Hello and happy Friday! I have a very fun post to share with you today because I am celebrating Altenew’s 3rd birthday with some amazing designers and sponsors! I also have a video tutorial that probably many of you have been waiting for.
Before we jump into today’s project and the video tutorial, I wanted to let you know Altenew has been celebrating this special anniversary for 4 days already! These blog hops are filled with amazing projects and wonderful giveaway prizes. I will link those below so you can check them out if you missed any.
Colored pencils have been getting a lot of love in our crafting community, so I have been playing with different pencils for a while. Prismacolor pencils are probably familiar to you already, but you many not know of these Polychromos I am about to share. There is an in-depth comparison video tutorial of these two, which you can watch it HERE.
Let’s go ahead and watch today’s project come to life in the video tutorial below:
One of the reasons I love these pencils is that they are oil-based. You can get a lot of layers using these pencils and even create a new shade by doing so. Also, these hold a fine tip very well! So you do not have to sharpen them often while coloring.
Want to know how to keep those pencil strokes and textures on your paper easily? I explain the type of paper I am using and why I chose it in the video. Make sure to check it out!
The stamp set I used for today’s card is Garden Treasure. It is a wonderful set to work alone, or with other mediums like colored pencils. I love the fine outlines that are perfect for coloring! You can also get the matching dies to cut those images in a snap!
I hope you enjoyed my card for today. Please check below for supplies, giveaway details, and special offers!
See below for all the products used in today’s project. Click SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, or AMZ for Amazon. I participate in several affiliate programs where I get a small commission at no additional cost to you when products are purchased through links I share here. Thank you for your support!
There are TWO giveaways you can enjoy!
Giveaway 1.There are some amazing giveaways provided by the wonderful sponsors. 21 lucky winners get to enjoy the following prizes. To enter to win, leave a comment below and on all participating blog hops as the winners will be selected randomly! Be sure to leave comments by Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:59 PM EDT for a chance to win!
- Spellbinders: Three $100 Gift Certificates
- Online Card Classes: Three Class Spots
- My Sweet Petunia : Mini MISTI
- Pretty Pink Posh : $30 Gift Certificate
- WOW! Embossing Powder : $30 Prize Pack
- Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L : $30 Prize Pack
- Tombow USA: 1 pack of 10 Dual Brush Pens
- Chameleon Pens: 1 Pack of 5 Chameleon Pens
- Butterfly Reflections Ink: $25 Gift Certificate
- Ellen Huston LLC : $25 Gift Certificate
- Freckled Fawn : $25 Gift Certificate
- Simon Says Stamp : $25 Gift Certificate
Giveaway 2. Altenew is also giving away FIVE $50 gift certificates to Altenew store! Make sure to visit their blog and leave a comment to win.
Next stop on the hop is Virginia Lu! Make sure to stop by and leave some love for her! Please see below for full blog hop list.
- Debby Hughes
- Stephanie Buice
- Svitlana Shayevich
- Jennifer McGuire
- Therese Calvird
- Carissa Wiley
- Pretty Pink Posh
- Meghann Andrew
- Nicole Picadura — You Are Here!
- Virginia Lu
If you missed any of the blog hops this week, make sure to check them below!