Blog · Scrapbooking

Altenew – Thankful Layout

Hello, Altenew fans. Enza here with you to share a new layout featuring the beautiful Layered Floral Elements Die Set.

This set is all you need to create pretty embellishments for your projects. As you can see, I got a little carried away, but it was fun. Plus, who doesn’t love big bouquets of flowers?

Let’s see how it came together!

I started by die cutting several layered flowers from patterned paper. I used the Reflection Scrapbook Collection, as the colors are perfect for a fall look. I love the shades of red, yellow, and pink, as well as the watercolor accents.

I created two big clusters in opposite corners of the page and layered my elements making sure to use foam dots for dimension. For the bottom layer, I used a cut file that included a variety of different leaves. I think it adds more interest and completes the look in a subtle way.

Once the clusters were ready, I used another cut file for the title. Again, the patterned paper came from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection.

The last thing I needed to add was the photo. I kept it simple, with no extra embellishments, as the background was already pretty busy. Enamel dots and black paint splatters finished the layout.

I love how this page came together. The Layered Floral Elements Die Set is perfect to create embellishments for any type of projects. I was thinking of using felt next, maybe. 😉

Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great day!

Blog · Scrapbooking · Traveler's Notebook

We R Memory Keepers – Traveler’s Notebook Spread with Journal Guide

Hello, We R friends! Today I’m sharing a spread in my new traveler’s notebook using the Journal Guide tool.Traveler’s Notebook Spread with Journal Guide by @enzamg for @wermemorykeepers. #wermemorykeepers #journalguide #travelersnotebook #tn

If you love creating charts, lists, banners, or even little pockets to hold tags, memorabilia, and embellishments, this tool is for you. My spread today features the new Crate Paper Journal Studio Collection, which I absolutely love!

I started by creating sort of a calendar for the upcoming month. I used the rotating guide to draw two concentric circles and add sections for the days of the month. This tool is very easy to use, and gives you perfect results all the time. Since I like different textures and some dimension on my pages, I decided to use a craft die from my stash to cut the circle; then I die cut a smaller circle from patterned paper to place in the middle, just to embellish it a bit.

Next, I created two banners by simply tracing them with the ruler and the right angle guides before fussy cutting them with the Crafter’s Small Precision Scissors.

I usually like to have a little pocket or sleeve on the back of the front cover of my notebook, just to hold bits and pieces of the collection I plan to use, or store keepsakes. It is super easy to create your own with the Journal Guide. I simply cut patterned paper to the desired size, folded it around the long end of the tool, and taped the sides; for the bottom, I just folded the flap up and glued it to the back. I created three pockets, that I embellished with washi tape and die cuts from the Crate Paper Journal Studio Collection.

Here are some close ups:

Traveler’s Notebook Spread with Journal Guide by @enzamg for @wermemorykeepers. #wermemorykeepers #journalguide #travelersnotebook #tn

Traveler’s Notebook Spread with Journal Guide by @enzamg for @wermemorykeepers. #wermemorykeepers #journalguide #travelersnotebook #tn

I had fun using the Journal Guide to create this opening spread in my November notebook. What will you use this all-in-one tool for?


Journal Guide

Crafter’s Small Precision Scissors

Crate Paper Journal Studio Collection

Blog · Scrapbooking · Stamping

Altenew – Sketchy Floral Layout

Mixed media layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the #SketchyFloral stamp set. #altenew #scrapbooking #mixedmediaHello, Altenew fans. Enza here to share a new layout created with several Altenew products.

When I started thinking about the design and what I wanted to focus on for this page, I decided once again to get out of my comfort zone and challenge myself. I have been experimenting with mixed media lately, but that mostly consisted in spraying my backgrounds with Altenew Shimmer Ink Sprays – I like their soft color and artistic look. This time, I went a step further and used a mix of different mediums to color the gorgeous flowers in the Sketchy Floral Stamp Set.

I don’t have much of a tutorial, or a reference to the colors I used, as I just mixed and matched until I got the result I was going for. What I can say is that the combination of Altenew Watercolors, Artist Markers, and colored pencils made these images pop.

Mixed media layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the #SketchyFloral stamp set. #altenew #scrapbooking #mixedmediaHere is my process!

I started by stamping the big Sketchy Floral image onto smooth white cardstock with Permanent Black Ink. I then used orange, red and yellow hues from the Watercolor 36 Pan Set to give it the basic color. I went back and forth, trying to create different shades. I did the same with the greens for the leaves. Once everything was completely dry, I added even more shading with the Artist Markers, which really helped in achieving a smoother look. Next, I just slightly darkened some areas with colored pencils until I was happy with the results.

Mixed media layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the #SketchyFloral stamp set. #altenew #scrapbooking #mixedmediaNot all the images were colored the same way; to create variety, I decided to just spray some of them with Frosty Pink and Warm Sunshine Ink Sprays. I love the softness they add to the big cluster.

Before arranging the flowers onto the page, I adhered strips of patterned paper from the Reflection Scrapbook Collection onto the background to bring in a contrasting color.

Instead of adding a big title, I opted to use sentiments from the More Than Words Stamp Set; I simply heat-embossed them directly on the patterned paper with Pure White Embossing Powder.

Mixed media layout by @enzamg for @Altenew using the #SketchyFloral stamp set. #altenew #scrapbooking #mixedmediaSplatters of Jet Black Ink Spray finished the layout.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I’m not a colorist by all means, but I truly enjoyed working on this page, and hope I have inspired you to mix and match different coloring mediums on your next project.