Altenew 8th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 5 + Giveaway (over $2000 in Total Prices)

Hello crafty friends and welcome to the Altenew Anniversary blog hop DAY 5! Altenew is turning 8 today and we are celebrating with a big WOW!

If you are blog hopping, you are coming from Penny Page and welcome to my blog! My name is Lana Taber and I am pleased to have you here.

First, let me say how excited I am for being here and it is my honor to be able to participate in the big celebration. Since it is such a special day, I have created something very special for Altenew. You have heard me brag about Altenew many times, and for a reason. I have been a fan of Altenew for 5 – 6 years and it is such a pleasure to see it grow stronger day by day.

I have become an Altenew Educator last year and ever since then I’ve been involved in blog hops, IG hops and one of the most important to me is Craft Your Life Retreat. And as a big THANK YOU to Altenew I’ve created a card using a product that is relatively new to Altenew – foil plate!

This foil plate is called Golden Days and it is very impressive in real life. It is big enough for you to cover a 5×5 card panel and that is exactly what I’ve done.

There really wasn’t a lot of products that I used to create this card. Aside from the foil plate, all I needed was a coloring medium and of course, paper. To color this flower I used Altenew Woodless Coloring Pencils. If you are interested click HERE to see how I save and use the shavings of these pencils for future use.

All I did here was color with these phenomenal Altenew Woodless Coloring Pencils. I have never worked with woodless pencils before and for all of you who are wondering how how they feel, well, they feel great! The best thing is that there is no waste. These colors are vibrant and easy to use. The best thing about them is that you do not need gamsol or any other solvent to blend these pencils. I tried and I realized that the pigment is being pushed aside, almost removed from the paper. When I realized that, I decided to stop and just use the pencils and try to blend them as best as I could. I realized that pigments just layered on top of one another and that is when I discover the magic of these pencils. I love how vibrant these colors are and you cannot see any streaks from pencils.

And that is my minimalistic, yet striking card for this super special day!

Take advantage of this week’s promotions and discounts. If you are looking to purchasing these pencils, the set is discounted 20%! And there are a lot more savings on Altenew website (click HERE) .

Giveaway Prizes

Over $2,000 in total prizes! Altenew is giving away a $80 Gift Certificate to 5 lucky winners and one Altenew Academy Online Class($8.95 value) to 15 lucky winners. There are also 26 awesome companies/crafty friends who are celebrating with us, and they are offering the following prizes:

Be sure to leave comments by 4/15/2022 for a chance to win one of 50 prizes! To make the hop more exciting, start your comment with “Hi from (city or country where you’re from)!” 50 winners will be chosen at random from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below and will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 4/21/2022.

Blog Hop Order

Altenew Blog

Craft Stash

Kari VanNoy

Fiona Duff

Jaycee Gaspar

Amy Hill

Amber Rain Davis

Bridget Casey

Karen Brown

Rosie Neustaedter

Ann Taylor

 Auzz Trinklets N Krafts

Terri Koszler

Rachael Shedeed

Natasha Davies

Roteja Galvan

Eva Bussom

Nenette S. Madero

Lana Taber YOU ARE HERE

Penny Pynnonen

Tenia Nelson

Sue Busada

Teri Stokes

185 thoughts on “Altenew 8th Anniversary Blog Hop Day 5 + Giveaway (over $2000 in Total Prices)

  1. Ooo that’s nice. The pencils are so saturated that it gives the flowers texture. It reminds me of African violets with their fuzzy …fur? What do you call that on a plant?

    1. Hi Roxanne,
      Thank you so much for a beautiful compliment!
      I know what you mean when you say fuzzies… the leaves have them! My mom used to have so many African violets… dunno, I always called them “hairy leaves”, lol
      Thanks for visiting me today and I hope you try these pencils for thy are awesome!

  2. Hi from Brookfield, WI – WOW – your coloring on this card is amazing and your petals look so soft and velvety – must try those woodless pencils – thanks for the tips

  3. Hi from the Florida Panhandle. Such a gorgeous card! Love the vibrant colors.
    Thanks for sharing.

  4. LOVE this! That flower looks like a museum-worthy specimen. I esp admire your shading, it’s perfect.

    1. Thank you Merrill.
      There is a lot of opportunity for creativity when you have something big to work on/with.
      I’m glad you found something interesting and inspiring along the way.
      Thank you for visiting.

  5. Hi from Wilmington, DE! This is gorgeous! I love the woodless watercolor pencils because of the saturated pigment which gives them vibrancy and your card beautifully illustrates this!

  6. Hi from Appleton Wisconsin. I love love love Altenew’s floral stamps – so realistic! Your card is absolutely gorgeous.

    1. Hi Patti,
      Thank you so much!
      Yes, Altenew florals are just out of this world! It is easy to find inspiration when you already have something so inspiring in front of you.
      Thank you for stopping by.

  7. Hi from Texas! Purple and gold make a stunning color pair. Your rose petals looks like velvet. Thanks for sharing your inspiration.

  8. Love the boldness in this color choice! Beautiful coloring with the woodless pencils.

  9. Hello from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! Your golden flower looks so velvety. Beautiful color pencil work. Thank you.

    1. Hello Helena,
      Yes, this plate is a must have, for sure!
      Did you know that there is a stamp set with coordinating dies, as well as stencils that go along with this plate?
      Thank you for visiting me today.

  10. Hi from northwest Alabama! Wow! That flower is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing AND happy 8th birthday to Altenew!

  11. Hi from NH! What a great way to celebrate! Love these blog hops. Happy Anniversary to Altenew! Beautiful card! Love that floral hot foil plate! Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Hello Monika,
      I hope you were able to find some good tips and tricks along the hop.
      It sure is fun and quite interesting to see other people’s creations, especially when they are using same products.
      Thank you for coming.
      Cheers!

    1. Hi Beth,
      Thank you.
      It was really therapeutic coloring this. I recommend this technique to anyone; way less expensive than a shrink, lol 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by,
      Cheers!

  12. Hello from Seattle, WA. This is such a lovely card! I am amazed at the vibrancy of these pencils, and of course your skilled coloring.

    1. Thank you so much!
      Yes, these pencils are so vibrant. I colored something with them recently and I was asked if the image was colored with markers. I truly recommend them.
      Thanks for coming.

    1. Hi Kathryn,
      These coloring pencils are really cool! They are going to be a little bit different from your everyday pencils though. They are not as soft, but they give such good results.
      Thanks for stopping by.

  13. Hi from Texas. Happy 8th anniversary Altenew! I will be checking out your blog for more colored pencil projects. I can’t believe the vibrant color you achieved with just colored pencils.

  14. Hi from Maryland! Love the look of this flower when it’s colored with colored pencils. Will be watching your video for using the pencil shavings. You’ve got my curiosity up. 🙂

    1. Hello Carole,
      Thank you!
      Agree, the purple shades in this set are incredibly vibrant and beautiful.
      I have to say that this is a “must have” coloring medium!
      Cheers!

  15. Hi, from Wakefield, RI, USA! This is just gorgeous!! Love the rich color on this beautiful flower!

    1. Hello,
      Thank you! Yes, these coloring pencils are very vibrant and I love coloring with them.
      Definitely something worth having in your craft room.
      Thank you stopping by.

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