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Altenew – Graffiti Scribble Stencil as Stitching Template

Hello there. I am so excited to share with you my very first blog post for Altenew. One of the techniques I love to use on my pages is hand-stitching. It adds so much texture without being overwhelming, which I like. Stitching templates can be created in different ways. Today I want to focus on using stencils as a guide.
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The new Graffiti Scribble stencil is fun and very versatile. I created a diagonal design with it by using a mini ink blending tool and the Altenew Crisp Ink in Caramel Toffee. Once I had my background ready, I pierced holes in between the stencil lines and just stitched with white colored thread. I could have also stitched along the actual lines to give my layout a richer look, but I was happy with just that little bit of extra texture.
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I then fussy cut the gorgeous floral piece and a few butterflies from one of the patterned papers in the Reflection Scrapbook collection. I adhered all the pieces down with foam dots for extra dimension.

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My goal was to keep the layout clean and simple. I layered the photo with a variety of patterned papers from the same Reflection collection and just added a few embellishments and sentiments on the opposite corners of it to achieve a balanced look.

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A few epoxy buttons and wood veneer birds finished my page.

Stencil as a stitching template @Altenew @enzamg #scrapbooking #stencils

I hope you enjoyed reading about my process and will give this technique a try. Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day!
Blog · Scrapbooking · Stamping · Traveler's Notebook

Altenew – Build-A-Flower: Ranunculus Set

Hello, friends! I’m back today to share a new project for the new Altenew Build-A-Flower: Ranunculus stamp and die set release. I absolutely love all the different layers, which can be used together or separately depending on the look you want to achieve on your projects.

Here is a look at my Traveler’s Notebook spread.

I used patterned papers from the Reflection Scrapbook collection to cover the pages, in order to make them thicker and more durable. The colors of the Ranunculus flowers were chosen based on those papers. I wanted something that matched but also kept the softness of the spread. I love how the lavender/purple shades of the Altenew Crisp Inks helped me achieve just that. The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of this post.

I have to admit, I’m not very good at layering stamps, but the We R Memory Keeper Precision Press works like magic. It is my favorite tool right now. I really recommend it if you, like me, want to try to get the perfect image πŸ˜‰

Once I stamped and fussy cut the ranunculus and leaves, I layered them in the bottom left corner of my spread. I used foam dots to adhere the yellow flower on top of the purple one for extra dimension.

Several patterned papers from the Reflection Scrapbook collection were used to back the picture. I decided to keep the whole spread pretty simple, as I wanted my story to be the focus. The sentiment underneath the photo comes in the same stamp set and totally inspired the journaling about my little one, how her happy and outgoing personality brings joy to our lives.

The new Build-A-Flower: Ranunculus stamp set is just gorgeous. Visit the Altenew blog for more inspiration and a GIVEAWAY.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day!


Altenew Crisp Inks: Buttercream, Mango Smoothie, Warm Sunshine, Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Deep Iris.

Altenew Reflection Scrapbook collection.

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Altenew Stencil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello and welcome to the Altenew June 2017 Release Blog Hop + Giveaway.

You should have arrived from the wonderful Laura‘s blog. I’ll attach the blog hop list below for your convenience:

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Altenew Scrapbook Blog

Sveta Fotinia

Sandra Dietrich

Yoonsun Hur

Erum Tasneem

Laura Bassen

Enza GudorΒ  — You are here —

Agnieszka Malyszek

Lydia Evans

Kymona Tracey

Debby Hughes

May Sukyong Park

Terhi Koskinen

Svitlana Shayevich

Virginia Lu

Therese Calvird

Lilith Eeckles

Here are the details:


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to FIVE lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog or/and Scrapbook Blog by Tuesday, June 20th at 11:59pm EDT for a chance to win. The winners will be announced on the Altenew Card/Scrapbook blogs on Thursday, June 22nd.

Also, if you leave a comment here, I’ll draw a winner to receive a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew store. The winner will be announced on my blog by June 21st!

For my project today, I have decided to use the Layered Dahlia Stencils A and B to create embellishments.

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Altenew June 2017 Blog Hop - Stencil release. @Altenew #altenew #AltenewLayeredDahliaAB

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One of the things I love about this stencils is that you can obtain three different images of the flower, allowing for a more natural and realistic look when it comes to layering. To start, I created several sets of the dahlia in a variety of colors. I used the following Altenew Crisp Inks: Mountain Mist, Volcano Lake, Rose Quartz, Puffy Hearts, Mango Smoothie, Warm Sunshine, Lavender Fields, and Midnight Violet.

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I knew I wanted to use a white background for my page, so I decided to heat-emboss the edges of the flowers with some gold powder to make them stand out more. A layer of vellum, as well as some die cut dahlias, were added to create more interest and texture.

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My idea was to concentrate most of the layering on the left side of the page. For the border, I cut some strips out of a few patterned papers that come in the Reflection Scrapbook collection, and adhered the dahlias down with foam dots. I love all the dimension this little step adds.

To keep continuity throughout the page, a few more flowers were added behind the photos.

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Wood veneer butterflies and a few epoxy dots completed the layout.

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I love stencils, and these new Altenew ones are just amazing.

Your next stop is Agnieszka Malyszek.

Have fun hopping along and don’t forget to leave a comment for a change to win.

Have a lovely day!