very fun challenge hop!!

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  41. Awesome cards today. Very inspiring

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  42. Beautiful inspiration Sue ... thanks!

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  43. Beautiful cards! The background on the second is so fun.

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  44. Love your cards! Looking forward to play along your challenges in the near future! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  45. Oh how pretty!! I especially love the second one - it's stunning in its simpicity.

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  46. So pretty and I love the use of the white space.

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  47. Wonderful cards. Love the soft WC and the bold. So pretty.

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  48. Great cards, I have been wanting too try the smooshing technique. I just bought some watercolor pens.

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  49. Gorgeous CAS cards especially the one with water colour ad stamping.

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  50. That first card!! You have created a soft, pretty floral with your watercolor!

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  51. Such fabulous cards, such fabulous talent. Thanks for all the inspiration!!!

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  52. Great cards and a great competition!

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  53. Lovely cards Sue. Love the colouring...

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  54. Oooh now I need to make some CAS Card and submit. So Clean. Are we supposed to use Altenew products?Great designs.

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  55. Beautiful watercoloused cards.

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  56. These look lovely! I am not great with CAS designs, so I need all the inspiration I can get! <3

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  57. Great CAS cards! Thanks for participating!

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  58. The colors on your cards are perfect for the Altenew Challenge.

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  59. Very creative and beautiful cards and fabulous inspiration. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

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  60. I missed this event 3 years ago. So glad I grab the chance this time. I love Altenew's elegant style. Thanks so much for hosting the blog hop.

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  61. I like your choice of colors on both of these.

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  62. Lovely watercolor designs! Well done!

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